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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems use software tools to gather, transform, manipulate, analyze, and produce geospatial data related to the surface of the earth.

Through a general-fund appropriation, ITD provides the hosting infrastructure and a product coordinator for the North Dakota GIS Hub. Database administrators, web application developers, web presentation developers, and system administrators all contribute to provide a reliable, scalable, and secure environment.  The GIS Hub itself is the result of many more people working together through a GIS Statewide Alliance.

State agencies can use the IT Professional Services Contract Pool to obtain GIS services which include application development and data development services.
Data Services
The GIS Hub provides ArcGIS REST data services which can be consumed by desktop and browser applications.  Additional information is available on the North Dakota GIS Hub Web Services web page.
Mobile Resources
Using the ArcGIS application on your tablet or smartphone provides you with the ability to create and configure maps that leverage content from the North Dakota GIS Hub. More information can be found on the Mobile web page.
Visual ND
This is the state's enterprise license of ArcGIS Online. More information can be found on the Visual ND web page.

Requesting Service

ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a “Software Dev/GIS/PM/QA" Service Request.

Requesting Support

For GIS-related issues, follow the GIS Incident Submission Guidelines.


North Dakota GIS Users Conference

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ND GIS Users Conference is fast approaching.  This years conference will be held September 28-29 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo, ND. We are accepting proposals for presentation for the conference.  All presentations addressing any aspect of geospatial technologies are welcome.  The abstract deadline is July 31, 2015.

2015 ND GIS Conference

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mark your calendars for the 2015 ND GIS Users Conference.

On the Road in North Dakota – A GIS Story Map

Thursday, June 12, 2014

A GIS story map is just one of the many ways North Dakota utilizes GIS.

ArcGIS Online Workshop

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Information Technology Department is sponsoring a workshop for ArcGIS users, as part of Visual ND.

GIS Hub Upgrades and Planned Upgrades

Friday, October 25, 2013

The GIS Hub database environment has recently been upgraded. Although this upgrade applies mostly to state agencies, it might be interesting for some folks to know that the upgrade consisted of moving to new servers, upgrading the version of multiple Oracle instances, upgrading the version of multiple geodatabases, and upgrading the version of...

North Dakota GIS Users Conference A Success

Friday, September 20, 2013

The North Dakota GIS Users Conference was a successful event with over 195 registered attendees from state agencies, counties, cities, higher education, utilities, and the private sector. The conference was held at the very nice Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The first keynote presentation, "Unmanned Aircraft: Turning Potential into Reality" was...

Updated GIS Strategic Plan Released

Monday, August 26, 2013

The GIS Strategic Plan has been updated for the 2013-2015 Biennium.  To view the

2013 GIS User's Conference

Friday, July 26, 2013

The ND GIS User's Conference is approaching fast. Mark your Calendar with the following important dates:

Keynote Speakers for ND GIS Users Conference

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Conference Planning Committee is proud to announce two keynote speakers for the 2013 North Dakota GIS Users Conference:  James Fee of Spatially Adjusted and Mark Askelson of the University of North Dakota.

Guidelines For Using ArcGIS Online

Monday, June 03, 2013

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

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