NGA posts RFI for road data geometries datasets

On April 16, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) posted a request for information (RFI) to assess availability of preexisting datasets of road data geometries. Responses are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on May 10.

NGA in support of the Office of Geography (SFG) is seeking information on how an interested contractor could provide a pre-existing dataset of geospatial information depicting the ground transportation network on a worldwide or regional scale that meets minimum standards for accuracy and topological integrity and is suitable as the base for further attributional enrichment.

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to assess the availability of existing data to meet requirements for NGA’s Topographic Data Program. NGA is attempting the assess the viability of a staged topographic production process that begins with commercial or open source geospatial data with minimal to no reprocessing, rather than beginning with the extraction of new geometries.

NGA has a mission-critical need for accurate and complete topographic data to support mission requirements, including analysis, transportation studies, and cartographic display. Historically, NGA’s topographic data creation process has prioritized the creation of data to meet NSG and military standards, necessitating the re-extraction of feature geometry from imagery and requiring the collection of an extensive set of features and associated attributes.

In the interest of speeding data creation, NGA is investigating alternative methods of data creation, including the use of pre-existing datasets with no or minimal reprocessing as a basis for future attribution or modification, as needed. For the purposes of this RFI, NGA is principally interested in how feature geometries for ground transportation features (e.g., roads) can be used from existing sources.

Review the NGA road data geometries RFI.

Source: SAM

IC News brings you business opportunities like this one each week. If you find value in our work, please consider supporting IC News with a subscription.