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37-177. Arizona geographic information council
A. The Arizona geographic information council is established in the department consisting of the following members who are appointed by the governor:
1. Eighteen members representing state agencies and instrumentalities.
2. Six members representing federal governmental agencies.
3. One member representing a statewide association of county governments.
4. One member representing a statewide association of municipal governments.
5. Six members representing geographic information systems consortia or local governments.
6. One member representing an Arizona Indian tribal nation.
7. One member representing a professional geospatial organization.
8. One member representing the private sector.
B. The governor shall appoint members of the council for staggered three year terms of office, but the governor may remove a member for cause. Vacancies shall be filled for an unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. The council shall annually elect a chairperson, vice-chairperson and other officers it considers necessary.
C. Members of the council are not eligible to receive compensation, but, subject to the availability of monies, are eligible to receive reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.
D. The council shall:
1. Advise the Arizona state cartographer's office on matters related to geospatial data sharing and appropriate strategies to support a geospatial clearinghouse and statewide geographic information system.
2. Facilitate interagency coordination for the purpose of geospatial data sharing and supporting a geospatial clearinghouse, a statewide geographic information system and location-based services that enhance and support federal, state and local government business systems, including emergency preparedness and other disaster mitigation response systems.
3. Collect information on user requirements on matters related to geographic information systems, geospatial data, technologies, products, services, standards, programs and activities and prioritize those requirements to the Arizona state cartographer's office, the United States geological survey and other producers of geospatial data.
4. Serve as a forum to facilitate informational exchange between federal, state, tribal, regional and local governments, the private sector and professional associations.
5. Appoint technical committees as necessary.