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Phenological event extraction in IDL

I’m doing phenological study using a threshold method in IDL. I have a twelve-band image in 2005 (format is in .tiff not ENVI format). Twelve-band means that monthly images (Jan to Dec) have been ...
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Why does ArcGIS 10.1 Upgrade Geodatabase tool throw ERROR 999999: Error executing function?

I am trying to upgrade File Geodatabases using a Python script that runs fine until the step where it runs the Upgrade Geodatabase tool. The error is: "ERROR 999999: Error executing ...
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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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ArcPy SelectLayerByAttribute Error and how to control GP output layer name

I have a rather long script that first references an SDE feature class (non-versioned) to perform an attribute selection based on a SQL selection. I've been unable to figure out why the script will ...
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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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Splitting lines automatically at specific distances using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a set of polylines which I need to split at varying distances from their starting points. In general, I'm looking for a something similar to the SPLIT function within the editor tool. There ...
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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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Selecting polygons within others that share a boundary

Thanks in advance for any help. I have a feature class in ArcGIS 10.2 with 455 polygons,they are municipal boundaries. We use it to determine permissions for users in another application and it's ...
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Create DEM from stereo pairs?

Does ArcGIS Desktop or any of its native extensions allow me to create DEMs from stereo pairs (acquired by satellite, GeoEye 1)? If the answer is a clear no, brownie points will go to an answer that ...
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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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Exporting map to jpg (multiple times with python)?

I set symbology and exported each raster in my mxd (one by one) to jpg file. My script is ok and it works (it is shown at the bottom). The question is: how can I customly set my legend? Now I have ...
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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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How to call ESRISignAddIn Silently (no UI)?

I am creating a build workflow and I ran into some problems. When I call ESRISignAddIn.exe from the command prompt it is throwing up a dialog saying "Add-In successfully signed". I was expecting it ...
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Iterating using search cursor and layer selection performance?

I'm trying to use the results of a search cursor to iteratively make selections on a feature class and then create new feature classes (so you get a new feature class or shp for each unique value in 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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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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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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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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Get selected features on ArcMap in arcMap Addin (eclipse)

I am building a custom arcMap Addin button which onclick event tells info about selected features. Following is my java class --- public class Break extends Button { /** * Called when the button ...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Loop in ModelBuilder for compositing bands of multiple Images

I'm attempting to automate the "Composite Bands" tool somehow in ModelBuilder, but haven't been able to figure out an effective method. I have landsat 7 data that is separated into folders and each ...
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How can I iterate Selection by Attributes?

I have a large data shapefile for the state of New York. Each shape has a code corresponding to each county, so I want to iterate "Selection by Attribute" for each code, create a layer from all the ...
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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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Identity tool does not work as expected

I have two shapefiles. Shapefile A has five attributes and shapefile B has 20 attributes. I use the Identity tool to determine, what of shapefile A lies in shapefile B. This is how both attribute ...
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Error with the Contour (Spatial Analyst) tool in ArcGIS

I am having an issue with the Contour (Spatial Analyst) tool in ArcGIS. When I manually run the tool in ArcToolbox, it will sometimes say that the tool has failed, giving the following error message: ...
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Where did my Create Features window go?

I closed the window and now I can't find it again. I've tried the Editor toolbar dropdown and Create Features is not even on there (at all, not even greyed out). Suggestions?
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Show “layer name” as text in arcgis layout view (map)

I am trying to show the layer names of all visible layers in ArcGis 10.1 when creating a map in layout view. First I tried to use "insert legend" and show there only the layername, but I can't ...
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How would I group values in a field based on range of number using python, and then update the attribute table?

An example of what I'm trying to accomplish is described below, however they don't describe how to use the data update cursor to update the attribute column. data - Group values based on range of ...
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Applying unique processing extent to each iteration of tool in ArcMAP Model Builder

I am trying to create an automated ArcMAP (10.1) tool that will read in a file (ASCII most likely) of maximum and minimum lat/long values along with some additional variables. The tool will iterate ...
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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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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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Moving map-embedded annotation to a different annotation group

I'm working with an annotation group that was generated by converting labels to annotation and storing it in the map instead of a database. After this conversion, the scale of the map was changed, ...
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Uninstalling ArcGIS extensions from earlier version after ArcGIS upgraded?

I uninstalled ArcGIS 9.3.1 (server, desktop, engine), then installed ArcGIS10.0 (Server, Desktop, engine). When I tried to uninstall some arcmap extensions, I got error 1001 "unable to get installer ...
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Changing symbology as per scale reference in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10 and I want to display my village parcel as per given scalewise symbology. I have one idea that copy and paste same layer. But my question is that in a single layer, is it ...
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Is it possible to symbolise via a related table?

I´m using ArcGIS for Desktop with an Advanced license level. I´ve got a feature class with several points in it; each point contains information for location and Name. E.g. Location [Berlin] , Name ...
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Calculating fields using a list of features

I've written some basic code which creates a new .dbf and adds two fields to it: 1 for today's date, another which should contain the names of shapefiles located in another folder. What I'd like to do ...
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plug logistic regression equation into Raster Calculator when one predictor is nominal

I am conducting a study that aims at building a Logistic Regression model for land productivity quality (binary dependent variable: good, no good) using different predictors such as slope, elevation, ...
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How to select duplicate polygons? [duplicate]

Although it may seem this has been answered before, there doesn't seem to be a solution. I am trying to simply select duplicate polygons. I don't want to delete them or anything like that. I need ...
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List index out of range error

I've been writing a script that clips large datasets based on a selected feature. It works fine when I run it in a test workspace where only related layers are active and running. However, when I run ...
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Join of two attribute tables with different amounts of rows

I have a hard time sorting the following out: I have two different Shapefiles. The attributetable of one, lets call it shapefile A looks the following: SHAPEFILE A ATTRIBUTETABLE Name Type ...
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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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How to check whether an optional FeatureSet parameter was set by the user in a geoprocessing script tool?

I have created a custom geoprocessing script tool which contains an optional FeatureSet parameter. When unpacking the parameters in the script, the FeatureSet is defined as a RecordSet object, even ...
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Is there a compelling case to learn/use Python Toolboxes (new at ArcGIS 10.1) over Python Script Tools?

I've written a few Python Toolboxes (which are new at ArcGIS 10.1), but am yet to decide whether/when I should write them rather than Python Script Tools in a standard toolbox. I thought the Online ...
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How do I force the comma into Acres number on the ModelBuilder?

I'm writing a ModelBuilder to run many shapefiles output to database that has the sum acres for each crop however by looking at the field column it does not show comma like for example Alfalfa ...
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Select a single entry using SearchCursor and create variable

I am trying to select a single entry of a floating point entry in a dbf table that contains 9 entries (sampled from a raster image), some of which is NULL using SearchCursor. I want to select one of ...
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Retrieving points that make up drive-time polygon generated by ArcGIS for Desktop in automated way?

One of our GIS guys showed me a demo of the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension creating a drive-time polygon for points that he clicked on a map. This is exactly what we need for our web application, ...