ArcGIS Pro the next step in the evolution of ArcGIS Technology from Esri

We recently heard the latest info from Esri Canada reps regarding ArcGIS Pro at R 2, recall the latest major update to Pro was officially released to all back in the summer near UC (see Esri blogs). Continue reading “ArcGIS Pro the next step in the evolution of ArcGIS Technology from Esri”

Feature – Benefits & Cost Savings of UAV for GIS Mapping and Data Collection

Local government, utilities, College Campus and facility managers have a new resource at their disposal to help reduce costs associated with GIS mapping efforts and to keep their GIS land base current and up to date while also saving money.

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EarthCam will Capture the Sun and the Moon for Viewers Around the World

WHAT: For the first time, EarthCam’s live webcams will follow the totality of the solar eclipse throughout the United States on August 21, 2017.  From the top of the Seattle Space Needle to the streets of Times Square, viewers will enjoy the extremely rare solar eclipse on www.earthcam.com. Continue reading “EarthCam will Capture the Sun and the Moon for Viewers Around the World”

Where are You Running Off To? Open Source GIS and Fitness Route Tracking

Mapping is becoming more relevant to the average person’s every day activities than ever before. From fitness trackers like Fitbit to the Apple Watch and the activity and workout apps available for iOS to cycling and running apps like Strava and Map my Run, people are using maps to visualize their fitness, and share those visualizations with others. Since 2014, Strava has slowly made the move from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap (OSM) for route tracking. The exception is on iOS apps, which continue to use Apple Maps. What does that mean to users and GIS professionals alike? Continue reading “Where are You Running Off To? Open Source GIS and Fitness Route Tracking”

Feature – States’ Rights: A Sure Bet on Location

This October, the Supreme Court will hear a landmark case on the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) passed by Congress in 1992. The act prohibits sports betting in all states except Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Delaware. These states were grandfathered in, and therefore exempt to the law. Continue reading “Feature – States’ Rights: A Sure Bet on Location”

LidarMag Feature – GIS Mapping Services are on the Cutting Edge with UAV Collected Imagery

The GIS mapping services division of GEO Jobe has been quite active with UAV technology over the last year. We’ve turned to cutting edge hardware and software solutions to take to the sky and support some of our existing clients (and new ones) with imagery & analysis derived from UAV (drone) data acquisition. Continue reading “LidarMag Feature – GIS Mapping Services are on the Cutting Edge with UAV Collected Imagery”

Business Location Challenges: How GIS Can Help

Selecting the right location is a challenge for all kinds of businesses, not just those that serve customers directly. Things like the demographics and education level of the surrounding population who will be potential employees, schools in the area who train workers for particular professions, and the availability and quality of either affordable family housing or viable public transit all affect how effective a business will be in any given area. Continue reading “Business Location Challenges: How GIS Can Help”

Engaging Missouri Constituents Through Mobile Technology

Imagine planning a fishing trip with family or friends and knowing exactly where to find the hot fishing spots and having the exact driving directions on how to get there.  Imagine being able to purchase your hunting and fishing license right from your phone and store them offline.  Continue reading “Engaging Missouri Constituents Through Mobile Technology”

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