ArcGIS for Desktop is an Esri product from the ArcGIS Platform. This tag should be used to distinguish issues with it from those of ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS for Mobile, ArcGIS Online, etc

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Is it possible to view different layers in different viewers in ArcScene?

I want to create a fly around of a mine dump in ArcScene. I know that I can add a viewer(s) and create different perspectives of the main scene. But is it possible to have for example an aerial ...
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Understanding “Creating Layer From Selected Features.”

I used the “Create Layers From Selected Features” a lot as working with sunsets of a database is typically more efficient in ArcGIS (v. 10.3). Recently I had a project when I was trying to determine ...
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NCAR and ArcGIS integration (time lapse)?

I've downloaded several climate files from the NCAR Climate Change model, however, I can't seem to enable a time lapse or put more that one layer over continents (ie total precipiation, land surface ...
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Is there an alternative to ArcGIS Composite Template in the Production Mapping extension?

Is there a GIS tool to create a composite template without having the Production Mapping extension? I have ArcMAP Basic available as well as any open source software. The composite template ...
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Reclassification from selected integers to text descriptions in a new field [on hold]

I know this is going to be a very simple answer because I was able to do this but after a couple of months of not using Arcmap forgot how to do it: in an attribute table I have an attribute "WPC" ...
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Computational Geometry Problem

I have following datasets- Road network (line) Waterbodies data (polygon) School locations (point) Suberb boundaries (polygon) Property boundary -buildings (polygon) What i want- Generation of ...
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How do I classify my counties to color the bottom / top 25% in area?

I have a map of my state with county boundaries. What settings should I use to color the counties based on their area but only if its area falls in the bottom or top 25% of county area? For example, ...
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How to combine text and integers in a string field?

I have field with numbers in it (field type: double, number format: numeric) and I need to create a new field and put text in front of the numbers. I know that I need to add a new string field, but ...
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Calculating population statistics for postcode centroids

Perhaps this isn't really specifically a GIS question, but I've been using ArcMap to measure distances from the access points of green spaces in Bristol to postcode centroids and would like to use ...
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Repeating points by field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point layer in ArcGIS that has a field named "Population" that stores an integer value for every point in the layer. I want to create N points in the exact place of the feature that has N as ...
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How to add rule and add feature class to topology using arcpy and stop getting error 000732?

This script successfully added feature classes to topology when that is all I had scripted it to do. Now I've added the add rule parts (#added) and it's still just adding feature classes without ...
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Sub-Shapefile Attribute Ineritance

I have two shapefiles: a shapefile of plant communities: each polygon there covers a wide swath of land and names the plant community there. I also have another shapefile that identifies a bunch of ...
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Dissolve without removing interior lines in ArcMap? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to GIS and I'm having an issue that I hope someone can help me resolve? Basically, what I'm trying to do is merge features based on a single attribute so that my table no longer ...
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Grouping points based of user-provided distance in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point layer and I need to group/aggregate the points within a 1km proximity into 1 single point to create a new point layer. I was trying to use Aggregate point and then Feature to point, ...
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Python toolbox tool objects do not remember instance variables between function calls?

I am developing a Python toolbox, and came across a peculiar behavior: The tool objects does not remember any instance variables between function calls. Consider this code: import arcpy class ...
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How to set a buffer only in a specific direction?

I am trying to create a buffer for several polygons in a south-western orientation. As far as I know, this is not possible using the buffer tool (I use ArcGIS 10.3). I could do it manually but for ...
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Divide/Split single polygons from one Shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I have a map of Austria which shows all the federal states in own polygons. As a whole - sure - you get Austria. I know how to make several states invisible so that you can just see particular states ...
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Moran's I correlogram: advices on interpretation

I was interested in assessing to what extent the occurrence of a given land characteristics is influenced by autocorrelation. I have a point shape file, and for each point the presence/absence of that ...
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Converting polygon feature class to WKT for ArcGIS [duplicate]

I am currently trying to export the geodata from a series of polygons in several .lyr files within my geodatabase in ArcGIS 10.2. I want to export the series of polygons within my layer as WKT (well ...
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Dealing with Null Values in Destination Table After Editing with ArcGIS Relationship Class?

I have an ArcGIS geodatabase that contains one origin feature class linked to multiple standalone tables by Simple one-to-many Relationship Classes. The foreign keys in the destination tables are all ...
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Adding separate distance files to calculate total distance in ArcGIS

I have two raster files: A raster of distance-to-outlet for a creek. Value = 0 at creek outlet (white), and the maximum value is at the beginning of the creek (black). A raster of Euclidean ...
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spatial autocorrelation and calculation of autocovariate term

I was reading some literature on spatial modeling, where it is stressed that in using regression (e.g., the Generalized Linear Model family, comprising Logistic Regression for example) the possible ...
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Exporting Matrix from ArcGIS (so readable in R)

I would like to eventually create a shape file in ArcGIS and then extract it as a matrix to be read by a spatial package I use in R. My first step is to create a simple binary matrix of a map (UK for ...
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How to improve Maplex placement when you get such a clutter?

I use ArcMap to produce map document containing a lot of label boxes with line callout. Sometimes, I have so many labels that leaders come very matted. Then I use Illustrator to unravel. How could ...
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Working on a network source of data

I have several very large nation-wide raster datasets that I would like to work on remotely (and collaboratively) and save our county level work on several local drives. What is the best way to set ...
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Importing OpenStreetMap (OSM) data into *.gdb using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Does anyone know what the fastest way to import OpenStreetMap data into an ArcGIS File Geodatabase (*.gdb) is? I'm using ArcGis 10.2.x and I see two options: OpenStreetMap Loader, which handles a ...
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labelling line features

I am working with arcmap 10.2.2. I would like to label features in maps which I create with data driven pages. I have one ddp layer and another layer with the labels. The layer with the label ...
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Creating polygon grid using fixed extent

I have a Shapefile of a town. I would like to divide the whole area into grids such that each grid has a scale of 1:2000. I have set my map to fixed scale (1:2000) in Layout View.
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Copying feature classes from Personal Geodatabase to File Geodatabase using ArcPy?

I have huge amount of personal geodatabases that contain dataset and feature classes (one dataset with four feature classes and one feature classes outside of the dataset in each mdb). I want to ...
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Creating Service Areas with a Certain Constraint (Network Analyst)

I'm looking to create service areas around a number of facilities each with a set population max capacity. I have centroids from census data that are snapped to the network representing 'demand.' Is ...
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Arcpy Copy Feature Classes with Overwrite to specific feature datasets

Objective - I have a target GDB "schema" with set feature dataset names and feature classes (no features) within them. I want to copy submittal geodatabase feature classes into that target. I first ...
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Multiple related tables?

Is there a way to relate 2 tables based on 2 distinct fields and be able to open the related table for each distinct field? Say I have a short list of 500 addresses of interest. I would like to ...
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Using photo for mapping lineations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am attempting to map the paths of burrow on an oriented photo in order to generate an xy xy chart to run a lineation analysis. How do I get a photo into ArcGIS, orient it, and trace lines that ...
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What is the difference between the “feature to raster” and “polygon to raster” tools when converting a polygon to a raster?

I am currently trying to get a group on connected polygons that are within the same feature to a raster so I can reclassify it for cost analysis. I noticed that ArcGIS for Desktop has a "feature to ...
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Integrating New Coordinate System as Default in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a database in Postgres whose Coordinate System is a local one. I mean it is not defined as default in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. On the other hand I have ArcGIS with SDE working over Oracle. ...
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Closest facility analysis using polygons

I have a polygon shape file containing polygons representing green spaces and a point shapefile of postcode centroides and am hoping to carry out closest facility analysis in arcmap to calculate the ...
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Which Custom Geographic Transformation Method to use for Nad83 to Nad 83 (CSRS)

I couldn't find a NTv2 file for transforming GCS NAD83 to GCS NAD83(CSRS) so I'm trying to create a custom transformation using the 'Create Custom Geographic Transformation' tool in ArcMap. The tool ...
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What are the requirements to set “Supports Advanced Queries” true on a Feature Layer hosted on ArcGis Server 10.1

I'm trying to use the ArcGIS query feature, OrderByFields, but I've read that for that feature to work the feature layer must show "Supports Advanced Queries: true". The layer we are hosting says that ...
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What is the best method for route cost estimation? [on hold]

What would be the best method for calculating a rough adhoc route cost i.e. a potential road (been some years since I have used Network Analysis in ArcGIS), alternatively would it be better using ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1 and one-to-many relationship

I've been struggling to link a feature of 450 municipalities and approximately 60,000 fires that have occurred over the last 15 years. I've attempted to make a relationship class. I can see the ...
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Digitizing a coloured map with legend

I have a map that is coloured with a legend of physical values (elevation) associated with the different colours. Is there a way to digitize this map and yield the actual elevation values (instead of ...
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How to randomly apply a feature from the attributes table (an area) to a bigger area in ArcGIS 10?

I am rather a beginner at ArcGIS and I have absolutely no idea how to do this. I have to design an agricultural area, which I have the whole of it, but I am not sure which farm plant which crop and so ...
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Performing Regression Analysis using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to perform regression analysis using road accident data using ArcMap 10.1. The accident data is a point file for all accidents with information on the date the accident happened, time, ...
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Automatically align the border of one shapefile to overlap the border of another

Can I automatically align the border of one shapefile to overlap the border of another, without editing each vertice individually?
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What Raster Calculator expression to use? Need to Set Nodata to the overlapping pixels of two rasters (w data example)

Colleagues, hello! For quite a while I`m struggling to make up a map algebra expression in the ArcGIS Raster Calc… On the output I need a single raster with values 0, 30 and nodata (-128). The ...
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PomPom Weed (Campuloclinium macrocephalum) detection using Landsat Images through ArcGIS Desktop? [on hold]

what are the possibility of detecting PomPom Weed (Campuloclinium macrocephalum) using Landsat Images through ArcGIS 10?
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How to digitize the network to get shortest path between two points using arc map 10.1? [on hold]

I need to get shortest path between two point in arc map 10.1.i have did using network analyst tool but the path which i am getting is not short path,i think i have did something wrong in digitizing ...
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Building Large Network Datasets from OpenStreetMap in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to build a "large" network dataset from OSM data in ArcGIS. Doing it all at once is taking a "long time" and seems like there is a big opportunity for it to fail at some point which would ...
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Create Random point generator tools [closed]

I am looking for a tool that has similar to Create Random point generator that provide more tools ? I am aware that ArcGIS 10.2.2 has one on their arctoolbox, but I wanted to know if there are more ...
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NLCD data-dividing it into counties so they can be compared

I have a state wide NLCD raster data set. I would like it to be separated into counties, so I can use something like Zonal stats for each county to make calculations and compare counties. This would ...