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"Enterprise GIS" Drive to Excellence Initiative

Steering committee membersUntil now, there has been no state agency assigned the responsibility for coordinating GIS across state government. This project is focused on implementing an enterprise GIS organizational and governance framework. Anticipated benefits include improved state GIS coordination and accountability, opportunities for consolidated data, software and equipment investments, standardization and more.

Drive to Excellence is a state-government reform initiative that focuses on serving citizens better. The Drive to Excellence Sub-Cabinet provides leadership and guidance to all projects; the Enterprise GIS project steering committee and working groups include members of the Governor's Council on Geographic Information Strategic Planning Committee.


The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo) was created May 18, 2009. See an extract from the legislation, which includes MnGeo language in several places. The transition from the Land Management Information Center to MnGeo will take place over several months.

Advisory Councils:  Members appointed to the State Government and Statewide advisory councils to MnGeo

David Arbeit was named Minnesota's first Chief Geospatial Information Officer on June 24, 2009 at a "Point of Beginning" public meeting to introduce MnGeo.

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