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Oct
6
comment Postcode Shape Files for The USA
@Maksim I think those would be valuable additional instructions to edit into your answer so that it can be read standalone.
Oct
6
comment Landsat8 to the temperature map (in ArcGIS 10.0 -10.2.2 or ENVI 5.0)
It sounds like my comment resolved your first question so I have moved it to become an answer. So that the focussed Q&A format that we use here is followed, I recommend that you research/ask any follow on questions separately. You can always copy/cut & paste those unanswered portions from your question/comments here into a new question.
Oct
6
comment Trial Version for ArcInfo Workstation
This is a link to the Product Life Cycle Status of ArcInfo Workstation which supports the comment by @AlexTereshenkov.
Oct
6
comment Identify points in a shapefile that have no other point within x km with QGIS
@LeighBettenay If this answer addresses your original question then I think you should accept (green tick) it, to reward the answerers effort, and research/pose your additional requirement as a new question. +1 for a great first question!
Oct
6
comment Sourcing free live traffic layers to use in MXD of ArcGIS Desktop?
Would you be able to edit your question to provide more information about what such a "live traffic layer" would look like, please? Also, including the searches you have done and what in their results did not match your requirements will help narrow down what you are looking for.
Oct
6
comment Lining up polygon legend patches in ArcGIS for Desktop?
By saying that "the same thing happens when I recreate the legend from scratch using the wizard" it sounds like you have a reproducible procedure that we could follow to see the same thing happen for us. However, until you edit your question to describe those precise steps, it makes it hard for potential answerers to advise. You may be surprised to find how often there is more than one "usual way" to do something.
Oct
6
comment Returning distances in meters from Near (Analysis) tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?
Would you be able to update your question to include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using, please? The documentation for Near at 10.2 looks to have been revised since 10.0 so it will be easier to advise if we know what you are using first.
Oct
5
comment Landsat8 to the temperature map (in ArcGIS 10.0 -10.2.2 or ENVI 5.0)
With ArcGIS for Desktop I think you need Spatial Analyst installed, licensed and turned on - under Customize | Extensions make sure that is available and checked on.
Oct
5
comment Data View works but Layout View doesn't work
When in Layout view you could try using the Layout toolbar's Zoom Whole Page button, and then edit your question to include a picture of what the whole page looks like, please?
Oct
4
comment Blank map in result page using Mapserver file
Please take this as constructive advice on how to get your question answered sooner rather than later. There is a good Meta Q&A that provides suggestions/recommendations about how to maximise your chances of getting a quick and comprehensive answer on GIS SE.
Oct
4
comment Blank map in result page using Mapserver file
Welcome to GIS SE! Something that may take some getting used to is that it is often (I think usually) better to respond to comments by using the edit button beneath your question to revise it with more details that address the comments from other users. This way all the information is in one place and potential answerers do not need to read a comment trail to try and understand the question.
Oct
4
comment Suitability Analysis using QGIS?
Thankyou for providing more information. However, I am keen to see your question become much more focussed. It sounds like you are getting an error from the Ordered Weighted Averaging tool so I think you should provide some precise details of the parameters you are passing to it.
Oct
3
comment How to disable featureset completly even draw option
Your question mentions a "python tool" in its body and you have tagged it with python-toolbox. Can you edit your question body to be explicit about whether you are developing a Python script tool in a standard toolbox or a tool class in a Python toolbox, please? Also, any time you can include a snippet of Python code that works until where you are stuck I think it increases the timeliness and quality of answers you will receive.
Oct
2
comment Lining up polygon legend patches in ArcGIS for Desktop?
We'll need you to edit your questions to include more details like the precise steps you took to create your legend element(s) because this effect could be achieved in at least 2-3 ways.
Oct
2
comment Snap! vs. Fulcrum for GIS data collection offline?
I've edited your question to remove your wording that seeks opinions. I've done this because I think its explicit asking for opinions would risk attracting early close votes with this close reason: "Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise."
Oct
1
comment Parameter Not Being Included in Tool
A standard toolbox can hold Python script tools (and other tools based on models or system tools e.g. Clip, etc) which only allow their parameters to be configured via a GUI. I think it is fair to say that this type of toolbox can include a collection of scripts. At 10.1 Python toolboxes were added to enable you to implement tools as classes so that the dialog is "generated" by the Python code. For these there can be multiple tools written in a single script (or called as modules from multiple scripts).
Oct
1
comment Importing Bing Maps into application using ArcGIS Engine?
This would be an answer to "How to license Bing Maps for ArcGIS Engine?" but the question is "Is there any way to import the maps to application using ArcGIS Engine?"
Oct
1
comment Parameter Not Being Included in Tool
I was trying to figure whether you were writing a tool class within a Python toolbox or a Python script tool in a standard toolbox. I think getParameterInfo is used by both. This is a link to information about Tool validation.
Oct
1
comment How many A features that fall both in the B polygons and C polygons are for each C polygon?
I would try to do this using Union (two at a time if you are not using an Advanced level license) followed by Summary Statistics as my basis. Union will write all the overlapping relationships for your input polygon feature classes into a single feature class ready for summarizing. There may need to be a step or two added at the end depending on your precise requirements like totally/partially overlapping, etc.
Oct
1
comment Parameter Not Being Included in Tool
I'm assuming that you are doing this as part of tool validation on a Python script tool rather than in a Python toolbox. If I have misunderstood would you be able to edit your question to clarify that detail, please?