Moving ArcView files...a
Other possibly useful tools, scripts
When moving a map from one computer to
you ever had the new file ask you, over and over again, to locate all
shape files and .dbf files? If so, consider the following
particularly when there are many shape files in a single project.
When you go to File|Save Project
As in ArcView,
you create an .apr file that is a "project" file. This file is a
template that brings back the shape files you chose with the themes
the way you chose them to be colored, and so forth. It is the top level
of a spatial hierarchy! The .apr file is a text file
Text files can be edited in text
editors, such as
First, open up the .apr file in
ArcView and set the
working directory to something you want. Then, save the .apr file
again, from ArcView.
Next, open up the .apr file in
NotePad (it may ask
to put the file in WordPad if the file is too large--that is fine).
Use the "find" command to find the
of "path c:\esri" or wherever the shape files were saved.
Then, use the replace command to
with d:\esri (or whatever you need). You may or may not wish to
a global replace command. You retain the most control simply by
use of the "find" command and typing in suitable changes.
Online mapping--conversion of ArcView
to html mapping.
Point-in-polygon script (not in the
package--it's in my ifs space and is called ptinpoly.ave--help
This script allows you to count the number of points inside given
So, you need a point file and a polygon file (such as a buffer file) to
be active. Run the script and follow the wizards.
Try the equivalent "intersect" in
x-tools; the graphic
display is equivalent to point-in-polygon. The underlying
tables, however, are different. In the point-in-polygon approach,
a simple count of dots is given, only. In the X-tools approach,
attribute table can be brought along with the dots.
Other features in X-Tools and Animal
available in lab). Use US cities and rivers as an example; buffer the
at 50 miles.
Add xy coordinates in Movement (only
elements in attribute table).
Jennrich-Turner Probability ellipse
(in Home Range
pull-down)--center of ellipse is arithmetic mean of xy
about last time with spider diagrams centered on the arithmetic mean.
Home Range, Kernel produces
contouring by probability
contours and often quite interesting results on point files. In
case of this example, megalapolitan areas are selected depending on
density within them.
Various other features in Spatial
contouring approaches--IDW is inverse distance weighted (distance
to Hagerstrand and spatial diffusion and spatial hierarchy.