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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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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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Using rpy2 in ArcGIS

I have a 3rd party python geoprocessing script that requires rpy2, and thus also r. What is the best way to get these working together? Using R with ArcGIS Desktop says the most useful option for ...
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Viewsheds and Observer Points in ArcGIS Spatial analyst

I am trying to understand the viewshed and observer points tool in spatial analyst. I want to show which areas of land can see a wind turbine, or put another way, from where can the wind turbine be ...
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Find crossing lines in ArcGIS

I have a network of lines (pipes) and I want to be able to show the difference between an intersecting line and a crossing line. I was wondering if there is a tool for generating points on all ...
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How can I create a universal ArcGIS 'Current tool' property?

I have a base tool class which handles 90% of my custom logic, but some tools need to set themselves as the current tool. The operations between ArcEngine's IToolbarControl and ArcDesktop's ...
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How do I render data quicker in Arcmap?

Is there a way around to speed up the data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would load up quicker and some other load slow. I am wondering if I could add the spatial ...
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How to sum an attribute of a feature in a network along a route? (ArcGIS Network Analyst)

In the walking network that a friend and I are creating, we want to calculate an overall safety rating for each route. Each segment of our walking network has a certain safety value. We have ...
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Is there a way to increase the search radius of nearest neighbors for the Nibble tool?

I am working with a raster map vegetation types. I have about 20 types with unique raster code values that can be sorted into three classes: 1 - vegetation types I want to expand using the nibble ...
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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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Stats on individual grid points nearest neighbours

First, thank you for this extremely useful and easy-to-access forum! I have shp of points where each point is the centroid of the individual cells of a 1*1km grid (~ 500 000 points). For each of ...
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How to Automate ArcGIS map production?

I am currently working with high volume ArcGIS (9.3.1 & 10) production of PDF files, part of the companies requirement is that a database (Access 2003) needs filling out with each map, this needs ...
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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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Advice on ideal server specifications

I am looking for your thoughts on ideal server specifications for a moderately sized habitat mapping project. My current server is about to reach its storage capacity, so I am researching buying a ...
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Using arcpy what is the most efficient way of projecting a selection from a large data set?

I have a large data set X(x1-xn) from which I must select consecutively the attributes A(a1-an) from X.fieldsSRC or X.fieldDST and project the selections. I have a functioning arcpy script that does ...
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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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Zoom Commands as Mouse Gestures

Is it possible to use the zoom in, zoom out, and previous extent functions as mouse gestures in ArcMap? For example, say a user held down LShift then left click and dragged diagonally to the lower ...
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Need help calculating forest cover within a buffer when it overlaps with other buffers

I'm new to ArcGIS and having real trouble getting this done… Hopefully someone can help. Thanks in advance! I have a layer showing forest cover in a landscape. I'm trying to create a 5km buffer ...
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Memory leak in ArcGIS aggregate points/buffer/Addfield/cursor

I am starting to have concerns about the ability of ArcGIS 10 to fulfill a deliverable of mine. It got me to wondering what exactly else there is, that can perform similar functionality? ET ...
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Address locator not using modified .cls file

I have made a customization to the US Streets locator style for our application. We've changed "SR" to map to "STATE ROAD" instead of "HC" in the us_addr.cls file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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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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How to analyze census data and display on map (shape file) in ArcGIS

first time on this part of Stack Exchange world. I'm hoping you guys can give me an idea on how to start. I basically have all this shape files representing a country, states of that country or ...
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How to store route names of a stop belonging to multiple routes

I've been reading the ArcGIS help files on route analysis to gather more information on what attributes are stored with Stops. Maybe I've stared at the screen too long, but I cannot seem to understand ...
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Can QGIS handle .adf attribute data?

I have been using QGIS for about 4 months now and its been great to learn a new package. I have been trying to open a source raster (*.adf) files in QGIS. I can display the raster set itself, ...
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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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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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GP Progress Dialog in ArcGIS10

I have an ArcGIS custom IGPFunction tool. I want to use the GP progress dialog not the progress bar at the bottom of the ArcGIS window as I don't want people to interact with the map whilst it's ...
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How to add pins (graphics) to ArcGIS map in wpf?

I have a wpf app with an ArcGIS map, I used the extent property to zoom and pan to Canada (the location I want) and added the pins (images) by adding a graphics layer, see code below. currently I'm ...
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How to create adjacency matrix of topology graph of arc map for shortest path?

I have created a topology graph of a polygon feature and I want to find the individual FIDS of the lines of the polygon. I want to construct an adjacency matrix to create the shortest path. How can I ...
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Extract many or clustered cells attributes around points

My question is similar to Extract raster values at points, but perhaps more complex. How to extract the attributes of clustered cells around a point/points? For example, I have many vegetation plots ...
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Select by Attributes Where Clause how to get current date?

I am trying to build a where clause for a select by attributes operation in ArcGIS. I have a feature class that has a date field that has dates in it. I wish to construct a where clause that selects ...
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What is the easiest way to measure a polyline using either QGIS or ArcGIS

I've collected a bunch of GPS polylines (WGS84). What is the easiest way to measure the length of these lines in KM?
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Simplify shapefile parcel layer

I have a very large shapefile with over a million parcels within it. The problem I am having is that the polygons representing each parcel are very jagged. What I am looking for is a simple and fast ...
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How to divide a single polyline feature into multiple features based on points located on it?

I have a shape file that contains the bus route information for a city. I want to do two things.. Merge all the existing rows so that just one feature represents all the routes... I have a Points ...
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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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FIELD CALCULATOR VB scripting

In my attribute tables field. I am trying to get rid of the "&" in between names i.e. "John Adams & wife" and want it to say "John Adams and Wife" in all the attributes with "&". What is ...
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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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Looking for good resources for batch files in relation to databases/geodatabases

I hesitated a bit before asking this, as it isn't necessarily a GIS specific question, though I'm using it to update geodatabases. I have found plenty of hits on a Google search, but frankly, many of ...
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How to standardize raster output from 0 to 100 using raster algebra?

I am working on generating an integrated moisture index based on the following equation: IMI = (hill shade * 0.5) + (curvature * 0.15) + (flow accumulation * 0.35) Iverson et al. 1997 Another ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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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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How to create network simulation / temporal models for videos?

I know of ArcGIS Tracking analyst and QGIS Time Manager. I have a transportation network with time based schedule for buses. I will create time aware shapefiles from this data. Is it possible to ...
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How to run an external exe in ArcGIS Python?

I need help with one question. I would like to run an external executable written in fortran which provides one of the inputs inside a python code. Is it possible to run that exe inside python script? ...
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Reclass for vector data in ArcGIS

I've got a vector dataset (in fact, OS MasterMap data) and I want to set the value of a certain field based on the value of another field. For example: Field1 Field2 Building 20 Grass ...
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Extensions Real World Examples

Hello I am an undergrad currently studying GIS. I'm working on a paper and I need real world examples of the ArcGIS Extensions. So basically how have people used them. I need to find articles online ...
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Which Geodatabase supports SQL and is easily portable?

I want to choose the geodatabase type, which could be: permits direct sql queries. easily portable, because the app would installed in one computer. I know that the personal geodatabase is a good ...
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How to create polyline of varying distance from origin point using azimuth?

I am looking for a Python script that does the following: Uses a point (from a point shapefile) as the origin. Creates about 3 km line from point Based on an azimuth provided in the original point ...
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Assign symbology to multiple layers in one operation?

Is it possible to assign the same symbol to multiple layers of the same geometry type within an ArcMap document in one operation? For example, I was hoping to: Select multiple layers in the TOC ...
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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 ...