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…

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…

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…

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…

Five Takeaways from the 2015 Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals Spring Meeting

Aside from sifting through tech blogs and reading quarterly publications such as ArcUser, it can be tough for today’s GIS analyst to keep current with industry trends. The 2015 Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals Spring Meeting provided a great opportunity to network with like-minded GIS users, here are five takeaways: North Dakota Next Generation 9-1-1 upgraded its system significantly compared to Montana 9-1-1 because the…

AE2S Deploys Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS

Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS makes it as easy as possible for non-programmers to build powerful GIS apps that run on any device, no coding required. Given that esri is phasing out additional updates for ArcGIS for Flex, this new application platform encapsulates much of that coveted widget technology, enabling organizations to develop new tools within the intuitive framework.…

AE2S GIS Helps City of Williston Map for the Future

AE2S recently created conceptual capital improvement plan maps for the City of Williston, North Dakota in the midst of extreme expected population growth.   The Williston Herald really brought the issue of financing this growth into the local news limelight, in the article “City looking at $1 billion in added costs” on July 29th, 2014:   “Unprecedented growth is…

Project Highlight: See Oil Activity Over Time

You have probably heard about the oil and gas boom that the United States is currently experiencing. The AE2S GIS team has put together a map that shows the growth in activity over time. The result is the AE2S Water Solutions Oil Activity Web-Map, which was created with the ArcGIS API for Flex Viewer. This…