Happy GIS Day 2016!

GIS Day is celebrated world-wide by users of GIS technology. It is a day set aside to educate people about the many capabilities of GIS. At AE2S, one of the ways we are celebrating GIS Day is to get everyone in our company involved. We’re holding a challenge to submit photos in 5 categories through…

Improve Land or Easement Acquisition Projects with Workflow Manager

Normally GIS plays an important part in the Land or Easement Acquisition process by managing parcel information and preparing maps, but GIS can do more.  By leveraging the capabilities of Workflow Manager (Extension of ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server), a GIS centric platform can be created that is easy to operate, visually appealing, and able…

Four Highlights from the Upper Midwest GEOCON

Last week I attended the Upper Midwest GEOCON, which brought together GIS professionals from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.     REST Best Practices REST Services can get out of control quickly, and cause all sorts of performance issues. Mark McCart at Iowa DOT gave a talk on creating an inventory (in just a simple spreadsheet)…

Happy GIS Day!

Isn’t it cool that there is a whole holiday to celebrate GIS? At AE2S, we think so. We’re doing a number of things to observe GIS Day. First of all, our staff will be participating in a Wonders of the World Imagery Contest, where participants will guess the locations of a series of aerial images and…

Suitable Accuracy for Mobile GIS Apps on iPads –

Finally, a solution has been developed to provide mapping grade accuracy for collection of data and navigation with GPS through the iPad.   Recently, Trimble released the R1 GNSS Receiver, which is able to connect to the iPad through a Bluetooth connection.  In my opinion, this is a monumental advancement for mobile GIS through significant accuracy…

10 Revelations at the 2015 Esri User Conference

  While there were so many amazing moments (such as being surrounded by about 15,000 other GIS people seeing myself in a LiDAR point cloud, meeting #gistribe people in person, learning how to juggle at the Thursday evening party, and being humbled by maps and thinkers), here are what I consider the best parts of my…

Follow Danielle Lee at the Esri User Conference!

“All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go…” Well not exactly yet. Before I start singing “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” I definitely have some work to do on the items-to-bring front. Fortunately, my agenda for the Esri User Conference is fully packed. Do you want to follow my adventures while I’m in San…

Five Takeaways from the 2015 Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals Spring Meeting

Aside from sifting through tech blogs and reading quarterly publications such as ArcUser, it can be tough for today’s GIS analyst to keep current with industry trends. The 2015 Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals Spring Meeting provided a great opportunity to network with like-minded GIS users, here are five takeaways: North Dakota Next Generation 9-1-1 upgraded its system significantly compared to Montana 9-1-1 because the…

7 Career Tips from a GIS Pro

Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting a group of GIS students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After talking about some of the projects I have worked on at AE2S, I realized that everyone was really leaning in when I shared my tips for success working in GIS. It became immediately clear to me:…

My Survey of Geomatics

Hi there! Intern Hallie here. I’ve had the privilege of working at AE2S for about four months now, and I must say: it’s a lot different than I was expecting. I didn’t really know exactly what “Geomatics Intern” entailed when I signed on, and it turns out it means Surveying + GIS together. My time…