Here is proof that Congress can work together to do good work for the nation, for industry, and for the GIS Profession. Happy GIS Day! http://statescoop.com/congress-introduces-geospatial-data-act-to-the-delight-of-gis-advocates#.Wg7bxPuQgFU.twitter
Lying at the foot of Cougar, Squak, and Tiger mountains, the City of Issaquah is uniquely situated as a natural starting point for exploring the Issaquah Alps via hundreds of miles of trails that are accessible from numerous trailheads in and near the city. Issaquah recently published a new citywide-plus trails map created by the King County GIS Center Client Services group…
The Geospatial Data Act of 2017, S. 1253, does many things that have long been supported by the GIS community. But there is one section of the bill that has generated opposition within portions of the GIS community.
King County continues its commitment to making GIS data available to the public. This post introduces the release of the new King County GIS Open Data site. Our new site is hosted on Esri’s ArcGIS Online Open Data platform and initially provides access to more than 100 datasets, in fifteen thematic categories, for inspection, analysis, and download.
This post from King County’s Water and Land Resources Division Downstream Blog spotlights a project to develop an Equity and Social Justice iMap application.
Check out King County’s new farmers markets web page! You can find where to shop for farm fresh food and learn more about farmers markets using two ArcGIS Online tools, a web map and a story map, both of which we helped build here in the King County GIS Center Client Services group.
On May 16, at the Washington GIS Conference in Tacoma, Josh Greenburg, President of the Washington Chapter of URISA, convened a daylong Washington Government GIS Leaders Workshop to bring together GIS managers and leaders.
In June, three employees of the Ghana Revenue Authority traveled from Accra, Ghana, to Seattle to attend a week of King County GIS Center training classes.
In a former life I taught the Esri Authorized course “Introduction to ArcView GIS 3.0.” One of the hardest concepts to teach my students was map projections.
At King County GIS, we connect with data quality at different levels. This post is one of three introductory posts about how King County GIS is working to improve the quality of the County’s GIS data.
The King County Department of Information Technology recently participated in “Vendor Day” at Seattle City Hall with the City of Seattle′s Department of Information Technology. A businesswoman passed our table and exclaimed, “Oh, GIS! Is that related to GPS? I couldn’t live without my GPS.” This led into an interesting discussion…one I’ve had many times with family and friends.