North Dakota GIS Conference

Another successful ND GIS User’s Conference for 2013! Dr. Bradley Rundquist and Ann Fritz, GISP did a great job setting up a variety of learning options from presentations, workshops, hands on learning labs, exhibitors, and poster presentations. It was great to see how influential GIS has been in the North Dakota for better decision making,…

Google Earth in GIS

Want to add Google Earth to your GIS? This is a common request of GIS specialists. Here are two ways to incorporate Google imagery with GIS. Within Quantum GIS Open source software gives Quantum GIS the ability to add Google Earth as an image layer http://www.qgis.org/ (free download) • Click Plugins > Fetch Python Plugin…

GIS Tip: Loading ESRI Basemaps Faster with Defined Scales

Can’t get an ESRI basemap to load or tired of it taking forever to refresh? Try changing the scale setting to only use defined scales that Google Maps, Bing Maps and ArcGIS Online use for their tile cache generations. From my test it improved performance and loading times. See step below for set-up. Click the…