7 Career Tips from a GIS Pro

Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting a group of GIS students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After talking about some of the projects I have worked on at AE2S, I realized that everyone was really leaning in when I shared my tips for success working in GIS. It became immediately clear to me:…

My Survey of Geomatics

Hi there! Intern Hallie here. I’ve had the privilege of working at AE2S for about four months now, and I must say: it’s a lot different than I was expecting. I didn’t really know exactly what “Geomatics Intern” entailed when I signed on, and it turns out it means Surveying + GIS together. My time…

How to Save the World in 2015 with GIS

As the year come to a close, I like to reflect on how the next year can be even better. And one thing I always think of is how I can serve humanity to make the world a better place. Did you know that there is a tangible, remote way to help in a humanitarian…

So Much to Learn at the MN GIS/LIS 2014 Conference

There’s something wonderful about being surrounded by other GIS people. I got that experience most recently at the Minnesota GIS/LIS Annual conference in Rochester, Minnesota. The of whirlwind of people, sessions, and conversations, gave me a few takeaways: Do you ever wish you could show someone what you are doing on your iPhone easily? Well…

Blending An Emerging Technology With Autism

Paul Braun at Continental Mapping has come up with an extremely innovative way to combine two unlikely things: drones and kids with autism. I had the pleasure of hearing what Paul and the kids accomplished at the Wisconsin Land Information Association conference, and this week, we are featuring Paul’s inspiring story as he joins as…

Happy GIS Day!

GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The first formal GIS Day took place in 1999. Esri president and co-founder Jack Dangermond credits Ralph Nader with being the person who inspired the creation of GIS Day. …

Why GIS is Critical to Flood Risk Management

I received my monthly American Society of Civil Engineers magazine yesterday in the mail, and the lead article was titled “Defending New Orleans”, which described the flood risk reduction measures that the Corps of Engineers is currently constructing and nearly finished. The figures are jaw dropping.  $14 billion price tag.  A single pump station capable…

Highlights from the Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference

When I travel to a conference, sometimes it’s the little things that strike me and change my perspective. This year, when attending the Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference in Rochester, it was something much larger that was my main highlight. Len Kne (Associate Director at U-Spatial at University of Minnesota) and Kris Johnson (Research Associate at University…

Back to School with GIS

Coinciding with school starting up again, let’s showcase just some of the many worldwide examples of GIS education proliferation. Directions Magazine (an all things location blog) discusses a high school GIS course in Jacksonville, Illinois that provides a chance to fast-track juniors and seniors and dive into a real world application. This one semester class…