New: Two council member positions are currently open, to fill terms ending June 30, 2017:
Applications (with more info in the November vacancy notice) are available on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State's website. All applications received by January 31, 2017 will be considered; any received after that date will also be considered until positions are filled.
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Mission: Act as a coordinating body for the Minnesota geospatial community.
The council must represent a cross-section of organizations that include counties, cities, universities, business, nonprofit organizations, federal and state agencies, tribal government, and other stakeholder groups that benefit from geospatial technology.
Examples of Coordination:
Authorization: Officially created as the "Statewide" Geospatial Advisory Council, but doing business as the Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council. Legislation passed in 2009; reauthorized in 2014 Statutes (16E.30, subd. 8)
Meetings are held 4 times a year and are open to the public.
- 2 State agency representatives
- 1 Mn GIS/LIS Consortium representative
- 1 University of Minnesota representative
- 1 MnSCU representative
- 1 MetroGIS representative
- 1 Metropolitan Council representative
- 1 Greater Minnesota regional government representative
- 1 Twin Cities metro (7-county region) county representative
- 1 Greater Minnesota county representative
- 1 Twin Cities metro (7-county region) city representative
- 1 Greater Minnesota city representative
- 1 K-12 education organization representative
- 2 Federal agency representatives
- 1 Minnesota tribal government representative
- 1 Minnesota non-profit organization representative
- 2 Minnesota business representatives
- 4 At-large representatives
In addition to the appointed members, the council includes the state chief geospatial information officer as a non-voting, ex-officio member.
council is supplemented and supported
by work teams and technical committees that had previously functioned under the
auspices of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on
Geographic Information. Non-council members are welcome and encouraged to
participate on committees.