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The Open SGID is free to use, but we ask that you use it responsibly. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Search our known-issues , opens in a new tab page if you are having trouble. Open an issue on GitHub if you find any new issues or contact Zach Beck from UGRC at if you need further assistance.

The following guidelines apply when using the Open SGID database.

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Use this service for a wide variety of individual purposes, such as:

  • Cartography → Make cool maps
  • Geoprocessing → Solve problems
  • Analysis → Write spatial queries
  • Scripting → Click fewer buttons
  • Exploring → Discover a rich catalog of statewide, open source spatial data
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Do not

  • Create web or map services from Open SGID tables.
  • Create processes that make excessive database calls.
  • Keep a connection open for multiple days.

UGRC will offer support for the Open SGID from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact UGRC beforehand if you need to plan for assistance outside of this time frame.

Visit the Open SGID GitHub repository , opens in a new tab for more information, including the current database version, connection information, and known issues.

Visit the Open SGID connection page for examples on how to connect using a few of the more common applications.

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