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WAMAS Resources

Washington Master Addressing Services (WAMAS) is a set of tools that allow users to accurately format and locate an address.  

The current WAMAS project is the result of agency requests, the Innovation Lab at the OCIO and hard work.  WAMAS is a pre-production system that took only 3 months to prove its Return on Investments.  WAMAS is planned to be offered as an enterprise service.

Technical Overview & Documentation

A number of state agencies have been using the WAMAS API's for some time and many of the business application include:
  • Verification of address and associated geography;
  • Sales tax determination, collection and distribution;
  • Permitting and location verification;
  • Public Safety and Emergency Response;

Washington Government GIS Leaders (WGGL)

Washington Government GIS Leaders (WGGL)

Membership of WGGL is comprised of GIS Supervisors (Managers, Coordinators, Directors, and Department Heads) working at City and County organizations in Washington State.

Our current agreed goals:

State GIS Maps Assist Senator Cantwell

   Geospatial Program Office Announcement:

The OCIO’s Geospatial Program Office received a request from Senator Cantwell’s staff on April 1, 2015.

They wanted to know what the population density was within a ½ mile of all active Class 1 railroad lines in the major metropolitan areas of Washington State and needed the information by April 6th.

GAO Report to Congress on Geospatial Data

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report on Addresses and Orthoimagery  was made public and Washington was one of five states interviewed for this report.

Presentation: Bridging Open Data Platforms in Washington

The OCIO's Geospatial Program Manager, Joy Paulus, will provide an overview of how Washington is linking spatial and tabular open data platforms - and

Contact Joy Paulus for further details

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:15pm

Geographic Information Technology (GIT) Committee Meeting

Repeats every month on March, June, September, December on the first Thursday 4 times.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

State GIS Strategic Plan Listening Session

Location: Cave B Inn, George, WA


Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

State GIS Strategic Plan Listening Session

Agenda and location details will be posted prior to meeting.

Meeting to be held in Olympia WA
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm