Improving Your Legend

ArcGIS always places a little symbol, called a patch, next to the text name for your layer. Did you know you can override the default to access a greater variety of legend patches that better communicates what your layer is?   In Legend Properties, make sure you are on the Items tab. Then just double…

Project Highlight: See Oil Activity Over Time

You have probably heard about the oil and gas boom that the United States is currently experiencing. The AE2S GIS team has put together a map that shows the growth in activity over time. The result is the AE2S Water Solutions Oil Activity Web-Map, which was created with the ArcGIS API for Flex Viewer. This…

Google Earth in GIS

Want to add Google Earth to your GIS? This is a common request of GIS specialists. Here are two ways to incorporate Google imagery with GIS. Within Quantum GIS Open source software gives Quantum GIS the ability to add Google Earth as an image layer http://www.qgis.org/ (free download) • Click Plugins > Fetch Python Plugin…

Using GIS for Safe Routes to School Funding

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international program to help children bike and walk to school in a safe, easy and fun environment. The program encourages children to be active, reversing the rise in child obesity. Statistics over the years have shown a steady decline in both children walking and bicycling to…