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…

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…

Better Map Labels

One of the biggest challenges in making data dense print maps is the labeling process. Well placed labels make maps immediately more understandable. Fortunately, there are a few time saving techniques outside the default that might just change the way you label, without having to resort to annotation.   The Labeling Toolbar We all know that we can design with the…

South Dakota State Geospatial Conference

  A week ago, I attended the South Dakota State Geospatial Conference in Mitchell, South Dakota.  The conference showed the wide variety of GIS applications.  There were presentation on Precision Farming, Climate Monitoring, Field Collection for Biologist,  and much more.   The 2 main technology themes seemed to be the use of ArcGIS Online (in…