Python to batch generate QR codes

Posted by in Data, Design, Labeling
Python to batch generate QR codes

This is an overview of a script I developed utilizing python urllib, google’s chart api, and NOAA’s live stream monitoring¬†charts.¬†I created this proof of concept for a paper map that includes some graphic labels for stream monitoring stations, including a QR code that can be scanned to bring up the live chart for the stream […]

Mitigating a broken Normal.mxt

Posted by in ArcMap, GIS

For whatever reason, I’m constantly corrupting my Normal.mxt which causes ArcMap to crash before launching. The remedy is to delete the Normal.mxt at: C:\Users\*USER*\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.3\ArcMap\Templates\Normal.mxt which takes with it all my customization settings, the way my toolbars are set up in the interface and all the custom keyboard settings I have. The last time this happened, […]

My ArcMap keyboard shortcuts

Posted by in ArcMap, GIS

These are the keyboard shortcuts I use to make ArcMap a little more illustrator-like. I think learning keyboard shortcuts is crucial to becoming more efficient and once you get in the habit and practice/force yourself to use them, it will pay dividends in productivity. To set them up, in ArcMap, go to Customize>Customize Mode and […]

Export map layers to gdb with python

Posted by in Data, GIS

Here’s a quick one. I have used this script many times as part of a data inventory workflow. It’s also been handy to start project databases with data from a variety of sources – so I can pluck data out of my source GIS databases into specific project databases. When used in conjunction with some […]