2001 Governor's GIS commendations

This year's Minnesota Governor's Commendation awards for GIS were presented at the GIS/LIS Conference in Duluth, Minnesota, October 2001.

The winners were:

  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for its development of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Groundwater Model. This project is a good example of an organization that has formally created an on-going mechanism to share data and expertise with others outside of their organization. Further, they have made Metro Model resources, including individual groundwater models, supporting datasets, assorted maps, and complete documentation available in a usable and understandable format.
  • Land Management Information Center for its pioneering development of the Minnesota GeoGateway. This is an easy-to-use “one stop” web search tool of the Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse that has helped thousands of GIS users discover publicly available data about Minnesota from more than 50 different organizations, and for helping other organizations establish similar tools.