Jan. 26, 2010
New partnership brings GIS training, education center to King County
King County links with Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
Geographic Information Systems users and professionals from across western Washington will benefit from a new partnership that’s been formed to establish an education center featuring a series of workshops in Seattle.
The King County GIS Center and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) are partnering to launch a new Pacific Northwest Education Center with a week of URISA-certified workshops, May 3-7. Workshop topics for the first week include:
- An Overview of Open Source GIS Software
- Addresses and IS/GIS Implementation: Key to GIS Success
- Cartography and Map Design
- GIS Program Management
- Building Quality Spatial Data
The education center will be run by the King County GIS Center staff, as part of its GIS training program, GIS Training ExpressTM.
The five classes were selected from URISA’s portfolio of 24 day-long, GIS-related workshops. URISA-certified workshops are developed, reviewed and maintained by subject matter experts and provide vendor-independent education for GIS professionals and users.
Workshop instructors for the first week include: Andrew Baranowski, CDM, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Carl Anderson, Fulton County, Ga.; and Patrick Jankanish, Cheryl Wilder, and Greg Babinski of the King County GIS Center.
URISA – The association for GIS professionals – is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas. More information is available at www.urisa.org.
The King County GIS Center is a part of King County chartered as an internal service fund to provide GIS services to county agencies and external customers. The King County GIS Center operates King County’s enterprise GIS and provides data, services, and training to help put GIS to work. More information is available at www.kingcounty.gov/gis.
For more information, contact Babinski at the King County GIS Center, 206-263-3753, email@example.com; or Wendy Nelson of URISA, 847-824-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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