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KCGISC Biennial Report thumbnail imageMission

The King County GIS (KCGIS) Center designs, develops, and delivers effective and responsive geographic information systems solutions to empower the King County workforce, the public, and our regional partners to promote and support equity and social justice, economic development, and environmental sustainability for King County and its communities.

What We Do

The King County GIS Center provides services for the capture, management, analysis, and display of geographically referenced information. The technology we offer enables users to view, manipulate, interpret, and visualize data to reveal spatial relationships, patterns, and trends, in order to promote smart data-driven decision making. Our products come in the form of maps, charts, reports, data, and responsive interactive applications for mobile and desktop platforms. KCGIS Center tools and services are embedded in many of the County’s business systems where location-based analysis and display are requirements.

The KCGIS Center is now part of the Regional Services section of the King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT). This organizational relationship enables us to strengthen and expand our long-established and highly-regarded provision of GIS services and support to King County and beyond. The resources available to the KCGIS Center through KCIT provide a broad and firm foundation as we develop increasingly advanced and innovative solutions to an increasingly diverse and demanding community of clients.

Our staff of experienced, highly-skilled GIS professionals is available to King County agencies and external customers for GIS consulting and project management, as well as for all types of GIS products, services, and support. These products, services, and support are essential for achieving the business and management goals and objectives of King County government, local and regional agencies, residents, and private firms throughout the Puget Sound region. The KCGIS Center creates solutions to meet client requirements through three lines of business.

  • Enterprise Operations provides the centralized technical, administrative, and management coordination for the County’s GIS programs to support GIS professionals and end users across all King County agencies.
  • Matrix Staff Services supports King County client agencies with a team of experienced GIS professionals, each of whom is assigned to work directly with agency personnel and develops in-depth knowledge and skills to support the unique business needs of specific work programs.
  • Client Services offers a full range of GIS consulting, project, technical, and training services to King County agencies and external customers.

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