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Clay County GIS1 Data Sharing & Public Access to Data Mark Sloan GIS Coordinator Clay County, MN MN GIS/LIS 1999.

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1 Clay County GIS1 Data Sharing & Public Access to Data Mark Sloan GIS Coordinator Clay County, MN MN GIS/LIS 1999

2 Clay County GIS2 Introduction

3 Clay County GIS3 Topics of Discussion Data sharing benefits Public access issues Types of data The law How we make it work

4 Clay County GIS4 Why Share Data? Common format Reduce duplication Benefit from other’s County Government is “Keeper of Land Records” Shouldn’t we sell it?

5 Clay County GIS5 Public Access to Data Paper products Digital data Internet

6 Clay County GIS6 Types of Data Geographic data Attribute data  Public  Non-Public, Protected, non-public, Private, Confidential What do we want to allow access to?

7 Clay County GIS7 The Law Minnesota Statutes Annotated  Data Practices - Chapter 13.  Government Data Practices General Requirements “No charge may be assessed for access to or inspection of public data under Government Data Practices Act or for cost of retrieving and compiling documents for inspection, and if copies of data are requested only the actual cost of retrieving, compiling, or copying data may be charged. Demers v. City of Minneapolis, 1991, 468 N.W.2d 71.”

8 Clay County GIS8 Data Sharing Land Base Data Sharing Agreement  Standard Discounted Products  Special Products Requests Metropolitan Data Specifications  Layering Scheme  Quarter-Section Numbering  Standard Abbreviations

9 Clay County GIS9 Land Base Data Sharing Agreement Members:  Clay County, MN  Cass County, ND  City of Moorhead, MN  City of Fargo, ND  City of Dilworth, MN  City of West Fargo, ND  Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments  Cass County Electric Cooperative

10 Clay County GIS10 How it works Each organization is responsible for its own data. Updated information is regularly exchanged among all members.

11 Clay County GIS11 Conclusion Data sharing & exchange works! Public access to data is needed Free exchange of information is the key to making efficient use of the investment in GIS development. Visit our web site at  Documents available at:  Ftp://.gis.Co.Clay.mn.Us/metrocog

12 Clay County GIS12 Data Sharing & Public Access to Data Mark Sloan GIS Coordinator Clay County, MN MN GIS/LIS 1999


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