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Framework Implementation Team (FIT)
About FIT
GIS applications serving many business purposes have a recurring need for the same base data, called Framework.  The Framework Implementation Team (FIT) works to assemble statewide datasets and share them. Government, organizations, and private companies see this effort as a way to share resources, improve communications, increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve service and decision making. Framework is a major component of the GIS Utility navigatOR.

Oregon's FIT is closely aligned with the National Spatial Data Infrastructure initiative, led by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and the President’s Office of Management & Budget.

Framework data are fundamental geospatial data elements, typically statewide in extent, considered to be authoritative, and intended to serve the purposes of a broad range of users.  Framework datasets are organized into fifteen themes, developed to agreed-upon standards, shared openly, and maintained through a voluntary collaborative community based effort under stewardship agreements participated in by local, regional, and state level agencies within Oregon.

List of Framework Elements

Bob DenOuden chairs the Oregon Framework Implementation Team. 

Oregon Framework Themes


Framework forms the data backbone of GIS. Oregon's Framework Team is focused on development and stewardship of the seven national GIS framework themes and eight commonly needed Oregon data themes. Reference is not a theme like the others, but organizes cross-theme information.

admin boundaries theme image bioscience theme image cadastral theme image climate theme image
coastal-marine theme image elevation theme image Geoscience theme image geoscience theme image
hazards theme image hydro theme image imagery theme image landuse theme image
utilities theme image transportation theme image preparedness theme image reference theme image
Select from the grid of Framework Themes above to explore each in more detail.


Framework Data Development Program - 2015 - 2017

GEO is pleased to offer the Framework Funding Program for the 2015 - 2017 biennium. Please refer to the program document for details.

Framework Data Development Program 2015-17

Proposal Template

Framework Data Development Program Review Presentation March 17, 2015




Framework Documents

September, 2015 Framework Newsletter

June, 2015 Framework Newsletter

March, 2015 Framework Newsletter

Framework Status Assessment, January 2015

December, 2014 Framework Newsletter

September, 2014 Framework Newsletter

June, 2014 Framework Newsletter

Framework Overview from GIS in Action Conference, April 2014


Calendar of Upcoming FIT Meetings

Please visit GEO's main Calendar to view all upcoming geospatial events for Oregon. If you have any additions or corrections to this calendar, please contact the FIT Coordinator.

Framework Team Communications

FIT Listserv

Framework Themes

Admin Boundaries
Coastal and Marine
Geodetic Control
Land Use/Land Cover

Framework Tools



Keyword Thesaurus


Oregon GIS Standards

Data Stewardship