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    YukonProjections 2009-07-23 - 10:25 - NEW MattWilkie
    Yukon Projections Commonly used coordindate systems for Yukon data. NAD83 / Yukon Albers Default projection for all data coming from Yukon Government, see Yukon ...  
    StandardTopographicSymbology 2009-05-26 - 15:43 - NEW MattWilkie
    How to create a map using NTDB data and NTS style symbology. (DRAFT) Download .style .mxd from http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/geogratis/faq/, follow instructions ...  
    BatchPrintMaps 2009-03-06 - 08:50 - r4 MattWilkie
    A person can bulk print if the ArcMap mxd 's are all ready ahead of time meaning there is nothing to do but open and print. See this batch file: @echo off :: print ...  
    ViewCompanion 2009-03-05 - 10:42 - NEW MattWilkie
    ViewCompanion is an application for viewing, printing and saving HPGL, HPGL/2 and HP RTL files (e.g. generated by a CAD program or HP plotter driver) This is especially ...  
    SanitizeFilename 2009-02-24 - 12:40 - NEW MattWilkie
    I asked ESRI L and the ESRI support forum if there were an arcgisscripting method for sanitizing a filename to get rid of characters which Arcgis barfs on, the meek ...  
    OverrideGdbVersion 2009-01-09 - 14:58 - r2 MattWilkie
    How to override the geodabase version number in a personal geodatabase (.mdb). Useful in the instance where you only have ArcMap 9.2 but someone has given you a pgdb ...  
    UpgradingPython 2008-10-17 - 09:34 - r3 MattWilkie
    Python 2.5 and ArcGIS 9.2 1 Install python 2.5, and the latest corresponding pywin32. 1 Grab the arcgisscripting.py script written by Philippe Le Grand (taken ...  
    DoItYourselfPostscriptPrinter 2008-09-04 - 14:41 - r18 MattWilkie
    Have you ever wanted a postscript printer but just couldn't afford or justify the price? Well here's how you can turn your exising printer into a postscript one. As ...  
    DensifyLine 2008-07-15 - 10:19 - r2 MattWilkie
    A common task is to take a regular grid, say an NTS Index or wildlife survey polygons generated with fishnet , and project it from geographic decimal degrees to UTM ...  
    InstallNTv2 2008-06-18 - 11:28 - NEW MattWilkie
    In Canada, to use the best available geographic transformation method for converting from Nad27 to Nad83 one must acquire grid shift files (gsb) from Natural Resources ...  
    QueryAvailableLicenses 2008-03-11 - 14:35 - r7 MattWilkie
    Does anybody know how to query an ESRI license manager from a script (python or CMD shell) to see how many licenses are available? I have a series of processes ...  
    ReshapeLineUsingTrace 2008-02-06 - 13:26 - NEW MattWilkie
    Is it possible to use the trace tool in ArcMap to reshape a linear feature? The problem is that you cannot select both the feature to trace and the feature to reshape ...  
    ReportArea 2008-01-22 - 11:48 - r6 MattWilkie
    One of the glaring omissions of ArcMap in my opinion is that there is no simple method to easily discover the area of a given polygon in user friendly units. After ...  
    VerticalToolbars 2008-01-22 - 11:38 - r2 MattWilkie
    There's a quirk in ArcMap's toolbar customisation that makes it extremely aggravating to get them verticaly stacked on one another. Well, aggravate no more! A reliable ...  
    RecycleInkCartridges 2006-03-30 - 14:39 - r6 EricDeLong
    Quick question: do you know if the government recycles old ink cartridges from the DesignJet plotters? I have a couple sitting here and would feel a little guilty ...  
    ProjectionDistortion 2006-01-03 - 11:09 - r2 MattWilkie
    One of the first things a GIS practitioner must learn about projections is that it is always a comprimise, you always lose something . Clear understanding of precisely ...  
    ArcView3toSDE 2005-11-29 - 12:01 - r3 MattWilkie
    Enabling ArcView3 to use an SDE data store Installation Configuration For AV v.3.3 and SDE v9.1, install Database Access 2.1g upgrade local: ftp://ftp.geomaticsyukon ...  
    UtmConversion 2005-07-19 - 10:17 - NEW MattWilkie
    Converting UTM to Latitude and Longitude (and Vice Versa) courtesy of Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin Green Bay http://www ...  
    GhostScript 2005-06-24 - 13:08 - r10 MattWilkie
    Creating PDF Maps HowTo Create PDFs without Adobe Distiller. Please see the new and vastly improved DoItYourselfPostscriptPrinter which renders much of this page ...  
    SmartProject 2005-05-05 - 13:49 - r3 MattWilkie
    A workaround for the broken behaviour of PROJECT when run non interactively on datasets with defined projections. The Problem In interactive mode, PROJECT uses the ...  
    BatchTransferAttributes 2005-05-05 - 13:49 - r3 MattWilkie
    Scenario: Data Cov has the attributes we need in region subcoverages; the geometry is unwanted. Geometry Cov has the geometry we need, but no attribute ...  
    DatumConversion 2005-03-21 - 14:11 - NEW MattWilkie
    I hear you're the datum conversion guy. Is there any way to do NAD27 to NAD83 conversions other than in ArcInfo? Salut! Todd Powell I haven't tried these but ...  
    GeoTrans 2005-03-21 - 14:00 - r2 MattWilkie
    Geographic Translator GEOTRANS is an application program which allows you to easily convert geographic coordinates among a wide variety of coordinate systems, map ...  
    PciCustomProjection 2005-03-21 - 13:46 - r2 MattWilkie
    A few months ago Todd Slack in the NWT was having troubles with a projection using Hughe's Ellipsoid. Being the resourceful fellow he is, he figured it out. Being ...  
    ClipRasterWithoutArcInfo 2005-02-28 - 15:16 - r7 MattWilkie
    Ever wanted to quickly clip a raster image and didn't have an ArcInfo license handy? Here's a recipe using OpenEV for that task. Clipping a Raster without ArcInfo ...  
    MeasureLineDistance 2005-02-10 - 14:12 - r3 MattWilkie
    I'm trying to answer what I think is a very simple and fundamental GIS question: what is the distance (total length) of the selected lines? (using ArcMap) Answers ...  
    UninstallOracle 2005-01-04 - 15:14 - r2 MattWilkie
    Oracle is notoriously hard to uninstall, here is the nutshell summary for what needs to be done: 1 Run the Oracle Universal Installer , check the top level check ...  

     

     

     

     

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