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how do you identify ridges on an elevation raster?

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to extract or differentiate between ridges and hilltops from 10m elevation data using ArcGIS 10.1? Any advice would be ...
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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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10.1 Marker Symbol Rotation Problem

I am trying to create a marker symbol (and then save the symbol as a style), but the origin of the items makes them rotate improperly (see pictures). Is there any way to merge all of the layers of ...
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Why is my north arrow pixelated when being imported as emf?

I've tried to import my own North Arrow with the Style Manager (ArcGIS 10.1) both as .emf and .bmp but the North Arrow is pixelated although the resolution of the picture should not cause this problem ...
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Why and How does copying and pasting a “problem” model with errors in it into a new empty model fix the model (ArcGIS, ModelBuilder)

I often work with ModelBuilder and Models that have previously worked seem to become unstable or develop issues after lots of editing. They return error messages for parts of the model that did not ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder model works in Edit windows but not from the “open” window - do you have any experience or advice?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1, most recent service pack / patch, and on Windows 7 with 8GB RAM I always run Models from ArcCatalog I have a model that validates and runs from the "edit" window. When I run ...
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R generated files getting scrambled on import in ArcGIS

I want to put this out there just in case someone somewhere has experienced similar issues. I have a .csv file that I have generated in R 3.0 using this code: ...
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How to check how much of a line (percentage-wise) is covered by a polygon in arcpy?

I'm searching for an efficient way to check if a line is covered by a polygon (see image, this case should return 2x "true"). Right now I only check wether a line is within a buffer with ...
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Creating multiple feature classes from multiple text files using python

I have a folder with multiple text files. I am writing a code that reads all of the text files, and creates a point feature class (i.e. a shape file) for each one. The text files are all tab ...
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“Interpolation Toolset” is inactive in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1

I have ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 installed on my laptop and "Interpolation toolset" and "Raster Interpolation toolset" is Inactive. How can I get them work?
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Distance from one point to many polygons

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 and have a shape file of polygons of municipalities. I also have the coordinates of the centroids of the polygons (if I need to use them). I want a column in my attributes table ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Custom Toolbar issue with addin wizard

I am having some issues. In ArcGIS, I created a custom toolbar (with the python addin wizard) to do the following: 1. Button to connect to feature class, 2-5. A series of comboboxes to view, edit data ...
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Export to PDF in python with parameters

I need to export to PDF with some parameters, and I went through the help and it only explains the data frame portion. When I need the entire map or layout view. Here is what I need: 1.400 dpi ...
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Popup is cropped out of window

Sometimes clicking on different features close to window boundary makes part of popup out of window's boundary. layerInfoWindow = new InfoWindowLite(null, domConstruct.create("div", null, null, ...
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Add a field to output feature of a geoprocessing tool?

I am running the Watershed tool and RasterToPolygon tool in a loop for a number of points: flowdir = "flow.tif" flowacc = "flowacc.tif" pnts = [arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x=0.0, y=0.0, ID = ...
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Export map to geotiff?

I try to export my map (layout or data view doesn't really matter) to a georeferenced tiff-file (geotiff). However, this presumably easy task is proving rather difficult to accomplish. I first tried ...
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What would cause Map Tips to flash in ArcMap with Shapefile?

Using ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.1 SP 1 I have come across this several times but I have never found a solution for it. The problem I am having is that when I set Map Tips to display for ...
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area variations when using clip

I am new to GIS and have been experiencing problems when using the clip tool. I want to find the area of buildings (polygons) inside given properties (polygons) so I used the following steps to do a ...
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How to use both Parse Path and Calculate Value in model?

Am I doing this wrong? I need to create hillshades for a set of raster, but I want the hillshades to retain the raster's original name. I used parse path for that, however there are names that are ...
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What is default compress number for jpg2000 when exporting?

I have a file geodatabase that has 635 GB Imagery I copied from Mosaic Dataset. I am trying to export it to jpg2000 to a new file geodatabase. I am thinking what is the default compress number for ...
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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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How to cut polygon or split polygon using polyline and ArcObjects?

I have ArcMap10.1 and ArcObject.net. i have created tool and on mouse down event i write some code I tried it using topologicalOperator4.Cut2(newPolyline) but i get error "A polygon cut operation ...
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Naming naming output files where original file name retained without file extension using ModelBuilder iteration?

I am using iterate raster in ModelBuilder to create hillshade and slope simultaneously for many rasters within one folder. My problem is when I name the output files. Whenever I use, %Name%, the ...
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What might cause “python.exe has stopped working” when closing ArcPy script?

I created a script that take a .tab file and join it to a shapefile. The script works perfectly but when it finish, it gives me an unhandled exception which crashes python. I dont know what might be ...
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Is there a way to only append new data?

Is there a way to append only newly added records from a database to another database? I looked online and couldn't find an answer. I figured this would be somewhat straight forward. We have a ...
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How to set a fixed scale to a layer in ArcMap?

I have a polygon layer in ArcMap. To full extent the scale is 1:35,000. It only fits in a 210cm x 160cm page. I want to fix the scale to 1:10,000 and make it fit to a 84.1cm x 59.4. Is there a way to ...
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How to copy closed loop lines into polygon feature class

I'm trying to utilize line contour data to find the volumes of local depressions. To do this, I want to copy the closed loops formed by depression contours into a polygon feature class to find the ...
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“ArcGIS encountered a serious application error” after Closing

i have developed my own add-in for arcmap 10.1 with VS2010. it works fine in my computer but not for other computers. i mean the program goes fine in everything but after closing Arcmap the error ...
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How To Show Map In bigg window after click on it by api for javascript

i want user when click on map open in full screen view as popup to show map bigger how to do this
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ArcGIS Python Add in: Pass Entry from Combo Box (in Toolbar) to mdb [duplicate]

How do you update the python addin wizard code to write directly into access or pgdb? I have a combo box and need to have my users enter data into the combobox to write into the database. Can someone ...
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Can you change the processing extent in environment settings using python to a shapefile?

I have managed to do this manually at Geoprocessing>Environments>Processing Extent and setting the shapefile in the drop down bar. I was wonder if this could be automated with a python script? My ...
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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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Calculating Stream Length-gradient Index (Hack Index) with the field calculator

I'm trying to calculate the Stream Length-Gradient Index of a stream (example data below). Just started to get into python, but am struggling with a solution to this problem. I have 42 streams to run ...
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Contour tool in ArcGIS 10.1 giving syntax errors [duplicate]

I am trying to run the contour tool on a raster in 10.1 and get the following error messages? Does anyone know if this is a bug and is there a work around? ERROR 010328: Syntax error at or near ...
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I can't seem to use arcpy.mapping print command. It's not displaying the mxds in the loop

Here's the code for the third parameter that list the local printers: # Third Parameter printer = arcpy.Parameter( displayName="Select a Printer", name="printer", datatype="String", ...
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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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How to add Table to Layout View using ArcPy?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I have a non-spatial table and some layers in a Data Frame. When I switch to Layout View I want to be able to show the map in a data frame element and the table in another ...
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Alternative backup File or Personal Geodatabase

I'm wondering if there is a way around or an alternative way to backup a File or Personal Geodatabase. For example: If I have a very large dataset within the File or Personal Geodatabase and I want ...
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Fill tool creating large output files from sections of a Raster

(This raster information for one of the clipped rasters) I have a raster image representing a landscape that is about 1.3Gb. I clipped the raster into 31 sections which vary in size from 10Mb to ...
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Automatically update feature class based on another feature class in same geodatabase

I work at headquarters and there are 3 regions. Each region is responsible for their data and headquarters is responsible for merging the data and creating a national coverage. All regions and ...
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Fill Sinks of multiple rasters in a Python expression

I have 31 rasters that represent different watersheds and I would like to use the Fill (Spatial Analysis) tool to fill the sinks of all rasters at once in Python. All the rasters have the same name ...
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Rebuilding Indexes in SDE Database throws “Could not get a lock.” error

While trying to do some maintenance on our SDE database but i am always getting a "Could not get a lock." error on the details section of the process. Do i need to setup something for me to ...
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Mysterious Data loss after compressing SDE database

I suffer sometimes from data loss in SDE database exactly after compressing database. i mean by data loss that some data remains in its prior state before edits, but this problem do not affect the ...
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How to export a MXD to a PDF but only switching the folder

Let say I have two variables. InputMXD = parameters[0].valueAsText PDF_Folder = parameters[1].valueAsText I have my inputMXDs to have multivalues so I'll have around 10 mxds each time the ...
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How to generate evenly sized polygons within a boundary

I have an area and need to create evenly sized polygons within the area. It doesn't matter where the polygons fall, only that they don't overlap and each area is the same. They needn't be ...
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Prevent user from sliding the map to the right or left

Is there anyway to prevent user from sliding the map to the extreme right or left? something like setting a maximum/minimum zoom level in arcgis maps.
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ListRasters not recognizing raster files in python

I have 2 rasters in my workspace, one in TIFF Format and the other in GRID format: "C:\ExampleFolder" When I use the python script: import arcpy >>> ...
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Listing Printer names in a Python Toolbox in Arcgis 10.1?

Here's my code for my third parameter in my Python Toolbox. When I run the toolbox and look at the list of printers, it only shows one of them. My print command of 'printerName' lists all of them in ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Cost Distance Calculations

I have a study area that is a polygon feature class, and am running the Cost Distance Tool on it in ModelBuilder. However, everytime I run the tool, it only calculates a cost distance and cost ...
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How to resample polygon vertices so that they are evenly spaced in Arc 10

I have digitized the outline of many river channels (by both manually picking points and using streaming mode), but now I need the vertices to be evenly spaced (for input to another program). I tried ...