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Adding a boolean yes/no field in Arcgis

How does one add a field to an Arcgis feature class with a boolean data type? That is an attribute where the allowed value is only one of a pair such as 1/0, Yes/No, On/Off, Present/Not-present, etc. ...
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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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Spatial join -different in model builder and right-click join

I am trying to incorporate a simple spatial join in a model but the spatial join options in model builder are different from the right click-->join options. How can I do the join as in the image below ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Update Arcpy version?

This is probably the answer to my previous question. The version of arcpy that I am using does not include GetNAClassNames naClasses = arcpy.na.GetNAClassNames(serviceAreaLayer) ...
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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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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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Query against FeatureClass for a layer

This is some code that I am using to try to get a working IFeatureLayer from a subset of data from a database table. The fourth line containing "fcWkspc.OpenFeatureQuery" throws and error complaining ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Using individual bands from a multi-band image in ArcGIS 10 raster calculator

I'm trying to use individual bands from a multi-band TM image (IMG file) within the raster calculator in ArcGIS 10 (SP2/3). I can add individual bands to my MXD, but raster calculator will only use ...
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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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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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Including Less Boundary Detail in Zoomed out Map

I have a large map in ArcGis with a great deal of boundary detail which I don't need. My issue is when my map is zoomed out the outline of these extremely detailed boundaries block other important ...
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ArcGIS 10 Time series to kml

Hey all I am having trouble with the KML export. My time series will not work properly in google earth, it has time start in 0001 when it should start in the year 2001. My incidents time is coded ...
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How do I find the three closest points from those in a point layer to each polygon in another layer?

I am working with two layers in ArcMap 10. One is a point layer and the other is a polygon layer. For each polygon I need to find the three closest points. What is the best way to compile a list that ...
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“Dataset xxx does not exist or is not supported” using Table to Domain in Python

I have a directory of hundreds of *.csv files, containing code/description pairs for geodatabase domains. I'm trying to automate the creation of these domains using Python. If I manually run the ...
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How can I select “ultimate perimeter” from a group of connected lines?

I have a number of drawings which I converted into geodatabase feature classes. Most drawings are composed or connected 3D polylines from which I want to construct TIN surfaces and multipatch ...
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Alternatives to IPersistVariant in ArcMap add-in's?

I have migrated an classic COM ArcMap Extension of mine to an add-in. I have tried the new persistence approach of add-in's but I cannot serialize my custom objects through the XMLSerializer. I get ...
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Python - Check for number of shapefiles in a directory

I want to test: to see whether or not ONE AND ONLY ONE shapefile (which will be based on a filename wildcard) exists in a directory. Add these shapefiles to a list Use this list variable as an ...
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ArcServer Geoprocessing Service

I originally posted this in the ArcGIS forums, but I haven't been getting any bites. I've developed a set of ArcToolbox Python scripts, which I've been using on certain projects for clients. The ...
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Python in ArcGIS: How to use a variable as part of the output path

I´m trying to use a variable as part of the output path of a shutil command. Unfortunately I couldn´t work it out how to do it. Can anybody help? import arcpy import shutil Name = ...
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ArcGIS Python Error Raster Domain

I´m always getting an Error with my Python-Code. Even though it is almost the same as on the ArcGIS Help Website. The Error occurs in line 19: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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how to execute a python tool in ArcGIS 9.3

I have a problem executing the code below. The file is not found in split_row_0717.py Please kindly help any modification and thank you. The error said that Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Spidertracks to GIS

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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How to import text only out of a string field to a new field

I want to import data out of a string field in my shapefile to a new field for labeling. The string field contains river names and codes and I just want to display the text i.e river names
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ArcGIS and Citrix

We are currently running ArcGIS 10 in our company through Citrix as well as installs on user workstation. We always seem to have niggling problems with Citrix hence local installs. For example: ...
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Repairing disconnected layers with selection sets

Has anyone had any success of repairing disconnected layers that have selection sets that have their data sources broken in ArcGIS? Is there a way to detect this through code and then re-create that ...
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Anyone built a custom GPFunction in ArcGIS10 and having closing issues?

I have a custom GP function in ArcGIS 10 written in C#. When the tool is run it takes ArcGIS about 5 minutes to close (as in the application closes but in Task manager ArcMap.exe and ArcSOCP.exe are ...
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Merging Layers and assigning different values [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Merging Two or More Layers I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each ...
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supported file types with ArcGIS

In what format can a drawn polyline (in a custom-built software) be saved so as to be able to be converted to shapefiles or usable in ArcGIS?
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How to manipulate OpenStreetMap schema to be useful in ArcGIS applications?

I have a shapefile of OSM data. I plan to use the data for an ArcEngine application, and I was wondering if there are any existing solutions to getting the data's schema into your typical GIS format. ...