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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 seven commonly needed Oregon data themes. 

Select from the list of Framework Themes above to explore each in more detail.


Framework Data Development Program - 2013 - 2015

GEO is pleased to offer the Framework Funding Program for the 2013 - 2015 biennium. Please refer to the program document for details

Framework Data Development Program (pdf)

Proposal Template (doc)

Program Announcements: 

The criteria used for evaluating proposals have been prioritized and are available here: Prioritized_Criteria-20130214.pdf

Framework Documents

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
Geodetic Control
Land Use/Land Cover

Framework Tools



Keyword Thesaurus


Oregon GIS Standards

Data Stewardship