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How can I resize polygon features in ArcGIS based on an attribute value?

I have a polygon dataset representing all the municipalities within a certain county. I am wondering if there is a way to resize each feature in the dataset based on an attribute value. Obviously, ...
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Shapes not matching number of records

I am trying to merge features (polygons) from 7 subregions in ArcGIS (v10.x). Merge goes fine but when I do any other process on it (e.g. Adding a field, calculations etc), the merged file is ...
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Passing Value for Dictionary Look Up in Field Calculator fails [on hold]

I've a field calculator that I am trying to use that uses a csv file to look up appropriate value based on key that is passed provided to the function. As provided below, the only values calculated ...
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I'm converting a raster to TIN and a large section of it didn't convert properly (ArcGIS 10)

I've got a DEM for a pretty large area and I need to create a TIN. I'm using 3D Analyst Tools > Conversion > Raster to TIN. The process runs without any error messages, but a large section of the TIN ...
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Using Calculate Field in ModelBuilder

I need to use calculate field to carry a date of a table to another that has a field in common (MATERIALES). I need VALOR=Indice_R. I am trying with def RecarI(tipo1,id,tipo2): tipo1=tipo2 ...
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Copying and merging lines in one go using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to copy and merge selected features (lines) at a time in destination layer (line). Is there anyway to do this in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop? Update: My current method involves two clicks using ...
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Is there a way to set the workspace on selected features

i´ve built in a tool for arccatalog which transfers GIS Files into shape Files. Everything is working so far, but i want it a bit more customer friendly. Atm it looks like this: You can right click ...
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ArcGIS and QGIS compatibility: issues with Shapefiles or Geodatabases?

I work at a small planning commission as 1 of 2 GIS people, where we have 2 ArcGIS licenses. A volunteer recently starting working with us. He is using QGIS and mostly editing shapefiles. I ...
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Why is my ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET 10.2.4 failing?

I'm trying to install ArcGIS_Runtime_SDK_DotNet_1024.exe. The installation appears to complete but then starts rolling back. The log file is not much help or I don't know how to read what it's saying. ...
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Creating raster(geotiff) from a text file with grid_code from arcgis raster to points

I have made a text file from raster to points via a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 where I have inserted values in an another column that I want to display. Next to point ID is grid_code, which I believe ...
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Is there a way to keep labels and symbols from displaying inside an extent indicator?

I've been working on a utilities map and have been asked to turn off the labels and symbols within the extent indicator on the larger scale map and show them only in the detailed map. Is there a way ...
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How to edit existing PMF file using ArcGIS Publisher?

I downloaded a trial version of ArcGIS Publisher and the second question on this page suggests that editing is possible in addition to creating PMFs: Can I edit a PMF with ArcReader? No, ...
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How do you restrict road access by time in ArcGIS Network Analyst?

I was wondering if there's a way to restrict road access based on time of day (i.e., create a time restricted road). I'm familiar with restricting roads based on vehicle weight/height, but time ...
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Building attribute table from raster in ArcMap 10.1

I have a NetCDF file containing the latitude, longitude and porosity for the entire US. I am trying to add another value (wilting point) which depends on the porosity. I wanted to extract the netcdf ...
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Upgrade Geodatabase crashes python and ArcCatalog

We are currently in the process of upgrading our ArcGIS for Server license (10.0 to 10.2.2) and our SQL Server instance from 2008 (SQL Express) to 2012 (Full blown). We have around 60 databases to ...
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MS Sql Server 2012 UnionAggregate geometry fails in ArcMap

I have following two geometries. Geometry 1 (G1): MULTIPOLYGON (((148.134707676 -34.1519003565, 148.143738823 -34.1540810687, 148.14648294 -34.1396863245, 148.143196834 -34.1392361445, 148.140859243 ...
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Is there ArcGIS (ideally) solution for spill modeling from particular pour point on crude oil pipeline?

wondering if anyone knows of a solution for spill modeling from a particular pour point on a crude oil pipeline? I currently have all my data within ArcGIS (DEM, major/moderate/minor watercourses, ...
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Adding shapefile as layer in ArcMap via Python scripting?

I am trying to automate various tasks in ArcGIS Desktop (using ArcMap generally) with Python, and I keep needing a way to add a shapefile to the current map. (And then do stuff to it, but that's ...
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Buffer point dataset based on compared value

I am creating polygons from the dissolved buffers of points and need to control the dissolve process. In the model the first stage is to assign high/med/blackspot using the following f2='ERROR' def ...
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How to create Extended Data for KML exported from shapefile by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a GIS shapefile of 300+ points that I am converting to KML using ArcGIS for Desktop. Once in KML I want to create custom balloons by editing the KML file. However, the HTML feature in ArcGIS ...
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Iteratively exporting from Table to .txt in Model Builder (ArcMap) not appending correctly

I am solving a location-allocation type of problem where I use a loop to go through several specifications of the problem. The model runs fine, and produces the vizualization outputs just as expected. ...
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ArcGIS Iterate Files tool in Model Builder

I want to use a "simple" iterator to process all the text files in a directory using my model but model builder won't let me connect the file to the first step of the model. Once I run the Iterate ...
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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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Symbolising multiple lines in the same location

I would like to produce maps showing multiple lines that are in the same location. This poses the problem that the lines overlap each other making one of multiple lines visible when displayed in a ...
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Varying distance cross section along the river

I have used the script to draw the profile with this gis.stackexchange.com/a/50841/8104. This script is perfect. Can someone provide me idea, if in my case spacing is not same. I have points with ...
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Calculating centroid latitude in ArcMap throws error in Arcpy

I can create a centroid latitude field in ArcMap10.1 using "Calculate Geometry..." in the attribute table, but when I try the same thing using: arcpy.CalculateField_management(bins_WGS84, "cent_lat", ...
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How to export (only) final iteration from modelbuilder?

I'm using an iterator in Model Builder (1) to merge files, using a feedback loop (2). The output file is named "Output_%n%.txt", (3), so each file is unique. Now, I'm merging a fair number of files, ...
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Alternate of Near Distance Tool of ArcGIS 10.1

I have basic license level of ArcGIS 10.1, and near distance tool is not available with it. Can anyone please suggest of another similar purpose tool, under basic license, to get distance of one ...
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How to print selected page from Data Driven Pages using ArcPy?

I am looking to print DDP (Data Driven Pages) to a printer through a Python (arcpy) script which I will create in Arc Catalog. In other words, I would like for the script to have the following ...
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After adding new field, data in other field changes. Why does this happen?

After joining two tables, then joining a third table to that join, I added a field so that I could calculate the numbers in each field into a total. However, after creating the new "total" field, the ...
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Proper transformation file to go from NAD83 CSRS UTM 17 to NAD83 UTM 17

Looking to determine which transformation file to select when using the Project tool in ArcMap 10.2.2 to go from NAD83 CSRS UTM 17 and NAD 83 UTM 17. The data I am working with is from Geogratis and ...
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How to populate an attribute table from an interpolation (grid)

I am a novice ARC10 GIS user, with a question on how to add data from a grid file to a shapefile based on an attribute and position. I have a shapefile with fish positions (x,y) and their ...
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Access ArcCatalog Window through ArcPY

I want to create a button in ArcCatalog that takes the metadata from the selected file in ArcCatalog and prints it to a text file. The metadata extraction part is done, and I have succssfully tested ...
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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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Looping a location-allocation problem in ArcMap's Model Builder

I have developed the model below in which I iterate through a series of values for a variable in the Location-Allocation type of problem. The variable is the number of facilities to solve. The model ...
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Output raster from IDW interpolation tool is from 3.40282e+038 to -3.40282e+038 in ArcPy

I am not familiar with Python in ArcGIS, so I used ModelBuilder first to set the environment and put the tool in. The model worked right and the output raster seemed good. Then I exported the model ...
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What coordinate system is this netCDF raster?

I obtained a netCDF raster file, but I couldn't get any metadata to get the name of the coordinate system the raster has been built on. The raster itself doesn't have any coordinate system embedded. I ...
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Find and replace text based on feature class attribute

I've been struggling with this problem for a few days. It seems to be more programmatic than geospatial in nature, so I'm open to suggestions to redirect this elsewhere. I have a text file ...
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How can I calculate the radius or curvature of a meandering river?

I want to calculate the radius of curvature of a meandering river with ArcGIS 10.1. I have used the Planform Statistic Tool, developed by the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, to calculate ...
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Errors when using the Corridor Designer tool from Arctoolbox

I am using the corridor Designer ArcToolbox for designing a habitat suitability model and I've got the following errors: Error 010328: syntax at or near symbol SPACE ERROR 010267; Syntax error in ...
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Radius of curvature for curves in road segments for entire road network

I have a road network shapefile for a US state and I am trying to derive the radius of curvature for road segments in this shapefile. I need to be able to perform this task within just a few functions ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Shp File Read-only

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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Make city labels inside of its country

I have City points and a Country polygons. Is it possible to make it so that labels of the cities are inside of their own country without converting to annotation? I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
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Creating WMS, which can be previewed via ArcGIS JavaScript Viewer, based on buffer model tool?

I am really new to arcgis, so i think you will find this to be an easy question. Arcgis docs are abundant, but however, after too much browsing, i cannot find a concrete answer. these are the ...
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what is the difference between topo to raster and points to raster tools in arcgis

I am working with point data, and I've found two ways to create raster data. 1 Topo to raster 2 points to raster the values of each result are different, and here are some pics for reference. ...
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Catch Execute Error and Continue (arcpy)

I've got a script that does a number of Date/Time conversions using arcpy.ConvertTimeField_Management. A common issue that I need to handle is when the field is empty and an execute error is raised: ...
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Creating Self Executing Python Script (*.py)?

Trying to figure out how to create self executing python scripts with using the ArcGIS python window. I'm ok (generally) when developing and running scripts inside the python ArcGIS windows but ...
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fill a layer's attribute table from another layer's attribute table

i am working on arcgis 10.1. I have a layer of polygons divided into squares of 200m/40m with the attribute table filled. I have a second layer of polygons divided into squares of 200m/60m with an ...
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Calculating all distances from single points to multiple polygons

I have two layers: a point layer defining properties (95 objects), and a polygon layer defining plots of land associated with the properties (211 objects). Each point relates to one or more polygons. ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 crashes on use of python window

When I open the python window in either ArcMap or ArcCatalog (ArcGIS 10.1) as soon as I press a key it freezes the entire program and it crashes. It doesn't produce any warning, error, or pop up with ...