Data quality at King County GIS – Part 3

Onto the third and final installment on the topic of data quality for King County GIS (KCGIS). Part 1 –  data  quality within the framework of GIS data set maintenance prioritization – was followed by Part 2 where we looked at the processes and tools for validating database and file-system objects within the Spatial Data Warehouse (SDW). In Part 3 we’ll…

KCGIS User Group October 3 Meeting Topic: The Sound to Summit Regional GIS Study

The next King County GIS User Group Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 11am–12noon King Street Center, Conference Room 7044-45 Feature Topic: Announcing the Sound to Summit Regional GIS Study Greg Babinski, King County GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager In Washington, public agency operating budgets are restricted by a mandated 1% limit on annual increases…

Upcoming Seattle Training: ArcGIS Fundamentals (9/17-18) & Intermediate GIS Concepts (10/3-5)

Its time to register for training in Seattle to build your GIS skills. Face to face, instructor-led training builds a solid foundation in GIS to advance your career. The King County GIS Center is offering two-day ArcGIS Fundamentals in September and three-day Intermediate GIS Concepts in October. ArcGIS Fundamentals Overview ArcGIS is a powerful and…

Map literacy and the 2016 presidential election

Among the fundamental skills required to be map literate, that is, to be able to read and comprehend maps, are an understanding of scale, the recognition of spatial orientation, and an appreciation of map projections. A higher-level, overarching principle of map literacy is that a single map can seldom tell a whole story, which is a point well made by Dr. Kenneth Field, Esri senior cartographic product engineer, in a recent article in Wired.