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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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Getting arcpy.AddMessage() to display message from script tool called from another script tool?

I am using a Python script tool within an ArcToolbox in ArcGIS 10.2. The script calls another python script tool while running but does not display the messages from the called script when using ...
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Is it possible to store a default symbology layer in an arcpy add-in?

Since arcpy is limited in how symbology can be manipulated, I was curious to know if a symbology layer can be stored in an arcpy add-in. Does anyone know if it is possible to store a .lyr file, or ...
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Append or merge consecutive line segments (contours) as one single line of the same elevation value

Is there a way using python (ArcPy) or ArcGIS 10.1 tools to collect consecutive line segments having the same elevation value and appending/merging/generating one single line from them? Each resulting ...
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How to efficiently check for feature overlaps with Arcpy?

In an effort to reduce processing time, I am looking for ways to pre-process data within my script. I have ~18,000 featureclasses with ~500 features each (all simple circle polygons) from which I want ...
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What causes RuntimeError: ERROR 010240 saving after CellStatistics?

I am having trouble saving outputs from CellStatistics but only when I run it on a list of rasters. This was working on python 26 but not 27. I know this example is nonsense, but: env.workspace = ...
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How to create Shapefile on ArcGIS Server side?

I am developing a script which gets an JSON array with point coordinates. This array is encoded to a python dictionary. From this I filter all points (latitude and longitude) and an ID. This ...
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How to set page size in ArcPy?

It is possible to set page size in ArcPy? I'm looking for any tricky way to set the page size, using pure Python or ArcPy. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
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Why can't I multiply two string fields in the Field Calculator by converting them to int() and float()

I'm using ArcGIS 10 and new at python scripting. I have a string field that I need to calculate by multiplying two other string fields. I can do it in python using two arbitrary values... CINPT1 = ...
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Getting values from attribute table and inserting another table using ArcPy?

I have line feature class of a river network and “FromTo” table. Lines are dissolved so they are not segmented from junctions. I need to write a Python script in ArcGIS to do following: Begin from ...
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String format for geodatabases in ArcPy scripts

Several ArcPy functions take strings as geodatabase identifiers. I've looked through the ESRI docs, but can't find a good reference for the various acceptable formats. I'm looking for examples of ...
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Python script to implement a batch import of CAD files into Geodatabase?

Does anyone know where I can get a python script that can do a batch import of CAD files into a Geodatabase. I have one I wrote here, but it is only able to import one CAD file at a time. It imports ...
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ArcPy performance issues with an UpdateCursor when sorting

I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me here. I have written a short ArcGIS Python script (mainly cobbled together from other examples) that sorts a feature class ascending based on two fields ...
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Converting *.xlsx datasheet with point feature data into POINT feature class using ArcPy?

I am trying to create a script tool to automate this process, eventually it will be used for batch processing but at the moment I can't even get test data to work. This is pretty basic at the moment, ...
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arcpy join field tool is not licensed

I am using ArcGIS and arcpy to process some shapefiles. When I try to use the function arcpy.JoinField_management() the program stops and Python says that the tool is not licensed. This confuses ...
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How to use Matplotlib in Python 2.6 installed by default ArcGIS 10.0 installation?

I am wondering if anyone has successfully run Matplotlib with the default installation of Python 2.6 that comes Arcgis 10.0. It does not seem to work with the python version installed by Arcgis 10.0. ...
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ArcGIS Spatial Join Options Missing

The ArcGIS SpatialJoin online help page has a long list of match_options when joining data spatially, including HAVE_THEIR_CENTER_IN. However running the arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis tool in Python ...
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Arcpy Insert Cursor not inserting all rows

Good morning all, I have a script here that takes data from a cross-tabulated non-spatial dataset where monthly values are stored in a single table row for a given year and linearizes those data so ...
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Dynamically change zoom level of overview map to fit with current extent in DDP

I am using DDP pages in a large mapset with pages ranging from 1:7500 to 1:130,000 and the overview map is zoomed out to far to see some of the smaller zones. Is it possible to set the overview map to ...
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Can I delete only tables, or only objects sharing a string of text, from a geodatabase?

I've got about 1000 tables in a geodatabse that I need to delete. They are named IntersectedBuffers_1, IntersectedBuffers_2, etc, and they're the only tables in the database. Could someone please ...
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How to add field in attribute table using ArcPy?

I have researched How to add attribute field to existing Shapefile via Python without ArcGIS? but could not implement it. Can give me examples of how to add field name in attribute table? I have ...
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Unable to save selected layer by attribute for ArcGIS Geoprocessing

I am troubles using the SelectLayerByAttribute() function for arcgis geoprocessing. I have a layer and I want to select everything that matches on a particular attribute. I call MakeFeatureLayer() ...
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Setting mask (halo) for labels in Python script?

I currently am writing a python script and using a lot of the arcpy mapping module functionality. I have been using the LabelClass of the arcpy mapping module to automate the display of labels with my ...
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Creating collection of polygons from collection of points?

I have a set of points, which are spread over a wide geographical area. I need to be able to create a set of polygons which best represent the clustered points. In parts, some points may simply lie ...
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Compressing map algebra outputs from ArcPy

When creating a raster map algebra output, is it possible to set its compression? I'm creating a model which generates many hundreds of rasters, and currently each is being stored without any ...
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Calculating spacing of polylines along transects using ArcPy?

I have a shapefile with a number of roughly parallel lines in it, and I want to calculate the spacing between these lines using a number of transects across the map. How should I go about this? I ...
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Python script that creates polygon feature class with given coordinates

Write a script that creates a new polygon feature class containing a single ( square ) polygon with the following coordinates: ( 0, 0 ), ( 0, 1,000 ), ( 1,000, 0 ), and ( 1,000, 1,000 ). ...
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Using UNC pathname with Calculate Field tool in ArcPy?

This question is different to Using Calculate Field to fix hyperlinks in ArcPy gives Cannot use VB for services? which was asked previously because it is using the Python parser specifically, rather ...
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Arcpy mapping text element reset

I am writing a script to create thousands of maps and I am trying to create a table that updates for every map. Basically an updating table of the information specific to each map. I have been trying ...
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ArcPy: Save and open mxd without closing ArcGIS

With Python Add-In Wizard I created a Button which: looks in a specific directory for the last created/modified folder (which is created with another tool) saves the current mxd with a new name in ...
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How to access the feature extent of a feature class using arcpy?

How can i access to feature extent of a feature class and change the extent using arcpy ?
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Moving a Map Service Group Layer out of a Group Layer with ArcPy

I am struggling to move web services (tiled basemaps) out of group layers into the data frame. I've used arcpy.mapping.ListLayers to compose a list of layers, then I've ascertained what is a group ...
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Running Python toolbox tool both standalone from other tools within same Python toolbox?

I have created a python toolbox for work that has two tools inside. These tools use the toolbox template and so have a init, getParameterInfo, etc. I want to be able to run one tool both stand alone ...
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What does InsertRow() return if the insert is not successful?

I have some basic code that inserts rows using an InsertCursor. oc = arcpy.da.InsertCursor(outputFC, someFields) for item in rowsForInsertCursor: tmp = oc.insertRow(item) del oc It seems the ...
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Converting Date field to string using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with two data sets that require a compound key to join or relate. The two fields are: 'Node_ID' which is a long integer field referring to a particular electrical substation [887932] ...
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Maximum number of shapefiles for merge tool?

I have over 180,000 shapefiles that I have to merge (or append) into a final shapefile. I have written a python script to do so which uses the acrpy.append_management tool. However the runtime is too ...
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Installing scipy.spatial with ArcPy gives DLL load failed error on import?

I am running python 2.7.6 from an ArcGIS installation. I have tried to install scipy from the Python Exchange Packages here, using the scipy-0.14.0.win32-py2.7.exe executable. I get no error importing ...
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Get value from Metadata in Python Script for attribute

I am working on a python script to create some feature classes from dbf tables. As part of the script I would like to pull two values (FGDC "publication date" and ArcGIS Spatial Reference ArcGIS ...
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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.3 . The default's legend properties is- Layout - left to right reading (Marked with a red ellipse) : when it unmarked i get this legend: i want to know if there a ...
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Which feature class(es) is/are used by a service

I have several feature classes and a lot of services. When I try to make my feature class versioned I get the message that the feature class is locked which is obvious. But it's not telling me by ...
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How to automatically check for lidar flight line overlaps?

I have a series of lidar-based raster products created via FUSION. Since I am working with low density lidar data, many of the raster images show significant striping where lidar returns overlap on ...
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How to specify map service parameters when publishing with arcpy?

I publish map services on a ArcGIS server using the typical arcpy script below. I need to better specify some service parameters. For example, the service should be available in WMS instead of KML, ...
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Use arcpy to connect to database without connection file

It seems like arcpy can only work with connection files. This creates one of two problems: Deployment requires manual creation of connection files. We have to write a bunch of code to recreate the ...
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Defining Feature Set parameter for ArcGIS Python Toolbox tool?

I'm trying to create an ArcGIS Python Toolbox tool which uses a polygon for input. I want the user to be able to create the polygon when the tool is run. I know how to do this using both a ...
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copy feature class and retain selected fields with arcpy

I've got a featureclass (fc) that I want to copy, but only retaining a selected number of fields, let's say field 9, 11, and 12 from the total of 15 fields. I want to use arcpy and suspect that ...
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Additional Parameters for PrintTask?

Hi Guys I'm writing a custom GP tool for printing with 10.1. I need to pass some additional parameters into GP tool. I'm using printTask from jsapi and I couldn't add more parameters just by adding to ...
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How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool?

I have a feature class of line-based ellipses generated by the Table to Ellipse tool that looks like this: What I want is polygons of the individual ellipses, however tools like Feature to Polygon ...
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How to reduce time for 'Export to PDF' (or any other alternative to print maps) in Python?

For my work, I designed a tool to create PDF maps with large amount of data, intersected with 5 buffer rings using ArcPy. The job involves intersecting points, selecting points, generating Elevation ...
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Moran's I z-score in ArcPy

I have a ArcPy script to calculate Moran's I several times (50 to be precise). However, I am not interested in the Moran's I value, what I need is the z-score returned by the tool. Even though the ...
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How to merge many shapefiles in different folders?

Directory structure is basically as such: county\City\prep\POI\Completed\C1, ...C2, ...etc\ I'm trying to write a script to go through the *\Completed*\POIS.shp and merge them all together, at a ...