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Questions tagged [naming-conventions]

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ArcGIS Pro cannot read SQL Server databases with “-” in their name

I am using the latest ArcGIS Pro 2.2.1 and trying to use a geospatial database that is hosted in an Azure SQL Server. The issue is that ArcGIS Pro fails to query databases that have "-" in their name. ...
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Naming conventions for LiDAR files?

I can't figure out what is specifically being referenced by the names of these .las files: They correspond to a specific quadrangle, but can't figure out quite how.
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GDAL creation option to set variable name to netCDF

Is there any way to set variable name in netCDF file with GDAL? GDAL always sets the name Band1. I would like to set a different name. Still no success to find some -co (creation option) to overcome ...
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Kmz features are labeled by global ID. Can I label them differently?

So I have taken a layer from ArcMap and exported it to a kmz. It is a map of electric utilities in a single county. When I look at the kmz in google earth, it is mapped correctly, however, every ...
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Usage of “160” instead of “156” as the UN M49 or ISO 3166-1 numeric country code for China

I'm guessing the short answer is "Something complicated and political to do with Taiwan", but I'd like to know the detail... I'm matching up some different international data sources and ran into a ...
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Naming convention for scheduled geoprocessing outputs

I'm planning on implementing several geoprocessing python scripts that are scheduled to run nightly. The scripts will either output new feature classes, or update existing ones. The environment is an ...
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What does the U mean in UTM=(32, 'U')?

I've come across code which specifies UTM=(32, 'U'). Is there a common convention around UTM I can understand this through, or is there not enough information here to determine the geographic location?...
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Is it convention to index a raster band from 1?

Both GDAL and QGIS's raster calculator index raster bands starting at 1. This is different than the usual 0 indexed convention that one finds in programming. And despite Googling, I'm unable to find ...
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Why do 2 instances of `CreateUniqueName` behave differently?

The looping process I'm working on outputs two files (table and image), and I'm trying to name them with matching numbers. I'm using arcpy.CreateUniqueName to generate new filenames into a GDB each ...
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What is the naming convention used for US blockgroups codes?

I was looking at the naming convention for US blockgroups but could not find and reliable documentation for it. US Census website mentioned somewhere that the 5 digit US county code can be split as ...
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Geoprocessing in violated convention environments (Microsoft Windows)

Our MapInfo and ArcGIS users have self managed file shares. I do my best to educate our users about windows naming conventions but years of violating basic conventions and personalities that don't ...
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Is there a QGIS equivalent of inline variable substitution in ArcGIS?

I am working through some analysis in QGIS and need to iterate through a layer of points and buffer each point and then export to a new layer. I want the new layer names to have the values from a ...
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Renaming output to reflect name of input using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

Every quarter I will be replacing the two CSV files at the beginning of the model. I would like the final Excel file and feature class to each have a name that reflects the input CSV file name (please ...
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In-line variable %Name% problem in Model Builder

Having a problem with the inline variable structure of %Name%. Attached is my model builder program. I want to be able to take the Name of the file (which is produced as a variable in the iterate ...
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Geodatabase affecting outcome

Why does my naming convention change depending on where the output is saved? When I save this to a .gdb, the name of the output is "tif", not final_mosaic.tif. When I save the same output to a ...
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python script to convert shapefiles in a folder to .kmz's with the SAME shapefile name

Pretty new at working with python and am Stuck...I have a "for" Loop that looks in a folder and, based on a criteria (Homes valued over 500k), creates .kmz's with symbology for each of the .shp files ...
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references for the colloquial naming of spatial data resolution

In our era of data deluge, many folks, including myself, quest for ill-defined "high-resolution" datasets. I suspect that colloquial description of spatial resolution as "high" or "low" is and will ...
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Is there a name for a situation when the place is clearly or unclearly named?

This is not specific to any system. Suppose there's a large red rock on a terrain which can be easily found and clearly seen and there's an artificial object such as a mall near that large red rock. ...
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output file naming

Alright, So I am using a batch process of raster calculator and in the calculator I am using 2 different raster files (meridional and zonal). This calculator will be running for 24 files of each the ...
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Naming conventions for PostGIS Database? [closed]

We are starting to build up a database with PostGIS. The database is supposed to be for a team of about 5-8 researches who work frequently with geodata and statistics. Has anybody experience with ...