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  • 04/12/2019 9:58 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    The City of Tuscaloosa is hosting a Lucity Regional Users Group meeting on May 20, 2019. If you are a Lucity user, join the City of Tuscaloosa GIS staff for this free event. The City of Tuscaloosa is also a sponsor of GISAA!

    Registration info:

  • 04/05/2019 7:28 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    From Keith Cooke at Esri:

    We'll be holding an ArcGIS User Group Meeting on Tuesday, May 14 from 9-noon at the Regions Center Auditorium. It's at 1900 5th Ave. N. in Birmingham. Will Meyers and I will go over some of the changes in the ArcGIS platform, including some of the newer products coming out. It will be a great opportunity to learn and network.

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  • 03/18/2019 11:35 AM | Hunter Simmons (Administrator)

    Click here to read how NEI assisted Arkansas-based Crafton Tull to develop an in-house solution to survey a 9,000 acre pipeline, that allowed photogrammetry, CAD files, and 'blueprints' to be produced in 10 days.

  • 02/20/2019 8:29 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    Need quick access to elevation data in a variety of formats? Check out this resource from the USGS. The web app makes it easy to find your area of interest, select an elevation product, and download just what you need.

  • 02/15/2019 7:10 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    The USGS National Map, 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) lidar data is now available as an Amazon Public Dataset. For more details on this new capability please see the USGS Technical Announcement  at:

    For additional information, contact The National Map Service Desk, United States Geological Survey at

  • 02/13/2019 8:34 AM | Jeannette Byrd (Administrator)

    The USGS National Map is making a small change to its dynamic Contour Overlay service URL starting Friday, March 1, 2019. The new Contour service URL will be The ā€˜cā€™ in contours is now a small letter rather than a capital letter. This change maintains consistency in the naming pattern across our overlay services and helps facilitate the automation in loading our data updates. There are no changes to the cartography of the product, only the URL.

    For additional information please contact The National Map Service Desk, United States Geological Survey at

  • 01/11/2019 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    GISAA is now on social media!

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  • 01/10/2019 12:44 PM | Hunter Simmons (Administrator)
    Ryan Kibsgaard, over at ASI, provides a general description of WebGL, specifically in regards to rendering maps natively in a browser.  Check out the full article and be sure to click through the interactive examples, such as the hurricane map shown below.

  • 01/10/2019 11:49 AM | Hunter Simmons (Administrator)

    On January 7, 2019 Google Earth updated it's measuring tool with some new features, as well as features previously found only in Google Earth Pro.  Read their official announcement for more information.  

  • 08/23/2018 2:42 PM | Hunter Simmons (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone who submitted and voted for our new logos.  We had some great submissions and great participation for the final vote with one logo receiving an overwhelming majority of votes.  You will see lots of updates over the next few months as we re-brand with our new logo and name.

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