AGRC news and other statewide GIS announcements.
January/February 2017 Newsletter
Important Updates to Licensed Imagery Layers on Discover Server

There are three new layers available to licensed users to the Discover server. 
  1. Utah: You're probably already using this one, but it has been redefined to display the most recent NAIP 1-meter until it shows the Google 6-inch imagery at about 1:6500.
  2. 'Google': Replacement for the old 'Utah' service and exclusively displays the most recent Google imagery.
  3. Basemap-Hybrid: Back by popular demand, a mash up of the Basemap-Overlay and Utah imagery service.
2016 NAIP RGB and CIR 1-meter imagery layers have also been added for all users. Click here for more information. Contact Rick Kelson with any questions. 
Welcome Millcreek City! 2017 Municipal Boundaries and Townships Now Available 

In 2016, the Lt. Governor's Office, with support from AGRC,  certified 90 political subdivision boundary changes, one city incorporation, and five metro township incorporations in Salt Lake County. Utah's newest city, Millcreek, was added, and Ophir, a historic mining town in Tooele county was officially dissolved. Utah County had the most updates, with a total of 29 changes.

More information and links to download are available on the year-end municipal boundaries blogpost
'The Value of GIS' Contest Winners and 2017 Maps on the Hill Recap

The UGIC 2017 Maps on the Hill event was another great success. We've heard from more than a few that this is among the favorite rotunda events during the session, thanks to the great work being done by participants, volunteers, and new this year, judges for the 5 excellence awards. Be sure to check out the photo gallery, video of Senate and House MOTH floor announcements and rotunda time lapse, and, of course, the annual mapbook (best if downloaded).
NAIP 2016 Imagery Now Available

The 2016 National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) aerial photography is now available for download and use as a web service (see first item above). The imagery was collected in Summer 2016 at a 1-meter pixel resolution.
Changes Coming to the Water-Related Land Use Layer

The Utah Division of Water Resources is planning some changes to its Water-Related Land Use program and GIS dataset. Water Resources will hold a stakeholder meeting to discuss these upcoming changes and gather input. For more information or to be involved, contact Aaron Austin at
Upcoming Utah Water Data Users Group Meeting...

Join other water data users in Utah for a day of learning and networking on Tuesday, March 7, from 11am - 2pm the Utah Department of Natural Resources. Speakers include representatives from the Western States Water Council, UDWR, and the USGS. For more information visit the event page.
AGRC Newsletter: 1,000 subscribers and counting!

We have reached the 1,000 subscriber mark for our newsletter! Utah's GIS community is strong, talented, and innovative, and AGRC is excited to be a part of it. The goal of this newsletter is to be a resource for the entire community, and we'd like the community to be a part of it!  To include an item or event in the newsletter, or for questions on guest blogging, contact Jessie at
Website Shows the Impact of 2016 Outdoor Recreation Grants

The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (GOED) recently used an integrated website to tell the story of their grant program, combining map-linked photos, descriptions, and project proposal documentation. The grants, funded by legislative appropriation, provide the opportunity to improve Utah's trail infrastructure and expand youth recreation programs. 

Presentation Abstracts for UGIC Due April 1, 2017: UGIC is now accepting abstracts for breakout presentations for the 2017 conference in Park City May 10-12th, with pre-con trainings May 8-9. We want to hear about something YOU are working on or have learned. More conference info.

What was it about 1991?:  In 2016, there were multiple GIS-related 25 year anniversaries including, in Utah, 25 years of UGIC and Utah's State Geographic Information Database (SGID). Michael Terner of AppGeo recently reflected back on 1991, and what spurred so many GIS developments that year.
SGID Data Updates Details
Roads - January
Roads - February
Bus Routes & Stops
Address Points
BLM Monuments 
PLSS Layers
Parcel  Updates
Salt Lake County
Utah County
Washington County
Morgan County
Tooele County
Cache County
Davis County
Garfield County
Weber County
UDOT mileposts, routes, and reference points updated monthly. 
Land Ownership & DOGM Oil and Gas Resources are updated weekly.
Calendar of Events
Water Data
Users Group
APRIL 18-21
Intermountain GIS Conference 
(West Yellowstone)
Salt Lake
Users Group
MAY 8-12
Northern Utah
Users Group
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