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How to change encoding options for a shp file in ArcGIS

After creating a shp file with attributes containing Turkish characters like ş,ç,ü.., Upon exporting it as another shp file , shp file having problem on displaying those characters, Is there any way ...
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Calculating a Unique ID on a Subgroup of Polygons

I would like to assign a unique ID to polygons in a dataset. The catch to my issue is that I would like polygons that fall within a polygon to have the same unique ID. My example is related to ...
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Creating Route events in ArcGIS

In ArcGIS I have a set of routes, some of whose direction I change using the flip edit so that they are in the direction I require. I am able to make route event layers. However, why is it that after ...
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Is there a way to code-complete arcpy scripts using an external editor?

I have been scripting in Python for ArcGIS 10, and so far I have just been using Notepad++. I like how the Python command line interface code-completes arcpy functionality for you, showing you your ...
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Conserving Labels during Export to CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can export files to cad (i use ArcGIS 10.2), but the converted file does not involve labels,. Then i tried to use another option, right click to layer name in Table of Contents then click Convert ...
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Can I automate the transfer of symbology information of a raster to a polygon feature?

I have a raster dataset that is symbolized using Natural Breaks (Jenks) classification (9 classes). To reduce file size for web service display and download, I used the Reclassify tool to remap pixel ...
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Finding two locations with H elevation difference on DEM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume of water in a basin with reference to incremental height of DAM I want to find two locations on a DEM with any specified H elevation difference. I want to see ...
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UnicodeEncodeError when using arcpy.gp.TraceGeometricNetwork_management() [closed]

I am creating a python tool (run through ArcMap) which will eventually go through a feature class selected by a downstream trace and use the obtained values to do some function. I am trying to follow ...
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Reduce raster resolution based on cell ratio

I have 2m impervious/non-impervious data. I would like to reduce the resolution to 30m and have the cell value for the 30m data be determined by the ratio or proportion of impervious / non-impervious ...
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Converting File Geodatabase feature classes to shapefiles in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm attempting to convert File Geodatabase feature class into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) for Desktop and it tells me: 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars ...
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create a zip code value to points

I have a shapefile of points (samples collection locations) with their longitude and latitude and the number of samples collected in each location. My goal is to create a raster of the number of ...
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How to generate wind direction raster using its U and V components in arcgis?

I have two raster layers representing the U and V components of a vector wind. I could generate the magnitude raster by applying (u*u+v*v) in Map Algebra in ArcGIS. Now I need to generate the ...
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Copy Features tool run after Make XY Event Layer on CSV file fails to complete?

Using the Make XY Event Layer tool I converted a table to a layer. I am trying to convert the newly created layer to a feature class in my file geodatabase. I have been able to do this in ...
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Custom Tools not Saving in Toolbar on Startup/ Normal.mxt?

I am trying to save some tools that I have created into the default toolbar layout that is present when ArcMap 10.1 is launched. It is possible to change the arrangement of toolbars, add new ones and ...
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Dynamically drawing a polygon around another shapefile, ArcGIS 10.2

Let's say I have a vegetation raster that indicates the density of forest all over the world. I also have a shapefile that contains the admin boundaries of each country in the world. The easy part is ...
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ArcGIS Copy Features tool extremely slow when exporting to ArcSDE?

I have about 10 points in a file gdb that I am attempting to copy over to an sde feature set. In arcpy and in model builder it takes about a minute to execute. Do you know of any tips to speed this ...
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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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How to trigger a Python script from an ArcGIS Desktop “save” operation?

Similar to the question Run a Python Script when opening an MXD, I'm looking for a way to run a Python script that is triggered when the "Save" command/button is pressed. I've read the Creating a ...
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How To Use Ampersand (&) Symbol For a Label In Symbology 10.2?

I am using unique values to symbolize my data. I am changing the labels as needed so they are reflected in my table of contents. I want to label one category "Oil & Gas". However when I use the ...
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Export as Python script from ModelBuilder never completes?

The script below was exported from ModelBuilder and runs within ModelBuilder in about 7.5 seconds. However when I export it and try to run it as a standalone script in either PyScripter or the ...
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How do you project a single pointGeometry object with arcpy?

In an attempt to create a python add-in for ArcMap that will pass x and y coordinates to another application via a mouse click on the map, I have written the following code. I need the output ...
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When I try to draw polygons why am I losing vertices?

When I try to draw polygons why am I losing vertices? I'm delineating stream terraces on some large DEMs but have clipped the data frame to an area of around 3 X 8 km. I want to be able to create ...
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Understanding Python / ArcPy code? [on hold]

I am looking for a walk through of the Python code below to explain how it works in ArcGIS. #import modules import arcpy, os #set env arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = 1 ws = ...
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Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) [on hold]

How to install DSAS in ArcGIS 10.2? Because the site of USGS http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/DSAS/version4/index.html only bring a PDF.
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How to convert a layer with a symbology using multiple attributes to a KML file using ArcGIS Desktop?

I could you use some advice to convert a point feature layer with a symbology that uses multiple attributes (a color-scheme attributed to the percentage of positive malaria cases and a symbol size ...
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Use Python in Field Calculator to increment up value

Please see screenshot for field calculator Python logic. I have no idea what I'm doing that's any different from this GISSE answer. The error I receive is ERROR 000989: Python Syntax Error (invalid ...
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Linear Reference initial datasets

I am trying to work with Linear Reference system as I found It in ArcGis website: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//003m00000002000000 But I'm losing something in the ...
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Identifying Road Crossings

The ingredients: I have animal GPS points separated by a certain amount of time & I have a map of roads... This time could be separated by hours, or days The question: I want to identify a ...
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ArcGIS Mouse Cursor Stuck in Auto Pan / Continuous Zoom mode

When using ArcGIS while in layout mode, after a variable period of time having an open ArcGIS project, the mouse cursor will get stuck in "Auto-Pan" mode. No matter which tool I select from the ...
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Saving Feature Class Symbology into a Layer or Object to apply to another Feature Class

I am creating a tool to automate a data standardization process. Part of this process is saving the feature class (variable "filename") as a layer file, projecting it into another coordinate system ...
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ArcPy SelectLayerByAttribute Error and how to control GP output layer name

I have a rather long script that first references an SDE feature class (non-versioned) to perform an attribute selection based on a SQL selection. I've been unable to figure out why the script will ...
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Using ArcGIS model to batch export set of layout view as JPEGs?

I have a large number of layout views I would like to export as JPEG maps using ArcMap 10.0. The layout view is based upon a user defined grid. Normally what I would do is manually select a grid, ...
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Automate Select and Export to PDF using Arcpy Search Cursor

I'm trying to automate a process to select each feature of a feature class one by one, zoom to it and export as pdf. using the code below, the first feature is selected and the pdf is exported, and ...
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Is it possible to find the feature class name from a python label expression in ArcGIS?

Does anyone know how to find the path to a feature class within a label expression using ArcGIS? I don’t need to simply display the path. My overall goal is to create a python function to display ...
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Single polygon shapefile to multiple polygon shapefiles [duplicate]

I created a single shapefile that contains multiple polygons by selection by location of the route I had and the ESRI USA counties polygon layer to give me the counties that were in the area I was ...
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Arcscan greyed out

the Arcscan toolbar is greyed out. The Arcscan extension is enabled. The raster is a "bi-level" image There is an editable polyline layer in the ArcMap TOC Do you have any idea why i still can't ...
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How to georeference a raster when target data occupies one-quarter of the raster

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to georeference a raster image in ArcMap when the target data occupies only one-quarter of the raster and the rest of the image is legend or diagrams etc., ...
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How to draw polygon next to other polygon

if I have one polygon and I want to draw another one after 3 meters with specific area , how this is possible in arcmap ?
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How to Use Feature Class to Feature Class After Multiple Fields Added in ModelBuilder?

I have created a model that towards the end of the model adds two new fields. I want to use Feature Class to Feature Class after the fields have been added and calculated, this way I can take ...
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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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How to separate shared watersheds?

I put a pourpoint at the end of a headwater stream, then another further downstream that is fed by that headwater stream plus two others. Obviously the pourpoint further downstream is going to share ...
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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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GetCount_management() from ArcGIS ToolValidator?

We want to check if feature classes are empty in the ToolValidator. When you call GetCount_managment() and background processing is on, there is a popup from our validation step. Is there a ...
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How to to get time slice in raster dataset using ArcGIS?

I have a couple of rasters made in different time. Some of the rasters are overlapping and some of them - not. I need fast and efficient way to get time sliced values for each pixel. For example: ...
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How to checkin ( release, make it free) arcgis 10.2 desktop license using arcpy?

There is a way to do this using AcrGIS license Server Administrator, but I need a command to use it in arcpy scripting.
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Calculating coverage of vector polygon over other polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shp file that contains a lidar footprint and I'm trying to figure out how much a county is covered by the lidar footprint. Two separate shape files. The attribute table for the county layer ...
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Installing Arc Hydro problems

there is a link here to the various versions ESRI has to download: http://downloads.esri.com/archydro/archydro/ But the help file isn't clear on how to get it working. When I run the latest version ...
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Create Minimum Spanning Tree or Steiner Tree Using ArcGIS Network Analyst: Solving for “n-incidents/ total”?

ArcGIS 10.2.2 - What would be the best approach for applying minimum spanning tree or Steiner tree logic to solving a network? Incidents: 100, Facilities: 20 Goal: Connect any subset (n-incidents of ...
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Raster display issue in ArcMap?

A client of ours is having trouble with some raster tiles in ArcMap. They gave me a sample, and I was able to get it looking right with the following workflow: All you have to do is go into each of ...
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Cannot convert csv file into point shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can import my large csv file into ArcGis Desktop and I can view it in Catalog and everything looks fine. When I go to 'create feature class' it does not recognize the column that I need to use for ...