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Summit Mission Statement

The mission of The Summit is to encourage the development and use of GIS, promote professional and ethical best practices, and advocate for the GIS profession and community in Washington State. To pursue our mission, we share information about:

  • GIS best practices, principles, technology and techniques
  • Innovations and other developments within our GIS community
  • Current activities, including:
    • GIS educational opportunities, conferences, and other resources
    • Professional work projects
    • Student papers
    • Volunteer work

The Summit also supports the activities of WAURISA and of URISA International, promotes communication, and fosters professional, collaborative relationships.

Publication Deadlines

Interested in submitting your work for publication in The Summit? Send it to the Editor for consideration. Include at least one photo or illustration, a headline, and your name as you wish it to appear.

2022 Issues Content Deadline
Issue #58 (Spring) 4/22/2022
Issue #59 (Summer) 7/1/2022
Issue #60 (Autumn) 9/23/2022
Issue #61 (Winter) 12/2/2022

Submitting Announcements

The Summit welcomes announcements of GIS events in our community. Contact the Editor with a brief description of your announcement and the desired size. 

Please submit your announcement in PNG format.

Size Name Dimensions (Height x Width)
Full Page 9.8" x 7.5"
Half Page 4.8" x 7.5"
Quarter Page 4.8" x 3.75" 

People on the Move

If you have a new hire or promotion to announce of someone who works with GIS in Washington State, send The Summit an announcement limited to no more than two sentences and 50 words.

No links to email addresses, phone numbers, or company, agency, or personal websites will be permitted. Those wishing to be listed in the 'People on the Move' section must be willing to have their email address included in the WAURISA email mailing list. The Summit reserves the right to edit or reject submissions at its discretion. Send submittals to:

The Summit is published by WAURISA. To encourage the discussion of issues and ideas of importance to the Washington GIS community we welcome letters to the editor or editorials. Letters to the editor should be a maximum of 250 words and editorials should be limited to 1,000 words. 

  • Chief Editor: Heather Glock

Greg Babinski Editorial Board
Eadie Kaltenbacher Editorial Board
Katie Heim Copy Editor
Stephen Beimborn Copy Editor/Article Wrangler

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