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How to access adjacent rows with cursor?

In the attached screenshot, the attributes contain two field of interest "a" and "b". I want to write a script to access the adjacent rows in order to make some calculations. To access a single row, ...
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How to create an oriented buffer using arcpy?

I would like to create an oriented buffer for every polygon in my shapefile using arcpy. By oriented I mean that I have two angles a1 and a2 that constraint the direction of the buffer. This is ...
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Counting number of points in a point shapefile - ArcGIS 10.0 / arcpy

I assumed this would be an easy thing to do. I'm loading a point shapefile into a map like this: layer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(file_name) Is there a way to get the number of points in the shapefile? ...
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Are there any distinct advantages of creating a Python Toolbox over a Custom Toolbox?

I enjoy making different geoprocessing tools to practice Python and to become more familiar with the arcpy modules. I've just been using a Custom Toolbox and then importing the Python script and ...
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Insert Raster to MXD using arcpy.mapping (ArcGIS 10)

What i want to do seems simple. But again i can't even find a workaround... I have got a lot of Raster-files (ESRI-GRID) which i need to insert into a layout mxd-file and then export the map to ...
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How to replace a cyrillic symbol in an attribute table using python?

I've tried searching for an answer and I've already seen some similar themes here, but I still haven't been successful in replacing Cyrillic symbols in an attribute table, which is why I'm asking for ...
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Exploding overlapping to new non-overlapping polygons?

Given multiple polygons that overlap in multiple ways, I would like to export from these features all polygons that don't overlap with others, iteratively. The product would be a number of features ...
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How to refresh the ArcMap display using ArcPy?

Was trying to replicate a RePast Agent Analyst simulation using just Python and arcpy. The script was about urban expansion. The script just changes the values of a column in a shape file. ArcMap's ...
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Binding Objects to List for ArcGIS Python Script Tool Parameter?

I am working on a python based script/tool. I would like to make use of drop down lists for several of the parameters. This is very easy to do if the lists are just plain old strings. Does anyone ...
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Does ArcPy have a spatial search function for geometry?

My problem: Using ArcPy I want to loop over buffers and select geometry_features inside each buffer and do something (update) only the objects found within that specific buffer. The code below ...
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Efficient arcpy method of points in polygon

Coming from a background of Mapinfo and Manifold, I frequently find myself frustrated with the ArcGIS SQL toolset. In both these former programs it is trivial to write a query asking, for instance, ...
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Getting XY map coordinates on mouse clicks as input variables into a python script

This is my first time coding in python, so bear with me. I wrote a script to calculate an analytical solution to find the orientation of a plane based on three points. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. # Input ...
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How to clip a vector feature to the extent of an existing raster dataset using arcpy

I have a clipped raster dataset with polylines (from the contour tool) overlayed (see attached). I am trying to clip the polylines to the extent of the raster dataset, which seems simple enough, but ...
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How to get sum of table column values into Python variable?

Im creating a script to calculate some new fields in Arcgis10.1 using the arcpy library. I need to sum the total of a table column in order to calculate a new field. I wanted to ask if it is possible ...
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How to call arcpy.RefreshActiveView() every 5 seconds using ArcGIS Python?

I have an Excel macro that generates random values after every 5 secs and I am reading it in ArcGIS for Desktop... to refresh the view I have to press f5 and the view gets updated. Now I want to ...
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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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Counting Files with a Spatial Reference using Python

I need to display a list of feature classes with an unknown spatial reference, and the number of feature classes with a spatial reference. I think I have the first part right, but having troubles with ...
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Is there a way to delete a raster using arcpy / ArcGIS 10.0?

I'm trying to find a way to delete a raster dataset (in any format) using arcpy. As it is now I have been writing custom functions for each file type (eg, delete directory and pyramids for grids, ...
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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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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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need to clear cache memory using python

I have looked at several posts here and on other sites but have not found a solution to the problem I am having with this python script. In this script I use 2 nested 'for' loops to extract a series ...
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Pull Data from Specific Excel Cell into ArcPy

I am new to Python and ArcPy, and wish to create a short script that pulls in a value from one specific Excel worksheet cell (namely, A2) and then performs an 'if' statement, whereby if the value of ...
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What technology is used behind arcpy cursors?

I'm using ArcGIS Server 10.0. I have a geoprocessing using arcpy search, update and insert cursors. I'd like to know more about the technology behind these cursors. Does it use any driver or pool to ...
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Why does tool take longer to run when in Python script?

I have written a python script that does some euclidean allocation. For that I use arcpy.gp.EucAllocation_sa() method. Now, my python script takes 30-40% extra time than spatial analyst euclidean ...
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Is it possible to convert graphics to features in ArcGIS 10 using arcpy?

Apologies if this is easy but I cannot seem to find the answer. Is there a way to convert a graphic to feature, i.e. use the "Convert Graphics to Feature" tool on the toolbar, within arcpy? I need to ...
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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 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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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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Python in ArcGIS: How to add a space between upper and lowercase letters in TOC

I'd like to use python to update the TOC by adding a space (white space) for layer names that are like this: "BoundaryBuffer" or "WaterEdge" and replace them with "Boundary Buffer" or "Water Edge". ...
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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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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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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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Is anyone successfully using arcpy.ExportMetadata_conversion?

I don't know if it is a bug or my lack of python skills, but I keep getting 'ERROR 000816 The tool is not valid' in my python script when I call ExportMetadata_conversion Initially, I was attempting ...
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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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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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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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ModelBuilder: How to extract data by date, export to separate tables and interpolate tables to rasters

I've been using ArcGIS for a couple years, but when it comes to model builder I've only worked with very simple models. I'm hoping someone that is much smarter than myself can help me in building a ...
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Are there any open source Python modules compatible with arcpy that will allow complex SQL queries?

I am trying to handle string (non-geometry) duplicates in a large attribute table of a shapefile without having to convert to gdb and back or connect to a postgres db. I need to be able to use a count ...
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How to draw shapes with highest possible decimal accuracy

I am trying to read input of lat and long to draw the shape based on condition.The input is standard array of lat and long with 15 decimal accuracy. I am realizing - I am loosing some decimal accuracy ...
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Why are results from Python tool not in Results window?

I am relatively new to ArcPy 10. and I want to return the list of feature class from a dataset. I can see them through the message, but cannot see them from the result window. Actually there are only ...
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How to interpolate points along a line in Python for ArcGIS 9.3?

I am building a Python geoprocessing script for ArcGIS 9.3. In the script, I have a simple LINE feature class with one row, one line. How can I use a linear referencing system to interpolate a point ...
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Can Join be detected programmatically by ArcPy?

I have some Python code that is launched from within an ArcMap project. Any joins that the user may have created in the project must be removed in order for my code to run. Unfortunately, the code ...
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Can a folder connection in ArcMap Catalog window be added using Python?

I have created a set of general scripting tools for map automation, etc. In one of my tools a geodatabase is created in the workspace folder the script points to. Just out of curiosity, is there any ...
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Is setting the env.workspace var necessary for python add-in buttons in ArcMap?

I made a custom add-in for ArcMap (10.2 in my case) and was reviewing my code with a colleague. We're not sure if the setting the workspace is required in the code since the button's script is only ...
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Is it possible to install ArcPy on a server for use in a geoprocessing web application?

I have a website on my intranet and would like to add some geoprocessing tools to it with Python. Many Users will not have Arc installed on their machines, so I think I need to have the scripts set ...
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Lidar - Automated building extraction (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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Installing ArcGIS 10 with Python(x,y)

EDIT 10/20/2011: The problem I was having below was caused by trying to install Python(x,y) after ArcGIS 10. I got a new machine yesterday and instructed IT to install Python(x,y) 2.6.5.3 (has ...
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ArcObjects C#: Create Random Points fails with ERROR 999999: Error executing function

I am having trouble running some ArcObjects C# code that calls create random points. I would not be doing this in ArcObjects, but I am suffering with the same issue using Arcpy as seen here: ...
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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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Is the column order returned by arcpy.ListFields() always the same?

I'm using arcpy.ListFields() to get a list of fields in my Feature Class. Based on my limited testing of several geodatabases and tables, the order of fields returned is the field order specified in ...