Geographic Information Systems Standard



Standardize the solution to provide the enterprise with the ability to manage geographic information.


  1. ArcGIS provided by Esri will be used as Geographic Information Systems.


Geographic Information System - A geographic information systems is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and discovering geographic information, using maps and geographic information in a range of applications, and managing geographic information in a database.


This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies including the University Systems Office but excluding other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and research centers.

Statement of Commitment

North Dakota's CIO/CTO directs that IT Policy be created to establish statewide information technology policies and standards as defined within ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59-09).


Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.

Revision Number: 1
Revision Date: 2021-04-07
Effective Date: 2021-04-07
Last Reviewed: 2021-04-07
Number: POL0020184