Shape Our Water – Seattle’s 50 Year Planning Effort
As Seattle plans for the next 50 years of water, it plans to bring value to the community in creative, meaningful, and equitable ways. We helped tell the story of Seattle’s unique water history, from its original Indigenous stewards, through its massive hydrology altering infrastructure projects. Utilizing animations, historic imagery, and user-friendly data exploration tools, we gave the user ways to explore the places that are most meaningful to them, so that all people can have an informed voice in our water issues.
We set out to develop a StoryMap about drainage and sewer systems in Seattle — not most people’s idea of an exciting topic. However, Blue Water GIS helped us create a story about our past and future work that will resonate with our communities. Mark and Katie were adept at building a strong narrative, supported by beautiful and interactive maps and other elements. They are fabulous collaborators, highly responsive, and a true pleasure to work with.