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Oct
15
comment Value of a Python programming course
A general criticism of Esri courses I've done is that they can hold your hand through every step, without imparting any real understanding of what you are doing, or why. A random person off the street could probably complete the exercises, but wouldn't have a clue about how to use the software the Monday after the course. Real world experience, backed up by self-learning, is more useful IMO. But a course can look good on your CV...
Oct
15
comment How to Share Open Source Python Code for ArcGIS?
Welcome to the ArcGIS community, and many thanks for thinking about sharing your work before you've even started!
Oct
15
comment displaying scale of dyamic map service layer using ArcGIS JS API
@NeoJigglypuff not sure, sorry. Is there any reason why you can't just upgrade? I've found it to be a very seamless process. Basically, you just need to change the reference from 2.8 to 3.x, noting that you'll need to use a local web server (rather than files in the file system) for local testing. See the migrating doco for details
Oct
15
revised displaying scale of dyamic map service layer using ArcGIS JS API
added JS API tag
Oct
15
answered displaying scale of dyamic map service layer using ArcGIS JS API
Oct
12
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
8
comment How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy
d'oh - RTFM on that one. Thanks for the help.
Oct
8
accepted How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy
Oct
8
comment How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy
He's been on my list of "GIS people to buy a beer" for years
Oct
8
revised How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy
mentioned license level
Oct
8
asked How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy
Oct
6
comment Can ArcGIS 9 and 10 coexist peacefully on same computer?
I just tried installing Hawth's Tools in ArcMap 10.1 and this also seems to have worked.
Oct
5
revised Getting values from attribute table and inserting another table
added update cursor reference
Oct
5
answered Getting values from attribute table and inserting another table
Oct
4
answered Can I use Google Maps API and substitute Openstreet map as base layer?
Oct
4
comment Can I use Google Maps API and substitute Openstreet map as base layer?
Technically you can probably do this - legally, you can't. The terms of service states "Note: the Directions API may only be used in conjunction with displaying results on a Google map; using Directions data without displaying a map for which directions data was requested is prohibited"
Oct
4
comment If the Earth was flat, what unit of measurement would distances between geographic points be represented as?
what do you mean, IF the earth was flat......
Oct
4
comment arcpy - how to check if a domain contains a particular coded value?
Thanks, I'm currently stuck on 10.0 so I'll use my workaround for now and da once I can upgrade.
Oct
4
accepted arcpy - how to check if a domain contains a particular coded value?
Oct
3
revised arcpy - how to check if a domain contains a particular coded value?
added code sample