Yesterday the GIS Steering Committee for State Government met to discuss the current status of GIS projects within different state agencies and how we best continue to progress as a whole at the state level.
Discussion of current projects identified common interests multiple agencies could cooperate on:
- Iowa Economic Development Authority, Department of Education, and Department of Workforce Development identified the importance of data exchange between agencies.
- The Department of Revenue and Legislative Services both expressed heavy interest in tax districts for the state.
- Development of the Iowa Geoportal in conjunction with future metadata training spurred conversation and ideas for new data and services to be made available to GIS users.