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ArcGis 10 - create polygons as % of original

Could someone help me with the following? I have a polygon shapefile and need to create new polygons, within the originals, as % of original area. I used buffer by field (Field= new area as %) but the ...
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Shapefile for federal judicial districts

I am looking for a shapefile that contains all 94 federal judicial districts (or US district courts). I found one, but it did not have Puerto Rico, Guam, DC or northern mariana islands. Any help ...
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Handling user password input in ArcPy scripts?

I'm currently trying to write a script that has a username & password input which then returns some data if the user has appropriate access. The script works just fine when I hardcode my own ...
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Export DDP to MXD based on Raw_Input?

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. I have searched and haven't found anything on this or if it is even possible. I'm trying to add something to my script that allows the ...
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How to convert polygon singleparts to multipart?

I am interested in converting a polygon featureclass created via Create Fishnet (Data Management) from singleparts to multipart. QGIS has a very handy tool called singleparts to multipart that does ...
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Calculate the min of other fields

How can I calculate the min of other fields. For example I have 3 field: a, b and c. I want to have a filed that show me the minimum value of the 3 field. Finally I want to know the minimum value is ...
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Can multiprocessing with arcpy be run in a script tool?

I have been tinkering around with the multiprocessing module to resolve some processing of data in ArcMap 10.3. I have created a script which works fine if I run it in IDLE. I see all my cores max ...
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Selecting different field in attribute table for kriging in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have created a shapefile with several columns of data in the attribute table but I can not select any of the columns for a kriging except the 4 required to display (lable, northing, easting, ...
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Using pymssql to create a table using python ArcMap 10.3

I am using ArcMap 10.3 have a my data in a geodatabase (MS SQL Server Express) and I am trying to write a python script that does a bunch of spatial and non-spatial data manipulation. I need to dump ...
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Iterate origins and destinations in Modelbuilder for OD cost matrix analysis

I want to analyse the distance to school for students & the average distance for students from the school point of view. I use OD cost matrix cause I thought it would be handy with the origins and ...
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UTM ED 50 transformation to WGS84

I have a set of navigation shot points (pre 1975) with coordinates that are based on a UTM ED50 zone 33 projection and I need to transform these to WGS84. My procedure has been to load the excel fine ...
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Wetterzentrale maps georeferencing - coordinate system?

I'm trying to georeference two maps from wetterzentrale in ArcGIS. In what coordinate system are those maps created?
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Drawing 100x100 meter with 5 rows and columns grid centered on one point for multiple points?

I am trying to find an easy way to have arc draw grids for me that would use my already established data point as the center. Anyone aware of any tools/ processes that may help?
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Converting 12-hour time to 24-hour time using Field Calculator

Does anyone know how to convert string time formats in ArcMap v10.2 from 12-hour to 24-hour using a simple query in the Field Calculator? i.e. NO Python, NO editing in Excel, NO changing my Windows PC ...
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Feature Class Iterator in ModelBuilder

I am hoping to run a simple Iterator operation in ModelBuilder, but everything I attempt is not producing the right results. I have a Geodatabase with many point files in it. I want to run and ...
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Can I exclude pages when exporting?

Using ArcMap 10.2: when I'm exporting data-driven pages can I exclude single pages using some existing formatting rules (e.g. (-5) or [-5])? It would be a tad easier than my typical method of using ...
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Cost Distance for urban and roads?

I've been working in GIS for years but I haven't done much raster analysis until recently. I need to create a cost distance for an urban area for a land capability map, and also one for roads ...
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Depth of run-off water

I am working on modeling surface run-off due to a rain event (e.g., 5 year rain for a duration of 30 mins.) over an approx. area of 30 km2 for which I have a DEM and necessary soil as well as ...
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Label point according to cartographic representation position instead of geometry

I have set up a cartographic representation on a point feature class, which simply offsets the point. I would like to label the point at the representation, not at its physical location. I had a look ...
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working with switch cases C#

I have two polygon layers in ArcMap which are on top of each other. The user selects a record in the first layer (either by using the Select tool or through the attribute table) and I show the ALPS_ID ...
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Including travel direction in added cost barriers using Network Analyst?

I've created a walking network in ArcMap 10.2 and I'm planning to add point barriers whenever a pedestrian has to cross a road junction. The point barriers will incur a time cost, i.e. when the ...
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Definition Query to hide attribute data

SQL help please! I've tried searching, but can't find the help I need. This is for ArcGIS Advanced 10.2. I have a parcel layer with all kinds of info that the general public shouldn't be able to ...
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Specifying alternate symbology for print vs screen

Is there a way to specify an alternate symbology for print output in ArcMap (as opposed to what is currently on-screen? I am thinking along the lines of the functionality offered by CSS. For ...
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How do I select all points from a range of dates?

Is there a way to select points from a range of dates to create a new layer? I want to clean up my data by making all points from previous years a separate layer but doing a selection by attributes ...
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Managing or Reducing noise in a mosaic raster

I have created a raster with the Mosaic to New Raster tool from 3 separate rasters. However in my mosaic I have some consecutive pixels which seem to be the noise of the previous procedure. Is there ...
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Meter Coordinates to decimal Coordinates

I have an excel file in which I have XY coordinates, example on the attached immage that is the form XCoord | YCoord 15822.426100 | -2747650.026000 I need them in the form ...
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How to Batch export MXD to PDF files?

Nico Burgerhart made a fantastic script called "Batch export MXD to PDF" back in 2008. http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14872 Any ideas how to implement it in ArcGIS 10? Something ...
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Limiting Imagery to a Certain Area

I have a layer that shows some imagery in Ontario. I would like to get rid of the imagery that I don't need, because I only need it to be in 6 squares that I have. Is there a way to restrict the ...
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Spatial Join Layer Derived from Zonal Raster on Original Polygon

I'm trying to do a 1:1 spatial join between polygons created from the zonal max of a slope raster on the original zonal features. The problem is that the jagged edges cause the target features to ...
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Can ArcGIS handle missing values to create a contour map?

I am trying to create a contour map for a waterbody. It turns out that in several locations there is no data. I just don't want to use the missing values as zero in ArcGIS because it would create ...
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How do I normalize the values in a single Field (from a table) in ArcGIS?

First of all, this is my first post, and I would like to appreciate all the useful information I have found so far on this site. Second of all, I have encountered a problem, in Field Calculator. ...
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Copy protection via license file for ModelBuilder models?

I've build a large model in the ArcGIS ModelBuilder and I want to share this toolbox with some other people BUT I don´t want to lose control over it. The first step was to set a password to my script, ...
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Python code for decreasing polygon size based on percentage?

I would like to decrease the size of polygons by percentage and not by distance in order to implement this into ModelBuilder to loop over a number of polygons. To my knowledge this tool is available ...
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How to merge two 'incompatible' polygon layers in ArcGIS?

I have two layers of polygons with administrative boundaries. Although they come from the same data provider, they seem to have small discrepancies and do not 'fit' each other. How could I merge ...
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Can ArcGIS Desktop 9 and 10 co-exist peacefully on same computer?

We have a copy of Hawths tools that only work in ArcGIS 9.3, so I would like to keep it on my computer. However, most of the work we do in our lab is done with ArcGIS 10. Therefore, would it be OK to ...
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MXDs don't open by double-clicking outside ArcMap, but do open from within ArcMap?

If I try to open any MXD by double-clicking it from Windows Explorer or ArcCatalog, ArcMap fails to open. I can see in Task Manager that ArcGISFileHandler.exe briefly runs, then closes, but ...
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ArcGIS Split Raster tool results in black rasters

I have a rather large raster that I am trying to split into small tiles in PNG format to upload to Autodesk Infrastructure. I came across the Split Raster tool and thought it would do exactly what I ...
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Reclassify many rasters in ModelBuilder

How do I reclassify many rasters in ModelBuilder when each raster has its own unique values? For example, when you create a model in ModelBuilder and you add the Reclassify tool you may want to ...
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How do I change graduated color class values with python?

I am trying to use python to adjust my graduated color symbols' class breaks and labels. The layer is a query layer tied to an SQL DB and I want to be able to execute my python (after the database has ...
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Creating a desktop GIS with arcpy analysis [on hold]

What is the problem with this code? I want to make a desktop GIS with this code in ArcPy. Can anyone help me?
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Automation of changing symbology for a given layer

I have a shape file that is a 10-by-10 grid of squares. The shape file has 50 attribute columns (named p_1 through p_50) where each column has 100 entries (corresponding to the 100 grid squares) and ...
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When using Data Driven Pages is it possible to tell if a feature is contained within the layout?

I'm using polygons to drive my DataDriven Pages in ArcMap Standard 10.2. I have a point feature that shares a common attribute with the driver polygon, and using the Page Definition, I am showing ...
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data driven pages format

I have an issue, but I don't even know the terms needed to search for an answer. I'm exporting the pages to png files. The pages are divided by lots. Each page has a label with the lot number. In ...
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Loading graph (.grf fle) into MXD using ArcPy?

I have hundreds of pairs of FGDB and associated MXD files. I need to insert a graph in each mxd linked to its corresponding FGDB. No problem creating graph, but stuck on how to get graph into mxd ...
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Kriging Interpolation

I am using the kriging interpolation tool. I included two dummy values within my dataset:- an upper limit and a lower limit. I ran the tool in arc map 10.1 software. However, I want to change the ...
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How to add multiple feature classes from TOC as input by Model Builder?

I am tasked to create a tool using Model Builder. The tool requires input of multiple feature classes that are added in the Table of Contents of ArcMap. The user will then be able to select multiple ...
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automatically generate useful scales for data driven pages in ArcGIS desktop and store it in attribute table of shape file

I have followed the advice on the post How to automatically generate useful scales for data driven pages in ArcGIS desktop. I followed the advice, but when the process executes it was only the last ...
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Creating line of varying distance from origin point using Python in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to create a line feature from a single point, using a set distance and angle. Using ArcGIS and Python (I hope). I have a point at these coordinates: X = 400460.99, Y = 135836.76 From ...
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Merging polygons in shapefile based on field values?

I have a shapefile with a lot of polygons in it. These polygons are grouped into a category: district. How can I merge the polygons based on the same name of the category within this shapefile?
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Spatially join polygons (target) to polylines (join) on longest intersecting polyline

I am curious if I can, without having to write a python or an ArcObjects script, create a spatial join that will result in a polygon feature class containing the attributes of the LONGEST intersecting ...