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

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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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Weird File Path Returning from Print Statement Causing ERROR 000732

I have created a python script in ArcGIS 10.1. My first parameter type is a 'Feature Layer' set to as a multivalue input. I was running my script quite well off of data from one of my drives (my ...
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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 ...
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How to write Process Dialog log information to text file in ArcGIS?

I have created a custom model. When this model is run, it shows a process dialog which has some log information. I want to write that log information into the text file for further analysis. Does ...
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Arcpy error message: 'Layer' object is not subscriptable?

What the code does successfully so far, is gets a list of the layers in the first data frame of the current map. What it doesn't succeed in doing is, joining the layer names to the gdb location using ...
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Calculate field result is float with Arc tool, integer with arcpy script

I am trying to calculate a field for some points within a python script using arcpy functions. (This is calculating the percentage visibility from a cumulative viewshed, if that matters.) # Process: ...
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Why does Clip analysis generate (some) empty output?

I am running a script that is working (see below) - it pulls a file from a folder, clips from that file based on an intersection with another file, and creates a new shapefile in a new folder. It has ...
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Why might Python Script be Crashing Inconsistently on ArcPy Batch LayerToKML script?

I put together a script to take a TIGER shapefile of all census tracts in a state, select the census tracts by each county, and export them into individual county-level kml files. The problem is that ...
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Database Connections folder is empty when viewed with ArcGIS tool

I'm trying to create an ArcGIS tool which accepts an SDE connection file as an input. I made a new interface with an input parameter and set the type to Database Connections. When I open the tool and ...
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Why can't I import arcpy?

>>> import arcpy Traceback (most recent call last): File "<interactive input>", line 1, in <module> File "C:\Python27\lib\arcpy\__init__.py", line 21, in <module> ...
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arcpy ArcGIS Server

Could someone please help me by giving me an example on how to make/connect/Add ArcGIS Server connection via python/arcpy? Thank you in advance. I'm using ArcMap 10.0 I desire to "Use GIS Services" ...
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Python Script to convert a mass of KMLs to a single fGDB

I have a mass of KML files, approx 350+ that I need in a single fGDB. I lifted a string of code from ESRI help to attempt to do this - I got it working to the point of creating all the individual ...
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Cast arcpy result as an integer instead (arcpy.GetCount_management)

I am trying to get a number by counting how many points are in a shapefile. And this works (I think), except I then am running into trouble using that number somewhere else. Eventually, I'll be using ...
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SpatialJoin with “closest” option ok in python script but not when in arcmap toolbox

I have the following problem. I want to create a toolbox to obtain the distance between a polygon (Bldg.shp) and a point (pts.shp). I have started with a simple following python script: import arcpy ...
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How to create a spatial reference file

I am using python, arctoolbox and arcpy 10.0 I am running a script that is tied to an arctoolbox. The toolbox serves to enter in my parameters. I have a feature layer as an input. The feature layer ...
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ArcPy error: Add Feature Class to Terrain. [closed]

I'm writing a script to convert lidar data (in .las format) into a terrain without going through all the clicking and so I can send it out to neighboring states with similar programs (I'm using ArcGIS ...
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Execute multiple process in parallel of Arcpy script

I have seen some difficult ways to do parallel processing, but I wonder if it is possible to simply execute multiple process of the same ArcPy script at the same time. My script makes some changes to ...
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Handling user password input in ArcPy scripts?

I'm currently trying to write a script that has a username & password input which then returns some data if the user has appropriate access. The script works just fine when I hardcode my own ...
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Fastest methods for modifying attribute tables with Python?

A while ago, I wrote a quick Python function for converting an attribute table to a python dictionary, where the key is taken from a user-specified unique ID field (typically the OID field). ...
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Has anybody used arcpy.mapping.ExportReport successfully on 64bit machine?

The online help for arcpy.mapping.ExportReport says that it has some restrictions on use but does not list 64bit machines amongst them. I am running the following test from IDLE under ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 ...
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How to merge many shapefiles in different folders?

Directory structure is basically as such: county\City\prep\POI\Completed\C1, ...C2, ...etc\ I'm trying to write a script to go through the *\Completed*\POIS.shp and merge them all together, at a ...
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Filter ArcSDE layers of the TOC into a combobox

I've a list of layers of the current workspace in a combobox, but I want to list only the layers of the ArcSDE Connection, not the others I've in the TOC. How can I filter the name of this layers?
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Help with Python Update Cursor syntax

I'm having trouble running a loop to update the values in a particular field in attribute table by reading from a csv file. Any input is greatly appreciated. The following is the sample code: import ...
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Making join with SQL Server table using ArcPy?

I'd like to join .shp to table by using AddJoin_management but I'd like to make join to an SQL Server table (not to *.dbf). Is it possible to do? It should look something like this: ...
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Feature Layer Selections

I'm new to arcgis and arcpy, so some of my lingo and terminology may be off. I have a script that takes a feature layer as an ainput. From there I want to be able to count the number of selections in ...
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Increasing search radius of nearest neighbors for Nibble tool?

I am working with a raster map vegetation types. I have about 20 types with unique raster code values that can be sorted into three classes: vegetation types I want to expand using the nibble ...
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Using Sort_Management for multiple tables

I like to convert tables (100+) living in access database to a geodatabase tables, sorting them and deleting unnecessary fields in each table at the same time. I figured I use the Sort_management ...
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add attributes to newly created shapefile from existing shapefile using arcpy

I have created a new shapefile and want to add shape attribute from another existing shapefile. It will be a recursive process with update of shape attributes of new shapefile (ofc) more than 2 times. ...
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problem with “Con” conditional expression

I created a python script where I use Con (Spatial Analyst). Till now I passed the where clause value as value>1000 and it worked fine for me. But recently I found some raster on which Con ...
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arcpy adding time to Raster Mosiac Footprint

I am trying to create a raster mosiac for use in animating data over time. The current workflow is: Create .gdb (arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management) Create Raster Mosaic ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed in arcpy

I try to run the Zonal Statistic as a Table through arcpy and it gives me: ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed. Here is the doc for the function: ...