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 the GIS Technical Committee.

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 Accessing Web Services 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 ConferencePosted: Jul 22, 2015News

    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 ConferencePosted: Feb 18, 2015News

    Mark your calendars for the 2015 ND GIS Users Conference.

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

    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 ArcSDE. 

    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 provided by


    ArcGIS Online WorkshopEvent occurs on: Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:00amEvent

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

    2013 GIS User's ConferenceEvent occurs on: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:00amEvent

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