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Sep
15
comment Data extract widget - Flex
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software and version that you are using, please?
Sep
15
comment Converting Shapefiles to Text (ASCII) files?
I've converted this Q&A to Community Wiki because, by today's standards, with no target GIS software specified, it would most likely be closed as too broad.
Sep
15
comment Ungenerate command in ArcGIS for Desktop?
The particular answer that I recommend you look at on the earlier duplicate is gis.stackexchange.com/a/7344/115 and I also recommend that you add your vote to the ArcGIS Idea to Generate and Ungenerate all vector feature classes from/to ASCII.
Sep
14
comment Content for Introduction to GIS course using QGIS?
@evv_gis I do not think this is a question for Meta GIS SE because that "is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of GIS Stack Exchange rather than discussing geographic information systems itself".
Sep
14
comment Creating landslide susceptibility map using logistic regression and ArcGIS Desktop?
Welcome to GIS SE! Unfortunately, as it stands I think your question is too broad for our format because your request for an in depth explanation of a topic that the comments so far indicate is a large one. From the Help, I think it verges on "If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much". You may find that a quick review of the GIS SE Tour is also helpful to familiarize yourself with some of the protocols used here.
Sep
14
comment Maps without internet connection
Would you be able to edit your question to make clear whether you are wanting to try and meet your requirements using a product (and which one?) from the ArcGIS Platform, using Google Maps, or something else? I recommend that you review existing questions tagged offline and then edit your question to make precisely what you are asking clearer. For now, I will put your question On Hold pending those additional details.
Sep
14
comment Exporting whole map from ArcMap to GeoTIFF not just current view?
This shows up in our FAQ for GeoTIFF.
Sep
14
comment Error 010092 in arcgis : Invalid Input Extent
Can you edit your question to include one specific function that you are seeing this error from, along with the precise values you are providing to it, please?
Sep
14
comment Looking for atmospheric dispersion model with 3d GIS application
Possibly related: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/40472/…
Sep
14
comment How to generate dynamic legend using ArcPy?
@Y.Y.C Do you mean 40 DDP-enabled maps or 40 Data Driven Pages in a map? The latter just needs a checkbox ticked in that map. For the former could you ask a new question, please? Your precise requirements for that are not clear to me yet.
Sep
14
comment Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”?
When I ran my two lines of code using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop from the Python window of ArcMap, what showed up in the Table of Contents List By Source View was a location of GPInMemoryWorkspace:{GUID}. This makes sense to me and I am unable to explain what you are seeing. Can you perhaps edit your answer to include your precise steps prior to observing what you did. In my case it was just to open ArcMap with a Blank Map, and then issue the two lines of code in the Python window.
Sep
14
comment Making bus routes in ArcGIS Network Analyst?
This answer would benefit greatly by the inclusion of some additional details.
Sep
13
comment Combining raster images?
Welcome to GIS SE! You will find people here most willing to help when your question (which you can edit to improve at any time) includes details of what you have researched/tried so far. My recommendation would be to review this set of existing Q&As to see if any of them already provide the answer that you seek.
Sep
13
comment Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”?
Even though I made this a duplicate I do think that it is a valuable question because it is asked in a different way that can act as a signpost to the earlier Q&A and in its own right led to some useful discussion. The value of such duplicates has been expressed by Jeff Atwood. Consequently, I have rolled back your last edit so that it can serve that purpose.
Sep
13
comment Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”?
@Dr.Ew Correct -> "the temporary location of the result of the MakeFeatureLayer is not the "in_memory" workspace" but a layer does NOT have to be added to a map.
Sep
13
comment Content for Introduction to GIS course using QGIS?
There seems to be some duplication between this question and gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3651/… so the CW process should probably start by trying to specify why it is not a duplicate.
Sep
13
comment Spatially join points to polygons in arcGIS
I followed a link from @Erica's comment and found that there is a Spatial Join fix in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 SP5 that may or may not address your issue. In any event would you be able to edit your question to include details of the ArcGIS Desktop version and service pack that you are using, please?
Sep
12
comment “Item Description” from Catalog window in ArcMap won't open
I agree with @GISGe to try deleting the Normal.mxt but otherwise I would expect the expedient to a solution will be to uninstall/reinstall as per suggestion of amarinel
Sep
12
comment Data refusing to line up with basemap after re-setting source for data
You're right @mkennedy - I'll tag it arcgis-desktop and coordinate-system
Sep
12
comment Is the MakeFeatureLayer temporary location the same as “in_memory”?
A layer (unless written to a layer file or map document) is only stored in memory but it is not stored in an in_memory workspace. An in_memory workspace is also stored in memory but the two are not co-extensive.