ArcGis 9x addons

Some useful add-ons for ArcGIS 9.x.
Unfortunately not all of them work anymore with ArcGIS 10.X and some of the projects are not continued anymore.
Hence I will not put a lot of emphasise or any program I know on here but give an idea what used to exist and is hopefully continued in some way.

Hawaths Analysis Tools

“HawthsTools has not been updated for a considerable time and is soon to be formally discontinued. It will be replaced with an entirely new software package that has much greater functionality. Issues have been found when using these tools with recent versions of ArcGIS and I recommend that you cease to use HawthsTools. These problems arise because the ArcGIS programming interface (ArcObjects) tends to change with each update of ArcGIS. This is particularly true for major releases. “

SINMAP 2.0 (Stability Index MAPping) is an ArcGIS 9.x ArcMap Add-in which implements the computation and mapping of a slope stability index based upon geographic information, primarily digital elevation data.  SINMAP has its theoretical basis in the infinite plane slope stability model with wetness (pore pressures) obtained from a topographically based steady state model of hydrology.  Digital elevation model (DEM) methods are used to obtain the necessary input information (slope and specific catchment area). Parameters are allowed to be uncertain following uniform distributions between specified limits.  These may be adjusted (and calibrated) for geographic “calibration regions” based upon soil, vegetation or geologic data.  The methodology includes an interactive visual calibration that adjusts parameters while referring to observed landslides.  The calibration involves adjustment of parameters so that the stability map “captures” a high proportion of observed landslides in regions with low stability index, while minimizing the extent of low stability regions and consequent alienation of terrain to regions where landslides have not been observed.  This calibration is done while simultaneously referring to the stability index map, a specific catchment area and slope plot (of landslide and non landslide points) where lines distinguish the zones categorized into the different stability classes and a table giving summary statistics.”

USGS ArcGIS Toolbar


“One of the goals of the Internet Access and Data Distribution (IADD) is to create opportunities for our customers to have better access to our data and to increase the functionality of that data.

With that goal in mind the ArcGIS Toolbar is an extension or Add-on to be used with the ESRI ArcMap product. The Toolbar functions within the ArcGIS Toolbox and the ArcMap Toolbar. This enhancement creates a series of buttons on the Toolbar within the GIS that allows the user to access Seamless Data Distribution System (SDDS).

The purpose of the enhanced tools are to allow the user to define an area of interest (AOI), select products or options for downloading products, and then download the product to a local disk. The capabilities available in ArcMap would allow for more client options: add preview, index and outline layers, template selection, reprojection, and import the downloaded products into the current map overlay. All of this can be done without leaving the ArcMap environment. With the functions included with the ArcGIS toolbox, users may allow for client-side scripting, model-building, and easier integration in local ArcGIS based development.

The ArcGIS Toolbar is an extension or Add-on to be used with the ESRI ArcMap 9.3 and 10.x.

Note: This is the first of a group of tools that will be provided to facilitate access to USGS data from different software packages. It should not be considered an endorsement of any software package.”