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Is there any reason not to upgrade to Windows 8.1?

I have the option to upgrade to 8.1, but before I do I want to see if anyone has had any compatibility issues. I mainly run ESRI, but occasionally use QGIS, and other open source products. Has anyone ...
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ArcGIS Viewshed keeps crashing

I've been trying to run a viewshed analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 and everytime I've tried running it, it crashes the whole program, with no error. See the image below. I've made sure it has OFFSETA field ...
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Refreshing attribute table using Arcgis model builder

i had a question before about "Calling an ad-hoc model with vb.net". i traced down the problem and i found that when using personal geodatabase, after joining a field to a fc; field calculator does ...
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problem to open a netCDF and create a raster file

I want to open a netCDF file and create a raster with ArcMap 10.2. The file contains the mean monthly temperature for Switzerland. I found it in meteoswiss web site. I tried to open it with the ...
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Which raster resolution (DEM) can I get out of lidar data with variable grid width?

I have ASCII files in *.xyz format and want to generate a DEM out of it. According to the information about the data the *.xyz files are containing variable grid widths - from 1 meter to 4 meter. ...
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How to create polygon made from outside points of points shp? [duplicate]

I have DEM Data which is in SHP Format. After interpolating to raster, I need to clip the raster image. To do this, I need to transform the Point SHP into a Polygon SHP using only the outer-most ...
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How do I measure the area difference between polygons in different shp files?

I have couple if shp files with 1000 polygons scattered in them (around 1k in each file) , each shp file represents a time frame (3 months period) and I want to show the a report with a progress of ...
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Table To Table on Oracle table to File Geodatabase fails?

I recently upgraded to 10.2.2 and have found that some python scripts I used with table to table command no longer work. I am copying tables from an Oracle database to a file based geodatabase. ...
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ArcGIS scratch directories

Assuming I start ArcGIS 8 times on my PC. One for each processor on my PC. Now lets say I run similar but slightly different models in each ArcGIS. Lets say reclass, zonal stats, or math. Now assume ...
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Get Unique Field Values Within Python Script Tool

Using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and Python. I have a script that currently counts the number of points (representing crimes) in each zip code area, and writes that value to a new column in the FC that contains ...
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Displaying multiple ArcMap documents in one file

I have a project in which I'll have 22 different maps that I'll need to display on a single 3' x 4' poster. Each map is an individual .mxd file in ArcMap. How can I best accomplish putting these 22 ...
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How to split polyline using points WITHOUT splitting at intersections?

I am trying to use points to split a shapefile of lines that have been dissolved.The "SplitLinesAtPoint" tool splits at intersections in addition to the points, WHICH I DO NOT WANT. I only want to ...
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Definition queries deleting themselves in ArcMap10.2

After switching to ArcMap 10.2 I've noticed that my definiton queries will seemingly randomly remove themselves. I have no idea what triggers the deletion since I have noticed it after reordering ...
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Generate dynamic input with python script

I'm using 10.2.2 ArcGIS, I want to create a python script and have the following script: I'm new to this topic as I can use sys.argv [] or GetParameterAsText? for can I make dynamic input coordinates ...
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Highlighting features selected by Python script in ArcMap and ArcGIS Viewer for Flex?

I have a database of orders, with geo data attached. I want the subset of features related to a specific order to be highlighted on screen (for starters in ArcMap, but later in Flex) in a python ...
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ArcMap 'go back to previous extent' doesn't

I often use the "go back to previous extent" i.e. the back button when navigating my models in ArcMap. Alas for some reason it seems to have fixed on a certain location as my "previous extent", no ...
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Labelling Max coverage by Area

I'm struggling to find a quick way to identify and label an area by the maximum coverage of an overlapping polygon. Has anyone done a process like this lately? I'm currently playing with the Pivot ...
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Does ModelBuilder have Iterate Field Values bug when model run without being in Edit mode?

I think I may have found a ModelBuilder bug. Would it be possible for someone to try and follow my procedure to see if they agree, and if so, to try and suggest a workaround that still uses ...
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How can I write hidden information to a pdf file from ArcMap?

I'm usually creating maps for (different aspects of) reports of large infrastructure projects. Layers and attributes tend to change back and forth as time goes by, and I'm forced to create new ...
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Calculate value from an equation using Field Calculator Python/VB Script

I wanted to calculate a result value from 3 fields using an equation. VBScript or Python codes are also accepted..:-) the equation is RESULT= [(R^2/3)(S^1/2)]/n..
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Using if else statement in Python Parser of Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need help in writing the python script in the field calculator. I have three fields namely: CODE COMPLEX Map1 Map1 is an empty field that I want to populate. I have a number of conditions to cater ...
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How can I find which point is furthest from something?

Here is an example of what I am looking to do: Which town in South Dakota is farthest from a Hospital? Which tool would I use to be able to do this?
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calculating raster summary stats/pojection requirements

I have downloaded the ArcMap online ‘World Administrative Divisions’ polygon layer, and then projected it into World_Behrmann. so my data frame properties are set at: World_Behrmann WKID: 54017 ...
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Modelbuilder Iterator on Table

Will the ESRI ModelBuilder 10.1 iterator select a value from field in a filegeodatabase table? If so then can this be joined to a feature class and exported or copied? I am working with property ...
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I want to register points on a pdf and export to a geotiff

I have a map that is a .pdf file. Using ArcGIS 10.1, I want to register 4 points and save the file out as a geotiff file to be imported into another drawing program. Could you please give me ...
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python script tool only works if layer is loaded in ArcMap

I'm hoping someone can help me understand this error. I have a python script that copies an ASCII raster to the scratch geodatabase. When I run the script, I get the error: However, if I load the ...
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One point - multiple rows [duplicate]

I have a situation where I have a project that only needs one spatial reference point but it does need multiple rows within table. Example: Project A with original information then it is later ...
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Producing GIS data from large amount of ASCII DEM files?

I have just received a large amount of ASCII DEM files. In total 564 Files each containing 40,000 point data (22.560,000 Points). I would like to convert this into a point cloud with a view to ...
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ArcGIS script for mapping lat/long coordinates to boxes/rectangles? [duplicate]

Working on a project that requires me to take lat/long coordinates and map them as rectanglular boxes on ArcMap 10.1. To be clear, the upper left & lower right corners of each box/rectangle are ...
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Z-value missing in attribute table of shapefile from ASCII 3D to Feature Class?

i'm trying to convert some *.xyz files into shapefiles but unfortunately it does't work out correctly! I use the tool "ASCII 3D to Feature Class" (ArcMap extension "3D Analyst") because I've read this ...
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Field Calculator - How to evaluate and sum multiple fields?

I'll do my best to describe the problem - my main issue isn't so much the python code but rather the logic I'm using. The file I'm working on is a polygon shapefile with forest attribute data. In the ...
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How to Count point in polygon + on boundary?

So I'm looking for suggestions in both ArcGIS 10.2 and QGIS on methods on how to count points within a polygon and points that fall on a polygon boundary without adjusting the data/points. The ...
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Check if a polygon is at one elevation

I have a polygon (pond) and I need to ensure it is at one elevation. I have converted all vertices of the polygon to points, used summary statistics to determine the range in elevations and if the ...
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Need to select and delete features in ModelBuilder

I'm new to ModelBuilder and I'm planning to take some class of it, but in the meantime I have a project with a relative easy task. The high-level plan of this project is: Load shapefile into ...
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How to make the LoCoH toolbox work in ArcMap 10.2

I'm trying to estimate home range with the Local Convex method. I cannot make the LoCoH toolbox work in ArcMap 10.2. I get following error: Executing: alocoh "C:\Users\Linn\Desktop\Fra ...
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Calculations of Thiessen Polygon Bifurcated Areas

I have got a SewerGEMS network of a Sewerage Scheme for a Town. The Town is divided into 17 Wards having different Population Densities in (Population/Hectare). There is a AutoCAD drawing showing the ...
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converting into .kmz with legend

How to display the legend in kmz or kml file. I am trying to do so in conversion tool of Arc GIS but while exporting it to Google earth it is not showing the legend.
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Calculate Field based on two fields using python

I'm trying to calculate new values for a field based on two other fields. In VB I don't have any problem, but I need to use python to publish my gp service.
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Volume calculations in ArcMap 10.1 vs AutoCad Civil3d?

I created a surface and used 3d analyst to calculate the volume. Then used the same data in Civil 3d and calculated a volume. The answers were different and I am wondering which one is more accurate?
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Aggregating river basins

I am not a hydrologist but am providing GIS infrastructure to our hydrology department which actually doesn't use GIS very much yet. Therefore I am asking for some hydrology related insights. Btw: We ...
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How to import `numeric` fields from csv to dbf in ArcGIS?

I am trying to import a CSV into a DBF using ArcCatalog (10.1). In the field map, pictured below, I can only set an ID field to Long, Text, Double, etc. But there is no Numeric type as in DBF and ...
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ArcGIS 3D Security Camera Analysis

I found a topic on Esri ArcGIS site about using ArcGIS 3D Analyst for designing and placement of surveillance cameras, but there isn't any clear explanation to guide designer. Is there any idea or ...
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QGIS shapefile layers to database geometry type [closed]

I have opened Arcgis shapefile with QGIS. And I used QGIS database manager tool to create table and import data to postgresql database. Database manager is creating and importing success. But there is ...
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Creating New Field in Raster Attribute Table with Corresponding Values from another Raster

I have a raster layer that represents surface temperature for the State of Arizona. I also created a raster using the interpolation function to represent air temperature for the State of Arizona. I'm ...
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Check for overlapping vertices without topology, spatial analyst, or 3D analyst in ArcGIS

I need to check for overlapping vertices in breakline and stream polylines but I do not have any extensions in ArcGIS 10.2. Does anyone have a work around? I have ET GeoWizards or can create a tool if ...
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How to detect whether any points in the coastline is facing to the open sea or not?

I have a set of Mangrove stands polygon derived from remotely sensed data and the coastline data (Line). I am going to detect any point in the boundary of mangrove polygon is located in the outer side ...
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Randomly assigning new XY locations

I have two shape layers, one containing 93 points and the other layer containing 15075 points. I am trying to randomly assign a new XY position for each of the 93 points to any of the 15075 point ...
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Accessibility indication from points

I will simplify my question to be better understood. Let's suppose my study area is consisted by settlements A and B. They both have the same population (1000 people each). Each settlement was ...
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a map for the number of overlapping polygons

I have a geodatabase with a given number of polygon features. I would like to generate a layer (V) that displays the number of overlapping polygons at any given (x,y) location spanned by my polygons. ...
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How to keep georeferencing from ArcGIS when importing raster into QGIS?

I tried searching for the answer to this, but I didn't see anything, so here it goes: I have previously georeferenced some .png raster images in ArcGIS 10.2.2, and could like to import them into ...