No One Wants to Look at Your Ugly Map

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending at the WI Land Information Association Annual Conference. One of the topics that has interested me for a long time is how we as map makers communicate. And sometimes we say things we don’t mean to. Or we don’t know how to say the things we want…

NDSPLS 2013 Map Award Winner

Last week, the North Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors held its annual convention in Grand Forks.  During the awards banquet AE2S’s own Casey Berg was a selected as the 2013 Map Award Winner.  He submitted a drawing of a plat that contained lake lots at Sump Lake (Located Southeast of Devils Lake, ND). Congratulations…

Interoperability of GIS and CAD using Google Earth

Did you know that you can easily clean up Google Earth linework in ArcGIS? Google Earth is a good tool for engineers and non-GIS users to draw linework, but is limited in snapping and splitting functionality. For example, the Western Area Water Supply Project in North Dakota was created to increase the supply to rural…