December 2013
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LARIAC4 approved by the Board


This Tuesday, December 3rd, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved the contract with Pictometry International Corp to acquire digital aerial imagery and QAQC services – collectively known as LARIAC4.

Link to the Board Agenda (LARIAC4 is item 15) Link to the Approved contract

As the project director, I am excited […]

How to install ArcView 3.x on Windows 7

Why ArcView 3? Well, for shapefiles it just works better, and as I just passed along, some of the functions for table editing (especially with the XTools extension) are just fantastic. Here are some more reasons.

As well, when was the last time that your GIS program started in less than […]

Parsing strings in Arcmap

Thanks to Mike for posting about this – I need to do this a lot during processing, and this is really helpful – I sometimes go back to ArcView 3 in order to use my favorite function: the .AsTokens() function.

Here’s how to do this in the real world?



GIS Day 2013 pictures

For those of you who would like to relive GIS Day 2013, I’ve posted some pictures from GIS Day 2013.

If you have some pictures that you would like to add, please contact me.

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See you […]

Powermap for Excel offers free mapping inside of Excel

This was passed along to me yesterday and I gave it a quick shot. While it doesn’t have all of the functionality of the ESRI plugin, with the capabilities for uploading and sharing, it does have some pretty neat visualization tools, and it is free, which is quite nice. Especially the fact that geocoding doesn’t […]