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Jul
15
comment How do I output PolygonNeighbors into a special format?
When you edit your question can you also include whether you still have the feature class that you used as input to Polygon Neighbors. Also, do you know the maximum number of neighbours a feature can have in your data? If not then do you really want a separate field for each neighbour or would a comma-delimited list in a single field serve you just as well (or better)?
Jul
14
comment Creating polyline which is average of multiple other polylines?
Would you be able to edit your question to include a real world example of what you are wanting to do, please? For example, are you trying to collapse road casings to road centrelines, river banks to river centrelines, or something else?
Jul
14
comment ArcPy(10.1) distanceTo using dynamic geometries?
Welcome to GIS SE! It may just be formatting but I am unable to follow what you are trying to say in your answer. Would you be able to edit it, and experiment with the Code button {} to see if you can make it clearer, please?
Jul
14
comment Getting the outer boundary of a group of polygons
Would you be able to edit your question to include whether your "feature classes of groups of zip codes" are points or polygons, please?
Jul
14
comment How to perform a spatio-temporal query in attribute table?
As someone new to GIS SE this may give you some quick hints on how to use the various parts of each question you ask: meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/3349/… I would recommend that you edit your question to include "I use QGIS 2.4" there rather than as another tag.
Jul
14
comment Batch Convert shape files into aoi's in erdas
Perhaps you can edit your question to include the steps to perform a single shapefile to AOI conversion using ERDAS IMAGINE manually, and then include your code so far to try to perform it as a batch process using Python.
Jul
14
comment OpenLayers + Geoserver problem with wfs projection
I hope you do not mind me doing a further quick edit. It was your first sentence that made me think your intention was to comment upon rather than answer the question.
Jul
14
comment Converting file geodatabase with coded domains to PostgreSQL / PostGIS?
This PostgreSQL/PostGIS answer to an Oracle question may help: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/10397/…
Jul
14
comment OpenLayers + Geoserver problem with wfs projection
This does not really answer the question. If you have a different question, you can ask it by clicking Ask Question. You can also add a bounty to draw more attention to this question once you have enough reputation.
Jul
13
comment Creating contiguous / adjacent ellipses
There seems to be two aspects to your question i.e. space-filling (but the space seems open-ended because you just want 50-100 ellipses) and generating multiple ellipses efficiently. Would you be able to edit your question to include a picture of precisely what you are looking for, please?
Jul
13
comment Using arcpy to enable layer masking (Advanced Drawing Options)
I think that you should write this up as an ArcGIS Idea to have layer masking (resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//…) made available at the Basic license level.
Jul
13
comment Inline variable substitution in ModelBuilder iteration to Make NetCDF Raster Layers?
Would you be able to edit your question to show a simple test model and the current parameter settings you have on any relevant tools, please? This sound like it should be easy to do but I'm not clear what you have already tried.
Jul
12
comment How do I calculate driving distance to Amarillo, TX from all Texas cities using zipcode data?
Would you be able to edit your question to revise it with the clarifications that have been sought via comments, please?
Jul
12
comment Batch Georeferencing in ArcMap 10.2
Can you edit your question to include a link to the Wrap from File code that you mention, please?
Jul
11
comment Adding Rasters as Columns in Shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?
There have been two different interpretations of your question made by its answerers. Would you be able to edit your question to state clearly what data type these new columns will have e.g. float, integer, raster, text, etc? Also, can you make it clear whether you have tried and succeeded in creating point features from your CSV file which will I think be the first step either way.
Jul
11
comment Adding Rasters as Columns in Shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?
@whuber I think you may well be right but the "steps" seem to be what has been tried rather than a workflow. I'm going to vote to close as unclear to try and get more information from the asker.
Jul
11
comment ArcMap - WMS service layers not drawing
If you are paying Maintenance then contacting Esri for support sounds like a good idea.
Jul
11
comment Debugging ArcPy script to search, get value, compare to field names and sum field values?
In your second dot point you say "In this case 6 records should be selected". Is this happening? If not, then lets dispense with the rest of your code and focus on solving your first issue in this first question.
Jul
11
comment Color different in Maps exported from ArcMap to PDF and other formats?
Would you be able to edit your question to include pictures of what you are seeing in PDF versus other export formats from ArcMap, please?
Jul
11
comment Creating new layers using ArcPy to define Definition Query for each field value?
I think you should edit you question to show a few cells from your attribute table and then what you are wanting to see in your TOC and those Layer's Properties' Definition Query tab. The clearer you make the question the quicker you are likely to see it answered.