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GIS to the Rescue

By Karen Richardson
Esri Writer

A Colorado ski resort used GIS technology to help find a lost snowboarder. Rescuers keyed in on the 20 year-old man's location based on the GPS signal coming from his cell phone, which was then mapped in Esri ArcGIS. The ski patrol members sent to find him were also tracked using ArcGIS. Read the article. Winter Park Resort also uses ArcGIS to monitor trail grooming. Read the article.

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A lost snowboarder was located when a Colorado ski resort mapped his cell phone's GPS coordinates in ArcGIS.

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Choose the Right Transparency Option for Your Web Map

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