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    In my opinion, 3D GIS should not become a visualization tool, because (a) CAD already does it much better and (b) it does not fit/ match the function of GIS. GIS in 2 dimensions is about linking data to polygons. In 3-dimentional space, 3D GIS should thus be about linking data to cubes.
     
    Data linked in 3D can enable spatial modeling in 3D, which is my field of interest. At present, I need to manually calculate the data of a 3D structure to populate my spatial model. My vision is a 3D GIS that can automatically calculate the data of a 3D structure and automatically  populate my spatial model. This will allow an urban designer to get real-time data (e.g. vertical land use mix, density, accessibility, etc.) of the vertical urban structure (e.g. a downtown area) he or she is designing, while he or she is designing it.
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     3D GIS, data
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    For the purpose of UnitTesting extend the functionality avalable through InMemoryWorkspaces.

    Add Support for:
    - RelationshipClasses
    - FeatureDatasets
    - (Topology)

    The current solution with ScratchWorkspace is too slow having 1000+ Tests
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     InMemoryWorkspace UnitTests
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  mm.  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsGeodatabase 3 days ago
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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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    In ArcGIS 10 will there be the ability to get a GRID of X and Y coordinated out from and existing GRIDs.  Workstation Arc/INFO (GRID Modlule) used the $$XMAP for X coordinated and $$YMAP for Y coordinated.

    Thanks

    Mike

    Tags :
     Spatial Analyst, Raster dataset
    7 Comments  |  Posted by :  mtuffly  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Jul 27, 2010
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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
    Tags :
     GDBT current state tree diagram 10.1 10.2
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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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    Allow for batch export of ArcGIS Explorer notes to feature class rather than layer packages. 

    Currently we can only export ArcGIS Explorer notes via "Share" to a layer package.  I am having users make notes on the map to denote changes to zoning, which then I will bring into ArcMap, and make the necessary changes to the target database.  Our city uses a non-standard coordinate system, so I have to apply the Project tool to this data - but  I can't bring the layer packages directly into Model Builder- instead we have to manually export the data (first turining on the field for the heading, which is for some reason automatically UNchecked!) and then reproject the data.  This is very cumbersome when dealing with 100s of records. 

    Tags :
     ArcGIS Explorer, Layer Packages, Export, Notes, Modelbuilder
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    When running a service area in network analyst, many times there are now holes in the middle.  I understand it is doing this because you technically can't drive there in the allotted time, but when measuring items such as acreage, I want to count those areas.  Also when running a simple visual analysis, it’s a much worse cartographic representation, particularly when showing multiple service areas. 
     
    Adding an option to not allow gaps would solve this problem, while still allowing for the more precise analysis for those looking at true driving areas.     
     
    Tags :
     Network Analyst, Service Area, Holes, ArcGIS, Desktop, ArcMap
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    The labels on the variograms need to be user defineable. Currently the minimum and maximum values on the scales of the vagrams are dynamic.  While the limits are set to values pertaining to the data, they are not at all usefull in prepared presentation quality charts.  Futrthermore, the number of intervals along both axes cannot be changed.  Therefore, the values shown on the axes are arbitrary divisions of the min and max values.  Users need to be able to set the min, max and increments anog each axis.

    The numbers on the axes are only shown in scientific notation. These do save space on the variogram.  I have found that different variograms, at different anges, will produce values with different orders of magnitude.  Therefore, one must be very careful in analysing the results of multiple variograms to ensure that the values are being displayed are comparable.  The user should be able to choose the format of the axes.  Scientific notation should not be the only option.

    This is important when presenting the results to clients or managment.  If you're audience cannot decipher the labelling on the graphs, then they won't believe the results of the analysis.
     
    Tags :
     geostatistical analyst
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  dkinnes  to ArcGIS Desktop ExtensionsMaps and ContentMining May 19, 2015
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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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    Currently, when using the Drive time Analysis it only considers the speed limit of the road segments in the route. This leaves out the fact that most Fire Engines cannot travel more than 45mph, even on highways. Our Fire Department requires us to set ALL roads to a maximum of 45 mph when doing Drive Time Analysis and that is a HUGE workaround. If we could just set a maximum speed capabilities for the analysis to utilize it would be a MUCH more useful tool.
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     Fire Department,Drive Time Analysis
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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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  • 220
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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. 
    Tags :
     reporting, reports, tables, charts, graphs, analysis
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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

    Tags :
     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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    We have large database and we want to work only at very small area. Database is so big that our computer is working as snail.
    large database whole Poland

    Idea!


    We can use spatial filtr. We draw e.g. square  by using spatial filtr tool, and only features who are inside those square are displaying. Then we can focus only at our area, and computer should work faster.
    Spatial filtr at some area
    Options for filter. 

    Show features who are:
    -all are inside
    - who overlap ( features whos part of them are out of filter border.

    At screen we have those secon option.

    I think this is very cool thing.
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     spatial, filtr
    1 Comment  |  Posted by :  Greg978  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Nov 24, 2011
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    It'd be great if you could extract raster values to shapefile or geodatabase polygons, not just to points or graphic shapes. For now you have to use 'zonal stats as table" (which is super buggy in 10) and join the table back to the polygon layer , or convert your polys to raster 'zones", or use Hawth's Tools.  Hawth's Tools is the easiest by far, and it should be a snap for the ESRI programmers to implement in SP1 or SP2.
    Tags :
     Spatial Analyst, Zonal, Extraction
    0 Comments  |  Posted by :  jdavies  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Oct 26, 2010
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    Please add a Rugosity Tool (for planar and geographic/geodesic analysis) to ArcGIS (e.g., Spatial Analyst extension).  This tool is available via the freely available Benthic Terrain Modeler (http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/btm) but that application is not being migrated to ArcGIS 10.x.  The rugosity tool is apparently available in the new ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry special extension but this is an additional extension with a license fee.  The rugosity tool has applications beyond bathymetric environments (e.g., topographic) so it would seem this tool should be more widely available in a mainstream extension to ArcGIS.  The tool is available here as an example of how to implement:

    http://www.jennessent.com/arcgis/surface_area.htm
    Tags :
     rugosity, surface roughness, surface bumpiness, Spatial Analyst, surface area ratio
    2 Comments  |  Posted by :  tjmoore  to ArcGIS DesktopArcGIS Desktop Extensions Sep 12, 2012
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    FAA Part 77 Criteria for Imaginary Airfield Surfaces is only one criteria.  For Defense Airfields, Unified Facilities Criteria for Airfield and Heliport Design must also be maintained.  Military Airfields are often co-used with civillian aviation organizations.  Although PLTS Aero at ArcGIS 10 provides editable Part 77 criteria, it would be very beneficial to have a toolbox or custom tool that utilizes drop downs to specify Class A/B runways and which of the Tri-Service (UFC) Criteria was being evaluated (Army / Airforce or Navy/Marines).  PLTS Aero generates a single runway service.  It would be helpful to be able to bach run the surface for a combined.  Most airfields are composed of multiple runways.  Evaluations for violation of imaginary surfaces should be done against a single composite Part 77 / UFC Polygon Z feature class, that could be generated by using a tool box that allowed for batching of multiple runways simultaneously.
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     plts, aero, airfield, FAA, part 77, defense, military. plts,
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    ArcGIS Desktop - Roads & Highways Extension AND ArcGIS Server - Roads & Highways Server - Roadway Characteristic Editor (RCE) enhancement. Both R&H Desktop and RCE calculate measures based on the underlying spatial grid (commonly 7 decimal places), which is understood to be necessary. However, most DOT's will not track the precision of the data at that level as data collection methods don't support that level of accuracy. To that end, both R&H Desktop and RCE applications should have configuration settings where the precision of calculated measures can be set to a pre-determined length (i.e., 0.000) via a pre-determined manner (i.e., round, trim, etc.). This would enhance the usability of both applications and prevent user errors from occurring where extra precision is inadvertently added to the data. Request based on experience with 10.2.2 patch 1 and earlier versions.
    Tags :
     Roads and Highways, Roadway Characteristic Editor, RCE, ArcMap
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    ArcGIS Desktop - Roads & Highways Extension enhancement request. In ArcMap, existing functionality allows the coordinates to dynamically display based on the cursor position on the screen. Similar functionality is needed where the user can hover over a route (perhaps after enabling the tool) where the measures along the route can be dynamically viewed as the user moves the cursor along the route. The ability to provide the interpolate measure at a given location along a route exists and can be enacted with a user click (i.e., Identify Route Location), but making the measures dynamically available to the user would greatly increase the usability of the software. Request based on experience with 10.2.2 patch 1 and earlier versions.
    Tags :
     Roads and Highways, Roadway Characteristic Editor, RCE
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