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Jan
19
comment INetworkBuild throwing exception of file read/write error?
I've assumed that this is an ArcObjects question and added a tag for that. I suspect that the people who follow that tag will probably want you to edit your question to include a code snippet that demonstrates the error, as well as the precise wording of the error. How to ask a good question? is always worth looking at.
Jan
19
comment How to use random number generator to select by attributes in ArcMap?
To find out how to create random integers between 1 and 5,000,000 I think you should search at Stack Overflow because that is a pure Python rather than GIS question. For example: stackoverflow.com/questions/3996904/…
Jan
18
comment How to accurately join data based on 1x1 degree grid-cell points to a shapefile
Would you be able to edit your question to perhaps include a graphic to illustrate what you are trying to describe in words, please?
Jan
18
comment How to deal with political boundaries in grid cell analysis?
Would you be able to edit your question to perhaps include a graphic to illustrate what you are trying to describe in words, please?
Jan
18
comment Spatial join 2 polylines without common attribute
I think this question will be much clearer if you can edit it to include a graphic that illustrates your inputs and desired outputs.
Jan
18
comment Is there free electricity network data for Asia?
It is still in Beta but I think questions related to obtaining Open Data may be better asked on the Open Data Stack Exchange where there is a geospatial tag available.
Jan
18
comment Is there free pipeline shape file data for Asia?
It is still in Beta but I think questions related to obtaining Open Data may be better asked on the Open Data Stack Exchange where there is a geospatial tag available.
Jan
17
comment Is there free pipeline shape file data for Asia?
@SS_Rebelious I suspect the downvotes have been placed because the asker has not included any details of their research prior to asking.
Jan
17
comment Writing ArcPy code to modify multiple attribute records?
Please edit your question to provide clarifications to it.
Jan
17
comment How to keep ArcMap Toolbar in a nice order?
If your symptoms match those in the links that @johns has provided, then I think this is one for Esri Support.
Jan
17
comment Lining attributes up with features when creating shapefile using PyShp?
When you get a chance, I am hoping you can write up what you did to help future readers encountering the same problem with PyShp. It is fine to answer your own question here.
Jan
17
comment How to use coverage tools in arcpy?
Would you be able to edit your question to include a code snippet that can be used by someone with an Advanced level license to see precisely where you are stuck, please?
Jan
17
comment Is it possible to reverse the trend/values of a raster?
I'm not sure if the migration to GeoNet has broken it but the link does not seem to lead to a solution.
Jan
15
comment API for Java and JavaScript app integration
This seems to be a cross-post of stackoverflow.com/q/27929043
Jan
15
comment Parameters for CreateFishnet
To sort this quickly I recommend doing it through the tool dialog once and then use the Geoprocessing | Results window to get a Copy As Python Snippet - from there the syntax should be easy to decipher and adapt.
Jan
15
comment Copying Feature from shapefile to new shapefile in c#?
Would you be able to edit your question to explain the significance of your osgeo and nettopologysuite tags, please? You make no mention of them in your question body (or title). You may also want to include a code snippet to show what you have done successfully and where you are stuck.
Jan
15
comment Is there String Size Restriction in ArcGIS Python Script Tool parameter?
You could be facing the same requirement as was met in gis.stackexchange.com/questions/19721/… - I'm pretty sure that we implemented that at 10.0 too.
Jan
15
comment Feature Class to Coverage arcpy
I'll defer to @mkennedy on whether you need ArcInfo Workstation installed.
Jan
15
comment Connecting to Oracle database on a network in python
This does not look like it has much of a GIS component but you do mention featureclasses. First I thought it should be researched/asked at Database Administrators Stack Exchange or Stack Overflow instead. However, it may just need you to provide more detail about whether you are using ArcSDE, Oracle Spatial, Query Tables, ArcPy, your version of ArcGIS for Desktop, etc before we can start to advise.
Jan
15
comment Feature Class to Coverage arcpy
I think the first hurdles will be whether you have an ArcInfo level license and ArcInfo Workstation installed. If you do, then can you edit your question to include precisely what happens when you try to run that tool.