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Jun
20
comment Has QGIS 1.7 been released as a stable version yet?
s'alright ;-) in the grand scheme it's a small misstep
Jun
19
comment Has QGIS 1.7 been released as a stable version yet?
This question is too ephemeral. In days or weeks it will be meaningless. It would be better discussed in chat.
Jun
14
comment View data of a particular year in Google Earth
it is of course your perogative, perhaps you just really like nice round, complete and green numbers {grin}, but there is no directive like "thou shalt strive to accept an answer for all questions!"
Jun
14
comment Is there a decent open source map-editor?
this should be merged with gis.stackexchange.com/questions/10071/…. Even though this question is older, the newer version has better answers. (In my opinion this shows the our community is growing, getting better through time, yay!).
Jun
14
comment Open Source Map Composing Tool
GMT is a quality toolset which deserves larger mindshare. It has been around a long time (1988) and has a large library of features, and (I believe) the single largest collection of projections in it's library.
Jun
14
comment How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?
thanks Mapperz, but changing the server config is not what I'm after. Firstly, I can't do it myself, and second I don't want to comprimise the server's availability or performance for others. The question could be worded more like "work within export limits" but I can't think of a way to phrase it that doesn't make even more confusion!
Jun
13
comment How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?
"smaller exports and combine afterwards" is exactly the idea, though (semi)automated is what I'm after. The actual pixel dimensions are irrelevant, though you're right 10k is large. In this use case the source image is 4 terabytes and the area I need to export approx 63gb (uncompressed).
Jun
13
comment How to convert image of map into vector format?
example image is missing
Jun
10
comment View data of a particular year in Google Earth
Oohhh, that is the reverse of what I understood. In that case You should add that to the question.
Jun
10
comment Permanently reorder fields in data (shp, gdb)
I meant dbf limits, thinking specifically that csv has no limits on field name length or record value lengths, and that starting point was file gdb, but re-reading the Q I see "shp" is mentioned in the title. So, limits all around ;-)
Jun
9
comment Permanently reorder fields in data (shp, gdb)
in this line, infolib should probably work too (convert to ascii (csv), rearrange to suit, re-convert back to info or dbf), as long as you're willing to live with the limitations of the .dbf file format.
Jun
8
comment ArcCatalog complains that spatial references don't match between a feature dataset and a feature class that have the same coordinate system?
"shouldn't require a degree in software testing", chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/1116371
Jun
8
comment ArcCatalog complains that spatial references don't match between a feature dataset and a feature class that have the same coordinate system?
It might be the .prj file created with "Save As" is not exactly the same as the one stored internally. I use a feature dataset "filter" to ensure common spatial resolution etc.
Jun
6
comment How do I access ArcObjects from Python?
The recipe is clear, lucid and well presented. Thanks Geographika! I encourage you to include a minimal script snippet in your answer, so that in the event your site undergoes renovations the answer can stand on it's own.
Jun
6
comment canvec: why so quiet? where are all the users?
Hi, welcome to GIS.se! ;-) The format of the site here is one question per page (thread), so this should be a new question, e.g. "How do you deal with the geometry mismatch in value added data between the retired Canadian National Topographic Database and the new replacement Canvec?"
May
31
comment What is the proper way to backup an ESRI File Geodatabase that is published to ArcGIS Server?
I manage several servers and none of them have shadow or mirrored drives, although they do have redundant disks (RAID5, Drobo) and can survive the failure of one or more drives without data loss. Anyhow that objection aside, I copy the fgdb's with xcopy (or xxcopy), skipping the failures, and then compact the result. It's not the best solution as a feature class locked because of an edit session could get corrupted, but that's no different from a shadow/mirror drive.
May
31
comment Copying domain (and only domain) between Esri geodatabases?
I tried this out but I get exception errors, CopyDomain.exe canvec_blank.gdb target.gdb * Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040228 Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040228. Any ideas?
May
31
comment How to list feature classes with active “attribute domains”?
uhh, maybe this should be a full fledged question, but, where do I put this code? I can't locate the v10 equivalent of the VBA editor (Tools->Macros->Visual Basic Editor).
May
31
comment Standardised Spatial Information System Vocabulary
you're welcome :)
May
30
comment Standardised Spatial Information System Vocabulary
you can force a line break by adding 2 spaces at the end of the line (like I just did for your post).