Join Us! Learn How GIS Builds Smarter Communities at the AWC Conference

Author: Grant Herbert, GISP Published: June 14, 2017

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, improving the relationship between local government and the community.

But not all cities have the capacity to utilize GIS—time, money, and staff capacity can all limit local government’s ability to implement GIS solutions and benefit from the results.

For cities in Washington, there’s a ready solution. In partnership with the Association of Washington Cities (AWC), we operate the AWC GIS Consortium, a service that helps cities utilize GIS to build smarter communities. Since its launch in July 2016, we’ve begun working with cities across Washington to do GIS needs assessments and develop GIS implementation plans, make maps for comprehensive plan reviews, provide technical assistance for existing GIS programs, and build applications that integrate and visualize city data.

Washington city managers and administrators have an opportunity to learn more about the AWC Consortium next week during our presentation at the AWC Annual Conference. During our presentation, you’ll learn about how city officials are effectively implementing and improving the use of GIS resources in their community through case studies from AWC members across the state that describe specific GIS applications they have deployed to address city issues.

Explore our government project examples here, here, and here, to learn more about our work.

If you’re interested in how GIS can benefit local government but you’re not in Washington, click here to get in touch, so we can learn more about your needs.


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