2002-2010 NWWaGIS Meetings

(See This Year’s Meetings)



    December 17, 2010 – Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve map

Mike Price (Entrada / San Juan) – Glenosa Revisited – Evacuation Modeling with ArcGIS Network Analyst

Jason Taylor (Samish Nation) – Invasive Knotweed Survey, Control, and Monitoring Using Python, Network Analyst
and Trimble Technologies

Matt Paskus (WWU) – Understanding the Dynamic Effects of Flight Paths on Land Use and
Property Values in Whatcom County

Josh Greenberg (Skagit County) – Predicting the Future: An Introduction to the Envision Skagit 2060 Project

    September 17, 2010 9:00-12:00, Mt. Vernon (Tetra Tech) map


Alison Bailey (Sound GIS) – Python and Statistics and ArcMap – Oh My! Automating Data Analysis

Gerry Gabrisch (Lummi Nation) – Exporting GPS Locations and Attributes from a GPS Enabled Smart Phone to an ESRI Shapefile

Emilio Mayorga (Univ. of Washington) – Python Glue Holding Pacific NW Real-Time Marine Data Together in the NANOOS Visualization System

Steve Walker (Middle Fork GIS) – Python-Based, Spatially-Enabled Website Deployment Using Django

                                           – Turning your Python scripts into GUI EXEs using WxPythonand PyInstaller


    June 18, 2010 9:00-12:00, Mt. Vernon

(PUD) map  –     Call for Presenters


Gerry Gabrisch (Lummi Nation) – Creating 3D Anaglyph Maps

Victor High (King County) – 3D Map of San Juan Islands and the Latest King County Bike Map

Chris Behee (City of Bellingham) – Cartographic Techniques for Illustrating a Geo-Temporal Population Model

Eliana Macdonald (Ecotrust Canada) – Creating Maps for Living Proof, by Terry Tobias

Jeremy Davies (NOAA) – Using Illustrator to Make Better Maps – Simple Tweaks and Tips

Matt Kenny (Ridolfi) – The State of Open-Source Cartography Tools

         Cartographic Map Gallery – Everyone is encouraged to bring maps to post and share


    March 19, 2010 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) map

Craig Dolphin (Lummi Nation) – Large-Scale Survey of the Natural Resources of the Lummi Reservation Tidelands

Gi-Choul Ahn (Snohomish County) – Land Cover Mapping and Change Detection for Snohomish County Critical Area Monitoring

Michael Hannam (Univ. of Washington) – The Influence of Multiple Scales of Topography on the Distribution and Interaction of a Native and an Introduced Seagrass in the Puget Sound



    December 18, 2009 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) map

Matt Kenny (Ridolfi) – Flex API for ArcGIS Server

Ed Whitford (TetraTech) – Hazus

Suzanne Shull (Padilla Bay NERR), Nearly 20 Years of Eelgrass Monitoring in Padilla Bay


    September 18, 2009 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) map

Jessica Archer & Jessica Bennett (Wa DOE & DOH) – Wa Marine Public Access Project

Kathy Taylor (Wa DOE) – Wa. Coastal Atlas: Informing Marine Resource Planning and Management

Jeremy Davies (NOAA) – Mapping the Potential Distribution of Shallow-Subtidal Eelgrass in the Southern Salish Sea


    June 19, 2009 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) map


TJ Abbenhaus (ESRI) – Cartography Tips & Tricks w/ArcGIS 9.3

Misc. Presenters – Map demos, postings, tips, etc.

Everyone is encouraged to bring samples of their work to post and/or discuss

If you’d like to present a short tip or map please contact stefan


    March 20, 2009 – City of Bellingham

(Fireplace Room) map

Don Burdick (City of Bellingham) – Redeveloping the GIS Viewer Application with ArcGIS Server & Web Services

Chris Behee (City of Bellingham) – Urban Modeling Using ESRI’s ArcMap and ArcScene & Google’s SketchUp



    December 12, 2008 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) map

               (NOTE: Due to the holidays the December meeting is on the second Friday of the month)

Josh Greenberg (Skagit Co.) – Mapping Riparian Land Use within Agricultural Zones

Sean Carson & Kari Secrest (Skagit Co.) – GIS and the NWIMT (NW Incident Management Team)

Mike Geertsen & Bill Bothell (Depiction, Inc.) – Depiction Software Demo (online mapping software)


    September 19, 2008 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) map

TJ Abbenhaus (ESRI) – What’s New in ArcGIS 9.3

Nate Herold (NOAA) – NOAA Costal Change Analysis Program and Data


    June 20, 2008 – Bellingham

(Bellingham Tech College, map)

Peter Hodges – BTC’s GIS Program

Terri Clark – San Juan County’s Routes & Data Integration

Matt Kenny – Extending GIS with Open Source

Jeremiah Podleski – Perteet Mobile GIS & Field Data Collection Projects


    March 21, 2008 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) map


Scott Tyler – Field Data Collection using GeoAge FAST

Mike Price – DS Map Book demonstration

Terri Clark – Implementing ArcGIS Routes as a Data Integration Solution


Jeremiah Podleski – Using DS Map Book (2009 Overlay Assessment, City of Seattle)


Cartographic Round Table LINKS – Open to All – Tips, Tricks, Map Show & Tell



    December 14, 2007 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) map

               (NOTE: Due to the holidays the December meeting was on the second Friday)

Josh Greenberg – Using ArcGIS to Plagiarize your way to an Atlas: Creating a Topographic Atlas of Skagit County

Sean Carsom – Using the USNG (United States National Grid)

Patrick Jankanish – Creating Publication-Quality Maps in the King County GIS Center

Cartographic Round Table – Open to All – Tips, Tricks, Map Show & Tell

        postponed until March…


    September 21, 2007 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) map

Tarang Khangaonkar – PNNL’s Puget Sound Model of Circulation and Transport, a Land Use Planning Tool and it’s Proposed Application to Skagit and Padilla Bay System

Jeremy Davies – Predicting Salmonid Recolonization Patterns Following the Removal of the Elwha Dams

Stephen Stanley – Developing a Watershed Based Management Plan for Birch Bay


    June 15, 2007 – Stanwood (Tetra Tech) map

Chris Hansen – GIS User Needs Assessments

                    Hansen PowerPoint on GIS Needs Assessment

Geoff Almvig – Skagit County’s Crime Map

Chris Behee – Cooking in the Cartographic Kitchen


    March 16, 2007 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) map

Scott Miles – Computing with Words for GIS: Development of an Earthquake-Induced Landslide Model

Chen Li – ESRI’s ArcGIS Image Server



    December 15, 2006 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) (map)

Nicole Barrett & Nicholas Barrett – Osyris LIDAR, Recent Advances in Hardware and Software

Jaden Langford – LIDAR Remote Sensing of Forests: Applications, Issues and Opportunities

Darrell Sofield – Advanced Surface Modeling for Geomorphic Applications: Post Processing of LIDAR Helps to Identify Relative Changes in Topography


    Sept. 15, 2006 – Lummi Nation

(Silver Reef Casino)

Allison Bailey & Zach Ferdana – Incorporating Groundfish Survey Data into Offshore Ecoregional Assessment

Matt Paskus – Custom Applications with Google Earth

Steve Walker – Open Source Internet Mapping Applications

Mike Pelela & Peter Gill – Using Pictometry for Shoreline Inventory and Enterprise Imagery


    June 16, 2006 – Mt. Vernon (PUD) (map)

John Joseph & ESRI Staff – What’s New in ArcGIS 9.2 


    March 17, 2006 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) (map)

Jessica Archer – The Boundaries Project: Mapping Washington’s Shoreline for Public Access and Public Ownership 

Susan Grigsby & Peter Gill – Watershed Analysis: DOE’s GIS Analysis for Characterizing Watershed Processes, and the Application of These Methods for Whatcom County’s Shoreline Update Process

Greg Hood – A Conceptual Model of Depositional, Rather than Erosional, Tidal Channel Development in the Rapidly Prograding Skagit River Delta CANCELED 

Helen Berry – Mapping and Monitoring Kelp in Washington State 



    December 16, 2005 – Mt Vernon (PUD) (map)

Tyson Waldo – SSHIAP & ArcHydro: Integrating information for Puget Sound Salmon Recovery

Victor Johnson – Orthorectification of Air Photos with OrthoRec and Image Analysis

Kate Newell & Chris Behee – Modeling the Urban Environment using ArcScene and Sketch-Up


    September 16, 2005 – Sedro Woolley

(North Cascades National Park Office)

Mike Leech – Comparison of Pixel-Based and Object-Oriented Approaches to Vegetation Mapping in Hawaii Using High Resolution IKONOS Imagery

Jeremy Davies –  GIS Methods for Incorporating Catastrophic Risk Assessments in Chinook Recovery Planning


    June 24, 2005 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) (map)

Allison Bailey – Examples of Marine GIS Projects on the West Coast: Comparing Regional to Coastwide Scales.

Jessemine Fung – Nearshore Analysis Around the Sound.

Ross Freeman – Using 3D GIS Visualization to Portray Dam Removal in WA


    March 18, 2005 – Bellingham (map)

Don Burdick – Enterprise GIS at the City.

City of Bellingham Public Works GIS Staff – CityIQ: Demo of the City’s MapObjects customer service interface

Chris Behee – Using Color-Infrared Imagery for Impervious Surface Analysis

Ann Stark – An Overview of the Recently Completed Address-Mapping Project



    December 17, 2004 – Mt. Vernon

Tim Hyatt – Hydraulic Modeling of Nooksack Channels Using TINs to Determine Old Meanders and Back Channels

Matt Nash – The use of LIDAR for Island County Drainage Delineation and Public Works Applications

Chris Behee & Roland Behee – Terrain Analysis of Extra-Terrestrial Objects Using PIGWAD & GRASS for the Topography of Mars


    September 17, 2004 – Everett Community Transit

Roland Behee –  Census Transportation Planning Package: 

Roland Behee – Update on the State Transportation Framework Project

John Joseph & Jeff Barrette –  An In-depth Look at Geoprocessing.


    June 18, 2004 – Mount Vernon


    March 19, 2004 – Mount Vernon

(Skagit County)



    December 12, 2003 – Padilla Bay

(National Estuarine Research Reserve) (map)

Chris Behee – The use of Orthorec for In-house Orthorectification

Richard Hicks – Estuary or Watershed, Which is Most Important to Salmon?

Nathan Evans – Use of Remotely Sensed Data to Track Water Masses Associated with Harmful Algal Blooms Along the Washington Coast

Bert Tatham – High-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Urban Applications: Impervious Surface and Urban Greenspace Mapping


    September 26, 2003 – Stanwood

(TerraLogic GIS)

Levon Yengoyan – West Coast Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat EIS

Ken Blagborne – Environmental Information in the British Columbia Provincial Arc SME Database

Chris Hansen – Building a Stormwater Geometric Network using GPS and Arc Geodatabase

Bret Grady – Integrating Geographic Data in a Tax Assessment System


    June 20, 2003 –  Everett

(Everett Station, Snohomish County)

Eiko Toguchi & Adam Urbaniak – Tulalip Technology Leap Program

Todd Zackey – Tulalip Shoreline Mapping and Habitat Assessment

Brent Linder – City of Everett, ArcSDE, Geodatabase, Daily Maintenance

Ed Fairbanks & Rob Simmonds – Snohomish Co.’s Critical Areas Map Viewer


    March 21, 2003 – Sedro Woolley



    December 13, 2002 – Everett Community Transit

Ed Quarles – HAZUS for ArcView

Ed Fairbanks – Snohomish Co.’s Land Use Allocation Model (LUFAM)

Roland Behee – Geographic Analysis of a Joint-Agency Transit Survey


    September 20, 2002 – Lummi Nation

(NW Indian College)

Willy Lynch – A brief summary of the Lummi Nation GIS

Michael Cochrane – North Puget Sound Ecological Characterization

Mike Medler – Modeling of Fire Potential Using GIS and Remote Sensing

Jaime Crawford – Topology in the Geodatabase in ArcGIS 8.3 


     June 21, 2002 –


    March 15, 2002 – Sedro Woolley

Karen Van Parys – Introduction to the Skagit System Cooperative

Devin Smith – Using a routed hydro layer to analyze riparian forest conditions

W. Gregory Hood – Analysis of Direct and Indirect Impacts of Dikes on Estuarine Habitat

David A. Brown – Comparing Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) data with Photogrammetric Mapping