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

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May
26
comment How do you use Windows folders as acrpy Parameters
To overcome any ArcGIS debauchery with folders, I always use os.path.join. Always. Raw string if needed.
May
6
comment How to Change Parameter Type from Optional to Required
"...whether an unspecified disabled required parameter will give you an error..." Yes it does.
Apr
22
comment arcpy.da.Walk not adhering to datatype filter “Locator”
@ChrisR I assumed not adding any parameters would return everything by default. Either way, using the Any still only returned the feature classes, and not the locators.
Apr
22
comment arcpy.da.Walk not adhering to datatype filter “Locator”
@GISGe I'm on 10.3. I remember trying this in 10.2 as well, and it didn't work then either.
Apr
16
comment How do I generate a distance table using 2 different point files and a line file?
This may not be what you want to hear, but this does indeed sound like a Network Analysis problem, specifically a Closest Facility Analysis problem. You would of course then need to build a network dataset and go through all those steps. Otherwise you could do it in Python. The network analysis method might be worth it if you are using your street dataset for other analysis as well.
Mar
31
comment Label point according to cartographic representation position instead of geometry
I'm actually looking to link the purple labels (currently attached to the physical locations of the purple features) with the placement of the black cartographic representations of the purple features.
Mar
30
comment Using Update Cursor?
Are you running this in the Python window in ArcMap? You don't perhaps have one row selected in the feature class you are trying to update?
Mar
30
comment Using Update Cursor?
Welcome to GIS SE. "...but all the next rows are coming out" Are they coming out blank?
Feb
20
comment Using ArcGIS model to batch export set of layout view as JPEGs?
@GISGe you can use exportToJPEG when looping over the dataDrivenPages in arcpy to export multiple images, if the mxd has been set up with the data driven pages correctly.
Dec
3
comment ArcCatalog crashes when publishing a composite locator service
@JasonInVegas I used the answer below at the time, but it didn't work. After a few days I tried again through the normally publishing process and it worked. Nothing changed on the server during that time, so I chalked it up to ArcGIS needing one of its frequent nap times. I'm on 10.2.2, but am not sure if the composite locator issue has been resolved.
Aug
6
comment Locating and using the FMV toolbox
Thanks to Bob Booth @Esri for pointing that out to me.
Aug
5
comment Locating and using the FMV toolbox
@MDHald Did you manage to find it?
Jul
30
comment Locating and using the FMV toolbox
@MDHald That would be useful thanks. I really have had no luck on my side.
Jul
25
comment Locating and using the FMV toolbox
@MDHald Customer Care portal is now [my.esri.com](my.esri.com). The FMV addin + gp toolbox is under the Additional Products section of the Desktop downloads. If you are not in the US you will need to contact your local ESRI distributor for a licence. Also, the point of my question is to find out where the toolbox is installed.
Jul
22
comment Locating and using the FMV toolbox
I've tweeted at the main ESRI account and ESRI Defense, no response yet.
Feb
24
comment Invert Clipping for Data Driven Pages
I think the OP can just set the Page Definition Query to not match the current page, so that arcpy would not need to be used as the question does not indicate a need for it based on the current information.
Feb
18
comment Why and How does copying and pasting a “problem” model with errors in it into a new empty model fix the model (ArcGIS, ModelBuilder)
I have mentioned this issue before in previous comments/answers, but anecdotally I can say that there doesn't seem to be an answer to this. After repeated use/changing parameters over a period of time, the model simply becomes what I like to call "tired". It was the final straw which pushed me into Python scripting completely.
Feb
17
comment Use 'if' statement in ModelBuilder to stop model
@Steve set the output of Get Count as the precondition to whichever tool you are wanting to get a true/false condition for.
Feb
14
comment Use 'if' statement in ModelBuilder to stop model
@Steve Regarding your first issue, that normally happens when the model gets "tired" i.e. you have been fiddling with it for a while. I know that's not really an explanation but in my experience that is what happens to models. For best results you will need to open a new model and set it up again like your old one. Also, the Get Count tool output can be used as true/false, without needing to write the conditional test.
Jan
31
comment SQL expression to python expression
Could you post your Python code so we can see where the actual problem is?