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Jun
20
comment Opening ArcGIS Desktop on specific license level?
Here's some batch files implementing Jay's answer. They invoke Arcmap at the license level specified by the filename: github.com/maphew/arcplus/commit/…
Jun
20
comment Which registry key holds the license type in ArcGIS 10.x?
I removed v10.0 tag, as the same setting and procedure works for 10.0 thru (at least) 10.2.2
Jun
17
comment Export ArcGIS Online feature service with attachments
this is the hosted version of Exporting arcgis features with attachments
Jun
17
comment Exporting arcgis features with attachments
thank you ian! This works, but is really just a starting point to a real solution. The exported files are just dumped in a common folder, losing the relationship to the source record. In comments there is a method described to use Record_ID as the filename; too circuitous for me, and doesn't accommodated multiple attachments, but it is better than the default.
Jun
10
comment How to calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis?
thanks Jeffrey. For some reason that page is blank except for the title in Firefox, thought it's ok in Chrome; might be one of my extensions. I'm happy to report at least that the scripts work unchanged in 10.2.2 (ones I tested anyway).
Jun
2
comment Decimal degree coordinates: how many decimal places to use for …?
...not sure why I couldn't find How to measure the accuracy of latitude and longitude? when I posted this question...{shrug} It is very close to a duplicate, but not entirely because the answers there only deal with the equator. Ideally an answer would be added to the other Q to flesh out the latitudinal differences.
Jun
2
comment How to upload a list of 5-digit zip codes to CartoDB?
it would help if you could provide a few lines (at least) of the file you are uploading, to see if others can replicate the problem or notice a problem with the source format.
May
27
comment Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy?
+1 for sleuthing! This works interactively but not as well in a model or script, because the field names must be specified.
May
26
comment Listing all feature classes in File Geodatabase, including within feature datasets?
@blah238: oh. I guess I still don't grok yield then. I understand what a statement like fcs = fcs.append(...) is doing much more quickly than fcs = list(yield(...)).
May
7
comment Copy, not export, a table from Arcmap
after seeing Brad Nessom's similar answer here, I decided the screenshot could benefit from some more context; so updated.
May
7
comment Export table from ArcGis to Excel file
for copy/paste route also see Copy, not export, a table from Arcmap which has methods for newer version of Arcmap as well.
May
2
comment How do I create an index layer for multiple maps?
As far as I know, DDP does not yet support a non-rectangular map index. That said, you can generate an grid/fishnet for only those areas that intersect a target feature with Grid Index Features
Apr
10
comment Raster mosaic not displaying raster values ArcGIS 10
additionally "#2" isn't reliable, as the answer positions move depending on number of votes and accepted status. You can indicate a specific answer by using the [share] link at the bottom of each answer. Thanks for contributing to the list of what works!
Apr
9
comment Harmonizing feature class definitions from many geodatabases
I reworded the title to something that, to me, captured the problem more clearly. Please feel free to revert or reword if you don't agree it's better.
Apr
9
comment Are there any distinct advantages of creating a Python Toolbox over a Custom Toolbox?
Included in the list of .tbx only is the ability to use Model Builder.
Apr
8
comment Extract Raster from Raster using Polygon shapefile in R
To fit the Q&A format of the site this should be placed into the main body of the question as an edit/update (and then add a comment to the answer this is in "reply" to so they know there's more to look at).
Apr
3
comment Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
@RyanDalton, I don't make edits to the exported python (in this scenario). I just export, replace the existing file, and commit with appropriate comment. The revision control system is just used for recording history, diffing, and revert if necessary (no branching or merging).
Apr
3
comment How to acquire schema lock is one already exists?
Sometimes Arcmap has a hung process, perhaps after a failed geoprocessing tool, even if there are no visible windows. After you close all Arcgis applications, run Windows Task Manager and open the Processes tab. Force close any ArcMap.exe or ArcCatalog.exe processes. (ArcGISConnection.exe and ArcGISCacheMgr.exe are ok to leave running).
Apr
1
comment Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
For many of my co-workers it's more like leading a horse to water ;-) They're not GIS people, they're people who use GIS to get their real job done. They'll use and change models but won't touch a command prompt or plain text file. It's just too alien to their experience and skillset. In any case, I'll likely go the AHK route. Thanks.
Apr
1
comment Exporting an ArcGIS model to a script, with a script?
yes the .tbx is being committed as well as the exported .py. I have experimented with using python toolboxes instead, which are entirely textual and thus friendly to version control. However this breaks collaboration with people who aren't comfortable with python (90% of my org), which means from that point forward I'm on the hook for making even minor changes to the model. It also takes longer to get to the same point, for example one can drag and drop the Results panel after an interactive session to a model. With a .pyt it's pretty much a design and build from scratch.