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Appendix D Acronyms AIC Architecture and Infrastructure Committee ASPRS American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing CEGIS Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services COTS commercial off-the-shelf ERTICO Intelligent Transport Systems and Services--Europe ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FICCDC Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography GEA geospatial enterprise architecture GIO Geospatial Information Office GIS geographic information systems (often geographical information systems in the U.K. and former commonwealth countries) GISCI GIS Certification Institute GIScience geographic information science GI S&T geographic information science and technology GMS geographic management systems 99
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100 APPENDIX D GPS Global Positioning System GWDC Geospatial Workforce Development Center MAPPS Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research NCGIA National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis NGA National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NITLE National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure NSF National Science Foundation NSGIC National States Geographic Information Council OGC Open Geospatial Consortium OMB Office of Management and Budget PDUFA Prescription Drug User Fee Act SDI spatial data infrastructure STIA Spatial Technology Industry Association UCAR University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UCGIS University Consortium for Geographic Information Science USGS U.S. Geological Survey W3C World Wide Web Consortium