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  • 650
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    WFS v2 support

    Under Consideration

    ArcGIS supports WFS 1.0 and 1.1. It would be nice if support can be extended to WFS 2.0 as well (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wfs).
    Tags :
     WFS, OGC standards
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  • 40
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    The science community likes to utilise Python site packages that are not included with the default installation of python included with ArcGIS 10.3. The science community also likes to write python scripts using a richer editing environment than the IDLE window provided with ArcGIS for Desktop. The science community likes to write python scripts with an advanced IDE such as Spyder.

    The installation of PythonXY ( https://code.google.com/p/pythonxy/wiki/Downloads ) onto a PC will allow users to utilise additional python site packages to those included with the ArcGIS installation and would also provide a much richer IDE for authoring python scripts than IDLE.

    Esri Support state that installing ArcGIS on a machine that has PythonXY already installed is not supported. Despite this, the system requirements for ArcGIS 10.3 do not specify that you CAN NOT install any other software alongside ArcGIS.

    If Esri is serious about supporting the scientific community and serious about how the future of ArcGIS will rely on users working with Python, then Esri should support a  richer Python IDE than IDLE and also support other Python site packages.

    Currently if you install ArcGIS for Desktop and Python XY they do work togethor. If you install the Data Interoperability extension though, ArcGIS breaks.

    Whilst 10.3 will include additional site packages, it doesn't include 'all' the site packages included with PythonXY and it also doesn't include a richer IDE for writing pythonscripts such as Spyder.
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     PythonXY, Python
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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.


    Tags :
     ArcPy, Python, GUI, wxPython, Tkinter, designer
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  • 30
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    I miss the option to be able to set a Layer offset with a Expression instead of just a constant. 

    Layer offset expression
    Tags :
     Layer offset; ArcScene, 3D, BIM
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  elias.jorholt  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Dec 5, 2014
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    It would be nice to have a tool that pulls the coeffcients from a model and then allows the user to automatically build a model in the raster calculator from those coeffcients.  Right now the modeling process is great for sampling raster data using points and then running the OLS or GWR tool.  However, applying the model to create a prediction surface involves a lot of copying and pasting.  It would be really helpful to have a tool that builds the equations for us and executes raster calculator.  The tool could have an interface that involves matching the field in the sample point file to each raster that will be used in prediction.  For vector data there could be a similar matching procedure for matching fields in the sample points with fields in the polygons.  This kind of tool would help bring the modeling process full circle.
    Tags :
     spatial statistics model regression
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    I would like an option in ArcScene which makes 3D pdf file from my TINs or GRIDs, but mostly the whole sxd with layers and visual settings. Most of my partners can't use or reach GIS or CAD systems, but want to see their data in 3D. And the only extension that everybody can use is PDF I think.
    So please...
     
    Tags :
     3D PDF, pdf, ArcScene ArcGlobe export, Mining, Petroleum
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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

    Tags :
     Google Maps, Bing, Desktop, basemap
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  • 760
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    With the the LAS Dataset for ArcGIS 10.1, the need for LAS files have increased. Off-shore industries, Oceanic and Coastal Authorities etc. have vast archives of xyz data stored in ascii, txt, xyz files originating from bathymetric suyveys (mulibeam).
    A conversion tool (like LASTools) that writes XYZ to LAS, enables these "sleeping giants" to come alive in ArcMap/ArcScene.
    Fast contouring is vitial, and very
    Bathymetric data is very dense, often +100 xyz pr. meter square, which, stored in a feature class, is very slow/impossible to visualize.
    LAS Dataset is fantastic, but without LAS data, really no fun.
    Tags :
     LAS, LIDAR, XYZ, Bathymetry, Hydrographic Survey
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  • 150
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    The Add Data Dialog Box does not recognize folder shortcuts. I create many shortcuts to project folders where I store personal geodatabases or shapefiles. It would be extremely useful to be able to see existing shortcuts I've created and go directly to the data source. This is a basic functionality of any Windows open dialog. I'm not sure why this is not already possible.
    Tags :
     Folder, Shortcut, Add Data Dialog Box
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    The Measure tool presently allows the calculation of distance between features (with snapping). It would be helpful if the Direction / Angle / Azimuth was also shown. .
     
    Presently,
    - The Near Tool modifies my shapefile, which I don't want and is unnecessary for such a simple calculation
    - The COGO Report tool runs directions counter-clockwise (which is crazy in my opinion). The Ground Correction ability is great, but doesn't correct the fact that the compass is backwards!
    - Military Analyst will measure direction between locations but doesn't snap to existing features - I need to enter the coords. This is unnecessary in Arc10.
     
    If implemented, please use North as the 0° (like Mil Analyst), not East (like the Near tool)
     
    The image below shows what it could look like.
    Measure tool example
     
    I know there is already an enhancement of this type suggested, but it appears to be squashed with the mention of COGO. Unfortunately, COGO doesn't solve this request because it runs the compass counter-clockwise.
    Tags :
     direction, angle, azimuth, bearing, distance, measure, near, military, cogo, 3d mesurements
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  • 90
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    It should be possible to change your license level inside ArcMap as well as you can turn extensions on and off. It's very annoying that you have to turn all of your open sessions down in order to change your license level in ArcGIS Administrator. It would also be good to see what license level you are currently using in the caption of your open document.

    User-added image

     
    Tags :
     License level
    4 Comments  |  Posted by :  elias.jorholt  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Nov 25, 2014
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  • 60
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    I'm working with Data Driven Pages to create a map series of communities (points). I'm using Model Builder to create a line poly feature for each community. The line poly shows the time away from each community by hour to a max. of five hours by road. With Model Builder, I can automate the creation, symbology, and addition of the poly lines to my DDP map series display. The problem is that I cannot automate enabling page definition query for each of these poly line features. This means that they do not match up with their respective community on DDP when they are added to the display. I'm working with over 2000 community points. To go in after the poly lines are created from the model and added to the map and manually enable page definition for each of them is rather time consuming.

    It would be nice if enabling Page Definition could be done in Model Builder so that when the newly created features are added to the map series, they already match up with their respective community point. Then I could move on to tweeking the layout for each extent and exporting the maps, ect.

    The only alternative I have thought of is to use a script that automatically turns the line features on or off depending on which Data Driven Page I am viewing.
    Tags :
     Page Definition Query Model Builder Enable
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  • 160
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    The field of 3-dimensional data is growing more and more but ArcGIS can not cope with standard formats like citygml without expensive extensions. This should be a basic feature of such a great GIS program.
    Tags :
     Data Interoperabiltiy, 3D Data, CityGML
    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  Ricksson  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jan 11, 2011
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  • 130
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    The metadata editor in ArcCatalog should have the ability to spellcheck on the fly.  This has been needed for many versions.  This function should also have the ability to allow special characters (such as quotes or copyright characters) which may have been pasted into the document after spellchecking using a third party spellchecker such as MS Word spellchecker.  Currently, if a special character gets entered into the metadata editor in ArcCatalog, it will only give an error message "Invalid Byte" when trying to upload it into SDE (SQL Server database Connection).  This means that each entry field has to be checked for the invalid character(s), which could take hours.  If the metadata editor can't allow special characters it should at least trap them so that they are easier to find or eliminate them all together. This is so a third party spellchecker could be used if ESRI does not have plans to implement a spell checker in the Metadata Editor in ArcCatalog. The lack of a spellchecker is a big impediment to people considering creating and maintaining metadata.

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    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  cjohns4  to ArcGIS DesktopUtilitiesArcGIS Desktop Extensions Oct 27, 2014
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  • 40
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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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    Model Builder is a great tool. One thing that really bugs me is when working with a long, linear model, the Auto Layout button simply lines the processed up in a straight line across the Model window. There is no regard given to the scale/zoom at which the model is being viewed and typically the model extends off the right edge of the window. A more appropriate outcome would be for the Auto Layout button to arrange the processes neatly within the current window, preferrably at, or close to, the current zoom level.

    So instead of getting this:

    User-added image

    I might get something like this:

    User-added image
    Tags :
     model builder, auto layout, auto arrange, model layout,
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  forknuts  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Sep 25, 2012
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  • 70
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    Why does Esri think that every GIS professional wants to be a Python code expert? We don't. We have more important geospatial questions to solve than the precise order of code punctuation.

    There are increasingly more and more simple functions that have to be done using Python. Could we please get a tool button or GUI for these, and a better way to organize and manage the tool pallets?

    Thanks
    Tags :
     ArcPy
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  • 470
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    R Statistical Software (http://www.r-project.org/) is almost certainly the most widely used statistical program by scientists and researchers. We know that ESRI is willing and able to integrate open-source software into ArcGIS (Python, duh).

    What is really needed is a simple, behind-the-scenes conversion of proprietary ESRI data models (e.g. shapefiles, GRIDs) into R spatial objects. The "sp" package in R is the main spatial data package, but numerous others could be used to add functionality and analytic capabilities by starting and R session in the ArcGIS GUI and executing R functions on data in the TOC, for example.
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    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  philmorefield  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Oct 22, 2010
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  • 200
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    I'd like to see more functionality for the 3D intersection tool, which currently is available only for multipatches.
    It could be useful to be able to intersect two 3D polygons, which would output a 3D line.
    Additionally, I'd like to be able to intersect a 3D vector polygon with a raster such as a DEM. This could have applications with geologic data, like intersecting a 3D polygon representing a fault plane or a stratigraphic surface with a DEM representing the topographic surface to obtain a 3D line. This line would represent a fault or contact where it is exposed at the surface.
    Tags :
     3D polygons, geology, fault plane, Petroleum
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    The AREA_ID field that gets created and filled out by Business Analyst while running the Trade Area Wizard - Create New Trade Area - Simple Rings or Drivetimes is only 20 characters long, not nearly big enough.  This field gets populated by the "Store_ID" field that we assign, in my case I like it to be intersections which are unique, and adding _1, _2, and _3 to them per trade area for that point.  This field is important when running demographic reports as it is the default used and it needs to be unique.  BA deciding that this field can be a max of 20 characters is crazy and should be much larger.  This has to be an easy and helpful fix.  Please write comments if you need me to clarify in any way.  Thanks!
    Area_ID
    Tags :
     Business Analyst, BA, Trade Area, Simple Rings, Drivetimes, Drive Time, Area_ID
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