Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area



Simple Street Index

The simple street index creator, creates a street index and exports to a pdf. The tool selects only roads that intersect the chosen grid layer. It must be run from ArcMap. ESRI has a solution here for creating a map book with index pages but their solution requires a third party python module ReportLab. I wanted a solution that anyone could use. If anyone knows how to code xml and knows the parameters for the Arcmap report writer you could greatly expand the functionality of this tool.
What you get:
• Toolbox
• Script tool configured to the python code
• A blank map document for the tool to do some work in
• 1 preconfigured 8 ½ X 11 landscaped report
• 1 preconfigured 11 X 17 landscaped report

How it works.
• Save the contents of the file to one location.
• Open a session of Arcmap.
• Load your streets and grid files into the map(you don’t have to it just makes things easier)
• Open your catalog window and navigate to where you saved the files
• Open the SimpleStreetIndexCreator.tbx
• Open the Simple Street Index script tool
• Parameter 1 is the streets layer or feature class
• Parameter 2 is the grid layer or feature class
• Parameter 3 is the street field you want to create the index with(Street Name or Full Street Name)
• Parameter 4 is the grid field you want to create the index with(Grid_ID)
• Parameter 5 is the folder you want to save the index
• Parameter 6 is the name of the index you don’t have to put .pdf on the end the program will do it for you, but you can if you want you may also select any other format that the Arcmap report writer will support
• Parameter 7 is the index layout there are two preconfigured reports in the download for you to use. Pick 8 ½ X 11 Landscape or 11 X 17 Landscape
• Click OK and let the tool run
• When the tool has finished navigate to the work space you selected in parameter 6 and look for the name you selected in parameter 7

There is a known issue that I have not figured out yet see this post Simple Street Index Creator ,but go ahead and give it a try


GISP Certification Changes Coming

Tripp Corbin has provided us with his presentation and information about the new GISP requirements.

Other helpful information about the new requirements:’s/Future%20Directions%20for%20GISCI%20and%20the%20Exam%20NC%202-25-15.pptx

2015 NCGIS Conference

“Mobile and Global”

“From an ‘outsider’s perspective,’ when you look at the numbers, the consistency and reputation of the NC GIS Conference, it is by far the best state conference in the entire country.”
• Wendy Nelson, Executive Director of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)

Plan to attend the best state conference for GIS professionals! More than 1,000 people attended in 2013. The 2015 North Carolina GIS Conference will return to the Raleigh Convention Center. This first rate facility, a revitalized downtown, and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will add to your conference experience.

NCGIS2015 will feature topics that give you information needed to increase your GIS know-how. Learn about refreshed data resources, see demonstrations of new apps, gain exposure to emerging technologies, and become familiarized about the relationship between GIS and the development of public policy. NCGIS2015 will provide you with what you need to make a positive impact on GIS within your organization.

Visit the website for details. A preliminary program will be posted soon. No paper preliminary programs or forms will be mailed.

Quick Facts

Conference Registration for February 26-27:

$150; $175 after February 3
Full-time student: $35

Hotel: Sheraton Raleigh Hotel – Call 800.325.3535 and mention NC GIS Conference for a special rate for singles/doubles. Or use the online reservation link.

CURISA Workshops, February 25, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Sheraton Hotel Register online – $125 CURISA members; $165 non-members; $185 after February 3

Exhibitors: Visit the website or contact David Giordano,

Questions? See or contact CGIA:, 919.754.6580

Duncan-Parnell Training Webinar – Field data collection for Esri® users

Duncan-Parnell is presenting a webinar in a couple weeks.  It is going to cover a lot of different field collection options.  Registration is free.  Feel free to pass on to interested parties.

Webinar – Field data collection for Esri® users

There are several new solutions from ESRI and Trimble that allow easy field data collection and seamless integration back into your GIS geodatabase.  Whether you need to populate a GIS for the first time, update your existing GIS database, or simply view and query GIS data in the field, there is a tool out there.  During this webinar, we will go over the workflows and options of:


ESRI’s Collector for ArcGIS

ESRI’s ArcGIS Online

ESRI’s ArcGIS for Windows Mobile

ESRI’s ArcPad *using ArcGIS Online services

Trimble’s TerraFlex

Trimble’s TerraSync  *now integrates with ArcGIS


iOS devices (iPhones, iPads)

Android devices (phones and tablets)

Trimble’s new hardware


December 10, 2:00 – 3:00 PM –Register here –

December 11, 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Register here –


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Duncan-Parnell, Inc

4405 International Blvd

Suite B115

Norcross, GA 30093

Cell: 704-763-5527

Office: 770-931-0844

Fax: 770-931-0813/919-460-8896

Wes Miller Python Code

At todays meeting, Wes demonstrated some pretty fancy code wrangling in ARC. For those people interested in seeing the code work on your machines, We’ve included the snippets here with Wes’ permission.

Discounted training at SCARC 2014 GIS Conference

Need discounted training?   Unable to attend the 2014 conference? 

If any of these apply to you, than you should register for a post-conference workshop!

SCARC is able to offer the following post-conference workshops at deeply discounted prices.  You can register for a post conference workshop without registering for the conference (just choose the ‘post-workshop only’ option at registration).  If you have already registered for the 2014 conference you can return back to the registration page and modify your registration.  If you are still planning to register, please consider adding a workshop to your registration.

Register now for a post conference workshop!




Class Size

Date Offered




Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM,   GISP




2 Days

more info

Javascript for the Absolute   Beginner

Amy Wright Webber, MS GISc,   CTT+, GISP




1 Day

more info

ArcGIS Online from
A to Z

Kevin Remington, GISP




1 Day

more info

ArcSDE/SQL Server for   ArcGIS 10.x

Kent Rothrock




1 Day

more info

Discounted Training Offered by Tripp Corbin with eGIS Associates, Inc.

GIS Professionals of the Pee Dee and beyond… see below for a discounted training offer from Tripp Corbin with eGIS Associates, Inc.

If interested, act quickly – class is Monday the 10th of June!

ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows
June 10-12, 2013
Navigation Electronics (NEI) Office in Norcross GA
Cost: Normal $1,325.00 (With 15% Discount – $1,126.25)

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc. |
678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax
Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate

Helpful LiDAR Links from the last meeting

The Pee Dee GIS Users Group would like to thank Gary Merrill and Veronica Moore for their excellent presentations about LiDar in the last meeting. Please see below some of the links they provided in their presentations that will make LiDar easier to use and understand.

Gary Merrill

ftp access: Hydrolines, Intensity Images, Terrains

LiDAR and Related Data Products / Status

LAS Point Cloud data (Raw and Classified)

Bare-earth DEMs

Center for LiDAR Information & knowledge

Veronica Moore

Accessing LiDar




Other Links

Simply click the Draw Area button and draw a box around the area you need.

A Free GIS / Mapping Webinar You Won’t Want To Miss!

New GIS & Mapping Technology and What It Means for You.

  • GPS/GNSS – How it’s evolving.
  • GPS Analyst, Pathfinder Office, and ArcGIS –
    What works together and what has changed.
  • Differential Correction – What’s new.
  • ArcGIS for Windows Mobile can now be
    differentially corrected.
  • ArcPad and TerraSync Tips & Tricks.

Dec. 6, 10:00 AM EST

Dec. 14, 10:00 AM EST

This webinar is free. To register click on your preferred date above.

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