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Calculate Fields with Null Values using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor of ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you calculate fields with null values? I have multiple fields that may have null values, that aren't being calculated in the third field. import arcpy with ...
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Performing equivalent of ArcGIS Identity_analysis (line with poly) using PostGIS?

I've got a section of arcpy code that I need to port PostGIS: Identity_analysis with the in_features being a line featureclass and the identity_features being a polygon featureclass. I'm primarily ...
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Common custom toolbar for several different arcgis desktop addins using C#

Suppose, I have two arcgis desktop add ins C1Addin and C2Addin developed in c# with the following components: C1Addin: Button_1 C2Addin: Button_2 When the 1st addin which may be any of the two ...
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How to properly write a txt to use as table in ArcGIS 10.1

I just wrote a txt. to use it as a table in ArcGIS, but for some reason when I open it, ArcGIS shows it in a completely wrong way. What am I doing wrong? Here is the original content: ...
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How to save .mxd programatically?

How do I save a .mxd programatically? The project is never saved and on button-click, I want to save the project. I use SaveFileDialog to get the filepath and then use the following: IMapDocument ...
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Edges of Surface Difference tool output are invalid

See this image, an example output of the ArcGIS Surface Difference tool (gives cut/fill volumes): I have occasionally come across the illustrated problem where the output does not cover the full ...
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Create a New attribute table in ArcMap?

I am trying to create a new table of attributes for later purposes, in arcGIS but just an empty one, How can i do this? I also have it as an Excel format, but I don't know if there is any way to ...
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How to provide a default value in an arcpy script?

How do I provide a default value like recommended in every Arcpy script? This script is exported from ModelBuilder where every output except the last one is set to temporary and managed. I want this ...
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Curved Arrows showing trade ARCGIS 10.2 [duplicate]

I have 10 points that represent the centres of countries. I want to show with arrows the flow (some kind of trade) from one country to another. The way that my table of attributes is constructed is ...
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Concurrency and lock challenge in Nonversioned editing in ArcMap

I use a non version SQLServer geodatabse with geometry type for spatial data storing.To do so,I have registered all layers in SDE repository and geodatabase and ArcMap shows all layers and edit them ...
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Pie Chart Slice Sizing in ArcGIS-Desktop

I have two fields I would like to show in pie charts on a map. I'm having trouble understanding how field 2 is represented as a part of field 1. If a polygon in field 2 is over half of field 1, why ...
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In arcmap how to modify time value in editor tracking fields

In my map, I have several layers enable editor tracking, but the time zone is not the same as our location time zone (GMT +8). When I try to use time slider to modify the time, I find the time slider ...
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Splitting multiple noncontiguous polylines into multiple files

I have multiple polyline shapefiles that are non-contiguous, that is to say that each shapefile contains polylines that have breaks in them. I am looking to split each of these polyline segments into ...
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Screening Variables for GWR

I was wondering if there is a list of steps I can take to screen my variables for assumption violations prior to using them in my GWR. I have watched this video tutorial : ...
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Using a selection tool will select everything

When I use the Selected Features tool and try to drag a box around a few small items it grabs everything. If i use the edit tool it will correctly select only features that are inside/intersect the ...
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Interpolation with z-values taken from a related table

This is a follow-up question (organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point). I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license. My aim was to build a points layer, each point being ...
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FGDC to ArcGIS Metadata issue [duplicate]

Recently I have been in the process of ugrading my metadata (in FGDC format) into ArcGIS Metadata. Part of the reason to this is because we recently made the switch from ArcGIS 9.3 to 10.1. So far ...
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Iterating feature class output file names using ModelBuilder?

I am trying to iterate a series of feature classes (polygons) in model builder to convert a series of polygons to rasters, however, I am having an issue with the output file names. After inserting ...
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Do I need ArcGIS for server to edit my MS SQL Server database?

Here is what I have: ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (10.2) & MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Here is my problem: I need to be able to connect to the ms sql server and import, export, create, and edit spatial ...
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How to repair datasource for an ArcGIS XY Event Table/Layer

I was given an .mxd file containing a lot of layers with broken data sources. I was able to fix most of them by looking at the old data source in the Source tab of the map property. However, there ...
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ArcGIS dissolve analysis output issues in geoserver wfs/ PostGIS

I have an ArcGIS dissolve analysis output (parcel data) that needs to be loaded on PostGIS and published as a wfs from geoserver. The issue is that the ArcGIS dissolve output shapefile, although can ...
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Remove duplicated items in Arc attribute table?

I have imported a set of points into ARCmap using a kml file created in google earth. During this process, a number of the points were duplicated (see below). Is there a way to get rid of the ...
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Copying/Pasting Information from Geoprocessing > Results > Messages

This seems so elementary, yet I am having difficulty locating the directions for copying and pasting the information in my analysis output to a word document for future reference. Specifically, I ...
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How to match colours in already mosaiced single image?

I have an already mosaiced image for a large area. I need to match colours in this single image. I do not have each image separately. I just have this large single image downloaded from GLS. How can I ...
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Perform non-spatial queries on DB tables of a RDBMS connected with arcgis

Is it possible to use the arcgis infrastructure so as to perform queries on DB tables that do not contain spatial information? For example, considering I have a RDBMS where I have a table namely ...
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ArcMap - Display direction of points

I imported a few geotagged images and created a points shape showing their locations (or more accurately, the location of the camera) with the "Geotagged Photos to Points" tools. The attribute table ...
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organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point

I would like to have hints on the best way to organize my dataset (I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license). I would like to build a points layer, each point being a weather station in the ...
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Generating Attachment Match Table in Enterprise Geodatabase?

I've created a file geodatabase, imported a dataset, enabled attachments, generated an attachment match table and then added attachments. Everything worked perfectly and quickly. When I tried the ...
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Categorizing polygons instead of using default single symbol in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is there any way to change display polygon from single symbol (default setting) to categorize? So far, when I added a feature polygon into the table of contain, it will be displayed as only one ...
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Statistical Analysis using ArcGIS

I have points containing data on temperature from 1951-2000. All data have X,Y coordinates. I have raster files in the same period. Two data sets have different data processing hence different values ...
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Label data clusters by nearest metropolitan area?

When using ArcGIS Optimized Hotspot Analysis, I get two outputs. A raster like the image below, and the point incident data categorized by the various confidence thresholds for hot/cold spots. ...
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Drawing boundary through DEM of glacier valley using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to calculate/draw the boundary extent in Glacier valley with the help of DEM. Can you please guide me which is the best tools in ArcGIS and steps to calculate.
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ArcGIS ArcMap average values in a single flowline

I am newbie in Arcmap. I need to get the average (Velocity) values of 1000 points on my long flowline. I tried to make parallel lines on each gridpoint using the "copy Parallel" function. But there ...
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arcpy calculate string field: Any ideas what how to fix this?

I'm trying to store a string value obtained from a loop through a tuple into a field called ROW_1. The code goes like this: for creekclass in listOfClassTuples: (classname, Permanency, ...
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Creating Shapefile from Excel Data

I have an Excel file with three columns, IncidentID, Latitude, and Longitude. Each row in the file corresponds to an incident and the location of the incident in units of decimal degrees. I also ...
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Is the error message “The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query” the result of a hardware limitation?

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.1. When I try to compute a union of two shapefiles, I get this message: "The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query. Make sure it exists and its ...
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Converting probability buffers to a probability SURFACE

I have a point feature, which I have buffered using the estimated location error of each point. Each point has a different sized buffer, representing 95% confidence that the true location is withing ...
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Sourcing free live traffic layers to use in MXD of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am looking for free live traffic layers for an ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 MXD. My searches haven't been that successful.
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GIS analysis to find duplicate geometries

I have a big shapefile that contains all the buildings and houses of the town that I work in (approx. 90,000 features). The data of the buildings/houses are saved by the town's surveying engineers and ...
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Change the data type of a field in multiple shapefiles

Is there a way I can change the data type of a field (possibly using the python window). I have about 25 shapefiles which are all named differently, but the name of the fields I want to change from ...
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Error when slope creating using ASTER 30m DEM

I have tried to create a slope map using ASTER 30m DEM obtained from internet. But when I use it to create (using ArcGIS 10 & 3D Analyst) a slope raster, the output is only 0-89 range. My ...
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What is the Pick tool in ArcGIS's Spatial Analyst commonly used for?

I have recently encountered the Pick tool in the Spatial Analyst of ArcGIS. I understand what the tool does; it creates an output raster using a list of input rasters and a 'position' raster which ...
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Using Spatial join tool returning “Count” values in Model Builder in ArcGIS10

I want to replicate the manual Spatial join (R-click Join) using 'count' in Model Builder. I have 2 datasets: Historic Road Traffic Collisions (RTC) locations - Point feature (gdb) - 3,398 rows ...
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proper way to export editor tracking information

I have several layers use editor tracking to trace the editing actions. Although I can get the editor tracking information through attribute table of individual layer, use want to use a button to ...
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arcmap layer export as shapefile, in the dbf file the time value is missing

In arcmap, I export a layer as shapefile. After that I find from the dbf file, the editor tracking date-time columns (created_date, last_edited_date) value only contain the date value, The time value ...
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Using Label classes vs Definition queries - which performs the best?

Which would provide the best performance for working within ArcMap with very large datasets stored in an ArcSDE geodatabase? Multiple label classes using complex SQL queries to label specific ...
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Adding new record with specific coordinates into shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to create a new point record in my shapefile. When I use the Create Features tool in the Editor tool, I can click anywhere on my map to create a point, but when I go into the attribute table to ...
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How to map tabular data based on city/province name?

I am very new to GIS and ArcGIS so would appreciate any advice/help. I have an Excel file containing data on cities (only names) and provinces (of those cities) for 158 countries around the world. ...
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Calculating area of larger polygon containing smaller polygon of same feature class inside it using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am preparing soil of a given area. I have finished all and corrected topologically. But there is soil type inside another soil type surrounding it. How can I correct this task?
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Calculating NDVI using Landsat ETM+ band values

I have sample points (shape file converted from a .xls file which contains XY coordinates,nnx,nny and canopy density) and a landsat etm+ image. First I applied 'SpatialAnalyst Tools>Extraction ...