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Using unicode characters (arabic) in Select By Attribute of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm new to Python scripting with ArcGIS for Desktop and I have unicode characters (arabic) in my attribute table. I want to use these characters in my script but when I try to do that the script ...
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Resolving ImportError: No module named arcgisscripting?

I am trying to run an ArcGIS python script from Eclipse and get the following message: ImportError: No module named arcgisscripting I can run this in IDLE... any ideas?
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Does Calculate Value (Model Only Tool) work correctly in tools run in Batch?

Am I correct that if my model has a model-only tool (Calculate Value), and then I run the model as a batched process, it will not run the Calculate Value expression? I wrote a model to upload, ...
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How to batch a model created with “model builder” in arcmap 10?

I created a simple model that selects iteratively elements from a point dataset and calculates a cost distance raster for each of these points. It works fine when I run it for just one dataset, but ...
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Habitat connectivity — how to map connectivity between polygons based on a separate polygon layer

I have a polygon layer representing a habitat type and another polygon layer representing water features. I want to be able to assign to each water feature whether it shares a connection via a ...
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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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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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Query Layer not found ERROR 000229

My code executes in three steps: create FeatureLayer, create QueryLayer and join QueryLayer to FeatureLayer: arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(**{ "in_features":features.get_dataset_fullpath(), ...
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Can't find the toolbar for sorting the table of contents in alphabetical order in Arcmap!

I am using ArcGIS Desctop 10.0 Service Pack3 and I'd like to sort the table of contents in alphabetical order but following Sorting the table of contents in alphabetical order I can't find the ...
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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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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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Make convex hulls opaque or transparent

I have a series of convex hulls that I want to overlay but I want to be able to see all of them at the same time. How do I do this so? I'm guessing making them slightly transparent will do the trick
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Varying distance cross section along the river

I have used the script to draw the profile with this gis.stackexchange.com/a/50841/8104. This script is perfect. Can someone provide me idea, if in my case spacing is not same. I have points with ...
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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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How to generate automatically the name of output parameters in a python script tool? [closed]

I have some Python script tools in ArcGIS for Desktop. I need to reproduce what all geoprocessing tools do when the first input parameter is introduced: autogenerate a workspace and basename for the ...
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How to add polygon layer into raster data?

I performed a supervised land-use classification with Erdas. Landsat data was used in ArcGIS to Digitize urban areas as polygon shapefile. I want to insert these polygons into the land-use raster ...
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Polygon Neighbors Analysis script (ArcPy 10.1) producing erroneous results?

I'm struggling with a python script that is supposed to calculate a field for a polygon feature class. The calculation is of the average of a field value (P_TOT_DEV) for each of a given polygon's ...
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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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Making Map with Color Ramp Using SQL Database Intergration?

This could be a trivial question, but I've been kind of stuck on it for awhile. I'm trying to construct multiple maps that reflect aggregated data showing overall risk by county in a SQL Database ...
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Making multiple legend boxes all same size using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I make all the rectangle or (legend box) all the same ? Look at the circles I marked in the pictures. It should be very simple thing to do. Anyone out there have a good workaround ?
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Displaying extruded polygon outlines in ArcScene 10.2.1

I am having a similar problem to the question posted on this site: How to display Arcscene polygon extrusion edges? When I extrude polygons in Arcscene 10.2.1, the polygons rise to the specified ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Question regarding area overlap

I'm using land use data, and report the proportion of each sub-catchment that is used for “Grazing Modified Pastures” and “Irrigated Modified Pastures”. I'm essentially focused on these two layers, ...
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How to save view so all maps are same when exporting maps?

I have been exporting a number of different projections for a study. However, the problem comes when I want to edit features or zoom in or out. When I then return to the Layout view, the map is not in ...
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Can ArcGIS handle missing values to create a contour map?

I am trying to create a contour map for a waterbody. It turns out that in several locations there is no data. I just don't want to use the missing values as zero in ArcGIS because it would create ...
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Geocoding in GIS desktop and use the shape file in GIS online

I want add 60 addresses in point format to my map in ArcGIS online. So what I did was used Arc GIS desktop (10.2) and geocoded them. then exported them as a shape file, and imported them to the ...
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Spatial join to kernel density / kernel density with polygon/point output in Arc

I'm looking for a way to join polygons to a density function for some other feature of interest. Current workflow make density raster from feature set of interest, using point/line/kernel density ...
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Add MicroStation dgn to ArcGIS/ArcCatalog 10.1

I'm an iOS programmer but new to using ArcGIS 10.1. I'm having a problem loading my MicroStation dgn file to ArcCatalog. I've connected the folder containing my MicroStation V8i roadway design dgn to ...
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Converting Esri ASCII raster to Shapefile for CartoDB?

I have an ArcGIS grid ascii file (Ramankutty Cropland at 5 minute resolution) that begins as follows: ncols 4320 nrows 2160 xllcorner -180 yllcorner -90 cellsize ...
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Python code in Field Calculator gives General error executing calculator ERROR 999999: Error executing function?

In a shapefile, I have Field named Elevation with a text field containing integer ranges stored as strings: 1 - 2 3 - 6 2 - 3 8.5 - 12 11 - 12 I need to categorize it using rule that if Elevation ...
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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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Finding outliers with wrong Z values in LIDAR data

I have more than 2000 XYZ (only ground points) .txt files and I have to do Quality Control (QC). Let's say I have file, which I converted to multipoint (or even singlepart feature). I have mean Z ...
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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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what is the suitable projection coordinate system for Iran

I am doing analysis for province wise Iran. I am using WGS1984 as my geographical coordinate system, and I do not know which is suitable Projection coordinate system for entire Iran. I feel the UTM ...
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Why are some CAD lines invisible in ArcMap?

Why am I unable to see certain line features in certain DWG or DXF files in ArcMap? I've tried changing the symbology, converting the files (with Autodesk TrueView) to various iterations of the DWG ...
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Cause of Field Calculator UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf6' in position 5: ordinal not in range(128)? [closed]

def Befahrung(value1,value2): if value1 is ' ': return ' ' else: return "G:\\Example\\" + str(value1) + "\\File_" + str(value2) + ".pdf" I try to create a field with a hyperlink. It works ...
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RuntimeError: Field is not editable when using InsertCursor on ArcSDE geodatabase with ArcFM installed?

We are running ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 SP1, and also have ArcFM installed. I have this simple code: workspace = "C:\\my.sde" arcpy.env.workspace = workspace edit = arcpy.da.Editor(arcpy.env.workspace) ...