• Google Imagery License
  • High resolution (QL1) LiDAR data and surface models for Wasatch Front urban area (2013-14) now available.
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  • Built in partnership with Utah’s county governments, a statewide address point GIS data layer was added to the State Geographic Information Database (SGID) in June.
  • 2012 High Resolution Aerial Photography data and image services now available for Wasatch Front
  • The State Geographic Information Database (SGID)
    Access Utah’s richest resource of aerial imagery, geographic data, and services for a variety of mapping needs.
  • New Political Districts and Voting Precincts Datasets Available

    Political districts for elections in 2012 are available as GIS data layers.

Important Changes for SGID ArcSDE Connection Users

AGRC is in the process of migrating our MS SQL database environment from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This migration will only impact users who use the preferred ‘direct connect’ route to use SGID ArcSDE database over the State Network. Keep in mind that many counties and cities use the DTS …

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Evolving Utah SGID Web Services: A Proposal

As time passes in the GIS and IT world, sometimes it feels like there is a pendulum slowly swinging back and forth along the continuum between centralization and decentralization. Mainframes and early GIS software required centralization. PC’s and later web services, smart phones, and tablets seem to define decentralization. But then again, consider the roles …

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Google Imagery Service Speed Enhancements & More

1. Quick Update! WMTS Speeds Much Improved. Last week, several behind-the-scenes changes were made by AppGeo to significantly increase the performance of the discover.agrc.utah.gov WMTS service. We’ve received consistent feedback from our test users indicating that the latest updates meet speed-level expectations for desktop GIS and web app use, including aggressive panning. WMTS should now, …

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Updates were made recently to the SGID10.Transportation.Roads feature class that resides on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Roads data is also available as shapefiles and file geodatabase files for download on the SGID FTP site. Geocoding services and ArcGIS Server Applications & Web Services are now using the updated SGID10.Transportation.Roads feature class. …

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Big Happenings with Public Land Survey System GIS

Good things are happening in Utah regarding the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), also known as the township, range, and section grid, which forms the foundation for GIS map representations of public and private lands and other related Utah map layers. The PLSS grid is physically defined on the ground in the form of survey …

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WMS, WMTS Google Imagery Archive and NRG Layers Now Available

The statewide “utah” imagery service layer displays the most current 6 inch imagery licensed from Google. As a result of the recent 2015 update areas, there are two archive layers available: “utah_2012archive” and “utah_2013archive” that contain the old, replaced imagery organized by original collection year. An additional service “naip_2011_nrg” provides a static view of a …

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Data Resources

Aerial photography

High Resolution Imagery, National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP), Digital Ortho Quadrangle (DOQ) and instructions for accessing imagery.

SGID data and downloads

Catalog of available mapping/GIS data, including description and usage information, and download links.

Base map services in ArcMap

AGRC provides several multi-scale base map service options that deliver pre-rendered base map tiles to your ArcMap session or to web app developers.

USGS scanned topographic maps (DRG’s)

The SGID contains a complete statewide coverage of scanned standard series USGS topographic maps, also known as digital raster graphics (DRGs).

Resources for Developers

If you’re a developer, this is the place to start You’ll find online space maps, geospatial widgets, geospatial web services and more. Also includes a developer team blog for all things dev.

Real-time GPS Network

The state’s network of permanently located GPS receivers across the state made possible through public and partnerships for real time high accuracy GPS positioning.