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Calculate distance using 2 sets of lat/long values in the same record

I have a point layer with over 90K records in it. For each record I have lat/long field for incident, and lat/long for engine location. Is there a way to find the distance between Incident point and ...
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Having trouble with clipping tool giving incorrect shape

I am trying to clip a shapefile of the Midwest using a Great Lakes shapefile so that it matches my political areas boundary. Whenever I use the Clip tool, it outputs the lakes clipped to states, ...
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How can I perform linear regression on a file geodatabase table in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to use the Ordinary Least Squares tool in ArcGIS 10.2 but it only accepts feature classes as input and I have a file geodatabase table. I realize that I can export the table to Excel or ...
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ArcGIS for Desktop Concurrent Use

For ArcGIS for Desktop (Concurrent) users how do you add multiple computers so that they can also use ArcGIS for Desktop as well? Is it through the License Manager, ArcGIS Administrator, or is there ...
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Projecting INEGI shapefiles from Mexico

I have two INEGI files from Mexico (1990 and 2010) that I want to use the same projection. The 2010 file works fine (see below) and I would like the 1990 file to match the 2010 one. The shapefiles are ...
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Take parallel lines and automatically move them apart

Rather than collapsing parallel lines, I am looking for a process that would separate them. There are a number of lines on the network that run too close together to distinguish as separate ...
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Can I change how Maplex decides which duplicate labels to remove?

I have a lot of recreation location points, and most of them are labeled. Sometimes there are many points close together which really only need one label. For example, the recreation location below ...
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How can I convert WKT to SHP?

Using ArcGIS, ArcInfo and fme, I would like to transform data which contains wkt geometries (points, lines and polygons) into SHP. Has anyone a workflow for doing such a transformation?
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Creating a polygon around features

I want to create a polygon around a number of points so that all the points occur within the polygon. The purpose is to do this to a number of different features and see where they overlap.
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ArcGIS Search searching only in my own toolboxes

when I want to search for some tool and I write e.g. Merge into Search window (ctrl+F), ArcGIS (ArcMap) finds only tools named Merge or similar that are located in my own toolboxes. It doesn´t find ...
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ArcMap - proportion of polygon in lon/lat grid cells

I have a polygon representing a river basin on a 1 X 1 degree lat/lon grid. I need to create a boundary using the grid cells as the boundary to best represent the outline of the basin. I would like to ...
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Locating and using the FMV toolbox

I've just installed version 1.2 of the Full Motion Video Add-In, along with the new geoprocessing toolbox. After running the installation for the tools, it creates a folder on the C drive but does not ...
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analysis of srtm data for gaps

I need to analyse the SRTM DATA (1025 X 1025) of a particular terrain which has gaps or voids. Could anybody suggest a solution to find the percentage of gaps or voids in the SRTM data? I would like ...
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ArcMap 10.2.1 issues diffferent SQL than 10.0 for “Select by location”?

I have a large point layer and I'm doing a "Select by Location" to select all points that intersect a specific selected polygon from a polygon table. In ArcMap 10.0 the SQL that was executed was ...
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Select same / select similar in ArcGIS

Can a "select similar" right click (two clicks total) like in AutoCad be created in ArcGIS as an addin or something python-related? It is listed on their "ideas" page here: arcgis ideasSelect ...
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Set a split policy/rule on a field without domain in ArcMap

Can you define a split policy or split rule on a field without a domain? When a domain is involved, you can set the default value of the field and chose a rule for when a feature is split or merged. ...
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Cannot see the shapes in arccatalog or arcmap after creating spatial indexes

I created a spatial index on a feature class, but when i try to load it in arcmap, i cannot see the shapes. When i remove the spatial index, i can see the shapes in arcmap/arccatalog.
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Source of change in network dataset shared between two computers?

We are analyzing the distance between census tract centroids and stores in the city. I am relatively new to ArcGIS. This post has been significantly edited since I gathered new information (original ...
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Font Formatting in Advanced Label Expression ArcGIS/Python

Almost have this quandry figured out, but inevitably a new problem has popped up. I finally have the "code" part down to do what I want, but now the font formatting isn't acting properly. When I use a ...
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Incomplete Visibility Product

I am running ArcMap 10.2 and have been trying to complete a fairly large viewshed analysis and have chosen to use the visibility tool in order to be able to produce an optional above-ground-level ...
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What is the syntax for Python 2.7 to permanent display in percent in a field column?

What is the syntax to build to calculate field, for example, Acres to Percent? 841173.00 to 82 % What I want the field column in Percent to be display numbers with percent with the alignment to ...
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Creating density map from point data?

I have point data, where one point represents one 1 storm water outfall, looks like this: (point data is across all of Long Island, New York). I am having a bit of difficulty finding the best tool ...
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Extension for COGO for ArcGIS 10.2

I can't seem to find an answer with regards to obtaining COGO for ArcGIS Basic 10.2. Does COGO fall under any of the extensions currently offered by ESRI or does it only fall under the higher level ...
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Conditional formatting for Advanced Label Expression in ArcMap

I am trying to do some conditional formatting in order to highlight specific criteria. The main error I keep getting is that there are no features found. I've done a simple label with the exact same ...
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cost surface generation

I would like to have guidance on how to generate a cost surface for the data I have. In essence, I got a 1x1 DEM for the territory under study (namely, an island) and I have also digitized the ...
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How to un-delete a folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog

aka "dude where's my OOPS command?" I accidentally hit the DEL key with a folder selected in ArcCatalog, and it's apparently gone forever. There was no warning message shown, and it doesn't go into ...
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Displaying graph with value scale on Y axis using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have to symbolize my vector layer with Bar Graph in ArcGIS for Desktop. Along with the graph i have to display value scale on y Axis. Is this possible? I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop but ...
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How can I split a multi-part polygon into single polygons?

i want to split a multipart polygon which consists of several polygons into single polygons so I can delete each polygon without deleting them all at one time. I am using ArcGIS 10.
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Raster iterator on module builder

I'm trying to iterate through a folder of raster via "iterate raster" , then the output of the iterate raster is the input for " extract Sub data-set " since I want to choose the cloud mask Sub ...
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dermacation label

i have 3 different features which are country.shp, division.shp district.shp what should i do if i want to make the label is arrange like figure 1 because when i label all the features using ...
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Meaning of Spatial Join ERROR 000840: The value is not a Feature Layer?

I'm using ArcGIS (ArcMap) 10.2 to determine the relative location of points of land to a regulated area. I downloaded a layer (.lyr) file that displays the regulated area, and am able to display that ...
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Split a line from point but with a certain distance [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.2. I need some suggestion about this problem, maybe there is a certain tool, but I think no. I think some python code... but I do not know from where to start :( I have two ...
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Determining direction of longest segment of polygon?

I have a shapefile with 9000 agriculture fields and what I like to do is to determine for each field (=each polygon) the direction of the longest segment. For instance, the selected polygon in the ...
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Extremely slow processing time to map lat/lon data onto census shapefile with ArcPy?

I am a newcomer to ArcGIS and Python so I would greatly appreciate any and all input on this issue. What I am trying to do is very simple: map 400K business locations using lat/lon coordinates onto a ...
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How to create polygon feature class from UTM coordinates?

I am working to create a polygon from UTM coordinates. The script I am using fails with a "must be a sequence, not float" error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "F:/sample/clipTiles.py", ...
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ArcObjects - Geometry type select with Vbnet

How can I read the geometry type of shapefiles with ArcObjects and Vbnet? I want to check whether it is a point, polygon, or a line.
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How to add polygon layer into raster data?

I performed a supervised land-use classification with Erdas. Landsat data was used in ArcGIS to Digitize urban areas as polygon shapefile. I want to insert these polygons into the land-use raster ...
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ArcMap shuts down when I perform GWR with distance as explanatory variable

I have an integer dependent variable, one integer explanatory variable, and one float/double explanatory variable. The float variable is distance of the given observation from a single point on the ...
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How to align edge of a polygon from one shape file with edge of polygon from another shape file

Initially I had a kml file of geographic regions. Each region is a single polygon. I have imported the kml file into ArcGIS as a shape file. Several of the sides of the regions are supposed to align ...
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ArcGIS Spatial Statistics: Distance to 3rd/4th/5th closest feature

We have an algorithm which requires us to produce a score based on the distance from any given cell in an output raster to a score calculated from the distances of the 3rd closest, 4th closest, and ...
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Randomly choosing one from multiple fields in Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop, I want to randomly choose one field from a list of 10 fields (strings). The Excel equivalent, which is working, is: =INDEX(A2:J2;rnd()*10+1). How ...
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ArcPy Data Access Insert Cursor not writing geometries to feature class?

I'm running ArcGIS 10.2.1 and am having troubles with the Insert Cursor in the arcpy module. I have an empty feature class in my geodatabase and have created the short script below to try and find the ...
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How can I get a join for pre-existing fields?

I am joining some values from a table to a shapefile. The table and shapefile have the same column names and types, but when I join, Arcmap creates a new field, and I just want the join to write the ...
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Calculation based on features in shapefile

I hope I get the terminilogy right! Correct me if I mess something up. I need to perform some calculations for a scoring system for different habitat types. The Problem is that I have two different ...
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VBScript for Advanced Labeling in ArcGIS

I found a template I thought might be useful to create a table of sorts for a label. I modified it with my variables, but it still doesn't seem to be working. I'm not very familiar with VBScript, but ...
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Is exporting to feature class the simplest way to make joins permanent?

I am a new user doing simple tasks with ArcMap 10.1 I have a shapefile and an excel file, and I want the join to be a permanent part of the shapefile. The way I've been going about this is to export ...
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How to classify time periods in a new field, using Python?

I have a datetime field (Horario) in my feature class, showing only the time. Although the date doesn't appear, it seem to be stored automatically as 30 Dec 1899, I'm not sure why. I want to use ...
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How to lock points using a schematic layout algorithm?

I'm using ArcGIS Schematics extension and more particularly the "main ring" layout algorithm. In my data, I have a main ring (ring with the most links) and I want to organize nodes and links around it ...
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ArcGIS - Spatial ETL Tool - Checking fields in input shapefile

How to check if the input file fields have the expected name and type? Which transformer will be useful to validate names and types of attributes of reader. edit: I have a shapefile that transforms ...
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Overlapping transparent polygons won't darken

A client of ours wanted a map showing the 5-mile and 10-mile radius around business locations today and specifically requested that the overlapping transparent buffer radii grow darker with each other ...