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A group of more than 20 Federal, State and local government agencies and the private sector convened the Democratic National Convention GIS Working Group to plan GIS operations for the DNC held in Boston, MA, in July 2004.
Through this close collaboration, a standard set of data was collected, verified and distributed along with more than thirty maps including a set of five standard base maps and a symbology standard. Agreed upon operating and sharing procedures were also developed and distributed in the concept of operations document. During this event, a Unified Modeling Group was also established. This type of working group was clearly necessary to ensure that all GIS professionals were working with the same data, to eliminate duplication of effort, and to ensure that a single air dispersion model was distributed to all emergency responders. This collaboration was highly successful because of the close cooperation of all agency participants involved.