Strategic Planning Committee
This committee is no longer active. This webpage provides a record of its activities.
The Strategic Planning Committee guided the development and implementation of a strategic plan to create a Minnesota Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) to support the common needs of Minnesota organizations that use geospatial technology to achieve their business goals. It continued the work of the MSDI Committee, which prepared A Foundation for Coordinated GIS: Minnesota’s Spatial Data Infrastructure, a strategic plan for statewide GIS that was adopted by the Council in June 2004.
Drive to Excellence "Enterprise GIS" project
- Final Report (89 p., 3.2 MB, PDF)
- Appendix: All Agency Interviews (102 p., 2.6 MB, PDF)
Members appointed to the
State Government and Statewide advisory councils to MnGeo
FY09 Primary Goal: The Strategic Planning Committee’s primary goal for Fiscal Year 2009 was to develop, support, and evaluate detailed governance models for the proposed Minnesota Geographic Information Office (MGIO).
This goal directly supported the Governor’s Council FY09 priority goals of:
- Creating and adopting a state governance model for GIS.
- Identifying a permanent and formal replacement of the existing Council in order to support the proposed governance models for the MGIO.
These efforts expanded upon the Committee’s primary goal for Fiscal Year 2008: to guide strategic developments in establishing a recognized coordinating entity for state government GIS, recognizing and including the state’s partners and customers. The primary state agency vehicle for this effort remained the Enterprise GIS Drive to Excellence project.
There were three primary components of the Committee’s Work Plan to support this overall goal and the Drive To Excellence project:
This component focused specifically on creating an organizational capacity for coordination within state government and a framework for governance that included opportunities for active stakeholder involvement. This organizational transformation effort addressed the needs for policy direction, prioritization of data and technology investments, standards development, and a principal point of contact for GIS within state government. Recommendations about organization and governance identifying roles, responsibilities and authorities of the MGIO were made in September 2008 and approved by the Governor’s Council. In FY09, the Committee expanded these recommendations in further detail in order to support the Drive to Excellence project. A critical component of the organizational transformation was the identification of a permanent and formal replacement for the existing Governor’s Council and its role in the governance process.
This component concerned operational aspects of GIS within state government, based upon a comprehensive analysis of existing uses of GIS and its potential for enhancing state government operations and services. The analysis, primarily provided by Applied Geographics, served as the basis for recommending enterprise solutions to technical aspects of GIS services for state government. Opportunities identified include broad Geospatial Coordination, Technical Infrastructure, and Technical Support. These opportunities are identified in an Enterprise GIS Opportunity Assessment.
Community Stakeholder Input
This component involved integrating the above two efforts with outreach and input from the statewide community of GIS stakeholders, including academia, local governments, non-profits, private businesses, and citizens. The Strategic Planning Committee expanded upon efforts begun in 2008 (such as the Non-State GIS stakeholder workshop) by using Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium conferences and newsletters, IT Symposium presentations, and outreach to policy groups such as the League of Minnesota Cities and Association of Minnesota Counties.
The Strategic Planning Committee accomplished most of its work through MSDI thematic data work groups and committees of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information.
Data Work Groups. The MSDI work groups contributed to the strategic plan for statewide GIS adopted by the Council in June 2004, A Foundation for Coordinated GIS: Minnesota’s Spatial Data Infrastructure.
- Cadastral Data
- Elevation Data
- Geodetic Control
- Hydrography Data
- Imagery Data
- Jurisdictional Boundary Data
- Soils Data
- Transportation Data
Geospatial Architecture Committee. The Geospatial Architecture
Committee (now the Standards Committee) of the Minnesota Governor's Council on Geographic Information has
designed a high-level enterprise architecture for statewide GIS that builds upon the
recommendations in A Foundation for Coordinated GIS. See publications
50 States Initiative strategic planning grant: As part of the
Federal Geographic Data Committee's 2006 Cooperative Agreements Program, the
council received a grant to further Minnesota's GIS
strategic planning efforts.
- Final report: Implementing an enterprise strategy for Minnesota's Spatial Data Infrastructure, Nov. 15, 2007. (17 p., 120K, PDF) See the next two reports listed below for the attachments referred to on p. 16; the Pandemic Needs Analysis report is online at HSEM.
More info on CAP program
- Compass Points
Retreat, June 25, 2007. The facilitator's report from the
council's strategic plan retreat. (33 p., 309K, PDF)
A Foundation for Coordinated GIS, Minnesota's Spatial Data Infrastructure,
October 2004. Adopted by the council, this is a strategic plan for statewide
GIS to help Minnesota organizations more effectively achieve their business
goals. (52 p., 863K., PDF)
- Minnesota State GIS
Enterprise Conceptual Architecture Design, March 2005. This
document defines a high-level architecture for information technology and
web-mapping interoperability in support of the goals outlined in the state’s
strategic plan for GIS: the Minnesota Spatial Data Infrastructure. The
structural design proposed would promote interoperability among GIS data and
application providers, increasing efficiencies and reducing long-term costs
in data resource and software application development. (22 p., 178K., PDF)
- The Future of GIS: Minnesota GIS 2006, 2007 and Beyond, slides from the committee-sponsored panel discussion at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium conference, October 6, 2006.