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Getting Default symbology in a feature class with subtypes

I was wondering if there was a way to get default symbology in a GDB feature class with subtypes? I don't want to create a layer file for each feature class. Is there a way to have the symbology ...
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Euclidean distance tool issue,not obtaining output

I'm trying to perform an exercise but I'm not having the output that I was supposed to have. Which says this Procedure: Open ArcMap and load the Spatial Analyst extension: Customize → Extensions → ...
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How to change Curve Numbers for Measured Effects using HEC-GeoHMS?

Good afternoon everyone. I'm working on a theoretical project of a proposed watershed for a final project, and am using an extension (HEC-GeoHMS) which I've never used before. I'm dealing with some ...
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Use VB to calculate an area of a shape

I'm using Arcmap 10.1, running python 2.7 on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a script that uses the arcpy.CalculateField_management function to calculate the area of a shape, however, for some reason ...
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How to add an ID based on attributes in ArcMap 10.1

Given are: a polygon shapefile/feature class (FC) containing municipal districts a point shapefile/FC containing locations of, lets say, trees. My goal is to append an unique value (1, 2, 3, ...) ...
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How to prevent labels from one layer from overlapping features in another layer

I am working ArcMap10.1 software. When I was labeling on point feature automatically label fall on line. Label must not fall on line. I'm not aware how to solve this issues. I have attached an ...
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Data match-up problem ArcGIS 10.1

I am running into a problem with two data sets matching up, and although it seems like a newbie coordinate system problem, it has me stumped. One data set is a GPS track (Garmin Etrex Legend 30) and ...
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Find minimum elevation along a polyline and return xy or point?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 and Python IDLE 2.7.2... I'm trying to find the minimum value of a polyline with a raster layer and turn that LOCATION into a point. I put everything together in model builder, but ...
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Calculating percent of raster values within a polygon

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a raster where the values range from 1 to 10. I have used the fishnet function to overlay a grid of polygons and given each polygon a unique ID. I would like to ...
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Slow ArcMap Start up

My ArcMap take about 3-4 minutes to start. It was good before with less than 10-20 sec start time. I have Dell Precision 6500 Laptop with 16 GB Ram with i7 processor. I could not figure out what is ...
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Bulk convert DBF to CSV in a folder ArcGIS 10.1 using Python

I would like to convert 1000 dbf files to CSV. All dbf files are in one folder and they have sequential names (S:\output_tables\tcb1.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb2.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb3.dbf, up to ...
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Arcgis Model Builder - OD cost matrix on network with iteration on attributes

I am totally new to ArcGis' Model Builder, and I need some advice as how to build an OD cost matrix for large sets of origins and destinations. I want to compute an OD matrix where I can have as many ...
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How to create a circle vector layer with 12 sectors with Python and to save average value of underlying raster in each sector?

Hi I am writing a code with Python 2.7 using Arcpy 10.1 and I guess I am doing stuck with a silly problem that lies under my eyes. I have created a grid of points (with "Create fishnet" function) over ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Network Analyst shortest route starting from one specific point

I would like to create the shortest route starting from one specific point in a network out of 12 different points. I know how to get the shortest route by clicking each point after the other to give ...
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How to calculate raster distance with z value using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to produce a raster distance map by using euclidean distance function having input feature as flight path (with altitude as Z value). However, my euclidean distance calculation did not ...
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How to delete label style saved in ArcView?

The answer to my question may be very simple, but I can't seem to find it myself with online searches I have symbology and text/label styles (etc) that I've saved for easy access when I'm working on ...
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What are some advantages to using ArcSDE in your organization? [closed]

This is somewhat a general topic, but I need some advantages to using ArcSDE in my organization. We actually have SDE for our webmapping software, but we are unable to edit it using ArcGIS basic ...
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Why does ASTER created -0 to 0 instead of -1 to 1? [closed]

On my previous question on ASTER I need some more information on ASTER for time series analysis and I need to research on building NDVI because when I ran them for each ASTER. Most of them it came out ...
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Is it possible to interrupt Select Layer By Location when first feature selected?

I´ve got a point feature class with some 7.000.000 points and I´m trying to check if any of these points is simply intersected by several polygon feature classes using 'for' loop and ...
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Export data from .mxd file to ms sql database

I am using ArcGIS product (v.10.1). I have also tempalte of Maps from ArcGIS. But i need to get data from maps (.mxd files) to store it into MS SQL database. Explanation: I have application that has ...
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Find maximum and minimum value of points within a polygon buffer?

I have a series of 500m buffer zones along a polyline. I also have a series of points following the line, each point represents a 10m x 10m cell. I calculated the values of a field in each point known ...
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How to compare two Geodatabases

I would like to compare the data of two geodatabases, in SDE or a file geodatabase, to detect the changes occured between them , i've tried to compare the Xml workspace document of both databases ...
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How do you change starting point on a polyline? (split tool)

There must be an easy fix for this. I am using the split tool and I want it to split a polyline into equal parts. For some reason, it is starting in the middle of my polyline. How do I force it to ...
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How to convert all values in all fields of table to upper case using ArcPy & Python?

Does anyone know how to use the .upper() in a stand alone python script so it can be used to change all characters in a table into UPPER case? I don't want to use the field calculator since I have ...
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Increasing speed of Python scripts using arcpy

Update 4/11/2014 It looks like the script was getting hung up on the Delete Features tool, so I switched to Truncate Table, as suggested in the answer below. I also removed the unused variables from ...
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how to call click event on marker(may be a simple fill symbol elementt or picture symbol element) element using java arc objects

Hii I am new in GIS and java arcobjects. I have to call a click event on simple marker element on mapbean using java arc objects but i dont know how to do it. in my application I put approx 200 ...
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Harmonizing feature class definitions from many geodatabases

I just started a new job and we have about 20 different clients. Each client has their own database with totally different schemas. I'm trying to combine all of the schemas into a blank database ...
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Basic arcpy script with cursors running SLOW!

I've got 2 polygons layers (no gaps): IDUs and crops. What I want is to identify the 3 largest crops by % area for each IDU. This seems common enough but I couldn't find a way to do it all using ...
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Adding layer into ArcMap via Python - .pyt versus .py

In the final step of a script I've built, I'm trying to add a layer into an empty blank map document. This is my block of python code below that adds the layer. Everything works fine if its run from ...
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How to add data to a newly created folder using arcpy?

I'm writing a script to create a new folder and then copy a feature class to a shapefile and add the shapefile in the new folder. The folder gets created but the script is failing on the feature class ...
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Coloring of features in ArcMap 10.1 changes randomly while zooming

I am using the sovereign states shapefile (ne_110m_admin_0_countries.zip) from http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ and joined the attributes with a spreadsheet file that codes many (but not all) country ...
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How to get/set label scale ranges (e.g. minScale) in ArcPy?

For a layer object lyr, one can programmatically set the minScale in arcpy as such: lyr.minScale = 150000 For a label, one can manually set the scale range within a dialog in ArcMap. In arcpy, is ...
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How to obtain the maximum/minimum longitude and latitude for a polygon?

I have the MSA/CMSA shape file which contains 274 metropolitan areas. How do I have to obtain the maximum/minimum longitude and latitude for an area? So, it's like drawing a box right outside and ...
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Renaming a variable input to replace spaces with underscores to be used in an output's name

This may be easier than i am making it. Using Model Builder, I have a variable input "Name", which is set as a model parameter, used for a 'Select by Attribute' early in the model. I would like to ...
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Measure average distance between two lines with common endpoints

I have two shapefiles, each with a set of lines generated from start and end points. One shapefile has the straight lines generated from the XY To Line tool, while the other has lines generated from a ...
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How to do spatial correlation between two variables on ArcGIS 10.1?

I have two datasets and I'm trying to determine the extent of their spatial relationship. I suspect they are closely related but I would like to produce a map output to illustrate this relationship. ...
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CalculateField_management - updating fields with X and Y coordinates for start and end of line

I've searched all the help documents and can't see where my script is going wrong. I've tried adding the fields as FLOAT, replacing "PYTHON_9_3" with just "PYTHON" but it just doesn't work. The ...
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Add junction to a line which has not intersect with other lines [duplicate]

In the process of making network analyst , some lines do not have junctions since they do not intersect with others. Is this possible to give a line junction ( something like adding vertices in ...
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Continuous Polyline Network between two cities

I'm a relatively new user using ArcGIS 10.1 (ArcMap). I wish to construct all the rail lines between New York and San Francisco. I have all the rail lines as poly-lines that span the entire country, ...
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Calculating distance between borders when one polygon inside another polygon?

I am brand new to ArcGIS and having some trouble. I would like to calculate the distances between the border of one polygon to another polygon. However, these polygons overlap. Thus when I use the ...
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Why sometimes Network Analyst can not find the shortest or the best route?

Normally in Network analyst and route detection it has to find the shortest and efficient way.But here in my work I can see that it does not find the best choice.I wonder why it chose the longer path ...
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Why some lines do not have Junctions in Network Analyst?

I digitized lineaments of an area from 2 different hillshade degree(315 and 45 degree). I joined two of them in one layer. After I made network from digitized lines,some lines do not have ...
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import gpx file to shape file

i am using arcobject .net10.1,arcmap10.1,arcgis10.1. i want a shape file which is created from .gpx file(GPS file) .i have search every where but cound'nt find any information related to my query. i ...
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Sync features from ArcGIS Online to file geodatabase

Using ArcGIS Desktop Advanced 10.1 SP1, ArcGIS Online for Organizations I'm new to ArcGIS Online and we just purchased an ArcGIS Online Organizational account... I'm interested in taking a feature ...
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Can i use CreateMapSDDraft in the arcpy.mapping library to set the scale range on tiled services at 10.1?

I know that esri has exposed many properties to the acrpy lib for publishing services. I need to published a tiled/cached map service but i need to set the min/max scale when i do that. Can this be ...
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Reprojecting basemap in arcgis 10.1 [duplicate]

Is it possible to reproject a basemap in ArcGIS 10.1 into a customized spatial reference (and if so, how ?) ? I want an OpenStreetMap basemap to fall into my local SR. Done some research on the ...
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ContourList error

i use ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 in Windows 7 and develop with visual studio 2010, .net v3.5. This is a quite strange problem. I have a Console Application that calls this simple function: public void ...
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Cannot find Enable Attachments in ArcCatalog 10.1

I am using ArcCatalog 10.1 but I cannot find the option "Enable Attachments" when I right click on a shape file. Please see the pic below too. There was another question similar to this in this ...
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Finding points that are within a set distance of other points

I have a large point file: several thousand. They are all GPS coordinates, recorded at different times, by different people. Many of them have unique data. So, for example, there will be one ...
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ArcGIS spatial join - WITHIN A DISTANCE including distance

I am applying a spatial join in ArcGIS between points (target features) and lines (join features). I want to have a 1-to-many join, so I use the match option 'within a distance'. So far so good. The ...