Community Engagement


This committee aims to reach out in order to promote geospatial technology awareness. Members interested in engaging communities will be directed to existing materials and resources to use for engagement. When possible, members will be connected to other WAURISA members or volunteers seeking to collaborate on similar engagements.


Resources for GIS Community Engagement

K-12 Education links:


GIS technology and spatial analysis can be integrated into K-12 curriculum and positively impact students understanding of their world, and help prepare them for STEM careers.

National Geographic Investigating Your World with My World GIS
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/my-world-gis/?ar_a=1

The ConnectED Initiative
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/k-12/connected
http://connected.esri.com/

ESRI K-12 Statewide License Agreement
http://www.k12.wa.us/EdTech/EdSoftware/GIS.aspx

Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) ArcGIS Online
Homepage: http://ospi.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html

Statewide ESRI GIS license supporting Washington STEM goals
http://www.esri.com/news/releases/11-1qtr/stem-goals.html
http://www.esri.com/industries/k-12/education/educators

GIS Community Groups:


Community groups that meet to network and discuss GIS technology, trends, and issues.

Aboriginal Mapping Network (AMN) http://www.nativemaps.org/

American Planning Association (APA) Washington Chapter http://www.washington-apa.org/

American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter
http://www.apwa-wa.org/

American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Columbia Chapter http://columbia.asprs.org/CRR/calendar.html
Puget Sound Chapter http://puget.asprs.org/

Bellingham AutoCad User Group http://www.baug.com/

Cascadia Users of Geospatial Open Source (CUGOS)
http://cugos.org/

Central Puget Sound GIS User Group (CPS-GIS) http://mailman13.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/cps-gis

Central Washington GIS User Group (CWGIS), Contact Amanda Taub ataub_gis@yahoo.com

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum GIS User Group, Contact TJ Keiran tkeiran@cwcog.org

Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) Pacific NW Chapter http://pnwgita.com/

King County GIS User Group www.kingcounty.gov/operations/GIS/UserGroups.aspx

Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW) http://www.lsaw.org/

Northwest Washington GIS User Group http://nwwagis.wordpress.com/

Northwest GIS User Group (NWGIS) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Northwest-GIS-User-Group-3892010

Northwest HAZUS User Group http://www.usehazus.com/wahug

Portland Area GIS User Group (PAGIS) http://epdx.org/groups/541

Puget Sound CADdies http://www.augi.com/user-groups/local/puget-sound-caddies

Puget Sound Autodesk User Group http://psaug.net/communityserver21/

Southeast Washington/Northwest Oregon GIS User Group http://gisgroup.wordpress.com

Tri-Cities AutoCAD User Group http://www.augi.com/user-groups/local/tri-cities-user-group

Washington Geographic Information Council (WAGIC) https://www.ocio.wa.gov/initiatives/geospatial-program-office/washington-geographic-information-council-wagic

Washington Women in GIS and Technology https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Washington-Women-in-GIS-Technology-6527088

GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) User Group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/GISP-Geographic-Information-Systems-Professional-132913

GIS Mentors:


Resources for those interested in being a GIS mentor, or are looking for a GIS mentor.

ESRI GEO Mentor program
http://edcommunity.esri.com/educational-roles/GeoMentors

URISA Vanguard Cabinet
http://www.urisa.org/about-us/vanguard-cabinet/