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                                                Rose Highlight Indicates Unresolved Comment for a Future Version of the DHS GDM
                                                                 Blue Highlight Indicates Reviewed but Still Unresolved Comment
                                                                         No Color Highlight Indicates Resolved Comment
                                                The following comments are based on reviews of Version 1.1 of the DHS Geospatial Data Model
                                                                               (Updated January 25, 2007)
                                                                        How will GDM handle event data              IP PublicVenues includes 2007-09-11 Recommendation: Add EventFeature with point, line, area geometries
                                                                        (parades, special events, etc.)?            an event attribute; add       and details attribute of type NIEMCore::Event
                                                                                                                    SpecialEvent to feature
                                                                                                                    subtypes note
                                                                                                                    NOTE: Not discussed
                                                                                                                    resolution (Oct 2-3, 2007
                                                                                                                    Comment Resolution
                                                    leidner_al                                                      Meeting); was--
            131     Leidner         Alan            an@bah.c                                                        Add EventFeature with
                                                        om                                                          point, line, area geometries
                                                                                                                    and details attribute of type
                                                                                                                    NIEMCore::Event to v2 of
                                                                                                                    model
                                                                                                                    but after looking at
                                                                                                                    PublicVenue, it already
                                                                                                                    provides the answer

                                                                        How are changes to FGDC Framework            Guidance requested from       2007-09-11 TB Discussed
                                                                        layers going to be captured for Change       Deputy Staff Director,        DHS Funding priority?
                                                                        Requests to those standards?                 Federal Geographic Data
                                                                                                                     Committee for change          2007-12-04 Additional changes to Framework portion of model have been made
                                                    Michael.P.                                                       process. Content Sub-         during model harmonization "boil"
            130       Lee           Mike            Lee@dhs.                                                         Group needs to establish
                                                       gov                                                           an internal process to        Recommendations for changes to FGDC framework will be forwarded to FGDC by
                                                                                                                     capture the recommended       DHS GMO. Recommend letter to FGDC Standards Working Group chair.
                                                                                                                     changes and elevate them
                                                                                                                     through the HSWG to the
                                                                                                                     FGDC.                                                                                                      Framework Issue.
                                                                        That's as far as I got in the review. To the Thank you very much for
                                                                        extent that these three data models can your detailed review and
                                                                        be integrated and condensed the better comments. They have
                                                                        they will be accepted and put into           been very helpful.
                                                    HaithcoatT
                                                                        practice. That chore will be a huge one
            129    Haithcoat        Tim             @missouri
                                                                        and I do not envy you of the task! As you
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                                                                        can see I did not review any NIEM
                                                                        elements. All of my comments you can
                                                                        use or toss at your liesure! Thanks for
                                                                        the opportunity to comment.
                                                                        Cable?                                       Did you intend for Cable to
                                                    HaithcoatT                                                       be an addition to the
            128    Haithcoat        Tim             @missouri 359                                                    UtilityLineDomain?
                                                       .edu                                                          Doesn't it duplicate
                                                                                                                     TelecomTrunk?




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                                                                    We have HUC14's as well in Missouri.        A user extension of            2007-09-11
                                                                                                                HydroUnit could include a      PBB largely matched more authoritative Watershed Boundary Dataset, which was
                                                                                                                14 digit unit code to model    harmonized with FGDC Hydro for v1.2
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                more detailed areas.           Hydro Unit Categories (HUC12) and are the same as those from
            127    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 349
                                                                                                                Issue Add comment to           http://nhd.usgs.gov/ NHDinGeoSchema.pdf to match national online data. User
                                                      .edu
                                                                                                                doc for HydroUnit in           extention of HydroUnit could include a 14 digit unit code to model detailed areas.
                                                                                                                model. Resolved.               Issue Resolved.

                                                                    HydroStructureDam Detail: I would add Merge IP Dam with Hydro              2007-09-11
                                                                    construction (earthen, concrete, beaver!) Dam on v2.0. Issue               PBB largely matched more authoritative NHD model, which was harmonized with
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                 resolved.                        FGDC Hydro for v1.2
            126    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 348                                                                               InfrastructureProtection Dam added in v1.2 with construction type enumeration that
                                                      .edu                                                                                     includes recommended types.
                                                                                                                                               Recommendation: Merge IP Dam with Hydro Dam

                                                                    Where is this data model with reference     Geographic Names
                                                                    to the changes in FIPS and the use of       Identification System
                                                                    GNIS codes? It's been a year since the      (GNIS) identifiers, names,
                                                                    change.                                     and location points will be
                                                                                                                included as optional
                                                                                                                attributes of the base
                                                                                                                feature class in version 1.2
                                                                                                                of the GDM to address this
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                issue. They will be
            125    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 337
                                                                                                                optional because not all
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                                                                                                                feature data exchanged
                                                                                                                via this model will include
                                                                                                                these identifiers. Values
                                                                                                                for these attributes should
                                                                                                                be provided for features
                                                                                                                that have been registered
                                                                                                                with GNIS. See Items 28,
                                                                                                                66
                                                                    Synchronize with FGDC governmental          Thank you for your
                                                                    units and comments. I would suggest         comment. The GDM v 1.2
                                                                    that the StateLegislativeDistrict under     will have an adaptation of
                                                                    StateLegislativeDistrictFCode would be      the FGDC Governemtal
                                                                    changed to StateCongressionalDistrict. I Units model with
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                    like the approach the FGDC took with        Governmental and
            124    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 335
                                                                    codelists for govermental and               Administrative units from
                                                      .edu
                                                                    administrative unit types rather the        Project Bluebook
                                                                    development of many separate UML files - reclassified in those
                                                                    each for a different 'type'. When you start categories.
                                                                    adding telecom etc. this is going to grow
                                                                    and grow and grow!
                                                                    I would think an expansion of the           Thank you for your
                                                                    weather/climate arena would be              comment. NOAA already
                                                                    beneficial.                                 has great models for
                                                                                                                sharing weather data, such
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                   as the XML Data feeds of
            123    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 334                                                current weather conditions
                                                      .edu                                                      available at
                                                                                                                http://www.weather.gov/dat
                                                                                                                a/current_obs/ that this
                                                                                                                model will not try to
                                                                                                                duplicate or abstract.




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                                                                    EnvFloodplain - I would suggest adding      See resolution to Item 111, TBD: Harmonize PBB Hydro with FGDC, or replace by it?
                                                                    zone; floodway; eventtype                   eventtype TBD.
                                                                                                                                            2007-09-11
                                                                                                                                            PBB largely matched more authoritative NHD model, which was harmonized with
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                                            FGDC Hydro for v1.2
            122    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 329
                                                                                                                                            See issue 111 wrt Floodplain floodway, eventtype TB Discussed
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                                                                                                                                            Added floodInsuranceRiskZoneCategory to NHD Innundation area; interpreted as
                                                                                                                                            event type. Resolved.

                                                                    To avoid confusion I would change the
                                                                    name of the EnvGroundwaterWell types                                    2007-09-11
                                                   HaithcoatT       from 'HydroCode' and 'HydroID' to                                       PBB largely matched more authoritative NHD model, which was harmonized with
            121    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 328    GWWellCode and GWWellID so there is                                     FGDC Hydro for v1.2
                                                      .edu          less confusion with hydro elements.                                     Types to which these comments apply were removed in v1.2 and are no longer in
                                                                                                                                            model.
                                                                                                                                             Issue resolved in v1.2.
                                                                    I would at least add terrestrial and aquatic SME participation in model TBD: How detailed does GDM need to be in using standard classifications such as
                                                                    modifiers to the SpeciesTypeDomain to requirements and model            International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) publishes
                                                                    have four classes. I would also              vetting is needed for      INTERNATIONAL CODEOF ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE
                                                                    eliminate the vegetationDomain as it is      resolution.                International Botanical Congress (IBC) publishes International Code of Botanical
                                                                    really not useful - there are                                           Nomenclature (ICBN),
                                                                    comprehensive vegetation classifications                                latest is St Louis Code (2000), to be replaced by Vienna Code (2006)
                                                                    that are in use that could easily replace
                                                                    this codelist. I would suggest the                                      http://www.co.tompkins.ny.us/planning/NRI/html_pages/1995LandUseLandCover.ht
                                                                    addition of a attribute set for                                         m
                                                                    HazardRiskHistory to include                                            http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3446
                                                                    AreaAffected; Frequency; Magnitude, etc.
                                                   HaithcoatT       Finally, there are a mixture of land cover                              2007-09-11 EnvironmentalMonitoringArea feature with these domains was
            120    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 327    classes and land use classes in the same                                removed as detailed type from v1.2 model,
                                                      .edu          code set (CoverTypeDomain) this should                                  listed in feature subtype note in Environmental package enumerations were
                                                                    be avoided with use codes being                                         removed; there are parallel feature types in Framework Air Transportation;
                                                                    additional descriptors for a land cover                                 see Air Trans EnvironmentalFeatures diagram; enumerations are in
                                                                    type.                                                                   documentation, but not in model.

                                                                                                                                            2007-12-04 Note: Added SpeciesInfo data type from NatureServe
                                                                                                                                            http://www.natureserve.org with speciesId, common and scientific names in
                                                                                                                                            response to EPA comments on HSIP v2

                                                                                                                                            Also See issue 177


                                                                    HazardAreaDomain: Tsunamis; Volcanic;       FGDC Emergency
                                                                    Drought; High winds; Temperature            management Symbology
                                                                    extremes; Snow; Hurricane; lightning;       set will be reviewed and
                                                                    tornado; heavy precipitation; flood; fog;   new feature types created
                                                                    ice; hail Monitoring Domain: Seismic        as necessary to assure
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                    and Tidal EnvironmentalHazardDomain:        that GDM v.1.2 has
            119    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 327
                                                                    Pesticides; fetilizer                       features for all EM
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                                                                                                                symbols, which include
                                                                                                                most of your suggested
                                                                                                                HazardAreaDomain types.




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                                                                    GeographicLandform: This is a really       Thank you for your
                                                                    convoluted mess in the real world. Soils   comment. This feature
                                                                                                               type will be replaced by the
                                                                    scientists, geologists, ecologists, all have
                                                   HaithcoatT       different definitions of the same term     more specific feature class
            118    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 326    used within their discipline (where does a types used by the US BGN
                                                      .edu          toe-slope begind or end?) I would drop     in the GNIS for named
                                                                    this group as it is not at all consistent  features. Feature
                                                                    among user communities.                    'OTHER" will be included in
                                                                                                               v.1.2.
                                                                    General comment: There are still a lot of For version 1.2 of the          TODO
                                                                    users using DBF files which can truncate GDM, attribute names will
                                                                    long attribute names and cause             be abbreviated to 30
                                                                    confusion. The lowest common               characters to meet the
                                                                    denominator factor?                        restrictions required by the
                                                                                                               Oracle Spatial
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                               implementation of the
            117    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri
                                                                                                               model. A future version of
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                                                                                                               the GDM may be issued
                                                                                                               with attribute names
                                                                                                               abbreviated to 20
                                                                                                               characters as required by
                                                                                                               DBase / XBase DBF and
                                                                                                               ESRI shape files.
                                                                    Height above ground? Alignment with        Revisit, linked to
                                                                    FGDC geodetic control point attribution    comments: 116, 115, 114        2007-09-11 Can't find height above ground on p 324-6; what is comment about?
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                  and 97. Need to
            116    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 325                                               determine if moving toward     2007-12-06: emailed and asked for clarification
                                                      .edu                                                     NGA convention of
                                                                                                               including this type of
                                                                                                               information in metadata.
                                                                    It seems that the base map inheritance     Revisit, linked to             TODO ISSUE: Include coverage geometries in GDM?
                                                                    has two general groupings. There are       comments: 116, 115, 114
                                                   HaithcoatT       elevation data grids (DEM &Bathymetry) and 97. Need to                    2007-09-11 PwD
            115    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 322    and Image files (photographs or scans      determine if moving toward      Elevation model in v1.2 is Framework one with Bluebook enhancements;
                                                      .edu          (DGRtype) - could these be more clearly NGA convention of                  Imagery is now Framework Orthoimagery;
                                                                    delinated as group types.                  including this type of          Inheritance model that was the suject of the comment is no longer in GDM.
                                                                                                               information in metadata.       Problem Resolved.
                                                                    ContourUnitsDomain: fathom?                Revisit, linked to             TODO ISSUE: Include coverage geometries in GDM?
                                                                    ContourTypeDomain: Depression is           comments: 116, 115, 114
                                                                    commonly listed as a type Where can and 97. Need to                       2007-09-11
                                                                    the base datum for the elevation           determine if moving toward     Comment: elevationType and elevationUnits attributes added to RangeType in
                                                                    compilation be stored? There are also      NGA convention of              v1.2; errata: ElevationUnits should be LengthCode from UNeceRec20
                                                                    other types of contours: Isobar; Isohyet, including this type of          enumerations instead of LinearUnit; it includes fathom as a unit type
                                                                    Isotherm, etc. that come from              information in metadata.       Recommendation: add HorizontalCoordinateMetadata and
                                                                    weather/climatic/geologic type information                                VerticalCoordinateMetadata types and supporting enumerations from NGA NAS
                                                                    that have their own units, etc.                                           (have been added to SDSFIE); VerticalCoordinateMetadata includes vertical
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                                              datum.
            114    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 321
                                                                                                                                              Comment: depression is one of the ContourDescription enumeration items, of
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                                                                                                                                              characteristics of the topography described by the contour, added from Project
                                                                                                                                              Bluebook in v1.2 of model;
                                                                                                                                              it does not need to be added to the ContourType enumeration, which describes the
                                                                                                                                              type of contour, independent of what it is a contour of.
                                                                                                                                              Recommendation: Do not add climatic or geologic contour types; we have
                                                                                                                                              previously rejected comments to extend the GDM into those domains

                                                                                                                                              Recommendation Not accepted. Model sufficient with correction of errata.
                                                                                                                                              Resolved.




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                                                                     Security class varies by state - Missouri Thank you for the
                                                                     has only two classes defined by state law: comment. The
                                                                     Confidential and public                      SecurityClassification code
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                     enumeration from Project
            113    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 319                                                  Bluebook will be
                                                      .edu                                                        harmonized with the
                                                                                                                  EO12950 list of Federal
                                                                                                                  security codes for version
                                                                                                                  1.2 of the GDM.
                                                                     General comments of transportation from Thank you for your
                                                                     our transportation group. Flesh out          suggestions. The DAFIF is
                                                                     features with content in NGA's DAFIF         no longer publically
                                                                     data scheme; Heliport facilities?;           available. Part_7a -
                                                                     Waterways could use alignment with           Transportation-Air-
                                                                     ENC data model; ports? Locks and             1739.pdf
                                                                     dmas? Navigation Aids (bouys, etc.)?         does include heliports and
                                                                     restricted boating areas? Roadways           helipads in its scope,
                                                                     needs bridges; tunnels; cross-median         although they are not
                                                                     restrictions; vertical clearance; shoulders; modeled explicitly. Part 7e
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                     hazmat routes; evacuation routes Rail        - Transportation-
            112    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    52
                                                                     needs: Crossing information; bridges;        Inland_WaterWays-
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                                                                     tunnels                                      2015.pdf was derived from
                                                                                                                  IENCs from US ACE, but
                                                                                                                  does not mention NOAA
                                                                                                                  ENCs, probably because
                                                                                                                  of the minor scope overlap
                                                                                                                  between inland and
                                                                                                                  coastal waterways.



                                                                     New Codelist for FloodingType: A, AE,       add                            2007-09-11 flood insurance risk zone info
                                                                     AH, AO, AR, X, A99, V, VE, D                FloodInsuranceRiskZoneC        http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2206 vol1: definitions are in
                                                                                                                 ategory enumeration to         frm_gsv1.pdf sec 1-4 pp 1-87 et. Seq.
                                                                                                                 Framework Hydrography          Recommendation: add FloodInsuranceRiskZoneCategory enumeration to
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                 and attribute thereof to       Framework Hydrography and attribute thereof to InnundationArea feature
            111    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    50
                                                                                                                 InnundationArea feature        Recommendation: move environmental features out of framework Air
                                                      .edu
                                                                                                                                                Transportation package to Environmental package

                                                                                                                                                2007-12-04 Above recommendations implemented; Environmental package moved
                                                                                                                                                from Foundation to Framework                                              Framework Issue.




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                                                                     EventType: Floodway; Fish ladder; Pump        Thank you for your
                                                                     Station; Bypass/Diversion; Retention          suggestions. On page 11
                                                                     Pond UnitsType: Velocity and volume           of Part_6 - Hydrography -
                                                                     HydroFeatureType: Bay/inlet; bayou; bog;      1840.pdf , section 6.2.6
                                                                     channel; creek; retention pond; gulch;        Event provides the
                                                                     hatchery; mudpot; overflow; intermittent      following definition:
                                                                     river/stream; perennial river/stream;         "An Event object supports
                                                                     playa; race; sand pit; tailings pond; wash;   the linking of external
                                                                     waste water lagoon; waterway; wetland;        attribute information to a
                                                                     sound                                         portion of a HydroFeature,
                                                                                                                   either HydroElement or
                                                                                                                   HydroComplex. Events
                                                                                                                   can be of two types:
                                                                                                                   MeasuredEvent or
                                                                                                                   UnmeasuredEvent.
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                   MeasuredEvents are those
            110    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    50
                                                                                                                   that reference portions of
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                                                                                                                   features that participate in
                                                                                                                   the linear reference model.
                                                                                                                   UnmeasuredEvents are
                                                                                                                   those that reference
                                                                                                                   portions of features that do
                                                                                                                   not participate in the linear
                                                                                                                   reference model." We
                                                                                                                   agree that your suggested
                                                                                                                   event types are covered by
                                                                                                                   that definition as stated.
                                                                                                                   The standard does not
                                                                                                                   address water quantities,
                                                                                                                   volumes or velocity of
                                                                                                                   movement, only flow
                                                                                                                   direction.
                                                                     HydroFeatureCode: Surge; channel;             Table A.4 of Part_6 -
                                                                     culvert; dike; jetty; levee; seawall; storm   Hydrography - 1840.pdf
                                                                     sewer                                         lists levee as an alias for
                                                                                                                   dam/weir; channel is used
                                                                                                                   in the definition of flume.
                                                                                                                   The introduction on page v
                                                                                                                   says "This part of the
                                                                                                                   Framework Data Content
                                                                                                                   Sytandard is for the
                                                                                                                   exchange of hydrography
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                   data. Framework
            109    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    49
                                                                                                                   hydrography describes the
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                                                                                                                   geographic locations,
                                                                                                                   interconnectedness, and
                                                                                                                   characteristics of features
                                                                                                                   in the surface water
                                                                                                                   system." That apparently
                                                                                                                   excludes storm sewer. We
                                                                                                                   don't know why the others
                                                                                                                   were omitted from this
                                                                                                                   enumeration.




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                                                                     ComputedNetworkValues:                    Yes, these
                                                                     downstreamMinorHydrologicSequenceNu       ComputedNetworkValues
                                                                     mber vs.                                  are included and described
                                                                     upstreamMinimumHydrologicSequenceN        in Table 12 on page 17 of
                                                                     umber (name convention?)                  Part_6 - Hydrography -
                                                                                                               1840.pdf.
                                                                                                               The first is defined as
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                               "Minimum hydrologic
            108    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    47
                                                                                                               sequence number of all
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                                                                                                               immediately upstream
                                                                                                               reaches"; the second as
                                                                                                               "At a divergence, the
                                                                                                               Hydrologic Sequence
                                                                                                               Number of the immediately
                                                                                                               downstream minor path
                                                                                                               reach".
                                                                     The Individual Name field in the          This is a common data
                                                                     ResponsibleParty box is going to be a     structure shared by all the
                                                                     huge pain to keep track of. If you have   FGDC framework
                                                                     position and role plus a phone number     standards.
                                                                     you're closer.                            The individual name is
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                  valuable if correct current
            107    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    47                                             indentification is available.
                                                      .edu                                                     You are correct that
                                                                                                               keeping this information up
                                                                                                               to date can be a significant
                                                                                                               administrative burden.
                                                                                                               Thanks for the warning.

                                                                     General comment: The definition of a     Yes, we agree. Thank you
                                                                     town and its role and responsibilty      for the comment.
                                                                     changes depending on where in the U.S.
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                     you are. The same is true for some of
            106    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    46
                                                                     the other categories. The alignment
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                                                                     between Governmental Unit and
                                                                     Administrative Unit is often very fuzzy.




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                                                                      I've got a bunch of additions if that is        The spatial relationships
                                                                      possible. Spatial RelationshipList:             are those of Max J.
                                                                      Nearest; ends; seen; crosses; borders;          Egenhofer: "Deriving the
                                                                      and adjacent. SpatialChangeList:                Composition of Binary
                                                                      Transition; Aggregate; Generation; and          Topological Relations",
                                                                      Timing (before/during/after).                   which are sufficient for
                                                                      GovernmentalUnitType: Drainage/flood            describing all of the
                                                                      control; Levee district; irrigation district;   adjacent (touch), nested,
                                                                      fire protection; water supply; housing and      and overlapping
                                                                      community development; sewerage                 governmental units that
                                                                      district; soil and water conservation           can possibly have
                                                                      district; watershed protection district.        maintenance relationships
                                                                                                                      with respect to changes in
                                                                                                                      their boundaries. The
                                                                                                                      spatial change list changes
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                      are sufficient to describe
            105    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    46
                                                                                                                      the changes in boundary
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                                                                                                                      position as sampled by the
                                                                                                                      U.S. Census Boundary
                                                                                                                      and Annexation Survey
                                                                                                                      (BAS), which is currently
                                                                                                                      done annually and far from
                                                                                                                      requirements for recording
                                                                                                                      transitions and timing in
                                                                                                                      real-time monitoring. You
                                                                                                                      could make a case to (?
                                                                                                                      ANSI / ? FGDC / ? Census
                                                                                                                      Geography Division, the
                                                                                                                      steward of this Framework
                                                                                                                      layer standard) that the
                                                                                                                      "all" category should be
                                                                                                                      subdivided into aggregate
                                                                      New box for multiElevation Line -               Breaklines are defined as
                                                                      breakline?                                      Set<GM_LineString> in
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                         Part_3-Elevation-1346.pdf,
            104    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    42                                                    the source for these
                                                      .edu                                                            models, but not included in
                                                                                                                      a model per-se.

                                                                      Elevation Point coverage - parallel to          Yes, there is a parallel, but
                                                                      geodetic control?                               the VerticalInformation
                                                                                                                      from Geodetic Control has
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                      different attributes,
            103    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 39, 40
                                                                                                                      including accuracy, than
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                                                                                                                      the value Record for
                                                                                                                      ElevationPointCoverage.

                                                   HaithcoatT         need to add the Elevation Collection box Agreed. Done.
            102    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    38    to graphic to maintain consistency
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                                                                      dimension as integer - I've dealt with          The dimension attribute for
                                                                      many floating point grids. If the point is to   DirectPosition on page 37
                                                                      distinguish between continuous (floating        specifies the number of
                                                                      point) data (image BV, elevation) versus        dimensions for the
                                                                      categorical (integer) data (classified land     coordinates of the direct
                                                                      cover, etc.) then two groups might need         position.
                                                                      to be identified.                               From page 13 of Part_3-
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                      Elevation-1346.pdf, "B.4.2
            101    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri 37, 38
                                                                                                                      dimension
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                                                                                                                      The attribute dimension
                                                                                                                      shall specify the dimension
                                                                                                                      of the ElevationGrid. Its
                                                                                                                      value shall be two for all
                                                                                                                      instances of
                                                                                                                      ElevationGrid."

                                                   HaithcoatT         Feature ElevationTINCoverage - remove Done.
            100    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    36    abstract element from box
                                                      .edu
                                                                      It seems that +contourSet and +collection We agree. No change will            Notify FGDC Framework Standard POC..
                                                                      are switched                               be made, those
                                                                                                                 aggregations are named in          2007-09-11 Recommendation: leave GDM matching Framework until Framework
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                    the FGDC Framework                 is changed based on this recommendation.
             99    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    35                                               standard. See Figure B.8
                                                      .edu                                                       – Context diagram:
                                                                                                                 ElevationContourCoverag
                                                                                                                 e on page 18 of Part_3-
                                                                                                                 Elevation-1346.pdf.                                                                                                        Framework issue.
                                                                      CV_InterpolationMethod is almost always "bilinear" shown in the
                                                                      'bilinear'?? Grids include Nearest         UML diagrams is the
                                                                      Neighbor; bilinear; cubic convolution at   default. Other interpolation
                                                                      least. TIN include Linear and quintic at types include
                                                                      least.                                     nearestneighbor, linear,
                                                                                                                 quadratic, cubic,
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                                                                 biquadratic, bicubic,
             98    Haithcoat        Tim                     34,
                                                   @missouri 36, 38
                                                                                                                 lostarea, and barycentric.
                                                      .edu
                                                                                                                 The
                                                                                                                 CV_InterpolationMethod
                                                                                                                 enumeration containing
                                                                                                                 these values was omitted
                                                                                                                 by mistake. Thank you for
                                                                                                                 catching it.
                                                                      Elevation considerations: hull polygons; Revisit, linked to                   2007-09-11
                                                                      breaklines; mass points; nodata value      comments: 116, 115, 114            Comment: Elevation enumerations from Project Bluebook added to Framework
                                                                      treatment; resampled; zunits; TIN          and 97. Need to                    Elevation package.
                                                                      representation (100%, 75%, 50%, etc.)      determine if moving toward         Elevation additions TB Discussed
                                                                      Many of these are features used to         NGA convention of                  NoData value treatment is a global model issue; "attribute of attribute"; rdbms
                                                                      support the development of the elevation including this type of               nullable; "what is a null?" GML: NullEnumeration: inapplicable / missing / template /
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                      model. However, they are represented       information in metadata.           unknown / withheld
             97    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    34
                                                                      more as profile types - which they are but                                    Recommendation: add HorizontalCoordinateMetadata and
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                                                                      ...                                                                           VerticalCoordinateMetadata types and supporting enumerations from NGA NAS
                                                                                                                                                    (have been added to SDSFIE); VerticalCoordinateMetadata includes z units
                                                                                                                                                    Recommendation not accepted. Model sufficient as is for this version. Resolved.




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                                                                            Can the maintenance relationship be            A revised Cadastral
                                                                            added as well as a stronger tie (parallel)     package is provided in the
                                                                            to governmental units.                         GDM v1.2. It will not be
                                                                                                                           harmonized with the
                                                                                                                           Governmental Units
                                                                                                                           package in the GDM.
                                                   HaithcoatT                                                              However, a user
             96    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    33                                                         implementation could treat
                                                      .edu                                                                 CadastralParcel as an
                                                                                                                           extension of the
                                                                                                                           Governmental Units
                                                                                                                           OtherUnit to use the
                                                                                                                           maintenance relationship it
                                                                                                                           inherits from Geographic
                                                                                                                           Area.
                                                                           If you want to loose the battle early           See the resolution of the
                                                                           always suggest that they need to start          following item (94).
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                           over! Many just can't and if they decision
             95    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    20   8   2
                                                                           tree out as a 'start over' they won't
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                                                                           because of fiscal and/or political
                                                                           ramifications.
                                                                           "The target for implementation is the           An Oracle Spatial
                                                                           software vendors, etc. who serve local,         implementation of the
                                                                           state, tribal, and federal customers" It is     GDM v1.2 will be provided.
                                                                           important to realize that a lot of the work     GIS managers of ESRI,
                                                                           being done across the country is being          AutoDesk, MapInfo, and
                                                                           done by very small Geo firms (not the the       other vendor systems that
                                                                           big ones) who have much more limited            can interface with Oracle
                                                                           exposure to the elements presented              Spatial will have an empty
                                                                           within these models. Their ability to           implementation to start
                                                   HaithcoatT
                                                                           implement these will be limited. As well,       from. See issue 71, 89.
             94    Haithcoat        Tim            @missouri    20   8   1
                                                                           many counties and municipalities do it
                                                      .edu
                                                                           themselves. The model must be able to
                                                                           communicate the appropriate standards
                                                                           and a sense of priorities even within a
                                                                           data layer if they are to be implemented.
                                                                           Pushing it into "products" basically means
                                                                           'it's in there' but to local users there is a
                                                                           ton of stuff that just remains 'in there' and
                                                                           is never touched or even looked at!




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                                                                     General concern: The GDM needs to              Thank you for your
                                                                     have one representation that builds or         comment. We agree.
                                                                     extends other models (FGDC, NIEM,              Version 1.2 of the DHS
                                                                     Bluebook, etc.). If this is presented as a     GDM will contain one
                                                                     'you choose the standard' then people          harmonized model for
                                                                     will, and within any given group they may      information interchange.
                                                                     pick FGDC for one, Bluebook for another,
                                                                     and rely on NIEM for still others. This
                                                    HaithcoatT       isn't too bad for one group but when you
                                                                     have 100's picking and choosing, each
             93    Haithcoat        Tim             @missouri
                                                       .edu          with the potential to be different, then you
                                                                     wil spend far too much time building and
                                                                     evolving integration interfaces. If you can
                                                                     state this is THE GDM to use when
                                                                     building new or this is THE GDM to build
                                                                     exchange interfaces for then I think you'll
                                                                     be further down the road. There should
                                                                     be one standard - it can evolve - but
                                                                     there should be only one presented.

                                                                     I did notice that some of the features         Thank you for your
                                                                     have an acreage attribute (parcels). This      comment. Obsolete data
                                                                     is not a good practice because an              sets are often problematic.
                                                                     acreage field is not automatically             All area features in the
                                                    phardwick        updated. In the event of an emergency          GDM v1.2 may have area
                                                    @foundati        you never know what overlays have              measurement attributes.
             92    Hardwick         Paul
                                                    on.sdsu.e        occurred before you received the data          In some implementation
                                                       du            and it becomes too easy to rely on             environments, these could
                                                                     existing acreage attributes which may be       be checked against areas
                                                                     incorrect. I have seen this happen             computed from the feature
                                                                     several times.                                 geometry.

                                                                     I did not find anything about the number       The number of employees
                                                                     of people at a given location. I did see       at a CI facility, and the
                                                                     census boundaries but nothing about day        number of students
                                                    phardwick        time/night time population, number of          enrolled in a school will be
                                                    @foundati        employees, or student enrollment. Seems        included in the definitions
             91    Hardwick         Paul
                                                    on.sdsu.e        like important information to have when        of those features in the
                                                       du            there is an emergency.                         GDM v1.2. Will investigate
                                                                                                                    day/night population in
                                                                                                                    future versions.

                                                                     Many of the attribute definitions are very     More extensive
                                                                     vague. For example the difference              documentation is planned
                                                                     between single and multi family dwelling,      for future versions of the
                                                                     is a parcel that contains more than one        model.
                                                    phardwick
                                                                     house but does not have connected walls
                                                    @foundati
             90    Hardwick         Paul                             single or multi family. What constitutes a
                                                    on.sdsu.e
                                                                     shopping mall? etc. It would be good to
                                                       du
                                                                     know if the attributes come from an
                                                                     existing data model and if there is a more
                                                                     detailed description available.




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                                                                     My comments on the DHS Geospatial              An Oracle Spatial
                                                                     Data Model echos much of those that            implementation of the
                                                                     have already been presented. I agree           GDM v1.2 will be provided.
                                                                     whole hardly with Learon Dalby of the          GIS managers of ESRI,
                                                                     Arkansas GIO. While the model itself is        AutoDesk, MapInfo, and
                                                                     technically sound none of my local GIS         other vendor systems that
                                                                     managers are going to take the time to         can interface with Oracle
                                                                     look at and understand the document. A         Spatial will have an empty
                                                                     document that focuses on why DHS               implementation to start
                                                                     needs this data, how DHS plans on using        from. See issue 71, 94.
                                                                     the data, and tables for each of the
                                                                     features and its associated attributes that
                                                                     include the attribute name, definition,
                                                    phardwick
                                                                     data type (i.e. text, numeric, etc.), number
                                                    @foundati
             89    Hardwick         Paul                             of significant digits, and required
                                                    on.sdsu.e
                                                                     metadata. It maybe that the document’s
                                                       du
                                                                     intended audience are database
                                                                     managers and there is another document
                                                                     that focuses on GIS managers, but at this
                                                                     point and time most GIS managers are
                                                                     not going to be able to comprehend such
                                                                     a document. It is my belief that if the
                                                                     basics of the data model are presented in
                                                                     an easy to understand way that GIS
                                                                     managers will consider how their current
                                                                     data fits into the model and what pieces
                                                                     they might be missing. Additionally, the
                                                                     ETL process in today’s technological
                                                                     environment is very flexible and will be




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                                                                     Critical healthcare information is missing     Thank you for your
                                                                     from the model [p.368], specifically the       comment.
                                                                     HealthAndMedical feature from Project          The NIEM definition of a
                                                                     Bluebook. Those are:                           Hospital will be adapted for
                                                                                                                    inclusion in the GDM.
                                                                     (1) Total Number Licensed Beds.                It includes the healthcare
                                                                         Every licensed medical facility is         information you mentioned.
                                                                     licensed for a specific number of beds.
                                                                         -- Could be subdivided by type of bed
                                                                     usage.
                                                                         -- e.g. pediatric or general acute
                                                                     care.
                                                                     (2) Bed Capacity.
                                                                         Every medical facility has a specific
                                           moneill                   number of beds that it can maintain and
                                                   moneill@o
                                           @oshp                     staff. This number is equal to or less
             88     O'Neill         Mike           shpd.ca.g 368
                                           d.ca.g                    than the total licensed bed count.
                                                      ov
                                             ov                          -- Could be subdivided by type of bed
                                                                     usage.
                                                                         -- e.g. pediatric or general acute care.
                                                                     (3) Facility Status.
                                                                         What is the operational status of a
                                                                     facility? Is it open for business, partially
                                                                     available, or unusable? A facility may be
                                                                     damaged, partially or wholly, by an event.
                                                                     If damaged, then what hazards should
                                                                     people be aware of?
                                                                     (4) Services Available.
                                                                         What are the types of medical
                                                                     services available at a facility? Not all
                                                                     services are offered at all hospitals, nor
                                                                     to the same degree.
                                                                     Regarding the new initiative for an ANSI       Optional attributes for the
                                                                     Standard for Geographic Names Feature          GNIS feature ID, official
                                                                     ID, Official Feature Name, and Official        name, and location point
                                                                     Feature Location, it is recommended that       will be added to the top
                                                     Dwight S
                                                                     this proposed standard be formally             level, abstract Feature
                                                      Hughes
                                                                     considered for integration into the DHS        class (currently BBFeature,
             87     Hughes      Dwight              [dshughes
                                                                     GDM, and it would be most valuable for         but we may rename it?) so
                                                    @usgs.go
                                                                     this organization to provide feedback to       they are available for use
                                                        v]
                                                                     the standard development efforts. See          to represent any
                                                                     related comment #28.                           geographic feature for
                                                                                                                    which they are available.




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                                                                     General comments: One of the major             Features for all 17 NIPP
                                                                     challenges for the California Office of        categories will be included
                                                                     Homeland Security is describing in             in the version 1.2
                                                                     advance what entities, features and            harmonized model.
                                                                     attributes will be required, i.e. what is an
                                                                     exhaustive enumeration of our
                                                                     information requirements? The two
                                                                     authoritative sources we possess
                                                                     currently are 1) the National Infrastructure
                                                                     Protection Plan (NIPP) description of the
                                                                     seventeen categories of critical
                                                                     infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR),
                                                                     and 2) current GIS products such as
                                                    Phil.Ogles       iMapData and iCAV (Critical Asset
             86     Oglesby         Phil            by@ohs.c         Viewer). Underlying these categories of
                                                      a.gov          CI/KR is the notion that GIS products
                                                                     must display data that correlates these
                                                                     sector categories to geospatial
                                                                     information related to protecting these
                                                                     CI/KR and responding to incidents from
                                                                     both terrorist attack and natural disaster.
                                                                     For example, an attribute not normally
                                                                     considered in GIS applications that would
                                                                     be important to Homeland Security
                                                                     applications would be a visualization of
                                                                     the field-of-view for a sensor on the
                                                                     premises of a critical asset,
                                                                     chemical agent plume visualizations and
                                                                     systematically displaying facility damage
                                                                     The degree to which entities and               NIEM codes will be
                                                                     attributes can be captured even when not       incorporated into the
                                                                     specifically called out in the model, such     version 1.2 harmonized
                                                                     as live poultry markets (pandemic              model.
                                                                     influenza) or cooling centers (public
                                                                     health extreme heat emergencies) was
                                                                     answered for me by such provisions as
                                                                     the NIEM model inclusion of NAIC or SIC
                                                     Millington,
                                                                     codes, providing a rich source of coded
                                                       Anne
                                                                     information. When looking at the
                                                      (DHS-
                                                                     HealthandMedicalFcode and the
             85    Millington       Anne               EPO)
                                                                     AgricultureFoodandLivestockFcode, I
                                                    [AMilling@
                                                                     saw only a small fraction of facility types
                                                     dhs.ca.go
                                                                     critical for disease surveillance and
                                                          v]
                                                                     response represented; however,
                                                                     integration with NAIC or SIC (via NIEM)
                                                                     provides more than adequate detail. I am
                                                                     assuming that it will be possible to
                                                                     reference then apply other application-
                                                                     specific standards such as DICOM,
                                                                     SNOMED, HL7 both medical and
                                                                     veterinary, LOINC, et al.




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                                                                     The degree to which status can be                Thank you, we agree. For
                                                                     captured, such as degree of health facility      v1.2,
                                                     Millington,
                                                                     damage following a natural disaster DHS          FacilityOperationalStatus
                                                       Anne
                                                                     purposes, appears to be addressed                code list matching ER
                                                      (DHS-
                                                                     within the Emergency Operations                  Symbology codes added to
             84    Millington       Anne               EPO)
                                                                     component of the Project Bluebook                GDM,
                                                    [AMilling@
                                                                     model                                            and attributes of that type
                                                     dhs.ca.go
                                                                                                                      added to
                                                          v]
                                                                                                                      OperationsFeature and
                                                                                                                      FacilitySite base classes.
                                                                     The use of Framework components of               Thank you, we agree.
                                                                     FGDC allows extendibility beyond core            Components of Framework
                                                                     data via applications-specific data, of          that are not required for
                                                     Millington,     value given that the seven framework             the DHS mission will be
                                                       Anne          categories tend to be extended formally          dropped from the GDM
                                                      (DHS-          and informally by most adopters.                 during model
             83    Millington       Anne               EPO)                                                           harmonization. However,
                                                    [AMilling@                                                        as noted for Item 81 below,
                                                     dhs.ca.go                                                        the model can be
                                                          v]                                                          extended for local use with
                                                                                                                      Framework components
                                                                                                                      that were removed.

                                                                     Throughout there is a commitment to              Yes, thank you for the
                                                     Millington,
                                                                     interoperability and data exchange via           comment.
                                                       Anne
                                                                     XML schema and other modalities,
                                                      (DHS-
                                                                     building a foundation for SOA
             82    Millington       Anne               EPO)
                                                                     warehousing, and enabling ETL
                                                    [AMilling@
                                                                     functions, always of primary concern
                                                     dhs.ca.go
                                                                     when proposing some sort of national
                                                          v]
                                                                     standard, mandatory or not.
                                                                     Extendibility: Is the model sufficiently         Thank you for the
                                                                     extendible to embrace the hugely diverse         comment. Please note
                                                                     and virtually infinite universe of collectible   that the object oriented
                                                                     entities and attributes? Specifically in         approach used by this
                                                                     health informatics, but also in other            model will allow users to
                                                     Millington,     areas, value appears to reside more in           extend it. Also, v1.2
                                                       Anne          flexibility and extendibility than in            includes a harmonization
                                                      (DHS-          identification of all possible entities. It is   effort to ensure data model
             81    Millington       Anne               EPO)          difficult to conceive of a universal data        consistency.
                                                    [AMilling@       model that contains enough explicit detail
                                                     dhs.ca.go       to suit all stakeholders unless
                                                          v]         modification is both facilitated and
                                                                     encouraged, allowing seamless
                                                                     generalization and inheritance. To be
                                                                     useful on a mundane level, a data model
                                                                     needs to be both consistent and
                                                                     customizable.




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                                                                         Relation to other standards: Given the           The DHS GDM is being
                                                                         complex and rapidly developing universe          developed from multiple,
                                                                         of data/metadata standards, specialized          diverse data model
                                                                         vocabularies, semantic content                   sources to best meet
                                                                         specifications, data models and                  broad DHS mission needs.
                                                                         ontologies for multiple technical and            Use of taxonomies in
                                                     Millington,
                                                                         scientific disciplines, to what degree does      accordance with ISO
                                                       Anne
                                                                         this model support a federated,                  11179 is planned for a
                                                      (DHS-
                                                                         interoperable approach? Does it favor            future version of the model
             80    Millington       Anne               EPO)
                                                                         adaptation to/integration with other data        to classify GDM features.
                                                    [AMilling@
                                                                         models, not only for health and other            These taxonomies will
                                                     dhs.ca.go
                                                                         social areas such as disease                     support harmonization with
                                                          v]
                                                                         surveillance, economics or hazard                other data models.
                                                                         identification, but also for ecological,
                                                                         geological and meteorological disciplines
                                                                         that tangentially or directly impact
                                                                         homeland security?

                                                                         When thinking about what might be                Thank you for the
                                                                         valuable in a homeland security context,         comment. This is the type
                                                                         there are attributes of the                      of information the Content
                                                                         HealthAndMedical feature [p.368] that            Sub-Group and the
                                                                         should be added. (Note that OSHPD may            Modeling Team needs
                                                                         not possess or may not otherwise be able         from state and local
                                                                         to provide said attributes, but that             entities. Please provide to
                                                                         shouldn’t stop their inclusion in the GDM.)      michael.p.lee@dhs.gov for
                                                                         Each attribute is explained below: a. Total      consideration for v1.3 of
                                                                         number of licensed beds. Every licensed          the data model.
                                                                         medical facility is licensed for a specific
                                                                         number of beds. i. Could be subdivided
                                                     Michael             by type of bed usage. ii. e.g. pediatric or
                                                      O'Neill            general acute care. b. Bed capacity.
             79     O’Neill     Michael             [MOneill@      368   Every medical facility has a specific
                                                    oshpd.stat           number of beds that it can maintain and
                                                     e.ca.us]            staff. This number is equal to or less than
                                                                         the total licensed bed count. i. Could be
                                                                         subdivided by type of bed usage. ii. e.g.
                                                                         pediatric or general acute care. c. Facility
                                                                         Status. What is the operational status of
                                                                         a facility? Is it open for business, partially
                                                                         available, or unusable? A facility may be
                                                                         damaged, partially or wholly, by an event.
                                                                         d. Services Available. What are the types
                                                                         of medical services available at a facility?
                                                                         Not all services are offered at all
                                                                         hospitals, nor to the same degree. i. e.g.
                                                                         Outpatient, Cardiovascular Surgery, Burn
                                                                         OSHPD can potentially contribute                 Thank you for the
                                                                         healthcare facility information to the DHS-      comment. This is the type
                                                                         GDM. Under Project Bluebook [p.365-              of information the Content
                                                     Michael             368] there are Critical Infrastructure point     Sub-Group and the
                                                      O'Neill            features for HealthAndMedical whose              Modeling Team needs
             78     O’Neill     Michael             [MOneill@            type domain is HealthAndMedicalFCode.            from state and local
                                                    oshpd.stat           OSHPD can contribute to three items in           entities. Please provide to
                                                     e.ca.us]            that domain: a. Hospital/MedicalCenter b.        michael.p.lee@dhs.gov for
                                                                         NursingHome/LongTermCare c.                      consideration for v1.3 of
                                                                         OutpatientClinic                                 the data model.




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                                                                     In terms of what data might be in the        Thank you for the
                                                                     DHS-GDM, OSHPD is mostly a                   comment. The DHS GDM
                                                                     consumer. Several Framework [p.31]           is not intended to replace
                                                                     feature classes are useful for background    legacy systems, but to be
                                                                     or contextual information. Examples are      used as an exchange
                                                                     transportation and governmental units.       mechanism and a basis for
                                                                     Using these has costs and benefits. a. In    legacy sytem upgrade.
                                                                     a desktop application (e.g. ArcMap),
                                                                     usage will be easy to implement; any cost
                                                                     will be a result of users getting familiar
                                                                     with the model’s structure. The costs are
                                                                     probably relatively low. Some pieces may
                                                    Michael          of the model may be new and useful to us
                                                     O'Neill         or replace data that we currently pay for.
             77     O’Neill     Michael            [MOneill@    31   Some parts are not useful to OSHPD.
                                                   oshpd.stat        Other parts are the same as data we
                                                    e.ca.us]         already have but just in different
                                                                     “packaging”. b. In web or other custom
                                                                     applications, usage will pose a higher
                                                                     cost. Either the applications will need
                                                                     modification to integrate the DHS-GDM
                                                                     as is or an ETL process will have to be
                                                                     applied to make the data fit the
                                                                     application. If the GDM is used without
                                                                     modification in custom applications, there
                                                                     is the risk that the model may change
                                                                     and force additional application
                                                                     maintenance costs. A state agency has
                                                                     little to no influence and control over a




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                                                                   Review and document high level         GDMFeatureCollection has Action to Modeling Team to describe these types of parameters in the v1.2
                                                                   business rules (i.e., WGS 84 datum,    a required srsName           implementation documentation.
                                                                   decimal degrees, accuracy, default     attribute. Its
                                                                   values, null values, etc.).            documentation says it is a
                                                                                                          Spatial Reference System
                                                                                                          (SRS) Name as URI,
                                                                                                          URN, or URL (from GML).
                                                                                                          The SRS specified by this
                                                                                                          attribute applies to
                                                                                                          all geometries in the
                                                                                                          featrure collection that do
                                                                                                          not specify a different SRS.
                                                                                                          The default value
                                                                                                          "urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:
                                                                                                          CRS84" specifies the
                                                 Robert.L.P
                                          Sun.co                                                          coordinate reference
             76     Phillips        Bob          hillips@us
                                            m                                                             system commonly know as
                                                    cg.mil
                                                                                                          "WGS84" with these
                                                                                                          properties:
                                                                                                          datum=WGS84, axis
                                                                                                          order=X,Y (lon,lat),
                                                                                                          uom=degrees, and
                                                                                                          coordinate
                                                                                                          representation=decimal
                                                                                                          degrees.

                                                                                                          GDMGeomtry, the base
                                                                                                          class for all GDM geometry
                                                                                                          types, has an optional
                                                                                                          srsName attribute.
                                                                                                          Its documentation says it is
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                                                                     From what I can tell, this GDM appears to        Thank you for the              2007-09-10 TB Discussed: do we engage John Rundle Ph.D., University of
                                                                     involve the kind of data that you’d need         comment. These types of        California at Los Angeles (1976) Interdisciplinary Professor of Physics, Civil
                                                                     for terrorism or war. It seems to leave out      recommendations should         Engineering and Geology ?
                                                                     important components that would be of            be considered, at earliest,
                                                                     great interest to California hazards, for        in a v1.3 of the GDM . We      For version 3.0, USGS disciplines will review model for hazard
                                                                     example, economic information,                   may need to more closely
                                                                     biological (flora and fauna) information,        coordinate with you (CA
                                                                     geological information (faults, landslide        Hazards Institute?) to
                                                                     areas, erosion data, shorelines), and            further define the
                                                                     social information. A specific example           appropriate level of detail
                                                                     includes the fact that there is very little if   for a common operating
                                                                     the model structure relating to                  picture, vice a transfer
                                                                     environmental data under consideration           mechanism that supports
                                                                     in project bluebook, the only part that          spatial analysis. Please
                                                    rundle@cs
                                                                     exists (evidently) is on pages 327 to 330.       note, that if appropriate,
             75     Rundle          John            e.ucdavis.
                                                                     The current document covers only                 the object oriented
                                                       edu
                                                                     physical infrastructure and geographic           approach used by this
                                                                     information. Such a data model                   model will allow local users
                                                                     inevitably brings up the issue of other          to extend it.
                                                                     current ontologies under development,
                                                                     such as SWEET (
                                                                     http://sweet.jpl.nasa.gov/ontology/) which
                                                                     refers to databases such as GEON
                                                                     (geological data) and others. A logical
                                                                     data model must be instantiated by, and
                                                                     interact with, current information
                                                                     technology, which, as noted, is changing
                                                                     rapidly. However, this information
                                                                     technology will inevitably impact on the
                                                                     design of the model, since model




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                                                                    Top level "authoritative source" class Scope of requirement is       Will research and propose a draft to the Sub-Group.
                                                                    required.                              not clear. GDMFeature
                                                                                                           now has idAuthority           2007-09-10 PwD In v1.2, Object now has SourceDataInfo; Feature now has
                                                                                                           attribute for the name of     FeatureSourceDataInfo TB Discussed: Do these satisfy the requirement?
                                                                                                           the issuing authority
                                                                                                           for the feature identifier.   Yes, these and ISO Metadata cover the issue. Resolved.
                                                                                                           (From FGDC
                                                                                                           Identification.)
                                                                                                           GDMFeature also has
                                                                                                           metadata attribute for
                                                                                                           MetadataChoice
                                                                                                           union of ISO 19115/19139
                                                                                                           and FGDC CSDGM. ISO
                                                                                                           GMD package includes
                                                   Robert.L.P                                              CIResponsibleParty data
             74     Phillips        Bob            hillips@us                                              type that includes
                                                      cg.mil                                               individualName,
                                                                                                           organizationName,
                                                                                                           positionName, contactInfo,
                                                                                                           and role attributes.
                                                                                                           CSDGM includes a
                                                                                                           Citeinfo
                                                                                                           Citation information class
                                                                                                           that includes origin,
                                                                                                           pubdate, pubtime, title,
                                                                                                           edition, geoform, serinfo,
                                                                                                           pubinfo,
                                                                                                           othercit, onlink, and
                                                                                                           lworkcit attributes. Do any
                                                                                                           of these meet the
                                                                                                           requirement?
                                                                    Is the FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee     Draft of GDM v1.2             Resolution was "Yes, review and comment by the Cadastral SubCommittee is
                                                                    aware of and in agreement with changes provided to Cadastral         expected by Jan 07."
                                                                    to the DHS GDM? Should specific        Subcommittee on
                                                                    comments and their resolutions be      December 11 for
                                                Michael.P.
                                          DHS/G                     captured in this matrix?               comment.
             73       Lee       Michael         Lee@dhs.
                                           MO                                                              Subcommittee
                                                   gov
                                                                                                           chairpersons did not
                                                                                                           express informal
                                                                                                           objections or submit formal
                                                                                                           comments.




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                                                                    A consistent parcel element in the GDM                                       CadParcel has been made a sub-class of BBMultiDFeature instead of
                                                                    should be feature-centric rather than                                        BBPointFeature, and so may have any number of 0, 1 or 2-D geometries. The
                                                                    geometry-centric. Parcel identification                                      ownerOrManagingAgency attribute cardinality has been changed to 0..* so that
                                                                    should be persistently managed from a                                        divided ownership interests may be represented.
                                                                    combination of locators and key
                                                                    information rather than tied to a particular
                                                                    point or polygon representation. This is
                                                                    particularly important since available
                                                                    geometric representations for a parcel
                                                 jlieberman         may consist of none to one or more
                                           DHS/G @traverse          geometries as datasets are developed
             72    Lieberman    Joshua
                                            MO technologi           and improved over time. The cadastral
                                                    es.com          elements should provide for divided
                                                                    ownership lineage and interest as well as
                                                                    property groupings in order to provide a
                                                                    suitable framework for exteBBnded
                                                                    property information. The
                                                                    ProjectBluebook cadastral elements are
                                                                    more suited for public land parcels and
                                                                    should be generalized for use in GDM.


                                                                    Issues with model conversion workloads         An Oracle Spatial
                                                                                                                   implementation of the
                                                 Michael.P.                                                        GDM v1.2 will be provided
                                           DHS/G
             71       Lee       Michael          Lee@dhs.                                                          as a prototype to ease the
                                            MO
                                                    gov                                                            burden of model
                                                                                                                   conversion. See Issue 89,
                                                                                                                   94.
                                                                    Feature display scales implementations.        Multiple feature geometries
                                                                                                                   are now included in GDM
                                                                                                                   Spatial types used by
                                                 Michael.P.
                                           DHS/G                                                                   GDMFeature (one or more
             70       Lee       Michael          Lee@dhs.
                                            MO                                                                     geometries with multiple
                                                    gov
                                                                                                                   map scale
                                                                                                                   representations).

                                                                    What is the USAR Grid? Is this grid a          Yes it is a feature,
                                                                    geospatial feature?                            generally defined for
                                                                                                                   response, grid cells are
                                                 Michael.P.
                                           DHS/G                                                                   convenience units to be
             69       Lee       Michael          Lee@dhs.
                                            MO                                                                     available to search teams.
                                                    gov
                                                                                                                   See USAR Cell definition
                                                                                                                   in next iteration of the
                                                                                                                   model.
                                                                    Need to address status (Operational,           FacilityOperationalStatus Done
                                                                    Filled,…same as ER Symbology) to the           code list matching ER
                                                                    "OpsEmergencyFacility" feature and             Symbology codes added to
                                                 William.Bu
                                           DHS/G                    "CriticalInfrastructure" feature.              GDM,
             68     Burgess         Bill         rgess@co
                                            MO                                                                     and attributes of that type
                                                 mcast.net
                                                                                                                   added to
                                                                                                                   OperationsFeature and
                                                                                                                   FacilitySite base classes.




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                                                                     Need structures as more than point         The logical geometry
                                                                     representation (multi-D feature).          model in the harmonized
                                                                                                                GDM in version 1.2
                                                 William.Bu
                                           DHS/G                                                                includes optional z
             67     Burgess         Bill         rgess@co
                                            MO                                                                  coordinates.
                                                 mcast.net
                                                                                                                Structures are modeled
                                                                                                                with optional CAD data
                                                                                                                encoded in IFC/XML.
                                                                     Discuss policy on GNIS IDs for features Geographic Names
                                                                     in the model, recommend it should be an Identification System
                                                                     option.                                    (GNIS) identifiers, names,
                                                                                                                and location points will be
                                                                                                                included as optional
                                                                                                                attributes of the base
                                                                                                                feature class in version 1.2
                                                                                                                of the GDM to address this
                                                 pauld@im
                                           DHS/G                                                                issue. They will be
             66     Daisey          Paul         agematter
                                            MO                                                                  optional because not all
                                                  sllc.com
                                                                                                                feature data exchanged
                                                                                                                via this model will include
                                                                                                                these identifiers. Values
                                                                                                                for these attributes should
                                                                                                                be provided for features
                                                                                                                that have been registered
                                                                                                                with GNIS. See Item 28,
                                                                                                                125.
                                                                     In response to Nancy Von Meyer's           Several attributes were       Done
                                                                     comments re:Cadastral content a set of added to CADParcel. Also,
                                                                     changes were made to the Bluebook          PLSSTownship,
                                                                     portion of the model. This comment could PLSSFirstDivision, and
                                                                     alternatively be treated as the resolution PLSSSecondDivision were
                                                                     to Nancy' comment.                         added. Also,
                                                                                                                CADSurveySystem was
                                                                                                                added (normally
                                                                                                                subdivisions but not
                                                    sgrise@es                                                   always). The changes
             65      Grise      Steve      ESRI               321
                                                      ri.com                                                    were made to add
                                                                                                                additional content to reflect
                                                                                                                the latest publication
                                                                                                                standards from FGDC
                                                                                                                Cadastral SubCommittee
                                                                                                                and NationalCad.org.
                                                                                                                Details are available in the
                                                                                                                model documentation and
                                                                                                                NationalCad.org

                                                                     Address Points are typically geocoded,      Add CollectionMethod for   Done
                                                                     GPS'd, or digitized from aerial             AddrAddressPoint.
                                                    sgrise@es
             64      Grise      Steve      ESRI               356    photography. It is important for
                                                      ri.com
                                                                     emergency managers to know which
                                                                     method was used to locate the point.
                                                                     Address Points do not need BuildingID.      Drop BuildingID from       Done
                                                                     This is an implementation decision/detail   AddrAddressPoint
                                                sgrise@es
             63      Grise      Steve      ESRI           356        and not something that should be
                                                  ri.com
                                                                     suggested as required in a conceptual
                                                                     model.




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                                                                  For TransRoadSegment, in addition to       Add StreetNameIDfk          Changed TransStreetName, not AddrStreetName
                                                                  storing a full street name field for       (foreign key) to
                                                                  geocoding and labeling purposes, the       TransRoadSegment. Add
                                                                  name components and alternate names        StreetNameID to
                                                                  should be described in the                 AddrStreetName.
                                                                  AddrStreetName table. This version of      Feedback from ETL
                                                                  the model implies that there is a          loading on projects
                                                                  StreetName record for every                indicated that alternate
                                                 sgrise@es        RoadSegment, but ideally,                  names should be in this
             62      Grise      Steve   ESRI               ####
                                                   ri.com         TransStreetName will have a unique set     table as
                                                                  of names for validation within a given     AlternateName1,Alternate
                                                                  community. One street name should          Name2,
                                                                  apply to many RoadSegments.                AlternateName3. For
                                                                                                             Community uniqueness in
                                                                                                             a State/Region,
                                                                                                             NameAuthority, and
                                                                                                             CommunityName were
                                                                                                             added.
                                                                  TransTrailSegment should have a            Add FeatureType list: Trail Done
                                                                  codelist for FeatureType to be consistent Resource Road
                                                 sgrise@es        with other feature classes in the model,   Recreation Road
             61      Grise      Steve   ESRI               357
                                                   ri.com         also to capture different kinds of trails. Bike Lane
                                                                                                             Back Lane

                                                                  TransAirportRunway to too restrictive.   Change name to            Done
                                                                  We need to be able to capture other      TransAirportSurface, add
                                                                  types of paved areas at airports.        additional types: Runway
                                                 sgrise@es
             60      Grise      Steve   ESRI               357                                             Threshold
                                                   ri.com
                                                                                                           Heliport
                                                                                                           Helipad Threshold
                                                                                                           Other
                                                                  List of TransStructure feature types     old list:Bridge           Done: StructureTypeFCode
                                                                  (Fcode domain) overlaps with other       Bridge: Light Rail/Subway
                                                                  feature types. Simplify list and make    Bridge: Railroad
                                                                  consistent across feature classes.       Bridge: Road
                                                                                                           Cul-de-sac
                                                                                                           TrafficCircle
                                                                                                           Obstruction
                                                 sgrise@es                                                 Gated Barrier
             59      Grise      Steve   ESRI               354
                                                   ri.com                                                  Toll Booth Barrier
                                                                                                           Runway
                                                                                                           Snowshed
                                                                                                           Tunnel
                                                                                                           Tunnel: Light Rail/Subway
                                                                                                           Tunnel: Railroad
                                                                                                           Tunnel: Road
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                                                                  Remove TransStructure since it overlaps     Many features classified in    Resolution was "Discuss for next version of model."
                                                                  with Structures portion of data model?      FGDC Framework layers
                                                                  Older versions of model had                 may also be identified as      2007-09-10 Recommendation: Change Infrastructure base type to
                                                                  TransStationPort - I don't think this is    critical infrastructure.       InfrastructureProtecton DataType; associate it with generic geospatial features;
                                                                  completely addressed in the structures      Removing the duplication       merge all possible IP features into Framework packages
                                                                  portion of the model - ie a point that      from either category would
                                                                  represents the Port of LA from a            make that category             For version 2.0, merge all possible IP features into Framework packages.
                                                                  transportation rather than critical         incomplete.
                                                                  infrastructure perspective                  In a relational database,
                                                                                                              views of one feature model
                                                                                                              could be substituted for the
                                                                                                              duplicate feature definition
                                                 sgrise@es                                                    in the other category.
             58      Grise      Steve   ESRI               357
                                                   ri.com                                                     Unfortunately that option is
                                                                                                              not available in a data
                                                                                                              model. For version 1.2 of
                                                                                                              the GDM, the duplicate
                                                                                                              feature definitions will be
                                                                                                              left in place,
                                                                                                              but noted in the feature
                                                                                                              documentation.

                                                                                                              For version 2.0, merge all
                                                                                                              possible IP features into
                                                                                                              Framework packages.

                                                 sgrise@es        Need ability to have unknown feature        Add to codelist for feature    added Unknown to RailFeatureFCode
             57      Grise      Steve   ESRI               354
                                                   ri.com         types for rail segments                     types.
                                                                  I noticed while analyzing some post-        Pilot implementation was       Resolution was "Suggest to review and refine this portion of the model in
                                                                  Katrina Baton Rouge JFO maps that the       delayed by lack of budget.     conjunction with Project Homeland pilot in Texas/Mississippi."
                                             sgrise@es            Foundation Census data model will not       Deferred for resolution in
             56      Grise      Steve   ESRI           337
                                               ri.com             work for information about ethnicity,       the next version of the        2007-09-10 TB Discussed Has there been any PHL progress to review?
                                                                  languages, and other classifications the    model.
                                                                  way the JFO's do their maps.                                               For version 3.0, review new Census Ethnicity classification publication
                                                                  Large scale maps for USAR and other         Add basemap feature            Done; also added StreetAnnoFeatureType code list
                                                                  functions require more detail for mapping   classes for CityBlock,
                                                 sgrise@es        purposes. Maps from WTC and other           Curbline and StreetAnno.
             55      Grise      Steve   ESRI               321
                                                   ri.com         events show more detailed information
                                                                  for planimetric and other features

                                                                  Small scale maps need NamedPlaces on        Add basemap feature            Done, as OtherNamedPlace
                                                 sgrise@es        maps with labels for the names.             class for point feature
             54      Grise      Steve   ESRI               321
                                                   ri.com         Statewide JFO maps are just one             class NamedPlace.
                                                                  example of this.
                                                                  GDM v.1.2 includes adapted Framework        No additional changes          Recommendation; separation unnecessary.
                                                                  Govt Units model with Govt Unit features    required.
                                                 sgrise@es        from Project Bluebook model,
             53      Grise      Steve   ESRI               339
                                                   ri.com         recatagorized into Framework model
                                                                  Govt and Admin Units categories and
                                                                  base feature types.
                                                                  commonly labeled information on maps        Add Population and       Done
                                                 sgrise@es        for Gov units includes population and       Elevation to GU Boundary
             52      Grise      Steve   ESRI               337
                                                   ri.com         elevation information for point             Point.
                                                                  representations.
                                                                  Wetland is missing from the Bluebook        Add class for next version     Done: Attributes inherited from HydroArea and HydorNHDArea
                                                                  model. This was an oversight in model       with minimum attributes:
                                                 sgrise@es
             51      Grise      Steve   ESRI                      documentation.                              Name
                                                   ri.com
                                                                                                              AreaSqKM
                                                                                                              Classification




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                                                                  Per JFO maps and NSGIC subject matter Add UtilServiceArea with    Done
                                                                  feedback, need utility service areas and Attributes: AreaName
                                                                  outage information.                      Commodity
                                                                                                           Description
                                                 sgrise@es
             50      Grise      Steve   ESRI               360                                             ManagingOrganization
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                                                                                                           NumCustomers
                                                                                                           EstimatedRestorationTime
                                                                                                           DamageLevel

                                                                  Comment from New Jersey State Police           Added                         2007-09-10 CCTV Cameras added to v1.2 of model. Close issue.
                                                 sgrise@es        that Utility or transportation content needs   closedCircuitTVcamera to
             49      Grise      Steve   ESRI               360
                                                   ri.com         to include CCTV/camera locations as            UtilityPointFCode
                                                                  features.                                      enumeration
                                                                  EnvironmentalRestriction and                   Add these 2 classes,          Done
                                                                  EnvironmentalReview area should be             mimimum attributes are
                                                 sgrise@es
             48      Grise      Steve   ESRI               327    added to Environmental portion of model        Description
                                                   ri.com
                                                                  to reflect typical data from regulators

                                                                  Per NSGIC comments re Katrina               Add Bus Services –               Done
                                                                  recovery, not all Industry types are in the Operations Garages and
                                                 sgrise@es        list of Structure Fcodes.                   Trucking Firm to list of
             47      Grise      Steve   ESRI               365
                                                   ri.com                                                     Industry Fcodes for
                                                                                                              Structures portion of
                                                                                                              model.
                                                                  Per NSGIC comments re Katrina               Add USAR Grid                    Added USAR grid cell.
                                                 sgrise@es
             46      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388    recovery, need to add USAR Grid in
                                                   ri.com
                                                                  Operations dataset.
                                                 sgrise@es        No place for Casinos in Structures model. See Item 23.                       Done
             45      Grise      Steve   ESRI               365
                                                   ri.com
                                                                  HLS Operations portion of model needs         Add start date, end date,      Done
                                                 sgrise@es
             44      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388    to consider status of incidents, events,      and lifecycle status for all
                                                   ri.com
                                                                  and activities for all parts of the model.    incident types
                                                                  Wildland Fire map analysis showed that a      Change list of types for       Done
                                                                  number of Fire Types for Incidents            Fire Code. Specifically,
                                                 sgrise@es
             43      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388    needed to be changed.                         remove status from list of
                                                   ri.com
                                                                                                                types and make separate
                                                                                                                attributes.
                                                 sgrise@es        Spot fire is not available as a fire incident Add Spot Fire as a type of     Done
             42      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388
                                                   ri.com         type.                                         Fire Incident
                                                                  Analysis of Wildland Fire and other           Add Helibase                   Done
                                                                  Emergency mgmt maps showed that a             Helispot
                                                                  number of types of Emergency Facilities Disaster Recovery Center
                                                                  are missing.                                  (DRC)
                                                                                                                Emergncy Clothing
                                                                                                                Distribution Center
                                                 sgrise@es
             41      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388                                                  Designated Emergency
                                                   ri.com
                                                                                                                Fuel Depots w Generators
                                                                                                                Kitchen
                                                                                                                Canteen
                                                                                                                to list of emergency
                                                                                                                facilities.




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                                                                  Need Operations Dataset to support             FGDC Emergency              Resolution was "Operations dataset derived from FGDC HSWG Symbology
                                                                  FGDC symbology.                                management Symbology        standards. There is some overlap with EmergencyFacility and Critical Infrastructure
                                                                                                                 set will be reviewed and    models – more work in this area is needed. Sensor Operation does not appear to
                                                                                                                 new feature types created   be addressed. This needs to be addressed as part of the model harmonization
                                                 sgrise@es                                                       as necessary to assure      activity."
             40      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388
                                                   ri.com                                                        that GDM v.1.2 has
                                                                                                                 features for all EM         Comments were: TBD -- will we try to do this for v1.2 or later version?
                                                                                                                 symbols.
                                                                                                                                             2007-09-10 EM Symbology incorporated into v1.2 of model. Close issue.

                                                                  Emergency Operations dataset should be NIEM version 1 will be     b Resolution was "The content of this part of the model is actually related to
                                                                  part of NIEM in the long run.          harmonized with other      emergency/HLS activities, incidents, notifications, resource assignements, etc. If
                                             sgrise@es
             39      Grise      Steve   ESRI           388                                               GDM model components       you look at the scope of NIEM this content should really be geo-XML content for
                                               ri.com
                                                                                                         for GDM version 1.2.       NIEM rather than something that is part of Project Bluebook. This needs to be
                                                                                                                                    addressed as part of the model harmonization activity."
                                                                  Content of Emergency Operations model Need to schedule an Emer Resolution was "Discuss for next version of model. Use pilot projects and other
                                                                  is based on limited experience and needs Ops SME forum to discuss experience to improve content."
                                                                  to be addressed thoroughly based on      whether GDM v2.0 (which
                                                 sgrise@es
             38      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388    operational needs.                       includes FEMA Multi-
                                                   ri.com
                                                                                                           Hazards content) meets
                                                                                                           requirements.

                                                                  Suggested NIEM content is only OGC             NIEM version 1              Comment is only partially true. Agree, more discussion required. Resolution was
                                                                  specifications and Street Address              harmonized with other       "Discuss for next version of model. Suggest some communication with NIEM
                                                                  specification. NIEM Common includes            GDM model components        architects to clarify."
                                                                  definitions for Geospatial content (points     for GDM version 1.2.
                                                                  only but xple ways to represent them).
                                                                  The emphasis on OGC specs vs IT specs
                                                                  appears partisan in the DHS-GMO/FGDC
                                                 sgrise@es
             37      Grise      Steve   ESRI                 81   work. Note that there are other
                                                   ri.com
                                                                  overlapping contents in NIEM such as
                                                                  Minnesota and LA County offense codes
                                                                  rather than one standard. Perhaps just
                                                                  having the content expressed in XML
                                                                  Schema documents rather than UML is
                                                                  more important to the NIEM communities.

                                                                  There is a lot more in NIEM that is of         NIEM version 1 will be      Resolution was "Discuss for next version of model. Suggest some communication
                                                                  interest to Geospatial practitioners. For      harmonized with other       with NIEM architects to clarify."
                                                                  instance, the ansi std for Country codes,      GDM model components
                                                                  USPS State Codes, Canada Post                  for GDM version 1.2.
                                                                  Province codes, etc are all common
                                                 sgrise@es
             36      Grise      Steve   ESRI                 81   attributes for geospatial features. Also,
                                                   ri.com
                                                                  there are other things such as Common
                                                                  Alerting Protocol messages and other
                                                                  content that will be of significant interest
                                                                  to/from Geospatial mapping systems.

                                                                  Per comments from Dan Cotter need to                                       2007-09-10 OpsDamageAssessment feature added to model in v1.2 Close issue.
                                                 sgrise@es        define Damage Assessment portions of           OpsDamageAssessment
             35      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388
                                                   ri.com         model.                                         feature added to model.

                                                                  Per comments from Ron Langhelm need Needs clarification and                TBD 2007-09-10 TB Discussed; are there any descriptions or specifications for
                                                 sgrise@es        to add Addressable Light Meters to  discussion; deferred for               these?
             34      Grise      Steve   ESRI               388
                                                   ri.com         model.                              resolution in the next
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                                                                  Per Joe Toland's list, a number of
                                                                  operational needs are not addressed well     5) SME forum required
                                                                  in the current model.                        after GDM v2 release
                                                                  5. Under Shelters and Victim relocation –    7) Superfund/Hazmat will
                                                                  some of the data required should be          be included in V2.0 EPA
                                                                  discussed further to ensure that the         vector air missions
                                                                  information needs are addressed in the       requires an SME forum
                                                                  data model.                                  8) TB Discussed
                                                                  7. Incorporation of EPA Vector Control Air   11) Blue Roof and Debris
                                                                  Missions and Superfund Sites/Hazmat          Area features added to
                                                                  should be discussed. Some of this has        EMScopeFeature other
                                                                  been considered previously but a more        feature subtypes note:
                                                                  specific discussion is needed.               need attribution developed
                                                 sgrise@es        8. DRC - not sure if this is a new type of   in a SME forum.
            33b      Grise      Steve   ESRI
                                                   ri.com         Emergency Facility or if it falls into an    17) SME forum for offshore
                                                                  existing type                                Oil industry after v2.0
                                                                  11. Blue Roof and Debris missions            release; add terminals and
                                                                  should be included in Emergency              pipelines in v2.0 from HSIP
                                                                  Operations; needs more discussion            v2.0; v1.2 of model has
                                                                  17. Offshore oil and industry section        FishFarmHatchery instead
                                                                  should be discussed. I don’t think the       of general fisheries; an
                                                                  “Fisheries” industry may have been           SME forum may be
                                                                  defined in a way that makes operational      required for additional
                                                                  sense here.                                  content detail.




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                                                                  Per Joe Toland's list, a number of                                         TBD -- Except for USAR grid cell (which is done).
                                                                  operational needs are not addressed well     1) This is not a raster       2007-09-10 TODO:
                                                                  in the current model.                        exchange model                1) This is not a raster exchange model
                                                                  1. More spec work on the types of raster     2) temporaryHousing was       2) Added TemporaryInfrastructureUse as subtype of EM Resource; add
                                                                  datasets described                           added to                      TemporaryUsePurpose CodeList with housing, morgue, ... as entries;
                                                                  2. Potential Temporary Housing Sites -       EmergencyFacility code list   added TemporaryInfrastructureUse.purpose TemporaryusePurpose attribute;
                                                                  could consider under Emergency               in v1.2. In v2 we will add    allows temporary reuse of infrastructure for EM operations See item 156.
                                                                  Operations dataset, either a status of       TemporaryInfrastructureUs     5) TB Discussed - see 33b
                                                                  EmergencyFacility or a new feature class     e as subtype of EM            6b-e) No additional info provided; recommend no GDM changes
                                                                  3. Common USAR Grid                          Resource; add                 7) TB Discussed - see 33b
                                                                  4. Under Shelters and Victim relocation      TemporaryUsePurpose           8) TB Discussed - see 33b
                                                                  there are several types of facilities        CodeList with housing,        10) No additional info provided; recommend no GDM changes
                                                                  identified - could consider under            morgue, ... as entries; add   11) TB Discussed - see 33b
                                                                  Emergency Operations dataset, either a       TemporaryInfrastructureUs     13) NIMS Personnel categories added to v1.2 of model
                                                                  status of EmergencyFacility or a new         e.purpose                     14) Supplies added as type of Resource for assignment to facilities and operations
                                                 sgrise@es        feature class                                TemporaryusePurpose           added to v1.2 of model
            33a      Grise      Steve   ESRI
                                                   ri.com         5. Under Shelters and Victim relocation –    attribute; allows temporary   16) In v1.2, Infrastructure base class has serviceArea attribute; Recommend
                                                                  some of the data required should be          reuse of infrastructure for   adding estimatedEnd : DateTime to EMComponent (inherited by OpsDamageZone)
                                                                  discussed further to ensure that the         EM operations See item        17) v1.2 of model has FishFarmHatchery instead of general fisheries
                                                                  information needs are addressed in the       156.                          18) Add EvacuationStatus Object type with timeStamp, status, count attributes;
                                                                  data model.                                  3). OpsUSARGridCell           Composition relationship between Evacuation and EvacuationStatus
                                                                  6. Under Transportation there are several    feature added to v 1.2 of
                                                                  new Operational Data needs to be             model
                                                                  considered:                                  4). Emergency facility
                                                                  a. Boundaries of significant damage          includes several status
                                                                  b. Salvage Plan                              attributes
                                                                  c. Ports closure                             5) SME forum required
                                                                  d. Stranded vessels                          after GDM v2 release - see
                                                                  e. Stranded Vehicles                         33b
                                                                  7. Incorporation of EPA Vector Control Air   6a. See
                                                                  Missions and Superfund Sites/Hazmat          OpsDamangeZone in
                                                                  should be discussed. Some of this has        HLSOperations




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                                                                  I applaud the effort and appreciate the          Thank you for the
                                                                  opportunity to respond. As a state               comments. You are
                                                                  coordinator we review a number of                correct that the intended
                                                                  proposed standards from the eyes of a            audience is the vendor
                                                                  local. Though this model is technically          community We are trying,
                                                                  sound with minor modifications its               however, to make the
                                                                  implementation and acceptance will be a          documentation more
                                                                  challenge. Section 8 specifically mentions       "readable" to other
                                                                  the implementation guidance being                geospatial professionals.
                                                                  targeted at vendors. I believe it will be a
                                                                  challenge to get current GIS
                                                                  implementers engaged in using the
                                                                  model. That is to say, state and local
                                         Arkans
                                                                  entities with long standing GIS systems
                                           as
                                                                  may be the hardest to “convert”. It is
                                         Geogr learon.dal
                                                                  unclear to me who the audience will
             32      Dalby      Learon    aphic by@arkan
                                                                  ultimately be. Attempting to ETL local or
                                         Inform sas.gov
                                                                  state data to this model would be
                                          ation
                                                                  extremely challenging for the average
                                         Office
                                                                  user. Keeping this in mind I offer a few
                                                                  basic comments.

                                                                  1. It is not likely that most (state & locals)
                                                                  will read this large of a document. The
                                                                  sheer volume is intimidating even though
                                                                  a lot of the content is repetitive. This is
                                                                  not as big an issue if the target is the
                                                                  vendor community.
                                                                  2. It is doubtful that the average user
                                                                  (true data creators (state and local level))
                                                                  will be able to read, comprehend and
                                                                  implement the model as it is presented. --




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                                                                                                                  Thank you for your
                                                                      This comment and views are my own and       comments. Other
                                                                      not those of the agency I work, though      commenters have
                                                                      the reader can decide on their own which    commented on the need
                                                                      ones it appears DHS does in fact            for additional USAR
                                                                      support.                                    constructs.

                                                                      Page 403 – Search and Rescue Area.
                                                                      Do not precede the National Grid
                                                                      reference with any of the versions of
                                                                      Longitude/Latitude. Use only, for any
                                                                      user interface, the standard -US National
                                                                      Grid for two-dimensional spatial
                                                                      referencing.

                                                     mwhitney1        This White House, almost five years ago,
            31     Whitney          Mark   Private             403
                                                     @aol.com         termed USNG "one of the three most
                                                                      important immediate steps that the
                                                                      Government could take to improve
                                                                      homeland security." Recommend that
                                                                      DHS GDM support critical operational
                                                                      needs search and rescue and beyond by
                                                                      not only including USNG, but making it a
                                                                      prominent feature, thereby also
                                                                      supporting the leadership of the
                                                                      President and his Science Advisor, as
                                                                      well the current and past Secretaries for
                                                                      Homeland Security who have put pen to
                                                                      paper with their signatures encouraging
                                                                      states and locals to understand the
                                                                      importance of the USNG standard (State
                                                                      and Local Grants Guidance ’05-’06).
                                                                      I believe we need a data dictionary and/or Hyperlinks in Enterprise    See new Enterprise Architech HTML model publication form to be used in
                                                 kimberly.lo          taxonomy to expedite the model review      Architect HTML              subsequent releases of model documentation.
                                           DHS/G huis@ass             process.                                   representation of the GDM
            30      Lohuis     Kimberly
                                            MO ociates.dh                                                        and its class diagrams will
                                                    s.gov                                                        facilitate the model review
                                                                                                                 process.




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                                                                    The PDF file itself indicated that it is        Thank you for your      Model XMI provided to commentor.
                                                                    incomplete on major transportation              comments. Other
                                                                    components. So we found the document            commenters have
                                                                    on paper less helpful to transportation         commented on the need
                                                                    professionals, unless DHS/this group            for additional USAR
                                                                    provides the complete model for                 constructs.
                                                                    discussion or review.

                                                                    There have been many data models
                                                                    developed in the past, i.e., SFS by
                                                                    OpenGIS, UNETRANS by ESRI, Data
                                                                    Exchange Standards by USDOT/BTS,
                                                                    SDTS by USGS, and most complete on
                                                                    transportation by European CEN/BSI
                                           USDO                     standard organizations. Please make
                                                  Alan.Rao
                                           T/RITA                   references to existing standards including
            29       Rao            Alan          @VOLPE.
                                           Volpe                    the TransModel version 5.1 on Reference
                                                  DOT.GOV
                                           Center                   Data Model for Public Transport.

                                                                    If the only purpose for DHS' model is to
                                                                    build a geodatabase that meets DHS'
                                                                    own needs, the draft document should at
                                                                    least identify the objects/attributes are
                                                                    security sensitive. Searching the entire
                                                                    document, all objects are flagged with the
                                                                    keyword "Unrestricted." Many of objects
                                                                    in some domains are loosely connected
                                                                    or have no relationship to objects in the
                                                                    package. See Rail Package on Page 72.
                                                                    No mention about the logic behind track
                                                                    circuits, switch, siding, tunnel, bridge,
                                                                    signal territory, and other critical railroad




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                                                                  From the FGDC Framework Introduction         Geographic Names                Previous Resolution was "DHS is not prepared to maintain unique, permanent
                                                                  and Guide (See:                              Identification System           feature identifiers at this time for all geospatial features. The issue needs to be
                                                                  http://www.fgdc.gov/framework/handbook       (GNIS) identifiers, names,      revisited in coordination with GNIS implementation of these items."
                                                                  /components)                                 and location points have
                                                                  Permanent Feature Identification             been included as optional       2007-09-10 Proposal:
                                                                  Codes Each occurrence of a feature is        attributes of the base          1) Policy Recommendation: DHS commits to creating and managing globally
                                                                  assigned a unique, permanent feature         feature class in version 1.2    unique identifiers when none are provided by external source data steward;
                                                                  identification code. This code provides      of the GDM to address this
                                                                  a key through which users can associate      issue. They are optional
                                                                  framework data with their own data,          because not all feature
                                                                  serves as a tracking mechanism for           data exchanged via this
                                                                  transactional updates, and links             model will include these
                                                                  representations of a feature at different    identifiers. Values for
                                               Michael.P.         resolutions and across different areal       these attributes should be
                                         USGS/
            28       Lee       Michael         Lee@dhs.           extents. Once assigned, the permanent        provided for features that
                                          DHS
                                                  gov             feature identification code does not         have been registered with
                                                                  change unless the feature undergoes a        GNIS. See Item 66, 125
                                                                  substantial change -- for example, a road    In v2 of GDM:
                                                                  is destroyed or a river becomes a            1) Model Change: add
                                                                  reservoir. The feature identification code   isGloballyUnique boolean
                                                                  provides a consistent method of              to NIEM Identifier
                                                                  identifying units of framework data.         DataType;
                                                                  Comment: There are only three (3)            2) Model Change: require
                                                                  mentions of unique, permanent feature        that at least one
                                                                  identification codes in this model -one in   Object.identifier have
                                                                  base map and two in bridge structures.       isGloballyUnique = true.
                                                                  Unique, permanent feature identification
                                                                  code needs to be incorporated in this
                                                                  model, throughout.
                                                                  Model should adhere to the ISO 11179         ISO 19115 Metadata is           Previous Resolution was "Under negotiation with the DHS Enterprise Data
                                                                  standard for data description and            included in the NIEM            Management Office"
                                                                  metadata.                                    Geospatial components.
                                                                                                               The FGDC CSDGM                  2007-09-10 Request GMO guidance on whether 11179 DMO project active, if in
                                                                                                               metadata profile of 19115       scope for GDM
                                                                                                               will not be published in
                                                                                                               time for inclusion in version   There is no DHS-wide Metadata registry project underway at present. NIEM plays
                                               Robert.L.P
                                                                                                               1.2 of the GDM. Additional      that role to some extent. So for EA practice, there is no catalog or metadata
            27      Phillips    Robert   DHS CG hillips@us
                                                                                                               data description, metadata,     registry. GDM Data model is "11170-aware" already. Revisit issue for V3.0 to see
                                                   cg.mil
                                                                                                               and creation of feature         if DHS Metadata Registry has been implemented.
                                                                                                               taxonomies may be
                                                                                                               developed and
                                                                                                               implemented for
                                                                                                               subsequent GDM
                                                                                                               versions.

                                                                  Finally, what is the timeframe DHS is        This model is based on      Previous Resolution was "See Executive Summary. Model revision timelines are
                                                                  looking at to develop this model. Is there   FGDC Framework,             indeterminate at this time (Dec 13, 2006)."
                                          NASA
                                                                  a current model that this work will be       National Information
                                         Geosci
                                                                  based on?                                    Exchange Model (NIEM),
                                          ences nadinesa
                                                                                                               Project Bluebook, and the
            26      Alameh      Nadine   Interop @mobilap
                                                                                                               FEMA Multi-Hazard model.
                                         erabilit s.com
                                                                                                               As of January 17, 2007,
                                            y
                                                                                                               version 1.2 of the model is
                                          Office
                                                                                                               scheduled for release April
                                                                                                               30, 2007.




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                                          NASA                    Does this effort relate at all to the NIEM       Yes.
                                         Geosci                   effort as described at http://niem.gov/?
                                          ences nadinesa
            25      Alameh      Nadine   Interop @mobilap
                                         erabilit s.com
                                            y
                                          Office
                                                                  What type of geospatial data will this           NSDI data themes are part
                                          NASA                    model cover (are there any pre-defined           of this model. Hurricane
                                         Geosci                   categories you can point us to, or are you       and weather related data is
                                          ences nadinesa          planning to base it on the NSDI data             included as static features.
            24      Alameh      Nadine   Interop @mobilap         themes?) Any information on that regard
                                         erabilit s.com           will be greatly appreciated. In particular,
                                            y                     we are curious as to whether this model
                                          Office                  will include hurricane and other weather-
                                                                  related data
                                                                  I noticed that for critical facilities (page     Casino is accomodated as
                                                                  364+ in the draft plan found on the              a point feature in the
                                                                  www.fgdc.gov <http://www.fgdc.gov/>              model as public attractions
                                         Tulalip
                                                                  web site) there is no variable/ structural       and landmark buildings. A
                                         Tribes,
                                                                  domain for tribal casinos or casinos             "Site Plan Link" is
                                         Office
                                                                  generally. Tribal casinos are essential          accomodated.
                                            of   gbcoil@co
            23       Coil       Glenn                      364+   critical facilities for tribal nations serving
                                         Emerg mcast.net
                                                                  as the economic base of many Tribal
                                          ency
                                                                  communities and surrounding regions.
                                         Manag
                                         ement
                                                                  Thus I think it is vital that these critical
                                                                  facilities be identified and included in the
                                                                  DHS Geospatial Data Model.
                                                                  Seven days within which to promote this Agree.
                                                                  document to the people in the field who
                                         DHS /
                                                                  will actually implement it is obviously
                                         FEMA jo.jordon
             22     Jordan          Jo                            insufficient (note the list of over 100 email
                                         Region @dhs.gov
                                                                  recipients who received notification today
                                           II
                                                                  – over one month after the requested
                                                                  response deadline).
                                         DHS /                    Seven days is insufficient time within        Agree.
                                         FEMA jo.jordon           which to review a 403 page technical
             21     Jordan          Jo
                                         Region @dhs.gov          document and give it the detailed
                                           II                     attention it deserves.
                                                                  Difficulty in Use.                                                              "O" stands for optional. New documentation will be in HTML with data dictionary
                                                                  A. The pages with columnar field                                                linked to diagrams and should aid in readability in future version.
                                                                  descriptions lack headers (indicating what
                                                                  the subject matter below is in reference
                                                                  to) on each page. When developing
                                                                  such a lengthy document, indicators to let
                                                                  the reader know what area of the book
                                                                  they are within are absolutely necessary.
                                         DHS /
                                                                  i. Try a word search on “Fire” and then
                                         FEMA jo.jordon
             20     Jordan          Jo                            figure out what parts of the document the
                                         Region @dhs.gov
                                                                  item is referenced in.
                                           II
                                                                  B. Electronic versions of this document
                                                                  should have the capability of mouse-over
                                                                  references and internal hyperlinks
                                                                  embedded within it.
                                                                         i.  The authors have obviously
                                                                  been working with this book for months,
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                                                                  Incident code lists appear to be the same Add "Other Unspecified".
                                                                  as those listed in the proposed              Bluebook Fcode lists
                                                                  emergency management icons. Attempts needs review.
                                                                  to make this list a comprehensive
                                                                  compilation of potential classifications
                                                                  has made it both restrictive (no
                                                                  allowances for something not on the list)
                                                                  as well as unwieldy (hundreds of
                                                                  extremely specific classifications).
                                                                  Amtrak has recently lost power due to
                                                                  poor infrastructure for the third time,
                                                                  stranding thousands of passengers in a
                                                                  precarious location. No accident has
                                         DHS /           388-     occurred. No hijacking has occurred.
                                         FEMA jo.jordon 389/3     However, a simple “rail incident” definition
             19     Jordan          Jo
                                         Region @dhs.gov 92-      is not allowed.
                                           II            399      If a portion of track had collapsed, and
                                                                  the train was stopped a few miles before
                                                                  reaching that site, would not the location
                                                                  of the track collapse be the
                                                                  “RailAccident”? What would the location
                                                                  of the train be defined as?
                                                                  Clarification of the relationships between
                                                                  these items on pages 391, 393 and 398
                                                                  would be of assistance. It appears that
                                                                  the feature description can only be pulled
                                                                  from its associated code list. If this is
                                                                  untrue, is not clear.


                                                                  Page 391 – Search and Rescue block.           See resolution to Item 16.
                                                                  Precede the NationalGrid reference with
                                                                  Longitude, Latitude and Z-coordinate
                                                                  references.
                                                                  During actual Search and Rescue
                                                                  operations, Long/Lat coordinate pairs are
                                                                  the most universal methodology for
                                                                  referencing a precise location (when not
                                                                  using a verbal definition, e.g.: “the A-side
                                         DHS /
                                                                  basement of Sears”). USNG info is not
                                         FEMA jo.jordon
             18     Jordan          Jo                     391    readily available in helicopter or airplane
                                         Region @dhs.gov
                                                                  navigation systems, nor on the majority of
                                           II
                                                                  rescue boats, nor the majority of GPS
                                                                  units currently in use, nor has the use of it
                                                                  yet been taught in core curriculum for
                                                                  First Responders.
                                                                  Use of the USNG is a proposed
                                                                  COMPLEMENT to the use of coordinate
                                                                  systems. It does not and is not capable
                                                                  of supplanting them.

                                                                  Page 391 – Search and Rescue block.         Add "Location Description"
                                         DHS /
                                                                  Include a LocationDescription field for the to "BB Feature".
                                         FEMA jo.jordon
             17     Jordan          Jo                     391    inclusion of free text descriptions. (See
                                         Region @dhs.gov
                                                                  item #4a above.)
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                                                                  Page 403 – Search and Rescue Area.       The National Grid            Jo- Are there other standard search and rescue systems that should be
                                                                  Precede the NationalGrid reference with  reference in the GDM v1.1 incorporated into the model?
                                                                  Longitude, Latitude and Z-coordinate     document (line 325, Table -
                                                                  references. (See item #4 above.)         Operations) is a data
                                                                                                           element that exists in
                                                                  Additionally, the complexity of this topic is
                                                                  compounded by the fact that squared      addition to the lat/long
                                                                  grids DO NOT WORK in either an           capability of the base class
                                                                  urbanized environment nor over           called "BB Feature".
                                                                  technically difficult terrain.           Please see page 391,
                                                                      i.   URBAN Search Areas – As         where the inheritance
                                                                  developed by local first responders.     relationship is indicated. A
                                                                  Typically asymmetrical regions.          USAR grid cell attribute
                                                                                                           has been added, as
                                                                      ii.  COMPLEX Search Areas –          optional, to the Search and
                                         DHS /                    Frequently asymmetrical as they account Rescue data attributes. It
                                         FEMA jo.jordon           for extreme changes in elevation and     is derived from
             16     Jordan          Jo                     403
                                         Region @dhs.gov          physical search barriers.                "OperationsFeature" which
                                           II                                                              may have any geometry, a
                                                                      iii.  WATER Covered Search Areas polygon may be used to
                                                                  – (Vessels lost at sea, inundated areas, define an irregular "grid"
                                                                  etc.) Use of the USNG is one of many     cell. Elevation is already
                                                                  options available; however, the lack of  included as part of the
                                                                  universal acceptance is a hindrance.     definition of GMPoint.
                                                                  (See item #4a above.)

                                                                      iv.   RURAL Search Areas –
                                                                  (Forested areas, farm acreage, etc.) Use
                                                                  of the USNG is one of many options
                                                                  available; however, the lack of universal
                                                                  acceptance is a hindrance. (See item
                                                                  #4a above.) Rural search areas may
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                                                                  Future Upgrade: Temporal Values.              All expiration dates in      Open. The modeling team will incorporate these temporal metadata features for
                                                                  Noted and congratulated: Considerable         model will be made the       the appropriate geospatial features. Modeling team will bring a first draft to the
                                                                  preparatory work has already been             DateWithQualification data   Content Sub-Group for review. NIEM data definitions will be leveraged as
                                                                  conducted in this area.                       type from NIEM in version    appropriate. Look to Total Asset Visibility work done by FEMA for guidance.
                                                                  The inclusion of data aspects that refer to   2 of the GDM
                                                                  time are becoming increasingly, urgently,     Note: timeout expiration     2007-09-10 email request for TAV technical docs;
                                                                  required. Of the nine core types of           periods for WFS and other     TAV is 25k+ Simplex boxes from Orbit 1 with GPS; wake up every 17 min, send
                                                                  geospatial elements, field temporal           web services are             here I am position string, timestamp, ID; GeoDecisions IRRIS.com satellite
                                                                  information is experiencing greatest          expressed as seconds, not    reception; information matched with logistics; Army Surface Deploy Trans
                                                                  demand in the categories of:                  as dates.                    Command; do we want this in GDM, perhaps as TAVMessage data type
                                                                  Observation; Mobile Object; Route and                                      associated with EM Resource? TB Discussed for version 3
                                                                  Alert (See page 14, DHS GDM v1.1).
                                                                     i.   While GML has not yet                                              GPS Signal specs deal with correlating UTC time with GPS time; GPS time is out of
                                                                  implemented temporal data (See DHS                                         scope for GDM.
                                         DHS /                    GEM page 107, #131 DomainSet),                                             Could not find two expiryDates in v1.2 model;
                                         FEMA jo.jordon           continued preparation is necessary.                                         OpsAlertArea.expiryDate : Date
             15     Jordon          Jo                     14
                                         Region @dhs.gov                                                                                      WFS GetCapabilities, GetFeature, GetFeatureWithLock,
                                           II                     Date and time fields may need to be                                        GetGMLObject.traverseXlinkExpiry : PositiveInteger (seconds)
                                                                  separated (e.g.: repetitive daily Open                                     GetFeatureWithLock.expiry : PositiveInteger (seconds) LockFeature.expiry :
                                                                  and Closed access times for a restricted                                   PositiveInteger (seconds)
                                                                  site).                                                                      There is no apparent conflict between use of expiry periods in seconds specified
                                                                  Items with “Effective Dates” frequently                                    by OGC/ISO WFS spec
                                                                  also need “Ending Dates”.                                                  and OpsAlertArea.expiryDate specified as a Date.
                                                                  “ExpiryDate” has two incompatible
                                                                  definitions in this document.                                              2007-10-02 Identifier.expirationDate DateWithQualification
                                                                                                                                             EMSSupplies.expirationDate Date
                                                                                                                                             PipelineInterconnection.expiration String

                                                                                                                                             2007-12-04
                                                                                                                                             Second expiryDate was Identifier.expiryDate : DateWithQualification "A date an
                                                                                                                                             identifier is no longer valid." sorry I missed it before
                                                                                                                                             OpsAlertArea.expiryDate : changed to DateWithQualification "Expiry time of the




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                                                                   A quick review of the document indicates    Don, the Sub-Group            2007-09-10 Model additions have been repeatedly solicited from Mr. Campbell.
                                                                   that an import data element,                would like to know if the     TODO: Seek DHS guidance on whether DHS wants to review referenced
                                                                   telecommunications, is missing from the     FCC has an existing data      documentation for development of GDM additions.
                                                                   data model. At the Federal                  model that could provide      2007-10-09 Asked Mr. Campbell to review new HSIP v2 telecommunications
                                                                   Communications Commissions (FCC)            specific additional content   features derived from FCC sources and provide corrections or additions ... no reply
                                                                   <www.fcc.gov> telecommunication             for the model? Mike Lee       to date
                                                                   services are divided into four areas of     to work with Don Campbell     So the HSIP additions are enough for now.
                                                                   licensing: International Bureau (IB),       on how to use interactive     For next version of GDM, need data models from DHS NCS.
                                                                   Media Bureau (MB), Wireless                 html tool for v1.2.
                                                                   Telecommunications Bureau (WTB), and
                                                                   Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB). The
                                                                   International Bureau handles satellite
                                                                   communications (earth and space
                                          FCC/O
                                                                   stations), the Media Bureau handles AM,
                                          ffice of
                                                                   FM, TV and cable television services; the
                                          Engine donald.ca
                                                                   Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
             14     Cambell         Don    ering mpbell@fc
                                                                   handles private, common carrier and non-
                                            and c.gov
                                                                   federal government services and the
                                          Techn
                                                                   Wireline Competition Bureau handles
                                           ology
                                                                   wire switched communications systems.

                                                                   I should note that the FCC authority to
                                                                   govern telecommunications systems is
                                                                   limited to non-Federal Government
                                                                   facilities. Federal Government facilities
                                                                   are administered by National
                                                                   Telecommunications and Information
                                                                   Administration’s Interdepartmental Radio
                                                                   Advisory Committee (IRAC) <
                                                                   www.ntia.doc.gov/osmhome/irac.html>, a
                                                                   component of the U. S. Department of
                                                                   Commerce.




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                                                                         The data model does not allow features   The logical data model will
                                                                         and/or their attributes to be coded with account for the need to
                                                                                                                  capture “instance
                                                                         data security or handling caveats. This is
                                                                         important if there is any desire to      metadata” that can declare
                                                                         segregate sensitive or classified data   the data security and
                                                                         elements from non-sensitive data. If     handling caveats
                                                                         partner data is to be Extracted, Trans-  associated with the
                                                                         formed and Loaded using                  “instance data.” The term
                                                                         implementations of this data model, the  “instance metadata” is
                                                                         ETL process is the opportunity, while    being used in this context
                                                                         working with the data own-ers, to        distinguish this kind of
                                                                                                                  metadata from the
                                                                         determine the sensitivity of data elements
                                                                         and code them appropriately.             metadata used to describe
                                                                         Accordingly, work will have to be        the data model which
                                                                         accomplished to define the various levelsincludes artifacts such as
                                                 Michael.P.
                                                                                                                  the logical data model,
                                                                         of sensitivity (i.e., PCII, Classified, SBU,
             13       Lee        Mike USGS/DHS   Lee@dhs.
                                                                         Unclassified,…), Maybe this is a task fordata dictionary and
                                                      gov
                                                                         the FGDC HSWG.                           business rules. The
                                                                                                                  “instance metadata” is the
                                                                                                                  data used in operational
                                                                                                                  data processing such as
                                                                                                                  that needed to manage
                                                                                                                  data that is sensitive and
                                                                                                                  classified. The content
                                                                                                                  subcommittee will depend
                                                                                                                  solely on the work done by
                                                                                                                  the Homeland Security
                                                                                                                  Sensitive But Unclassified
                                                                                                                  (SBU) Working Group for
                                                                                                                  SBU metadata
                                                                                                                  specifications. For higher
                                                                                                                  levels of security
                                 The following comment is based on Version 1.0 of the DHS Geospatial Data Model distributed to the FGDC Homeland Security Working Group, Content Subgroup
                                                                         This Version 1.0 of the DHS GDM          Version 1.1 of the DHS
                                                                         contains too much content related to the GDM released June 6,
                                                 Robert.L.P              DHS National Information Exchange        2006.
             12     Phillips         DHS Coast Guard
                                Robert           hillips@us              Model (NIEM). Please remove
                                                    cg.mil               extraneous references to the NIEM and
                                                                         release a Version 1.1 of the
                                                                         documentation.
            The following comments are based on a one page summary of the DHS Geospatial Data Model that was distributed to the FGDC Coordination Group




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                                                                      Business Requirements:                        See V1.1 of the model.
                                                                      - Leverage Existing Data Models:              SOA is Services Oriented
                                                                            from where? from whom? what type        Architecture. OPSEC
                                                                      of data model?                                concerns: data model is
                                                                           will they be working with other          accessible, not necessarily
                                                                      federals, states, locals, or commercial       the data.
                                                                      folks?
                                                                           what about authoritative data source
                                                                      information?
                                                                      - Must be publicly accessible:
                                                                           what will available? the data model,
                                                                      meta data and/ or the data sets?
                                                                      - enable ETL with partners - what about
                                                                      other federal agencies/depts?
                                            BLM                       - what about locating existing data sets
                                            Data barb_kett            rather than recreating?
             11       Kett          Barb
                                           Archite @blm.gov           - What is SOA? Is it Service Oriented
                                             ct                       Architecture? This should be spelled out
                                                                      to be clear.

                                                                      Technical approach
                                                                      - doing UML and ER: is there
                                                                      functionality that goes with the data or is
                                                                      this just data? if just data how does a
                                                                      class diagram help?
                                                                      - what will be XML? the data sets?
                                                                      - what will be publicly accessible? All of
                                                                      the data? Part of the data? If you put all
                                                                      of the data together that DHS will need
                                                                      the cumulative effect will make it sensitive
                                                                      at the very least. One stop shopping for
                                                                      OPSEC.
                                                                      Deb Green, FWS National GIS                  Thank you.
                                                                      Coordinator, and I have reviewed the
                                                                      attached DHS Geospatial Data Model
                                                     Barb_Whit
                                                                      Summary Report. We both concur with
             10      White          Barb   FWS       e@fws.go
                                                                      the proposed Business Requirements for
                                                         v
                                                                      this new model and support the Technical
                                                                      Approach as described.

                                                                       Is there some reason why a phrase like       Good point. Will be
                                           Office
                                                                      "Provide a public list of relevant features   included in futre
                                            of Oil
                                                                      and attributes against which collection       communication about the
                                             and
                                                                      can be planned" was left out of the           model.
                                            Gas,
                                                                      requirements list?
                                           Energy
             9     Morehouse    David
                                           Inform
                                            ation
                                           Admini
                                           stratio
                                              n




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                                                                    Agreement on only the abstract model           “XML schemas, which is a
                                                                    (UML) would only get you so far, so I see      good start, but for what
                                                                    the suggestion of XML schemas, which is        purposes?”
                                                                    a good start, but for what purposes? I
                                                                    think you need to go further and explain       Development of an XML
                                                                    how the stakeholders will interact (or that    Schema specification that
                                                                    those details will be part of the guidance).   complements the data
                                                                    Will web services be used, or just ftp, or     requirements and
                                                                    CDs in the mail, or all three? Will            modeling of the logical
                                                                    standard OGC WFS interfaces be                 data model ensures that
                                                                    established? Where?                            information exchanges
                                                                    What is the format of the data to be ETL-      built on the LDM are
                                                                    ed? Where does transformation occur?           interoperable on the
                                                                    What does "XML schemas" mean - are             physical layer. This
                                           FGDC/                    these really GML application schemas?          development will be
                                            GSDI                                                                   forthcoming and will add
             8      Nebert          Doug
                                           Secret                   The point is that there is more than a list    significant value as a well-
                                            ariat                   of parts of standards at stake here, it is     defined data exchange
                                                                    an anticipated interaction of standards-       format.
                                                                    based information, hopefully using
                                                                    standards-based web services -- or
                                                                    maybe it's ftp -- but that level of
                                                                    architecture is important to tie these         “Will web services be
                                                                    standards together to support a spe-cific      used, or just ftp, or CDs in
                                                                    problem space. That becomes the most           the mail, or all three? Will
                                                                    useful part of the guidance: publicizing       standard OGC WFS
                                                                    the proper expectations for participating      interfaces be established?
                                                                    organi-zations and how the standards           Where?”
                                                                    interact to support the community
                                                                    mission.                                       These are good questions
                                                                                                                   pertaining to
                                                                    Maybe it's a progressive solution in that      implementation of the




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                                                                    In terms of lessons learned, we continue      Intentional use of model to
                                                                    to have people misinterpret the ANSI          be described in next
                                                                    Framework draft standards as to their         version. Sample use
                                                                    scope -which is to specify the structures     cases will be provided.
                                                                    by which people exchange data. We
                                                                    phrased it "Facilitate exchange" but one
                                                                    theme thought that meant provide
                                                                    metadata to assist exchange! Lesson: be
                                                                    absolutely clear and test-screen your
                                                                    statements and assertions early in the
                                                                    adoption/promotion process.

                                                                    In particular, the term "data model" has
                                           FGDC/                    many connotations so you need to be
                                            GSDI                    especially clear about the use(s) to which
             7      Nebert          Doug
                                           Secret                   this model will be applied. Is it to tell
                                            ariat                   people how their database looks? Is it to
                                                                    define an encoding (file format) for data
                                                                    transfer? Is it just advice as to what
                                                                    features and properties you are
                                                                    interested in? If it is all three, then you
                                                                    need to spell out the means by which one
                                                                    can assess compliance with the model, if
                                                                    that is possible, otherwise folks may claim
                                                                    to support the model but still have
                                                                    nothing interoperable to share.




                                                                    Suggest that this aligns well with the work Thank you for the
                                                                    we have been doing in OASIS on both         comment.
                                                                    common vocabularies (e.g. UBL) and
                                                                    also common mechanisms for ETL
                                                                    services - this includes the semantic
                                                                    registry work in OASIS RegRep and the
                                                                    OASIS CAM TC work that I per-sonally
                                                                    chair. There are also public open source
                                                                    implementations of both the Registry and
                                                                    the CAM specifications available.

                                           David                    I would suggest that in tandem with an
                                            RR                      ebXML Registry providing coordination
                                           Webbe                    and facilita-tion - hosting CAM services in
             6      Webber      David        r-                     front of the Geospatial exchanges to
                                           david                    ensure consistent information sharing
                                           @drrw.                   and updating.
                                            info
                                                                    I can provide more technical information
                                                                    on the functional capabilities this would
                                                                    enable on request. Strategically however
                                                                    - I'm see-ing that the ETL component you
                                                                    select should be both open standard and
                                                                    open license based to ensure the
                                                                    broadest access. Using the Registry /
                                                                    CAM combo would fulfill those needs.




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                                                                   Comment: In case it is relevant, do you         Thank you for the
                                                                   know about the "OpenGIS Catalog                 comment.
                                                                   Services ebRIM Profile of Catalog
                                                                   Service Web (CSW)" specification:

                                                                   http://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artif
                                          Sun.co                   act_id=12604
             5       Najmi      Farrukh
                                            m
                                                                   It defines how GIS data can be managed
                                                                   in an ebXML Registry. It is a draft
                                                                   normative spec that has passed public
                                                                   review and is awaiting final approval.


                                          FGDC/                    Comment: We need to get someone's            Agree. See version 1.2   Model Team has coordinated with Nancy on her concerns.
                                          Cadast nancy@fai         attention that the cadastral info the GIS    when it is released.
                                            ral    rview-          for the nation is not right and we can still
             4     Von Meyer    Nancy
                                          Subco industries.        correct it, we just need some help from
                                          mmitte    com            the inside and we are ready to help set it
                                             e                     right.
                                                                   Doug, I welcome your input, as always.                                See Item 1.
                                                                   As we mature the suite of abstract
                                                                   standards in the 19100 series, it will be
                                                                   gratifying to see them adopted in
                                                                   implementation profiles. It appears to me
                                                                   that the DHS is undertaking to define just
                                                                   such an implementation profile (based on
                                                                   the FEA Geospatial Profile). Isn't it true
                                                                   that implementation profiles must go
                                                                   beyond the abstract specifications of the
                                                                   ISO documents (which define metadata
                                                                   and abstract models) and actually
                                                                   provide definitions of the expected
                                                                   geospatial data content. For example, we
                                                Kevin.S.M          wouldn't expect to see "mac-adam" or
                                          ERDC-
                                                ullane@er          "tarmac" in those tables below the UML
             3      Mullane     Kevin      TEC-
                                                dc.usace.          diagrams in ISO 19100. My guess is that
                                            VA
                                                 army.mil          DHS will find themselves managing
                                                                   thousands of concepts as potential data
                                                                   entities - features and attributes. The
                                                                   painful experience I am accumulating in
                                                                   taking on such a task for the Army
                                                                   recommends a well-founded approach
                                                                   such as outlined in 19135.

                                                                   What is not clear from the proposal is the
                                                                   scope of the standardization effort, but it
                                                                   appears to have elements of
                                                                   implementation. Because it is building
                                                                   upon the ANSI Framework standards
                                                                   (that have UML and GML application
                                                                   schemas) there is much promise in




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                                                                             This may be true Kevin, but the format of                            See Item 1.
                                                                             the tables that follow the UML diagrams
                                                                             in ISO and ANSI standards are what they
                                                                             mean by 'data dictionaries', and the
                                                                             columns of those DD tables come from
                                                                             11179. That is all I think they were trying
                                                                             to mean.

                                                                             The development of a data element
                                           FGDC/                             register is interesting but probably less
                                            GSDI                             useful than a feature catalog (19110). An
             2       Nebert         Doug
                                           Secret                            XML expression of the 19110 feature
                                            ariat                            catalog is being developed to support
                                                                             19139 so there may be a way to structure
                                                                             and share this information as a
                                                                             companion to the metadata.
                                                                             Unfortunately, 19135 doesn't explain how
                                                                             one implements or
                                                                             accesses a register in standard ways so
                                                                             the testable outcomes of following 19135
                                                                             are not yet clear.

                                                                             Replace “Document and deliver”…[a]        ISO 19135 "specifies       Robin Fegeas will investigate.
                                                                             “Data Dictionary following FGDC           procedures to be followed
                                                                             Guidance and ISO 11179-3.” With           in establishing,
                                                                             “Document and deliver”… [a] “Data         maintaining, and
                                                                             Dictionary following FGDC Guidance and    publishing registers of
                                                                             ISO 19135.”                               unique, unambiguous and
                                                                                                                       permanent identifiers and
                                                                             Rationale: ISO 19135 normatively          meanings that are
                                                                             references both 19115 and 11179-3.        assigned to items of
                                                                             ISO 19135 is built upon 1179, yet goes    geographic information."
                                                                             well beyond 11179. It provides            The GDM is not a registry
                                                 Kevin.S.M
                                           ERDC-                             considerable guidance in the              of geographic information;
                                                 ullane@er
             1       Mullane      Kevin     TEC-                1    4    43 management of registries and              it is a data model
                                                 dc.usace.
                                             VA                              establishes principles of registration of (application schema) for
                                                  army.mil
                                                                             geospatial information concepts.          the exchange of
                                                                             Furthermore, 19135 aligns with the        geographic information. A
                                                                             approach to metadata that is otherwise    registry of GDM data is
                                                                             defined in 19110 and 19115. Moreover, within the scope of 19139,
                                                                             the FEA Geospatial Profile identifies     but the GDM itself is not.
                                                                             19135 as a suitable standard for use and Suggestion rejected.
                                                                             the National System for Geospatial-
                                                                             Intelligence (NSG) geospatial data
                                                                             architecture is being defined in
                                                                             accordance with 19135.


                                                                             I have questions regarding inclusion,
                                                                             characterization, and representation of
                                                                             nuclear/radiological hazards (intentional
                                                                             and unitentional) and protective actions
                                                                             (exclusion and/or embargo zones or
                                                                             areas). Are these under the "human"
                   Miller      Keith                millerk@oem.doe.gov      hazard category?




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In addition to specific comments received from the FGDC Cadastral Subcommittee (which are
included in the Comments Tab) the following additional comments have been provided.

Cadastral Standard Review Team
Bob Ader
Paula Langley
Linda Rickettes
Dennis Walworth
Nancy von Meyer

These are some definitions for the survey system types that may assist you in your

ASSESSOR PLAT - An Assessor Plat is a survey and description of one or more areas of
land owned by two or more persons in severalty that is ordered to be done by a governing
body with property taxation authority for the purpose of making sufficient and accurate
determination of assessment, taxation, or tax title. The rules for Assessor Plats are defined

CEMETERY - A Cemetery divides the land into lots and rights-of-way. State law controls the
rules for Cemetery Plats, which describe the extent of lots and rights-of-way.

CONDOMINIUM - A Condominium Plat is a map and description of rights to land or space
that are defined by State law and contain allocated interests, common elements, and
independent use units. State law defines the laws governing the creation, survey, and

FARM LOT - A Farm Lot is an elongated lot that occurs outside the Public Land Survey
System on lands that were occupied prior to survey. These lots are generally elongated and
generally run perpendicular to a body of water, such as a river.

FRENCH LONG LOT - A French Long Lot is an elongated lot that occurs outside the Public
Land Survey System on lands that were occupied prior to survey and established by the
French explorers and traders. These lots are generally elongated and generally run

GRANT OF LAND - Grants of Land are areas of land to which title has been confirmed or
conferred to any person or organization by the U.S. for a particular reason or purpose.

HOMESTEAD ENTRY - A Homestead Entry is an entry under the U.S. land laws for the
purpose of acquiring title to a portion of the public domain under the Homestead Laws. A
Homestead Entry Survey is a metes and bounds survey entered under the Act of June 11,
1906 as amended that describes the Homestead Entry.

INDIAN ALLOTMENT - An Indian Allotment is an allocation of a parcel of public lands or
Indian Reservation lands to a Native American for his or her individual use. Indian Allotments
are identified by either a name or a number.
LAND GRANT - A Land Grant is an areas of land to which title was conferred by a
predecessor government and confirmed by the U.S. Government after the territory in which it
is situated was acquired by the U.S.

MINERAL SURVEY - A Mineral Survey is a survey of one or more lode claims, placer claims,
or mill sites with all their notes and plats. This type of survey is executed by a U.S. Mineral
Surveyor for the purposes of marking the legal boundaries of mining claims on the public
domain. Mineral Surveys are identified by number. Mineral surveys may be subdivided into

OHIO ORIGINAL SURVEY – Part of the Ohio original surveys

PLAT OF SURVEY - A Plat of Survey is a document prepared by a registered land survey for
the purposes of clarifying property boundaries, generating a legal description, or establishing
the location of improvements or topographical characteristics.

SEQUENCE CONVEYANCE - Sequence conveyances are those written deeds in which
junior and senior rights exist between adjoining parcels. In general sequential conveyances
come into being because of a lapse of time between successive conveyance instruments.
Another way these arise is from the sequential partition of large land holdings into separate

SMALL HOLDING CLAIM - A Small Holding Claim is an entry in which the entryman and his
or her predecessors of interest maintained continuous, adverse, actual, bona fide possession
of public lands for at least 20 years prior to BLM Cadastral Survey of the lands involved and is
covered by Acts of March 3, 1891 and June 15, 1922 as amended. Small Holding Claims are

SMALL TRACTS ACT - A Small Tracts Act Survey is a parcel of land surveyed under the
authority of the Small Tracts Act, Public Law 97-465, January 12, 1983. It applies to parcels
within the National Forest System which may be sold, exchanged, or interchanged. The
acreage of the parcels may be: (1) 40 acres or less when interspersed with adjacent lands not
in federal ownership, (2) 10 acres or less when encroached upon by color of title
improvements, or (3) Rights of way, reserved or acquired, which are no longer needed by the
federal government and are surrounded by lands not owned by the federal government.

SUBDIVISION - A Subdivision is a unit of land defined by a survey which is governed by
State subdivision law or local ordinance. A subdivision plat is a simultaneous conveyance
where all divisions of land within the subdivision plat have equal standing with each other.

SURVEY - A Survey is a measurement of the land recorded on a survey, map, that describes
areas of land and is completed by a State certified Registered Land Surveyor and filed

TEXAS LAND GRANT - A Texas Land Grant is grant of land made to a citizen of the nation
of Texas prior to Texas Statehood. It is governed by the laws of the State of Texas.
TOWNSITE - A Townsite is an area which has been segregated for urban development, often
subdivided into blocks which are further subdivided into lots. One type of townsite is a survey
of street and lot boundaries executed to segregate from public lands an area of land
qualifying under the townsite laws. Another type of Townsite may be a city subdivision.

UNITED STATES SURVEY - A United States Survey is a metes and bounds survey executed
to comply with one of various regulations for entry of public lands in Alaska. These surveys
are identified by a number or a letter-number designation.

				
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