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I am a GIS Analyst with a modest background in archaeology, computer science and general electronic tinkering. I generally know enough to get in way over my head and then work my way back out.


May
7
comment Search cursor stops selecting after two iterations
I would recommend throwing in a handful of print statements that will show you the values of your variables for filenames and paths. It's inelegant and pretty much a brute-force technique but I've often found it the fastest way to debug arcpy scripts. I would recommend using arcpy.GetCount_management() to show how many records are being recognized in your layer, a counter to show how many times you're going through the for loop, and an output of all your filename/path variables. Then run the script and dig through all the output when it quits. You may find the culprit somewhere in there.
May
6
comment Search cursor stops selecting after two iterations
Have you checked to make sure that no records are selected in grid_lyr when you start the script? If anything is selected when you get going ONLY those records will show up in the cursor.
May
6
accepted Using arcpy to set field values for all features within each polygon of a separate feature class
May
6
reviewed No Action Needed how do i assign values to shapes to be displayed in my map
May
2
answered How to calculate the shared area between a raster and a shape file in ArcGIS 10?
Apr
29
reviewed No Action Needed How to get started with mapping the flow of natural gas using GIS?
Apr
25
comment How much database bloat is reasonable?
Really appreciate such a thorough answer!
Apr
25
accepted How much database bloat is reasonable?
Apr
25
comment How much database bloat is reasonable?
Thanks elrobis, I know moving to a SQL world would be ideal but it's complicated to coordinate the move and get trained up on everything I need to be equivalently functional in that environment. I'm definitely going to learn as much as I can but I think it will be a gradual migration.
Apr
25
revised How much database bloat is reasonable?
Changing a tag to be more accurate
Apr
25
asked How much database bloat is reasonable?
Apr
25
reviewed No Action Needed Is it possible to use different symbols instead of colours in one shapefile in QGIS?
Apr
24
awarded  Constituent
Apr
23
answered Copy, not export, a table from Arcmap
Apr
23
revised Setting up file geodatabase API
Added information about error messages that are experienced when attempting to compile/run solution
Apr
18
comment How to convince an organization to move towards open source GIS?
I employ a similar strategy. I have found that some folks are open-source averse because they think it can't be as good as the stuff you pay for. However, if you can do something really well and then show that you did it with open-source products they don't have the same prejudiced reaction.
Apr
16
awarded  Caucus
Apr
16
asked Setting up file geodatabase API
Apr
10
answered What could cause garbage hillshade output
Mar
7
answered What are some resources for learning ArcPy?