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Oct
24
comment Convert python from arcpy.da.SearchCursor to work in 10.0
For focussed Q&A, and to keep the learnings on the site, I prefer to only look at code snippets when they are included within a question.
Oct
24
comment Convert python from arcpy.da.SearchCursor to work in 10.0
I think the answer to this will depend on whether you use SHAPE@ within your cursor. I suggest focussing this question down to SearchCursor and providing more of a code snippet to show what you do within it. The answer is then likely to inform you on what you need to do with Update and Insert cursors.
Oct
24
comment Enable/Disable Parameters based on Boolean
I think it would be worth looking into tool validation to try and do this.
Oct
24
comment How can I keep selected the output feature elements from a toolbox?
Would you be able to edit your question to clarify whether you have created a model tool or a Python script tool, please? If it is a model it will help to include a picture or if it is Python then include a code snippet.
Oct
24
comment How to store lat/long in PostGIS database?
If you do not think that this is a duplicate, I recommend that you edit your question, using content from your comment, to explain why not.
Oct
24
comment How to debug “msProcessProjection(): Projection library error. no system list, errno: 2” error in mapserver?
Welcome to GIS SE! In this instance I think a specific error message is being asked about, but you have provided generic advice as part of a more or less link-only answer. Consequently, I recommend that you edit your answer to explain how to address the specific error that is being asked about.
Oct
24
comment Concatenate features in one feature class by the unique ID
Rather than waiting for @Craig to provide an answer, it has now been a month since the last comment on this question, I think you should go ahead and provide an answer yourself. It is also quite permissible to accept your own answer after that.
Oct
23
comment Labeling runs out of map extent and onto borders when exporting to PDF from ArcGIS for Desktop?
Are you able to identify the specific issue (NIM number from Esri, or earlier question here) that is being asked about? There does not appear to be anything like it showing up in our FAQ for PDF and ArcGIS for Desktop. Workarounds are great but I think its always best to also try and get issues addressed at their source.
Oct
23
comment Still no fictional geographies in some GIS format?
Although I have closed this as a duplicate I have also offered a 100 bounty on the original question to try and get it some more attention.
Oct
23
comment Still no fictional geographies in some GIS format?
Your question contains two questions. The first is a re-ask of the 2011 question and as discussed recently in GIS Meta (meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3788/…) that should not be done because there are other ways to revive old questions. You could edit that part out and focus it on the second (raster to vector conversion) question but I suspect you will find many hits on how to do that here and elsewhere.
Oct
23
comment Clip_Management seems to delete shapefile?
Would you be able to confirm, by using Copy As Python Snippet, that you are using precisely the same inputs and outputs when this works in ArcMap and appears not to from ArcPy, please? My suspicion is that Clip is bailing when the shapefile it tries to write hits the 2Gb size limit.
Oct
23
comment Field mapping for append crashes python
Would you be able to edit your IDE into your question, please?
Oct
23
comment Developing workaround to arcpy.asShape truncating all values to 3 decimal points?
Would you be able to edit your question to include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using ArcPy from, please? The reason I ask is that the Q&A you cite as describing the bug says in one of its comments that it was resolved at 10.1. Although another comment suggests that it was not. In either event, knowing what you are using would be useful.
Oct
23
comment Invert Clipping for Data Driven Pages
@Arabella I think you should add that as an answer - it is the way that I would do it too
Oct
23
comment Automating plan report generation using ArcGIS Desktop?
I'm sorry to have to close this question but it is simply too broad for our focussed Q&A format because it effectively lists multiple requirements and then seeks a solution to all of them. I recommend that it be broken into a series of Q&As with each seeking to address a single requirement.
Oct
23
comment Same python code works in arcgis python window, but fails in pyScripter
@JuliaJiang As you are probably discovering the Comments are not intended for code formatting or anything more than seeking quick clarifications to improve questions and answers. Since this answer has highlighted and addressed an error in your original question, you may want to consider asking a new and more detailed question that includes both the precise code snippet you are now using and the precise error message returned.
Oct
23
comment ERROR: operator is not unique: unknown || geometry
Welcome to GIS SE! I removed your statement of urgency because, as noted at meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3672/…, it can lead to slower answers being forthcoming. The best way to attract quick and comprehensive answers is to use the edit button to continually improve it as potential answerers seek any clarifications needed via comments.
Oct
23
comment How to access a Feature service hosted on arcgis.com which is shared only with particular groups or organization
The policy on cross-posting to multiple SO/SE sites has been discussed at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/64068/… However, by placing a bounty on the same question at both sites, my understanding is that they cannot be closed on either site (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/14591/…). Nevertheless by making potential answerers from both sites aware of the Q&A on the other it may lead to synergies and a faster solution.
Oct
22
comment Related records in a published service
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to provide precise details about how you "published a GIS service with a relation to a table view", please?
Oct
22
comment How to access a Feature service hosted on arcgis.com which is shared only with particular groups or organization
This has been cross-posted as a direct copy from stackoverflow.com/questions/26429713/… but has had a bounty added on both sites