Posted: May 25, 2016

A number of North Dakota state agencies and statewide organizations are working together to improve the accuracy and update frequency of North Dakota city boundaries. The city boundaries that are present on the GIS Hub and at the Census Bureau have served their purpose but the inaccuracies that are being found and the workflow for keeping them current needs to be improved.  This is critically important for Next Generation 9-1-1, proper sales tax collection, and for ensuring a proper U.S. Census Bureau count which translates to accurate distribution of state and federal funds. In addition to the GISTC, those involved include the Tax Department, Commerce Department, ND Association of Counties, League of Cities, ND Association of Assessing Officers, and ND Recorders Association.

More information including can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau Partnership page.