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I have a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geoinformatics, with my main areas of study being Geography and Environmental Studies, GIS, Computer Science and Information Systems. I have always had a passion for computers and geography, so studying and working in the GIS field has given me the best of both worlds.

My questions/answers will be written in South African (UK) English - please do not "correct" my spelling.


Jun
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awarded  Notable Question
Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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comment Trigger a python script to run after a row is added to the feature class
@blah238 agreed.
Jun
3
accepted Trigger a python script to run after a row is added to the feature class
Jun
3
comment Trigger a python script to run after a row is added to the feature class
I like the idea of a script checking the flag status before running the other tools. I think I will go with the idea of running the script more frequently (say, once every 2 hours instead of only once a day), and the check will prevent it from running the entire script unnecessarily.
Jun
3
revised Trigger a python script to run after a row is added to the feature class
corrected spelling
Jun
3
comment Python Development Project - Team working
Are you saying that you version the toolbox in SDE so that multiple people can edit the different tools at the same time? You haven't had any problems with this approach?
Jun
3
asked Trigger a python script to run after a row is added to the feature class
May
31
comment How to convert field values from lower case to upper case in ArcGIS 10.1?
+1 it would be best for everyone to wean themselves off vbscript and move onto python asap.
May
31
comment Relative paths not working in model builder
I've found that this setting is very inconsistent in ModelBuilder. I always check it by default, because I have found that if I don't check it, my model will fall apart if I move it, even if I have cleared any path references in the tools. Having it checked on limits that.
May
30
comment Creating an ArcMap Extension
+1 This book looks interesting, I've been waiting for something like this because my computer science courses at university focussed on pure (intensive) programming skills for people who were planning on becoming java/c++ etc developers, whereas I was thrown into the deep end of not knowing how those skills would relate to my GIS skills.
May
29
reviewed No Action Needed How to convert numeric fields into strings with leading zeros?
May
29
reviewed No Action Needed Google teardrop patented
May
29
reviewed No Action Needed Stripping spatial reference
May
24
comment How to make Properties > Change Symbol > Symbol Selector > Edit Symbol dialog loading faster?
I keep hoping that they will improve all the symbol selector dialog boxes i.t.o usability and performance :-/ as @blah238 said, try to keep them as simple as possible.
May
23
comment Editor and projections ArcGIS
@DevdattaTengshe could you add this as an answer? I agree it is quite terrible, and one would not be inclined to think that something so simple is the cause.
May
22
comment Configuring image popups in a Silverlight application
I did try that option. I just wanted to know if there was an option in the Silverlight viewer to set it so that the image displays in the popup. I had to import the images as attachments so it displays at the bottom of the popup, and you have to click it to open in a new tab. What I actually want is only for the image to show in the popup. Disabling the other fields does not increase the size of the image at the bottom, it constrains it to a "thumbnail" view.
May
21
comment ArcGIS 10.1 Model cannot be transferred between Win7 and Win8 machines
I am on Win 7 Enterprise. At this point, all I can suggest is dragging in fresh copies of each tool and filling your inputs in again.
May
21
comment Can you successfully migrate arcgis 10.0 mxd to 10.1 or are there steps to follow?
You should be able to open a 10.0 mxd in 10.1 without any issues. You will not be able to open a 10.1 mxd in 10.0 though. Do you have the service pack and patches installed? I have lost data as you have described in both versions, but that was always due to the network connection dropping in the middle of an edit session, and not from simply opening a 10.0 mxd in 10.1.
May
17
comment ArcGIS 10.1 Model cannot be transferred between Win7 and Win8 machines
The permissions could be the issue, as I have full admin rights on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs.