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What is GIS?

Christian answers our questions during this live broadcast on what exactly is GIS? And how do we use in our everyday lives? We will also get some insight from him on how to develop a career in GIS.

Zekiah: Learning and Growing

As the saying goes “If you’re not learning, you’re not growing”. Our team had the opportunity to grow this week during our Lunch Bunch. These gatherings provide a great opportunity for our staff to share ideas and socialize with colleagues over lunch. Zekiah holds Lunch Bunches regularly to promote learning, introduce our growing staff, and […]

Parameter Definition/Validation in ArcGIS Tools

If you’ve read most of my previous posts, you know I’m a big fan of all things python in GIS. Specifically relating to ArcGIS, because well…that’s the software with which I’m most comfortable/proficient. Like many GIS professionals, my education and experience has revolved around ESRI products. I am however aware of, and have used, other […]

Scheduled Task Running

I like to think that I learn more every day, but I still really embrace being a computer novice in a lot of ways. About four years ago, I learned about using Windows’ Task Scheduler to run processes on a defined timetable. The typical things it became useful for in my daily activities were: backing […]

US Secret Service – Field Investigative Reporting System

Web-based mapping application, with a built in case management system.  Agents create and maintain new cases along side historical ones and the system geographically references large amounts of data and integrate external data sources in order to identify crime patterns.

Department of Homeland Security

Working together with the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) and the Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (OCIA), we provide geospatial visualization of critical infrastructure, along with threats, to protect against, respond to, and recover from threats and hazards.

Task Tracking Using Python and ArcGIS

Managing a team of Geospatial Analysts, and all their ongoing projects, requires a decent bit of effort for the Project Manager on one of our current contracts. At the onset, the PM would ask each GA what they were working on, obtain it verbally or via email, and manually enter the information into an excel […]

Calculating Distance and Direction using ArcPy

While working with geospatial information, it is often advantageous to find out how close one particular piece of data is to other pieces of data. This leads to a greater understanding of the area of study. The knowledge of how things relate to one another spatially is articulated in Waldo Tobler’s First Law of Geography. […]

Automating “Quicklook” Map Products for Emergent Events

Over the past decade, GIS professionals who can manipulate the software both manually and automatically are becoming increasingly more marketable within the industry. Automating mundane/repetitive tasks frees up time to focus on more advanced analyses and other GIS processes. On one of our current contracts, we are required to create map products in response to […]