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Jun
25
comment Is there a basic hands-on example of the use of UK GIS data (not in the ESRI native format) being imported for use in ArcMap?
Your editing so far seems to have been fairly superficial that means, at least to me, that this question remains very broad. To focus your question into something suitable perhaps you can ask "How can ArcMap display Ordnance Survey data?", and include details of what your research has uncovered so far. That will show what you have tried and precisely where you are stuck.
Jun
25
comment Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?
I think your new question should be researched/asked separately from the original.
Jun
25
comment Using Configurable Map Viewer with Angular Application?
Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour. Would you be able to edit your question to provide some details about what you have tried with respect to researching/testing prior to posting your question, please?
Jun
25
comment Python code that uses arcpy.describe skips if statement?
Would you be able to edit your question to include the values of shpFile and geoPath, please? I would also recommend removing your try/except while you are trying to debug this code snippet.
Jun
25
comment Summarize an attribute table using python
There's no need for ArcPy or Python to do this. Try the Summary Statistics tool and if you need further help use the edit button to let us know what you have tried and where you are stuck.
Jun
25
comment arc.describe file name not working
Rather than having a question of ever expanding scope, which is a poor fit for our focussed Q&A format, I recommend that you accept this answer, and start a new question which has a code snippet that illustrates where you are stuck, and works up until that point.
Jun
25
comment Apply Symbology from a Layer
I think you should review the other ERROR 000732 Q&As.
Jun
25
comment Script for selective dissolving of multiple features
To reinforce the comment by @RichardFairhurst above I recommend reviewing "Stack Exchange is NOT a discussion forum"‌​. To better understand why we use a focussed Q&A format rather than be a discussion forum I recommend read the paragraph here on You gotta get this to get us. When used as designed any semblance of being bogus should evaporate from the answers here.
Jun
25
comment Why does arcpy's Alter Field return “The tool is not licensed”?
@StephenLead Alter fields is relatively new (10.2.2 I think) - what version are you using? Whichever it is would not explain the error message but might help shine some light.
Jun
24
comment Understanding Number of Feature Classes vs Connection Time with Enterprise Geodatabases
This is a Meta SE Q&A concerning polls: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/57383/… I think that by prescribing poll responses as the way your question should be answered, focus is drawn away from your underlying (and more important) question of whether going "from 40 seconds with 2000 datasets to 2 minutes with 6000 datasets (in PostGres ArcSDE 10.2)" is to be expected. We are upfront in the Tour that there should be only one question per question.
Jun
24
comment Understanding Number of Feature Classes vs Connection Time with Enterprise Geodatabases
As it stands your question appears to be a poll or survey of ArcSDE users rather than a question that describes what you are doing and where you are stuck. I think your underlying question may be "Why does PostgreSQL appear to be slower to load via ArcSDE than Oracle?"
Jun
24
comment How not to display dates with no data values in time series analysis
Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour. Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software that you are using, please?
Jun
24
comment Connect .NET application to Arcgis Model builder
To attract potential answerers to your original question please use the edit button beneath your original question to revise it with addition details. Asking the same question again is likely to attract close votes for being a duplicate.
Jun
24
comment Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?
For help with emergency responses we have a Meta Q&A concerning ideas for how to enlist our community's assistance.
Jun
24
comment Merging polygons interactively in ArcMap using less clicks than Merge tool?
By "join" do you mean Merge or something else? Can you edit your question to clarify, please?
Jun
24
comment how can I join excel sheet with point shape file?
Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour. Would you be able to use the edit button beneath your question to update it with details of the software that you are using, please? At the moment you have tags for QGIS, ArcGIS for Desktop and OpenLayers so we do not know.
Jun
24
comment What is a coordinate system?
I'm inclined to agree that this question should be left open because it would be useful to find (if it gets enough votes) in our most frequently asked questions on Coordinate Systems.
Jun
23
comment Using custom shape files as buffers in ArcGIS
Can you edit your question to provide these additional details, and a picture, please? Once your precise requirement is clear I suspect ArcPy will be the answer.
Jun
23
comment Calculating Closest Distance from one polygon to another
When you say "my permissions do not allow me to use the near tool", I am assuming that you mean you do not have an Advanced level license. Would you be able to edit your license level into your question, please?
Jun
23
comment Applying symbology to a layer with python, How to only have symbology in TOC that the sub layer has
It's just general netiquette. ALL CAPS is often interpreted as shouting.