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I am a GIS Analyst with a background in archaeology, 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
23
reviewed Reviewed Compiling QGIS 2.0.1 on Centos (SIP problems)
Sep
23
revised Compiling QGIS 2.0.1 on Centos (SIP problems)
edited title
Sep
23
reviewed Approve QGIS 2 runtime error message on Windows 8:new install
Sep
23
reviewed Approve How to Get a Vector Layer to add to a QGIS Project
Sep
19
comment Download from GPS / changing SCR / still not working
Also, what projections are you working with?
Sep
17
comment Arcmap fills up full image
The error showing up seems to further indicate that there is a problem with your shapefile. Assuming that it's a shapefile and not a feature class. You could try exporting it to a new copy and trying to run the tool on that. Also, you could start an editing session and look for any weirdness in the vertices of the polygons. If it's a feature class I'd start by compacting/repairing the database. Another thing to try is to turn off background processing, sometimes taking things out of the background gets the tool to run, especially with unspecified errors like this one.
Sep
17
revised Arcmap fills up full image
Added some specificity.
Sep
17
answered Arcmap fills up full image
Sep
11
awarded  Custodian
Sep
11
reviewed Approve 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