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Is there an arcpy equivalent to IPixelBlock in ArcObjects?

Trying to figure out a way of doing this via arcpy, but don't see anything remotely related to this. My raster dataset is a GRID. 'pPixBlock is an IPixelBlock 'sets raster to be one column ...
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Adding kernel density output to map with ArcPy

I am trying to emulate the behavior of the Kernel Density tool from the ArcMap 10 GUI in a script; in other words, I want to calculate the density of a dataset, and add the visual result to a map. If ...
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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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Using arcpy what is the most efficient way of projecting a selection from a large data set?

I have a large data set X(x1-xn) from which I must select consecutively the attributes A(a1-an) from X.fieldsSRC or X.fieldDST and project the selections. I have a functioning arcpy script that does ...
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Can ArcPy 10.1 be used to generate true curve elliptical polygons in a file geodatabase?

As background, this question arose from trying to answer a question on How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool? Using the ArcMap GUI it is very easy to ...
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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: Compare extents of rasters

I am writing a script that takes an input of an Area of Interest (AOI) and then walks through the base directories to find any file that has an extent that intersects with the AOI, clip it and ...
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Stop an arcgis model until all values are collected and then continue

This is similar to Modelbuilder - If precondition is false, continue iterating next input but I want the iterate tool to run to collect all the values and only then continue to the merge. Any ideas? ...
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How to move / offset point locations using ModelBuilder or ArcPy

I have a number non-georeferenced CAD layers (see this question) that have text annotation features. I have created a model to convert the text to points, but after converting the annotation to a ...
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How do I access an attribute table within a shapefile and replace values?

I would like to find a Python script that will access an attribute table within a shapefile and either update or replace records inside a field column. More specifically, I would like to use the ...
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In ArcPy, how can I save a clipped raster dataset to memory (not to file)?

I've been trying to clip a larger raster dataset by a polygon extent, where the resulting clipped raster dataset is saved in-memory. So far, my attempts produce vague errors. >>> ...
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How to rename a file in the output (ArcGIS python)?

raslist=arcpy.ListRasters() for ras in raslist: arcpy.ProjectRaster_management(ras,outfolder2+ras+'_Albers',spatialref2) print ras+' has been reprojected' I was using the above code for ...
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Is there anything faster than a cursor in ArcGIS to calculate records?

What is the most efficient (fastest) way to calculate records in a layer in ArcGIS? Is there anything faster than the Cursor in ArcGIS?
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Python - Check for number of shapefiles in a directory

I want to test: to see whether or not ONE AND ONLY ONE shapefile (which will be based on a filename wildcard) exists in a directory. Add these shapefiles to a list Use this list variable as an ...
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ArcGIS 10/arcpy: Help needed with syntax for CalculateField_management in Python script

I need to use CalculateField_management in a Python script, and the calc expression needs to concatenate a runtime variable, a string, and a field (string) value. I have searched all over for ...
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How to get an extent for Raster using python

I have to get an extent of a given raster so that I can save it and use the same to clip another raster with that extracted extent. As of now I am stuck in the extent part. import arcpy from arcpy ...
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Python method for finding a substring within a string

I converted a KML to a feature class and no longer have access to the symbology set in the original KML. I'm trying to re-create this by creating a new field that stores identifying information ...
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How can I have ArcGIS not automatically add raster clip output from Python window to the current map

I have a collection of rasters that I'm writing code to automate clipping based on a user defined shapefile. I am currently doing this in the Python window using the following as the main processing ...
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Is it a bad idea to convert a File Geodatabase table to a dictionary?

First, what am I trying to do? I am building a Python script that should be called from an ArcMap 10.0 toolbox. This scripts uses (among other inputs) data contained in huge gdb tables. It processes ...
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How to copy selected (targeted) features to new shapefile using ArcPy?

I'm trying to copy specific attribute table rows from one shapefile to a new shapefile that will contain only the specified rows in its attribute table, that is, if a field GDP_TOP10 = 1. I'm using ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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How to convert all values in all fields of table to upper case using ArcPy & Python?

Does anyone know how to use the .upper() in a stand alone python script so it can be used to change all characters in a table into UPPER case? I don't want to use the field calculator since I have ...
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Determining Shape Area Field Name

I'm dealing with a varierty of spatial polygon files (shapefiles, file/personal gdb feature classes, sde feature classes (some with spatial views)) and depending on the file type, I get a mulittude of ...
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Checking if python script is run from ArcGIS (arcmap or on server) or a stand alone python script

For debugging purposes I have created a hardcoded conditional that checks it the script is run as stand alone or as an ArcGIS tool. Is there anyway to fugure this out at run time? e.g. some ...
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Does ArcPy leak memory when importing CSV files?

I'm trying to import a great number of csv files of about 250MB each. I wrote a python script for that as follows: import gc import glob tables = ...
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Python loop Polygon to raster not working

I want to convert a large number of different shp polygons to raster in ArcGIS 10.1, using an existing field column "class" for the new raster classes. I am not very fluent in python but I thought ...
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How integrated can an IDE get for arcpy scripting?

I am looking to develop arcpy scripts (ArcGIS 10.1) in an IDE that is more "integrated" than Pythonwin. I would like an experience that is analagous to programming ArcObjects in Visual Studio ...
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Trouble finding YMin and YMax of a shapefile in ArcMap 10 and Arcpy

I want a python script that tells me the Xmin, Xmax, Ymin, and Ymax of a polygon. (I guess this is finding the extent of a polygon?) My current script gives me the correct the Xmin and Xmax, but it ...
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Export list of Feature classes to CSV

I am successfully using the follow script import arcpy from arcpy import env import os env.workspace = ("WORKSPACE") fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() print fcList to export feature class names ...
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Why would “import arcpy” hang Python script run from DOS/cmd prompt?

I have a very small test script (test.py) that I use to see if Python is installed and ready to use ArcPy. All it contains is: print "Starting" import os print "OS imported" import arcpy print "ArcPy ...
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Using Spatial References with ArcPy after *.prj files no longer installed by ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop?

I'm writing a python script that uses the CreateFeatureclass_management tool, without a template. One of the required parameters is a spatial reference. I used to be able to point to the system *.prj ...
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How to Export Selected Feature to New Shapefile Using ArcPy?

I currently have a search cursor iterating through a shapefile in ArcGIS 10.1 that selects a feature and runs a viewshed analysis on that feature (and only that feature). What's the easiest way to ...
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Switching between background 64 bit processing and 32 (so I can use 3rd party ie XTools)

I often run scripts now with 64 bit background processing enabled but when I want to use certain tools like Xtools table to text I have to turn it off as these tools are 32 bit. Is there a way to ...
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How to pass an output stored in a single variable into another script using arcpy

I am running set of processes each with different outputs in a python script. Is there a way to set a variable as global so that just the output of that single step can be accessed from other scripts? ...
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Create temporary files as intermediate output to be used as input in concatenation

Q_PART_I I need to merge many (MANY) tables in one unique output table by means of the arcpy.Merge_management. Anyway, I'd like to avoid the creation of tons of intermediate files as my script ...
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Check if shapefiles exists in folder

In ArcGIS modelbuilder I want to check if a shapefiles exists, if not I want to create the shapefile in that folder. I guess the calculate value tool within ArcGIS modelbuilder can be used, but I need ...
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How to access raster NoData value?

I am trying to programmatically access the NoData value in a raster dataset as shown in the screenshot. Two tools that come to mind to describe raster properties do not seem to be able to describe ...
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How to SUM field and then insert into NULL column?

I am only in the beginning stages of learning Python. I have a column, 'QUANTITY_SOLID', that I want to take the sum of all of its rows. I understand I can do this with 'SUMMARY_STATISTICS', but i'm ...
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Dissolving polygons fails on computers with small amount of RAM

When I'm trying to dissolve a polygon through an arcpy script the operation fails with the 999999 error on computers with small amount of RAM [~3 GB] (known issue). Unfortunately neither this, that ...
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call Sql Server stored procedure form arcpy

Is there a way to execute a SQL Server stored procedure with arcpy or Python and retrieve the results returned by the stored procedure? There is a very similar question posted on ArcGIS forum with ...
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Where can I find ArcGIS logs when I execute a python script using arcpy?

I'm executing a python script locally on my computer where ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 is installed (Windows 7). The script uses functions from the arcpy library installed with the ArcGIS Desktop to manage ...
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Programatically detect the format/version of an arc toolbox (e.g. 10.0,10.1 etc)

Is there a way to tell programatically (from the command line) what format a given ArcMap toolbox was saved in - 10.0, 10.1 and so on?
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arcpy “The table name is invalid”

I wrote a script that, ideally, loads raw .las (LiDAR data) files into a geodatabase, then creates a terrain from the multipoint files that are created. When I run the script though I get: ...
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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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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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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 determine if all points on a map are identical in arcpy?

My eventual goal is to automate kernel density calculations for a large corpus of point data; however, if all points are identical (for example, if there are 7 points all stacked on top of one another ...
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What is the most efficient way to search a geodatabase for NULL-like records?

The problem: I have a geodatabase with several datasets and many more feature classes within. The fields within the feature classes have been populated through joins with shapefiles and manual edits. ...
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Bulk convert DBF to CSV in a folder ArcGIS 10.1 using Python

I would like to convert 1000 dbf files to CSV. All dbf files are in one folder and they have sequential names (S:\output_tables\tcb1.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb2.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb3.dbf, up to ...
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What is Python equivalent of ModelBuilder's Iterate Feature Selection?

My data consists of two featureclasses: Points = points representing trees Polygons = Polygons representing % canopy area by area. Each polygon in the FC has a % canopy measurement in the ...