This extension combines image editor drawing tools with the possibilities of ArcMap. This creates some advantages above the default ArcMap functionality. In ArcMap it's possible to draw graphics but these are not saved in the underlying geodataset. The GRID Editor saves the drawings directly in the edit grid by changing the cell values. The ARIS GRID Editor extension adds a toolbar to ArcMap. This toolbar provides a set of tools to change the value of one or more cells. With these tools it is possible to: * draw a free line (pencil) * draw straight lines from one point to another * draw a solid polygon * change the value/color of a zone of cells with identical values (paintcan) * recover the original value of individual cells The Spatial Analyst extension is not required. Interested? You can download a fully functional 5-day trial version.
Three years ago the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and the International Cartographic Association became partners and launched the ICA-OSGeo Labs Initiative. The network of labs focuses on education and research with free and open source geospatial (FOSS4G) technology. Directions Magazine interviewed Helena Mitasova, associate professor in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University, to get an update on...