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arcpy.Intersect_analysis() returns empty result, but Intersect tool in ArcMap is succesful [closed]

I've got two large feature classes that I'm trying to perform an intersect on. Using the following python code, I get an empty output feature class: arcpy.Intersect_analysis(["Schools","Zips"], "...
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MakeFeatureLayer_management wrong output

I have a huge database with Sightings from whales and dolphins from 1995 till today. So I want to sort the database with python. Till now I can make FeatureLayers for each year for ...
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arcpy cursor not accepting float(Inf)

I have a vector layer in which I have added some fields of type 'float' using arcpy.AddField_management. I'm performing simple calculations between those fields using update cursors but the problem is ...
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How to change properties of an item in a legend in ArcMap 10.2 using python

For many of my projects I use a single mxd to create multiple maps using a python script to switch on/off various raster layers before exporting to pdf. Before beginning the exporting process I ...
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Custom error message with 'Error Code -1' in ArcGIS script tool

I have a script tool in ArcGIS 10.2 and I have altered the tool's validation code to show my custom error messages using setErrorMessage method. It works but when an error message is displayed it ...
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Subtracting columns (that include null values) in ArcMap Field Calculator

I’m desperately trying to run a very simple command where I subtract one column with others. However the problem is that some rows have NULL values, therefore the result of subtracting is also NULL. I'...
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MakeFeatureLayer_management parsing error (for loop)

I want to make a Feature Layer for each month in the table "Sightings1995-2014". Why doesn't it work? for month in range (01,12): ...
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Rename open MXD using ArcPy

Is there a method in ArcPy that will rename the MXD you currently have open? I don't what to use mxd.saveACopy("newFileName") as it will just save a COPY with a new name, not rename the current MXD. ...
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Catch Execute Error and Continue (arcpy)

I've got a script that does a number of Date/Time conversions using arcpy.ConvertTimeField_Management. A common issue that I need to handle is when the field is empty and an execute error is raised: ...
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Using choice of one parameter to populate column of multi-value control ready to have values for second column chosen?

This relates to my earlier question Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?, but attempts to describe the requirement, rather than my attempted solution, ...
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Can one parameter choice on Python toolbox tool set Display Names of other parameters?

I would like to be able to create a Python toolbox tool (or a Python script tool) where a choice made from the first parameter (Category in the images below) changes the Display Name of other ...
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Executing Python code takes a lot of time (more than 2 hours)? (Arcgis10.1)

I am executing this Python code, in which I am trying to determinate the position of neighbor parcel (north, south, east, west). It works fine but it took 2 hours for just 50 parcels! I think that ...
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ArcGIS Removing values from a shapefile with Python

I've got a monster shapefile with lots of duplicate records, however each duplicate record has an accuracy rating. I want to remove all duplicate records with a lower accuracy rating. This would be ...
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How do I import an ASCII grid using arcpy?

I'm trying to automate the setup of some flood depth/hazard maps. The user specifies a folder containing depth grids generated by a hydraulic model (.asc format) and some background mapping (geotiff ...
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ArcMap Using Python to Rename a Feature Class based on Print Results

I would like to rename a feature class based on the EDITOR and DATE fields. I wrote this code: import arcpy fc = "C:\Users\PythonTesting.gdb\MyFile" f1, f2, f3 = "EDITOR", "DATE", "OBJECTID" ...
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Join in GUI not the same as arcpy join

I'm trying to join up some data so I can make some rasters. I am doing this in Python but when I create the join in Python in results in an empty attribute table for my shape file. The columns from ...
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MakeFeatureLayer weird behavior from script

I am trying to add a feature layer to my map document as the output from my python script. The goal is to limit the number of fields in the attribute table to a pre-defined list. I am able to add ...
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Why Arcpy ExtractByMask returns a mysterious value “-128”

I'm getting an unexpected value of "-128" as a results of arcpy Extract by mask analysis. Input data is Esri GRID only containing values 0 or 1. Output format is .tif. For example, in this picture ...
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name 'row' is not defined error appears overnight

I'm using arcpy with arcgis 10.0. I strived days to write my first python script, and I finally get what I want until...a new error occured during the night. The script you can see below was tested ...
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Error 000728 field does not exist within table - field already exists

I am running arcpy.AddField_management to add a field called "cnid" and update it with x centroid values. For add.field I get the error "cnid" already exists. I tried print.field name and I cannot ...
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Syntax error using ArcPy Spatial Analyst module in Python [closed]

I'm very new to using python and figure I'm missing something obvious in the following script. I keep getting a "syntax error" message no matter how much I fiddle around with the first few lines. I ...
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Cannot find pythonwin on my ArcGIS 10.1?

What is the version for the Python in ArcGIS 10.1 and what is the build ? My laptop does not show having pythonwin in the folder under C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.1\Lib\site-packages\pythonwin. Is there ...
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Trouble with AddJoin_management? [duplicate]

While i'am trying to execute this code IN IDLE, i got error : import arcpy import math import arcview from arcpy import env arcpy.env.workspace = "D:/Users/saadiya/Documents/ArcGIS/Default.gdb" ...
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Unable to Write to Text File Unless Python Script is Re Pointed

I have a python script running from ArcToolbox. Each time the script is run, it creates a new text file (testtext.txt), writes to it, then deletes it at the end. Before the script is re-pointed, the ...
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limit spatial extent of arcpy cursor

How do I limit spatial extent of features that is returned by arcpy.da.SearchCursor? Can I use arcpy.env.extent? Or somehow come up with sql statement to specify spatial relationship? Or do I have ...
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How to get information about layers using Arcpy

I have this layer structure in ArcMap: "Localities, Gazeteers, Bases, Regions, and Territorial Claims are all Group Layers. All others under these are layers. I have a script that uses the Arcpy ...
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Update a field for similar values in the second field based on third field value

So I have the table like this: City Distance NearFeature Comments A 90.5 131025 A 0 781446 B 15.5 131057 B 42.2 140521 C 21.7 784116 C 0 ...
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Intro to Geoprocessing Scripting with Python for ArcGIS? [duplicate]

Can you point me to any recommended online resources where i can learn the fundamental basics of geoprocessing scripting and the different modules/python has available for an ArcGIS environment. I ...
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Feature Layer no longer accesible after MakeFeatureLayer_management

I am creating a new layer out of an old one with MakeFeatureLayer_management like this: arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management("layername", "newlayername", "DEPTH = 1200") This works for the first time ...
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How to find number of synchronized records in ArcGIS10.2.2 (Data Management)

I want to find number of records synchronized while using arcpy.SynchronizeChanges_management tool. Right now, I'm getting only messages like process is Executing, Synchronize successfully completed......
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Ignoring group layers when iterating through layers

I have this nice code that goes through each dataframe in the current MXD, and through each layer in the dataframe, and generates a list containing the name of the dataframe, the name of the layer, ...
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how to get date from excel with xlrd as text in textelement

when I run the script below in arcmap in the python window the date gets print however I get the following error:Parsing error SyntaxError: invalid syntax (line 19) the date isn't showing as text in ...
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Run a custom model via ArcPy fails

I'm trying to geocode a few address using a custom model created. When running the model via model builder all runs perfectly. Also when running it via the embedded interactive python console in ...
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ERROR 000358: Invalid expression “Parcelles_class.OBJECTID” = 1 OR “output_table1.src_OBJECTID” = 1 Failed to execute (Select)

I'm executing this code. I don't know if i'm missing something, I'm using Arcpy, Python, Arcgis 10.1 whereclause1 = '"Parcelles_class.OBJECTID" = 1' whereclause2 = '"output_table1.src_OBJECTID" = ...
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SelectLayerByLocation - arcpy

I have 2 layers: "atikot" and "ways" that located in C:\Project\layers\New File Geodatabase.gdb , and i try to use this code based on "ArcGIS Help 10.2" to select features from "ways" layer: import ...
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Methods for converting a regular polygon grid to a numpy array

I have a regularly spaced model grid, 5000 by 5000 feet (517,300 cells), which I need to convert to a numpy array. I am investigation a couple of different methods, using arcpy, by which I can convert ...
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Nested SearchCursor functionality

I am trying to ultimately compare the gate height to the corresponding fence height located nearby. So far I have come up with the following: gates = "gate_line" fence = "fence_line" arcpy....
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can't set up script tool parameters

I'm using arcgis 10.0. I red the ESRI doc to setting up script tools parameters, but I don't succeed at setting them up. My parameters before (without variable) #arcpy.env.workspace = r'Z:\...
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Replace a feature class in a feature class list

I'm using arcpy with arcgis 10.0. I try a script that erase successively all the feature class of a list depending on a reliability field value. Each time a feature class is erased by an other one, I ...
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Assign point IDs to respective start and end attributes of a polyline

I have two shapefiles, Point and Polyline. I'm trying to populate my polyline layer with the point data ID (systemID) where the lines start to where they end; eg. create two columns (from and to). The ...
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Using Modelbuilder or Python to write output a folder name using database or table file? [duplicate]

Has anyone worked on Modelbuilder or python to write to automate creating a folder using the database or table file to write output a folder name and or/create the subfolders? I recalled I had an aml ...
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Can't solve “list out of range”

I'm using arcpy in ArcGIS 10.0. My code is supposed to test the intersection between all layer in a geodatabase by group of 2, and if so, erase one feature of each couple by the other depending on a ...
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Add CAD feature class to Arcgis using arcpy

I'm trying to add a CAD layer (point, polyline, annotation...etc) into ArcMap by python code, i'm using Arcgis 10.1, IDLE(Python 2.7), I faced many codes but they all gives errors, so i'm blocked ...
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Problem with Nested For Loop in ArcPy

I have two vector layer files, 'hausnummer_cropped5' and 'gebaudepoints_cropped5 - Kopie2'. Both have a point geometry and I am trying to shift the locations of the gebaudepoints_cropped5 points onto ...
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Tutorial on creating python toolboxes?

I've done the ESRI training: Creating Python Toolboxes Using ArcGIS 10.1 but is there anything more in depth? Since VBA is no longer supported in ArcMap 10 and up I'm trying to convert a cross section ...
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Trying to loop if condition at PYTHON code using Arcpy

I'm working with Arcgis 10.1, i'm trying to loop if condition on PYTHON code, but they give me as error : Parsing error IndentationError: unexpected indent (line 18) I don't know what is going wrong. ...
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Configuration problem anaconda python in ArcGIS

I used Eclipse with PyDev to create a script in Python (windows 7 x64). My code runs perfect when I start the run in Eclipse, but when I add it as a Tool in ArcGIS 10.1, I have the following problems: ...
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Using ArcGIS ModelBuilder and GeoCoding

I looked at ArcGIS and python and I'm not quite ready for that rabbit hole as I'm on a schedule. I have a little experience but not at the level to pick it up quickly enough for my time frame. The ...