3 GIS Policy Trends to Consider

Route Fifty: Geographic information system steering committees are only just beginning to catch on in various states and localities, but they’re great for getting executive buy-in on projects with geospatial elements.

The Enterprise GIS Steering Committee in Pinellas County, Florida, formed in 2010 under the leadership of the GIS and county managers. Its members include elected officials and other executives who understand project workflows.

Similarly, Alabama established a State Geographic Program Office in 2017 featuring all 24 agency directors appointed by the governor—not your traditional GIS aficionados.

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