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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 clip grid (based on points) leaving whole cells only using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

I am trying to clip a polygon grid based on a point layer as well as another polygon. Basically I have a polygon grid and a layer of points that fall in the center of most of the cells. I want to ...
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ArcMap 10.1 SP Spatial Join Problem (lines within polygon)

I have a line layer (faults) and a polygon layer (fishnet grid). The fishnet has a risk of earthquake attributed to each polygon. I want to take that risk value and give it to the fault lines which ...
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Using Calculate Field (Data Management) tool to calculate 3D Length in ArcGIS 10.1

I'm relatively new to the world of model builder and scripting, so it's likely there is a very simple solution to the question I've been trying to figure out. I'm trying to create a tool that takes ...
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Can I increase the number of processes in ArcGis Server 10.1?

I use ArcMap 10.1. I have a map with many Mosaic and Raster layers. They are stored in many gdb-s. I publish this map with option "Create tiles on demand". But this tiles are created very slowly (may ...
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Open Failed - Attribute Column Not Found

I'm running a PostgreSQL database on my local machine and have set up an connection to it from ArcMap 10.1. I can see all of my tables in the Catalog pane. There is one table that I cannot seem to ...
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How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool?

I have a feature class of line-based ellipses generated by the Table to Ellipse tool that looks like this: What I want is polygons of the individual ellipses, however tools like Feature to Polygon ...
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How to create georeferenced and projected data from hand-drawn map?

I am preparing datasets for students in a spatial statistics course for a module on spatial autoregressive models. We will use ArcGIS 10.1. The first dataset will correspond to a mythical pre-...
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Error 000735: Input Dataset or Feature Class: Value is required

I am a true novice when it comes to ArcGIS and computer programs like this one. Am taking a class and cannot get the Project function to work under the tool box. The path I used was ArcTool box --> ...
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Installing NVS Vector Stream Tool with ArcGIS Desktop version later than 10.0?

I can't seem to get a response form NVS about their Vector Stream Tool add-on, but they did send me a fixed-up version that I have now been able to install. However, I cannot find any associated ...
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Creating empty group layer within existing group layer using arcpy.mapping?

Referencing this question, Adding new group layer with ArcPy?, I'm trying to use python to add a empty group within a group layer. So far I'm able to add a empty group within the map document, ...
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Making PDF exported from ArcMap have pop-up when clicking on feature?

When converting your map into a PDF from ArcView 10.1, is there a way to make the PDF Map to have a pop-up when you click on a tract?
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Using arcpy from the command line on ArcGIS Linux Server 10.1

We installed ArcGIS SERVER (not Desktop!) 10.1 on a RHEL (Red Hat) machine. ArcGIS Sever is supported for Linux. However, it appears they don't make it easy to script in python, from the command ...
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ArcServer 10.1 - Publishing C# Executable as a Geoprocessing Service

I am trying to publish an arcobjects C# executable as a gpservice. We did this in 10.0 by adding it to a toolbox and hitting publish. Using ArcCatalog in 10.1 you must first run the script before you ...
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Are ESRI spatial views regenerated whenever they are queried?

If a spatial view contains data "joined" from multiple tables, will all the tables be queried whenever a query is executed against the spatial view? We have some spatial views and whenever we run a ...
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Adding description to layer using ArcMap?

This may be quite basic but can't figure it out. I have a problem when adding a description to a layer (right click layer -> properties -> general: description). When I update the description, then ...
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How to Unlock feature classes in ArcCatalog that don't show user

In ArcCatalog there are some feature classes that are locked and don't show a user. After restarting SQL server, the feature classes remain locked. Any ideas as to what might be causing this and how I ...
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Arc Hydro 2.0 for use with ArcGIS 10.1 (or later) for Desktop?

I have ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and the toolbox of Arc Hydro 1.1 beta. I want to find and donwload the Arc Hydro 2.0 for use with ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop but, after research on the net, I cannot find ...
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Export multiple layers in ArcMap 10.1 and change each layer's source to exported data

A client has requested the MXD and relevant data for a particular map. The file contains over 40 layers across multiple data frames and references multiple geodatabases and shapefiles. Is there a ...
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How do I create blocks from a road network?

I have a road network and for every enclosed area within the network I want to create a polygon that represents that area. How does one do this?
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How to add XY coordinates (latitude/longitude) to a DEM raster in ArcGIS 10.1

I would like to add xy coordinates of about 10 sites to a raster. I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and my xy coordinates are on Access 2013 database - saved as .mdb. The steps I have taken so far: 1) In ...
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How do I create a polygon with an ArcGIS 10.1 python addin

I'm looking for some code samples, or help with code to get me started. I've built a python addin menu which I would like to use to create polygon features in a specific layer in my edit session. ...
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Modifying script published as Geoprocessing Service in ArcGIS for Server?

In ArcGIS 10.1 before publishing script as a new GPService I have to run it in ArcMap. It is a good solution when I handle small amount of data. When I want to change something in my script I have to ...
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Calculate distance to median point for a group of points in ArcGIS 10.1

I have a shapefile called "household_points" of ~2,000 points, which are divided into about 100 sites. The shapefile has a field in the attribute table called "SNAME" and in the field each point is ...
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Converting points to Percentage Volume Contours using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

I need to convert about 100 different sets of points into percentage volume contours. These are currently in vector format. What would be the most efficient way to do this? I'd rather do it in ArcGIS ...
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Incremental “auto save” in ArcMap edit session

Is there any way to add automatic incremental saving to ArcMap 10.1 editing sessions? I found this script for 9.x but it doesn't seem to work with the newer versions. I'm looking for a script or add ...
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Issue with address locator in ArcGIS 10.1

I am attempting to geocode a table of addresses for a client. I researched into how to create your own address locator and have two separate reference sources: one that has exact address information ...
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Using matplotlib to create and export graphs automatically from ArcMap

I am going to start a project soon where, after the data has been processed in various ways, an output jpg showing a graph of the data should be produced. The workflow is as follows: 1. A feature ...
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Adding group layer, renaming it from folder name, then adding layers to it from that folder, using ArcPy/Python?

I am trying to use os.walk to go through a directory tree, pull out all the .shp files in it, create a grouplayer in the mxd, rename the grouplayer the folder name, then add the layers from that ...
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Need help in Print task in ArcGIS JSAPI 3.2/3.3

I am using print task in my code and using dynamic map service layer and graphics layer (not using feature service layer) and I am able to print the map but it’s not displaying info window and ...
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Populating a Value List in one Parameter, from Values Derived from a Second Parameter, Python

Using the Validator in the ArcGIS 10.1 tool GUI, can I loop through and List feature classes from a workspace type parameter (ie a file geodatabase) and then go on and list the values of a field in a ...
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Is there a way to improve the render quality of ESRI basemaps when exporting a map to PDF or JPG?

I've had this problem with ESRI base maps before but not this bad. The problem is that when I use an ESRI basemap as my backdrop, it looks fine in my MXD but when I export the map to PDF, JPG, or ...
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Why might Python Script be Crashing Inconsistently on ArcPy Batch LayerToKML script?

I put together a script to take a TIGER shapefile of all census tracts in a state, select the census tracts by each county, and export them into individual county-level kml files. The problem is that ...
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Distance from waterways using SDC file?

I have an sdc file with water bodies, i.e. oceans-rivers-lakes. I want to combine it with a shapefile with the boundaries of countries all over the world and produce two measures: 1) The average ...
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Slow performance on splitting a shapefile by attributes

I've tried to develop some workflows with the ArcPy module for splitting a shapefile based on the unique values in a specified field. The code works as expected except one thing I am not able to ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - Cached tiles cut off features

I have a, ArcGIS MapServer with cached tiles. The problem I ran into is, that the features which are next to the MapServers extent are cut off. The image below should explain the issue. The blue line ...
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Programmatical Setting of 'Store Relative Pathways' for multiple MXDs ArcGIS 10.1

I am looking to move large number of mxds to a different location on the same drive. Many mxds haven't got 'Store relative pathways' option checked therefore this operation will result in broken links ...
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How to declare ArcSDE workspace for Geoprocessing tool in ArcGIS 10.1 using ArcObjects and c#?

What is the proper way to declare an ArcSDE workspace for Geoprocessing tools in c# .net? I am using ArcGIS 10.1 SDE (MS SQL) on SQL Server 2008. I want to write code so that every night the server ...
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HEC GeoHMS generates wrong catchment area

I am trying to define a catchment area automatically with HEC Geo HMS (ArcGIS version 10.1). My input-data is a DEM-file (raster 1m). After doing all steps in HEC Geo HMS, the catchment area (see ...
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Measuring distance to roads using raster data in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.1 on a Windows x64 system. I am trying to analyse the driving force of urban land use land cover changes. I have 7 raster files represents distance to roads, distance to river, ...
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Problem of irregular contour from a DEM

I've created contour lines every 5 meters from a grid DEM with 5x5 meter of resolution. But strangely I've obtained that the contour lines are segmented and rich of lines that goes up and down, ...
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Representing Flats Within a Block?

I have a list of 18 properties, which are all flats. They are split between 3 blocks, 6 flats each. Therefore there are 6 points with the same co ordinates, but each of the flats has their own ...
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add-in to open automatically "data frame properties

How can created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open automatically data frame properties And change the background color of another?
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get count of like features types based on field attributes

I'm trying to create an update cursor which will take the count of the number of like features in a field and then use that number in a random number generator. The field would look something like ...
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Dashed lines do not print correctly

I have a polygon with a dashed line type; when viewed in ArcMap the line type appears correct however when I print to pdf the line type does not look correct. This might be a pdf quality problem ...
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Can ArcGIS Server 10.1 getFeatureInfo return the geometry?

Using GeoServer I can make a WMS getFeatureInfo request using the application/vnd.ogc.gml info_format and it returns the full GML of the feature, including the geometry. This is really useful as I ...
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ArcPy script with cursors running slow?

I've got 2 polygons layers (no gaps): IDUs and crops. What I want is to identify the 3 largest crops by % area for each IDU. This seems common enough but I couldn't find a way to do it all using tools,...
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Drawing irregularly shaped boundary polygon around set of LAS points using ArcMap?

I am working with a set of LAS data which is irregularly shaped, picture a starfish as the point coverage, surrounding the starfish may be water on one side, may be more land elsewhere but no points ...
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Create points where 5 unique forest age class polygons meet

I am working with a polygon layer of forest age data (one shapefile with many features representing forest stands of different ages) trying to identify places where forest stands in 5 different age ...
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Using “managed” intermediate data in ModelBuilder - ArcGIS - what are the benefits? vs the costs of not using in-line variable substitution

Do you have experience or examples of using "managed" data to ensure custom models are able to be shared? What are the costs / benefits of this versus setting the file path using in line variable ...