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10 Things to Know - Esri UC 2020

July 31, 2020

Esri pulled together a virtual event that connected the GIS community during a disconnected time in history. With over 85,000 registrants (up from a typical 19,000 live attendees), we formed the largest GIS gathering in the world. In addition to providing inspiring plenary sessions, product updates,...

Putting Business Intelligence on the Map

April 3, 2014

Business Intelligence (BI) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has been fusing over the last couple of years. Why are we seeing this fusion and, ...

What Do GIS Technology and Super Mario Brothers 3 Have in Common?

February 27, 2014

In state and local government, there can be a mix-up in people’s perception of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Local Government. Sometimes people think ...

GIS and Boy Scouts Have a Long History

February 8, 2014

Today is National Boy Scout Day and there are few professions that have a direct tie into the Boy Scouts as GIS does. Scouts are taught from the ...

Employee Protection, Building Security, and GIS

February 4, 2014

There is a Chinese proverb that says: “If you want to know what water is like, don’t ask a fish.”

Tasty Tidbits in GIS History - The Cholera Outbreaks of the 19th Century

November 25, 2013

I have to admit that creating this graphic was not particularly fun, especially as it grew close to lunchtime around the office. Still it was a ...

Big Events in GITA Southeast

May 2, 2013

By: Tammy McCracken

Estimating the ROI of a GIS (Geographic Information System) Solution for Location Analytics

April 11, 2013

By: Tim Calkins

Tell me a Better Story - The Impact of Location Analytics on Business Intelligence

March 7, 2013

By Tim Calkins, Market Manager, Financial Services

Location – The Tie that Binds

November 28, 2012

As an executive, how hard is it for you to get a complete view of what is really happening in all parts of your enterprise? Is the information you ...

GIS Day at Green Valley Elementary School (Hoover, AL)

November 28, 2012

Are you getting the most out of your GIS?

GIS Day 2012 at GSU

November 15, 2012

By: Christopher Bupp

The GIS Paradigm Shift

January 5, 2012

Call me a GIS sociologist. Or historian. Or whatever. I’ve been around this business long enough to have watched things evolve. If that doesn’t make ...

GISi HealthCheck for Local Government

September 1, 2011

This week at GISi we are excited to launch our GIS HealthCheck campaign! Our clients are dealing with reduced budgets and need to do more with less! ...

Realizing I am an Old Dawg: Thoughts from a CTO of a Technology Company

July 8, 2011

So about 15 years ago I am sitting in the hockey locker room after a game drinking a beer. The guy sitting next to me is in his mid-fifties. I think ...

Giving Back

November 22, 2010

Sharing knowledge is my passion, whether it be training a group of Planners how to use GIS, or showing maps to an elementary school class. GIS Day ...

Reflections on Web Application Design for GIS – The User

September 30, 2009

To me, the biggest issue in coming up with an initial web application design and then steering it through to completion is having a good ...

Is it our job to spatially enable the people around us?

September 24, 2009

This weekend I attended one of my favorite events: the Birmingham Artwalk. First of all I’m sure many of you have trouble believing that Birmingham, ...

GIS or Geospatial?

September 9, 2009

It’s a busy time of year in the Federal Business Unit. In addition to the end of year sales and contracting barrage, we have several projects coming ...

GIS for Non-GIS People

September 2, 2009

When I joined the company a couple of years ago, I was pretty much fresh off the college campus with my liberal arts degree in hand and had never ...

Dreaming on a Cloud

August 26, 2009

What I bring to the GISi team is a whole lot of scar tissue; the kind diagnóstico you only get from pushing technology beyond its design limits. The ...

GISi Clients Honored with ESRI's Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

July 31, 2009

The United States Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM) and the Louisiana National Guard (LANG), two of Geographic Information ...