Mosquito Control and UAS

As a mosquito control professional, do you sometimes find it challenging to locate mosquito breeding sources in difficult to access areas?  Or do you wish you had a better method to inspect properties using an aerial view to identify potential breeding sources?  Exciting new technology using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) may be the perfect solution for […]

ArcGIS® Online for Local Government Part 2 of 5: Public Works

Using Esri® ArcGIS® for Local Government and the Local Government Information Model (LGIM), governments can maximize their operations through innovative use of GIS with the latest tools and resources. With an emphasis on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, local governments can now deploy select applications from a wide set of web maps, web apps, data models, […]

GIS-Centric – Why Does it Matter?

I spent some time last week with CityWorks® and its partners, responding to a mosquito control opportunity in Florida. One of the big selling points for CityWorks is that it is GIS-Centric. What does that mean? Why does it matter? In their case, it means that the asset registry, the root of all activities and […]

Field to Aerial – Closing the Loop

It’s critical that aircraft spraying be done effectively. Nothing is as expensive or as high profile as this type of treatment, and even in mosquito control operations that do a lot of it, efficient use of this tool is of utmost importance. FieldSeeker® GIS software for mosquito and vector control, helps districts manage these important […]

ArcGIS® Online for Local Government Part 1 of 5: Water Utilities

Using Esri® ArcGIS® for Local Government and the Local Government Information Model (LGIM), governments can maximize their operations through innovative use of GIS with the latest tools and resources. With an emphasis on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions, local governments can now deploy select applications from a wide set of web maps, web apps, data models, […]

What’s New in FieldSeeker® GIS – Part 2

There was so much to tell you about on this subject, we only got partway through it last time. View What’s New in FieldSeeker® GIS – Part 1. Here are some more awesome new features of FieldSeeker GIS: Trap Results, Landing Counts, Etc. Visible on Map Lab surveillance activities drive operational decisions.  Yet often times there […]

What’s New in FieldSeeker® GIS – Part 1

  The biggest news is that FieldSeeker Mobile software is now available for iPads and iPhones. The iOS Mobile software is a native app, so it’s fast and sleek. It uses the Esri runtime, so it has all the great mapping & GIS awesomeness you’d expect. You can view more information about FieldSeeker GIS for […]

Implementing GPS Data in your DataPlus Mobile Application — Part 2: Collecting Line or Polygon Data to an External File

One of the new features in DataPlus Mobile is a GPS App tab for easily collecting spatial data with your DataPlus Mobile application. Through the GPS tab you can configure your application so that you can record latitude, longitude and elevation fields associated with your specific application. Points can either be logged internally (as fields […]

Elecdata Receives 333 Exemption for Commercial UAS Operations

On July 15, 2015 Electronic Data Solutions (Elecdata) was granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) which allows Elecdata to legally operate the Trimble UX5 and the UX5 HP for commercial purposes. A long time in the making, this is an exciting milestone for Elecdata who intends to market UAS products […]

What Does the ArcGIS Online Entitlement Mean to You?

Today, most people want to use a smartphone or tablet to access geographic data and maps in the field frequently, even without internet connectivity.  I’ll go out on a limb and say you fall into this category, as well. If you haven’t started with ArcGIS Online you are missing the best way to share and use […]