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Dec
19
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".
Dec
18
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?
Dec
18
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
Dec
18
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?
Dec
18
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/…
Dec
18
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?
Dec
18
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.
Dec
17
comment MakeFeatureLayer_management parsing error (for loop)
Rather than tacking another question on as a comment I think you should research/ask it separately as per the Tour.
Dec
17
comment Rename open MXD using ArcPy
Your supplementary question about mxd.title should be researched/asked separately as per the Tour.
Dec
17
comment Is there public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available which lets ArcGIS for Desktop with CSW Client Add (WMS) To Map?
but if I choose the one you illustrated then I'll be able to see one? That's enough for my proof of concept purposes.
Dec
17
comment Is there public OGC Catalog Service (CSW) available which lets ArcGIS for Desktop with CSW Client Add (WMS) To Map?
Thanks - that looks to be exactly what I was after when I asked this question - I've just +1-ed for now and will plan to Accept as soon as I have tested.
Dec
17
comment Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?
@blah238 it sounds like I am hitting an ArcObjects limit which ArcPy will inevitably inherit. I think I will ask a new question that describes more the requirement that I have rather than the approach to solving it that I tried to see if that bears fruit. I'm happy to accept an answer here along the lines of "you are hitting an ArcObjects (and hence ArcPy) limitation" if you want to write a short one.
Dec
17
comment Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson If I exhaust ArcPy options then I think I am more likely to go to Tkinter or wxPython to gain the extra functionality than QT or PyWin. The comparatively easy writing for ArcPy carries a lot of weight when I choose how to develop so that any code I write stays easy to maintain.