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How to create a polygon grid with un-even spacing between research plots?

I have an orthomosaic of a crop field with small research plots (3.8 X 1.44 m and 0.22m b/w plots and 0.50m b/w range spacing). I would like to create a polygon layer using this information. After ...
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Problems creating TIN from British Columbia DEM data

Is anyone familiar with creating a TIN using ArcGIS9.3 and British Columbia DEM data (.GEN files)? I can't figure out how to get the breaklines to work during the creation of the TIN. Using ...
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AML routines and python

I´m trying to use some AML files in ArcMap 10, but I have noticed that this option is not available for this version. Does anyone know or tried to "translate" the aml sequences to another language ...
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Getting points from a particular section of point cloud data [on hold]

I have a las file and I'm trying to analyze it using ArcGIS/ArcPy. Are there any built-in functions that I can use (maybe using a tool or las data property) to isolate a chunk of points? I want to be ...
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How to view a raster from a 10.2 Mosaic Dataset in ArcMap using the “Lock to specified rasters” method?

I am attempting to use ArcMap to view a raster from a mosaic dataset (contained within a file geodatabase) without much luck (see Viewing one or more rasters within the mosaic dataset) Steps: Use ...
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Maximum distance to polygon edge

I have a point feature class and a polygon feature class, and each point is located within one polygon. Is there a way to programmatically calculate the distance from each point to the farthest ...
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What is a database in ArcGIS? [closed]

I was wondering in general, what exactly is a database and is there a difference between that and a geodatabase? I was also wondering when you would use a database as part of ArcGIS. Do you make one ...
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How do I get statistics out of a table using Python in Arc 10?

I am very new to programming (I started learning this semester) and would very much appreciate helop with one piece of a project. I have the following table, and I need to write a script compatible ...
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Is there an arcpy tool to delete/unregister a replica geodatabase?

Seems odd but I can't find an arcpy or geoprocessing tool to delete/unregister replicas. When you create a replica it gets registered with the GDB that the data comes from. Afterwards you can't ...
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Coordinate Projection Issue in ArcGIS Pro

From an issue with buffer overlaps, there was this weird problem occurring with an intersect not matching up with the buffers in ArcGIS Pro as shown below: Upon opening the same exact buffer, with ...
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Importing CAD polyline symbology into same polyline but converted to feature class?

I'm working with a CAD drawing (DWG), and I've exported the polyline layer into a file geodatabase. When I add the exported polyline layer to ArcMap, and try to import the symbology from the original ...
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Creating coded values with iteration from a field

I'd like to find a way to add coded values to a Text domain using values from a table field, if such a thing is even possible. I'm using the Add Coded Value to Domain tool connected to two variables: ...
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Double geometry coloumns in an xy event layer (ArcGIS 10.0)

I want to convert an annotation feature class to a shapefile. The annotation feature class is stored in a file geodatabase. I add two columns (x, y) for the centroid coordinates (calculate geometry) ...
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Ways to reduce buffer if it passes through a certain layer

I am trying to do WiFi analysis on signal strength in ArcGIS Desktop, and one of the big problems that I am running into is how to reduce the signal when it comes in contact with a wall, as it does in ...
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Projection issues whilst opening shapefile in ArcMap created in QGIS

I created a polygon shapefile in QGIS. Projection was saved as EPSG: 3857, WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. When I open this shapefile in ArcMap the projection sets itself as WGS_84_World_Mercator which I ...
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Check that a Variable is NOT Equal to Multiple Values

I am trying to use a check a field against several values (eg: [Name] != 'NONE', and [Name] != 'N/A'). This is for the label expression builder within ArcGIS and I am using it eliminate label for ...
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Why does Describe function fail on annotation layer with RuntimeError: Object: Describe input value is not valid type?

I am accessing layers in an mxd programatically and also accessing the layer properties using the Describe function lyr =arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd) # gets me the list of layers in mxd desc= ...
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Issue on Exporting Shapefile Points to Google Map Longitude & Latitude?

Using ArcGIS 10.2 and Some points in Shapefile with BC Albers Coordinate System I am having problem on Getting Points Longitude & Latitude in Google Map Coordinate System. What I have is a CSV ...
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NAICS and SIC database by address/parcel number?

I have a large amount of addresses that I need to manually input each and every one of their building uses. There are well over a dozen of categories to choose from. What kinds of databases should I ...
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How to access adjacent rows with cursor?

In the attached screenshot, the attributes contain two field of interest "a" and "b". I want to write a script to access the adjacent rows in order to make some calculations. To access a single row, ...
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Automatic Layout

I have a number of maps to generate. Only one shapefile is used where the Z-value is only the variable in differing maps. Is it possible to auto-generate maps using ArcGIS 10.0?
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Lists in field calculator in ArcMap?

Would anyone please indicate to me why this is not working. I am trying to convert all instances of '02ND' to '2ND' for example where some of the input fields (f1) are already converted and some are ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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Simple attribute data rules in Arcmap [on hold]

I would like to add some simple attribute validation in my current workflow. This is with regards to a point shapefile: Required fields Fields that become required if one optional field is populated ...
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Converting Map to graphics and annotations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

i want to export a map for later editing before print, so i thought about converting all the annotations and and graphics and save them in the .mxd map. when i export graphics after exporting labels ...
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Spectral profile (z-profile) viewer for ArcGIS

I have multilayer raster with 6 bands. Is there a way to select one specific pixel and to display the z profile (the values of each band) for this pixel as a chart or table? I am looking for a tool ...
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Fix a problem with Annotation Reference Scale and add a halo

I have an annotation layer designed for 1:20000 and I want to add a halo mask to the layer. The layer was created with a reference scale of 1:1, and therefore the font sizes are around 400000pt, and ...
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Concatenate fields on a Dissolve

I have a feature class that that I would like to dissolve. Upon the dissolve, I would like to concatenate a comment field, which is a text field. How can I do this? Conceptual idea below:
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How can I get the UK Land Cover 2007 25m raster data set from Digimap to work in QGIS?

I have downloaded the UK Land Cover 2007 25m raster data set from Digimap (which my university has a subscription to). I have uploaded the data into ArcMap where it works fine, with all 23 classes and ...
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sorting polygons extracted using Fishnet

I generated polygons using fishnet in ArcMap, since the polygons didn't fall exactly on top of my raster image, I had to edit and move some of them. Now the FID of my polygons are all messed up, and ...
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How to build a raster populated with an equation in a python toolbox?

I am working on creating a python toolbox to solve for WiFi signal properties based on various inputs, and for the end result I would like to have the output in the form of a raster. I need this ...
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Where is the attribute table in ArcGIS for Desktop when not visible?

I've just updated to ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and when I go to open an attribute table, I can not see it anywhere. Where did it go and how can I retrieve it? I'm wondering if it is off my screen ...
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Calculating minimum/maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips in ArcGIS or some Opensource GIS

Is there some solution for calculating minimum and maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips? When I clip these strips the result is another strip with variable width about 1 km and 20 km long. ...
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How to run OGR in ArcGIS Scripts?

When I run my script outside ArcGIS it works because during execution script uses a GDAL and OGR modules from osgeo. When I use script as a tool in ArcGIS it does not work. In PySripter I can import ...
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Querying a raster per pixel using a secondary raster as a condition

So here's the problem. I have two rasters containing bathymetry data: one containing the bathymetry of the sea floor, we'll call this raster1, and another containing the difference between two ...
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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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Why dont changed subtype fields populate when I create a new polygon?

When I change the subtype properties of a layer and hit apply it is showing that they are changed. But, when I create a new polygon for that feature it doesn't populate the subtype fields. So after ...
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convert gdb to csv in batches

I have 88 gdb files on Arcmap that I need to export to csv format. Is it possible to do this in batches? maybe, without using the python window
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Labelling all features in ArcMap?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2. I have a shapefile with line features which I labeled with some vb code. The problem is when I zoom out there are labels that disappear, I have around 4000 features but ...
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Drawing lines showing connections between geocoordiante points

I have an ArcMap document with 100 locations plotted using their latitude and longitude values. I want to show connections between the 100 points in the graph. Essentially 100*100 = 10,000 lines. Is ...
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Zoom from one feature to another in edit mode?

I have to manually edit a shapefile of a couple of hundred points. I would like a quick way to jump from one point to the next in both the attribute sense and the visual/spatial sense i.e I would ...
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Error when exporting individual pages from ArcGIS DDP

I'm working with a 52 page map book using data driven pages. I have used this before and haven't had any issues but I am currently getting an error message when I try and export individual pages. I ...
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Why does Clip keep giving Error999999: Error executing Function Invalid Topology [Topoengine Error]?

The layer being used as the Clip Features has been used before and worked fine, so I assume the issue is the layer I am trying to Clip (Input Features) - I keep receiving the same error when running ...
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Maplex does not place labels in available area in ArcMap 10.2.2

I am trying to get ArcMap 10.2.2 to place my labels where I want them using the MapLex label engine. I want to stop the labels from both overlapping other features in the same layer, and overlapping a ...
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How to read Excel sheet in ArcPy script?

I'm writing a python code to convert X,Y points in excel to shapefile. In this process i have toread xy points from shhet1. What is the step i have to include in my process to read data from sheet1 of ...
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Cause of ArcGIS Raster Calculator Parsing error <type 'exceptions.SyntaxError'>: invalid syntax?

This is my first attempt at much code in the raster calculator of ArcMap 10.0, but I think I'm close. I have nine rasters (A-I below) and want a new raster with value = 1 where any of the rasters ...
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Merging Feature Classes and keeping the metadata

Is there a way that while merging two feature classes we can keep the metadata? We are merging feature classes with templates so we can import specific fields into our data. Is there a way to keep ...
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Obtaining block structure from parcel data using QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to analyze the urban form of a city. I don't have the polygon file for streets, so I must derive block structure from parcel data (see image below). What tool could I use to accomplish ...
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Getting Error 000539 from Raster Calculator?

I am new to Arc and 10.2 but can not seem to figure out why this won't work. Executing: RasterCalculator Con(("SLOPE_SLO.tif" >= .015) & ("SLOPE_SLO.tif" <= .15,1,0)) ...
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Replacement for ArcScripts

Does an equivalent of ArcScripts exist? I know of the the ArcGIS resource center and "Code Galleries" but does something that equates to ArcScripts where users share useful ArcGIS code exist? The new ...