PAgis launches most detailed aerial photography web service for Pulaski County, Arkansas in history! We are now serving 3 inch resolution imagery via our ArcGIS and Rest web services, giving our constituents access to more detail and higher accuracy imagery than ever before. The service is available to anyone on the web for no fee. The data was collected in January, 2015 in partnership with the Pulaski County Assessor’s Office and the Arkansas National Guard. To see the imagery for yourself, connect to our services at www.pagis.org/arcgis/rest and view the AerialPhotos2015 service inside the MAPS folder.
PAgis is pleased to announce the launch of The Flood Map Application. This new mobile friendly application allows users to zoom to an address, intersection, or parcel to visualize FEMA digital flood insurance rate map (DFIRM) layers on top of a PAgis base map. Pop up info links to flood plain administrator contacts, graphic files of FIRM panel maps, and downloadable DFIRM data directly from FEMA. Check it out today…
PAgis adds our eight prater agency! The City of Sherwood, Arkansas is now working directly with PAgis to strengthen our local GIS data warehouse and consortium. “We have always had a great working relationship with the City of Sherwood”, says Vince Guillet, PAgis Manager, “but adding them as a partner agency will allow us to reach new levels of GIS coordination and data quality in Pulaski County. We couldn’t be more excited.”
Save the date for GIS Day 2014! View agenda and parking map.
Planning is underway for GIS Day 2013! PAgis and our partners will once again be hosting the premier GIS Day event for Central Arkansas on November 20, 2013. The venue has changed to the Wyndham Hotel meeting rooms in North Little Rock. The event will feature partner exhibit booths, technical presentations, networking, food, fun and door prizes. Anyone interested in learning more about GIS, GPS and the associated data and applications is encouraged to attend the event at no cost! The theme for this year is “Mapping the Past to the Present”. Technical presentations will focus on a wide variety of topics including Entergy’s outage management system, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department’s new iDrive mobile application (utilizing Google’s Map Engine) as well as the University of Arkansas’s research on mapping dinosaur tracks. The Arkansas Geographic Information Office will present on their current projects as well as one of the staff’s experience with how GIS has been used in the war in the Middle East.
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The second week of September saw the PAgis staff attend the 2013 Arkansas GIS User’s Forum symposium in beautiful Rogers, Arkansas. There, the entire staff attended preconference training, interesting and educational presentations, and speakers from all around the country. One of the highlights of the week was the poster contest, which for the first time included web applications. The first place ribbon went to PAgis for the web application “View from Above”. The “View from Above” application allows users to compare and contrast aerial photographs from all of the PAgis ortho-photography image catalogs: 1998, 2006, 2009 and 2012.
In an effort to better serve the public and the member agencies we serve, PAgis has moved from the pulaski.ar.us domain to the pagis.org domain. Users are encouraged to update any links they have to the PAgis web site, ftp access or GIS web services as the old domain will become in-active around January of 2014.
PAgis hosted their annual GIS Day Event with the theme ‘Maps in the Cloud’. Twenty member and partner agencies were present, as well as several local schools. The morning sessions started with the Pulaski County Road and Bridge demonstrating their newest technology. Pulaski County acquired a drone that is equipped with GPS and camera equipment, and is used for assessing damage during emergencies. ESRI also gave a talk and demonstration on the new capabilities of ArcGIS online. The afternoon sessions included a GIS Jeopardy game for door prizes, a presentation about the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery project by the Sylvan Hills E.A.S.T. lab, a demonstration by Pictometry on Pulaski County’s oblique imagery, and a presentation on Trimble Positions for ArcGIS Mobile.
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PAgis hosted an invitation only Stakeholder Meeting in lieu of a public GIS Day Event. The morning session was attended by more than 60 participants from member and partner agencies. The afternoon session was a very constructive meeting with private sector participants from the Realtor, Survey, Engineering and Land Developer industries. Each session featured updates on PAgis projects, data offerings and future plans as well as application demonstrations.
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