GIS Tips – Create and Share layer packets (.lpk) in ArcGIS Explorer

I've currently been inundated with projects that need the ability to share GIS data in their projects and most of them don't really understand why they pay £10,000 for a survey and then £75k - £100k for a server solution to share it, let alone understand what GIS really is and WHY they need it … Continue reading GIS Tips – Create and Share layer packets (.lpk) in ArcGIS Explorer

GIS Tips – Display Some Text Labels from Attribution and not Others – ArcGIS

We've all been there, an awesome map and you need to label the features based on the attribution of a feature..... ....only you just realised that the feature is classified and you only want to show the values associated with one of the classifications, so what do you do? The usual answer to the question … Continue reading GIS Tips – Display Some Text Labels from Attribution and not Others – ArcGIS

GIS Tips – What is topology and why do I need it?

In 1736, the mathematician Leonhard Euler published a paper that arguably started the branch of mathematics known as topology. The problem that led to Euler's work in this area, known as "The Seven Bridges of Königsberg," is described in the accompanying article "Conundrum Inspires Topology." More recently, the United States Census Bureau, while preparing for … Continue reading GIS Tips – What is topology and why do I 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 – 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