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 they 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.
September 17, 2013-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.
June 28, 2013 – 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.
November 15, 2012 – 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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November 16, 2011 – 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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July 15, 2011 – PAgis has installed an all new Trimble NetR9 GNSS Reference Station Receiver. The Trimble NetR9 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference receiver series consists of full-feature, top-of-the-line receivers designed to provide network operators with maximum features and functionality from a single receiver platform. PAgis intends to provide to the area access to an unparalleled source for high accuracy geo-spatial data collection. The new receiver is fully operational as of August of 2011.
June 22, 2011 – PAgis launches a new online mapping platform. The previous web mapping applications were built with ESRI’s ArcIMS which will be unsupported at the 10.1 release scheduled for summer 2011. PAgis has recreated the existing web applications using ESRI’s ArcGIS Server & the Adobe Flex Application Programming Interface (API). The ArcGIS Server environment will allow for additional applications to be designed to support mobile and web service connections in the future. Visit the Online Mapping Page for more information about the applications and how to sign up for web based training.
October 30, 2009 – The Arkansas GIS Users Forum awarded PAgis the “Excellence By An Organization” award and Chris Owen, PAgis Technical Manager, the “Excellence By An Individual” award at the 2009 Arkansas GIS User’s Forum Symposium. Read More