Welcome to the Alaska GIS Users page. This is a place to ask/answer Alaska specific GIS questions and to share tips discussions and others topics of interest to the Alaska GIS user community. It is a (currently, unofficial) complementary location for the Alaska Arc User Group (AAUG) http://ak-aug.blogspot.com/ and Special Interest Groups (SIG).
I've built an app for our local trail system on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. If I use the My Location tool/widget out on the trail, it shows my location as atleast a mile away. If I turn my phone Location Settings to "GPS Only" (I have an Android), it finds my location eventually. I'm not sure how to do the same in an iPhone, but am also wondering…(Show moreShow less)
This blog introduces Trek2There, a new mobile app from Esri Labs just published to the Google Play and iTunes app stores. Esri Labs projects are developed by Esri employees and are inspired by our interactions with ArcGIS users like you. Esri Labs projects are free to use but are not official Esri products. These projects do not go through…(Show moreShow less)
Hi Michael, Have you tried creating custom layouts and tapping in to your local PrintingTools/GPServer? I'm not sure if that will help or not, but that is how we are doing it, and our measurements on the PDFs look pretty good (although maybe not exact). I'm using out ArcGIS Server basemaps that are in Alaska Albers, which might be thePreviewHide preview
A recent blog New Alaska Elevation Data Now Available by Joseph Kerski talks about some new exciting data that is being put together for the Arctic and Alaska (YEA!). But for analysis in Alaska, it may not be the data set you want to use. Nicole Kinsman presented some preliminary information at a recent Alaska Geospatial Council (AGC) Technical…
Sharing this blog with the Alaska GIS Users but also want to make sure it is known that there are some limitations, especially for any analysis. Nicole Kinsman of NOAA presented her initial review and analysis, and with her permission, I'm attaching her slides from the presentation (see note below). She recommends reading thru the docs and thePreviewHide preview
Geographic information systems (GIS) have assumed a key role in firefighting operations in recent years. Sophisticated GIS-driven mapping can help responders track events and position resources, layering on weather information and demographic data to give rescuers a full picture of the situation on the ground.
If I weren't a GIS professional, I always thought a cool back-up job option would be to name paint colors. Of course, as a GIS professional, I get to play with color here and there - styling a map, designing a web app, etc. So, I knew it would be a fun assignment when, earlier this summer, the City of Boston's GIS team let me and Lauri Dafner help…(Show moreShow less)
The is the PDF for a pack of trading cards for ArcGIS for State Government. Each card has a short description and link to a map, app, or platform configuration specific to state government. The templates are free and supported.
You may have noticed the new look and functionality added to ArcGIS Online in the latest release. Did you know that some of this added functionality was supported by the ideas from customers like you? With this release, twenty-two Ideas were marked as implemented and partially implemented, that were logged on ArcGIS Ideas. As the ideas span…(Show moreShow less)