Legislation Authorizing the Creation of State Geospatial Coordination Councils
Prepared by Howard Veregin, Wisconsin State Cartographer for the Wisconsin Geographic Information Coordination Council (WIGICC), September 2011
This paper provides information on legislation authorizing the creation of state geospatial coordination councils in the United States. The material was put together primarily through outreach to members of the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) in 2011. … Most states have a geospatial coordination council, but details of governance, authority, and funding are widely variable. Some councils were formed by executive order, others were created through legislation, some are non-profits, and others are completely voluntary and have no official standing. This paper focuses only on [fourteen] legislatively-created councils… [It is not a complete list yet.]
For a PDF copy of this paper, click here or go the Creation of WIGICC webpage and find a link to the report under the Coordination Model Research box in the right hand column. Also linkable from this page is a Coordination Council Nationwide Map, List of Coordination Councils Nationwide, and detailed profiles of eight leading state coordination models.
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