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How to calculate the average velocity over the flowpath length?

I’m working on building a GIS based groundwater travel time distribution (TTD) model similar to the one developed by Schilling and Wolter (2007) ...
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In ArcMap, use python to disable “Scale map elements proportionally to changes in page size”

I am changing sources on MXDs in differents offices using ArcPy and ArcGIS 10.0. As observed here, the printer settings revert to the default printer when the instruction mxd.save() is sent. Losing ...
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Getting different pixel depths from output raster when done in ArcMap versus Arcpy?

When I use 'Plus' in Spatial Analyst to add together two 8-bit unsigned rasters (pixel values 0-100) the output raster is 8-bit unsigned (pixel values 0-200) but when I try and do the same thing ...
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Location allocation Road Block- Unable to “Solve”

Scratching my head as why I can't figure this out. Software: ArcGIS/ArcMap 10.3.1 with network analyst extension Objective: Perform location-allocation services, based off of 2 Required Facilities ...
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Trying to use Tkinter to open dialog box in ArcMap

The following script works great from the command line but crashes from the pythonaddin: import Tkinter import tkFileDialog root = Tkinter.Tk() root.withdraw() pathtest = ...
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Loading multiple shapefiles from +1000 subfolders

I have a WATERBODY shapefile for each region within each province in Canada. The region subfolders also contain many other features that I do not need. I am trying to upload and merge all the ...
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Approximating electrical substation service area

I have historical data on electricity substations' locations and capacity. I also have data on population and electricity consumption. I want to have a measure of each substation's service area. Any ...
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Finding patterns using ArcMap?

I'm new using ArcMap and I have a GDB of schools (and its enrollment data) at block level. What I need to do is to find the places with the most concentration of enrollment in a radius of 5km. Since ...
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ArcMap 10.3.1 crashes when opening extension folder

I need to activate the Spatial Analyst extension, however each time I select "extension" ArcMap 10.3.1 crashes. This is what I'm doing: while in ArcMap, I navigate to Customize/extension then the ...
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How can I create a raster of a color spectrum out of a RGB?

I try to select a colorspectrum out of a RGB-Layer. For example, I have a RGB-picture (tif) of a carpark with red,green and blue cars. How do I select or create a new raster/layer with only the red ...
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Network distance calculation in ArcMap 10.3

I am trying to calculate distances between 11 points (shapefile with points) along river network (shapefile with lines) by using the Network Analyst - Create OD cost matrix. I have done this ...
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Formatting tags doesn't seem to work?

I am trying to do a simple format of a text box in ArcMap. I went into the 'About Formating Text' and copied a tag to change color and when I apply the setting, the text doesn't change color and the ...
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What can I do when snapping doesn't work correctly?

I'm trying to manually edgematch some adjacent polygons. When I try to add a vertex to snap it to another vertex on an adjacent polygon, it invariably undoes itself, as shown in this video that I made ...
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Displaying X, Y coordinates on ArcGIS not working

I am trying to geocode some coordinates I have from my Excel sheet onto ArcGIS but everytime I do so, it doesn't show up on the screen. When I right click on the sheet layer to see where it went, it ...
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ArcObjects - accessing layer data table from C#

I've spent all day yesterday trying to trace all errors but I'm just completely stuck now. Google isn't helpful either. I'm trying to create a small C# tool which opens a MXD file in background and ...
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How to get and create featureclasses in Python toolboxes?

I'm writing my first python toolbox. I know there's a way to do this in batch processing, but for proof of concept I want to write this pyt tool to call the Clip tool and add the resulting ...
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The concept of polygon volume tool

I have calculated the surface area and polygon volume for talus slopes. I have set reference plane to above. I would like to know the concept of how "polygon volume" tool works. Also, on what basis ...
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How to Create in Route Event layer with Right Angle?

I have collected GPS points along the road. and got Right angle Tape measurements of Boundary walls and other objects from that respective points. I have those records in Excel Sheet and GPS ...
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Landsat8 View Imagery Service in ArcMap Layer Time Issue

I'm attempting to work with one of the newer ArcGIS Online subscription imagery services called Landsat 8 Views which allows you to view Landsat data for the US across several dates in 2013. I can ...
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Area of Interest of focus map in ArcObjects. [on hold]

I want to change the extent (area of interest of the view of the focus map) to the bounding box of the selected features. I use the code below ( I wrote lots of classes for my project and i'm using ...
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How to create a two sided ticks labels grid in layout (ArcMap)?

I'm making a planing map. I want to add to the final layout a specific kind of grid: The grid needs to be with a 6 character label that is separated in to two labels. Each one of the labels needs to ...
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How to identify “true arcs” in Arcmap?

This is really annoying: the only good way of creating circles in ArcMap is using true arc, (compound curves) but I need to convert those to vertex (densifying) because of a compatibility problem. I ...
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Cannot add attachments through Attributes window of ArcMap?

I am trying to add *.png files to shapefiles in ArcMap like this: Enable attachments through ArcToolbox Open the Editor Toolbar and select "start editing" In Attributes window, click the paperclip ...
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Copying geometry (not attributes) from feature in layer 1, to a feature in layer 2

Having trouble copying the shape of a polygon in a parcels layer feature to the shape of a polygon I'd like to change in a water districts layer. I don't want to exchange the attributes from the ...
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remove certain points from point shape file

I have a point shape files with 9674 points.The attribute column has three fields: X, Y and value. Out of these 9674 points, I want to remove 1700 points based on X and Y values (I know the X and Y of ...
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ArcGIS export layout with inserted EMF graphics

using ArcGIS 10 SP3 for some simples mapping tasks. But::: I have a layout with some inserted EMF graphics. These graphics are in fact formatted Excel-tables. The first rows in the tables are shaded ...
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Exporting a raster with renderer enabled to file

I have a problem when trying to export a layer with renderer to a file. Basically, what I have at start is a correct IRasterDataset. Then I define a stretch renderer in form of IMultiPortColorRamp and ...
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Defining parameter descriptions for Python Toolbox help?

I'm trying to create some Python Toolboxes for our ArcMap application (e.g. MyTool.pyt) I can see that the help text is defined with the classes self.description attribute. However, once I run the ...
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problem to open a netCDF and create a raster file

I want to open a netCDF file and create a raster with ArcMap 10.2. The file contains the mean monthly temperature for Switzerland. I found it in meteoswiss web site. I tried to open it with the ...
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Finding distance between consecutive points using ArcMap Field Calculator? [duplicate]

I am very new to ArcGIS but I am working on a data set consisting of GPS locations of radio tracked freshwater turtles. I am trying to find the distances between the points in order. Can someone ...
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Some point features in feature class not displaying in ArcMap?

I am trying to display a point feature class, but a few features from the same data set are not displayed. Originally I have heaps of point features in a point feature class, which are well displayed ...
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Replacing multiple fields with Python [closed]

I have just started to learn how to use Python for ArcMap and am having some trouble with a task I have to do. The question is like so: Create a Field Calculation that will create a text value ...
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How to create a graphic point by xy value?

I have implemented this code to create point event layer by xy text file, however I'm wondering how to create a point graphic by xy value? This script draws point graphic by mouse down. When I ...
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Changing the name of layer using python

I am attempting to change the name of the layer. The following code changes the name of the layer but then removes the layer from the map, and I am not sure why. Note: I don't have any remove layer ...
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Add Geometry attributes error

I have a point shapefile on which I would like to use the "Add geometry attributes: tool in order to add x and y coordinates using a GCS that I am interested it. When I run this tool I get the runtime ...
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Why do ArcToolbox tools give ActiveX error?

I work with ArcGIS 9.3. When I try to run any ArcToolbox tool I receive the message: Window Internet Explorer (Title of the Window) "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because ...
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Turning multiple vector layers into one raster in ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to make a raster out of the multitier view I have in ArcMap 9.3.1 . The layers in my ArcMap come from several datasets. I know there is a 'Feature to Raster' tool, but it converts one ...
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Placing point feature class with DEM in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I got the center-lined points (Picture 1), and mid-points (picture 2). Now, i want to know, how will i place these points on a DEM to get the band-of-width from the DEM. Hope picture 2 works for the ...
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Remove feature class from group layer in C#

I have a large program that pulls in various group layers and feature classes. What I am trying to do is check each feature class within a specific group layer that is empty. The count part is easy ...
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Using the Make Query Table for Querying a Many-to-Many relationship

I have two tables that I have connected via an attributed relationship class of the cardinality Many-to-Many. One is a table of water body (rivers) features and the other is a series of pollutants ...
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Issue with arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management in tool

I have created a python toolbox that creates separate layers based on unique field values within a feature layer. For some reason arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management will create the layer but will not ...
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How do I change graduated color class values with python?

I am trying to use python to adjust my graduated color symbols' class breaks and labels. The layer is a query layer tied to an SQL DB and I want to be able to execute my python (after the database has ...
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GIS - automate generate polygons

I have more than >100 shp files (each one contain points). I would like to make polygon around particular shp (scale is not necessary, should be zoomed). I have already printed them but it would be ...
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ArcMap Partial Refresh not working when Layout Graphics exist?

I'm experiencing strange behaviour in ArcMap v10.3. Adding layout graphic elements to all 4 corners of our map will result in a full refresh every time a point feature is moved. Things that I've ...
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Adding Subdatasets in ArcMap

I have some MODIS imagery that I want to display in true colour, however when I add the data it gives me 13 subdatsets to choose from. I've never worked with this before and I'm not sure which ...
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Issues with Mosaic to New Raster in Modelbuilder

I have a large number of airphotos giving coverage of an area going back decades. - someone may have a smoother means to accomplish my goal here. I'm weak in Python sadly. I'm attempting to ...
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Relative Path not working in ArcMap and ArcObjects

I'm using ArcMap 10.0 and Windows 7 64 bit. I'm trying to set a relative paths for my MXD file. My MXD is located at C:\workspace\rastertest.mxd and the data is located at ...
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How to calculate frontages of city parcel data in ArcMap 10.0?

I need to calculate the length of polygon frontages (along streets) from our city's parcel (i.e. lot) data in order to do an analysis on lot frontages in various zoning districts. How can I do this?
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Check for licensing level in ArcGIS 10.2.2 [closed]

I am in process of migrating some legacy code from 10.0 to 10.2.2. As part of application, I need to make sure user is using ArcEditor (now called Standard) level license. Current logic looks at the ...
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Distance Calculation Output Does Not Identify Input Points?

I'm using ArcMap 10 to do distance calculations between a large set of points, using the point distance calculator. The output table generated gives me distances correctly, but the output categories ...