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…

GIS Solution for Mapping the Subsurface

When describing GIS, most users and clients think of mapping features above the ground.  But what about the features below? Here at AE2S, we can help! By using the Xacto Cross Section Tool, created by the Illinois State Geologic Survey, geologic cross sections can be profiled with precision. When planning engineering projects such as a…

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…

GIS Solutions for a Growing Issue

As our cities continue to grow at a seemingly endless rate our need to understand, monitor, build and replace infrastructure is becoming a main issue at every level of government throughout the country. Having a well maintained utility system ensures a quality of life for the community. Connecting policy makers and the public with quality…

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…