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Preserving metadata after processing shapefiles

This is really my first time working with metadata and I just have a few concerns in regards to it. Hypothetically, if I were to merge two shapefiles together and then, explode them back to ...
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Raster Files Sizes from Point Data Extremely Different

Using ArcGIS 10.1. I created rasters from several groups of point rasters using the Point to Raster tool. All of the points groups are similar size and extents. The first group of points had a file ...
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Correct use of buffering by field (distance) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to create a buffer in meters around some points using a field with the distance. However I cannot assign a distance type to use and by default I assume it's doing decimal degrees (I am ...
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Make feature class from table data

I would like to create a feature class using an attribute table of another feature class. However, it does not use XY coordinates, so I can't create it that way. I thought I could export the data and ...
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Add grid reference from excel to arcmap 10.1

I am trying to upload an excel sheet for my grid reference to arcmap 10.1 but arccatalog/arcmap can't find the file. The excel version is 2007 and I have the driver installed. Does anyone know why ...
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Automation of Land Use composition in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have two shapefiles I'd like to process: A Polygon shapefile with 1000 features representing lakes covering a specific area, and; A Polygon shapefile with the Land Use ...
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Calculate Euclidean distance to raster WITHIN multiple polygons

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 on a Windows x64 system. I am working in a study area where I have 360 000 locations of about 50 territorial animals. I have a shapefile containing 125 sometimes overlapping ...
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Editing tables in ArcGIS for Desktop with Python Parser of Field Calculator?

so I'm trying to edit a table so that the name column will not contain spaces. I just don't know how to write the Python script that should go with it. This is what I have for the Python script ...
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What to use as split field or target workspace with Split tool?

I'm trying to use the split tool in arcgis 10.1 but I dont know what I should use as the split field or my target workspace. W:\S&P\s&p techs\Emily\Geodatabase\Geodatabase.gdb this is what I ...
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Inserting JPEG or similar into ArcGIS map?

I am trying to upload an image (jpeg or similar) into a map. It can be on the layout view or data view. I am using ArcMap 10.1.
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Select Layer by Location problem

i want to create a python scipt query using arpy in arcgis i have one polyline shapefile and one polygon shapefile i want to choose(select) the polygons where contained within in the polylines ...
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Converting DEM in degree decimal to meter using ArcMap?

i am trying to make cell size of satellite image and DEM equal for Maxent. cell size of satellite image is in metric but DEM is in degree decimal. how can i convert DEM in degree decimal to meter ...
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Where should PythonWin be located?

I have a question about PythonWin. Does it come with the DVD when you install it or does it have to be installed manually separately from the ESRI DVD ? On my computer at work, it does not come with ...
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MakeXYEventLayer_management input problems

I have a huge excel data base and want to make with the tool MakeXYEventLayer_management a new Layer for my coordinates in my table. I found this code on ArcGIS help: try: # Set the local variables ...
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How to work on map created by using arcgisUtils.createMap

arcgisUtils.createMap(id,"map").then(function(response){ //update the app dom.byId("title").innerHTML = response.itemInfo.item.title; dom.byId("subtitle").innerHTML = ...
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Find duplicates in a field then update another field with a Y or N with Python (ArcGIS)

I am attempting to create a python script (ArcGIS 10.1) that will identify duplicated records within a points shapefile with a Y or N (possibility of over 5000 records). Similar to this: xyCombine | ...
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Training course for Fixing Data Sources

Is there any good training course or literature that pays some attention to automated processes for fixing map documents' data sources? Esri's little documentation on it is not helpful enough for me.
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TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable from Python Scripting for Geoprocessing Workflow exercise?

I am currently taking ESRI's Python Scripting for Geoprocessing Workflows. I have following their step by step however there seem to be a problem that I am getting an error. import arcpy #Set ...
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List File Geodatabase Topology

I'm trying to write a script that looks into a dataset and list all the elements in the dataset. The dataset comprises of Feature classes and FGDB Toppology. When I uses ListFeatureClasses, it outputs ...
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Conflict with ArcGIS for Desktop and Erdas Emagine on same PC? [duplicate]

I already installed ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. The problem is when I install th Erdas Imagine 8.6 that specify above. So, could you help me in order to run both software products in one PC.
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ValueError: Layer: Unexpected error from replaceDataSource()?

I'm trying to write a script that allows me to look through map documents and replace each layer's data source in each map document. Everything is working logically I believe, and all my loops are ...
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Layer still in map after running arcpy.mapping.RemoveLayer?

I'm trying to run a script that removes a group layer from a set of map documents, the code runs and the correct zone to be deleted prints out, However, when I check my map documents, the layer is ...
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AssertionError: Invalid MXD filename from arcpy.mapping.MapDocument()?

I'm trying to write a script that allows me to list the layers of each map document in a folder. However I keep getting this error after it displays the layers in the first map document: Traceback ...
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AttributeError: 'unicode' object has no attribute '_arc_object' from arcpy.mapping.ListLayers?

I'm trying to write a script that allows me to list .mxd files in a folder and then list the layers in each map document, however, I keep getting this error: Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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ArcPy saveACopy method saving copy of MXD to wrong path?

I have a script that looks through datasets in a geodatabase and copies a mxd document to a folder. The programs works, however it is saving the map documents to my desktop and not the specified ...
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Is there a Batch Add Description option or script?

I like to make Layer Packages for our group as this keeps things consistent. One holdup in making my packages is the requirement for all layers to have a layer description in the General Layer ...
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copy related table data into a single field in an attribute table

I have a featureclass of cities and a separate table of city administrators (multiple administrators for each city) and related contact info. What I need to do is consolidate all city administrator ...
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Python code executes but nothing happens [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a script that looks into a database and lists all the datasets that begin with zone. The script then enters into a for loop and copies a map into each on the datasets listed. The ...
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How to display steep slopes with the use of Contours?

I am using Arc Map 10.1. I have downloaded contour data as a shapefile. Is there any way to use the contours to display steep slopes so 15%-25% or 25% and greater.
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How to get a total amount of cells per classification type in a raster in ArcGIS 10.1?

I did an supervised classification for for this watershed. The attribute table doesn't have the count for total number of cell for each classification. I've created a field titled 'Count' with type ...
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Trouble display Chart in PDF exported from ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and we have MS Office 2013. I am not sure if this has a lot to do with the MS Office 2013 that ArcGIS 10.1 doesn't read...So I am sharing this with you all... When I set it up ...
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Copy features to dataset in a loop

I'm trying to write script, that looks at the feature classes in a geodatabase and depending on what the feature class ends with, it creates a new dataset in the geodatabase and copies the file into ...
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Re-numbering points along a polyline

Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I created perpendicular lines along a polyline. In the process of doing that, the lines were numbered in order (automatically). I manually edited some of the ...
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Pivot Table not displaying in ArcGIS?

When I performed my pivot table in MS Excel and then made a chart of it and I am trying to copy and paste it to ArcGIS and it is not displaying at all... Is there a work around to do this ?
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point feature to raster with count of unique points

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 with Python 2.7 I have a point layer with thousands of points that each hold an id value of its owner. One owner can have multiple points, meaning that points can have the same ...
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Select Layer By Attribute to be used in for loop

I'm trying to iterate through a feature class and select each feature one by one by using the OBJECTID field. When I use a single value, the SelectLayerByAttribute works, but how do I compare the ...
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Is scientific notation in ASCII grid files non-standard?

I have an application that creates ASCII grid files (Arc/ESRI-format). For the actual cell values, the quantities I am dealing with are sometimes very small, and so it writes these out in scientific E ...
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Publish geoprocessing service on ArcGIS for Server?

I am following the instructions described here and I have some enquiries about publishing a GP service. First of all, how should I publish a GP service on a production environment where the database ...
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combine two FOR LOOPS (MakeFeatureLayer_management)

I want to combine two FOR LOOPS but I have no idea how. It should give me in each TYPE Layer "under" Layers, where are new Layers for each MONTH (see picture) The two loops in itself works. # ...
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creating a new layer based on colour characteristics

I have 14 polygon layers. I have plotted them as transparent layers, so I can get a final layer with 6 different colours, which represent different categories. I want to create a new layer made by the ...
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Merge layers and fill gaps

I have 14 layers, which are polygons. They represent the channel of a river at different periods. I need to fill the gaps that exist once I overlay the polygons, but I can't change the properties of ...
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Using a colour wheel as a colour ramp for displaying directional data in Arcmap

I would like to define a colour ramp for displaying direction data in a 'smooth' fashion. So for data in degrees there wouldn't be a jump in colour between 359 and 0 degrees. It seems to me a colour ...
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ArcGIS Server security settings via script

Can anyone point me to a method for setting a service, folder, or the site root security setting to public via script? It can be using one of the admin tools (e.g. ...
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How to set the map extent so as to show conccurently all the features included in different map layers

I want to load may diffent layers on my map using the ArcGis JS API. I want to set my map's extent so as to show all the features of all the layers concurrently. In other words I am looking for the ...
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Understanding desc.fields

First time poster so I hope I did this right. I'm relatively new to Python scripting and am trying to understand the error I'm getting. I have the following simple code and what I don't understand is ...
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How to open .ovr files in ArcGIS?

raster data i have downloaded from CGIAR, Which contains .ovr files. It is not opening in Arcgis. How to open .ovr files and how to process them?
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How to concatenate row values with Python?

I want to concatenate a row who have the same src_Refname value ! like in the picture and get like this : is there any easy way to do it ? on using the tool described in the link, i try to ...
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Creating TIN in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am upgrading from Arc View 3.1 to ArcMap 10.1 - I have multiple lidar (bare earth) .txt files (x,y,z) that I would like to use to create a "TIN" (or is it Terrain Dataset in 10.1) and then contours ...
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Mirror two data frames

Is it possible to link two data frames so that they mirror each other? I know I can set the extent of one data frame to that of another data frame, but then you can only pan/zoom in the parent frame. ...
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Performing a 'far analysis' using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to perform an analysis that is the inverse of Near_analysis for ArcGIS. Instead of my result being NEAR_DIST and NEAR_FID, I'd like each feature to have a FAR_DIST and FAR_FID populated ...