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Dan Ross

Dan was appointed Minnesota's Chief Geospatial Information Officer in April 2012. He has been working in the field of GIS for 20 years and prior to joining MnGeo, he worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 15 years. At MnDOT, Dan served as the Manager for the Application Management Section in the Office of Information and Technology Services. In that capacity he managed the Enterprise GIS, Document Management and Application Development Units for the organization. Previous to that position, Dan served 5 years as the Supervisor for the Enterprise GIS Services Unit at MnDOT and also served as an IT Project Manager and Trainer.

Prior to MnDOT, Dan served as a System Administrator and Applied GIS Instructor at St. Cloud State University, and as a Regional GIS Coordinator for the Minnesota DNR.

Dan holds a Masters degree in Geography with an emphasis in GIS and Remote Sensing. He participates as a member of several state level committees related to technology and GIS. Dan is a former Chair of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium.

Contact Information

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155


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