Exporting ESRI Silverlight Graphic Layer to Google Earth

On my current project I was tasked with exporting our map layers to Google Earth. This was simple for the ESRI ArcGIS Server layers, since Server has out-of-the-box support for KML. However, as would be the case, we don’t use ArcGIS Server for all of our layers. We also use ESRI Graphic Layers for rendering […]

Using Arc2Earth for Tile Caching across Air Gapped Networks

Update 9/15/18 – Arc2Earth no longer offers subscriptions or services.  Zekiah supports many organizations, especially in the federal government, that have a need to run ArcGIS Server on networks that are not connected to the internet. Oftentimes, these organizations use tiled basemaps that are built from data or services that are available (whether free or […]

Drupal 6: Creating a Blog Archive and Topics Menu in Views

Once you begin to get some age on your blog, it can be helpful to create a side menu block to help users find posts by either date or topic. The first part of this post will deal with creating a side menu block sorted by month and year. The second part will deal with […]

Understanding SDSFIE 3.0 Compliance

One of the more critical, and somewhat confusing, concepts in the SDSFIE 3.0 is the notion of what constitutes a ‘compliant’ data set. SDSFIE 3.0 offers considerably more flexibility in schema options than earlier releases. This capability was created to permit individual DoD users some naming options to accommodate existing legacy applications that use geospatial […]

Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE): Five Fundamental Tools

The Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE) is the single Department of Defense spatial data standard that supports common implementation and interoperability for installations, environment, and civil works missions. SDSFIE is being managed by the Defense Installations Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI) Group. The DISDI Group is a formal governance group reporting to […]

Developing Rates for Government Contracts, Part 2

Welcome back for Part II! Last post we discussed the various type of contracts (Firm Fixed Price, Time & Materials, and Cost Plus Fixed Fee) and started to get into what we call indirect cost “pools” – Fringe, Overhead and General & Administrative. For this post, we will delve a bit further into what makes […]

Implementing a Lightweight Google-Like Search Using .Net

One of the requirements for my current project was to implement searching capabilities that were “Google-like”.  When I heard this, I immediately thought about solr, which some colleagues have recommended as an enterprise search engine. And it does look good. However, after reading the description, I realized that this wasn’t a good fit for my […]

Developing Rates for Government Contracts, Part 1

Zekiah has been working in the complicated government contracting world for over a decade as a small business. In that time, we have been asked many times by other companies, most of the time new starts ups but sometimes established companies much larger than us, how to develop indirect rates for Cost Plus Fixed Fee […]

Implementing Data Encryption With Symmetric Keys in Microsoft SQL Server

Starting with the 2005 version, Microsoft SQL Server has included new encryption capabilities that all administrators, programmers and database analyst should be aware of. Since then SQL Server has been able to natively support both hashing and encryption. When planning your encryption or hashing solution, first you need to decide if you will be storing […]

Integrating SharpMap with the Esri ArcGIS API for Silverlight

Note: The project described in this post also makes use of ArcGIS Server. If you intend to use the Esri ArcGIS API for Silverlight/WPF without ArcGIS Server, you should review the license agreement. If you have spent much time with the Esri ArcGIS API for Silverlight, you know it provides a lot of capabilities and […]