About

AWC’s GIS Consortium increases your capacity to utilize GIS technology in your city.

You can improve the operation of utility networks, analyze the value of land and associated improvements, maintain right-of-way assets, develop and share public safety response plans, and promote sustainable communities. GIS can integrate information between your city's departments, increasing communications and providing a basis for collaboration and more informed decisions.

By leveraging the collective buying power of its members, the Consortium gives you the resources and knowledge base to fully implement the right GIS solution for your community.

AWC has partnered with FLO Analytics to bring you this new member service.

The benefits of using GIS
  • Capturing institutional knowledge
    Preserve your employees knowledge before they retire
  • Increasing efficiencies and reducing costs
    Streamline time consuming tasks using the latest technologies
  • Improving your asset management
    Reduce your liability and optimize your operations and maintenance
  • Engaging your community
    Improve transparency by making data accessible

Services

Whether you need a little or a lot of GIS assistance we can help you with everything from being an on-call resource for any of your mapping or data needs, to helping your organization develop an implementation strategy for ramping up or creating your GIS program. Learn more about our services by downloading our program brochure and a complete list of our GIS offerings.

We can help you with:

  • Needs Assessment
  • GIS Program Development
  • Emergency Preparedness & Management
  • Land Records
  • Planning & Development
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works
  • Water, Sewer, & Storm Utilities
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Internal Collaboration

Needs Assessment

Not sure how to implement or expand the use of GIS in your city? A needs assessment is a great place to start. We interview city staff and review existing data to capture your GIS baseline. The assessment helps you understand your city’s specific needs, both now and in the future.

Case study - Pullman, WA

Water, Sewer, & Storm Utilities

We understand the day-to-day tasks and long-term planning needs of sewer, stormwater, and water utilities, and can provide a GIS that best serves your needs: inventory development and data collection, access to information or digital inspection forms, systems integration, and more.

Case study - Shelton, WA

Membership

The Consortium's flexible structure allows you to purchase just the right amount of GIS services for your city. Each service tier comes with a GIS needs assessment and a set amount of discounted consulting hours you can use to implement the custom GIS solutions you need. Higher tiers include additional features that help you take full advantage of GIS in your city.

If you would like to schedule a conference call to learn more about the program, send an email to johnm@awcnet.org.

To join the Consortium, choose the service tier that best suits your city’s needs, fill out our participation agreement and enrollment application (download here), and email a signed copy to johnm@awcnet.org


FEE CONSULTING HOURS NEEDS ASSESSMENT *ONLINE DATA VIEWER *OPEN DATA PORTAL
Tier 1 $2,500 20
Tier 2 $5,000 45
Tier 3 $10,000 100
Tier 4 $20,000 220

*City must have a pre-existing ArcGIS Online account (ArcGIS Online is included with a standard ESRI subscription).

Member map



FAQ

Q: We’ve used all of our consulting hours. Can we purchase more?

A: Yes, additional hours can be purchased at the rate that corresponds to your tier.

Q: We've already had a needs assessment. Do we need to have another one when we join the Consortium?

A: No, cities that have already had a GIS needs assessment will be given additional consulting hours in lieu of the GIS needs assessment.

Q: We already have/do not need an Online Data Viewer/Open Data Portal. Can we receive additional consulting hours instead of these products?

A: Yes, cities that already have or do not want an Online Data Viewer or Open Data Portal will be given additional consulting hours in lieu of the GIS needs assessment.

Q: How long does membership last?

A: Membership in the Consortium is on an annual basis. You must renew your membership each year.

Q: Will our membership be renewed automatically?

A: Yes, if you do not wish to re-join the Consortium, you must provide AWC written notice within 30 days of the end of your membership term. See our participation agreement and enrollment application for more information.

Q: Are there any administration fees?

A: Yes, there is a $100 administration fee for tiers 1 and 2 and a $200 administration fee for tiers 3 and 4.

Contact

John McKenzie

AWC
GIS Program Lead

johnm@awcnet.org

360 753 4137
Tyler Vick

FLO
Principal

tvick@flo-analytics.com

206 724 0616