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GIS Software Standard

In 2008, the State of Oregon codified in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR 125-600-7550) an enterprise GIS software standard for executive branch agencies, boards, and commissions. The purpose of this rule is to establish a common, enterprise GIS Software standard to promote the creation, use, and exchange of geographic data and geospatial intelligence within and between state agencies. The Standard allows Oregon to leverage the buying power of the broadest possible user base.

To achieve the purpose described above, the standard for GIS Software for Oregon state agencies is the scalable suite of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc (Esri) software applications. State employees interested in obtaining Esri software should contact their single point of contact in the table below or contact GEO with questions

Esri Enterprise Agreement

Since March 2009, the State of Oregon and Esri have maintained an Enterprise Agreement (EA) by which eligible agencies in Oregon can acquire Esri GIS software, applications, and services. The Geospatial Enterprise Operations administers the EA for the State and all Esri product acquisitions by state agencies must occur via GEO unless an exception has been granted as stated in OAR 125-600-7550.

Agencies that would like access to Esri products and services can become a participating agency by contacting the State Geographic Information Officer (GIO), Rachel L. Smith, and signing an Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA). Agencies are required to report on license use each year and will be billed for their participation in the EA. Contact the GIO to get started.

State agencies interested in any of the following should contact GEO:

  • ArcGIS software & extensions
  • ArcGIS Enterprise / Server
  • ArcGIS Online Accounts
  • GIS training
  • User Conference and Developer Summit Registration
  • Esri Professional Services Assistance

Oregon ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based GIS platform available to all State agencies and business partners. If you would like to use Oregon’s ArcGIS Online, first check to see if your agency is already participating. If your agency is listed, you can request an account through your agency contacts listed in the table below.

If your agency is not listed, please contact us to get started.

​​​AgencyPrimary ContactSecondary Contact
DEQ - Department of Environmental QualityMalavika BishopDavid Pray
DHS - Department of Human ServicesJulia Brown
DLCD - Department of Land and Conservation DevelopmentRandy DanaTanya Haddad
DOGAMI - Department of Geology and Mineral IndustriesRudie Watzig Ed Buchner
DOR - Department of Oregon RevenueThomas York
DSL - Department of State LandsRandall Sounhein
OHCS - Housing and Community ServicesMitchell HannooshMegan Bolton
ODA - Department of AgricultureDiana WalkerJenn Ambrose
ODE - Department of EducationHarris GeddesCraig White
ODF - Department of ForestrySteve TimbrookArt Rodriquez
ODFW - Department of Fish and WildlifeJon Bowers
ODOE - Department of EnergyJim Gores
ODOT - Department of TransportationCasey RagainChad Crockett
OED - Oregon Employment DepartmentJes Mendez
OEM - Emergency ManagementDaniel Stoelb
OHA - Oregon Health AuthorityJulia Brown
OSFM - Office of State Fire​
OSMB - Oregon State Marine BoardJoe SeversonJessica Watson
LPRO - Legislative Policy and Research OfficeAriel Low
OWEB - Watershed Enhancement BoardPaula Wills
PUC - Public Utilities CommissionBret FarrellCaleb Joiner
SOS - Secretary of StateCharlie Mudrick
OPRD - Oregon Parks and RecreationBrady Callahan 
OLCC - Liquor and Cannabis CommissionPeter NoordijkTJ Sheehy
OWRD - Water ResourcesBob HarmonDorothy Mortenson
BIZ - Business OregonMelanie Wadsworth
OSP - Oregon State PoliceScott Bruton

Working with External (non-State) Users/Business Partners

State of Oregon agencies often partner with other organizations and consultants as part of their daily operations. The State’s ArcGIS Online organization is specifically for state agency employees only. Therefore, Oregon uses Community Accounts to share and collaborate securely with users who are not employees of the State. Community Accounts are created in a separate ArcGIS Online Community Organization and assigned to the respective partner agency.

If the partner user already has an ArcGIS Online account through their employer, they can be invited to Oregon ArcGIS Online groups without the need for a Community Account. When inviting an external user into an ArcGIS Online group, the user will need to make sure their profile is 'public', so they are findable within ArcGIS Online.

If the partner user does not have an existing ArcGIS Online account, GEO can create a new account within the 'Community Organization'. Once the account is created, the agency will invite the user to one or more groups within the Oregon ArcGIS Online Organization. Partner users will only have access to content through group sharing.

State agencies can request new community accounts using this form.
For bulk account creations, download the template here and email it to GEO for processing.

GIS Training

Through the Esri EA, participating agency employees can take free or discounted training courses. Courses that cost the State are registered through and invoiced by GEO.

Esri provides a complete catalog of their available training offerings. All the self-paced web courses are free to State employees. To gain access, users must link their ArcGIS Online account to the State’s enterprise account. Please refer to your agency’s primary contact shown in the table above or contact GEO for assistance.

Agencies can also request instructor-led (on-site and off-site) training for additional fees. Agencies will be billed for these courses at the end of each fiscal year. Contact GEO with questions.

Explore Esri’s Training Catalog

GIS Program Leaders

GIS Program Leaders (GPL) are a group of GIS leaders across state agencies. GPL is a technical multi-agency group that meets monthly to focus on current and future trends of GIS technologies. Members share their expertise and propose solutions to help their peers. GPL promotes the use of GIS and data sharing across state agencies.

2024 GPL Chair: Daniel Stoelb

2024 GPL Vice-Chair: Tanya Haddad

GPL Documents