Department of Enterprise Services and King County Partner to Bring GIS Training to Washington State and Beyond

By Marcia Moody and Greg Babinski Bringing GIS training to agencies across Washington StateOn January 8, 2007, eight State of Washington employees made their way from Olympia to the King County GIS Center Training Facility in downtown Seattle. At 8:00am, a King County GIS training instructor, Mary Ullrich, welcomed the eight, as well as eight…

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Learn the inspiring stories of Black geographers

The academic discipline of geography provides the basis for the power of geographic information systems (GIS). Geographer Roger Tomlinson from University College London is considered by many the originator of GIS. As a geography student at Wayne State University in Detroit, I was influenced by geographers like William Bunge, Robert J. Goodman, and Edward Ullman.…

Go for the Summit – Take your ArcGIS Pro skills to the top with KCGIS as your guide!

Have you made the transition to ArcGIS Pro? Take your skills to the top with two advanced ArcGIS Pro classes from the KCGIS Training Program to choose from in 2021. While COVID-19 restrictions remain in place all KCGIS classes are presented remotely, via ZOOM. To maximize class effectiveness, class size is limited to just seven…

Presidential Executive Order on Racial Equity recognizes the importance of geography

Several times during the 2020 Presidential campaign I noticed that one candidate would use the term “equity” (versus equality) when discussing issues related to racial justice. On January 20, 2021, shortly after his inauguration, President Biden signed “Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” Significantly the order…

Start off 2021 with a bang! – ArcGIS Pro Quickstart for the GIS Professional – January 12-13

Make the switch from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro to start off 2021. While Washington State and King County Covid-19 stay-at-home restrictions remain in place, the King County GIS Training program is still in operation with all classes offered live online. Our next offering is ArcGIS Pro Quickstart for the GIS Professional, on January 12-13.…