Intergovernmental Information Systems Advisory Council

APPENDIX A

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WASHINGTON COUNTY
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM PLANNING
WORK PLAN
February 15, 1996

This workplan lays out the issues that will be addressed and the process that will be used to develop a plan for GIS applications in Washington County. It is intended to be used to gain agreement from the participants on what will be accomplished during the process and how it will be accomplished.

Definition of Geographic Information System
A system of hardware, software, data, people, organizations, and institutional arrangements for collecting, storing, analyzing, and disseminating information about areas of the earth. (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and American Congress on Surveying and Mapping).

Purpose
The GIS planning process will result in a plan to fully integrate geographic information system technology into the detailed operations of the County. The plan will address management, resources, organization, and communication issues. The Plan will:

The Plan will coordinate the current capabilities with ongoing development of G.I.S. technology within the County.

Vision Statement
A future where geographic information system technology allows natural resources, land parcels, and other spatial data to be fully integrated and widely used.

Mission Statement
To support, coordinate and promote the development of geographic information systems technology to best serve the business needs of Washington County.

Assumptions

Teams
Policy Team
Membership:

Charge:

Technical Team
Membership:

Charge:

User Committee
Membership:

Charge:

Issues (listed in order to be addressed)

Policy Team
Internal Access(including Affiliated Agencies - SWCD, Extension, Libraries)

External Access Degree of Optimization

Organization and Staffing (geography, applications)

Ongoing Communication and Support
Technical Team

Preparatory Work

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

E-mail comments or questions to IISAC at iisac@state.mn.us.

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