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Apr
29
comment Is it possible to edit domain coded values in ArcGIS Online Feature Layers?
Link updated to intro blog post, there's some useful information in comments, like this scripting access project: github.com/Esri/ArcREST
Apr
27
comment Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values
This is the most versatile answer so far, as it will work for a variety output formats, not just shapefiles. Also using "Feature Class to Feature Class" instead of exporting will allow include/exclude of specific fields.
Apr
27
comment Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values
Good solution, but note this only works when the output is a shapefile (which is the original question, but sometimes we want to do the same without going to shape). If the destination is in a gdb the extra columns are not created. :-/
Apr
20
comment How to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?
@AhmedFasih, updated snail method. There is now no charge, but client supplies storage media and pre-paid shipping labels.
Apr
18
comment How to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?
@AhmedFasih, it's a good price for the data and convenience, in 2011. The drive media is almost irrelevant. On the other hand if you're doing it for yourself and your time is free, then by all means go the long way; that's what the script is for. ;-)
Apr
12
comment The next big thing in standardized spatial data exchange format?
Thanks for the update Brad, much appreciated. (we can delete these meta comments after they've been read).
Apr
4
comment The next big thing in standardized spatial data exchange format?
The GeoPackage standard has been adopted and now has it's own domain: geopackage.org. There's also a github project of the standard for pull requests etc github.com/opengeospatial/geopackage.
Mar
24
comment Can ArcGIS and OSGeo4W share the same python install?
This discussion on concurrent Anaconda python and Arcpy might be bear fruit for using ArcGIS 10.x and O4W: geonet.esri.com/people/curtvprice/blog/2016/02/18/…, also note @lpinner's gist.github.com/lpinner/a396d42d08cc936a139b
Mar
24
comment What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?
For an example of a situation where the region model remains superior to current topology and line/polygon data models see How to hide “internal” polygon boundaries?
Feb
16
comment How to remove only donut holes from polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?
Related: Filling in Donut Polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Feb
16
comment How to remove only donut holes from polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?
how do you "calculate [the new donut poly] to be same as the original [containing] polygon"? They don't have any attributes values in common, so can't be joined. How does Island poly C know it should acquire it's new attrib values from (containing) Lake poly A and ignore (somewhere else) Lake poly B?
Feb
16
comment How to remove only donut holes from polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?
this is a potentially useful trick but off topic for this question, which is about removing existing donut holes.
Feb
16
comment Copy, not export, a table from Arcmap
That's very curious, I get the same thing. Guess I never closed the table before pasting until now. When I do close, all Excel receives is the column headings and no records. Thanks for this.
Feb
16
comment Copy, not export, a table from Arcmap
Mods please ignore the "not an answer" flag. I made a mistake.
Feb
10
comment Calculate Z Median from 3d line?
This will fail on a polygon interior ring ("AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'Z'"). This seems to work: p=part.getObject(i); if p: z=p.Z.
Feb
10
comment Script (ArcPy) vs field calculator (Python Parser) behaviour of getPart in ArcGIS for Desktop?
This will fail on a polygon interior ring ("AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'X'"). This seems to work: for p in part: if p: return p.X
Jan
29
comment Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene
I removed moderation complaint chatter -- it served it's purpose, Q is now re-opened and answered. Leaving it in place for future readers muddies the topic, in my opinion. @TreeMan please revert if you disagree or feel this is too intrusive an edit
Jan
29
comment Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene
Oh look, there's a Blender Stack Exchange site, a wee bit of GIS stuff there too: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/34307/gis-data-import
Jan
19
comment Calculate Z Median from 3d line?
This is near perfect, thanks (though indentation screwed me up for awhile. I'd put aList.append in parent). I changed it to use numpy.median() so I didn't have to add logic to handle when the list has even number of items. Those with ArcGIS Pro can use statistics.median() instead ('cause python 3). Good python + median reading: stackoverflow.com/questions/24101524/…
Jan
18
comment Calculate Z Median from 3d line?
It's not appreciably different from Add Surface Information tool, providing only min,max and mean statistics.