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HOWTO: Multi-Line Labels in Arcview 3.x

A client asked me to provide him with a map that has multi-line labels.  Here’s a picture of what he wants. Unfortunately, Arcview 3.x doesn’t natively offer labels that span multiple lines.  Here are the solutions I’ve come up with … Continue reading

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Doing an Import from Farmworks to Arcview

Just a few notes for me. To import a shapefile from Farmworks to Arcview (BMG Nutrient in particular) switching from decimal degrees to UTM in arcview 3.1 1. Export as shapefile from Framworks (Usually done by BMG) 2. Create a … Continue reading

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ArcView Problems

Note to self – when ArcView starts screwing up out of the blue, don’t panic. Empty the local temporary files directory and try again. Doing this first will save a LOT of time.

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Crossing UTM zone or boundaries

We’re in UTM zone 14N here, so all our mapping is based on that. We do some soil samples that spill over into Zone 15N, which throws everything off. Here’s what I did to convert from 15 to 14. This … Continue reading

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Crop Scouting Notes

1. Join Field and Crops into a theme 2. Export that theme as a shapefile 3. Merge Crop scouting points for various days into a shapefile 4. Use Geoprocessing Wizard/Assign data by location to merge Crops and Crop Scouting shapefiles … Continue reading

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Transfering shapefiles from ArcView to Garmin GPS

I wanted to upload shapefiles from ArcView to my Garmin GPS (i.e. change ArcView shapefiles to Garmin tracks). Here are the steps involved 1. Get and install DNR Garmin extension/program 2. In ArcView activate DNR Garmin Extension 3. Select the … Continue reading

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Manitoba Quarter Section Polygons

Manitoba Land Initiative provides a lot of free GIS data for Manitoba. Unfortunately, one thing they don’t provide is a Polygon theme showing quarter sections. Here are instructions for creating a quarter section polygon theme from MLI data Use DNR … Continue reading

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