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CORS issue ArcGIS 10.1 IIS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing)

I have ArcGIS 10.1 installed with the web adapter for IIS. I've added a config file to the root of IIS7 to enable Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) as per this page. I've pushed the cors enabled ...
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Select by Attributes based on SQL wildcard range

I want to select all the records from a geodatabase table where the string starts with a letter, so I tried SELECT * FROM tbl_names WHERE "name" LIKE '[A-Z]%' This returned no records. After some ...
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Importing GDAL from ArcGIS python window - is it possible?

I am trying to run some Python code using the Python window in ArcGIS 10.1 that uses both the arcpy and gdal modules. However, when I try and import the gdal module I get an error: ImportError: No ...
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How can you tell if ArcCatalog Geoprocessing is still running?

Is there some other way other than the logs to check that ongoing geoprocessing is working correctly? I am running the Buffer tool with dissolve type ALL on ArcCatalog 10.1. I was expecting the the ...
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How to access Esri ArcPy modules from Enthought Canopy?

I have ArcGIS 10.1 running on my windows system and I have also installed the new 32-bit Canopy Express Enthought Python Distribution. Is it possible to load and use the Esri ArcPy modules from ...
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Georeferencing a shapefile with ArcGIS 10.1

I have a shapefile with some polygons that I would like to superimpose to a raster image, but unfortunately they don't match perfectly due to the reference system the shp has been created with. So, I ...
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overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years

I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay these two files so that they do the union and indicate the percentage of the land in 1880 that went ...
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How to collapse folder structure into single folder using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have a single folder, let's call it Folder1, which contains multiple folders; FolderA, FolderB, FolderC.....FolderZ. Folders A-Z each contain multiple file geodatabases. Folders A-Z do not contain ...
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How much database bloat is reasonable?

I use personal geodatabases to hold all the data for my projects (probably around 10-20 feature classes across 2-4 datasets on average). I use the personal gdb because I like being able to hook into ...
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How to create line with exact same length over and over again?

I need to draw 30 meter lines in specific places. Ctrl+l is too annoying to do everytime. Is there a easy way to define specific same length for a line that I need to draw many times?
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Why can't I access a table in a personal geodatabase (.mdb) with arcpy after installing 64-bit geoprocessing?

I wrote and ran a simple script last year - it cycled through some line features, buffered them and then intersected with some other lines - it all worked fine. I'm now trying to tweak the file to ...
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ArcObjects/ArcServer 10.1 - How to programatically publish a map service?

I am migrating some ArcObjects C# code to 10.1 and am having some trouble programatically publishing an MSD. We are using a multi-site configuration (not sure if that matters). Here is the code I am ...
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Circular insets in ArcGIS

Looking for a way to add an AutoCad-type circular inset in ArcGIS 10.1. Have tried many different methods but the best we have been able to do is shown here using "insert picture" after various ...
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Code to open web browser crashes ArcMap when run from a Python add-in

I created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open a webpage after the map is clicked. It opens the page but then ArcGIS crashes. import arcpy import pythonaddins import webbrowser class ...
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Do you use a proven workflow to edit and document ArcGIS ModelBuilder models?

Do you have any reference to best practice examples , or can you share your expertise on how to keep track of edits to ModelBuilder models , track changes between model/tool versions and maintain ...
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accessing the output of a python script tool dialog ArcGIS 10.1

Hi I have a a fairly simple script tool dialog which has been setup to get 6 parameters from the user and return them as the tool output as a list. the aims is that the out put would then be used ...
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How to replace non-English characters in attribute tables using Python?

I have a few shapefiles where some of the attributes contain the non-English characters ÅÄÖ. Since some queries doesn't work with these characters (specifically ChangeDetector), I tried to change them ...
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Insert points into SQL Server?

I am collecting X and Y values from a web service (Twitter) via a python script. In the long run, this will run over a period of months and I intend on stopping at around the 6 million point mark. ...
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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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A tool or way to Extend line by specified distance?

I have a purely aesthetic layer which has arrow symbols. Some aren't showing up right because the line is too small. I have selected maybe 50 records where I need to extend this line by a given number ...
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Connecting to ArcGIS Desktop PostgreSQL database (running locally)

I know this is a total noob question but then again, when it comes to PostgreSQL I am a total noob... I have installed the OpenGeo suite on my computer, running Windows 7, 64-bit. I have ...
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Are there tools in ArcGIS for drawing compass bearings, and which projection should be used to create a map showing them?

I have a requirement to create a map (or multiple maps) showing four different locations with a bearing compass drawn around each one, oriented towards Grid North. I was told that each of the ...
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Do Network Services support Multimodal Networks (ArcGIS 10.1, Network Analyst Extension)?

Do Network Services support Multimodal Networks (ArcGIS 10.1)? I'm assuming that multimodal networks are supported, but I am troubleshooting and just want to be sure. Thanks, eric
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Handle annotation layers with arcpy

I want to access annotation layers using arcpy (the purpose is to verify few text strings in text annotations). By annotation I mean draw tool annotations, not dynamic labels. These annotation layers ...
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Generate clusters of X points within N meters

I have a set of roughly 4,000 points in very close proximity and I need to generate clusters of 5 points, with each point no farther than 50 meters from the (mean?) center of the cluster. I've ...
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Rendering huge amount of points

Evening Guys, I am new to ArcGIS, and currently developing a small app that uses ArcGIS Javascript API. I have encountered a couple of problems while working on this and would greatly appreciate if ...
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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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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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Draw middle ordinate perpendicular to chord, out to curve, with arcpy

I've been assigned to find the radius of road curves. My boss found this article describing a pretty straightforward method of doing so: find the start/end points of the curve; create a chord; ...
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ArcGIS 10 - Text background not showing up when exporting

I have highways labeled with the standard shield and route number on it. For my main data frame the labels come up correctly. I also have 4 inset maps where only the number will show up, not the ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 SP1: how to install/use additional Python modules?

I'm currently working on a project where I have to identify geomorphological features in a digital elevation model. Since the aim is to have a single ArcGIS Toolbox integrating all processing steps in ...
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Options for manually identifying road defects from Terrestrial Lidar

I am trying to create a process to identify road defects manually from Lidar. We have Erdas 2013, ArcGIS10.1 and Global Mappper 14.2 as options for paid software. So far Merrick Mars displays the ...
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How to add layer with ArcPy and retain feature class metadata (like Credits) in layer properties?

I have multiple feature classes in a geodatabase, each feature class has metadata including a Description, Credits, and other information. If I use the 'Add Data' button in ArcMap 10.1 to add one of ...
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When to use multiple geodatabases?

I'm working on a project involving one database , but the customer's needs have evolved, so he needs to manage multiple projects. I tried to work with adding an id for each project, which gave me more ...
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How to position callout bubble leader using maplex?

I'm using data driven pages to produce a number of maps. I'm using Maplex to have a callout bubble labeling my features. The problem is that for about 5% of the features, the callout bubble is not ...
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What percentage of ArcGIS users are using version 10.1 already?

I'm planning on building an add-in using ArcPy, but some of the functionality I need is only available in 10.1. I want to distribute this add-in and was wondering if making it 10.1 only would limit ...
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What's the difference between “Copy Features” and “Feature Class to Feature class”

I have a feature class within a feature dataset in a FGDB, and I need a copy of it in another FGDB. In ArcGIS 10.1, I've used the "Copy Features" tool, and it looks to be the same (according to the ...
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Getting XY map coordinates on mouse clicks as input variables into a python script

This is my first time coding in python, so bear with me. I wrote a script to calculate an analytical solution to find the orientation of a plane based on three points. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. # Input ...
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How to perform If Statement in Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile containing two numeric fields ("Dist_1" and "Dist_2"). I want a Field Calculation that will populate an additional field ("Result") with one of three answers: First if Dist_1 is ...
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Clip polygons with other polygons based on matching attributes

I have two shapefiles, one which contains event locations and the the other of which represents regions where events take place. Events polygons with year and region_name attributes Regions ...
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How to clear in_memory workspace within ModelBuilder?

I have been using in_memory workspace within ArcGIS 10.1 ModelBuilder as part of a workflow to mosaic and clip raster datasets to study area bounds (Figure 1). The model runs fine the first round but ...
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Correct usage of a counter using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor

In the Python code inside a Calculate Value tool in my model, I have the following: getNum("%Selected Features%") def getNum(ftr): lst = [4, 11, 15] #values for SQL expression x = 20 fields ...
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How to choose raster interpolation method?

I work with a dataset of ~1.3 million residential buildings; each of them is described by a normally distributed variable ranging from 0 to 100. The dataset covers whole Switzerland so there are ...
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Describing a coordinate system in arcpy

I have a python script in ArcGIS 10.1 which takes in a few inputs from the user. One of the inputs is a coordinate system. I would like to test whether the coordinate system the user chose was ...
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bing Basemap Missing

3/26/2014 - Since writing this question, a patch has been released. It can be found here: http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/160/metaid/2003 The bing ...
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Make Buffer like Offset in Arcpy

I would like to make a buffer for a polyline and get as Output a Polygon with the same angles as the polyline, having not arcs, like in ordinary buffers. i tried the FLAT option in arcpy, but it's ...
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Location of Coordinate Systems folder in ArcGIS 10.1

To make it easier to find and select the 3 or 4 coordinate systems we use most often in ArcGIS 9.x and 10.0 we would copy them to the top of the Coordinate Systems folder, generally located in ...
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Floor height creation from Aerial Lidar/Imagery only

I was wondering if it is possible to generate the floor heights of buildings from aerial lidar? We don't have terrestrial lidar or stereo imagery. I don't need the ground DEM level or the roof (DSM) ...
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How to perform Noise Pollution Mapping using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've been trying to do a noise pollution map, and I really don't know where to start with the information I have. The end result needs to be like in the link below. I've seen the question, How to ...
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How to get maximum value where two shapefiles overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm trying to merge 2 datasets (both shapefiles, but I can convert them to raster layers if necessary) where the values are compared, and whichever is higher becomes the new value for the layer. How ...