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I have a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geoinformatics, with my main areas of study being Geography and Environmental Studies, GIS, Computer Science and Information Systems. I have always had a passion for computers and geography, so studying and working in the GIS field has given me the best of both worlds.

My questions/answers will be written in South African (UK) English - please do not "correct" my spelling.


Aug
29
comment Is it possible to access individual pages within an existing pdf using arcpy.mapping?
That would work but I agree that it would get messy. I just tried it with PyPDF2 and it worked brilliantly with little fuss, so I'll just integrate that into my arcpy script. Thanks for your input.
Aug
29
asked Is it possible to access individual pages within an existing pdf using arcpy.mapping?
Aug
28
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
28
comment Creating a spatial “Many to one” join
+1 for Make Query Table, I use it all the time to spatially join asset registers containing thousands of records to single asset points, so that e.g. instead of a single pump station point, I now have 10 separate points displaying the pump, electrical board, motor info etc.
Aug
23
comment Issues Using Dropbox to Sync File GeoDatabases
I have been using SkyDrive to sync file gdbs without issue for almost a year now. When we have proxy issues which sometimes means I can't access Microsoft services, then I normally close my SkyDrive and only allow it to sync again once access has been restored. I have edited toolboxes with models and scripts when my SkyDrive is open but not syncing properly, and I have not lost anything yet.
Aug
1
answered Model built in ArcGIS 10 won't open in 10.1
Jul
26
comment Geoprocessing service saved data to scratch gdb
Glad to hear you sorted it out.
Jul
26
comment Geoprocessing service saved data to scratch gdb
Worst case scenario, I'm thinking you will have to to set your overwrite environnment settings to True, and then add a Copy process to the end of the model which will then output your result into the file gdb you choose. It's a workaround I know, but I've had to do something similar before when there just isn't time to figure out why it's not working when you have followed all the steps exactly.
Jul
26
comment Geoprocessing service saved data to scratch gdb
I was hoping you wouldn't have this problem, because we have the same issues but we just assumed it was something we were doing because our server setup is slightly wonky. When publishing the service, does it prompt you that it will copy everything to the server? From my experience sub-folders inside a registered folder are sometimes included, sometimes not :-/
Jul
24
answered Geoprocessing service saved data to scratch gdb
Jul
22
answered Applying different labeling options at different scales to different points (that aren't easily separated from the other points)
Jul
9
comment Merge adjacent polygons ArcGIS
The Integrate tool is quite useful. I just want to point out that it will modify the input geometry, so making a backup of the original feature class might help.
Jul
9
revised Set Data Driven Scale from Arcpy
fixed typo in code
Jul
6
comment How to define coordinate system and geographic transformation for a CAD drawing?
possible duplicate of http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/29386/trouble-when-georeferencing-cad-fi‌​les-in-arcmap/29396#29396
Jul
3
comment How to read an Excel sheet in ArcPy script
I have found openpyxl to be very useful as well for reading in and manipulating Excel sheets in conjunction with arcpy.
Jul
3
comment How to read an Excel sheet in ArcPy script
I've found using the format xls=r"E:\123.xls\Sheet1$" to be fairly dodgy - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't (I've tried it on two copies of the same workbook - it worked for the other one, the script crashed with "does not exist" on the other).
Jun
28
comment Using Value from Iterate Feature Selection to Calculate Field in ArcMap 10.1 ModelBuilder
Value should be set as a precondition to Calculate Value. This ensures that the expression is constructed after the current value is updated, so the connector between Value and Calculate Value should be a dotted line. You can then fill in the Python code.
Jun
27
answered Using Value from Iterate Feature Selection to Calculate Field in ArcMap 10.1 ModelBuilder
Jun
25
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
20
comment how to remove underscore from filename in directory using modelbuilder
@galindo If you used PolyGeo's string replacement in the Calculate Value tool, then your parsed_filename contains the new shp name without underscores.