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Advice on colour balancing a SPOT5 ArcGIS Mosaic Dataset

All, I'm working on a project using satellite imagery of a large braided river. I've been provide lots of SPOT5 images (that overlap). I've created a geodatabase, created a mosaic dataset, added the ...
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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 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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After ArcGIS 10.2.1 update, Arcpy 64 bit import Error

I've updated my ArcGIS desktop version from 10.2 to 10.2.1 and have noticed that when I run the 64 bit version of IDLE I now get an error when trying to import arcpy: Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 10 ...
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ArcGIS - Custom, rule-based borders for polygons?

I've been working with a map that looks something like this: Wherever two polygons of different types (shown above with different colors) meet there needs to be a thick dashed line between them. ...
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How to build a model with multivalue input and output in dynamic folders?

I am trying to build a model that gets a multivalue as an Input which is located in different folders within a main folder, and stores the Output in new folders that have the same structure like in ...
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How to avoid pop-up when having multiple hyperlink layers in ArcGIS

In ArcMap 10.0, I have a layer of country polygons and a layer of city points. Both layers have a hyperlink setup, and it all works as expected. The only drawback is that when I select a city, it ...
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How to automate creation of Network Turn Features from line segments?

I have a road network which I will add Turn features in. From the road network, I have created a model that cuts out the line segments where the turn features will be located. My problem is how to ...
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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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Using Append with wildcard runs too many times

I was having trouble creating a model in Model Builder which would: choose shapefiles based on a code in the file name; and append them into a specific feature class. I was able to fix this ...
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How to perform Shapefile to Raster with ArcMap 10.1 while preserving resolution and values?

I am new to ArcMap and I would really appreciate some help. I want to create a new raster using a value in a column of a point shapefile. I have a point shapefile with points equally spaced and each ...
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How to rotate and move polygons to different angles using ModelBuilder (or ArcPy)?

I have a few thousand polygons (all square) that I need to rotate to various angles that are in the attribute table, and then move so that each polygon gets moved 3/4 up from the original centroid, ...
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Determine 3 and 6 minute fire response times

I'm expecting to get an Excel file with data on previous fire and emergency response times. I was told it will have incident addresses and the response time for each incident (~ 12K incidents). I also ...
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Ways to measure similarities/congruence of tracks (point features) in ArcGIS

I have a sets of GPS coordinates recorded while tracking different cross country runners. What I would like to do is to compare how similar the tracks of the individual runners are. Is there a test ...
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Report Designer (ArcGIS 10.1) - Using Element Properties

I've finally got a table generated that will work for a street index and I'm attempting to use the ‘Create Report’ tool with ArcGIS 10.1 to generate what I need for a map. Essentially, I have it setup ...
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ArcObjects running in Addin slower?

I have created a class library which does some geoprocessing. The addin calls a class that is an async process. I have ensured the thread is STA and the arcobjects are thread safe (ie. not passed from ...
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arcpy adding time to Raster Mosiac Footprint

I am trying to create a raster mosiac for use in animating data over time. The current workflow is: Create .gdb (arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management) Create Raster Mosaic ...
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Is there a way to create a catalog of vector layers in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to create a catalog of vector layers in ESRI? We have thousands of tiles of 25cm contour data which we need to individually find and add to maps. It would be so much easier if there was ...
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Is there a tool for automated quality assurance for vector data captured on raster data?

I wonder whether is any tool(or script) in ArcGIS or QGIS which allows to make an automated quality assurance for vector data captured on raster data? vector data on binary raster:
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Can ArcGIS handle missing values to create a contour map?

I am trying to create a contour map for a waterbody. It turns out that in several locations there is no data. I just don't want to use the missing values as zero in ArcGIS because it would create ...
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Is r.cost equivalent to diffusion interpolation with barriers?

I want to perform interpolation using cost distances rather than euclidean distances similar to Greenberg et al. (2011). In that paper they use r.cost in GRASS to compute cost distances for each ...
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shortest distance between a raster and another raster

i am using arcgis 10.1 i want to calculate the shortest distance between a raster and another raster. i have a bathymetric raster and an underlying fault plane raster. for each bathy raster cell, i ...
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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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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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Python: “Import Script” greyed out

I have a tool that I created from a Python script which I update from time to time. Usually I will right-click the tool and choose Import Script, but lately this has been unavailable, as shown below: ...
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A problem with ArcGIS network analyst making paths and roads work together

Working in Arc GIS 10 .0 service pack 5, network analyst extension, Productivity Suite 2.1 service pack 7, on Windows 7. I am trying to get the Ordnance survey ITN urban paths layer to work with OS ...
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What is the convergence threshold for ArcGIS Iso Cluster?

The ArcGIS tool Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification does not seem to have any documentation on the convergence threshold used in the tool. To compare, Erdas Imagine has all of the necessary ...
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Rasterization tools for vector datasets with styles

I have hundreds of Personal Geodatabases and I want to create one georeferenced TIFF for each one. Each PGDB has the same feature classes ('CotourLines', 'Hidrography', etc) for what I have some ...
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Script to add colours from .style file to multiple shapefiles

I have added 70 fill colours in a .style file. For adding these colours to my shapefile i would have to manually go to properties/symbology/match to symbols in a style/ then browse to the location ...
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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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Performing a Multicriteria Analysis Using Distance Along a Road Network

There is the possibility that I will be working on a project which will look at thousands of properties in a region and measure their accessibility to different services (schools, parks, hospitals, ...
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Adding points to represent non-chosen locations

I am looking for a way to set up a discrete choice model in ArcGIS for foraging behavior of individuals, in a grid of 15 locations. To do that I need a point for every possible choice they could have ...
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How do I set relative paths for KMZs?

This is an Arc2Earth question - I'm converting a large vector dataset to a KML with regions. The resulting kmz works great on my computer but the files paths are all actual paths and not relative, so ...
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Alternative to IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar

Does anyone know a good alternative to the IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar function? I want to do essentialy the same task, but outside the ArcGIS Server environment. For a given map scale, predefined ...
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How to configure partial word matching in AnswerWorks-Vantage Linguistics on ESRI Desktop and Server products?

ESRI, like many companies, has licensed iSEEK AnswerWorks from Vantage Linguistics for natural language search of the ArcGIS Help system. At ArcGIS 10, ESRI dropped the Microsoft Keyword indexing ...
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Slow ArcMap Start up

My ArcMap take about 3-4 minutes to start. It was good before with less than 10-20 sec start time. I have Dell Precision 6500 Laptop with 16 GB Ram with i7 processor. I could not figure out what is ...
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How to normalize multiple PNG rasters with differing colormaps

I have a series of adjacent rasters which comprise a digital elevation model. Unfortunately they have been given to me as PNG files, rather than Esri Grids. The only key that I have to the actual ...
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Why does compressed & zipped/unzipped file geodatabase give Open Failed Error opening feature class Cannot access secured data?

In Arc 10.2, a colleague compressed a file geodatabase and then zipped it and sent it to my via email. I unzipped it and was unable to add any of the feature classes into my map document. I received ...
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Using pyqgis with existing ArcGIS files

I'm pretty new to GIS. I have some files that seem to have been created using ArcGIS (I got them from here http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/resources/en/glw/GLW_dens.html). I would like to do some ...
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Define uphill side of roads and buildings

I have a big raster of a mountain region and I need to extract the uphill side of roads and buildings, from these elements to the pick of mountains. For a road I know the uphill side changes in ...
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Normalization of Kernel Density Estimate rasters in ArcGIS 10

I've been told by several GIS instructors that the pixel values of a Kernel Density Estimate raster output by the point KDE tool in ArcGIS 10.1 represents the probability of encountering a point, not ...
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How to detect broken hyperlinks with arcpy?

I have zero experience with python but am trying to search for broken hyperlinks in a large gdb (temporarily converted to a shapefile)- Used code from a previous question (Hyperlink broken path - ...
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Identify different networks inside a line shapefile

I'm dealing with a quite big line shapefile containing road tracks. The roads are connected to each other, creating distinct networks. These networks are independent and they are not connected to each ...
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Why and How does copying and pasting a “problem” model with errors in it into a new empty model fix the model (ArcGIS, ModelBuilder)

I often work with ModelBuilder and Models that have previously worked seem to become unstable or develop issues after lots of editing. They return error messages for parts of the model that did not ...
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How to add multiple shapefiles with VB.Net

I have created a toolbar add in for arc with a button that opens a form with 3 selections that are shapefiles, once the shapefile is selected I click the Add Layer button. Currently I can only get one ...
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Updating Description of MXD Layers

Is there a way to force the update of the Description content in the Properties/General/Description of each feature layer in an MXD? I frequently update metadata for each feature class in ArcCatalog, ...
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How to create shapes in table based on key

I have a shapefile with every building on campus and a key(BUILDCODE), I have a table with the number of people per building and time of the measurement. I am trying to create a time enabled layer ...
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Can't insert AI CS6 files as objects into ArcMap 10.1

In the past I have inserted Adobe Illustrator files into ArcMap as objects. My old version of AI was 8.0 and ArcMap was 9.2. Now I have arcmap 10.1 and AI CS6. When the process doesn't shut down ...
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Extract MultiValuesToPoints yields identical value for each band

I'm attempting to extract hyperspectral remote sensing data to a point featureclass using the ExtractMultiValuesToPoints ArcGIS tool. The value of each band (228 bands) should be appended as a field ...
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What causes Scripting Error 000714 in ArcGIS when using GetParametersAsText?

I am trying to create a script tool in ArcGIS 10.2 in order to incorporate into a model. The script needs to incorporate three inputs which i've built using GetParameterAsText function then setting up ...