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I am an archaeologist and GIS Analyst with a modest background in computer science and general electronic tinkering. I generally know enough to get in way over my head and then work my way back out.


Sep
17
answered Arcmap fills up full image
Sep
11
awarded  Custodian
Sep
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to check if a shapefile is empty with arcpy
Sep
11
answered qgis — style edges of layer shapefiles to have thicker borders
Sep
10
answered How to improve accuracy or extrapolate missing or bad GPS points
Aug
29
answered Layers not lining up
Aug
28
revised GPS NÜVI 50 -Garmin
added 6 characters in body
Aug
28
revised GPS NÜVI 50 -Garmin
added some questionable math
Aug
28
answered GPS NÜVI 50 -Garmin
Aug
23
comment How to Deal with Overlapping Coordinates in Statistical Analysis
Totally understandable! To solve your original problem, I'd stick with my first suggestion. Just nudge them off to the side a bit. If it were my project, I'd move each one 1-2 meters away from the original location, at least that way they aren't stacked directly on top of each other.
Aug
23
comment How to Deal with Overlapping Coordinates in Statistical Analysis
My point is that archaeological sites always have area. Points never do. So, by using a point to represent an archaeological site you may be incorrectly limiting the number of other variables that your site is associated with. For example, the relevant variable may be a range of elevations, not a single elevation, and by assigning each site a specific elevation from a point you are obscuring that. Choosing to use points or polygons is a choice that should include consideration of the scale of your analysis, your research question, and what other variables you are considering.
Aug
23
comment How to Deal with Overlapping Coordinates in Statistical Analysis
First off, I'm an archaeologist in North America, I have no experience with European archaeology. That said, I would think that you could use the site reports and maps to digitize the area for each site, perhaps even fairly accurately. If you don't have the maps, then some manner of polygon that relates back to the size described in the report would likely suffice.
Aug
22
answered How to Deal with Overlapping Coordinates in Statistical Analysis
Aug
22
comment How can to merge DEMs in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2?
Glad you found it useful! If it has solved your issue please mark the question as 'answered' so it will be closed.
Aug
22
answered How can to merge DEMs in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2?
Aug
20
answered Using PostgreSQL with ArcGIS
Aug
14
reviewed No Action Needed Use arcpy.da.searchcursor to select rows to dissolve
Aug
13
answered In ArcMap how do I print to an image (jpg or pdf) with a transparent background?
Aug
12
comment Computing distance of a georeferenced .jpg to each polygon (town) in a shapefile
Georeferencing the image simply places it in space relative to other data. It's still a raster, not a vector. To get the road and cities into a vector format you need to digitize the line and the points for the city. The link Fezter provided is probably the best place to start.
Aug
5
awarded  Self-Learner