Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse Acknowledgments

Thanks go to the following participants for helping make the Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse possible:

  • The Federal Geographic Data Committee: FGDC played a leading role in developing the federal geographic data clearinghouse, the national spatial data infrastructure model and the federal metadata standard; and provided partial funding to the Land Management Information Center for construction of the GeoGateway search tool and for metadata development activities.
  • The Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse Advisory Committee: This advisory committee to the Governor's Council on Geographic Information provided guidance and feedback on the developing Minnesota metadata presentation and search capabilities at various stages of development.
  • VirtualMedi@, Inc., of St. Paul, Minnesota (renamed Jadfly): This firm designed and constructed the GeoGateway search tool.
  • Blue Angel Technologies, Inc., of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: This company developed and markets the Metastar Gateway software that provides the search engine for the GeoGateway.
  • IMAGIN: This nonprofit consortium of Michigan agencies commissioned and owns the DataLogr software. It worked closely with several Minnesota agencies to produce a version of DataLogr compatible with the Minnesota metadata guidelines. LMIC distributes the Minnesota version of DataLogr free online through a special licensing agreement with IMAGIN.
  • Participating agencies: The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (formerly the Land Management Information Center) in the Department of Administration, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and MetroGIS are major contributors to and developers of this Minnesota effort. Many other state and local governments in Minnesota also provided metadata and online data to this effort. In addition, many federal agencies have been in the forefront of providing documentation and data to the public.

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