Geographic Information Office (GIO) Overview

The Geographic Information Office (GIO) was launched, in its current form, in the summer of 2012. Our mission is to:

1) Improve the quality and lower the cost of government services, through collective investment in and effective application of geospatial data and systems and

2) Reach beyond government by making data freely and publicly available to the fullest extent possible in consideration of privacy and security.

To succeed in this mission, the GIO Office administers and monitors a number of initiatives. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance and support of the State's Enterprise GIS, making maps, apps and services available to GIS end users.
  • Management of the State’s GIS Software Master Contract, providing software, training and technical support to employees of eligible State agencies.
  • Communication of statewide GIS pursuits and interests through this website, as well as, other social media outlets and GIS partners, including MSGIC and TUgis.

The GIO Office strives to support existing and future efforts to improve the quality of GIS in Maryland through coordination and collaboration with the larger GIS community.

GIO Organizational Chart
Maryland’s GIO Office is located within the Department of Information Technology and consists of the Geographic Information Officer, 2 program managers, and 3 additional full-time Senior GIS Analysts. The GIO Office also hosts a number of on-site contractors who support efforts to succeed in our mission.

Please contact the GIO Office at for more information.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​