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Agency report
Minnesota state GIS enterprise conceptual architecture design

Extent: 22p., 178K., PDF
Description: 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
Date: March 23, 2005
Subject(s): Geographic information systems Computers; Government spending; Science and technology
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Administration
Contact: Chris Cialek, 651-201-2481; Geographic Information Supervisor

Motivated by Minnesota’s Spatial Data Infrastructure strategic plan and adopted by the Governor's Council on Geographic Information, the Minnesota State GIS Enterprise Conceptual Architecture Design white paper describes a proposed data and application resource sharing system for the state’s GIS community. The system described would promote interoperability among GIS data and application providers, and promises to increase efficiencies and reduce long-term costs in data resource and software application development.

This document is intended to provide a framework for further discussion and investments in the context of Governor Pawlenty's Drive to Excellence initiative. As a conceptual design, it avoids technical specifications (e.g. hardware and software) and administrative implementation details, except where obvious industry or de facto standards exist.

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