1998 Governor's Commendation
Four projects that use geographic information technology to benefit Minnesota received Minnesota Governor's Commendation awards for GIS at the GIS/LIS Conference in St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 9, 1998:
The Carlton County Soil and Water Conservation District, for its regional outreach program and assistance to Minnesota organizations that use geographic information systems.
- MetroGIS, for developing the Street Centerline Data project, which provides high-quality street and address data free to government and academic users. This project was made possible through a funding partnership between the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
- The Land Management Information Center at Minnesota Planning, the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources and the U.S. Geological Survey, for the Base Maps for the 1990s project, which produced high-resolution digital images and other valuable data for the entire state.
- The Washington County Surveyor's Office, for the Quick Access project, which gives smaller government units and other county offices opportunities to use the county's geographic information resources.