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FLO Engage Supports Enrollment Planning for New High School

  About the Project Central Valley School District didn’t need to wait until their new high school was built to learn which families would be interested in moving from their current high school to the new one. FLO Engage, a tool we...

Leora Werner
Storymap Advances Legislation to Address Salmon Recovery and Fish-Blocking Culverts

  About the Project In response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Association of Washington Cities needed to persuade the Washington state legislature to advance a watershed-based strategic plan to address local fish-blocking...

Leora Werner
Event Analytics Dashboard Solves Long-Standing Member Engagement Challenge

  About the Project The Association of Washington Cities collected event attendance data for years, but without an easy way to visualize the information AWC could not efficiently identify their less engaged members. FLO developed a...

Leora Werner
Social Media-Integrated COVID-19 Dashboard Amplifies National Cities Are Essential Campaign

  About the Project The COVID-19 pandemic sparked two emergencies for Connecticut, one for public health and one for the economy. The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities addressed both with a data analytics dashboard. The...

Leora Werner
Enterprise GIS Upgrades an Asset Management System

About the Project City of Monroe knew they could use their GIS for more than creating electronic copies of paper maps to track assets for their public works department, but weren’t sure where to start. The implementation of a new asset...

Leora Werner
Cemetery Management Streamlined with Web Mapping Application

About the Cemetery Management Project When City of Omak needed a new cemetery management system, they reached out to FLO for help. Although based on a GIS system, the software the City was using was no longer supported by modern computer...

Ashlyn Salzman
GIS Data Migration, Asset Management, and GIS Needs Assessment

About the Project Clackamas County Water Environmental Services (WES) provides water, sewer, and stormwater services crucial to human health, producing clean water and protecting water quality for Clackamas County citizens. The organization...

Ashlyn Salzman
Electronic Field Forms Solve Asset Management Workflow Challenges

Meet the Client Clark Regional Wastewater District, one of the largest sewer districts in Washington State, provides wastewater services to approximately 100,000 people in Clark County. According to CRWWD, its customer base has nearly doubled...

Leora Werner
Upgraded Stormwater Fee Roll Process Takes 50% Less Time, Realizing Cost Savings for a County Public Works

  Meet the Client Whatcom County Public Works Department provides many important services, such as stormwater management, to residents. In rainy northwest Washington State where Whatcom County is located, a well-maintained stormwater...

Leora Werner
Boundary Review Helps A District Get Ready for the Future

About the Project North Clackamas School District (NCSD) was experiencing significant student enrollment growth in a particularly fast-growing area of Clackamas County. This—in addition to a new elementary and high school and the...

Leora Werner
Salem-Keizer Public Schools Boundary Review

After the passage of a $619.7 million bond in May 2018, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) began planning for construction to increase capacity and accommodate a growing student body.  In order to balance 10-year projected enrollment and...

Leora Werner
Data Needs Assessment Assists with Sage Grouse Conservation

About the Project The rugged sagebrush ecosystem, home of the sage grouse, is the most widespread in the intermountain lowlands of the western United States, but it is also one of the most imperiled. Lack of protection and the continued...

Leora Werner
Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Boundary Review

Solid waste and recycling collection within Washington County is managed by private collection companies, who use legal certificates that guarantee them exclusive authority to collect waste in a given geographic area. The last update of the...

Leora Werner
Land Redevelopment Project Takes Flight with Aerial Imagery and Mapping

Lincoln County found that its 20-acre property used for the Lincoln County Fair was underutilized and not producing sufficient revenues to cover the year-round costs of owning and maintaining the site. To identify potential expanded...

Leora Werner
Improving Asset Management for a Utility District

Snoqualmie Pass Utility District (SPUD) manages water and sewer utilities for the mountainous Snoqualmie Pass area, a popular outdoor recreation destination for the Seattle area. With no existing SPUD GIS or workable asset management system...

Leora Werner
Development Activity Map Builds Data Transparency

About the Project The City of Sammamish is experiencing a high rate of population growth, spurring a surge of building construction in the area. City leaders identified two challenges exacerbated by the increase in development: citizens were...

Leora Werner
Aerial Imagery Helps Conserve Critical Habitat

A non-profit land trust explores the impact of climate change on a nature preserve using aerial imagery and maps captured by unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Inland Northwest Land Conservancy (INLC) works with willing private landowners to...

Leora Werner
UAS Used for Landfill Management

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) aided a county in efficient and accurate landfill management.    As municipal solid waste is unloaded into landfill cells, the waste compacts and settles, reducing the landfill’s surface elevation....

Leora Werner
UAS Deployed for Disaster Documentation

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) quickly and efficiently documented destructive flooding with aerial footage. Flooding in Ellensburg, Washington, unexpectedly shut down roads and inundated agricultural fields. In need of a quick way to...

Leora Werner
Aerial Maps Reveal Flooding Impacts on Farmland

Aerial maps helped a farm manager understand impacts and patterns of seasonal flooding. Founded in the 1850s, Plas Newydd Farm in Ridgefield, Washington, has been managed as a year-round dairy farm and cattle ranch, as well as for...

Leora Werner
3D Terrain Model Saves Time and Money

A 3D terrain model of a rock quarry created using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) saved the quarry’s owner time and money. When Potlach, a public diversified forest products and real estate company, needed to know the remaining capacity of...

Leora Werner
Aerial Imagery Highlights a Waterfront’s Revitalization

Aerial imagery enriched the Port of Ridgefield's ability to tell a detailed story about the renaissance of their waterfront. From the mid-1960s to the early 1990s, Pacific Wood Treating Co (PWT) pressure-treated wood products with toxic...

Leora Werner
Using UAS for Efficient and Accurate Topographic Mapping

When it comes to topographic mapping, unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are an efficient and inexpensive alternative to total station surveys or aerial surveys using aircraft. The high cost of total station surveys or aerial surveys using...

Leora Werner
Plumbers Union Benefits from Business Intelligence

When you hear the word “plumber” you might think of someone coming to your home to repair a leaky kitchen sink, but in reality, plumbers and other pipe trades workers do a whole lot more. They maintain the infrastructure that keeps our...

Leora Werner
Interactive Story Map

The story map we developed in collaboration with Greenbelt Land Trust won first place in the Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability category of Esri's storytelling with maps contest in 2015. The map journal takes you along a trail at...

Leora Werner
Agricultural Resource Lands Protection

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, we evaluated Pierce County's existing land use policy for designating agricultural resource lands (ARL). This evaluation process led to our recommendations for alternative approaches to better protect and...

Leora Werner
Conservation Planning

The Wallowa Land Trust (WLT) works with private landowners, tribes, local communities, and government entities to preserve and protect the rural nature of the lands they serve. In order to take their conservation efforts to the next level, WLT...

Leora Werner
GIS Needs Assessment: Stormwater Utility

After completing a GIS needs assessment, the City of Shelton prioritized the conversion and development of their GIS-based stormwater utility dataset. We developed a scope of work that would both accomplish the city's conversion goals and...

Leora Werner
GIS Strategic Plan Sets Up a City’s GIS Program for Success

About the Project Several years of rapid population growth and increasing pressure on city services motivated the City of Pullman to identify more efficient ways to track, manage, and scale up operations across city departments. Pullman’s...

Leora Werner
Where Should We Build? Geographic Enrollment Forecasting for a Capital Facility Plan

The Burlington-Edison School District was in the process of updating their Capital Facility Plan when they reached out to FLO Analytics for a new student enrollment forecast. The district needed help answering pressing questions, like:...

Leora Werner
School Facility Planning with Interactive Mapping Tools

Edmonds School District (ESD) found themselves in need of a better way to use student enrollment projections to plan for future facilities. The problem? The district’s enrollment projections provided forecasts for the district as a...

Leora Werner
Student Enrollment and Diversity: A Balancing Act

Redrawing school attendance boundaries can be stressful for school district leaders—not only do they have to make the best possible decisions about current school capacities and student-teacher ratios, but they also must ensure that...

Tyler Vick
Donor and Participant Analysis – International Student Exchange Program

AFS-USA (AFS) is a nonprofit organization based in New York City that offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world. We’ve worked with AFS over several years, providing them with the means to make...

Tyler Vick
Organic Composting Facility – Site Suitability Analysis

We were asked by High Desert Organix to conduct a GIS-based site suitability analysis to identify a site for the construction of an organic compost facility that would have minimal environmental impact, land disturbance, public risk, and site...

Tyler Vick
Retail Expansion Strategy – Natural Foods Chain

Earth Fare is the second largest natural foods store chain in the country, with over 30 stores located in ten states east of the Mississippi River. Recently, Earth Fare became interested in growing their business by looking for opportunities...

Tyler Vick
Solid Waste System Assessment

Our team conducted a solid waste system assessment for Thurston County to support their new solid waste management plan (SWMP) and to help meet capital facilities planning needs for six- and 20-year planning horizons. A critical component of...

Tyler Vick
Tree Biomass – Energy Plant Site Feasibility Studies

Biomass, a renewable energy source, is an efficient way to generate energy from forest residues from timber harvesting and maintenance operations, as well as from mill residues from lumber and pulp and paper mill operations. We’ve partnered...

Tyler Vick
Retail Territory Design and Store Expansion Strategy

New Seasons Market is a chain of grocery stores operating in the Portland, Oregon metro area, southwestern Washington, and northern California. With the goal of opening a number of additional stores, they looked to us to integrate GIS and...

Tyler Vick
Field Security Mapping Application

Humanitarian relief and development NGOs often work in insecure countries where threats and risks can escalate and change at short notice. To maintain the effectiveness of a program, it is important that field staff and managers be kept...

Tyler Vick
International Water and Sanitation Program Support

Having worked on numerous infrastructure projects in the U.S., we were excited at the opportunity to turn our attention to a Mercy Corps-led, $60 million, DFID-funded water, sanitation and hygiene program in three urban centers in the eastern...

Tyler Vick
Drainage District – Asset Management System Development

Our team is currently working with Multnomah County Drainage District (the District) to develop a comprehensive GIS-based asset management system to support their day-to-day management of the Columbia River floodplain and receiving stormwater...

Tyler Vick
Stormwater System – Asset Management Development

The City of Kelso’s Phase III Stormwater Management Plan (SMP) provides critical information for capital improvement projects and assists the city in complying with municipal stormwater permit requirements. To facilitate the development of...

Tyler Vick
Trail Inventory and Suitability Analysis

Lewis & Clark College is a liberal university that describes itself as a “private institution with a public conscience.” The campus is situated in a remarkable natural setting, among 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest...

Tyler Vick
Future-Proofing New School Attendance Area Boundaries

Central Valley School District is in Spokane County, one of the fastest-growing counties in Washington. Geographically diverse, the district spans urban and rural communities—all experiencing rates of residential development so high that...

Tyler Vick
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Environmental Data Management Support

To help speed up the development, implementation, and monitoring of sediment cleanup and restoration projects under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has received funding...

Tyler Vick
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Environmental Data Management Support

After the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico that took 11 lives, oil was released for 87 days until the ruptured well was capped. As the subsequent natural resource damage assessment (NRDA)...

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Collaboration Tools For Conservation

Pierce County Ag Roundtable (PCAR) is a collaboration of partner organizations interested in preserving and protecting agricultural lands in Pierce County, Washington, which has the highest rate of farmland loss in the Puget Sound Region. We...

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