AGRC news and other statewide GIS announcements.
May 2016 Newsletter
Happy Anniversary SGID!

25 years ago this month, Gov Bangerter signed into law Senate Bill 21, creating the State Geographic Information Database, known fondly to many as the SGID. SB21 was one of the first instances of GIS being codified into state statue. In 1991, UGIC and NSGIC also held their first meetings, and ESRI released ArcView 1.0.

GIS and data sharing have come a long way since 1991, but the guiding principles are the same as they were 25 years ago. Be sure to get your limited edition commemorative SGID 25 Years sticker next time you see an AGRC staffer!

Land Information Records Work Group Recommends Expanded Sharing of GIS Parcel Data

An informal work group with broad participation from city, county, regional and state government has produced voluntary recommendations for a tax year parcel GIS data product. The group's focus was on creating efficient access and proper documentation for those that put this important data resource to work in the areas of economic development, planning, resource management, and public safety. If all goes well, the tax year parcel GIS layer could begin to be populated this summer. Read more
UGIC 2016 and Utah Geography Skills Test

The annual UGIC Conference was held May 9-13, 2016 in Bryce, Utah. Thank you to everyone who made the conference a huge success, there were over 200 conference attendees and over 60 breakout sessions. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year for the UGIC Conference in Park City!

The 2016 UGIC Board Election opened this morning, so be sure to vote for before June 9.

If you didn't get a chance to test your geography skills with AGRC's latest Where in Utah Quiz in the UGIC Conference brochure, you can find it on our website.

Mark Your Calendar: UDOT/AGRC Regional Road Centerline Meetings

UDOT and AGRC have planned 4 regional discussion sessions around the state during the first week in June to discuss new program requirements in the NG911, CAD, DOT, and other application areas. The statewide road centerline dataset is a highly valued dataset, and all road centerline data stewards are encouraged to attend.
  • Northern Utah: June 6, 1-5p | Logan City Hall: 290 N 100 W, Logan
  • Wasatch Front: June 7, 8:30a-12:30p | UDOT Region 2: 2010 S 2760 W, SLC
  • Southern Utah: June 8, 8:30a-12:30p | Heritage Center: 105 N 100 E, room 6, Cedar City
  • Eastern Utah: June 9, 8:30a-12:30p | Carbon County Courthouse Commission Chambers: 751 E 100 N, Price
Utah High Res Aerial Photography User Survey

Last week, a survey was sent to all Google imagery points of contact to gather information on uses, benefits, and requirements for high resolution aerial photography in Utah. The goal is to get FULL participation. If you are the Google imagery point of contact for your organization, and did not receive the email, please contact Jessie at 

BLM-Utah Offers New Recreation Maps for Mobile Devices: Guest blog by Kimberly Finch, BLM
  • BLM-Utah recently released a dozen new geo-referenced pdfs. Learn more about developing GeoPDFS in this blogpost.

DNR Continues to Build GIS Value with ROI Documentation: Guest blog by Wade Kloos, Utah DNR
  • Interested in measuring GIS return on investment (ROI)? Check out this blogpost.

UGS Aquifer Data Update: Guest blog by Richard Emerson, Utah Geological Survey

Statewide Roads Data Layer Update Summary 5/24/2016

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SGID Data Updates Details
Roads Update
May 2016

Address Points
Lite Basemap
UTA Bus Stops & Routes
Utah County
Washington County
Salt Lake County
Weber County
Davis County
UDOT mileposts, routes, and reference points updated monthly. 
Land Ownership & DOGM Oil and Gas Resources are updated weekly.
Calendar of Events
June 6-9
Regional Road Centerline Meetings
June 27 - July 1
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