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Pinning ArcMap Table of Contents but not Attribute table window?

I have pinned by table of contents but I would like to view my attribute table as floating - i.e. I can make it much larger so I can view the data easily.
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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Simplification Tolerance value field is missing from Simplify Polygon tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

Trying to run Simplify Polygon (Cartography -> Generalization) tool in ArcGIS 10.2 (ArcInfo License). I ran the tool successfully once, then tried again on a new polygon, but the simplification ...
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How to copy non-spatial data from an Oracle database to a file geodatabase?

I have a model (shown below) that runs fine minus one small portion (outlined in red). I have tried various ways to remedy this but to no avail. The issue I'm having is this: The top portion of the ...
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Model Builder or a python script for pulling SDE data in a single GDB file

Would like to know if Model Builder or a Python Script would be better for pulling dozens of fc from ArcSDE into a single .gdb file ? The tool will need to be run on a regular basis.
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Is there another way to acces the histogram in ArcGis 10

i need the histogram of the frequency to heights distribution like in the attached picture. Is there another toolkit to access this data? A screenshot is not suitable :) The attribute table is not ...
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How to find the distance between start of line and start of raster with arcpy/python?

I'am creating a python script tool for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 to extract profiles. I’m using stack profile to extract values to a table but stack profile only outputs values where the line and raster ...
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Making 'persistent' ArcMap tool without creating Python add-in?

I want to make an addon that, while editing in ArcMap, will track where I pan and move the viewport. I have the pieces together, but I don't like debugging with the Python Add-In wizard, because I ...
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SLDs imported from ArcMap do not apply on Geoserver

I've exported shapefiles and SLDs from ArcGIS to deploy them on GeoServer. The client was using field names longer than 10 symbols so they got truncated. The field upon which the symbology is mainly ...
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ArcPy inconsistently accepts SQL queries for MakeFeatureLayer or SelectLayerByAttribute

I need to buffer a subset of features in a particular feature class. To do this, I am first creating a feature layer (using a SQL query to select only what I want), and then running Buffer. So my ...
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Better way to combine 2 rasters

I have two raster layers: One with 56 m resolution and the other has 30 m resolution. Usually, I just use the 'Combine' command in ArcGIS to combine them, getting a single value for each unique ...
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Splitting lines once at specified distance from each end?

This is related to an old problem of mine, regarding arrowheads on lines, which doesn't look very nice unless the line is very thin. It's even an ArcGIS idea with quite a lot of votes (although no ...
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Tool (Simplify Polygon) parameter is not visible anymore

I am having a strange problem in ArcGIS Toolbox. I am trying to use the Simplify Polygon (Cartography) tool from ArcToolbox. When I open the tool, there is no possibility to input Simplification ...
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Selecting features by location based on selected feature using ArcObjects?

I am very new to ArcGIS and ArcObjects. I am writing a code for a button that will detect a selected feature and then select other features based on the feature that I had selected please take a look ...
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Change projections depending on the zoom level

Is it possible in ArcGis (from a technology/performance/… point of view) to switch projections depending on the zoom level? For example, Is it possible when zooming at some extent to the poles, my ...
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How to save MakeNetCDFTableView output?

I was trying to extract the time-series data from the netcdf using grid points (lat/long) by MakeNetCDFTableView. I have more than 100 grid points and I want to extract the data from the netcdf file. ...
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Cant find Define Line Portion tool

I am following the procedure on this help page: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00390000002z000000 However when at step 3, I can't seem to find the Define Line Portion ...
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Merge ascii files in Arcmap

I have multiple .asc grid files, I need to merge these into one raster grid file. I would like to know the procedure to merge .asc files.
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Selecting Features located in extruded surface using ArcScene?

I have a set of total station points that have elevation values for different soil Horizons across a 40x10 meter piece of land. I have created a TIN surface for each Soil Horizon and then used the ...
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How to increase raster extent by filling extent with no data using ArcGIS Desktop without Spatial Analyst?

I am using feature to raster to rasterize water polygons. It only makes a raster the extent of the features in the polygons, whereas I would like it to be the extent of another existing .tif image. ...
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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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...