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Merge KML layers into one

Using data exported from Google Earth I ma trying to plot restaurants over a large area. To collect all the data for the area I had to use several searches in Google Earth and these are shown when ...
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ArcGIS Desktop equivalent to GRASS r.geomorphon algorithm?

I would like to know if in ArcGIS Desktop 10 there is some tool/algorithm which can be used to perform the same analysis that r.geomorphon does in GRASS 7.
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Problem in creating neighbors, area and perimeter in spatial econometrics using R

I’m working on a spatial cross section model with R-programming-language. I’m running these codes which refers to anselin data (spatial_columbus) in spdep package. I found them from these links: ...
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Why would Tools toolbar of ArcMap be partially frozen?

Whilst using ArcMap one of my students 'froze' bits of the Tools Toolbar e.g. Zoom In/Out and Go To XY. I couldn't figure out why. In the end we reloaded the last saved file and it was fine. Any ...
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arcpy with multiprocessing throws “UnpickleableError: Cannot pickle <type 'geoprocessing Layer object'> objects”

I'm attempting to speed up a process which is currently running synchronously, by using the python multiprocessing module. I'm having trouble sending a feature layer to a function which is called by ...
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Floating point to 8-bit unsigned raster conversion using ArcGIS for Desktop or ERDAS IMAGINE?

I have an image with value ranging from -1 to +1. I want to convert this into 0-255 (8bit). How can this be done using ArcGIS for Desktop or ERDAS IMAGINE?
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Reducing elevation from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am so curious how would I strip off elevation from the DEM. I don't know how I would explain it further but I have attached an image to clarify this. I wanted to eliminate the area shaded with ...
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ArcMap repair data link to basemap

I have a map (ArcMap) that uses a basemap that is supplied with ArcMap. The data link has been lost and, though I know how to repair a data link, I cannot find the data for the ArcMap basemap. I ...
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Maintaining reference to feature layer (rather than its name string) throughout Python script? [duplicate]

When creating a Layer in arcpy, the syntax uses a string to denote the layer name, as shown in the Make Feature Layer sample script: import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\Program Files ...
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Generate end points from a layer that contains multiple lines

I generate a layer file that has multiple parallel lines, that I want is to sequentially (from OBJECTID(1) to OBJECTID(Max)) create a point at each end point of the line segments and number these ...
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Why does arcpy.TableToDomain_management require exclusive schema lock?

I'm talking about arcpy.TableToDomain_management, ArcGIS Server 10.2 It seems that this function requires exclusive SDE database schema lock. Something that we can't accept. We have ESRI domains but ...
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Buffering points bounded within polygons

I've checked around and didn't see this one yet, hoping somebody can help me out (preferably without code, but I'm all ears). I'm using arcGIS 10.1 on an i5 win7 machine with 16g RAM. Not a xeon but ...
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Drawing parallel lines inside polygons (Well Paths)

I would like to take a polygon feature class with multiple irregular polygons, and have Arc draw parallel lines inside of each polygon. Ideally, it would be nice for Arc to figure out the angle of the ...
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Setting up ArcPad applet (Python) that calls arcgisscripting?

I've been asked to support a legacy script that was "made" (read: found) by a former coworker. My python skills are pretty basic, so I went right to installing the applet like I would for a VBS ...
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How I can reverse numbers in a string without reversing any text? [closed]

I have a string, I need to reverse just the numbers in the string without the text: String: [321 test] The result will be: [123 test]
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How to overlay two shape files with different coordinate system?

It seemed to be easy but make big problems, perhaps it is a beginner mistake. Anyway I have to ask you: I need to lay two shapefiles over each other to make a spatial query. The coordinate systems of ...
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Reclassify says Unique values cannot be obtained from raster, using values from dialog?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2. Whenever I reclassify a raster layer I get the following message:"Unique values cannot be obtained from raster, using values from dialog". This does not prevent be from ...
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Extract lineaments from hillshade in ArcGIS [duplicate]

Using ArcGIS 10.0, what are the steps to extract lineaments from a hillshade image?
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Calculating area of solar radiation using ArcGIS for Desktop?

How can I obtain area solar radiation using ArcGIS for Desktop? I am open to any kind of suggestion as I want to give it a try.
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arcmap mapping information of 2 layers, how to get rid of non-related results

I have 2 layers on the map: 1 drain line layer and 1 segment layer. The segment layer is covered by the drain line layer. Now I want to get the corresponding attribute values on drainline layer which ...
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Returning feature with maximum OBJECTID from Select By Attribute tool of ArcMap?

I want to get the maximum OBJECTID from a layer using "select by attribute" tool. But the result is not with the maximum OBJECTID. When I use "select by attribute" tool to get the maximum ...
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getParameterInfo datatype for creating new feature class

I'm having trouble finding a suitable datatype that allows the user to browse to a .gdb and create a name for a new feature class. DEFeatureClass wants an existing FC to write to. Using ...
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ArcGIS Raster Calculator output raster has one band but cannot build attribute table?

I built a raster using the raster calculator of ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. The properties of the output raster ("usle_1") indicate that this raster has one band. There is no attribute table but I ...
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Hot spot analysis indicated the areas with 0 value as hot spot?

I tried to look at whether there is cluster of psychiatric patients in a county. I have census tract data with a column showing how many psychiatric patients are there in a census tract. There are ...
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Determine inflow outflow of polygon based on flow accumulation

I'm working with ArcGIS 10.2 to try to determine if a given site has some sort of outflow for the water coming into the site. I'm using the ArcHydro tools and have calculated the flow direction and ...
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Populating a new field in a table using data from another table

Looking for information on copying the values in a field from on attribute table and pasting them in another table. Both have the same amount of entries and matching ID fields. Should be pretty ...
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Proper font size for each paper size for reader to be able to read names?

I am working on a project that I need to figure it out how or what font size for each paper size. There are 10 of them and two of them are in the same paper size. There is data frame I have set aside ...
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Script fails when executed from toolbox but not in command window (MakeFeatureLayer)

I am able to run the below code in the Python command window in ArcMap 10.2.1 without issue. However, when I run this as a toolbox script, it fails at line 15: newLyr = ...
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Label related records in ArcMap from enterprise geodatabase

Two questions related to labeling 1:M related records in ArcGIS 10.2. I have successfully built an Advanced Label expression in Python to label records from a related table. I am currently working ...
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Prompt ArcMap Add-in to save settings before closing ArcMap

I'm working on an ArcMap 10.2 add-in which runs as a C# WPF application. I've linked the add-in window as a child owned by the ArcMap window so it will close when ArcMap is closed (among other ...
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Model Builder Query by date

I've created a model that does several spatial joins based off of a lat/long in a table. In the table, I have a "Modified_date" which gives year, month, date, time. This model is set to run ...
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How to display some contour lines and hide others?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 to show this contour lines information: http://prntscr.com/4ncvc2 They're displayed with a 10 meter contour interval, but I want to display for example each 50 meters and hide ...
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What is the difference between Create Thiessen Polygons tool (ArcGIS) and Voronoi Polygons tool (QGIS)?

Is Thiessen polygons the same thing as Voronoi polygons? I am using ArcMap 10 and also QGIS 2.4 and I would like please to know the exact difference (If any) between the two methods.
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How can i automatically display the output of my toolbox?

i have made a python toolbox (.pyt file) and run it in Arcgis 10.1. The Output is a raster and I want it to automatically show up in the Arcmap viewer. The option for displaying the output of ...
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How to improve legend spacing for ESRI ArcGIS map

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and am trying to achieve a fairly uniform amount of white space between the first four legend items and am having difficulties pulling this off. All four items are separate ...
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Migrating ArcView GIS *.apr to ArcMap application of ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

I have a lot of arcview .apr file. I need to open & edit in ArcMap 9.3, but the original project file is saved in .apr. I tried to use "import from arcview project". The project file can be open ...
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Residential tree cover for surveying?

Can someone point me in the direction of some high spatial resolution and reasonably recent satellite imagery for central Canada (Manitoba)? I am trying to determine whether I can generate accurate ...
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Bringing attributes of multiple polygons into other polygons?

I need to absorb multible attributes included in block areas into a number of ploygons. In other words, I need to bring block level data into a number of overlaying polygons. The polygons will absord ...
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ArcMap Area Calculations vs MultiNet FEATAREA Field Discrepancy

I'm finding a huge discrepancy between the values supplied in the FEATAREA field in my MultiNet data and the area calculation results from ArcMap v10.2.2. In this case, I'm looking at the area of ...
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What is the difference between Coverage, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS?

I was wondering about the difference in spatial data storage methodology used by Coverages, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS. Coverage was the initial format, followed by Shape Files and now ...
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How can I get my georeferenced TIF file to rectify?

I have added a TIF file (size 1,433 KB) in ArcGIS 10.2.2 and defined numerous georeferencing points, with the aim of creating a raster file for conversion to polygons. However, on clicking the ...
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Using live feeds from ArcGIS Online for analysis?

I would like to import into arcGIS Desktop a livefeed layer and use it to perform some analysis. This is the link to web page: ...
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How to map a filename into fields of a geodatabase

I'm using ModelBuilder to append a number of shapefiles to a single geodatabase. The shape files are located in a folder SHP and the model is designed to iterate through SHP, appending each .shp to ...
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Visualizing where End Point Arc Segment will be Drawn with Polyline?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2 and I am trying to create some polyline features. I have no problem with creating polygon, but when I attempt to make an arc polyline it does not show me the angle at ...
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Concatenate features in one feature class by the unique ID

Is there a way to concatenate features in ArcGIS by using ArcPy, or field calculator, to produce the following output? I am aware of the concatenate tool that Esri created, however it doesn't keep ...
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Layer Definition Query - Subqueries

Background: I want to track the movement of icebergs in ArcGIS. In my FileGeodatabase I have a single Iceberg layer. What I have thought of is to create an ID field for each object; each ArcGIS ...
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Assigning a vector to a field in feature class (UpdateCursor)

I don't know if my mistake is of a general nature. I come from R where it is very easy to store a vector in a matrix column. So now I (new to coding with arcpy) am desperately trying to do the same ...
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Can two files have the same coordinate system and still don't align /overlap? [duplicate]

I have two shape files, with the same coordinate system (File 1 and File 2). I have defined the Projection/Coordinate System of File 2 in ArcGIS using ArcToolbox using the Data Management ...
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How to detect temporal changes using ArcGIS?

I want to show urban sprawl in a city over ten year period. I took a MOOC on geospatial revolution, therein a link was shared to do such analysis. I just want to show the urban sprawl, nothing ...
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How can I transform raster to vector in ArcGIS?

I want to convert from raster data to vector dataset using ArcGIS. Raster data consists of pixels and center of z values. Vector data sets consist of points, lines and polygons and x,y values. When I ...