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How to use Arcpy UpdateCursor to update a field?

This should be simple but I've spent days trying everything to get it to work. I need to update a field in a layer based on two other fields. I can't even get it to update based on one field. Could ...
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How to setup PyCharm to reference ArcPy?

How would I setup PyCharm to recognize import ArcPy? I'd like to use PyCharm to develop and debug geoprocessing tool.
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How do I calculate a weighted centroid with respect to a raster, e.g. population weighted centroid

In ArcGIS 10.0, how do I calculate the weighted centroid of a collection of polygons, where I want the weight to be a raster layer. In particular I am using a raster of population counts and would ...
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Resequencing Legend Items using ArcPy?

I create various layers programmatically using ArcPy. I can adjust how the layers are sequenced using the arcpy.mapping.MoveLayer command. However, I want to have the legend reflect a different ...
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Arcpy: Names and distances of nearest intersecting roads in layer 1 to end points of a road segment from layer 2

As shown in the image below, I'd like to return a new field in layer 2 that for each segment stores a string:"Road C, 1 km from Road A to 0.5km From Road B". Calculation of the distances could be ...
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data driven pages format

I have an issue, but I don't even know the terms needed to search for an answer. I'm exporting the pages to png files. The pages are divided by lots. Each page has a label with the lot number. In ...
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How to find and delete identical points?

I recently performed Integrate on a merged point feature class in ArcGIS 10.1. I specified "1 meter" XY tolerance for the Integrate command. The resulting point feature appears to be what I want ...
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How to Make a New Shapefile Based on Attributes of an Existing Shapefile?

In my last post I had an issue where I wanted to create multiple shapefiles based on only one attribute field (years). How to do it was answered in that post. I want to make that tool more dynamic so ...
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How to create lines from points pair coordinates with arcpy?

I've got some points pair coordinates (start and end points) which I have to transform into lines. Until now, I used an append of both the coordinates in a pippo.Point(), a pippo.CalculateGeometry() ...
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How to check if domain already exists?

I am trying to check the existence of domains in my file geodatabase which contains 4 domains (automatically populated after I created some annotation feature classes). My code is as follows: import ...
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Create a polyline buffer with Arcpy

I'm trying to write a python script with ArcPy that draws arcs and I've achieved something with creating a buffer and then clipping it with a bounding box so I only keep the length I need (I thought ...
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ArcGIS License - ArcInfo level license set during python script execution vs via Desktop Administrator

We have an ArcInfo floating license available. Can I check out an ArcInfo level license via arcpy. Here, from the arcgis help, it says you can import a license level for stand-alone scripts. If a ...
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How not to Copy Features when too many would be output?

This question has already been posed to the ArcGIS Geoprocessing forum but I have had no responses there. I have a 3.5 million polygon layer (cadastre) stored in Oracle via ArcSDE. I use a polygon ...
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Using SearchCursor to access & export values in a raster table

I am desperately trying to export the values in a raster table to a .txt file. I've seen some other folk post about this, but for some reason can't get the code to work in my case. I have a raster, ...
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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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Create a definition query for groups of layers: Is it possible?

I have a large number of groups created, with each group having many layers. I have looked for a way to set a definition query for all the layers in each group but haven't found anything. Is it even ...
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Creating Loop to replace text in page layout in multiple MXDs instead of one MXD at a time?

I found some code on a website that will perform a search and replace on page layout text elements. Currently you can only do it one MXD at a time. I was hoping to change the code so I can do a search ...
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How to run a python script on the server, returning the results to the client

Here's the end result I'm trying for: the user clicks on a feature on an ArcGIS Server JS map a Python script is triggered on the server the Python script uses an attribute from the feature (eg its ...
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What are the alternatives to ArcMap's Report Wizard?

I have a polygon layer which has lots of attributes, and I'd like to create a report template which summarises these attributes for individual polygons. That is, the user will select a polygon from ...
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Arcpy Pythonaddins Equivalent of arcpy.GetParameterAsText

I've build a neat little search arcpy script. The user opens any mxd, zooms to a location, chooses a corporate fGDB, and runs the tool. The user gets a list of all the populated feature class that ...
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How to get the editor's current layer in ArcPy?

In ArcObjects, it is possible to retrieve the currently selected editable layer using IEditor3.CurrentTemplate.Layer, or IEditLayers.CurrentLayer. Is it possible to do the same thing in ArcPy? In ...
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How to create Network Dataset for Network Assistant using ArcPy?

Is it possible to create a network dataset with ArcPy to be used with the network assistant? In the documentation I found the Build Network and Dissolve Network functions, but it looks like both ...
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How to add Radio Buttons to Python Script tool dialog?

I have 3 Point shapefiles for 3 species that contains the accession points of each. The user needs to specify only one species at a time. I need to write a script tool for adding the selected Point ...
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problem with “Con” conditional expression

I created a python script where I use Con (Spatial Analyst). Till now I passed the where clause value as value>1000 and it worked fine for me. But recently I found some raster on which Con ...
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ArcGIS Conflation Tool Recommendation or Custom Script for Comparing Points

Can anyone recommend conflation tools for ArcGIS Desktop (10 or 10.1, paid or free) or a scripting outline / procedure (or just a script) to have a technician efficiently process the following rules? ...
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How to clip/export multiple selected vector layers in a map to extent of another raster/vector layer in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to clip/export selected vector layers (more than one) in a map to the extent of another raster/vector layer at a time?? in Arcgis or any other software. I am using Arcgis10. I am ...
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Select Layer By Attribute using loop

I have 273 features in the feature class and i want to select them one by one and use the statement in the following code. At the line: *arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management ...
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arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements() takes longer in a 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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Setting up Drop-Down list in Parameters of Python script tool?

I am trying to create a tool from a python script I have written that will take a list I have created and use it as a drop-down menu in the finished tool as one of the inputs (see attached image for ...
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Creating numpy.array with variable number of fields to test arcpy.da.ExtendTable performance?

There was an ArcPy Café blog posting entitled Adding Fields: Performance Tips which advocated: Two approaches to help increase performance when adding numerous fields to a table or feature ...
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Issue on using Pyscripter with ArcGIS 10.2

Can someone please let me know how I can set the Pyscripter 2.5.3.0 x64 works with Python 2.7.3 which comes with ArcGIS? what I did was: 1- I installed the ArcGIS 10.2 2- I installed Pyscripter ...
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How to copy an SDE geodatabase to a file geodatabase using Python?

I would like to make an exact copy (domains, feature datasets, feature classes, etc.) of an SDE database to a file geodatabase. I have tried several possibilities, including: using the Copy (Data ...
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How to replace arcpy.CalculateField_management with an update cursor?

I'd like to replace this expression arcpy.CalculateField_management(bufferFile, "Shape_Area", "float('!shape.area@squaremeters!')", "PYTHON") with an arcpy.da.updatecursor. The reason for this is ...
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What is the most efficient way to get a list of featureclasses from a large ArcSDE database?

I have a SDE DB which consists of 40 feature datasets and around 300 featureclasses. I need to get the full list of all featureclasses whose name does not contain "ARCHIVE". It takes several minutes ...
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Convert polyline with Left ID and Right ID to polygons with ID

I have a polyline shape file which contain Left Id and Right ID information and struggling in converting this polyline layer to polygon with ID via arcpy. I am using ArcGIS(editor) license so feature ...
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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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ArcPad Checkout from python command line

I have been developing a script to automate my ArcPad checkin/checkout processes. My problem is that I am having trouble getting arcpy to recognize the ArcPad tools from the command line. From the ...
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PySAL natural breaks from Numpy array

I am attempting to extract natural break values from a raster using Python. The intended process goes: Arcpy raster object to NumPy Array (using RasterToNumPyArray) to natural break values (using ...
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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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Is it possible to drive one mxd (pan) using a different mxd with python?

I have 2 mxd's. mxdA and mxdB They both show different data, but are both in the same coordinate system. I want to be able to sync mxdB with mxdA, so that if I pan / zoom in mxdA, I can then, with ...
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Can ArcPy fill forms in Add-in interface?

I'm trying to build an ArcPy tool, which will ask the user to input some information (ID, Name, Address, Zip, etc.) first. My add-in interface is shown below, and hope to implement that once the user ...
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How to check if Waste-Water Manhole connect to lines with the right flow direction?

I have a waste-water geometric network with flow direction throw digitize direction. I want to check if each manhole have a line flowing in and a line flowing out. Is there an attribute of line vertex ...
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How to arcpy.Describe() a layer when script is run from outside of ArcMap?

The following code will work if I run it from the ArcMap Python dialog, or from a GP tool, but not from PyScripter IDE: import arcpy mxd = ...
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SelectLayerByLocation not Selecting

I have been trying for some time now to create a script to extract the polygons within an extent, but am unable to get the same result as when I use the user interface manual method. Maybe someone ...
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Table to table script using Excel sheets (not workbooks) arcpy

So what I'm trying to do is to create feature classes from the sheets in an Excel table. I can get it to work if I save each excel sheet as its own workbook, however this isn't really what I want. I ...
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What's the centerline of a peninsula?

Given a peninsula stretching north south and the two coast lines connecting in the south, I want to find out which is the place, or rather line, which is furthest away from both coastlines on the ...
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How to update shapefile data source in multiple dataframes and mxds using lyr.replaceDataSource and Python dictionary?

After reorganizing the file structure for some of our GIS base data files I need a script to update the data sources for ~ 100 shapefiles in about 50 mxd files. Some of the mxds have multiple data ...
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How to improve Python script processing speed (performance)?

I've been working on a script which essentially reads in a large amount of point and polygon data and generates frequency values for a featureclass of 2.5 acre hexes covering California. I have found ...
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Exporting map to jpg (multiple times with python)?

I set symbology and exported each raster in my mxd (one by one) to jpg file. My script is ok and it works (it is shown at the bottom). The question is: how can I customly set my legend? Now I have ...
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How to repair paths of an unmanaged raster catalog in file GDB?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and I have an unmanaged file geodatabase with raster catalogs in it. Tiles are loaded inside the catalog and each tile has a "Full Path" property which is environment specific. ...