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Make a group layer in ModelBuilder

I've got a model that iterates through a whole bunch of files and creates layers from certain of those files. I'm trying to put together another tool that will group the produced layer files, but I ...
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Wrap Legend Text in ArcMap using Python

Is it possible to use Python to wrap text in a legend in ArcMap so that the entire legend element will fit on a page? Here's a screenshot of my problem: http://s21.postimg.org/ss1x2rgpz/before.png ...
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Clip layer with selected object from another layer in QGIS

In ArcMap i can clip layer with selected object from antoher layer using editor toolbar. I want to do the same operation in QGIS. I want to create holes in landuse layer by selecting object from ...
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Different KML size from ArcGIS and Ogr2Ogr

I have been converting shapefiles to KML. It seems that using ArcGIS to make a KML (by converting shapefile to feature layer and then using feature layer to kml tool) results in a much larger sized ...
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How to manually add spatial reference information for FEWS rainfall data in ArcMap?

I am trying to match rainfall data from USGS/FEWS to coordinate locations of survey households in Uganda, so I will need to be able to project the rainfall data. So far, I downloaded the dekadal RFE ...
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Make Route Event Layer snaps event points to vertexes?

In ArcMap 10.2.1 I have made a route event layer using the geoprocessing tool in the normal way, trying to add equidistant route events along a route every 1.6 meters. This works fine in all the ...
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Most efficient way to retrieve pixel distributions inside many polygones (custom zonal stats)

I want to get the distribution of pixels from a 1 band raster that fall in each polygon of a shapefile to proceed to some statistics. I guess a zonal statistics does it in some kind of way but I need ...
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How can I make an Atlas of the land cover within each of the watersheds?

I have a Land Cover raster that has its legend in a layer-file (.lyr), and a shapefile delineating watersheds. I have access to QGIS 2.8.1 and to ArcGIS 10.1. I want an Atlas of the land cover within ...
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Closest raster VALUE to a given x,y point [duplicate]

Is there a way in ArcGIS to find the closest VALUE in a raster to a given x,y point? There might only be NoData at a certain point, in which case I want to find the closest pixel value. I cant seem ...
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Intermediate files disappear in ArcGIS 10.1

I am working with ArcGIS 10.1 creating some slope and aspect files. I do this DEM_park = ExtractByMask(mosaic_name, park_area) and it creates the DEM_park file in a default gdb with a ...
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Zonal geometry output in ArcGIS

Is there a way to specify the coordinate type in Zonal geometry output in ArcGIS? I am trying to perform zonal geometry on a raster and in the resulting output, the XCENTROID and YCENTROID are in ...
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ModelBuilder Feedback variable used with CON produces Error 000670 when run from ArcToolbox Menu?

I am using a ModelBuilder in ArcGIS 10.2 to extrapolate the cell's value of a raster in the NoData parts, using a Feedback Variable as Input (in red). The process applies Focal Statistic in NoData ...
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Degrees Minutes Seconds to Decimal degrees for Iceland coordinates - Normal formulas come out wrong

I want to put a file with Coordinates in Minutes seconds to decimal degrees. Ive tried to use formulas such as should work in excel both modules and this formula: =-H2-I2/60-J2/3600 and 65,26583333. ...
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Problems with “search” feature and tools in ArcMap 10.2.2

I have problems with ArcMap 10.2.2 in my desktop. The "search" function doesn't work. When clicked, nothing happens! Also, whenever I use any of the tools of toolbox, like calculating area or ...
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How to add multiple attributes in a single field to a single point feature?

I am developing a city bus information system using ArcMap. I have extracted all the bus-stops in a point shapefile. I intend to add the list of all buses stopping at a particular stop to the ...
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Invalid value for Sub layer?

I am getting exactly this error when trying to add locations to a service area within ModelBuilder. However, the symptoms mentioned in that link relate to my tool being called from a differing ...
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What defines where the files will be saved?

Hi I have a script I am using to save out layers automatically I have posted another question here ArcGIS creating individual layers for unique attribute in a given feild. Limitations of Where ...
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Divide grid in smaller cells

My dataset: a shapefile containing squares of 1km size. It's huge, this is just a sample: My aim: divide each cell so that the end result would be the same grid with 500m each cell. Something like ...
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Sample points based on underlying polygon attributes

I have a point shapefile and I would like to sample those points (just like the "Sample" tool allows points to sample underlying raster) to receive a table with underlying polygon values (interested ...
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What exactly does hill shade or Shaded relief , if performed on SRTM DEM will output?

Two questions actually. Does shaded relief or hill shade outputs mean "expelling of shadows"? For a vast country like India, how to prepare a map from SRTM DEM, which does not have any shadow ...
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Large Rasters in ArcGIS & MapInfo

My geoscientists like to work with MapInfo and ArcGIS. I require a common 1 band raster format that can hold obscene amounts of data without damaging the data (compression). I have tried .tif and ...
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Exporting shapefile to csv with cursor

I'm trying to export a shapefile to a csv file using a cursor. I found this quesion asked and answered here: Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy? However I only want to export several ...
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Reducing Size of KML file (After converting from Shapefile)

I have a shape-file of size 224 mega byte. I am using ArcGis to convert it to a KML file. The process involves converting the shapefile to a feature layer and then converting the layer to KML. An ...
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Failed to create Dataset error

I am trying to create a dataset in a FILEGDB to create topology rules. However when I try to create a dataset it gives me this error.What should I do to fix this? I do not want to have to create a new ...
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GPS and directional layer for GPS points

I have millions of GPS location data for some vehicles and a street network for a city. PROBLEM: In an intersection approach, there are points which are entering the intersections and there are ...
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Sync a file geodatabase from a portable hard drive to mother database on my main computer

I have several file geodatabases to which I routinely add new data generated in the field. To accommodate the mobile nature of this data creation and maintenance, I am working off of an external hard ...
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Convert a string field to a number field using arcpy

Accidentally posted this in the general stack overflow forum first. I have a large (>1000) number of shape-files in which there are fields containing numbers that are defined as text fields. I need ...
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Converting to Date Format in Arcgis

i have ab Excel table which it's fields are (year,month,day,hour,AM/Pm), how to convert those Fields into a Date format table in Arcgis and then creating a time frame Visualization.
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ArcMAP Index Grid, feature list

I am creating a simple map of state owned lands in my County. I want to use a lookup table that I can use to list a number of attributes and associate with the FID between features on the map and the ...
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Unable to save. Too few parameters. Expected 2

Hope someone has had experience with this before. We've exported a feature class from ArcGIS SDE database, and saved it in a personal geodatabase. Then we altered the structure within Access 365, and ...
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How to build a model builder convert,insert, and finally delete in one operation debug

I'm working on Arcgis Server, ArcMap and ArcCatalog In are catalog I've two databases (Temp.gdb and main.gdb) so I need a model builder that : Convert CAD file to Geodatabase (or dataset) insert ...
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How to introduce excel file in modelbuilder

I want to make a model with some excel tables that I have with coordinates and another parameter. I need to "transform" that tables in point shapefiles but I don't know how to do that in Modelbuilder, ...
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Why did my data points shift position?

Here is an example of my issue: There are two point layers displayed in this image: The yellow dots are my currently used layer with the most updated data. The green dots are legacy data from when ...
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Python script for Field Calculator. ArcGis 10.2.2

I have a point shapefile with two columns i want to process. The first column is aspect and the second is aspect_m60, there is only one row with the aspect of my point. I have tried to write a script ...
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Distance of points to nearest polygon edge in ArcGIS 10.2

I have a point feature class that consists of a systematic grid of points across a landscape. I also have a shapefile consisting of several polygons. For each point in the feature class, I'd like to ...
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Touched lines but not connected in ArcGIS 10.x

Ι convert a contour file DWG to SHP file. The lines are touched but disconnected and they are broken in many places. Is there an automated way with a particular tolerance to automatically connect the ...
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Labelling expression - How to combine two different functions?

I'm not an expert of scripting and programming, I need to use these two functions in the labelling expression in ArcGIS. How can I combine this: Function FindLabel ( [toponimo] , [testo] ) ...
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Insert cursor for first row in unique value set arcpy

I really need some guidance on how to create a python script with arcpy to: 1) Search through a table for unique values in a field. 2) For the first row in each unique valueset, insert that row into ...
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Export to .dbf and .mdb

A have a number of shapefiles and I want to export their attribute table to .dbf and .mdb (Microsoft Access file). How can I do this with ArcGis or with any other tools? Notice that I want to keep ...
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Predefined reports using ModelBuilder? [on hold]

I am new in ArcGIS and I am trying to use ModelBuilder. I want to generate predefined reports using some existing features. Some of the features are related. So i want to use only one field from ...
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Raster to point: 10 rows in the attribute table per 1 point

I have just made Raster to Point operation. In the output, if I select a point on the map, in the attribute table appear I have just selected 10 rows. How is it possible? Where, in the Raster to Point ...
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New value in attribute table for big amount of points

I have got a huge amount of points. I need to change their value according to thier current value. Ex. I have got 4000 points. 1000 with value 7 and 3000 with value 8. I have to select all those 1000 ...
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Wrong buffer distances from ArcGIS for Desktop? [on hold]

I am making a buffer from a point feature class, 70 meters buffer. ArcGIS gives me back a 50 meters buffer. A 90m buffer becames a 65m and so on.
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Joining the tables with the geometry

I have a large table (as a shapefile without geometry, just set of records) with data which has the refference to the other tables (as a shapefiles with specific geometry, reference as same ID's for ...
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How can I convert electric utilities into water utilities?

I have GIS information for transmission lines, substations, and power generation facilities. I was able to import it into ArcGIS easily and create a geometric network. However, I'd really like to have ...
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Trouble interpreting zonal statistics as table output

Consider this a follow-up to this question. I transformed a census block group vector map (decided to use this instead of census tracts) into a raster map and generated a kernel density map using ...
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pop() method returns error with feature class list in ArcGIS python toolbox

I am trying to do something very simple, but I'm pulling my hair out with this one. In an ArcGIS python toolbox, for one of my tools I ask the user for a list of feature layers, using the following ...
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Why is my georeferenced image not visible in ArcGIS?

I georeferenced a tif in ArcGIS 10, copied the folder into another PC opened the PGDB with 10.2.2 version, everything is loaded but i can't see the image itself. However the zoom to layer takes me ...
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Latitude and longitude of NetCDF layers in ArcGIS

I've been having a lot of trouble getting the Multidimension system toolbox to work in ArcGIS (10.3). In particular, the Make NetCDF Raster Layer tool does not pick up on numerical Latitude and ...
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Raster Copy: Output bit size does not match specified value

Using ArcGIS (Map/Catalog) 10.0. I have a raster file (kdens) developed from point data using the kernel density tool. It is 32-bit float file format. I need this file converted to a polygon ...