The membership of the State Geospatial Committee (SGC) is defined by Executive Order:
- Department of Agriculture
- Army National Guard
- Department of Emergency Services
- Game & Fish Department
- Department of Mineral Resources - Geological Survey
- Department of Health and Human Services*
- Department of Environmental Quality
- State Historical Society
- Information Technology Department
- Department of Mineral Resources - Oil & Gas Division
- Parks & Recreation Department
- Public Service Commission
- Department of Water Resources
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Trust Lands
*Due to legislative changes, the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services has become a single agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, effective September 1, 2022.
Please contact us if you need to get in touch with a GIS person in these agencies.
- Coordinate and provide oversight of geospatial activities within state government
- Review and propose geospatial projects that would have a statewide benefit
- Act as a clearinghouse of geospatial activities including the orderly accumulation and dissemination of geospatial data via the North Dakota GIS Hub
- Chaired by the Geospatial Program Manager at the Information Technology Department
- Issue a report to the Governor's office at the end of each fiscal year, detailing progress and problems encountered with geospatial activities in the state.
- Keep the agencies and public of North Dakota informed with respect to geospatial activities, technologies, projects, standards, and data
- Meet on a regular schedule, at least once per month
- Prioritize and direct the spending of the available geospatial budget
- Promote partnerships and collaboration with other levels of government statewide, utilization of other resources
- Look for cost saving opportunities by coordination of software and hardware purchase, data acquisition, training, and support; identifying what other State agencies are doing with geospatial, to help eliminate redundancies
- Promote the use of geospatial to enhance the utilization of existing data
- Put North Dakota in the forefront of national use of geospatial tools and technology
The State Geospatial Committee (SGC) meets at 9am CT on the second Wednesday of every month unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings as a guest please contact us because the meeting locations rotate through the SGC agency locations. Please note the open meeting information found on the Attorney General's Office website.