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Using Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator to populate values in one field based on those in another?

I am trying to populate a field with a sorting code that represents the value of another field. Example: EXPCODE|SORT| S4DNN2 |3.5 H2BNN2 5.0 EXPCODE is a field with a value like "S4DNN2." SORT ...
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Is there something like QGIS` style option “data defined properties” in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Is there an option to do something like this in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop: http://shreshai.blogspot.co.at/2014/10/display-with-color-symbology-from-data.html I mean especially the part ...
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ArcMap creates unnecessary file types when saving shape file (.cpg .prj, lock, etc.)

When saving shape files, geocoding results or even exporting data in ArcMap, many different files are created. Most of the time when I save a shape file, I want only the shape file and not a .cpg, ...
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How to use Data Driven Pages to generate shapefiles instead of generating PDF?

Is there any way to use Data Driven Pages to generate shapefiles instead of generating PDF? Because I need to export shapefiles generated with their layout in DWG format. If not, do you have an idea ...
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opening many nested shapefiles

I have a large number of shapefiles (>500) representing species' ranges for North America. I am wondering how I could open them all automatically, without having to open them one at a time in ArcGIS? ...
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Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex

I have a stacked feature-linked annotation, with one of the fields using a formatting tag. The annotation is fine when it is created, however all the lines collapse onto one line when a change is made ...
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Getting and using XY centroids in ArcGIS Field Calculator using Python Code Block

I am writing a script to obtain Grid reference but cannot fathom how to get XY centroids without creating new fields (all examples I have found are based on writing XY centroids to field). Here's ...
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How to create .tpk file from basemap.lyr [closed]

I am trying to create a .tpk file using a basemap.lyr like this: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=9a7e015149854c35b5eb94494f4aeb89 Does someone know how to create it?
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ESRI/Mapinfo MGA56 prj vs QGIS MGA56 prj

I am trying to understand why the degree unit is different between ESRI/Mapinfo and QGIS: ESRI/Mapinfo ...
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Using defined function code block with Python in ArcGIS

I am running a Field Calculation within a Python script in ArcGIS. Within this Field Calculation I am calling a defined function within a code block. Here is the dialogue that I ran and works: ...
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Copy and Paste Map Annotation between Data Frames in ArcMap?

I frequently make ArcMap documents with two data frames, representing a Before and After condition of a site. Each of the two data frames shows the property owner names, parcel numbers and road ...
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Alter the M values of an existing route

I have a Polyline ZM shapefile. The M values are in metres. I want to change the M values to kilometres. Seems simple enough, but I can't find a tool to do this. There is only one route in the ...
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Rotate images (as blob data) attached to featureclass

I just wanted to know if this can be done. I currently have images stored as blob data and it is currently attached to a feature class. My issue here is that I noticed a couple images where it's ...
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ArcCatalog won't close/exit normally, toolbars disappear instead or it crashes

I've had this problem since v10.2 of ArcGIS Desktop, I recently upgraded to 10.3 and it still exists. The problem is that ArcCatalog cannot be closed normally. If I try to close it using the Windows ...
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Cross validation after kriging, in ArcGIS

I performed kriging interpolation using the kriging interpolation tool in ArcToolbox, not the Geostatistical Wizard method. However, how do I determine the cross validation without using the ...
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How to add multiple python expressions in field calculator

How would I add multiple python expressions in the ArcMap Field Calculator if possible? I tried separating each expression on a new line and also separating with a semi-colon but neither worked. ...
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GIS Equipment for 911 Call Center [closed]

I am the GIS administrator for a 911 call center. Currently we use ArcGIS for our mapping, and my director recently told me that I have a budget every year to purchase GIS/GPS equipment or training. I ...
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ArcGIS python toolbox: GPFeatureLayer parameter “loses” symbology type

I'm pretty new at ArcGIS python toolboxes. Here is one problem I've been fighting with for a while. I want to create an output layer (GPFeatureLayer) with a specific symbology (GRADUATED_COLORS) and ...
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Iterate NetCDF with model builder ArcMap 10.2

I am building a model to batch convert NetCDF to raster. I don't know how to use file iteration here, the netCDF files are not accepted as input in the iteration. If I use a single input file the ...
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recognising “any date” in symbology?

Could anyone tell me how to select a date in the Symbology > Categories > Value field to express symbology for any cells that contain a date rather than having to add every date as a field to define ...
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Progress dialog box of ArcGIS Python script tool stealing focus from TKinter GUI?

I created a script tool in the custom toolbox, it runs like this: But the default progress dialog keep stealing focus from the Tkinter GUI, that makes me so hard to move/resize the OpenFileDialog, ...
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Performance difference between focal statistics (ArcGIS) and neighbor (GRAS or QGIS)

I tested minimum, maximum, and average neighbor (circle radius = 161 pixel) using ArcGIS, GRASS and QGIS: ArcGIS (10.1): it takes only one minute GRASS (6.4.3): it takes 123 minutes for every output ...
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Calculate the proportion of points within a polygon over a threshold value

I have a set of point observations and a county shapefile for CA. I would like to calculate the proportion of points within each county that are above different threshold values, giving me a result ...
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Meaning of empty quotes in select by attribute query?

Can someone please help explain if the empty '' means something? I am wondering if it might be inserted by typo or if you use these empty quotes to locate empty fields within the attributes.
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How to identify Topology Exception

Anyone have any innovative way(s) of "quickly" marking topology exceptions. I have ~300,000 bridges which have pseudo nodes located on either side of the bridges where the bridge and road endnotes ...
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How to bring LSOA data up to MSOA level London using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to preform regression analysis but my issue is that I have data at 2 different Output areas, MSOA and LSOA. My question is, how to I bring my LSOA data up to MSOA level?
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How to add “0” to multiple parts of text value in Field Calculator with Python

I have values in a text column that are as follows: 000_100 100_200 ... 1000_1100 1100_1200 I want it to read: 0000_0100 0100_0200 ... 1000_1100 1100_1200 I want all values to have the ...
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Creating model to copy feature classes from ArcSDE to FIle Geodatabase?

I am trying to create a model in ArcGIS that copies the feature classes which are stored in SDE geodatabase “SQL” to file geodatabase “in order to sync my SDE data to FGDB“, here what is the best ...
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Animation of a plume using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Are there any examples of animations that use GIS data (plume polygons as an example) and converts them to a temporal animation. I can't seem to find any good videos or examples. I am aware of the ...
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Making Fishnet that is specific size in square meters on ground?

I have a raster image in GCS WGS 1984. For sampling I want to take a grid of 500 m^2 in my area of interest and pick the centroid of this square. How do I make sure that the grid created with Fishnet ...
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Multiple Ring Buffer in ArcPy Generates Single Ring

I'm running a simple multiple ring buffer using ArcPy. My goal is to generate a multi ring buffer for each pond in my dataset of 50,000. Here's the line of code: ...
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How to output same name as input using Copy Features in ModelBuilder?

I am using ModelBuilder to iterate Closest Facility analysis for every building at an archaeological site (OD Cost Matrix is not what I need--I need the geometry output, not just a cost matrix table). ...
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Get country statistics using Iterate Feature Selection in ModelBuilder

I'm using night light data from the NOAA and I want to generate statistics on luminosity for each country, ie what is the mean pixel value for a country. I have been following this guide: ...
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Disable “Automatically save changes after each edit”

Everytime I start an ArMap 10.2.2 session the "Automatically save changes after each edit" is checked (turned on). The way our database works this poses issues. I would like to find a way to have this ...
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if-else logic expression in field calculator

I want to calculate the value of a new field using an if-else condition with field calculator in modelbuilder. Want I want to do is as follows: if my new field is empty, then use the expression ...
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Is there a way to add x , y, z coordinate to the attribute table of polygon in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have a large No. of converted DXF files, that represent the pitched roof. I want to calculate the roof area for each single building (that may consist of 4 to 10 polygon). The adjacent polygon must ...
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How to represent different colors based on a field with representation rule (ArcMap)?

I've got a single polygon feature class with hierarchy overlapping polygons (one-to-many - "tree"). The hierarchy is varying between 1-4 levels but can edited to be even more leveled in the future. ...
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How to call Exelis ENVI tools with python and ArcGIS?

I am writing a script for geopocessing landsat data using ArcGIS 10.3. But ArcGIS doesn't have tools for landsat calibration (converting from DN to reflectance) and ENVI have this tool called ...
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Rotating point by Angle in field using ArcMap?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop and I created the marker symbol in ArcMap. I added this symbol to end of the line. I want to add a line perpendicular to the axis of this symbol. I added the ...
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How to adjust the tolerance when showing vertices with the V key (ArcGIS)

When in the editing mode in ArcMap, it is possible to approach the mouse cursor close enough to a feature and press the V key. This will show the vertices of the feature. However, you should move ...
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How to use part of the name as a label in Maplex?

I have a data (school.shp) about schools. I have attributes name like TABIKA KG SENTOSA, TADIKA BANDAR SEMARIANG, KEMAS KG TABUAN, TABIKA KEMAS SANTUBONG, TADIKA KEMAS SERIAN. I need to label it ...
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Why ArcGIS application does not have label manager?

Why is there no label manager in the pictured application of ArcGIS for Desktop?
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Wavelet analyses of ndvi using python or matlab

I want to carry out a wavelet decomposition and regression analyses on my NDVI data to see the relationship with other climatic factors like precipitation, temp. What kind of software is best for this ...
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Same Image and Shapefile are not overlapping in ArcGIS for Desktop?

An image is Digitized in ArcView 3.3 with JPEG extension; But not with Image analysis extension. When I open that image and shapefile in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop then they are not overlaping each ...
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Exporting layers from ArcGIS into PostGIS while preserving attributes such as color

I have managed to import/convert a KML into ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcMap) using the built-in conversion tools and now have a series of layers. Next, I export these layers to a PostGIS database using the ...
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After turning census block data into a raster, how do I redistribute the density to reflect land cover types

I plan on rasterizing (terminology?) census block data relating to density to a regular 30 m by 30 m grid for use with NLCD data. I then hope to distribute the density of the original census block ...
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How to import XML data into arcgis desktop

I have an XML document originated from this site. It contains location and data for restaurants and bars. How can I import those locations theirs data and meta-data to arcmap? I am still relatively ...
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Using Zonal Statistics As Table for overlapping polygons in ArcPy?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and would like to calculate the population within a specific distance from bus stops. My input layers are: census block (polygon) with population undissolved bus ...
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Extending buffer zone

I am working in ArcMap 10.2 (and Modelbuilder) and I would like to solve the following problem: I have Buffer A (single part) and Buffer B (multipart). I would like to extend Buffer A with Buffer B ...
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Layers with the same projected coordinate system and geographic coordinate system do not overlap [duplicate]

I have a blank map, I've set the data frame to the same projected coordinate system as the data I'm going to add. I have added one shapefile and it looks good. When I wave the cursor over the map the ...