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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.


Apr
10
comment Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex
Is the missing + in between the last set of quotes and [field4] a typo from when you brought it here or actually in the code?
Mar
12
comment Trimble GeoXH Geoexplorer 2008 COM1 problem
I've tangled with similar issues (gis.stackexchange.com/questions/84066/…). Maybe the links in the answer there will be helpful.
Feb
12
comment Automating labels with numbers
And the help from 10.2 about building label expressions that I forgot to add: resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//…
Feb
12
comment Automating labels with numbers
Definitely. Here's a stackoverflow question about doing just that: stackoverflow.com/questions/1249388/… -- I don't currently have a current enough version of arcgis to help with building a python label expression to do it but it should be possible in versions 10.1 and newer.
Feb
6
comment Bridge not there in Google Earth
Google has gotten pretty crafty at using lidar data (or other high resolution elevation data) to give the appearance of 3D modeled buildings in some areas. You can check to see what is the case in a particular area by checking/unchecking the "Terrain" box in layers and the "3D Buildings".
Jan
14
comment Filemaker interface with QGIS
It's pretty clear - "query the artifact inventory to map the occurrence of items in features to start with and then to work with QGIS analytical tools to see if I can isolate family level information."
Dec
12
comment How to change the dynamic information in data driven pages
That is awesome. Thanks for sharing this, I had no idea this functionality was available with 10.2.
Dec
2
comment Best software for a least cost path analysis
As an archaeologist I feel pretty comfortable saying that ArcGIS is well suited for that kind of work. There's even a built in tool called "Cost Path".
Sep
16
comment Measuring tool shows different measurements for same building in two different map documents?
What is the native coordinate system for the shapefile?
Jun
17
comment How do you hide a feature within a point layer?
+1 For the crazy selection color idea. Ridiculous hacks like that can only be the product of a frustrated ESRI user.
Mar
18
comment Postgresql table won't display in QGIS 2.2
The script was very helpful, I appreciate you sharing it! I don't have a ton to do but I was unsure of how to alter the table correctly. I was able to figure it out from your code - again, many thanks!
Mar
6
comment Postgresql table won't display in QGIS 2.2
I'll just be honest and say I don't know what that is... A link for instructions perhaps? I'm running Postgres 9.1 as part of the OpenGeo suite.
Jan
10
comment Trouble with INSERT in PostgreSQL 9.1
Yup. That did it. Ugh. I'm still learning SQL (obviously) - How do I know when to use the parentheses and when not to?
Dec
5
comment Unable to connect PostgreSQL to ArcMap 10.1
Also try using just localhost in the instance box, that's what works for me.
Nov
11
comment Modelling Zombie Outbreak
Have you looked at mapofthedead.com for some ideas?
Oct
30
comment Problem in multiple dataframe visibility in arcgis 10
The ESRI basemap counts as a raster, so if you're using that in one of your insets it might be the cause of your problem. The only other thing I can think of to check is that the backgrounds and borders are set to none or null.
Oct
3
comment How to avoid creating corrupt Shapefiles during Editing?
I've also had this error crop up while editing shapefiles. My work around was just to do my editing in ArcMap. Obviously that's not a real solution - but - you aren't alone in experiencing this kind of error.
Sep
24
comment Find Direction/Location of point in polygon using Python ArcGIS10.1
If the point is always located inside of the polygon then the centroid could still be used pretty reliably I think. Even when the centroid falls outside of the polygon itself, the relationship between the contained point and the centroid could still identify which 'quadrant' the point is in. It really only becomes an issue in cases when the point falls outside of the polygon.
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.