October 2019
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SoCal URISA Workshop

SoCal URISA is hosting an Open Source Workshop, introducing attendees to PostGIS, Geoserver, OpenLayers and QGIS. (Bring your laptop.)

Presenter: Jeff Johnson from Boundless Location: Palomar College (about 30 minutes north of San Diego) When: Saturday, June 28, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Cost: Free for SoCal URISA members, otherwise purchase or renew your […]

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 – CONNECT New Release

For Desktop 10.1 users only:


ArcGIS 10.2.2 available

I’ve heard about a lot of issues with ArcGIS 10.2.1 (I’m still on 10.2) – but here you go!


Improving ArcGIS Performance with PerfQAnalyzer

Passing the information about this valuable tool along – it appears to have a number of enhancements.

In the Spring of 2012 [Esri] released the PerfQAnalyzer tool, which assists users in capturing render and edit times within ArcGIS for Desktop. This tool is a free, unsupported, downloadable tool offered to the Esri user community which […]

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?




Geocoding Service Patches

Esri has released two new service patches related to Geocoding.


ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 (Desktop, Engine) Batch Geocoding Results from Geocoding Service Patch


This patch addresses an issue encountered when batch geocoding against a geocoding service, the output attributes in the geocoded results may be associated with the incorrect input attributes. ArcGIS […]

Open Source GIS 101, Introduction

In the world of open source software, one fact is clear. Everyone has different opinions about which software they prefer. Newcomers to open source GIS software are often confused by a seemingly chaotic mix of software applications.

So where do we start learning?

For the newcomers, this is an introduction to a short series of […]

Pictometry Online – Parcels updated weekly!

I have completed working with Pictometry to make an important change to the parcels shown Pictometry Online. There is a new layer called Parcels (Streamed) which is coming directly from the County’s servers, and is updated weekly.

In the past, parcel data was uploaded to Pictometry and pre-rendered in a Web Mapping Service […]

Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop – updates released

Hi there,

Pictometry has released is newest versions of “Connect” – which enable you to connect to Pictometry Online using your established username and passord.

Make sure you download the correct version.

Link to the Pictometry download page

Release Details below: