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.
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.