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Feb
16
comment Ungenerate command in ArcGIS for Desktop?
Guess I've been outvoted. ;-) Here's the short form of my answer: I fixed a couple of bugs and updated the 9.x developer sample of WriteFeaturesFromTextFile for 10.x, grab it from github.com/maphew/arcplus/blob/master/ArcToolbox/Scripts/…
Feb
13
comment Ungenerate command in ArcGIS for Desktop?
Converting to ascii is closely akin to ungenerate, but not a duplicate. Ascii is general, many/any text format can fit, while ungenerate is specific. Please reopen (I have a direct answer ;-)
Feb
11
comment Resurrect contents of the ArcGIS 9.x “samples” toolbox on 10.x
@MichaelMiles-Stimson, doesn't work here. I can see the toolbox in catalog, but the contents remain blank. Also tried "r-click > Save as > v9x Toolbox" but that didn't nothing (no file created, no error message. Didn't work on any other system tbx either though.)
Feb
10
comment Resurrect contents of the ArcGIS 9.x “samples” toolbox on 10.x
I managed to id the WriteFeatures... script by crafting a broken python script. The error message revealed the source, Traceback (most recent call last): File "c:\arcgis\desktop10.3\ArcToolbox\Scripts\WriteFeaturesToTextFile.py", line 90, in <module>. Presumably this recipe can be used to divine the rest. I'm still curious about the hidden contents of the toolbox though.
Feb
10
comment How to change feature class and field aliases in bulk?
So obvious now that I think about it! The same approach should be possible using a Personal GDB (Access .mdb) or any of the RDBMS storage options as well.
Feb
10
comment Keeping dev scripts in sync with projects
oh, externals is new to me, thanks. The git corollary seems to be submodules, with some notable differences, while mercurial has subrepository though it's tagged a "feature of last resort".
Feb
9
comment Keeping dev scripts in sync with projects
Yes this seems like a pure programming Q and off topic for GIS SE. I don't think so though. Software development practices are increasingly front and central for GIS Professionals and how this is solved for us, but more importantly how best practices are documented, will be subtly but usefully different. With that in mind, please answer with educating GIS users as your target.
Jan
30
comment ArcGIS desktop map package, with clipping
Not for me. I get an intersect selection, not clip; screenshots of my before and after (with v10.3).
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 and newer
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.