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Update a field attribute in one column based on a change to another column in one table

When editing I want to be able to change the attributes of one field and upon doing this allow for the automatic update of another field in the same attribute table. Essentially I have one layer with ...
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Create polygon based on the spatial extent in arcgis

Is there anyway that I can input 1) The Coordinates System (projected is OK) 2) The boundingbox and create a rectangle polygon based on these?
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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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Reduce extent of raster processing

I need to reduce the processing extent of my raster by some sort of automatic procedure in python. Currently the borders of the dataset I've been using has anomalies (due to the classification of the ...
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How to simply label raster cells?

I think the title says everything but: I want to generate a small sample raster (eg. euclidean distance or cost distance) to explain the method of cost-distance analysis, and I'd like to label the ...
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Creating dynamic GIS charts in ArcGIS 10.1

I have generated a table which has road segments which get inundated during different flood events. I want to be able to add a pie chart to the map which shows that during each flood ARI (1y, 2y, 5y, ...
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What does the ArcGIS 3D Analyst parameter 'IsClosed3D' mean?

I am creating multipatches from existing geometries and finding it hard to work out why IsClosed3D shows some as closed while other apparently closed geometries are shown as not closed. I have worked ...
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USGS Topographic Map Online API

I am creating a website for a non-profit organization and would like to plot points on a map similar to this: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=931d892ac7a843d7ba29d085e0433465 I am currently ...
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Trouble finding YMin and YMax of a shapefile in ArcMap 10 and Arcpy

I want a python script that tells me the Xmin, Xmax, Ymin, and Ymax of a polygon. (I guess this is finding the extent of a polygon?) My current script gives me the correct the Xmin and Xmax, but it ...
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How can I increase performance on inserting features with polygon geometry?

I have a problem when inserting features with polygon feature class in FGDB. This is my code: ... initialising some fields (does not affect performance) m_featureBuffer.Shape = ...
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I made a Relationship Class(1-M). Its a street X our Address table. I can´t split the street. How to fix it?

I have a table "Addresses" and the Feature "streets". The feature "Streets" are lines. I need to do a relation with this table with this feature. What I do? I tried built a "relationship class". The ...
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Is it possible to access older Bing imagery in ArcGIS 10

I've been using the Bing basemaps in ArcGIS 10. I'm studying bird ecology and have been overlaying bird GPS locations on to Bing imagery to see where the birds go and what habitats they chose. The ...
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Python scripting for ArcPad Checkin

I can use ArcGIS Desktop model builder to leverage the ArcPad Check In Tool. When I run the model it executes successfully. When I export the model as python I get this code: import arcpy # Local ...
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Convert MapInfo - MapBasic Script into Python

I have a mapbasic script that divides an irregular polygon into smaller polygons of 1 hectare each. Would anyone help me to convert the following into an arcpy python script. ' This program ...
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How to bypass errors in arcpy for/while loop?

I have a handy script tool that loops through a workspace and renames and copies shapefiles to a feature dataset. However, if there is a corrupted shapefile somewhere in the workspace the script ...
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How to find the watershed for each outlet point and sum values within it?

I have the following files to work with: Stream network of a basin; Outlet points for each segment* of the network and Points which represent water withdrawals along of the stream, which are not ...
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Working with legend patches/symbology in ArcGIS

I am working with a legend in a map from ArcGIS 10.1. The map is used as a template and will be used many times to create different maps. The legend is used to show a soil type and its descriptor: ...
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Modelling Sea level rise scenarios for a Coastal county in ArcGIS

I am a graduate student @ Clemson University and am working on a GIS based project which is to model different sea level rise scenarios and estimate its impacts on a coastal county and to suggest ...
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How to automate FGDC metadata generation in ArcGIS?

Does anyone know of a tool or script to automate FGDC standard metadata for ArcGIS? I would like to be able to select multiple feature classes and fill company info., dates, etc.
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?
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What is the best practice for data management? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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Transform bookmarks to data driven pages in ArcGIS?

We have this large project in ArcGIS with 30 maps with different extents using Bookmarks to pan between these maps/pages. Now we would like to use Data driven pages instead. The question is, is it ...
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Mosaic (ArcGIS 10)

I would like to merge two raster into one image. Both rasters have value range different from each other. On one hand, the values range from (Image 1) 21.5 to 15.7. One the other hand are 18.15 to ...
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ArcGIS/arcpy: Can a variable be set to reference an in_memory workspace object?

This is an offshoot question related to a question I posted earlier. I have the following arcpy code that inputs a Python list of polygon geometry objects to the Union_analysis tool, which then ...
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ArcGIS/arcpy: Input of in-memory geometry object to Dissolve tool in arcpy script throws Error 000732, input doesn't exist or is not supported

In an arcpy script, I run a Union on a list of geometry objects. The output is set to an empty geometry object. The Union runs fine. What I am trying to do is then feed that output into the ...
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Clustering Point for StatePlane WKID 2236

Does anyone have an example to point me in the right direction to utilize Clustering with the ESRI JS API working with a State Plane wkid: 2236? I want to provide a solution for an internal ...
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Need monthly weather means for future climates

I am trying to generate spatially downscaled (5-10 arcminutes) future climate maps indicating monthly mean min and max temp, and precip. Most people usually need to extrapolate monthly data into ...
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Can I add OpenCycleMap to ArcGIS Explorer Desktop?

I'm using the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop (free viewer) - build 1750 (latest). It comes with several built in base maps, including OpenStreetMap. Is it possible to add to it OpenCycleMap: ...
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How can I prevent label text from overlapping in ArcGIS 10.1?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1282990/Clipboard01%20%282%29.jpg ...
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Extract WMS Data

I am trying to extract geological information from the onegeology portal unfortunaley most of the data there only consists of WMS data. For example, is it feasible to extract a particular legend ...
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Calculate distance in km to nearest points (given in lat/long) using ArcGIS

I have two point datasets in ArcGIS, both of which are given in WGS84 lat/lon co-ordinates and the points are spread across the whole world. I would like to find the nearest point in Dataset A to each ...
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Dissolve with dominant/majority field

I want to dissolve a feature class of land use polygons, joining subparcels in larger parcel polygons. I want the parcel polygon to keep the dominant land use of all subparcels, taking into account ...
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How to interpolate into polygons?

I need to interpolate values from points to polygons. I have a point shapefile and a shapefile of adjacent polygons. Some polygons get several points falling inside, some have nothing. I thought ...
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Custom C# tool populate field combobox parameter from layer parameter

I'm creating a custom tool for arcmap toolbox where user select FeatureLayer in one combobox, and in next combobox user can select a field from selected FeatureLayer. FeatureLayer combobox fills ...
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Access Trimble GPS on ArcGIS Engine App

Hopefully this isn't too obscure. I have a Trimble Yuma tablet running Windows 7. I need to build an application that allows viewing of points on a map and editing of a geodatabase (feature layers ...
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ArcObjects/VBA to python Network edge to junction lookup IEdgeFeature equivalent in arcpy

In an effort to migrate a script that transfers attributes from a geometric network to a feature class (on a given network edge segment, what are the up and downstream junctions?) I would like to ...
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How to split points by polygon?

I am looking for a way to split points by a county polygon feature class. The attached image shows two feature classes: one composed of points and the other a county polygon feature class. The split ...
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ArcGIS Intersect using Geometry Service

I am using the intersect service from the ArcGIS Geometry service. referring : http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/sil....htm#Intersect I have modified it to make it work with polylines it works fine to ...
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How to produce a singlepart featureclass with unique IDs for each spatially non-connected polygon?

What is the best method to convert a singlepart shapefile (i.e. one record that contains several non-connected polygons) into a mutlipart shapefile? --EDIT For clarification the original question ...
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Importing attributes from Excel file into new Polygons

I have a constantly updated Excel file containing address information which I am currently copying into the attributes of new polygons which I am creating on a daily basis. I am currently doing this ...
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query raster in ArcGIS 10

I am using ArcGIS 10 (includes spatial and geostatistical analyst). I have a raster (GRID) with a value range of -167 to 18. I would like to query the raster and create a new one with only the values ...
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Model Builder - How to calculate Field using part of filename

I am new to model builder and have not been able to figure how to use part of the FC name: For example the first FC in my GDB containing around 100 files is "A1005_GPS_Residence", and I need to ...
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Cannot merge dbf tables (problem with lock files???) [closed]

I am new to Python and to this community as well, hope someone could help me. I am running script to extract and merge toghether the tables of some Raster. Each Attribute Table presents only one row ...
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Is it possible to offset lines with the same symbology?

I'm working in ArcMap 10 and have been tossed an electrical system map drawn in CAD to recreate in ArcMap. In several sections, different line numbers share the same structures for long stretches. ...
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Detect Table of Contents Changes in ArcMap using ArcObjects

What is the preferred and/or most efficient method for detecting a change in the table of contents in ArcMap using ArcObjects? My current implementation relies on a dictionary with the names and ...
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Counting points along a polyline at a given distance of every 40 Ft

I've got a polyline representing a pipeline and have a pig run that has metal loss. I am going to create a points shapefile in ArcMap 9.3.1 of the metal loss locations along the pipeline but want to ...
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Set Raster Cells Based on NoData from other Raster

I have just no clue on this problem. I want one raster to set its values to 0 or NoData based upon another raster noData or 0 values. It's like a reclassify, but between two different raster's. I have ...
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ArcGIS 10 Field Calculator doesn't notice selection/Attribute Table problem?

I just have an annoying problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is ...
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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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Help with ListFields and CalculateField_management syntax

I need some assistance with the syntax for a CalculateField_management calculation as I have still yet to master all the python syntax rules. What I am trying to do is find the max value in a ...