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Utah Code Title 63A. Utah Government Operations Code § 63A-16-506. State Geographic Information Database

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(1) There is created a State Geographic Information Database to be managed by the center.

(2) The database shall:

(a) serve as the central reference for all information contained in any GIS database by any state agency;

(b) serve as a clearing house and repository for all data layers required by multiple users;

(c) serve as a standard format for geographic information acquired, purchased, or produced by any state agency;

(d) include an accurate representation of all civil subdivision boundaries of the state;  and

(e) for each public highway, as defined in Section 72-1-102, in the state, include an accurate representation of the highway's centerline, physical characteristics, and associated street address ranges.

(3) The center shall, in coordination with municipalities, counties, emergency communications centers, and the Department of Transportation:

(a) develop the information described in Subsection (2)(e);  and

(b) update the information described in Subsection (2)(e) in a timely manner after a county recorder records a final plat.

(4) The center, in coordination with county assessors and metropolitan planning organizations:

(a) shall inventory existing housing units and their general characteristics within each county of the first or second class to support infrastructure planning and economic development in each of those counties;  and

(b) may inventory existing housing units and their general characteristics within one or more counties of the third, fourth, fifth, or sixth class to support infrastructure planning and economic development in one or more of those counties.

(5) Each state agency that acquires, purchases, or produces digital geographic information data shall:

(a) inform the center of the existence of the data layers and their geographic extent;

(b) allow the center access to all data classified public;  and

(c) comply with any database requirements established by the center.

(6) At least annually, the State Tax Commission shall deliver to the center information the State Tax Commission receives under Section 67-1a-6.5 relating to the creation or modification of the boundaries of political subdivisions.

(7) The boundary of a political subdivision within the State Geographic Information Database is the official boundary of the political subdivision for purposes of meeting the needs of the United States Bureau of the Census in identifying the boundary of the political subdivision.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Utah Code Title 63A. Utah Government Operations Code § 63A-16-506. State Geographic Information Database - last updated May 05, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ut/title-63a-utah-government-operations-code/ut-code-sect-63a-16-506/


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