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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.


Mar
4
accepted Preventing ArcMap from Clipping Neatline when Exporting Map
Mar
4
asked Preventing ArcMap from Clipping Neatline when Exporting Map
Mar
1
answered Which free/cheap tools can open ESRI Geodatabase Files?
Mar
1
comment Which free/cheap tools can open ESRI Geodatabase Files?
Does it specify if it is a File Geodatabase or a Personal Geodatabase?
Mar
1
answered Select Layer by Location - Arcpy - Why are my inputs being interpreted as invalid?
Mar
1
asked Select Layer by Location - Arcpy - Why are my inputs being interpreted as invalid?
Feb
28
answered How to Clear Parameters from Model Builder - ArcGIS
Feb
20
comment How to use Scale tool when Georeferencing Raster in ArcMap?
Just to throw my hat in the ring... I never use the scale tools. I use control points exclusively. Granted, I'm usually doing a quick georef just to get an idea of where something is, or do a quick-and-dirty digitization of a project area for a map in a proposal or bid. I've never had any issues, even with maps that are rotated strangely or at a weird scale. I just make sure that the points I'm using are reliable and I try to distribute them across the image. That's my two cents.
Feb
20
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
18
comment Stop a Cursor loop when only 1 item is selected with Python
Glad it was helpful!
Feb
18
answered How to convert jpg file to shapefile?
Feb
18
comment How to convert jpg file to shapefile?
As Mapperz said, this is a problematic thing. Does your client/employer/whomever have the data that generated the map you are trying to convert in a vector format that they can provide?
Feb
18
comment Display XY Format to Shapefile (Scale)
Do you need the full seven digits for attribute purposes or for location-precision purposes? That is: are the features being mis-plotted when you bring them in from excel and you need that extra digit for spatial precision purposes. Or, do you need the unchanged number because you need it in its original form for analysis purposes?
Feb
15
comment Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?
At this point I'll take a pragmatic solution over an optimized one! Thanks for the input, I hadn't thought about the normalization issue but for now, it works, I guess I'll stop trying to fix it!
Feb
15
awarded  Informed
Feb
14
comment Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?
.mdb because I use the tables as data sources for a mail-merge to build summary packets for each boundary. The .gdb makes it harder to do that, so I just use the access format that is Word-friendly.
Feb
14
revised Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?
edited title
Feb
14
asked Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?
Feb
12
answered Stop a Cursor loop when only 1 item is selected with Python
Feb
12
reviewed No Action Needed How to export aerial imagery as layers in layered PDF?