The Standards Committee of the Minnesota Geospatial Advisory Council helps coordinate strategies for integrating
geospatial data and business processes across all levels of government. It
advises the state geospatial community about relevant standards issues and
facilitates the creation and adoption of such standards within Minnesota. It
serves as a liaison to federal government standards initiatives. It also
advises the state geospatial community on opportunities for shared
geospatial architecture within Minnesota.
Committee Leadership, Charter, Accomplishments, Work PlanChair: Mark Kotz, Metropolitan Council, 651-602-1644, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Curt Carlson, MnGeo, 651-201-2497, email@example.com
webpage (for FY2007 see the Geospatial Architecture Committee, the former
name for the Standards Committee) for activities from 2006 - May 2009.
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.
- The Case for a Minnesota State
GIS Enterprise, September 2006. A non-technical introduction to the
Conceptual Architecture Design document, including an example of the
benefits that such an architecture would provide.
- The Case for a Minnesota State GIS Enterprise, September 2006. A non-technical introduction to the Conceptual Architecture Design document, including an example of the benefits that such an architecture would provide.
Positional accuracy handbook: using the national standard for spatial data
accuracy to measure and report geographic data quality, October 1999.
points: conventions for geographic information, September
1996. Catalogs more than 55 publicly developed specifications and
procedures for geographic information systems.