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Change field map properties in ArcMap

I am trying to import csv files in ArcGIS to do a join. However, some of the fields are identified as double, some as long and some as long. Therefore the join results in bunch of columns with NULL ...
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How to convert all values in all fields of table to upper case using ArcPy & Python?

Does anyone know how to use the .upper() in a stand alone python script so it can be used to change all characters in a table into UPPER case? I don't want to use the field calculator since I have ...
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Find the minimum elevation pixels from an elevation raster using arcpy

I want to create a python script to find the minimum elevation pixels from an elevation raster (aster,srtm) using arcpy and arcmap 10.1. The purpose is to reclassify these pixels. I have tried but I ...
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Import CSV column into existing feature using arcpy

My goal is to take a CSV that contains 50 rows and one column and import the data into a feature class with over 3,000 rows using arcpy. I want to pick a random row from the CSV and then iterate ...
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57 views

SQL within Python Script to get only part of the expression by GetParameterAsText

I was wondering if anybody could help me. Im trying to create a tool within ArcMap using a python script. Within the script i've been trying figure out how to change it so that I only need to get ...
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arcpy 10.0 iterate through shapefile1 clip shapefile2 to shapefile1's polygons

I know that this question has been answered several times before, but for some reason I cant get this script to run...So I was hoping someone could point out where Im going wrong. I have 2 ...
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How to transfer attributes to thousands of local points from ArcSDE feature class with millions of polygons?

I have a set of points and a huge feature class with topographic information (OS MasterMap for who knows it). I'm talking millions of polygons huge. I want to transfer attributes of the polygons to ...
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Is it possible to scale an ArcGIS feature in a multipatch feature class using Arcpy?

I've imported a number of features in Python using the following method: - Import3DFiles_3d Unfortunately they are all extremely large so I would like to scale them using arcpy. I have seen that ...
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Unable to Import 3D Files with real-world position

The following link identifies a method of importing one or more 3D models into a multipatch feature class. http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00q900000097000000 Test Case I ...
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76 views

How to add several layers to the table of contents in ArcMap using Python in one shot?

I am already able to add individual layers to ArcMap table of contents using the following codes: # Adding the layer to the table of contents mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("current") df = ...
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How to bulk change the schema name of layer properties in ArcMap

I would like to change the data source location (schema) in layer property in ArcMap. Our data are stocked in an Oracle Spatial database. Recently, the DBA has changed the schema name and then I ...
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Delete Turned Off (Unchecked) Layers from Arcmap with Python

I have about 100 figures that have been updated countless times and a lot of the old data was left in each .mxd but was only turned off (unchecked) and not removed. I would like to remove these ...
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how to open a layer's table in a map document

Trying to create a map document programmatically. Added a featureclass as a layer. When I open the map document in ArcMap, I want the table for that layer to be open. Found TableView (doc) and ...
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Running Buffer_analysis in PyScripter fails to execute

For some reason, I can't get Buffer_analysis to run successfully from PyScripter(2.5.3.0) for a particular shapefile. It fails to complete and exits with error 999999. I can run the exact same ...
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Setting the Centroid of a Set of Polygons

I'm trying to shift a set of rectangle polygons over an area of interest (AOI). I thought it would be as easy as setting the SHAPE@TRUECENTROID of the polygon area of interest to the ...
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1answer
61 views

*.lyr to *.style conversion in ArcGIS

Do you know how it's possible to convert a layer symbology or an *.Lyr file to an *.style file? Thanks, Jérôme
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1answer
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arcpy FieldMappings for Spatial Join

I'm trying to create a python script tool to use within ArcMap 10.1. I created a Model and exported it as a python script and added custom field mappings for the first Spatial Join by reading through ...
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How to determine stream channel Reach locations?

I have a stream network and want to determine stream reach locations In attached figure, Reach 4 is at the junction of sub2 and sub5, and Reach 3 is at the junction of sub1 and sub4. Any suggestions ...
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Why does FeatureClassToFeatureClass field mapping create shapefile with no attribute values on local machine from ArcSDE?

I have inherited taking over and supporting and ArcSDE GIS database. We have a process that we must do every 6 months to export certain features from the ArcSDE database into shape files so that they ...
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How to create simple select script in ArcPy?

I am new to Python and want to create a script inside the ArcMap Python window. My current workspace is a series of rivers portrayed in the state of Ohio. I have a list of fish and the rivers (from my ...
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118 views

How to add shapefile as layer to map using Python and ArcPy?

I am working on an application and I am a beginner in Python :( I want to add a shapefile, the execution is successful and everything but no result appears on ArcMap, here is the code I use: import ...
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1answer
226 views

arcpy - Calculate field in a joined table

I've to calculate a field based on another field in a joined table, but an error occurs: "Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000728: Field !Table_A.field_A! does not exist within table" My code: ...
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problem in using schema.ini to force ArcMap recognize field types

I have a folder of csv files (500+), and created a very long schema.ini file to force ArcMap recognize field types as I want. However, for some reason, ArcMap can read some CSV files properly; but ...
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Labels placement in ArcGIS

I need all labels to be placed outside of the boundary (polyline features). Most of the labels are placed outside the boundary line, while others (marked with red color) are placed inside the ...
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1answer
70 views

Python objects in my ArcMap addIn aren't instantiated

I've got a weird problem. My addin throws problems intermittently where it doesn't recognize buttons or tools when I try to toggle the visibility in my code. It seems as though the objects aren't ...
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74 views

Consuming Forecast.io Radar Data in an API or ArcMap

I want to consume forecast.io's radar data as an ArcGIS Server REST or JSON to use in an API or ESRI's ArcMap GIS Software. MapBox is doing it here. I don't think forecast.io is currently making the ...
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How to use GROUP BY with arcpy.da.SearchCursor in file geodatabase?

fc = "C:\Users\AuxS3-4\Documents\ArcGIS/Default.gdb\Malla" fields = ('OBJECTID','Sentido','Carriles','idMalla') sqlclause=(None, "GROUP BY Sentido") cursor = arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, ...
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Why does the ArcMap exported KMZ always show my local path information when displayed in Google Maps API?

I used ArcMap (arcpy) to export shapefiles into KMZ and then display them via Google Maps API v3. It looks fine initally: But when I hover my mouse above the KMZ and click it, it will alway show my ...
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1answer
75 views

How to add ArcPy Feature Layer to ArcMap automatically?

With Python, how do I get either the MakeXYEventLayer_management or the MakeFeatureLayer_management layer that is temporarily created added to ArcMap automatically after the tool is ran, without using ...
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1answer
147 views

Change label next to symbol in TOC

I'm trying to write a script to change the label next to the symbol in the TOC so it appears in the legend. Arcpy has a way to change the name of the layer, but I can't seem to find a way to change ...
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215 views

How to release locks to temp files after ArcPy script crashes in ArcMap?

Sometimes when I'm testing an ArcPy script and it ends with exception, ArcMap is still holding locks to some temp files (I run my scripts through ArcMap). I cannot run the script any more, because it ...
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1answer
77 views

ArcMap toolbox script with draw geometries parameter

I have an arcpy script in toolbox, that need one additional parameter to draw geometry(ies) which will work as a filter. I have done something similar using arcobjects using ...
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1answer
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Looping on the Select_analysis tool

Im trying to perform a loop on the Select_Analysis tool in Arcgis. Code looks like this: inputfile = open("locality.txt", 'r') # locality.txt is a txt file of locality names loc_list = [] for line in ...
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1answer
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Generating sequential numbering for duplicate values in a field sorted by ObjectID

I am trying to figure out a solution to an field calculation problem. What I'm trying to do is automatically (using either ArcPy or the Field Calculator) generate sequential numbers, beginning at 1, ...
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1answer
74 views

Is there a way to change environment settings of a dataset without creating a new one?

I am trying to change the environment settings of an existing dataset. I found a workaround by first changing the environment settings in the SDE-database and then create a new dataset with now ...
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Need help using FieldMappings object with Append_management in Python [closed]

I have a fairly large script that I'm reworking. The script is manipulating tables with 50 or so fields. (I will be cleaning some of these up to reduce the number.) Toward the end of my script I call ...
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Python Delete point in a distance of x meters

I took this code from this source Select maximum number of points more than x meters apart It seems to work for other users, but for me it's an endless loop. I do not understand why, though the code ...
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1answer
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ArcMap Crashes because of increasing memory usage

Hi I have this code and I tried to delete all the layers it creates to enhance it's performance...However ArcMap crashes after about 200+ files. I am new to the subject but I checked the internet for ...
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1answer
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How to arcpy.Describe() a layer when script is run from outside of ArcMap?

The following code will work if I run it from the ArcMap Python dialog, or from a GP tool, but not from PyScripter IDE: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How to programatically identify the “Joined Field” in ArcMap?

Is it possible to programmatically identify the Join Field that is being used to Table Join two datasets together in ArcMap? I am currently using ArcGIS 10.0, SP5 and would prefer an ArcPy solution, ...
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1answer
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ArcMap ArcPy - Place signs with no lat/lng on map

I'm new to ArcPy and ArcMap but I do have programming experience. What I am trying to accomplish is to take over 22,000 signs from a database and place them on a map in reference to a street layer ...
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1answer
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Trying (+ failing) to use a Function in Field Calculator

I'm trying to populate a field using a function. When I run this in Pyscripter, it works fine: d = {} # Function # def find_dups(val): d[val] = d.setdefault(val, -1) + 1 return d[val] # ...
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String variable substitution in selection expression

I'm trying to put a variable into a string used to do a selection. At the moment it's like this... expression = "'No_Props' > 5 AND %s < 200 AND 'ST_Ori' >60" % metres_field ...
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1answer
564 views

How to add feature class to MXD with ArcPy (Python)?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I am trying to add a feature class that I create to an MXD, so that I can join to it. This all needs to be done using Python. Is this possible?
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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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1answer
120 views

How to catch invalid expression errors in Python?

I have a script that creates a new feature using arcpy.GetParameterAsText, but I'm having trouble creating an error message for incorrect user input. The input for a parcel # should be something like ...
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2answers
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Polyline will not turn into a feature layer via MakeFeatureLayer_management (arcpy)

I've got a python script that is connecting a sequence of points to make lines (script is based on answers to my previous question). To attempt to make subsequent processing more efficient, I would ...
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1answer
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Feature to Line on feature selections with ArcPy

I'm trying to collapse parallel polylines (dual carriageways in a shapefile of roads) to single centrelines. I'm aware of cartography's dual lines to centerline tool, but I find Feature To Line (Data ...
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2answers
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Errors using SelectLayerByAttribute in ArcPy

I cannot for the life of me persuade SelectLayerByAttribute to work (I need to automate this for a complex script). Working in ArcMap's python console on already loaded shapefile, the format below: ...
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Arcpy to copy a layer in the ArcMap TOC, rename the copy, and paste back to TOC?

I want to make a copy of a layer in the ArcMap TOC (passed to my script as a Feature Layer), assign the copy a new name, set a definition query on it, and then add the copied Feature Layer back into ...