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The Council of State Governments is pleased to present the first comprehensive compilation of state geographic information activities ever produced. States have been quick to recognize the information management advantages of linking data to location — and the potential for better service to users of that data — and so have greatly expanded their use of geographic information systems (GIS) during recent years. With this expansion, however, comes risks of duplication of effort and inter-agency and intergovernmental coordination problems. This report provides details on the innovative ways states have avoided or overcome these problems, as well as the unique and interesting applications that states have developed using GIS.