Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Some features of unlicensed version not working

It has come to my attention that some folks are having issues with the unlicensed version. As we said some things were not going to work any more because we shut down our servers.

Initial Geo-Coding

One of those things not working is the initial geocoding for new depictions.  Before you could put in a city name and it would start there. Now when you put in a city it gives you an error that it can't geocode it.  The way around this is to put the lat/long of  your location and it will start.  Another short cut is to enter the sample lat/long on that start screen which is 47.94n, 122.21w.  This will start you in Everett, WA our home town.  But you can zoom out and move to your city and then zoom it and start there.

Quick Start Data Sources.

The quick starts are also not working.  Even though they show up in the list when you check it looks like they are being added but then they don't show up.  However, all of these came from free  sources on the internet and so you should be able to do some google searches and find this data and bring it in as Shape files.  If you search your county or city for GIS shape files you should get some results.  For instance here is a link to King County WA gis data files.
Hopefully your county, city or state will have similar types of data.  You want to download the "shp" files.  These files come in sets.  The entire set must be downloaded into a single folder.  Then when you add it to Depiction you select the file that has the ".shp" extension.

Let me know if you find other things that don't seem to work and I will see if there are any work-a-rounds.  I also would be interested if any of you that are still running your licensed versions if you are experiencing these same problems.  Please post a comment if you can.

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