Monthly Archives: August 2012

Converting Between Coordinate Formats Without Using Code

Convert Coordinates Tool

It is always challenging when your coordinates are in Decimal Degrees (DD) format and you need them in Degrees, Minutes, Seconds (DMS).  Amidst this challenge is determining how to do the conversion.  Is it best to open the table in Microsoft … Continue reading

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Welcome to the ArcGIS Ideas Social Bar!


Have a great idea and want to share it with the world?  We’ve got you covered with the new Social Bar in ArcGIS Ideas.  Now you can easily share any Idea with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Email.  Not enough? Hover or click … Continue reading

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Want to redirect your Default Geodatabase?

Have you ever wanted to redirect your Default Geodatabase to a location other than your My Documents folder? This has been a popular idea supported by many users, and at 10.1 and 10.0 Service Pack 5, this is now possible.

At the ArcGIS 10.1 release, you can redirect your Default Geodatabase  through the Catalog Window Options in ArcMap. Click the button on the top right corner of the Catalog Window and then click the Home Folder tab. You can set a new location for your Home Folder by clicking the browse button and navigating to your desired location.

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How to get an authorization file or keycodes file for the new Create Enterprise Geodatabase tool at 10.1


With the changes in how new enterprise ArcSDE geodatabases are created in ArcGIS 10.1, I wanted to share a few tips on how to authorize your geodatabase when it is created, when it is upgraded, and when your license has … Continue reading

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Improving ArcGIS Web Application performance using Google Page Speed

One of the most important parts of web application development and design is the overall performance of the application. It’s important from the beginning stages of development to implement code that does not hinder performance. There are a number of tools available to help monitor the overall performance of a web application during development.

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Recommend ArcGIS Ideas on Facebook!


Have a great ArcGIS Idea you want to share with all of your friends?  Trying to get the word out about an Idea so others can help promote or even collaborate with you on it?   Now you can recommend Ideas to your … Continue reading

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