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"If there are buttons, they must be pushed. If there are switches, they must be toggled. I don't know how to use it until I know what can break it." -Me

I work as an odds-and-ends .NET / web developer for a Civil Engineering firm, learning new skills as I go. Got a 2-year CS degree but mostly had a great friend tutor me, and a patient trainer/supervisor who walked me through some of the OTJ pitfalls.

Weapons of choice are C#, SQL, jQuery/JavaScript, and CSS, although I also use various ASP.NET technologies and Python, and have dabled in iOS/Objective-C/SQLite.


Oct
8
comment One to Many relation in ArcGIS for Desktop?
Try the ESRI documentation on joining and relating tables.
Oct
8
comment Labeling one to many relationship class using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Really curious how the performance is when using this approach...?
Oct
8
comment Alternatives to ArcGIS Online?
Depending on your needs, there is a free option of ArcGIS Online that covers all your needs (from what I can tell from above), but the amount of data you can have is pretty limited. I have a full license through work and am coming to appreciate the platform, especially when it comes to mobile, cross-platform access and field editing.
Oct
8
comment Convert HMR to GeoTiff
I can confirm that Esri still doesn't handle .hmr natively with its raster conversion tools, although I can Data > Export to a .tiff from ArcMap. If I ever have to do batch conversions I plan to try running the tool from Python and seeing if it will handle it anyways, but can't justify spending the time for my current project.
Sep
19
comment Using Terraformer to convert to WKT
I have done a little with converting JSON geometry to other formats, though not with Terraformer. You could manipulate the JSON objects and spit out PostGIS-ready strings for database insertion, but I prefer to use the built-in functions (like ST_GeomFromGeoJSON) rather than reinvent (and debug) the wheel.
May
21
comment Function for Selecting Points in a Polygon
@NicklasAvén Good to know - thanks for answering that for me, I've wondered about it for ages but never had time to experiment.
May
20
comment Function for Selecting Points in a Polygon
@NicklasAvén As I said, I don't really know whether the types are related (apparently not). I am still curious whether the native geometry operators work with PostGIS though - the list of PostGIS operators appears to define complementary operators without overloading existing ones. I do not have an existing PostGIS installation to experiment with, but would be curious to know whether the native operators do in fact work on PostGIS types, regardless of whether the types are related.
Mar
14
comment Function for Selecting Points in a Polygon
@MikeT Yes, but PostGIS is built on top of the PostgreSQL types. I use these built-in types and functions myself in several applications, and have found that using the built-in types is more convenient than the string parsing approach show here. I'm not familiar enough with the history of PostGIS development to say if/when/how the types defined for each become interoperable.
Mar
6
comment How to update the Service Definition of a Feature service on ArcGIS Online (AGOL)?
+1 for the warning about burning credits for regenerating tiles when replacing a tiled .sd
Mar
6
comment ArcGIS Server 10.2 URL - case sensitve
Another consideration (although relatively minor) is performance of routing the massive amounts of HTTP requests a system like AGOL receives. If you have to convert every single request to lowercase as part of your routing logic, that starts to add up.
Mar
4
comment How do I export symbology to ArcGIS Online?
Although as an aside, it is possible to use custom symbols on AGOL maps using this approach, though it seems to be limited to URLs (no file uploads).
Mar
4
comment How do I export symbology to ArcGIS Online?
Does this actually upload the symbology or just link to published imagery/services on your own server? I assume that the entire point of "hosted" is that AGOL hosts everything.
Mar
9
comment Is there a way to set a mask(halo) for labels in a python script?
For posterity - hopefully you created a new layer with the same data source, rather than having 2 point files to maintain?