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Dec
8
comment Trying to loop if condition at PYTHON code using Arcpy
Comments are not suitable for long error messages and in any event I think you may be better to post a new question.
Dec
8
comment Trying to loop if condition at PYTHON code using Arcpy
You'll find IDLE on the Windows Start Menu under ArcGIS and then Python2.7
Dec
8
comment Trying to loop if condition at PYTHON code using Arcpy
I use IDLE which is installed with ArcGIS for Desktop for most of my Python work but I use the Python window for quick tests.
Dec
8
comment Trying to loop if condition at PYTHON code using Arcpy
I think the problem is that your else: and the lines in that code block need to be dedented one level to line up with the preceding if:. However, it is hard to be certain with those three dots at the beginning of many lines which I think are an artefact of a copy/ paste from ArcMap's Python window.
Dec
8
comment Searching semantically for symbols in ArcGIS Desktop?
Is using 10.0 mandatory for you? Upgrading to 10.1 would have given you a search toolbar for symbols by name and keywords right there on the Symbol Selector.
Dec
8
comment Parsing long lat xml tags into shapefile using ArcPy?
Although you are reading the XML in order to write a shapefile, this question is purely about reading XML. The only Python library for GIS work that you have mentioned is ArcPy, but that has simply been imported and not used.
Dec
8
comment Where to Dowload Village layers for India with census 2011 information?
@DevdattaTengshe No problem - it is now re-opened - anything you can do to make the distinctness clearer in their titles and bodies is much appreciated
Dec
8
comment SQL server in ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop
Just a quick reminder from the Tour that "one question per question" works best here. I recommend that you edit your question (there is an edit button beneath it) to leave just the most important issue you want to address first and then research/ask the others separately.
Dec
7
comment Where to Dowload Village layers for India with census 2011 information?
I've made this a duplicate because I think there is a good case for trying to make the original question into a canonical Q&A on Indian census layers for any year that one has been or will be undertaken. CC @ChrisW
Dec
7
comment India population by town: 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011
@DevdattaTengshe - a newer question gis.stackexchange.com/questions/124785/census-layers-for-india appears to be a duplicate of this one. Would you be interested in creating an answer from your comment? That way perhaps we can edit this Q&A to become canonical under a title of something like "Creating/sourcing Census Layers for India?" that covers all past and future censuses.
Dec
7
comment Pro vs Con on using export to JPEG or JP2000 files for large imagery files
I think it is almost always best to respond to requests for clarifications by editing your question.
Dec
7
comment Download layers from arcGIS online in python
Would you be able to edit your question to explain in more detail what you mean by getting layers/maps, please? I suspect others are having the same problem understanding how downloading layers is like publishing, or what you mean by downloading layers. Can you please expand your description of what it is you want to do, what you have tried and where you are stuck.
Dec
7
comment First steps on QGIS (examples)
Please use the edit button beneath your question to improve it with these additional details.
Dec
7
comment Using arcpy and script toolbox to add the date to a attribute table
+1 I was just starting to look at this and my first comment on the question was going to be that I would use arcpy.GetParameterAsText() rather than sys.argv[] which you have covered. However, the focus of this question should always have been date/string formatting and you have used a technique that I am sure I will be looking back at next time I need to handle dates in ArcPy.
Dec
6
comment Exporting multiple dataframes as images using ArcPy?
I think the last line being broken over two lines may have been confusing - try a copy/paste of the code again after the edit I just made to it.
Dec
6
comment Mapping Superfund Sites using ArcGIS for Desktop?
As it stands I think your question is too broad. Would you be able to use the edit button to revise it to a more focussed question around precisely where you are currently stuck, please? At the moment we are unable to tell whether you have successfully added your shapefile to a map or tried Add XY Event Layer successfully/unsuccessfully. I recommend always trying to place a single question mark somewhere within your question body because that immediately defines the focus of your question.
Dec
6
comment How to calculate the volume?
Would you be able to edit your question to include the GIS software and version you are using , please? I'm guessing ArcGIS 3D Analyst but would hate to guess wrong.
Dec
6
comment Add value to field using arcpy
Indented means, for example, place two spaces before each line of code to be run in the for loop. When the indentation stops that signals the end if the loop to Python. The number of spaces is not critical but you need to be consistent.
Dec
6
comment Trouble renaming layers using arcpy
I was wrong about the index but I think I just spotted what is astray and so I am going to change my answer.
Dec
6
comment Eliminate function does not eliminate required boundary/arc?
Welcome to GIS SE! Would you be able to edit your question to include the version and license level of ArcGIS for Desktop that you are using, please? In particular the license level may limit/expand your options. In addition are you able to include a picture of what you are trying to describe because just words is not making that clear to me.