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Mission

The Michigan Center for Geographic Information (CGI) provides leadership, technical expertise and policy for the development, use, dissemination, promotion and sharing of geographic information in the state of Michigan. The Center's mission will enable state government to more effectively and efficiently serve the citizens, businesses and other governments of the state in areas of public protection, homeland security, economic development, environmental protection and transportation.

Roles and Responsibilities

Coordinate Enterprise Geographic Information Technology

  • Develop and Maintain an Enterprise-wide Geographic Information Technology Strategic Plan
  • Develop and Maintain an Enterprise-wide Geographic Information Technology Funding Structure
  • Evaluate enterprise business processes and applications for the purpose of recommending appropriate integration of Geographic Information Technologies to reengineer current processes and applications for more efficient and effective delivery of state government services
  • Evaluate Enterprise-wide Geographic Information Data Warehousing Needs
  • Establish and Maintain a Collection of Enterprise-wide Geographic Information User Tools
  • Develop and Maintain an Enterprise-wide Communication and Relationship Structure

Provide Geographic Information Technology Products and Services

  • Deliver Geographic Information Technology Products and Services to State
  • Deliver Geographic Information Technology Products and Services to Local and Federal Government, the Private Sector, and the Public
  • Services Include but are Not Limited to:
    • Geographic Information System (GIS) Services
      • Custom Mapping
      • Geographic Information System Analysis
    • Data Integration and Development
      • GeoCoding
      • Data Conversion
      • Conflation
      • Michigan Geographic Framework Consultation
    • Application Development
      • Customize existing Geographic Information Technology tools to meet Michigan's business needs
      • Develop new Geographic Information Technology tools to meet Michigan's business needs

Implement a Michigan Geographic Information Network

  • Administer Formal Relationships with
    • Federal Government partners
    • Local Government partners
    • Private Sector partners

Develop and Administer Enterprise Standards

  • Develop Enterprise Geographic Information Technology Standards
  • Monitor Compliance

Develop and Administer a Geographic Information OutReach Program

  • Promote Geographic Information Technology
  • Evaluate and Endorse new Geographic Information Technologies
  • Coordinate Training Workshops
  • Coordinate Information Workshops
  • Coordinate the Michigan Geographic Information Users Forum

Administer the Geographic Framework Program

  • Monitor Usage Compliance
  • Maintain Core Geographic Framework Components
  • Reengineer Geographic Framework Update Processes

Administer Michigan's gateway to Geographic Information

  • Design and Maintain a Central Geographic Information Access Portal
  • Develop and Coordinate Departmental Processes for Publishing Geographic Information through the Central Portal
  • Establish a Collection of Enterprise Geographic Information Technology Applications
  • Promote the Use of Geographic Information as a Valuable Communication Tool
  • Promote Data Standardization and Data Sharing