Map & Data Automation
We build tools to crunch your data, so you don't have to.
For a data technician, nothing is worse than having to do the same thing over and over. Click, click, click, copy-and-paste. Where did I save that file again? But not everyone is ready to roll up their sleeves and write code to solve the problem. We can help.
A client needed to generate thousands of maps at a variety of scales, each showing the boundary of a fishing area, on a satellite image background with various annotations. Genki Maps built a tool to perform quality control on the input data, generate each boundary, place it on a map with the right labels, and render a complete PDF map for each of about 1200 polygons. The tool even chooses an ideal scale for each map, to show the right information without any clipping, rounded to the nearest "nice" scale – like 1:12,500 instead of 1:12,479.
Although the number of maps was large, a visual inspection of each map to look for issues in the input data took less than a minute. Thanks to this tool, the client was able to quickly find and repair problem areas, and generate the data they needed in record time.
The whole tool is wrapped in a user-friendly ArcGIS Toolbox, so users didn't need to look at even a single line of code. This kind of automated mapping workflow is applicable to any project where a large number of similar maps are required.
Requires ArcGIS Desktop 10.3+
Getting your data massaged into the right form for your needs is finicky and time-consuming. We optimize the process and find ways to detect and eliminate bad data, clean and validate attributes, and run spatial analyses more efficiently. And for for those who don't want to get their hands dirty on the command line, almost any geoprocessing workflow can be integrated into a custom toolbox for ArcGIS or QGIS.