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…

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…

Canada and the United States Share the Longest (Not So) Straight Border in the World

Here’s a well produced 5-minute video packed with trivial tidbits that’s recently been re-circulated throughout several GIS-related social media venues. The AE2S GIS Blog is sharing this because it’s quite fascinating to see how much surveying, a craft we specialize in, has evolved since this primitive attempt to carve a continent. The 49th parallel is…