COE ER 1110-1-8156
POLICIES, GUIDANCE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR GEOSPATIAL DATA AND SYSTEMS
|Publication Date:||30 September 2005|
a. This regulation prescribes the policy for the acquisition and management of nontactical geospatial data throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and prescribes policy to comply with Executive Order (EO) 12906, Coordinating Geographic Data Acquisition and Access: The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16, Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities. This regulation also provides guidance and identifies requirements and standards for the use of Geospatial Technologies in USACE. By complying with this regulation, USACE will maximize its use of Geospatial Technologies; promote interoperability; reduce duplication of nontactical geospatial data collection and software development; support the digital geospatial data life cycle; and strengthen the USACE role in the NSDI.
b. In addition to this regulation, EM 1110-1-2909 provides detailed guidance on implementing the Corps Geospatial Strategic Focus, the full integration of geospatial technology into USACE business practices. EM 1110-1-2909 outlines a corporate approach to implementing geospatial technology that meets functional business process requirements in harmony with state, local and Federal agency programs to produce geospatial products and serve customers more efficiently.
a. This regulation applies to all USACE Commands having civil works, military construction, and environmental restoration responsibilities. This regulation specifically applies to functional areas having responsibility for regulatory investigations and studies, planning studies, real estate, emergency operations, and other functions involving automated Geospatial Data Standards (GDS) for surveying, mapping, or geospatial database development, such as modeling, and to Geospatial Data and Systems (GD&S) that are used to produce a variety of products including river and harbor maps, charts, and drawings; real estate tract or parcel maps; small- and medium-scale engineering drawings; survey reports; environmental studies; hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste (HTRW) studies; and channel condition reports. This regulation applies to in-house and contracted efforts.
b. Site plans showing building structure footprints or any data set about features on the exterior of a building or structure are geospatial data and are required to adhere to the NSDI principles. These data may use relative, assumed, or geographic coordinates and may be stored in a Computer-aided Design and Drafting (CADD) or Geographic Information System (GIS) environment.
c. All Federal Agencies are required to comply with EO 12906. If USACE is performing reimbursable work for a Federal entity, such as the Department of Defense (DoD) installations, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, they will determine their level of compliance. These customers may opt to incorporate compliance with the EO into contracts with USACE or may accomplish compliance unassisted by USACE. The Army Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM) has outlined the Army's compliance with EO 12906 through AR 210- 20 dated 16 October 2001.
d. USACE recognizes that the NSDI outlined in EO 12906 is built in cooperation with state and local governments. Everything outlined in this manual that directly supports implementation of EO 12906 and the NSDI should not be seen as conflicting with civil works sponsor geospatial data requirements for specific projects. We strongly encouraged sponsors be educated on the requirements of this regulation.