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GIS in K-12 Education in New York

GIS in K-12 Education in New York

New York State has signed an agreement with Esri to provide GIS licenses for the K-12 environment. The New York State GIS Association is in the final stages of addressing the administrative details of this agreement which will run through July 31, 2014. Through this agreement, GIS software will be […]

GIS User Blues

By: Thomas J. Marquardt, A.I.C.P. (member of LIGIS Steering Committee) Remember; it is not shameful to be lazy. Use all of the tools whether they are simple or complicated; but get the job done with the least amount of effort.

The Use of Modeling to Optimize the Implementation of Transit Signal Priority in Lower Manhattan

The Use of Modeling to Optimize the Implementation of Transit Signal Priority in Lower Manhattan

We have a new presentation lined up for our May 11th Conference at Brookhaven National Labs. The presentation description is below: “The Use of Modeling to Optimize the Implementation of Transit Signal Priority in Lower Manhattan” Mark Yedlin Director of Simulation Modeling Services Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. Summary: This presentation describes a modeling effort to resolve […]

Learning Python

Learning Python

Python as you already know is a programming language that is included in default installations of ArcGIS. There are many ways that you can learn how to use this language, some free and some not. I have put together a list of some training resources below: ESRI has web tutorials […]

Using GIS and LiDAR to Reduce Costs in Monroe County

Using GIS and LiDAR to Reduce Costs in Monroe County

In 2006, Monroe County flew a LiDAR elevation model for various utility or transportation improvement projects. Until a few years ago, most of this data was only available to the GIS group. The problem is, while ArcGIS can handle the size of the data, most of our consultants could not, […]

Apple Caught Using OpenStreetMap Data Without Attribution

Apple Caught Using OpenStreetMap Data Without Attribution

CARL FRANZEN MARCH 8, 2012, 4:15 PM Talking Points Memo One major new feature of the new iPad unveiled by Apple in San Francisco on Wednesday was a new version of the company’s photo editing software iPhotodeveloped specifically for iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple showed off how iPhoto for iOS can be used to […]