The GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) is produced by the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) as a tool for states and their partners. Its primary purpose is to inventory and track data availability and the status of geographic information system (GIS) implementation in state and local governments to aid the planning and building of Spatial Data Infrastructures. The Random access metadata for online nationwide assessments (Ramona) database is a critical component of the GIS Inventory.