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Identifying Road Crossings

The ingredients: I have animal GPS points separated by a certain amount of time & I have a map of roads The question: I want to identify a minimum number of road crossings The hard(er) parts: ...
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Automation of changing symbology for a given layer

I have a shape file that is a 10-by-10 grid of squares. The shape file has 50 attribute columns (named p_1 through p_50) where each column has 100 entries (corresponding to the 100 grid squares) and ...
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Can I use a ArcGIS 10.1 book for ArcGIS 10.3?

To learn ArcGIS, I'm going to purchase a home license of ArcGIS 10.3. But because 10.3 just came out, there are no books out yet. Will a 10.1 book suffice, or are there too many changes? Looking at ...
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Split field name of feature class in ArcGIS

Is it possible to split a field name within an attribute table of a feature class into two new fields where just the field name is being split. Please note that I do not need to split the features ...
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Count of cells seems larger than original DEM cells in ArcGIS Viewshed Analysis?

I'm running viewshed analysis and when I open up the attribute table of the viewshed, the counts of cells are much higher than the original DEM size. Am I reading this wrong? I need to calculate the ...
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Counting the number of symbols in the lyr

Counting the number of symbols in the lyr displays 0 count while it counts them in the total count. I have 253 unique values in my F.C and I have created a symbology layer for them and imported it, ...
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Calculating number of streams of each order in watershed using ArcGIS Desktop?

I obtained the order of watershed using arcgis as 7. I want to know the number of streams of each order so as to verify horton's law. Is there any tool for it?
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How to divide map into square grid using ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to divide a map in square grid using ArcGIS Desktop. Is it possible?
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ArcGIS Server Only Accessible From Local Machine

I have an ArcGIS server set up. It works, but only when I access the server (or server manager) via a web browser from the server machine itself. I am unable to access the server (using the same url) ...
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Using only part of inline variable substitution string in ModelBuilder?

I am using an inline variable substiution to alter a field name. I do this within an iteration model in model builder. The inline variable is the name of the feature class which I use as my input for ...
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Doing same calculation on different Raster files?

I am doing the work of change all null pixels to a value of -1 in the raster file X with raster calculator by using following syntax: Con(IsNull("X"),-1,"X") However, I need to do the same work on ...
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Aligning to DEM after TIFF conversion to GRID?

I can convert a TIFF (NASS Cropscape) by using Create Raster in my .gdb or Export to other Format. However, all efforts to align the extent to an existing DEM have escaped me! I have tried Snap ...
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Programmatically get list of adjacent blocks from US Census [duplicate]

I am currently doing a research project right now where I am looking at US Census Data. I am looking at data at the Census Block level and would like to pull a list of adjacent blocks. And by ...
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Mean Center/Median Center tool providing points mathematically centered but physically appearing in the wrong location

To create population weights, I'm using the Mean and Median Center tool to find the center of our populations in census tracts. However, I've noticed that some of the points that are popping up are ...
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Fill a field based on the selection from a domain of another field [duplicate]

I have 700 Unique values “Communities” and each one of this 700 unique communities has a unique reference. For example the community “Abc” has a reference “A001”, Now I have two fields in my attribute ...
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Nested Iterators

I have two polylines (say two paths/roads/etc. for example) that I want to iterate against another set of iterated polylines (ie. geologic fault lines). I want the first iterator to take Path #1 ...
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Unable to save edits. Raster dataset already exist

When I edit my attribute table then I try to save edits but one error mesage appear on my screen "Unable to save edits. Raster dataset already exist". I really wonder why this error message appear?
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Eliminating interior lines of Polygon without Dissolve

I am trying to find a way to create one polygon from separate polygons but I need to eliminate the interior lines without using the dissolve tool because I need to keep attribute fields. I tried ...
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How to create one random point per grid cell? (i.e., systematic sampling with randomly placed points)

Using ArcMap, I have used the Fishnet tool to create a grid of 1km squares. I am looking to create random points so that there is one (randomly placed) point per grid cell, with a minimum distance of ...
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Using .lyr symbology in ModelBuilder?

I'm trying to set the symbology of a raster output in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.1. I've followed the guidelines by creating the .lyr file and the adding it to the Layer Symbology tab of the Output ...
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Create field on open ArcGIS map - not saved

I am using ArcGIS desktop with an SDE feature layer with enterprise data that I do not have rights to edit. The data changes weekly but I need a field that is sum of 2 current fields without creating ...
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Using Area Solar Radiation tool. How much time will it take? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a solar radiation map for Portugal, using Area Solar Radiation tool from Spatial Analyst tools. What I want to know is how much time will it take to finish? It's running for 2 days ...
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More efficient way to get the start and the end points of a line (arcpy)?

I am collecting start and end points for a large polyline feature class in a file geodatabase. I am using arcpy, ArcGIS 10.3, Python 2.7.3 64-bit and a 10.3 compressed file geodatabase with just one ...
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Adjusting heights within a DEM raster for visualisation

Problem I have a bathymetry DEM which I want to display in 3D (ArcScene or Fledermaus). The data set is one single raster but looks like it is a mosaic of several smaller datasets. The problem is ...
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measuring bankfull width by distance between points

I have a large set of polygons that represent sections of streams, each of which has a Unique ID. Each of these polygons is made up of a series of left bank points (LB1,LB2,etc.) and right bank points ...
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QGIS and arcmap compatibility in image georeferencing

I have georeferenced an image in QGIS but when I imported it to arcmap 10.0 it saying "In consistent extent". Any one know how to solve it?
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How to draw contour line between certain elevation range?

I have a raster and I want to draw contour lines just between certain elevation range. For example I want to draw contour lines between elevation 700 (m) and 1000 (m) with the interval of 10. So there ...
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Worldfile incorrect? Puzzler: all resources supplied!

Trying to manually create a worldfile for gif images of surface currents supplied by the navy here. I have QGIS and am decent at using it but the world file tool is failing without error on me (even ...
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What exact format do I need to have for the inputs to make Path Distance work?

I am trying to run the Path Distance tool in ArcGis 10.1. Ideally I would like to utilize Tobler's hiking formula anisotropic approach to slope and a land cover cost surface to calculate the least ...
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Caching Bings Maps Aerial Locally to make it draw faster in ArcMap?

When you add Bing Maps Aerial to your MXD, can you cache the basemap locally to make it draw faster? If not, what other workaround can you do to make Bing Aerial draw faster? I'm using ArcGIS ...
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Projecting NAD83 on-the-fly to WGS84 [duplicate]

I have a point feature class in a geodatabase that uses WGS84 as its SRS. A colleage of mine created points in this feature class using an external database containing lat and long values. However, ...
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Collect last word from varied length string for filtering, auto labeling and column population? [on hold]

I have been looking and reading for a few days about how to collect the last word from a varied length string. I have found lots of postings about how to collect/split the last word, but none of the ...
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Creating density layer after calculating one value based on two variables?

I have a map of census blocks and the population of each block for an island. I also have a map of the tax map key (TMK), broken down into land parcels, with the dollar value of each land parcels. I ...
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Pythonic way to recalculate feature extent in ArcGIS 10.2

I am creating a tool that will automate a tedious process of data standardization. One of the steps is to recalculate the feature extent of a SDE file. Surprisingly I cannot find anything useful in ...
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Inline variable substitution in Model Builder using python code

I have an inline variable substiution which I would like to import into my Python script. Is that possible? I am trying to make a parameter within my path. My path currently is ...
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Data Interoperability Search Envelope Not Working 10.2.2

I have a question regarding retrieving a WFS dataset via the Data Interoperability extension on 10.2.2. (Adding a Interoperability Connection -> Connection Properties [WFS] -> Parameters). I have ...
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How to create buffer on one side of a stream in ArcGIS?

I need to create a buffer around waterfront park sites. But I only want "half" of the buffer --- the "half" that coincides with the side of the water body where to park is. In addition, the buffer of ...
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Looking for a quick way to replace text data in one column with data from another [on hold]

I would like to replace all the text data in one column with the data in another. The first column contains plant name data from our old paper maps, which is of dubious accuracy. I would like to ...
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create a zip code value to points

I have a shapefile of points (samples collection locations) with their longitude and latitude and the number of samples collected in each location. My goal is to create a raster of the number of ...
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Finding polygon within polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I find two parks (shapefile) that are within a census tract ? If I'm not mistaken you have to use selection by location.. but beyond that quite sure what to do after.
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How can I redistribute points within a polygon using certain criteria in ArcGIS?

I have some points (representing pharmacies) scattered around my research area and I would like to redistribute those points through the area using the following criteria: The points should ...
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Different results in OD Cost Matrix analysis and Route analysis

I am using OD Cost Matrix layer in order to find distances between many origins and destinations points. It works fine, but I want to make sure the results make sense, and since OD Cost Matrix can ...
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An Error Has Occurred Running Scripts On This Page - Repairing issue with batch script?

If you've been using ArcGIS for a while, you will have most likely come across this error: The issue is linked to some sort of ActiveX plugin security setting in the 32 bit version of Internet ...
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Georeferencing a CAD file and converting to SHP in ArcGIS without distance distortion

i have a land parcels dwg file in an unknown co-ordinate system and i want to georeference the file in ArcMAp and convert it to shapefile but the problem is that whenever i georef the cad drawings ...
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Representation of precipitation data

I have an excel sheet of precipitation data of each month of some districts. I have also the shapefiles of these districts. How can I represent this data in these shapefiles.
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Overlay analysis of two raster by attribute?

I have two rasters (one showing land use and the other showing soil texture). I'd like to find the areas where there is a specific land use on a specific soil texture. Is there a way to overlay two ...
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if/then with VBScript in ArcGIS Field Calculator giving Error 000539: SyntaxError: invalid syntax?

What is wrong with this VBscript in the field calculator? ColumnC= if [ColumnB] > 0 then [ColumnC] = [ColumnA] / [ColumnB] endif Each time I receive this syntax error message: Error ...
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Convert .xyz to contours?

Can anyone help me convert .xyz file to a contours? I have recieved some .xyz files from the local council and am hoping to turn them into a terrain for 3d modelling. I have tried the ASCII to feature ...
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Calculate area weighted average of attribute in one layer by shape in another

For a project I am working on I would like to intersect fire station response districts with income data to determine the median income per response district. However the borders of the layers ...
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ScriptError ArcToolbox, unable to work

This problem keeps occuring. Any function within the ArcToolbox gives this error message with different code. The message below comes from using the 'Hillshade' tool. I've updated my ArcGIS for ...