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A Firewall Is Only as Good as Its Design

Last month, I promised to spend some time on the features all businesses should seek when purchasing a firewall. These are the “must haves”—minimal criteria for protecting your company. It’s certainly possible to purchase even more feature-laden firewalls, but many business owners focus on cost ahead of […]

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“Boys, get up! Benny’s coming!” Recreating the Battle of Cowpens using GIS and ArcGIS Online

The Battle of Cowpens took place in the southern campaign of the Revolutionary War on January 17, 1781.  The battle was a decisive victory for the Americans and has come to be known as the turning point in the southern campaign of the Revolutionary War. In the […]

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The Power of Open Source Mapping: Using Leaflet to Create Beautiful Interactive Web Maps

Despite their dominance of the industry, there is more to GIS than the Esri suite of products. While it has tremendous value and is the most feature-packed solution on the market there is still a place for a lightweight, open source alternative. One of the most popular […]

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ArcGIS Online Story Map: Georgia Breweries, Brewpubs, and Client Brewers

Maps are not simply avenues for displaying location data. If you look a little bit closer you will see that they each have their own story to tell. As one of roughly 50 firms designated with the ArcGIS Online Specialty, InterDev excels at not only making online maps that […]

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External versus Internal Risk, and How the Wrong Definition Can Harm Your Business

When companies think of risk mitigation, they often sort risk into two categories—internal and external. It’s tempting to categorize risk as “external” if the culprit is outside your company, i.e. an outsider who breaks in, physically or digitally, and steals corporate assets. Surprisingly, however, break-ins are not […]

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Cartography Spotlight: Coordinate System Basics

Coordinate System Basics The challenge of representing a spherical Earth on a flat surface has posed many problems to academics of all types over the past two thousand years. The attempt to solve these problems has resulted in the systematic representation of all or part of the […]

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Geoprocessing Spotlight: Split a Line Feature into Multiple Equal Length Features

There are many out of the box geoprocessing tools available in ArcDesktop. They range from buffers, to conversions, to network analysis, and everything in between. However, there are some tasks that one might want to complete that Esri has not been kind enough to provide an out-of-the […]

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Spotlight: Collector for ArcGIS

Collector for ArcGIS is a comprehensive tool that is utilized to update data in the field. It is fully compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones and tablet devices, which eliminates the need for expensive handheld GPS equipment. However, the greatest advantage of Collector for ArcGIS is […]

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InterDev Assists Two Atlanta-area Cities in Bringing Google Fiber to the Region

When Google Fiber announced it was exploring bringing its service to Atlanta and eight other metro-area cities, it created a major buzz among media and the general public. Mayor Kasim Reed lauded the event, saying in an announcement, “Google Fiber is the infrastructure for the next generation […]

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A GIS Gift from InterDev and a Lover of Baseball

Near to my interest in IT and GIS is my love of baseball. It is one of the enduring facets of American culture that provides a common thread between our nation and those that came before us. The game itself has remained largely the same since it […]

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