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Governor's Council on Geographic Information

Active dates:1991-2009
Function: To coordinate in Minnesota the various activities in geographic information and land information systems in order to better share information and enhance the stewardship of geographic information in the management of public resources. To submit initial recommendations to the governor by 30 June 1992. (Source: News release, Minn. Department of Administration, 16 March 1992)
History: The 2009 Annual Report includes the following paragraphs:
"This is the last annual report from the Minnesota Governor´s Council on Geographic Information. Created in 1991 by an Executive Order from Governor Arne Carlson, the Council operated effectively for 18 years. This report celebrates the Council's major lifetime accomplishments and summarizes the highlights of the past year.

Our major accomplishment in 2009 was also our undoing. We have been working for several years to create a Minnesota Geospatial Information Office. Our vision became a Governor Tim Pawlenty Drive to Excellence (DTE) initiative in 2008. Based upon a DTE recommendation, legislation created the new office (MnGeo) in 2009 and replaced the Governor´s Council with a new advisory structure." (please see link below for complete Annual Report)

The Council has been replaced by the Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council and the State Government Geospatial Advisory Council, both of which advise MNGeo (The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office).

Membership: The council's eighteen members should have a knowledge and interest in the geographic information systems (GIS) field, and represent state government, local government, the federal government, higher education, and GIS users in the private and nonprofit sectors. Meetings are held in the metro area and greater Minnesota at least five times annually. Members are expected to serve on at least one committee (added 8/08).

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1992-2009.
Record last updated: 11/06/2013

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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