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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 hide “internal” polygon boundaries?

We've been scratching our heads over how to tackle this for some time, and are no more illuminated than when we started. I hope you can help. Our task is thus: how to draw a lake with a solid outer ...
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Ecological geospatial conundrum

I am looking for a different, more elegant solution to a spatial statistics problem. Raw data consists of an x-y coordinate for each individual tree (i.e. converted to a point .shp file). Although ...
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Methods for optimizing multcore processing in ArcGIS

I am interested in learning methods to utilize the full extent of multicore processing power available on a desktop computer. Arc states that background geoprocessing allows the user to utilize ...
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How to combine corner-touching polygons into a single feature

I have created a polygon layer from rasters, and only have a single classification ID (and calculated acres) for each polygon. I would like to "dissolve" all touching features into larger, individual ...
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Subset Folder Contents ArcPy

I have about 1500 .txt files within a folder named 3410001ne => 3809962sw. I need to subset about 470 of these files to process with a Python script. Below is the section of code prior to my for ...
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Using a different Python IDE/debugger for ArcGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I effectively debug arcpy Python scripts? I prefer to use PyScripter over IDLE as my IDE/debugger for writing GP scripts in Python. In ArcGIS, however, when I ...
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Reset local memory in ArcMap 10

I often am unable to delete files due to a lock or need to reset the data frame coordinate system. Very often starting a new session of Arc will allow certain geoprocessing or data management tasks ...
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For every point, distance to nearest polygon of type X?

In ArcGIS how might one calculate as an attribute value the distance to the nearest polygon of type X? Say we have a point layer of wildlife observations and we want to know how far each of them is ...
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hardcoding port number in Arcgis License Manager

In the Arc10 Q&A for the 2011 user conference it says a performance gain may be realized by hardcoding the license manager to port 27000, and then instructing the firewall and Windows Defender to ...
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What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?

What is the arcgis equivalent to the Arcinfo Workstation CLEAN command? Or perhaps better rephrased as, how does one clean topology without installing arcinfo workstation? Assume an arcinfo license ...
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Definitions of arcgis script parameter Data Type options

When adding a python script to a toolbox in Arcgis one of the steps is to set parameters and specify what Data Type each requires. The list is long, perhaps a hundred, and many are not immediately ...
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Backwards compatible python scripts in ArcGIS

As I move through my small collection of python scripts written for arcgis 9.3 I'm discovering that many things work with little or no changes in arcgis 10. For example this pattern "just works": ...
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Call FWTools (ogr2ogr) from ArcGIS python script

In ArcGIS, I want to use a Python script (and a standard ArcGIS script tool UI) to call functionality from FWTools. How would I make the call to FWTools? I tried using ...
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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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Multiple ring buffer with attributes

Building on ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?, I'd like to be able to create multiple ring buffers, while retaining (and possibly dissolving on) attribute values. How can this be done?
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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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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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How to convert bearing, distance, xy coordinate measurements to point shapefile?

I have a natural resources dataset where individual seedlings in canopy gaps were recorded from a center "legacy tree" within each canopy gap. Each sapling has the following measurements associated ...
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Creating a Raster Filter

I am looking to create a raster filter which reclassifies single or contiguous pixels less than, for example, 30 pixels (shown in white below) into another class (shown in black). The filter, ...
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Network Analyst hierarchy routing issues. (ArcMap)

My friend and I have created a walking network. We created a network without a hierarchy evaluation and the routing worked fine, but when we added a hierarchy to the equation many routes won't solve. ...
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Is it possible to some how find out which feature is identified on ArcMap document, using arcpy and then read the attributes of the feature?

I have to find out which feature is identified on the map, thus subsequently read the attributes of the feature, and then do some logic to plot a time series graph. Is it possible to find out which ...
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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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Buffer in ArcGIS v. ArcINFO 9.3

I have ArcGIS 9.3 and my question is regarding Buffering. Is that only allowed in ArcINFO or is there a way to use a buffer in ArcGIS?
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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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Does ArcEditor use ArcEngine?

If I use ESRI ArcEditor / ArcView / ArcInfo is it using ESRI ArcEngine under the hood?? I think the answer is no, but please enlighten me.
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Raster Combine - ESRI Spatial Analyst

I am trying to combine a whole bunch of rasters with Esri Spatial Analyst. Seems to be doing what I want EXCEPT the calculated output is only the area where all 4 rasters overlap. I am a complete ...
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Are there ARCIMS still around or phased out?

My understanding is there are few companies still using ARCIMS and am wondering if it is still alive or phased out ? THanks
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Locations of Geodetic Survey Benchmarks

Does anyone know where I can find a list of geodetic benchmark locations for Ontario? (If a list even exists that is...) Thanks
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Easiest way to check if z values of contour lines are correct

What is the easiest way to check if z values of contour lines are correct in ArcGIS? I need just to look at the values, to see if equidistance between them is correct and unchanged.
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How to write infinity to a feature class in arcpy?

Is it possible to write infinities to fields in arc feature classes, and if so, how? Currently I get an exception thrown when I try.
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ArcPy Result Object Associated with Currently Running Script

We are at the end of a Python script using ArcPy. We can crawl around ArcPy to get information, but is there any way to get a result object for our currently running script? My motivation is to use ...
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exporting lat/long points from shp file gives crazy results

i downloaded a shape file from the dept of city planning of NYC I use shp2pgsql to create a table (nybb) I use http://prj2epsg.org/search to determine my srid is 2263. which i then set. select ...
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Geographic maps in ArcMap

I have OSM data in SHP format inside ArcMap 10. But in ArcMap they are stretched a lot East-West compared to what I see at www.openstreetmap.org. How can I change it in ArcMap? I am not looking for ...
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ARC GIS 10 + Google Maps API

Assalam o Alaikum I am new ARC GIS, is it possible to create a website that uses Google Map API but imagery from the ARC GIS 10 REST service? Actually, I like the functionalities provided by the ...
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Using python lookup table to compare records with existing geodatabases

I am trying to use python to look through an access table containing facilities that need to have geodatabases with geodatabases that already exist in order to generate a list of facility geodatabases ...
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Toolbox tool - IGPParameterEdit3 to browse for file

I'm trying to implement a custom Toolbox tool in ArcGIS, and am trying to setup a custom GPParameter that will take a file type with a specific extension. I know that DEFileType is available and will ...
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ArcGIS Engine License Switch

Is it possible to change to a "higher-level" license after a license has already been checked out in ArcGIS Engine? Old posts in ESRI forums seem to indicate that this is not possible, but I'm ...
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Creation raster image from interpolated image

I have interpolated temperature data that I have. This image's max and min values are 11.9 and -1.7, respectively. And then I exported this image to raster using 'export to raster'. But the max and ...
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Subtypes in ArcGIS

I've created a subtype field in my attribute table, but now I want to change the codes. How do I do that? ArcCatalog doesn't enable editing my subtype. Thanks for help.
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OpenLayers call ArcGIS WFS: no feature returned

I spent a long time looking for an example using OpenLayers to call ArcGIS WFS, however, almost none is found... currently the code I wrote is based on the example of GeoServer, however, no feature is ...
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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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How to set right coordinate system?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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Select “interior” lines of a polygon-to-line layer

I have a polygon featureclass that has adjacent features. Using Arc10, I am turning those polygons into lines using the "Featureclass to Lines" tool. Now I would like to select ONLY THE INTERIOR ...
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How to Separate out the disconnected regions of a raster into independent rasters using ArcGIS?

Please refer to the attached image. The overlay on the map shows a raster file with disconnected circles. I want to split each of those circles into independent rasters in one shot. Is that even ...
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Topological relationship between two polygon feature layers

I have two polygon feature layers: one representing land parcels and one representing roads. Some land parcels (polygons) coincide with a part of a road (another polygon feature). How can I check ...
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ArcGIS Select Tool: Do Not Create Empty Feature Class

I am creating an ArcGIS Model that imports a number of Bentley .dgn files to a geodatabase. My workflow involves: Running the CAD to Geodatabase Tool, which brings all the drawing features into a ...
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Trying to make the private land white overlay hillshade but

I'd like to have anyone's feedback on this draft map I created. Tried to make the private ownership white but since it's RGB is not near to 255. I've seen someone created this map similiar to it and ...
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GGeoXml error with Arcgis extension for google maps api

I'm using the ArcGis google maps extension. I've created a simple page based on the esri example here... I have successfully buffered a polyline, however, when I create a query and execute the ...
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I have several layers (polylines and polygons) that are of the same area but they don't overlap in ArcMap as they should, what do I do?

For my GIS project for my class, I have downloaded several vector layers from different websites (polyline of the continental divide, a boundary polygon of New Mexico, a rivers and water bodies layer ...