"Nearly every public sector business activity and decision has a location or spatial aspect...Given Geospatial resources are so important, and touch so many areas of government that they must be managed as an enterprise resource within the greater scope of enterprise architecture." (National Association of State Chief Information Officers [NASCIO], 2008)
Colorado has invested considerable resources in systems for managing, analyzing and displaying geospatial information (i.e., geographic information systems or GIS), and Colorado has some exemplary GIS activities among its state agencies and local governments.
Enterprise-wide management of geospatial information resources is critical to realize their full potential and Senate Bill 08-155 codified the importance of GIS. It charged OIT with duties and responsibilities related to statewide GIS coordination and requires a plan for statewide GIS to be presented to the Governor and the Legislature by July 2010. GIS was the only IT application area explicitly called out by the bill.
Please return to this site frequently to see new developments in statewide GIS coordination.
For more information please contact:
State GIS Coordinator
Governor's Office of Information Technology