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Montana Land Information Advisory Council to Meet Dec. 5 online

Thursday, December 1, 2016/Categories: Montana State Library/Tags: MSL , Montana State Library , Montana Land Information Advisory Council

The Montana Land Information Advisory Council will hold a public meeting in online, Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 2 p.m.

Agenda items include, but are not limited to:

  • discussion and selection of 2017 MLIA meeting dates,
  • action on the executive summaries from May 18 and Sept. 8 meetings,
  • action on the Montana Land Information Plan, effective July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.
    • The Montana Land Information Act requires that the Montana Land Information Advisory Council, under the legislative authority of the Montana State Library, prepare an annual Land Information Plan that describes Montana’s priority needs to collect, maintain, and disseminate land information. Those priority needs are used in part to allocate funds from the state land information account. In order to define the priority needs, Montana State Library has solicited advice from the Council, the Montana Spatial Data Infrastructure Theme Stewards, and other stakeholders. Priorities must be consistent with the intent of the Land Information Act, which recognizes the importance of digital land information for all sectors of Montana society. It also recognizes the need to ensure that digital land information is:
      • Collected consistently – in accordance with standards;
      • Maintained accurately - in accordance with standards;
      • Made available in common ways for all potential uses and users, both private and public.

The Montana Land Information Advisory Council advises the State Librarian and the State Library Commission on issues related to land information, including data layers to be developed; the development and management of the Montana Land Information Act grant process; and the distribution of funds collected in the Montana Land Information Account.   

The council assists the State Library with identification, evaluation, and prioritization of requests received from state agencies, local governments, and Indian tribal government entities to provide development and maintenance of services relating to the GIS and land information. 

It also promotes coordination of programs, policies, technologies, and resources to maximize opportunities, to minimize duplication of effort, and to facilitate the documentation, distribution, and exchange of land information. The council also advocates for the development of consistent policies, standards, and guidelines for land information.

Meeting materials are located here:

For more information, contact Eve Byron at 444-5357 or

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