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New to ArcGIS and want to compute distance between two points “as the fish swims”

We have a layer named Hydrography which is the water area for a given assignment. I have a station point and a target point. I need to compute the distance between those two points but inside of the ...
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Where is the attribute table in ArcGIS for Desktop when not visible?

I've just updated to ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and when I go to open an attribute table, I can not see it anywhere. Where did it go and how can I retrieve it? I'm wondering if it is off my screen ...
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Importing GDAL from Python window of ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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Run ArcGIS 10.1 application on 10.2

I support a .NET application that has been compiled on a PC with ArcGIS 10.1 installed. The application comprises a user interface and an ArcGIS desktop extension, plus an installer assembly that is ...
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Iterating a model to create 3 buffers around three points and find their intersection (trilateration) in arcgis 10 [duplicate]

This past summer I recorded the location of a large number of plants I was working with by calculating the distance from each plant to each of 3 tripods for which I have GPS coordinates. I'm trying to ...
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Difference between Copy Features and Feature Class to Feature Class tools?

I have a feature class within a feature dataset in a file geodatabase (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 ...
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Is there a way to tell the geodatabase version using Python?

I want to find out if either a file or personal geodatabase is 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, etc Is there a way to do this using Python?
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can arcpy detect whether it's running in Desktop or Server?

I'm developing some code that I want to run both as an ArcGIS Server web service and as a standalone script. I want to be able to modify the execution slightly depending on whether it's running as an ...
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How to get the subbasin area of each specified river segment?

I have a DEM file of one district, and I have used those following tools in spatial analyst tools in ArcGIS 10.1 to get files related to the original DEM file: Fill Flow direction Flow accumulation ...
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How to specify unit of measurement when accessing Geometry() object's 'length' attribute?

Using the CalculateField_management tool, one can specify the unit of measurement when calculating shape length: #Calculate polyline lengths in miles polylines = "C:\sampleShape.shp" ...
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How to split single address field into 4 fields (House No., Direction, Name, Suffix)

I have to do some massaging of our parcel data to make it usable by a program in sheriff helicopters. The program requires one of the following address formats within the fields: Our addresses are ...
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DEM Elevation Units

I'm fairly new to the GIS world, and have a quick question. I'm currently using 10.1. I do not know much about rasters, so does transforming a DEM from one projection to another automatically convert ...
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How to mirror two geodatabases on the fly?

I'm new to arcgis and its applications. We have the full suite of arcgis solutions (arcgis server, desktop, arcgis sde) We have a requirement... geodatabase (A & B) A & B reside on 2 ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 edit PostgreSQL layer

I've been working with QGIS/PostgreSQL/PostGIS for a while now, without problems. But now I have to change QGIS for ArcGIS 10.1. I'm having trouble adding a layer from PostgreSQL and being able to ...
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How to integrate eclipse (PyDev) with Python Add-In development (ArcGIS 10.1)?

In ArcGIS 10.1, Python Add-Ins make various buttons, toolbars, extensions, etc, available to those already familiar with Python and OO in general. I am in the process of developing a Python Add-In and ...
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ArcGIS 10: Create an event linear layer from a point layer based on directionality

I have a point layer that reflects the speed limits and a line layer of the roads. The location of the speed sign indicates in which direction the speed limit applies. How can I make linear event ...
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Is there workaround for very slow ArcSDE 10.1 data display

I'm suffering from very slow viewing data of and ArcSDE database from an Arcgis engine application, the SDE database is in localhost so there's no network issues. but i still don't know the reasons ...
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Mathematics behind converting scale to resolution?

I have a ArcGIS service configured as shown in this pastbin. Specifically, the first LOD looks like this: { "level": 0, "resolution": 222.2222222222222, "scale": 256000 } I determined how ...
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Does arcpy have a method for accessing related records within a cursor?

I have a line feature class that represent sampling segments. I have a data table of field notes in the same Geodatabase that is connected to the feature class with a Relationship Class. Is there a ...
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Python script to read CAD data to find polygon extents

I have Civil 3D 2012 with ArcGIS for AutoCAD 300. I want to read the extents of a polygon in the drawing. Feature Class in A4A300 = Boundaries, the CAD layer is PROP-BNDY, there is only one polygon on ...
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Symbolizing using RGB values from Excel in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an excel file with 2 attribute columns, 1-feature info 2-Number of color (RGB) that the current feature should be symbolize. This file file can be joined with the layer using the "feature info" ...
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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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How to set ArcGIS for Desktop license to lower level for testing whether Python script still runs?

I have a Python script that will need to be given to a client. We are currently evaluating what license level the client will need in order to run the script for their software acquisition purposes. ...
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ArcObjects running in Addin slower?

I have created a class library which does some geoprocessing. The addin calls a class that is an async process. I have ensured the thread is STA and the arcobjects are thread safe (ie. not passed from ...
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Displaying legend item as polyline instead of polygon in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and am trying to create a legend that will display a polygon layer as a single line.
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Remove lock on feature class

When i try to delete a feature class , after or during the use of an Arcgis engine app which uses the same feature class i got an error concerning the lock , so i can't get ride of this lock until i ...
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Manually classifying graduated data outside of range in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two shapefiles representing grids with values that are symbolized with graduated colors, shown below: You can see that the two shapefiles encompass similar ranges of data, but assign ...
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Reducing elevation from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am so curious how would I strip off elevation from the DEM. I don't know how I would explain it further but I have attached an image to clarify this. I wanted to eliminate the area shaded with ...
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Why does arcpy.da.SearchCursor() class not autocomplete within Eclipse?

I am very new to GIS. I just installed eclipse luna with pydev plug-in and ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. When I write a script, trying to import arcpy.da.SearchCursor I see that no SearchCursor is ...
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Calculate average stream slope at each location along stream

I'm trying to calculate the time of concentration for every point along a stream network. To calculate the time of concentration, I need the upstream channel length and channel slope. I've been able ...
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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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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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How to increase maximum memory usage cap for running Arc 10.1?

Not sure if this is strictly GIS related or perhaps belongs on StackOverflow...it is regarding ESRI ArcGIS 10.1, so I'm sticking it here. I'm looking for options to increase processing capacity, and ...
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Autoincrement field when New Feature added

I know that this is probably a very basic programming but I am brand new to Python. I have a layer in a geodatabase that I need a unique ID field (for joining). I can't use the ObjectID because that ...
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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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Do ModelBuilder or Geoprocessing tasks run slower if screen locked?

Is it true if you are running ModelBuilder or a geoprocessing task on a large raster\vector dataset then locking the computer would that cause the ModelBuilder or any geoprocessing to run slower? Is ...
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How to change/add keyboard shortcuts in Arcmap?

How can I change or add keyboard shortcuts in Arcmap? I have tried Customize --> Customize mode --> Commands --> Keyboard. However, this does not seem to actually work. I can add shortcuts and link ...
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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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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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Merging attribute tables from feature classes into single table?

I have a large number (approx. 1,100) polygon feature classes. What I would like to do is to merge the attribute tables from each of these feature classes into a single table, in the simplest and ...
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Calculating Field based on name of shapefile

I have multiple shapefiles to which I have added a field called "gname1". For each shapefile, I want "gname1" to be set to the name of that particular shapefile, for every feature within the ...
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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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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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How to classify agriculture employment data?

I have employment data which are huge - about 500 data for each category, like agriculture field, fishing field etc. Now I want to categorise this data in to 7 ranges. Suppose <50=1, >50-100=2, ...
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How to Convert labels to DWG Cad file?

I have a new task where the client is asking for a .dwg file of layer labels. My first thought would be to create an annotation of the labels and then try and use the Export to CAD tool in ArcMap. ...
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Error 000725 message from output workspace when using Python (ArcPy) script tool?

I am having trouble running a script tool that I just created in Arc 10.1. The script runs fine in PythonWin, but when I create a script tool with it, the tool seems to not want to accept folders or ...
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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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Rules of Nodata value?

What are the arithmetic rules that govern Nodata values? Regardless of how these null values are defined? I am using ArcMap Raster Calculator. I am thinking specifically of operations like 1*Nodata ...
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Truncate Table tool with geoprocessing service?

A model I built with ModelBuilder works as expected in Desktop yet generates numerous error messages when published as a geoprocessing (GP) service in ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1. I've decided to start ...