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Are there any simple models for wildfire hazard mapping with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am interested in producing a simple fire hazard/severity map via ModelBuilder from commonly available datasets (e.g. DEM, NDVI, slope, aspect, land use/cover, etc). Are there any resources or ...
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1answer
176 views

How to create generic building footprints based on attribute information?

I'm trying to create a tool that generically creates building footprints on a given parcel according to certain attribute information of the parcel like building density, max. height, utilisation, ...
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2answers
448 views

Model Builder - iterate through columns in a table

This seems like it should be a no-brainer, but I am unable to find any info on how to use model builder to run a certain spatial analysis function on each column in a table. Problem: I have a table ...
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1answer
1k views

How to find differences between shapefiles?

Every month I have to QA/QC some streets data for an entire county (over 47,000 records). The first step is to compare the two files. Currently, I'm using a tool that was created in house via VBA ...
5
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1answer
231 views

Skip errors in model builder

is there a way to handle an error within the arcgis modelbuilder? I have a model which iterates over hundreds of raster files. some of them may be corrupt. i`m looking for a way in which the model ...
6
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1answer
457 views

Create multiple shapefiles from one table

I've imported a table into ArcGIS which I'd like to split into multiple shapefiles. The splits would occur between groups of records separated by any of 3 columns. In other words, col1, col2, and col3 ...
3
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1answer
273 views

Is there a way to turn on labels with ModelBuilder?

I have a model that creates a feature class and adds it to the map. The properties of the feature class reference a layer file for the symbology. However, I can't seem to find a good way to pass the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How to Create Drop Down List Variable with ModelBuilder?

I am building a model and am trying to create a variable (that will be turned into a parameter and then added as a field) that is a drop down list where only specific values can be chosen. Any help ...
4
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1answer
126 views

How to create list from table

I have performed a spatial join on some data and now I would like to take that data and create a list. I'm trying to do this dynamically so that it can be easily repeatable via a script or model. I ...
2
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1answer
306 views

Inverse distance weighted interpolation for categorical and/or binary datasets

I want to perform an Inverse distance weighted (IDW) interpolation to a series of points. However my data set can be categorical or binary and just like the IDW I want to interpolate the new values ...
2
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2answers
1k views

ArcGIS Geoprocessing: Join multiple fields to a table and export new table as join field name

I am bit new to geoprocessing and ModelBuilder. I am using join field tool to join table (info tables/.dbf) to one a shape file. I am trying to use ModelBuilder, as there are around 100 tables (each ...
2
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1answer
279 views

How to separate raster bands in model builder?

I have a simple model that iterates through folders to collect imagery, mosaics them and clips the mosaic to a study area boundary. I need to produce an NDVI from the clipped 4-band mosaic ...
2
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1answer
354 views

How do I pass each parsed file name to the next tool in Model Builder?

I cannot get the Parse Path tool to pass each file name to the next tool. In the example shown, the Raster to Ascii tool will take the first entry in the 'filename' variable list as part of the output ...
3
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1answer
94 views

How to validate Personal Geodatabase against XML schema?

Is their any tool in arcgis model builder which can validate a personal geodatabase and a XML schema to give out an report saying if the gdb is validated or not ...
3
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1answer
550 views

Using ArcGIS ModelBuilder with a “While” Iterator

I am struggling to get the ArcGIS ModelBuilder "While" Iterator to work as I would expect it. I have a hunch it's user error, but even reading the help hasn't seemed to get it working for me. I have ...
3
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1answer
773 views

How to Edit custom help in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have created a model in ArcGIS model-builder with a certain number of layers specified as parameters. When I launch the model from the tool-box, I would like to edit the information in the right ...
5
votes
1answer
872 views

Working around the raster calculator in ModelBuilder - ArcGIS

I am experiencing a problem with the raster calculator in the Model Builder under ArcMap 10. I need to combine two layers: a drainage map (issued from a series of previous operations on a DEM) and a ...
3
votes
1answer
986 views

Use model builder to select layers by attributes, dissolve them and then merge them

StackExchange team, I would like to reclassify polygons, I want to combine smaller polygons into bigger polygons based on their ID (each polygon has a unique ID). I want to regroup ~800 polygons into ...
4
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3answers
544 views

Incorporating SQL Statements in Model Builder

I have a point data set where each point has a unique operator associated with it. I'd like to select by attribute = operator name and generate a new shapefile for each operator containing only the ...
3
votes
2answers
564 views

Creating dynamic GIS charts in ArcGIS 10.1

I have generated a table which has road segments which get inundated during different flood events. I want to be able to add a pie chart to the map which shows that during each flood ARI (1y, 2y, 5y, ...
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5answers
755 views

How to split points by polygon?

I am looking for a way to split points by a county polygon feature class. The attached image shows two feature classes: one composed of points and the other a county polygon feature class. The split ...
2
votes
1answer
971 views

Model Builder - How to calculate Field using part of filename

I am new to model builder and have not been able to figure how to use part of the FC name: For example the first FC in my GDB containing around 100 files is "A1005_GPS_Residence", and I need to ...
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1answer
1k views

Setting a query loop

I am looking to apply a Select By Location protocol to my data, but need to first query individual IDs in my target and source layer (the same ID in each table, one at a time). How do I loop through a ...
0
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1answer
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Select by Location tool

I am using the Select by Location tool to select certain polygons on my shape-file layer. I start by having a given point as my Selecting Feature and that its relationship is completely_ contains. ...
3
votes
2answers
882 views

Merge an entire Geodatabase in ESRI ModelBuilder

How can I merge an entire Geodatabase in the ESRI (ArcView) ModelBuilder? I have several FeatureClasses created into the GDB and in the model I plan to merge them all. Right now I have imported all ...
0
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1answer
196 views

how to integrate external image processing programs within ModelBuilder

I want to use python libraries to do image processing for very large files (over 2GB), but the current python libraries can not read 16 or 32 bit image correctly. At least, I tried Python Image ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Clipping from a given point

I am working with model-builder and I am trying to clip an area around a certain point. Is there a tool that I can use in which I can assign it a certain distance from the point. For instance, if I ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to split single shapefile into many, and use them as geoprocessing extents in ModelBuilder

I am trying to do the following things using ArcGIS model builder. select by expression to output feature class. use output feature class as spatial extent raster to point The main goal is to ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Python in ArcGIS: How to use a variable as part of the output path

I´m trying to use a variable as part of the output path of a shutil command. Unfortunately I couldn´t work it out how to do it. Can anybody help? import arcpy import shutil Name = ...
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2answers
218 views

Numbering Watersheds

I am working with a watershed map, and I was wondering if there is a function or a way that I can get ArcMap to number the watersheds. For instance, if we have watershed X numbered as 0, I want the ...
0
votes
1answer
302 views

Sort feature class in Modelbuilder and populate new ids

I would like to sort my feature class in a model based on coordinates stored in its attribute table. The sorting must be done on Y_coord descending, then X_coord ascending. The answer to this question ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Map Algebra expression in a model fails on open workspace

I have model which runs 2 processes that create rasters and a third process that (attempts to) add the two of them using Map Algebra. The expression is very simple, just "%Raster_A%" + "%Raster_B%". ...
4
votes
1answer
725 views

ArcGIS ModelBuilder: how to wait for Python script to complete

I have an Arcgis (10) model which has 2 process that need to be run sequentially. The 1st process is a python script that creates multiple rasters, but that output is not known to Model Builder, ...
2
votes
2answers
306 views

Is it possible to use commands from ArcMap's main menu in Model Builder

Is it possible to use the functions from ArcMap's main menu (for example Add Data, Start Editing) in my model? I can not find a way to add any other functions except Toolboxes.
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2answers
3k views

Exporting data from 'collect values' output in ArcGIS model builder

I'm currently playing with model builder. I've added a picture of the model I have at the moment. This model is currently iterating 6 shapefiles, so each of the 'output values' contain 6 figures in a ...
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2answers
813 views

Add arbitrary code to Arcgis model builder?

Is there any way to add arbitrary code snippets to an Arcgis model? I envision something similar to the "show code block" the expression builder in advanced labelling or field calculator. For ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Modelbuilder: Needing to input multiple featureclasses into merge tool

So I have 490 point fc's in a single directory with uniform spatial features, field names/datatypes. I'm trying to figure out how to consecutively input the first seven fc's into the merge tool, ...
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2answers
1k views

Model builder question regarding iterations (newbe : ( … )

Ultimate goal is to pull data from a Feature Class, group out the different types of Lease Status (field), run a dissolve and sum calculation on each new layer/FC then merge all new layers/FC's ...
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1answer
2k views

ArcGIS Iterate Files tool in Model Builder

I want to use a "simple" iterator to process all the text files in a directory using my model but model builder won't let me connect the file to the first step of the model. Once I run the Iterate ...
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2answers
651 views

Spatial join -different in model builder and right-click join

I am trying to incorporate a simple spatial join in a model but the spatial join options in model builder are different from the right click-->join options. How can I do the join as in the image below ...
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2answers
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Buffer point dataset based on compared value

I am creating polygons from the dissolved buffers of points and need to control the dissolve process. In the model the first stage is to assign high/med/blackspot using the following f2='ERROR' def ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to select by attribute and calculate a field of new selection in modelbuilder

I have a polygon shapefile (with 4000 records in it) that I want to group into different regions by doing a "select by attribute". I need to do this about 164 times because of the different selection ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

How to use ET GeoWizard tools or Xtools Pro in ModelBuilder or Python to automate processing?

Is it possible to use ET GeoWizard or XTools Pro tools in automation of mapping in either in ModelBuilder or Python?
2
votes
1answer
877 views

Summing Attributes from a Related Table?

I have a line feature class representing road segments, with each road segment having a unique ID. This feature class has an attribute of average observed daily traffic counts. I have another table ...
6
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2answers
393 views

Model Builder - import arcinfo licence when required by tool

Is it possible to check licences in/out as needed within modelbuilder? or will the following work -write a script to turn arcinfo licence on when the tool requires it and off once it's done? I need ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Model Builder - unique name segment creation

Is it possible for us to give each output of a process a unique name segment (inline name). So for example I have a process that dissolves, then eliminates and buffers a single input file. I need to ...
3
votes
2answers
361 views

Reading multiple grid data with Python and ModelBuilder

How can I read grid data (3 or 5 sources of grids) like slope, soil, cover, etc.? My goal is to build a simulator based on multiple grid data for harvesting decisions.
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votes
1answer
426 views

Can concurrent processes be run in a single model?

In model builder (for Arc GIS 10) is it possible to run two or more geoprocessing operations concurrently? For example I have to run repair geometry on 2 files and then merge them. Currently it ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to create the custom tool in ArcGIS desktop with using of python script from model bulder?

I created some model builder for some customization to reduce time in our routine process. I exported my model builder to python script by availability of export options. It doesn't work if i bring to ...
3
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2answers
576 views

Issue nesting two iterators for cost distance calculation (Model Builder)

I am attempting to calculate cost distances iteratively for each point element in different datasets. I created a model that does the job for a single dataset but when I try to batch it I'm getting ...