Water Resources Internet Mapping
Vision: The optimal use of NWS resources in serving georeferenced
water resources information on the Internet.
Mission: To recommend
a coherent and cost effective water resources Internet mapping strategy.
The team will:
Document requirements for water resources Internet mapping.
Inventory current Internet mapping technologies stating advantages
Evaluate alternatives to determine technology that best fits the
an NWS corporate approach to water resources Internet mapping.
Scope and Authority:
Recommendations must be realistic
Analysis must be objective and unbiased
Decisions based on consensus agreement
Staff time and any necessary travel expenses will be covered by
the team members' organization.
Additional resources may be requested from the Regions or National
The team will be formed and commence activities in September, 2001.
It will remain in place until April, 2002.
Produce a final report that recommends an NWS corporate approach
to water resources Internet mapping by April, 2002. The report will
be made available to the NWS Corporate Board for review.
Team Membership: The team will be made up of at least four
Regional representatives and one each from the Office of Hydrologic
Development, the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services'
Hydrologic Services Division, and the Office of Science and Technology.
The team leader will be chosen by the team. Additional personnel
from the Regions or Headquarters may participate as resources without
being official team members.