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Getting error Route without Measure from Make Route Event tool?

I'm using make a route event tool, i want to generate lines that have specific measurements. I made sure that the properties of the polylines were Polyline M as opposed to polyline, as well as my ...
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polygon to raster - not all polygons rasterized

I have a building footprint shapefile (polygons) that I want to convert to a raster. I use the Polygon to Raster tool, and specify a cell size by importing from another raster (which is 24m x 30m). ...
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ArcGIS Online and Sign In options are greyed out in ArcMap 10.2.2

I have just installed ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.2 on my Windows 7 machine. When I got ArcMap opened up I found the "ArcGIS Online ..." and "Sign in..." options were greyed out. Meanwhile in ArcCatalog ...
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What does Error 000885: Input Signature file does not have file extension indicate?

I can't run a Maximum Likelihood Classification because an Error 000885 says my input signature file does not have a file extension but it actually does as you can see in the picture. What am I ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Crashing when using field calculator

I keep getting a serious error message when I try to use the field calculator. I've joined a .csv to my SDE feature class and am trying to set one of the columns equal to one of the columns from the ...
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Reduce shapefile to outline

I have a shapefile consisting of 10 contiguous polygons. I want to reduce this to a single polygon encompassing the entire area of the existing 10. I don't need to retain data. I've googled but ...
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How to snap dangling nodes with prescribed angle?

I have got a streets shape file, to snap the dangling nodes in ARCGIS. But, I have to snap only some nodes(of feature) with a prescribed angle (green node in the image, and the angle marked in ...
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raster overlap count

Would it be possible to simply detect and count overlaps between raster files, i.e. not polygons against rasters, using arcpy? By default I don't have the spatial analyst extension for ArcMap 10.1 but ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 with MatPlotLib Non-Blocking Plot

ArcGIS 10.2 ships with MatPlotLib 1.1.1 installed. I am trying to display a non-blocking plot window. Trials: Launch an interactive plot in a Tk window from a toolbox. This causes the plot to ...
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Recovering shape layer which was accidentally overwritten?

I duplicated a layer set, as it was more convenient (same style and attributes). It was working fine and both the original and new layers were showing. Then I open it up another day and the original ...
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Error 000865 when using arcpy.ASCIIToRaster_conversion

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I always get the error 000865 when using arcpy.ASCIIToRaster_conversion. I'm new and do not have much Python experience right now – so sorry for that. >>> ...
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ArcMap - proportion of polygon in lon/lat grid cells

I have a polygon representing a river basin on a 1 X 1 degree lat/lon grid. I need to create a boundary using the grid cells as the boundary to best represent the outline of the basin. I would like to ...
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Locating and using the FMV toolbox

I've just installed version 1.2 of the Full Motion Video Add-In, along with the new geoprocessing toolbox. After running the installation for the tools, it creates a folder on the C drive but does not ...
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ArcMap 10.2.1 issues diffferent SQL than 10.0 for “Select by location”?

I have a large point layer and I'm doing a "Select by Location" to select all points that intersect a specific selected polygon from a polygon table. In ArcMap 10.0 the SQL that was executed was ...
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ArcMap shuts down when I perform GWR with distance as explanatory variable

I have an integer dependent variable, one integer explanatory variable, and one float/double explanatory variable. The float variable is distance of the given observation from a single point on the ...
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How to align edge of a polygon from one shape file with edge of polygon from another shape file

Initially I had a kml file of geographic regions. Each region is a single polygon. I have imported the kml file into ArcGIS as a shape file. Several of the sides of the regions are supposed to align ...
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How can I get a join for pre-existing fields?

I am joining some values from a table to a shapefile. The table and shapefile have the same column names and types, but when I join, Arcmap creates a new field, and I just want the join to write the ...
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Is exporting to feature class the simplest way to make joins permanent?

I am a new user doing simple tasks with ArcMap 10.1 I have a shapefile and an excel file, and I want the join to be a permanent part of the shapefile. The way I've been going about this is to export ...
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How to lock points using a schematic layout algorithm?

I'm using ArcGIS Schematics extension and more particularly the "main ring" layout algorithm. In my data, I have a main ring (ring with the most links) and I want to organize nodes and links around it ...
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Join leads to null value outside of edit session

I am using Arcmap 10.2 on Windows 7 I joined a shapefile with an Excel file, and the attributes are shown as until I start an edit session. Then, the values are as they should be. They match up by ...
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Migrating from GeoMedia to ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have just started a new job and one of my first tasks is to swap my section from GeoMedia to ArcGIS for Desktop. Has anyone completed this task before? Are you able to share advise, strategic ...
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Changing field / alias names in a shapefile using ArcMap10.2

I have a query regarding changing field and alias names in a shapefile. ArcGIS info for 10.2 says: ...For example, you can do any of the following: Define an alias for a field name so the field ...
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Batch geocoding 1.5 million data points in SQL Server

I am currently attempting to batch geocode 1.5 million points that are stored in a sql database. The points are not very specific (ie only city, state points). I have used ArcGIS in the past but due ...
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ArcPy Feature To Line failing on 'large' datasets?

I knew that FeatureToLine had issues with large datasets and I have seen other questions revolving around the same error, but I am completely baffled by this. Basically, this function works perfectly ...
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Getting syntax error in Label Expression

I am receiving the SyntaxError: invalid syntax(string, line 26)(last line in this case) when I am trying to make this label expression for use in ArcMap. As far as I can see, everything looks right. I ...
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Is there a simple way to clip multiple layers and orthophotos?

(*disclaimer, I don't know any Python/scripting) Ok, so I have clipped several layers in the past using Arcmap 10.+, but I am having a hard time wrapping my head around how hard it can be at times. ...
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Updating file geo database table

I have an input csv file that I process using a python script and generate a new output csv file. I then, in the same python script use Table to Table (Conversion) in order to store the data from the ...
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How can I iterate Selection by Attributes?

I have a large data shapefile for the state of New York. Each shape has a code corresponding to each county, so I want to iterate "Selection by Attribute" for each code, create a layer from all the ...
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Customized tab does not show in ArcMap 10 Table of Contents after migration from 9.3?

I'm new to ArcGIS 10, and I have a huge block of code migrated from ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 to 10. Most of them work properly but some classes, which implement the "IContentsView" interface, don't show ...
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ArcObjects SQL Server Connection not recognizing instance

I am trying to make a connection to a SQL Server database with SdeWorkspaceFactory. This is from my Windows 7 x64 Desktop to a Network database. If I use this: SDEWorkspace = ...
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ArcMap - WMS service layers not drawing

I'm using ArcObjects .NET to load WMS 1.3.0 service layers from our ArcGIS server into ArcMap 10.2.2. The process of connecting to the server and adding layers works fine, however none of the layers ...
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In ArcMap, when using Add Surface Information, why are all avg_slope values positive?

I've got a polyline shapefile and a LIDAR elevation dataset. I've successfully used Add Surface Information (from 3D Analyst) to calculate the average slope (avg_slope) of each line segment. The ...
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Measuring area of Kernel Density plot?

Are there any tools or methods in ArcMap that can measure the area of each level of the kernel density output? Note this is just a kernel density plot (not a shape file or polygon). Kernel Density ...
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Why is the raster information No Data value set to -1.#IND?

I have a couple rasters that have been atmospherically corrected using the "landsat.toar" tool in Grass. When these rasters are output and I open up their properties in ArcCatalog, the NoData Value ...
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ssf to .shp conversion, field name changing from Pahtfinder data dictionary [duplicate]

When I convert the data with Pathfinder Office to shapefile. After opening the data in Arcmap, I can see that the field names changes. ArcMap is only keeping first 10 letters of the the field column ...
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Cropping or removing borders (not NoData) from multiple scanned and georeferenced maps (ArcMap or QGIS)

I have several hundred scanned maps in TIFF format, each correctly georeferenced and forming a large grid of images. The problem is that the border for each map is present - a white band, with a black ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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ArcObjects Event when ArcMap table of contents selection is changed

I have been trying to figure this out for almost a full working day and I just can't get it working. All I want to do is fire an event when the user clicks different layers in the arcmap table of ...
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Is there any way to see GlobalId field in identify (tool) window?

I installed ArcGIS desktop 10 recently and i noticed that identify tool doesn't show globalId field even I can use this field in select criteria.I guess there must be a way to see this field in ...
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Why does my text symbol change when .mxd is converted to pdf?

I copied a small bit of text from a word document into a label which had the ' ← ' symbol in it (2190, alt+x). Whenever I export the map to a pdf, the '←' symbol becomes a spiral. If I make the ...
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Arcmap and attribute table

I am wondering how you can save multiple data for one point feature in ArcMap? For example, I have a shape-file with point features, the data that needs to be included for each point feature consists ...
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How to measure sinuosity in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to quantify the sinuosity of a GPS track (shows a loop pattern) and cannot seem to find any way to do this. I need to be able to quantify sinuosity for the removal of some unwanted data. ...
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ArcMap 10.2 Sum Acreage for matching areas in another field; ultimately use ModelBuilder?

First off, what I'm attempting to accomplish is to sum the acreage of matching "WUNAME" and populate the "WU_Acre" I've tried to highlight the fields as shown and use the field calculator SUM(Acreage) ...
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Odd characters showing up in symbology view

I am trying to symbolize based on company name but there are weird Greek symbols showing up in my Symbology view of the actual field values. Has anyone ever had this problem? The weird symbols do not ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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Defining OID causes Query Layer on PostGIS to disappear from ArcMap?

I used query layer to load my layer from PostGIS and show it in ArcMap 10, I had two cases; if I defined the OID in the configuration of connection, there was no problem with the attribute table of ...
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How To Turn Off Map Drawing When Using Python in ArcMap?

I have a Python script that creates layers in ArcMap. The script works fine, but when a new layer is created a map is always automatically drawn, which makes the script take longer to process. I ...
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Counting unique occurrences during Spatial Join?

I have a point shapefile (points.shp) with fields [owner], [name], etc.. [owner] and [name] are both of type string. The owner contains a single string, the unique owner. Name contains a list of ...
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Trying to combine 29 zip code service areas into 10 or fewer service areas

I am tasked with coming up with 10 or fewer zip code service areas based on 29 pre-existing zip code service areas. The zip codes cover 5 counties and many service areas, obviously, overlap. The ...
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Iterating ArcGIS Network Analyst over multiple files using ModelBuilder?

I have 10+ files that I want to add to ArcMap then do some spatial analysis in an automated fashion. The files are in csv format which are located in one folder and named in order as ...