GIS Tips – Don’t be afraid of QGIS….there is support out there if you need it

Writing this I am quite aware of the irony of a GIS consultant with over 10yrs of experience writing about how there's a world of help and not being afraid of QGIS.Well, here's a secret *shhh!!* - I only started using QGIS about 3yrs ago due to having to find alternative ways of doing things … Continue reading GIS Tips – Don’t be afraid of QGIS….there is support out there if you need it

GIS Tips – Don't be afraid of QGIS….there is support out there if you need it

Writing this I am quite aware of the irony of a GIS consultant with over 10yrs of experience writing about how there's a world of help and not being afraid of QGIS.Well, here's a secret *shhh!!* - I only started using QGIS about 3yrs ago due to having to find alternative ways of doing things … Continue reading GIS Tips – Don't be afraid of QGIS….there is support out there if you need it

GIS Tips – Cartographic Settings in ArcGIS

 Source: ArcGIS Resourrces Blog, by abuckley on September 18, 200 A lot of people don’t know about the ArcMap Advanced Settings utility – it can help you customize some of ArcMap’s default options and as a result make your experience with ArcMap a bit more efficient and personalized.  The executable file that starts the utility … Continue reading GIS Tips – Cartographic Settings in ArcGIS

GIS Tips – Schedule your work in ArcGIS

Your workload is gigantic, you aren't getting enough work done in the office, so why not SCHEDULE some work? If you have a simple task which you run every day (or night) you may be able to schedule it to run at a set time using the folling method, I am not too sure on … Continue reading GIS Tips – Schedule your work in ArcGIS

GIS Quick Tip – Create an “action” in QGIS

Just found this in QGIS and have had a quick play and really like the way it functions, so wanted to share it with everyone. It's early days, so once I get to grips with it I will post something a bit more descriptive. QGIS has Attribute Actions where an action can be performed that … Continue reading GIS Quick Tip – Create an “action” in QGIS

GIS Quick Tip – Create an "action" in QGIS

Just found this in QGIS and have had a quick play and really like the way it functions, so wanted to share it with everyone. It's early days, so once I get to grips with it I will post something a bit more descriptive. QGIS has Attribute Actions where an action can be performed that … Continue reading GIS Quick Tip – Create an "action" in QGIS

GIS Tips – How to Georeference (give images location) in QGIS using Google Earth

How to georeference a satellite image in QGIS 1. Open the "Georeferencer" plugin:The Georeferencer dialog box will appear:2. Click the "Open raster" icon to add the satellite image.Navigate to the image, select it, and click "Open". The image will appear in the dialog box.The next few steps might take some practice. Do not get discouraged if … Continue reading GIS Tips – How to Georeference (give images location) in QGIS using Google Earth

GIS Tips – Georeference Vector Features in ArcGIS

Problem: Vector datasets are not lining up correctly in ArcMap, and you don’t know their projection Spatial adjustment is much like georeferencing an image, wherein you place control points at known common locations between the target layer and a reference layer, then run a process to align the two. ArcMap’s spatial adjustment toolbar allows you … Continue reading GIS Tips – Georeference Vector Features in ArcGIS

GIS Tips – ArcGIS Scalebar Prints incorrect Scale

Problem: Your scale text says 1 inch = XXX feet, but when you print out your map, 1 inch = something else. It is rare you will be caught making such a mistake, because maps have to be set up in a particular way for it to be noticeable. But if it happens, it is … Continue reading GIS Tips – ArcGIS Scalebar Prints incorrect Scale

GIS Tips – ArcCatalog coords are out of bounds

Problem: When loading data into into a feature class, you get the error “the coordinates or measures are out of bounds” This issue most often arises for me when I am in ArcCatalog using the simple data loader tool. It can also arise when trying to import a feature class into a feature dataset, when … Continue reading GIS Tips – ArcCatalog coords are out of bounds