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Jun
26
comment Applying color ramp/map to mosaic using ArcGIS for Desktop?
Looks pretty bold and colorful to me. :) As for the identify tool, Footprint means the polygon that represents the extents of a particular raster in the mosaic dataset. You want to expand the Image sub-item.
Jun
26
comment ArcGIS, How do I get smoother contours?
"Therefore I'd like to extend my question to how I am able to export a 2D scene from ArcScene that still has editable vectors for Illustrator." This sounds like a completely separate question, so please create a new question for this.
Jun
25
comment Merging polygons interactively in ArcMap using less clicks than Merge tool?
How should the attributes be handled? With the normal merge tool you are given a chance to select which feature the merged feature's attributes should come from. You'll have to decide if you want to always use the first or last feature, or some more complex handling of the attributes (sum, join, average, min, max, etc.). In any case, it sounds like you will need a custom tool for this. I think a Python add-in might work, but you'll need to do some R&D, unless someone's already made something available that matches your specific needs.
Jun
24
comment ArcGIS, How do I get smoother contours?
Well you did not mention exporting in your question. Could you elaborate on what you are exporting for? Video, screenshots, print, web, etc. Try to put all important details in your question by editing it to provide clarifications, rather than adding important details to the comments, which can be hard to follow.
Jun
22
comment ArcGIS, How do I get smoother contours?
It's not clear to me whether the contours are already in vector format or not. If they are currently in raster format, it will be difficult to vectorize them in a satisfactory way. The better approach would be to generate the contours as vectors from the outset.
Jun
12
comment Solution for Test Automation for web gis/mapping application?
Related: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/129505/…
Jun
12
comment Solution for Test Automation for web gis/mapping application?
@iant this is definitely about browser-based testing.
Jun
10
comment How to determine ring orientation from lat/long coordinate points?
Related: gis.stackexchange.com/q/62884 gis.stackexchange.com/q/3729 gis.stackexchange.com/q/119150 -- however, I hope that someone adds an answer describing the algorithms available for this fundamental GIS concept, so that this could be made into a canonical Q&A.
Jun
8
comment Usage of 'in' in Python
I would suggest reading up on Python data structures (this section in the Python Tutorial is very good). Also, there isn't anything here GIS-specific, so StackOverflow would be a more appropriate venue.
May
6
comment Update ArcGIS Online with FME
Try 2015.1, maybe it will work for you. If not, email support@safe.com and provide them a minimal workspace that reproduces the issue and they should be able to help you out.
May
6
comment Update ArcGIS Online with FME
What version of FME are you using? I had a similar issue that I'm told is fixed in 2015.1.
May
4
comment How to zoom to selected Feature in ArcMap using ArcObjects?
I don't pretend to understand ESRI's documentation, but the sample this is used in is deployable to ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo, e.g. desktop licenses. If you are able to test it, please do so. I haven't worked with ArcObjects in a long time so I can't verify this myself.
May
4
comment How to zoom to selected Feature in ArcMap using ArcObjects?
@FaridCher Are you sure? I remember testing it with ArcMap and it worked fine.
Apr
2
comment simulation in a google map
Not exactly what you're looking for, but this is pretty fun: framesynthesis.com/drivingsimulator/maps
Mar
20
comment How to create proprietary tools for ArcGIS?
Just FYI, it's a trivial matter to extract and decompile this type of code. It's really just for convenience of deployment and not protection of trade secrets or whatever.
Feb
23
comment Routing api help (MapBox or similar)
I think this is far too broad a question to answer here, but here is a starting point: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Routing#Developers -- also I would question the need to implement your own routing API when there are many others to look at first, e.g. pgRouting and Graphhopper -- for algorithms, look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Routing_algorithms, particularly Dijkstra's and A*
Feb
15
comment Finding path where add-ins are installed for ArcGIS Desktop?
@PolyGeo It was not an answer, just a suggestion.
Jan
15
comment ArcObjects + comtypes at 10.1 and newer
@mattwilkie Sorry this fell off the radar, but it looks good to me now! Thanks! Also that would be great if they fixed it in comtypes itself. Didn't know they were on GitHub now.
Dec
23
comment What free software can be used for print-quality map production?
Related: How do I get the best print quality from QGIS (and is Arc better)?
Dec
23
comment What free software can be used for print-quality map production?
@martinf I have edited the question to hopefully be less subjective, and requested it be reopened and made community wiki.