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Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, 10.2 and 10.3 Add-In Released

Pictometry has released a new version of our popular Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop tool for Pictometry Connect. Unlike previous versions, this release has been built as an ESRI Add-In. Previous releases utilized the Extension technology for providing Pictometry functionality within ArcGIS Desktop.

What does this mean to users?

– This release now supports ArcGIS Desktop […]

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?




ArcMap Patch for 10.2 – geocoding against LA County locator services

If you have installed ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 (which I have) and have tried using the Locator Services on our GIS Servers, you have seen failures:

This patch to 10.2 solves this issue: http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/66/metaid/1993#bugs


Pictometry ArcMap Extension for 10.1

For LAR-IAC members, Pictomery has released its ArcMap extensions that will enable you to access the oblique imagery using ArcMap. With the County moving away from locally hosted data (Network Image Warehouse – NIW) toward Pictometry Online, this is a critical enhancement to the suite of tools used to access oblique imagery.

Note […]

ArcMap – redirect your default database

Passing along a post from the ESRI Support Services Blog. Read the full article

Have you ever wanted to redirect your Default Geodatabase to a location other than your My Documents folder? This has been a popular idea supported by many users, and at 10.1 and 10.0 Service Pack 5, this is […]

Changing your default Geodatabase in ArcCatalog

This knowledge article is good news, since my home folder is on a network share drive, which means that everything takes longer to start up. It looks like in 10.1 there is an easy to do this, but since I am still using 10.0 I thought I would share:

Link to […]

Customizing Locators in ArcGIS 10

The US Locator (all dolled up).

LA County maintains customized geocoding rules (actually the ESRI locator was developed by an LA County contractor many years ago, so our rules fit very well). This has helped up maintain geocoding rates about 99.6% of all addresses.

With ArcGIS 10, ESRI has developed a […]

Tips and tricks from New Zealand – and HELP!

Thanks Kayla from passing this along. http://www.ollivier.co.nz/support/annoyance/index.html

Came across this site when searching for information on printing failures and it seems useful & thought I’d share. The PC tuning suggestions are interesting in themselves: http://www.ollivier.co.nz/support/annoyance/index.html#q0


Here’s the weird part. I have a […]

New Release of Pictometry for ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 and 10

Here are the improvements in the new release:

Improved Performance The performance when rendering layers on Pictometry images has been improved, and in many cases greatly improved. Users should notice a distinct difference from previous versions. Most of the improvements were achieved by streamlining the bounding of the layers being displayed. Additional improvements were achieved […]

Spatial Joins failing where points fall on polygon boundaries!

Atlantic Ave & Ferguson Dr

Here is another question for you experts out there.

We have an ArcGIS Server service that performs identify commands. Type in an address, get back the polygon that the address fall inside (Census Tract, etc). Works nicely, except we found a recent issue regarding intersections. Where […]