Friday, September 18, 2020

Updated Datasets on the GIS Hub

A number of datasets have been updated on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

Wildlife Management Areas (updated, courtesy of Game and Fish Department)

Reclamation Lands (updated, courtesy of Game and Fish Department)

BLM Surface and Mineral Lands (updated, courtesy of Game and Fish Department)

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: reclamation) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Updated and New Datasets on the GIS Hub

Datasets have been updated and new ones added on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

City Boundaries (updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

SSURGO Soils (updated, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

24k Water - Streams and Rivers (new, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

24k Water Lakes and Ponds (new, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

Rural Water Tribal Supply (new, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

Rural Water Regional Systems (new, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

Water Supply Areas (removed, replaced by Rural Water Regional Systems)

Water Data Sites (removed from the GIS Hub, available from the State Water Commission website)

NAIP 2019 Aerial Photography (updated, courtesy of the National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP))

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: water) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Updated and New Datasets on the GIS Hub

Several datasets have been updated and a new one added on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

Surficial Aquifers (updated, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

Fire Districts (updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

Basic Care Facilities (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health/Environmental Quality)

Assisted Living Facilities (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health/Environmental Quality)

Skilled Nursing Home Facilities (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health/Environmental Quality)

Hospitals (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health/Environmental Quality)

Long Term Care Facilities (new, courtesy of the Department of Emergency Services)

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: fire) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button.


Monday, February 10, 2020

Updated and New Datasets on the GIS Hub

A number of datasets have been added or updated on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

State and Federal Roads (Updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

Mile Markers (Updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

County Boundaries (Updated, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

GNIS Landmarks (Updated, courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey)

Statewide Aerial Photography 2018 (New, courtesy of the State Water Commission)

Basemap_Imagery_Single (Updated with preliminary NAIP 2019, courtesy of USDA-APFO)

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: federal) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Updated Datasets on the GIS Hub

Several datasets have been updated on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

City Boundaries (updated, courtesy of Department of Transportation)

Fire Districts (updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

2019 School Districts (updated, courtesy of the ND Department of Public Instruction)

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: fire) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Updated and New Datasets on the GIS Hub

A number of datasets have been updated on the GIS Hub by the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee data stewards.  These are:

State and Federal Roads (updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

Mile Markers (updated, courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

NAIP 2019 Aerial Photography (new, courtesy of the USDA-APFO) Please Note:  This is preliminary data that will be updated when final data is received, which is expected to be in March 2020.

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via web-based data services.  More information on these datasets can be found on the Hub Data Portal. You can search for these datasets (e.g., type in: federal) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data using the Topics filter.

After you've located the data of interest, click on the title of the dataset and then click on a button to the right of the data resource, e.g., the "Go to resource" button.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

2019 North Dakota Geospatial Summit Wrap-Up

The 2019 North Dakota Geospatial Summit, held October 22-23 at the Bismarck Event Center, was a success!  There were 127 registered attendees with 38% from state agencies, 20% from the private sector, 17% from higher education, 14% from counties, 10% from cities, and 1% from federal agencies. 

Below the photos are links to most of the presentations.

Matt Dunlevy of SkySkopes provided the keynote

The Esri Hands-On Learning Lab was full nearly the entire time:


The Doorway to Learning


Student Station

There's a request to have another UAS panel a few years from now to 
find out what's changed:


The First-Ever UAS Panel


Our Awesome Sponsors







This conference would not have been possible without our sponsors.  Thank you!!
















Links to Presentations

General Sessions


The Future of UAS in the 'Silicon Valley of Drones' (keynote)

State GIS Program Update

A2. Government

Back to the Future - Agricultural Land Valuation in Mountrail County, ND

A3. Environmental

Earthquake Vulnerability in the Region of Arequipa, Peru

Using GIS and Machine-Learning to Recognize Subtle Landscape Features Associated with Glacial Lake Agassiz

A4. Core Geospatial

Working with ArcGIS Online Hosted Feature Services

Everything You Need to Know About ArcGIS Vector Tiles

What’s New with ArcGIS – Highlights From the 2019 UC 

B2. Government

Large Data Services of the North Dakota Water Commission

A Modern Approach to Land Records, Taxation, & Assessment 

Enterprise GIS Success at McKenzie County

B3. Core Geospatial

ArcGIS Pro – Next-Generation Desktop GIS

Integrating Survey 123 with a Permitting System for Mobile Inspections

Using ArcGIS Online with Multiple Entities Through Multiple Apps

B4. Technology Trends

UAS Panel Discussion

UAS Solutions for Geospatial Mapping and Surveying

C2. Core Geospatial

ArcGIS Enterprise – Power Your Location Intelligence

Improving Map Usability with Simple Cartographic Considerations

Esri Data Collector App – Developing a Geodatabase & Best Practices 

C3. Health & Emergency

The Minnesota Damage Assessment Data Standard. A Reference and Resource for the Geospatial Community in Minnesota

Creating an Integrated GIS tool to Evaluate the Needs of Disadvantaged Communities

Updating Maps by Local Agencies

C4. Technology Trends

Purpose Driven GIS Applications

D2. Technology Trends

OMF Project – Leveraging High Accuracy GIS to Enhance Field Workflows

Drone Based Lidar and the Future of Survey/GIS

D3. Environmental

Classification and Calculation of Vegetation Indices from High Resolution UAS Imagery

Use of Landsat Satellite Imagery to Identify the Salinization of Soil Due to Brine Spills in Northwestern North Dakota

Estimation of Total Above Ground Biomass from High-Resolution UAS Imagery

D4. Core Geospatial

Taking Advantage of APIs for Geospatial Visualization

Fishing for History: Use of Recreational Sonar to Create Survey Maps


2021 North Dakota Geospatial Summit

Here it is, way down at the bottom...plans are already being made for the next Geospatial Summit, which will most likely be in October and once again be in the Bismarck Event Center.  If you would like to be a part of this next Summit in some way, such as being on the planning committee, providing a presentation, providing sponsorship, etc., please let us know!  Thank you!