AGRC’s blog keeps partners informed on important GIS announcements in Utah. Blogposts cover important data updates, GIS tools, geospatial tips and tricks, as well as coordination opportunities and events. Blogposts are compiled into a monthly newsletter. Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of any webpage on gis.utah.gov.

Mark Your Calendar: UDOT/AGRC Regional Road Centerline Meetings - Correction from Newsletter

Utah’s statewide road centerline dataset, built in partnership with local government GIS staff expertise, is a highly valued state data asset.


AGRC Storage Migration

AGRC is in the process of migrating some of it’s SGID content, downloadable via FTP, from High-Speed Network Attached Storage (HNAS) to Google Cloud Storage ...


Guest Blog: Things I Learned Working at the Utah AGRC

Hi there! I’m Christy. I work at a small consulting firm in downtown Seattle called SGSI. I also teach a summer GIS Programming course at the University of W...


School Bus Routing based on SGID Roads

A few months ago I had the opportunity to work with Marc Healy at the Granite School District Transportation department. He was sending me corrections he ne...


Why I Speak at Conferences and You Should Too

Recently, I tried to gather all of the presentations that I have participated in during my career up to this point (~10 years). I was able to find materials ...


3D Elevation Program Proposal

In October 2015, AGRC, in partnership with local, state, and federal partners submitted a proposal to the U.S. Geological Survey’s 3D Elevation Program (3DE...


Converting Dojo-AMD Projects To TypeScript

At some point in every TypeScript introduction that I have been to, the presenter says something to the effect of:


Now You Know: About the gis.utah.gov v6.0 Refresh

Four years is a long time for anything, and that certainly applies to website releases. For a number of reasons, gis.utah.gov, has been overdue for a refresh.


Utah Broadband Outreach Center Releases Revamped Availability Map

The Utah Broadband Outreach Center in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) released an updated residential broadband map today (broadband.uta...


Survey Monument Replacement and Restoration County Grant Program

The 2015 Utah Legislative General Session passed Senate Bill 264, which established the Monument Replacement and Restoration Committee (MRRC), as well as fun...


Utah Geological Survey Releases New Interactive Fault Map

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) has made the Utah Quaternary Fault and Fold Database available through a new interactive web application on the UGS website....


New Parcel Web App Improves Usability

AGRC recently released a major enhancement to the Parcel Web Map Application: http://mapserv.utah.gov/parcels. Beyond a new modernized look and improved parc...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 1/13/2016

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 a...


End of year updates for the Municipal Boundaries are available

Finally the end of year updates for Municipal Boundaries are here. Seem like there are a lot of procrastinators like myself out there. 15 out of the 36 c...


What is HTTPS, and should we be using it?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https) combines the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) ...


The Earth is Not Round! Utah, NAD83 and WebMercator Projections

GIS users working on statewide projects in Utah need to know the specifics of three primary coordinate systems: Geographic (latitude/longitude), UTM NAD83, a...


Department of Natural Resources Launches New Watershed Restoration Initiative Website

The Department of Natural Resource's Division of Wildlife Resources recently launched a new website, geo-database, and project proposal site for Utah's Water...


Using AGRC's new Web Mercator Services in Your Web Maps

Recently, AGRC, in conjunction with DNR, hosted an open house discussing AGRC’s basemap and imagery strategies. During this open house, AGRC discussed detail...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 12/3/2015

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 a...


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 im...


Evolving Utah SGID Web Services: A Proposal

The pendulum swings back and forth... As time passes in the GIS and IT world, sometimes it feels like there is a pendulum slowly swinging back and forth alon...


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 th...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 11/5/2015

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 a...


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 founda...


NENA National Guidance for GIS Address Points

Wouldn't it be great if there were concrete best practices to guide the stewardship of GIS address point layers? And what if they were flexible and also prov...


New Lidar and Orthophotography for Utah and Colorado’s Most Scenic Rivers

If you happen to be enjoying the Colorado, Green or Yampa Rivers late this fall and see a small plane flying back and forth, be sure to wave. You might be ca...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 10/7/2015

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 a...


Mock your Dojo AMD modules with StubModule.js

When testing AMD modules it is sometimes necessary to verify how it interacts with it's dependencies. For example, you might be writing a module that makes X...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 9/3/2015

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 a...


Public Lands Survey System (PLSS) Version 2.0, 2015 updates

AGRC recently made available the latest version of the Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) version 2.0, 2015 updates to the Townships, Sections, and Quart...


Updates for the Municipal Boundaries are available now

As we head into the last third of this year, we find two new towns in Utah. In Wasatch County we now have Interlaken Town just north of Midway in the Heb...


Boost Your Productivity With Vim

I was surprised to realize today that I have never written about one of my favorite tools that I use to write code. It's something that absolutely transf...


Best Practices for Loading Data into an SDE

AGRC has developed a best practices checklist for preparing data to load into a presentation themed SDE environment. We developed the document to help users...


Statewide Lidar Plan for Utah

To aid the planning efforts for future Lidar acquisitions in Utah, AGRC and the Utah Department of Natural Resources have collaborated with various local, st...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 8/6/2015

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 a...


Google Imagery (Update, July 2015)

A lot has happened since the initial Google Imagery license purchase at the first of the year. Top on the list is that over 180 Utah organizations have signe...


New 84009 Zip Code in Salt Lake County

The US Postal Service recently assigned a new zip code, 84009, to be used for the portion of the existing 84095 South Jordan area that is west of the Bangert...


UGS Updates Quaternary Faults Data

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) updated the Quaternary Fault and Fold Database and Map of Utah on July 1, 2015, incorporating new data and a complete review...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 7/1/2015

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 a...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 6/4/2015

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 a...


Can you complete the "Where in Utah" quiz?

AGRC had a great time at the 2015 Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) Conference at Snowbird. The preconference training, plenary speeches, and break ...


The Utah Reference Network (TURN) GPS Expands into Idaho

Since 2005, AGRC has administered the Statewide Global Positioning Reference Network. The initial 15 stations have grown to 90 survey grade GPS receivers loc...


Staying in the Zone with AMD Butler

[Update(3/17/16): This plugin has been ported to an Atom Editor package called amdbutler.] A few months ago, I built a simple plugin for Sublime Text 3 ...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 5/7/2015

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 a...


Google Imagery: WMS and WMTS Imagery Services, & Other Reminders

Users of <a href="/utah-acquires-high-resolution-aerial-photography-license/>Google's statewide high resolution aerial photography are transitioning to...


Updates To Political Districts & Voting Precincts datasets April 2015

Utah Political Districts: Political districts for state-level offices (Congressional, State House, State Senate, and State Board of Education) are available ...


Updates to Municipal Boundaries for the State of Utah, April 2015

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Municipal...


Utah's Open Data Portal and the SGID

SB70, passed in the 2014 general session of the Utah Legislature, provided funding to create the state Open Data Portal as recommended by the Utah Transpare...


First DNR GIS ROI Contest Concludes with Overwhelming Success

The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) honored six employees from five divisions as a part of its GIS Return on Investment (ROI) Contest. Tanna Fulle...


Windows Scheduler: Get Your Priorities Straight

Here at AGRC we have a variety of tasks (usually python scripts) that need to be run on a schedule. These are usually workflows that scrape and ETL data for ...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 4/1/2015

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 a...


Utah SGID Statewide Tax Areas and Tax Entities Data Layer Updates 3/27/2015

The newest Tax Areas (SGID10.ECONOMY.TaxAreas2014) and Tax Entities (SGID10.ECONOMY.TaxEntities2014) were recently added to the feature classes that resides ...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 3/5/2015

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 a...


Summarizing Utah GIS Data Needs for NG 9-1-1

The success of the emergency response process that is initiated by dialing 9-1-1 has always been dependent on understanding and verifying locational informa...


Using Utah's Google Imagery License

Background: At the beginning of 2015, a coalition of state, regional, and local government agencies purchased a license to Google’s high resolution (6 inch ...


Wasatch Front LiDAR Services Now Available

Click to view large format map detail The Wasatch Front LiDAR elevation data collected 2013-2014 is now available as a service. These services utilize the .5...


Authoritative Utah Geocoding Results

Geocoding Assurance or Why you should trust the results The AGRC web api is a great resource for deriving information from the SGID. Geocoding an address is...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 2/4/2015

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 a...


Utah Acquires High Resolution Aerial Photography License

Last month (January 2015), AGRC led an effort to purchase a license to Google's statewide high resolution aerial photography (6" pixels) on behalf of a partn...


Must Read for ArcGIS Desktop Users: Image Server Deprecation

Begining January 16, 2016 AGRC will no longer support legacy Image Server. This means that users of all versions of ArcGIS Desktop will not be able to conne...


How To Use AGRC Base Maps in QGIS

Most people know about AGRC's awesome base maps. They are very popular and provide high quality cartography using the latest and greatest data from the U...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 1/12/2015

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 a...


Utah Statewide Recreation Database

The Governor's Office of Economic Development's Outdoor Recreation Office has partnered with AGRC on a project to build a statewide trails database. A statew...


Basemaps: A 2014 Day in the Life

A day in the life of Utah’s ArcGIS Server Basemaps 2014 On Wednesday, November 6, 2013 we wrote about and displayed some charts displaying usage statistics f...


TURN GPS Network

On December 2, 2014 the State of Utah AGRC completed its upgrade of the Trimble Pivot Platform software running the The Utah Reference Network (TURN) GPS. T...


Updates to Municipal Boundaries for the State of Utah, December 2014

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Municipal...


USGS GeoPDF Topographic Maps

Want an aerial photograph and a topographic map all packaged into one file, in a pdf format? Then the USGS GeoPDFs may be the answer. These GeoPDFs are simil...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 12/3/2014

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 a...


How to Wire up Travis-CI to your JS Projects

For the past six months, AGRC has been using Travis CI to automatically test and lint our projects each time we push a commit to the associated GitHub reposi...


Wireless Signals and LiDAR Derived Elevation Models

Specialized software allows the modeling of cellular, radio, or wireless internet signal propagation and coverage. Better, more accurate results for wireless...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 11/13/2014

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 a...


Maps Assist in Accessing Election Results

Results from yesterday's elections for statewide and local offices are available via a new, revamped website: http://electionresults.utah.gov/. Visitors to t...


Using AGRC's Geocoding and Map-based Web Services

The Department of Technology Services hosts a monthly scheduled Enterprise Developer Group (EDG) brown bag presentation series. The previous session recordin...


New generalized archaeology dataset in the SGID

The Utah Division of State History (UDSH) has released a new mapping dataset depicting the generalized locations of known archaeological sites across Utah. A...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 10/1/2014

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 a...


Proposed Lidar Project, Northern Utah

AGRC, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources (Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands and the Utah Geological Survey) and Department of ...


Statewide Address Points: Best Practices

AGRC has been working with county addressing authorities and GIS staff to develop a statewide address point dataset. We are now using address points as the ...


grunt-esri-slurp

[Update(3/17/16): ESRI has released a bower package for the JS API that removes the need for this project.] Running the Dojo Build System with ESRI's JavaScr...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 9/4/2014

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 a...


Coordinating a Statewide Recreational Trails GIS Dataset

Several agencies, at the local, state, and national-levels, have expressed a strong interest in a statewide, integrated, recreational trails GIS dataset. Mar...


Large Format Utah Political District Maps Now Available

Click to view large format map detail This month, AGRC and the Lt. Governor’s office published large format (34 x 22 inches) maps of every Utah House and Sen...


Updates to Municpal Boundaries for the State of Utah

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The following highlig...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 8/6/2014

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 a...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 7/3/2014

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 a...


National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) 2014 - Early Access Web Service

The USDA's 2014 New, statewide one meter 2014 aerial photography is currently being collected as part of the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP). ...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 6/4/2014

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 a...


Significant Changes to the Utah Land Ownership GIS Layer

Utah's School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finalized a 60,000 acre land swap on May 8, 2014. ...


PLSS Corner Management Web Application Redesign

The PLSS Corner Management Web Application has been updated with a cleaner look which is much more user friendly. The PLSS web app gives users the ability to...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 5/7/2014

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 a...


Feedback Wanted: Proposed Best Practices for Tagging Utah Metadata

AGRC has developed a draft 'best practices' document for assigning metadata tags to esri 'Item Description'-style metadata. Tags play an important role in se...


Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Version 2.0 Release

On April 30, AGRC published Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) version 2.0 to the townships, sections, and quarter section divisions of the Public Land Su...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 4/2/2014

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 a...


New updates to Municipal Boundaries layers

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The following highlig...


Give it a Try: One Page GIS Data Maturity Assessment

Locational analysis, using GIS, is extremely powerful for discovering opportunity and other business analytics. GIS provides a platform to bring information ...


Map Spotlight: Enhanced Wetlands Dataset from the Utah Geological Survey

The US Fish & Wildlife Service's National Wetland Inventory (NWI) initiative has been mapping wetlands in Utah since the 1980's. These maps are in the pr...


GPS Network News

On April 1, 2014 the State of Utah AGRC will complete its upgrade of the legacy software platform for The Utah Reference Network GPS (TURN GPS) to the new Tr...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 3/5/2014

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 a...


Map Spotlight: Mining Heritage Story Map Website

The Abandoned Mine Reclamation unit of DNR's Division of Oil, Gas and Mining recently published an excellent example of how maps can be appropriately integra...


Map Spotlight: Wind Turbines and Feature Services

Earlier this month, the USGS released a public-facing interactive wind turbine map and GIS dataset that depicts more than 47,000 onshore wind turbine locatio...


My Favorite Sublime Text 3 Plugins & Configs

I'm a huge fan of Sublime Text 3. I love it's simplicity and strong package community. Here's a list of my favorite packages and config tweaks: Packages Pac...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Data Layer Updates 1/28/2014

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 a...


LiDAR 2013-2014 Wasatch Front Acquisition Update

Last fall, AGRC contracted with Watershed Sciences Inc. (WSI) to acquire 1,352 square miles of USGS Quality Level 1 LiDAR elevation data. The project area in...


GPS Network now on Trimble Pivot VRS System

AGRC is pleased to announce the Trimble Pivot VRS System is now live. The install is complete and testing has proven repeatable results. This means it is tim...


New: Utah Geocoding Toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop

AGRC is proud to announce the release of a Utah-specific geocoding toolbox for ArcGIS Desktop. This custom geocoding toolbox allows ArcMap users to obtain ge...


A day in the life of Utah's ArcGIS Server Base Maps

"Base map web services" provides access to pre-rendered multi-scale maps that show more detailed map features at finer scales and less detail at larger scale...


Newest updates to the Municipal Boundaries

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. 2014 brings to Utah a...


Quick JavaScript Tip: The Arguments Object

Recently, as I was slowly working my way through Rebecca Murphy's excellent js-assessment test suite, I ran into a problem that was quite vexing. I was creat...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 12/12/2013

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 a...


Mapping Spotlight: Division of Water Resources Interactive Maps

The Division of Water Resources (DWRe) at the Department of Natural Resources has created an interactive map gallery using ArcGIS Online to showcase all of D...


A day in the life of the Utah's SGID ImageServer

As part of responsibilities for maintaining the Utah's State Geographic Information Database (SGID), AGRC has operated web services that deliver aerial phot...


Geography Awareness Outreach in November

In honor of Geography Awareness Week, which was November 17-23, 2013, GIS Day events were held at various locations along the Wasatch Front. GIS Day was held...


Using Base Maps with Non-standard Coordinate Systems in LeafletJS

Since LeafletJS seems to be what all of the cool kids are using these days and it shows no signs of slowing down, I thought that it would be fun to figure ou...


Utah Mapping Resources: Well-Prepared for NextGen 9-1-1

Change is in the works for how the 9-1-1 system connects those in need with emergency responders. The National Emergency Number Association (NENA), which rep...


Mapping Spotlight: SITLA Competitive Lease Offering

The State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) has made a map that displays current and historic Competitive Lease Offering U...


Update on the TURN GPS Network Upgrade

As announced in a previous blogpost, the TURN GPS Network is undergoing a system upgrade and a change in spatial reference from NAD 83 (CORS 96) epoch 2002 ...


Mapping Spotlight: DWR Pheasant Release Areas

As a new feature for gis.utah.gov, AGRC is working with state and local government to spotlight some of the many interesting and useful maps being created i...


Utah Broadband Project Update

The Utah Broadband Project, a joint effort between the Utah Public Service Commission, the Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the Automated Geogr...


Mac OSX + VMware Fusion + ESRI's ArcGIS Server

While there's endless arguments about whether Mac's or PC's are better for web development, there's not much argument that Mac OSX is the most popular platfo...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 10/2/2013

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 a...


TURN GPS Network Updates

This week AGRC began a transition to updated TURN GPS Network software by doing the initial install on a separate server from the existing system. The two s...


The ESRI API for JavaScript/Dojo Build System Saga Continues...

That's right, my entire app JS is in this one file *including @ESRI modules* http://t.co/06S4KCtkuR cc @DavidSpriggs @derekswingley — Scott Davis (@SThomasD...


New Address Point Cached Map Service

AGRC recently released an address point map service. The service contains a cached version of  Utah’s Statewide Address Points dataset. Direction...


Utah Works with the United States Census Bureau

AGRC is in the process of finalizing a data sharing agreement with the United States Census Bureau. The agreement will formalize the Bureau’s use of Ut...


Newest updates to Municipal Boundaries

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server The following highligh...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 8/1/2013

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 a...


AGRC Web Mapping Services Demo

AGRC offers a variety of mapping-related web services that make it easy to add authoritative Utah web maps to your applications. The two most popular are our...


AGRC Base Map Services Now Accessible via ArcGIS Online

AGRC is beginning limited use of ESRI's combination data portal and SaaS technology, ArcGIS Online (AGOL). Over the next few months, we will be experimenting...


Utah GIS Framework Data for 800 Please, Alex...

ATrebek: "The answer Is.. 'At almost a million points and growing, this new statewide data resource adds extra precision to address location.'" KJennings: "W...


New Release of atlas.utah.gov

AGRC recently released a new version of atlas.utah.gov, a map viewer that allows users to inspect the statewide base map services that highlight terrain, lan...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 6/5/2013

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 a...


Utah SGID Layer Updates

AGRC has updated some layers in the State Geographic Information Database (SGID). The updates are a result of the work that's been done for the Utah Broadban...


Utah Statewide Address Geocoding Web Service Upgrade

Last week, AGRC finished a substantial upgrade to the Utah statewide address locator (geocoding) web service. This service utilizes point- and road-based ad...


First quarter Municipal Boundaries updates

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Municipa...


Progress Update, Utah Address Points GIS Layer

AGRC is currently working with County governments to build a statewide address point dataset. To date, AGRC has collected over 846,000 address points from Co...


SGID Schools Update 4/16/2013

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.Society.Schools feature class that resides on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Schools data is also...


ESRI JSAPI 3.4 and the Dojo Build System

In a previous post, I outlined how I use the Dojo Build System to optimize my web app code for production. Specifically I showed how I get around the problem...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 4/10/2013

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 a...


Recommended GIS Resources from NSGIC.org

The National State Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) exists to 1) Promote statewide geospatial coordination activities in all states 2) Advocate for ...


Using the mapserv.utah.gov api to geocode address

Geographic coordinates for Utah addresses can now be located using the AGRC's ArcGIS Server-based apis. These are the same apis that are used by AGRC web app...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 2/13/2013

Updates were made recently to the SGID93.Transportation.Roads and SGID10.Transportation.Roads (new schema) feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSD...


State of Utah Global Positioning Reference Network, One-Time Maintenance Funding

In 2005, the Utah Legislature, recognizing the need to support highly accurate GPS applications for surveying, engineering, construction, and GIS data collec...


End of 2012 Municipal Boundaries Update

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Municipal...


911 PSAP Boundaries Interactive Map

The two maps below show the 911 PSAP Boundaries and the State Agency Dispatch Boundaries. Clicking on the points will display the name, address and non-emerg...


GIS Day 2012 Recap

Students at Salt Lake Valley GIS Day November 2012 The annual Salt Lake Valley GIS Day, which is sponsored by the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) ...


Municipalities Updates Nov. 30, 2012

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.BOUNDARIES.Municipalities feature class that resides on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated municipali...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 12/5/2012

Updates were made recently to the SGID93.Transportation.Roads and SGID10.Transportation.Roads (new schema) feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSD...


Introducing the new AGRC Newsletter

On November 14, AGRC sent the first edition of a short-format newsletter to subscribers who signed up on the gis.utah.gov website. The newsletter features re...


Tracking Server Response Times with the Google Spreadsheets API and asp.net

We've been noticing some speed issues with our mapserv machines recently and are trying to figure out the issue. In an effort to have a little insight into t...


Utah Municipal Boundary Updates

The latest version of the Municipal Boundaries layer is now available in SGID93, SGID10, and download via FTP. It was updated on Oct 10, 2012 and includes al...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 10/3/2012

Updates were made recently to the SGID93.Transportation.Roads and SGID10.Transportation.Roads (new schema) feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSD...


New SDE Connection Properties for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 - Updated

New Connection Method Esri is now providing a tool to create an ArcSDE Connection File wherever you would like on your file system.  (NOTE:  This tool is onl...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 8/1/2012

Updates were made recently to the SGID93.Transportation.Roads and SGID10.Transportation.Roads (new schema) feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSD...


Using Utah GIS Elevation Data to Visualize Terrain

To highlight elevation in the Utah Terrain Base Map, a custom color ramp symbol was created to enhance the basic gray-scale hillshading. By editing the colo...


Juab and Millard Counties Adjust Shared Boundary

Late this spring, the Millard and Juab County Commissions agreed to adjust the counties' common north-south trending boundary, in an area generally west of I...


Utah Zip Code Boundaries Update

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.Boundaries.ZipCodes feature class that resides on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated zip code boundar...


Interactive Map of State Fire Restrictions

AGRC, in partnership with the Governor's Office, the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, and the State Fire Marshal have released an interactive map...


GIS jobs in Utah....via Twitter

Over the years organizations have approached the Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) to post GIS or mapping-related job recruitments. We are eager t...


Utah Oil and Gas GIS Data Updates

Utah Oil and Gas Well GIS Data As a reminder, the GIS dataset depicting Utah Oil and Gas Wells is updated nightly on AGRC's ArcSDE (v.10) database server, vi...


Update to Address System Quadrants

An update was recently made to SGID10.LOCATION.AddressSystemQuadrants. The purpose of the update was to add address system quadrants to Wasatch County that h...


Utah SGID Statewide Roads Layer Updates 6/7/2012

Updates were made recently to the SGID93.Transportation.Roads and SGID10.Transportation.Roads (new schema) feature classes that reside on the Utah SGID ArcSD...


SGID Schools Update 5/31/2012

Updates were made recently to the SGID10.Society.Schools feature class that resides on the Utah SGID ArcSDE database server. The updated Schools data is also...


#utmap: A Twitter Tag for Utah GIS

Twitter is a low commitment social media tool that can be great for professional collaboration and sharing. It allows users to quickly search and scan recent...


Apple, Google, 3D and GIS

The next few days mark an interesting time in the geospatial industry.  As geo-guru Peter Batty noted, rarely do a couple of the world's largest companies pu...


New Political Districts & Voting Precincts datasets

New Utah Political Districts: Political districts for state-level offices (Congressional, State House, State Senate, and State Board of Education) are availa...


Using The Dojo Build System To Speed Up Your ESRI JavaScript API Apps

As your JavaScript projects get more and more complex, loading all of your Dojo javascript files can really slow down your load time. All those dojo.require ...


Maps n' Mobile: Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Reporting

Scott Davis, AGRC Developer recently presented at the 2012 ESRI Developer's Summit an a newly released application to help UDOT and the State Division of Wi...


Redistricting interactive map available

Lieutenant Governor Greg Bell announced the launch of the Political District Maps website. The website will display interactive maps of the state house, stat...


AGRC presents to Legislature

AGRC had an opportunity to update the Public Utilities and Technology Interim Committee on its recent projects.  It was a great opportunity to bring some vis...