GIS Overlay Tools

Overlay Tools As a GIS instructor, I always tell my students that its much easier to SEE what the overlay tools do rather than try and describe them.  They are very powerful tools that combine two or more feature classes into a new feature class.  The new feature class picks up all of the attributes…

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Updated Course: Trimble’s TerraSync & Pathfinder Office

GeoMattix Offers Updated Training Course for Trimble GPS Whether you are new to Trimble’s TerraSync or updating to the latest version, our freshly updated training video – GPS Mapping with Trimble’s TerraSync and GPS Pathfinder Office – will get you up and running in no time! [green_tick_2_list width=”100%”] 5 lessons complete with animated lectures and…

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Find the Hot Spots in Your GIS Data

Find Hot Spots in Your Data Does the thought of working with spatial statistics in GIS send shivers up your spine?  Rightfully so for some of the statistics tools.  But not for the Optimized Hot Spot Analysis tool.  It’s an easy to use tool that generates an output feature class complete with an already-symbolized layer. …

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New Training Video Course for Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop

GeoMattix Offers Training Course for ArcGIS v 10.x Whether you are new to GIS in general or just new to ArcGIS for Desktop version 10.x, our new Getting Started with ArcGIS for Desktop training video is the perfect way to come up to speed.  Here are the highlights: [green_tick_2_list width=”100%”] 8 lessons complete with animated…

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Make a Series of Maps Using Data Driven Pages

Creating a Series of Maps Have you tried using data driven pages yet?  It was released with version 10 of ArcGIS for Desktop and it makes the process creating a map book so much easier.  A good example is a river feature.  Making one map for a single, long river will not show enough detail…

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Using the Select Features Tool in ArcMap

Selecting Features in ArcMap Of all the methods for selecting features in your GIS, the Select Features tool is by far the easiest.  With little training, you can begin happily clicking away at your map, turning your features cyan blue – Esri’s default color for selected features.  With a little bit of training, you can…

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New GIS Training Video Course for Excel Data in ArcGIS

GeoMattix Offers Training Course for Mapping Excel Data in ArcGIS How do you get XY coordinate data from Excel into your GIS?  This is a very common workflow and one that challenges GIS newbies – and even experienced GIS professionals who haven’t done it in a while. A lot of times, GPS field data is…

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GeoMattix Kicks off New ArcGIS Workflows Video Series

New Slope Analysis Training Video Walks You through the Entire Process Sedona, AZ, October 3, 2013:  GeoMattix is pleased to announce a new GIS training video course.  ArcGIS Workflows: Slope Analysis is a focused training video that walks viewers through the entire process of performing a slope analysis using Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop software. The…

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CORS Base Stations Off-Line – Government Shutdown

For those of us who post-process our GPS data using NGS/CORS base stations, the government shutdown has just been made even more personal. The CORS stations are administered by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) which is an office of NOAA.  This federal service is shutdown until Congress passes a spending bill that can be approved…

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Make the Esri Service Layer Credits Disappear from Your Map

Esri Service Layer Credits Invade Your Map Have you noticed that Esri inserts service layer credits in your map layout when using one their basemap services?  When you export or print your map, the credits show up in the lower right of the data frame.  Though there is no way to delete the credits, there…

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