ITD's Future LocationPosted: Jun 7, 2013News

Groundbreaking has begun for a new four-story building with 85,000 square feet. This building is being constructed by Lexstar and is located on 43rd Avenue and Normandy in north Bismarck. 

The HEAT Is OnPosted: Jun 6, 2013News

FrontRange Solutions, Inc. has been ITD’s Customer Service Management software vendor for over 15 years now; whereas ITD and several other North Dakota state agencies are currently using FrontRange’s IT Service Management solution called ITSM. 

Lisa Feldner, former CIO for the State of North Dakota Information Technology Department was recently featured in an article entitled "North Dakota CIO Leaves Position After 7 Years" published by Government Technology.

Guidelines For Using ArcGIS OnlinePosted: Jun 3, 2013News

ArcGIS Online (AGO) is a cloud-based solution from Esri that can be utilized to share data, services, maps, and applications.

ITD's Inventory SchedulePosted: May 16, 2013News

The Information Technology Department’s (ITD) physical inventory schedule began on Monday, May 20, 2013 and continues until the end of July.

Historical Imagery ProjectPosted: May 3, 2013News

In 2012 the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee (GISTC) developed a Historical Imagery Pilot Project to determine the feasibility and cost of creating one or more statewide and regional aerial imagery datasets that pre-date the 1995-1998 USGS DOQQs. This publicly available imagery will be used by multiple state agencies for change detection and analysis.

Goodbye to the Old GIS Hub ExplorerPosted: Apr 24, 2013News



After years of useful service, the time has come to begin to say goodbye to the old Hub Explorer. The old Hub Explorer is based on old, discontinued technology , which makes it difficult to maintain and in some cases, we are not able to add new data for use with that application. A little over a year ago the new Hub Explorer was announced.

Bob Nutsch, ITD's GIS Manager, provided valuable information in his blog titled, "Internet Explorer Compatibility Mode: Improving Performance of GIS Hub Applications."  

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Governor Dalrymple signed Senate Bill's 2033 and 2034. SB2033 changes the definition of a major IT project from $250,000 to $500,000 and SB2034 requires an executive steering committee to oversee a major IT project from start to finish, excluding Higher Education.

BYOD Challenges in State Government Posted: Mar 21, 2013News

As mobile technology becomes global, bring your own device (BYOD) is becoming more popular in state government. Lisa Feldner, Chief Information Officer for North Dakota’s Information Technology Department (ITD) was featured in a STATETECH article titled, “The State of BYOD in Local Government: 3 CIOs Speak Out.”