Maps

GIS Hub Explorer

The Hub Explorer is a browser-based interactive mapping tool that displays GIS Hub layers, grouped by data category. With this tool you can zoom, pan, query, print maps, and download vector data.

GIS Hub Data Portal

Use the Hub Data Portal to find other maps provided by the GIS Hub and state agencies. For example, click on the Applications category to see a list of applications. For a given application, click on the More Information button then scroll down to the Distribution Information to find the Online Resource links. The Online Resource links contain one or more links to the map(s).

Visual ND

Visual ND is the GIS Hub's license of ArcGIS Online that state agencies can use for publishing their data. ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based tool from Esri that hosts and serves out data, services, maps, and applications. Visual ND provides a pool of ArcGIS Online users and credits for state agencies who wish to utilize this technology.

Visual ND doesn’t currently replace existing Desktop GIS software but it can supplement it and in some cases, it can provide GIS functionality to casual GIS users who need access to data but don’t require Desktop GIS software. ArcGIS Online does not replace the North Dakota GIS Hub but it utilizes data on the GIS Hub. ArcGIS Online is just another tool, similar to other web-based applications that consume data from the GIS Hub via web services.

Mobile

Visual ND and other ArcGIS Online maps made available by state agencies are viewable using Esri's free Explorer for ArcGIS app.  Once this application has been installed on your device, use the Find Maps option and then for the search terms use the title of the map ((e.g., nd fish stocking) ) or the author of the map (e.g., ndgishub).  For assistance with titles and authors Visual ND is a handy way to find maps that you can display on your phone or tablet.

Data

GIS Hub Data - Download

Use the Hub Data Portal to discover then download vector and raster data. The Hub Data Portal is used to search or browse for data that you are interested in. For searching, you have the ability to search a region within the state (select an area of interest), search by search by a general term (e.g., road), or by keyword (e.g., “boundaries”). For browsing, expand one of the categories in order to view the content.

Once you have found the data you wish to download, click on the More Information button that is associated with each dataset. Scroll down a bit to the Transfer Options section, and if the data is available for downloading, there will be a link beginning with “Download”. For example, “Download Mile Markers”.

When the data has been processed and is ready for you to download, you will be sent an email to the address that you specified in the order form. That email will contain a link to a ZIP file that contains your data and the metadata file or files.

GIS Hub Data - Web Services

Use the Hub Data Portal to discover then stream vector and raster data via Esri and open formats.. The Hub Data Portal is used to search or browse for data that you are interested in. For searching, you have the ability to search a region within the state (select an area of interest), search by search by a general term (e.g., road), or by keyword (e.g., “boundaries”). For browsing, expand one of the categories in order to view the content.

Once you have found the data you wish to download, click on the More Information button that is associated with each dataset. Scroll down a bit to the Transfer Options section and then click on one of the links beginning with Esri REST. For example, “Esri REST including WMS”.

For more information on how to find and use web services, please see the Accessing Web Services help.