Quick and Easy Custom Google Earth Legends

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Quick and Easy Custom Google Earth Legends

Here’s a system to rapidly create nice looking Google Earth legends. I’m going to start assuming an already existing kml and known legend items. The data in this example was compiled and converted to Google Earth in ArcMap using the native conversion tools. The legend is initially composed in ArcMap and copy/pasted into illustrator. I’m […]

NACIS 2016

NACIS 2016

Here’s the video of the presentation with slide/content from my original post below. Thanks to NACIS and the PCD coordinators for recording & processing the video and facilitating all the presentations. I presented a workflow using ArcMap, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign this year at NACIS. Below is each slide image and video I used in my […]

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

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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, […]