CAD into GIS to Go Beyond

As the GIS and Engineering industry technologies mature, we are starting to see a merge of the two industries. This is Engineering CAD data being converted or built to be used in a GIS system. This merge has happened because of the ever-present search for efficient workflows and accurate representation. I’m sure many in the…

Vertical Datum

Vertical datums are changing. One of the most common datum issues is converting from NGVD 29 (National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929) to NAVD 88 (North American Vertical Datum of 1988). The original FEMA Flood Maps are a good example. The FEMA maps were originally completed NGVD 29. In areas were maps have been updated…

North Dakota GIS Conference

Another successful ND GIS User’s Conference for 2013! Dr. Bradley Rundquist and Ann Fritz, GISP did a great job setting up a variety of learning options from presentations, workshops, hands on learning labs, exhibitors, and poster presentations. It was great to see how influential GIS has been in the North Dakota for better decision making,…

ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight: The Query Tool

Would you like to be able to create a custom query within the ArcGIS Silverlight Viewer? In this example, we show how to create a custom tool to query Township, Section, and Range. 1) Download the “Query Tool Add-In” from ESRI. It will be an .xap file. 2) Go to “Settings”. 3) Go to “Upload…

Back to School with GIS

Coinciding with school starting up again, let’s showcase just some of the many worldwide examples of GIS education proliferation. Directions Magazine (an all things location blog) discusses a high school GIS course in Jacksonville, Illinois that provides a chance to fast-track juniors and seniors and dive into a real world application. This one semester class…