Issue Position Papers

Occasionally the GITA Board of Directors has elected to release a document which serves as the Association's official position on a geospatial issue impacting the community or public. Documents so offered do not follow a standard format, but are tailored as appropriate for circumstances.  


 Release Date                       Document Topic w Link                        Short Description of Issue 


 August 1, 2017

Senate Bill S-1253, Geospatial Data Act of 2017, and Similar Resolutions, Bills or Proposals Before the Various State Legislatures

GITA opposes the Geospatial Data Act of 2017 and any other federal or state legislation which contains language which can be interpreted as restricting government geospatial contracts to only entities which have on staff licensed surveyors, engineers or architects.

December 16, 2014 Diversity and Inclusion

The geospatial community needs to do a better job of encouraging women and minorities to join the profession.

June 14, 2012

Twin GECCo Cover Letter

Twin Cities GECCo AAR/IP

A review of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro geospatial-emergency services sector interface offers numerous insights and improvement recommendations applicable to other major metropolitan areas.

July 3, 2007 Use of the U.S. National Grid The government and industry need to adopt the U.S. National Grid (USNG) as an alternate method for reporting location.