There is this time of the year when the presents are unboxed and the new year hasn’t started yet, when a lot of people (including me) find some time for tinkering on personal projects. And I guess I am not the only one around here who is working on software projects. But because a proper code editor can make a huge difference, I want to introduce you to my favorite tool for the job: Atom, a free, open source, modern and extensible, cross platform editor.
Let’s face it: being a geoscientist and writing code goes hand in hand in recent times. Most programs have their own code editor like MatLab with its m-file generator or R with its handy version of RStudio. But when it comes to webmapping and direct code writing in an open environment you are mostly sticked to a certain editor which has some syntax higlighting and maybe a syntax checker like Notepad++, kate or textwrangler.
As Daniel already wrote: There is an awesome tool available online. With geojson.io you will be able to add, edit and remove spatial data used maybe in webmapping application online without using a GIS system anymore. Now I made a little video about the usage.
Editing in ArcGIS can be hell of a work. In this video I show some advanced and maybe useful tools in the editor toolbar which might improve your everyday work… If you don’t know how to do the simple stuff, stick with this one by reading more: