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How to Format Description when writing Help for Python script tool?

I try to format the description in script tool but I don't know how it works so i don't manage to add a line break for example. Does it works with HTML tags ? When editing my script the description ...
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How to reduce all value above certain value using Raster Calculator?

I have a raster with elevations above 2000m that I want to "cut" to 1800m. I cannot quite figure out the correct string and most simple way to do this in the ArcGIS 9.3 raster calculator. I tried ...
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Arcgis9.3 Problem with search cursor and update cursor in two different table

I am making a python code for ArcGIS 9.3 : -I have one folder with a lot of shapefile polygon inside - Ech polygon shapefile have a field "Average" and one ID - I have a table with each field ...
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Problem with SetValue method in ArcGIS 9.3

I am trying to make a python script for ArcGIS 9.3. I have a problem with the SetValue method. I try to use it in a very simple code but it still doesn't work : No error is return but my field is not ...
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How to install ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 on Windows 8 (64 bit)?

I have installed Arc GIS 9.3 on window 8, 64 bit but the lisence server says not valid license server or the older version is running how can I solve such like problems?
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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS 9.3

I have downloaded Utah state shapefile in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N projection and also downloaded the MODIS image of the area (MOD09Q1) in .hdf format which has sinusoidal projection. the .hdf format ...
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Splitting hexagonal grid into segments, dissolve by location

I am a little bit frustrated because I want to do something I did 5 years ago and I can't figure out how to do it again. I am creating a turnover map of species communities using R and ArcGIS 9.3. As ...
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Compare line with next line in attribute table shapefile

I am making a python code for ArcGis 9.3. The aim is to compare the value of my field "ID_BV" at line l with value of field "ID_BV" at line l+ 1. And depending of the test answer i populate another ...
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Output of RasterToPolygon not supported as shapefile

I made a python code for arcGis 9.3 which do the following step : 1) Convert all the raster (.tif) in a folder to polygon shapefile in another folder 2) Intersect all the converted ...
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Metadata server and spatial server - a must? [closed]

I have been using ArcMap (only) for the past two years (read: newbie) in the oil and gas (upstream) industry. I currently have about 200 GB of files (shp, tif, grids, a few fgdb, all sitting in a ...
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How can I import the export file (*.sdx) from ArcSDE9.3 to ArcSDE10.1?

We got some files (*.sdx) from our clients using sdeexport from ArcSDE 9.3. We only have ArcSDE 10.1. We tried to use sdeimport command like this: sdeimport -o create -t NHDFCODE -f ...
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Is there an equivalent to arcpy.ImportToolbox() in 9.3.1?

Is there an equivalent to arcpy.ImportToolbox() using ArcGIS 9.3.1? I'm assuming it would use arcgisscripting instead of arcpy but I can't find any documentation.
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How to add an independent panel in the ArcMap layout view?

In ArcMap 9.3, I want to make a map in which I start from a wider location (for example, a country) and then, I give some zooms until one specific area. I have all the data I need: country ...
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How to Calculate Area in Raster data in Arcgis 9.3

I run Supervised Classification on Spot image and now how to claculate The Area of different classes with out converting To shape file . because converting to polygon create too much polygon which is ...
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Distance between a line layer and several other line features (arcGIS 9.3 Arcview Licence)

I have a "Drain" line layer (with 150 lines) that I need to calculate the distance from lines to all objects within 120m. I've tried doing a spatial join and its great but I need more than just the ...
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Can conversion of MapInfo WOR to ArcGIS MXD preserve styles and coordinate systems?

Is there any ways to migrate from MapInfo's data with WOR project file to ArcGIS MXD project file without leaving all styles and coordinate system? I know that I can convert from TAB files to SHP ...
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How to find annotation overlaping file in arcmap 9.3?

I have all my textstring(Annotation) at distance 1.5 feet? I want to find all the annotation which at distnce less than 1.5? Also want to find the overlapping file? Can I make any file like shape file ...
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Georeferenced TIF files, can TFW files be created from TFWX files? - (ArcGIS 9.3)

I have georeferenced some image TIF files in ArcGIS 9.3. Update Georeferencing creates a *.TFWX file. Renaming to *TFW file does not place the image in the correct spatial location for software ...
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How can I get an error map of an interpolation in ArcGIS?

I have about 10 point shapefiles containing a lot of points each. (I would prefer not to join them into one shapefile, it's pain). And I am using interpolation method Topo to Raster to create a DTM. ...
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python.exe has stopped working

A python script was written about 18 months ago by a person who has now left. It produced the required outputs then. I've been asked to run it again but with different (finer resolution) data ...
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How to Symbolize by creating tables containing different values (items) and with particular colors?

I work with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. I want to illustrate my data for water sampling at different points in streams. I would like to illustrate a chart or a board for each point that would countain more ...
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How to create a series of points along a polyline

I have a series of polylines, these represent various linear landscape features (Roads, hedges,rivers). I need to convert these to a series of points equally spaced (so hedges a point every 2m, a ...
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How to calculate total number of data cells in raster?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3 and python 2.5. My code is shown at the bottom of this post. I have a raster containing fire intensity information at 200m cell resolution. I run the script and the first count ...
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Mystery duplicate values

I'm using a unique list to populate up to 10 fields for a fc with correct geometry, in an "overloading" manner as you would in excel. I noticed on my first run through I had an "index out of range" ...
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Find areas of overlap [duplicate]

Apologies if this question has been asked (I suspect it has or is so simple that people havent needed to ask it) but I am extremely inexperienced with GIS software and need it to find out some ...
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How to select part of the polygon

I have a shapefile of the country. I need to select only percentage of that polygon for demonstration purposes. As an example, how to select 60% of polygon? I am using ArcGIS 9.3.
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How to install ArcGIS License Manager 9.3 silently?

Is there a way to install ArcGIS License Manager 9.3 silently (by using only command line)? (in windows environment xp/7).
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How to Add Basemap from ArcGIS Online to ArcMap 9.3? [closed]

I want to load a basemap into ArcMap 9.3 using "Add Data from ArcGIS Online" tools. Does anyone know the URL needed to load it?
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Shp's will NOT line up (coordsys) - shps made using GPSeismic sotftware (client made shp's)

OK, I asked this previously but solved it on my own last time. Same project, but differant shp files. I recieved from a client shp files that were made in GPSeismic 2011. Upon recieving the shp ...
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How to change page size of pagelayout for printing custom size?

I have a A3 printer (size: 297mm x 420mm). But I am wanting to print my pagelayout with paper size is: 265mm x 380mm I tried to change the page size of my pagelayout to 265mm x 380mm by using the ...
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Python Def Query Help for multiple layers

I have Three layers in a .mxd, all three layers have a common value I can use, but a different Label in each Layer. As an example, the Value I want to use is "100" In Layer A, the Value is in [Name] ...
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Extracting values of one point shapefile to another point shapefile

I have a set of points along a river-channel which contain attributes to of the right and left riparian classification respectively. These points almost follow the channel center-line, and have been ...
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which feature of toolboxes will be appropriate for building a groundwater model in Model Builder [closed]

I am completely new to ArcGIS Model Builder and also Python scripting. However, I want to build a model to automate groundwater recharge.
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Polyline to points ordered in cumulative distance from starting point

I have a problem with converting a line to points, where the points are ordered as the cumulative distance from the start of the line. I originally had 3 individual lines which I merged to make 1 ...
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How to batch clip to single-part shapefile using ArcGIS 9.3 and Python 2.5?

How do I clip a shapefile to a single-part shapefile using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and Python 2.5? Example: I have a set of lines (lines.shp) I am trying to clip to each record in a shapefile called Grids.shp ...
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Why is * .tlb not visible?

I've created a Visual Studio 08 Active X - MXCommands dll for a VBA button within ArcMap 9.3.1. I'm able to load and use the .tlb on my computer; however when I try it on my test computer the .tlb ...
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Why might layer appear not to turn off in ArcMap?

I was called over to try and fix an issue with a coworkers ArcGIS software (ArcView 9.3.1 SP1, Windows 7) and couldn't fix it. When a certain layer is turned off in the table of contents it never ...
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 cannot delete a version

We are having trouble deleting a version made in our 9.3.1 sde. When we attempt to delete it, ArcCatalog returns a message saying Unable to Delete - Target State not found in States table. Upon ...
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Why would ArcGIS 9.3 ModelBuilder ignore precondition?

For one section of a model in ModelBuilder 9.3, the tool doesn't recognise that there is a precondition. I have saved, shut down and restarted, and refreshed the link between the input data and the ...
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What causes ExecuteError: ERROR 000358: Invalid expression Failed to execute (SelectLayerByAttribute) on shapefile? [duplicate]

My script runs perfectly for feature classes, but not shapefiles. It crashes at the point of selection, provided there is a query. gp.Workspace = "C:/someworkspace" fc = "featureclass.shp" query = ...
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Arcgis 9.3 Conditional Statement

I'm having trouble performing calculations with single output map algebra ArcgIS 9.3 using conditional statements and applying it to several model outputs as they are generated: The statement is: ...
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How to extract list of layers in MXD using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 and Python 2.5?

I have been trying to extract a list of all the layers in my mxd (Arc9.3.1), using Python 2.5. If I could have the source of the layers too that would be even better... But as long as I can get a list ...
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Build a model sequence or merge models in ArcGIS

This is surprisingly difficult to search for, so I'll ask though it may be a silly question. Is it possible to chain several model-builder models in sequence, such that one will automatically run with ...
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ArcMap: Append is really slow

I'm writing a Python script for ArcGIS 9.3.1 which is supposed to do the following: Create a new feature class in local FGDB Loop over a set of IDs (~40,000) Select features from an Oracle GDB with ...
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Windows 7 ArcGIS 9.3 with TOPO!Pro Runtime Error

A new, clean install of ArcGIS on Windows 7 SP1 and National Geographic TOPO! Pro Suite -runtime error "Runtime Errror (UpdateGroupLayer)#-2147217384 Failed to open raster dataset" TOPO! Pro was ...
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Q: cursor memory and fields therein

Theoretical Python question. Say you have an update cursor while-loop for a few selected records. While looping through the rows, at some point a nested if statement triggers an "addfield" event. The ...
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How to transfer attribute from polyline feature to polygon feature

How can I transfer the fields and attributes from a polyline feature to a polygon feature in ArcGIS 9.3?
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arcgisscripting - setValue error

I'm having difficulty isolating this problem - at the point I attempt to alter a record with update cursor, the script returns a 999999 error. I've tried running this script without ArcMap running in ...
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VBA ArcGIS 9.3 Field Calculator: 'countif' across several fields

I have an attribute table with 15 columns that contain either a '0' or a taxonomy number. I would like a summarized column that shows the number of different species. location type1 type2 type3 ...
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Matching sde database port to FME Reader?

I had been trying to connect a MSSQL Server/SDE 9.3 to an FME (2013) Reader for 2 days until I noticed from an earlier fme project that each sde Database has a unique port number. I thought the sde ...