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How to determine on which side of a line a polygon feature falls?

I have parcel data intersecting line data. In the parcel data there are some parcels that don't intersect the line. How could I programmatically figure out if the non-intersecting parcel is on the ...
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Modify raster layer display and symbology properties programmatically with arcpy or ArcObjects

I have over 1500 NITF files that I need to be able to modify the layer display and symbology of programmatically from within ArcMap. I need to set the properties outlined in red below: I've looked ...
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How to create a circle in arcpy

Suppose I have a dataset where each record has an x,y and r (the centroid and radius of a circle). How can I create a polygon feature class containing parametric circles? Sorry to those who have a ...
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How to Determine if Layer is a Point

I have been working on a Python toolbox which contains 6 parameters. I am a little lost on all of the different data types available in ArcMap (it seems like there's hundreds of them!). However, one ...
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How much database bloat is reasonable?

I use personal geodatabases to hold all the data for my projects (probably around 10-20 feature classes across 2-4 datasets on average). I use the personal gdb because I like being able to hook into ...
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Why can't I access a table in a personal geodatabase (.mdb) with arcpy after installing 64-bit geoprocessing?

I wrote and ran a simple script last year - it cycled through some line features, buffered them and then intersected with some other lines - it all worked fine. I'm now trying to tweak the file to ...
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issues importing arcpy in Python IDLE

I would want to use arcpy in my python code. I am able to import it through the ARCGIS desktop python console. But I am not able to import it into Python IDLE. I get the following error Traceback ...
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How to send long JSON objects (polygon geometry, table rows) in POST request to Geoprocessing Service?

I am seeking to understand my options for sending long JSON objects in a request to a Geoprocessing Service. In particular, I am looking for some example code to illustrate how to include two long ...
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Does ArcPy work for Engine or Server the same as Desktop?

I am contemplating a project where there is not going to be access to ArcGIS Desktop and wondering if Engine and/or Server install ArcPy and Python? Is this possible? Does anyone have an example?
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accessing the output of a python script tool dialog ArcGIS 10.1

Hi I have a a fairly simple script tool dialog which has been setup to get 6 parameters from the user and return them as the tool output as a list. the aims is that the out put would then be used ...
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Algorithm to fill the gaps adjacent to parcels

I would like to find a way to fill the gaps between the road and its surrounding parcels, like described in picture below: I have different parcels like A and B , i want to fill the gaps by adding ...
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Remove username and password from saved arcgis layer (.lyr) files?

How can one remove the saved username and password from ArcGIS layer (.lyr) files? A scripted solution preferred but even a point and click method will be welcome.
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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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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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Reordering polygon shapefile permanently?

I've written a script which produces a polygon shapefile of the extents of all the thousands of rasters in our library. I want to organise the FID so that the files with the largest extents are on the ...
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Why is matplotlib installed with ArcGIS?

Today I upgraded to ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.2 as well as the 64-bit background processing tool and noticed that both numpy and matplotlib were installed with Python. In fact, in the "What's New?" section ...
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Reduce processing time in Erase function using Arcpy in IDLE

I am processing 18,000 feature classes (saved in a file GDB), each with ~500 records (polygon features) in ocean areas, and I am running a script to remove area overlapping with the coast, using the ...
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Get shape filename in attribute field using field calculator

I apologize for crossposting against the ESRI geoprocessing forum, but it seems like this one gets answers. I'd like to have a modified append tool (ArcToolbox) that takes multiple shapefiles with ...
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arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements() takes longer in tool than in ArcMap?

Has anyone else noticed that accessing elements from arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements() through a tool script takes longer than within ArcMap? Whether using a specific name, wildcard or nothing, the ...
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How to access current job id from geoprocessing script running on esri server?

I want to programmatically access the current job id of a geoprocessing script running on ESRI 10.2. The script is what needs to know the job id, not the caller of the script. While searching, I ...
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How can I speed up my arcpy script?

I have written an application that does a lot of geoprocessing using arcpy. Once started, the application itself runs at an acceptable speed, but it is very slow to boot. It can take 30 seconds or so ...
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Arcpy's replaceDataSource Error

I've checked the other answers here and none of the answers worked for me... It's a "simple" matter of finding a layer by name in a map and changing it's datasource. Here's my script: #-- New ...
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Building extraction with LiDAR data (Improve Process)

I have the following process for automatically creating building outlines/footprints from Las files and was wondering if anyone can help improve it or has suggestions for other processes to use? ...
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Is there anyway to make GPModels with python scripts execute faster?

I do not know if anyone else has this problem but my GPModels that include simple python scripts seem to take way too long to execute. One example is a model I built which is a simple select feature ...
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Clean up attributes

I want to clean up the attribute table of a road shapefile for all the entries in the fields. For example: As seen below I have a road feature with a "Name", Name From and Name To in the attribute ...
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Set default values for value table in Python Toolbox tool

I created a Python Toolbox tool to reorder fields and create a new feature class with the reordered fields. The tool works nicely and I am able to use a value table to let the user arrange the fields ...
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Calculate the common area between polygons using python?

I am trying to calculate the common "empty" area between the neighbouring polygons in order to calculate the porosity volume (the red area in the image) My idea was, first to use Convert ...
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Conflict between ArcPy and GDAL/OGR?

TL;DR I can't get an installation free version of GDAL/OGR to work from within ArcMap 10.0. I get an ImportError: DLL load failed on _mod = imp.load_module('_gdal', fp, pathname, description). ...
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Is it possible to interrupt Select Layer By Location when first feature selected?

I´ve got a point feature class with some 7.000.000 points and I´m trying to check if any of these points is simply intersected by several polygon feature classes using 'for' loop and ...
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Generating a multivalue choice list in ArcGIS using Validation [Not availalbe for Standard License]

I'm trying to adapt a model and script combination found on ESRI's blog site titled 'Generating a multivalue choice list'. However, I've concluded that part of the validation used in the embedded ...
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How to automatically generate useful scales for data driven pages in ArcGIS desktop

I have been tasked with creating several hundred maps of properties that intersect a long pipeline. The maps will zoom to the part of the property which shows the intersection. The lengths of ...
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How to Refresh open attribute table in ArcMap using ArcPy rather than ArcObjects?

I am running the Calculate Field GP tool from the arcpy in ArcMap. When a row value is updated, it does not show up untill I use the Reload Cache tool (Table Options > Reload Cache). How do I refresh ...
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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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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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Efficient Network Neighbors?

I would like to identify the Kth order neighbors of an edge on a network, specifically the neighbors of a large set of streets. For example, I have a street that I'm interested in looking at, call ...
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Cannot get rid of lock on file geodatabase and feature class created in Python script

I have a python script, (for ArcGIS 10), that creates a new file geodatabase, creates a new feature class in that file geodatabase and then reads data from an SDE feature class to populate the new ...
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How to Receive an Email after a script has run?

I'm working my way through my first attempt at scheduled tasks with modelbuilder and python. So far I have: Created a model that reconciles our SDE versions and then compresses the database. ...
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Does arcpy have a method for accessing related records within a cursor?

I have a line feature class that represent sampling segments. I have a data table of field notes in the same Geodatabase that is connected to the feature class with a Relationship Class. Is there a ...
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Bing Authorization interrupts arcpy script

I made this happy little arcpy script to fix some data source problems: print "Hi, I will fix find and replace file path sections on your behalf. \nGive me a moment to just count the number of MXDs ...
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ArcGIS Spatial Statistics: Distance to 3rd/4th/5th closest feature

We have an algorithm which requires us to produce a score based on the distance from any given cell in an output raster to a score calculated from the distances of the 3rd closest, 4th closest, and ...
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Draw middle ordinate perpendicular to chord, out to curve, with arcpy

I've been assigned to find the radius of road curves. My boss found this article describing a pretty straightforward method of doing so: find the start/end points of the curve; create a chord; ...
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How to programatically identify the “Joined Field” in ArcMap?

Is it possible to programmatically identify the Join Field that is being used to Table Join two datasets together in ArcMap? I am currently using ArcGIS 10.0, SP5 and would prefer an ArcPy solution, ...
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Python-arcpy : How make feature list from gdb and value list from field and use them in gaLayer function?

I'm not an expert in python, however I have to write a script to do geostatistical analyses with the GACreateLayer function from Arcgis. I have several data (>2000) and I want to use list of features ...
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Python toolbox works in ArcToolbox and in Python console, but not in ArcCatalog

I have a set of Python tools in a Python toolbox (.pyt). They are broken into multiple files and modules and have been functioning correctly, but now I'm seeing inconsistent behavior on multiple ...
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Arcpy crashes in loop geoprocessing (general behaviour)

I have several standalone scripts that create a list of shapefiles to process (or coverages in one of the scripts). Sometimes my script crashes after it processes three files, sometimes ten, ...
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Automating creation of ServiceDefinition from Python script tool of ArcPy without broken project data source?

Summary: I can create a ServiceDefinition through ArcCatalog or ArcMap, but when I try to generate the ServiceDefinition through python, it does not copy the /data folder with it, thus the script ...
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Debugging ERROR 999999 in Raster to Polygon Scripting?

I am trying to make a script which selects every .png file in a folder beginning with the letters "LG". I then want the scipt create a shapefile, replacing the "LG" with "SH", and then i want the ...
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Converting Avenue scripts/extensions from ArcView 3.x to ArcPy for ArcGIS Desktop?

As a side project, I'm looking into the effort required to (semi-) automate conversion from Avenue to Python, instead of keeping ArcView 3.x around to run them.
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arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer in-memory layer still exists when subsequent step fails during testing

When I used arcgisscripting to create in-memory output layer with gp.makefeaturelayer, I would put it in a try/except block and delete the gp object in the except piece when the makefeaturelayer would ...
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Selecting vector features that overlay raster in ArcPy?

I have two datasets: point feature class and raster (stored in file geodatabase). The spatial extent of the raster is smaller than the point dataset. Is there a way I could select (or create new, ...