RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

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  • From: "Rich, Katy M" <>
  • To: "Oklahoma GIS Community" <>
  • Subject: RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries
  • Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:06:29 -0600
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Title: [OKGIS] City Boundaries
Thanks for all the responses to my inquiry.  I have what I need now.  The OK GIS community is always very helpful when it comes to data requests, I appreciate it!
-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of May
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:35 PM
To: 'Oklahoma GIS Community'
Subject: RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

Yes, the data are posted at our website
However, our servers are down right now, and our IT support is working hard to find a quick solution. Meanwhile, please send your data request to Ms. Leah Nash ( OU has committed the fund for us to upgrade the servers in the next 3-5 months. There will be a transition to move data and programs to the new servers. Nevertheless, we will work to minimize any inconvenience that may arise during the transition. If you have any concerns, please let me know.
May Yuan (
Center for Spatial Analysis
University of Oklahoma

From: [] On Behalf Of Frank, Irving
Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:12 PM
To: Oklahoma GIS Community
Subject: RE: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

Isn't this now the official mapping purview of the Oklahoma Tax Commission and mapped by OU? According to recent law or regulations, the Oklahoma Tax Commission has been designated as the official agency that determines corporate boundaries based on the info we as cities send them. If we let our annexation ordinances get out of date with the Commission, then according to that law the changes are not recognized - even for the propose of determining ward boundaries for local elections. I think the Oklahoma Municipal League has taken up this gavel to try to get this changed or modified somehow. It used to be that we wanted the Tax Commission to have our corporate boundaries for purposes of collecting local and franchise taxes only and we had to deal with the US Census annually on any boundary change.
I really thought these records we more up to date than 2003 - as I understand the process, if a city gives the Commission evidence of a boundary change, then the Commission has about 60-days to effectuate a boundary change for the change to be "official" - cities I work with also send notices of any such change to any affected business or utility.

From: on behalf of Rich, Katy M
Sent: Thu 2/22/2007 3:50 PM
To: OK GIS Listserve (E-mail)
Subject: [OKGIS] City Boundaries

I have the municipal boundaries file from the OSU Center for Geospatial Information (tax commission data) but it appears not to have been updated since 2003.  Does anyone know of a current city boundaries shapefile for the state?  We are especially interested in Tulsa and Oklahoma City boundaries.

Katy Rich

Katy Rich, M.A.
GIS Coordinator
Oklahoma State Department of Health
Health Care Information, Suite 807
1000 N.E. 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
phone: (405) 271-9444 ext. 56472
fax: (405) 271-9061

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