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Dec
12
comment Equivalent of CORINE land cover data sets for rest of world
"the approach of editing this question to make it fit the answers and then asking a new one probably is best" -- Agreed. "look like an idiot" -- not at all, no one here is stupid. A tad confused perhaps, but in confusion lies the essential ingredients for insight and learning. It's the "here be dragons" of mental life.
Dec
12
comment How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop?
Given the high visibility of this Q I encourage fleshing out this answer, so it's much more than a "see this link". In addition to the linked help files, there are also Editing PostGIS data in ArcGIS Desktop? and Using ArcGIS and QGIS together in multi-user editing environment?
Dec
12
comment How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop?
-1, not because it was a bad answer, but because the passage of time and consequent changes has made it so (zig discontinued, now native arcgis support for Post geometry) and this answer shouldn't be at the top anymore.
Dec
5
comment How to Change Field Name in ArcGIS 10.2
@SoilSciGuy there is an around, and it is work, but it works ;-) How to reorder fields (permanently) in a file geodatabase
Dec
5
comment Applying version control to ArcGIS Models
I couldn't agree more about heavy reliance on GUI often being detrimental to reproducibility. The rub with code is in "so long as you are familiar with the language". The small size of that gate keeps a lot of smart and productive people outside, in the wilderness. Really the core of this question is searching for a way to widen that gate. It's frustrating because Modeller almost has both GUI and code. You're right, it is withering on the vine from lack of attention. Sad, we have people who are just now finding mojo in automation and scripting, through the approachability of Modeller.
Dec
4
comment QGIS 2.4.0 Setting raster layer to singlebandpseudocolor using minimum and maximum raster values
+1 for working example. To simplify your script use .GetMinimum(), from gdal.org/gdal_tutorial.html search for min = band.GetMinimum()
Dec
3
comment Is there a CASE Tool for modelling spatial databases?
what do the acronyms PK and FK mean?
Dec
3
comment Columns decimalLatitude and decimalLongitud not recognized while creating a layer from a csv file in QGIS
Esther if it can be reasonably expected to help someone else with a similar difficulty in the future, it's encouraged tp post your own solution and accept the answer. (deleting is fine too if the Q is too localized)
Dec
3
comment ArcMap Python Question: Trying to Field Calculate Slope Percent in to Text
you need to quote your return, in order to make it a string, return "Steep"
Dec
3
comment ArcMap Python Question: Trying to Field Calculate Slope Percent in to Text
For code formatting easiest is to paste block in from your text editor, select the block, and use Ctrl-K to apply (will indent properly etc., most of the time).
Dec
3
comment Feature class with attribute pick lists for values, without a Coded Value Domain?
ArcGIS Idea - Create new domain type - Value domain speaks directly to this need, vote it up!
Dec
3
comment Bringing GIS data into Minecraft
here's an answer, don't have time to flesh it out yet, maybe someone else can: spatiallyadjusted.com/2013/07/15/arcgis-for-minecraft and thunderheadxpler.blogspot.ca/2013/07/… and github.com/mraad/RasterPlugin
Dec
3
comment Bringing GIS data into Minecraft
@JohnBarça, that would be welcome, thank you
Dec
3
comment Feature class with attribute pick lists for values, without a Coded Value Domain?
@FelixIP, that won't work for me as the source is file-gdb, but it's a welcome addition to the conversation as I'm sure that would be a workable option for some. (...and got me thinking how nice it would be to have Excel or similar actually be be ArcGIS's internal table editor!)
Dec
2
comment Feature class with attribute pick lists for values, without a Coded Value Domain?
Good news about Transfer Field Domain Descriptions (Environment setting), thanks! (you should add it as answer to the linked Q) However transferring to shapefiles is only one of the reasons for not using codes, there are other tools and process where the code instead of lookup value is shown, necessitating sticky notes on croner pf monitor etc. The primary driver for the Q today though is the (faint hope) for picklist entry when editing, without the friction of TableToDomain, AssignDomainToTable and friends.
Dec
2
comment Free (or cheap) software for generating Geospatial PDF (GeoPDF)
More details on the definitions of GeoPDF and GeoSpatial PDF: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geospatial_PDF. In Adobe Reader the geospatial tool is under "Edit > Analyse" menu (but it doesn't do much other than report location).
Nov
28
comment Applying version control to ArcGIS Models
@below i'm aware of that, after solutions not bounty (and accepted answer before i opened the bounty anyway)
Nov
28
comment Applying version control to ArcGIS Models
@om_henners this Q is about versioning geoprocessing models not spatial data.
Nov
25
comment Applying version control to ArcGIS Models
accepting the answer for now, because it's what I'm doing. I'll happily switch to a better one if it shows up!
Nov
25
comment Applying version control to ArcGIS Models
thanks for drawing out this important distinction. It's unfortunate that the same word, toolbox, is used for what are in fact quite different creatures. I'll touch up the wording accordingly.