Frequently Asked Questions

What is INSIDE Idaho?

INSIDE Idaho is the geospatial data clearinghouse for the State of Idaho recognized by the Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee.

What content am I discovering when I search INSIDE Idaho?

You will discover publicly-available geospatial information items published by a variety of organizations across the State of Idaho.

Specifically, INSIDE Idaho performs a real-time search of items contained in ArcGIS Online Open Data Groups published by a variety of organizations participating in Idaho’s spatial data infrastructure, including the University of Idaho. Organizations in Idaho are encouraged to share publicly-available geospatial information using INSIDE Idaho by the Idaho Geospatial Council - Executive Committee.

What purpose does INSIDE Idaho serve?

INSIDE Idaho aims to encourage and assist in the discovery and use of geospatial information, to encourage the widespread sharing of geospatial information, to eliminate the creation of redundant data sets, and to further build a digital geospatial information inventory for Idaho through the development of applications and services.

Who manages INSIDE Idaho?

INSIDE Idaho is managed by the University of Idaho Library.

Who do I contact if I have a question about INSIDE Idaho?

Bruce Godfrey, University of Idaho GIS Librarian,, (208) 885-7147.

What does ‘INSIDE’ stand for?

Interactive Numeric & Spatial Information Data Engine

How do I share data through INSIDE Idaho?

If you are affiliated with the University of Idaho, contact Bruce Godfrey, GIS Librarian. If you are within an organization in Idaho, see Idaho Technology Authority (ITA) Guideline G360 Statewide Geospatial Clearinghouse (INSIDE Idaho) Publisher Guidelines. See the Publisher Supplement for best practices recommendations.