For all you tech savvy people out there the NRCS has just upgraded their Web Soil Survey website to allow easy downloading of soil data, including shapefiles, and maps. Let us know if we can help you with downloading your data today! http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/HomePage.htm
For those of you interested in Conservation GIS we found a new site that is a joint venture between several non-profits to provide this education. Take a look and maybe you'll learn something new! http://www.conservationtraining.org/
The South Dakota Soybean Council recently posted a short video on How Precision Ag Helps the Environment. It is a great insight into how important technology is in the Ag industry as well as a good reminder about how passionate producers are about their land and feeding families! Check it out! Precision Ag
We were asked a question the other day about where to find out information about what GIS is and how it works for new-comers to the field. We suggest starting with two simple websites with tons of information about the GIS field. Check them out at: http://gis.com/, and http://gislounge.com/what-is-gis/.
We had a great morning on the 13th with Keller Williams Realty in Corvallis. They enjoyed our presentation and had great questions! Contact us and we will send you a copy of the presentation filled with great resources for land management!
Another interesting article from ArcNews, an ESRI publication, is that GPS signals might become threatened by mobile broadband service. This is something all GPS users should be aware about and act upon to ensure the future public use of GPS.