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I own 2 vastly different companies; Geospatial Solutions Global (GSG) and A Cut Above Tree Care. I am a Solutions Consultant and a Arborist as well. My consulting agency (GSG) began with me, working alone, and serving as a simple provider of AutoCAD and GIS products to my clients (mostly Environmental Engineering Consultants I worked for directly in the past - former bosses & managers). My company has since morphed in response to what the market has demanded. I solve peoples problems. I do so by connecting clients with the experts they need on their projects. Much of this expertise is in-house, but the majority is outsourced.

I have around 10 years experience in GIS applications, and approximately 7 years experience in CAD (self taught). My primary areas of expertise is in Aggregate resources (Pit & Quarry design & rehabilitation) and Arboroculture (felling tree's from the air). I also have a great deal of experience producing figures for the Environmental Sector. In paticular, my Environmental mapping and CAD figures have been tied to the Aggregate and Mining Sectors. I also have experience producing products for a number of other areas such as Mining Land Tenure, Aquatic Ecology, Terrestrial Biology, HydroGeology, etc, etc.

This forum has been invaluable to me over the past few years, and I owe much of my growth as a professional to the answers I have found through this community.


Apr
15
accepted How to delete label style saved in ArcView?
Apr
15
comment How to delete label style saved in ArcView?
Thank you "VERY" much Dan C. I was already in the process of doing exactly what you've suggested about 1/2 hour ago (based on what I was reading on the ESRI site). The window on the right (in the image you posted) was not showing up when style manager opened at my end - couldn't see the objects at all. I just had to make the window wider and adjust the right pane so the objects were visible to me. I could not figure out why what I was seeing did not match what they were showing on the ESRI site. Many thanks!!! I knew it was something simple I was overlooking.
Apr
15
asked How to delete label style saved in ArcView?
Mar
28
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
27
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
24
comment What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
@ blah238 - I added an example for you. Looks decent ... shows the project location and a few nearby roads/features. When Bing was part of ArcGIS, it took about 10 minutes to make a site location map (very good on tight budgets).
Jan
24
revised What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
added 370 characters in body
Jan
24
accepted Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario
Jan
24
comment Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario
@ Andre - You are absolutely correct about the naming convention of the numbers (and the data being derived from NTS). I was hoping to download the spatial data rather than creating it manually, but I'm going to select your answer as the correct one. Thanks
Jan
23
comment What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
@ blah238 - In the simplest terms, it's a map showing "where the site is". Generally, I show part of a community and label a few recognizable traffic arteries (with an inset map as well). I generally label the Study Area with a Star/pointer. It's a recurring "Figure 1 map" my clients require repeatedly for their reports. It only took around 1/2 hr to make this figure with Bing. It's still quick to produce, but I am not pleased with the appearance when using the alternatives (ie - OSM). I can post an example when I'm back in the office if it's still unclear. Let me know.
Jan
23
comment What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
@ MLowry - Thank you. I am out of the office and will try your suggestion when I return.
Jan
23
comment What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
Yes .... the exact wording is as follows: "We cannot provide high-resolution or vector screen captures of Google Maps. You can, however, use Google Earth Pro to save and print high-resolution views. Images in Google Earth Pro can be exported up to 4,800 pixels wide. You can purchase a Google Earth Pro license on this page." -- Last I checked, a Pro Licence was $400/yr (and that was years ago, so it's likely more expensive now).
Jan
23
comment What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
@ Aaron - you need to purchase a Google Earth Pro Licence in order to use their imagery in reports or "for profit"
Jan
23
asked What are people using for Site Location Maps without Bing?
Jan
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
14
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
comment Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario
@ Andre - You are correct (+1). That is the same numbering scheme (at the link). It's exactly what I'm after!! Any idea where I can get the data? If not, I'll start by calling the The Provincial Geomatics Service Centre (the producer of the map) when Government offices open this morning . Thanks. How did you find this? I googled everyting I could think of and called MNR!!
Jan
10
comment Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario
@ Mapperz - Yes, I called them this afternoon and received an email toward the end of the day. They don't have anything that resembles these administrative boundaries.
Jan
9
asked Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario