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.
Through a general-fund appropriation, the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee and the Information Technology Department operate the GIS Hub, an infrastructure comprised of geospatial data storage, data services, and application interfaces. The GIS Hub supports state agencies in the development of their GIS and the dissemination of common interest data to other levels of government and the public.