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161.04 Geospatial Data Standards (FGDC)


Geospatial Data Standards (FGDC)
Policy Action Date
Approved November 5, 2014
Sunset November 30, 2016

The purpose of this standards is to establish and require the use of all of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards in Washington state government.  This applies to all state agency location based data/databases, geospatial data, geographic information systems, and geospatial data exchanges.  

A full list of this standards can be found at:

Downloadable Document 

Policy & Procedures:

  • 160.00 Geospatial Data Management Policy;
  • 162.00 Geospatial Technology Policy & Standards Procedure;
  • 103.00 Technology Policy and Standard Waiver Request.

Associated Standards:

  • 161.01 Geodetic Control Data;
  • 161.02 Geospatial Metadata Standard (existing w/ new updates);
  • 161.03 Hydrography Data Standard;
  • 161.04 Geospatial Data Standards (new);
  • 161.05 Geospatial Applications & Data Services Metadata (new);
  • 161.06 Web Mapping Publication Standard (new).