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FLO Welcomes Two New GIS Technicians

Two new experienced GIS professionals have joined the FLO team—Elliot Frank and Jenny Elstrott. Elliot comes to us from the Big Apple, where he worked as a GIS aide at the New York City of Transportation, honing his skills in spatial...

Leora Werner Staff and Culture
Meet Grant Herbert, Senior GIS Analyst/Developer

Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m originally from New Zealand, and now I live in Seattle, Washington. What do you do at FLO? I manage a number of Local Government and Utilities Sector projects, including those we...

Leora Werner Staff and Culture
Rachel Roberts Receives Promotion

Congratulations to Rachel Roberts, who was recently promoted to GIS Technician 2! Clients and FLO team members alike recognize Rachel’s commitment to excellence in her work, keen analytical perspective, and an ability to calmly juggle a host...

Jennifer Axelrod Staff and Culture
OSBA Annual Conference Presentation Announcement: Boundary Update Best Practices

Attendance area boundary updates are just like a "giant sudoku puzzle" as one Bend-La Pine Schools boundary update committee member recently put it. I couldn't agree more. Boundary updates are also complex, lengthy, and can be quite...

Tyler Vick School Districts
GIS Basics for Infrastructure Managers: FLO Presentation at IACC Conference October 25

At the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) Conference, senior GIS analysts Grant Herbert and Ruth McColly will be presenting on the nuts and bolts of GIS technology, its ability to manage assets, and considerations for...

Leora Werner Asset Management, Government, Utilities
GIS Consortium Membership Proves Valuable for City of College Place

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and FLO 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 the use of GIS....

Grant Herbert, GISP GIS Support and Development, Government
Land Trust Alliance Climate Rider Initiative

Extreme summer heat, mega forest fires, super storms and flooding—global climate change is already having a significant impact on communities and the environment across the United States, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. How...

Jennifer Axelrod Conservation
Pierce County Passes New Agricultural Resource Lands Designation Ordinance!

In 2016, FLO joined a multidisciplinary team tasked with evaluating Pierce County’s existing land use policy for designating agricultural resource lands (ARL)—lands that “have long-term significance for the commercial production of food...

Jennifer Axelrod Conservation
Boundary Review Success for North Clackamas School District!

Congratulations to North Clackamas School District on the new boundaries! It’s another boundary review success! After many months of hard work on the part of District staff and community members, the North Clackamas School Board approved new...

Jennifer Axelrod School Districts
AWC GIS Consortium Continues to Grow

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and FLO 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...

Ruth McColly, GISP Government
Welcome Ruth McColly, GISP, to the FLO Team!

We are excited to welcome a new senior GIS analyst to our growing team! Ruth McColly comes to us with 12 years of professional GIS experience, both as a consultant and as an in-house GIS expert. Ruth’s extensive capabilities include...

Leora Werner Staff and Culture
GIS In Action 2018 April 23rd & 24th | Portland, Oregon

The 26th Annual GIS In Action Conference, hosted by the Columbia River Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Oregon-Southwest Washington Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems...

Leora Werner Conferences and Learning Opportunities, Unmanned Aerial Systems
Enrollment Projections: What Methods Work Best?

At FLO, we specialize in enrollment projections for school districts. Why? Because they’re the building blocks of effective school district planning. Only with detailed and accurate projections are districts able to site schools in the best...

Tyler Vick School Districts
GIS for Small Cities: 4 Things to Consider Before Getting a GIS

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide local government with tools to improve the lives of citizens through increasing internal efficiency, boosting citizen engagement, and improving the delivery of services. But when it comes to...

Grant Herbert, GISP GIS Support and Development, Government
3 Bond and Levy Tips Every School District Can Use Right Now

At some point during the year, most school districts will fall into one of these three areas: Thinking about planning a bond or levy measure Attempting to pass a bond or levy Trying make the most of the bond or levy they just...

Tyler Vick School Districts