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Create a buffer with a pre-defined area?

I have a road (line) system and need to create a polygon from it to show the right-of-way area. The right-of-way area is calculated in the field from taking measurements from the road centreline. From ...
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Merging .dbf Tables in Python w/o merging all fields of same name

I'd like to merge several tables together using Python. They all have the same field names: "TIME", "X", "Y", and "VALUE". I would like the "VALUE" fields to remain separate when merged, so that the ...
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Adding additional parameters to image classification in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an RGB ortho rectified Image and I have another grid data with Elevation values. However, an image with only three bands does not give a good classification of landcover, so it is important ...
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Elevation profile geoprocessing service - error 000840

I am trying to create an Elevation Profile service using the Python code found on the Setting up an on-premise elevation Profile service page: And I followed all the instructions. I am able to run ...
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control which feature classes in an ArcGIS Network Dataset are “snappable” for incidents/facilities?

I'm using ArcGIS Network Analyst in conjunction with the GTFS extension to answer the question: How far is a random sampling of houses in my town from the nearest McDonald's? via transit/walking. My ...
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How to create a stretched symbology with labels for each 1 meter in ArcMap

Can anybody help me with this problem. I want to create a stretched symbology with hard colour breaks and label for each 1 metre in ArcMap. I know how to create a symbology with hard colour breaks ...
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How to query one shape file using another shape file?

How to query a shapefile using another shapefile in ArcGIS? For example: I had one shapefile with states, another shapefile with towns. Now I want to query towns using the states file like towns of ...
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Error in Conditional Tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to extract stream raster from a flow accumulation raster using Conditional Tool in Spatial Analyst. Here's my input: Input Raster: FLOWACC.tif Expression: Value >= 3.5 True Raster: 1 ...
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Randomly shuffle values from a column into a series of new columns in a feature class in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to run a Monte Carlo simulation on a point feature class. In order to do so, I am trying to take the values from a column of observed data and randomly "shuffle" them between the points ...
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Ideas for Kids GIS Workshop

I'm working on getting an 8 hour workshop made for Middle and High Schoolers for GIS. I know it can be hard to grab their attention so I was wondering if you guys had any ideas about what we can do to ...
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Why does a z factor of 1 get turned into 0.999998 in my output

Just built a model that uses 3D Analyst - Surface Volume. I am trying to use a z factor of 1. Whenever I run the model my output table shows that a Z factor of 0.999998 was used instead of 1. I ...
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Parcel Map - How Many Acres of Feature X fall Within Each Parcel

Can someone recommend a good tool for ArcGIS that would help summarize how many acres of a polygon feature occur within each parcel in a separate layer. I have a layer containing a few hundred ...
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Break down geoprocessing operation (Buffer) into smaller subsets

I have a feature class with 790,000 points (and it is constantly increasing). I need to select some of them (approx. 350,000), and then buffer that selection. Currently, the process runs like this ...
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Open large aerial image in ArcMap

Is it possible to open a large image (20 to 30 GB file size) in ArcMap? I wanted to know this in advance before doing a project in which I would use UAV to capture very high resolution images and ...
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Example of a “bleeding” raster in GIS?

I was reading an ArcGIS Help page recently on Polygon to Raster (Conversion) GP tool. There is piece of information there that I became interested in: If "bleeding" or stripes occur in the output ...
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Table to dBase tool failure when converting .xls files

Whenever I load my Excel 2010 worksheets into ArcMap 10 Table to dBASE tool, it fails, returning the error: "Failed to Copy Rows" The Copy Rows tool works just fine for me on a single document. There ...
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3D analyst tool - add surface information problem with polygons

When I'm using 3D analyst tools - functional surface - add surface information to add a z-value to polygons I have created in Arcmap, error 9999 always occurs. I'm using Lidar-data as input feature ...
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Definition Query / SQL problem in ArcGIS

I have been working on some Definition Queries for layers in ArcGIS (10.2.0.3348). The layers connect to data in a File Geodatabase. Now I have attempted to implement the following query (1), that ...
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Bringing information from one shapefile into another using ModelBuilder?

I’m trying to use the ModelBuilder to fasten up my work in ArcGis but I don’t know how far I can use it and what’s possible. Here is my problem: I want to analyse agriculture parcels regarding to the ...
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ArcGIS forces me to close the program using select layer by attribute

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 At the moment, I am trying to select from a layer of different polygons specific polygons from a specific area but when I am using the tool select Layer by attribute, ArcGIS get ...
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shape area is not updated

I made some holes (difference) in a shape file with Q-GIS 2.2.0, than I imported the shape file in ArcGIS 10.0 and I exported the shape file to a feature class in a File Geodatabase. In the feature ...
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Cannot read CSV-file from ArcMap

when trying to import a CSV from my hardtrive to my map-document using "add Data"-dialog I get the error "Selected element could not be added to map. Generic error" (or something similar, I am using ...
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Intersecting two shapefiles from different folders based on their name using scripting in ArcGIS Desktop?

How can i script for intersecting the two shape files from two different folders based on their names? i have two folders which contains the shape files with same name i want to intersect the ...
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Linear referencing in Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to make a new line segment in event table with linear referencing ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I'm using two tools: Create Route with input line feature in Geographic coordinates system and ...
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Creating individual points from count field in point feature class using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point feature class with a count field associated with each of the points. I would like to create a new feature class where each of the points are duplicated by the value of the count ...
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Error Reporting Registry Location of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to stop ArcMap from error reporting during an Arcpy loop. The error report dialog stops my loop and I need for it to go away, permanently I found this link which references the registry ...
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How to access data from a table that has been related?

I have a data driven page table that I am trying to associate with route line data. The object of this exercise is to print the associated data on the data driven page AS or LIKE a data driven page ...
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Creating perimeter around multiple polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

This may have a simple answer that I'm just missing. I have multiple polygons in one shapefile I would like to make a larger Polygon around all of them. Is there a tool that is able to do this? ...
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How to calculate percentage area cover using Focal Statistics

I am trying to produce raster outputs in ArcGIS for later use in MaxEnt to model species distributions, and want to produce variables with statistics on the percentage cover of different habitat ...
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Problems with joining a table to an existing layer [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I would like to join a table that was created in excel with an existing layer(shapefile) in ArcGIS. Both the excel table and the shapefile have a common feature which is a ...
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Interactively determining upslope and downslope areas on DEM?

I know SAGA GIS can be used to interactively generate maps of upslope and downslope areas for a cell within a DEM, but the output is pretty ugly. An upslope area is defined as all cells (for a ...
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Using Python script as precondition in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have a model that has two preconditions, in which I need to figure out if there is a way to prioritize one precondition to 'run' prior to the second. Is anyone aware of any built-in ability to do so ...
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Kriging with Raster Data in ArcGIS

I have MODIS satellite imagery that depicts a range of surface temperatures. However, many of the cells are missing values. I think I need to perform Kriging in order to obtain an average value for ...
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Basin numbering according to Pfafstetter Method?

I would like to divide my basin into subbasins and numbers according to the Pfafstetter method. Is there an easy way to implement this in Python using ArcPy? Or are there some freely available ...
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ArcPy loops/cursors faster without background processing?

I am running loops via cursors and raw Python in Arcpy. Within the loop several processes take place, selecting shapefiles and converting to raster, clipping, running euclidean distances, extracting ...
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problem with viewing ASCII data files in ArcGIS

I have some problem viewing an ASCII file in a structured way in arcGIS. I have tried running this code but it seems problematic at least with me. I am unable to run this. I think the code needs ...
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CostPath gives error for specific points?

I am using the tool CostPath. As an input feature destination data I've entered several points (no specific value, just distributed geographically), and as the cost distance raster I've entered the ...
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Missing Raster/Vector Layers after converting KMZ using KMLToLayer tool of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to write a tool that will let users upload a KML/KMZ file and then be able to view it in a client application (something like an esri js api or Flex app). I am ok with storing the data in ...
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3D analyst Enclose Multipatch

I have a point file with elevation data. Some of the points are elevations relating to soil horizons. I've created a tin surface for each soil horizon then used the "extrude between" tool to create a ...
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ArcGIS Viewshed without Observer Points

I want to create a viewshed around a LineFeature. The problem is, I have no observer points. I would like to create them with a gap of 10m around the line feature. The LineFeature should be 1m over ...
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Creating Pie Chart with radius based on another field?

I have to symbolize my ares polygon feature class and create pie Chart based on the following values in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop: Area Tds_Calc Free_Chlorine Ph Fluoride Turbidity ...
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Is it possible to create a data frame graphic using arcpy?

I'm interacting with an MXD using arcpy, and wish to create a graphic within a data frame - as with the Draw toolbar when working manually. The GraphicElement page says... The GraphicElement ...
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Use Display Expression for KML Popup, SHP to KML ArcGIS

In Arcmap I've created a complex label expression in the Display expression for my layer. I'd like to have that expression displayed when I convert the layer to .kmz file for display in Google Earth. ...
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How to extract elevation information from contour lines?

I'm working with OS windows 7 and using ArcGIS 10.2 and I have a point shape, which I must extract elevation for every point in it but the only useful data is a contour line shape. Not sure if it's ...
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Hardware requirements for a modern GIS workstation [duplicate]

I need an advice on what hardware configuration would be most efficient for a modern GIS professional. Should I go for out-of-the-box HP/DELL workstations or should I assemble different parts? Note: ...
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Preserve attribute table while using extract by mask in arcgis

On using the Extract by mask function on a raster with several columns (beyond value and count) in the attribute table, the resulting raster does not have all the columns (it only has value and ...
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how to calculate area verses each NDVI value?

I created an NDVI map, I want to calculate area of vegetation verses the respective NDVI value of the given map. Which tools are used for this process and what steps are required?
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Use identify tool on a specific coordinate

Just a simple question. I would like to use the identify tool for a specific coordinate to get the pixel value. Unfortunately its not possible to place the cursor that precisely. I used the got to xy ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Find Identical specify a search order

I have a large polygon feature class which I know contains duplicate features. I have tried using the Find Identical tool, but is just runs for days without producing a result. I have several ...
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How to convert Geographic wgs-84 to lambert (LCC_wgs 84 projection for a vector file?

I have one shape file with Geographic wgs-84 projection but i need to calculate geometry for that I tried to convert it into UTM projection system. As my data is of whole country so I can't give one ...