ArcGIS Coding Sharing vs ESRI GitHub

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01-12-2020 12:17 PM
PROBERT68
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I first learned how to use and download a python from GitHub site for one of my non-ESRI software.  Now my  question  is what is the difference in between ArcGIS Coding sharing vs ESRI GitHub ?

I am trying to understand the difference between those two sites and what do I need to use for ?

Thanks !

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DanPatterson_Retired
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code sharing is more internal to Arc* product users.  It also doesn't allow you to automatically maintain your package like you can do with a github repository.  Normally, you zip and ship your application to the code sharing site..

There is nothing to stop you for using both (I do) since they target different audiences sometimes.  I like github for the ability to provide extensive documentation and background information and you can examine the code to see if it work downloading/installing in the first place.

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DanPatterson_Retired
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code sharing is more internal to Arc* product users.  It also doesn't allow you to automatically maintain your package like you can do with a github repository.  Normally, you zip and ship your application to the code sharing site..

There is nothing to stop you for using both (I do) since they target different audiences sometimes.  I like github for the ability to provide extensive documentation and background information and you can examine the code to see if it work downloading/installing in the first place.

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PROBERT68
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Thank you. 

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PROBERT68
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What happens if I download one on the ESRI GitHub and run it ? Would it cause problems with the ArcGIS or Pro ?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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You just don't 'download' from github.

You might want to provide a specific link, a whole lotta bad can happen if things are incompatible with your environment and the requirement of the 'stuff' you want to use.

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PROBERT68
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PROBERT68
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Never mind, I was able to track down to the Coordinate Conversion online documentation and download what I need is the zip file that can add to my ArcGIS Pro as an add-in

BUT I do need an elevation or attitude for each point .

This is to help me to get them and input to another software I need to add it.

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