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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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How to automatically create all possible polyline routes connecting many point locations around a polygon obstruction?

Lets say I have 30 ports on the west of an island, and 30 on the east, and need to calculate all possible shipping distances between each and every port, with the routes having to steer around the ...
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Using select by location to update a field in a feature class

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...
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What ArcGIS Online feature layer can I use to display European states with unique country codes?

I'm writing a web page to display ECB statistics on an ArcGIS JavaScript API-based web map. I'm a bit lost when selecting a feature layer so that I can use the UniqueValueRenderer to make the states ...
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ArcGIS Feature Service - Return a Single Row / Record

Is it possible to get just one row/record returned from a feature service query -- similar to the TOP, ROWNUM and LIMIT in database queries? Of course, OBJECTID "1" is not guaranteed. Is there a trick ...
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Calculate Percent coverage using another raster, with dif resolution and orientation

I have a 0.5 meter raster that defines presence or absence (cells are either 1 or 0). I have another 5 meter raster, which I created. I would like to calculate a percent coverage of the underlying 0.5 ...
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3D elements buffer extrusion

I'm using ArcScene10.1 and I have a dataset containing of 3D points (x,y,z coordinates) with extrusion values (Evalue). Now I would like to create a square or ring buffer around the points and extrude ...
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Scanned Transparent Map Overlay

We have a flat file of 50 Geology maps that have a transparent overlay with faults and drill holes. I have them scanned and georeferenced as TIF images and they will be used in ArcGIS 10.0, 10.1 and ...
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how to add a query layer to a mxd in a python script

I want to add a query layer to an arcmap document so that whenever i have a db data update, it is reflected in my ma and I can update my service through python script. This is my script so far... ...
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How to use directional shading on boundaries for cartographic effect?

The attached screenshot of a National Geographic map shows some beautiful directional shading of boundaries. I'm trying to reproduce this sort of shading for a burn perimeter map, as I want to ...
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Why can't I access my ArcGIS Server externally?

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have Windows 2012 Server x64 with SQL Server 2012. I'm also using IIS 8 as a web server on the same machine. I've installed ArcGIS for Server 10.1 ...
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How do I change the ArcGIS Server Web Adaptor name?

If I decide I want to change the Web Adaptor name, is it as simple as going to the Web Adapter tab in the Server Manager and clicking unregister? And then would I just rerun the Web Adaptor install ...
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 User Privileges

I know that you can grant privileges for users using ArcCatalog for the whole Dataset as letting them select, update, delete and insert feature classes. But my question is how could I grant the ...
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What projection is this and how to use it in a GIS?

I have a request to do a map in non-standard projection: (source: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1263246127905&lang=eng) I couldn't manage to find it my materials. As well ...
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Majority filter (minimum mapping unit) in ArcGIS with larger window size

I want to run the majority filter in ArcGIS with a window size of 4 or 5 i.e. greater than the default 3. Is it possible? Or some other command (or tool) which might help me achieve that? thanks!
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How to manage a multiple dates in a single column?

I have data example an organizations, which consists sl.no, name of organization, facility type, latitude, longitude starting date of facility.My problem is for particular facility i had two or more ...
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Access geoprocessing service via REST, get JSON back

I have an ArcGIS Server 10.0 geoprocessing task with a REST endpoint something like this: http://server/arcgis/rest/services/MyService/GPServer/MyTask The task takes a parameter. I was hoping I could ...
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Syntax question for ArcGIS ICalculator object

This is a silly question, but I have this code snippet that I can't figure out: 'Define a calculator for NewArea field pCalculator = New Calculator With pCalculator .Cursor = pCursor ...
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Arc 10 Python .shp attributes - usings fields to populate other fields - if/then/else statement

Ive been looking for a solution and unable to find one so please help if able: I'm trying to avoid manually inputting Begin and End engineering station values already inputted into a seperate field. ...
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Skip errors in model builder

is there a way to handle an error within the arcgis modelbuilder? I have a model which iterates over hundreds of raster files. some of them may be corrupt. i`m looking for a way in which the model ...
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Need help in Python script : Getting an unicode encode error

When I`m running a script (it checks to which database a mxd is connected) I get the following error: return codecs.charmap_encode(input,errors,encoding_table) UnicodeEncodeError: 'charmap' codec ...
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ArcMap: Calculate Quarter using Date field

I am using ArcMap 10.0 and making a map where I symbolize on annual quarter (i.e. Q1 2013, Q2 2013, and so on by quarter through 2015). If a date field contains this: 01/15/2013, and I wanted to ...
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Non-Static Map ArcView 10.1

This one is new to me. This is what I received from my client: "He needs to be able to interact with the map, enlarge certain sections, etc. Can you send this over in a non-static format?" What ...
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How to add Oracle database connection to AnalyzeforMSD script?

I use this script right now: import os, arcpy directory = r"C:\Project" for root, dirs, files in os.walk(directory): for myFile in files: fileExt = os.path.splitext(myFile)[1] if (fileExt ...
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How to access all mxd files in a folder?

I'm a beginner to Python and am trying to figure out how I can access several mxds in a folder. For example, when I want to use the AnalyzeforMSD function in ArcGIS: import arcpy mxd = ...
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Vba Cons Numbers [duplicate]

I want to make a list of cons numbers(ex. 1,2,3...) in field calculator (VBA). When I am putting for example: (dim d d=[field]+1). The result is all my fields are =1. How to solve this arc map (vba). ...
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Can't cast from IFeatureClass to IFeatureClassLoad [duplicate]

I'm attempting to load a large number of features (up to 310k) into a feature class. It is functional at the moment, but speed is a major issue. It takes about .42 seconds per 1000 features. I've ...
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Do I need to install ArcSDE?

I've successfully installed ArcSDE and ArcGIS for Server for 10.1. I'm running SQL Server 2012 on a Windows 2012 Server x64 machine. I'm able to direct connect to the SDE geodatabase and version the ...
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Creating a Map with Spatial filtered layer on the fly

I have the following requirement. I created a web application with User accounts. based on the User type I need to filter certain point layer with a selected cities region. Ie , when user log in, ...
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ArcObjects: Perform action upon refresh command in the TOC

We are using custom layers in our plugin used in ArcScene/ArcMap. For quite some time we were trying to figure out how to hook into the event occuring when the user selects "Refresh" in the right ...
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What is the proper way to delete an SQL Server database in order to delete an SDE geodatabase?

I'm new to this SDE stuff and would like to know the best way to cleanly delete an SQL Server database in order to delete the SDE geodatabase. Is it as easy as right clicking on the database in SQL ...
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Delete feature from geographic database

How do I delete a selected feature from database when it is clicked on in the ArcGIS API for javascript?
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Tranform Lat/Long NASA points into raster

I have this irradiation file and I would like it to upload it in ArcMap in order to overlay it with other layers to do clips, intersections, etc? ...
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Geocoding raster map in ArcGIS 9.3.1 [closed]

How I do raster map geocoding? I have raster image and I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 so how its' possible?
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Why don't I see ArcSDE service in the Windows services?

I've been thrown into learning how ArcSDE and ArcServer work. I'm trying to start a service using the default esri_sde on port 5151. I put it in both the ArcSDE and windows service files. When I go ...
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Can I choose specific SDE version to create replica geodatabase from?

I'm trying to automate the process of exporting a replica geodatabase using the geoprocessing tools and eventually a Python script. I can't figure out how to create the replica from a specific ...
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Industry-based examples of using Python in geoprocessing and arcpy

I was asked recently by some students what types of operations GIS Analyst/Developer are usually trying to automate by using Python with geoprocessing in ArcGIS and ArcPy site package. I guess it ...
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Basic Question: What is amp datasets? [closed]

I have a job interview tomorrow for a summer student position working with GIS. I will be mainly responsible for assisting in the acceptance, storage and dissemination of geographic information, amp ...
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Identify Tool for JS API similar to the tool in ArcGIS Desktop?

As documented in my earlier questions, I am having trouble connecting multiple ArcGIS Server services to identifyTasks. Therefore, I'm wondering if there is a tool/process or if its possible to create ...
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How to set minimum and maximum scale?

I have several layers on my map. I need to set minimum and maximum scale level to prevent zooming. What's the best way of implementing it? Thanks
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Add sequence numbering based on attributes in a table [duplicate]

Is there a way to auto populate a sequence of numbers based on another attribute in a table? For example, if field "Name" has a sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, and I want to number all the rows in ...
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Create multiple shapefiles from one table

I've imported a table into ArcGIS which I'd like to split into multiple shapefiles. The splits would occur between groups of records separated by any of 3 columns. In other words, col1, col2, and col3 ...
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What's the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points? Thanks.
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point of intersection issues

I have a table containing a set of points of intersections. Most of the roads intersects whith just one road BUT i have some roads which intersects with two, therefore three different point of ...
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Is there a way to turn on labels with ModelBuilder?

I have a model that creates a feature class and adds it to the map. The properties of the feature class reference a layer file for the symbology. However, I can't seem to find a good way to pass the ...
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Which coordinate system and projection shall I use for georeferencing google map image in ArcGIS?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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Automatically build branches of a river network?

A small non-profit, specializing in fish habitat restoration, has asked me to link a spreadsheet of field notes to their gis. What we have is: 1) A spreadsheet of field notes for small fish streams. ...
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How to intersect 2 polygon layers with a given tolerance for features in different layers only?

I can intersect 2 layers with polygons using ArcMap. However I can specify only overall tolerance no matter what layer a feature is in (even same layer). So I either end up with lots of slivers if I ...
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ArcGIS JS API: Merging Popups with Relationship Queries (with fiddle)

I am trying to merge two ArcGIS JS API examples: Feature Layer with Popup and Query Related Records. The idea I have in mind is clicking on a country feature, retrieve all related records from a ...
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How do I automate performing analysis (intersection) between objects within different feature classes, for a large number of objects?

I have two tables of roads - the same roads, from different sources, and am trying to compare how similar their positions are. I'm wanting to buffer each road in one of the feature classes and ...