Technology Coordination

The State's vision for geospatial technology acquisition, development, deployment and management is enterprise-wide, providing high quality services available to all of State government and the State's partner organizations.

Enterprise Licensing

MnGeo negotiated and administers an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) with Esri for GIS software for State government. This agreement has allowed the 17 participating agencies to save over a million dollars in annual license fees, enjoy reduced maintenance and support costs, as well as to acquire and use current versions of the software. The use of common geospatial software promotes sharing of routines, data and knowledge among state agencies. MnGeo also participated in the negotiations for an Esri Master Purchase Agreement (MPA) that allows state agencies and local governments to acquire and receive discounts on most Esri software products and services.

Service Coordination

MnGeo coordinates with agencies and other organizations that provide component services, such as image, geocoding, proximity, and query. MnGeo’s popular Image Service provides more than 130,000 image requests every day.