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I've been in the geospatial industry since 2002. I primarily use ArcGIS, MapInfo, and FME. But I'm interested in learning QGIS, GRASS and other open source GIS software. I'm also in the process of honing my Python skills. My current interest is in PostGIS.


Mar
31
comment Importing dgn geometry into empty file geodatabase feature class?
You'll have to prep the data a bit before you can get it into the geodatabase. You may need to filter by igds_layer_name (I think that's the one) using a testfilter transformer. You might also need to use a geometryfilter transformer. Once you get the features you need, connect them to your FGDB writer. How much experience with FME do you have?
Mar
31
comment Shapefile data not displaying on MapInfo workspace?
Try saving the shapefile as a MapInfo TAB file and see if the geometry comes through. It is possible for a shapefile to not have any geometry. It's also possible to have corrupt data. How have you loaded the shapefile? File/Open? Or Open Universal Data?
Mar
31
comment Export DDP to MXD based on Raw_Input?
you could use the string .replace method to remove spaces on pageNumbers first so it wouldn't matter if the user had spaces or not. Then your split would just be pageNumbers.split(",").
Mar
31
comment Importing dgn geometry into empty file geodatabase feature class?
Are the features in the DGN on separate layers? Or do they have a unique colouring? How are they defined in the DGN? One thing you'll have to be careful of is DGNs can store multiple types of geometry in one layer, whereas, a fgdb can only store one type of geometry. When you load a DGN file you will get certain format attributes which you can expose such as layer name. These can easily be filtered and directed to feature classes in a FGDB.
Mar
26
comment What GIS tools can calculate stream/flow path travel time?
Are you working with vector or raster data? Whitebox GAT has a lot of great hydrography tools. It's mostly a raster-based software, though. I'm almost certain you'd be able to do what you want with it.
Mar
26
comment What GIS tools can calculate stream/flow path travel time?
time = distance / velocity. If you know the distance and you know the velocity...
Mar
18
comment How to calculate point(or XY) for Start point of Slope and Endpoint of Slope along the Section line on DTM
I love answers like these.
Mar
12
comment How can I extract the measurelength, highmeasure and lowmeasure of routes in ArcGIS
Have you looked at the Linear Referencing tools in ArcToolbox?
Mar
12
comment How to animate a sequence of maps in postscript format?
Can you post an image of one of your outputs? I'm thinking you could use the open source GIMP program to produce animations of your images.
Mar
12
comment How to animate a sequence of maps in postscript format?
There are many GIS programs that can create animations based on a Time attribute or multiple attributes. Postscript files are not typically associated with GIS. Can you tell us more about the postscript file? How was it created? With what software?
Mar
12
comment VB Script or Python for Field Calculator when using greater/less than?
you could even get rid of a few lines and just have return min([x,y]) as your entire function definition. Get rid of the vals list altogether.
Mar
10
comment How to create a text box with inverted rounded corners
Thanks for your answer, but as per my original question, this is required in Layout and the boxes are not features, but layout graphics.
Mar
8
comment Using ArcPy to Read from Excel Spreadsheet to Python Dictionary
Since Arcgis 10.2 the conversion tools include converting from excel to table. That might be useful.
Mar
5
comment How to create folders from shapefile attributes using ArcPy/Python?
@nickves, my guess is for implementation in model builder.
Mar
3
comment How to create a schematic view of a line feature?
I don't think what you want is schematics. You should investigate the linear referencing tools in ArcGIS.
Mar
2
comment How to choose a derived attribute as a parameter in FME?
That's what I figured. I don't think your method will help me as the field names might not be known until run-time.
Mar
2
comment Automation of changing symbology for a given layer
see Michael Miles-Stimson's comment above. Create a lyr file based on the symbology you want and use Apply Symbology from layer.
Feb
27
comment measuring bankfull width by distance between points
Thanks. Fixed it.
Feb
25
comment Same Sector Created in Mapinfo Help
Rather than post this as a new question, please edit your original question to include what you have done.
Feb
24
comment Calculate distance from all points to all lines within 10km using FME?
@Mapperz, I don't see how the PolylineAnalyzer will help me here. I want to calculate distance from the points to all lines. I don't need to analyse vertices or angles of the polylines.