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Too many contours labels are showing up in ArcMap, not just ones for selected subset?

I created a shapefile for contours lines on the basis of a raster. Since I am interested in just 5 contours (out of, say, 50), I selected for display just the contours I am interested in. I achieved ...
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Get max value from multiple points surrounding buildings

I have a series of building represented as polygons. Surrounding these buildings I have multiple points with heights associated with them. What I am trying to do is identify all the points that are ...
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What is the word for “Bar” progress and write it in python script?

I am a beginner in python and have written a few scripts and I am wondering if there is a term for python to call and show the progress of the bar telling you from start to finish like you see in ...
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Field Calculator expression to replace string only if it occurs

I have two fields (STREET1 & AKA_STREET_TEST1). I'm having a problem creating a simple IF THEN Python statement in the Field Calculator box. I've been searching the threads for a similar ...
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How to create a series of points along multiple polylines at once in ArcMap 10

I have a series of polylines that represent linear vegetation (shelterbelts, etc). I need to convert these to a series of points equally spaced in order to add them to a different shapefile that ...
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How to label only house number in python? [duplicate]

I have parcel data that has the site address field as ex. 123 First Avenue. I only want to label the house numbers on the map, so 123 in the example. How can I do this using the label expression in ...
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How to set layout element's “name” property in ArcMap?

Map Layout elements appear to have a "name" property that can be used to identify them. In ArcMap is it possible to set this property (interactively), and if so how is this done? I'm using ArcGIS ...
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Points from python directly to ArcMap

I have a python code that is generating coordinates one by one. Is there a way to display them directly in ArcMap as they are generated? I am aware of the insert cursor but the lock on the table ...
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How to get the name of a subtype field in a feature class in Python?

I have a geodatabase with many feature classes. Some of the feature classes have subtype fields. Their names vary feature class by feature class. I now want to find the names of those subtype fields. ...
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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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Unable to connect PostgreSQL to ArcMap 10.1

I'm trying to connect my local PostgreSQL database to ArcMap 10.1 but for some reason I'm unable to connect to the server. Any ideas of what might be causing the issue. For the instance option in ...
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How to perform Viewshed Analysis in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I am trying to understand viewshed analysis in ArcGIS 10.1. After you add fields such as RADIUS1, AZIMUTH1 to your observer vector attribute table, does it automatically calculate visible/non-visible ...
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ArcGIS - Export Dialog Options missing

I've just unclicked the export map options (advanced options?) and can't get them back. I'd assumed you'd be given the choice of displaying them again, but they are nowhere to be seen. I now can't ...
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ArcPy(10.1) distanceTo using dynamic geometries?

I am struggling to get the arcpy point class method distanceTo to function with dynamically generated geometries with a Python addin. I have used the default tool addin function and set self.shape ...
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Does ArcGIS for Desktop have auto-backup feature?

Did Esri decide to dump the backup file when ArcMap crashes and didn't save the file? Did they change anything to that? Did they change that to MXD Doctor? Whenever I try to exit or save my project ...
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Python scripting for ArcPad Checkin

I can use ArcGIS Desktop model builder to leverage the ArcPad Check In Tool. When I run the model it executes successfully. When I export the model as python I get this code: import arcpy # Local ...
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Selecting new feature in attribute table of ArcMap without using mouse?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. When editing fields of a feature in an attribute table (right-click -> open attribute table with start editing enabled), is there a way to quickly select a new ...
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Can I use a ArcGIS 10.1 book for ArcGIS 10.3?

To learn ArcGIS, I'm going to purchase a home license of ArcGIS 10.3. But because 10.3 just came out, there are no books out yet. Will a 10.1 book suffice, or are there too many changes? Looking at ...
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Export ArcGIS Metadata as a .pdf

I've been asked to automate the exporting of metadata from ESRI feature classes into .pdf files. We don't want the .xml files, rather a .pdf version of what you see in the Description panel in ...
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How I can do event with two clicks using python add-in wizard?

How I can do event with two clicks using python add-in wizard, I have found a way to do event with one click by adding a New Tool in the wizard, but I need "first click To copy the attributes from ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Remove (or SetNull) areas of overlapping rasters

I have one raster layer that is a site suitability layer for a county. Then I have two feature classes (one for roads and one for hydrology) that I need to remove or just set to Null from the site ...
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ListFeature classes in SDE

I have this code: def backSDE(ActiveSDE): arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True arcpy.env.workspace = ActiveSDE fcs = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() print fcs #Databases ActiveSDE = ...
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Search Geodatabase [closed]

I'm looking for a way to search Geodatabase's for files? Is there any function like this available? Obviously windows search only returns the random ID's for the tables within a Geodatabase. I'd like ...
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Measure area of a polygon in specific units using ArcPy

I am trying to find the area of a particular polygon (OriginalPolygon, below), and I can do that... But, I'd like it in acres regardless of the original units of the polygon.(Data is coming into this ...
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Software needed to recreate VBA forms using python for Arc 10.0

I'm new to programming and need to convert VBA scripted tools for the 10.1 upgrade. I need to recreate the forms and use Python scripting. How do I do this? I need the form to function in 10 ...
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Why do my map labels disappear when publishing as a service on ArcGIS server?

I am developing a map service, rather basic, with some polygons and labels. Surprisingly, when I deploy this service on the production server, the labels disappear (see here). I have a second local ...
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Select by Attributes - If string has a letter

I'm running ArcMap 10.1. I'm using a File Geodatabase. I have a string coordinate field that I want to clean and some records have letters in it (mostly 'N' or 'E' or 'n' or 'e' e.g. '6213210N' or ...
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Arcpy how to conduct addition in a script, function needed?

I'm trying to work on my first arcpy script and am running into some troubles. The objective is to create a new field, check several existing fields (Cnt1,2,3 and Pop1,2,3) for missing data (-99 ...
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Do I need to install ArcSDE?

I've successfully installed ArcSDE and ArcGIS for Server for 10.1. I'm running SQL Server 2012 on a Windows 2012 Server x64 machine. I'm able to direct connect to the SDE geodatabase and version the ...
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“The tool not licensed” ERROR on a geoprocessing service on ArcGIS Server 10.1

I have a python script which runs well as geoprocesing tool. When published on ArcGIS Server 10.1 as geoprocessing service, however, it throws the following error: Unable to complete operation. Error ...
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ArcGIS custom addin icon

I'm working on a custom addin with C# + VS2010 + Arc10.1 Pre Release and I don't seem to find the way to make custom icons work for a button that the extension holds and for the extension itself. I ...
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How to replace “NULL” value with Zero in geodatabase table

I am having some difficulties to change "NULL" values to zero in geodatabase. I have tried the following python code in ArcGIS 10.1 ("Field Calculator") to change it but did not work. Pre-Logic ...
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How do I insert the string field and calculate it in Python?

Hello I am trying to insert a code that force a column Sum_Acres_ to add a comma to display like this 300,000 from 300000.456 Here is my sample I wrote from a ModelBuilder and export it to python. ...
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How can I iterate Selection by Attributes?

I have a large data shapefile for the state of New York. Each shape has a code corresponding to each county, so I want to iterate "Selection by Attribute" for each code, create a layer from all the ...
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How to automatically merge Texas survey block data

I have Data from the Texas rail road commission. I'm trying to get the block data to display with a thick line. The problem is the data is in surveys. I exported a copy of the shapefile. If you ...
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How can I get Sokkia total station .RAW file data into ArcGIS

I have a .raw file from a Sokkia total station. I want to view the data in ArcGIS and create contours from this data. Can anyone help? The survey analyst extension is longer supported in ArcGIS ...
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How to use the List field function for a toolbox script?

i´m trying to write a simple script for a toolbox, similar to the Addfield_datamanagement toolbox. The script adds a new field to a table of a feature class or a shapefile with attribute tables. So ...
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How to generate dynamic legend using ArcPy?

I used this example to produce printing service. As the result I get map with too many elements in the legend. Is it possible ti show classes that are visible in the current map extent using python ...
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Create in memory polygon with RasterToPolygon

I need to create a number of polygons in a loop from a raster. Essentially, the loop will call a function a number of times which needs to convert it to a polygon: def myfunc(raster): #do some ...
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Is it possible to query raster from ArcGIS Server 10.1 REST?

I have a map service that contains a SDE raster layer and served out by ArcGIS Server 10.1. Is it possible and how to query through REST service on the raster layer? Basically what I want to do is to ...
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Calculate Field tool to calculate on null fields

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I want to use the calculate field tool in ModelBuilder on a table where if field1 is null, it should take the value of field2. If field1 has a value then it should stay as is. ...
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How to set up ArcGIS Server 10.1 test environment on Mac laptop with VMware?

In my production environment I have ArcGIS Server 10.0 Enterprise, ArcSDE 9.3, and ArcIMS. I want to shut down ArcIMS as soon as possible for obvious reasons, and upgrade ArcSDE 9.3 to 10.1 and ArcGIS ...
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Using ArcPy to verify paths of Hyperlinks?

I've recently come across an issue where some of our hyperlinks aren't working. I'm familiar with python and have made similar scripts before, but I would first like to ask for your assistance to ...
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(How) Can I define my own placement settings for labels?

Is it possible to define my own Placement settings for my labels? The predefined ones are not bad, but I would need a few more of my own design. How can I accomplish that?
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Can a Python script be executed from a .NET AddIn and also write its standard output and geoprocessor messages to the ArcMap Python Window?

Can a Python script be executed from a .NET AddIn and also write its standard output and geoprocessor message to the ArcMap Python Window? I have no problem call python scripts with Process.Start or ...
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Why does the size of my MXD increase when I save it?

Why does the MXD size increase over time when you save it? Obviously you drop data in the map while doing work but then you delete it (temporary clipped shps, tiffs, excel/database). Is there a ...
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Why isn't my select by attributes query working?

I'm running ArcMap 10.1. I have a point feature class joined to a table and am trying to query a field. If I do [field] = 'TEST', it selects all the fields. But if I do [field] LIKE 'TES%', it ...
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How do I force the label to display above the lines

How do I force the label to stand out above the red lines to make the label more readable ? Here is the sample of the image
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What is the best method to publish a large amount of data on ArcGIS Server?

I am publishing 2 million records using ArcGIS Server. We are using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 and ArcGIS for Server 10.1. We have district wise data for India (like State----District etc) all the data ...
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What could cause garbage hillshade output

I've used Hillshade successfully in the past, but for this DEM I keep getting a weird output. It's a 30-meter TIFF downloaded from the National Elevation Dataset. And this is what the output looks ...