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…

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…

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…