Lessons Learned from a Photo Boss

Don’t Get Lost in Search of Perfection – Set Goals, Execute, and Share Useful Products Casualties of Perfection – A Relatable Story We live in a less than perfect world. When we try to shape it into something perfect, it often becomes more screwed up than it was to start. Take for example someone I…

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…

How to Build an Empire with Data Standards

Standardized datasets create a connection between silos of information. Geography and data are the basis of a GIS. Marrying the two depends on something being similar to both items. For example, address data is a common denominator in many data sets. Everything has a location, and every location has an address. Sometimes one of the…

GIS Solution for Mapping the Subsurface

When describing GIS, most users and clients think of mapping features above the ground.  But what about the features below? Here at AE2S, we can help! By using the Xacto Cross Section Tool, created by the Illinois State Geologic Survey, geologic cross sections can be profiled with precision. When planning engineering projects such as a…

Happy GIS Day 2016!

GIS Day is celebrated world-wide by users of GIS technology. It is a day set aside to educate people about the many capabilities of GIS. At AE2S, one of the ways we are celebrating GIS Day is to get everyone in our company involved. We’re holding a challenge to submit photos in 5 categories through…

GIS Solutions for a Growing Issue

As our cities continue to grow at a seemingly endless rate our need to understand, monitor, build and replace infrastructure is becoming a main issue at every level of government throughout the country. Having a well maintained utility system ensures a quality of life for the community. Connecting policy makers and the public with quality…