What's New

Items shown here indicate recent newly added capability to the CARET-Toolbox.


Ring Map Tool

-Added Sept 2016-

The ring map tool is a unique and innovative way to visualize tabular data that typically represents a collection of variable values amassed over some period of time whereby the data is also location specific. This tool is another implementation of a concept which was described in an article titled “Geovisualizing Data with Ring Maps” from the Winter 2008 issue of ArcUser News. Read more about the tool by downloading the following document.



Polyline Tools

-Added August 2016-

Added polyline reodering function to Polyline Tools. Using the collection of polyline verticies the polyline is rebuilt with all lines reordered such that they all "flow" in the same direction.


common-distance-point-16Imagery Manager Tool

-Added July 2015-

The Imagery Manager tool assists in the management of multiple raster images by locating and adding images into the Table of Contents of a current ArcMap session. Management is performed by creating an index polygon feature for each image in the selected location – TOC or file directory. This tool is especially helpful if a large number of raster images exist in the same directory and the user is not sure which items are applicable to the project area. This tool supports most types of non-geodatabase raster files that have a world file in one of the following formats: *.jpw, *.jgw, *.tifw, and *.tfw.


common-distance-point-16Common Distance Tool

-Added July 2015-

The common distance tool computes the euclidean distances between a selected anchor point and a set of secondary points.


great-circle-tool-16Great Circle Navigation Data Tool

-Added July 2014-

A tool to calculate a great circle navigation track based on starting and ending longitudes and latitudes. Way points can be calculated based on a longitudinal step value and then the complete track can be printed, plotted in ArcGIS, or made into a Google Earth KML file.


sbe-blackbird-26Sea-Bird Data Tool

-Added June 2014-

A set of tools to open, process, and visualize ASCII data generated by Sea-Bird Electronics software in an ArcGIS map interactively. Sea-Bird Electronics is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of products for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, and related oceanographic parameters in marine waters.



Shoreline Tortuosity Tool

-Added November 2013-

The Shoreline Tortuosity Tool is a tool to calculate the fractal dimension, typically of a shoreline, and the sinuosity, a measure of the “curviness” of the shoreline. The tool does require a polyline layer that contains a single feature representing the shoreline geometry. The layer must also be in a projected coordinate system with linear units of feet or meters.



Sediment Allocation and Analysis Tool

-Added January 2014-

SAAS (Sediment Allocation and Analysis System) for ArcGIS 10 is a framework for formulating, documenting, and calculating allocations (budgets) of sediment, along broad swaths of coastline. This application allows users to define conceptual allocations of sediment visually by creating a series of cells and arrows that represent sources, sinks, and change rates. It then calculates quantitative local and regional sediment allocations, using a pre-defined sediment mass balance equation.



Beach and Rapid Inlet Shoal Classifier Tool

-Added February 2014-

The Beach and Rapid Inlet Shoal Classifier (BRISC) toolset provides for two fundamental capabilities integrated together in a complimentary fashion. The first component, generally referred to as the inlet tools, utilizes ArcGIS image analysis techniques, specifically an ISO unsupervised image classification that is used with an accompanying user-defined classification scheme for rapid characterization of near-shore water. The second BRISC component, referred to as the beach classification tool, provides for automated routines to quickly map the wet-dry line and the vegetation line of a beach and to generate transects from a common baseline to these features. These transects can be exported for inclusion into other analysis tools requiring transect data and also can be used to automate generation of beach profile data using raster surfaces of the beach proximity created from x, y, z data such as lidar.