About the RGIS Program
The Resource Geographic Information System (RGIS) Program mission is: to develop and expand geographic information and use of GIS technology, creating a comprehensive GIS resource for state and local governments, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses; to promote geospatial information and GIS technology as primary analytical tools for decision makers and researchers; and to provide a central Clearinghouse http://rgis.unm.edu/ to avoid duplication and improve information transfer efficiency.
The RGIS Program was created by the NM Legislature and was designed, developed and is maintained by the University of New Mexico (UNM), specifically two UNM units - Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC) and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER).
The RGIS Program is an integral part of New Mexico's geospatial community and part of the network for interagency and intergovernmental coordination, data sharing, information transfer, and electronic communication.
The RGIS Program supports public service programs, policy development and implementation, resource and assets management, and strategic planning within the state. The Program began in 1988 and financed at UNM through direct legislative general fund appropriation.
The RGIS Clearinghouse is a repository for New Mexico digital, geospatial data acquired from local and national public agencies or created expressly for RGIS. The data are publicly available and most files can be downloaded from the RGIS ftp web site. However, a few data sets are too large for quick file transfer and are available for purchase on CD.
Files unavailable via the web site can be requested on CD from the Clearinghouse. To order a CD, call 505.277.3622 ext 230, or email email@example.com.