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29m
reviewed Reviewed How to preserve the original direction of NHD segments when creating a route using the gp.CreateRoutes_lr tool?
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comment How to preserve the original direction of NHD segments when creating a route using the gp.CreateRoutes_lr tool?
Hi Justin, welcome to our site :) Please expand an on your answer, perhaps with an example. We try to avoid 1 line answers as they usually don't stand the test of time. We want to build a knowledge base that will be relevant for as long as possible.
31m
reviewed Reviewed QGIS crashes when using dxf to shp converter
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comment QGIS crashes when using dxf to shp converter
Hi @Luiz, welcome to GIS Stack Exchange! Thanks for confirming the fix works (it will be converted to a comment because it's not really an answer). While we strive to help all regardless of country please use only English on the main site; in the Chat site you can use the language you're most comfortable with. (c.f. meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…).
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reviewed Reviewed RuntimeError while executing python
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comment RuntimeError while executing python
Welcome to GIS Stack Exchange :) Use the [edited x time ago] link above to see how I reformatted your answer so the list displays properly. Another improvement is to go beyond bare recipe, try and educate. Something more along the lines of "The error message indicates the wrong version of ___ is installed or can't be located. Try installing the latest from ___ from www.___. For example:...."
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revised RuntimeError while executing python
formatting
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asked Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
Oct
9
awarded  Famous Question
Oct
6
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
3
comment How to smooth/generalize a polygon in qgis
Nice demonstration of the buffer/de-buffer approach at Paul Ramsey: Removing Complexities
Oct
3
revised Update point coordinates in QGIS after manually moving locations in edit mode
link to docs
Oct
3
comment Update point coordinates in QGIS after manually moving locations in edit mode
+1 for note about saving to a new format. I was spinning my wheels trying to figure out why the tool was disabled for my GPX layer; save to shape and it's all good. (but -1 because as useful as this answer is, it doesn't answer the question asked: modify location based on attribute value)
Oct
3
comment Update point coordinates in QGIS after manually moving locations in edit mode
see gis.stackexchange.com/q/63114/108 for moving coords by typing new numbers, though this is a one-by-one operation and doesn't answer the question asked
Oct
1
comment Using Label classes vs Definition queries - which performs the best?
Yes, please test (and report back if you can). I also lean to definition queries, but for usability performance reasons. The label expression dialogs are painfully sluggish and several click layers deeper than the def query ones. They're also easier to get at in python.
Oct
1
comment Using Label classes vs Definition queries - which performs the best?
I think your math is mistaken. There is the same number of queries on either case, the Q is is there a performance difference dependent on where the query is placed? (Definition Query or Label Expression)
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
comment How to account for Colour Blindness when designing maps?
excellent news, thank you!
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
17
comment What is the difference between Coverage, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS?
Daniel Morisette reverse engineered enough of the coverage format to be useful, its now part of the GDAL/OGR suite. avce00.maptools.org/docs/v7_bin_cover.html