In 2007, AppGeo provided support and guidance to the State of Utah to complete a strategic and business planning process.  AppGeo worked with a steering committee to define the plan elements and to train them in the use of the FGDC Strategic and Business Plan Templates.  With AppGeo’s assistance, the state successfully completed both strategic and business plans that defined programmatic goals and priorities for the state’s GIS development.

The project was funded through the Cooperative Assistance Program (CAP) administered by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC), which funds projects that support the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and the objectives of the Fifty States Initiative Action Plan.  The project used the GIS Strategic and Business Planning Templates and Process Guidelines developed by AppGeo in 2006 (updated in 2009) for the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) on behalf of the FGDC.