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Below you will find a list of updates and changes to our Geographic Information System (GIS) information and data files since August 2001.

What's New Archive

2018

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2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • December 15 - Updated Washington Marine Shorelines Public Access shapefile
  • December 10 - Shapefiles SMA-PNTS and SMA-STRM returned to Data page
  • December 8 - Added new shapefile: Washington Marine Shorelines Public Access
  • October 14 - Updated Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) layer.
  • October 10 - Shapefiles SMA-PNTS and SMA-STRM deleted due to new rule change: WAC 173-18-044.
  • July 28 - Moved zip data files (except flood ones) to anonymous FTP site: ftp://www.ecy.wa.gov/gis_a
  • June 20 - Added missing event tables to Hydro 100k zip file
  • June 19 - Added alphabetical navigation to GIS Data page table.
  • June 3 - Exchange Network Meeting, 5/1/2008 PDF document added
  • May 14 - Upper level GIS Webpages updated with new Ecology templates.
  • May 1 - Washington State Farm Soil maps
  • March 12 - Land Cover Change data files moved to FTP site
  • February 19 - Added shapefile, Seasonal Temperatures, Waters Requiring Supplemental Spawning and Incubation Protection for Salmonid Species
  • January 23 - Error corrected in Slope Stability shapefile

2007

  • November 29 - Updates made to Tribal shapefile
  • October 17 - Added Washington Shared Hydrography Framework Project page (supersedes Hydrology Framework 24k, Eastern Washington & Western Washington Framework pages)
  • September 20 - Added metadata for Well Log Locations GIS layer
  • June 29 - Hot links in Tribal Lands and Ecology Regions maps
  • June 18 - Changed GIS Services webpage to GIS Projects
  • June 6 - Corrections/additions made to USGS River Miles shapefile
  • May 31 - Updated Salmonid Stock Inventory (SaSI) Fish maps
  • May 24 - New shapefile: USGS River Miles
  • May 9 - Minor attribute update (SMA) made to Marine Shorelines layer
  • May 8 - Added Public Land Survey information (section/township/range) to the County Major Public Lands maps
  • March 29 - Added new HWRSVP category to Facility Site Interaction Table
  • February 22 - Corrected error in Booms database
  • February 14 - Washington Location Finder Project
  • February 6 - Added NAD 27 to NAD 83 HARN projection question to FAQ
  • January 8 - New Ambient shapefile

2006

2005

  • December 22 - Updated dataset: 2004 303(d) Final List of Impaired and Threatened Water Bodies
  • November 2 - Updated CO, Ozone, & PM 10 shapefiles. As of September 26, 2005 there are no longer any areas of Washington designated as "NONATTAINMENT."
  • October 24 - GIS data file format changed from coverages to shapefiles
  • October 24 - Updates to Major Public Lands maps: WRIA & COUNTY
  • October 19 - GIS Training page eliminated, classes now sponsered by DOP
  • October 12 - Updates to Major Public Lands maps: WRIA & COUNTY
  • October 3 - New webpage for the Eastern Washington Hydrology Framework Integration Project
  • August 5 - New item added to SHORELINES to code shoreline type
  • June 16 - Updates made to GNIS layer (see process_step in metadata)
  • June 15 - Added campgrounds and boat launches to Major Public Lands maps: WRIA & County versions
  • June 7 - Coding error fixed in SMA_PNTS & SMA_STRM for Nisqually and Toutle Rivers
  • June 6 - New dataset: 2004 303(d) Candidate List of Impaired and Threatened Water Bodies
  • May 23 - New datasets: Proposed Shoreline Management Act (SMA & SSS) layers
  • May 11 - Earthquake Liquefaction and National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) maps removed from site
  • April 5 - Attributes updated for Air Quality Particulates (PM10) layer
  • April 1 - New county map series: Earthquake Liquefaction and National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP)
  • March 22 - New GIS class: Working with ArcGIS 9.0 for Natural Resources

2004

  • October 27 - Western Washington Hydrology Framework 24k webpage added
  • October 26 - New January Arcview 9 class added
  • June 9 - Added driftcell descriptive text files to Driftcells (zip file)
  • May 18 - New September Arcview 9 class added
  • May 12 - New maps: Washington Zip Codes by county and a statewide topography map
  • April 15 - FEMA movie about Digital Flood Maps
  • April 7 - New coverage: Shoreline Slope Stability (slopestab)
  • March 24 - Updated WRIA Population Density maps
  • March 8 - Changed datum standard to NAD 83 HARN (feet)
  • February 9 - DAMS coverage updated
  • January 22 - Updated Major Public Lands County maps
  • January 21 - Updated Major Public Lands WRIA maps
  • January 15 - New coverage: Net-Shore Drift (driftcells)

2003

  • November 14 - Changed icons in the GIS Data page for dataset that have their own separate webpage: Flood, 303(d), and Hydro
  • November 4 - Put a link to Environmental Information Management (EIM) viewer on the GIS Applications page
  • October 6 - Added Basics of ArcView 8 class (January 13, please note price increase)
  • September 24 - GIS Application, Section 303(d) unavailable, to be replaced soon
  • August 20 - New statewide Averaged Temperatures Maps by month
  • August 6 - Added link for the Hydrography Framework Project - Hydro Clearinghouse
  • July 31 - Update to carbon monoxide nonattainment area for Spokane (CO coverage)
  • July 23 - New Dairy 2003 Coverage
  • July 3 - New page for statewide maps, new precipitation maps
  • June 11 - New ArcView 8 classes added; ArcView 3 x class eliminated
  • June 2 - Added new Major Public Lands Maps for counties
  • May 30 - Added new ArcView 8 classes and new Population Density Maps for counties
  • May 22 - Added acreage figures table for Major Public Lands and Land Cover
  • May 14 - Added Population Density WRIA maps
  • May 12 - Washington Well Log Viewer link added
  • April 15 - Update to Major Public Lands WRIA maps (added airports)
  • April 8 - Added new ArcGIS class (July 8)
  • April 4 - New FEMA Q3 Flood WRIA Maps added
  • March 26 - Added Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database
  • March 25 - FEMA Q3 Flood Data added
  • March 20 - Minor update to TRIBAL coverage
  • March 3 - Added new ArcGIS class (May 20)
  • February 19 - Updated WRIA Major Public Lands (MPL) maps

2002

  • December 30 - Added new ArcGIS class (April 22)
  • November 19 - Updated 1998 303(d) coverage, WC_LIST, and maps (WRIAs 15 and 34)
  • October 9 - New ArcView 8 class added in January 2003
  • September 30 - Updated SMA-STRM coverage (added missing Cedar River to Lake Washington link)
  • September 9 - Updated Ambient coverage
  • August 20 - Minor update to Tribal coverage (added parcels to Squaxin Tribe)
  • August 16 - Made structural change to website, data links to all data on data htm. Eliminated GIS Project page, moved contents to GIS Services page
  • August 6 - Interactive GIS page eliminated, contents moved to the GIS Applications page
  • August 1 - Added a cross reference index to find WRIA theme maps by WRIA number
  • July 24 - Added topographic WRIA maps
  • July 1 - Online digital data license agreement initiated
  • June 24 - Added PDF maps for Salmonid Stocking Inventory (SaSI)
  • June 20 - New ArcGIS training classes
  • June 5 - Added a web browser viewer for Section 303(d) Listed Water Bodies
  • May 13 - Enabled weekly updates for FACILITY and EIM STATIONS coverages
  • April 15 - Added a viewer for Facility Site Atlas
  • April 16 - Straightened out the Canada, Idaho, and Oregon boundaries in WRIA and COUNTY
  • February 27 - Added WRIA maps with latitude and longitude
  • February 19 - Added Land Cover Type WRIA maps
  • February 11 - WRIA Maps page reorganized
  • February 8 - 303(d) Maps added
  • February 5 - Township/Range/Section Maps added
  • January 2 - Added GIS Standards webpage

2001

  • November 9 - New ArcView 8 classes added
  • November 5 - Updated FACILITY and STATIONS coverage
  • October 17 - Added to WRIA maps section, statewide black and white WRIA maps in PDF, JPG, EPS, and TIFF formats
  • October 10 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section added
  • October 8 - New GIS layer Shore
  • September 24 - Removed GIS datasets DAMS and DOHWELLS
  • August 13 - Added GIS layer Dairy Farms 2001