About the Board
The State Land Information Board was originally created in 1997 by Arkansas Code 15-21-501.
Governor Mike Huckabee appointed twelve initial board members who first met in 1998. Three each of the twelve appointees represent state entities; city, county and local government; the private sector; and institutions of higher education. The twelve voting members serve for a term of four years.
The Board supports economic development and an improved quality of life for Arkansas citizens by providing basic spatial data infrastructure, coordinating geographic information activities, and creating short- and long-term strategies that will result in improved decision making, effective asset management, and reduced costs.
ACT 244 of the 87th General Assembly renamed the Board as the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board.
The State GIS Board works closely with the Arkansas GIS Office.