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

The ConnectED Initiative

ESRI K-12 Statewide License Agreement

Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) ArcGIS Online

Statewide ESRI GIS license supporting Washington STEM goals

GIS Community Groups:

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

Aboriginal Mapping Network (AMN)

American Planning Association (APA) Washington Chapter

American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter

American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Columbia Chapter
Puget Sound Chapter

Bellingham AutoCad User Group

Cascadia Users of Geospatial Open Source (CUGOS)

Central Puget Sound GIS User Group (CPS-GIS)

Central Washington GIS User Group (CWGIS), Contact Amanda Taub

Cowlitz-Wahkiakum GIS User Group, Contact TJ Keiran

Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) Pacific NW Chapter

King County GIS User Group

Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW)

Northwest Washington GIS User Group

Northwest GIS User Group (NWGIS)

Northwest HAZUS User Group

Portland Area GIS User Group (PAGIS)

Puget Sound CADdies

Puget Sound Autodesk User Group

Southeast Washington/Northwest Oregon GIS User Group

Tri-Cities AutoCAD User Group

Washington Geographic Information Council (WAGIC)

Washington Women in GIS and Technology

GISP (Geographic Information Systems Professional) User Group

GIS Mentors:

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

ESRI GEO Mentor program

URISA Vanguard Cabinet