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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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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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Split polygon by area using ArcGIS for Desktop (or QGIS)?

I'm interested to split a larger, irregular polygon into smaller ones. I know the area of the resulting polygon, and I know that the line I want to split it by should be parallel to one of the sides ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Creating forest patches from land cover layer?

I have a land cover layer from which I've extracted the tree canopy class and set all values that are not tree to NULL. I've also converted it to a vector and exploded it to make single part features. ...
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Building a Mosaic Dataset with rasters that are not georeferenced. Whats the workflow?

I have 68 aerial jpegs that I would like to use in a Mosaic Dataset. They have not been georeferenced. My question is in regards to whether I should georeference them and then rectify and save them in ...
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Clusters of Same Size?

I am attempting to use the Grouping Analysis tool in the Spatial Statistics (in ArcGIS 10.2) to group state high schools (points) together based on enrollment and location. Is there a way to make ...
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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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ArcGIS model builder - make query layer with query parameters from generated values

What I want to do: I want to join a realationship table (same database, not in sde) to a sde feature class to distplay only needed features. This has to be done multiple times according to every row ...
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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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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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Concatenate features in one feature class by the unique ID

Is there a way to concatenate features in ArcGIS by using ArcPy, or field calculator, to produce the following output? I am aware of the concatenate tool that Esri created, however it doesn't keep ...
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How to create animated timeline in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can't find any options in ArcGIS timeslider to create a timeline like presented in this video. The video itself is a guide for creating time animation, but no information is given how to create such ...
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Flow direction generated for river is incorrect

I am trying to generate a hydrologic model and I can not really proceed on the next processes. I have this problem on generating flow direction. I have already executed fill sinks and the next is flow ...
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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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ArcGIS Spatial Statistics: Distance to 3rd/4th/5th closest feature

We have an algorithm which requires us to produce a score based on the distance from any given cell in an output raster to a score calculated from the distances of the 3rd closest, 4th closest, and ...
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Tabulate Area ArcGIS

I am trying to work out the relationship between the 'processing cell size' and the result from Tabulate Areas. If one uses the same as the raster cell size, and this is the same for both rasters, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS Viewshed keeps crashing

I've been trying to run a viewshed analysis in ArcGIS 10.1 and everytime I've tried running it, it crashes the whole program, with no error. See the image below. I've made sure it has OFFSETA field ...
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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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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 ...
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Single Tree detection

I was wondering how I could extract "crown area" of single trees in a forest from a high-resolution image with only 3 band (RGB) in ArcMap. ( No NIR to use NDVI as any threshold). I need a fast ...
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Both-sided transparency in ArcScene for extruded features

I'd like to extrude my polylines and make them transparent, but from both sides. As you can see below, the transparency works only on one side. I think it's something with the side-orientation. I can ...
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Geoprocessing tool for finding specific point within polygon

I have a ArcGIS task and cannot find a solution. I try to find a certain point within a polygon (see picture). This example is handmade and I need a geoprocessing solution I point I try to get is ...
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Understanding Error network dataset has no edge elements It may be unbuilt?

I'm trying to alter an Integrated Transport Network (ITN) to remove all of the roads that are within a flood zone (a separate shapefile). The ITN Network Dataset I'm working with was created by ...
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how can i save a satellite raster image as a layer file in arcmap 10.2

I am trying to save a raster satellite image from esri world imagery as a georeferenced layer file. i still want to be able to zoom in and out as i can when veiwing it through the server.
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Data Driven pages, printing from mapsets not working, ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.1

Well, it's almost a year on from when I first asked this question on the ESRI user "forum" - Data driven pages, ArcDesktop 10.2.1 - is there a limitation on how many pages can be printed? ESRI tech ...
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How to perform mass-balance analysis with ArcHydro

I was wondering if there is any online manual/instruction for carrying out water mass balance analysis using ArcHydro? I have searched for such information, and the closest thing I can find is a ...
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Lining up polygon legend patches in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have tried the properties and everything, I cant understand why my polygons are not lining up correctly in the legend. I created this legend the usual way by adding my 3 layers to the legend wizard ...
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Select stream network within a fixed distance from a point

Is there a tool out there that would allow me to select a portion of stream network that is within a fixed distance from a specific point on that network? In the example below, there is an ...
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Get value from Metadata in Python Script for attribute

I am working on a python script to create some feature classes from dbf tables. As part of the script I would like to pull two values (FGDC "publication date" and ArcGIS Spatial Reference ArcGIS ...
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Sourcing free live traffic layers to use in MXD of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am looking for free live traffic layers for an ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 MXD. My searches haven't been that successful.