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getSelectedExtent not working on joined layers

When joining layers the getSelectedExtent function in ArcPy fails to get the extent. Unjoining the layers and running it yeilds the expected result. The joined layers are all located on an SDE. Is ...
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Locate DTEDs from one layer that intersect a polygon in another layer

I'm new to the GIS world, and using ArcGIS 10, so please forgive me if this is a simple question. I have DTED files (level 2) that I have placed into a mosaic dataset, and I'm trying to determine ...
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Using ArcPy to fetch Information from a .GDB

I am new to GIS and I would appreciate if you could guide me a little. I have a .gdb folder with data and I need to process that data to find educational institutions which are within say X Km of the ...
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Exporting table to XYZ ASCII file via ArcPy?

I'm looking for a way to export an ArcGIS table (created with the Sample tool) to a text file via ArcPy. I can do this in ArcGIS via the context menu by right-clicking the table, but have not found ...
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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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Unable to Provide Input for a MultiValue Parameter Script Tool

I have the following script: #Import ArcPy site package import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Raster from arcpy.sa import ZonalStatistics from arcpy.sa import CreateConstantRaster # ...
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Creating Data Frame or Group Layer using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I am attempting to write some Python code which creates a blank data frame or group layer which can then be populated with other layers. I'm at a loss as to how to do this since I'm somewhat new to ...
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Why is an extra field necessary when creating point shapefile from csv files in Python?

I have a Python script that creates a point shapefile from a csv file within a Python script. This script gives me a ValueError for the longitude field (LON) if there isn't an extra nonsensical field ...
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Efficiently finding the 1st order neighbors of 200k polygons

For every one of the 208,781 Census block groups, I'd like to retrieve the FIPS IDs of all of its 1st order neighbors. I have all the TIGER boundaries downloaded and merged into a single 1GB ...
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How to smooth/interpolate a raster in python using GDAL?

This is my first post so please feel free to critique where necessary. Background: I am developing in Python and using GDAL from OSGEO to manipulate and interact with rasters and shapefiles. ...
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For Loop - Map Algebra (ArcGIS) using Python

ORIGINAL QUESTION Im relatively new to python and these fourms but Im am having trouble utilizing for-loops for spatial analyses within ArcGIS. It does not appear to recognize the variable, ...
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How to determine storage type (ST_Geom/Oracle) from arcpy/python

We're migrating some feature classes from SDELOB (or some older binary format) to ST_Geometry. As we write our arcpy script to use the ESRI Migrate Storage Tool we'd like to test whether or not ...
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Inserting newlines in Rectangle Text elements via ArcPy causes overlap?

I ran across an issue the other day when I tried to use ArcPython's mapping module to edit rectangle text elements with newlines (\n) in an ArcMap document. Here's what the output looked like: ...
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Spawning a process from ArcGIS ToolValidator

I attempted to spawn a separate process from the ArcGIS ToolValidator script. Unfortunately, it launches another instance of ArcCatalog. What is going on behind the scenes that causes ArcCatalog to ...
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GetCount_management() from ArcGIS ToolValidator?

We want to check if feature classes are empty in the ToolValidator. When you call GetCount_managment() and background processing is on, there is a popup from our validation step. Is there a ...
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Using arcpy.SetParameter() with Python Script Tool published as Geoprocessing Service?

I have a script that needs to be published to ArcGIS Server as a geoprocessing service. This script computes a set of records in table form. I need to set an output parameter so that it returns the ...
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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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ArcPy replaceDataSource to an SDE raster catalog error

New to Python! I'm trying to re-path a multitude of rasters currently the workspace is a folder, the intended workspace is a raster catalog in an SDE database - using the replaceDataSource method I'm ...
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ArcGIS Select Analysis using Unique Values from Field

I am trying to create separate shapefile using Select analysis with ArcPy by doing an SQL query to create them based on a unique value from the field. I want to create a list of the unique values in ...
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Arcpy cursors, WHERE clauses, and date/time fields

I'm having trouble making a selection of rows that meet certain date criteria using my arcpy.UpdateCursor(). I need to update records in a field in a geodatabase table with an ascending value based on ...
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Edit End Points in Polyline (Python/ArcMap10)

I am trying to make a polyline endpoint snapping tool in python. using a Search Cursor I read in the values to an array of line objects (which contain the feature id of the line, and two "EndPoint" ...
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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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arcpy pydev 3rd party toolbox intellisense

I am just newly started to look at arcpy and i see that it has good intellisense for system toolboxes by default and also if you import a custom toolbox - the intellisense gets update also - however ...
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File Validation using ArcPy

I have a script which scans a directory and outputs basic raster data information such as the file name, format, number of bands, and etc. I need a way to make it so if the directory does not contain ...
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Finding Band Count in Rasters using ArcPy

I'm having troubles finding the band count for my raster files using ArcPy. I need to first list all the raster files in a directory, and then display the band count for each file. I am able to list ...
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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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How to check whether a fc is registered as versioned or not using python

How can I check whether or not a feature class is versioned using python? I'm trying to register feature classes using a python script. Before I do this I need to check whether a feature class is ...
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Using the arcpy.UpdateCursor to delete rows doesn't delete based on counter

I am trying to delete rows from a shapefile using arcpy.UpdateCursor. The first thing I did was get a unique list of values from the key field "PolyGUID", then I iterate that list doing a ...
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Workaround for Raster data input in ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Service

UPDATE I have accomplished the Python script, but only tested in desktop environment, i.e. ArcMap. #Import ArcPy site package module import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Extent from ...
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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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How to sort a feature class and then calculate a sequential ID field?

I am in ArcMap and I want to sort the records based on a field and then do a Calculate Field with an auto-incrementing value with the sort in-place. Any ideas? It looks like I could get an update ...
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Batch conversion of netCDF to Raster in ArcGIS using Python

I'm having trouble using the Dimension Values (Optional) argument in arcpy.MakeNetCDFRasterLayer_md. Whatever I seem to do the output raster is always the first layer which is the default value. ...
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How to use variable field name in arcpy.SearchCursor?

I have code that says fld = fieldName rows = arcpy.SearchCursor(fc) for row in rows: x = row.fld How do I use a variable for my field name in python ArcGIS 10 on windows? Thanks.
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help writing a python script

Hi I need help with writing a script: The task I have a point feature class of graffiti incidents and a polygon feature class of patrol zones with some empty attributes already created for you. I ...
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What is Quickest way to Copy Single Selected Polygon from Very Large ArcSDE Feature Class?

I have selected a single polygon, which is large but not massively complex, from an ArcSDE 9.3 for Oracle feature class with 3.5 million polygons using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 SP3. I would simply like ...
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ArcPy Result Object Associated with Currently Running Script

We are at the end of a Python script using ArcPy. We can crawl around ArcPy to get information, but is there any way to get a result object for our currently running script? My motivation is to use ...
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How to write code for downloading a file in ArcGIS 10?

I have an offline database which has lat & long coordinates. The functionality I need to provide is to have a (latitude, longitude) point which will have country and city in it. Once the user has ...
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ArcGIS Geoprocessing Script - Calling External EXE Works in Desktop - Causes GP Service to Quit Abruptly

I have an interesting problem on my hands... I have a generic python script that does a bunch of geoprocessing functions using the standard arcgisscripting module (Yes, I am still at 9.3.1). At one ...
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With arcpy, how do I detect relationship classes in a file GDB (or can't I)?

I would like to be able to detect relationship classes in a file GDB. Because users of my script might have only an ArcView level license, they would not be able to manipulate the schema of a feature ...
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How to add field in attribute table by python

I have research on the question (How to add an attribute field to an existing Shapefile via Python) but could not implement it. If you can give me examples on how to add field name in attribute ...
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Odd behavior with arcpy.mapping.PublishMSDToServer

When I publish an MSD to ArcGIS Server 10.0 manually in ArcCatalog (through right-click context menu) or through the web interface, the service is created properly. When I use ...
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How to create a shapefile in ArcGIS 10 using arcpy?

How can I create a shapefile using Python in ArcGIS 10? I have lat & long. From this I need Python code which will create a shapefile and display it in ArcGIS 10. Thanks.
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How can I remove WMS layers from mxds using arcpy?

I'm trying to remove WMS layers from an mxd using arcpy. I can successfully remove "MapServer" type services using the below code, but not WMS? Here is an example mxd (zipped) with two different WMS ...
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Is there a way to get layers from a .msd using arcpy?

I need the name of each layer in an .msd, but I could not find support using arcpy (ArcGIS 10.0). Is there a method I missed? In the current workflow, since I am publishing the document, I use the ...
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What is the interface/property in ArcObjects that corresponds to a layer's dataSource property in arcpy?

I am trying to get the "Catalog Path" of a Feature Layer's data source in the table of contents of ArcMap using ArcObjects. This is very straightforward in arcpy but seemingly not so much in ...
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No placement inside feature dataset using arcpy XYtoLine?

When I run the following code with the outFC creation path set to a feature dataset inside a file geodatabase... arcpy.XYToLine_management(tempFC, outFC, "POINT_X", "POINT_Y", "NEAR_X", "NEAR_Y", ...
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How do you get access to a Network Analyst layer item in ArcPy?

I have a Python script that I'm working on. I have created a Closest Facility layer (in memory). I add facilities. I add incidents. I perform the Solve. These all complete. The only problem is, ...
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Raster Calculator dynamic map algebra expression

Is it possible to dynamically construct a Map Algebra expression that is dependent on the output of another tool, either using model builder or arcpy? For example, say I have a model that performs a ...
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Multiline VBScript Label Expressions in Arcpy

I am able to set simple label expressions, but when I try to set multiline expressions (which all VBScript expressions are) it does not get copied into the expression box properly. I have tried using ...
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Creating perpendicular snapped polylines between an existing point and polyline using arcpy

Here's my situation - I'm working on a project that requires 20,000+ short connector lines be created, each drawn from a point to a snapped location on a nearby polyline such that the resulting ...