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  • 20
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    I would like to be able to customize the QuickProject wizard properties in ArcPad to disable the recording GPS tracklog option, rather than having to manually uncheck it.  I've set up templates for our ArcPad users and would like to make as few clicks as possible.  Some of them scare easily :)
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  shgahler  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsMobile GIS Jan 10, 2014
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     I would like to see the Google basemaps integrated  into the ArcMap suite of products similar to Bing. It would be nice to have Google maps as an option as a basemap for ArcGIS Online and to easily load it into my desktop applications.

    I have been told by some of the ESRI Staff that the Google coloring scheme does not make for a good basemap.  I find that most people are actually more familiar and comfortable using a Google map. One of the reasons I do not use the other map options, if I can help it, is because I want my users to already know what they are looking at and not have to guess "Is that a highway or a freeway?"

    Each of the major mapping sites such as Google, Bing, Open Street Map and ArcGIS have their strengths. They all seem to update their data at different rates for different areas. One site may update the imagery this year and not do it again for two or three more years. Meanwhile other sites may have updated more recently. It would be nice to have Google as another option if they have better data. I know ArcGIS has a community basemap program out there so that I can upload tiles to enhance the basemap for an area but that takes time that I don't have.

    In all I just want to have Google maps be another option as a basemap for my desktop and web applications

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     Google Maps, Bing, Desktop, basemap
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    Exporting 3D geometry from ArcScene to 3d rendering software (e.g. 3ds max, Rhino, Sketchup... ) is very useful option to have. This has always been hindered by 1) very limited support for 3D file formats in ArcScene and 2) a number of errors in exported geometry from the VRML option available.

    When you export simple vector shapes like an extruded grid or an extruded zone map in ArcScene to VRML, then the majority of faces are the wrong way round, which spoils the rendering in standard 3D software. Reversing the faces to fix this problem is tedious process. Please fix this!

    Reverse faces problems can also affect 3d surface exports, although this issue is generally much easier to fix.

    It would also be great for ArcScene to support some more 3d formats like 3ds as VRML support is increasingly limited.
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     ArcScene, 3D, export, VRML, reverse faces
    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  D_A_Smith  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jul 2, 2012
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    Often times, it is necessary to create a network dataset that is identical to another network dataset. Right now, doing that requires that I take lots of screen shots of the network dataset wizard, copy and paste the text of larger expressions and scripts to Notepad, and then step through the new network dataset wizard.  It would be great to be able to load network dataset properties and attributes from an existing network dataset and/or save and load network dataset properties and attributes from a file.
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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  dbzedler  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jul 26, 2011
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  • 60
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    There should be a default exception handler for Addins.
    Currently if an unhandled exception escapes the addin developer's code, the addin will crash ArcMap.
    ArcMap should run all Addin code within an exception handler to protect addin users.

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    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  rsarwas  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jul 28, 2011
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    We are a large organization with licenses of various levels of ArcGIS and ArcGIS extensions.
    No doubt, there are enough licenses to allow all colleagues to access, whenever they need a license. But however, as much licenses we will unlock with ELA, licenses are often blocked because users start always the highest level or don’t uncheck the extensions under Customize.

    We would like to have a startup module at which the user every time he starts ArcGIS has to decide the ArcGIS-level which is needed and to check the extensions.

    Here are some conceptions we think about:
    Choose the ArcGIS level

    and if you click the extension button next window should be

    User-added image
    (sorry ESRI, I defaced your intro ;-) )

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     ArcGIS Start Extensions
    5 Comments  |  Posted by :  Vinnemann  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jan 21, 2011
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    i don't want to have to drive down into other toolboxes to find the tool i'm looking for.  Lets bring back the index where we can easily see what tools are available!  The search function is okay now but i don't want to search on everything in desktop just the tools.  Why take away something so useful?
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     Search, Index, UI, Usability
    36 Comments  |  Posted by :  Judkinsdr  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Aug 13, 2010
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    Actually WMS legends  published by ArcGIS server 10.2 are not interpreted by many web/desktop GIS clients.

    The reason is that the "GetLegend  operation" is not present in the WMS Capabilities published by ArcGIS server


    OGC WMS getlegend operation is not mandatory, otherwise WMS Legend is a basic and essential component for any use of WMS services.

    Please add this capabilities.
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    I have used the state tree diagram included in the GDBT tools included in 10.0.  I was dissapointed to find out at 10.1 this diagram is not included.  I spoke with ESRI Reps at the recent developers summit and one of them said that I can still find out the current state.  I do know that there are other ways to find out the current state.  However, the diagram is a great and quick way to find this information.  After a recon post compress or if I want to get a general ideas of who has been editing I can look at the state tree diagram and in 1 second see this information.
    As mappers we tend to very visual people.  Looking at a tree diagram is much like looking at a map to find out information quickly.  I would very much like to see this diagram functionality developed for 10.2 and above and once again included in the ArcGIS Platform.
    Thanks,
    Kirk Webb
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     GDBT current state tree diagram 10.1 10.2
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    The idea is to provide a mechanism for change the fonts and its styles and properities once for all the laleys available within ArcMap TOC instead going one by one to each layer , this is helpful if there is tens or hundreds of layers within your map document and ypou discover that you need to change all there fonts properities.

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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  abdlat76  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Sep 4, 2014
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    Data Reviewer only allow to work on Feature Classes or Workspace.

    We should be able to select a stand-alone table and run a custom check on that table.

    The "Browse Features" should change to "Browse Rows" and the Data Reviewer user would be allowed to navigate to the record table instead of the feature on the map.

    Thanks,

     

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     DataReviewer Stand-alone table custom check
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  lsderoc  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Aug 8, 2014
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    For the next major release of ArcGIS for Desktop, I think it would be integral if there was a GUI designer that could be used to develop custom user interfaces for python tools.  I envision this to be the next generation in python tools boxes.    

    The GUIs could use one of the many form designer languges like wxPython (used in the python add-ins) or Tkinter.

    VBA had one good thing going for it, and that is the form designer.  I would not like the forms to be linked to the map document, but rather more like the add-in system introduced at the 10.x series.


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     ArcPy, Python, GUI, wxPython, Tkinter, designer
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  • 130
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    The Attribute Assistant is a powerful extension that provides predefined calcs to be run on tables. Expressions are defined using VB. It would be useful if Python was supported as a scripting language here as it is in just about every other function in the ESRI product line. 

    Tool Download:
    http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=385978c927124489b4dc6110eded38df

    Vote to promote Attribute Assistant in core ArcGIS:
    https://c.na9.visual.force.com/apex/ideaView?id=087E00000004MNGIA2

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     Water Utilities Toolbar, Infrastructure Editing, Attribute Assistant, Python, VB, Water Utility Network Editing, DynamicValue
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  larkinp  to Local GovernmentUtilitiesArcGIS Desktop Extensions Nov 14, 2012
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  • 60
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    Currently, in order to test changes to a Python Addin, you have to make the changes to the script or
    config.xml, close the target application, reassemble the addin file, reinstall the addin file and then
    restart the target application. It's awful. All ArcGIS applications take a long time to initialize, so
    when you're doing active development, testing and debugging on an addin, having to test changes
    through that workflow is really really really painful.

    There should be a method in the pythonaddins module to have the target application reload a python addin's config.xml and assembly cache. Under this workflow, we could make business logic changes
    directly to the script  and install test data in the assembly cache directly and debug issues directly
    without the need to reassemble the addin and reinitialize the target application.

    With such a function, we could then just call the pythonaddin reload function from the target application's
    Python Window to reload the required files, identifying the specific addin to reload by its addin ID. 
     

    import pythonaddins
    
    pythonaddins.reloadAddin("{7e18e192-6519-4e55-80d2-8e03b9d318d8}")
    

    The target application should then become aware of and reflect the updates contained in the 
    config.xml and assembly cache.

    The syntax above would identify the folder in both the addin folder located in the User's 
    "My Documents\ArcGIS\Addins" directory from which to reload any changes to the config.xml
    as well as the folder in the target application's assembly cache from which to reload
    changes to the script and any new data.

    A workflow like this, provided that a 'pythonaddins.reloadAddin' function or something similar is
    made available, would prevent developers from having to restart the target application and
    rebuild the addin file with every single change. Once the desired result is achieved, the developer
    can port the neccessary changes to the original addin file, reassemble, do final testing and ship
    without having to go through the arduous pythonaddin debugging process as it stands today.

    Of course, the risk here is that making changes through the proposed workflow would not allow
    for automatic backups of previous iterations, but I believe the onus should be on the developer to
    make sure they are backing up before making changes.

    Please fix this ESRI!

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     pythonaddins, debugging, python, arcpy
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    There should be at least an option to keep all the attributes when running the tool Enclose Multipatch. I know it's possible to get them back if you do a join with the old table but I just don't understand why you would want your attributes to go away when you close your multipatches... 
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     Enclose Multipatch
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  elias.jorholt  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Aug 31, 2014
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    There should be some sort of 3D topology.
    It would be very helpful if ArcGIS ArcScene 10 shows why and where the multipatch is not closed.
    Using the tool  "Is Closed 3D" only validates the multipatch.

    see: http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/1515-Beta-10-3D-Analyst-Multipatch-volume?highlight=is+closed+3d
    and: http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/1370-beta-10-topology-in-arcglobe
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     3D, ArcScene, is closed 3d, multipatch, topology, 3d topology
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  Kampinga  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsMining Jun 30, 2011
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    This addin is a great tool for map editing parcels and adding and updating map facilities/assets.  Unfortunelty it appears as it has been abandoned and has not been updated to ArcGIS 10.1 & 10.2.

    Can you please consider updating this wonderfull addin so that it does not crash in  ArcGIS 10.1 & 10.2.
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     Construction, Temp, lines, editing, updates
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  • 160
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    This is a suggestion to improve data reporting tools for feature classes and tables in ArcGIS

    The Problem:
    With more and more authoritative data housed in GIS feature classes there needs to be a way to generate repeatable, highly customziable, and easily configurable reports. Currently the table reporting tool is very anitquated and difficult to use.

    This UI is basically impossible

    Extremely outdated and confusing interface design

    The Solution:
    Implement a more modern, drag-and-drop report creation tool similar to Tableau.

    I don't think that I could come close to creating this report using the current report tools

    tableau


    Benefits:
    Many reporting tools have already been developed in the Operations Dashboard product. If those reporting tools (along with some more advanced configuration options) were migrated to a table reporting tool you'd have a lot of functionality already built.

    Caveats:
    If your organization is willing to shell out the money for Tableau you can use their reporting tools straight from Esri databases. However, we're paying so much for ArcGIS already it's only sensible to include usable reporting tools. 
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     reporting, reports, tables, charts, graphs, analysis
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  • 130
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    Provide support to export terrains (TINs) from ArcGIS to LandXML as a common industry statndard exchange format for terrain data to go along with existing importa support.

    This would provide a bi-directional exchange with a large variety of design and land development packages.
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     terrain, landxml, export, DTM, DSM
    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  939  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS ServerArcGIS Desktop Extensions Oct 17, 2013
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    When we are comparing fields that have different data types (e.g. DATE vs STRING), the tool may not work.  Would it be possible to put in an SQL/Python Query option in the "Compare Attributes" tool, or just set it up that way?  That would allow me to add things like a str() statement to the query in order to normalize the values.  I think this would add a lot of functionality to this tool.
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     "Data Reviewer", "Table to Table checks"
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  ferninster  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Aug 29, 2014
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