WV GIS Coordination (2010)


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Presented by Tony Simental, WV State GIS Coordinator, at 2010 WV Assessors Conference.

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WV GIS Coordination (2010)

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  2. 2. What does the State GIS Coordinator do?<br /><ul><li>Coordinate GIS efforts amongst governmental agencies, departments, divisions or units to include providing the central point of contact for all GIS and remote sensing resources;</li></li></ul><li>Establish relationships with partners at federal, state and local levels, academia, private industry and non-governmental organizations; <br />Coordinate with federal, state, and local agencies, and the private sector on the maintenance, gathering, distribution, and licensing, where applicable, of geographic information; and <br />Implement standards approved by the Council to facilitate interoperability of information used to support State services;<br />Create and provide oversight of geospatial information sharing agreements with and between State entities; establish policies on for the distribution of public, confidential, proprietary, draft and commercial data;<br />
  3. 3. Work with the Steering Committee and GIS User Groups in order to more effectively develop GIS activity in the state;<br />Maintain expertise on GIS and related technologies and provide expert advice on application and use to state and local agencies and non-profit organizations.<br />Ensure that GIS policies and projects support the mission of, as well as add demonstrable value to, the State government agencies, boards and commissions; as well as local and federal partners. <br />Provide leadership in meeting the information requirements of responsible State agencies and coordinate GIS users to assure interoperability and prevent unnecessary duplication of effort;<br />
  4. 4. Develop cost/benefit analysis and return-on-investment documents to support continued investment of organizational resources in geospatial data and systems;<br />Establish cooperation among and between State Agencies in the use of GIS technologies in providing solutions to interagency, multi-organizational, multi-stakeholder, cross-jurisdictional GIS policy issues;<br />Implement a strategy that includes regional/local GIS practitioners as partners;<br />Implement a policy that supports and sustains a continued and concerted effort to work with regional and local governments and organizations, many of whom will have diverse and, at times, conflicting priorities with respect to the use of state resources;<br />
  5. 5. Insure that other entities of State government not under direct executive authority, make good use of GIS technologies by providing solutions to relevant interagency, multi-organizational, multi -stakeholder, cross-jurisdictional GIS policy issues;<br />Propose, review, track and provide expert advice on legislation and regulations affecting GIS including funding and data access/public records issues;<br />Maintain a registry of local, state, federal government and public utility GIS experts.<br />Maintain a registry of GIS projects where State and/or federal funds are used.<br />
  6. 6. Facilitate the development of framework spatial data for internal and external use. In particular and with the Council’s approval and oversight set the standard for geospatial data stewardship relevant to the business needs of the state agencies, departments, divisions or units;<br />Provide leadership in collaboration and sustainability of critical framework geospatial data; and<br />Facilitate and coordinate the creation/sharing of, and updates to, and the description of geographic data for the state and with support from the WV GIS Technical Center maintain a metadata catalog and a statewide GIS data clearinghouse.<br />
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