Example historical USGS topo map of Highlands, TX from 1912
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USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer

Esri announced earlier this summer that they were making over 175,000 historical maps from the USGS available online. The maps are available to anyone to view online using their web map viewer. Or ArcGIS online […]

Press Releases

Ohio DOT Adopts GIS-Based EQuIS for Its Geotechnical Data Management

ESRI Logo Redlands, California—The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will implement an enterprise version of EarthSoft’s Environmental Quality Information System (EQuIS) for ArcGIS to better manage, analyze, and share geotechnical data throughout the organization. An agreement between ODOT and EarthSoft, an ESRI business partner, will see EarthSoft provide the transportation industry standard Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS) as electronic data deliverables (EDD). The new data will then reside and be accessible through ODOT’s enterprise-wide geographic information system (GIS)-supported EQuIS database.


gINT enterprise diagram
Press Releases

gINT Software Announces Enterprise Version for Centralized Subsurface Data Management

New SQL Server Version Offers Benefits for Companies with High-Volume Data

gINT enterprise diagramSanta Rosa, CA – May 5, 2008 – gINT Software, Inc.

gINT Software announces the release of “gINT Enterprise,” a new SQL Server version of gINT. gINT Enterprise offers unlimited centralized data storage as well as multi-project reporting and extended querying power. With the new SQL Server integration, gINT Enterprise offers a far superior range of subsurface data management capabilities above and beyond what can be done in a standard Microsoft Access™ database.

[Editor] Disclosure: gINT Software, Inc. is a sponsor of GeoPrac. All images courtesy of gINT. Read on for the rest of the press release. [/Editor] […]

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ArcGIS API for Google Maps

From Google Maps Mania Blog:

The ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for Google Maps allows map developers to extend the Google Maps API to use ArcGIS Server services. With the extension, you can add your own data to a Google Map and embed this map in your own page.

ESRI have a number of examples of what can be achieved using their new API. Examples and reference for the API can be found here. Using the API you can:

  • Display your own maps on top of a Google Maps base map.
  • Execute a GIS model and display the results in Google Maps.
  • Search for features in your GIS data and display the results on Google Maps.
  • Find addresses using your own address locator and display the result on Google Maps.
  • Display attributes from your GIS data on the map using the Google Chart API.
  • Allows others to add GIS functionality from your server as a Google Mapplet.

On the surface, it seems like this news would only be of interest to GIS professionals and geeks like me. But the truth as I see it is that this development for extending the popular ArcGIS platform to the internet will lead to a whole host of new online applications and mashups that will be both fun and useful. (Screenshot by way of Mapperz)