How ArcMap Aligns Your Data

[sharebox sharetext=”Share This Page”] [/sharebox] For today’s video blog topic, it’s back to the basics.  Understanding coordinate systems and how ArcMap handles them is fundamental to a proper understanding of GIS.  This is a topic a struggled with — a lot ! — when I was first learning GIS on my own. In this video,…

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Displaying Weather Data on a Web Map

Recently one of my clients installed a series of seven weather stations around their extensive property.  The main purpose of the weather stations was to monitor precipitation to facilitate their monthly water reports required by the state.  Also, the weather data was useful for management and planning.  The weather stations were working perfectly.  The problem…

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Adding Esri PRJ Files to Your Computer for Use in Trimble Pathfinder Office

With ArcGIS for Desktop version 10.1, Esri chose to no longer include the list of all projection files.  They say it is because there are simply too many.  You still have access to them, but they are not stored on your computer. The Problem For Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office Users, this presents a problem when…

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The Backup AXF File

Last week, I showed you how to perform a fake check-out for your ArcPad Trimble Positions data.  Today I share with you a video that shows how to take advantage of the backup AXF file that is automatically created with Trimble Positions.  It is an alternative to the fake check-out. [sharebox sharetext=”Share This Page”] [/sharebox]

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Fake Check-Out for ArcPad and Trimble Positions

If you ever need to undo all of the post-processing you’ve done to your ArcPad data then you will need to perform a fake check-out.  In this video, I show you how it’s done.

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GeoMattix Offers New Trimble Positions for ArcPad Training Video

New Training Video Provides Immediate Access to Trimble PositionsTraining    Sedona, AZ, February 20, 2013 GeoMattix is pleased to announce a new GIS training course for Trimble Positions. GPS Mapping with ArcPad and Trimble Positions provides training on Trimble’s new Positions software for the ArcPad workflow.  The training video is suitable for: Trimble ArcPad users…

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Review of the Trimble Positions ArcPad Workflow

by Michele GeoMattix Post-Processing GPS Data Collected with Esri Software When Trimble announced that GPS Analyst was not going to be updated for ArcGIS for Desktop v10.1, I knew they had something brewing.  After a lot of wondering, they have finally announced the new Trimble Positions suite of products.  These products provide post-processing functionality for…

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Designing a Successful GPS Data Dictionary

What Makes a Good GPS Data Dictionary? by Michele GeoMattix      [sharebox4 sharetext=”Share This Page”] [/sharebox4] I recently designed a very complex GPS data dictionary for a client.  Typically, Trimble data dictionaries are pretty easy to create.  What made this one challenging is that it is for an on-going project so the data dictionary had…

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Design a Custom Workflow for Mobile GIS

by Michele Mattix Using GPS to collect GIS-ready data means introducing new hardware and software into your workflow.  More than likely a one-size-fits-all workflow simply won’t cut it.  Why not?  Think about how your organization handles GIS. You may have a dedicated GIS department with some technicians, a few analysts, and even a developer or…

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7 Habits for Collecting Quality GPS Data

by Michele Mattix You’ve bought your GPS equipment and you’re ready to start collecting data for your GIS.  That’s great!  But before you dive in and do something foolish, take a moment to learn how you can prepare yourself to collect good, quality GIS data you’ll be proud to hand off.   1.  Understand how…

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