Our Background

The Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) is the State of Utah’s map technology coordination office. AGRC staff (directory/contacts) have knowledge and experience in geographic information system (GIS) desktop software, hosted map- and web-services, mapping data resources, and GIS professionals and their activities around the state.

We are located on the 5th floor of the State Office building, directly north of the Capitol directions and parking. AGRC and the Utah CIO’s office compose the Integrated Technologies division within the Department of Technology Services.

AGRC staff photo

AGRC is directed under mapping-related sections of Utah statute to coordinate GIS resources within state government including the management of the State Geographic Information Database (SGID) and the operation of The Utah Reference Network for Global Positioning Systems (TURNGPS) that provides high precision correction services for surveying, mapping, and machine control.

AGRC was one of the first geospatial information offices in the country, established a few years before its formal adoption in code in 1984. At 30+ years old, our full name may sound like its from a by-gone era. But AGRC is how people know us, so we’re sticking with it. Years may pass, but our storefront remains located at the intersection of geography, technology, and the quest for enterprise-wide efficiency.

AGRC is funded through a combination of State general and restricted funds and cost-recovery revenue sources from project work and grant awards. This hybrid approach ensures some stable base for SGID and coordination activities but keeps us on our toes by requiring us to keep up with the latest developments in our field so we can offer cutting edge GIS consulting services to those in need.

What We Do at AGRC

GIS Organizations & Affiliates

Recent Customers and Partners

Some of the organizations that we have partnered with or worked for recently

Blue Stakes of Utah Brigham Young University Bureau of Land Management
Community Impact Board Department of Agriculture & Food DABC
Department of Commerce Department of Corrections Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Health Department of Human Services Department of Heritage & Arts
Department of Natural Resources Department of Public Safety Department of Transportation (UDOT)
Department of Workforce Services Federal Communications Commission Governors Office of Economic Development
Governors Office of Energy Development Mountainland Association of Government NENA
NSGIC NTIA Office of Legislative Research & General Counsel
openaddresses.org Public Lands Policy & Coordination Office Public Service Commission
Questar Gas Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Surveyor
Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) United States Geological Survey University of Utah
US Census Bureau US Library of Congress US Representative Jason Chaffetz
US Representative Jim Matheson US Representative Rob Bishop US Senator Orrin Hatch
Utah 911 Advisory Committee Utah Association of Counties Utah Communications Authority
Utah Council of Land Surveyors Utah Education and Telehealth Network Utah Geographic Information Council
Utah State Board of Regents Utah State Elections Office Utah State Legislature
Utah State Tax Commission Utah State University Utah Transit Authority
Utah Valley University Valley Emergency Communication Center