Welcome to the Facilities Services GIS Dashboard
How to use this site
Near the top of this page, you should see a header that includes a dropdown menu and three links. Use the Public Maps dropdown to view maps that Facilities Services makes available to the public.
The first of the three links, Facilities Services Home, will take you to Facilities Services Front Porch. The second link in the header will take you to the Facilities Information Library. The Facilities Information Library is a repository of facility record documents frequently used by maintenance and operations staff, consultants, campus departments, and students. You will need a University of Washington NetID to access the Facilities Information Library.
Finally, if you are an employee in Facilities Services you can use the Facilities Services Internal GIS link to access maps that are available to your Department or group.
In the top right corner of every page of this dashboard, you will find a link labelled Facilities Services 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 about what is happening in geographic space. If you like to learn more about GIS, please use this link to go to the ESRI web page on the topic.
Why does Facilities Services 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 Services through high quality spatial data and integration with other business systems.