Enterprise geodatabase users at the State can now tap into the data directly from desktop GIS software. The data can also be accessed via feature services in the State’s GIS Hub. The parcel data is also being used by public safety agencies, for activities such as address verification and for contacting landowners. At the county level, counties are finding an enormous amount of value in sharing data and having an authoritative GIS data set at the state level as it significantly reduces the number of requests for data they receive.
The Department of Game and Fish has reportedly been receiving dozens of positive comments from landowners across the state. As outreach has been refined and data has been validated, Bob and AppGeo have been reaching out to the counties to share techniques for improving the quality of their data.
Currently, the Bob/AppGeo team are in the first year of maintenance for the program. For the next budget cycle, North Dakota is aiming to facilitate counties’ ongoing data maintenance activities and is considering a grant program to help balance resources. Another thing this project has served to facilitate is the relationship between the state and counties. Having a better relationship between the two helps keep costs down in the future. They’ve also seen this project as a great model to repurpose state systems that they share a common license for (such as ArcGIS Online).