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How to remove covering lines? [closed]

I have a shape file where there are polygons perfectly fitting, i created contour lines from all of the polygons so i have a shape containing only the lines. My problem is as the polygons were ...
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Consolidating spatial data for nearly 200,000 acre area

more of a broad question here: I'm trying to take a huge amount of spatial data for a specific 200,000 acre area, collected over 15 years dating back to 2000, and organize it. The data layers relate ...
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Getting ArcGIS Desktop to understand LOAC so it calibrates coordinate systems correctly?

So I downloaded some data from the 2011 UK Census and I want to add it as a layer on my basemap. I couldn't see it on the map although it was in the Contents tab in ArcMap, so I zoomed out to full ...
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Buffering into existing FC (like in Editor menu) in Arcmap 10.3 Model Builder

I would like to buffer features into an existing FC within a GDB, similar to when buffering during an edit session by using the Buffer command in the Editor menu, not the Buffer geoprocess which ...
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Select by Attributes Crashes ArcGIS

I have a feature class that contains 131000 records. One of its fields (which was originally joined from a table) only has three possible values: null, 0, and 1. I have been trying to select the ...
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Add XY Coordinate tool generating bad values [closed]

When I run the Add XY Coordinates tool, I end up with these XY values. At first I thought this might be a projection issue. I adjusted the projection in arccatalog to make sure it was the same, but ...
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Calculate normalized summary

I am trying to dissolve polygons having unique values for var1 and then calculate values for var2 to var4. Following is the attribute table. Var2 to Var3 values are dependent on the area. Dissolving ...
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AutoCAD to GIS Standards for Easy Import

Trying to setup an AutoCAD Template that will be easy to import into Arc geodatabase. What is the best way to assign attribute data to cad features without using blocks? Is there a way I can setup a ...
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ArcGIS 10.2: ArcPy - how to replace workspace paths?

I am teaching myself ArcPy and I am attempting to make a code to replace paths to the items in my workspace. I had a file geodatabase and its path changed so I would like to automatically modify the ...
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NDVI calculation using ArcGIS 10.1

i have to derive NDVI from Landsat 8 image.. I used the following equation from landsat website with band 5 and band 4 using ArcGIS 10.1 Conversion to TOA Radiance OLI and TIRS band data can be ...
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Graticule label orientation

I have a lat/long graticule set in my data frame. All looks good, except that the labels on the right and left read horizontally, when I'd like them vertically. I see them on other maps, so I know it ...
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How to rename field via ModelBuilder?

I joined some fields to my tables and now I need a tool or something to change that field's name. How can I do this in ModelBuilder? I didn't find any tool to do that.
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How to interpolate a Raster DTM

I have a GeoTIFF DTM produced from Agisoft Photoscan at 0.05 m resolution. However the interpolation used by the program to remove the riparian vegetation has used points from the channel, thus ...
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Make all pixel in raster have the same value

I have a raster file with two categories: category 12 (total count=350) and category 14 (total county = 500). The attribute table looks like this: rowid Value Count 0 12 350 1 14 ...
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Creating polygon geometry using points array

I am parsing an Openstreetmap gpx file which I exported from here. I'm trying to put the data into arcgis geodatabase feature classes. Some of the features in the gpx are points (saved as wpt), while ...
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What does number placed next to bar chart in Table of Contents by ArcGIS for Desktop mean?

Working with bar charts in ArcGIS 10.2.1 What does the 0.22 represent on the chart symbology in the Table of Contents?
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What value to place for data which has no lat/long value?

i'm trying to create a shapefile from an excel spreadsheet. the spreadsheet contains some data such as "unknown record" for which no lat/long can be obtained while the rest of the data is related to ...
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How to convert poly-line contour feature class into heat map displaying heights [closed]

I'm looking for a way to be able to convert contour data (as lines) into a heat map that would display the data warmest at the highest points and coolest at the lowest. I have access to QGIS, ArcMap ...
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Summarize an attribute table using python

I am a trying to summarize an attribute table for a dataset that I have. The problem is similar to the one discussed in this question here: ...
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Why does arcpy's Alter Field return “The tool is not licensed”?

According to the help file, the ALTER FIELD command is available at any license level. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic: Yes Why am I getting a license error when trying to rename a field alias on a ...
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Drawing features with specific dimensions in ArcGIS [closed]

I am having some issues drawing transect lines in ArcGIS. I need to create some lines that have specific lengths (20m and 30m). My Map units are set to 'meters' and coordinate system is NAD UTM 10. ...
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Install ArcGIS Desktop unattended or silently

I’m using the instructions for Installing ArcGIS Desktop silently. However the process doesn’t always work in unattended mode, because of a prompt about "The following applications need to be closed ...
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Alphabetical Sort within a Record

I am performing a union on a polygon feature class with multiple overlapping polygons. Each of the records in the resulting feature class can be thought of as "unique area" polygons made up of the ...
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What tool would be best for getting the max value out of Identical ID rows?

As the title may imply I want to keep the maximum value in field2 for several identical IDs in field1, the others are deleted for example this table: Field1 Field2 14772 1 14772 4 14766 3 ...
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Geoprocessing breaks my data links after upgrade?

I've had this problem all day, and it's happened before, too. I am running desktop 10.3.1 and want to produce a very simple buffer from a single parcel. The output is assigned to the same .gdb that ...
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How to use OFFSETB in viewshed analysis of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am confused by the description of OFFSETB in wiewshed analysis (ArcGIS 10.1). The help documentation says: The OFFSETB item indicates a vertical distance in surface units to be added to the ...
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View Image instead of label in Menu on arcmap addin toolbar

I want to set image on menu in arcamap addin toolbar. is there any way to set image ? I have tried but this is not working.. My code is here in config.esriaddinx: --Menus> Menu ...
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Merging polygons interactively in ArcMap using less clicks than Merge tool?

I am looking for an interactive tool which simply merges two polygon geometries by clicking on each polygon and nothing else. I need a workflow for a particular project-step which cannot be automated ...
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Implementation of script for bus waiting stops

I've tried to add waiting time in bus stops in several ways (elevation fields, sub-segments, etc), but nothing worked. I'm now trying to use this script I've found in Internet: if (SourceID of ...
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Assessing impact of tall building on urban skyline?

I have a DSM of a small city center, and for planning purposes I wish to assess the impact of a very high building on the urban skyline. By impact I mean: given a tall building, what part of the urban ...
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Methods for importing GeoJSON feature collection into ArcMap?

I have a GeoJSON file containing a feature collection, with the structure/format validated by http://geojsonlint.com/. What do people recommend as the best way to import this into ArcMap? I have ...
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how can I join excel sheet with point shape file?

How can I join an excel sheet with shapefile (Point) and common field is station code. In excel one station code has multiple rows and I want to attach those values with shapefile.
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Definition Query to find next date value in ArcSDE attribute table?

I have an ArcSDE feature class that contains a date field called "SALE_DATE". This sale date represents the bid date for ALberta crown mineral rights sales. A sale occurs about twice per month (one ...
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Polygons in Polygons

I have 2 layers, they represent 2 different data. I did a spatial join to see the polygons that fall in the other layer using the match option as identical. Before, i used the intersect as the match ...
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Calculating Closest Distance from one polygon to another [on hold]

I am trying to calculate the shortest distance from my polygon centroid to another polygon. I would later use this measurement in another piece of code I have written. Keep in mind, I have limited ...
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Using .len() in IF THEN statement in ArcMap field calculator

I have a string field with values of varying lengths (1-4). I need each value to have a length of 5 characters by adding zeros to the value until the length equals 5. For example: 123 needs to ...
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add text value to attributes

this is a novice question I have an attribute field that's missing a piece of information, i'd like to amend the attribute field like below: This is the current attribute field: "V:\Building & ...
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Do I need ArcGIS Desktop Standard if I have ArcGIS Server?

If I have ArcGIS for Server Workgroup and a ArcGIS Desktop Basic License will I be able to work with ArcSDE Databases or will I have to go to Standard in my Desktop Version as well?
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Working w/ Shapefiles Containing 50,000 to 300,000 Features

I work daily with shapefiles that are quite large in number of features using ArcGIS. Sometimes I am able to perform operations (joins, selections, exports, etc) on these shapefiles (though they do ...
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Dissolve singlepart features into multipart based on another polygon?

I'm working on generating a water feature layer that eliminates a lot of the swamp/marsh areas in my county. Using raster analysis (iso unsupervised cluster, majority filter, boundary clean, etc) and ...
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Preserve input attribute schema option NOT working when using Feature to Polygon in ArcGIS

I have successfully converted a polyline fc with 1,780 records into a polygon fc in ArcGIS 10.1, by using the tool: Feature To Polygon, but the output does not keep the attributes of the input fc (I ...
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ImportError: cannot import scipy from windows powershell

I am having an importError message while trying to import scipy from powershell. But I am able to do this when I try to do this in the python shell in ArcGIS. The error I get is this: Traceback ...
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If then statement in model builder

I have a model that adds several fields, two which are manual inputs (County Name and User). I am manipulating several parcel layers (approx 90 counties). In my model, one field takes the state and ...
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Troubles using time to calculate service areas in Arcmap

I am having trouble computing some service area polygons in ArcMap 10.2. It seems to work fine when calculating distance, but has problems when looking at time. I have UK road data (Meridan 2), and ...
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Is there a way to create an urban extent/population distribution map which only includes areas with a population above 100,000

I'm looking to do analysis on cities throughout the world. I'm using WorldPop, LandScan and MODIS data to gain urban extent and population density maps. I would like to extract areas which have a ...
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Blurred results when calculating service area with network analyst [on hold]

I need to find the amount of public transport stops in a distance of 400m of my point input features. In the layer properties I changed under 'Analysis Settings' to Default Breaks: 400m and under ...
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What is corrupting my layer file?

I'm trying to save layer files from a colleague's mxd. As usual I right clicked on the layer and saved as layer file. Simple - but no - the layer files can't be opened. I get this message "Adding ...
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Is there a basic hands-on example of the use of UK GIS data (not in the ESRI native format) being imported for use in ArcMap? [closed]

Is there a good, free, generally available hands-on UK-based example of UK GIS data (not in the ESRI native format) being imported for use in ArcMap, using ESRI tools only? I want to find and ...
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How to create Hovmoller Diagram in ArcGIS?

Hovmoller diagrams are useful in indicating changes through time in specific locations. I usually create this in GrADS but I am wondering if it is also possible to create Hovmoller Diagram in ArcGIS ...
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GIS maps to DWG files [closed]

I'd like to know how do I export a map from Gis to a dwg file (to use it in autocad for architectural needs). I've tried to watch already a couple of tutorials and also registered to ARCGIS free trial ...