New Mexico

The New Mexico Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the New Mexico GIT (Geospatial Information Technology) Strategic Planning Group have released to vendors, a Request for Information. This request will provide New Mexico with a  New Mexico Geospatial Strategic Plan – Phase One (NMGSP1) that will address the following major study topics: (1)  Identify and describe existing GIT coordination structures in other states (2) Identify and describe existing coordinative organizations and structures within New Mexico (3) Identify resources available to the New Mexico geospatial community, clearinghouses, data centers, service centers, etc (4) Describe the interrelationships of these structures (5) Provide recommendations for New Mexico that connect and build on these structures.

The NMGSP1 will follow the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Fifty States Initiative and/or guidelines from the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Partnership Programs, the USGS National Geospatial Program Office (NGPO), and the OCIO New Mexico GIS Summit.   

This plan is the result of a number of workshops and a review process that included over 65 individuals representing three levels of the Geospatial Advisory Committee (GAC) Strategic Planning Working Group. This Working Group consists of representatives having state, local (city/county/regional), federal, tribal, educational, and private (professional organizations) interests.

The salient recommendations of the NMGSP are to fund both a GIO (Geospatial Information Officer) and our Geospatial Clearinghouse referred to as the Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) housed at the Earth Data Analysis Center/University of New Mexico.

New Nexico Geospatial Advisory Committee

Key Contact:

Gar Clarke, GIT Coordinator

(505) 827-6192

Other Key Contact:

Gary Kress, USGS Geospatial Liaison to New Mexico

(303) 202-4451

gekress [at]