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The GIS Capability Maturity Model: A URISA Certified workshop - March 24, 2017

King County GIS Center

Friday, March 24, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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This workshop introduces the new URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model (GISCMM). Through a hands-on exercise, workshop attendees will complete an initial assessment of their own GIS operation.

Enterprise GIS is expensive to develop, maintain, and operate. Even small-to-medium-sized cities, counties, and regional agencies have invested millions of dollars to develop their GIS capabilities, and they can have large annual operating budgets. Many recent third-party studies have proven that GIS delivers significant financial return on investment (ROI) to organizations that deploy it as an enterprise business-support tool. However, almost no GIS operation would be considered to be 100% implemented. In fact, most enterprise GIS operations lack important resources to meet all of their potential business needs, their sustainability is uncertain, and ROI varies depending on the maturity of their GIS management practices.

The URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model will be described, along with its relationship to the GIS Management Institute®, including development of the GIS Management Body of Knowledge. The current development status of the GISCMM will be discussed and future uses and activities outlined. These will include development of new GIS management best practices and the offering of an enterprise GIS accreditation service.

Workshop attendees will receive copies of the GISCMM. An exercise will be conducted during the workshop, during which attendees will be asked to perform an initial assessment of their agency by applying the GISCMM. This workshop will be of value to those interested in the development, implementation, and use of GIS management professional standards and best practices.


IT directors/managers, GIS managers, decision makers, and operational personnel interested in understanding the overall state of their GIS operations.

Topics Covered

  • What is a capability maturity model?
  • Origins of the GIS Capability Maturity Model
  • The URISA Geospatial Management Competency Model
  • Theory of GIS Management
  • Development of the revised, peer-reviewed URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model
  • Exercise: The URISA GIS Capability Maturity Model—Step by Step
  • Exercise: Attendee discussion and feedback

Prerequisites and Recommendations

No prerequisite. Recommended for GIS managers, consultants, and academics interested in understanding GIS management..

What You Will Receive

  • 4 hours of instruction from our URISA-certified instructor who is a subject-matter expert and workshop author.
  • A copy of the workshop presentation and exercises.
  • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (0.4) and GISCI points (0.1) earned.

KCGIS Training Terms and Conditions

By registering for one of our classes, you agree to our Terms and Conditions; you may review them here: . 

King County Employees: King Co. Employees are eligible for a discounted rate. Please visit "How to Register for KCGIS Training". 

State of Washington Employees: Visit your Human Resources Training and Development "How to Register" web page.

Attention - Veterans with GI Bill Benefits:

Selected programs of study at the King County GIS Center are approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries under Title 38 and Title 10, USC. For more information on GI Bill benefits see (external link).

If you intend to use your GI Bill Veterans education benefits, indicate so on the registration payment page and send your USVA Enrollment Certificate to


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King Street Center
201 S. Jackson St.
Room: 7044 - 7045 North/South Wind Conference Room
Seattle, WA 98104

Friday, March 24, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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