YouTube Channel Recognized in top 10 GIS

Not to sound braggadocios, but we are great at GIS. It is just a fact, it’s what we do. Jon likes to say “GIS is our first thought, not an afterthought”. Helping organizations is a part of our vision and our vision is etched in stone.

GIS Youtube Channels

We also create helpful content for our clients, or even people we will never meet. Making YouTube content has been a part of Cloudpoint’s DNA since the beginning when we bought our first GPS receiver. Our faithful follower-ship is completely organic and grassroots.

This dedication to good content has been recognized by a third-party and We are proud to let you know we are ranked SECOND! These Youtube Channels are ranked based on following criteria

  • Total youtube channels subscribers, video views, and video uploads

  • Quality and consistency of videos

  • Youtube search ranking

  • Feedspot editorial team’ objective and subjective review

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New Team Member: Mike Genard

We are very pleased to introduce to you Mike Genard, Cloudpoint’s newest team member and latest GIS technician.

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Mike discovered his passion for geography while in school and recognizes the power and potential of geospatial technology. Mike received his Bachelors of Science degree in Geography along with a minor in Environmental Studies this past spring from Illinois State University where he was able to demonstrate his geographic capabilities by being named the recipient of the Margaret Means Award and Scholarship, awarded annually to the student who displays academic excellence in the classroom. While he attended ISU, Mike was able to build a firm foundation in GIS cartography and remote sensing.

Over the course of the summer, Mike interned with the Peoria Park District, where he gained practical experience in mapping, environmental practices, and interacting with the public. He was hired on by the Park District as a research technician and utilized GIS to assess pollinator habitat across Central Illinois. As an aspiring GIS professional, Mike looks to expand his geographic knowledge and skillset and become certified in GIS. Outside of work, Mike enjoys outdoor recreation, spending time with friends and family and cheering on the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks.



You can see his official bio

along with the rest of our team over on our staff page


Duluth, MN and Door Co, WI: Fish boils, Aerial Lift Bridge, Jeans, and Smoked Salmon

So recently I made my first trip to Duluth, MN for the GIS/LIS conference which consisted of well over 500 people from across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and many other states throughout the country. Micah Williamson and I were able to make the trek Northward all the way from central Illinois. One of the highlights of the trip up was the stop at Micah’s sister’s house in Eau Claire, WI where our timing was perfect as she was making burritos and kind enough to share with us, Thanks Amy!

The three days in Duluth at the conference were very enjoyable as we were able to meet many new faces and give out some wonderful gift bags of specialty coffee beans from the Blue Heron Trading Co located in Duluth’s popular DeWitt Seitz Marketplace which is the same building that houses our northern partner company, North Point Geographic Solutions.

While there, we were able to sample the amazing smoked salmon at a local favoritet, Northen Waters Smokehaus. A little free time the first night allowed us to squeeze in visits to my new favorite stores, Duluth Trading Company, where I picked up a much-needed pair of jeans, as well as the Duluth Pack Store which I highly recommend if you are visiting the area. However all of the luster of the tasty food and outfitter stores were both topped by the magnificent Aerial Lift Bridge which is an absolutely spectacular site, especially when lit up at night.

My second trip was to Door County, WI for the Fall regional meeting for the Wisconsin Land Information Association which was highlighted by the fish boil at the social night held at Waterfront Mary’s. If you’ve never been to a fish boil this is also a must see traditional event where they boil the fish in a big black kettle and boil it for 30 minutes or so over an open fire with all the right mix-in’s added in. For other highlights of our latest ventures at Cloudpoint Geographics please subscribe to our newsletter at cloudpointgeo.com/newsletter.

Montgomery County secures Long Range Transportation Grant!

The Cloudpoint team was able to assist the Montgomery County Highway Department in securing grant funding for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year through the Statewide Planning & Research Program for Asset Management.  This program will consist of data collection and inventory work for infrastructure assets that will be incorporated into a system-wide GIS application using ArcGIS Online.  The new application will give the department the ability to easily track and manage infrastructure assets all in one centralized location and improve planning for future capital improvement projects through the use of web maps and operations dashboards.  For more information on how Cloudpoint can help you organize your asset management program please contact us at 877-377-8124.

Scott County receives GIS Data cleanup for NG9-1-1

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When Scott County, Iowa had a recent opportunity to secure grant funding to provide GIS data cleanup for NG9-1-1 they took full advantage and contract with Cloudpoint to compete this work.  The project had a very tight time frame being completed in less than 60 days.  This work involved cleanup of Emergency Service boundaries in the GIS, as well as repairing road centerline geometry, correcting road centerline address ranges, directional errors in digitize roadway directions, and reviewing site address data points that fell out of range with the centerlines.  Cloudpoint was able to complete this cleanup work using tools including curves-to-lines in ArcGIS Pro, creating topologies, and using the 'Align To Shape' tool for aligning emergency services boundaries with road centerlines and administrative or political boundaries where applicable.  Overall the project involved a over of 88,000 address points and more than 2,300 centerline miles.  Cloudpoint continues to provide high quality GIS data services for state and local governments throughout the Midwest.  For more information contact our office at 877-377-8124.

 A screenshot of address points, road centerlines, and emergency services boundaries requiring review and data cleanup for improving emergency response and dispatch for NG9-1-1 services in Scott County, IA.

A screenshot of address points, road centerlines, and emergency services boundaries requiring review and data cleanup for improving emergency response and dispatch for NG9-1-1 services in Scott County, IA.

Another trip to The Esri User Conference in San Diego

Cloudpoint's Erin Strickler was able to attend the Esri User Conference, the world's largest GIS conference, in San Diego for the first time this year.  This is the fifth time that the Cloudpoint team has been represented at the conference where over 17,000 people gather to hear the latest GIS news and enjoy thousands of hours of one-on-one networking, collaboration, and fun with fellow attendees.  Erin shares some of her highlights of attending this year's conference in this blog.

Village of Burr Ridge receives a GIS face lift!

 Burr Ridge is home to over 500 businesses occupying more than 6 million square feet of floor area and employing 10,000 plus people.

Burr Ridge is home to over 500 businesses occupying more than 6 million square feet of floor area and employing 10,000 plus people.

The Village of Burr Ridge has contracted with Cloudpoint Geographics to provide complete managed GIS services.  Cloudpoint's professional staff will act as an extension to the Village's internal staff when it comes to GIS needs and communicating with its constituents.  Here are some resources that the Client will soon be able to take advantage thanks to this newly formed partnership.

ArcGIS Online

Address Buffer Tool

Street Light Collection

Village staff had the foresight to see that a centralized GIS can be a "single source of truth" for both internal and external users to access critical information to help drive decision making processes.  The Cloudpoint team will be working closely with the finance director, assistant administrator, public works officials, and IT staff to remotely connecting to the Village's network to perform GIS upgrades and rolling out new applications for the system as well as providing regular training for their staff.  For more information on how your agency can take advantage of our affordable GIS services you can contact us through our website or call 877-377-8124.

Lake Superior coastal county Moves to parcel fabric

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The Land Records department at Bayfield County, Wisconsin has a knowledgeable GIS staff and land records information system that they utilize on a regular basis for updating assessed valuations, addressing, and public land survey data.  Recognized at the 2017 Wisconsin Land Information Association's annual conference by winning the Government Achievement Award for their flood mapping work, the department is no stranger to success.  Led by Land Records Administrator, Scott Galetka, the department is setting the course for future information management in their jurisdiction by migrating their GIS parcel data to Esri's parcel fabric which will provide tremendous benefit in helping them meet their goal of making this data accessible to professionals and as well as the public. 

The County recently contracted with Cloudpoint Geographics to provide a county-wide parcel data migration into Esri's parcel fabric within the Local Government Information Model.  The project will consist of migrating 35,387 parcels and over 1,600 PLSS corners into the parcel fabric and includes onsite training and remote technical support. 

Cloudpoint's track record of the highest professional service level along with its knowledgeable staff keeps them in the forefront of today's GIS -technology experts. For more information regarding our parcel fabric land records services you may contact us through our website or call 877-377-8124.

Erin Strickler Joins the Cloudpoint Team

Cloudpoint Geographics is pleased to welcome Erin Strickler to our staff!  Erin is a 2003 graduate of Bradley University's civil engineering program and earned her professional engineer's license in April of 2017.  She comes with a strong background in engineering, surveying, and local governments and...

Princeville Township Cemetery implementing GIS!

 Princeville, IL - The Princeville Township Cemetery was established in 1925 on the site of a former cemetery. There are currently just over 5,000 plots in the cemetery that Cloudpoint will be creating a GIS cemetery management solution for.

Princeville, IL - The Princeville Township Cemetery was established in 1925 on the site of a former cemetery. There are currently just over 5,000 plots in the cemetery that Cloudpoint will be creating a GIS cemetery management solution for.

We're excited to announce that Princeville Township has contracted Cloudpoint to create a GIS cemetery mapping solution to increase their Cemetery mapping abilities! The township cemetery is located on the Northwest side of the Village of Princeville, IL and has over 5,000 grave sites. As with all organizations, they were looking for a better way to keep an inventory of what is where and adding information such as new graves, grave site availability, any maintenance records, and more. Joe went to the township building in beautiful Monica, IL to present Cloudpoint's cemetery mapping solution and the board was interested. Last night the board unanimously voted to accept the proposal and get the ball rolling on the project! We're very enthusiastic about getting this work, and we'll keep you updated as it progresses. 

Thanks for the business Princeville Township!

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