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May
15
comment Multiple input tables for Add Field in ModelBuilder
Iterators or Python loops are a must for repetative tasks (I prefer the programming method for reusablility with other projects).
May
14
comment Label inside top left corner of polygons
UPDATE: MAPLEX is the default labeling engine in ArcMap Desktop 10.1, which is scheduled for June 2012. resourcesbeta.arcgis.com/en/help/pdf/whats_new_in_arcgis.pdf (Page 4)
May
14
comment Interpolation of contours (from one “main-contour-shapefile”)
+1 You can only be as accurate as your lowest resolution data-layer.
May
11
comment Minimum system requirements for ArcGIS on Mac
@nmpeterson I'm running the 10.1 Pre-release and it's 32bit. I know Server is running 64bit, but like David said, they're incredibly vauge about when implementation might actually happen for the Desktop.
May
11
comment Beginner needs suggestions on map clicks and geojson
Passing a variable between functions that results in Null sounds like an issue of scope. You'd have to make your xy variable global to access it between different functions I believe.
May
11
comment Exported ArcMap crashes ArcPad 10
I'm impressed: first crack at a geodatabase and you're already on to domains. Well done, you must be a computer scientist or something. Just make sure your forms are organized in a way that they follow a logical flow to make data entry a breeze.
May
10
comment Looking for python/VB script to insert a new uniqe field
Thanks, indexing always gets me. Thank god for trial and error.
May
10
comment Looking for python/VB script to insert a new uniqe field
shapename[0:3] would give the first 4 letters, no?
May
10
comment Exported ArcMap crashes ArcPad 10
What you want to do is open the axf in ArcPad Studio. Within that you should already have a layer definition (one less thing to worry about!). You'll just follow through the file tree until you see something like FORMS (or the like). What they do is set up generic forms automatically, but you can go in and make whatever changes you'd like.
May
10
comment Exported ArcMap crashes ArcPad 10
When you created forms for the shapefile, the forms were associated with THAT shapefile. If i'm not mistaken, custom forms are stored in .apl files where are integrated in the .axf -- You'll (unfortunately) have to re-do the custom forms with the feature class. You'll only need to do this once and they'll stick around after each check-out, check-in.
May
10
comment Minimum system requirements for ArcGIS on Mac
Desktop memory is cheap; SO-DIMM for laptops is definitely less affordable as you start adding up the GBs
May
7
comment Copy file geodatabase using Python?
arcpy.Copy_management(r"inPath", r"outPath") for the arcpy method (version 10 as opposed to 9.3)
May
4
comment Error when creating insert cursor in ArcPy?
Thanks -- I guess table to table would have worked here (these aren't feature classes, but related tables for a fc). Setting it up this way I felt that I had more control over field properties like type, length, default values, etc.
Apr
27
comment Combine aerial imagery pictures to create a layer
How many images are you working with?
Apr
26
comment Label inside top left corner of polygons
Very unfortunate indeed -- but it looks very powerful, I'm going to have to hop on that horse myself. Thank god for government licensing agreements.
Apr
25
comment Programatically write values to ArcPad Form control box
Thanks for the post, I'll give it a try -- Just to confirm the Controls("EMPLOYEE") represents the control name (Name field in control properties). I guess they've changed something along the way -- doesn't seem to work. Strangely, when I went back into the even handler to check the code, it was all greyed out?
Apr
25
comment How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?
UTM zones are all projected coordinate systems, which is why your output is still in meters.
Apr
25
comment How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?
Did you change the data-frame's coordinate system? And select the dataframe's coordinate system in the calculate geometry dialog box?
Apr
25
comment How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?
The second part of my answer provides a method for getting decimal degrees in ArcMap. Once you add the two fields, you can calculate the LatLong for all 4000 points in one-feld-swoop using the Calculate Geometry method.
Apr
25
comment How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?
Geographic coordinate systems use lat long (decimal degrees, degree minutes seconds, etc.) Which is why you need to change from projected (feet, meters, etc.) to geographic, but you know all of this.