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Jan
30
comment ArcGIS desktop map package, with clipping
I tried using /extent/ but it no clipping occurred. I think it may mean "include whatever features intersect with /extent/". I'm happy to be proven wrong. Is your experience different?
Jan
29
comment Clipping faster (i.e. in bulk/batch) in ArcGIS for Desktop?
The images are nice for instant recognition, "yes, I'm in the right place". The parameters would benefit from being reiterated in the answer body as text; they're almost too small to read.
Jan
29
comment Batch Clip in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS for Desktop?
see very similar gis.stackexchange.com/a/111772/108 for how to reuse input name for output using the %Name% variable
Jan
29
comment Clipping faster (i.e. in bulk/batch) in ArcGIS for Desktop?
This Q could be merged with gis.stackexchange.com/questions/84989/…; well the answers could be merged, the Q's come from different places. ;-)
Jan
29
comment How to Batch Clip in ArcGIS Desktop 10 using Python/ArcPy?
For a deeper explanation of this approach see Easily clip an entire workspace for a specific study area, and associated Clip Workspace geoprocessing tool package. Also explored here on stack: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/84989/…
Jan
28
comment Canadian Geodetic Vertical Datum of 2013 (CGVD2013)
@SaultDon, more about how to have it show up in the list of available vertical coordinate systems when creating a new feature class/dataset. Examples of how and when to use it would be helpful in rounding out the topic though.
Jan
21
comment Windows' Offline Files for GIS projects?
@Mapperz, 2-4 times a day would be ideal, but it's okay if only nightly. I don't see how a virtual machine could be applied here, can you elaborate?
Jan
21
comment Append with NO_TEST yields unwanted NULL for Dates
@dan yes the FC's are in different .gdb's, and both report "this geodatabase matches the release you are currently using" in Properties. Also swapping input and target FC makes no difference. Thanks for the ideas and report that 10.1, at least in once instance, doesn't have the issue.
Jan
19
comment Exporting arcgis features with attachments, for outside ArcGIS
Some more resources to help with a python approach: * forums.arcgis.com/threads/… * gist.github.com/oevans/6992139 * github.com/bgeomapping/arcgis-rest-toolbox
Jan
19
comment Export ArcGIS Online feature service with attachments
argh! must get more sleep. Please ignore dupe flag. This Q is about just exporting, which works. The other one is about exporting and exploding so it can be used by other means besides Esri. I will update it accordingly soon.
Jan
15
comment Opening ArcGIS Desktop on specific license level?
I've updated my batch files implementing this approach to be version agnostic: github.com/maphew/arcplus/tree/master/SysAdmin
Jan
15
comment ArcObjects + comtypes at 10.1
I submitted a pull request to the comtypes project on GitHub: github.com/enthought/comtypes/pull/75. If this fix is applied upstream we won't need to do this anymore.
Jan
14
comment Remove username and password from saved arcgis layer (.lyr) files?
giving the bounty here, for exceptional clarity about a process that works, albeit unavoidably roundabout. The process can be recast in a script a la @Farid's answer, which is what I'll probably actually end up using with some simplification. The effort put in to this answer is commendable (though personally I tend to shy from screenshot heavy treatments).
Jan
13
comment How to set ArcGIS for Desktop license to lower level for testing whether Python script still runs?
Edit bugfix: previous example of bare do-stuff.py in line 2 would not work, as it invokes the ASSOC commandline, with a new default environment that inherit the setting from line 1.
Jan
11
comment Guidelines for using ArcObjects from Python
thank you for the edit, that helps a great deal
Jan
11
comment Remove username and password from saved arcgis layer (.lyr) files?
I don't need to remove the workspace, I need to keep the workspace, while removing the stored username and password.
Jan
8
comment Use arcpy to connect to database without connection file
As @Luke noted in comment to an answer, it's possible from Arcobjects. He has an example here: code.google.com/p/metageta/source/browse/tools/…
Jan
7
comment How do I access ArcObjects from Python?
Snippets module recast as installable ao module here: github.com/maphew/arcplus/tree/master/arcplus/ao (updated for 10.3, see previous versions of file for 10.2). Will update main answer once I get some bugs cleared out.
Jan
7
comment Guidelines for using ArcObjects from Python
thanks for the useful example! The thrust of the Q is (intended to be) less on specific task recipes and more on how does one get and write the info to build the recipe in the first place. For instance, how did you know to import comtypes.gen.esriArcMapUI as esriArcMapUI and then later use in pMxDoc = CType(pDoc, esriArcMapUI.IMxDocument) (and uncover the syntax in that statement)?
Jan
7
comment Guidelines for using ArcObjects from Python
A possible example to use: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/86007/… (disclosure: it's the problem I've been working on, that prompted the Q. Beat me to the (well-crafted) answer, get all the credit! ;-)