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Nov
21
comment Creating multiple routes at same time with different stop locations using ArcGIS Network Analyst?
Welcome to GIS SE! Some of our protocols take a little getting used to, but the benefit is well worth the effort. The area you have typed into here is reserved for direct answers to your question. You are answering a comment that requests clarification to your question so the way to do that is to edit your question (see the edit button beneath it) in order to revise it. In the meantime as a quick fix I'll convert your question to a comment but please be sure to take our Tour if you have not already.
Nov
21
comment script error on polygon to raster conversion
That's not my advice - that is Esri's - so if my advice of closing ArcMap and then trying again does not provide an acceptable workaround then I would recommend contacting Esri Technical Support.
Nov
21
comment Use value of Field in Calculation in Modelbilder
Would you be able to edit your question to include a picture of the relevant part of your model, please? Also, include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using because ModelBuilder has had quite a few changes between 9.3 and now.
Nov
21
comment ArcGIS Collector on Android failing to upload multiple features with attachments
Welcome to GIS SE! Some of our protocols can take a little getting used to. One of them is that the answer area into which you have made a comment is reserved for direct answers to questions. I'll convert it to a comment but if there are some points of difference between your issue and that described then you want to consider asking a new question.
Nov
21
comment What is an inexpensive way to map underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines
As you are asked for clarifications via comments, please be sure to use the edit button beneath your question to revise it rather than contributing more comments - see How to ask a good question.
Nov
20
comment Abbreviation dictionary for annotation feature class
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include more detailed steps about how you are trying "to recreate labeling using an annotation feature class", please?
Nov
20
comment SQLite database to Feature class
Are you trying to do this using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Nov
20
comment Point-in-polygon using WGS84 geographic coordinate system
Are you using ArcGIS for Desktop to do this?
Nov
20
comment Create Polygon from same triangles
@kalpesh Please use the edit button beneath your question to revise it with these additional details. As a new user I recommend taking the Tour and reviewing What makes a good question?
Nov
19
comment How do I get new world file parameters from a resampled grid coverage?
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to make clear the software and version that you are using, please? You have a GeoTools tag but your question sounds more like you are using ArcGIS for Desktop or QGIS.
Nov
19
comment Can't save image to website images folder
If you think this directly involves OpenLayers you can edit your question to explain that. It looks to be a general IT rather than GIS question.
Nov
18
comment Field parameter in Modelbuilder - empty?
I would look into tool validation. I think you can use this with tools authored using ModelBuilder and not just Python script tools but I am happy to be corrected. Actually I think it is an Obtained from option when you are setting Parameters on the Model Properties but tool validation is useful to know about.
Nov
18
comment Python-Scripting in ArcGIS: Point as Input?
A Python AddIn is a good option but a regular tool authored using either ModelBuilder or Python using a Feature Set parameter can also be used.
Nov
18
comment Map widget in .NET application
You can probably get some ideas by looking at questions here tagged .net.
Nov
18
comment Python-Scripting in ArcGIS: Point as Input?
I would look into using a Feature Set.
Nov
18
comment Reordering Tables in ArcMap Layer List?
I'm not clear what you are referring to as "my layer list". Seeing the code used to read that would I suspect have made it more obvious what it was. Are you talking about the order seen in the List By Source View of the Table of Contents, what gets returned by ArcPy's ListLayers/ListTables, or something else? Personally, I treat what's in the TOC as volatile and would only access layers and table views in a map using their name, or data source (if 1:1) rather than order.
Nov
18
comment Reordering Tables in ArcMap Layer List?
Would you be able to edit your question to provide more details about how you are trying to read your layer/table list, please? A code snippet to illustrate that and where you are stuck would be most helpful.
Nov
18
comment ArcGIS model builder interpolator
Welcome to GIS SE! I recommend that you start building your model and if/when you get stuck research/ask about that as a more focussed question. Be sure to take the Tour too.
Nov
18
comment Apply Symbology to Rasters using Arcpy Script
Just a tip when writing Python code questions. Instead of including a picture of your code, which cannot be copy/pasted from to test, it is better for all of us if you simply copy/paste your code in and use the {} button to format it.
Nov
18
comment Why is Clip_analysis giving ERROR 999999 using SHAPE@ geometry token as clip_features in arcpy.da.SearchCursor?
Many thanks for reproducing this. I had done some experimenting with adding a spatial reference but did not get to a successful workaround like you. I have gone with the workaround in @KHibma's answer because from this test I want to go to using multipart polygons in the Clip so, while trying to keep the code as concise as possible, the other workaround will enable me to keep Spatial References and dealing with multiple geometry parts out of the picture. I suspect your workaround would perform quicker but code conciseness rather than speed is more important in this instance.