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15h
comment Adding shapefile as layer in ArcMap via Python scripting?
This can be used to read/write shapefiles but the question is how to create a layer in ArcMap from a shapefile.
17h
comment Accepted data types for wps process JTS:difference in OpenLayers?
Sorry - this is not a question that I can assist with technically.
17h
comment How to Create a Minimum Bounding Polygon in QGIS
I think what you are after is a Concave Hull which would make this a duplicate of gis.stackexchange.com/q/119663.
18h
comment Copying and merging lines in one go using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Would you be able to edit your question to describe your precise current steps to do this, please? Perhaps this can lead to how you could do it using less steps.
20h
comment Importing csv file in QGIS including names and description
I agree with @dassouki that this question needs revising to make clear what is being asked. I think How to ask a good question? can offer some valuable advice on how to do that.
1d
comment Shapes not matching number of records
Would you be able to edit your question to include the precise version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using and more details of the steps and data involved, please? For example, are you able to take a subset of your data through the same procedure and to reproduce the problem.
1d
comment Creating Self Executing Python Script (*.py)?
@NathanW In my case, on Windows 7, I think installing the Python that comes as part of ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop, must have set up the file association because it "just worked".
1d
comment Default table setting in GeoServer?
Welcome to GIS SE! Two things worth looking at as you start to use the site are the Tour and How to ask a good question?
2d
comment How to see all information as data on map?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson Mapperz did the translation - I just removed the statement of urgency - and plan to translate the title in a moment
2d
comment Frontal Detection of sst & Chlorophyll image
Cayula and Cornillon are both terms that appear to be new to GIS SE. Would you be able to edit your question to describe what they are or to include links to descriptions of them, please?
2d
comment Generate random points for IDs with similar coordinates with ArcMap
I think this is the same requirement as in gis.stackexchange.com/questions/35479/…
2d
comment How to calculate Field using part of filename in ModelBuilder?
The link in your question is broken. Can you refresh or remove it, please?
2d
comment Simulation in flow path
For additional questions can you always research/ask separately as per the Tour, please?
Dec
17
comment arcpy.Intersect_analysis() returns empty result, but Intersect tool in ArcMap is succesful
I think it is time to close all applications of ArcGIS for Desktop, reboot if possible, and then try to perform the same steps that are currently giving you unexpected results - starting with the simplest scenario of running it from the Python window of ArcMap.
Dec
17
comment need to populate attribute table
Please edit your question to provide the information requested above.
Dec
17
comment arcpy.Intersect_analysis() returns empty result, but Intersect tool in ArcMap is succesful
A code snippet that demonstrates your problem will help a lot. Not being able to share your data could be circumvented by creating feature classes from the confidential datasets that have rectangles in place of the data (Create Fishnet) but are similarly located and have the same coordinate systems. Consider including the code to create these feature classes at the beginning.
Dec
17
comment ArcGIS Initializing License suddenly slow in version 10.2.2
Would you be able to expand upon your answer, please? Adding a link to documentation or a screenshot to illustrate this would make a good answer.
Dec
17
comment How do you disconnect ArcGIS Pro from a PostgreSQL database?
Would you be able to share details of the enhancement request, including its NIM number, please?
Dec
17
comment Conversion from string decimal date format into field with date format using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Would you be able to edit your question to revise it with these clarifications and to also include the GIS software and version that you are using, please?
Dec
17
comment Using choice of one parameter to populate column of multi-value control ready to have values for second column chosen?
It's a new workflow: 1. Select an asset; 2. Depending on its type assess various different aspects of its condition; 3. Run calculation to determine overall condition; 4. Write all info to file geodatabase feature. I wonder if I can take advantage of its coded value domains rather than manually populating value lists of the tool.