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Legislative Hearing on H.R. 1604 and H.R. 916
Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:30 AM
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

Legislative Hearing on:

  • H.R. 1604 (Lamborn), To establish the National Geospatial Technology Administration within the United States Geological Survey to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, technology, and services, to increase the economy and efficiency of Federal geospatial activities, and for other purposes. "Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act"
  • H.R. 916 (Kind), To improve Federal land management, resource conservation, environmental protection, and use of Federal real property, by requiring the Secretary of the Interior to develop a multipurpose cadastre of Federal real property and identifying inaccurate, duplicate, and out-of-date Federal land inventories, and for other purposes. "Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2013"

Archived Video Webcast:

Member Statements:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn

Witnesses and Testimony:


Kevin T. Gallagher
Associate Director for Core Science Systems
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Accompanied by: Karen Mouritsen
Deputy Assistant Director for Minerals and Realty Management
Bureau of Land Management

David A. Powner
Director, Information Technology Management Issues
Government Accountability Office (GAO)


Jeff Lower
The Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Curtis W. Sumner, LS
Executive Director
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jeff Lovin, CP, PS
Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Jay B. Parrish, Ph.D., P.G.
Former State Geologist, PA Geological Survey
Chair, Mapping Committee, Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
(Truth in Testimony Form)

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