GIS Advisory Board

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a rapidly growing sector of information technology. As data transparency, innovative technologies, and connected communities are continually improving and evolving, the State of Wyoming is poised to meet demands for access to geographic information by governmental, private business, and public users of GIS. 

The Wyoming GIS Advisory Board seeks to establish high-level goals and objectives to meet data, analysis, and access needs pertaining to effective GIS implementation for an advancing technology landscape in Wyoming. 


The GIS Advisory Board is established pursuant to the requirement for ETS to implement and maintain an IT governance program as specified in W.S. 9-2-2906(b)(ii). Furthermore, ETS is mandated to enhance GIS coordination among all governmental users of GIS as specified in W.S. 9-2-2906(b)(x).


The GIS Advisory Board shall support standardized access to, and format of critical geospatial information and encourage collaborative partnerships among state agencies and with other sectors of the GIS community. The GIS Advisory Board shall submit recommendations to the CIO on appropriate matters including:


The membership of the GIS Advisory Board shall be by Governor’s appointment and consist of the following:

The Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WYGISC) Director and CIO shall be ex-officio members.

Membership Terms

Membership terms are staggered. All newly appointed members shall serve two (2) year terms.  A member may serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms.