O3: Oral Presentation C Thursday, 4:30 5:00 pm C Lake Superior Ballroom O

Developing GIS Support: Mn/DOT's Experience

Joella Givens
Minnesota Department of Transportation
1500 West County Road B2
Roseville, MN  55113

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, like many agencies, has seen dramatic growth in GIS. As the use of this technology increases, so does the need for support: technical support; map design; project management; programming; database design and administration; and much more. How does an organization move from directing GIS through volunteer committees, to providing an integrated organizational structure that directs, promotes and supports GIS activities? This presentation will provide a look at how the GIS support infrastructure has changed and matured at Mn/DOT over the past four years, and where we would like to go in the next four.