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Stimulus and Infrastructure Planning

Posted by Dave Smith On 1/31/2009 10:32:00 AM 2 comments

With considerable debate and controversy, HR 1, the Stimulus bill has passed in the House of Representatives and has moved on to the Senate for additional debate and deliberation.


Current Bill Status

The full HR 1 text and various summaries are posted below:
(note: these may change as HR 1 works its way through the Senate)

Additional Supporting Documentation:
There are also a few additional sites discussing the Stimulus, such as the GOP-driven http://readthestimulus.org/ which nonetheless provide useful resources.

Within the Stimulus bill, there are a number of investments proposed, e.g. transportation funding, mass transit, broadband infrastructure and much more.

Question is, how do we intend to properly assess, triage and plan how and where best, geographically, to make these investments to provide maximal benefit without spatial data on a national level? How can these investments be expended without an adequately informed decisionmaking process?

This need points toward NSDI, the National Map and the related pieces that serve it, and a core need for geospatial data and analysis, which should be an integral part of any of these planning and investment processes, as well as embedding geo-enabled technologies within the investments themselves.

Investment in infrastructure without also investing in the underlying planning process and supporting data and decisionmaking tools represents tremendous opportunity lost, in terms of making adequately informed decisions, leveraging efforts, and properly targeting infrastructure improvements to where they provide the greatest good to the American people as a whole.


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