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2020

Happy New Year and welcome to the first of This Week’s Picks - ArcGIS Pro for 2020.  As we move forward into the year with new tasks, aspirations and start to plot our respective roads ahead, I thought it would be good to pause and reflect briefly. This week is a retrospective post of sorts that looks at a select few (3) of the top ArcGIS Pro Technical Support Knowledge Base articles for the final quarter of 2019.

 

I previously highlighted some how-to’s from the Esri Support Knowledge Base (which again is a great resource for errors, bugs and workflows) and for this 6th issue we will look at the following select top articles that closed out the year:

 

  • Error: ImportError: DLL load failed: %1 is not a valid Win32 application
  • How To: Import an image as a style in ArcGIS Pro
  • Error: Failed to add data, unsupported data type. <shapefile>.shp

 TWP-PRO #6

 

Error: ImportError: DLL load failed: %1 is not a valid Win32 application

This error can pop up in a few scenarios, and if you have had ArcMap installed it may occur due to the Pro 64-bit interpreter attempting to import the 32-bit ArcPy module. If you ever encounter this error, look at the script solution outlined here.

 

How To: Import an image as a style in ArcGIS Pro

Have you ever wanted (or needed) to import an image as a style in ArcGIS Pro? It may be desirable to use custom symbology for a plethora of reasons and you can import images as picture marker symbols to use them as a style in your ArcGIS Pro maps. This resource will walk you through the procedure.

 

Error: Failed to add data, unsupported data type. <shapefile>.shp

The last article covers a very common and aged type of error seen when working with shapefiles. If you ever work with shapefiles you may see this at some point. It is not limited to ArcMap as it is format specific.  If you encounter this error it is very likely due to requisite supporting extensions (files) being missing from the shapefile format and this article along with the below resources may help to resolve.

 

Additional Resources: 

Shapefile file extensions

How to Recover a corrupt shapefile

 

Whether you or catching up or going full steam ahead into the new year, I wish you all the best in your endeavors in 2020. Stay tuned for future picks and if you are interested you can also check out This Week's Picks - ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. Thanks for reading!

 

(If you are interested in previous posts, they are archived here: https://community.esri.com/docs/DOC-14232-this-weeks-picks-arcgis-pro-archive)