|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.