Clip Esri StreetMap Data to Your Study Area

by Michele Mattix StreetMap Data As an ArcMap user, Esri gives you StreetMap data for all of North America. The included MXD displays the data in neatly packaged group layers beautifully symbolized and with scale dependencies turned on. As you zoom in and out of the map, more or less detail comes into view.  …

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GISGeoMattix Launches GIS & GPS Training Videos Online

Mobile GIS Videos Provide Immediate Access to Professional Training Sedona, AZ, October 30, 2012: GeoMattix is pleased to announce the launch of www.GISTrainingVideos.com. The website offers eight different training courses available to watch anytime and provides immediate access to professional, mobile GIS training. Courses include Introduction to GPS Technology, GPS Mapping with ArcPad, Integrating GPS…

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Love GPS? Love Shoes? You’ll love this!

Dominic Wilcox, a British designer, has created a pair of GPS shoes. Inspired by Dorothy’s ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz that allowed her to click her heals three times to go home, these magical shoes activate the integrated GPS when you click your heals three times. Read more about it here: And listen…

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History of GPS

Today I’d like to share with you a couple of articles about the history – and one about a possible future – of GPS. First, this recent piece from Mark Sullivan provides a timeline to GPS:  A Brief History of GPS. Next, this article from Jamie Lendino focuses on in-car GPS but it is chock…

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Indoor Mapping is Coming of Age

What do you do when you’ve mapped just about everything under the sun?  You go in out of the sun and start mapping building interiors.  In today’s blog entry, I share with you a few updates to the world of indoor mapping. First, this press release from Aisle411 who have released smart phone apps to…

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Signals of Opportunity

Obtain XY location without GPS?  Check out this proposal from BAE Systems to use ‘signals of opportunity’ such as Wifi and radio signals to hone in on location.  It would work indoors as well as out and would not be subject to jamming of GPS signals.   What do you think? payday loan no teletrack direct…

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Geospatial Technology: Reuniting Families

He was separated from his family when he was just a little boy – lost in a world that found him a new home in a different country.  Many years later, as a grown man, he used Google Earth to retrace his steps – using basic math and his childhood memories of places he knew…

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A License Plate Map of the Nation

GIS professional Michele Mattix (GeoMattix) presents a license plate map of the US.

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ArcPad Workflows – Getting Started

by Michele Mattix When I ask my family what they’d like to have for dinner, I often hear a familiar response: “I don’t know.” If I rephrase the question and ask if they’d rather have stir-fried veggies or spaghetti and meatballs, they are quick to tell me their preferences. It helps to focus the mind…

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Crafting an ArcPad Project in 15 Minutes

My husband had planned a hike in Joshua Tree National Park for a small group of friends.  I love hiking but also saw here  a  perfect opportunity to start up a new project to collect recreational sites with ArcPad.   This is something I’d been wanting to do for a few weeks but never got…

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