GIS Engineer (GIS) – Mangalore Location

June 24, 2010

Location : Mangalore , India

Core Experience: 3 Yrs – 5 Yrs

 Total Experience: 5yrs

 Job Description:

 Digitization (Raster to Vector conversion using any kind of GIS tools)

  • GIS Data migration (one format to another format)
  • Creation of spatial and Non-spatial data as per the requirements
  • Able to work with minimum guidelines
  • Deliver assigned tasks on time with expected quality
  • Building Geo-database
  • Ensure data backup of all critical data necessary for business continuity

 Mandatory Skill:

 Knowledge of mapping/geospatial technology, Remote Sensing, GPS, geospatial data(such as 2D, 3D, vector/raster/image data, layers, thematic maps, attributes, projections/datum etc.)

  • Relevant GIS Tools Experience (ESRI ArcGIS / Autodesk AutoCAD Map / MapInfo / Intergraph Geomedia)
  • Digital Image Processing tool experience (ERDAS Imagine, ER Mapper, ENVI)
  • Exposure on RDBMS and programming knowledge
  • Good analytical / problem solving skills

 

Desire Skills:

 Geospatial Concepts, Remote Sensing skill and ArcGIS Software work experience.

Please send your resume to me (email ID given in contact section) I will forward to the respective concern.

Thanks

Lakshmanan

GIS Software Engineers – Walk in

June 16, 2010

Hello Folks

There are openings for GIS Software Engineers/Leads who has 4 to 8 years of experience in hands on development experience in .NET Technologies in any GIS platform from InfoTech Hyderabad.

Date: 19th June, Saturday & 10 to 4 pm

Venue: Grand Krishna Rooms 77, Koramangala, 28th Block, Madiwala , Bangalore.

Check out the advertisement on Today(June 16, 2010)  Times of India, Bangalore Edition – Page  11

This is for your information

All the very best

Submit your Idea

April 30, 2010

I’m stumbled on seeing the ideas posted on ESRI site http://ideas.arcgis.com/.  One of the reason why ESRI products rule the geospatial industry they care of their customers and listen them .  When I read the ideas, I wanted to add my view point on them.

1. Providing GUI for ArcSDE – This is one of the top most ideas on the list. Yes, I completely agree with this, still we are using old command line for creating views etc.  This SDE UI or call it dashboard is much essential for a developer/admin. List of current users, roles, permissions, locks, no of versions are minimal information required every time. 

2. Print Operation via REST API :  The long standing request/ehancement from many web developers around the world. Ablity to add custom graphics similar to SOAP is required. Without out of box print functionality in any client side API is waste. Though we have several work arounds but ‘Print’ functionality is most common used one by every user. Hence this occupies prime importance

3.  Automate Clearing the REST cache :  This is very important atleast for me, why so?. If you have ever developed Geoprocessing services and publish them, you can feel my pain. Whenever service is updated or changed, REST cache needs to be cleared, we need automated cache clearing techniques .  Presently, ESRI provides admin login with predefined clearing cache option but does not works out well.  Most of times I have faced issues because of rest cache.  I see this REST cache as GHOST.  You will not be know what is happening/happened. I suggest ESRI to come with simple and neat REST implementations atleast.

4. Table of Contents, Scale, Labelling using REST API:   ESRI REST API is simple and fine but it is not consumable. Not every one develop big enterprise application with all functionalities but basics like legend, whenever layer is toggled on/off updating TOC on client side, scale dependent rendering, labelling from client side are few basic functionalities required by common end user. If REST API is updated for this then it will be great

5. Spatial Operations using REST API :  Though it looks like I am asking more, but few basic geospatial operations can be given in REST like “Intersection” (mother of all geospatial operations) .

6.  Better Caching Process:  Here is the link about my adventures on caching . I want ESRI to come with best caching process with UI .

7.  REST API Error Logs:  REST API throws hidden errors like 500, 400 etc. This does not help developer any way. We need to have a look at server logs and arrive at probable cause. I want better error message from REST API. If you develop Geoprocessing service, error handling is critical task.

8.Ability to control which SOC machine runs a service: When working with a distributed installation, it would be ideal to control which services run on a specific SOC Machine. This would allow certain, more robust machines to run only Geoprocessing or Geodata Services. It would be good to even specify which Map Services will run on a SOC to better balance resources across the system. I completely support this idea. Great!

9. ESRI Licensing System :  I want ESRI simplify their licensing system. Unless if you are experienced professional, ESRI licensing is always confusing.  I want write a seperate post on ESRI licensing system.  Licensing system is complex, I have seen many managers/sales people difficult to understant what is required for them. I would suggest ESRI to come with simple license plan.  There should be seperate section/web page to provide support/help on products .

10. Other general  :

  1.  Recyle bin for Arccatalog,
  2.  Editing column names and resizes after creation,
  3.  Allow privledges to be set for feature classes within a feature dataset
  4. Adding extent operation on client API,
  5. Better control of feature layer labeling through REST
  6. others

ESRI System Design Strategies @ online

April 22, 2010

Finally, ESRI  has made their system design strategies available at online for easy reading.  Link is here

Every time they have updated the document continously with different updates. This is one of the best document /reference guide for ESRI developers.  Any performance issue or network issue or security issue first document to refer is SDS.  I suggest to all ESRI developers to have a look on this before starting any project. This is handy document during design phase of any GIS application development project

Recently, white paper on High- Capacity Map Services with use case with CORINE land cover data  helped me lot on testing my application which uses huge data.

Hope this message helps many of fellow ESRI developers

 

Second Anniversary!!!!

January 25, 2010

Dear Readers,

This is my first post in this new year. Yet another milestone has been achived, yes my blog has entered into successful third year.  Thanks for all your support and encouragement.   GIS prog  has crossed more than a lakh hits.  In first year it was nearly 48,000+ hits and second year it was more 50k hits .  I

Everyday am getting lot of responses/comments/email on various fronts. I try to response everyone of you at the earliest.

I thank every one of you made this possible.  I’m trying to post more articles and share my learnings , but these days were hectic for me. I promise you that I will try to post atleast two articles per week on different topics.

Keep reading ….

Cheers,

Lakshmanan

 

Happy New Year – 2010

December 31, 2009

Hi Folks,

I wish all of you  and your families a  Happy New year and good times ahead.

Cheers,

Lakshmanan

GIS Opening in Bangalore

December 16, 2009

Folks,

One of the India top most MNC looking for GIS Professionals.  Please find below details

Experience : More than 3 years in GIS Application Development

Technology Stack:

  • ESRI ArcGIS Products, especially ArcGIS Server Application development experience is MUST
  • Microsoft .NET Technologies (C#/VB.NET),  ASP.NET and others
  • Oracle or SQL Server database
  • Experience in Oil and Gas Industry domain will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Sliver Light is preferable.
  • Degree in Geo-Informatics will be an added advantage.

Location : Anywhere in India, mostly Bangalore.

When to Join: Within 1 or 2 months.

Note: This position is for experienced developers who can make immediate impact . This position is not for the freshers or person having experience in data development.  Java guys and Small World folks please excuse.

How to send your resume: You can send your resume with all the details to my email ID (laksh.gisprog@gmail.com) .

Note 2:  Please do not ask your application status or any other details. If you are eligible and deserving canditate , am sure you will get a call and process will be carried.  I’m just doing a post man job.

All the very best to you.

100,000 Hits

December 12, 2009

Folks

100,000 hits today!!!!!!

Vow!!!!…I’m extremely happy at this moment. My blog has just crossing 100,000 hits in less than 2 years. This is being really wonderful journey throughout from day one. I never imagined that I would write this much when I was started. Really proud and happy this moment. The magical number 100,000 is really great despite the fact that my blog is not as famous as James Fee or Dave but still thanks for all your support and encouragement!.

Thank you all 🙂

Cheers,

Lakshmanan

Changing my coordinates

December 12, 2009

Dear all,

Yes.  I’m relocating to new place.  It may take some time to settle in new city. Hence you can expect delay in my response to your comments/email.  From my previous  relocation I have worked on several small-medium sized project entirely in ESRI Flex API. Now am moving to the new  project which has designed to develop in Sliver Light API. I believe this will very challenging and exciting to me. I will share my learnings as usual to you.  Stay tuned.

And interesting news is my blog has reached 1 lakh hits today. Kudos

Thanks for your patience

Cheers,

Lakshmanan

ESRI REST API Queries?

December 7, 2009

One of friend have some doubts on ESRI Sliver Light API, here are below details. If you have answers or work arounds, please ping me.

We are developing a GIS Web application using ESRI silver light APIs. For our application we are using Dynamic map layers and we also developed a customized TOC. We are experiencing following issues with some of the mandatory requirements for our application.

Issue# 1:

Now we want to know whether ESRI silver light SDK provide any way to get the scaling property for individual layers which will help us to bind our TOC check boxes as enabled /disabled on the layers which are scaled as particular zoom level.

Upon searching many forums, we saw the following link in ESRI forums, which suggest that REST API does not return anything related to scale. We want to know how we can achieve this requirement.

REST API does not provide the parent node or child node from the mxd.

http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp?c=158&f=2396&t=263581&mc=9

Issue# 2:

Also we would like to know how to get legends for individual layers in Silver light. We have functionality where we need to show dynamic legends information i.e. show legends for only those layers which are enabled/visible at particular zoom level.  As we zoom in / out, the legends also get refreshed as per the scaling assigned for layers in MXD.

Issue#3:

There is the other issue with the print output, we have designed a template in MXD layout view for print output where we also inserted the legends, now whenever we call the print functionality the legends size get vary on successive prints.

One of our friendsalso posted this issue on ESRI forums, but we have not got any positive response on this. Following is the Link which was posted

http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp?c=158&f=2276&t=295835&mc=1#msgid923068

Thanks in advance.