Random Access Metadata for Online Nationwide Assessments
The GIS Inventory (Ramona) is produced by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) as a tool for states and their partners. Its primary purpose is to inventory and track data availability and the status of geographic information system (GIS) implementation in state and local governments to aid the planning and building of Spatial Data Infrastructures. The Random access metadata for online nationwide assessments (Ramona) database is a critical component of the GIS Inventory.
The Appalachian Ohio Geospatial Data Partnership recieved an FGDC grant to update Ohio's GIS data inventory in ROMONA and develop a plan for maintenance of the inventory. Dr. Nancy von Meyer, in cooperation with Buckeye Hills - Hocking Valley Regional Development District (Bret Allphin & Jason Pyles), have developed a national viewer of County GIS Data Inventory. This viewer is currently in active development. Please understand that there may be periods of inaccessability. Also, please provide any feedback that you feel would make the viewer more complete. AOGDP GIS Inventory Viewer.
NSGIC's Mission is to promote statewide geospatial coordination activities in all states and to be an effective advocate for states in national geospatial policy and initiatives, thereby enabling the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) is an organization committed to efficient and effective government through the prudent adoption of geospatial information technologies (GIT). Members of NSGIC include senior state geographic information system (GIS) managers and coordinators. Other members include representatives from federal agencies, local government, the private sector, academia and other professional organizations. A rich and diverse group, the NSGIC membership includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in geospatial information technologies, data creation and management as well as information technology policy.