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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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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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How can I match the cells of two rasters?

I have many raster files each one containing information that is different from the others (e.g. one contains information on rain, the other on altitude, and another on land use). The cells in each ...
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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 ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed in arcpy

I try to run the Zonal Statistic as a Table through arcpy and it gives me: ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed. Here is the doc for the function: ...
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How to create iterative Select by Location, Summary Statistics tool using ModelBuilder?

I do a lot of proximity analysis using "select by location" and would like to cut down on the effort spent each time doing this! I have put together a model using ModelBuilder that: Iterates over ...
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Converting Between Similar Classes in ArcObjects and WPF Runtime Libraries (C#)?

There seems to be an "impedance mismatch" (if I can borrow the term) between similar classes in ArcObjects and the WPF runtime libraries. For example, there is a ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.Polyline ...
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How to compare two Geodatabases

I would like to compare the data of two geodatabases, in SDE or a file geodatabase, to detect the changes occured between them , i've tried to compare the Xml workspace document of both databases ...
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Why can't I checkout points from FGDB?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 with ArcPad 10.0. I am trying to learn how to use the check-out and check-in functionality with a file geodatabase. The database I'm has 13 feature classes in it, most of which ...
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ArcGIS modelbuilder: Iterate through Excel sheets?

I am trying to use modelbuilder (ArcGIS 10.1) to add XY data to ArcGIS, then export the events as Feature Classes. The data comes in one xlsx document with a large number of sheets, each with an X and ...
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Can ArcPy 10.1 be used to generate true curve elliptical polygons in a file geodatabase?

As background, this question arose from trying to answer a question on How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool? Using the ArcMap GUI it is very easy to ...
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How to store data from ArcGIS layer in SQL Server?

I'm new to ArcGIS and I want to know if I can store data from a layer to a SQL Server table and if we can do this, then how? I have already made a connection between ArcGIS and SQL Server.
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Is it possible to auto-stretch text to width of rectangle?

I am using a rectangular text object to "fit" dynamic text in an area of my layout. (If it is too long for one line, it wraps to more.) Is there a way to have the (changing) text fit the width of the ...
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Copy and Paste symbology in Raster?

I am trying to figure it out how can I take a preserved color from a raster I already set up before and then apply the colormap to a new raster file? Here are the details of what occurred: Before ...
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Why are z-values replaced with zero after in_memory use in Python?

My script takes separate 3D feature classes, calculates a field, appends to a target feature class, and then deletes the originals. This is a huge data processing task of over 4700 mass point feature ...
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Merge Spatially Coincident Features in the Same Feature Class

I need a way to programatically merge grid cells (polygon 15x15m) that are directly on top of each other and add together some of their attributes. I am working in ArcGIS 10.1 with the data stored as ...
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How to load raster data with hyperlink path in ArcGIS MXD?

I have a problem/question and hopefully someone of you is able to help me: I have thousands of georeferenced raster files which have corresponding polygons (outer borders of rasters) with a hyperlink ...
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Split polygon by area using ArcGIS for Desktop (or QGIS)?

I'm interested to split a larger, irregular polygon into smaller ones. I know the area of the resulting polygon, and I know that the line I want to split it by should be parallel to one of the sides ...
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Calculate difference between values in linear order using ArcGIS

The best way to describe this without knowing Python or VB jargon is to add these screenshots. I would like to emulate this Excel calculation in ArcMap10.1. MEAS is the distance along my route and ...
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Altering the order of attributes in a table [duplicate]

I have gone through a sequence of table joins. The resultant table should be with the attributes rearranged in more logical order. I cannot find this functionality within Arc GIS or any mention of it ...
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Is IGraphicTracker leaking memory?

It seems that when geometries are removed from an IGraphicTracker instance, the geometries remain in memory until IAoInitialize.Shutdown() is called. I have tried removing the geometries by calling ...
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Where did my Create Features window go?

I closed the window and now I can't find it again. I've tried the Editor toolbar dropdown and Create Features is not even on there (at all, not even greyed out). Suggestions?
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Alternatives for ERDAS Imagine

I am having trouble with the ArcGIS 10.1 and ERDAS Imagine 9.2 license conflict. From what I found out it isn't that rare, but interestingly enough why is there such a conflict in the first place? ...
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Delete duplicate points in ArcGIS 10.1

Recently was doing some work on an old layer and found that when I selected one point, or used the identify tool I was returning SEVEN points when it should just be one! I am currently using an ArcGIS ...
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Converting a .jpg map into a shapefile

I have a .jpg map of a set of U.S. counties that were affected by a tornado. The map shades where the tornado passed through, resulting in some counties only partially experiencing the tornado. I ...
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How to convert all values in all fields of table to upper case using ArcPy & Python?

Does anyone know how to use the .upper() in a stand alone python script so it can be used to change all characters in a table into UPPER case? I don't want to use the field calculator since I have ...
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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 standardize raster output from 0 to 100 using raster algebra?

I am working on generating an integrated moisture index based on the following equation: IMI = (hill shade * 0.5) + (curvature * 0.15) + (flow accumulation * 0.35) Iverson et al. 1997 Another ...
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How to Export Selected Feature to New Shapefile Using ArcPy?

I currently have a search cursor iterating through a shapefile in ArcGIS 10.1 that selects a feature and runs a viewshed analysis on that feature (and only that feature). What's the easiest way to ...
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Which Geodatabase supports SQL and is easily portable?

I want to choose the geodatabase type, which could be: permits direct sql queries. easily portable, because the app would installed in one computer. I know that the personal geodatabase is a good ...
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How to improve the cartographic design of graticules?

The attached image shows a conflict between the graticule and the state boundary on a map. I have not found a way to display user-defined lines of latitude, which would solve the 42 degree line ...
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Using Spatial References with ArcPy after *.prj files no longer installed by ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

I'm writing a python script that uses the CreateFeatureclass_management tool, without a template. One of the required parameters is a spatial reference. I used to be able to point to the system *.prj ...
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Create temporary files as intermediate output to be used as input in concatenation

Q_PART_I I need to merge many (MANY) tables in one unique output table by means of the arcpy.Merge_management. Anyway, I'd like to avoid the creation of tons of intermediate files as my script ...
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Is it possible to sort an arcpy.da.UpdateCursor()?

I have an ArcPy Data Access update cursor that I would like to sort before making updates to it. The cursor makes updates if I don't sort, but if I add a sort to the cursor I get an error, ...
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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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Las to bare-earth DEM: average points spacing and cell size

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 to generate a DEM (bare earth) from LAS dataset. To accomplish this, I use 'Las Dataset to Raster' tool as described in Esri website. I have read here and there in the web that ...
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Bulk convert DBF to CSV in a folder ArcGIS 10.1 using Python

I would like to convert 1000 dbf files to CSV. All dbf files are in one folder and they have sequential names (S:\output_tables\tcb1.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb2.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb3.dbf, up to ...
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Changing default parser in ArcGIS Field Calculator to Python?

Is there a way to change the default parser in the Field Calculator to Python? So annoying to always change now that I'm trying to move away from using VBScript... I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for ...
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Scheduled Task - calling python through BAT

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 and setting up some scheduled tasks to run on our server. I am calling a python script in a .bat file. When it runs, the connection to our SDE database is "invalid" or do not ...