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Apr
10
comment Raster mosaic not displaying raster values ArcGIS 10
additionally "#2" isn't reliable, as the answer positions move depending on number of votes and accepted status. You can indicate a specific answer by using the [share] link at the bottom of each answer. Thanks for contributing to the list of what works!
Apr
10
comment intersect zip python
The description of what this script is supposed to accomplish is too short and vague. There's not enough to tell us what you're trying to do. Instead of pasting in the whole script -- there's just too much for us to know what to focus on -- link to the script source, and just put here the part you're actively trying to change. It's also helpful to know what you've already tried that hasn't worked.
Apr
9
comment Harmonizing feature class definitions from many geodatabases
I reworded the title to something that, to me, captured the problem more clearly. Please feel free to revert or reword if you don't agree it's better.
Apr
9
revised Harmonizing feature class definitions from many geodatabases
clarify title
Apr
9
answered Harmonizing feature class definitions from many geodatabases
Apr
9
reviewed Reopen Harmonizing feature class definitions from many geodatabases
Apr
9
reviewed No Action Needed Averaging XY points locations if in close proximity automatically over a large dataset in R
Apr
9
comment Are there any distinct advantages of creating a Python Toolbox over a Custom Toolbox?
Included in the list of .tbx only is the ability to use Model Builder.
Apr
8
revised How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?
trying to work within the limits, not bypass them.
Apr
8
comment Extract Raster from Raster using Polygon shapefile in R
To fit the Q&A format of the site this should be placed into the main body of the question as an edit/update (and then add a comment to the answer this is in "reply" to so they know there's more to look at).
Apr
7
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
3
comment Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
@RyanDalton, I don't make edits to the exported python (in this scenario). I just export, replace the existing file, and commit with appropriate comment. The revision control system is just used for recording history, diffing, and revert if necessary (no branching or merging).
Apr
3
comment How to acquire schema lock is one already exists?
Sometimes Arcmap has a hung process, perhaps after a failed geoprocessing tool, even if there are no visible windows. After you close all Arcgis applications, run Windows Task Manager and open the Processes tab. Force close any ArcMap.exe or ArcCatalog.exe processes. (ArcGISConnection.exe and ArcGISCacheMgr.exe are ok to leave running).
Apr
1
comment Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
For many of my co-workers it's more like leading a horse to water ;-) They're not GIS people, they're people who use GIS to get their real job done. They'll use and change models but won't touch a command prompt or plain text file. It's just too alien to their experience and skillset. In any case, I'll likely go the AHK route. Thanks.
Apr
1
comment Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
yes the .tbx is being committed as well as the exported .py. I have experimented with using python toolboxes instead, which are entirely textual and thus friendly to version control. However this breaks collaboration with people who aren't comfortable with python (90% of my org), which means from that point forward I'm on the hook for making even minor changes to the model. It also takes longer to get to the same point, for example one can drag and drop the Results panel after an interactive session to a model. With a .pyt it's pretty much a design and build from scratch.
Apr
1
revised Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
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Apr
1
asked Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
Mar
26
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Determining Shape Area Field Name
Mar
19
comment ArcGIS Raster Mosaic Dataset and GDAL VRT, when to use?
wow. 12 days and not a single response, though a couple of up-votes and a favourite. Too general a question, or perhaps there's no one about with enough experience in both to comment?