Monday, May 11, 2015

3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Upcoming Public Workshop

On May 12, at 9:00 AM CDT, a public meeting will be held to discuss potential high-resolution elevation data projects for federal fiscal year (FY) 2016.  This meeting is designed as a forum for all interested stakeholders in the North and South Dakota 3DEP community to discuss potential high-resolution elevation data project areas, identify common areas of mutual interest, and refine requirements.  The meeting will also cover general  information about the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process for submitting 3DEP proposals for the FY 2016 program year.

Both in-person and virtual attendance is available for the May 12th meeting. MEETING REGISTRATION is required. Please visit HERE to register. The Meeting will be held at the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Federal Building, Room 353, 220 East Rosser Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501.

The meeting is the next step in the BAA Public Meeting Series. National meetings were held on April 24th and 29th to provide basic information about the national BAA process to the 3DEP stakeholder community.  Presentation materials from those meetings are available on the 3DEP Geospatial Platform Sharing Site. The next set of meetings are geographically focused. Additional information on the May 12th Dakotas meeting, and other state and regional public meetings, can be found at the 3DEP Geospatial Platform Sharing Site noted above.

The meeting will be led by the area's USGS National Map Liaison, Steve Shivers. For questions or further information on the meeting, 3DEP, and BAA, contact Steve Shivers (

Friday, May 1, 2015

Updated and New Datasets on the GIS Hub

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

  • Skilled Nursing Home Facilities (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health)
  • Basic Care Facilities (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health)
  • Assisted Care Facilities (updated, courtesy of the Department of Health)
  • Mobile Radio Broadcast (updated, courtesy of the FCC)
  • Mobile Radio Commercial (updated, courtesy of the FCC)
  • Microwave (updated, courtesy of the FCC)
  • Paging (updated, courtesy of the FCC)
  • FM Radio (updated, courtesy of the FCC)
  • AM Radio (updated, courtesy of the FCC)
  • Cellular (updated, removed cellular market, courtesy of the FCC)
  • Television (new, removed NTSC and Digital, courtesy of the FCC)
  • Antenna Structures (updated, courtesy of the FCC)

These datasets can be downloaded and/or delivered via 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: radio) or you may find it convenient to simply browse to the data within the Categories section of the Hub Data Portal. After you've located the data of interest, click on the More Information button and then scroll down to the Transfer Options section. In that section, click the Download link to download the data or click one of the other links such as the 'Esri REST including WMS' link to obtain the data service information.