… geocoding continued

As I had mentioned in previous email Esri has retired it’s public-facing geocoding and routing services. These services are now only available behind their paywall (through an ArcGIS Online subscription). Esri gives UD a fixed number of credits on our subscription that we can use towards their various services.  The cost for use of their…

ENVI/IDL and ArcGIS/Python integration

I occasionally answer questions on ENVI/IDL and ArcGIS/Python integration. ENVI functions are available as “tools” through the ArcGIS GUI toolbox: “With ENVI 4.8, ENVI’s scientifically proven image analysis capabilities will be available as discrete tools in the ArcGIS toolbox and accessible directly from ArcGIS desktop and server environments. Upon installation of ENVI products, a selection…

Intersect ArcGIS Bug

There is a bug in ArcGIS with the intersect tool (I noticed it when intesecting lines as polylines) that causes the result to be an empty table. To fix this I exported all tables being intersected to a new location (and the output to point there as well). This resulted in the expected output.

Flipped Polar Coordinate System

Problem: NIC/NSIDC Antarctica data was appearing flipped 180 dg, without coordinate system or projection defined. When other polar data, thought to be in the same coordinate system/projection was placed with this data, the other data appears to be flipped 180 in the right orientation (though the data in question is still flipped). Solution: Modify the…

ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap

I recently had a chance to test out ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap (1.1 Beta3), an open source toolbox for interacting with OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM, a popular open-source data repository, gained extra traction in the US after the Haitian Earthquake. This growth came from NGOs, and from some ArcGIS shops with open source leanings, who advocated…