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Dec
4
comment python script to retrieve names and scale range from an ArcGIS MapServer url
Would you be able to edit your question to provide more details about precisely what you have tried (i.e. a code snippet or two) and where you are stuck, please? I changed your tag from mapserver (an Open Source web map server) to map-service because I think you are asking about an ArcGIS for Server map service.
Dec
4
comment Resequencing Legend Items using ArcPy?
@blah238 Are you thinking of something like gis.stackexchange.com/a/124407 or a more palatable workaround/procedure?
Dec
4
comment Sort legend items up and down with arcpy
When you run that code what happens? Saying "doesn't work" is far less helpful than, for example, an error message or telling us that there was no error but also no alteration to the order of items in the legend element.
Dec
4
comment ArcGis label last vertex Z value
Yeah - my superficial understanding is that both label expressions and the field calculator run cursors in the background and in the case of the former it would already seem to be accessing its geometry to decide where to place the label.
Dec
4
comment ArcGis label last vertex Z value
+1 That is a very useful technique that I had not thought of trying.
Dec
4
comment ArcGis label last vertex Z value
I think being able to access the SHAPE@ tokens for writing label expressions would make a great ArcGIS Idea.
Dec
4
comment Saving a ArcMap layers RGB values into the attribute table
And what you need seems to be the opposite of this ArcGIS Idea ideas.arcgis.com/ideaView?id=087300000008FolAAE
Dec
4
comment Saving a ArcMap layers RGB values into the attribute table
This is a good question but I think it is a duplicate of gis.stackexchange.com/questions/71352/… and that you appear to be asking it to meet requirements similar to these gis.stackexchange.com/questions/27807/…
Dec
3
comment Dataset in NJ, US
Would you be able to edit your question to describe where you have looked prior to posting your question, please?
Dec
3
comment Geoprocessing service error
This seems to be the same as a question you asked earlier at gis.stackexchange.com/q/124315. Please do not repeat questions. The way to attract potential answerers to unanswered questions is to edit them to make them clearer and clearer.
Dec
3
comment Downloading the distribute_setup.py
Would you be able to edit your question to explain the connection to GIS, please? I notice that you have a postgis tag so perhaps that distribute_setup.py is something related to PostGIS but I am not able to follow it either.
Dec
3
comment How to Partition Line into Segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?
It looks like we missed getting this question split into two when it was first posted. It is the confusion caused by trying to answer multiple questions per question that leads us to normally insist on "one question per question" as per the Tour.
Dec
3
comment Exporting feature class into multiple feature classes based on field values?
Unless I'm misreading the question I think it is asking for a "Split By Attribute" rather than a "Split By Location". Split (Analysis) provides "Split By Location" functionality. The comment by @ccn here offers an interesting workaround which could perhaps be edited in as a "clarification" to this answer.
Dec
3
comment Where to download ArcSDE?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson I think you should make that an answer although perhaps start "For free you cannot ...".
Dec
2
comment Python Automated Data Driven Pages - Labeling and Symbolizing Errors
Would you be able to edit your question to include a code snippet that demonstrates what you are describing, please? A picture of the same extent both in ArcMap and when exported (to PDF?) would also be useful.
Dec
2
comment Supporting NON GIS capable people to draw/make maps?
I think your question is too open ended and likely to attract opinions. I recommend that you convert it to Community Wiki.
Dec
2
comment Best software for a least cost path analysis
As it stands I think your question is too broad for our focussed Q&A format. To bring it on topic, I think, will require you editing it to provide more details of your requirements as background and the research that seems to have led you to discount one GIS platform as being able to meet them.
Dec
2
comment How to select feature by attribute with expression to use it in ModelBuilder?
I think you should edit your question to be more explicit about your requirements.
Dec
2
comment How to select feature by attribute with expression to use it in ModelBuilder?
I think you must be looking at a different tool - Select (Analysis) accepts an SQL expression.
Dec
2
comment Attributes in Excel and FME
There is an edit button beneath your question that will enable you to update it with that additional information. How to frame a good question? is well worth reviewing if you are new to our site.