Geospatial Policy, Standards & Governance

The state Geospatial policy and standards apply to state of Washington executive branch agencies, agencies headed by separately elected officials, and institutions of higher education referred to as "agencies" throughout this document. Academic and research applications at institutions of higher education are exempt.


Geographic Information Technology (GIT) Committee functions as the state's executive governance body and is comprised of the agency CIO's who value and manage geospatial resources within their agencies and across state government.

Metadata Standards


County Boundary Update Guidance for state and local government. This document provides directions to aggregate and update existing state county boundary data.