Local GIS Agencies/Departments

Local Government Agencies (that use GIS):

  •     City of Bellingham
  •     Whatcom County
  •     Whatcom Conservation District
  •     Skagit County
  •     Mt. Vernon
  •     Lummi Nation

GIS Training / Classes:

Western Washington University

Huxley College offers GIS & RS courses as well as a GIS Minor and a GIS Certificate

Geology also offers a GIS course

Bellingham Technical College

Civil Engineering and Surveying & Mapping Programs offer Intro GIS and CAD courses

Skagit Valley College (Mt Vernon)

Offers GIS and GPS classes

Everett Community College (Everett)

Offers Geography courses in GIS

Also offers Washington On Line (WAOL) course Intro to GIS

Green River Community College (south of Seattle)

Offers both a one-year GIS Certificate and a 2-year GIS AAS Degree)

Northwest Environmental Training Center (Various NW locations)

Occasionally offers GIS classes (locations vary)

BC Institute of Technology (Vancouver, BC)

Offers a one-year and a two-year GIS Program



ESRI Academy (Online). A variety of courses and workshops, many of which are free to WWU students/staff.


Map Collections

WWU's Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (WWU Campus)

WWU's Wilson Library Map Collection (WWU Campus)

Wa. State Archives (NW Regional Branch)