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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 […]

.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.  […]

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 […]

On the Road

I was recently asked to share some insight on the success of YOUR county road centerline program.  One of the first things that came to mind was our constant interaction with the counties who create and share this data with the state. Here’s a quick look at the travel to counties in September. This is […]

Serving You

Yesterday I was engaged in a great email discussion about the structure and data content of the Arkansas Road Centerline File.  The discussion centered on the way in which most counties represent the primary street name for roads that are highways.  There are discrepancies across the state for how the name  is presented.  Years ago […]

2012 Address Point Update More Dots Coming Soon

The great people in the counties of Arkansas continue to amaze us here in the Arkansas Geographic Information Office (AGIO).  A few years ago we started this cooperative effort to develop address point level data with the counties as natural progression from the road centerline program.  It’s been a tremendous effort.  For AGIO’s part we provide […]

Parcel Mapping Grant Program Update

Latest update on the status of the parcel mapping grant. At the close of the application period 30 county applications were received.  AGIO compiled all the applications into a grant package and forwarded that information to the State GIS Board  for their review. Prior to the Board’s August 31st meeting in Bentonville the Board was […]

GeoStor Assessment

The Arkansas Geographic Information Office manages Arkansas’ Geodata Platform, GeoStor. We have watched the developments of various cloud deployments and felt it was time to assess the technical and financial feasibility of transitioning GeoStor to a hosted environment (NIST Definition (pdf)). We decided the best course of action was to hire an independent firm, knowledgeable […]

Strategic Business Plan Update

Nine months ago, the AGIO published the Arkansas Geospatial Strategic Business Plan as a means of funding essential GIS improvement and maintenance projects throughout the state. In the months that followed, the plan was presented to various committees, boards and the governor’s office. Several organizations have publicly endorsed the plan, at least in part, the […]