Digital Geography

ArcGIS tutorial 2: the ModelBuilder

ArcGIS is a geographic-information-system (GIS) developed by ESRI. Being widely used and the sheer amount of functions and add-ons are maybe the important causes for being a big-player at universities as well. Therefore we will present you some basic tutorials for learning and enjoying ArcGIS: Tutorial 1: ArcGIS tutorial 1: how to georeference a map?! Tutorial 2: the ModelBuilder objective Create a model with the ModelBuilder to automate different workflows in ArcGIS. Therefore we will connect input-data with different tools in a model diagram. what do you need ArcGIS 9 or 10 time effort depends on model complexity. minimal 10mins

“Python” or the agony of choice

The work as a geographer with statistical and remote-sensing related focus arise the necessity of mastering a programming language sooner or later. Lets choose: C, C + +, Java,. Net, C #, VBA decide, etc., but you should ask yourself, what you want to do with your new skills. For me it was important to learn a possible open-source-based language construct. More important to me was the possible range of applications, simple language constructs and documentation, and a widespread use in GIS-related environments. The new language should also be a language that is compatible with applications that I already know…