NEWS: Southwest Florida WMD Exec Appointed to National Advisory Committee

— Apr 01, 2008

Eugene Schiller, the Southwest Florida Water Management Districtís deputy executive director of management services and a member of the Underground Infrastructure Management editorial advisory board, has been selected to serve on the Department of the Interiorís National Geospatial Advisory Committee for a two-year term effective immediately. Schiller was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, to represent regional government.

Schiller is among 28 individuals chosen by panelists from various federal agencies. More than 110 nominees representing a broad range of public and private organizations from across the country were considered. The committee will provide advice and perspectives on geospatial information and technology as it re-lates to topics like wildlife conservation, weather prediction and national security. The committee is expected to meet three or four times a year.

The main goal of the committee is to provide advice on the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, which promotes sharing of geospatial data through all levels of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors and the academic community.

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