A Picture is Worth a Thousand…Maps?

Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a map book that contains data about each feature as well as a photo to further corroborate the story?  What about the ability to bring the field indoors and make maintenance decisions from the comfort of your office? Photos of structures, signs, trees, etc. collected and attached to feature…

Population Mapping and the Future of Image Interpretation

I’ve always been interested in the world’s population and how we can continue to meet basic needs in every corner of the globe. The image above and tile of the article “Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World” (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/facebook-makes-a-new-map-of-everyone-in-the-world/470487/) caught my attention and I had to give it a read. This article…

GIS Day Contest Winner

Our winning entry is a representation of Cass County in North Dakota, and came from Kallie Dodds, the daughter of AE2S’s own Eric Dodds. Kallie, we love how you included both transportation and hydrography, not to mention important items like the airport (nice symbology!). Congratulations, and we hope everyone had a fantastic GIS Day this…

Cool Map: Generic Terms for Streams

Do you call that water flowing past a brook or a stream? How about an arroyo? It actually may be telling of where you are from. Derek Watkins put together “Mapping Generic Terms in the Contiguous United States,” shown below, which gives insight into how culture and environment come together. He took the the place…