March 20, 1998

TO: Washington Cadastral Framework Project (CFP) Partners

FROM: Carrie Wolfe, CFP Project Manager

Information Technology Division

SUBJECT: Thank You and Cadastral Framework Partner Modeling Session Notice

I want to begin by thanking those of you who responded to my urgent request a few weeks ago for letters of commitment regarding Phase Two of the Cadastral Framework Project. We received quite a few letters and included them with the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) 1998-99 grant proposal we submitted. We applied for a $100,000 grant to help fund Phase Two. Phase One, or the current project, involves building the Cadastral Framework database and distributing it over the Internet to the Framework Partners. Phase Two will establish the edit environment for the Cadastral Framework database. I have enclosed a high level breakdown of Phase One and Phase Two development for your reference.

As part of the process for Phase One development, we have been conducting intensive modeling sessions with Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) business experts in order to model DNR's cadastral data based on the FGDC Cadastral Data Content Standard Model. We have also modeled in DNR's business needs for data from Framework Partners. The next step is to bring the Cadastral Framework Partners in for a two-day modeling session. The session will be held April 22nd and 23rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 363 of the Natural Resource Building in Olympia, Washington. The first purpose of the session will be to identify the Framework portion of the data model (i.e. what is commonly needed and maintainable among the Partners). Once the framework entities are identified, the second purpose will be to validate the identified framework entity and attribute definitions and relationships. The data model and definitions will be sent to each of you one to two weeks prior to the scheduled session. It will be important to review this material before the session so that you can come prepared to accomplish the session objectives.


c: Larry Sugarbaker, GIS Manager

Ron Holeman, Framework Coordinator

Greg Tudor, CFP Technical Lead