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May
1
comment Using PostGIS functions in ArcGIS Desktop for Layer Definition Query?
This may be related gis.stackexchange.com/questions/68288/… but uses Oracle Spatial rather than PostGIS.
May
1
comment Can ArcPy's AsShape be used with GeoJSON FeatureCollection of Polygons with Labels?
Thanks for posting this - my application only ever needs to ingest a handful of polygons (with thousands of vertices each) so I had not noticed that bottleneck on the code I put together. I'll use an InsertCursor rather than Append next time I encounter this requirement.
May
1
comment Digital Number (DN) on satellite imagery?
The Q&A format of GIS SE works best with one question per Question so I recommend that you edit yours so that it is clearly focussed on the one of most importance to you. You can then research/ask the others separately.
May
1
comment Merging data using FME
Welcome to GIS SE! As a tip, your answer is hard to read due to your use of a contraction (attrs) that is not written out in full even once. For readability I recommend that such contractions are not used.
May
1
comment How to fix shape file projections
@AntarrByrd Please try to get into the habit of responding to Comments by using the edit button beneath your Question to revise it with any clarifications that we seek. GIS SE is different from other discussion forums and Q&A sites because here we try to expend our efforts on the focussed Q&A (that then has ongoing and easy to digest information for subsequent people who encounter the same problem) rather than discussion.
May
1
comment How to fix shape file projections
@AntarrByrd I'm confused by your terminology of "directly importing it" which you have used in a Comment and perhaps elsewhere. The 5 step workflow I outlined has nothing that I would refer to as an import.
May
1
comment How to fix shape file projections
@AntarrByrd Your graphic indicates that you chose one of the original shapefiles and projected it from NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N i.e. no change, so what you are seeing is to be expected. The shapefile that you said you downloaded in the other Question was called METRO_Bus_Routes.shp and it had NAD_1983_StatePlane_Texas_South_Central_FIPS_4204_Feet as its coordinate system. It is this downloaded shapefile that should be projected following my instructions in this Answer.
May
1
comment Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool?
"How to check whether suspect shapefile is geolocated where it should be?"
May
1
comment Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool?
@AntarrByrd That is always possible but not a conclusion that I would jump to when it is so easy to test by researching/asking it separate from this Question.
May
1
comment Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool?
@AntarrByrd No, I think it is a common issue that you are encountering, and just needs to be worked through systematically to explain why you are not seeing what you expect. The Q&A format we use here is perfect for doing that, and learning from, as long as only one question is the focus of each Question. At the moment I am not seeing anything to suggest that the software is not working as it should.
May
1
comment Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool?
@AntarrByrd I think you should ask a new Question for your last comment. I just downloaded the same data you did and it added to a Blank Map fine and, being the first layer in the Layers data frame, its Coordinate System was applied to that data frame as expected. At the moment your Question is confusing different things that make up an overall workflow. I recommend that you Accept the Answer on this one, which I can then tidy up to retrofit the Question to the Answer as an example of how to keep Questions here focussed on one issue at a time.
May
1
comment Why is shapefile not drawing in expected location after (or before) using Define Projection tool?
Would you be able to edit your Question to detail the precise steps you take from downloading the date, to where you expect to see the layer created from that data displayed on your map (but do not), please?
Apr
30
comment How to automatically vectorize data from WMS?
possible duplicate of How to convert WMS to SHP?
Apr
30
comment Problem with full extent after using python code
Amongst the five answers there are some that I think may apply equally to shapefiles, and may be applicable to Python. If you edit your Question to indicate your reasons to reject all of them then I am happy to support it being re-opened.
Apr
30
comment ArcPy Clip Data Frame To Geometry
There's an ArcGIS Idea for a spatial definition query that could possibly have been useful to keep most of those millions of features from drawing if it had been implemented.
Apr
30
comment Can we use geoNetwork with php
Would you be able to use the edit button beneath your Question to revise it with any clarifications that come out as Comments, please? That way it continues to standalone without having to read a trail of Comments.
Apr
30
comment ArcPy Clip Data Frame To Geometry
To do this I think your code will need to use the current data frame extent to create a rectangular polygon geometry, and then use the clipping features to erase the extent geometry with them (or use Union and Select if you are not licensed for Erase). Add that extent polygon (with hole for features) to the top of your TOC so it hides everything except the hole. Fire this code each time your extent changes. It's not trivial but should be quite doable and a nice python add-in example.
Apr
30
comment How to change the language setting/interface of Quantum GIS (to English) using Windows XP in French?
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.
Apr
30
comment How to find when train nears station?
I'm confused about why you have tags for openlayers and openstreetmap which get no mention in your Question, and then you mention that you are using a database but provide no details or tag about that.
Apr
30
comment How to find when train nears station?
Would you be able to edit your Quedtion to provide the clarification that @Fezter and I seek, please? Your comment has not made your Question any clearer for me.