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…

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…