Introduction to PIM Attributes

A quick review of the pimConfiguration to the pimFeature shows ...
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The PIM Feature, Introduction and Application in GIS

In a previous post, we discussed the meaning of the pimConfiguration as a collection of elements in the Platform Independent Model (PIM). One of those elements (in fact, the most important geospatial one) is the pimFeature. The pimFeature is that ...
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Exploring the PIM: Versions and Users

This post will begin to introduce PIM and PIM API organization. The PIM API is coupled with the tables and views in the PIM based on the rule set discussed in the previous post. The fundamental object (and table) in ...
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Understanding Geospatial Data Rules in the Platform Independent Model (PIM)

This post continues a series describing our approach to using a platform-independent approach to managing data models and standards. In any situation where a geospatial data model is agreed upon and adopted by multiple participants, management of the model itself ...
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Applying Flexible, Yet Standard, Geospatial Conventions

Previous posts have touched the problems that traditionally face those wanting some geospatial consistency in data collection, data presentation, and data understanding. These issues drive much of the continual interest and push for increased Metadata and many of the "Use ...
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Expanding Usefulness of Geospatial Data Standards

Background: While many organizations see the clear advantages of establishing and using geospatial data standards, obtaining compliance from constituents continues to be a frustrating, and costly, problem. Users are frequently reluctant to adopt a new standard given the potential cost ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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