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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 ...
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Using 3D Raster Domain to get polygon of raster - but stripping Z and M values

I'm trying to convert a number of large, floating point rasters into polygons so I can view overlaps etc. I've been using 3D Raster Domain sucessfully to do this. The only problem is that the polygons ...
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Python scripting- compute statistics

I'm new to Python but I've heard is a good way to automate tasks. I have thousands of point shapefiles and need to extract the maximum value of each one and put them in a new table. I'll appreciate ...
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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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Why is the Frequency Tool in ArcGIS so Fast and Efficient?

Why is the Frequency tool in ArcGIS is so fast and efficient? Is it possible to make my own Frequency Tool with similar performance (in python)? I tried to do some based on python dictionary and ...
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How to make a GIS inventory?

My office will be seeing a big change in its GIS section. This section has been operational since the 1980's and has a huge collection of GIS data (i.e., shapefiles, raster files, data, etc) but never ...
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How to create a solar intensity map for a garden plot?

I'm interested in creating a raster surface that depicts the average solar intensity per unit area for a small garden plot. I imagine the inputs into the model would be the following: Plot ...
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How to select points within polygon constrained by field?

I've created a polygon from a raster dataset: arcpy.RasterToPolygon_conversion(RasterInt, "C:/arc/poly_int.shp", "NO_SIMPLIFY", "Value") The 'value' field has numbers 1-37, which map to the ID ...
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Possible to Call ArcPy Script From AddIn in ArcGIS 10.0?

Is it possible to call an ArcPy script from a Java/.Net addin in ArcGIS 10.0?
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What percentage of ArcGIS users are using version 10.1 already?

I'm planning on building an add-in using ArcPy, but some of the functionality I need is only available in 10.1. I want to distribute this add-in and was wondering if making it 10.1 only would limit ...
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rename feature layer fields

Guys and gals could you please provide me with a sample code as to how to rename a field name in a Feature Layer or Table. I've been trying to use the FieldInfo object to do so over the last couple ...
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Looping through multiple feature datasets and Intersect Files?

I am getting an error with a python script I have created. I have 1 geodatabase with 3 feature datasets. What I would like to do, is loop through 1 feature dataset (NB) to get a list of feature ...