Thursday, October 30, 2008

October 30, 2008

I finally finished with the Town Annexation map. Made several changes based on the comments from class on Wednesday. I had some trouble with the icons, as they were much too small originally. Also noticed an error in how I grouped some of the annexations, so they were duplicated in two of the maps. Hopefully all my calculations are correct, as I believe the map will be displayed in the Town Council room.
Happy Halloween everyone!

October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

I may actually be understanding the SDE world a bit more following today's class. It's a bit difficult to remember all the steps required to create instances, users, permissions, etc. I did list a few additional steps on the Google Document, so that should help everyone. My big problem today was forgetting to version each feature class so others could view the data.

Pete also helped me a bit after class with the GNIS data. Although I had tried to edit the projection at the office, it didn't seem to work. The data didn't move at all, it wasn't a matter of having chosen the incorrect projection. But Pete was able to make it work, as he usually is so all is well. One more item to cross off my list at work.

Monday, October 13, 2008

October 13, 2008

The lab test was fairly straightforward, at least until I had an error digitizing the new building footprints. It would not allow me to create a new feature because the feature was out of bounds. This was a new error and I wasn't quite sure how to correct it. I did notice I could draw the feature inside where the CAD layer was, just not anywhere else. Not sure if that had to do with the data frame coordinate system. I loaded the buildings shapefile first so the data frame had real world coordinates. I also thought it might be related to the coordinate system of the building footprints layer, but changing that didn't make any difference. I wonder if anyone else had any problems? Maybe Pete can explain?

October 13, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

October 8, 2008

I wanted to share an interesting article with everyone describing "geoweb" and "mashups." It seems there are many newcomers to cartography and we're not alone in our endeavors. Check out the link below for the article.

Our class attempts at using the SDE was definitely interesting. After Steve's changes to the buildings layer, it is obvious more restrictive permissions are needed. But at least we know what it possible now. Looking forward to learning more about SDE in upcoming classes.