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Getting the name of the mxd using python

I have a python script which reads through all the mxd's in a folder and changes their properties from relative file paths to absolute file paths. I now want to add a bit to the script to change the ...
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How to import excel point and line data into ArcGIS 10.1 as shapefile?

I have two separate excel documents that I'd like to import into ArcMap, but I don't exactly know how to create a shapefile. The two files are as follows: 1) Point data. This spreadsheet has a long ...
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File size limitation for shape file

I am going through File size limitation for shape file esri support article (this article applicable for ArcGIS 9.X version not for 10.X ) I know may be same article will applicable for 10.x version ...
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Create point geometry in a feature class with all the attributes prepopulated

So here is the problem. I have a text file with space delimited values. A standard text file with the headings separated by spaces and then on each next line values for these headings (columns) also ...
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Calculate field values using random integer derived from count of like features

I have a feature class which contains features classified by type. What I would like to do in my new field is generate a random number sequence for those like values using a count of the like values. ...
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How to generate wind direction raster using its U and V components in arcgis?

I have two raster layers representing the U and V components of a vector wind. I could generate the magnitude raster by applying (u*u+v*v) in Map Algebra in ArcGIS. Now I need to generate the ...
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Cripplingly Slow Performance While Georeferencing in ArcMap 10.1

Just last night I started having an extremely frustrating problem with georeferencing, something that has been integral to my job for a few years now, and something I've never really had a problem ...
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How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?

Is it possible to model the easiest pathway through a landscape between many points (rather than just two)? I want to carry out a cost-path analysis, I would like to display the easiest pathways ...
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ArcGIS flow accumulation

I am trying to run ArcGIS 10.1 flow accumulation on a 10000 x 10000 cell unsigned 8Bit integer flow model (but 80% of that is no data). The data has been through a "fill" procedure once. The only ...
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Why unable to edit ArcSDE from multiple computers on LAN using custom ArcGIS Engine application?

I cannot edit an ArcSDE database from multiple computers on a LAN network using a custom ArcGIS Engine application, I have tried both versioned and non-versioned feature classes, but they cannot be ...
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How to add an online basemap in ArcGIS 10 [closed]

How can I add an external online map in ArcMap by inserting the http address, to use as a basemap in order to georeference multiple aerial photos? Or is there a way to georeference these photos using ...
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Should Python Add-In installed in map which is packaged be part of *.mpk?

Using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1, I just created a map package (.mpk) from a map (.mxd) which had a Python Add-In (.esriaddin) installed. When I unpacked the .mpk the .esriaddin was neither ...
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ModelBuilder routine to remove spatially duplicate features

I'm attempting to build a ModelBuilder routine in ArcGIS 10.1 based off of an existing post on Stack Exchange. The response from 'Get Spatial' gave a great screen shot of a model that would run an ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 Python GP script shape as input parameter

I am writing a geoprocessing script that will need to accept a shape as an input parameter. This shape will be obtained by a user drawing the shape in a web application. The web application will ...
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Is there a way to take an Extension License from another user in ArcMap/ArcCatalog?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 and need a specific extension that's activated on another user's machine. Is there a script or other tool available to re-claim this license?
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Can an Esri service pack be uninstalled at 10.1?

At v10, it was nice that you could roll back individual Service Packs. Ive just rolled forward to 10.1 SP1 on my dev machine (not a fresh install), but it would appear this option is not available ...
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Draw Paths Automatically

I have the following data: The pink represents digitized hiking trails done on a different software that is completely inaccurate compared to raster images. They do however have attributes with the ...
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Performing Point Distance analysis using Basic level license of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcView Version 10.1 and I need to perform a point distance analysis like: What is the distance from A to B-Z, B to A-Z, C to A-Z, etc? What are the steps that I take to do this?
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Displaying adjacent polygon lines beside each other instead of overlapping

I would like to display adjacent polygons with the line work beside each other, not one on top of the other for that shared boundary. I do not want to edit the polygon boundaries - only want to ...
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Coded Value Domains in ArcMap

I am analyzing a database in ArcMap 10.1 and I wanted to know whether it is possible to trace what tables are linked to a particular Coded Value Domain? I am attempting to find a particular table. I ...
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Will killing ArcMap process while it's copying features corrupt the file geodatabase?

So..., I made the unfortunate decision to try and copy/paste 22,000+ address points into the same file geodatabase. It's taking soooooooo long.... So my question is, how much of a chance is there to ...
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How do I draw transparent polygons with ArcObjects?

How do I draw transparent polygons in ArcObjects? I mean is it possible to set alpha channel?
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How to Enable DriveTime (Minutes) in Network Analyst Service Area Creation?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 Network Analyst Extension to try and do a drive time analysis for fire station service areas. Using this tutorial I am going through step by step to make this happen, however, I ...
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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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creating a buffer in a raster layer

I've got a raster layer separated into 3 zones, representative of marine park zones. What i'm trying to do is make it so that where zone 1 is adjacent to zone 3, there is a "buffer" between them, of ...
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Detecting ring direction of a polygon using ArcPy

I am using ArcPy in ArcGIS 10.1 to process some geometry using the arcpy.da data access module. However I have run into a problem with complex Polygons that contain inner rings/holes. From the ...
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Want to dissolve adjacent polygons but no common edges

I have a bunch of parcel data, I want to join the polygons basing on the same owner name. Even they are not touched, I want merge them together, such a 100 feet tolerance. The purpose is to show the ...
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How to Export Raster with same classification colors seen in ArcMap?

I have a single band raster, but i like to export it with the same colors as in Arcmap. Any help please.
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Concatenate only when all fields to be concatenated have values

I have two fields that I want to concatenate. Field1 contains null values and Field2 has values for every record. I want to concatenate only when both fields have values. I tried using a function ...
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Using Select By Location to update field in feature class using ArcPy?

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...
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Exporting USGS contour line shapefile to DWG or DXF?

How do I assign the Z value based on the Elevation attribute using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? I've been messing with this for an hour or two now and every time the exported DWG has ZERO for z value for ...
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How to create a layer of directional/horizontal wells?

I have never needed to create a horizontal/directional shapefile (oil / gas well). What do you need besides the lat/long, basic well info? Direction/Length for the line? My question is - What goes ...
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Changing page orientation using data driven pages

Is it possible to change the page orientation of a map using data driven pages in ArcGIS 10.1? After setting up the DDP I have 80 portrait maps with all the map elements set up correctly. About 10 of ...
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Calculating Angles at which polylines meet point features using ArcGIS 10.1 or FME

I am attempting to update old sewer network data to a new format. Manholes features (points) are collected and pipes(line features) are given attributes in the manhole if they intersect. For ...
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Does uninstalling ArcGIS Desktop delete all user data as well?

Where can I get my shapefiles, layers, geodatabases etc. that were created with ArcGIS 10.1 AFTER I uninstall ArcGIS for desktop 10.1? Are the files saved in Documents folder remaining after ...
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Measuring Continuous Distance of GPS track in ArcGIS Desktop

I am looking for a way to quickly measure the distance covered of GPS tracks of foraging Seabirds. A tool that could give accumulative distance of point to point from the long and lat coordinates ...
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Creating donut holes without losing existing polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop is there a way to do a similar operation to creating a donut hole or island in a polygon without losing the existing features? I have mapped small lakes as several ...
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Double (triple, quadruple) size of polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have several polygons, measured in acres. I'm looking to double the area, either by a buffer, or some other method. I will need to triple and quadruple in the end, as well. I have tried to use ...
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Measure feature by tracing

I'm trying to measure how far along a river polyline a feature is using the measurement tool in ArcGIS. Is it possible to trace the polyline (in a similar method to the trace tool in an edit session) ...
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How to add an ID based on attributes in ArcMap 10.1

Given are: a polygon shapefile/feature class (FC) containing municipal districts a point shapefile/FC containing locations of, lets say, trees. My goal is to append an unique value (1, 2, 3, ...) ...
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How to convert a shapefile to a grid file

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to convert a polygon layer to a Grid file in ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2?
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How to determine why feature is invalid according to Validate features?

I have a feature class with a lot of domains and a lot of different properties e.g. null values, subtypes, and so on. I am using Validate features (Editor tool) and get the selection of the invalid ...
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How to create button that calculates acres on selected polygon features?

I'm looking to create a simple button that calculates acres on selected polygons and can't quite find what I'm looking for. I read through this thread: automating a python script..., but found it ...
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Matching vector network to slope raster dataset in ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.1

I am trying to calculate the average slope of a rivers network. Each part of the network is broken up into individually numbered segments. I have a high resolution slope raster and thought I could ...
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How can I split a polygon into its sub polygons?

I am trying to define user generated polygons with Esri's ArcGIS Engine 10.1. Here's how it works at the moment: User clicks on the map and creates points User connects the points I have a ...
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Python Search cursor: Error handling

I have a search cursor that using a SQL query to match addresses and then returns the associated roll number with that address. However, some addresses do not match the roll number and then I believe ...
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How to annotate north arrow's degree rotation in ArcGIS 10.1

I rotated my data frame for a map, and the north arrow dutifully is rotated as well to show north. I've been told it's possible to annotate the degree rotation on the north arrow symbol itself, but I ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Changing default Data Frame Order

The background: I have an .mxd that I intend to roll out across the company as our default template for all future maps/figure production. This .mxd contains two Data Frames; the first ("Main") is ...
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Need to get the minimum cell size of collection of rasters

I have the following model in ModelBuilder: Get Raster Properties looks like this . . . I need to find the minimum cell size value to use as output. Any ideas on what tool I should use to replace ...
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Filled Polygons on the Edge of a Map - ArcMap 10.1

Today while making a map I encountered a problem with the fill from one of the displayed polygons flooding the whole map: Notice the upper right corner where the polygon appears hollow, it should ...