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How to perform a calculation using attributes of groups of features in ArcGIS?

I have a table with information about 2000 aquifers (thickness, area, depth, volume etc.; there are 20 fields approximately). One of these fields is an internal code, i.e. DK_12_456_XXX; the last 3 ...
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Obtaining extent of each polygon in shapefile?

In arcgis 10 and python I want to get the extent (xmax, ymax, xmin, ymin) info of each of the polygons in a shape file. I can get the extent of the whole shape file using ...
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ArcGIS 10 SP2 issue with AggregatePoints

Esri persuaded us to upgrade to SP2 and now we cannot use the code we have, as it doesn't work. According to the download material, NIM063853 is when AggregatePoints doesn't create the derived ...
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Can 2D polygon be used as hard breakline for terrain?

I've been working with TINs for years and have only ever been satisfied when using 3D polylines for breaklines. I am currently transitioning to using terrains and after reading the documentation in ...
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How to calculate stream order from vector data in ArcGIS 10

I know that NVision Solutions has a tool for calculating stream order from vector hydrography data for ArcGIS 9.3.1. Is there something similar that works with ArcGIS 10?
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focal statistics with variable radius

is there an easy way to do focal statistics on a raster, with a variable radius for the neighbourhood to be searched? As in: that search radius would be stored in another raster? i tried something ...
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How to Average neighboring county data and store in original?

I have data for several rain stations, i have averaged the data and given each county a value. Some counties have null values and I would like to pull the data from the all the bordering counties and ...
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ITopologicalOperator simplify takes more time

The objective is to cut the polygon where the lines are intersect. The polygon has 183182 vertices and taking more time while using simply method so process time is increased very huge. Please suggest ...
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Problem when executing Dissolve method in ArcEngine

I'm always having a problem in GP.execute() when trying to execute this method. Here is my code: Friend Function DissolveFeatures(ByVal pInFLayer As ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IFeatureLayer, ByVal ...
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How to extract Z data from a point layer

I have created a point layer with ~150 points. I have a DEM beneath it, which is where I have taken the X and Y values from. Does anybody know how I can retrieve the Z values, without using the info ...
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Setting time animation by number of frames

I'm trying to use the ArcGIS 10 animation system to produce a time series of points by year. There are only 65 years in the dataset, and I want to make it so there is only one frame per year. I have ...
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Multiline VBScript Label Expressions in Arcpy

I am able to set simple label expressions, but when I try to set multiline expressions (which all VBScript expressions are) it does not get copied into the expression box properly. I have tried using ...
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Why is the performance speed between ArcGIS and QGIS so different?

Ok I am not a programmer but a prolific GIS user. I know that QGIS is written in C++ and ArcGIS in ??? but for most of my tasks lately I always try to use QGIS not only because it is free but due to ...
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How do I create a shapefile showing footprints of Rasters?

I have around 1,000 satellite images in tiff format, and I want to create a shapefile which will serve as an index to the rasters. This is something similar to a raster catalog, but I do not want to ...
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List of useful Add-Ins for ArcGIS Desktop?

What are the best Add-Ins for ArcCatalog and ArcMap v10? XRay for ArcGIS 10 is very useful, what else is out there?
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Using primary keys with ArcSDE (Oracle)?

Is it possible, more advisable to assign a primary key to the OBJECTID column in a featureclass in SDE. I am using Oracle and some of my flat tables (junction tables) need to SEE a primary key in the ...
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Programmatically edit/update metadata in ArcGIS 10

Has anyone succeeded in programmatically updating metadata in ArcGIS 10? Considering using Python/arcpy but ArcObjects (C# or Python/comtypes) is also a possibility. I need to update both the FGDC ...
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Arcpy to copy a layer in the ArcMap TOC, rename the copy, and paste back to TOC?

I want to make a copy of a layer in the ArcMap TOC (passed to my script as a Feature Layer), assign the copy a new name, set a definition query on it, and then add the copied Feature Layer back into ...
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Determining GIS data accuracy [duplicate]

How does one evaluate the accuracy of Geographical information system data both positional and attribute
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Check for licensing level in ArcGIS 10.2.2

I am in process of migrating some legacy code from 10.0 to 10.2.2. As part of application, I need to make sure user is using ArcEditor (now called Standard) level license. Current logic looks at the ...
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How to Query Layer using ArcGIS REST Services for Records with Date Closed Field less than 24 hours ago?

I am current trying to do layer definitions on a map and so I am trying to filter some records via a time factor so i was writing in the Where field DATE_CLOSED_ON > (CURRENT_TIME - 24) and ...
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Best place for (structured) ArcGIS tutorials

I've been through University for a Geography degree and am now working on a PhD in Remote Sensing. As part of my undergraduate degree I did a couple of GIS courses, but they concentrated mainly on the ...
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How to connect stops to road for network dataset?

I have 3 files a bus route network, road network and bus stops. I want the bus stops to be the connections between the road network and the bus route. When I try and build the network dataset I am ...
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How to get dynamic county information into mapbook?

I have access to ArcMap 10.0 (ArcInfo/Workstation) on Windows 7 SP1. My usual scenario is to produce a map book having 3 shapes: 1 polyline (a road track about 200-300 km without any useful ...
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Using ArcGIS 10 on a virtual machine with OSX

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10 on a Windows 7 64 bit Macbook Pro (2.53 Ghz and 8GB of RAM) using VMWare. However, when I am using ArcGIS I find it quite slow even with Windows 7 (64-bit) optimized for ...
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a map for the number of overlapping polygons

I have a geodatabase with a given number of polygon features. I would like to generate a layer (V) that displays the number of overlapping polygons at any given (x,y) location spanned by my polygons. ...
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How can I do a batch edit of circle diameters using the attribute table in ArcGIS?

I need to edit the diameter of a bunch of circles to reflect their correct diameters, and I wondered if there was a way of drawing from the attribute table to make all the circles equal their correct ...
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Arcgis API for Javascript: how to change color of simple point marker using colorpicker

as title states im having a hard time changing the color of my simplemarkersymbol using javascript. I have read that the format of color needs to be [r, g, b, a] which I have a color picker giving me ...
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add definition query to layers in a group

I'm trying to develop a python code that will apply the same definition query to all layers in a specified group. I currently have a working code that will apply a definition query to all layers in ...
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How to create a dynamic Polygon

I am trying to draw a polygon dynamically.I get the latitude and longitude from two different entities.Hence I concatenate them as below var greenArr=new Array(); var point = new ...
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Deleting geodatabases that are more than one week old?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 and Python 2.6.6 and am trying to make an update script to copy the geodatabase to a backup folder with the date as part of the name, got that to work. Then export ...
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How to eliminate polygon boundaries

I'm working in both ArcMap and Grass I have a problem with the boundaries or the edges of my vectors. The vectors are a result of object segmentation (called classification) in Grass Gis. In Grass, ...
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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 ...
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How to represent multiple values using 3D Analyst's Interpolate Line Tool

I have a related question (found here - Creating line transects for sampling across raster and vector data (stack profile)) but I think it is worth posting this as a separate question. I need to ...
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Connecting Trails

I am working on mapping trails and reroutes of those trails in West Virginia. I'm going out with a GPS and walking everything and then coming back to the office to project everything on a map(s). The ...
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How come “Zoom to Polygon” always puts me in the middle of Nebraska?

This is an issue related to this question I'd asked a few days ago. I've got that code working, to an extent. Every time, though, that I double click on one of the Polygons in the attribute table that ...
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Minimum mapping unit for raster on ArcGIS

So I have this huge national wetlands raster and I'm trying to set a minimum mapping unit of 5 acres. Meaning I want to delete clusters of pixels that are smaller than 5 acres. But the raster's ...
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How to connect to (& edit) PostgreSQL database using ArcGIS Desktop without ArcSDE? [duplicate]

After trying in vein to get spatialkit and zgis working with my postgresql database in arcgis 9.3 and 10 , I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with these products. My postgresql database has ...
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Field-based hyperlinks in an ArcMap map package (.mpk)?

I have a point shapefile where each point has multiple hyperlink fields in its attribute table as per this useful question and answer. These hyperlinks are to photos stored locally. Ideally I want to ...
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Maximum number of shapefiles for merge tool?

I have over 180,000 shapefiles that I have to merge (or append) into a final shapefile. I have written a python script to do so which uses the acrpy.append_management tool. However the runtime is too ...
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How to get the data in dbf file while creating shapefile using arcGis

I am using arcObject dll to create shapefile. I am successfully able to create the shape file but I am having some issues with populating the shapefile data into .dbf file. At present the .dbf file ...
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Installing ArcGIS 10 with Python(x,y)

EDIT 10/20/2011: The problem I was having below was caused by trying to install Python(x,y) after ArcGIS 10. I got a new machine yesterday and instructed IT to install Python(x,y) 2.6.5.3 (has ...
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Install other python distributions [e.g. Python(x,y)] on top of ArcGIS installation ?

I'm using ArcGIS 10 and would like to use various additional libraries that are not included in the delivered version of ArcGIS (esp. numpy and matplotlib). First I tried to install them manually as ...
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Failed to connect to the specified server, ArcGIS 10.1 connection using Oracle 11 g

I am trying to connect an Oracle 11g database to ArcGIS 10, but it's not working and gives the following error: "Failed to connect to the specified server. Operation Failed." While I am sure about ...
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add coordinates system into arcgis10

I must process an Excel file data but the format of my longitude and latitude coordinate are: Lat: -22 to -34 and Long: 9 to 18 in decimal degree. So i want to use Add XY tool into Arcgis10 to put ...
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AddLayer method failing when script in ArcToolbox is run from ArcCatalog

I need a 2nd set of eyes to do a sanity check, as I am not been able to figure out why a script that runs fine in pywin, does not run properly as a tool in a toolbox. Below is the script that runs in ...
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Efficiently finding the 1st order neighbors of 200k polygons

For every one of the 208,781 Census block groups, I'd like to retrieve the FIPS IDs of all of its 1st order neighbors. I have all the TIGER boundaries downloaded and merged into a single 1GB ...
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Select points with lowest elevations and same x,y coordinates

The problem is as following, I have a point layer with x,y,z coordinates. Some of the points have same x,y but different z. I need to separate points without duplicates (x,y) and in case there are ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step is ...
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How to reduce MSSQL Logfile size?

First of all I am not a Database specialist. I am using MSSQL to store my SDE 9.3 Data which is served with AGS 10.0. I have Vector and raster data stored in the databases and have very little room ...