1999 Governor's commendations
This year's Minnesota Governor's Commendation awards for
presented at the MN GIS/LIS Consortium
annual conference October 1999 to:
County for its pioneering Internet-enabled parcel mapping information
program. This project is recognized for its public-private partnership
component and cooperative efforts with several cities to put all of the
county’s parcel information online for public access. Through this project,
Dakota County has created an environment in which data and expertise are
shared and readily available at little or no cost.
Technical College for going well beyond its obligations to provide
training and education to government decision-makers, department heads and
other users on the value of GIS for their organizations. It has committed
resources to expand the knowledge base and understanding of GIS technology
into all levels of government.
- The Association
of Minnesota Counties, George Orning and the Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources for their dedication and stewardship in
developing the statewide land use and land cover data layer. The product of
this multiyear cooperative venture is a data set that is available at no cost
over the Internet and is already being used by scores of organizations.
Hundreds of maps resulting from the project have already been sold at a modest
price through the Science Museum of Minnesota.
- The City
of Minneapolis for its pioneering development of the GIS Print Room, where
geographic data is easily accessible in a usable and understandable format at
no cost. Numerous letters of support were received with this nomination,
proving its wide use and extraordinary value as a community resource.