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I'm working with a hosted feature layer in Pro. I calculated a text and an integer field of unique values on the feature layer. I go to export the features and it returns an empty table. OK, so I select all the records and export, this time it works. But not before blanking out (not nulling) my text field and setting all my unique integers to zero. Am I doing something wrong or has anyone else experienced this? I seem to be getting more errors since updating to 2.4, but maybe that's just my perception.

Edit: It only overwrote fields I added to the hosted feature layer in AGOL, and then calculated in ArcPro. Every other field appears to be fine, including the field added to the same feature layer in AGOL and calculated in AGOL.

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Background: I have a bachelors in Geography, pursuing a Masters in GIS. Planning to be done in summer 2021. Right now I’m working at a Surveying firm for the last year and a half, where I’ve worked on one major project using GIS, and hoping for a second here shortly and I’m one of 2 or 3 people in the office that knows Arc. By graduation I’ll have had almost 3 years of experience in a mix of Arc and AutoCAD, and right now I’m planning to get a licensed in land Surveying.

I really enjoy almost anything that’s geospatial, particularly being able to work on project field to finish. I know that the consensus on this sub is usually that GIS is a tool for other professions or jobs to use, and that regular GIS jobs are becoming less and less. Most GIS jobs I see are mostly web design and coding, which I’m not against doing but would prefer not to be my entire job day in day out.

My main question being what options are there out there in the geospatial community for someone in GIS that is more centered around physical collection and analysis and processing?

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I was given a map that has some weather data that was created using a Kriging technique(not my work), and now I'm being asked to find a way to take that contour map which is based on lat/long, and turn it into tabular information town and village level municipalities. 200-300 of 'em.

I'm not even sure what questions to ask right now.

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My company has a position open for a GIS Forester. If you have forestry and GIS experience, please feel free to apply. Here is a link to our website if you'd like to check that out, too.

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After reading the advice threads on this sub-reddit, I'm confused, and I'm no longer sure about pursuing an education in GIS in order to acquire stable/fulfilling employment. From what I gather, GIS really is just a toolset, and many of the most well-paid/successful people in the field have a strong background in Comp Sci. Ironically, one of the reasons why I first became interested in GIS, was because I wanted to avoid heavy programming, as I believed GIS gave the opportunity to work with computers, but without needing an advanced degree of knowledge in programming or IT. I'm starting to think I was very wrong to have this idea, considering the fact that it seems you need a very strong background in comp sci to really advance career-wise in this field.

So, what should I do? I'm on track to get a GIS certificate from Oregon State University by the end of winter quarter. I already have a BS in Geology, and now I feel like I'm at a cross roads. I don't want to be stuck in a dead-end career path, and I'm willing to do what it takes to make the most of myself in the GIS field. So, what should I do? Would it be best to get an entry-level job and grind my way up the career ladder, while hopefully gaining skills on the job, or should I stay in school and get a MSc in Geography or a BS in Comp Sci? Is there even a point to getting the GIS certificate when really 90% of the job is comp sci? Am I wasting my time?

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I'm responsible for locating potential employers for my organization's work crews in various parts of the country, and I use ArcGIS Online/Business Analyst Online to help me do this in more targeted manner by doing simple mapping. I also do more complex suitability analysis reporting for the placement of potential new work crews. I've been using the data available with the Business Analyst Online subscription (Infogroup) with some success, but I've noticed that the data does not always correctly represent the number of employees an organization or a facility employees. For example, sometimes it will indicate that a large manufacturer only employs a small amount of people, which I'm guessing is actually representative of the office/administrative/executive/sales/etc. staff and not the "blue collar" employees or whatever the appropriate term is.

I am primarily interested in finding manufacturers and warehouses around the United States, and I'm doing this right now by looking them up by their NAICS codes (primarily 31-33 and 49), which by itself is not always reliable because, for example, a major commercial bakery may be grouped inside the same broad code group as the bakery section of the Walmart in the same area.

Is there a higher quality source of this kind of information that anyone uses regularly that they would be willing to talk to me about, especially concerning the prices/packages offered? We are a nonprofit and are paying $50/year for BAO and the Infogroup data, and I've at least done my homework enough to know that that's a "sore dick deal" when it comes to this kind of information.

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I want to create a map comparing the size of Polynesia to europe/Asia and having trouble with scale. I can overlay the two locations in map layout but the scale is skewed since they're both in pseudo-Mercator. How can I reproject a shape file of Polynesia on top of Europe to account for this?

I have seen plenty of other maps doing similar size comparison and always wondered how this is done.

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My organization is at its wit's end here. We have a client that has provided us data that is housed/managed using Manifold (which I have next to zero experience with). They provided us a CSV of coordinates and a shapefile with no defined coordinate system. After we received that info from them, their data will not align properly with any other sources of data that we have. We originally suspected that we were using an incorrect datum transformation. I sent my team out there to meet with their GIS analysts, expecting that we would receive some custom transformation parameters. Unfortunately, they have been able to provide no real guidance on how to properly project this data. Their response: "we never work with data from outside sources." Well, OK then...

Eventually we were able to get an XML file with their projection parameters that is (as I understand it) a direct export from Manifold. I was hoping to go into ArcGIS and define a custom projection using those parameters, but the fields in the XML don't really match the parameters that Esri uses so I haven't been able to go that route.

We really need to be able to use this data - it seems preposterous to me that this should be so difficult (I feel like we are missing an easy step here). Is there any guidance that you all can give that would allow us to work with this info or that we can provide to the client to help us use their data?

Thanks in advance!

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I need to open WRS-2 descending polygons from a shapefile with google maps data in the background. Is there a way to do this for free?

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I’m looking to map out the fiber infrastructure particularly in Texas (Long-Haul and Metro Networks) but I’m having finding anything useful. Can I get any help on where I should look?

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