A site-package created by Esri to expose ArcObjects to Python.

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UTM coordinate conversion to Geographic coordinates

I have about 500 separate files containing GPS points in UTM coordinates from multiple zones. I am looking for a simple and fast python or Php script that i can use to carry out a batch conversion ...
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trouble with UpdateCursor where clause in arcgis 10.1

I'm trying to use UpdateCursor in arcpy, but the where clause I'm using seems to be causing trouble. However, when I open up the table in ArcMap and use Select By Attributes with the exact same clause ...
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arcgis python script to tool issue

I have a script to investigate mxd's and save them as lyr symbology/kmz and sld which works fine when run from the .py but does not run when used as a tool from arctoolbox. I have tried ...
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Building a Polygon from an array of points in Arcobjects and C#

I have seen this code in Arcpy which is used to create a Polygon from a string of Points(X , Y).Can you please let me know how I can us something like this which can generate polygon from an array of ...
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UpdateCursor to insert DDM values from a layer in WGS84?

I have a layer in WGS84 (Geographic, DD) that I need to label in DDM (Degrees Decimal Minutes). I need to calculate within an arcpy UpDateCursor, a label field with DDM in it. I saw that you can run ...
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How to simulate moving vehicles?

I have a point layer (stored in SQL Server 2008) that is being served up by a map service in ArcGIS Server 10.1. I am consuming this service in a web client. Lets say the points are boats out at ...
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Remove a Layer using Arcpy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove a feature layer in an Arcpy Script This question could seem too stupid, but i'm struggling with it, and it cannot work. I have an mxd file containing ...
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Comparing two shapefiles based on ID and spatial

I have two shapefiles that contain position information for individuals, one is their reported location (line segments) and the other is their high-frequency recorded location (point data); they have ...
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ArcPy performance issues with an UpdateCursor when sorting

I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me here. I have written a short ArcGIS Python script (mainly cobbled together from other examples) that sorts a feature class ascending based on two fields ...
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Why do I lose my printer settings when saving a copy of mxd from ArcPy?

Judging from the answer to this question, one cannot change the page size etc from ArcPy, so I set up my "template" mxds so my script can save a new copy of it, change data sources etc. This methods ...
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Arcpy Error in adding input field to field map

hi guys i m doing a script in Arcgis i m new to this, i have to append some field from a table to another, i did this script in python but i have a problem when it want make the Mapping field with a ...
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Arcpy: Calculate new field from user input and existing data

Can't seem to figure out what is wrong with this create fields from a calculation. The code creates the new field in the shapefile as selected by the user but I keep getting a 9999 error on every ...
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Copy a polygon geometry in Arcpy

This to me sounded very simple so I am probably missing something basic here. What I need to do is to create a copy of a polygon shapefile to a new shapefile with slightly different attributes. Where ...
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Formatting label styles using arcpy [duplicate]

In ArcGIS 10.1, I have a shapefile/layer with labels displayed on a map. Can I modify any of the formatting of the labels using Arcpy? Either directly in code or by importing style from another layer ...
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How to perform a table look-up using Python in ArcGIS 10.0?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 the arcpy module has a TableToNumPyArray command, which converts a table into an array. Unfortunately I don't have access to 10.1 on my work PC. Is there a workaround which will ...
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Fastest way to count the number of features in a feature class?

With the introduction of the Data Access module in arcpy (30x faster search cursors), I want to know if counting features matching sql criteria is faster than the traditional MakeTableView + GetCount ...
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How to check if a layer exists in a geodatabase through ArcToolBox or Python?

I have got a python to update a file geodatabase (*.gdb). Every time the code executes, it needs to check if a certain layer has been already there in the previous geodatabase; if so, delete it and ...
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Python - Check for number of shapefiles in a directory

I want to test: to see whether or not ONE AND ONLY ONE shapefile (which will be based on a filename wildcard) exists in a directory. Add these shapefiles to a list Use this list variable as an ...
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Use Python to change datasource from a feature class to a view built on the feature class

I'm trying to replace the datasource for all of the layers in my map document using Python but I keep running into an error. Right now, all of the layers point to a feature class called ...
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Delete layer from ArcMap using Python

Problem: I'm trying to loop through all my layers looking for layer named "CADAnnotation". If the layer exists then remove the layer from the mxd Notes: Running from Stand-Alone script (ie. NOT ...
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Python syntax error…cannot see the error!

I'm very new to python and have created a script for enabling a user to list file types in a workspace making use of the parameters function in ArcGIS so it's more user friendly. However I cannot get ...
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Pass a variable from Modelbuilder into a Python script

I'm new to modelbuilder and python. I have used modelbuilder to iterate through all rows in a shapefile (Points), process them, and produce a seperate output shapefile for each row. The filename is ...
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Exporting list of Feature Classes to CSV using ArcPy and Python?

I am successfully using the follow script import arcpy from arcpy import env import os env.workspace = ("WORKSPACE") fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() print fcList to export feature class names ...
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Create an ArcCatalog OLE DB Connection using Python

Is it possible to create an OLE DB connection (*.odc) to a database in ArcGIS 10 , but using Python instead of the ArcCatalog GUI wizard? I don't need to necessarily create a file on disk, just make ...
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Field Calculator Runs In IDLE (2.6.5) but not ArcGIS 10 SP3

just wondering if anyone else is having issues with the field calculator in ArcGIS 10 SP3. In the following code I do a pretty simple field calculation with a variable (an array) as one of the ...
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Importing arcpy on application launch to speed up subsequent arcpy methods

Is there a way of importing arcpy during the launch of my custom built application so that any usage of arcpy methods after the fact won't require the 3-4 seconds that it takes to import the arcpy ...
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Generate near table for x number of neighbours using arcpy

There are 3 likely scenerios that I am trying to capture near distances for: An interchange subway station, which has 2 or more neighboring stations. That is, the station in question connects 2 or ...
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Add multiple fields in attribute table

How do I add in multiple fields in the attribute table? In the attribute table I have crop types such as corn, cotton, sorghum....etc (as shown image below), in square meters. and I want to generate ...
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SImple model works, resulting script doesn't

The goal is to convert an XY layer (from Excel) into a feature class. The "MakeXY" portion works flawlessly, the arcpy.FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion portion inevitably returns a 999999 "Table ...
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How should I go about calculating the centroid of several lat long points in python, and perl?

Calculating the centroid several time on a number of geographical points. I was wonder is there a perl or python module that could make my life easier when working with large datasets of lat long ...
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Set Data Driven Scale from Arcpy

Is there a way to set the data driven scale from arcpy? Looking at the documentation for the DataDrivenPages class, it doesn't seem to be accessible from outside of ArcMap. The script I run within the ...
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arcpy.Delete_management not deleting a geodatabase folder

This script runs fine the first time but fails when run the second time. The issue seems to be that the KMLToLayer_conversion statement creates a file geodatabase (no surprise) that subsequently ...
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Replace data source of layer in ModelBuilder

After reading through the documentation about MapDocument and Layer classes, I have been trying to use the replaceDataSource method in ModelBuilder to replace the data sources of certain layers within ...
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Field calculation- Arcpy

I am developing a script to calculate the values of two fields (C and D) based on value of field A (It is a Point feature): A C D 0.2 1 1 0.2 1 2 0.2 1 3 0.4 2 1 0.5 3 1 0.5 3 2 So the idea is n ...
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ArcGIS Cost Path Analysis - How Is Arcpy Cost Path Analysis Tool So Much Faster Than ArcObjects

Although I love slinging some python to create geoprocessing scripts/services, I was under the impression that using ArcObjects to do the equivalent operation(s) will have better performance. I've ...
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Export and edit annotation featureclass using arcpy

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10. Any help, please.
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ArcGIS Server GP Service - RasterIO.dll crashing ArcSOC.exe

I've been having a terrible time this week turning some very simple geoprocessing scripts into gp services on ArcGIS Server 10 SP 4. In the case of the linked post, I found that using certain raster ...
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Counting and Storing Event Data Contained Within a Polygon (Using Python)

I have a fairly large project and I would like to automate some tasks using Python. Problem is, I don’t have any experience with Python for ArcGIS. And I rarely use ArcGIS until something big like ...
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ESRI Geoprocessing Script : Runs Fine in Desktop - Crashes as Geoprocessing Service

I have a small and simple geoprocessing script that I am trying to expose as a geoprocessing service in ArcGIS Server 10 SP4. The script is below. Pardon the hard-coding... With the hard-coded ...
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ArcPy: Feature class “doesn't exist” after MakeFeatureLayer

I was working on a Python script to analyze the geometries of a feature class and write something out. It worked fine the first time, but gave an IOError each subsequent time. I narrowed the problem ...
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Arcpy - How do I specify the precision and scale of a new field?

I'm wanting to create a field with a maximum of 1 decimal place and then calculate a value into it: (I know that all my values are < 10) arcpy.AddField_management('C:/shapefile.shp', 'myField', ...
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Update Arcpy version?

This is probably the answer to my previous question. The version of arcpy that I am using does not include GetNAClassNames naClasses = arcpy.na.GetNAClassNames(serviceAreaLayer) ...
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Export Data Driven Pages extents to Kmz

Is it possible to export the extents of DDP to KMZ using arcpy - Map to KML (Conversion)? Alternatively can we export each extent of a single DDP extent to a new mxd and then run arcpy.MapToKML_3d on ...
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Is there a way to access ps.map in python?

i am wondering whether its possible using python interface to load layers and edit them in Print/Cartographic Composer without displaying, and finally export to PDF? something that can be done via ...
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Land Classification with Spectral Python (SPy) [closed]

Does anyone have experience working with the Spectral Python module for land classification? The following k-means clustering example takes an iterative approach to classification through pixel ...
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List Elements or Datasets of a given Layer

I am sorry of this might sound like a noob question but I cannot find any answer from google. I used arcpy to do batch processing of Network Analyst - Make Service Area layer of thousand of stores. ...
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How to select polygon features that have their centers outside of another polygon feature class

Since I only have Incorporated area feature class, how can I select census blocks that are in unincorporated area? Or not within any incorporated areas? Thank you. John
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Is there a way to programatically force RGB (3 bands) in a raster with arcpy?

I'd like to include conversion to a 3 band RGB raster in a script to prepare multiple DEMs for image processing. The input files are rasters extracted from a raster mosaic. The manual option is to ...
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How do I stop GP script from adding temporary data to Table of Contents?

I have a script that does a series of calculations, producing temporary data along the way. However, at each step of the script, data is added to the TOC and then removed when I call the ...
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Methods for optimizing multcore processing in ArcGIS

I am interested in learning methods to utilize the full extent of multicore processing power available on a desktop computer. Arc states that background geoprocessing allows the user to utilize ...