Washington State Geospatial Clearinghouse
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Welcome to the Washington State Geospatial Clearinghouse!

This Geospatial Clearinghouse provides a single point of access to geospatial information across Washington. The portal acts as a gateway to an extensive metadata catalog -- this is a master inventory where users can find standard information about available geospatial data sets. Feel free to explore the site and learn more about metadata, our contributing partners, search for geospatial information, or contribute your own metadata!



The Washington State Geospatial Clearinghouse (WSGC) was established in 1998 as a result of a partnership between the Washington Geographic Information Council (WAGIC), the Washington Department of Information Services (DIS) and the University of Washington (UW) Libraries. An agreement was developed between DIS and UW to permanently host the clearinghouse platform at the UW Libraries.


The goal of the WSGC is to make access to spatial information technologies more efficient by helping to eliminate the duplication of spatial data and services though effective cooperation, standardization, communication, and coordination.


The Washington State Geospatial Clearinghouse is a node on the NSDI national network of spatial information servers. Through this resource you will be able to discover what spatial information is available for Washington State or for other geographic entities.


Please explore our Clearinghouse site and discover the data and services we offer.

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The minimum data elements needed for adequate information concerning geospatial data can be found at https://ocio.wa.gov/policies/16000-spatial-data-management-policy-standards/16102-spatial-metadata-standard


Metadata you contribute will also be automatically harvested by GOS (Geospatial One Stop) and will appear in the geodata.gov database.


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