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Apr
13
comment Merging rasters which overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop?
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 include details of the GIS software and version that you are using, please?
Apr
13
comment Adding shapefile names in message to progress window/dialog of ArcGIS for Desktop from ArcPy?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson I think the question is referring to the geoprocessing progress dialog that shows while an ArcGIS for Desktop tool is running in the foreground.
Apr
13
comment Adding shapefile names in message to progress window/dialog of ArcGIS for Desktop from ArcPy?
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include details of the GIS software and version that you are using to try and do this, please? Also, can you include details of what you have tried so far. For example, if you are using ArcGIS for Desktop to write a Python script tool then I suspect your code should include arcpy.ListFeatureClasses().
Apr
13
comment Multiple layouts in one ArcGIS project?
I've added an arcgis-pro tag here because that is the application of ArcGIS for Desktop that now supports this.
Apr
12
comment Cause of ERROR 000539: Error running expression?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson - perhaps a duplicate of your comment/answer at gis.stackexchange.com/questions/108839/…
Apr
12
comment Cause of ERROR 000539: Error running expression?
That's much clearer and more focussed now - thanks!
Apr
12
comment Understanding Spatial Join
@JackBauer You'll notice how having a comment trail like the above may have helped you but has not yet led to an answer being posted. You seem to be putting lots of effort into your questions and I think it will help you (and future readers) get clear answers if you can review meta.gis.stackexchange.com/a/3353
Apr
12
comment Cause of ERROR 000539: Error running expression?
Thanks for updating but don't forget (from the Tour) that only one question should be asked per question. At the moment you seem to be asking two which would make your question too broad for focussed Q&A. Additional questions to your first can be researched/asked separately.
Apr
12
comment Cause of ERROR 000539: Error running expression?
I suspect that your question is more likely to attract potential answerers if you can edit it to describe the first step on which are stuck in terms of what you are trying to do in ArcGIS for Desktop rather than referring them to a tutorial at another website to translate. It may be useful background to say that you are trying to translate a QGIS tutorial but your question reads to me like "I got this far, can you finish the rest?"
Apr
12
comment How to remove layers that are not in visible df extent
I'm not sure, without testing, if testing whether a layer object is in a data frame object is valid syntax, but even if it is, you seem to be saying "if layer is not in data frame then remove it from that data frame" i.e. do nothing.
Apr
12
comment How to remove layers that are not in visible df extent
Your question title seems highly related to the extent of your data frame but the code in its body makes no mention of extents. I think you should edit your title so that it summarizes the code you are seeking help with.
Apr
12
comment QGIS equivalent to MapInfo Sum Attributes for selected vector objects?
@Nataniel for follow up questions I think it is best to ask a new question unless Underdark is happy to expand upon her answer to your original question.
Apr
12
comment find elevation for series of (lat,lon) combinations to make 3d model of earth with relief
You tried to respond using the area reserved for direct answers to your original question and so I have converted that to an edit on your question. To try and keep your question readable we really need you to edit your question using the button beneath it so that it reads as a single clear question. Do not be afraid to repeatedly revise it because that is how Stack Exchange's focussed Q&A works. Just take care not to turn it into something that invalidates the answers so far. You could also accept an answer and start on a new and clearer question.
Apr
12
comment Using Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator to populate values in one field based on those in another?
Are you using the Python parser on every test? What precisely are you entering as the Expression? What precisely is the syntax error that you mentioned? Please edit your question to address any requested clarifications such as these. The reason for me suggesting that you do it that way is elaborated upon at meta.gis.stackexchange.com/a/3353
Apr
12
comment Simplifying road network for cartography?
@SimonGIS Normally you should ask follow up questions as new questions to maintain our "one question per question" as mentioned in the Tour. In this instance I think you just need to run the Repair Geometry and Multipart To Singlepart tools first.
Apr
12
comment Using Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator to populate values in one field based on those in another?
If these values are being returned to a field which is a Double then the quotes should not be included. I'll try to update my answer when I am on my laptop rather than iPhone.
Apr
12
comment Using Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator to populate values in one field based on those in another?
Could you edit your question to include the exact code you ran with the precise syntax error that you received, please?
Apr
11
comment multiprocessing and the ArcGIS in_memory workspace
Would you be able to edit your question to include a code snippet that demonstrates your problem, please? I think it would also be worth moving some of your comments into a revised version of your original question.
Apr
11
comment gdal_translate : projection error?
Welcome to GIS SE! The way to migrate questions between sites is to flag the moderators on the site that you are migrating away from. However, deleting a question from one site and re-posting it on another achieves the same result. Just be careful not to do it too often because multiple deletions can feed into the question ban formula.
Apr
10
comment Using Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator to populate values in one field based on those in another?
Would you be able to edit your question to make clear whether you are trying to do this using the Python parser of the Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop, please? There are many Q&As here about this topic so I suspect your question will be a duplicate of one or more of them.