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Dennis Higgins, King County GIS Center Client Services Manager. GIS in King County Government ‘UW Civil Engineering’ November 15, 2010. How is GIS used for County Business? Mapping Public information delivery Growth management & planning Property assessment Land development permitting
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Public information delivery
Growth management & planning
Land development permitting
Simulating environmental conditions
Emergency response planning
Bus & van routing
Road maintenance management
Public health service delivery
Airport sound abatement
Boundary management (legislative districts, voter precincts, tax unit boundaries, etc.)How is GIS Used for King County Business?
KCGIS is comprised of both the King County GIS Center (responsible for core GIS resources and enterprise services for the entire County) and business specific activity in various GIS units distributed across other County departments.
Maintain core KCGIS data needed to meet enterprise GIS business needs
Work with KCGIS Center to integrate department data into KCGIS Data Warehouse
Work with KCGIS Center and KCGIS Technical Committee to develop Countywide GIS operations & maintenance plan and annual KCGIS workplan
Comply with Countywide GIS standards and proceduresKC Department GIS Units
Develops and manages the coordinated, integrated Countywide GIS environment needed for King County to be a regional GIS service provider
Manages KCGIS architectural development
Manages KCGIS Data Warehouse infrastructure
Provides enterprise support services
Provides end-user client services
Manages DNRP GIS servicesKCGIS Center
The King County GIS Center mission is to deliver efficient, quality GIS solutions to meet the unique business needs of the public, King County agency staff, and the communities we serve.
The King County GIS Center is also responsible for management of all GIS staff and activity for four DNRP divisions (WLR, WTD, SWM, Parks).
Quarter-Section map maintenance
Building and land use permit review
Unincorporated area planning / zoning / land use
Political District boundary maintenance
Voter records maintenance
Waste Water Treatment
Conveyance system mgmt. and planning
Service level monitoring and planning
Facility inventory and mgmt.
The KCGIS Users Group is a monthly forum that features information sharing among users of the King County Geographic Information System in the form of announcements, technical tips, and in-depth presentations.
Users can find out first-hand what is happening across departments and disciplines, and glean timely information that will affect their day-to-day work.
First Weds. of the month, Noon, King St. Center (201 S. Jackson St., Seattle), 7th floor
Movement toward integrated data environments
Automated CAD/GIS data conversion
Movement toward Google Maps / MSN Live-style web mapping (ESRI’s ArcGIS Server)
Increasing regional cooperation
e-Gov Alliance ( www.ecitygov.net )
Client Services-type agencies
King County My Commute (Road Alert):
King County iMap:
King County Farm Fresh:
King County GIS Center Data Portal: