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  • 40
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    Add the seconds in the directions window of network analyst 10. This should be a default option, because if you only have  minute it's very hard to discriminate short distance path. Plus it's lack of precision.
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    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  udurazh  to ArcGIS Desktop Extensions Feb 2, 2012
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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
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     ArcPy
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    In ArcGIS Desktop, some program operations can take a very long time.  Oftentimes, I find that I've made a mistake in the interface and want to stop some long process that I've accidentally begun.  Unfortunately, it seems like the "cancel" button on -many- geoprocessing tools and in certain other dialogs (export map during data driven pages, etc.) is merely for show.  Cancelling either takes an exorbitant amount of time (5+ minutes) or doesn't work at all because the entire ArcGIS Desktop interface is lagging out.  This is a problem that wastes countless hours for ArcGIS users and is a black mark on the overall quality of the software.

    The cancel button should stop whatever process it's attached to immediately or in a reasonable amount of time (<1 minute).  There's no reason for the entire ArcGIS interface to lag to the point where you can't click the cancel button when doing a mildly complex operation in the software, and there's no reason for the cancel button to be there if it doesn't even work correctly.
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     geoprocessing, arcgis desktop, cancel, usability, software quality
    6 Comments  |  Posted by :  msiadak  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Feb 28, 2012
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    The use and availability of 3D printers (even with color) has made much progress recently. Several service bureaus offer the possibility to print 3D files using different technology at reasonable cost. The production of "true" 3D city models is one important area of interest. Additionally the visualization of interpolated surfaces and relief as 3D models could be a great tool for planers and developers to convey their message to decision makers, as a complement to the familiar 2D maps.

    The options to prepare 3D files ready for color 3D printing from ArcGIS and its extensions are not satisfying yet. For example a surface should have a base, but also should be hollow to save material. The model file must be "watertight" and should also fulfill other requirements, such as non-overlapping, non-cutting and non-zero triangles, no T connections in the triangle network, and correct orientation of triangle normals. Most  entrance tests of  production facilities check the correct syntax of 3D files and reject erroneous files before printing.

    Other visual features for 3D models would be necessary, for example the possibility to project a texture onto the surface, such as satellite imagery or maps. Line features should be visualized in 3D as tubes, symbols as 3D symbols. Isolines and isopleths are basic necessities. The representation of lines, symbols and isopleths as pixels in the texture is not satisfying for a high-quality 3D model. 3D choropleths maps would be very nice additional feature.
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     3D model, 3D printer, visualization
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  rase  to ArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsMaps and Content Apr 12, 2014
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  • 40
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    -- Problem
    Sometimes, when I need a license either for Desktop or an extension, it is not available. Sometimes the person who has it checked out is not using it at the time I need it and could make it available if requested.
    ArcGIS administrator does not provide an easy way for a user to know which other users have the license they wish to use checked out. This makes the efficient use of concurent licenses very difficult.

    -- Request
    1) Allow each user to check a box in their ArcGIS Adminstrator that allows other users to see what licenses they have checked out and some contact details etc.
    2) Another check box should "Allow other users to grab my licenses if not in use"
      a) This could be optionally be restricted to a time period, before the license reverts back.
    3) Update ArcGIS Adminstrator to show a user which users have licenses checked out, how long, and whether they are checked out and not in use, how long they have not been in use.
    4) Maybe add messaging into the License Manager to allow users to aid sharing licenses
      a) I'd like to borrow this license now for an hour 
      b) Are you using this ?, I'd like to grab it all next week
      c) I grabbed your Advanced Desktop license, I need it until end of play today
    5) If a user launches ArcGIS desktop, for example, and their Advanced License has been grabbed, ArcGIS Administrator should pop a dialog "Your advanced license was grabbed until 10:30 by user: J Doe 123-456-7890"
     
    So, if I need an advanced license, for an hour, and there are none free,  I can click and find who has that license checked out and not in use, and give them a call, or even message them within ArcGIS Administrator.
     
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     ArcGIS Adminstrator, License, User, Admin, Borrow, Concurrent
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  • 130
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    Image texture (spatial variation) is useful in the recognition of image regions and very helpful in defining regions in calssifying images. Image classification is much improved when textures of a region are considered.

    It can be done using equations and moving windows, but this useful technique could be much easier to implement and would be more accessible to many users if it was included as a texture tool in spatial analyst.

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     Spatial Analyst, Raster Functions
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  jwielki  to ArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsImagery Jul 19, 2010
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  • 100
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    At 10.0, the Map Algebra merge function was abolished in favor of Mosaic and Mosaic To New Raster.

    Mosaic and the Mosaic To New Raster model tool are very functional -- but these functions are not available inside the map algebra syntax for efficient use with the Raster Calculator and Python.

    Funny that Mosaic Dataset functions support this - but not arcpy map algebra.

    The two workarounds I know of are 1) use Con and IsNull to grab the first non-NoData cell  or 2) use SOMA or MOMA.

    Please bring it back as a tool (maybe something like Merge Rasters in the Local toolset?)
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     merge, spatial analyst, arcpy, map algebra, mosaic
    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  curtvprice  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Aug 22, 2013
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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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    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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    It would be more accurate and convenient to be able to align a raster based on the coordinates and pixel sizel of a reference raster.

    Let's say I have a raster image (named "image1") with the bottom left pixel centered at 500,000 mE and 600,000 mN with a pixel size of 10 metres.
    Then I have a point map which was rasterized (named "image2") using 10-metre pixels.
    Most definitely, 
    1) the coordinates of the resulting image2 pixel would be dislocated and far from the coordinates of the source point, by at most, just less than the pixel size.
    2) as well, the coordinates of the resulting image2 pixel would be dislocated and far from the coordinates of the nearest corresponding pixel in the reference image1 by probably less than half the pixel size.

    It would be great if there is a raster function to "re-georeference" the rasterized point map so that its cells would coincide with the coordinates of the reference raster.
    In ILWIS (Integrated Land and Water Info system), they use a service object called "Georeference" to solve this issue.

    Thanks



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     Re-georeferencing raster, aligning two rasters
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  emaglanque  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsImagery Nov 19, 2014
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  • 190
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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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     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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  • 130
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    I would like to see an enhancement of the layer file to include all the labeling properties for for that layer.  It sure would be nice to know that any feature would have symbology and labeling done for you by simply importing the layer file. 
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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  cfoster15  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jan 22, 2014
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  • 140
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    3D web scene offline

    Under Consideration

    Since ESRI is pushing for the 3D web scene as alternative for sharing 3D models, we need this technology enabled to share 3D models offline, like 3D PDF does.
    http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=640a410464fc4654ab8812d80e397a90
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    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  mbraghin  to Natural ResourcesArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsMining Jul 2, 2013
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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...
     
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     3D PDF, pdf, ArcScene ArcGlobe export, Mining, Petroleum
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  • 70
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    Olap for Arcgis 10 http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/extensions/olap/index.html
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     Olap
    3 Comments  |  Posted by :  salarcono@gmail.com  to ArcGIS Desktop Extensions Mar 24, 2012
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  • 30
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    When you run a 64 bit Background Geoprocessing tool, you can set an environment control to restrict the amount of CPU cores used, but a similar property does not exist for RAM.  This allows the GP you are running to consume as much RAM as the PC has.  I'd like to be able to limit RAM useage in a similar way to CPU usage.
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     64 bit, Background Geoprocessing, RAM
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  • 310
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    I really like the Anti-aliasing capability in Map Services.  Can you please create a similar simple toggle button for use in within ArcMap?
    Tags :
     Rendering, Aliasing, Anti-aliasing, drawing, display
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  • 560
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    256 Color Ramp Symbology

    Under Consideration

    The ESRI color ramp "Full Bright Spectrum" has a limited number of colors for distribution as standard.

    I would hope to see future versions of ArcGIS 10x and above make a color bar ramps that incorporate the full 256 color spectrum as part of the standard ESRI Style File. I have attached screen captures to illustrate the point.

    User-added image

    User-added image

    User-added image

    One of the main benefits in having a full 256 color spectrum (histogram equalization) will help illustrate the subtle anomalies or variances within the gridded data.

    With more data detail becoming available to the geologist or geographer using the data, a better analysis and QC can be performed.

    Even though custom color ramps can be designed by the individual ArcGIS user and Style Files can be imported that possess advanced color ramps, it is this additional step that can be avoided if a full 256 color ramp were made part of the standard ArcGIS product suite.

    The screen capture examples utilizes the Geosoft.style File which already contain a full 256 color shaded spectrum.

    ESRI could simply adopt their colors as standard for all GIS users at whatever license level (ArcView, ArcEditor, ArcInfo) in the next version.

    Tags :
     PUG, Color Ramp, 256, symbology, full bright spectrum, geosoft, style file, Petroleum, Raster Display, raster, Spatial Analyst
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  • 40
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    It would be great if there was an out of the box Parking Data model and supporting functionality made available to make it easier for local governments to better manage and analyze parking usage and assets.
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     Parking Data Model government
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