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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Welcome! Ecology's GIS staff builds and maintains spatial datasets and applications, conducts GIS projects, and publishes GIS maps in support of the agency's mission of protecting the land, air, and waters of the state. Tools used in this work include GIS software by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) including ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server, and ArcIMS.

These pages are targeted for an audience experienced with GIS terminology and standards. If you are new to GIS, you can learn more at http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/gis_poster/ (USGS) or http://www.gis.com (ESRI). Also, our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page may help you with our data and maps.

Data

View sample images of our GIS data, read the FGDC compliant metadata, and/or download the data as ESRI shapefiles (*.shp) or file geodatabases. If you cannot find the data you want, or if you need it in some other format, please use the Digital Data Request Form (view in HTML format) to tell us what you need.

Maps

View/download some of our GIS standard maps products online in Adobe Acrobat, PDF format.

Applications

View information about some of our GIS applications and download scripts to run at your site.

Services

Use our GIS services for your information needs.

Projects

Find out about the GIS Projects the Department of Ecology is working on or has done.

Training

Find out about GIS/ArcView training opportunities for federal, state, and local government clients.

Page last updated on Friday, April 18, 2014 11:58 by Rich Kim

What's New?

April 18 - Added link for Geographic Water Information System (GWIS)

April 14 - New layer:  Puget Sound Landforms and Feeder Bluffs.

March 18 - Added Surface Water Quality Standards (replaces Seasonal Temperature).

February 21 - Added 2011 Modeled Wetland Inventory ERDAS images for individual WRIAs.

 

 

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