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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
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/

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