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Geological Mapping Technician, Department of Geology
GIS, Illustration, Photography, Printing and more for staff and students

Installing Inkscape (0.91) on MacOS (10.7-10.10)

Follow ALL these instructions to successfully install and run inkscape 0.91 on MacOS version 10.7-10.10. Skip instructions if you don’t want it to work properly. More up to date (but less detailed) install instructions are found on this page:
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How to compress powerpoint presentations

These instructions are applicable to Powerpoint 2011 on MacOS and Powerpoint 2013 on PC (and probably versions on either side of these).

The size of your Powerpoint presentation is mostly going to be based to the number of images you have in your presentation, image size (especially if you are using MacOS), and your default compression settings (only applicable if you are using a windows PC).

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Plotting structural geology data in ArcGIS

Update: I suggest using ArcGIS Pro instead of ArcMap – if you need help with this let me know.

This tutorial covers plotting structural geology data in ArcGIS. In this tutorial I am going to use the example of plotting foliation data, but this is applicable to any data where a rotated symbol is required.

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Adding XY data to ArcGIS

This tutorial covers adding XY data to ArcGIS, so that you can view and work with the data in ArcGIS. By XY data I mean point data such as foliation that has a spatial (XY) component associated with it.

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Handling images in MS word mac 2011

These are instructions for handling images in MS word 2011 on MacOS, including instructions on outputting final PDF. These instructions probably also apply to versions form 2010-2014. Continue reading