This post summarizes a talk that I gave this past month at two different GIS conferences: SCAUG and LARSGIS. Thus, I'd like to start by giving a shout out to all of my friends and fellow GIS enthusiasts that attended these conferences and a thanks to all of you that attended my talks!!!
Many of you are probably familiar with the arcpy.Exists() function. The documentation for arcpy.Exists() states that the function:
Determines the existence of the specified data object. Tests for the existence of feature classes, tables, datasets, shapefiles, workspaces, layers, and files in the current workspace. The function returns a Boolean indicating if the element exists.
When I write .NET Add-ins for ArcGIS, I use a GISNuts class library that I have written. It contains a utilities class with various helper functions as well as several classes that each inherit from an esri ArcObject. For example, I have a GISNutsLayer that inherits from esri's FeatureLayerClass (ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.FeatureLayerClass).
A couple of weeks ago, I received a GISNuts form submission from Melissa Abraham at the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) announcing the release of the Arches project. Arches is an open source, web- and geospatially based information system, built for the purpose of inventory management of immovable cultural heritage. The project is a collaboration between the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF). I check
While editing in ArcGIS Desktop, I often find the feature that I want to edit/inspect in the feature attribute table. I dislike having to move my mouse over to the Editor Toolbar to expose the sketch of the feature by either double-clicking on the feature with the Edit Tool or by clicking on the Edit Vertices button on the Editor Toolbar. I usually have to hunt down
As I mentioned in my last post, I have been working on adding an optional rotation angle to the Rectangular Buffer Tool. I had to brush a few cobwebs off of my trig skills, for polar coordinates were a long time ago for me. It was a lot of fun though, and it is ready to go! The tool now looks like this:
I am giving this post the bug icon, for it sure seemed like a bug at the time. However, it is not really a bug. Instead, it is an example of something that will cause errors. I thought I would share to save others the frustration.
I saw this new GIS job site mentioned on LinkedIn, and shortly thereafter, one of our users posted on our forums about it. I checked it out and was impressed. It's spatial , and definitely the way I want to search for my next job! It is a product of Development Faction