Quick Tip – Attributes & Editing

Here’s a nice little tip I stumbled on when consciously trying to use the Attributes window in ArcMap more often. I tend to edit right in the table 99% of the time, but I discovered this handy button which saves me a lot of time when editing. When in editing mode, open the Attributes Window. You…

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…

Easy Access to Free Imagery

If you work in GIS or Engineering, by now you’ve heard of and probably used the USDA’s NAIP Imagery. Did you know you can add USDA’s NAIP mosaics directly into ArcGIS? From the USDA site: “For each state, the most recent year of NAIP Imagery DOQQs is available on an ArcGIS server. The state based…

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…

Bringing AutoCAD Surfaces into ArcGIS

Let’s just say you’ve done a lot of manipulation of a surface in AutoCAD, and you would now like to see it in ArcGIS. Jon Lefers at AE2S is a pretty good resource to turn to when it comes to working between AutoCAD and ArcGIS. And he is nice enough to share his methodology. This…

Managing Service Layer Credits in ArcGIS

Thanks to ESRI we have a lot of great basemap and aerial photography options to use when working in ArcGIS. Yet sometimes the Service Layer Credits documentation isn’t always in the best place for the map or takes up half of your inset box. Here is an easy tip on how to change the Source…

Interoperability of GIS and CAD using Google Earth

Did you know that you can easily clean up Google Earth linework in ArcGIS? Google Earth is a good tool for engineers and non-GIS users to draw linework, but is limited in snapping and splitting functionality. For example, the Western Area Water Supply Project in North Dakota was created to increase the supply to rural…

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…