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Conversion from string decimal date format into field with date format using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ESRI ArcMap 10.2 , I am trying to convert a text field in a shapefile that holds dates in a decimal format into a usable date formated field, but I can not for the life of me figure out the ...
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MakeFeatureLayer_management wrong output

I have a huge database with Sightings from whales and dolphins from 1995 till today. So I want to sort the database with python. Till now I can make FeatureLayers for each year for ...
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ITRF2008 to WGS84 Datum Transformation in ArcMap?

If I have data in IRTF2008 as shapefile is it possible to change this to WGS84 and how? The need for this comes when trying to display the data in a third party program that doesn't recognize the ...
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Incorrect vectorization from a raster in ArcGis (ArcScan)

I am trying to make a vectorization to get lines from a raster image using arcscan. I saw some users making it but using easier images with more visible lines but is not working with my image. could ...
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How to change properties of an item in a legend in ArcMap 10.2 using python

For many of my projects I use a single mxd to create multiple maps using a python script to switch on/off various raster layers before exporting to pdf. Before beginning the exporting process I ...
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ArcMap License problem [duplicate]

I dont want to execute my Add-in application in crack ArcMaps.I want to use or execute only licensed ArcMap's (orginal ArcMap's) my application.I cant control with EsriLicenseStatus constants.Are ...
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Custom error message with 'Error Code -1' in ArcGIS script tool

I have a script tool in ArcGIS 10.2 and I have altered the tool's validation code to show my custom error messages using setErrorMessage method. It works but when an error message is displayed it ...
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Subtracting columns (that include null values) in ArcMap Field Calculator

I’m desperately trying to run a very simple command where I subtract one column with others. However the problem is that some rows have NULL values, therefore the result of subtracting is also NULL. ...
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MakeFeatureLayer_management parsing error (for loop)

I want to make a Feature Layer for each month in the table "Sightings1995-2014". Why doesn't it work? for month in range (01,12): ...
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Rename open MXD using ArcPy

Is there a method in ArcPy that will rename the MXD you currently have open? I don't what to use mxd.saveACopy("newFileName") as it will just save a COPY with a new name, not rename the current MXD. ...
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Selecting different field in attribute table for kriging in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have created a shapefile with several columns of data in the attribute table but I can not select any of the columns for a kriging except the 4 required to display (lable, northing, easting, ...
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Spatial and Non Spatial join

I have a shapefile with a number of weed control blocks as polygons. They each have a unique block id number. I am trying to join a non spatial csv file which has multiple entries for each block over ...
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Catch Execute Error and Continue (arcpy)

I've got a script that does a number of Date/Time conversions using arcpy.ConvertTimeField_Management. A common issue that I need to handle is when the field is empty and an execute error is raised: ...
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Can SDEMON command be used on ArcGIS Desktop?

Working on ArcSDE I need to use SDEMON to monitor or stop users, so that I can do my updates. Can SDEMON command be used on ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop?
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How do I merge two columns into one column steps? [duplicate]

When I save the table after I set up the classifcation and then ArcGIS save it as a INFO file and then you have two columns that you want to merge into one. Is there a better way to do that ? What I ...
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How do you create a local and editable copy of a feature service?

I am creating an app for a local fire department. I have acquired fire hydrant location data from: http://gisweb.wsscwater.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/FireHydrant/FireBook/MapServer/0 I have imported ...
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Add both string and automated numbers in series to attribute table using field calculator

I would like to fill a column in my attribute table with an string that ends in a numeric value. Example: Object001 Object002 Object003 I would like to automate the process of filling in the ...
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Is there any official news about Python 3x in ArcGIS?

I've been reading the "Whats New in ArcGIS" for the ArcGIS 10.3 update and came across the Python and ArcPy portion. It states that: ArcGIS 10.3 has been upgraded to include Python 2.7.8. Now ...
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Can i export a pdf that renders my layers a different zoom levels?

For example, say i have some streets i would like to show up, and streets are only set to appear at certain zoom level, well that layer does not get exported. There must be a way to do this for pdf, ...
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Preventing add-in application from executing in pirated ArcMap [closed]

I want to freely distributed an Add-In that I have developed for ArcMap. How can I protect my add-in application from cracked versions of ArcMap? I want to allow only licensed ArcMap to use my ...
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how multiply a ranges of values for other value on python

I need multiply ranges>1.5 and <=4.5 * 9, but I am new in this type of language. please help me. def CalcD(Level_water) if Level>1.5 and <=4,5 * 9
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ArcGIS Administrator Licenses

How can I find number of Licences in ArcGIS Administrator from arcobjects or any files?
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What coordinate system is this netCDF raster?

I obtained a netCDF raster file, but I couldn't get any metadata to get the name of the coordinate system the raster has been built on. The raster itself doesn't have any coordinate system embedded. I ...
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Fire frequency Map

I would like to create a fire frequency map in ArcGIS showing the areas which have burnt 1, 2, 3 times etc (overlapping areas). Currently I have years from 2000 to 2014 of burnt area MODIS data which ...
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How to rotate text in ArcGIS by any chosen number of degrees?

I want to add a textline to my map and rotate it by about 160 degrees, but when right-clicking the element and selecting rotate/flip there is only the option to rotate by 90 degrees (100 US degrees). ...
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ArcGIS Removing values from a shapefile with Python

I've got a monster shapefile with lots of duplicate records, however each duplicate record has an accuracy rating. I want to remove all duplicate records with a lower accuracy rating. This would be ...
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what is the difference between topo to raster and points to raster tools in arcgis

I am working with point data, and I've found two ways to create raster data. 1 Topo to raster 2 points to raster the values of each result are different, and here are some pics for reference. ...
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Adding description to layer using ArcMap?

This may be quite basic but can't figure it out. I have a problem when adding a description to a layer (right click layer -> properties -> general: description). When I update the description, ...
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Identify buffer areas which meet with lines

I have a large series of points representing street posts which I have created a buffer for. I now want to find which of these buffer areas do and don't meet with a network of lines (representing ...
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How do I import an ASCII grid using arcpy?

I'm trying to automate the setup of some flood depth/hazard maps. The user specifies a folder containing depth grids generated by a hydraulic model (.asc format) and some background mapping (geotiff ...
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How to separate zones into individual maps

I am using ArcMap 10.3 with a Basic license. I have a single map split into four zones. I would like to split this single map into four individual maps / data frames focusing on a single zone. Is ...
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Using Python For a Field Calc

In AcrMap 10.2 I'm trying to add a field and run this script in Field Calc: !shape.isMultipart! to see if I have any multipart lines. I keep getting geoprocessing failures. I am clicking the ...
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ArcMap Field Calculator- Set Row 1 (Column D)= Row2 (Column B)

This is probably a fairly basic question but I have a long list of latitude and longitude values that represent telemetry points that will be the start point of the line. Before I convert them to ...
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Why is all text incredibly small when installing ArcGIS on my new Dell XPS 15? [closed]

I just got a new computer and tried to install ArcGIS Desktop. Even the window asking where I'd like to install the software has text too small to see, and a box which doesn't show the whole window ...
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Search Radius for Line Density

I have been working with GIS for many years but I am fairly new to the spatial analyst side of things. I am working with many satellite tracks for many different individual animals and would like to ...
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Calculating all distances from single points to multiple polygons

I have two layers: a point layer defining properties (95 objects), and a polygon layer defining plots of land associated with the properties (211 objects). Each point relates to one or more polygons. ...
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Is there a way to snap 2 lines together from 2 shapefiles?

I am currently having 2 shapefiles of a roadnetwork. One of them has the best network (lines intersecting correctly etc.) and the other has some attribute info I want. I have no similar attributes to ...
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Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool does not add output map to display?

I'm trying to use Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool with ArcMap 10.2.2 an the tool runs somewhat smoothly, but the output raster won't show in the chosen folder. Tool creates slope and aspect ...
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Combining many polygons from multiple datasets into one raster

I am a beginner in ArcGIS. I have a query regarding merging many polygons to form one big polygon, and then rasterizing it. The polygons are from varied datasets and represent different ...
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How to add/draw data in ArcMap? [closed]

I need to create a map of risk of PM 2.5 exposure by populations that have asthma. I need to create an additive model that quantifies areas with high and somewhat high concentration of PM 2.5 as well ...
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Error 000728 field does not exist within table - field already exists

I am running arcpy.AddField_management to add a field called "cnid" and update it with x centroid values. For add.field I get the error "cnid" already exists. I tried print.field name and I cannot ...
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Overlaying two shapefiles and projecting one of them from Geographic to Projected Coordinate System? [duplicate]

I am trying to project a shapefile which is in Geographic Coordinate System i.e. Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 to a Projected coordinate system i.e. Map Grid of Australia Zone 55 using GDA 94 ...
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MS Sql Server 2012 UnionAggregate geometry fails in ArcMap

I have following two geometries. Geometry 1 (G1): MULTIPOLYGON (((148.134707676 -34.1519003565, 148.143738823 -34.1540810687, 148.14648294 -34.1396863245, 148.143196834 -34.1392361445, 148.140859243 ...
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Import Google Maps locations to ArcMap

I have a problem with importing a list of coordinates to ArcMap. I have a shape file of regions of Chile and I would like to add a list of locations with coordinates I got from Google Maps. The shape ...
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Remove duplicate feature based on Condition

I have a line dataset that was produced from ModelBuilder (not built by me) that involves splitting lines into individual segments using existing Point dataset in between as the split zone. However, ...
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Creating map gores in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Does anyone have clear instructions on creating gores for a globe in ArcGIS? I have tried to work with these: http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=1725 But have become ...
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US Geological Survey Standard Projection?

Is there a standard or default projection on maps created by the US Geological Survey (USGS)?
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Spectral Signature Extraction using landsat 7 and MODIS

I am working on differentiating cocoa plants from other vegetation types using 4 epoch bwt 1980-2010. I need to extract the spectral signature for cocoa plants and other known features. I plan using ...
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Why dissolve creates many extra features?

I have a shp file in Arcmap 10 that has ~16600 polygons. Some overlap. I want any polygons that are overlapping to be dissolved into single polygons. I want non-overlapping polygons to remain the ...
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Cannot find pythonwin on my ArcGIS 10.1?

What is the version for the Python in ArcGIS 10.1 and what is the build ? My laptop does not show having pythonwin in the folder under C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.1\Lib\site-packages\pythonwin. Is there ...