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Tracking Dissolve changes in ArcMap?

How would one to check to see what was dissolved using the Dissolve tool in Arcmap 10.2? Other than manually checking to see what polygons were dissolved by toggling back and forth between the ...
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Offset series of points perpendicular to a line with anothe line as a reference distance

I need to find out how to move/create a series of points which are already on a line perpendicular left or right to intersect with a second line which runs parallel to the first. The distance between ...
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Cannot open shapefiles in ArcGIS Desktop 10.3

I have shapefiles and mxds that were working fine in 10.1. I then downloaded version 10.3 ArcGIS Desktop Advanced. Now when I open the mxd, all of the data links are broken. when I open properties ...
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Misaligning shapefiles in QGIS, OpenLayers and ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm working with a set of shapefiles and have some problems with the "align" of them in QGIS when I load Openlayers to reference some points. OLs has an straight horizontal baseline but the shapefiles ...
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Creating polygon layer from raster

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 in order to create soil management zones for farmers. when I use the raster to polygon tool it creates small triangles out of the polygons and jagged edges that are very ...
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ArcPad Raster Not Displaying Correctly?

I have a hillshade that I would like to use as a background in an ArcPad 10 map. I get everything set how I want in in ArcMap and when I export the map to use on my Trimble the hillshade doesn't show ...
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How to update only non-empty fields with a user input value in a model?

I have a model which iterates through a GDB, populating the same attribute field in every feature class with a parameter value. In this way I can mark all FC's in the geodatabase as to what project ...
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Syntax Raster Calculator

I have never worked with the raster calculator before and I can't solve my problem. There are two raster datasets. One contains roads ( "closed", "in use", "under construction") and the other dataset ...
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How to enter metes and bounds descriptions in ArcMap with only a Basic license?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 Basic without extensions. How can I convert a metes and bounds description such as below? For example, 47 degrees, is there a way you can convert the degrees ...
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Interpreting Metes and Bound description?

I am trying to enter a metes and bounds description but it isn't plotting correctly. The description is: 5.3 acre parcel in the NW4, commencing at the Northest corner, thence South 789 ft to the ...
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Automate entire map production? [on hold]

I am trying to gather some information on how to create maps based on an existing base map I have. I know python is for automation of workflows, but what I need is a way to have my users enter ...
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Performance: Reproject Cache vs. Drawing Vector data in correct projection

I have quite a bit of data that I am caching from UTM to Web Mercator. This is fine, but I have another process that automatically creates map book pdfs. These map books have been setup to read the ...
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Extract coordinates of polygon vertices in ArcMap 10?

I've got about a dozen polygons in a feature class loaded in ArcMap 10, all in geographic WGS 1984. How do I easily obtain the coordinates associated with each vertex of each polygon in that feature ...
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Calculating speed along point feature class (.gpx) in ArcMap?

I have imported a .gpx file into ArcMap as a point feature class. Each feature has a Point z as well as a DateTime. I want to create a graph that shows speed as a function of distance. How do I do ...
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Determining the cosine of the angles between two lines using dot product

SCENARIO:I have a certain buffered region (lets say a one way road segment), which will have only one allowed direction represented by vector A. And, there are several other lines which may or may not ...
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LiDAR hillshade derivative

I have viewed a lidar terrain model hillshade .ovr file on QGIS and Arc and Arc has significantly higher resolution than QGIS. Any thoughts as to why this would happen and ways to enhance resolution ...
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Add Road IDs to Parcel Layer (Or Parcel IDs to road layer)

I am trying to create a table that links a road segment with all the parcels that would be "touching" that road. A road has an average of about 10 parcels, but most parcels would only be on one road. ...
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Fishnet rotation angle creation problem?

I have created a grid of width 67.056 and height 60.3504 making the boundary mark as a template extent. But its straight grid while i want its to rotate around -1.3 degree. Till here the size of the ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 GeoPDF Adobe Reader Terrago Tool Bar

Currently using ArcGIS 10.2, Adobe 11.0.08 Reader ( I do have Pro as well), with the Terrago Free Toolbar 6.0.4.73. I would like to be able to click on the GeoPDF and have it reveal the attribute, ...
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ArcMap 10.2.2 Creating two random points approximately 50 meters apart

I am fairly new to ArcMap 10.2.2 so please bear with me. I am trying to create ten sets of two random points approximately 50 meters apart within a polygon restraining feature.
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Review Edited Layers Before Saving

In Arcmap, there a plugin/addon available that will list the layers that have been edited when the "Save Edits" dialog pops up? Sometimes I get nervous that I might have deleted from a layer that I ...
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GIS Wireframe into SketchUp

There used to be a plugin that allowed GIS data (.shp file) to be exported and then opened in SketchUp. This plugin no longer exists. I have wireframe data of buildings that is 3D in ArcGIS that I ...
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Replace Expression in Field Calculator to include a Numeric Range

There has to be an easier way to clean up address data, i hope? GeoCoding, I need to remove APT# and any number or letter that follows.
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How to solve rendering in arcscene?

Is there some way to "repair" rendering in ArcScene? As you can see on the picture some of the polygons are not rendered correctly it's probably because polygons are overlapping each other. In arcmap ...
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How to make fishnet grid with specified rotation angle in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working in this project and I need a grid with a certain rotation for example 60 degrees. Starting from that I need to make a block of 20mx50m, and the last thing is that inside each block there ...
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Using network analyst new closest facility to calculate certain routes but not others?

I'm working on calculating a variety of distances between many points using network analyst using ArcGIS 10.2. Using the new closest facility option, I have 100,000 facilities and 100,000 incidents, ...
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Accessing bands in .pix (PCIDSK) file in python/arcpy

I am trying to perform zonal statistics on a single band from a multi-band raster in .pix format. I have things working great with a tiff file. I am able to access the bands using this code: desc = ...
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Creating bathymetric contours using shoreline point data and transect point data

I have been given a set of depth points for a lake that were taken along the shoreline and along linear transects. What is the best way to use these points to interpolate/extrapolate bathymetric ...
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How to Geocode South African Addresses in ArcMap 10?

I have about 8,000 addresses to geocode in South Africa. I haven't been able to find an address locator in ArcMap that works (trying to use the 'world places' address locator in ArcMap 10 gives me a ...
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Deleting custom spatial reference using ArcGIS for Desktop? [on hold]

I have created a custom spatial reference. Arcgis gave srid to it. Now I want to remove it. How can i do it. Is it safe to delete from st_spatial_references table. Or is there another way ...
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Why is it possible to annotate layer without being in edit session?

My colleague discovered that you don't have to be in an edit session to annotate a layer. Are the annotations still saved to the database? If, yes: HOW without an edit sesstion? If no: Where are ...
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Using lists to work with feature classes having different spatial references in ArcPy?

This is my first arcpy script attempting to use lists. Input: 4 dif Excel files, each with a dif spatial reference Output: 4 dif feature classes (in same geodatabase), each with original spatial ...
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How to change features to have unique symbology color? [duplicate]

Say I have many features which need to have unique symbology color, how can I do this in ArcGIS 10.1. Possible using Python script? or Just simple tool in ArcToolBox.
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Finding which areas camera can view from certain point inside circle of known radius using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to find which areas a camera can view from a certain point inside a given circle (known radius). I tried to use the Viewshed tool Arcmap provides in order to do that. I read here that I ...
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Adding values to Fishnet Grid?

I have developed a fishnet grid for my study area. I have various datasets for the area and want to allocate a value (from one of the pre-determined datasets) to each polygon within the Fishnet. ...
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How do I visualize a time and space sequence of events in ArcGIS?

I would like to visualize this scenario: I have 5 weather stations. I would like to present a sequence of rainfall events for them. For example, rain was starts at station 2 at 6:09 and then went to ...
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How to extract coordinates & elevations of boundary cells of DEM?

I am using a 50mx50m grid irregular shaped DEM file. I have to work on the boundary conditions. How do i extract the cell locations ( in x,y coordinate ) along the boundary edge and consequently ...
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Using a Select By Location in Python and Calculating a field based on what State Plane a point falls in

Here's what I have so far. Do I need to make another feature layer based on the selection? import arcpy arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(r"PATH TO THE POINT", "point_lyr") ...
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How to create list from spatial join table using ArcGIS Desktop and ArcPy?

I have performed a spatial join on some data and now I would like to take that data and create a list. I'm trying to do this dynamically so that it can be easily repeatable via a script or model. I ...
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Showing top 5 through pie charts/graphs using ArcGIS for Desktop?

With ArcGIS, I have to display pie graphs for each community district. These pie graphs must show the top 5 cars for each district. I already have the spread sheet and the shapefile, where I can join ...
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ArcGIS resampling rasters by maximum pixel value?

I need to resample a binary image of linear features like roads, rivers to a coarser resolution, conceptually combining multiple pixels into a single one. 1 indicates presence of the linear feature, ...
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How to open an ArcGIS Desktop .lpk file using QGIS on a Mac?

I downloaded an LPK file from the ESRI site that contains USPS defined zip codes. Because I'm working with QGIS on a Mac, I converted the file to a .zip. There's a .lyr file that opened up in the zip, ...
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Unable to draw shape after shapefile merge

I have merged a bunch of shapefiles in ArcCatalog and get the "the selected file failed to draw...." error. Every thing has merged alright in the db. I'm new to GIS and could use some help. Each of ...
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Associating 2 point files

I have two point files; the points in one file are in a smaller geographic area than the larger, but the points do not share locations. I want to create another file associating nearest points, ...
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What you think about AMD A10-5745 & 12GB RAM? [on hold]

I've found a cheap laptop with AMD A10-5745M processor and 12GB of RAM. I work mostly with ArcGIS (with large datasets, not 3D) and I do little programming, but I have never had an AMD processor.... I ...
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Python script to accumulate flow volumes for a pipeline geometric network

I have a point wells layer and a polyline pipeline layer. The wells are snapped to the end of the pipeline segments. The wells layer has weekly updated flow volumes and I'd like to find a way to ...
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Clipping features depending upon percent coverage by other features

I have a shapefile composed of several thousand square polygons of equal size, arranged in a grid. I have another shapefile with a few dozen circles. The squares are about 1/10th the size of the ...
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libst_raster_pg.dll for PostgreSQL 9.2

I need to store my raster in an enterprise geodatabase with st_raster data type. Copying libst_raster_pg.dll from C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\DatabaseSupport\PostgreSQL\9.2\Windows64 ...
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Convert ASCII to Raster, then build attribute table

I recently obtained precipitation normals from the PRISM dataset online. I'm trying to import the ASCII files into ArcMap, but have stumbled across a few issues. 1) I converted the ASCII to raster. I ...
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Distance unit between line and point shapefile

I have two files: A point shapefile containing latitudes and longitudes of points. A .kml file that I am converting to a line shapefile. Objective: To find the minimum perpendicular distance of ...