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Field calculator error [duplicate]

NOTE: This problem is similar to one that was answered here: Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected? I'm relatively new to python, and am trying to run a simple field ...
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Is there a way to improve the render quality of ESRI basemaps when exporting a map to PDF or JPG?

I've had this problem with ESRI base maps before but not this bad. The problem is that when I use an ESRI basemap as my backdrop, it looks fine in my MXD but when I export the map to PDF, JPG, or ...
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How tool to split polylines into two-part lines at vertices in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 at and we have a problem. There is a serious topology bug that I've mentioned in another question that is affecting our workflow. At present, Esri has stated the fix will be ...
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Error running ArcHydro tools function in Arcmap

I am trying to run a function from ArcHydro tools in Arcmap 10.1; Sink evaluation. But before it can finish it returns an error message, that, frankly, I don't understand at all. It goes ...
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Access attributes of a deleted IFeature in ArcObjects 10.1

I am migrating code for an ArcGIS extension from 9.3 to 10.1. The code is throwing an exception in one place. My duty is just to migrate it to 10.1, so I really don't like to do any modification more ...
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How do I geocode street addresses that have information redacted (e.g. 14XX Main St.)?

My city has an open data section listing crimes and accidents amongst other things. They include approximate time, type of crime, etc. The way they formatted the location Looks something like this ...
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Why can't I use a Join in a model?

I'm trying to build a model using Model Builder in ArcGIS 10.1 that starts off by joining two shapefiles together based on a common field. I would like to make this open ended (not hardcoded) so I can ...
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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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Script to either rotate existing text element or insert graphic element

I have about 300 maps that contain a text element that needs to be rotated. I am pretty new to python but I have heard how great it is. This seemed like the perfect task for python but I have had no ...
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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 read this data file and convert it to raster format for analysis?

I am trying to introduce the 5 degree dataset from here http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/precip/ (it is the first link). And once I introduce it to GIS to use it as a raster input to calculate zonal ...
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How do I create dynamic legend in REST?

I am going through Generate renderer sample in ArcGIS Java Script API and I want to make similar example using my rest service. I am going through the sample REST service and wondering that how they ...
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Correct coordinate systems, but trustworthy distance between points?

I have limited GIS experience with projections and I have some questions about trying to accurately display point data from two different sources in ArcGIS 10.1 in order to do a proximity analysis. ...
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3D Barriers, ArcGIS Network Analyst

I am trying to implement 3D barriers from a feature class into a network using a model, but I can't seem to get the resulting barrier to appear on the proper three dimensional plane. The feature class ...
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Calculate field result is float with Arc tool, integer with arcpy script

I am trying to calculate a field for some points within a python script using arcpy functions. (This is calculating the percentage visibility from a cumulative viewshed, if that matters.) # Process: ...
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How to label adjacent pages in data driven pages

I'm trying to create a mapbook using ArcGIS 10.1 data driven pages. Its quite large and I want to create match lines or labels so that if you are looking at a page, there is text/labels showing you ...
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Why might Python Script be Crashing Inconsistently on ArcPy Batch LayerToKML script?

I put together a script to take a TIGER shapefile of all census tracts in a state, select the census tracts by each county, and export them into individual county-level kml files. The problem is that ...
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Installing new release of Agent Analyst on ArcGIS 10.1

I recently updated my ArcGIS license from 10.0 to 10.1. While running 10.0, the Agent Analyst installed and was working great. After the update to 10.1, I can't seem to get Agent Analyst to install ...
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Display raster outlines

I guess mine is a very simple task, however I don't know how to solve it. I m trying to display the outlines of a raster created from a polygon shp. What I would like to come up with is an image where ...
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 without losing ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 Student Version License?

I have Arc GIS installed in my windows 7 with 1 year license key student version.I have recently installed licensed Arc GIS 1 month ago.Now i want to update my laptop to windows 8. Now after ...
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Error 001143 and Error 99999 when using Locate Features Along Routes in ArcGIS10.1

To Whom it May Concern, So, oddly, what I need to do has worked for about half of my data but not the rest. I'm trying to use the Locate Features Along Routes tool in ArcGIS10.1. I have a smaller ...
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Python Addin Toolbar only works once

I am writing Python Addins for ArcGIS. I call a Python Toolbox, the Addin tool only works once in ArcCatalog when picked. If you pick it again nothing happens. import arcpy import pythonaddins import ...
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Custom Feature Renderer in ArcGIS Server 10.1?

I've written a custom feature renderer. It works great in ArcMap (10.1). Now we want to deploy it to ArcGIS Server (10.1) so we can use it in map services. But it doesn't seem to work. Has anyone ...
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ModelBuilder routine to remove spatially duplicate features

I'm attempting to build a ModelBuilder routine in ArcGIS 10.1 based off of an existing post on Stack Exchange. The response from 'Get Spatial' gave a great screen shot of a model that would run an ...
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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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Python Script to convert a mass of KMLs to a single fGDB

I have a mass of KML files, approx 350+ that I need in a single fGDB. I lifted a string of code from ESRI help to attempt to do this - I got it working to the point of creating all the individual ...
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Cast arcpy result as an integer instead (arcpy.GetCount_management)

I am trying to get a number by counting how many points are in a shapefile. And this works (I think), except I then am running into trouble using that number somewhere else. Eventually, I'll be using ...
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Python coding question, looping through feature classes, AddField, CalculateField, then errors (might be schema lock)

This is not a SDE question. File GDB. Hi, I have a general question on looping through feature classes in a file geodatabase. I have (attached) a python script that adds a ton of fields and ...
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ArcMap runs custom script once and then it crashes on second run

So I made a script that takes data from an MSSQL database and inserts it into a featureclass. I added the script to a toolbox and am able to run the tool from within ArcMap 10.1. The problem is that ...
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SSHFS won't read / write ArcMap documents (.mxd)

I am trying to use SSHFS to access our file server and work on geographic data. I can mount the drive, get arc catalog to connect to the folder, and I can access and edit geodatabases and shapefiles. ...
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Create Configurable Extension in ArcGIS Desktop

I am creating a configurable extension for ArcGIS desktop 10.1 I am not using Add-on , so please don't suggest add-on. How can I disable some toolbars and commands, when the extension is disabled? I ...
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Custom c# GP Tool ArcGIS Server 10.1 - build for 'Any CPU', x86, or 64bit? Does it matter?

I think I understand most explanations of these targets, but I get confused in the context of ArcGIS customizations like this because what we are compiling has to work in conjunction with ArcGIS, not ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 edit PostgreSQL layer

I've been working with QuantumGIS/PostgreSQL/postGIS for a while now, without problems. But now I have to change QuantumGIS for ArcGIS 10.1. I'm having trouble adding a layer from PostgreSQL and ...
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Which Geographic Transformation to use for WGS_84 to D_Sphere?

I have a shapefile for world countries and I want to reproject it from GCS_WGS_1984 to Sphere_Eckert IV. However, it asks for Geographic Transformation; it says this is optional but it is required in ...
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Why do ArcGIS Area Calculations not match Official Statistics?

I am trying to calculate area of polygons using a shapefile from the world bank where countries are defined. When however I am trying to calcuate the area, the numbers that emerge are different from ...
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Why won't Tabulate Intersection work?

I can't seem to find much in forums about this - I'm trying to use Tabulate Intersection with two shapefiles. When run in a model, I get a generic error (Error 999999:Error executing function). ...
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Hiding dynamically added toolbar will crash ArcGIS desktop 10.1 on XP

I have weird bug If you create dynamically a toolbar on ArcGIS Desktop extension, and then try to hide it . It will crash Desktop 10.1 on Windows XP. But work find on Windows 7. So, for example this ...
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arcgis server 10.1 site url

should my "site manager" url contain "localhost:6080"? or should it be "(my pc name):6080"? After giving arcgis server account permissions to proper folders I created my site, but it has the name ...
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How can I convert a 10.1 mxd file to 10.0?

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 ...
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Relative paths not working in model builder

I checked "Store relative path names" in my model, but ArcGIS seems to ignore the settings - the paths are always the same as on my computer. Plus, the "Store relative path names" unchecks ...
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ModelBuilder: How2 pipe output of Iterate Raster tool into Raster Calculator tool?

Re: ArcGIS v10.1 ModelBuilder Hello, THE PROBLEM: Using ModelBuilder and map algebra, I want to compute a ten year average grid from a stack of 10. The problem is that only 1 grid (%raster%), the ...
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Cannot Import Feature Class into Personal Geodatabase in ArcGIS 10.1

My objective is really simple. I have a shapefile and would like to convert it to a Feature Class. My goal is to use HEM tools, which I think requires me to convert my shapefile of interest to a ...
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Is it possible to set a tool as optional within ArcGIS Model Builder?

I have a model with two output files - one is useful always and the other only under certain circumstances. The first (always wanted) is a raster dataset, the other (optional) is a vector feature ...
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Fastest methods for modifying attribute tables with Python?

A while ago, I wrote a quick Python function for converting an attribute table to a python dictionary, where the key is taken from a user-specified unique ID field (typically the OID field). ...
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Why does ArcGIS model not recognize Z value column?

My ArcGIS model used to handle .XYZ files well, but now it fails to recognize Z-value column as such - it either recognise no field at all, or it offers some defaults such as "OID". Since the last ...
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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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Distance from waterways

I have an sdc file with water bodies, i.e. oceans-rivers-lakes. I want to combine it with a shapefile with the boundaries of countries all over the world and produce two measures: 1) The average ...
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Zonal Statistics-Weighting

I have a raster file on precipitation and I want to create zonal statistics as a table using a shape file wiht boundaries of countries across the world. However it appears that I need to take into ...
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Has anybody used arcpy.mapping.ExportReport successfully on 64bit machine?

The online help for arcpy.mapping.ExportReport says that it has some restrictions on use but does not list 64bit machines amongst them. I am running the following test from IDLE under ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 ...
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Calculating the distance from each point in one layer to the nearest point in another layer

I am trying to find the average distance from several points in a layer to points in another layer. I am using ArcMap Basic - I know there is a way to do this using the Advanced version of ArcMap but ...