Transition Whatcom

See the attachment below for a listing of all the populated places/neighborhoods in Whatcom County.
If you haven't noticed, we're encouraging people to connect with others in their neighborhoods, and consider starting very-local Transition Initiatives.

Please check your profile and see if you answered the Profile question: "In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?"

At some point we hope to have a map online with all the neighborhoods, and ideally showing how many TW members live in each.

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Hi newer windows vista computer could not open your attachment. I think we may have open office writer...
Hi Heather,

Hmm. I've heard this before. I have a very old version of Word on my home computer. BTW, I "hate" the "docx" format because its not backwards compatible with previous Word formats. So now Windows 7 is building on that incompatibility issue it seems?

Possibly time to go to an Open Source word processor?
Alphabetical List of Populated Communities in Whatcom country - list of 55+

Acme, Agate Bay, Alabama Hill, Anacortes Crossing, Balford, Barron, Beach, Bellingham, Birch Bay, Birch Bay Circle Grange, Birchwood, Blaine, Blue Canyon, Boundary, Brennan, Cedar Crossing, Cedarville, Chuckanut, Chuckanut Village, Clearbrook, Clipper, Columbia, Comar, Cottonwood Beach, Custer, Delta, Deming, Dewey, Diablo, Doran, Edgemoor, Eureka, Everson, Fairhaven, Ferndale, Forest Ridge, Geneva, Glacier, Goshen, Greenwood, Hampton, Happy Valley, Haynie, Hillsdale, Kendall, Kickerville, Kulshan, Lakeway, Larson Mill, Laurel, Lawrence, Limestone Junction, Lummi, Lummi Island, Lynden, Maple Beach, Maple Falls, Marietta, Mirror Lake, Mountain View, Neptune Beach, Newhalem, Nooksack, Nooksack Salmon Hatchery, Noon, Northwood, Nugents Corner, Parkview, Pleasant Valley, Point Roberts, Roosevelt, Ruby (historical), Saxon, Semiahmoo, Silver Beach, South Beach, South Bellingham, Strandell, Sudden Valley, Sumas, Sunnyside, Van Wyck, Van Zandt, Victor, Wahl, Warnick, Washington Colony (historical), Welcome, Wickersham

Missing on the above list, may be 'South Bay' and 'Glenhaven' which are in southern lake whatcom neighborhoods and make up Fire District # 18.

Also possibly missing on above list, is the 'Sandy Point' neighborhood which is south of the listed 'Neptune Beach' , but possibly could be considered as one combined neighborhood.
FYI, related to this subject...

Celebrate GIS Day at Nov. 18 open house

Posted: November 09, 2009 12:34:47 PST

In celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) Day, the City of Bellingham is hosting a GIS Day Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This free community event takes place 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of Bellingham City Hall at 210 Lottie Street.

The open house will showcase CityIQ, a new software developed by City GIS staff that incorporates the City's GIS mapping and document search functions. CityIQ allows users to access zoning and neighborhood information, park and landmark locations, utility data, and high resolution aerial photos. GIS Day will introduce this powerful tool to the public, and everyone is invited to stop by, try it out and provide feedback. The city plans to make the application available on the city’s website near the end of 2009.

"At the City of Bellingham, GIS has grown into an application that is considered mission critical," said GIS/Technical Services Manager Don Burdick. "It is used by over one-quarter of our staff on a daily basis in departments such as Public Works, Planning, Parks, Police and Fire." Displays will also include recent maps created with GIS and staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Held each year on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week (November 15–21, 2009), GIS Day is a global event that celebrates geographic information system (GIS), the innovative technology that uses geography to bring countless benefits to the world. The City of Bellingham’s Open House provides an opportunity for those curious about GIS to see its applications in action.

GIS is a computer-based mapping tool that takes information from a database about a location, such as streets, buildings, water features, and terrain, and turns it into visual layers. The ability to see geographic features on a map gives users a better understanding of a particular location, enabling planners, analysts, and others to make informed decisions about their communities.

GIS Day serves to make people aware of GIS technology and the important contributions it is making in the fields of science, technology, information, and the humanities. It is a grassroots event and a reflection of the enthusiasm and commitment of individual GIS users everywhere.

For more information, contact Don Burdick, GIS/Technical Services Manager, at 778-7700 or visit

GIS Day is principally sponsored by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the United States Geological Survey, the Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett–Packard, and ESRI.


Media Contact:
Don Burdick, GIS/Technical Services Manager
Public Works Department

View this document online
City of Bellingham News Site
A Map-Geek's Dream - Geographic Information System (GIS), 'the innovative technology that uses geography to bring countless benefits to the world'.
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Thanks David!
Is there a county link or county GIS public access?

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