Ruth has 12 years of experience in the geospatial field. Her expertise is understanding and implementing full life-cycle GIS projects, such as converting paper records to GIS data and creating beautiful custom web mapping applications.
Ruth’s GIS proficiencies include geospatial analysis and modeling, data management and visualization, spatial database and geodatabase design and management, and cartography. She has experience developing web applications as well as managing ArcGIS Enterprise. She also has considerable experience with asset management, integration of utility datasets, and document management. Outside the office, Ruth enjoys anything outdoors, wine tasting, playing golf with her husband, and going on adventures with their dog.
“One of my favorite quotes is: “Follow your passion, it will lead you to your purpose.” As soon as I joined FLO, I knew I had found my purpose—using GIS to help communities in the Pacific Northwest. I am excited to put my expertise to good use by making a difference in my home state. Working for 12 years in GIS and in a variety of fields and companies has given me a well-rounded perspective and a deep toolset, not only in GIS but also in my ability to work with all types of people.”
Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, University of Idaho
Master of Advanced Study in GIS, Arizona State University
Certified GIS Professional, GIS Certification Institute
GIS Certificate, University of Idaho
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