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School Board Zones Update

The GIS Office is pleased to announce that we have updated the newly redistricted School Board Zones below. This update concludes the majority of School Districts that have announced their intent to rezone. We continue to track redistricting efforts for possible updates in two remaining school districts. Carlisle England Pocahontas Watson Chapel Users can download School Board […]

Election Precincts Update – Redistricting

The Arkansas GIS Office is pleased to share new Election Precincts for the below counties based on redistricting. Additional counties will be added as they are recorded with this office. Carroll Clark Crawford Greene Johnson Madison Pulaski Sebastian Washington Users can download the dataset here and view online here.

School Board Zones & School Districts Update

We have updated the below School Board Zones due to continued redistricting efforts. We have also made corrections to the below School Board Zones and School Districts. New School Board Zones School Board Zone Corrections School District Corrections Bald Knob Bryant Des Arc Barton Lexa Marvell Hazen Bearden Blytheville Brookland Cabot Cedar Ridge Des Arc Genoa […]

Justice of the Peace Update – Newton County

We are pleased to announce that the newly redistricted JPs for Newton County have been added to the platform. This should be the final county to be updated based on 2020 redistricting efforts. Users can download the new JPs here. Users can download the archived JPs here. The new JPs can be viewed on our Map Viewer here.

New Justice of the Peace (Quorum Court) Districts

The Arkansas GIS Office is pleased to announce the publication of revised Justice of the Peace districts based on redistricting efforts throughout the state. A.C.A. § 14-14-403 requires county board of elections commissioners in each county to apportion the county into quorum court districts based on the last federal decennial census. A very special thank you […]

BAS Workshop Announced

U.S. Census Bureau, Arkansas Geographic Information Office and the Arkansas GIS Users Forum announce boundary training workshop coming to Arkansas The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect legal boundary information, government status, and names for incorporated places, minor civil divisions (MCD), counties, states, and American Indian areas.  The Census Bureau […]

Born Digital Justice of Peace Redistricting

For the first time in history, County Justice of Peace (JP) Districts were originated digitally using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Arkansas.  The statewide map of JP districts (large format file link) is the result of nearly two years of planning by state and local officials. In a 2010 news article the Arkansas Geographic Information Office […]

Arkansas Congressional District Boundaries Published on GeoStor

The 2011 version of the Arkansas Congressional District Boundaries has been published on GeoStor.  The data represent the new boundaries drawn by the 88th General Assembly.  Their work is detailed in Act 1242 of 2011.  The boundaries reapportion the state’s population into new districts roughly equal in population. Link to the 2011 Congressional District GIS data […]

GeoStor Redistricting Advisory

GeoStor uses the AHTD County boundary as the clip layer for extracting all data requests clipped by county name.  That boundary has been in use on GeoStor for delivering GIS data because it is a more accurate representation of county boundaries.  Its source is from improved basemap data. Users who are downloading Census blocks for […]

Minority Growth Impacts School Board Zones

Arkansas law requires any school district that has a minority population greater than 10% to have their school board members elected by zones.  Many districts are already zoned so this isn’t new to them but there may be other districts for which this will go into effect for the first time. The data represents 010 […]