H.R. 4233 (112th): Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act

Mar 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Doug Lamborn
Representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district
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Mar 21, 2012
40 pages
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H.R. 1604 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 17, 2013


This bill was introduced on March 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 21, 2012
Full Title

To establish the National Geospatial Technology Administration within the United States Geological Survey to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, technology, and services, to increase the economy and efficiency of Federal geospatial activities, and for other purposes.


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Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act - Establishes the National Geospatial Technology Administration in the Department of the Interior.
Directs the Administrator of the National Geospatial Technology Administration to: (1) establish a National Geospatial Database of all U.S. owned or managed lands (including public lands), Indian trust parcels, and non-federal lands in each state; and (2) determine whether any U.S. owned or managed property may be better managed through ownership by a non-federal entity.
Requires the Administrator to implement the recommendations of the National Geospatial Data Plan developed by the National Geospatial Policy Commission established by this Act.
Requires the Administrator to promulgate standards for ensuring the interoperability of geospatial data collected by or with the support of the federal government.
Transfers to the Administrator all geospatial functions vested by law in the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) with respect to the National Forest System, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Sets forth provisions for the acquisition of geospatial data, as specified, from public and commercial sources.
Requires the Commission to identify in the Plan each geospatial activity performed by the federal government that: (1) is unnecessary and provide for its elimination, or (2) may be converted to performance by a private geospatial firm or a state or local government.
Specifies, subject to stated exceptions, that all federal contracts for the performance of a geospatial activity include: (1) a condition that the activity be performed in the United States, and (2) a written certification that the funding will not be used for activities performed outside the United States.
Directs the Administrator to develop: (1) a strategy for encouraging the use of private geospatial firms by federal agencies and other entities that receive federal funding, including foreign governments; (2) a Geospatial Research Plan to provide for U.S. investment in geospatial research and development activities; and (3) policy directives for the implementation of such activities.

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