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Strategic Plan

When the Maine Library of Geographic Information was formed in 2002 its first strategic pland was developed under Legislative Resolve 23. The GeoLibrary completed an update to this plan in 2009. The strategic plan serves the same function for the GeoLibrary Board as a Comprehensive Plan for a municipality. The plan guides the development of the GeoLibrary and is a living document that needs to be updated regularly. The pace of technological advance in the field of digital mapping is fast and requires the Board to make continual adjustments in how it approaches the acquisition of data and the delivery geographic information to the many users of this information.

The Board seeks to create partnerships within the state as well as the national level and works with the National States Geographic Information Council to promote policies fostering partnerships between state and federal agencies.

  • This plan provides identified a series of recomendations for
  • Expanding Participation
  • Improving Statewide GIS Coordination
  • Improving Access to GeoSpatial Data
  • Developing and Maintaining Statewide GeoSpatial Data
  • Lowering the Barriers to the Use of GIS
  • Improving Access to Training and Education
  • Establishing Sustainable Funding For the GeoLibrary

Links to the executive summary, final plan and appendices are provided below:

Executive Summary

2009 Strategic Plan

Plan Appendices

One result of the plan was a recommendation that a statewide GIS discussion email list be created. To join that list, please click Maine GeoNews.


Please direct any comments to the GeoLibrary Board Chair.


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