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I've been in the geospatial industry since 2002. I primarily use ArcGIS, MapInfo, and FME. But I'm interested in learning QGIS, GRASS and other open source GIS software. I'm also in the process of honing my Python skills.


Jul
29
comment raster to polygon conversion
FYI, you also don't need to check out the spatial analyst extension to convert raster to polygons. It's core ArcGIS.
Jul
18
comment Why has an orthographic projection been used in this NatGeo map?
Jamie Hawk made these maps. You can ask National Geographic yourself using this email address: maps@ngs.org.
Jul
16
comment How to convert *.shp files to *.gmt format type files?
possible duplicate of GMT grid to ESRI readable format
Jul
12
comment Measuring area of raster classes?
+1 I like this answer. Simple.
Jul
8
comment Why is matplotlib installed with ArcGIS?
Great answer. Thanks for that.
Jun
30
comment How to use the MMQGIS plugin through the Python console?
@amamdouh, you've just restated your question almost verbatim. Could you please add more information as Paul suggested? What have you tried so far? Could you post any code you've written?
Jun
30
comment Creating metadata in zipped file geodatabase using FME
That's what I figured, but I thought I'd check anyway.
Jun
29
comment Creating metadata in zipped file geodatabase using FME
One other thing to check, are you running the 64-bit version of FME? If so, writing to a geodatabase using the ArcObjects writer won't work as ArcGIS is still 32-bit. Try the 32-bit version of FME and see if you have any luck.
Jun
28
comment Packaging succeeded but publishing failed. ArcGIS 10.1
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post.
Jun
26
comment XYZ Clustering in Python and numpy arrays
I haven't tried it but what about scipy? Also, what problems are you having with what you've tried? PySAL is fairly well established.
Jun
26
comment Creating metadata in zipped file geodatabase using FME
Which Version of FME? Which Geodatabase Writer are you using? Have you selected the "zip output" button on your writer?
Jun
25
comment FME - Raster Algebra and Multicriteria Analysis
@Mark, I had tried several variations of breaking the expression down. I had even tried your exact examples with no luck. I assumed I was using the transformer incorrectly. There really isn't anything else in the workspace. Just the two rasters and the transformer. This particular project has been put on hold for the time being (client hasn't paid us yet). We're not convinced that FME is the right tool for the job anyway. We may invest in ESRI Spatial Analyst. Mark, perhaps Safe could provide some more online tutorials for this kind of work.
Jun
23
comment How do I export attributes with Python scripting in ArcGIS 10?
This is a good solution because the TableToTable_conversion tool doesn't support exporting to CSV.
Jun
19
comment Add primary key to all tables in PostgreSQL automatically
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about databases and probably belongs on dba.stackexchange.com
Jun
17
comment Flagging when point feature(s) covered by tables (made as graphics) using ArcPy?
Does your layout have room outside the map window so you could put your table there?
Jun
16
comment Efficient way to use a CSV to Define a Feature Class
Interesting. Why is it faster that way? Does it create the layer in memory?
Jun
16
comment Efficient way to use a CSV to Define a Feature Class
Good idea. I thought about using X-Ray, but didn't use it for some reason. Is it markedly faster?
Jun
16
comment Efficient way to use a CSV to Define a Feature Class
I'll have a look at arcpy.da.ExtendTable. Looks promising. I'm not about to start learning C# or VB.net. I'll stick with python solutions for now.
Jun
16
comment How to automatically generate useful scales for data driven pages in ArcGIS desktop
@RyanDalton - just wondering if you ever finished your solution to this.
Jun
12
comment Aggregate the raster from the Combine Tool in Spatial Analyst--->Local
I mean edit your answer not the question.