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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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ArcPy method to determine ArcMap document version

Is there a way with ArcPy to identify the version of a Map Document (MXD). I am working on a solution to inventory our MXD's and would like to know if a document is 8.1, 9.2, 10.0, etc. I am ...
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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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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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Guidelines for organizing Python Toolboxes (.pyt) in ArcGIS

For one of my tasks I need to create a Toolbox with three tools (python scripts). Instead of ordinary tbx I've decided to write it as Python Toolbox (pyt). Everything is clear except the "good" way ...
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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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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 can I speed up my arcpy script?

I have written an application that does a lot of geoprocessing using arcpy. Once started, the application itself runs at an acceptable speed, but it is very slow to boot. It can take 30 seconds or so ...
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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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Where is my attribute table in ArcGIS 10.1? It is not visible

I've just updated to ArcGIS 10.1 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 somewhere or if ...
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How to create a point file along a line (trail) at regular distances (0.20 miles)?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a trail network that I'm trying to establish signs along the trails every 0.20 miles. Is there a way to create the point file from the line feature? This has got to be ...
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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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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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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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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 and copy features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class. I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Partition Line into Segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I extracted the boundary between two states, resulting in a line segment. For example, the boundary between Georgia and North Carolina. Is there a way to further ...
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Connect to Postgresql ArcSDE 10.1

I cannot connect to postgresql 9.0.5 with ArcSDE 10.1, using ArcCatalog 10.1 on Win 7 professional 64 bit. I followed the steps described here, and installed the Pg-Agent from Stack builder. When I ...
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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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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 do a separate Python installation with ArcGIS?

I see a lot of threads asking how you can have a separate Python installation (e.g. the Anaconda or Python XY distribution) and get it to work with arcpy, while not 'breaking' ArcGIS at the same time. ...
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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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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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Including labels in map legend and point symbology of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've been using gis.stackexchange for some time already and time has come for me to ask my first question here. I have point feature class with habitat types. There are two important attribute ...
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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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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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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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Easily calculate “roundness/compactness” of a polygon

I am trying to find ways to quantitatively describe the shapes of various polygons. For my project, these polygons represent lakes, rivers, lagoons, and parks. So they can be almost any shape. One ...
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How to force 1-bit raster output in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

Any ideas on how to force a 1bit raster output in ArcGIS 10.1? By default, ArcGIS is being very dense about recognizing pixel depth. I have a binary raster [0,1] and a mask raster [1] and they are ...
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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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What are benefits of using ArcGIS with PostgreSQL over simply ArcSDE?

I understand that in order to benefit from ArcGIS spatial datatypes (ST_GEOMETRY, versioned geodatabases etc.) ArcSDE needs to be installed - and with the 10.1 client it is automatically installed ...
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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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Is it possible to convert graphics to features in ArcGIS 10 using arcpy?

Apologies if this is easy but I cannot seem to find the answer. Is there a way to convert a graphic to feature, i.e. use the "Convert Graphics to Feature" tool on the toolbar, within arcpy? I need to ...
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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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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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Truncate Table tool with geoprocessing service (ArcGIS 10.1)

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 ...
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Can a folder connection in ArcMap Catalog window be added using Python?

I have created a set of general scripting tools for map automation, etc. In one of my tools a geodatabase is created in the workspace folder the script points to. Just out of curiosity, is there any ...
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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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Converting MXD file to earlier version/release?

I upgraded from 10.0 to 10.1 for a few days. Due to conflicts with other packages, i had to downgrade back to 10.0. Now I cannot open any .mxd file I opened with 10.1. I did not create any with ...