Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


After dinner sat down with my homework tonight. I figure I don't know whether I need to go in to class on Thursday until I sit down and do it at home and see if there are any problems.

It went pretty straightforwardly. I'm not done yet, but I did figure out how to fill in the blanks in the fields, (oh, i have to be in an edit session). And now all my buildings have names and numbers. Now I just have to give them stories, which seems like it won't be too difficult. And do the parking lots. Not a big deal. No worries.

Here's a picture of what central campus currently looks like.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Campus geodatabase.

The top image is data frame 1. The bottom image is the geodatabase created from the CAD layer.

I created a raster catalog file, but it turned out blank. I'm not sure what this means, nor how to use it to move on to updating the buildings layer and heads-up digitizing.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Got my husband to somehow uninstall and reinstall the software. Seems to be working now.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Trying to catch up...

I asked my husband if I should do the most recent classwork first or attempt to catch up chronologically. He said I should attempt to catch up chronologically, so that I will fully understand the covered material. so I started with module 1. since I missed the first class. I defined the definitions, i took notes of the PowerPoint. I was good and studious. I made it to module 2. I looked over all that material. I read chapter 4 of the textbook. I downloaded the data for the "active learning exercise."

I had bought the textbook with the 60 day trial on Monday. On Tuesday during my dinner break between work and the school board meeting, i installed it. I wasn't around when it finished installing, but i assumed it did OK because it seems to be installed. Today I dug the envelope it was in out of the trash to find the registration code. (oops). typed it in. was conveniently able to register with what appeared to be no problems.

and then I go to open ArcCatalog and I get this message. "ArcGIS Desktop has encountered a serious application error and is unable to continue."

It asks me if I would like to send an error report. And it doesn't open.

I have never installed any GIS software on this particular computer before. This is my husband's old computer.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

another why i wasn't in class post.

just got home from animal control board meeting. had to go to this one. a lot has been happening in the animal control world.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Project 1

Not sure what to say about this one. People are telling me it looks good, but I think it's a mess. Thankfully the focus here isn't exclusively visual, and note that I managed to pull it off with as few labels and annotations as possible. Yay. That's a relief, anyway.

I did forget to add the real estate disclaimer.

"This map was created for Generic Properties LLC, as a visual representation, based on the best data available. It is not to be used as a property survey, a measure of your exact boundaries, or a treasure map. Do not try to find your way home with it, and do not base your home's site plans on it."

I was going to write a grand satirical real estate disclaimer note. It was going to be funny, unlike the above rather weak attempt.

Anyway, I'm not sure why the manhole covers don't go past AB Tech. No sewer for AB Tech. This is arbitrary and strange. But I figure my hypothetical clients don't care about the sewer lines at AB Tech. Just the ones in Kenilworth.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Subdivision angst

Yeah, I am definitely downloading "subdivisions" and definitely getting "zoning." It is, of course, Sunday, but I called the GIS office in Asheville and told their answering machine about the problem. (since the phone number was handily in the righthand corner of the web page). Maybe they will even fix it tomorrow and then I can make more progress on homework...

Now in GIS 215

Every time I try to download the subdivisions file, I end up with the same thing as the zoning file instead. I guess I will try again.

Missed the first day of class. Had some kind of weird stomach virus. Left work early, threw up my lunch, went home & slept a lot.

I'm not sick that often. It just always seems to happen on the first day of class. Which is insanely irritating.