AE2S GIS and Rural Water

Grand Forks Traill Water District (GFTWD) has found success over the years in using a mobile GIS on an iPad to assist them in managing their infrastructure. Recently, they came up with a useful way of using a web application to collect the location of pipeline leaks.  When a leak occurs, the operator goes out…

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…

GIS Day Event

GIS Day Event AE2S celebrated GIS Day this past Wednesday, -November 19, 2014 during our company-wide professional development conference titled “The Big Event”.  We set up a designated booth at the meeting with GIS Day give-away items (thanks ESRI), a GIS Day cake, and a contest.  The contest was inspired by an event that ESRI…

ESRI Users Conference 2014

The ESRI Users Conference this year was full of excitement. There were about 15,000 ESRI Users who gathered at the San Diego Conference Center 2 weeks ago. What’s new and exciting from ESRI? ArcGIS for Professionals (ArcGIS Pro) 10.3 ArcGIS Pro 10.3 is scheduled to be released in November. It is “the next generation of ArcGIS…

Spraying Season in the Northern Great Plains: How GIS Can Help

Spraying Season in the Northern Great Plains: How GIS Can Help The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) developed an online mapping tool that helps to prevent the negative effects of pesticide drift.  It’s called the South Dakota Sensitive Sites Registry, and uses the ArcGIS platform.  You can access the registry here. Both producers of…

Creating a Public Works Information System

Do you know that it’s possible to use GIS to streamline the components of an organization? It’s true.  By using ArcGIS for Server to centralize assets, work order management, and accounting; a GIS may be used as a public works information system.  Field work may be integrated with mobile GIS technology. In 2007, ESRI published…

ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight: The Query Tool

Would you like to be able to create a custom query within the ArcGIS Silverlight Viewer? In this example, we show how to create a custom tool to query Township, Section, and Range. 1) Download the “Query Tool Add-In” from ESRI. It will be an .xap file. 2) Go to “Settings”. 3) Go to “Upload…

Go Between CAD and ArcGIS Through Use of Shapefiles

Just like there are many ways to accomplish tasks in ArcGIS, there are many ways to accomplish tasks in CAD.  In addition, there are many ways to accomplish tasks that involve going back and forth between the programs.  This is a quick guide to the basics. From CAD to ArcGIS: Open an .mxd, and go…