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Thursday, May 24 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Getting outdoors - a look at the organizations providing recreation access in Washington State

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Washington Hometown has developed a dataset of over 13,000 recreation resources in Washington State drawn from over 110 sources. Our data set includes an attribute database with over 100 fields and spatial data maintained as point, line and polygon shapefiles. We collect information on everything from the largest National Forests to the smallest pocket parks, regional trails stretching across counties to short trails through neighborhood parks, official boat launches and parks that happen to be on the water, as well as facilities such as campgrounds, wineries, museums and more. The information that we capture in our database includes who owns and manages each place and what facilities it has. In this talk, we will briefly discuss how the data set was developed as well as its strengths and weaknesses. We will then mine the data to analyze who provides recreation access and facilities in different parts of the state and at the distribution of these services. We will examine what regions of the state are most dependent on a single recreation provider and which have the most complex mix of recreation ownership. The talk will focus on three types of recreation resources: public recreation lands, public campgrounds, and places offering water access.

Speakers
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Jennifer Hackett

Owner, Washington Hometown
Jennifer Hackett started her GIS consulting business, Manastash Mapping, in 2009 with the goal of helping people share information about their communities. She has an MS in Resource Management from Central Washington University where she has taught GIS. In her previous life, she spent... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
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