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Nov
25
comment Do you use a proven workflow to edit and document ArcGIS ModelBuilder models?
related: Applying version control to ArcGIS Models. It can be done, but it's not pretty.
Nov
25
comment Do you use a proven workflow to edit and document ArcGIS ModelBuilder models?
wrt "I'm not sure why you would want to do [track changes in a model] anyway?" Sometimes changes break things or produce different results from last year in an unanticipated way. A very useful tool to understanding what happened is to have an answer to the question "what, specifically, is different between version 1 and 2?". +1 for "explain the reasoning behind the model"!
Nov
22
comment Should you switch from ArcMap to QGIS?
As posed, this question can't be answered well in our framework. It will collect opinions, which can be good and useful, but won't get "answered", as we use the term here. A better approach would be along lines of: What needs to be studied, what specific questions need to be asked, what workflows analysed, in order to evaluate whether it's worthwhile to change our GIS stack from ArcGIS to Open Source?
Nov
22
comment Should you switch from ArcMap to QGIS?
-1 for FLOSS not as buggy. They both have significant roots to trip over. The frequency of encountering them depends on the paths one wanders. What FLOSS does have in spades, & definitely resides in plus column, is bug transparency. It is aggravating that many or most issues I report to Esri are already logged (have a NIM#), but that doesn't come to light until after going through the rigmarole of building a reproducible test case and submitting it. IMO careful analysis of the ArcGIS and Open Source "surface areas" (points of user & data contact) would find "arcgis buggier" perception false.
Nov
19
comment Why won't ArcMap 10 snap?
+1, excepting ensuring not in Layout View should be first step (easiest to test).
Nov
17
comment How to host my GeoServer+Openlayers web mapping application on the internet?
An out of band solution, which I leave for someone else to flesh out and garner rep for, would be to export the GeoServer map to a "static-like" openlayers map which could be served from generic shared web hosting.
Nov
17
comment Publishing on my own Domain a Map Created by Geoserver,OpenLayers,HTML
Hi Sam, welcome to GIS Stack :) This is more of a general "how to publish a website" and not a GIS specific question. That said: I'm sorry but you can't use GeoServer on typical shared hosting servers. GeoServer needs a java engine available (which are what the Tomcat references are about). You'll need to upgrade or change or your web host. See gis.stackexchange.com/questions/81674/… for some providers and other info. Sorin's answer is the best one, at present.
Nov
17
comment Bringing in UTM NAD17 data from excel into CartoDB
Hi Karen, welcome to GIS Stack :) You'll usually get better answers with more detail, such as the text of the error message, and some sample data so others can (attempt to) reproduce the circumstances. Also for code formatting indent by 4 spaces, or use backtick.
Nov
14
comment Versioning In QGIS
Responding to the "or something else" bit, you might find github automatic mapping and diffing of geojson useful github.com/blog/1772-diffable-more-customizable-maps. Also GeoGig, geogig.org
Nov
14
comment What resampling technique should be used to reproject an altitude raster?
Very good description of resampling methods and when to use them at gis.stackexchange.com/a/2598 and gis.stackexchange.com/questions/17328/…
Nov
4
comment How do I import/export KML to ArcGIS Desktop?
forestGIS this is a new question, or a bounty on an old one. Please ask separately, e.g. "How to get QGIS KML import/export to keep attributes". @Simon the accepted answer appears not to apply, note "user-created attributes from a tablet app are being stripped away when imported by the KML to Layer geoprocess tool." (or perhaps you have info to fold into accepted answer for how to make it work?)
Oct
22
comment How do I fill gaps in a raster to zero value cells?
for an extensive description of the magic formula above see Working with Digital Elevation Models, Patching Gaps by our own @whuber and Assembling DEM Files for Watershed Analysis
Oct
22
comment Correctly merging DEM rasters and eliminating edge effects
given the info above, I'd be tempted to trim or nibble back the common edge to null/nodata so there is no overlap at all and then re-interpolate the gap. See gis.stackexchange.com/questions/79374/… for filling.
Oct
22
comment “muting” first point in a time animation
a kludge would be to insert a point with an earlier-than-all time stamp and setting symbology to draw as transparent (or omitting from symbol settings for rest of points)
Oct
22
comment Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
That's probably why html/css has hex codes; a well established and easy to re-use standard. In any case even though the method is laggy and error prone I've accepted this answer as correct because it's the best we have available right now. Thanks :)
Oct
21
comment Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
Hoping to catch the eye of Esri people I asked on GeoNet: Annotation feature attributes: why is "color" missing?. The silence is profound.
Oct
20
comment Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
Thank you for the tip about selecting the parent node (the "NUTS_.." in the screenshot above) to edit multiple features at once. I didn't know about that. I confirm it does work for thousands of records, subject to the same extra long wait times my "use Drawing tools instead" answer describes. I'm truly mystified why they'd bother to expose Fontname, size, bold, etc, and leave out colour(!)
Oct
20
comment Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
Using Edit Annotation tool and changing a records colour produces zero change in the attribute structure. Other changes such as font name, bold, etc. are reflected. So it looks like I still need to use the Drawing Toolbar approach.
Oct
20
comment Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
Ahhh, these annotation were created back in 9.x era. There's an Update Annotation Feature Class tool which I ran on these data. However "color" is not an attribute. How strange.
Oct
20
comment Change annotation symbol properties in bulk
That's curious, I have a totally different attribute structure. FontName, bold etc. don't exist: i.imgur.com/azt5DY9.png