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May
12
comment Copying representation symbology from one ArcSDE version to another?
@Morten If Esri Support gave you an NIM number for this problem, which I think they should have, then can you record that in your Question, please?
May
12
comment Python QC field calculator
@user29863 Now that you have remembered I recommend that you edit your Question to include this additional requirement. You will also need to specify how you wish nulls to be handled e.g. change them to 0 to let calculation proceed, output null or something like -9999 as result, etc
May
12
comment How would I flatten a projected vector dataset to georeference a historic map to it?
Would you be able to edit your GIS software and version into your Question, please? The mention of MXD suggests ArcGIS for Desktop but I think it is best to be explicit.
May
12
comment Using file directories from a table
Can you edit your Question to include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using, please? Any advice offered on cursors is likely to change depending on whether it is pre or post the 10.1 release.
May
12
comment Merging edited data back into ArcSDE master geodatabase?
With the inclusion of your "Bonus questions" I think this Question becomes broader than the "one question per Question" that assists clean Q&A. I recommend that you edit your Question to remove them and, if they are still important, to research/ask them separately.
May
12
comment How to compare string fields in the same table with ArcGIS 10
@juasmilla "doesn't work" is far less helpful to people trying to help you than if you can say what is not working e.g. it gives an error, and what that precise error message is; or it updates the wrong rows; or it does not update all the rows; or it did not update any rows; etc; etc
May
12
comment Do I get the same result when merging and clipping DEM geotiff files using different steps?
You could try your two variants using subsets of your original data (so it does not crash during merging), and then compare the two results to answer your own question.
May
12
comment Set border symbology by bordering feature?
You're right - the availability of the IDENTIFY_NEIGHBORS option makes Polygon to Line a better choice than Feature to Line against the requirements of the Question as I read them too.
May
11
comment Importing data from Oracle Data Pump into empty Oracle ArcSDE Geodatabase?
It looks like you have solved your problem so would you be able to add that, with a few more details, as an Answer, please?
May
11
comment Drawing text and line-dasharray
Would you be able to edit your Question to provide more details about what you are asking, please? Normally about a paragraph is considered "minimum length" for Questions and Answers. I think you may be asking whether the line symbols you illustrated can be used, but do the letters correspond to different layers, different field values in the same layer, or ...?
May
11
comment Colorizing raster in QGIS 2.2 without using OSGeo4W command line?
The Q&A format of GIS SE works best with one question per Question so a tip for deciding whether what you are asking is too broad is to see if your Question contains only one question mark. If you have more than one question then research/ask each one separately.
May
11
comment selecting polygons that share XX percents from another polygon (all are in the same layer)
Would you be able to edit your Question to provide more details, preferably including a diagram, please? For example, what happens when two polygons have identical geometry (overlap 100%)? Which do you delete or do you delete both?
May
11
comment Can OpenLayers.Layer.OSM (the OSM tile servers) be used in production environment?
I hope you do not mind me giving more advice. The one marked question that you have left is too broad (because it could now encompass performance, licensing, etc issues). For example, if it is licensing that you are the most worried about then ask about that specifically, and research/ask about anything else separately. Also, I recommend not using "edit:" and "edit2:" to flag what has changed. We can see what has changed ourselves. It is far more important that your Question remains or is made easy to read.
May
11
comment Can OpenLayers.Layer.OSM (the OSM tile servers) be used in production environment?
Can you make a more substantial edit to revise your Question to something that is more focussed, please? You currently have two question marks, and I think two unmarked questions. The Q&A format of GIS SE works best with one question per Question. I recommend asking the most important one first and then research/ask the others separately.
May
11
comment Labeling features with font dependent on polygon area?
@recurvata I have actually seen Maplex label faster than Standard in some scenarios. Certainly, I would have agreed in earlier versions, but I now use Maplex as my default, and have not recently seen a need to switch back to Standard for performance reasons.
May
10
comment How to perform Shapefile to Raster with ArcMap 10.1 while preserving resolution and values?
Would you be able to edit your Question to provide us with more precise instructions as to what you did and where the software behaviour you observed started to deviate from what you expected, please? At the same time try to cover off on the clarifications requested in these Comments too.
May
10
comment Dissable layers in layermanager
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
May
10
comment Offset series of points perpendicular to a line with anothe line as a reference distance
I think you should look at Linear Referencing to create point events at your offset distances. These can be converted to point features and then points joined up into polylines.
May
10
comment Why does merge/mosaic four DEMs into one give ERROR 01042?
It is better to edit these details into your Question - that way formatting tools are available.
May
9
comment Why does merge/mosaic four DEMs into one give ERROR 01042?
By "ArcGIS Home 10.2" I have assumed that you are using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop under the ArcGIS for Home Use Program.