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Leveraging FME to Support Data Migrations

How many times have you been given multiple sources of data and been tasked to compile them into a single GIS product? Yeah, probably too many to count. I can…

Feature Reports Using ArcGIS and Python

September 8, 2021 By: Aaron Leese

Here at SSP, we are in the business of GIS for utilities. A lot of times we’re asked about generating standardized reports from data in a client’s GIS. We call…

Using ArcGIS Sites and Hub for Navigating and Consuming Organizational GIS Content

August 9, 2021 By: Ed Vigil

As Utilities continue to add GIS-related applications, dashboards, and maps to their GIS enterprise, it is becoming ever more important to centralize and organize their published content. ArcGIS Hub and…

Comfort and Disease; The Glorious Quest for a Supremely Useful Mosquito Map

August 3, 2021 By: Stephen Hudak

Maybe it’s a dumb ask, but shouldn’t there be a map that shows how bad mosquitos are? I can’t find one anywhere. Every map hits some specific data point like…

Selling Organizational Change Management Internally

June 30, 2021 By: Chris Spencer

When discussing Organizational Change Management (OCM), an organization leader may vocalize concern regarding what value the business will receive from adding OCM to their project scope. This conversation most likely…

Why upgrade to ArcGIS 10.8.1? – A City of Gastonia Case Study

Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1 was officially released on January 7, 2014. At the same time, I was just starting my initial tenure with SSP Innovations as employee Number 12. Much…

SSP Shark Tank

Since starting with SSP over four years ago, I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some of the brightest minds in our industry. The likes of which, have been in this…

A Case for User Acceptance Testing

SAT also known as Site Acceptance Testing (and often used interchangeably with System Acceptance Testing), can often be a repeat of Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) test cases. Often enough, it’s…

Making a Case for Moving Your GIS to the Cloud

June 6, 2021 By: Phil Dunn

If your organization has been discussing moving your GIS platform into the cloud, you are not alone. Cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform…

Esri Gas Data Management for ArcGIS Online

Esri recently launched an ArcGIS Solution for managing gas utility data in ArcGIS Online.  This is a pretty slick solution configuration and one that is definitely worthy of more than…

The Geographic Origins of 12 Common Food

June 4, 2021 By: Stephen Hudak

For most of us the origin of food doesn’t even factor into our lives. Modern supply chains and efficient global transportation has made an overwhelming variety of foods available to…