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4h
comment how can i obtain mean of 30 bands from the help of raster calculator in QGIS API with python?
Welcome to GIS SE! However, it looks like you may have pasted in the wrong code! And forgotten to ask a question to go with it!
11h
comment Adding colours from .style file to multiple shapefiles via script?
Would you be able to edit your question to include details like your ArcGIS for Desktop version, and whether you are seeking to apply all 70 fill colours each time you add a layer from a shapefile, please? If it is the latter than perhaps making a single layer file that you "clone" and change the source of will work.
11h
comment Automatically generate & display distance to nearest polygon-feature?
Some of the techniques that you will need to do this are described in @Geog's answer to gis.stackexchange.com/questions/24450/… Would you be able to edit your question to indicate how far you have gotten trying to use ArcPy to replace/drive Data Driven Pages for your application, please? Also, to try and focus your question from another direction can you include a picture of what a single Data Driven Page from your may should look like. Also, include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using.
12h
comment How to add a field to a shapefile using R
Please do not cross-post - if you are considering doing so it may be worth reviewing ideas at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/234495/…
12h
comment Showing Google Maps using ArcObjects?
This question overlaps with gis.stackexchange.com/questions/72217/… which should probably have been closed as too broad because it was really asking two questions (ArcObjects with Google Maps?, and ArcObjects with Bing Maps?) so I am going to edit that question to take Google Maps out of it.
12h
comment What is the opposite of height?
This may be more suitable for posting at Earth Science.
12h
comment Raster Calculator
Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software and version that you are using, please?
1d
comment Performing distance analysis and mapping collection site?
Welcome to GIS SE! As it stands your question is too broad for our focussed Q&A site. I recommend that you start by locating or creating the spatial data that you will use, and then start to try and use that with any getting started instructions you can find to use ArcGIS for Desktop. Then when you have a more specific question you can edit this one to ask it.
1d
comment Show graph in html popup for dynamic data of a postgresql table
Would you be able to edit your question to focus it on whichever of your two questions is the most important to you, please? You can always research/ask the other separately.
1d
comment Loading GRASS gives error installing QGIS Chugiak on Windows 8.1?
Agreed - can you edit the answer part of this out into an answer and then perhaps elaborate a little on what the original question was, please? For now I'll just take the "Solved" part out of the title and turn that into a question.
2d
comment Python + GME (Spatial Ecology) + Subprocess.call
Welcome to GIS SE! Rather than post a DropBox link I think you should embed the code itself into your question by using the code {} button.
2d
comment Defining projection, reprojecting, and wrong area values
Welcome (back) to GIS SE! Rather than add to a trail of comments, the recommended way to provide clarifications requested by commenters is to use the edit button beneath your question to revise it.
2d
comment How can I view a .kml or .kmz file on a mobile device offline?
As it stands you answer looks too brief to be useful. I recommend that you edit it to provide a link to the software which you are suggesting answers the questions but especially add some details about how it answers the question.
2d
comment Point to polygon depending on attribute value
Would you be able to try again at making what you are describing clear, please? Both the first two sentences are confusing me.
2d
comment Cannot obtain correct area values *With* correct projections
Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software and version that you are using, please? It sounds like you may be defining lat/long values as PCS instead of projecting lat/long values from GCS to PCS. More details about your precise steps will help.
2d
comment How to use merge tool (editor tool) in ModelBuilder?
Would you be able to edit your question to leave just the more important of the two you included, please? The Tour reinforces one question per question.
Jul
25
comment Is there a way to “zoom to feature” in QGIS?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson is right - one question per question - there is an edit button beneath it to enable you to edit it so that only the most important one remains, and it is easy to ask/research the other one separately (as per the Tour).
Jul
24
comment Problem with running Union Tool - Error Code 000229
Be sure to address the above requests for clarification by editing your question rather than adding more comments.
Jul
24
comment What does Error 000885: Input Signature file does not have file extension indicate?
Rather than close this question I think we can turn it into a valuable Q&A for a common error message.
Jul
24
comment Township/Range polygon to Line labeling
What version of ArcGIS for Desktop are you using? The answer to this (as well as your license level) may alter whether you have Maplex included as part of the core product. Also, please be sure to provide answers to these requests for clarification by editing your question rather than contributing more comments.