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Is it possible to create a new ArcGIS toolbar with new tools using Python?

I have written a number of fairly-simple python functions using arcpy which help a user significantly when performing a certain workflow using various tools (both ArcGIS toolbox tools and external ...
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How do you auto populate a field when a new point feature is digitized?

Is there a way to populate a field automatically when a new point is dropped on the map? We have our map in State Plane Feet, and we want to the database to automatically add WGS xy coordinates to ...
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Update USGS maps services reference

I was accessing USGS map services at http://isse.cr.usgs.gov/ArcGIS/services/Combined/SDDS_Imagery/MapServer/WMSServer, through a program. This link no longer works. I found a redirect - that took me ...
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Feature-level authorisation in ArcGIS Server REST services

Is feature-level authorisation even remotely possible when accessing ArcGIS (10) via the REST APIs? From what I understand I can secure individual services but at most this gives me control over who ...
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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. My question is: Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure ...
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How to test whether two countries are adjacent?

I have an interesting question: Is there a dataset by which I can use to test whether two countries are adjacent? For example, if inputs are Mexico and U.S., they are adjacent; if inputs are England ...
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The field cannot be deleted because it is being used as a relationship key.

I want to delete some fields of featureclasses, but when I run the code FeatureClass.DeleteField(Field) it works well for some featureclasses but after some time it gives an error such as: The ...
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Metadata for Bing Maps Aerial in ArcGIS

Is there a way to dynamically pull up metadata on the Bing Maps Aerial web mapping service in ArcGIS? I am working at a 1:245 scale across various locations in OR and CA and need to know if Bing's ...
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Creating a raster map using Excel file and calculating averages

I am working on my Master's thesis and have thought about using ArcGIS to create a raster map of latitude/longitude (0 to 360 degrees) temperature data (in Excel format). This temperature data ...
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Duplicate ObjectID in ArcSDE Table

After making a check in from an arcpad AXF file, i remark that there's duplicate object ID records , this Arcsde pgsql table is versioned and edited by Axf checkins and a .net engine application. the ...
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LASToMultiPoint_3d

Trying to use the arcgis python command LAStoMultipoint_3d as seen here. I'm running the code snippet against one of my LAS files. It creates a .shp, sbx, shp.xml, shx and dbf file. However, the ...
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Is it possible for me to perform a map of New Mexico where deaf person lives in a county from the US Census database?

I would like to get some feedback from those who have been doing or perform on US Census. Map. My question here is there a way for me to get information on Deaf person living in New Mexico. Would US ...
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Using arcpy from the command line on ArcGIS Linux Server 10.1

We installed ArcGIS SERVER (not Desktop!) 10.1 on a RHEL (Red Hat) machine. ArcGIS Sever is supported for Linux. However, it appears they don't make it easy to script in python, from the command ...
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Find intersection points of two polyline features

I'm currently working with street intersections trying to find point(or points) where 2 given streets intersect(!disjoin). Streets are all Polyline features, and I have to work with 2 features at ...
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Extracting all field names of a featureclass using query filter programmatically

I want to get all field names present in a feature class using queryfilter programmatically.
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how to automate changing polygon's shape while keeping its area the same and limiting deviation from orginal centroid? [closed]

I have a polygon that was digitized based upon visually interpreting underlying values of rasters/vectors that represent a natural environment (soil type, surface roughness, slope, elevation, ...
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ArcGIS NEAR returns -1

We are running an ArcGIS 10.0 geoprocessing script written in Python that (as part of many steps above & below) runs the NEAR command. Both the input and output datasets (shapefiles & ...
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When Zooming Personal Geodatabase Feature Class Error came

When i joined two different feature class attribute table while i have to zooming the PGDB feature class , drawing error will come. I have attached an example image to show the problem. Thanks to ...
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how to implement genetic algorithm in ArcGIS?

I want to implement genetic algorithm to find optimum location for placement problem with ArcGIS. Can any body explain it (step by step ) or any resources about that ?
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Python script to implement a batch import of CAD files into Geodatabase

Please does anyone know where I can get a python script that can do a batch import of CAD files into a Geodatabase. I have one I wrote here, but it is only able to import one CAD file at a time. It ...
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How to add a coordinate after add layer?

how can i edit a layer that already out of the coordinate? (example: already setting blank layer with appropriate coordinate, but when added a new layer, it look like there is negative coordinate...) ...
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Automatic Watershed Delineation

I am trying to delineate watersheds automatically using Arcgis/Achydro. I got the drainage area contribution of stream segment (part of stream) as shown in figure stream. The corresponding drainage ...
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Streamlining Python Code for Big Data

I have Python code which is designed to take point shapefiles through the following workflow: Merge points Integrate points, such that any points within 1 m of each other become one point Create ...
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How to create a report of all feature classes in a geodatabase?

I am not getting any response from this script and no error displayed at all I am writing this script to help me display the feature classes in my geodatabase Here is my script import arcpy ...
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 Organizing point lables

I am creating a map with about 50 points and want to label the points numerically (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4...) and provide a table with the corresponding point numbers in order with additional columns with ...
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Filling a Polygon with Lines in ArcGIS

i am trying to fill a polygon with lines and calculate total distance of these lines. http://i.stack.imgur.com/KxdqN.png like this example. but i have different distances between these lines like 1 ...
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trouble with UpdateCursor where clause in arcgis 10.1

I'm trying to use UpdateCursor in arcpy, but the where clause I'm using seems to be causing trouble. However, when I open up the table in ArcMap and use Select By Attributes with the exact same clause ...
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Flash more than one feature in arcmap using C#

How to flash many features at same time in ArcMap using C# coding? Currently I call this function in a loop, private void FlashFeature(IActiveView _activeView, IFeature _feature) { IActiveView ...
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How to find isolated geometry/attributes in road network?

I have a road network with paved/unpaved status in attribute table. This road network don't must contain isolated paved geometry. There are any solutions find isolated geometry in GIS software ...
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Find Duplicate Feature Classes in ESRI Geodatabase

I have inherited a SDE instance that has 1000+ feature classes within which are around 100 Feature Datasets. I have found through manual exploration that there are at least some Feature Classes that ...
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Better “ESRI recommended” method other than Pythonscript for filling in patterns into attribute table column?

Attribute tables in ArcGIS are not nearly as easily editable in comparison to something like Excel. For example, you have sorted the table based on some column value, and now want to fill in the ...
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Field Calculate Degree Minute Second in Different Format

I have a field that is in degree minutes seconds, populated from ET Geowizards COGO Inverse tool. It populates the values as 90-12-28.15 where 90 is the degree, 12 is the minutes and 28.15 is the ...
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Splitting large shapefile into numerous smaller files based on number of objects in each smaller file

I have a shapefile containing approximately 600 000 point-objects. Unfortunately, for a couple of reasons I need to split this file into a larger number of shape-files each containing approximately ...
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Setting a query loop

I am looking to apply a Select By Location protocol to my data, but need to first query individual IDs in my target and source layer (the same ID in each table, one at a time). How do I loop through a ...
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Select by Location tool

I am using the Select by Location tool to select certain polygons on my shape-file layer. I start by having a given point as my Selecting Feature and that its relationship is completely_ contains. ...
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Assigning unique Asset ID's

I have a layer with street lights on it and they all have unique asset ID numbers assigned to them already. Our data collectors are re-picking up all these street lights again but this time it will ...
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Programatically split a polygon with a line

In looking at this question, it occurred to me that I am not sure how one would go about using geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS to split a polygon with a line programatically. Manually, you would use ...
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Generating Point from Centroid of Polygon Error

I have a feature class of polygons within a geodatabase and I'm trying to generate points based on the centroid of the polygon using the Feature to Point tool in ArcGIS 9.3. However, I end up with ...
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Python find string with two decimal characters

I have two columns in a personal geodatabase table that I'm trying to add up (to a third field) using a python function in field calculator, however some of the string values are not real numbers. ...
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How to open osmand obf or pbf files in GIS software?

.obf and .pbf are compressed binary file extensions of OSM data. I want to open these in GIS software like ArcGIS. How is the conversion possible? Is there any automated tool?
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how to integrate external image processing programs within ModelBuilder

I want to use python libraries to do image processing for very large files (over 2GB), but the current python libraries can not read 16 or 32 bit image correctly. At least, I tried Python Image ...
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Clipping from a given point

I am working with model-builder and I am trying to clip an area around a certain point. Is there a tool that I can use in which I can assign it a certain distance from the point. For instance, if I ...
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Calculate the sum of the geometric length of an arcgis shape file

I have a shape file having lots of line routes. I projected it and calculated the length using calculate geometry. now i want to do the sum of all these routes in arcgis. What are the possible ways.
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How do I reproject a arbitrary coordinate system grid to OSGB

I have a polygon grid of a certain shape that has some data associated with it. Unfortunately its not properly projected, being in what seems to be an arbitrary scale and coordinate system (it was ...
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What is the Quickest Way to Update Polygon Geometries in ArcGIS

I have a shapefile which contains the approximate boundaries for sites that are being worked on (thousands) in polygons, each with a reference number and additional detail in the attribution. I have ...
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Convert shapefile in NAD27 from meters to decimal degrees to match xy data?

I have a shapefile of a boundary (polygon) that has the following projection: NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_11N Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.00000000 False_Northing: ...
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How to find and merge duplicate points?

I have two point shapefiles: Red and Blue. Each point shapefile has a z value which represents a radius (i.e. represented as buffers in the example). A duplicate point is defined as a point that ...
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Can you permanently set the polygon/polyline segment length?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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How can I dismantle and reassemble a polyline by joining each point to its nearest neighboring point?

How can I reconfigure a PolylineMZ feature class in a way as shown in the image below? I have a feature class (PolylineMZ) which contains x-sections. Some x-sections (polylines) are badly constructed ...
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How to compare and report the shift between two shape files

Ok, I have two shape files.One is an original route polyline file and another is an updated polyline file, where the shape is modified to google maps. How can I compare the updated shape file with ...