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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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How to use %value% (from For iterator) in SQL expression of Calculate Field in ModelBuilder?

I have a shapefile with data of fish specimens and the coordinates where they were tagged for research purposes. One of the fields in the attribute table of these shapefiles is the fish length in ...
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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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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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EPSG code as dynamic text in ArcGIS

Is it possible to get ArcGIS to show the EPSG code for a coordinate system as dynamic text? The default text is quite verbose (see below), and I think just showing the "Coordinate System" is probably ...
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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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Can't import arcpy in IDLE, pyscripter, or even ArcGIS10.1's Python window

After using arcpy and python for months with ArcGIS 10.1 without any problems I'm encountering something I can't work around or even find help with online. Something as simple as "import arcpy" is ...
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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)? [duplicate]

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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Tabulate Area ArcGIS

I am trying to work out the relationship between the 'processing cell size' and the result from Tabulate Areas. If one uses the same as the raster cell size, and this is the same for both rasters, the ...
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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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Calculating X and Y of line start and line end using ArcPy?

I have a series of polyline shapefiles and I am trying to automate the process of calculating the X and Y coordinates of the line start and line end using Python. I have added the 4 fields (startx, ...
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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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Why can I not drag (re-order) layers within Table of Contents in ArcMap 10?

I added Raster data from a folder into ArcMap 10.1 and I cannot seem to drag any layer within the Table of Contents. Can someone help?
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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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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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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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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 to count occurrences of one field grouped by values of another?

Is there a way of calculating the number of unique text strings in a field in ArcGIS 10.1? I have a number of repeated strings in this field, but would like to calculate the number of unique strings ...
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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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ArcGIS Model isn't accepting my SQL Query

I'm running a model that breaks a dataset into several dbf tables based on a query. However, only half of the query is being honored. The PopDenZone field is not being accepted and I am getting other ...
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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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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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Zooming into landsat-8 produces pixellated view

I am working on a project were I am using LANDSAT 8 images for remote sensing. The issue that I have is that when I zoom into them the photo is pixellated. I can not see a thing. When I zoom out ...
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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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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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Spatial join - many to one

I'm trying to do a spatial join that takes the attributes of multiple polygons and applies them to a single polygon in another layer. The data is currently in a geodatabase, but can be exported to shp ...
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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 ...
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arcpy “The table name is invalid”

I wrote a script that, ideally, loads raw .las (LiDAR data) files into a geodatabase, then creates a terrain from the multipoint files that are created. When I run the script though I get: ...
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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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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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Remove Polygon Islands

I'm really stumped with the problem. I have a polygon layer with no intersects or holes and I need to remove some 'islands', as defined by attributes of a certain size within the layer. It's a hard ...
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Using FTP Connection with ArcGIS for Desktop?

I keep some data on an FTP server. Can I conect with ArcMap 10.1 to use this data?
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Performing a 'far analysis' using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to perform an analysis that is the inverse of Near_analysis for ArcGIS. Instead of my result being NEAR_DIST and NEAR_FID, I'd like each feature to have a FAR_DIST and FAR_FID populated ...
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What is the most efficient way to search a geodatabase for NULL-like records?

The problem: I have a geodatabase with several datasets and many more feature classes within. The fields within the feature classes have been populated through joins with shapefiles and manual edits. ...
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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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Finding duplicate records in field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

im looking for duplicate records in dbf files based upon the attribute called 'ID'. I have various dbf files from 500,000 records to 1.5 million and I know there are a host of duplicates. I would ...