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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Batch Clip in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have multiple rasters and feature classes that I want to clip to a study area. I am pretty new to ModelBuilder. I know you can right click the clip tool to batch clip outside of ModelBuilder but ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there a way to snap to apparent intersections in ArcGIS 10.1+?

Suppose there are two lines in an ArcMap 10.1 or 10.2 editing session that cross but do not intersect, per se. This is the case when new lines a drawn. Is there a way to snap to the point where the ...
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Why to use Add Attachments (Data Management) and not Hyperlink field?

Why should I use Add Attachments and not a hyperlinked field? What are the advantages in case of a lot of layers with a lot of attachments at the GDB? What are the best way to manage attachments for a ...
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Is IPolygon2.QueryExteriorRingsEx Method not working in ArcGIS version 10.1 SP1?

I am updating my addins from 10.0 to 10.1 and my code is crashing on the IPolygon2.QueryExteriorRingsEx Method. I understand there is something strange going on with this method because Developer ...
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How do I change the targeted .NET 4.0 Framework to version 3.5 in an existing VS 2010 EXPRESS project?

I am upgrading from ArcGIS desktop 10.0 to 10.1 and I have a bunch of addins developed in VS 2008 Express using ArcObjects 10.0. I would like to upgrade everything to 10.1 using VS 2010 Express. I ...
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Query Layer with user-defined (dynamic) parameters in ArcGIS 10.1

I have prepared and published with ArcMap 10.1 to my ArcGIS Server a Query Layer to access some information in my database. My output map represents the European Union states and using annotations, ...
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FTP Connection with ArcGis 10.1

I keep some data to an FTP server. Can I conect with ArcMap 10.1 to use this data?
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ArcObjects + comtypes at 10.1

Has anyone played around with using ArcObjects in Python at version 10.1? I am having all sorts of problems, such as TypeErrors when wrapping the ESRI OLB modules and AttributeErrors when attempting ...
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How to add simple table of text (Excel) into layout and preserve formatting and clarity?

I am trying to put a simple table of text (excel) into my layout and preserve cell formatting including alignment, borders and text sharpness. I've tried many approaches but nothing so far is ...
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Delete all fields from feature class with arcpy

I want to delete all of the fields from a feature class in a simple tricky way, I don't want to loop over the fields because this method is very slow in arcpy. I'm using a polygon feature class, I ...
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Creating a point corresponding to the maximum elevation of a DEM [duplicate]

I am wondering how can I create a point corresponding to the maximum elevation value of a DEM. I mean, from the DEM I can easily get the maximum elevation. For the sake of a viewshed analysis, I would ...
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Why covariance values are different in R and ArcGIS?

I've calculated covariance between 7 rasters using R and ArcGIS. It gives me different results. Each times covariance values from R are approximately 1.874 times higher than ArcGIS values. R - ...
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Most efficient method to join multiple fields in ArcGIS

I have as set of shapefiles with approximately 300000 polygons each, as well as corresponding point shapefiles and tables with approximately the same number of row (equal or less rows than the ...
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Should slow refresh rate be expected while viewing 1000 points out of 100 million using ArcSDE/Oracle?

Is it normal to experience very slow refresh rate in ArcMap with 1000 points shown out of 100 million using ArcSDE/Oracle? I’am testing a setup with ArcSDE/Oracle database to contain geographical ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Anyway to make a script tool run immediatly upon opening

I have a script tool that creates an ArcSDE connection folder and copies data from the server to a new folder on the users computer. The tool has no parameters runs fine but when you open the tool it ...
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Focal statistics to calculate saddle points from DEM

I have a conundrum with Focal Statistics and kernel files. I am been trying to identify saddle points in DEMs. I am attempting to rewrite this (thanks whuber) in a python script for 10.1. I have ...
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How to Keep Database and Server Connections active

It seems like everyday I go to publish a service or connect to my SDE I get messages that I can't connect. It is particularly annoying when trying to publish a service to ArcServer. The connections ...
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How to set up Python 2.7 to work in both QGIS and ArcGIS?

I have both ArcGIS 10.1 and QGIS 1.8 installed and both include Python 2.7 in slightly different setups and in different folders (c:\Python27\ArcGIS10.1\ and c:\Program Files (x86)\Quantum GIS ...
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Is it possible to create map packages for ArcMap version 10 using 10.1?

Is it possible to create a map package in an older version? Currently I am using 10.1 and the client uses 10.0. Can you create a map package for different versions? I see you can create layer ...
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Non-spatial Data Driven Pages

Is it possible to utilise the Data Driven Pages (DDP) tool in ArcMap or ArcPy to create a set of maps with the same extent but showing different layers? To clarify I regularly make large sets of ...
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Intersection of two lines tool

Is there any way to make intersection of two lines tool with extending lines option, so the result would be a point. the hardest part is when the lines have to be extended to intersect. the tool will ...