Scale, color balance, and seam-blend trench photo-mosaic

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Scale, color balance, and seam-blend trench photo-mosaic

This workflow describes the process to export geologic exploration trench log photo-mosaics at scale, then color balance across the segments, and blend seams. This is a followup to the post on rectifying a trench wall photomosaic. This process assumes that all parts of the total trench photo-mosaic have been rectified to a measured grid. This […]

Rectifying a trench wall photo-mosaic to a measured grid

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Rectifying a trench wall photo-mosaic to a measured grid

One of the more behemoth tasks I tackle at my current position is digitizing geologic trench logs. The first step in creating the log is to create the background image of the trench wall. This starts with the geologists in the field taking a series of overlapping photos covering the wall of the trench. These […]

Zip all shapefiles in directory individually

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Zip all shapefiles in directory individually

This script zips individual shapefiles within a defined directory. The zipfiles are named identical to the shapefile itself. This is useful for platforms like CartoDB and MapBox, especially if you are in an Esri workflow. If you are usging a geodatabase, it can be converted to shapefiles, then those shapefiles can be passed through this […]

Batch export mxds in a folder

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Batch export mxds in a folder

Below is python to export all mxd’s in a given directory. I use this very often in my current workflow. This is used when data driven pages is either not appropriate or does not adhere to workflow standards. We need individual mxd’s for each map and each version of each map, individual maps can’t be […]