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Warning of security vulnerability in ArcGIS Server

ESRI have advised customers of a security vulnerability in their ArcGIS Server/Enterprise platform.  This affects version 10.2 through 10.6.  A patch is available and this should be installed as soon as possible.  The vulnerability is fixed in version 10.6.1.  For...

Introduction to ArcPy

Want to learn how to automate tasks in ArcGIS using Python?  We have almost finalised our new 3 day Python course that is focused on the ArcPy site package. Python scripting has become the most widely used tool for extending and customising the capabilities of...

ArcGIS 10.6 doesn’t support ECW files

After installing ArcGIS 10.6, I was disappointed to discover that ECW files were not supported. Refer GeoNet. This is a popular format in Australia and I had many raster images stored in ecw format.  Unfortunately, because the files were not recognised, I couldn’t...

Tasmania State of GIS 2018

The Tasmanian State of GIS conference was held in Hobart on the 18th April 2018.  The venue was once again the RACV Apartment Hotel in Collins St Hobart.  This conference, run by the Tasmanian chapter of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) has an...

ESRI Developers meet at desert oasis

More than 2000 developers descended on the desert oasis of Palm Springs California for the 12th annual ESRI Developer summit. Although I have attended the ESRI International User Conference many times, this was my first developer summit and I was overwhelmed by the...

Basil Fawlty keynotes the Tasmanian ICT conference

Well not really but that’s what it seemed like. In reality he was the Baker from Beechworth, Tom O’Toole, “one of the best motivational speakers in Australia” who performed for the student session at the TASICT 2016 Technology and Innovation Conference in Hobart....

Tasmania GeoRabble #7 in Hobart

Almost 30 geospatial enthusiasts attended GeoRabble #7 at the Republic Bar in Hobart on Thursday 10th November 2016. This was yet another light-hearted romp through the latest activities of an eclectic mix of local Tasmanian GIS connoisseurs. There was also one...

Spot Gen 3 – Review of GPS tracking device

I recently gained some insight into what it is like to be an animal taking part in a tracking survey. We have all watched a documentary or read an article about a GPS getting strapped around the neck of a cow, glued to the head of a seal or even the back of a bee....

ArcGIS slow to open? Then disable online connection

ESRI introduced online connection at ArcGIS 10.1. If you noticed that version 10.1 is much slower to start then this is likely to be the main cause. Each time you start ArcMap or ArcCatalog it connects to an ArcGIS Portal or ArcGIS.com. It repeats this every 10...