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State Government Geospatial Advisory Council

This council, authorized by legislation passed in 2009, and reauthorized (SF1270), sunsetted on August 1, 2013 when legislation took effect. It advised the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) about issues, policies, priorities, and investments needed to improve state government services through the coordinated, affordable, reliable, and effective use of geospatial technology. (The Statewide Geospatial  Advisory Council addresses issues of concern to the wider GIS community.)

Membership: Up to 15 representatives from state agencies or state Constitutional Offices. In addition to the appointed members, the council included a representative of MnGeo and the Office of Enterprise Technology as a voting, ex-officio member, and a representative from the Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council as a non-voting, ex-officio member. It was chaired by the state’s chief geographic information officer.

Meetings: Were held 6 times a year.

All meetings were open to the public.

Term of office for appointed members: A term expiring on June 30, 2013
Appointing Authority: Agency commissioners
Compensation: None

Committees and Workgroups:  The council was 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 continue to be welcome and encouraged to participate on committees.



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