June KCGIS User Group meeting: GIS Potpourri

Potpourri, so says Wikipedia, ‘…is a mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant materials, used to provide a gentle natural scent, commonly in residential settings.’ What’s that got to do with GIS? Potpourri is also a common Jeopardy category – a collection of incongruous things. Maybe that’s what’s intended by the June 2019 King County GIS…

A new story map will support King County’s Shoreline Master Program Review

Recently Ben Silver, GIS analyst and associate at BERK Consulting, developed an innovative story map to solicit public input for King County’s Shoreline Master Plan update. Story mapping is a web-based system in Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform that makes it possible to combine images, interactive maps, narrative text, and other multimedia content into engaging presentations that tell compelling stories. Ben tells the story behind the story map in this article submitted to GIS & You.

New KCGIS Center-created map features Trailhead City—Issaquah, Washington

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…

Rails and trails mapped

The first three months of 2017 kept us busy in KCGIS Center Client Services producing maps for publication. Our lineup of projects included major revisions to long-popular core products for two King County divisions and one exciting new map for an external client.