An Inside Look at FutureView 2017: Day 1

FutureView® has arrived! The first full day kicked off at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast in the Renaissance Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, followed by the opening session to greet our attendees. Robert Locke, President of Pictometry® Government Solutions, addressed the crowd during the opening session. Out of all 10 FutureView conferences, heRead More

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Near Infrared: More Than Meets the Eye

Aerial imagery provides GIS managers and other professionals with a realistic bird’s eye view of a region. However, it can’t always tell the full story. While an aerial image may present a realistic representation of the Earth, it can’t always portray things like elevation data accurately. Looking at LiDAR data,Read More

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One Crucial Resource for Assessors Handling Property Tax Disputes

Assessment professionals are responsible for appraising properties within their districts for accurate, fair, and equitable values. This ensures that each property owner pays just the right amount to the local tax rolls in order to secure adequate funds for local public school districts, public safety, public works, and other essentialRead More

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5 Things to Know Before You Head to FutureView

It’s almost here! FutureView® 2017 is less than a month away and will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, from February 6 to 9. What do you need to know before joining us for our training and user conference? Get the essentials below: It’s taking place where?! Nashville is famously knownRead More

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What Trespassing Pokémon Go Players Can Teach Us About Federal Security

In the summer of 2016, when augmented reality game Pokémon Go became an overnight sensation, people of all ages took to the streets to capture the cartoon creatures with their smartphones. The game, which relies on GPS, received praise for getting everyone out of the house. Yet it also presentedRead More

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Mitigating Outages and Planning Expansions with Smart Grids

These days, everything is “smart.” Smart phones, smart watches, smart cars, smart homes, and smart appliances connected to the Internet of Things all shape our daily lives. Over the past 10 years, however, the “smart” trend has centered on the “grid,” or the nation’s electric infrastructure. Utilities today rely onRead More

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The EagleView Team Weighs In: You Know You Work in GIS When…

On November 16, we celebrated GIS Day from Esri® — a day that demonstrates the real-world applications of geographic information systems, or GIS, through community events and outreach. To mark the occasion, we treated our team to a happy hour or, as we called it, #MappyHour. ‘Mappy Hour’ has begun!Read More

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Mappy Holidays: 11 Festive Examples of GIS

’Tis the season for celebrations, decorative displays, travel, gift-giving… and maps? Geographic information systems, known as GIS, may sound like all work and no play, but the maps created with geospatial data have a number of real-world applications – and some of them are quite fun. Such maps come inRead More

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Story Map: How Far Do We Go to Capture Pictometry Imagery?

Each month, we share an image from our annual Pictometry® calendar right here on our blog. For 2016, we selected 12 of our favorite images out of more than 28 million captured in the 2014-2015 season. Our 2016 calendar displays the diverse terrain found all across North America: deserts andRead More

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What Public Safety Can Do About Dangerous Winter Driving Conditions

Early in December, footage surfaced on the internet of a traffic pileup on a Montreal street. The video shows buses, passenger vehicles, a snow plow, and even a police car all careening down an icy road and into one another at the bottom of a steep hill. Thankfully, likely dueRead More

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