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Administrative Boundaries Technical Working Group


Vision

To provide all map makers and users with easy to find, authoritative, and well documented GIS layers for all commonly used administrative boundaries in Idaho.

Mission

To identify, standardize and provide comprehensive administrative boundary datasets in a format that are comprehensive, authoritative, high quality, standardized, easy to find and in a format that is easy to use.

Goals

  • Identify Administrative Boundary datasets required by GIS users, and that should be included in the Idaho Spatial Data Infrastructure and The Idaho Map
  • Determine which datasets are authoritative and assess the quality and usability of those datasets.  If authoritative datasets are not yet developed, when appropriate, help to facilitate the creation of those datasets.
  • Work towards developing standards and schema with attributes needed by GIS users as well work towards state-wide standardized comprehensive datasets. Where needed, develop stewardship plans that specify who is producing the data, how data flows between agencies, and how data is standardized and published. Ensure that all required sharing agreements are in place.  This goal also includes researching federal data standards and ensuring that Idaho participates the Federal Spatial Data Infrastructure, and – when applicable – how data from Idaho is incorporated into federal datasets.
  • Work with the IGC-EC to approve data standards, nominations, and stewardship plans
  • Participate in discussion and efforts to vertically integrate administrative boundaries with each other (for example County boundaries bordering other States should align with Idaho’s State Boundary) and with other Framework datasets. This goal will require the Boundary TWG to work with other technical working groups
  • Identify trends and issues regarding Administrative Boundaries that may impact the GIS Community in Idaho

Framework Layers

Administrative Districts

Federal Administrative Districts
Step 1
Dataset Identified
Step 2
Standard Documented
Step 3
Nominated for TIM
Step 4
IGC Approved
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State Administrative Districts
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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Step 3
Nominated for TIM
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Step 4
IGC Approved
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Census

Census Tracts
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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Step 3
Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Census Block Groups
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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IGC Approved
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Census Blocks
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Standard Documented
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IGC Approved
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Cities and Municipalities
Cities
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Standard Documented
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Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Unincorporated Municipalities
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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IGC Approved
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County

County
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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IGC Approved
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Related Reports
Legislative and Congressional

Legislative and Congressional Districts
Step 1
Dataset Identified
Step 2
Standard Documented
Step 3
Nominated for TIM
Step 4
IGC-EC Approved
On the agenda for the 9/15/2022 meeting
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Public Land Management

Public Land Management
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Public Land Ownership

Public Land Ownership
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Reservations

Reservations
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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State

State Boundary
Step 1
Dataset Identified
Step 2
Standard Documented
Step 3
Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Related Reports
Tax Code Areas

Tax Code Areas
Step 1
Dataset Identified
Step 2
Standard Documented
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Step 3
Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Zip Codes

Zip Codes
Step 1
Dataset Identified
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Step 2
Standard Documented
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Nominated for TIM
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IGC Approved
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Leadership

Pam Bond (temporarily taking over)
Idaho Office Information Technology Services
(208) 605-4053
Pam.Bond@its.idaho.gov

Kara Utter
Dynamic Visions GIS
(208) 315-4429
kutter@co.valley.id.us

Next Meeting

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Meeting Notes

Draft Standards and Nominations

  • Congressional and Legislative District Standard
  • Congressional and Legislative District Nomination

Focus Area

  1. State Boundary
  2. County Boundaries
  3. Cities & Municipalities Boundaries
  4. Tribal Reservations Boundaries
  5. Forests Boundaries
  6. Idaho Dept. of Lands Boundaries
  7. Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation Boundaries
  8. Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game Boundaries
  9. Bureau of Reclamation Boundaries
  10. Bureau of Land Management Boundaries
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