In accordance with A.C.A. § 25-15-204, the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board invites public comment on revisions to the Arkansas Centerline File (ACF) Standard. The ACF Standard was first promulgated as a state rule September 15, 2002, and this data standard is intended to make road centerline files more uniform and to facilitate the sharing of a statewide seamless road centerline spatial data layer. These data are created locally by individual cities or counties then shared with the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office for publication into an aggregated collection of the whole state. Therefore, it is essential for all those involved in the process to utilize a common structure. The impetus for the modification was largely born out of the all public roads linear referencing system project the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office jointly completed with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). In order to meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) specifications, the ARDOT has a need to incorporate certain standardized attributes in addition to those already in the standard. These additions also greatly enhance the ability of counties and other local public jurisdictions to use the data to inventory and manage their road networks.
The proposed revision can be viewed at http://gis.arkansas.gov/gis-board/gis-standards/. The opportunity to comment ends 30 days following the date of publication of this legal notice in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Dates of publication will be Monday, January 15 through Wednesday January 17, 2018. The publication date of this legal notice in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to submit written comments regarding the proposed revision. Written comments must be submitted via standard mail or email to Jonathan Duran, Deputy Director, Arkansas GIS Office, 1 Capitol Mall, Ste 6D, Little Rock, AR 72201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Normal office hours for the Arkansas GIS Office are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding recognized state holidays. In order for the agency to properly organize and report all public comments, the commenter’s name must be included. Please reference “Arkansas Centerline File (ACF) Standard” in all correspondence.