Putting Business Intelligence on the Map

Published April 3, 2014 by Tim Calkins
Business Intelligence (BI) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has been fusing over the last couple of years. Why are we seeing this fusion and, perhaps more importantly, why is this something beneficial to analysts? The simple answer is that da[...]

What Do GIS Technology and Super Mario Brothers 3 Have in Common?

Published February 27, 2014 by Kevin Stewart
In state and local government, there can be a mix-up in people’s perception of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS for Local Government. Sometimes people think they are exactly the same…or that there is only ArcGIS Online. When I introduce to them another G[...]

GIS and Boy Scouts Have a Long History

Published February 8, 2014 by Jeff Vreeland
Today is National Boy Scout Day and there are few professions that have a direct tie into the Boy Scouts as GIS does. Scouts are taught from the first overnight hike how to read a map and use a compass. Specifically, there are two related badges th[...]

Employee Protection, Building Security, and GIS

Published February 4, 2014 by Keith King
There is a Chinese proverb that says: “If you want to know what water is like, don’t ask a fish.” Applying this to business, we can get so accustomed to our environment and the like-minded individuals in our network, that we lose perspective[...]

Tasty Tidbits in GIS History – The Cholera Outbreaks of the 19th Century

Published November 25, 2013 by Lori Page
I have to admit that creating this graphic was not particularly fun, especially as it grew close to lunchtime around the office. Still it was a really neat tasty tidbit (or not-so-tasty tidbit) to share about GIS. Imagine living in 19th century Lond[...]

Big Events in GITA Southeast

Published May 2, 2013 by GISinc
By: Tammy McCracken The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) has been in a flux of change as they move from a paid staffing model to one that is volunteer-driven.   While GITA National is mapping out an ambitious plan going f[...]

Estimating the ROI of a GIS (Geographic Information System) Solution for Location Analytics

Published April 11, 2013 by GISinc
By: Tim Calkins If your organization is evaluating the feasibility of a GIS solution or already has a mature Location Analytics platform, calculating the derived benefit to the bottom line is powerful and constructive exercise.  The goal of this po[...]

Tell me a Better Story – The Impact of Location Analytics on Business Intelligence

Published March 7, 2013 by GISinc
By Tim Calkins, Market Manager, Financial Services Overview There is an old Native American Proverb that goes like this – “Tell me a fact and I will learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart fo[...]

Location – The Tie that Binds

Published November 28, 2012 by Keith King
As an executive, how hard is it for you to get a complete view of what is really happening in all parts of your enterprise?  Is the information you receive fragmented?  Out of date?  Do you have multiple versions of the “truth”?  Can you spot[...]

GIS Day at Green Valley Elementary School (Hoover, AL)

Published November 28, 2012 by GISinc
Third grade in the Hoover school system is when children start to deep dive into geography. It’s a fun age to start getting them excited about maps. I have two children in elementary school; one in first grade and one in the third grade. Each we[...]