Tag Archive: GIS

Mar 30

Using Remote Sensing for Forest Regeneration Analysis

Forestry is the backbone of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin’s economy. For 150 years, Menominee Tribal Enterprises (MTE) has managed the Tribe’s 235,000 acres and has become an industry leader in sustainable forestry.  In 2007, a tornado destroyed over 2,200 acres of prime hardwood forest, creating a massive impact on future revenue. MTE was …

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Jun 30

Automated Extraction of Building Footprints Using LiDAR

Delineating and mapping building footprints may be used for multiple purposes such as emergency management, planning and zoning, demographic estimations, and natural resource management. It is fairly quick to heads-up-digitize buildings in a small area of interest. But it is very time consuming to digitize building footprints for a large area. Using classified LiDAR points …

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Dec 17

Ayres Employees Attend Annual ESRI Wisconsin User Group Conference

Over two days in early December three Ayres employees attended the annual ESRI Wisconsin User Group (EWUG) conference at the Hilton City Center in downtown Milwaukee. The conference is a great opportunity for Ayres’ GIS staff to stay abreast of advancements in GIS technology as well as network with other industry professionals. Adam Derringer (Project …

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Dec 01

New EPSG codes published for Wisconsin

On November 25, 2015, EPSG codes were published for Wisconsin’s county-specific coordinate systems. This is the first time that the Wisconsin Coordinate Reference System (WISCRS) will have registered EPSG codes. The codes reference the NAD83 (2011) definition of WISCRS, which was required by EPSG. The codes can be found at http://www.epsg-registry.org/. What does this mean …

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Jun 08

Illinois GIS Consortium: Value through Collaboration

An invitation to municipalities in the greater Chicago area to participate in this high accuracy aerial mapping program. With the completion of the 2015 GIS Consortium (GISC) flights and with production in full-swing, communities are already preparing their mapping budgets for 2016 and beyond. GIS Consortium Members The GIS Consortium (GISC) is a group of local …

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