101 North 14th Street, 16th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219 
Integrated Services
Voice - (804) 298-3123 
Toll free (866) 482-3911 

Coordinator: Joe Sewash, Richmond

Board Administrative Assistant:  
Ms. Terry D. Mayo 
Voice - (804) 786-0517 
Toll free (866) 482-3911 

Code Reference: § 2.2-2423

Purpose, Powers and Duties: 
To facilitate the cost-effective development and use of spatial data, GIS, and related technologies in organizations throughout the Commonwealth and to advise the Division of the Virginia Geographic Information Network on issues which foster the creative utilization of geographic information and oversee the development of a catalog of GIS data available in the Commonwealth.

The Board shall consist of 16 members appointed as follows: seven nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor that consist of one agency director from one of the natural resources agencies, one official from a baccalaureate public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth, one elected official representing a local government in the Commonwealth, one member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors, one representative of a utility or transportation industry utilizing geographic data, and two representatives of private businesses with expertise and experience in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of geographic information systems; four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Chief Information Officer, the Commissioner of Highways, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Development Partnership Authority or their designees who shall serve as ex officio, voting members. 

Five years; no more than two consecutive full terms. Legislative members shall serve for terms coincident with their term of office.