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Aug
24
comment Unmanaged Raster Catalog Relative Paths?
from Esri forum thread Relative Paths in Unmanaged Raster Catalog? it seems personal-gdb is allowed relative paths, though that may also have performance issues. Also please consider voting for ArcGIS Idea - Relative path names for mosaic datasets
Jul
31
comment How to save Result File from command line arcpy?
@EvilGenius adding a script to a toolbox tedious, so I tend to avoid it unless it's something that warrants the extra work. Consequently only about a 3rd of the scripts I use end up being recorded. :-/ The idea of a generic "run this" tool is interesting. I might explore that.
Jul
28
comment How do I get statistics out of a table using Python in Arc 10?
Nice clear example. I added some code comments to help the python beginner this Q is aimed at. For better portability use arcpy.Describe() to retrieve the name of the Area field, example at Determining Shape Area Field Name
Jul
17
comment Enabling public viewers and private editors of feature service on ArcGIS Online For Organizations?
Note July update in my post. New groups with "members can update" permission can now be used to protect feature services, making this approach viable for public feature services. Removing downvote.
Jul
17
comment Enabling public viewers and private editors of feature service on ArcGIS Online For Organizations?
As of 2015-Jul-14 the "set read-only, override at edit time" workaround is improved: org admin can create a group with Members can update items permission. This removes the need for shared login credentials and/or giving all editors organisation-wide admin privileges. See Enable colleagues to update your maps and apps | ArcGIS Blog and Best practices for using layers in maps
Jul
15
comment Command-line utility to convert GPX into KML?
You're probably looking for ogr2ogr. See the duplicate Windows script/application to convert GPX to KML? (this question is phrased better, the answers over there are applicable).
Jul
14
comment ArcObjects + comtypes at 10.1 and newer
An alternative to deleting the cache manually is to (re)create the cache with comtypes.client.GetModule( 'filename.olb' ). See github.com/maphew/arcplus/blob/master/arcplus/ao/test.py (worked for me, may not elsewhere).
Jul
14
comment How to use ArcGIS Data Interoperability tool in ArcPy?
@user28510 Please post this as an answer and then accept it. After all it is the solution that worked, and others will discover the answer more easily when it's not buried as a comment.
Jul
14
comment Using boolean parameters in Python Script Tool of ArcPy?
Also note the type changes from string on command line to unicode from toolbox. See my answer that explores PolyGeo's answer in some more detail. Bottom line: always test strings and pretend you don't know about booleans.
Jul
13
comment Data Interoperability Tools appear not to be licensed?
See related Installing Data Interoperability when already authorized on ArcGIS Administrator? for how to locate and run installer
Jul
10
comment How did sailors navigate before the Mercator projection (1536)?
the Q is off-topic, as there's no tie in to GIS, ...but darn interesting! My tangential contribution in Geographic Information Systems Chat, ...here
Jul
9
comment I am clipping my data points but the clipped layer is empty
Sorry but there is nowhere near enough information to help you. Please review the help center for how to ask questions that will generate useful responses.
Jun
30
comment What is CID field created by Create Random points?
Thanks. I guess the "C" could be for "Common".
Jun
30
comment Automate Exporting of Rasters Using Renderer in ArcGIS
Encourage Esri to expose the renderer to arcpy by voting for this idea at Expose Export Raster Renderer Settings to Python/Arcpy (repost of JKyllo's comment above; wording didn't make it clear what is at the end of the link)
Jun
30
comment Batch Convert GRID to TIFF with colormap and RGB
Related: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/140196/… (though unfortunately the answer still seems to be "you can't get there from here", until someone provides enough of an example of getting at the renderer via ArcObjects)
Jun
30
comment How to Edit Reference Styles in ArcMap 10
Esri published how to edit .style files using MS Access in 2007: blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2007/10/30/…, so there's no concern about contravening a "you agree not to reverse engineer" licensing clause. Redistributing the Esri produced symbols would be a different matter.
Jun
30
comment *.lyr to *.style conversion in ArcGIS
Also useful to know is that renaming .style to .mdb allows editing via MS Access, see gis.stackexchange.com/questions/25414/…
Jun
30
comment ArcGIS - Export raster keep color scheme
@MatthewBilskie you might need to turn off Stretch and Gamma under layer Symbology on the exported raster, see gis.stackexchange.com/questions/104503/…
Jun
30
comment How to Export Raster with same classification colors seen in ArcMap?
@geogeek when the exported layer is brought back in to ArcMap Stretch needs to be None, and probably Apply Gamma Stretch turned off. There can be a slight shift in colour tone/brightness because of HSV <> RGB conversion, but at least it's close. This info discovered at gis.stackexchange.com/questions/104503/…. Also see blogs.esri.com/esri/supportcenter/2011/05/05/… for turning stretch off by default.
Jun
29
comment Adding arbitrary code to ArcGIS ModelBuilder?
Ryan perhaps you could expand on why output is a [P]arameter, and show example of the module being included in another module. I was initially very confused why P for an output, as parameters are usually all about inputs.