I told you before that I would develop A training in the use of ArcGIS 9.3, with a huge average distance, my little time and the occupations of the students. Now I leave some conclusions:
About the methodology:
I wish everything was so simple. If it were to give a training, teach with an example brought from Venezuela and ready; But if the process needs to be implemented, people must work.
About the conditions:
- It is difficult to implement a project with people who adding their daily activities do not have enough time yet to meet those.
- It may not be the case, but it may be more difficult to teach people who are not keen to learn.
- Interesting, no more comments.
About the software:
Definitely, Manifold is a great software to implement in an easy way. Now I miss it, in a day of two days you can have a working system, without much return.
Here are some brief comparisons:
|Buy it if you can, if you can not, do what you want and do not get me in your problems||U $ 300 dollars and do not think illegalities|
|Form a Geodatabase ... mmm, ArcCatalog, for some advanced users, from the creation of a new featureclass to the application of a domain.||The .map is a geodatabase, make folders, create drawings, apply styles, work!|
|Bring CAD data, a whole science between switching from polygons to featureclass||Bring them to a new drawing, select them, copy + paste to the layer, and go|
|Topological cleaning ... after struggling for a while, it's better to do it in the DGN first.||Apply business tools, and have fun (if you can)|
|Make a union of polygons in another layer ... oh my God!||Select them, copy + paste in the other layer, apply union to selection, and that's it.|
|A layer that has lines and points. That's not allowed.||Do it simply. What is not used ?, because it happens when a geometry is a polygon and its definition is not counted ... it is put as a point.|
|Join an Excel table ... we will be toroos!||Link the table, choose the sheet, the column that associates, and go!|
|Working with the kml ... if it is not one, it is something else.||Anything else?|
|Send to the web ... another pisto, another course||File> save as> web page ...|
The bad: If to these creatures the mayor fires them in a start of anger, where they could find users who know Manifold?
But there we go, happy days, bad-tempered days. My children enjoying the trip for almost three hours over three weekends. Just a technical stop to tie the zope.
And for the rest ... looking for Be free again.