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By GeoBlogger on 9/11/2015 7:42 AM
By: Brian Rudolph, GISP, Senior Project Manager

Every day, electric utilities face challenges of ensuring a safe and reliable network while managing a fast-shifting landscape. A GIS that models an electric utility’s network and integrates with outage detection and engineering analysis software (as well as other applications) can alleviate the time and frustration of consulting multiple systems, streamline operations, and help maintain infrastructure.

By GeoBlogger on 8/12/2015 10:17 AM

By: Joy Chan, Esri® Canada Public Relations Specialist

[Reprinted from August 11, 2015, Esri Canada Blog]

Last spring, a team of scientists from Carleton University, along with the crew of Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Amundsen, sailed off of the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on a two-week voyage to develop a better understanding of how icebergs drift.

By GeoBlogger on 5/21/2015 6:53 PM

By: Ricardo Duarte, GeoDecisions Marketing Manager

The blog title here sums up the work ethic and can-do attitude of GeoDecisions Web Developer Bret Huber, a dedicated family man who I had the pleasure of sitting down with to discuss life in the heartland. Bret, who lives near and works in O’Fallon, Illinois, joined GeoDecisions in Fall 2013 focused on our IRRIS® and EGIS platforms at Scott Air Force Base. During the past 18 months his efforts have been noticed.

By GeoBlogger on 5/13/2015 9:44 AM

By: Steve Grieb, Senior Applications Developer

As consultants, we constantly strive to stay ahead of the competition by using the most up-to-date tools, recognizing that today's web has expanded from our computer screen to the endless selection of mobile devices and tablets on the market. This expansion is a strong motivation for using the native language of the web, JavaScript. Consistent with the growth of this versatile programming language, the tools that utilize JavaScript have improved. One such useful library is Font Awesome.

By GeoBlogger on 4/28/2015 12:48 PM

By: Ricardo Duarte, Marketing Manager

I recently arranged an interview between GeoDecisions President Brendan Wesdock, MCP, GISP, and CIO Review editorial staff. The occasion? GeoDecisions is featured as one of the most promising GIS solution providers in 2015. As GeoDecisions approaches “the big 3-0,” this piece is a great way to reach a broader information technology audience. But we have an even bigger story to tell. In this blog post, enjoy Brendan's extended interview addressing the state of our industry and GeoDecisions' mission moving forward.

By GeoBlogger on 1/7/2015 9:38 AM

By: Kevin Switala, GISP, Vice President

In my Part One blog post, I described an enlightening Story Map presentation by Allen Carroll, Esri® Program Manager for Storytelling. My plenary experience also included a holistic presentation on primary ArcGIS platform themes delivered by Rachel Weeden, Esri technical sales manager based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

By GeoBlogger on 12/8/2014 8:52 PM

By: Kevin Switala, GISP, Vice President

This year’s Esri® Mid-Atlantic User Conference (MUC) served up another excellent batch of innovative projects and stimulating discussions. Held in Baltimore, Maryland, during three days in early December, the MUC plenary started with a virtual welcome from Esri CEO and Founder Jack Dangermond. The plenary also included an informative Story Map presentation by Allen Carroll, Esri Program Manager for Storytelling and the former Chief Cartographer at the National Geographic Society (NGS).

By GeoBlogger on 11/21/2014 3:38 PM

By: Ricardo Duarte, Marketing Manager

Education. Enthusiasm. Leading By Example. These are just a few words that sum up our GeoDecisions team experience throughout American Education Week and the celebration of geography and all things geospatial.

By GeoBlogger on 11/7/2014 9:40 AM

By: Hany Hassaballa, E.I.T., Senior GIS Analyst

The decision to build a new public facility requires close evaluation of all factors related to the potential new location. One of the main issues that impacts the decision “to build, or not to build” is the supply and demand of the service provided by the new facility. A GIS geo-processing tool can be used to rank available plots based on the ability to fill this supply-and-demand gap.

By GeoBlogger on 10/8/2014 7:27 AM

By: Kevin Yount, Senior Project Manager

Last time we looked at Cloud Migration, we discussed options, particularly business choices. Services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google App Engine offer the ability to distribute computing services across physical assets, but also provide several different ways to go about it. This time, we want to look at the technical decisions to be made, and consider a few tips from the GeoDecisions team.