“A picture is worth a thousand words”

~ Fred R. Barnard

Dabbles in data visualization – GIS, 3D Modeling, Data Formatting, Graphic Design, Cartography, Geovisualization, Remote sensing, infographics, graphic design, web design...

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Aerial Imagery Tile Sever [BETA]

Aerial Imagery Tile Sever [BETA]

In the near future I’m going to start publishing my aerial imagery. The Goal is to use all open source applications and have several options for download. The following applications were used for the map below: VisualSFM, PMVS, CMPMVS: Used to create the point cloud, mesh and stitched photo QGIS: Used to georeference the imagery....
Creating Cartograms with ArcGIS Desktop

Creating Cartograms with ArcGIS Desktop

Cartograms offer an interesting way of displaying data. In a since the map adopts a customized projection based on the values of the data being represented. The following link below provides instructions and a script to get you started. http://blogs.esri.com/esri/gisedcom/2009/10/16/exploring-data-using-cartograms-within-arcgis-desktop/ If your looking for ideas, check out this 1960 map on freight tonnage on the Mississippi River...
ArcGIS Online Map with Slider

ArcGIS Online Map with Slider

Obesity and diabetes have become an epidemic problem in US and its almost certain that someone you know is/has been effected by these two issues. This ESRI Storytelling with Maps blog is hosting a map that shows the correlation between the two using a swipe tool. View the live map For more information on Storytelling...
Adding Style to your maps

Adding Style to your maps

If you work in ArcGIS like me, you know it lacks in the cartographic style department. The ESRI Mapping Center has put together a collection of maps and tutorials on how to spruce up your maps and get away from the boring, out-of-the-box styles. Click on the map you like and get short tutorials on...

Handling XML with Python in ArcGIS

XML has become very popular in giving users the ability to parse large amounts of data between programs and databases. Many have adopted XML schema and developed variations of the it. HTML, KML and the popular GPX schema have a very similar look to XML. Using python and more specifically ArcPy, the ESRI blog user...
ArcGIS for the Android Platform [update]

ArcGIS for the Android Platform [update]

[update 3/28/2012] Now available in the Amazon Appstore The ArcGIS Android app has bee available as a beta version from the ESRI developers resource center for about a year, but there has been Iphone and Windows Mobile versions available for some time now. On Monday  (Octobe 25, 2011) Android finally revived an official version. From my initial thoughts, it seems to...
Government Releases New Online Data Tools

Government Releases New Online Data Tools

Last week in an initiative to be more transparent with spending the Obama administration released a new website, performance.gov.  The website is filled with maps, tables, graphs and data available to the to public for free.  There are also links to other initiatives to help the public understand where our our tax dollars are going…and...
Raster to XYZ in ArcMap

Raster to XYZ in ArcMap

The other day I need to convert multibeam and lidar data to and ASCII format for a colleague.  I have a python script that acquired several years ago for doing this, but I needed a method that people unfamiliar with python could use.  So here’s the method I came up with… Note: This method was...
ColorBrewer Version 2.0 (New)

ColorBrewer Version 2.0 (New)

Some of you may already know about this – Recently a new version of ColorBrewer called ColorBrewer 2.0 (colorbrewer2.org ) was released by Axis Maps . ColorBrewer is a web tool for selecting colors for maps. The original ColorBrewer was released in 2002. Here are some of the new features: * In the original version...

ESRI conference ending

Waiting for the closing talks at the conference. The room is about third of the size that the opening room was. ChadSent from my mobile

ESRI Conference next week

My plan is blog the ESRI UC next

Tips for exporting to Adobe Illustrator format (AI) so CYMK colors are maintained

Tips for exporting to Adobe Illustrator format (AI) so CYMK colors are maintained Link: http://blogs.esri.com/Support/blogs/mappingcenter/archive/2007/09/20/tips-for-exporting-to-adobe-illustrator-format-ai-so-cymk-colors-are-maintained.aspx