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Nate Moore
Nate supports Geospatial products for Autodesk. His background is in GIS and remote sensing, with government, NGO, and software support/QA experience. His educational background includes a B.A. in Geography and a Master's in GIS. Nate is a certified GISP.
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Hashim and Cecilia put together a nice post regarding Mapguide/Map Server over at the Install and Licensing blog. It's worth taking a look for those of you working with Server 2008 installations, as it will save you quite a lot of licensing hassle when setting up. You are likely to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at GIS Exchange
Map 3D 2011 Update 2 was released a few weeks ago, as was MapGuide Enterprise 2011 Update 2 for Windows and Linux. Topobase 2011 just released Update 2 today for Client and Web. Finally, we would be remiss to not mention that Map Server 2012 is now available for download... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at GIS Exchange
To make your layout REALLY look like a map, a grid overlay helps a lot. So we're all on the same page, here's an example topo (thanks USGS!): Note all the handy tic marks and the grid overlay. Out of the box, Map can do a grid for you too:... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at GIS Exchange
If you are trying to install Map Server 2012 on Windows 7 (which is not a supported operating system!), you might get some FastCGI errors. Those mostly likely go back to when you installed the IIS components for Windows. Formerly, you could get away with a limited subset of Application... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at GIS Exchange
You've long been able to label FDO features with multiple line labels using '\n' in a concat string, as here: CONCAT ( ‘text’, ‘\n’, ‘this’ ) However, with the introduction of Enhanced Styles in 2012, that command changed for enhanced styles to '\P'. I tried out this expression: concat (... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at GIS Exchange
As you may have noticed, it's a little hard in 2012 to change your default workspace after first launch. OK, it's impossible from the CUI. The solution? Startup switches! Take a look at this Technical Solution on startup switches, particularly the /w options: . Editing the Target section of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at GIS Exchange
I occasionally have Map 2011 hang on launch, though it looks accessable. It always takes me a few minutes to remember that sometimes the Commucation Center process (WSCommCtr2.exe) can cause a hang. I usually just go into Task Manager and stop the process, but if this is a major problem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at GIS Exchange
CREATESYMBOL is an undocumented command in 2012 that might be useful to anyone looking for more symbology options for FDO connected data. This command lets you create symbols from raster files or from blocks in other drawings. You can apply them to any FDO connection type. Try it out, or... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at GIS Exchange
This isn’t something that we see too often, but it is possible to add any of the FDO providers that are available here: to Map 3D. Here are the steps (and bear in mind that these aren’t supported by Autodesk – they are kindly made by the open source... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at GIS Exchange
The built in background maps that are available in 2011 are great (they let you very simply use Google, Yahoo, or Bing vector and/or raster layers as backdrops). However, you may have noticed that zooming all the way to your MapGuide site doesn't get you quite as close as in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at GIS Exchange
The other day I was presented with an image that looked pretty blurry when inserted into a drawing, but in other programs had sharply visible pixel boundaries. It was a land use image that looked like this in Map 3D: but like this in other programs: Now, that may not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at GIS Exchange
Getting something like: when you close Raster Design 2011 on Map or Civil? Give this hotfix a try - I think you'll like it. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at GIS Exchange
Until recently, you may have noticed that it was hard (if not impossible) to use your FDO ODBC connections to Excel and Access on x64 operating system (or to do anything else that leveraged ODBC, such as link templates) Luckily, my associate in support, Zac, came up with a great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at GIS Exchange
Get them while they're fresh: · MapGuide Enterprise 2010 Update 2 Server and Web Extensions for Windows · MapGuide Enterprise 2010 Update 2 Server and Web Extensions for Linux · MapGuide Studio 2010 Update Be sure to read those readmes (biggest thing to watch for - back up your repository!) Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at GIS Exchange
Having trouble with MapGuide Enterprise and SQL layers? It could be that you (or your IT dept) hasn't yet applied Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008. There were some indexing fixes in there that are required for MGE 2011, and will help significantly for MGE 2010. The subsequent update... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at GIS Exchange
Hi, Nate here again. I promised more about myself, but rather than take up valuable Geospatial space here, take a look at my freshly updated profile for the full version. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at GIS Exchange
In MapGuide 2010, enhanced logging was made available. The MapGuide WIki has the full set of details, but here's my summary. There's a new section in serverconfig.ini: LogsDetail, in the General Properties. For reference, here's the descriptive section: What does this all mean? You can extract a lot more detail... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at GIS Exchange
Hi Everyone, This is my first post - I'll keep it on topic for now, and post a little about myself next time around. As the title indicates, some users have been having trouble when licensing MapGuide 2011. We found that the addition of a LICPATH.LIC file in \MapGuideEnterprise2011\Server will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at GIS Exchange
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