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Summer Institute on Geospatial Technology

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 09:45

This summer, August 4th through the 22nd, the Washington College Geographic Information Systems Lab in Chestertown, Maryland is conducting a Summer Institute of Geospatial Technology aimed at adult professionals looking to hone their skills.

arcpy.da.Editor (Trials_and_Tribulations)

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 10:15

I was recently asked to create a Python Script Tool to facilitate an editing workflow.  The basic idea for the tool is that the user selects a feature from one feature class and the attributes of this feature are used to update the attribute values for a selected feature in a second feature class.  I created a test environment on my machine and got the basic tool working.  Once I tested it a few times, I understood why the client wanted it.  It really was useful and saved some steps in the editing process. 

Missed the Memo?

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:45

This is a rather eclectic post, but I thought I'd let you know about a couple of issues that I had lately that cost me a good bit of time.

1.  Once the 64-bit geoprocessing patch is installed, personal geodatabases can no longer be read by arcpy Python scripts.

Determining MXD Version with Python

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:00

I was recently asked if I could write a Python script that would walk all of the directories that stored ArcMap documents and catalog the version of each *.mxd.  My immediate answer was "No, I cannot, and here is why..." 

How to Create a Blank Basemap for ArcGIS Online

TipHello Everyone and Happy Belated New Year!!!

I have been rather remiss in posting to my blog lately, but the good news is that I have quite a few things to talk about in the upcoming posts. I thought I would start with an issue that came up today though since it is fresh on my mind.

GIS Industry News and Blogs via GISNuts.com

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:15

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!!! 

My ESRI UC Recap: Survival Tips, Session Highlights, and the ArcGIS Pro Announcement

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 10:30

Styling the Layer Switcher for OpenLayers

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 12:15

Sign Up for the Hacker Sandbox at the ESRI UC

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 16:15

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!!!


Using SQLite in ArcGIS Python Scripts

Monday, May 13, 2013 - 10:00

TipThis 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!!!


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