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Reduce processing time in Erase function using Arcpy in IDLE

I am processing 18,000 feature classes (saved in a file GDB), each with ~500 records (polygon features) in ocean areas, and I am running a script to remove area overlapping with the coast, using the ...
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How to access Esri ArcPy modules from Enthought Canopy?

I have ArcGIS 10.1 running on my windows system and I have also installed the new 32-bit Canopy Express Enthought Python Distribution. Is it possible to load and use the Esri ArcPy modules from ...
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Trying to use an integer in a WHERE clause

I'm trying to use an integer value in a WHERE clause (looking at an integer field). expression = "'SERVICE' = 'Service' " expression = expression + 'AND ' expression = expression + "'GPS_TIME_TOTAL' ...
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arcpy.mapping Graduated Colors Symbology

I'm trying to figure out how to apply graduated color symbology to a feature class by using arcpy.mapping in ArcMap 10.1. To start, a script runs and a feature class is added to a map document, no ...
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ArcPy: DDP Error in exporting only occurs with “SELECTED”

I'm trying to use DDP (Data Driven Pages) and am running into a problem. I'm using arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management to select a series of records, and then trying to use the ...
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Why does ArcMap crash if I try this Join Field (which ArcPy does not like either)?

I'm a little uncertain whether this question belongs here or on http://gis.stackexchange.com Have an "AddJoin" that results in no shared records, which is not what I'm expecting. Is it because I'm ...
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How to use wildcard when appending PDFs using ArcPy?

I'm working on a script that (as written) produces a large number of individual pdf pages (>100), instead of hardcoding the names of each of the outputs, I was thinking of using a wildcard. However, ...
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Why do no Labels appear on .pdf output from ArcPy when turned on in Layout?

Do labels needed to be coded into an arcpy script in order to be visible on an arcpy .pdf output? In ArcGIS the labels are visible for various features, but when I use the arcpy script (either in IDLE ...
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ModelBuilder: How to extract data by date, export to separate tables and interpolate tables to rasters

I've been using ArcGIS for a couple years, but when it comes to model builder I've only worked with very simple models. I'm hoping someone that is much smarter than myself can help me in building a ...
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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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Select by attribute expression invalid in python

I'm not sure how my expression is failing. Any ideas? inPoints = "points.shp" i = 0 arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inPoints, "pts") arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("pts", "NEW_SELECTION", ...
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Does Identify tool of ArcGIS for Desktop have Python script behind it?

Can anyone let me know the Python script for "Identify" tool in arcmap10. I need to create a customized script tool for that and add in a toolbar.. Pls help...
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How to Export to PDF after zooming to extent of each feature that meets SQL where clause?

I realize that I've asked two similar questions recently, but following suggestions in the comment chain, I'll make this a separate question (separate as it is not the no output problem in ArcPy: ...
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Is it possible to have tool parameters appear only if clause met?

I'm writing an arcpy script for a tool that has a large number of parameters (around 10). About half of these are "dependent" (perhaps not in the technical sense of the term), as in [first ...
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Calculate Field using Esri Python Addin

I am trying to select a polygon then it must automatically change (calculate) the status to "C". The tool seems to work in the background but nothing actually happens (the status is not updated). I ...
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ArcPy: (SearchCursor/export to tiff ) with no output [closed]

I'm trying to write a script that uses a search cursor to loop through a field in a .shp file (Incident_Z) find every value that meets a specific condition (zip code=10004) and then at a scale of ...
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Why does this SQL syntax produce empty feature class with ArcGIS Select_analysis?

I'm working on a script that involves an arcpy.select_analysis function. The problem I have is that when I run the script it produces an empty file. I've verified that the whole thing works when in ...
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ArcPy: Error in For loop panToExtent + export to Tiff

I'm trying to trouble shoot a script, which has the objective of allowing a user to input a query for selected field, use the panToExtent function to pan the data frame at the specified scale to that ...
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How to add Radio Buttons to Python Script tool dialog?

I have 3 Point shapefiles for 3 species that contains the accession points of each. The user needs to specify only one species at a time. I need to write a script tool for adding the selected Point ...
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how to calculate raster layer statistics using arcpy?

I'm trying to write a script that will, in part, calculate statistics for a raster layer in an Arcmap mxd, but when I run the script I get an "invalid parameter" error (Error 000840), saying that the ...
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How to convert geometry to WKT using ArcPy?

I would like to be able to convert a single feature (or potentially many features) in an ArcGIS layer into Well Known Text (WKT) format during a geoprocessing operation using Python and ArcPy (no ...
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Arcpy CreateUniqueName usage: keep original input names

This is a continuation of the question I asked here: At this point I'm really just trying to get everything in one place and keep the original shapefile basename. I'll tackle merging like-named ...
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Difficulty in running the script

I have developed a script tool for adding a layer in the current map document. It did not work.. The message is "Completed script addlayer...". But there were no layers added in the TOC. Another issue ...
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Create Vertex and add empty attributes to it

How can I create a vertex(and then a point feature on the vertex) on a polyline and give it some empty attributes(create fields), move an existing vertex, delete vertex? I am in ArcGIS environment and ...
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Why do ECWs go missing when exporting MXD to PDF with ArcPy?

I'm trying to export some MXD maps to PDF with arcpy (ArcGIS 10.1). Everything works fine and dandy except for ECW images, which don't appear in the PDF. However, when I execute the same code from the ...
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ArcPy Report syntax error

I'm working on trying to use arcpy to automate the creation of a report, but I'm running into a problem. >>> ...
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How to query and display layer using ArcGIS Python script tool? [closed]

I have database which contains point shapefiles and raster files for 3 species. My aim is to develop a script tool that should have a search tab to enter the species name. also, a check box to select ...
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How come “Zoom to Polygon” always puts me in the middle of Nebraska?

This is an issue related to this question I'd asked a few days ago. I've got that code working, to an extent. Every time, though, that I double click on one of the Polygons in the attribute table that ...
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How can I validate a table name on SDE with Oracle backend?

Second title: "Is arcpy.ValidateTableName broken on Oracle?" I have an Oracle SDE database 9.3.1 (service connection). My arcGIS client tools are version 10.0 SP5). I have some names of feature ...
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Evaluate minimum points required to define polygons based on an error threshold

I need to build a model or write an algorithm to do this, which I would like you to share your ideas with me. here is my cadastral problem: I have plenty of polygons and I need to make a report of ...
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Dissolving shapefile python script not working, syntax help please

I do not understand why this simple script won't work. I can get it to dissolve in model builder but not from a script that I run from inside the map document. My output results are 4 polygons, just ...
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Custom Model should be used with ArcMap or ArcCatalog?

I have one basic question , when you create custom model using model builder in ArcGIS. It should be used with ArcMap or ArcCatalog? Reason I am asking this question is I have created a model and I am ...
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How to change VB syntax to Python in Field Calculator?

I want to calculate a field, this is my working example in VB: "C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\Data\" & !Work! & "\1000_\" & !Data! & ".pdf" I'm slowly changing all my scripts to Python, ...
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ERROR 000840: The value is not a Raster|Raster Catalog|Mosaic Layer from arcpy.AddJoin_management()?

I am doing some arcpy -functions and afterwards I'm trying to add the calculated results from one table to another table. I'm using the arcpy.AddJoin_management() function. As input table I'm using ...
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Where Clause problems when all parts are user input variables

I have written some generic user ipnut code for a toolbox script (ArcGIS 10.0) but because everything is a variable I don't know how to write the SQL whereclause. Please can someone help and suggest ...
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How can I hide custom model from mytoolbox in ArcGIS

I am created model in ArcGIS using model builder and python script. To build main model I have created some submodel and script in the same toolbox. I just want to show main model in the toolbox and ...
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Error 999998 in Arcpy 10.1

I found an RuntimeError: ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error when lunching Arcpy in my ArcGis 10.1 such as this: Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 50, in File ...
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How to transfer the attributes of features based on their spatial relationship?

I'd like to check if a point feature class is placed on a line feature using python in ArcGIS 10.0. I have created a set of point features and placed them directly on a group of line features at ...
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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 return text from GP service?

So I've got a website that I want to extend by letting people look up postal/zip codes for an address they enter. I've already got all the addresses (with their postal codes) for the city in an ...
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Arcpy Update Cursor error [duplicate]

I'm trying to take a field calculator equation and do it in arcpy directly through IDLE, but am running into a problem where the process runs correctly, but the results in the field show up as 0. I've ...
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When to use ModelBuilder over Python scripting and vice versa?

I am new to Python scripting in ArcGIS but not new to ModelBuilder. I would like to know the benefits of Python vs ModelBuilder. When should we write Python script for GIS automation rather than ...
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Possible to add multiple fields in single arcpy statement?

I'm trying to add multiple fields to a table using arcpy and am wondering if it's possible to have multiple fields declared in the AddField management, and their values, separated by commas or ...
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Arcpy how to conduct addition in a script, function needed?

I'm trying to work on my first arcpy script and am running into some troubles. The objective is to create a new field, check several existing fields (Cnt1,2,3 and Pop1,2,3) for missing data (-99 ...
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SearchCursor (arcpy.da), accessing data on joined tables

Can you access joined tables through a da.SearchCursor? I've found documentation to do this with SearchCursor (arcpy), but nothing for the 10.1 data access module.
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Using ArcPy to batch merge based on shapefile name?

ArcGIS 10 SP4 Python 2.6.5 I have quite a few shapefiles that are in many different directories. I'd like to pull out groups of like shapefiles, merge them, and move the results into a FGDB. I've ...
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Why does a geoprocessing service fail every other time it is run?

I have a ArcGIS Server 10 geoprocessing service right now that takes in a string and runs a parameterized query to SQL Server 2008R2 through pyodbc. The service works, but only every other time. I can ...
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SearchCursor() fails to read feature class

First of all, I would like to apologize if this problem is trivial for you guys since I am very new to ArcPy and Python in general. I want write a script to read attribute table from a feature class ...
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Teaching Python to Land Surveyors

Does anyone have any good examples of using Python to automate or simplify common surveying tasks? I'm teaching a Python/ArcPy lab this week for a GIS class. There are a number of surveying ...
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How can I utilize NumPy arrays to optimize big data geoprocessing?

I'm interested in learning how to utilize NumPy arrays to optimize geoprocessing. Much of my work involves "big data", where geoprocessing often takes days to accomplish certain tasks. Needless to ...