Sunday, October 22, 2017

Depiction's servers came down today.

 Depiction Server's Down. 


Well today is the day our servers came down.  What does this mean for you.

Intial Geo-Coding 
It appears that at the moment initital geocoding by city or zip code isn't working.  However, you can start new Depiction's by using a lat/long.  Or open an existing Depiction and clear out any elements you don't want and then do a save as.

 QuickStart 
The other casualty are the quickstart data sources.  When I tried a new location the only quickstart source that showed up was the road network.  I then installed the preparedness add-on and the osm add-on and those quickstart sources did show up but it took awhile. Those quick start sources come from the the internet so if you do some searches you should be able to find the data as a shape file or some other format.

Activating Software
Our activation service was on our server and so I can no longer add activations to licenses.  The solution is to download the unlicensed version, the link to which you can find in prior blog posts.

Everything else seems to be working but please let us know if you find  things that aren't working and we will see what we can do.  Send me an email a depictionmtm@gmail.com or post a comment on this blog.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Going open source and selling our domain name.

It appears we have not been able to come to terms with any potential buyers and so it is looking like we will be going open source.  Also to cover some of our final debts we will be selling our domain name.  This means that once we do, our website will go away as will our @depiction email addresses.  I have set up a new email address of depictionmtm@gmail.com where I will continue to receive emails and will answer any questions for a few more months. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of this. Once we sell our domain I will send out an email to let you know.  So if you are taking depiction university courses you should try and get them done as soon as you can.