Using Oblique View Video in GIS to document pre-construction field conditions

  After a major pipeline project is complete, sometimes claims come in that land hasn’t been properly reclaimed.  In these situations wouldn’t it be nice to have evidence showing the actual conditions of the land before construction to verify the severity or validity of the claim? By incorporating spatially referenced Oblique View Videos from drones in GIS with the Full Motion…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Live GIS Data

I found it really interesting that we can now add live (real-time) traffic and weather data from ArcGIS Online into ArcGIS Desktop, Web, or Mobile applications. http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2014/09/04/content-included-with-your-online-subscription/?utm_source=esri&utm_medium=email&utm_term=60601&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=AGOL_news_09_2014