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layer.visible command not working in arcpy.mapping module

I am using the arcpy.mapping module for the first time, and the lyr.visible command is not working as it should (or I am not using it as I should). I have a list that contains the the layer names of ...
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How to work with OGR and GDAL in GP Service in ArcGIS for Server 10.1

I have got a lot troubles with GDAL and OGR in the context of ArcGIS Server on 64 bit server machine. I can run script that use GDAL in ArcGIS as Tool and in the debug mode in PyScripter, then ...
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set values in feature class attribute table to null

I've created a point-data featureclass (fc) containing data from a simple .txt file using Arcpy as follows: arcpy.CreateFeatureclass_management(out_path= outPath, out_name= 'fcTest', geometry_type= ...
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How to publish GP Service with importing of numpy in ArcGIS for Server 10.1?

I use a lot of scripts as GP Service almost all use the arcpy functions but one (and very important) of my scripts needs a gdal/ogr and numpy imports. I can run this script in PyScripter or as a tool ...
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How do I use variables inside a arcpy toolbox function? [closed]

I have a point file and I need to make a lot of buffers in specific increments but I can't figure out how to interate through a list inside the buffer function. Here is what I have: import arcpy ...
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How to export a mxd to a image with transparent background

I cannot get ArcMap 10.0 or 10.1 to "Export Map" to a png or gif with a transparent background -- no matter what I set the background and transparent colors to. Thus, I created the following script, ...
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Join is deleting fields in arcpy

I'm working on a script to automate the conversion of CAD .dwgs of rooms to feature classes, I'm nearing completion and am now working on the second portion of the script (I've seperated it into two ...
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Using ArcPy to run Report Layout File (RLF) report and add to layout (for Data Driven Pages)?

I currently have a data driven page template set up which I manually cycle through and for each page run a Report Layout File (RLF) report and then add this to the ArcMap layout. The added element is ...
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Pythonaddins SaveDialog filter

If you look in the ArcGIS 10.1 help, the Pythonaddins module SaveDialog shows the following: SaveDialog({title}, {name_text}, {starting_location}) But if you open the python window in ArcMap, you ...
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Change ArcSDE data source for mxds in specific folder using ArcPy?

I've searched all the forums and help and have made progess but recently got an error that has thrown me for a loop - also some mxds are not being changed at all! What I'd like my code to do: Iterate ...
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Explicitly locking a file geodatabase

I need to lock a file geodatabase (or only a single Mosaic dataset) at the beginning of a python script (and release it in the end).. I looked and looked and couldn't find any explicit arcpy command ...
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Iterating through an numpy array and index to a value in another numpy array

I am struggling to get this code to work I want to iterate through an numpy array and based on the result, index to a value in another numpy array and then save that in a new position based on that ...
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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 save currently opened mxd and changes using ArcPy and Python?

Here is what I have so far... import arcpy import arcpy.mapping as map mxd = map.MapDocument() mxd.save() And yes I know that map.MapDocument requires an argument, but I want it to automatically ...
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Arcpy: Troubleshooting parameter error for Export Report

I'm running into what I believe is a parameter error in writing an arcpy exporttoreport script. I've written several successful scripts of this same type, but the difference is that this one has a ...
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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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Polyline in shapefile

I'm still pretty new to arcpy and am still learning. I'm working on a script that has a polyline as its input. I'm able to traverse the polyline and get points at certain intervals. These intervals ...
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Read specific column and row value from a text file using Python [closed]

I have a text file as following: 1.25 177. 1.50 220. 2.00 272. 5.00 427. 10.00 556. 25.00 763. 50.00 916. ...
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Get the junction id for the roads in a network dataset

I have a network dataset with roads and junctions. I am wondering what class I can use in arcpy to extract FromJunctionId and the ToJunctionId for each road segment in the network dataset. Thanks.
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pair value comparison to generate new raster using arcpy/python

I want to write a function which takes in two arguments (from two rasters) and compare those 2 values against a set of hard coded pair values inside function. Then return a value which i want to use ...
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How can I use a variable to specify which field to update with arcpy.UpdateCursor?

I am writing a script that cycles through several different point shapefiles, finds how many lie within a given area and the writes the outcome to a table in an Access database. I've used an search ...
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> - operator and “Shape_Area” field in a geodatabase

this might be a pure python problem or a problem with arcpy. please help me out: min_area = float(GKPROZ_functions.min_of_field(out_name,"Shape_Area")) print area_max if min_area > ...
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Create a new Dataframe using Arcpy in 10.1

Does anyone know if there is a way to create a new empty dataframe in ArcMap 10.1 using Arcpy? Thanks
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Create Array From Selected Features Based on the Order in Which They Were Selected

I need to create an array of features from a selection based on the order in which they were selected. As in: I select feature 5,2,3,4. I need to have an array so I can apply attributes (with python) ...
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How can I create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase based on the schema of an SDE feature class?

I have 150+ feature classes in SDE for which I need to create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase. For these feature classes I need to import the attributes and the name of the feature class ...
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How do you get access to a Network Analyst layer item in ArcPy?

I have a Python script that I'm working on. I have created a Closest Facility layer (in memory). I add facilities. I add incidents. I perform the Solve. These all complete. The only problem is, ...
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Update layer datasource in multiple map documents using ArcPy?

I would like to update the data source of a specific layer in multiple map documents using ArcPy, however I'm getting a <type 'exceptions.SyntaxError'>: invalid syntax error on this line: if ...
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Arcgis -> python -> ctypes -> c++ dll tool cancels itself, why?

Since optimizing my python-ctypes-dll based geoprocessing tool, it seems to cancel itself a lot. Followed by arcmap reporting a pure virtual function call (which is odd, because you'd think any such ...
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Can ArcPy test for availability of SDE Connection before trying to use it?

In a Python script that I use to publish ArcGIS 10.0 Geoprocessing Services I have some code: arcpy.AddMessage("If process hangs here, check for ArcSDE connections issue by trying to open " + mapFile ...
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Strange Behavior in Focal Statistics

I am trying to calculate the maximum value in a neighborhood on a raster using the Focal Statistics tool for Spatial Analyst in ArcGIS 10. Using python, I loop though several different radii, with ...
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How to export selected records to a .txt file

I am working on a project where I need to create a tool/method to export the attributes of selected features to a .txt file. I have point features containing addressing information, and the tool ...
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Python output for batch “FeatureToRaster” in ArcPy

I am trying to batch process the conversion of shapefiles to rasters. I am stuck on how to specify the name for each output raster file. Part of the trick is that my input shapefiles are the names of ...
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Clearing data frame projection of current mxd using ArcPy?

I am required to open a bunch (50 per week) of mxd's and 'Clear' the Coordinate system from the data-frame to make sure my students have all of their data projected in the same (correct) Coordinate ...
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How to calculate the a list of rasters?

I'm writing ArcPy code in ArcGIS trying to calculate a list of rasters. I get an error message that says: TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for -: 'unicode' and 'unicode'. Here's my ...
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add-in to open automatically "data frame properties

How can created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open automatically data frame properties And change the background color of another?
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Creating individual points from count field in point feature class using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point feature class with a count field associated with each of the points. I would like to create a new feature class where each of the points are duplicated by the value of the count ...
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Run FME Script in batch file using .NET

Encountered another roadblock. I have a working FME script that I want to automatically run using a console app. I created a simple batch file which accepts a MDB file path as parameter: fme.exe ...
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Using ModelBuilder, how to define directory while using a Python script?

I have a model (shown below) in which at the very end of it I run a Python script ('SumFieldInsertNew'). One issue I'm having is that I'm creating this model for an end-user that will have little to ...
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Build Network Dataset with python comtypes

I know this isn't possible in arcpy, so I thought I'd give it a stab using comtypes. I am trying to translate some of the VB.NET code to create a network dataset from the help docs: ...
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Crosstable two fields of a pointfile (ArcMap)

I'd like to produce a simple crosstabulation from two fields of a point feature class. These fields contain land use class information which I'd like to compare. One option is to export a dbf and do ...
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How to get output value from Feature Compare (schema) and append to existing csv?

I am working on a data integration project and am trying to single out feature classes which have a schema that varies from two base feature classes (one for point, one for polyline features). I've ...
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Multiprocessing issues with ArcPy

I am using ArcGIS 'watershed' routine in a script which makes use of multiprocessing. This works fine, but during execution I get the message: Unable to remove directory. Possible causes: 1- Not ...
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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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Creating a polyline from point data that represents multiple linear features in ArcGIS 10.0

I have a problem where I have to somewhow create a polyline feature class in ArcGIS 10.0 from points that were collected in the field using a Trimble GeoXT that represent the start and end of multiple ...
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How to calculate angle of polyline at its midpoint using Python/ArcPy?

Trying to calculate the angle of a line at its mid point using python; this will be used to display flow direction on a water network. I've developed this script, which works in terms of generating ...
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How to rename points by clockwise direction or change starting point in polygon features?

I have a polygon feature class. I convert it to a point. Name of field (for example !Number!) in a point feature converted from polygon "A2"(The first point should be in the upper left corner ...
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Selecting features to project to different coordinate system?

I've got data from all over Europe in one feature class projected in Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere. Due to the fact, that length and area values are not usable I'm now working on a python script ...
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ArcPy merge datasets with slightly different fields

i have many (>15) shapefiles which have slightly differing fields. s1: (Name, age, layer_1, ...) s2: (Name, age, layer_1, layer_2, ...) ... s_n: (Name, age, layer_1, layer_1_extra, ...) I want to ...
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Help with Python and adding a grouplayer to arc, renaming it from a folder name, then adding layers to it from that folder

I am trying to use os.walk to go through a directory tree, pull out all the .shp files in it, create a grouplayer in the mxd, rename the grouplayer the folder name, then add the layers from that ...
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Why might Python Script be Crashing Inconsistently on ArcPy Batch LayerToKML script?

I put together a script to take a TIGER shapefile of all census tracts in a state, select the census tracts by each county, and export them into individual county-level kml files. The problem is that ...