About Us

The North Dakota Information Technology Department and the North Dakota GIS Technical Committee operate the GIS Hub, an infrastructure comprised of geospatial data storage, data services, and application interfaces. The GIS Hub supports state agencies in the development of their GIS and the dissemination of common interest data to other levels of government and the public.

Mission Statement

The State of North Dakota's GIS Hub will provide the essential infrastructure to share core geographic datasets through an accessible data warehouse among stakeholders with browsing ability to the general public. The Hub will leverage the State's existing data, infrastructure and expertise to manage the core elements of this enterprise solution.

Vision Statement

It is the vision of the GISTC that the GIS Program will continue to grow in value to state agencies and other levels of government which in turn increases the level of service and cost effectiveness to the citizens of the North Dakota. The core of the GIS Program is the GIS Hub which will continue to develop through a focus on improved and new data sets and secondarily, through improved and new functionality and applications.

Status and Strategy

The Strategic Plan is used to communicate our vision and the supporting goals and objectives. The Framework document provides a definition and scope of GIS within state government.  The GIS Program Report is an annual report provided to the Governor.

Enabling Legislation

Part of the history of the GIS Program in North Dakota is rooted in Executive Order 1995-05, signed by Governor Edward Schafer. This executive order was re-affirmed by Executive Order 2001-06 by Governor John Hoeven.