ArcGIS 10.1 TIP: Setting Projections as 'Favorites' in ArcGIS 10.1 - *NEW* in 10.1

New in 10.1!

Tired of scrolling through all the possible projections when you only use about 3 or 4 of them?  In ArcGIS 10.1 you can now save commonly used projections as a ‘favorite’.

Next time you are specifing a projection for a dataset you can mark the projection as a 'favorite' by simply clicking the 'star icon' in the top right corner of the dialog box.

Next time you need to specify that projection, simply look for it within the 'favorites' section.




ArcMap 10.1 - Edit the Service Layer Credit

In ArcMap 10.1 if you add a basemap to a mapping project, a service layer credit for the basemap (or any dataset streamed as a service from ArcGIS online) automatically shows up in the Layout View. 

The position, font, color, size, etc. of the service layer credit may not be to your liking. To edit the service layer credit in Layout View, go to the Insert menu, select Dynamic Text --> Service Layer Credits.  The credits textbox will become editable/moveable.  You cannot just delete the credits textbox. Due to licensing agreements, it will just show up again. 




Wildlife Management Areas

Thirty-two Wildlife Management Areas located in seven Idaho Fish and Game regions have been established to protect wildlife habitat and are available for hunting, fishing and other public enjoyment of wildlife. Varying from 275 to 85,000 acres, each area is dedicated to primary purposes such as big game, waterfowl and upland game.

Access Yes! Properties 2012


Access Yes! is a program designed to improve sportsmen's access to private land or through private land to public land by compensating willing landowners who provide access.

Ultimately, the goal is to provide access to 1,000,000+ acres of private land along with access through private land to thousands more acres of public land.

As of October 1, 2012, 113 Access Yes! Lease Agreements arecurrently active opening 442,951 private acres and 440,025 public acres.

South Central Idaho Wildlife Tracts

The Wildlife Tracts program is a cooperative venture between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). These tracts provide islands of permanent wildlife habitat for a variety of wildlife species and allow public access for a number of recreational activities. Wildlife Tracts consist of BLM and USBR managed land, usually surrounded by private agricultural property, and specifically managed as wildlife habitat. There are 289 tracts in the program ranging in size from 10 to 930 acres encompassing over 33,000 acres in South Central Idaho. The success of the Wildlife Tracts program is founded in cooperation and mutual benefit. Landowners, public land managers, wildlife enthusiasts and dozens of bird and mammal species all benefit from the work accomplished through this program.

The zipped shapefile ( for ArcGIS and the kml file for Google Earth depict the boundaries of each wildlife tract.  The gpx file for download to a GPS unit is the centroid (center point) of each wildlife tract for navigational purposes.

Bug Patch for ArcGIS FLEXnet Licensing error: -15,570



    The user is intermittently unable to open ArcGIS (local installation) and connect to license server. The following error is presented: 


The License server manager (lmgrd) has not been started yet, the wrong port@host or license file is being used, or the port or hostname in the license file has been changed.

Feature: Viewer


FLEXnet Licensing error: -15,570



       The cause seems to be that the default timeout setting for the FLEXLM license manager is 2-seconds. Which is more than ample on a LAN, but less than ideal on slower VPN’s, or DSL connections.



       Solution can be found from this source to on several occasions). However, I would HIGHLY recommend that if this is indeed the patch, that we create a script for our clients to run rather than follow these steps.

  • Right click My Computer and choose properties.
  • On system property dialogue box choose advanced tab.
  • Click on the environment Variables
  • On environment variable dialogue box choose system variables field and hit the new button
  • A new system variable dialogue box with two fields appears; put “FLEXLM_TIMEOUT” in variable name and put 1000000 in variable value field
  • Click OK on all three dialogue boxes to close them


Controlled Hunt Areas 2012 - Turkey

24k version of Idaho Fish & Game's 2012 Turkey Controlled Hunt Areas.

Controlled Hunt Areas 2012 - Sheep

24k version of Idaho Fish & Game's 2012 Bighorn Sheep Controlled Hunt Areas.

Controlled Hunt Areas 2012 - Moose

24k version of Idaho Fish & Game's 2012 Moose Controlled Hunt Areas.

Controlled Hunt Areas 2012 - Goat

24k version of Idaho Fish & Game's 2012 Mountain Goat Controlled Hunt Areas.