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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.


Feb
6
comment Sine inverse Calculation in FME
Converting radians to degrees is a trivial exercise and you should be able to do it easily in expressionevalutator.
Jan
29
comment ArcGIS 10.0 - problem with exporting a huge geodatabase table to CSV or DBF
If you're not having any problems with the text fields with CSV, why not create two new text fields for the X and Y?
Jan
28
comment Spatial database containing coordinates for stars in the sky?
@blah238, +1 on your comment for using the word "nebulous" on an astronomy-related post.
Jan
26
comment How to position callout bubble leader using maplex?
@CraigWilliams, I have not run Check Geometry. But I'm pretty confident that they are closed (how could they not be in a polygon feature class). There is the possibility that some of them may be multipolygons, however. Despite all of that, I do not have access to the data anymore as I was on a contract which has since finished. Thanks anyway.
Jan
22
comment FME - How to send list of files to reader
This worked surprisingly well and was very easy to implement. It was also the same advice that was given to me by Safe Support. Thanks!
Jan
17
comment How do you embed iFrame content into a CartoDB infoWindow?
Yeah, it worked in my browser too. Just a thought, anyway...
Jan
17
comment How do you embed iFrame content into a CartoDB infoWindow?
have a look at your url for the YouTube video. You're missing the http at the beginning. And your soundcloud url looks weird too.
Jan
17
comment How do I find out the resolution in (centimeters per pixel) of a TIF?
That would be in degrees. You could use this estimation that one degree is approximatly 111,111m. That means your pixels are approximately 5cm x 4cm. Does that seem right to you? That's pretty high resolution. I would follow @Ryan's advice and convert to a projected coordinate system. I am a bit dubious of the negative pixel size, however.
Jan
16
comment Any experiences or “gotchas” integrating Whitebox GAT (free and open) with the ArcMap UI?
Note, SEXTANTE for ArcGIS doesn't exist anymore. See this question.
Jan
16
comment Complex Viewshed Analysis
Vertical Mapper is just adding all the viewsheds together. If a viewshed raster from one point just has the binary values 1/0 for visible/not visible, then you can just add all of the rasters together. The result will be a raster with values from 0 up to n where n is the number of viewsheds you have. The values will indicate how many source points can "see" that part of the raster.
Jan
15
comment How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS
It is a commercial solution. You didn't specify you were only looking for free solutions. I think FME has a free trial period.
Jan
15
comment How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS
You might also try using QGIS.
Jan
15
comment How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS
Try downloading FME. Create a new workbench and add a Geodatabase Reader and a PostGIS writer.
Jan
15
comment How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS
Are you limited to using ogr2ogr? Or are you open to other solutions? FME should be able to do this easily.
Jan
12
comment How to use FME to parse .txt file to publish content to REST Interface?
I've never used FME Server, so I don't know what's involved in publishing. If you want to extract links from the text files, just use a Tester transformer. FME also has WMS readers which might be better.
Jan
12
comment How to use FME to parse .txt file to publish content to REST Interface?
What have you tried so far? Where are you getting stuck? Are you just trying to extract the WMS links? You could easily use a Text Reader and filter out lines which match an address or part of an address or some pattern using Regular Expressions.
Jan
9
comment FME - How to write all attributes when multiple source files have the same name?
Thanks Brad, have a look at my edits above. SchemaMapper won't be feasible for me, and I have tried the other options too. Still no joy.
Jan
6
comment FME - How to add an attribute when schema definition is dynamic?
I've also edited my question with additional information which may be relevant.
Jan
6
comment FME - How to add an attribute when schema definition is dynamic?
@MarkIreland, yes, that's essentially what I tried. I have done that several times in the past with no trouble. And to answer your question, the attribute doesn't actually get added to the destination feature classes. I will send my workspace to support.
Jan
6
comment Best way to enforce valid table names when writing to a File Geodatabase
This solution worked perfectly. Thanks @Ken.