The GeoSpatial Data Act establishes a clear vision, assigns responsibility, provides authority and ensures oversight by Congress of federal geospatial activities. These improvements will help ensure that the United States is able to build and sustain a robust national spatial data infrastructure (NSDI). Support of this legislation is a critical step toward building more resilient communities by ensuring they will have access to the consistent high-quality data they need.
Laws, Rules, and Regualtions
If the National Park Service’s absurd interpretation of their regulations stands, individuals flying drones in national parks may face six months of imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fine. The fine and jail time were announced today by a National Park Service spokesperson. That’s a big problem because the National Park Service […]
The FAA is investigating New York City realtors who are using drones to document properties. They’ve also issued guidelines saying the use of model aircraft (drones) by farmers is unlawful. The guidance is the next absurd step in the never ending saga of government agencies that can’t figure out how to regulate new technology.