Tag: Mapping

GIS Day is Cause for Celebration, and Here’s Why

By Dick Kleinmann, PLS Geographic information systems, or GIS, are the combination of geographical features and powerful databases. Municipal governments and local utilities rely on this technology to gather, manage, and analyze high-level spatial information. With today being GIS Day, it only seems fitting to discuss some of the ways GIS services meet clients’ everyday… Read More »

WROC Maps Out Next Round of Wisconsin Data Collection

The Wisconsin Regional Orthoimagery Consortium (WROC) has been providing comprehensive geospatial data for local government and partner organizations for more than two decades – delivering critical, customized data with the greatest value for program participants. Operating in five-year cycles, this consortium program has grown exponentially. Ayres has led these grassroots collaborations for mapping consortiums in Wisconsin… Read More »

Mobile Devices, Fieldwork Apps, and Gear Lighten Engineers’ Load

By Dusty Robinson The advent of smartphones, tablets, and bluetooth GPS units has decidedly altered the way engineers, surveyors, and technicians conduct their business when out in the field. Before this new era, collecting data in the field (whether that be survey, construction plan review, construction observation, site assessments, or any other number of fieldwork… Read More »