GIS, Mapping, Analysis & Tools

Issues, problems, tips and tricks.

Evaluation of OpenSource Software

OpenSource programs are increasingly becoming used by small non-profit and government agencies who simply don't have funding for expensive corporate software packages.  I'd like to hear from users of OpenSource software to find out what thier experiences are and how useful these programs might be to other small organizations looking to save money but still have capacity.

Annotation Geodatabase

An annotation geodatabase is a great way to control annotation in your map. When converting labels to annotation in ArcMap, choose to save to annotation geodatabase instead of in the map. This will create an annotation feautre class in a personal geodatabase. Then, when you want to change the annotation (font, location, etc.), begin an edit session and away you go!