Welcome to the UW Facilities GIS Dashboard

How to use this site

Public/Greater University Community: UW Facilities makes certain maps and data available to the public. These maps include among others the location of bike racks, buildings and trees. Hover over the Public dropdown at the top of the page (underneath the W) to view publicly available maps.

UW Facilities Staff: If you are part of a department that completed a GIS project with the UW Facilities GIS team you will find your maps by hovering over the UW Facilities dropdown. You will then see a list of departments, select your department from the list. Even if you don’t have a department specific project, clicking All Facilities will provide you with access to maps that are available to the entire organization.

The last link, Facilities Home, will take you to the UW Facilities homepage. From there you can submit a request for service and view other services and tools provided by UW Facilities.

In the top right corner of every page of this dashboard, you will find a link labelled Facilities GIS Home. That link will take you back to this page.

What is GIS (Geographic Information System)?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.

GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and better inform decision makers by providing actionable spatial information. If you want to learn more about GIS, please use this link to go to the ESRI web page on the topic.

Why does UW Facilities use GIS?

With GIS, it is possible to develop spatial tools and applications that effectively support the core business activities of University of Washington Facilities through high quality spatial data and integration with other business systems.

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions or comments about the maps on this dashboard or if you are interested in starting a GIS project, please send an email to the UW Facilities GIS team and we will be happy to assist you.