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Points in Polygon Count: Error with arcpy.selectLayerByLocation_management

I'm working on generating some multivariate hexbins and am running into a problem with the initial step of counting the number of points (for the first variable) that are within each hex polygon. Here ...
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Converting standalone script to ArcGIS tool?

I am currently trying to make my (working) standalone script into an ArcGIS tool so I'm not the only person in my office that can use it. It selects all the data within a specified location and ...
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ArcGIS ArcPy: Iterate over shapefiles and report field “Desc” Length

I've just started learning to script using python, i.e. no programming experience. I need to iterate over a folder that contains multiple shapefiles that all start with nlc... I need to iterate over ...
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Are multiple separate feature classes more efficient than repeatedly deleting all features from the same feature class?

Quick Version: Is it more efficient, in terms of database performance, to have multiple separate temporary feature classes or one feature class that you repeatedly empty out and fill? I am working ...
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Clip data and add layer to second dataframe using python Add-In

I want to clip a layer from data frame 1 and add it to the data frame 2 using the following script. But instead it just add all grids to current data frame 1 and don't update data frame 2. Please ...
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Copy two datasets that particpate in the same relationship class

I have an ArcSDE GDB that looks something like this: ++ GDB +++++ Dataset1 ++++++++ FeatureClass1 ++++++++ FeatureClass2 +++++ Dataset2 ++++++++ FeatureClass3 ++++++++ FeatureClass4 +++++ Table +++++ ...
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Can you use arcpy.Copy_management() with in_memory tables?

I have a table in an ArcSDE GDB I'd like to step through using Python. For performance reasons I wanted to load it into memory like so: arcpy.Copy_management('C:/GDB.sde/MyTable', ...
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Stop a Cursor loop when only 1 item is selected with Python

I am trying to create a Cursor that goes through a selection process and stops looping when only one feature is selected. Basically, as the Cursor loops it subsets a selection, and instead of going ...
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ArcPy script causing python.exe to stop working (memory issue?)

I have a script written in Python that uses ArcPy to create maps of the kernel densities of thousands of datasets. Each dataset is relatively small, but there about 50,000 sets in total. When I run ...
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Make Buffer like Offset in Arcpy

I would like to make a buffer for a polyline and get as Output a Polygon with the same angles as the polyline, having not arcs, like in ordinary buffers. i tried the FLAT option in arcpy, but it's ...
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Raster dataset doesn't exist error

Dataset exist and I am able to get statistics from ArcGIS python window. But it failed as a script with error: ERROR 000865: Input raster: C:\temp\ras does not exist. I have tried following ...
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Is there an inbuilt arcpy method to insert a new line? [duplicate]

I need to extract a list of all the files and folders within a top level folder. My first thought was to use os.walk in a small python script as it is a simple task. However, I cannot run scripts on ...
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Can't import arcpy in IDLE, pyscripter, or even ArcGIS10.1's Python window

After using arcpy and python for months with ArcGIS 10.1 without any problems I'm encountering something I can't work around or even find help with online. Something as simple as "import arcpy" is ...
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Create a shapefile from geometry

Please excuse my lingo, I am still learning some aspects of geo spatial and arcpy. I have a python script that takes a shapefile. The shapefile consists of a polyline. I have traversed the polyline, ...
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ArcGIS Conflation Tool Recommendation or Custom Script for Comparing Points

Can anyone recommend conflation tools for ArcGIS Desktop (10 or 10.1, paid or free) or a scripting outline / procedure (or just a script) to have a technician efficiently process the following rules? ...
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SelectLayerByLocation not Selecting

I have been trying for some time now to create a script to extract the polygons within an extent, but am unable to get the same result as when I use the user interface manual method. Maybe someone ...
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Import only necessary arcpy modules?

I'm working on a standalone script where I need to import arcpy. This usually takes close to 10 seconds, which is a little more than ideal. I'm only using a few Data Management tools and some base ...
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What is causing sr.lock on tables after looping?

The following code puts an sr.lock on each table in my List. What’s causing my tables to lock up? I understand my script is reading or opening my tables temporarily to perform the ...
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How can I more efficiently select related records?

Below is the code I'm using to replicate the "related tables" button in ArcMap. In ArcMap that button selects features in one feature class or table based on the selection of features in another ...
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How do results from a Python script get added to an ArcGIS map? [duplicate]

I have a Python script for ArcGIS that makes a new feature class. I can add this to ArcGIS as a new Script (without parameters), however the resulting feature class is not automatically added to the ...
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How do I construct a file path within Python for a Feature Class within a Feature Dataset?

Based on my understanding of the ArcGIS path structure, a feature class inside a feature dataset inside a geodatabase can be accessed by the following: C:\Menu\Lunch.gdb\Sandwich\Cheese Where ...
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How to use ArcGIS 10.1 to make Python scripts for ArcGIS 9.3?

Recently I have been making scripts to run geoprocessing tools for a client who is running ArcGIS 9.3. However I only have access to ArcGIS 10.1. As a result I cannot use model builder in 10.1, and ...
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How to detect(condition) if Query Layer Connection is failing?

I have a job (arcpy script) which relies on a query layer but it fails sometimes. It has to do with the query layer connection (the point where job fails randomly)- which is totally under the control ...
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Reset python add-in

I have a toolbar which enables a second and third combobox when a selection is made on the previous. I would like to add a button to 'reset' the toolbar. Basically reload the toolbar to it's original ...
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ArcPy 10.1 PointGeometry.projectAs()

I'm trying to reproject an X,Y passed in from an Add-in. So far this works fine: pointGeometry = arcpy.PointGeometry(arcpy.Point(x,y),srIn,False, False) projectedPoint = ...
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How to use ArcPy cursor to define each feature sequentially as current selection of layer?

I want to implement a script that runs through each feature of a feature class, zooms to the extent of the feature, sets the scale to 1:5.000 and adjacent takes a picture of the scene. The steps are ...
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Getting unique value of second field using arcpy.da.SearchCursor?

I have a feature class and using arcpy.da.SearchCursor I'm getting unique values of a field (e.g. Name). How can I use this method to get the associated row value of a different field (diff field = ...
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Find and Replace data source script

The following script is supposed to find and replace all shapefiles in a mxd (that exist in the folder) to the new SDE data source. No errors when running the script however, when I open the MXD in ...
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How to buffer a point in a Python Add-In by ArcMap's selection tolerance?

In this answer to another Python add-in question I suggested supplying a search_distance to the SelectLayerByLocation function in order to allow points and lines to be selected by an intersecting ...
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Select and copy features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class. I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle. ...
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Beginning Arcpy: Asking for a quick review of my script

I cobbled this code together from ESRI documentation and stackexchange answers. I tried to use SearchCursor(points, fields=fieldname) but I get this error: TypeError: SearchCursor() got an ...
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Is there a way to tell the geodatabase version using Python?

I want to find out if either a file or personal geodatabase is 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, etc Is there a way to do this using Python?
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changing symbology

I have problem with my script. Layers are in one geodatabase, and have names like: orne1942, orne 2003, orne 2009 (the same forpart e.g. orne). Script should changing symbology layers wich have the ...
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Is it possible to get the coordinates of a user clicked point in a current MXD with ArcGIS 10.0 ArcPy?

I would like to know if it is possible to get the coordinates from a user clicked point in the current map document - arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")?
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Randomly select a record to update using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor

This question is related to my question here. What I would like to do is use a cursor with a where clause to select a number of records. For each row, the values in two fields, TYPE_A and TYPE_B ...
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How to save an existing LYR file to use a relative path *and* have the LYR be v9.3 compatible?

Not sure if this is possible - I am writing a python script to convert LYR files to use relative paths and save the LYR as a 9.3 LYR file. I can do each one individually, but not together. ... # ...
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Correct usage of a counter using arcpy.da.UpdateCursor

In the Python code inside a Calculate Value tool in my model, I have the following: getNum("%Selected Features%") def getNum(ftr): lst = [4, 11, 15] #values for SQL expression x = 20 fields ...
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cannot print listRasters

I'm trying to run this very simple script to check a problem in another more comlpex one. import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace= 'C:\\Users\\Umberto\\Desktop\\Prove_Script\\Karakoram\\temporary_01' rst= ...
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ArcGIS 10.0/10.1 - arcpy - automate projection tool with different datum or projection

I am getting stuck with a task that is slightly different from the posts I found so far on this same website. Assumption: all layers have a defined coordinate system Problem: I would like to ...
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getting the specified geographic transformation, or at least the GCS, of a data frame

First, the TLDR digest: I'm getting a bogus value from dataFrame.geographicTransformations on some machines; how do I get the correct value as shown in the properties dialog? and/or Given a spatial ...
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The name contains invalid characters

I'm having a problem with the following script. When listing parameters that are optional I've used the "" before, so I can't figure out why this isn't working. import arcpy import os ...
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shapefile batch clip and merge combined

I have two shapefiles, one is polyline, the other polygon. For each polygon I would like to clip the polyline vectors inside. Using arcpy I already found part of a possible solution: ...
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How to use in_field_map parameter of CreateCompositeAddressLocator_geocoding?

I would like to know if anyone who has worked with the CreateCompositeAddressLocator_geocoding method knows how the "in_field_map" parameter is formed?
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Table record counts change when using python tool

I have a python tool which investigates mxd files and clips/projects and exports all visible datasets. Recently I've found that the record counts (even on non-clipped data) is different. It's ok if I ...
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Creating empty group layer within existing group layer using arcpy.mapping?

Referencing this question, Add a new group layer with python ArcGIS 10, I'm trying to use python to add a empty group within a group layer. So far I'm able to add a empty group within the map ...
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Access Metadata from ArcSDE-tables using python

Is it possible to access the metadata of a feature class in a ArcSDE-data, using arcpy / python (on Arcgis 10.0). I suppose I could export the metadata to xml and parse the xml, but is there a more ...
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Problem to transform events from one route to another

I have a road feature class layer containing parts like 1_10, 1_20. 2_10, 2_20... etc. 1_, 2_ is later used to create the route and _10, _20 is indicating the direction (the road feature classes were ...
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Error When Trying to Run Slope Analysis Script

I have written a script which is supposed to loop through all the rasters in a folder and perform a slope analysis on each raster and save the results in another folder. I keep getting the following ...
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Include Python Script with ArcObjects Addin

I'm building addin for 10.1 and need a method (ConvertToMSD) that's only available in ArcPY. I've figured out out how to execute a python script from an ArcObjects addin: Calling arcpy/python from ...
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Sorting polygons by latitude?

We have a set of polygons which we would like to sort and number according to their latitude. This will make it easier for local authorities to relate to the numbers of the objects. I have looked ...