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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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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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ArcGIS 10.1 Model cannot be transferred between Win7 and Win8 machines

We created a model (created in a file geodatabase) using Model Builder on a trial version of ArcGIS 10.1 (build 3035, License: Advanced). We are trying to ...
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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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Is ArcFM or ArcMap leaking memory when switching between page templates?

Can anyone else reproduce the memory leak described below? Any insight into what may be causing the leak is appreciated. I have custom code that swaps between landscape and portrait templates and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 remove white gap in ArcMap Legend

I have a legend created in ArcMap 10.1 which appears to be generating an abnormal white gap to the right of the legend content. Any tips on how to possibly remove this would be appreciated.
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Merging and joining two line feature classes while maintaining attributes from both using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I created an event layer using the MAKE ROUTE EVENT LAYER tool based on anticipated scheduled events. The road layer which is the base layer is intact. What I would like to achieve is combine layer ...
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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 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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Is it possible publishing a Python Add-in in a web service?

I'm trying to make a multiuser web service for editing an ArcSDE geodatabase. I wanted to know if I can to add my python add-in in Arcgis Server? And if the answer is yes, how can I publish it?
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Cursor only completes one loop

I am at the end of my rope here. This cursor runs fine for one iteration and then stops. It doesn't throw an error, it just completes. There are 3,000 rows in my table, so I don't know why it would do ...
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Good practices for storing connection info while deploying geoprocessing tool on Server

I have a geoprocessing tool written in python. It will be deployed on ArcGIS for Server 10.1 as a GeoProcessing Service and it's processing workflow includes some manipulations with data in SDE ...
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Arcpy Pythonaddins Equivalent of arcpy.GetParameterAsText

I've build a neat little search arcpy script. The user opens any mxd, zooms to a location, chooses a corporate fGDB, and runs the tool. The user gets a list of all the populated feature class that ...
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data driven pages format

I have an issue, but I don't even know the terms needed to search for an answer. I'm exporting the pages to png files. The pages are divided by lots. Each page has a label with the lot number. In ...
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How to perform Intersection using ModelBuilder iteration?

I would like to take the intersection of two areas (one randomly generated), and do this n times. I can do it and get one result, but I can't save all the intersection areas to a file at the end. ...
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Why does updating Definition Query on layer in ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 no longer allow access to all unique values in dataset?

In ArcMap 10, setting a definition query on a layer would display only the subset of features: To add more features to the query would simply involve clicking Get Unique Values to list all the ...
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How can I add an arrow to a line?

I want to have arrow heads at the end of a number of lines. I add these through Line properties --> Line decorations. It looks nice and all when displayed in the legend: But in my map, due to ...
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How to Develop Optimal Routes for Street Sign Inspections

We have been approached by our Public Works Department to try and optimize their routing for street sign inspections to improve efficiency and productivity. We are unsure of the best way to go about ...
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Legend showing info for world map

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 API for JavaScript. I'm showing dynamic map service layer containing 8 layers and I want to show legend for the currently visible layer (only 1 layer is visible at a time). The ...
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Using Custom Functions in a Python Toolbox

I am trying to put together a python toolbox (Arc 10.1) and would like to use a defined function in my code. The function is: 'sys' is imported at the top of the file def listdirs(folder): ...
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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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Need help to convert 9.3 code for registering .dll to 10.1

This is my code to register my DLL (im using ArcMap 9.3) Private Sub regDLL(ByVal dllName As String) Dim asm As System.Reflection.Assembly = System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFile(dllName) ...
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Calculate the common area between polygons using python?

I am trying to calculate the common "empty" area between the neighbouring polygons in order to calculate the porosity volume (the red area in the image) My idea was, first to use Convert ...
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How to copy an SDE geodatabase to a file geodatabase using Python?

I would like to make an exact copy (domains, feature datasets, feature classes, etc.) of an SDE database to a file geodatabase. I have tried several possibilities, including: using the Copy (Data ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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Why do ECWs go missing when exporting MXD to PDF with ArcPy?

I'm trying to export some MXD maps to PDF with arcpy (ArcGIS 10.1). Everything works fine and dandy except for ECW images, which don't appear in the PDF. However, when I execute the same code from the ...
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How to create Point Transects along line?

I would like to create a point shapefile that will contain sampling points along, and perpendicular to either side of a track route that I have as a line feature in ArcGIS 10.1. The points on the ...
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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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Can you use ArcObjects in an MVC service at v10.1

I'm slighlty confused with the changes at 10.1 and understand this version no longer supports DCOM or remote arcobjects. Can you use ArcObjects in a webservice (in my case a .NET MVC 4 service) that ...
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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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How to Comment Out Definition Queries

I use Definition Queries a lot in my daily GIS life, but one of the many things I've found annoying about ArcMap is the inability to comment out Definition Queries. I'd like to have this option as ...
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Extract Values to Point from Raster Issue

I am trying to use the tool Extract Values to Points on a File Geodatabase raster, but I am getting some weird errors. I've used this tool multiple times before with no issue, but not since I ...
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Automate loading a table into SDE

How can I automatically load a table stored on a network share into SDE when the original table is edited? Environment is ESRI 10.1 ArcSDE on SQL Server. Preference for python or existing GP tools. ...
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Export .mxd to .dxf

Converting a .mxd to .dxf is something we need to do, and we do not only need the layers but also the layout of a map on our .mxd to be transfered to .dxf. I've done some research on the internet but ...
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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 ...