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How to test for overlap between raster and polygon in arcpy?

I have a shapefile with many polygons and many raster datasets (tif). Now, for each polygon I want to extract its area from the each raster datasets overlapping the polygon and save it to a new file ...
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Are Database Connections the best way to access Feature Classes?

I wrote some code on my machine, debugged, tested... it works great. Now, a coworker wants to use my scripts. The problem, I used database connections to reference the database and feature classes and ...
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Cannot convert string to int using ArcPy Calculate Field

When I load a csv file to join with ArcPy, it converts all string fields that are numeric to integers. Therefore, I have to add another field within the feature class that I'm using for joining that ...
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Script to batch export pdf causing incorrect inset map

I have written a python script to batch export several pdfs from a single mxd, switching layers on/off and naming the output pdf based on values supplied by the user in a csv file. We import the ...
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Apart from “in-memory” space and physical geodatabase, is there any other method to process raster data?

Using the centroid of the building footprints (tagged residential), I want a count of hydrants within 135m, and a count of hydrants within 270m of every residential footprint. This would be based on a ...
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How to get layers created in a custom toolbox python script to add to the mxd

I'm trying to create a simple search tool so that my colleagues can easily query a database. My first version is like this. mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = ...
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Using arcpy, update value in one field based on value in another

I am creating a level of service tool and I need to update the number of lanes field based on the operation type of the road. What I need it to do is: if the operation type equals 2W, then the number ...
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Arcpy if statement to act on layers at the top level of hierarchy

I am about to save copies of all of the layers in my mxd. I only want to save the top level group layers though. I have some group layers within group layers - I dont want to save them individually. ...
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How to to get time slice in raster dataset using ArcGIS?

I have a couple of rasters made in different time. Some of the rasters are overlapping and some of them - not. I need fast and efficient way to get time sliced values for each pixel. For example: ...
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Automation of changing symbology for a given layer

I have a shape file that is a 10-by-10 grid of squares. The shape file has 50 attribute columns (named p_1 through p_50) where each column has 100 entries (corresponding to the 100 grid squares) and ...
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batch save as layer to relative path in ArcPy

I would like to use a similar code as below, but one that uses relative paths. Since my input is a batch of tif files (not layers), I do not know if I need to use other functions like ...
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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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More efficient way to get the start and the end points of a line (arcpy)?

I am collecting start and end points for a large polyline feature class in a file geodatabase. I am using arcpy, ArcGIS 10.3, Python 2.7.3 64-bit and a 10.3 compressed file geodatabase with just one ...
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Using Python Script to change Pie Chart Symbology

I am trying to change the symbology for Pie chart in ArcGIS. I have a feature class which is joined to a table and I will like to symbolized as a pie chart. I will be symbolizing it a lot thus I am ...
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How to set NULL value by arcpy.da.InsertCursor on date column?

How to set NULL value by arcpy.da.InsertCursor on date column? I try insert "NULL", None, '', 0 dictIN= [{'field1':"test1",'date1':'01-02-2015','date2':''},\ ...
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Pythonic way to recalculate feature extent in ArcGIS 10.2

I am creating a tool that will automate a tedious process of data standardization. One of the steps is to recalculate the feature extent of a SDE file. Surprisingly I cannot find anything useful in ...
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Inline variable substitution in Model Builder using python code

I have an inline variable substiution which I would like to import into my Python script. Is that possible? I am trying to make a parameter within my path. My path currently is ...
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ArcGIS geometry update from table XY

I am trying to update the geometry of a point FC stored in a FileGeodatabase using ArcPy. I got this Python script to compare the values of the SHAPE@X and SHAPE@Y and change the Geometry if not ...
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How do I insert a date string into the database as a date?

I'm using an InsertCursor to insert rows into a feature class. One of the fields in the source data may contain a NULL data value. The destination feature class requires a date - it is not nullable. ...
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Arcpy.Exists Fails On Existing Layers

I am running into an issue where the arcpy.Exists() function returns a false for a known good layer in the python interactive window. We are using a map document template for the layers set up in the ...
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Split one field into 3 fields?

I need to split the values in a field according to what they represent to be able to do a join on the data. As seen above I have a ID field that needs to be split into the following: The ID consist ...
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Accessing “valueField” property of layer's symbology using ArcPy?

This has been really hard to debug, as I had no idea where to look at first, but I have made an attempt to access the "valueField" property of a layer file. This layer file is of the UNIQUE_VALUES ...
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How to troubleshoot “RuntimeError: The field is not nullable [Column_Name]”?

I have a python (arcpy) script that extracts data from a database table, processes it, and inserts into a feature class. It works in my development environment but not in production. I recently ...
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Set arcpy command line parameter same as Tool parameter

I have a python script that works correctly when used in a toolbox but not from the command line. How do I duplicate the toolbox magic that happens when specifying a parameter Data Type? There is ...
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Using lists in Python functions [closed]

I have some code in a function that uses a list, which works, but is there a way to write a list outside of the function and use it within the function code? For example in my code below I have a ...
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How to get cell value along Flow Direction

I have: a flow direction raster where I took off (assigned NoData value) the cells that overlayed the river network (from flow accumulation). a perfectly overlapping raster where I asigned a ...
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Why is my cursor empty?

Yesterday I set up a Python script using a cursor on a layer. Today I've tried running again and no matter what I run it in, the cursor is empty. I've tried removing the query on the layer, tried ...
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Problem exporting ecw project- arcpy

I work with arcview 10.3. Every time i export maps with ecw raster format , python (version 2.7.8) get crashed and i see: I use this code: import arcpy,os,sys,string import arcpy.mapping from arcpy ...
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What is the word for “Bar” progress and write it in python script?

I am a beginner in python and have written a few scripts and I am wondering if there is a term for python to call and show the progress of the bar telling you from start to finish like you see in ...
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ArcGIS Python Toolbox Parameter Filter.List ValueList Delete/Remove for Reconciling Versions

Does anyone know if and how you can remove a value from a parameter filter list? In my case, I am using a python toolbox in ArcGIS 10.2.2 and want a drop down list of all the versions for the person ...
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How to print a list of Tools from their respective Toolboxes with arcpy?

I would like to print a list of Toolboxes as listed in my Python code, however I would also like to print the tools in that Toolbox under neath the Toolbox name like so; Analysis Tools(analysis) ...
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How do I load multiple shapefiles into the same existing feature class?

I have a hundreds of shapefiles and, based on the filename, I need to load it into one of three feature classes (points, polylines, or polygons). My code works until it tries to load the second file ...
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SearchCursor Index Out of Range

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 and trying to obtain values in a field using SearchCursor. Would someone help me with this? import arcpy oc = r"C:\Users\Scratch\oc.shp" catchments = ...
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Export ArcGIS Metadata as a .pdf

I've been asked to automate the exporting of metadata from ESRI feature classes into .pdf files. We don't want the .xml files, rather a .pdf version of what you see in the Description panel in ...
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Faster way to “geocode” on unique ID?

I've inherited some scripts that (to my mind) "abuse" geocoding to position points based on a LocationID field. As the name implies, this field is a unique ID that really doesn't need to be "fuzzy ...
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Unable to merge two shapefiles (created from text files) using ArcPy? [closed]

I am trying to merge 2 shapefiles together created from 2 text files. I am new to python and managed to get the textfiles into shapefiles, however, when trying to merge the two newly created ...
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Problem with tool validation script in ArcGIS?

I have tried to write some validation code for a script in ArcGIS. This validation code more or less repeats what the script itself does, which is a simple cutting up of a long string by using the ...
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Can Arcpy Reconcile Initiate the Interactive Conflict Review?

I'm pretty new to python but trying to hide a lot of the nitty-gritty of creating a grandfathered version and reconciling from my users. I've gotten pretty far, but can't figure out a way for a ...
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Replacing arcpy.AddMessage() with open source?

I've recently inherited some old python scripts that contained ArcPy modules. I'm using version 10.0. I am looking for an error messaging system that replaces arcpy.AddMessage()?
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SplineWithBarrier (Spatial Analyst) - different results between model builder and external python script

I'm puzzled by different results I get from application of SplineWithBarrier (Spatial Analyst) using Modelbuilder and by external Python scripting: import arcpy points_shp = "pointShape.shp" ...
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Estimating parameters of a semivariogram?

I have got a shapefile of rain gauges with a field giving the precipitation amount in a particular day. I need to interpolate the precipitation values to obtain a precipitation map for a particular ...
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Using ArcGIS model to batch export set of layout view as JPEGs?

I have a large number of layout views I would like to export as JPEG maps using ArcMap 10.0. The layout view is based upon a user defined grid. Normally what I would do is manually select a grid, ...
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How do I get a result's status description instead of a status integer?

This code snippet outputs 4 when the run was successful. Great! But how is displaying a number useful to anyone unless that person knows how / where to look up the status integer? I could perform a ...
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Passing ModelBuilder parameter to update cursor gives ERROR 999999?

I have two point layers. I trust the geometry (read: x and y coordinates) from one of them, but not the attributes data. I trust the attribute data but not the geometry from the other one (the ...
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Save a copy and replace the last six characters (date format) from a list of user selected MXD documents

The following script has the following objectives: User selected MXD files. Here I use a multivalue parameter for FILE with a filter for MXD in the tool box settings. Changing selected text based on ...
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How to add XY point and update attributes with ArcPy 10.0

I would like to create a script tool that takes 3 parameters in ArcMap: Google maps coordinate (e.g. -33.876846, 151.215117) text string text string The coordinates would define the XY geometry, ...
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Error using EnableEditorTracking

Using code from http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00170000016p000000 trying to enable editor tracking. It works fine if there is no feature dataset in the GDB, but the moment ...
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Arcpy logging error messages

I am trying to write any error messages that arise in my script and record it in a text file. When I check my errorLog, the error messages are not recorded. Below is my code: Note the parameter ...
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How to update the Z value using an UpdateCursor?

I have created the following script to mimic the ArcGIS 3D Analyst tool, FeatureTo3DByAttribute, which creates a 3D copy of a 2D feature class and sets the Z to a specified attribute. import arcpy, ...
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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 ...