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Convert cursor output to list of geometries

I want to convert all the geometries returned by search cursor to a list. import math import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"C:\GIS Data\GIS data_for Maeenul vai" desc = ...
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projection tool as standalone script

How would I automate the define projection tool in arcmap so I can just enter my layer each time? I have it as a script in toolbox, but I am unsure how to set it so I can just input my layer as ...
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Draw graphic on screen without requiring a double click to finish sketch

I am trying to get the user to draw a line(only 2 vertices) on the screen(just like the georeferencing link/spatial adjustment link). I got the below snippet from ESRI website which does give me a ...
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How to stop ArcGIS Python script printing warnings and other outputs to the console

I've written a Python script using arcgisscripting to do various processing steps on some data. I'm planning to run it from a stand-alone command-line window (ie. not within ArcGIS at all) and, as ...
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AddMessage issue

I wrote the following code as a wrapper around messages pushed durring the running of the script. Using Python IDLE this works fine, but in eclipse I get the following output: def ESRIP(gp,message): ...
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ArcGis - batch frequency of point groups to single table?

I'm kind of new in the GIS world but have been finding my way around in forums and help places up to now. Still, there's one task I need to perform that I cannot get my head around it or even find ...
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Clip raster to multi raster

I have a raster aerial photo. I have county wide parcel data. I want to clip/screen shot the raster at each individual parcel. Think of this application - a post card with an image of your house ...
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Run a ArcMap (10.0) Addin Button with VBA from a MS-Access form

I need a way to execute an ArcGis-Addin (vb.net) from a MS-Access database form (VBA). The problem is that there is no ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.Addin reference in VBA and the "pItem.Execute" method with ...
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Measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons?

How can I measure the area of a polygon resulting from the intersection of two other polygons? If I use the measure tool or open the attribute table for the resulting polygon, it shows me the areas of ...
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Is it possible to import an autocad feature to a feature layer without exporting to .shp/.dwg

Does anyone know if it is possible to import a feature (point, line or polygon) drawn in Autocad directly to a feature layer in ArcMap, so in essence a "feature sucker", rather then exporting the ...
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QGIS adding or removing values in the style tab (layer properties)

I'm new to QGIS and have recently been testing the software as my org plan to migrate from ArcGIS to QGIS in the near future. I often use the 'Add values', 'Remove values' and the group values ...
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Why are the results from the same data different in ArcGIS vs MS Excel?

I have done some interpolation in Geostatistical Analyst in ArcGIS and I got the Standard Deviation (SD) a bit different from the SD that I calculated in Excel Spreadsheet. What algorithm does each ...
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Snap Polygon vertices to Point features

I have a set of polygons drawn using an inaccurate GPS PDA. these polygons are sharing nodes. after post-processing GPS data to get accurate coordinates i have a set of all the nodes, then i have to ...
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Can I display cloudmade tiles in arcmap 9 or arcmap 10?

I have created a number of cloudmade maps which I use in my opensource webstack using openlayers. I have been asked if the cloudmade maps could also be shown in ArcMap, but have not seen any way to ...
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Export query to identify what polygon certain points fall in

I'm using Arc GIS 10. I have shapefiles consisting of points (street addresses). I also have shapefiles consisting of polygons (ie, congressional districts, city council districts, etc... a separate ...
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How do I convert a text file with coordinates to database table in Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the Dbase.dbf format in Python?
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How to update new field from existing field?

I need to update my new field/column (Property Type) with either "detached", "semi", or "terrace" depending on an existing column (Property Count). So... where the count = 1 I need to populate ...
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compound variables in model builder?

I'm trying to create a model wherein one of the parameters is a compound variable, that is made of multiple variables joined together. How can this be done? For Example: Create an insider buffer ...
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Deployment options of arcgis desktop add-in

I made an addin for arcmap and want to deploy it using setup file. By double clicking the setup file anyone can install it in his machine and through installation it will check all dependencies and ...
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Cloud and Snow Differentiation

I am doing unsupervised classification of a mountaneous terrain and I have used 500 classes to classify the land use. In my result, cloud and the snow are categorized in the same class. How do I ...
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Handling XML from within ArcGIS

In my company, there is a web service that serves geographic data stored in a remote dababase through an URL. This service makes queries to the database and encodes the required data in XML format. ...
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Problems with registration modules in ArcMap (ArcGIS 9.3)

I’m programming a module for ArcMap (ArcGIS 9.3) in Visual Basic (Visual studio 2005) realizing ITool interface. My task is to link it to ArcMap to reflect an icon on the Tools toolbar. The problem is ...
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How to display scale on ArcGis-Engine map?

I embedded ArcEngine into a c#/wpf application and use it to display a map. Now for print my client needs to display the scale of the map like it is used on street maps (the small bar which shows how ...
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Convert classified raster map back into vector classes

I have this map (have whole country, this is just a sample, original map also contains color symbology for the value classes) and need to attach the values from it to points. I have no problem to ...
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Using Python in Arcmap to partition strings [closed]

I have a title "Text that remains Proposed Thing to replace" var_a = New Text I want the output to be "Text that remains Proposed New text" Currently outputs this "(u'Text that ...
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Coordinate systems

Does the Coordinate system of a data frame in ArcMap have to match the coordinate system of at least one of the layers in the table of contents? I have found that if defined it will take on the ...
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Create custom locator file - what license level of ArcDesktop do I need?

I would like to create custom locators in ArcDesktop to circumvent this problem: Why doesn't US One Address locator style have city, state or zip code fields? So I am going to buy a copy of ...
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How to connect ArcGIS Destkop 10 with PostGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I connect to a PostGIS database from ArcMap 9.3 and 10.0? I've installed postGIS 1.5.3, and would like to connect it from ArcGIS Destkop v10. Which is the best ...
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Determine direction of rivers, which villages lie upstream and which downstream

I want to determine which villages lie upstream and which villages lie downstream big cities built on the side of rivers in Indonesia. I have the .shp file of villages and cities, the .shp file of all ...
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ArcGIS GUI Batch Commands: How to set directory?

I have a question which has been bothering me for ages. When I do a batch command in ArcGIS e.g. Projection transformation the batch dialog has a field for the "new file name". The default Directory ...
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Reset Object ID After Truncating Table In SQL Server

I am working on a program to export data from a view containing a geometry type in Sql Server 2008, to an ArcSDE table on another server which also stores data using the geometry type. The source ...
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Labeling points on ArcGIS 9.3

I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points. Using ArcGIS 9.3. now i need to label all of them numerically, is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the attrubute table ...
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Topology or out of memory errors with large dataset intersects and spatial joins in ArcGIS

I receive a topology error notification when intersecting a point dataset (with ~5 million points), with a polygon dataset created by buffering those points by a half mile. The goal is to create a ...
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Extraction of monthly image from two-16 day images

I need to conbine two-16 day NDVI image into monthly NDVI image. To do this, what kind of function and formula are used in ENVI, ARCGIS or ERDAS? Best regards,
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Deleting feature classes in filegeodatabase issue

I have filegeodatabase with 20 featureclasses and need to delete few of them, but option DELETE in AcrCatalog if I select this fc, and click right mouse is disabled for the most of fcs in fgdb. Why is ...
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Problems reading data from a file geodatabase using an OleDbConnection

I'm able to connect to an ESRI fgdb using an OleDbDataAdapter and read the attribute table just fine - from within visual studio. However, when I put the code inside a windows service it crashes (no ...
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Search By Location

Using Arcmap 9.3 I was curious if anybody has a script or vba tool that will select items from a layer that are not within a selected polygon or not touching the selected polygon. Thanks for your ...
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gps point closer to the boundary of the polygon

I would like to capture the gps points which are closer the polygon boundary (inside), not point in polygon. I have arcgis arcinfo v9.3. i can do with inner buffer of the polygon and ...
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To determine phenological events based on Greatest increase NDVI appraoch

I have a problem with a phenological study. The study area is in temperate zone of Asia. I have been doing phenological research using MOD VI product. I wanted to extract phenological events ...
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Export styles from ArcGis to a .map file

How to export styles from ArcGis 9.3 (or 10) to a .map file. Is it possible?
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ArcGIS SP4 fails to open file geodatabases created with ogr2ogr

I've been using the new FileGDB support in gdal-1.9.0 to create file geodatabases that can be opened in ArcGIS. For example (I'm doing this all on one line, so I'm not certain this will run as ...
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ArcGIS Python Script Tool Validation: Control Overwrite Behavior

I'm creating a script tool to read the USGS earthquake GeoRSS feeds. It works fine as a script with hardcoded values. The script also works fine as a tool for creating a new feature class for a given ...
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How do I keep streaming on in ArcMap when switching tools?

I have this problem constantly, because I digitize for work. No one there has figured this out and I was wondering if someone can tell me how to do this, because I'm tired of constantly hitting F8 and ...
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ArcSDE for ArcGIS Desktop

I have ArcGIS desktop (info) license. I want to know if I can configure SDE, where in I can work with versioning of geodatabases.
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 VBA: Unable to loop through datasets using 'ILayerGeneralProperties' when raster catalog is present

I have a simple project which involves the use of several buttons in order to make various datasets visible depending on which category is required at the time. It works fine using the popular ...
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How can I create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase based on the schema of an SDE feature class?

I have 150+ feature classes in SDE for which I need to create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase. For these feature classes I need to import the attributes and the name of the feature class ...
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Create a polyline buffer with Arcpy

I'm trying to write a python script with ArcPy that draws arcs and I've achieved something with creating a buffer and then clipping it with a bounding box so I only keep the length I need (I thought ...
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What is the right way to automate ArcMap 10 with ArcObjects for unit testing?

I need to run unit tests against ArcMap extension which closely coupled with specific edit workspace and map state. When I try to initialize ArcMap application with code like this: ...
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What is the code to execute a function when there is a mouse click on the map?

I am developing an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 where I need to execute code when there is a click on the map open. How do I do this? I am using VB in Visual Studio 2010. I also need to get the coordinates ...
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Changing the scale (generalisation) in ArcGIS 10

I have 2 polygon layers, accordingly 1:10 000 and 1:500 000. I want to generalize the first layer from 1:10 000 to 1:500 000. I tried using Simplify polygon tool, and since these scales relate to ...