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need to clear cache memory using python

I have looked at several posts here and on other sites but have not found a solution to the problem I am having with this python script. In this script I use 2 nested 'for' loops to extract a series ...
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Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules

Is it possible to have the python shell from either qgis or argis to load (import) both qgis.core and arcpy? I am developing a metadata creation tool and have completed the core functionality using ...
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Is there any way to suppress the calculate field dialog box in arcpy script?

I've got a python script that I inherited. The python script takes input from a variety of feature classes and tables and spit it out to a single table. When I run this script via a scheduling ...
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How to enumerate ArcGIS Server 10 map services with ArcPy

I need to connect to ArcGIS server with ArcPy and enumerate over map services. I need to: Loop through each ArcGIS server map service Stop/Start the service Get the service source document (MXD/MSD) ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Python SearchCursor file locking

I have a script that gets a value from a shapefile's field to return to the user. It seems that only when the arcpy.SearchCursor is called ArcMap locks the file and it doesn't get removed after the ...
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How to save and reload legend settings using Python?

Maybe you can help me with maybe a strange question. I know how to change settings of a legend individually by arcpy (like: Patch, Title, Items, Columns, Frame, Element Size&Position, etc.), but ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python script tool - Have the script tool dialog box stay open past successful completion of script

Is there a way to have the script dialog box have the radio button that says "Close this dialog when completed successfully" unchecked for any user who runs the script tool? Is there configuration ...
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Metadata -auto build using python

We have a large (10,000 plus) repository of spatial data (shp/gdb/tab vectors and ecw/tif rasters and also las, xyz and DEM data) where some have metadata records in xml using anzlic metadata editor. ...
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How to set the Output Extent (Environment Setting)?

I'm a bit confused as I'm trying to figure out how to set my output extent before creating Thiessen Polygons in a loop of ~100 points shapefile. (ArcMAP 10.0 - Python) for i in range(3,51,1): ...
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Adding result of geoprocessing service — consume in ArcMap desktop

I am new to ArcGIS Server. I have a Python script tool that I've published as a geoprocessing service. The script takes a point feature class, writes a subset of the input FC as a new FC in the ...
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Copied points not intersecting the original points

I'm using an arcpy search cursor to access a Oracle database. I have a simple Python class that I copy the returned row objects into, which gives me more flexiblity than the cursor. The problem is ...
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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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Resolving Arcpy “GetObject not point” Error

I'm new to Python (v 2.6.5) and am trying to write an ArcMap (10) script that reads the vertex coordinates of a polygon shapefile which includes a small hole (doughnut polygon). I've been working ...
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Use arcpy.mapping to list broken data layers?

I want to list all the broken links in all mxds in a server drive. But whenever I try I get an error come up. Can someone use a specific example, say the drive is D drive, how would I put it into ...
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Insert cursor raises exception on geodatabase

world, I'm having trouble to insert a line geometry into a personal geodatabase (using Python/ArcGIS 9.3.1). Everything works fine if the target feature is a shapefile. My guess is that calling: ...
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arcpy: check for same record in cell above and below

After using the find duplicates in arcmap 10, I want to check if the feat sequence ("find duplicates" marks all records with the same attributes with the same number [in "feat_seq"] and creates a ...
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gp.CreateFeatureClass(..) and gp.CopyFeatures(..) isn't copying all fields of feature class

How do I get the ArcGIS 9.3 geoprocessor to copy all of the fields of a feature class? Here is a description of what I'm trying to do: I am modifying an existing script created by a developer not on ...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales?

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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Get Raster Catalog Names from a File Geodatabase Programmatically

I'm trying to get only raster catalog entries from a file geodatabase using the arcgisscripting geoprocessing API. So far I am able to do this using the ListDatasets function using the ALL argument. ...
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using arcpy outside arcmap

There may be something I'm missing, but is it possible to use the arcpy module outside arcmap? My situation is that we have one license on a computer which is shared over a network. I need to do ...
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How to repair paths of an unmanaged raster catalog in file GDB?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and I have an unmanaged file geodatabase with raster catalogs in it. Tiles are loaded inside the catalog and each tile has a "Full Path" property which is environment specific. ...
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Calling arcpy/python from .NET?

Are there any available examples that show how python can be integrated into a .NET ArcGIS Addin or Extension? I have a series of python scripts that I would like to call from form events (e.g. button ...
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Arcpy: replaceDataSource, cad_workspace

I am having trouble replacing the data source on CAD files using arcpy. Everything I have tried runs into this error: Runtime error type 'exceptions.ValueError' : Layer: Unexpected error Here is a ...
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Do ArcGIS SpatialReference object factory codes correspond with EPSG numbers?

I've got a project where I'm reading in geometry objects from text files to put them in ArcSDE. These geometry objects have an associated EPSG code, and I'm looking for a way to ensure they're in the ...
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How to interpolate points along a line in Python for ArcGIS 9.3?

I am building a Python geoprocessing script for ArcGIS 9.3. In the script, I have a simple LINE feature class with one row, one line. How can I use a linear referencing system to interpolate a point ...
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Counting number of points in a point shapefile - ArcGIS 10.0 / arcpy

I assumed this would be an easy thing to do. I'm loading a point shapefile into a map like this: layer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(file_name) Is there a way to get the number of points in the shapefile? ...
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Repairing broken links for new paths of layers to shapefiles using ArcPy?

I have an .mxd with broken link layers and each layer has a different new path. I know the python script for repairing the broken links of the layers, but I want to put all the new paths of the layers ...
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ArcPy not running on standard console

I know this is a newbie ArcPy question, but here is the deal: While I'm inside ArcMap 10, the Python window gives me all output correctly, like this: >>> arcpy.env.workspace = ...
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Setting Output Parameter in ArcPy for Server Tool

I have published the following script tool (which is wrapped in a model, i.e. just the script tool and all of its parameters) to ArcGIS Server 10. The GP service succeeds when run, but I cannot ...
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Calculating slope cell-by-cell in ArcPy

I am relatively new to the ArcGIS-Python environment and want to calculate elevation raster slope. But it says "ValueError: setting an array element with a sequence". Below code is what I have. Any ...
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What causes ArcPy RuntimeError: TextElementObject: Error in setting text?

I am trying to generate a map book with the following code that I downloaded but I keep getting an errror: *File "Y:\Planning\GIS Planning Analyst\projects\county_map_book\9_GenerateMapBook.py", ...
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Modifying a projection ArcMap 10.0 Arcpy

I have the need to project data from wgs84 to UTM 15N NAD1927 FOOT_US. I would like to have arcpy do this for me. I can project the data using one of ArcMaps predifined prj files in the Coordinates ...
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Is there a way to get the map document name/path from a published map service?

I have several map services published to ArcGIS Server 10.0 SP2 and I have layer metadata files exported to HTML that I want to link to the layers in the map service. Currently the metadata HTML ...
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getSelectedExtent not working on joined layers

When joining layers the getSelectedExtent function in ArcPy fails to get the extent. Unjoining the layers and running it yeilds the expected result. The joined layers are all located on an SDE. Is ...
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Locate DTEDs from one layer that intersect a polygon in another layer

I'm new to the GIS world, and using ArcGIS 10, so please forgive me if this is a simple question. I have DTED files (level 2) that I have placed into a mosaic dataset, and I'm trying to determine ...
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Using ArcPy to fetch Information from a .GDB

I am new to GIS and I would appreciate if you could guide me a little. I have a .gdb folder with data and I need to process that data to find educational institutions which are within say X Km of the ...
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Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy?

I'm looking for a way to export an ArcGIS table (created with the Sample tool) to a text file via ArcPy. I can do this in ArcGIS via the context menu by right-clicking the table, but have not found ...
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Get shortest distance between two geometries in ArcPy

I'm using ArcPy and using a cursor to step through one polygon feature class. For each of these 'source' polygons, I am creating a SearchCursor to find all polygons in a second feature class that ...
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Unable to Provide Input for a MultiValue Parameter Script Tool

I have the following script: #Import ArcPy site package import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Raster from arcpy.sa import ZonalStatistics from arcpy.sa import CreateConstantRaster # ...
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Creating Data Frame or Group Layer using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I am attempting to write some Python code which creates a blank data frame or group layer which can then be populated with other layers. I'm at a loss as to how to do this since I'm somewhat new to ...
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Why is an extra field necessary when creating point shapefile from csv files in Python?

I have a Python script that creates a point shapefile from a csv file within a Python script. This script gives me a ValueError for the longitude field (LON) if there isn't an extra nonsensical field ...
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Efficiently finding the 1st order neighbors of 200k polygons

For every one of the 208,781 Census block groups, I'd like to retrieve the FIPS IDs of all of its 1st order neighbors. I have all the TIGER boundaries downloaded and merged into a single 1GB ...
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How to smooth/interpolate a raster in python using GDAL?

This is my first post so please feel free to critique where necessary. Background: I am developing in Python and using GDAL from OSGEO to manipulate and interact with rasters and shapefiles. ...
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How to determine storage type (ST_Geom/Oracle) from arcpy/python

We're migrating some feature classes from SDELOB (or some older binary format) to ST_Geometry. As we write our arcpy script to use the ESRI Migrate Storage Tool we'd like to test whether or not ...
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Inserting newlines in Rectangle Text elements via ArcPy causes overlap?

I ran across an issue the other day when I tried to use ArcPython's mapping module to edit rectangle text elements with newlines (\n) in an ArcMap document. Here's what the output looked like: ...
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Spawning a process from ArcGIS ToolValidator

I attempted to spawn a separate process from the ArcGIS ToolValidator script. Unfortunately, it launches another instance of ArcCatalog. What is going on behind the scenes that causes ArcCatalog to ...
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GetCount_management From ArcGIS ToolValidator

We want to check if features are empty in the ToolValidator. When you call GetCount_managment() and background processing is on, there is a popup from our validation step. Is there a different ...
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Using arcpy.SetParameter() with Python Script Tool published as Geoprocessing Service?

I have a script that needs to be published to ArcGIS Server as a geoprocessing service. This script computes a set of records in table form. I need to set an output parameter so that it returns the ...
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Efficient arcpy method of points in polygon

Coming from a background of Mapinfo and Manifold, I frequently find myself frustrated with the ArcGIS SQL toolset. In both these former programs it is trivial to write a query asking, for instance, ...
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ArcPy replaceDataSource to an SDE raster catalog error

New to Python! I'm trying to re-path a multitude of rasters currently the workspace is a folder, the intended workspace is a raster catalog in an SDE database - using the replaceDataSource method I'm ...