Category: Geospatial Services

Why Should I Hire an ASPRS-Certified Mapping/GIS Expert?

This image from Tinley Park – part of Ayres Associates’ work for the suburban Chicago GIS Consortium – exemplifies a project where CP meets CMS-GIS/LIS. Much of the mapping Ayres does for local government is collected from aerial imagery and is delivered in GIS-ready format. In this example, paved surfaces and buildings are displayed on… Read More »

Can Mapping Save Lakes from Perils of Soil Erosion?

By Zachary Nienow, GISP Culvert mapping and culvert asset management have been hot topics at the local, state, and even federal level lately. Runoff from rainfall events can carry nutrients away and transport soil to rivers and lakes. Site-specific and watershed-based factors can impact erosion, leading to sediment loading and other water and aquatic habitat… Read More »

Upon Further Inspection, Is That a Drone in the Chimney?

Santa comes down the chimney with a bound – or so goes the old poem. But Santa isn’t alone in navigating tight spaces. Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have been used in a few chimneys this year in Wisconsin. The chimneys in question are state-owned heating plant chimney stacks. Normally an inspector would need to rappel… Read More »