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Dec
17
comment Avoiding Error 1325 EsriPyFldr not valid short file name when uninstalling ArcGIS for Desktop?
what does wmic product where "Vendor like '%Environmental Systems Research Institute%'" get Name, Version, InstallDate, InstallLocation come back with? (takes a couple of minutes on my machine)
Dec
17
comment Avoiding Error 1325 EsriPyFldr not valid short file name when uninstalling ArcGIS for Desktop?
Wait and see what Esri comes back with, but when I've encountered blocking install/repair/uninstall problems before with Control Panel uninstall the only cure I found short of nuke and pave was to go through the registry and clear out all references to the software and/or vendor, then install same program and version, then uninstall it. The reason for middle install step in middle is to try and catch all those files that get installed outside the program's folder. Follow up is to clean out all related folders on disk.
Dec
17
comment How to hide “internal” polygon boundaries?
Please note that while this is the accepted answer, as in it's the best that can be done with the tools currently in vogue, it's not the most acceptable answer, which would be modern Regions reboot. ;-)
Dec
17
comment Avoiding Error 1325 EsriPyFldr not valid short file name when uninstalling ArcGIS for Desktop?
gis.stackexchange.com/q/49290 might help, I'm thinking specifically about the wmic approach. The msiexec one is more straightforward and quicker, but given the screenshot I think will just do the same thing. Other thing to try is removing Python first (using standard uninstaller, not brute force delete)
Dec
16
comment What is ArcGIS for Desktop (and Geodatabase) equivalent to Regions of ArcInfo Workstation Coverages?
See How to hide “internal” polygon boundaries? for a cartographic illustration for what could be achieved simply with regions and is now only available with workarounds.
Dec
11
comment Polygons Present in another Polygon (Selection/Attribute Transfer)
You might try converting the polygons-with-attributes to point features using Feature To Points, and then using Spatial Join to copy the attributes to final-polygons. It will miss polys where the point doesn't fall inside, but that would at least cut down the number of features you need to handle manually.
Dec
11
comment Combine touching polygons, keeping all attributes from Class “A” feature
Spatial Join is key. I had explored and rejected this earlier because of resulting nulls in the attributes I wanted to keep (wrong Match Option) . With your encouragement to look at it again I found something that works, and discovered a simplification of your method too! More coming when I get my notes in better shape.
Dec
10
comment Table equivalent to Dissolve for features in ArcGIS for Desktop?
? In arcgis desktop 10.3.1 I get an "One or more dropped items were invalid and will not be added to the control." error. (ArcToolbox >> Data Management Tools >> Generalization >> Dissolve)
Dec
8
comment Iterate Workspaces in Modelbuilder not executing all tools
It's feeding %Workspace%\Dataset\FC_name to the append sub model, with Workspace being a precondition.
Dec
7
comment Iterate Workspaces in Modelbuilder not executing all tools
I was initially excited by this answer, but using a sub model didn't work for me. The child doesn't get fired, model screenhot. If I get time I'll try and distill to a toolbox I can post somewhere, but at the moment I'm inclined to side with Cindy's comment that Model Builder Iterators are just buggy.
Dec
7
comment What are Raster and Vector data in GIS and when to use?
Nice illustration, thank you. This combined @Roy's answer, which I like because all three types (real, vector, raster) are in the same plane, make for an easy communication piece. You might be able to locate the original source using Google Reverse Image Search or TinEye.
Dec
7
comment How do I access ArcObjects from Python?
@jwerts I believe that is what @tmarhal's answer is getting at. Direct AO from python is definitely an out-of-band unsupported approach, and thus can easily transform to nightmare, but when you don't have the time/resources/skill to do it properly it's nice to know the side door exists!
Dec
7
comment How do I access ArcObjects from Python?
@jwerts That sounds like it needs to be a full fledged question?
Dec
1
comment Want cell linear regression values for a netCDF or multi-band raster
Also see related gis.stackexchange.com/questions/10989/…, especially note the caution about limitations of doing regression on previously interpolated data.
Nov
14
comment Expand raster nodata area (shrink values area)
@Luke please flesh that out as an answer. It was a mistake to make the Q platform specific.
Nov
13
comment Expand raster nodata area (shrink values area)
This is essentially the same question: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/24933/…, however the accepted answer there didn't work for me. There's a lot of overhead translating the rasters in to Grass. I thought I managed to figure that out after a couple of hours, but r.grow and r.buffer had no observable result. Perhaps I didn't set mask options correctly(?). In any case, I failed, still looking for solution.
Nov
13
comment QGIS Treat null as zero in raster calculator
related: Change NODATA pixel value in raster to arbitrary value
Nov
13
comment Expand raster nodata area (shrink values area)
Nearblack doesn't work because there are good values on edges that are "near black" and need to be kept, see second picture. Also there are bad values on edge whose numbers are in the valid data range. I'll add another image to help explain.
Nov
12
comment Enabling public viewers and private editors of feature service on ArcGIS Online For Organizations?
Thanks for your contribution @Neil. I agree the administration should be the same regardless of what avenue is used to edit, but for obscure reasons it isn't apparently. Your comment is on topic, but adds a dimension which I think is best served by opening a new question along the lines of "How to have public viewers and private editors with ArcGIS Collector?", and reference this question so people understand it is not really a duplicate.
Nov
10
comment DBF creation and manipulation without excel 2003
Don this answer could be on topic, as the OP does indicate they're willing to try other things. However it does need to add some text to frame the context. Ex: "I use ___ from dbase.com. It's actively supported and from the original creators of DBF. Here's one way to use it with shapefiles ...."