For those interested in learning the quickest way to access loads of GOM information with nothing more than a web browser (even a smartphone's browser), the next GOMsmart webinar will be held Tuesday, June 7th at 2:00 PM CDT. This webinar will go over how the data is put together and processed and is a good way to check out parts of GOMsmart that you may not be currently using. It will also provide a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions. Registration is now available here.
The format of the APD data in ArcGIS has changed slightly. To best represent the data in maps, only the most recent location/information for a permit application is now loaded into the map; essentially, one point per permit. If the historical entries are needed, all permit data is now stored in a separate table on the GOM3 toolbar/ribbon under Tables, as shown here: