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tectonicwaters:2017:0829_drawing_a_line

Drawing a line

A new series of prime examples for software with bad UI - today: Trying to generate an annotated line for strike-slip faults in ArcMap 10.4. It takes a serious number of 5 (repeat F-i-v-e!) windows that need to be opened to change the marker style symbol along a line to generate the symbology for what is going to be a strike slip fault. Oh, and of course one needs to read up quickly on the web on how to do it in the first place if you haven't done this in a while. I mean, seriously ESRI? Yes, Windows was exciting back in 1996, but hey, it's 2017… In QGIS all the symbology is located in one window and the whole interface is pretty intuitive. What's the reason again that corporate IT can not sponsor efficient, open source software?

The joys of working with ArcMap - it needs 5 open windows to change the arrow style along a strike slip fault symbology...

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tectonicwaters/2017/0829_drawing_a_line.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/29 14:53 by christian