Using ArcGIS desktop on a Mac ... without Boot Camp
The 2018 Auckland RAMM User Group
Here at The Datastack I power the business with Apple hardware. And I also deploy ArcGIS on projects.
That pairing can seem a little bit odd, what with the ArcGIS desktop product suite being built for Microsoft Windows. However this apparent mismatch is not actually a barrier to using ArcGIS desktop on a Mac. Read on to find out how using an app called Parallels.
May 1 is here ... how is your valuation preparation going?
Last month the 2018 RAMM User Group was held at Eden Park in Auckland. This was a one day event put on by the good folks at RAMM Software Limited (RSL), to provide insights into where the product is heading and whats new with the software.
Enhancing the RAMM user experience with the Touch Bar
Its the first day of May, which means we are fast barrelling towards the end of the 2017/18 financial year. And with the end of the financial year typically comes some impending deadlines for the asset valuation process for many Local Authorities.
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Photos from the RIMS Forum 2018
Utilising the power of the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, you can build some pretty powerful little workflow automations. These can help to streamline common actions when doing development work within the RAMM SQL app.
Hit the link below to read more about the current work in progress setup here at The Datastack.
RAMM Valuation Week - Day 5: Are you managing 'new' assets?
A quick update on the RIMS Forum after day one, and a link to some photos from the event!
RAMM Valuation Week - Day 4: Are your defined units of measure robust?
RAMM Valuation week wraps up with todays post about managing new assets. Hit the link below to read the final instalment in the series.
RAMM Valuation Week - Day 3: What costs are being used by which assets?
A key foundation component that can have a significant impact on the valuation outcomes. Hit the link to find out the details as RAMM Valuation week continues.
RAMM Valuation Week - Day 2: What replacement costs are you using?
Out of hundreds or thousands of standard replacement costs defined in the database, how exactly does RAMM know which unit cost to use for which specific individual asset?. Hit the link to read more for day three of RAMM Valuation week.
RAMM Valuation Week - Day 1: What assets are being valued?
It's day two of RAMM Valuation week, and today is all about standard replacement costs .... hit the link to read more.
RAMM Valuation Week is here!
What assets are you valuing in your RAMM database? Its not necessarily a clear cut answer based just on what data you are managing. Day one of RAMM Valuation week is here .... hit the link to read more.
RAMM User Group Conferences for 2018
Rather than leaving it to the last minute and dealing with the stress of understanding what needs to happen, who is going to do what, and trying to figure out where exactly that missing data is, there is still enough time to proactively take charge of the your RAMM Valuation.
This week on the blog it is RAMM Valuation Week. Click the link below to find out more!
PSA: Road Infrastructure Management Forum for 2018
Keeping on the event stream from the previous post, this is a heads up for two (FREE!) events coming up in May. Hit the link below to get the details and find links to the registration pages for both the Auckland and Perth conferences.
If Friday Then Read; 22/12/2017
The Road Infrastructure Management Forum is heading to Palmerston North on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd March.
Date conversion in SQL Server
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If Friday Then Read; for 15th December 2017
Working with dates in SQL Server can require additional formatting processes to get the date to show in a certain way. This post looks at using the CONVERT method to quickly achieve some common date formatting conversions.
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If Friday Then Read; for 8th December 2017
Having a handle on what you need to get done, and by when, is obviously pretty important.
This post discusses the importance of having a productivity management system, gives a quick overview of an app I use in my own productivity system (a precursor post to an upcoming deep dive on some of the cool features). Oh and there is a giveaway for one lucky reader as well....first in first served so be quick!
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Aesthetic improvements for OneDrive
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If Friday Then Read; for 1st December 2017
OneDrive is a cloud storage solution from Microsoft, where you can upload all sorts of files such as documents, pictures and videos and then access these from different devices.
The local OneDrive app on MacOS works well to show your 'space in the cloud' natively within a Finder window, appearing as just another folder or drive on your machine. However there are a couple of minor 'aesthetic issues' that can detract a little bit from the experience;
Hit the link below to find out what these issues are and the simple steps to resolve them and power-up your user experience.
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