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I was originally a River Habitat Surveyor in the UK but I drifted into GIS and its application in mapping and geo-processing of river habitat sites. I would now class myself as an ArcGIS desktop developer. I have spent over a decade developing tools in ArcObjects the building blocks of ArcGIS. As a home project and born out of my interesting in mapping data along rivers I developed RivEX a tool for processing river networks.

My work at GeoData has covered topics as diverse as satellite classification, forestry, census, marine traffic, historic monuments, cycle surveys, mobile mapping and numerous projects extracting and analysing river related information.


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comment Splitting multiple noncontiguous polylines into multiple files
Are you wanting to separate the polylines into separate Shapefiles or actually break up the polylines into segments? If it is the first option then a simple model with a feature iterator would achieve this.
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answered How to Set Label Expression Using a Long Field Type in Toolbox
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comment Script to unzip a file geodatabase not readable by Arcmap
I copied your script, ran it and it worked for me...
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answered How to repair datasource for an ArcGIS XY Event Table/Layer
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Openlayers Vector Rendering
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answered Iterating feature class output file names using ModelBuilder?
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comment Do I need ArcGIS for server to edit my MS SQL Server database?
Are you planning for multi-user editing or require versioning? If not and its just a spatial data store why not simply use a File Geodatabase? Your question will be better answered if you say what you intend to with it as that dictates the limitations of the various storage formats.
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answered Create a custom Identify dialog
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comment ArcObjects Memory Leak with IWorkspaceEdit?
Just an idea, if this is not solved, why not call the Copy Features GeoProcessing tool instead? I assume that will release its memory in an appropriate manner?
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comment ArcGIS ArcMap average values in a single flowline
I find you question confusing, can you upload an image to help explain your text? You talking about sampling along your flowline a thousand points, you make reference to grid points then you start talking about parallel lines and constructing perpendiculars?
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comment Is the error message “The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query” the result of a hardware limitation?
Afraid we need a bit more info, the error message alludes to names, so what are they? What are your inputs and outputs called?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on GPS with QGIS--what happened to the capture point?
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comment Using ModelBuilder to Iterate, Join & Export Feature Classes?
I've just knocked your model together and it works fine for me... So double check that the other datasets you are joining to have the same field values, you would not successfully join "UK" with "uk". Another thing to try is in copy features tool uncheck the environment property maintain fully qualified field names in the field environment property.
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comment Excel Macro to KML using VBA Loop
What I am suggesting can all be done in VBA. I have done it in the past using VBA in ArcMap. I would try to use the XLMDOM route as it will help you in structuring the XML file. But do go through that tutorial first, it will save you hours of head banging!
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comment Using ModelBuilder to Iterate, Join & Export Feature Classes?
If it were me I would feed the output (Feature Class) of the iterator into a Make FeatureLayer tool first as according to the Help the Add Join takes as input a Layer and not a Feature Class.
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comment Changing order of parts in multipart geometry using ArcGIS for Desktop (or ArcPy)?
I know this is an arcpy question but just so you know the ArcObjects interface for manipulating multi-parts is I would have used IGeometryCollection.
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answered Excel Macro to KML using VBA Loop