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Geotransformation for polar stereographic?

I'm currently working to import CANGRID climate data (provided as Surfer Grid ascii, ".grd" files) into ArcGIS. The grid is 95 rows by 125 columns in size.Metadata provides lat/lon of origin (lower ...
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Group polygon features to match a set of specifications

I have two different sets of polygon features (398 census tracts and 80 ZIP codes) that each roll up to a larger feature (a US county). Though census tracts are smaller than ZIP codes, they do not ...
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How to store Large Raster Images of Equipotential Surface Generation Using Monte Carlo Simulation?

I have a large (1GB+) raster that I am using as the base for the generation of an equipotential surface. This is to assess the accuracy of DEMs derived from another source. In situ observation is ...
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Display a NetCDF file in 3D

Does anyone know how to display a netCDF in a 3D Scene Map in ArcGIS 10.2? something like the pretty 3d graphics at the UC I've got hundreds of thousands of points/cells with values for a stretch of ...
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Why does a z factor of 1 get turned into 0.999998 in my output

Just built a model that uses 3D Analyst - Surface Volume. I am trying to use a z factor of 1. Whenever I run the model my output table shows that a Z factor of 0.999998 was used instead of 1. I ...
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Mask Bridge with Road

Is there a tool to create mask between bridge line/point on road? The requirement to have gaps 0.2mm between road and bridge and the offset fill with white color. For now, I add a white line attach to ...
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Is IGraphicTracker leaking memory?

It seems that when geometries are removed from an IGraphicTracker instance, the geometries remain in memory until IAoInitialize.Shutdown() is called. I have tried removing the geometries by calling ...
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Using Non-commercial license of ArcGIS for Desktop to undertake Proof of Concept?

in our company we are using QGIS for any GIS related analyses. However I really want my boss to invest in ArcGIS because I believe its a lot more functional and stable than OpenSource solutions. ...
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Search Radius for Line Density

I have been working with GIS for many years but I am fairly new to the spatial analyst side of things. I am working with many satellite tracks for many different individual animals and would like to ...
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Configuration problem anaconda python in ArcGIS

I used Eclipse with PyDev to create a script in Python (windows 7 x64). My code runs perfect when I start the run in Eclipse, but when I add it as a Tool in ArcGIS 10.1, I have the following problems: ...
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Grouping carpool participant addresses for network

I have a list of addresses of people participating in carpools to a workplace and a list of cars given by the workplace. Both lists change daily. I need to group people by their addresses and assign ...
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Adding data from PostgreSQL to Query Layer of ArcGIS for Desktop warns that given coordinate references are incompatible?

When adding data from PostgreSQL in a Query Layer I get the warning "The given coordinate references are incompatible" I have added many other layers with the same properties no problems, but I have ...
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Alternative to Delete Polygons And Extend Lines of Production Mapping?

Maybe someone knows an alternative for the Delete Polygons And Extend Lines (Production Mapping) tool or a simple way to achieve the same result but without requiring a Production Mapping license?
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Interpolating species data from sample points in a small area

I have sample data from a small site (10 acres) which shows the number of occurrences of a particular species of snail over two sampling periods (fall and spring sampling). I want to try and ...
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Is there a “Disperse Markers” tool for QGIS?

I am using ArcGIS, but either I would like to use QGIS and maybe want to switch completely later. A have a point overlapping problem, as a result of geocoding of addresses. I have not found any ...
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ArcGIS Kernel Density with polyline, search radius / bandwidth calculation

I'm conducting a density analysis of a series of polylines and I'm hung up on determining an appropriate search radius. The default calculation performed by arcgis is to take the shorter dimension ...
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Spatial join to kernel density / kernel density with polygon/point output in Arc

I'm looking for a way to join polygons to a density function for some other feature of interest. Current workflow make density raster from feature set of interest, using point/line/kernel density ...
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How to apply ArcGIS time slider on Multiple Data Frames at once?

Is there a way to use the Time Slider on multiple data frames simultaneously? Example: My Dataframe 1 shows precipitation values over an area and DataFrame 2 shows corresponding temperature.. I want ...
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How to split Relationship Class privileges between different users while maintaining referential integrity?

I am using a relationship class to maintain a one-to-many relationship between material sites (under Engineering's purview) and the material sites' sample status and content (under Materials' ...
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How to compute NDSI in ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do I compute a Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) in ArcGIS's Raster Calculator? I have a Landsat 8 scene (hdf4 format) that contains derived surface reflectance band-by-band. Each band is a ...
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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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Cokriging using categorical covariables in ArcMap?

I am using cokriging to model a continuous variable across my study unit (soil carbon). I have one continuous covariable (soil moisture) but also a categorical covariable (vegetation community). I am ...
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Set picture marker symbol for a layer with arcpy (ArcGIS)

I have an ArcGIS map document with one layer symbolized with Categories > Unique values. I want to update symbology for this layer by specifying a path to a picture marker symbol for every unique ...
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Items (scripts) in custom toolbar are not working

I created custom toolbar in my working mxd and added few menus to it: Using customize dialog I added some system and my own tools (scripts) to it: It worked great for last two months or so, ...
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Using Boolean like Domains?

When needing to represent True / False or Yes / No which of the following examples is better from a geodatabase design point of view? Our database architect hates the option on the right but when ...
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Performance difference between focal statistics (ArcGIS) and neighbor (GRAS or QGIS)

I tested minimum, maximum, and average neighbor (circle radius = 161 pixel) using ArcGIS, GRASS and QGIS: ArcGIS (10.1): it takes only one minute GRASS (6.4.3): it takes 123 minutes for every output ...
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Problem with Flow Direction in DEM

I have the following problem with Flow Direction Tool in my DEM and with such wrong calculated flow direction in the centre of DEM I am unable to delineate any watershed. What can I do?
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What is the best way to overhaul metadata to bring it up to ISO standards?

My company would like to perform a complete overhaul of their metadata. They would like to use the ISO standard. What is the best way to go about this? I have been researching and have done a lot of ...
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ScriptError ArcToolbox, unable to work

This problem keeps occuring. Any function within the ArcToolbox gives this error message with different code. The message below comes from using the 'Hillshade' tool. I've updated my ArcGIS for ...
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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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Classification of above ground LiDAR points in ArcMap

I recently used the LAS Dataset toolbar to classify a .lasd file. The process classified the majority of points as unassigned with the rest being ground points. The study area has many tall buildings ...
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ArcGIS Solar Radiation Tool - How is Local Solar Time/Local Time handled as input to the “within-day” time configuration?

I am scripting hourly interval runs of the Area Solar Radiation Tool, and need a hand understanding how to account for Local Solar Time (LST) versus Local Time (LT) within the tool. First off, I ...
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point feature to raster with count of unique points

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 with Python 2.7 I have a point layer with thousands of points that each hold an id value of its owner. One owner can have multiple points, meaning that points can have the same ...
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Preparing data for semiovariogram analysis in ArcGIS with large sample sizes?

I am working on a statewide project to create surface water quality grids from point samples. In some instances, we have large sample sizes (n>50,000) which is problematic when creating ...
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DEM from contours

I have problem to create a DEM from contours. I know it is very simple but I can not make it work. I tried everything but nothing has happended! The shapefiles I've got are a con_lin and a con_pol ...
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Creating map gores in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Does anyone have clear instructions on creating gores for a globe in ArcGIS? I have tried to work with these: http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=1725 But have become ...
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Appropriate resolution of images for image classification?

I am attempting to perform image classification on some maps that I have in PNG format. This classification is failing due to there being too many many pixels in the training samples (I appear to be ...
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Geometric Network for Electric Utilities

I'm not expert in the use of geometric networks nor in Python scripting and I need help with the following problem. I'm using ArcGIS 10.0. I have defined a geometric network for an electric ...
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kriging of compositional data (grain size)

I have posted this already in the GEONet Forum but without any suggestions, now I am hoping for some feedback here: I have a problem concerning interpolation of compositional data of grain sizes. I ...
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How to deal with data which are not normally distributed when kriging?

I'm a novice with advanced spatial interpolation, and I'm trying to use the Geostatistical Analyst to interpolate a surface based on borehole data, using Ordinary Kriging. The help file explains how ...
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Subtracted 2 DTM layers to find the height of trees but all we have is the pixel values, can I convert this to height?

For a piece of coursework we have an aster layer that captures the tops of trees and a panorama layer that sees ground height (both are raster) so we have subtracted one from the other to get tree ...
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How to display the slopes that only facing west using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Here is what I am struggling with ... In ArcGIS for Desktop I have to Derive and symbolise areas considered susceptible to avalanche risk based on the following simple rules: areas with a slope ...
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How to geocode a building with different entrances

I am working on a routing map for a university campus. the routes are modeled and network analyst works fine. The problem: Many of these buildings have several entrances. Is there a way to geocode ...
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Is there any reason not to upgrade to Windows 8.1?

I have the option to upgrade to 8.1, but before I do I want to see if anyone has had any compatibility issues. I mainly run ESRI, but occasionally use QGIS, and other open source products. Has anyone ...
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Definition queries deleting themselves in ArcMap10.2

After switching to ArcMap 10.2 I've noticed that my definiton queries will seemingly randomly remove themselves. I have no idea what triggers the deletion since I have noticed it after reordering ...
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Labelling Max coverage by Area

I'm struggling to find a quick way to identify and label an area by the maximum coverage of an overlapping polygon. Has anyone done a process like this lately? I'm currently playing with the Pivot ...
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Dilating a polygon by a circle sector

I want to dilate a polygon by a circle sector in ArcMap. Because my python skills are not that good to figure out how I can use the R prototype of How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy? . Is ...
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Zonal Histogram Output Problems - No values associated with the habitat type

I have a outline of some islands (shapefile or raster) and GAP landcover data (raster). I am trying to use Zonal Histogram to create a file with a histogram of the habitat types in each island. Each ...
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SetNull in Python script for Arcgis assign 0 value

I am writing a script in Python where I assign to few Tiff defined in a function as inputRaster a NoData value as follows: whereClauseSetNull = "VALUE > 100" outSetNull = SetNull(inputRaster, ...
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Select and copy attributes features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool?

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toolbar to select features from an existing feature class and copy attributes to another feature class,from point to point. TopoHeight_Field_Name='Comment' def ...