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Does dissolving features improve geoprocessing efficiency?

I have a large set of line data (>140,000 features). Is there a processing advantage, in either time required or (more importantly) memory used: to running Dissolve on the data before running ...
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Spatial Join Attribution for Report Generation

I generated a grid index for a very large area of land in order to create a mapbook to keep track of some environmental sites for monitoring. I was able to generate the pages of maps without issue, ...
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Time not configuring correctly?

I'm trying to match data in a textfile that contains time, value, and fips code to the cntyidfp part of a map of US counties. However, even though I am able to match the two sets of data together, ...
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Display Arabic text in ArcGIS

I have my GDB where names for a few fields in feature class is written in Arabic. When I label them, it is displaying the labels but unable to understand the text as it is symbolized/coded. Can ...
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Overwrite option on a standalone ZonalStatisticsAsTable using ArcPy

How can I code an "overwrite option" on a standalone ZonalStatisticsAsTable using ArcPy? I don't see any overwrite option from a Esri example. # Execute ZonalStatisticsAsTable outZSaT = ...
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Comparing data from two different time periods

I am trying to compare DWI frequency over the period of 3 years. I want to create 3 maps, with each one showing where DWI's occurred during 2011, 2012, and 2013. I have the point data for this, but I ...
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Finding the shortest network distance from A to C via the closest B in ArcGIS?

I have an intern wanting to model the network distance from origin (A) to destination (C) via the closest detour (B). There are approximately 1,000 origin, 200 destination, and 500 detour points. I ...
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Restricting ArcGIS network analysis to finding origins/destinations with common ID?

I have two point feature classes, patients and physicians. The patient feature class has a record of which physician each patient visits (a one to one relationship). I would like to run an OD Cost ...
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Combining edits from multiple Geodatabases into a Master Geodatabase

Is there a way to automate combining edits from multiple, single project geodatabases into a master geodatabase based off the date the edits were made without creating duplicated of the same project ...
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Linear referenced data driven pages

I am trying to create a form of data driven page that incorporates linear referencing very similar to the "Linear referencing scenarios" example: I have a map that I will display on each page that ...
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Cause of Error 000308: Invalid Field Type when batch running ArcPy script?

This is my first post on this site. I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I wrote a simple script in the form of a python toolbox to calculate the speed of travel between consecutive entries of a ...
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How to split polygons at intersections in ArcGIS 9.3?

I have two polygon layers. I'd like to split the features in one based on where they intersect the other layer. I've tried using the Clip tool, but there is no option to simply split the features -- ...
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Combining multiple year yield data in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and trying to find the simplest way to combine multiple year of crops yield data into one file and get the average yield. The files are point files from a yield ...
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How to skip over errors created by cursors running through empty tables?

I am trying to automate the creation of many different feature layers were their content is created by a cursor. Sometimes during the automation, a feature layer may be empty, this is okay, but as the ...
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ArcGIS Publisher PMF Version Compatibility

Does anyone know of version compatibility issues of creating a PMF? Or links to that documentation? I have not seen anything from Esri. I have asked Esri Support, and will update with their response. ...
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How do I rename rasters in an mxd by using my csv?

I have the following data in a csv: RasterName First name Raster 1 Aaron Raster 1 Paul Raster 2 Bryan Raster 3 Cranston Raster 3 Vince I have added these ...
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ArcGIS: Create polygon using file containing point coordinates

I have a text file containing the projected coordinates of the points that define a single polygon. The X, Y coordinates are separated by Tab Is there a tool in ArcGIS similar to "Add X,Y Data" in ...
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Convert table to feature class [on hold]

I have a table with some columns. I need to convert this table to an feature class. or copy rows from this table in an existing class. this class(order feature class, rout feature class etc ...) I ...
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Clipping faster (i.e. in bulk/batch) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have 100 different input vector layers and one clip feature vector layer. I have to clip them 100 times but its a large amount of work. Is there any Python script (ArcPy) in ArcGIS for Desktop ...
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How write query in “Select_analysis” that compare string from one column with another column?

I have a shp file (s.shp) with column "A" and column "B". I try copy from this file only that rows where string value from column "A" is part of string value from column "B" e.g. A 0.1 0.2 0.3 ...
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Cause of ExecuteError: ERROR 999999: Error executing function from Spatial Join?

I'm trying to use the spatial join to append rows to my target feature from my join feature. Here's my code: #import the module import arcpy from arcpy.sa import * from arcpy import env ...
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Creating an outline around groups of polygons

I am trying to find a tool or workflow for creating a type of minimum bounding polygon or envelope for complex land areas. (Not just a rectangle, but a simplified perimeter) Can anyone recommend a ...
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Bentley Map more compatible with Microstation than ArcGIS for Desktop? [on hold]

I presently use Microstation & ArcGIS & was wondering if migrating to Bentley map would solve some of my compatability problems?
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Editing height of DEM raster using the adjacent cell values [duplicate]

I have a high elevation as 35m, but surrounding area height 6m/7m..I need to adjust that DEM (18m to 35 m) height using the adjacent area height. How could i edit the DEM raster? I hv been trying to ...
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create symbology categories automatically

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I'm creating a model that takes an Excel file with coordinates. input = Table input excel make XY event copy feature output = Shapefile Now I want to ...
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Converting KML To Layer using ArcPy losing objects?

I am trying to a convert kml file to a layer using python. This is my code: import arcpy arcpy.KMLToLayer_conversion('C:\kml\\result.kml', 'C:\kml', 'result') But the layer has lost a lot of ...
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Using auto increment code with counter

I was wondering if it's possible to use the standard auto increment code to work on groups of records: FeatureClass = "newFC" recs = collections.defaultdict(int) autoIncrementEXP = "autoIncrement()" ...
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Python Syntax Error when running Python Snippet of successful geoprocess

I am having an issue with a simple python snippet. Here's the background: I wanted to include an additional step in a nightly update script that replaces characters in a field that simply do not play ...
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Exporting GeoTIffs from Data Driven Pages for use on a Tablet

I'm a beginner at ArcGIS 10.2 and have encountered a small problem that I couldn't solve by googling. I'm trying to export a set of raster and vector data for use on a tablet. The aim is to find LiDAR ...
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Update Attribute based on spatial location

I want to spatially (Spatial Join) update few fields, not all, from another feature class. Is there any way to select and update few fields instead of all the fields from the other layer and ...
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Copy Features giving ERROR 000210: Cannot create output in ArcPy?

I have an issue where I'm trying to save separate feature classes for each route in an already solved closest facility problem, and one seemingly arbitrary route won't save. I tried to look at the ...
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How to save view so all maps are same when exporting maps?

I have been exporting a number of different projections for a study. However, the problem comes when I want to edit features or zoom in or out. When I then return to the Layout view, the map is not in ...
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Question regarding area overlap

I'm using land use data, and report the proportion of each sub-catchment that is used for “Grazing Modified Pastures” and “Irrigated Modified Pastures”. I'm essentially focused on these two layers, ...
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Calculate Field in ModelBuilder gives General error executing calculator. ERROR 999999: Error executing function. Expected end of statement?

I am attempting to do zonal statistics for multiple images and I need to add an extra field that will have the name of each raster file in each row to the finally appended file. I have added a field ...
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RuntimeError: Field is not editable when using InsertCursor on ArcSDE geodatabase with ArcFM installed?

We are running ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 SP1, and also have ArcFM installed. I have this simple code: workspace = "C:\\my.sde" arcpy.env.workspace = workspace edit = arcpy.da.Editor(arcpy.env.workspace) ...
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Habitat connectivity — how to map connectivity between polygons based on a separate polygon layer

I have a polygon layer representing a habitat type and another polygon layer representing water features. I want to be able to assign to each water feature whether it shares a connection via a ...
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Spatial verification process

I am working on a project that involves mapping community anchor institutions and at a point where I need to verify that the points are in the correct parcels. I have the address information for the ...
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Displaying extruded polygon outlines in ArcScene 10.2.1

I am having a similar problem to the question posted on this site: How to display Arcscene polygon extrusion edges? When I extrude polygons in Arcscene 10.2.1, the polygons rise to the specified ...
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Making multiple legend boxes all same size using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I make all the rectangle or (legend box) all the same ? Look at the circles I marked in the pictures. It should be very simple thing to do. Anyone out there have a good workaround ?
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arcpy searchCursor numeric variable in where clause

I know this question has been answered but I am not seeing an adaptation that I can understand. I am trying to use a numeric variable in a where clause and just having a hard time figuring it out. ...
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How to copy annotation feature and paste within same layer?

I am having trouble executing a very basic command which is to copy and paste an annotation within the same layer in ArcGIS 10.1. First, I created an annotation class, then created one label (a ...
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Looping through subsets and spatial-join to single output

I have two feature class files, point file and polyline file and would like to spatially join pairs by looping/iterating based on a conditional IF statement. The resulting pairs would then be loaded ...
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Making Map with Color Ramp Using SQL Database Intergration?

This could be a trivial question, but I've been kind of stuck on it for awhile. I'm trying to construct multiple maps that reflect aggregated data showing overall risk by county in a SQL Database ...
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How to access raster NoData value?

I am trying to programmatically access the NoData value in a raster dataset as shown in the screenshot. Two tools that come to mind to describe raster properties do not seem to be able to describe ...
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Field Calculator If/Then in ArcGis 10.1

I've been looking through these threads, i found something similar and thought it could be the answer, but it doen't seem to work for me... I could do this the slow way with Select By Attributes, but ...
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Viewing Esri ASCII Raster file in ArcGIS for Desktop?

i have some problem viewing an ascii file in a structured way in arcGIS. i have used IDL ENVI too to solve this issue but all data is not displayed. I'll really appreciate your help. please check ...
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Cause of Field Calculator UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf6' in position 5: ordinal not in range(128)? [on hold]

def Befahrung(value1,value2): if value1 is ' ': return ' ' else: return "G:\\Example\\" + str(value1) + "\\File_" + str(value2) + ".pdf" I try to create a field with a hyperlink. It works ...
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How to symbolize based on feature class and assign a unique value per point?

I am trying to produce a map in ArcGIS 10.1 that symbolizes by feature class but also assigns a unique number (as part of the symbol) to each location that will relate to a table embedded in the map ...
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Best practice for aerial photo stitching and georeferencing

I need to georeference 53 air photos from 1981 (1:25,000 scale) and was wondering what would be the most efficient, defensible, and accurate option. For context, the air photos are following a highway ...
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How do I change graduated color class values with python?

I am trying to use python to adjust my graduated color symbols' class breaks and labels. The layer is a query layer tied to an SQL DB and I want to be able to execute my python (after the database has ...