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…

How to Build an Empire with Data Standards

Standardized datasets create a connection between silos of information. Geography and data are the basis of a GIS. Marrying the two depends on something being similar to both items. For example, address data is a common denominator in many data sets. Everything has a location, and every location has an address. Sometimes one of the…

New Lead GIS Specialist

I’d like to introduce you to our newest member of the GIS team, Carol Wickenheiser.  Carol started with us on July 5th in our Fargo office as a Lead GIS Specialist.  She will be working on the FM Area Diversion, RRVWSP, and various other GIS projects.  Carol’s hobbies are gardening, fishing, hunting, and spending as…

2016 ESRI International User Conference

This was my first year attending the 2016 ESRI International User Conference, and there was so much to learn, see, and do! There wasn’t a dull moment with a variety of things to attend from lightning sessions to social events. Listed below, is what I consider to be the highlights of this year’s conference. ArcGIS…

New AE2S GIS Specialist in Fargo!

I’d like to introduce you to our new GIS Specialist Dan Lissick.  Dan started with us on October 1st in our Fargo office as a GIS Specialist. He will be working on the FM Area Diversion Project, several City of Fargo projects, and various other GIS projects, such as Mandan GIS.  Dan is originally from…

AE2S Attends the MN GIS | LIS Conference, Oct. 7-9, 2015

GIS Specialists Hope Records and Cinde Morris are excited to attend the MN GIS | LIS Consortium Conference in Duluth, MN this week. Come and say hello at our exhibitor booth and learn about our services!   Cinde Morris will be presenting “Don’t Divorce Your Career – Tips for Rekindling a Passion for GIS” on…

UAS Summit & Expo in Grand Forks, ND

Last week, I attended the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Summit and Expo (9th Annual) in Grand Forks, ND in order to find out how this upcoming technology will affect the GIS world. As most of us know, the quality of a GIS depends upon the integrity of the data, and the importance of avoiding the…

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…