A Guide for Geospatial Data Governance Policies and Procedures

The objective of this research is to develop a guide to help airports create geospatial data governance policies and procedures.  The adoption of these policies and procedures will be driven by the unique characteristics of individual airports.  The guide will include tactics and strategies that can help airports adopt these policies and procedures.  A roadmap of the data life-cycle will be developed that allows for multiple points of engagements for airports at various levels of geospatial data maturity.  This guide should address the life-cycle of data including development, maintenance, appropriate access and use, security, and archival/disposal of legacy and new geospatial data.  The guide should include at a minimum (a) a sample data governance policy and procedure for airport geospatial data developed by the contractor; (b) roadmaps for developing the policies and procedures applicable at different size airports and types of operations; (c) training tools that support those policies and procedures; (d) an executive-level multimedia presentation that lays out the argument for data governance, include case studies that support the importance of data governance; (e) step-by-step considerations for each phase of the data governance development process, with case studies that illustrate these processes; and (f) provide sample data management plans that leverage existing federal and industry standards that could be used by a variety of airports throughout the United States.  The strategies under these policies and procedures must address, at the minimum, submittal standards, roles and responsibilities, data sharing protocols, data deliverables, data maintenance workflows, engagement of stakeholders—both internal and external to the airport, and how data can effectively be shared throughout the lifecycle.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Griffin, Matt

  • Start Date: 20201230
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713679
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-46
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2019 3:18PM