November 13 is GIS Day 2019

Participate in the international celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) technology. GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data to help us make better decisions. On GIS Day, it’s an opportunity to help others learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society. It’s a chance for our GIS team to share their accomplishments and inspire others to discover and use GIS.


Visit MukMaps and explore the city through interactive web maps and apps.

Our GIS Technician Kory VanDyke shared National GIS news to staff members, and Kory’s favorite maps of 2019. Curious where and when to go to see fall foliage? Use the map linked below to plan your fall 2020 road trip!

National GIS News:

  • The Washington State Department of Natural Resources released some pretty amazing tsunami evacuation maps for specific cities in Washington.
  • NBC News created an interactive map showing the average life expectancy within each census tract across the nation.
  • National Geographic created a map highlighting endangered animals and what we can do to help for every state.

Kory’s Favorite Maps of 2019:

  • Fall Foliage Map: Curious where and when to go to see leaves change? Use this map next year to plan your fall 2020 road trip!
  • iNacho: Craving good nachos? Use this crowdsourced map on where to find the best nachos in your area!
  • Settlers of the United States of Catan: Have you ever wanted to play a 72 hour long board game? Me neither, but imagine this!



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