A GIS news and blog aggregator has been added to GISNuts.com. I added this page about three weeks ago but wanted to let it run for a while to make sure that everything was working properly before making a formal announcement. All seems to be well with the site, so please check it out!!!
Going to the ESRI UC??? Be sure to check out the Hacker Sandbox. Esri is calling it an unconference event and opening up time slots to get users to hold discussions or make presentations about Dev topics. If you're going...sign up for a time, then you can lead a discussion or pose a question to folks working on stuff like you! Some Esri staff are going to present things as well. I am certainly going to check it out!!!
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: