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.