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The problem could be that you are running an english version of Excel but the region settings for your computer are configured for another language. Install the “Multilingual User Interface Pack” for version of Microsoft Office.
If client does not have 80+ ESRI.ArcGIS.* entries, the procedure below should solve:
Data is loaded into GeoTime from one of two sources: ArcGIS 9.2 and/or Excel (XP/2003/2007). Both the GeoTime ArcGIS extension for ArcMap and the GeoTime Excel Toolbar require that Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 is installed before GeoTime.
In addition to .Net 2.0, the ArcGIS extension requires ArcGIS's .NET Support. Here are instructions for getting this up and running:
Once GeoTime is installed, you must enable the extension in ArcGIS and turn on the toolbar:
Importing Excel date/time format seems to add “0” in front of time where it is 1:40PM.
Ensure that when you are choosing the column for date/time in your configuration that you hit the "Format" button. This will allow you to specify arbitrary date/time formats (by entering format strings like yyyy/MM/dd H:mm:ss). Here's a guide to getting hours working in the format you need:
h --> hours on a 12 hour clock, one or two digits (1-12)
hh --> hours on a 12 hour clock, always two digits (01-12)
H --> hours on a 24 hour clock, one or two digits (0-23)
HH --> hours on a 24 hour clock, always two digits (00-23)
We can add using GeoTime 4 and ArcTOC although an Arc license is required on the host computer.
Specifying the date as days part 1/1/1900 should work fine if you format that column in Excel as a date/time (and hence see 4/3/08 12:00 AM in the cell instead of 39541). If you do this you shouldn't even have to tell the GeoTime configuration utility the format (the button will be disabled) and it will figure it out itself.
GeoTime should be treating all times in Excel as if they were specified in GMT unless a timezone is explicitly appended to the end of the date/time. GeoTime itself also only shows time in GMT. I made a test file with a single event at 4/3/08 12:00 AM in Excel and it showed up in GeoTime at 4/3/08 12:00 AM GMT. If your data is in another timezone, you'll have to append the timezone code to the data so we know what it is...but GMT should always work fine.
If the Excel plug-in used to work please get an administrator to log in and see if it works under their account. Also get them to re-enable it (Through Excel Options -> Add-Ins).
How do you change the background colour in Geotime?
This is not adjustable.
Highlight the data object that you wish to change.
Right click and select Object Properties… click on the Icon File entry field area.
Select a file, or image that you would like to replace the original shape with. This could be an image, or a shape of your choice.
or, at data import time, include a path to the icon in each record.
How do you import an image without using ArcMAP?
Assign the map you want to use with a set of coordinates (you can use Global Mapper for a technical conversion and is recommended for Commercial applications)
After the map is generated the map file and its associated data files can be saved in a folder under MapMan>Resources>Maps.
Restart both MapMan and GeoTime
Select the Config button from Mapman and expand the layers menu to adjust the layers settings to overlay other maps.
We have an application that constantly writes events to a CSV file. To see the updated information I need to Import the same file every time. What is the best way to accomplish this?
It is recommended that you use the Excel plug-in to bring your CSV data into GeoTime, rather than the import feature. The Excel plug-in actually has a "Send to GeoTime" button which is a quick process to send events with just two clicks, once you set up a configuration file.
If you use Excel to import your data from the CSV files, you can create a configuration file that would be saved. You can then just pick the config file when sending data to GeoTime. If your column labels are consistent throughout both files, you could even use one configuration file for both CSV formats.
I would like to import data of communication events that include 'virtual geospatial position' and display the information in a 'virtual space' display. How can I do that?
When creating your configuration, if you have an event's place coordinates (it's Lat and Lon) left blank, the event will be placed at the side of the map as a "non-geospatial" event. The "Excel Integration Guide" in the program's documents folder can give you more information on creating configurations.
If you have ArcMap running in the background with a map loaded, GeoTime will use that map in place of MapMan. You can also select whether to use ArcMap or MapMan as your map source in the drop-down menu in the GeoTime toolbar.
An alternative is to use ArcTOC in GeoTime if you have an ArcObj license locally.
Go to the following folder:
c:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp\
and delete the file called "gtesrilayers.mxd"