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Governor's Certificate Awards for Exemplary Geospatial Projects

The Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council seeks nominations for a Governor's Certificate for activities that exemplify a commitment to "coordinated, affordable, reliable and effective" use of GIS to improve services within Minnesota. The award honors organizations that have gone the extra mile to deliver products and services, improve government responsiveness, promote public access to information, and demonstrate the benefits of collaboration that encourage, by example, others to do the same.

The standards are high for this award. The awards, recommended by the Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council since 2010 and the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information from 1996 through 2009, use a peer-review process guided by well-defined criteria. Awards are presented in October at the annual MN GIS/LIS Consortium conference.

Nomination Process

How to nominate a project

Key Deadlines for 2024


Explore past Governor's Certificate recipients for exemplary geospatial projects.

2022 Awards

2021:  No award given

2020:  No award given

2019 Awards

2018 Awards

2017:  No award given

2016:  No nominations received

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2013 Award

2012:  No award given

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2008 Awards

2007:  No award given

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2003 Awards

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1996 Awards


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