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Geospatial Portal Technical Details

Service Description


The GeoPortal provides customers with the infrastructure needed to store, host and serve shared GIS resources important to conducting state business functions like permitting, licensing, taxation and protecting the public’s health and environment in Washington.  This includes access to quality state and local GIS resources like:

  • Addressing Services: A set of 3 API’s that correct and standardize an address, finds its best location on the ground (geocode) and its associated geography (county, legislative district, etc.)

  • Data: A place to assemble, host and serve commonly used information like statewide parcels, county and city boundaries, address locations, trails, urban growth areas and much more.

  • Imagery: Coordinated access to valuable high resolution county and statewide imagery data that number close to 100 individual imagery services.

    Other Services & API’s: Many of the services mentioned above are available in multiple formats making it easy for end users to ingest them into their mainframe, server or desktop applications and the web.

Service Availability

Based on its funding level, the Geospatial Portal Steering Committee currently defines service availability as:
  • Ad-hoc GIS technical user and application support is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  It is important that agencies have knowledgeable technical staff in-house.
  • Infrastructure up time is guaranteed Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM with acceptable outage or downtimes not to exceed 48 hours but our service provider strives for an uptime of 99 percent.
  • Service availability may expand based on user defined needs and funding.