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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
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education


The ConnectED Initiative

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
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

http://www.esri.com/news/releases/11-1qtr/stem-goals.html
https://www.esri.com/en-us/industries/education/schools/schools-mapping-software-bundle

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://washington.apwa.net/#/

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
http://edcommunity.esri.com/educational-roles/GeoMentors

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

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