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Dec
14
comment Simplify shapefile parcel layer
this goes to the same page is the same as dassouki's "this might help" link (albeit to a different version. No significant changes from 9.2 to 9.3 though).
Dec
11
comment Control the colors of a shapefile
this is the first I've head of this, sounds interesting. Can you provide more info? For example do the style files need to have the same filename as the shapefile they refer too? and do you use the Style Manager to build them or something else?
Dec
10
comment Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?
@Zachary, feel free to fold my comments into your answer.
Dec
10
comment Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?
the link Zachary posted goes to the "print ready" CanMatrix files, which are not geo-referenced. There also geotiff CanMatrix files, with collars, here. De-collared, georeferenced and colour balanced CanMatrix - National Topographic Series (NTS) maps scanned at 150dpi - at 250k and 50k scales can be purchased on dvd from MapTown as eTopo for a reasonable price - $100 per province/territory.(No restrictions on re-use and distribtion, standard NRCAN data license)
Dec
9
comment Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?
there's a lower performing backup mirror at wmsmir.cits.rncan.gc.ca/wms/toporama (found on this page )
Dec
9
comment Python for GIS on a thumb-drive
then put that in your answer! :) see the edit link
Dec
9
comment What Makes a Map Beautiful?
thanks for bringing something in from outside the box. Or should I say outside the neatline? ;-)
Dec
9
comment List of freely available GIS books
I presume by "free available" you mean "free available and online"? After all public libraries are free and available, and even specialised technical texts can usually be had through interlibrary loans, if you're willing to wait. :)
Dec
9
comment Does a projection's WKT reflect the computer's locale?
Melita, I presume that's "the arcgis projection library..."? (and it's convention here not to sign posts. People can click through to your user page to get more info)
Dec
9
comment Most common unmet GIS need for businesses
much better Brad, thanks for taking the time to add some detail. There's two keystone phrases in there that resonate with me: "find one thing about their job that has any kind of repetition to it and ... can be mapped." and "a requirement ... is validity. ... data must be touched, cleaned, updated, and maintained from now on"
Dec
8
comment Hardware and software for capturing bathymetric lake elevations?
Brad, as written this is indistinguishable from spam. Please add information. Thanks.
Dec
7
comment Most common unmet GIS need for businesses
Can you provide an an example or two of rich methods which have not progressed from research to general availability?
Dec
6
comment use VBA in a code to edit the attributes table
also to format code so the syntax highlighting and formatting works properly: select the block of text (code) and press [ctrl]-[k] (which indents 4 spaces).
Dec
6
comment use VBA in a code to edit the attributes table
@ammar, thank you for taking the time to share the solution you found with the community. It's people that do that which makes this a great place. :) You're answer would be better if you showed only what was different, where the actual solution lay, rather than block pasting the whole function. You can use a tool like WinMerge (there are others) to create a unified diff or patch file for this purpose.
Dec
6
comment Python for GIS on a thumb-drive
this would be a better answer if you linked to a page or discussion telling how to make Saga portable (or include the instructions within you're answer if they're short enough).
Dec
6
comment Most common unmet GIS need for businesses
@Brad your up-voted comment is good, informative. The answer itself though is so vague it's hard to attach meaning to it. Perhaps fold the two together.
Nov
30
comment What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?
Nice comprehensive answer, thanks. :) I disagree about all parts of regions being represented in the current GDB data model though: one missing and missed feature is the ability to re-use a single geometry set in multiple "layers". By defining topologies you can bolt them back together, but it's not as seamless as before and (the part I really dislike) more user-side work to create. I'm glad not to suffer the limitations of coverages, but some good things were left behind.
Nov
30
comment What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?
@kirk it seems most if not all of the the Region data model is missing from current offerings. Thanks for the better question phrasing.
Nov
30
comment What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?
A key part of the question is "without installing arcinfo workstation". I blame the confusion on ESRI's decision to use the term "ArcInfo" for two very distinct things, and then decouple them. Arcinfo can refer to a) arcinfo workstation, and b) arcinfo license level. You can't have (a) without (b), but you can, and increasingly more and more people do, have (b) without (a).
Nov
29
comment What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?
No specific data store type. This a question more about general principles than a current pressing project.