Category Archives: GIS

Editing in ArcGIS 10

One of the constant criticisms raised about ArcGIS10 is dissatisfaction with the new editing environment. Via the Facebook site F*ck You ArcMap! I found this pearl of wisdom: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/portal/blog/revert-back-arcmap-93-editing-environment-arcmap-10   In this blog post pbond explains how to revert to … Continue reading

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Online lecture: Introduction to GIS

I’ve put a lecture online. I used Prezi to compile it and the lecture can be freely accessed through the Prezi website: http://prezi.com/wredeiqutfe3/introduction-to-gis/ The lecture is the first of five that will form the core of a distance-learning course in … Continue reading

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How to import point (vector) data from Excel to ArcMap

This post is meant to help less experienced ArcMap users with a common work flow. Here I am using ArcMap 9.3. Goal: to import point data from Excel into an ArcMap project. Data: here I am using a table of point data … Continue reading

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ASTER GDEM2 Released

Version 2 of the ASTER Global Digital Elevaton Model (GDEM) has been released by NASA and JAXA. The new GDEM2 attempts to rectify many of the issues with the first version. Tiling issues and anomalies over flat surfaces have been … Continue reading

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New National Digital Elevation Model (Ny Nationell Höjdmodell)

Lantmäteriet, the Swedish Land Survey, is preparing a new national Digital Elevation Model (DEM), called, in Swedish, the Ny Nationell Höjdmodell (NNH). In English this is being referred to as the New National Elevation Model. The NNH will be produced … Continue reading

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DLR releases 25 m SRTM DEM: free!

Here’s some news I missed (until now, obviously): The German Aerospace Agency (DLR) has released a 25 m Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Digital Elevation Model (DEM) dataset covering approximately 60ºN to 60ºS. The shuttle is was launched in an orbit … Continue reading

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5.30 am: glacier monitoring ruminations

The downside of being a scientist rears it’s ugly head: it’s 5.30 am and I cannot stop thinking about glacier monitoring from space. Argh! This happens ever once in a while. I want to sleep, my body tells me it … Continue reading

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