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LITTLE ROCK –  Governor Mike Beebe announced the following appointments to the State GIS Board on October 14, 2014. Sharon Hawkins, of Little Rock, her appointment expires August 1, 2018. Sharon replaces Jonathan Sweeney. William “Grant” Tennille, of Little Rock, His appointment expires August 1, 2018. Grant replaces Bekki White. Earlier, in September the Governor […]

Little Things Mean More in the Right Way

Today I signed a procurement document that will impact every constituent of the agency for the next decade, and most of them will never ever know it. This document was the final step in a long process to changing how GeoStor will exist in the future. Now comes the hard work of platform, interface, and […]

Mark Your Calendars: GIS Board Meeting, Sept. 3

Please mark you calendars for the GIS Board meeting on September 3, 2014 at Ozarka College, 1800 College Dr. Mountain View, AR. The agenda is packed and some highlights include: Proposed Legislation for 2015 Address Database and Municipal Boundaries; updates on GeoStor, the Local 911 Systems Blue Ribbon Committee, and the Parcel Mapping Project; […]

A Benchmark in the Early Days of GeoStor

Often, I fail to take a minute and look at back at where we have been as GIS community in Arkansas. Our state’s collective GIS story is pretty fascinating. I was rummaging through a box at my desk after a recent move and ran across this photo which marks a very important benchmark in the history of […]

GIS & CAD Survey for Local 911 Blue Ribbon Committee

The Arkansas Geographic Information Office is seeking your help in filling out a survey on current 911 systems and GIS data used in statewide 911 dispatch centers.  Information collected in this survey will be summarized and reported to the Legislative Local 911 Systems Blue Ribbon Committee. The committee was created by Act 1171 of the […]

.gps to .kml Data Conversion Process

On January 31, 2014, an Arkansas Forestry Commission plane was reported missing in western Arkansas.  The plane was on a routine forest fire patrol mission when the pilot failed to check in at one of his checkpoints.  The search started out local, but quickly grew into the largest search and rescue mission in Arkansas history.  […]

MAGIC 2014 – Book Your Travel Now – Social Media Sign Up

  MidAmerica GIS Consortium MAGIC 2014: April 27 – May 1, 2014 Book Your Travel, Register NOW, and sign up for MAGIC social media! MAGIC 2014 will be held April 27 – May 1 in Kansas City, MO. As the premier conference in the region, MAGIC promotes the advancement of GIS and geospatial technologies by […]

Settlers Joins Agency

The Arkansas Geographic Information Office is pleased to announce that Holly Settlers has joined the agency as its new Administrative Specialist. Holly will be responsible for agency  financial transactions, procurement, record management, performing general office duties and providing administrative support to the State GIS Board. Before joining AGIO, Holly was employed with Cardinal Health Distributions. […]

LeMaster Joins AGIO

The Arkansas Geographic Information Office is pleased to announce that Seth LeMaster has joined the agency. Seth is filling the position previously occupied by Tony Davis. He is a member of the Arkansas Army National Guard and just recently finished a year deployment where he was the Geospatial Intelligence Lead for Special Operation Forces in […]

Phase 2 Complete in Parcel Mapping Grant Project

Last year we shared the exciting news about this project and the team here at AGIO is in full bore quality control mode. Between the two contractors Smart Data Strategies and Schneider Corporation. we just received 135,326 more parcels in the participating counties.  The contractors now will move into the final stage of the project […]