Proposal To Withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7, 73880-73881 [2013-28624]

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[FR Doc. 2013–29224 Filed 12–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey [GX14EE000101800] Proposal To Withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1–7 U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of request for comments on proposal to withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1–7. AGENCY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposes to withdraw the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Parts 1–7, http:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/ FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/index_ html, as an FGDC-endorsed standard. FGDC maintenance authority agencies were asked to review the relevance of the SDTS, and they responded that the SDTS is no longer used by their agencies. The SDTS had provided a common mechanism for transferring digital geospatial data among different systems and for sharing and integrating data from many diverse sources. For more information about the SDTS, refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. The FGDC seeks comment from any organization that continues to provide data in the SDTS format and would prefer to retain the SDTS as an FGDC- maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Dec 06, 2013 Jkt 232001 endorsed standard. Alternatively, it seeks comment from any organization that supports withdrawal of the SDTS Parts 1–7 as an FGDC-endorsed standard. FGDC Standards Directive #9, Maintenance, http://www.fgdc.gov/ standards/process/standards-directives/ directive-09, requires a 90-day public comment period for proposals to withdraw FGDC-endorsed standards. DATES: Comments on the FGDC proposal to withdraw the Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1–7, shall be submitted to Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, FGDC Standards Coordinator, jmaitra@ fgdc.gov, by Friday, February 21, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Geographic Data Committee, jmaitra@fgdc.gov, 703–648– 4627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 1, Logical Specifications, consists of three main sections that explain the SDTS conceptual model and SDTS spatial object types, components of a data quality report, and the layout of all SDTS modules. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the maintenance authority for Part 1. Part 2, Spatial Features, contains a catalogue of spatial features and associated attributes. It addresses a need for definition of common spatial feature terms to ensure greater compatibility in data transfers. It is limited to small- and medium-scale spatial features commonly used on topographic quadrangle maps and hydrographic charts. The USGS is the maintenance authority for Part 2. Part 3, ISO 8211 Encoding, explains the use of ISO/IEC 8211:1994, Information technology—Specification for a data descriptive file for information interchange, to create SDTS file sets (i.e., transfers). Geography Markup Language (GML), which the FGDC has endorsed, now satisfies the encoding requirements that SDTS once provided. The USGS is the maintenance authority for Part 3. Part 4, Topological Vector Profile (TVP), is an SDTS profile that limits options and identifies specific requirements for SDTS transfers of data sets consisting of topologically structured area and linear spatial features. The USGS is the maintenance authority for Part 4. For more information about Parts 1– 4 and links to Parts 1–4, visit http:// mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/sdts/ standard.html. Part 5, Raster Profile and Extensions, is a profile for 2-dimensional image and gridded raster data. It permits alternate image file formats using the ISO Basic PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Image Interchange Format (BIIF) or Georeferenced Tagged Information File Format (GeoTIFF). The USGS is the maintenance authority for Part 5. For more information about and a link to SDTS Part 5, visit http://www.fgdc.gov/ standards/projects/FGDC-standardsprojects/SDTS/sdts_pt5/index_html. Part 6, Point Profile, is designed to transfer and archive digital geospatial point data that can have very precise locations. High precision National Geodetic Survey (NGS) geodetic network control point data and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) survey point data can use this profile. The NGS is the maintenance authority for Part 6. The NGS no longer supports download of NGS datasheets in SDTS format. The NGS now offers users the ability to download geodetic control datasheets in plain ASCII text and Shapefiles instead. For more information about and a link to SDTS Part 6, visit http:// www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/ FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/sdts_ point/index_html. Part 7, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Profile, contains specifications for an SDTS profile for use with vector-based geographic data as represented in CADD software. This profile facilitates the translation of data between CADD packages without loss of data and between CADD and mainstream GIS packages. CADD software allows for several types of elements, in particular, threedimensional elements and complex curves that are not commonly used by GIS. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the maintenance authority for Part 7. It is no longer using the standard. For more information about and a link to SDTS Part 7, visit http://www.fgdc.gov/ standards/projects/FGDC-standardsprojects/SDTS/sdts_cadd/index_html. Following the 90-day public comment period, the FGDC Standards Coordinator will collate comments into a report. The report and a recommendation based on the report will be forwarded to the FGDC Coordination Group (CG) for approval. The report and CG recommendation will then be forwarded to the FGDC Steering Committee for final decision. Following the FGDC Steering Committee decision, the decision will be announced on the FGDC Web site, http://www.fgdc.gov, and the Federal Register. The FGDC coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), which encompasses the policies, standards, and procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share geospatial data. Federal agencies that make up the FGDC develop the NSDI in E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2013 / Notices cooperation with organizations from State, local and tribal governments, the academic community, and the private sector. The authority for the FGDC is OMB Circular No. A–16 Revised on Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities (Revised August 19, 2002). More information on the FGDC and the NSDI is available at http://www.fgdc.gov. Ivan DeLoatch, Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. Dated: November 21, 2013. J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National Historic Landmarks Program. ALABAMA 73881 MISSOURI Boone County Harrisburg School—Ancient Landmark Masonic Lodge Number 356 A.F. & A.M., 140 S. Harris St., Harrisburg, 13000970 MONTANA Elmore County Ellerslie, 2650 Edgewood Rd., Millbrook, 13000957 Lauderdale County Florence Mound, 1028 S. Court St., Florence, 13000958 [FR Doc. 2013–28624 Filed 12–6–13; 8:45 am] Mobile County BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P Maysville Historic District, Bounded by Virginia, Ann, Duval & Houston Sts., Mobile, 13000959 Gallatin County Montana State University Historic District, Roughly bounded by W. College & W. Grant Sts., S. 11th & S. 6th Aves., Bozeman, 13000972 NEW HAMPSHIRE Grafton County Watch Rock Camp, (Squam MPS) 414 US 3, Holderness, 13000973 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR COLORADO National Park Service Rockingham County Beach Club, The, 2450 Ocean Blvd., Rye, 13000974 Phillips County NEW JERSEY Evergreen Corner Rural Historic Landscape, Jct. of Cty. Rds. 30 & 17, Haxtun, 13000960 [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–14519; PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions District of Columbia Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before November 9, 2013. Pursuant to § 60.13 of 36 CFR Part 60, written comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Comments may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St. NW., MS 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service,1201 Eye St. NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by December 24, 2013. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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College Ave., Kings Hwy., Oakview Rd. & McDonough St., Decatur, 13000965 Gwinnett County Suwanee Historic District, Main, Russell & White Sts., Stonecypher & Scales Rds., N & S Railroad, Suwanee, 13000966 Butler County Big Four Depot, 25 Charles St., Middletown, 13000979 Franklin County Hanford Village George Washington Carver Addition Historic District, 1918–1939, 2012–2030 Kent & 783–879 Lyman Sts., 822–1958 Clay Ct., 851–853 Bowman Ave., Hanford Park, Columbus, 13000980 Anne Arundel County Citizens State Bank, 1402 Odenton Rd., Odenton, 13000967 Montgomery County Wright Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, 13000981 OREGON MARYLAND Dorchester County Rock M.E. Church, 2403 MD 16, Cambridge, 13000968 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Multnomah County Rinehart Building, 3037–3041 N. Williams Ave., Portland, 13000982 TENNESSEE MICHIGAN Central Furniture Company—H.E. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 236 (Monday, December 9, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey

[GX14EE000101800]


Proposal To Withdraw Spatial Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of request for comments on proposal to withdraw Spatial 
Data Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) proposes to 
withdraw the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Parts 1-7, http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/index_html, as an FGDC-endorsed standard. FGDC maintenance authority agencies 
were asked to review the relevance of the SDTS, and they responded that 
the SDTS is no longer used by their agencies.
    The SDTS had provided a common mechanism for transferring digital 
geospatial data among different systems and for sharing and integrating 
data from many diverse sources. For more information about the SDTS, 
refer to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
    The FGDC seeks comment from any organization that continues to 
provide data in the SDTS format and would prefer to retain the SDTS as 
an FGDC-endorsed standard. Alternatively, it seeks comment from any 
organization that supports withdrawal of the SDTS Parts 1-7 as an FGDC-
endorsed standard. FGDC Standards Directive 9, Maintenance, 
http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/process/standards-directives/directive-09, requires a 90-day public comment period for proposals to withdraw 
FGDC-endorsed standards.

DATES: Comments on the FGDC proposal to withdraw the Spatial Data 
Transfer Standard, Parts 1-7, shall be submitted to Ms. Julie Binder 
Maitra, FGDC Standards Coordinator, jmaitra@fgdc.gov, by Friday, 
February 21, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Binder Maitra, U.S. 
Geological Survey, Federal Geographic Data Committee, jmaitra@fgdc.gov, 
703-648-4627.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Part 1, Logical Specifications, consists of 
three main sections that explain the SDTS conceptual model and SDTS 
spatial object types, components of a data quality report, and the 
layout of all SDTS modules. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is the 
maintenance authority for Part 1.
    Part 2, Spatial Features, contains a catalogue of spatial features 
and associated attributes. It addresses a need for definition of common 
spatial feature terms to ensure greater compatibility in data 
transfers. It is limited to small- and medium-scale spatial features 
commonly used on topographic quadrangle maps and hydrographic charts. 
The USGS is the maintenance authority for Part 2.
    Part 3, ISO 8211 Encoding, explains the use of ISO/IEC 8211:1994, 
Information technology--Specification for a data descriptive file for 
information interchange, to create SDTS file sets (i.e., transfers). 
Geography Markup Language (GML), which the FGDC has endorsed, now 
satisfies the encoding requirements that SDTS once provided. The USGS 
is the maintenance authority for Part 3.
    Part 4, Topological Vector Profile (TVP), is an SDTS profile that 
limits options and identifies specific requirements for SDTS transfers 
of data sets consisting of topologically structured area and linear 
spatial features. The USGS is the maintenance authority for Part 4.
    For more information about Parts 1-4 and links to Parts 1-4, visit 
http://mcmcweb.er.usgs.gov/sdts/standard.html.
    Part 5, Raster Profile and Extensions, is a profile for 2-
dimensional image and gridded raster data. It permits alternate image 
file formats using the ISO Basic Image Interchange Format (BIIF) or 
Georeferenced Tagged Information File Format (GeoTIFF). The USGS is the 
maintenance authority for Part 5. For more information about and a link 
to SDTS Part 5, visit http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/sdts_pt5/index_html.
    Part 6, Point Profile, is designed to transfer and archive digital 
geospatial point data that can have very precise locations. High 
precision National Geodetic Survey (NGS) geodetic network control point 
data and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) survey point data can use this 
profile. The NGS is the maintenance authority for Part 6. The NGS no 
longer supports download of NGS datasheets in SDTS format. The NGS now 
offers users the ability to download geodetic control datasheets in 
plain ASCII text and Shapefiles instead. For more information about and 
a link to SDTS Part 6, visit http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/sdts_point/index_html.
    Part 7, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Profile, contains 
specifications for an SDTS profile for use with vector-based geographic 
data as represented in CADD software. This profile facilitates the 
translation of data between CADD packages without loss of data and 
between CADD and mainstream GIS packages. CADD software allows for 
several types of elements, in particular, three-dimensional elements 
and complex curves that are not commonly used by GIS. The U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers is the maintenance authority for Part 7. It is no 
longer using the standard. For more information about and a link to 
SDTS Part 7, visit http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/SDTS/sdts_cadd/index_html.
    Following the 90-day public comment period, the FGDC Standards 
Coordinator will collate comments into a report. The report and a 
recommendation based on the report will be forwarded to the FGDC 
Coordination Group (CG) for approval. The report and CG recommendation 
will then be forwarded to the FGDC Steering Committee for final 
decision. Following the FGDC Steering Committee decision, the decision 
will be announced on the FGDC Web site, http://www.fgdc.gov, and the 
Federal Register.
    The FGDC coordinates the development of the National Spatial Data 
Infrastructure (NSDI), which encompasses the policies, standards, and 
procedures for organizations to cooperatively produce and share 
geospatial data. Federal agencies that make up the FGDC develop the 
NSDI in

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cooperation with organizations from State, local and tribal 
governments, the academic community, and the private sector. The 
authority for the FGDC is OMB Circular No. A-16 Revised on Coordination 
of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities (Revised 
August 19, 2002). More information on the FGDC and the NSDI is 
available at http://www.fgdc.gov.

Ivan DeLoatch,
Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee.
[FR Doc. 2013-28624 Filed 12-6-13; 8:45 am]
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