Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council

This council, authorized by legislation passed in 2009 and reauthorized until June 2015 (SF1270), advises the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) about issues, policies, priorities, and investments needed to improve services statewide through the coordinated, affordable, reliable, and effective use of geospatial technology. 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.

Members and Next Meeting

  • Current members for FY14-15
  • The next council meeting will be:
    Dates:  Wednesday June 18, 2014
    Time:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Location:  Ladyslipper Room, Ground Floor, Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155.  Directions.
  • Meetings are held 4 times a year and are open to the public.

Meeting Materials


Term of office for current appointed members:  Terms expire June 30, 2015
Appointing Authority:  State Chief Information Officer
Compensation:  None

  • 2  State agency representatives (1 more to-be-filled)
  • 1  Mn GIS/LIS Consortium representative
  • 1  University of Minnesota representative
  • 1  MnSCU representative
  • 1  MetroGIS representative
  • 1  Metropolitan Council representative
  • 1  non-metro regional government representative
  • 1  county in the 7-county Twin Cities region representative
  • 1  non-Twin Cities region county representative
  • 1  city in the 7-county Twin Cities region representative
  • 1  non-Twin Cities city representative (to-be-filled)
  • 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.

Committees and Workgroups:  The 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.