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About MnGeo


Our History

The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office, known as MnGeo, was established in May 2009 as the first state agency with legislatively defined responsibility for coordinating GIS within Minnesota. Guided by state agencies, other government and non-government stakeholders, its coordination activities focus on six core activities including community outreach, communications, geospatial data and technology coordination, data and web services, training and technical guidance.

MnGeo succeeds the Land Management Information Center (LMIC). Created in 1977 as the first state agency anywhere exclusively devoted to providing GIS services within state government, LMIC's role evolved from a project-oriented program to Minnesota's "ad hoc" GIS coordinating organization. With the passage of legislation to create MnGeo, LMIC ceased to exist. However, all of LMIC's functions and resources were transferred to the new office.

In 2012, MnGeo became an office within the state’s technology agency, MN.IT.

Coordination

  • Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council: addresses issues of concern to the wider GIS community 
  • Committees and workgroups:  The Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council is supplemented and supported by committees and workgroups that had previously functioned under the auspices of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Geographic Information. Non-council members are welcome and encouraged to participate on committees and workgroups.

Contact

Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
MN.IT Services
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-201-2499
fax 651-296-6398
gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us  
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