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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.

By GeoBlogger on 9/24/2014 8:54 PM

By: Ricardo Duarte, Marketing Manager, and Dave Gilbert, GISP, Senior Project Manager

As a geospatial consulting firm, we are in a unique position to appreciate and visualize all angles when supporting the integrated water resource needs of our clients. In addition to enterprise information technology, we collaborate with engineers in our parent company, Gannett Fleming, to understand the water cycle process from point A to point Z, and frequently in 3-D.

By GeoBlogger on 9/8/2014 1:08 PM

By: Brendan Wesdock, M.C.P., GISP

One of our first Collaborative Research and Innovation Center (CRIC) endeavors funded by Gannett Fleming was a GeoDecisions project called - a social media and geospatial platform for anglers that could be expanded for hunters and outdoorsmen. Maybe you’ve heard of it? It’s not only online, but can be found in your friendly neighborhood Walmart.

By GeoBlogger on 8/11/2014 12:05 PM

By: Brian J. Smith, Vice President, Commercial Sales and Delivery

There have been many blogs written about the technical aspect of the Esri® International User Conference (UC). If you are looking for that type of blog, I need to forewarn you… this is not it!

By GeoBlogger on 7/14/2014 3:06 PM

By: David Gilbert, GISP, Senior Project Manager/GIS Manager

With boots on the ground, our GeoDecisions team is in full swing at the Esri® User Conference (UC) this week in San Diego, California. Below are the top 10 items that I am looking for during the UC.

By GeoBlogger on 6/16/2014 3:07 PM

By: Roger Boissonnas, Technical Architect

As part of the 2nd Annual GeoD ecisions Hack-a-thon competition, I worked with my Madison, Wisconsin, coworkers to create “EasyAsset,” a mobile GIS data collection application with Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This tool would enable field workers to more easily collect GIS data points by taking a picture of a nameplate, model number, or asset tag on a hydrant, pump, sign, or signal.