UAS Summit & Expo in Grand Forks, ND

Last week, I attended the Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) Summit and Expo (9th Annual) in Grand Forks, ND in order to find out how this upcoming technology will affect the GIS world. As most of us know, the quality of a GIS depends upon the integrity of the data, and the importance of avoiding the…

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…

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…

GIS Day Contest Winner

Our winning entry is a representation of Cass County in North Dakota, and came from Kallie Dodds, the daughter of AE2S’s own Eric Dodds. Kallie, we love how you included both transportation and hydrography, not to mention important items like the airport (nice symbology!). Congratulations, and we hope everyone had a fantastic GIS Day this…

AE2S Wins ESRI Special Achievement Award

Giving clients a living tool to continually adapt to and plan for changing conditions is one of the reasons why this week, AE2S won an ESRI Special Achievement Award at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego. Image Courtesy of ESRI Why AE2S was Honored As you probably know, the oil boom in northwestern North…