Good Morning everyone,
Attached is legislation sponsored by Senator Black to move support for the Maine GeoLibrary into the Department of Agriculture and Conservation. This was done at my request and I would appreciate your assistance in getting this passed. The problems we are experiencing with data distribution and data acquisition can be directly related to lack of support in the Department of Administration and Financial Services. Lets face it you wouldn't go to an accountant to get GIS services would you?

The Board needs dedicated staff support to make the data catalog more intuitive and easy to use. It also needs full time staff support to manage the orthoimagery, LiDAR and other data acquisition programs,

Please review the attached documents and let me know if you have questions  or would like me to provide updates to the bills progress on a regular basis. It has been assigned to the Agriculture Committee.


Joe Young
GIS Consulting
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