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Generating statics maps with Google Maps and Python

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Today’s entrance is dedicated to solve a problem that I received from on of the readers of this blog, and I would like to share with you the solution: a small Python script using Google Maps for creating images of static maps to show locations. The main goal is to use this static maps as part of informs, and by using thi script my reader could accelerate and automatize this process. The alternative was doing it using ArcGIS, doing several steps. The problem There is alist of named points with…read more

Geospatial Intelligence, GEOINT

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Today’s entrance is related to an aspect of my skills I have to explore more, here in the blog: Geographical Information Systems. Definition Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT is an abbreviation) is defined by the intersection of the intelligence tradecraft, Geographic Science (GIScience), and Geographic Information Technology (GIT). As a discipline, GEOINT provides decision makers with insights about the ways in which people organize and arrange their activities on Earth’s surface. These insights can prevent surprises, leverage emerging opportunities, counteract threats, or provide time to adapt to a changing situation. GEOINT is…read more

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Adding new Python packages under ArcGIS 10

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Working with Python under ArcMap forced me to understand how to add and use new modules and packages in order to improve my scripts. It’s an important question to solve (at least, for me), due to its implications: reuse code, more functionality, … This questiona arised when I was trying to include a module I was developing with a few functions for a small project that I wanted to use in two different scripts, and I was always receiving the same messages from Python within ArcMap: “No module name ….” The…read more

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Microsoft leaves VBA bleeding to death

Posted by in News, Visual Basic and VBA

A few days ago, I updated ArcGIS (software for creating maps, by ESRI) from version 9.3 to version 10.0. At first glance, a few improvements decided encourage me to do it, but one of the I wasn’t care: VBA was removed as a programming language. I realice it because I couln’d load all libraries I used to work with. After a litle Internet searching, I read that Microsoft has stopped selling VBA licences. What can I do now? I spent a lot of hours learning and programming VBA tools under…read more

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