.NET Add-Ins for ArcGIS Map Development

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Although Esri’s ArcGIS provides a set of standard functions that serve many needs very well, investment in the technology also provides the ability to streamline workflows and create custom functions using ArcObjects and programming environments, such as .NET (C# or VB.NET). Taking advantage of the customization options can save significant amounts of time and effort and the monetary savings can often far outweigh the development costs. Examples to support these points are provided from three add-in projects related to ArcGIS for Desktop map development: (1) tools to enhance map series development by supporting creation of custom graphics based on dynamic segmentation data (a new C# add-in); (2) tools to support bulk creation of bookmarks and simplify map configuration and exporting (a new C# add-in based on existing VBA tools); and (3) tools to support forest management mapping operations (a new VB.NET add-in based on existing ArcMap custom tools).

David A. Howes

David is a developer of custom GIS tools, processes and supporting infrastructure with 22 years of UK/US academic and private sector GIS experience (http://www.dhowes.com).

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October 17, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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