Design a Custom Workflow for Mobile GIS

by Michele Mattix Using GPS to collect GIS-ready data means introducing new hardware and software into your workflow.  More than likely a one-size-fits-all workflow simply won’t cut it.  Why not?  Think about how your organization handles GIS. You may have a dedicated GIS department with some technicians, a few analysts, and even a developer or…

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7 Habits for Collecting Quality GPS Data

by Michele Mattix You’ve bought your GPS equipment and you’re ready to start collecting data for your GIS.  That’s great!  But before you dive in and do something foolish, take a moment to learn how you can prepare yourself to collect good, quality GIS data you’ll be proud to hand off.   1.  Understand how…

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Clip Esri StreetMap Data to Your Study Area

by Michele Mattix StreetMap Data As an ArcMap user, Esri gives you StreetMap data for all of North America. The included MXD displays the data in neatly packaged group layers beautifully symbolized and with scale dependencies turned on. As you zoom in and out of the map, more or less detail comes into view.  …

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