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…

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…

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…

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…

Esri UC Speaker Will.i.am Champions Technology as a Way out of the Hood

Many casual hip-hop fans in the early 2000s enjoyed the Black Eyed Peas’ music, but those in attendance at Will.i.am’s keynote address the opening afternoon of the 2013 Esri User Conference arguably gained a significantly deeper appreciation for the musician, producer, and philanthropist. Although technically Sam Pitroda (the current adviser to the Prime Minister of…