On May 6th the Connecticut GIS Network received a letter from the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management indicating that the Connecticut GIS User Network will be officially consulted for recommendations in an advisory capacity for statewide GIS matters. Specifically, this will initially include assisting in revising and updating the former GIS Council’s Strategic and Business Plans, updating the former GIS Council’s Cadastral data standard and the development of an address point data standard. The U2U Executive and Steering Committees have been involved in the discussions leading to this step and have begun making organizational changes to accommodate this important charge such as the formation of three additional Committees: Education, Standards and Communications. We are also looking to expand the membership of the Steering committee to better reflect our membership and statewide GIS needs.
Please join us at our next meeting to hear about the next steps in this process as well as provide your knowledge and experience in developing the policies and standards that are needed to help develop statewide GIS policies, datasets and resources that are important to you and your organization. There will be an opportunity for you to volunteer you time, knowledge and experience in making this a reality.