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Extra! Extra! Our Most Popular News Stories From 2017

Before we step into a new year, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular news stories from 2017. Click on the links below to explore how we're helping school districts, government, utilities, non-profits, businesses, and more...

Leora Werner Uncategorized
FLO Featured in CityVision Magazine

Organizational sustainability. Important? We think so. Cities risk losing critical information when staff retire unless they focus on creating more sustainable data sharing systems within their organizations. One of the most common issues...

Leora Werner Government
3 Reasons to Join the AWC GIS Consortium

FLO and the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) partner to run the GIS Consortium, an AWC program that helps Washington cities and non-city entities (conservation districts, utility districts, and more) implement or improve GIS for their...

Leora Werner Government
Smarter School District Planning: 3 Essential Tools

Are you using the best possible data and analytics for school district planning? Here are three essential tools you can use to make more confident, data-driven planning decisions. 1. Accurate student enrollment forecasting, by...

Tyler Vick School Districts
School Boundary Reviews | Part 3: Integrating Technological Tools

Welcome to the third and final part of our series on updating school attendance boundaries. As we covered in posts one and two, a successful boundary update is both data-driven and consensus-based. In other words, it’s made up of accurate...

Alex Brasch School Districts
School Boundary Reviews | Part 2: Building Community Consensus

Welcome to part two of our three-part series on school attendance area boundary reviews, where we’re taking a look at how school districts can successfully update boundaries with a consensus-based and data-driven approach. If you haven’t...

Tyler Vick School Districts
School Boundary Reviews | Part 1: Student Enrollment Forecasting (It’s More Than A Headcount!)

School may be out for the summer, but for district leaders, the work continues. Many superintendents, assistant superintendents, and business managers will spend the summer break planning for future enrollment growth, or developing strategies...

Jennifer Axelrod School Districts
Join Us! Learn How GIS Builds Smarter Communities at the AWC Conference

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an integral tool for cities to operate more effectively and efficiently. GIS enables smarter planning and implementation across all city departments. It can be used to engage and empower citizens,...

Leora Werner Government
Taking a Closer Look at Student Enrollment Forecasting

The FLO team is attending the Washington Association of School Business Officials' Annual Conference this week, where we've been hearing from school districts across the state about their need for more in-depth and easy-to-access student...

Jennifer Axelrod School Districts
Managing School District Growth: The Tools You Need

The race is on to manage growth for many school districts, as the populations of cities and towns across the Northwest continue to rise. In just the past 30 days, more than 10 school districts in Oregon and Washington have been featured in...

Jennifer Axelrod School Districts
3 Conservation Success Stories for Earth Day

With so many different environmental issues in the news, Earth Day is an important reminder of the work we have yet to do. But it’s also a day to celebrate how far we’ve come. Since the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, we have...

Jennifer Axelrod Conservation
What GIS Can Do for Washington Cities & Sammamish’s New eGov Tool

GIS is an integral tool for cities. It enables efficient and effective planning and implementation across all city departments. GIS tools can engage and empower citizens, improving the relationship between local government and the...

Grant Herbert, GISP Government
Ready for action! FLO Presents at GIS in Action Conference

Are you a GIS professional? Join us at the 25th Annual GIS In Action Conference on April 17 and 18, where Grant Herbert, FLO’s Senior GIS Analyst/Developer, will present during the Python learning session. Grant's talk will introduce...

Leora Werner Conservation, Government, Mobile, desktop, and server applications, Utilities
New Boundaries Approved for Washougal School District

Congratulations to Washougal School District! The School Board unanimously voted to approve new elementary and middle school boundaries, after a six-week boundary review process lead by the FLO team. We worked closely with district...

Alex Brasch School Districts
We Can’t Wait for Northwest Land Camp

The FLO team is proud to be again sponsoring Northwest Land Camp, a conference for NW land trust leaders, for the third time. We can't wait to head to the Sponsor Reception on the first day of the conference to catch up with previous land...

Jennifer Axelrod Conservation