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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
@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.
Dec
22
comment Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME?
Have you tried using the "Schema (Any Format)" reader?
Dec
19
comment What free software can be used for print-quality map production?
Just FYI, as long as you are not using it for commercial purposes, you can get ArcGIS Desktop for $100/year: esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgis-for-home
Dec
17
comment Using choice of one parameter to populate column of multi-value control ready to have values for second column chosen?
Can you describe the current editing workflow (if any) for this task? I'm thinking using a Python add-in, as opposed to a toolbox tool, might be more appropriate. They have their own limitations, however, and using 3rd party GUI libraries in ArcMap is fraught with perils due to conflicts with their event loops, however it can be done.
Dec
17
comment Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?
Even with ArcObjects, the IGPParameter.DisplayName property is read-only: resources.arcgis.com/en/help/arcobjects-net/componenthelp/… There are a few related interfaces where the value can be set, but I don't think these take effect during the run-time of the tool. Does anyone know of any examples showing where the desired behavior actually exists?
Dec
17
comment Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?
@MichaelMiles-Stimson That is not the right help section for this type of toolbox. Python toolboxes were added in 10.1, and this is the relevant help topic: resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//…
Dec
16
comment How do I automatically generate a spatial data catalogue from shape files and .gdbs?
How to make a GIS inventory? is a closely-related question. Although it has an ArcGIS leaning, there is a pure Python answer that might help you get started. Since this is a fairly common use case, I might suggest we merge the two questions, allowing both FOSS and commercial solutions.
Dec
14
comment Creating map gores in ArcGIS for Desktop?
Related for open source: Discontinuous or Interrupted map projections?
Dec
4
comment Resequencing Legend Items using ArcPy?
I meant that the user can override those properties through the user interface, so they might have set up a legend that you can't reorder by reordering TOC layers. I don't think there is a way to work with those properties with arcpy, but it's probably possible with ArcObjects.
Dec
3
comment Resequencing Legend Items using ArcPy?
The ordering and visibility of individual layers can be overridden in the legend properties, so this is not always true.
Nov
20
comment What are the advantages of interpolation vs raster from point elevations?
I am not clear on what two things you are comparing, but they both sound like interpolation to me.
Nov
12
comment Is it possible to render a large number of shapefiles to a pdf document using Python?
It's recommended that you edit your question to add those kinds of details rather than expound in the comments.
Nov
12
comment Is it possible to render a large number of shapefiles to a pdf document using Python?
Can you give us a better idea of the number of shapefiles, number of features in each shapefile, and (on average) the number of vertices per feature? It sounds like you are just asking way too much of the PDF format.
Nov
12
comment Which free web service for presenting travel routes?
softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
Nov
11
comment Z-value missing in attribute table of shapefile from ASCII 3D to Feature Class?
Multipoint is an aggregate geometry type, in which many thousands of vertices (points) are stored per row (multipoint). So it will not be possible to extract each Z value without first converting to Point.