Texas Geographic Information Office

State GIO
Richard Wade
Deputy State GIO
Felicia Retiz

The Texas Geographic Information Officer (GIO) is designated by statute (Texas Water Code §16.021) to be the current Director of the Texas Natural Resources Information System.

The responsibility of the GIO is to identify ways geographic information can be used to support state agency business. The GIO has been tasked to work with state agencies to draft public policy recommendations and funding requirements related to the acquisition, distribution, and sharing of geospatial information.

Inaugural GIO Report - The Texas Geographic Information Landscape

A report containing policy and funding recommendations is to be submitted to the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house, no later than December 1, 2016, and at the end of each successive 5 year period thereafter.

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Data Center Services GIS Solutions Group

Learn more about the
GIS Solutions Group
The GIS Solutions Group, established spring 2015, meets monthly to discuss projects and solutions related to GIS services procured through the Data Center Services.

GIO News

Next GIS Community Meeting

2019 - 1st Quarter
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2 - 4 p.m.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

12100 Park 35 Circle (map)
Building A, Room 202
Austin, TX 78753

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