NDACo created the GIS Program in response to a need in many counties. The program's objectives are to:
As with other NDACo programs, the GIS Program is envisioned not to replace county employees or vendor relationships, but as a support for counties to increase their usage of GIS data and GIS technologies.
The program has been working with counties on preparing mapping products and performing analysis on datasets that already have a GIS maintenance workflow such as:
In the future, the program anticipates assisting counties with other applications, including transportation planning, agricultural purpose, land management planning, etc.