A long time ago, on a blog-hosting site far far away, there was a blog called ArcDeveloper (not to be confused with ArcDeveloper.Net, which came later and did more). That was my first blog. It went in a few different directions. I wasn’t happy with it, so I killed it. There’s nothing to link to now.
Anyway, one of the posts I did on that blog had to do with creating derived geometry classes in .Net. The basic premise is simple: create a class that inherits from one of the ArcObjects geometry classes and then extend it to fit your needs. My application at the time had to do with writing an ArcGIS client for Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) feeds. Continue reading “Derived Geometry Redux”
Okay, this really has nothing to do with GIS but I wanted to get this info out there. I have a particular piece of software that I use regularly that involves connecting a device to my PC to exchange information. This software does not work with IE7 yet. Since automatic updates doesn’t really give you any choice in the matter (I love coming down in the morning and finding a new browser), this created a problem for me.
I found the following software that lets you install previous version of IE in standalone mode: http://tredosoft.com/Multiple_IE. I imagine it may have applicability for testing and such but it also solved my problem.
…in for a dollar.
I’ve been blogging about zigGIS a lot (more than I had planned to, really). So, today, I joined the project. If you go to the site, you’ll see “bill” listed as one of the project owners. That’s me.
I had a long IM session with Paolo today and there’s a lot to do. It’s an amazing project that has a lot of potential. Not just for PostGIS but other data sources as well. This is my first time joining an open-source project so that’ll be a learning experience for me as well. You can’t be a lurker forever…
Paolo has posted an update to zigGIS. This update deals more effectively with data layers that have an SRID associated (SRID != -1). They now seem to overlay well. On-the-fly reprojection is still not working but he is working on it. Archaeogeek recently posted about some issues getting zigGIS to work. Continue reading “zigGIS Update”
Paolo has created an installer for zigGIS and has also posted an installation guide. He has packaged together all of the correct versions of the supporting components so it solves the problems I described in an earlier post. I would highly recommend using the installer to get started.
The ESRI Federal User Conference is almost here. I’ll be going this year because my company is doing a booth. I like to refer to this event as the “UC-Lite” in that it’s smaller and more focused.
I highly encourage anyone in the DC/MD/VA region to go. First of all, admission is free to all federal employees and it’s only $100 for state and local employees. If you can take the time and have the travel budget, I’d say go. Although, it’s the “Federal” UC, there’s enough general exposure to ESRI technology that this event is a nice alternative for those who can’t make San Diego. Basically, you see a lot of government applications of the technology but the concepts will cross over well to other markets and applications.
Of course, this event occurs in my back yard so I’d like to see it thrive. See ya in DC…
Greetings to all and wishes for a peaceful and prosperous 2007. And, for those of you keeping track at home, today would be “seven swans a-swimming”.
I’m heading out for a business trip tomorrow that keeps me gone for the rest of the week so it’s time to pack away the decorations. Typically, we wait until after Three King’s Day but my travel schedule won’t allow for that this year.