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GIS Specialist I at Baltimore County Office of Information Technology. My GIS expertise is in ESRI ArcGIS (primarily 10.1 and 10.2). I am an up and coming GIS developer, learning python as I go. My primary focus is on cadastral mapping for the county. Find me on twitter and github.


Aug
6
comment Why are some CAD lines invisible in ArcMap?
@Mapperz thanks. I tried a few of those tools but nothing worked yet. I'm trying to determine the cause, so I can stop my clients from sending files like this the first time.
Jan
7
comment How do I edit joined parcels to eliminate gaps in a parcel fabric?
Are you using topology? If so there is a method.
Jan
7
comment How do I edit joined parcels to eliminate gaps in a parcel fabric?
I believe there is a zipper tool, though I'm not familiar with the parcel network editing scheme.
Jan
7
comment How to call ESRISignAddIn Silently (no UI)?
Can you post some of your code?
Jan
7
comment Is there a way to snap to apparent intersections in ArcGIS 10.1+?
Thank you @radoxju and @dmahr! I had never noticed those options on the dropdown.
Jan
6
comment Is there a way to prevent losing metadata when generating a spatial view in ArcSDE 10.1?
I was talking about adding metadata to the resulting feature class, e.g. VW_Roads (VW = View). When the view is dropped by SQL command, the associated metadata is deleted as well.
Dec
19
comment How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?
@spark I've been wanting to do this too. In 9.3.1 I had a tool that did this well, but have not found a good alternate. I'll work on something and hopefully write an answer.
Dec
19
comment Is setting the env.workspace var necessary for python add-in buttons in ArcMap?
@AlexTereshenkov great point! I will implement that. So a shared drive works well in your environment?
Dec
18
comment Is setting the env.workspace var necessary for python add-in buttons in ArcMap?
Thanks @Radar! I suppose I should reword the question a bit to clarify the difference between best practice and required.
Dec
12
comment What are the most detailed and reliable address databases for the United States?
I've used SmartyStreets previously and as a data geek, thoroughly recommend it!
Dec
6
comment Is there a programmatic way to swap attributes on a feature?
I got this working, using a mix of @JasonMiller and NathanW's help. Here is my code
Dec
5
comment Is there a programmatic way to swap attributes on a feature?
Awesome. So it seems that (at first glance) the .da.UpdateCursor iterates through the rows using a for loop, while the latter uses a while loop. The first one seems more simple and elegant.
Dec
5
comment Is there a programmatic way to swap attributes on a feature?
@dklassen I was only thinking within the scope of editing the attributes. If python can do the Flip command, extra awesome! screenshot EDIT looks like no images in comments.
Nov
29
comment How to clip point features by polygon grid?
Excellent, I got it working. Code on GitHub.
Nov
29
comment How to clip point features by polygon grid?
@GISKid exactly. The data is on GitHub
Nov
5
comment How to write an SQL query to select recently edited features with Editor Tracking enabled?
@blah238 Correct, Oracle. Should that be added in the tags?
Oct
30
comment How to update the length property of a feature class field?
This procedure worked perfectly! To load your data back into the new schema once you've followed the steps above, use the Simple Data Loader wizard
Apr
24
comment How to view the Area of Selected Feature in ArcGIS 10.1?
It looks like I'd need a custom tool for this. As Dan C mentioned, its possible to make the conversions in a field. However, all I want to do is view the area. For that I'd have to program something. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
Apr
24
comment Is there a way to erase GeoTIFF header?
A great option for this is to use IrfanView (Windows). I just converted over a hundred TIFs to PNG back and forth. This program is a great viewer as well, but the conversion options were many.
Apr
19
comment How to view the Area of Selected Feature in ArcGIS 10.1?
I was hoping for it to come up in a window, or at the console. Nothing fancy. I'm learning python so I think I might be able to figure it out eventually. The program would basically: get selected feature area, convert to acres, print result.