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Append or merge consecutive line segments (contours) as one single line of the same elevation value

Is there a way using python (ArcPy) or ArcGIS 10.1 tools to collect consecutive line segments having the same elevation value and appending/merging/generating one single line from them? Each resulting ...
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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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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 ...
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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 fields in a Matrix format

I am trying to develop an accuracy assessment tool using ArcObjects. As an output I would like to show a matrix with the fields such as road ,land,water etc. I just want to know how can I fetch ...
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Convert polygons to a number of randomly located points based on polygon size

ArcMap 10.1 on a PC. Working with a large shapefile with ~50,000 poygons with a wide range of size from 1,000+m. to <1m. I would like to convert these polygons into points so I can do some analysis ...
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Which Geographic Transformation to use for WGS_84 to D_Sphere?

I have a shapefile for world countries and I want to reproject it from GCS_WGS_1984 to Sphere_Eckert IV. However, it asks for Geographic Transformation; it says this is optional but it is required in ...
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Calculating the distance from each point in one layer to the nearest point in another layer

I am trying to find the average distance from several points in a layer to points in another layer. I am using ArcMap Basic - I know there is a way to do this using the Advanced version of ArcMap but ...
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ArcGIS script tool: Can you have an input parameter set to optional and have the tool work when an input is not provided?

I'm building a script tool that processes shapefiles ( GPS data collected on weekly basis). The tool is set up to take an input for each shapefile ( in this case Sewer, Storm, Sign). On some days, ...
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Spatial Join problems in ArcGIS 10.1 - intersect polygon and lines

I have hurricane tracks (Lines) and Florida county boundary (polygon) and I want to extract only those hurricane tracks that intersect Florida. In ArcMap 10.0 I used Spatial Join (from ...
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Arcpy does not execute “CopyFeatures_Management” to write a featureclass to an ArcSDE database

I have some problems with my Python script. The script gets an JSON with different information about images. The information includes general information about images and also the gps position of ...
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ArcGIS 10.1: Subtype/Domain Functionality

Is there any way to create more complex conditional domains in a table than a single subtype and associated domains? I would like to get the same functionality that more than one subtype in a single ...
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Are FME2013 and 64bit Background Geoprocessing of ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 compatible?

We are running ArcGIS 10.1 sp1 and have installed 64-bit background geoprocessing. We are also upgrading to FME 2013. I know in the past we have had to install the 32-bit version of FME due to ...
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How to Get the Three Nearest Points to an Object (different layer)?

I have two point shapefiles and I want for each point in the 1st shapefile to get the 3 closest (based on air distance) points from the 2nd shapefile. If possible, it would be great to have each of ...
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How to create an empty group layer within an existing group layer with arcpy.mapping?

Referencing this question, Add a new group layer with python ArcGIS 10, 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 ...
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How to draw rectangle to clip layers using python addin in ArcGIS 10.1?

I want to clip rasters in data view using interactive rectangle (to define Area of Interest) and add them to current dataframe. Following is a piece of code which is not returning anything. Any ...
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Extracting polygons along a border

I have a shapefile of United States counties. Suppose I am interested in all counties in Georgia that border North Carolina and all counties in North Carolina that border Georgia. And, in ...
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How do I stop GP script from adding temporary data to Table of Contents?

I have a script that does a series of calculations, producing temporary data along the way. However, at each step of the script, data is added to the TOC and then removed when I call the ...
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How to develop a Toolbox intended to be distributed in multiple version of ArcGIS?

I am currently developing a Toolbox for users who will use it in different versions of ArcGIS (10+ versions). Is there a recommended way to proceed in that situation? My main concerns about that are: ...
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Python MemoryError when running ArcGIS Python Toolbox tool

I have a Python Toolbox (.pyt) containing a single tool. Part of that tool is the following function, which creates a dictionary from an attribute table, where the keys are the rows' OBJECTIDs and the ...
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Python script (ArcPy) crashing one machine, but works on others?

I have been woking on a script that will select parcels that are within a particular ArcGIS 10.1 data driven page, create a list out of those parcels, and then populate a text element within my MXD ...
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Field format lost when exporting events layer to shapefile - long field type converted to double

I have a MS Access 2010 database with about 80 000 records in it. It is point data for animal locations. I would like to bring this into GIS and project the data into lambert conformal conic. I am ...
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How to enter metes and bounds descriptions in ArcMap with only a Basic license?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 Basic without extensions. How can I convert a metes and bounds description such as below? For example, 47 degrees, is there a way you can convert the degrees ...
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How to Create Feature Layers and Search by Location for all Feature Classes in Geodatabase?

I'm very new to python, but I'm having trouble finding the answer on my own. I need to loop through a given file geodatabase, select any features that intersect a project polygon and then search the ...
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Symbolize layer and group names in TOC?

I regularly have quite large mxd projects, with lots of feature layers referenced in Table of Contents (TOC). For simplicity I group them together. The problem is that I can't see the difference ...
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How to Speed Up ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop Generating Near Table on Polygon Feature Classes?

I am trying to create a near table to link two datasets. The first consists of the outlines of about 1.8 million buildings, the second a 3 meter buffer around these buildings, which as been merged ...
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Service published but cache generation failed on ArcGIS Server

I am trying to publish a map service containing a cached raster layer on our ArcGIS Server Enterpise 10.1. I analyze the map service before publishing and no error. The error I get when publishing ...
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Why do features in WGS84 disappear from the (ArcMap) display when zooming in really close?

I routinely import centerlines and other data from various counties that are in different projections, so I've begun to convert everthing to WGS84 so all is in the same projection. I want to match up ...
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Changing attribute and/or text values in Esri metadata using Python

I'm new both to this forum and Python, and I'm having trouble tracking down a solution to my problem. I'm hoping someone can offer some process-improvement advice and/or code to help get my metadata ...
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How to change the settings for where ArcGIS splits world data

I have a world map made up of 6 shp files. All the files and the data frame are set to WGS84. The way Arc 10 and 10.1 decides to display the files, it splits Russia into 2. The majority of Russia ...
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ArcGIS for Server 10.1, Registering a database data store fails with Underlying DBMS error

When I registered a database data store to ArcGIS Server in ArcCatalog, the following error occurs: The connection property set was missing a required property or the property value was ...
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Flip over min/max values in a stretched symbology for raster data

In ArcMap 10.1, we can render a raster in a colour ramp (stretched) symbology to draw a raster layer based on each pixel value. However, the legend for the layer by default starts from the max value ...
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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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arcgis desktop selection layer

I have Desktop 10.1 that is accessing data from sde geodatabase. I select some features on the map, and try to do "Create layer from selected feature" but nothing happen, and no error message. the ...
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Database connection failed

I am trying to connect from Arc Cataloge (version 10.1) to postgresql 9.2. But every time I try to make "Database Connection" I am getting this error: Failed to connect to the specified server. ...
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How to Export Datalayer to Access 2010?

I'm working with ArcGIS v10.1 and MS Access 2010. Can you export a datalayer directly into Access 2010 (.accdb)? This was possible under using older versions of ArcGIS with Access 2003. I created a ...
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How to select polygon close to each other?

I have grass patches and I put a buffer of 250m around them. I did a "dissolve to get larger polygons that overlap, but the attribute table emitted a lot of information, which are important such as ...
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Arcmap 10.1 Export Map Module Missing Save Button and Name Field

I'm trying to export a map to jpg and have lost the save buttons and name field in the module. The module points to the correct folder, but I've lost scroll bars and fields. Anyone have any ideas how ...
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Exporting Graphic with transparency in layout to PDF using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I am trying to export a pretty simple map to PDF and finding the results are not what I expect. I have inserted two graphics on top in Layout. One is just a ...
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help in field calculator

In Arcmap (10.1 version) I create a new field call "gender", and i want the content of "gender" will be changed according to others fields. For example, if a word(boy) is shown in a field call ...
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Automating script to set geodatabase?

I got some good help here yesterday. I'm basically trying to set up my script in such a way that once the user just puts in the workspace in the script tool in ArcGIS the script will do the rest. I ...
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Geoprocessor object won't execute

I've tried several different approaches to getting the simple geoprocessing package that I created to execute from my C# project . . . ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Tasks.Geoprocessor _localGPService = ...
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How to control state of buttons in Python Add-In?

I have bunch of buttons to perform separate tasks within a Python Add-In. Buttons are greyed out and required to be enabled after initial tools run. In the following example, tool1 is turned off after ...
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How to use a feature set as an output parameter in a Python Toolbox?

I'm having trouble setting a "Feature Set" output parameter from a .pyt .. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 SP1. Here’s a short script that can be invoked either from a classic toolbox (thru the main() ...
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ArcGIS Vehicle Routing Problem Service via REST

I am trying to get a Vehicle Routing Problem to work as a geoprocessing service on one of our servers. I used the default_date with unix time stamp in miliseconds and set the times of orders and ...
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AGS 10.1 geoprocessing service returning the wrong URL

I have an image export geoprocessing service that runs on ArcGIS server 10.1. It works by writing an image out to the scratch folder, and returning the location of that image. Basically just this: ...
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Performing a field calculation affects selectable layers in ArcGIS 10.1

In ArcMap 10.1 I have a table open for a layer that I have set as not selectable. Yet when I use the Field Calculator for a record(s) in that table, it automatically makes the associated layer a ...
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Access attributes of a deleted IFeature in ArcObjects 10.1

I am migrating code for an ArcGIS extension from 9.3 to 10.1. The code is throwing an exception in one place. My duty is just to migrate it to 10.1, so I really don't like to do any modification more ...
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Python coding question, looping through feature classes, AddField, CalculateField, then errors (might be schema lock)

This is not a SDE question. File GDB. Hi, I have a general question on looping through feature classes in a file geodatabase. I have (attached) a python script that adds a ton of fields and ...
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ESRI Javascript v API 3.3: Format Info Window Content

I'm attempting to query a parcel layer and display the information in a popup infoWindow when I click on a parcel, and I'm having some issues dealing with different datatypes. var content = ...