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Jan
4
comment India Block Boundaries
If you know this has been asked before I think it is best to include links to any relevant question(s) within yours and then explain what is different enough about yours to ask it again. It seems like this could be a duplicate of gis.stackexchange.com/questions/58574/….
Jan
3
comment Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?
I'll need to test before I accept, so for now I have just upvoted. I have come up with another, simpler way to more or less meet my requirement, that I plan to post as an alternative answer. However, what you describe sounds like it should work and is a closer match to my requirements.
Jan
3
comment How to find if two gps tracks were from the same trip?
Please provide any additional explanation via using the edit button beneath your question rather than by adding to the comment trail.
Dec
30
comment Esri Geometric Network - Error Code 18 (unknown)
What kind of geodatabase are you seeing this error from?
Dec
30
comment Shapefiles not showing in OpenLayers using QGIS export to OpenLayers 3 plugin?
Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour.
Dec
30
comment Checking if point is within multipolygon using ST_Contains?
Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour.
Dec
30
comment Error when running Python script to replaceDataSource of multiple layers in multiple mxd's
This has been cross-posted to Stack Overflow: stackoverflow.com/q/27691066/820534 The inadvisability of doing this is discussed at meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3802/…
Dec
29
comment Error when running Python script to replaceDataSource of multiple layers in multiple mxd's
Would you be able to include print statements before lyr.replaceDataSource to show the values of variables Suffix1, Suffix2 and oldLayerLocation when you see the error, please? Also, can you edit your question to show the exact error (including line number), exact output and exact code snippet run for your next test, please?
Dec
29
comment How to inverse Y axis
Your question has been re-opened so that you can apply your answer now. If you are able to improve your question with some of the clarifications you provided as comments at the same time then that will be appreciated.
Dec
29
comment How to inverse Y axis
Can you apply your solution as an Answer rather than an edit to your Question, and then research/ask your new question separately, please?
Dec
27
comment arcpy.Intersect_analysis() returns empty result, but Intersect tool in ArcMap is succesful
I think this may be a question better posed to Esri Support because it is likely to be more or less unique to your installation. From the Help: "We are not a GIS Software Support Site. We encourage you to seek official routes for support for specific issues you may have."
Dec
24
comment Mirror two data frames
Would you be able to edit your question to include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using, please? You mention data frames so I assume you want to do this in ArcMap rather than the ArcGIS Pro application.
Dec
24
comment Making attribute features pop up in a static location
+1 @StephenLead Sounds fair
Dec
23
comment Performing a 'far analysis' using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Excellent idea but I don't see me finding time at the moment - you (or anyone else) is welcome to use it as starting code for a "Far Points" tool.
Dec
23
comment Performing a 'far analysis' using ArcGIS for Desktop?
If the asker's license level is an issue then "Point Distance for Basic" code is available from gis.stackexchange.com/questions/113446/…
Dec
23
comment How to stay productive and proactive at work?
However, Workplace SE is not the place for all Career questions - an alternative place for GIS career discussions like this is the under-used GIS Chat Room.
Dec
23
comment Field calculator (using ATAN)
Would you be able to edit your question to clarify the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using, please? Also, you mention the Field Calculator but is it that or the Raster Calculator that you are using? The more precise you can make the details, the more likely your question is to attract potential answerers.
Dec
23
comment Dividing large polygon into smaller ones of equal area?
In particular these answers: gis.stackexchange.com/a/20305 and gis.stackexchange.com/a/3138 "You can divide by Equal Area or Equal Width"
Dec
22
comment Converting geographic units with ArcPy
I think this may be a duplicate of gis.stackexchange.com/questions/8163/…
Dec
22
comment In ESRI ArcGIS, is there an equivalent to the RStudio Console Windows?
+1 @JasonScheirer I figured that would be a case and some experimenting I did with recording for ArcGIS Pro tasks during Beta looked promising.