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“Select layer by location” tool - input feature layer Error

I am trying to use the "Select layer by location" tool, in Model Builder, ArcGis. This tools has 2 input files: "Input Feature Layer" and "Selecting Features". I cannot connect the "Input Feature ...
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Spectral profile (z-profile) viewer for ArcGIS

I have multilayer raster with 6 bands. Is there a way to select one specific pixel and to display the z profile (the values of each band) for this pixel as a chart or table? I am looking for a tool ...
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Changing the destination (scratch workspace) of outputs of geoprocessing tools in a model in one go,

Changing the destination (scratch workspace) of outputs of geoprocessing tools in a model in one go, I couldn’t figure out the best way to change the destination (scratch workspace) of outputs of ...
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How to trace a line layer (road network) through points?

I have a road network (purple), Point files (green) and a beginning point (yellow). I want to trace the point files based on the road network. Think of the points as telephone poles, but what I want ...
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What's the correct link for adding GeoServer WFS to ArcMap?

What is the correct URL to enter in ArcCatalog WFS Parameters when adding a WFS layer from GeoServer into ArcMap? Here's a link to our Get Capabilities document: ...
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Field Mapping not recognizing fields in VRP?

I have created a VRP using Model Builder. Everything looks to be working fine other than the "load location" for Orders. Depots and Routes are directly called so they were fine, however Orders were ...
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Transform metadata in xml format to html

I extract metadata from the GDB_UserMetadata SDE table. Now I want to transform that xml to html so that I can view it from my browser. To do that I use the ISO.xsl stylesheet found in C:\Program ...
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Embedding dynamic maps into PDF files?

Working in consulting, I found that sending clients PDF file with my embedded maps is one of the best ways to achieve a wow-effect from them. The latest pdf file formats all support the layers ...
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How to access raster NoData value?

I am trying to programmatically access the NoData value in a raster dataset as shown in the screenshot. Two tools that come to mind to describe raster properties do not seem to be able to describe ...
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Why does ArcGIS “forget” my specified default GDB for a map document (mxd)?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I've noticed that sometimes ArcMap's geoprocessing tools as well as scripts seem to forget my setting in the mxd (confirmed via arcpy.env.workspace ...
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Any experiences or “gotchas” integrating Whitebox GAT (free and open) with the ArcMap UI?

I wrote a number of ArcGIS VBA automations in grad school; however, they're fully dependent on the ESRI SpatialAnalyst extension, which is not only closed-source but expensive to the point of ...
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ArcGIS standalone application deployment

I'm trying to build a deployment for a ArcGIS standalone application. I'm using ArcGIS 10 Engine controls in a WPF application with desktop and spatial analysis license. I'm using classes that only ...
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Arcmap 10 Visual Basic

im wondering if there is a way to build something like this in Arcmap 10 since VBA isnt supported anymore. Its for my Thesis. I need a tool to handle Polygons and their Information like in the ...
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How can I create a valid probability map of species distributions based on presence/absence data from multiple quadrats?

I am somewhat new to GIS and only beginning to learn spatial statistics/analysis. I am an ecology grad student doing a before and after study on invasive plants and their responses to management ...
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Apportioning Points at a street intersection (arcgis or mapinfo)

I can't seem to find any evidence of this question, but I'm surprised by that, so pardon if this has been asked. If one is mapping crime location reports, by XY coordinates to streets, to create ...
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How to combine rows in attribute table using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an attribute table with three columns "FID" "Shape" and "Class" All records have the same shape (polygon). Each record has its own FID. I have three classes, "A", "B", or "C". I have twenty ...
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Cost Surface algorithm in ArcGIS

based on this arcticle "Extensions to least-cost path algorithms for roadway planning (Chaoqing, Jay, dan Mandy 2002)" see link below: ...
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How to get arcpy to work with Anaconda?

I am trying to follow the step-by-step directions in the answer to "how to separate Python installation with ArcGIS" but cannot find the path file, DTBGGP64.pth, in ...
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Can the maximum and minimum values of raster display be changed automatically when changing the data frame extents?

I have a raster layer in arcgis which covers a large surface area. I would like to be able to zoom into specific areas of this raster and have it display only the range of values in the area I have ...
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Intersecting Overlapping Polygons Individually in ArcGIS

Map Layers: -Census Tract Shape File w/Population Data -Set of Store Locations with 5 Mile Buffers (Significant Overlap Between Buffers) I have create feature layers for both and I am trying to ...
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Is there a ArcGIS python script development API?

I'm a somewhat experienced software engineer new to the GIS world. I started working on a GIS project that supports ArcGIS 9.3 and 10.0 and looking through existing code it looks like the main ...
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How can I speed up slow-loading, template-generated MXDs?

I have an ArcMap template (.mxt) file which causes .mxd documents created with it to take 5-10 minutes to load (if it ever loads). Even after stripping out all the data sources and tables, the issue ...
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Raster Points to Shapefile [on hold]

So! I would like to be able to do this in QGIS, but if ArcMap would be better, feel free to say so. I have raster data for % Ice coverage of the Great Lakes. Each point has its assigned percent ...
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Is it possible to run a search cursor on a multipart feature class?

I have a multipart feature class of cities. I want to run a search cursor on a cities feature class where: one city is selected and a select layer by location is run to select all parcels that are ...
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Using Con with Hydrology tools in ArcGis Dekstop

Not clear why I'm getting errors. What's a better way to add a conditional statements in Model Builder? Using SRTM 30m DEM.
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How to use default identify tool in ArcMap from C#?

I made a custom "Find" tool (winform) which is called after specific button pressed in an ArcMap toolbar. In this new "Find" form I need to use identify for one or more selected items in DataGridRow. ...
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Determine value nearest to given coordinates

I'm new to GIS and have a very simple question. I have a raster that specifies the geographical distribution of temperature. I would like to find the temperature that is closest to a particular set of ...
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Difference between network dataset and geometric network in ArcGIS Desktop?

In ArcGIS Desktop, what is the difference between a "network dataset" and a "geometric network"? Are there differences with what can be done with each?
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How to create random points outside polygons?

The tool Create Random Point is able to generate a certain number of points within polygons. I am wondering, given a bounding box, is there any way that I can generate random points outside those ...
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Tool or process to automatically snap endpoints of polylines within given proximity using ArcMap?

I created a network of polylines that were all supposed to be connected. However, I just realized that many of the endpoints of the lines aren't connected, but are very close. I think there should ...
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How can I create text using Python in ArcMap 10.1

I am using data driven pages to create a map book and I want to create the neighboring labels. Is there a way to create the label with a background? And when there is a NULL value in the attribute ...
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Multiple dataframes causes ArcMap to stop working?

Is there a limit to the number of dataframes that can be used in ArcMap? There have been several instances in the past when working on a project that contains multiple dataframes (5+) and ArcMap has ...
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Topology in Arcgis and QGIS

I have been studying topological methods like 4 intersection , 9 intersection, dimension extended and CBM (calculus based methods) like RCC-8. I want to know which of this method is used for ...
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MosaicToNewRaster parameters in ArcMap desktop script

What is the correct format for adding parameters within a script which uses MosaicToNewRaster? This is not correct: output_name = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) Trying to add 3 parameters: name, ...
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Network Analyst - VRP sequencing anomalies

I'm having some issues using the Network Analyst Vehicle Routing Problem solver and I really hope that someone can help me. I have about 160 orders modeling trash bins to collect. But I see some ...
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How do I apply a gradient to the edges of a buffer?

I have a series of buffered points. I want to apply a gradient to the buffer edge so it appears the buffer just fades away - no discrete line. How can I create this effect?
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Mosaic to new raster: same number of bands issue

I am trying to mosaic 32 raster files (min value 0, max value 13) into one raster file so that I can later use this new raster to extract multiple values to points. However, when I try and mosaic the ...
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Applying values from one feature class to feature class with different boundaries

For my project I am ultimately trying to find the allowable pollutant load for counties in a watershed. Currently I have the allowable pollutant load for Sub Basin boundaries and the allowable ...
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ArcGIS python script validation to update the text based on a list

I'm having issue with using validation to update an input box. Some background: I created a tool to update and resize text in ArcGIS. This is done by having a series of text elements and shape ...
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How do I symbolize by year, when date column has MM/DD/YYYY

I am trying to symbolize an SDE feature, so I can't add any new columns. The date column is formatted as MM/DD/YYYY. I would like to symbolize all 2015s as one symbol, 2016, 2017 as other unique ...
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Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex

I have a stacked feature-linked annotation, with one of the fields using a formatting tag. The annotation is fine when it is created, however all the lines collapse onto one line when a change is made ...
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Where to download ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a EDN subscription, but I just can't find where I can download ArcGIS 9.3.1 software (specifically the ArcGIS desktop and the SDK?
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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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Dissolving features by attribute(s)

How to apply ‘statistic_field’ to just one ‘dissolve_field’? I have a feature class that I need to dissolve by PageName but also by earliest year in SERVED_YEAR. So, how to apply MIN to SERVED _YEAR ...
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ListFeatureClasses overriding ListRasters in ArcMap script

What is preventing the script from identifying the spatial reference for the .tif files? It appears that the script below lists the fc first, then gives the false spatial reference to the subsequent ...
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ArcObjects/Python: Add JPG to layout

I am attempting (and failing) to add an image to a map layout using ArcObjects via Python comtypes. I do need to run this outside of ArcMap (i.e. not in the ArcMap Python window). The basic idea is: ...
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Viewing print text while running a script in ArcMap

Why can't I see print text when running a script in ArcMap, but can view it when run in the python window of ArcMap? I have a number of scripts that have a print function but don't show when run from ...
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Masking clouds with Fmask

I have been trying to mask clouds with the quality control band with landsat 8 imagery. The problem I continue to run into is that the quality control bands mistake tops of buildings and concrete as ...
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How to get raster image as array in Python with ArcGIS

When starting to work with Python and ArcGIS 9.3, I assumed there would be a simple way to get a raster image into a Python array so that I can manipulate it before storing it back as another raster ...
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Does SHAPE_Length take into account elevation values?

Does the Shape_Length attribute take into account the elevation? For instance, if I have 3 points: A, B, and C A.X = 10 A.Y = 10 A.Z = 10 B.X = 10 B.Y = 10 B.Z = 50 C.X = 0 C.Y = 0 C.Z = 10 Then I ...