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comment How to convert xml into readable gis format
Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software and version that you are using, please?
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comment Cannot create new spatial database connection in ArcCatalog
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include a link to the "your question" that you mention, please? Also, you call this a forum so I recommend the Tour as a way to learn how this Q&A site works.
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comment Import arcpy using PyScripter or IDLE gives No module named RuntimeError?
It will depend on your skillset and experience, for me, I would find an uninstall/reinstall to be the expedient.
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comment Import arcpy using PyScripter or IDLE gives No module named RuntimeError?
I'm confident that an uninstall/reinstall of ArcGIS for Desktop with Python will at least get IDLE working again.
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comment Saving selection as new layer in QGIS 2.4?
@AndreJoost On your advice I've now retracted my vote for gis.stackexchange.com/questions/26198/… being a duplicate
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comment Saving selection as new layer in QGIS 2.4?
Would you be able to edit your question to include the additional information that you just posted as a comment, please?
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comment ValueError using MapProxy decorate image middleware with WMS
This may be useful but normally "about a paragraph" is considered minimum length for answers (and questions) here so would you be able to edit your answer to expand upon why you think this provides a direct answer to the question, please?
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comment How to un-delete a folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog
@StephenLead Note to self - I need to look at catalog functionality in ArcGIS Pro - you did the right thing in 1998 and if it is in ArcGIS Pro your foresight should be appreciated and acknowledged :-)
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comment Select same / select similar in ArcGIS
Although you have provided a link to someone else's (I think) requirements that link could easily go stale so I think it would be better if you could edit your question to also include what your requirements are, and your use case(s) for such a function.
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comment How do you memorize the meaning of longitude and latitude?
I think your second question would be on-topic for this site but by including the first one as well makes it too broad and invites answers that are likely to be opinion-based. We already have four answers and none of them describes a method that I use. If I offered mine it would only be my opinion of how the easiest way to remember which is lat vs long.
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comment Font Formatting in Advanced Label Expression ArcGIS/Python
Would you be able to edit your answer to state clearly that it does answer your question, please? Also, so others do not have to go through the same pain perhaps you can simplify your question to just the parts that in hindsight were causing all the problem so that a cleaner Q&A results?
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comment Extremely slow processing time to map lat/lon data onto census shapefile with ArcPy?
It looks like what needs to be compared to your ArcPy code is just steps 1 & 2. I'll try and find time to generate similar sized datasets and test the alternative procedures to see if I can reproduce the same performance you are reporting, but hopefully someone else can beat me to it. It looks like you are doing the same thing two ways so you have provided an excellent foundation from which to develop such a test.
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comment Sourcing GIS data from First World War (WW1)?
WW1 was a big conflict so to avoid this question being too broad I think you should focus it down to which theatre and battle(s) you are interested in.
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comment Sourcing GIS data from First World War (WW1)?
You may want to consider also posting this at history.stackexchange.com - normally cross-posting is frowned upon but because History SE is in Beta this may be a case where it is OK - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/234495/…
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comment Raster iterator on module builder
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software and version that you are using, please? You seem to be using ModelBuilder from ArcGIS for Desktop but if that were said explicitly then we would not need to make that assumption.
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comment Split a line from point but with a certain distance
That's true so I recommend that you use its edit button to update your answer to incorporate something like my suggested words plus that new information. Think of comments as being to discuss how to improve questions and answers but both the question and answer should be standalone (so that the comments can then be deleted).
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comment Fileinput error - input already in use
I think this may be a pure Python question - do you see the same error if for line in fileinput.input(infile): your script just tries to print line?
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comment Split a line from point but with a certain distance
I think this will delete any parts of the input polyline(s) covered by the erase polygon which will therefore not meet the requirements in the question. Also, "about a paragraph" is normally considered minimum length for answers (and questions) here so perhaps you can elaborate upon yours by including more words at the beginning like: "I have assumed that you wish to lose the parts of the polylines within 10m of the points. If not then my advice here may not apply."
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comment Meaning of Spatial Join ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer?
@CSev It looks like that is a geometry service (atlas.resources.ca.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/Geometry/…) rather than a WMS or WFS which may (or more likely may not - I have not tried) be usable by the Spatial Join tool of ArcGIS for Desktop.
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comment Meaning of Spatial Join ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer?
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include the precise parameters (perhaps as a screenshot) that you are supplying to the Spatial Join tool, please?