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Updating a feature class based on evaluating different fields with arcpy.da.UpdateCursor

I have a feature class with a number of fields, two of wich are key fields, named key and front, and secondary fields named key_n and front_n. The thing is I need to search in the whole table for any ...
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How do I extract building elevation values from Multipatch GDB

I have a GDB Multipatch Buildings layer that I open with ArcScene or ArcGlobe. I want to extract building elevation values, but this is not stored in the attribute table. I can run a "Add Z ...
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ArcGIS exporting files to Access 2007

Does anyone know how to export a shape file out of ArcGIS into an Access 2007 database?
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Adding a drop down option for python script

I've code that will add fields to feature classes. I've parameterized the script so the user can navigate to the location of the feature classes to be edited. If the feature class is already open ...
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Search and Select in Arcpy with Cursors

I'm working on a tool that identifies features and repairs them using an existing tool. At the moment I am struggling to put my idea into code however. The purpose is to use a search cursor from a ...
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ArcGIS tool with the same result like r.sun in GRASS

I'm interested if there is any ArcGIS tool which give us the same result like GRASS command r.sun. I need to get drop shadows. You can suggest and some other software. Thank you.
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Coordinates format in ArcGis 9.3

Regarding to Jay suggestion i open a new topic. Do you know how i can set in arcgis 9.3 coordinates only with one locus after comma, i mean like that format: xx xx xx,x not like i have now xx xx ...
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Choosing projection for calculating 2D 3D area in New Zealand?

I'm trying to use Surface Volume tool in ArcMap to calculate 2D and 3D area of a catchment. What would be the best projection to use and how do i check the maximum error of the estimation?
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Deciding variables for image classification?

The results of an image classification may vary A LOT depending on the variables you use from the beginning. Number of classes, minimum class size, sample interval, atmospheric corrections, ...
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How to staple layers in a view using ArcGIS Desktop?

How is it possible to staple layers, like in the picture below? Preferably using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop.
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ArcGIS Server Image Service Problem, Dark Imagery

I have been experiencing an issue when creating image services that contain multiple imagery sets. The method I have been using to create the image services is to create a mosaic dataset, add the ...
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How do I store a reference to a workspace in a feature?

I have a feature class where each feature needs a reference to a raster in another workspace. Is there some way I can get a string that uniquely identifies any workspace (ArcSDE, personal or file)? ...
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Style symbolization: compute Label Fields change?

Situation: Have a Style file to symbolize data of a Feature Class (FC) in a GDB. The field "Name" of the file has the same values of those inserted previously in a field "ColorCode" of the table of ...
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Validating data in model builder

I have FGDB with points feature classes that I want to convert to lines using using a ready-made script called TrackBuilder. I am using model builder: When I populate the Track Builder script tool ...
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Tabulate Area in ArcGIS for Desktop not creating correct output?

I have used the Tabulate Area zonal spatial analyst tool in ArcGIS many times, and am encountering a problem for the first time. I am using a polygon grid (fishnet) as my zone dataset, and tabulating ...
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Downgrading WRF Hydro GIS Pre-Processing Tools 2.2 to work with ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I have just come across the WRF Hydro GIS Pre-Processing Tools for the first time. The version I am looking at is 2.2 and its documentation says: The processing workflow for creating WRF-Hydro ...
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Disabled zoom and pan in ArcGIS desktop

I have an MXD that someone else has created. They have put some sort of lock on the extent that stops me from zooming and panning. I cant for the life of me work out how to turn it off. Does anyone ...
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Exporting polygon features to individual image pngs

I have a shapefile with a few thousand polygons, ArcGIS [9.3] (and even PostGIS). I would like to export each of those polygons into its own thumbnail image file without any real context. What is the ...
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Creating shapefiles with attached/hyperlinked PDF forms in ArcMap?

What is the best way to attach pdf forms to point shapefiles to fill out while out in the field? I know how to create a hyperlink to the specific folder but is there a way to have the shapefile ...
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Use Spatial Adjustment text links in Rubbersheet geoprocessing

How can one use the displacement link table created for use in the interactive Spatial Adjustment toolbar with the Rubbersheet Features geoprocessing tool? The toolbar method uses a text file of ...
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trouble using IDW after append

I am trying to extract aerosol-type-land data from a modis image which decompose into 4 category (0-4), and the result will be a monthly mean value foreach category. I started by converting raster to ...
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How to convert/interpolate feature layer to raster layer?

According to ESRI documentation about Making NetCDF Raster Layer: To create a netCDF raster layer from a netCDF variable, the spacing between x-coordinates must be equal and the spacing between ...
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Error “one or more activex controls could not be . . . .”

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.2. I can open ArcGIS 10.2.2 help. After selecting search option, I've encountered this error: one or more activex controls could not be displayed because either: 1) your ...
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Creating a circle with points

I want to arrange 96 points as a circle/ring. Is there a way to make this automatically, for example "Buffer", "vertices"?
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How to best populate points within a polygon with a set of rules

I've got a polygon (a Circle) with a certain size. I want to put points inside it, as much as I can, but with a set of rules : Points can't be near each other, up to 500 meters. Points can't be near ...
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Handling features as events [on hold]

I have a question related to handling features dynamically. In the two desktop GIS systems QGIS and ArcGIS we can import CSV files or database tables as XY events. These can be handled as dynamic ...
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Retaining UNIQUE attribute fields after dissolving a shapefile

I tried the solution to "Dissolving shapefiles but retain attribute fields" but my original shapefile (3000 rows in attribute table) has many duplicate values in the field that I want to retain so ...
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How do I label US state borders in ArcMap 10.1?

I'm trying to label a border between TN and NC, but the label manager won't let me. How can I get it to work? I'm using ArcMap 10.1
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Changing datasource of a .lyr file results in empty layer with empty symbology (ArcObjects VB.NET)

I'm having a hard time adding my grid to the map and changing its symbology with an existing lyr file. I have found a great post by Neil Clemmons that explains this, but it doesn't work for me. I ...
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Clump and eliminate classes in a raster in ArcMap or R

after interpolation of sediment classes, I obtained a raster which looks like the image below (sample of the river). I would like to clump and eliminate areas within the raster that are below a ...
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Update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from ArcGIS Shapefile

I need to update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from a GIS point dataset shapefile format (in ArcGIS). I would like to do this for an AutoCAD template as project work starts. I have ...
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Calculate QUARTER from Date field using ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I currently have a Date field in the format of MM/DD/YYYY. My goal here is to convert the Dates into 1 of 4 quarters, along with the Year. The field to be created will be called QTR_YR. My first ...
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How can I replicate focalmean with focal statistics

Hi I am trying to get rid of some small gaps of no data in my rasters. I would previosly have used focalmean but it is no longer available. I've tried what I expected to work but I'm getting errors. ...
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How to create buffer on one side of a stream in ArcGIS?

I need to create a buffer around waterfront park sites. But I only want "half" of the buffer --- the "half" that coincides with the side of the water body where to park is. In addition, the buffer of ...
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Measure average distance between two lines with common endpoints

I have two shapefiles, each with a set of lines generated from start and end points. One shapefile has the straight lines generated from the XY To Line tool, while the other has lines generated from a ...
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Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected?

Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected? That is, if I have selected some roads then I want only the road layer to be selected.
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Recast data from one geographic standard to another

I'm working right now a project looking at medical labour supply in rural areas in Australia. I aim to use STATA for most of this analysis, but a change in geographic standards by the Australian ...
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Merge large numbers of ascii files .asc in ArcGIS

I need to merge ~8k of .asc files into one big one. To convert each one into a raster first would take forever .. is there a possibility to convert multiple ascii files to raster in ArcGIS?
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Loop a Select by Attribute on all features (ArcPy)

I have a really basic script that selects an input Polygon by an Attribute and then does a series of Buffers on that, a select by location and then appends the result into a final output. I need to ...
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how to restore subdataset window (Do Not Ask Again) checked by mistake

I checked "Do Not Ask Again" check box by mistake.Choosing this option automatically loads the first subdataset for any HDF without opening the subdataset selection. so how to fix this problem? I need ...
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Creating Drive Zone polygon in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I recently performed ArcGIS Location Allocation for a layer of census population data and a layer of facility destinations. Before this, I discerned the service area of these destinations with ...
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ArcGIS model builder: How to reclassify 16,000+ rasters and do weighted sums on these rasters per year?

I've been trying to build a model in model builder (ArcGIS 10.1) which can do the following task: I have a folder full of ca. 16,000 raster files (.asc) representing mean temperatures for each day ...
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Creating Query Layer with 1:M relationship in ArcGIS?

I am trying to create a query layer in ArcGIS which contains 1:M relationship, When i execute query i am getting blank feature class. My query is as below SELECT a.Industrialcode, a.Industrialname, ...
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How to export a polygon based on elevations using a DTM or a DEM

I have a LiDAR generated DTM and a DEM (accurate to 10x10 feet). I am trying to export a polygon within a boundary which includes all elevations below a specific number. Seems like this should be ...
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Calculating XY in Model Builder using Calculate field

I'm trying to calculate the lat/long of a feature class in GCS NAD83. The picture shows what goes below. I can get it to work for distances and areas, but not a centroid. What looks incorrect?
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Select for a specific number of characters

I am using ArcGIS 10.3.1 and have an attribute that has either 4 or 5 characters; i.e., CO-1, BY-3, CAR-1, MRT-8. All letters are uppercase, this is in a personal GDB, and this is a string field. I ...
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Script Error Invalid Pointer

I am just learning ArcGIS 10.2 and it was working well until I tried to use the Export to a Geodatabase (single) option for a dbs table I made. Since then, it seems I now get the same Script Error for ...
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How to create nodes for oracle network analysis?

I'm new in oracle spatial but i know ArcGIS Network analyst.ArcGIS create nodes(Junctions)for routing automatically and uses the nodes in network analyst. In oracle spatial something is different ...
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Reference File Paths Stored as Attributes in Model Builder

I'm trying to design a model in Model Builder that will derive input files for a process from file paths stored in an index shapefile's attribute field. The two datasets involved are a shapefile ...
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ArcMap Label Help - Label from X/Y Coordinate

Edited: This picture might help explain my question. Here I have a point at the line with an X/Y coordinate. It also has a leader line to it. This leader line has an X2/Y2 coordinate. Both of ...