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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
OSPI Maps Page http://ospi.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html

OSPI Education Technology Resource Page http://edtech.ospi.k12.wa.us/course/view.php?id=12

Statewide ESRI GIS license supporting Washington STEM goals



Working with GIS Data? Librarians can help with that.


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

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.nwgis.org/

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

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

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

Puget Sound Autodesk User Group https://www.augi.com/local-user-groups/group/puget-sound-autodesk-user-group

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

Tacoma AutoCAD User Group https://www.augi.com/local-user-groups/group/tacoma-autodesk-user-group

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

Washington Geographic Information Council (WAGIC) https://ocio.wa.gov/boards-and-committees/washington-state-geographic-information-council-wagic-0

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

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

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

NEW Opportunity!!

Washington State 2022 ArcGIS Online School Competition

This online mapping competition sponsored by Esri, is a great opportunity to engage students in researching a topic of interest, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and presenting an interesting story to literally a worldwide audience. No coding is required, as students will create configurable applications using their own content.

The competition is open to high school (grades 9-12) and middle school (grades 4-8) students in Washington State and other participating states throughout the country. This is the third year Washington State has participating and we hope to be able to showcase interesting stories about Washington and the talents of our students.

Details: WA State 2022 ArcGIS Online Competition site (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)

Questions? Please email AGOLCompetition@k12.wa.us.

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