MN GIS/LIS NEWS
Fall 2008
ISSUE 54

MN GIS/LIS NEWS
The Newsletter of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

Table of Contents

MN GIS/LIS Consortium

2008 Conference
From the Chair

Intro to Scholarship Winners
Polaris Winners

State
Drive to Excellence
More Photos Online

Governor's Council
FY09 Appointments
Annual Report
Commendation Winners
Rochester Meeting

Regional
MetroGIS Geocoder

Local
Hugo Tornado Response
New Brighton Housing

Higher Education
Chimp Behavior

People
Rep. Walz Honored
In Memorium: Phil Kelley

Other Places
NSGIC Addressing White Paper
Online Addressing Seminar
GIS Associations Unite
CIOs on GIS
NSGIC Blog

 

 

Report to CIOs on GIS Strategic Planning
Adapted from NASCIO press release

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is pleased to announce the release of its new issue brief, Where’s the Data? Show Me" - Maximizing the Investment in State Geospatial Resources, online at: http://www.nascio.org/publications.

This issue brief is part of NASCIO’s series on Enterprise Governance and deals with the growing demand for GIS in every aspect of government decision making. GIS, or geo-spatial resources, involves more than technology. It is the organization, management and delivery processes associated with managing geo-spatial resources. GIS ranked as one of the Top Ten Technologies by state CIOs at the NASCIO 2007 Annual Conference.

The brief explores government’s demand for geospatial resources and then offers recommendations and calls to action for the state Chief Information Officer to meet that demand.

Read the full press release.

Editor’s note: Minnesota's "Enterprise GIS" strategic planning project is highlighted on pp. 9-11 of the report, and three members of the Minnesota community -- Pat Cummens, ESRI; Judson Person, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; and Ed Valencia, Minnesota’s Chief Technology Officer -- are cited in the Acknowledgements on p. 17.