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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Generating Attachment Match Table in Enterprise Geodatabase?

I've created a file geodatabase, imported a dataset, enabled attachments, generated an attachment match table and then added attachments. Everything worked perfectly and quickly. When I tried the ...
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How do I read a map [on hold]

I would like some general guidance on best practices for map reading. I've tried to read them but it's not obvious to me where I should start and focus on.
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How to create a new field with a combination based on another field with arcpy?

I like to create a new txt which has two columns: Id and GRIDCODE. This is the original Table: The Id column of the new txt should have just unique values. I’m able to do this with the following ...
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Automated correction of parcel geometry based on area measure?

i have a set of parcels in DWG file and i have the areas that should be in these parcels in an excel file, so i have to modify each parcel to match the area specified in the excel file with a moving ...
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Creating 3D terrain from point data in PostgreSQL?

I am quite new to arcgis and I would like to create a 3d terrain. Now I have a postgresSQL table containing a list of points with their geometry data and the Z value for each point. What I would ...
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Categorizing polygons instead of using default single symbol in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is there any way to change display polygon from single symbol (default setting) to categorize? So far, when I added a feature polygon into the table of contain, it will be displayed as only one ...
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Label data clusters by nearest metropolitan area?

When using ArcGIS Optimized Hotspot Analysis, I get two outputs. A raster like the image below, and the point incident data categorized by the various confidence thresholds for hot/cold spots. ...
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Draw the bounday through DEM

I want to calculate/draw the boundary extent in Glacier valley with the help of DEM. Can you please guide me which is the best tools in ArcGIS and steps to calculate.
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Solar radiation calculation from GTOP030 DEM image

Can you help me to calculate solar radiation from GTOPO30 DEM image at the 30 m spatial resolution. I'm trying to do this many times using spatial analysis solar radiation calculation tool in ArcGIS. ...
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Change the data type of a field in multiple shapefiles

Is there a way I can change the data type of a field (possibly using the python window). I have about 25 shapefiles which are all named differently, but the name of the fields I want to change from ...
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Calculating the visibility of an observer walking a line transect

I was wondering if anyone can help. I'm want to calculate the visibility for an observer doing a bird survey by walking 1km transects broken up into 200m sections. I want to calculate the visibility ...
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ArcGIS ArcMap average values in a single flowline

I am newbie in Arcmap. I need to get the average (Velocity) values of 1000 points on my long flowline. I tried to make parallel lines on each gridpoint using the "copy Parallel" function. But there ...
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Are there any free live traffic layers for ArcGIS 9.3 MXD out there?

I am looking for free live traffic layers for a ArcGIS 9.3 MXD. My searches haven't been that successful.
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Is the error message “The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query” the result of a hardware limitation?

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.1. When I try to compute a union of two shapefiles, I get this message: "The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query. Make sure it exists and its ...
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Creating Shapefile from Excel Data

I have an Excel file with three columns, IncidentID, Latitude, and Longitude. Each row in the file corresponds to an incident and the location of the incident in units of decimal degrees. I also ...
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Using Spatial join tool returning “Count” values in Model Builder in ArcGIS10

I want to replicate the manual Spatial join (R-click Join) using 'count' in Model Builder. I have 2 datasets: Historic Road Traffic Collisions (RTC) locations - Point feature (gdb) - 3,398 rows ...
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What is the Pick tool in ArcGIS's Spatial Analyst commonly used for?

I have recently encountered the Pick tool in the Spatial Analyst of ArcGIS. I understand what the tool does; it creates an output raster using a list of input rasters and a 'position' raster which ...
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ArcGIS Desktop equivalent to GRASS r.geomorphon algorithm?

I would like to know if in ArcGIS Desktop 10 there is some tool/algorithm which can be used to perform the same analysis that r.geomorphon does in GRASS 7.
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Error when slope creating using ASTER 30m DEM

I have tried to create a slope map using ASTER 30m DEM obtained from internet. But when I use it to create (using ArcGIS 10 & 3D Analyst) a slope raster, the output is only 0-89 range. My ...
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Splitting feature class by attribute in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to split a single shapefile into multiple shapefiles by attribute. I found ET Geowizard to do this but it's not free. In arcscripts.esri.com I found a tool named ...
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Calculating NDVI using Landsat ETM+ band values

I have sample points (shape file converted from a .xls file which contains XY coordinates,nnx,nny and canopy density) and a landsat etm+ image. First I applied 'SpatialAnalyst Tools>Extraction ...
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Model Builder Query by date

I've created a model that does several spatial joins based off of a lat/long in a table. In the table, I have a "Modified_date" which gives year, month, date, time. This model is set to run ...
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proper way to export editor tracking information

I have several layers use editor tracking to trace the editing actions. Although I can get the editor tracking information through attribute table of individual layer, use want to use a button to ...
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Adding new record with specific coordinates into shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to create a new point record in my shapefile. When I use the Create Features tool in the Editor tool, I can click anywhere on my map to create a point, but when I go into the attribute table to ...
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Using line of sight or something similar to identify where lines go through hills

When QCing power infrastructure I am having to zoom into every gap and check to make sure the line makes sense (not going through the mountain). I typically check for odd spacing between the pylons ...
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Create raster distance around a single point feature class

Okay, so I'm relatively new to ArcMap and I'm trying to use the Fuzzy membership for suitability test. I have a single point feature class that I want to use for this analysis. I know that in order to ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Geocoding problems - Creature Feature Class/Error processing the table

I am trying to geocode a list of addresses to location in a particular shapefile which has roads. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1, and trying to geocode using the address locator 10.0 north america geocode ...
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Calculating area of larger polygon containing smaller polygon of same feature class inside it using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am preparing soil of a given area. I have finished all and corrected topologically. But there is soil type inside another soil type surrounding it. How can I correct this task?
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How to map tabular data based on city/province name?

I am very new to GIS and ArcGIS so would appreciate any advice/help. I have an Excel file containing data on cities (only names) and provinces (of those cities) for 158 countries around the world. ...
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What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool?

Does anyone know what type of algorithm is used in the ArcGIS Watershed tool (in the Spatial Analyst package)? Very little information given on Esri's website ... but I suspect it may be some kind of ...
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Display a NetCDF file in 3D

Does anyone know how to display a netCDF in a 3D Scene Map in ArcGIS 10.2? something like the pretty 3d graphics at the UC I've got hundreds of thousands of points/cells with values for a stretch of ...
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Rules of Nodata value?

What are the arithmetic rules that govern Nodata values? Regardless of how these null values are defined? I am using ArcMap Raster Calculator. I am thinking specifically of operations like 1*Nodata ...
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Dealing with raster: creating it in projected CRS and exporting it in geographic CRS

When creating a raster from a polygon (the CRS of the polygon is a geographic coordinate system), the raster is created in the projected coordinate reference system of the data frame, which is a ...
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Is it possible to localize ArcGIS Feature-Classes?

I wondered if it is possible to translate an arcgis feature-class into different languages? For example I want to translate the Fields of the class and then add the data for the defined languages. I ...
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Creating a layer in arcmap by dragging a table from an OracleDB

I am working on a project for a client, they gave us some data from their oracleDB, and when I connect to it in arc map I can just drag and drop the tables from the catalog window into arcmap and they ...
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ReClassify Vector Data Between Values using ArcGIS Desktop?

I would like to be able to take all values between 1 and 10 and have a field define them as 1, and all values between 10 and 20 and set them to 2, how do I do that with vector data? I read how to set ...
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Updated features from GDB after Check-out Replica created from ArcSDE GDB [closed]

I have created Check-out Replica from the main ArcSDE GDB. I have below questions. If GDB Admin update few things (Attribute or Spatial) after version was created, will it be reflected in the child ...
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Exporting data in XML file format from ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is it posible to export shapefiles or rasters in XML file format from ArcGIS?
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How to create Map from jpeg in Arcgis 10

I'm pretty new to Arcgis software and going to create map. I have some points which should be shown on the map( there are temperatures of cites). So, I need to create a map in arcgis. I guess! What I ...
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How to get Network Analyst to find nearest facility on globe?

Currently, the nearest facility matrix results stay within the confines of the GCS84 projection, so the route from Los Angles to Japan travels EAST not WEST. How can I change the settings to permit it ...
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Is table with 20,000 rows and 5 columns too large for Dissolve of ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is a table with 20 000 rows and 5 columns too large for arc map 10.2.1? I have tried several things without success to dissolve this table based on one feature. The table was obtained from the ...
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ArcGIS Mosaic to New Raster() tool seems to interpolate data gaps on one computer/version but not another?

i have a group of raster files in .tif format that I want to mosaic together into one .tif. I've noticed that I get data gaps along the seams when I do Mosaic to New Raster() on my home computer ...
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Display a raster stack with several bands in ArcGIS?

I have already made a raster stack (5 bands in one TIFF) of my multitemporal Landsat images in R and have also clipped a smaller region of every raster stack for each image. Now I want to do some ...
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Arc error executing function Skyline with surface

Trying to get a skyline for a set of 3D points based on a DEM (LiDAR based raster), but get the catch all error 999999. The surface is optional and the function works when no surface is assigned. All ...
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Failed to Connect to database: Underlying database error occured

I'm trying to connect to a personal database in ArcGIS 10.2 that contains work that I've spent the last two weeks working on but I am now receiving an error: Failed to connect to database. An ...
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Raster clipping without producing no data values

I'm trying to clip a raster in ArcMap using a polygon, and I'm wondering if there's any way to have the resulting raster not include any "no data" values (I apologize for the poor grammar). My process ...
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Avoiding ImportError: No module named numpy?

When I try to import ArcPy, I get the following message. Any help would be appreciated.
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Python in ArcGis, cannot find what is wrong with my syntax

I am using Feature class to Feature class to batch convert some .dwg files. However python does not like the last statement (name). It's probably something very simple, any idea where I'm going ...
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How to create transparent text?

I am trying to insert a watermark into a map using ArcGIS. As you can see from the screenshot, I have the text in place, although I need to make the text transparent (e.g. 50% transparency). I used ...
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Script tool Value ERROR 000735: Output Layer: Value is required?

I've been struggling to get my script tool to run without receiving the following error: <class 'arcgisscripting.ExecuteError'>: Failed to execute. Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000735: ...