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Spatial Data Management Best Practices While Working Remote: What Local Governments Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an unprecedented number of local government employees to work from home. While very little is known about when they will be able to return to a physical workplace on a consistent basis, one thing is certain:...

Grant Herbert, GISP Government
Advocacy Dashboard Aids Cities Are Essential Campaign

In May of 2020, the National League of Cities asked their state league affiliates to support the Cities Are Essential advocacy campaign by calling for direct federal aid for all local governments. As Connecticut is one of the country’s most...

John McKenzie Government
DIY GIS Needs Assessment Guide

A GIS needs assessment is a tool that any city or town can use to take stock of how GIS and data are currently being utilized, and to put some thought into how they would like to better utilize them in the future—to improve operations,...

Eric Sack, GISP GIS Support and Development, Government
Mapping in an Emergency: Identifying Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19

At the end of February, we announced the launch of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities GIS Consortium, a program that brings increased access to affordable GIS services for municipalities in Connecticut. Little did we know that less...

Kate Doiron Government, Mobile, desktop, and server applications
COVID-19 in Connecticut

FLO and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities created a web-mapping application to help Connecticut municipalities identify where in their communities the COVID-19 outbreak might present the greatest public health challenge. Explore...

John McKenzie Government, Mobile, desktop, and server applications, Spatial Analysis
New GIS Consortium & FLO Bring Increased Access to GIS Services for Connecticut Municipalities

We are excited to announce the launch of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities GIS Consortium! This new program will bring increased access to affordable GIS services for municipalities in Connecticut. CCM created the GIS Consortium out...

John McKenzie GIS Support and Development, Government, Uncategorized
AWC GIS Consortium Gains New Members From All Over the Map

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) GIS Consortium continues to gain members from all corners of Washington State, representing the diverse GIS and data needs of Washington communities large and small. Read on to learn about how FLO,...

Ruth McColly, GISP GIS Support and Development, Government
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
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
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
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 partner to run the GIS Consortium, an AWC program that helps Washington cities, counties, and special districts in Washington implement or improve GIS for their organization. Since the GIS...

Ruth McColly, GISP Government
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
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
Department of Veterans Affairs: Siting Analysis

We’re happy to announce that FLO has been chosen to work with the Washington Department of Veterans affairs in choosing a location for a new veteran’s cemetery. Our team will conduct informed demographic, feasibility, and siting analyses...

Tyler Vick Government, Spatial Analysis
Announcing: The AWC GIS Consortium

FLO has teamed up with the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) to provide cities in Washington with easy and affordable access to GIS services. The AWC GIS Consortium offers four tiers of annual service, ensuring that we can meet the needs...

Tyler Vick Asset Management, GIS Support and Development, Government, Mobile, desktop, and server applications, Spatial Analysis, Utilities
Association of Washington Cities Conference 2016

This week, we'll be exhibiting and presenting at the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Conference at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, WA. Stop by booth 35 and chat with us about using GIS to build smarter...

Tyler Vick Asset Management, GIS Support and Development, Government, Mobile, desktop, and server applications, Spatial Analysis
Project Announcement: Washington County Certificate Boundaries Review

We are happy to announce that our team has been chosen to complete a boundary review of solid waste and recycling collection certificate areas in Washington County, OR. History: Solid waste and recycling collection are regulated by code...

Grant Herbert, GISP Government, Spatial Analysis, Utilities
New Faces!

FLO has undergone quite the expansion recently, and we’ve brought on some great new talent to match the increasing demand for FLO’s services. With these hires, we’re stepping up our capacity in GIS development, analysis, and...

Tyler Vick Asset Management, Conservation, Government, Mobile, desktop, and server applications, Spatial Analysis, Utilities
FLO Featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce

We’re excited to be featured in a recent article by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce. The article touches on some of our latest work with school districts, utilities, and area businesses. Check it out...

Tyler Vick Asset Management, Government, School Districts, Spatial Analysis, Utilities
Spatial Asset Management for Public Utilities

We just kicked off a two year GIS program optimization project for Seattle City Light’s (SCL) Boundary Hydroelectric Project. SCL’s Boundary project supplies more than one-third of Seattle City Light’s power and includes management...

Tyler Vick Asset Management, GIS Support and Development, Government, Utilities