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Mar
13
comment A shapefile not projecting correctly
Another way to check the extents is to stay in ArcMap and look at the coordinates being displayed at lower right in meters. You should expect to see 6 or 7 digit numbers when zoomed to your "good" layers but when you zoom to your "bad" layer I suspect that you will see numbers that look more in the range of longitude and latitude values. As per the duplicate this will suggest that the data has had a Projected Coordinate System (PCS) defined on lat/long data instead of it being projected from a Geographic Coordinate System to a PCS.
Mar
13
comment Adding spatial reference to raster data using ArcGIS Pro?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson You may be trying to answer another question because this one only mentions "raster data" and "raster file" - no mention of layers, data frames or ArcMap even. I'm not questioning the distinction between layer and data properties it's just that this question seems to only be talking about data and stated that ArcCatalog was the only way to apply a coordinate system - and it's not. As an aside Geoprocessing seems way more embedded in ArcGIS Pro than it ever was in ArcMap (or ArcCatalog).
Mar
13
comment Esri leaflet functionality
@JohnGravois That sounds reasonable so I have re-opened.
Mar
13
comment Layers with same coordinate system should align/overlap but do not?
@blah238 I just ran your query to get a #2 ranking for it now but gis.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=frequent would say #3 so I think we can definitely call it "top 3".
Mar
13
comment Select points North of line across polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?
I think your question is really how to select points which are within the northern half of the black polygon when it is split by the green line so, as others have commented, make that polygon by whichever means you prefer and then Select Layer By Location will do the rest.
Mar
13
comment Adding spatial reference to raster data using ArcGIS Pro?
I don't think there was ever a time when ArcCatalog was the only way to do this. Whenever I need to do it during automation I use the Define Projection tool of the Geoprocessing Framework which I access using ArcPy or ModelBuilder, but it is also easy to run as a one off from one of the Python, Search or Catalog windows.
Mar
12
comment Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?
Unfortunately, editing this question to de-duplicate it has meant that your answer has been stranded as no longer applying to the revised question. Would you be able to delete it here and, if still relevant, post it to the Q&A that relates to ArcGIS for Desktop instead.
Mar
12
comment Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?
Unfortunately, editing this question to de-duplicate it has meant that your answer has been stranded as no longer applying to the revised question. Would you be able to delete it here and, if still relevant, post it to the Q&A that relates to ArcGIS for Desktop instead.
Mar
12
comment Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?
Unfortunately, editing this question to de-duplicate it has meant that your answer has been stranded as no longer applying to the revised question. Would you be able to delete it here and, if still relevant, post it to the Q&A that relates to ArcGIS for Desktop instead.
Mar
12
comment Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?
Unfortunately, editing this question to de-duplicate it has meant that your answer has been stranded as no longer applying to the revised question. Would you be able to delete it here and, if still relevant, post it to the Q&A that relates to ArcGIS for Desktop instead.
Mar
12
comment Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?
@mattwilkie Unfortunately, editing this question to de-duplicate it has meant that a number of answers have been stranded. I'll ping their authors to suggest they delete them here and, if still relevant, post them to the Q&A that relates to ArcGIS for Desktop instead.
Mar
12
comment Aggregating data?
As a new user be sure to take the Tour and review How to ask a good question?. Our policy on homework questions is also worth a review. My main advice would be to start using the edit button beneath your question to revise it with clarifications that are sought via comments. I think you will find that starts to make it look less like homework and shows more of what you have done.
Mar
12
comment Extracting script of tool in ArcGIS? and combining the tools join by attribute and join based spatial location?
I'm still not at all clear about what you are asking. Are you perhaps under the misapprehension that there is ArcPy code behind Attribute and Spatial Joins?
Mar
12
comment Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?
@mattwilkie To make this not be a duplicate then all that would appear to be needed is an edit that excludes ArcGIS for Desktop. If an alternative software is needed then I think that should be specifically stated so that the more focussed question can be researched/answered.
Mar
12
comment Licensed File Geodatabase to unlicensed Geodatabase?
Would you be able to edit your question to include the version of ArcGIS for Desktop that created this file geodatabase and the version you are trying to open it with, please?
Mar
12
comment Trying to convert coordinates for use in ArcGIS
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to clarify whether you mean ArcGIS for Desktop or ArcGIS Online when you say ArcGIS, please? Also, what do your spreadsheet rows look like e.g. do you include the degree symbols?
Mar
12
comment Generate Strahler number
Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user be sure to take the Tour. You seem to be asking several questions here and our focussed Q&A format works best with one question per question.
Mar
12
comment What type/model of pointing device do you use for GIS?
I think it would be better if you edited your solution out of the question and into an answer instead.
Mar
11
comment Extracting script of tool in ArcGIS? and combining the tools join by attribute and join based spatial location?
Please use the edit button beneath your question to revise it with these additional details.
Mar
11
comment Does QGIS data work in Esri CityEngine?
Please edit your question to improve it with details like these. Before any answer(s) have been offered is the ideal time to revise your question.