GIS Day Special Event
Making Decisions About 'Sensitive' Geospatial Data

Michael Domaratz

National Geospatial Programs Office
U.S. Geological Survey

November 16, 2005

Transcript (HTML)
Transcript (MS Word)
Slides: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Related Websites:
FGDC Guidelines Document
FGDC Homeland Security Working Group
RAND Corporation report "Mapping the Risks" Summary or Full Document
USGS National Geospatial Programs Office

Up Arrow to Top of Page


Michael Domaratz is a member of the National Geospatial Programs Office of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). His responsibilities include implementing The National Map, a plan to provide current and accurate digital map data for the United States. He also has responsibilities for coordinating with the Bureau of the Census and internal USGS activities related to transportation data development. Until recently he co-chaired the Homeland Security Working Group of the Federal Geographic Data Committee.

Mr. Domaratz's previous positions include serving as a liaison in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science in the Department of the Interior; and as the executive secretary, metadata coordinator, and framework coordinator for the Federal Geographic Data Committee. He also has held research, procurement, and production positions in USGS. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and did graduate work in Geography at the Ohio State University.