A user interface in ArcGIS used for accessing, organizing, and managing a collection of geoprocessing tools, models, and scripts.

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Applying version control to ArcGIS Models

Version control is an indispensible tool for software development, allowing one to reliably and cleanly step back in time to the last time X did it's job exactly right, or to see what changed between ...
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How to apply the four colors theorem in a polygon map in ArcGIS/ArcToolBox automatcally?

I need to apply the four colors theorem in a polygonal shape in a way that I do not need to choose manually each color to put in each region. I wish to knows if there is any extension, plug-in, script ...
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Running ArcGIS 10.0 Under Virtualenv

I am working on a Python package that has a mixture of command line tools and ArcToolbox tools. For Python development it is really useful to use VirtualEnv, especially when working with installers. ...
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How to create sidebar help information for custom arcgis script tools?

I have been creating custom gis tools with python via the arcpy module. I can set up the tool successfully with parameters and all, but I cannot figure out how to create help text that shows up on ...
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How to create a checkbox parameter in a ArcGIS custom Python tool?

I am working on creating an ArcGIS tool from a Python script I am writing. I am wondering if it is possible to have a checkbox parameter. Basically what I want to do is have a parameter where the ...
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How to get the subbasin area of each specified river segment?

I have a DEM file of one district, and I have used those following tools in spatial analyst tools in ArcGIS 10.1 to get files related to the original DEM file: Fill Flow direction Flow accumulation ...
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How can I auto-increment output file-names in Toolbox ESRI ArcMap 10

I have a simple tool which outputs a file. I would like the filename to be a number which increments every time the tool is run. How would I go about implementing this using the toolbox in ESRI ...
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How to re-order fields permanently using ArcGIS Make Query Table tool?

In the Answer to somebody else's question it was stated that the Make Query Table tool could be used to re-order fields in tables and feature classes permanently. However, when I open the dialog for ...
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Python - formatting path strings and checking if a path exists

I would like to use the following code to determine if a path exists. The path I would like to check is being passed to my code via parameter on a ArcMap 10.0 tool dialog box. The parameters data ...
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Are there any distinct advantages of creating a Python Toolbox over a Custom Toolbox?

I enjoy making different geoprocessing tools to practice Python and to become more familiar with the arcpy modules. I've just been using a Custom Toolbox and then importing the Python script and ...
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Problems creating TIN from British Columbia DEM data

Is anyone familiar with creating a TIN using ArcGIS9.3 and British Columbia DEM data (.GEN files)? I can't figure out how to get the breaklines to work during the creation of the TIN. Using ...
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ArcGIS 10: AddIn Extension loading toolbox issue

I have an extension class in an ArcMap addin project of which loads a custom toolbox into ArcToolbox when the user opens ArcMap or opens a previously created map. My toolbox gets added to ArcToolbox ...
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Is there a way to clip a raster using a vector polygon without having Spatial Analyst?

I have ArcView 10 and I'm trying to clip a DEM (TIFF) to a wilderness boundary (polygon). I know ArcView won't let me do this without Spatial Analyst, but I don't have $2500. I tried exporting my ...
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What's the difference between “Copy Features” and “Feature Class to Feature class”

I have a feature class within a feature dataset in a FGDB, and I need a copy of it in another FGDB. In ArcGIS 10.1, I've used the "Copy Features" tool, and it looks to be the same (according to the ...
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Is there any restriction on file size while using arcgis tool box or arcpy methods

I am working with ArcToolBox's tools and their python supports. I found there is some restriction on file size of shape files/feature classes etc. It makes me interested to know about is there any ...
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How to create a generic tool with ModelBuilder in ArcGIS?

We are working on the creation of a tool with model Builder in ArcGIS 10.1. We want to build a generic tool that can be launched from any computer. In order to do so, we have set the input files as ...
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ToolValidator not doing anything

I have created a simple script tool which has a single parameter of type "String". I have written the tool validation to disable the input field (simply trying to learn tool validation). The ...
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Definitions of arcgis script parameter Data Type options

When adding a python script to a toolbox in Arcgis one of the steps is to set parameters and specify what Data Type each requires. The list is long, perhaps a hundred, and many are not immediately ...
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How to union polylines with the same name?

I have a shapefile containing streets that have to be counted. But these streets in each case consist of several polylines. Maybe I should buffer these polylines and union the generated polygons that ...
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Using Custom Functions in a Python Toolbox

I am trying to put together a python toolbox (Arc 10.1) and would like to use a defined function in my code. The function is: 'sys' is imported at the top of the file def listdirs(folder): ...
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What is the FME Equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?

I'm attempting to union 2 large featureclasses in ArcCatalog, QGIS, and FME. What is the transformer that would be equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?
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ArcGIS 10.1 Anyway to make a script tool run immediatly upon opening

I have a script tool that creates an ArcSDE connection folder and copies data from the server to a new folder on the users computer. The tool has no parameters runs fine but when you open the tool it ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 publish geoprocessing tools

I have been trying to publish a geoprocessing tool to our new ArcGIS for Server 10.1 with SP1. I configured the serves to not to copy data to server when publishing services. The tool ran well and ...
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Error 000735: Input Dataset or Feature Class: Value is required

I am a true novice when it comes to ArcGIS and computer programs like this one. Am taking a class and cannot get the Project function to work under the tool box. The path I used was ArcTool box --> ...
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Python console vs Toolbox script in ArcGIS

My question is similar to this post: Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY . My script works in ArcMap python console but not as a script in toolbox.I am running ArcGIS 10.0 SP4. The script is ...
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Where can I find in depth documentation on modifying arcgis stylesheets?

Where can I find in depth documentation on modifying arcgis stylesheets? I have found some of the basics here : Changing tool dialog appearance I want to change the height on one element, the only ...
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How to select all values by default in arcgis tool's multivalue parameter using python?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 and have three parameters, Feature class, field and a multivalue parameter respectively in ArcGIS tool. I populate multivalue parameter with unique values of feature class on ...
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Changing default IDE for editing Validation code in ArcToolbox?

Do you know a way that I can change the application that opens the validation scripts in ArcGIS 10.2? At the moment hitting Edit... opens up Notepad, which ain't that friendly an IDE.
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Hydrology toolbox versus ArcHydro toolbox

I would like to do some watershed delineation research/development (at the County level) with our LIDAR generated DEM, after it is corrected, but am wondering what, if any, differences might result ...
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Raster Calculator Bug at start

I use ArcGIS 10.1 on a Windows XP. ArcGIS completely shuts down when I attempt to launch the "Raster Calculator" tool. Has this happened to someone else? Any ideas on how to solve this annoying issue? ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python script tool - Have the script tool dialog box stay open past successful completion of script

Is there a way to have the script dialog box have the radio button that says "Close this dialog when completed successfully" unchecked for any user who runs the script tool? Is there configuration ...
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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. My question is: Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure ...
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How to calculate for every basin/sub-basin, drainage area at every elevation contour along stream?

With DEM as source, I created all necessary files like flow direction, accumulation,slope,streams,watersheds,pour point etc.... In my watershed(basin), I have many sub-watersheds(sub-basin) with ...
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Finding script location… dynamically

Should be a simple question... but those can be the hardest. I have created a script that uses ESRI's arcpy site package and it functions properly in a stand-alone environment. I am now trying to ...
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ArcToolbox 9.3 converted to ArcToolbox 10 and now won't work in ArcMap 9.3

I added a custom toolbox created for 9.3.1 to a ArcGIS Desktop 10 ArcMap. Now it seemed to have disappeared. I can't add it to ArcMap 9.3.1. Is there a way to convert it back if that is even the ...
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How to Select By Attribute and Select By Location simultaneously?

Is there an existing tool that would allow to select by attribute and location simultaneously (or near simultaneously) in ArcGIS 10.0+? Assume the data is stored in a file geodatabase, but could be ...
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How to run a custom Geoprocessing tool using no parameters?

I created a custom geoprocessing tool called "CreateCoverLayer". It has no input or output parameters. I have the following snippet of code, but get an error message due to the fact that the Execute ...
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Can't save result of “Extract Values to Points (Spatial Analyst)” inside the working feature dataset!

I have a file geodatabase in which I have a feature dataset. I have some feature classes inside the feature dataset. I wonder why when I attempt to save the result of Extract Values to Points (Spatial ...
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How do I use variables inside a arcpy toolbox function? [closed]

I have a point file and I need to make a lot of buffers in specific increments but I can't figure out how to interate through a list inside the buffer function. Here is what I have: import arcpy ...
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Append or merge consecutive line segments (contours) as one single line of the same elevation value

Is there a way using python (ArcPy) or ArcGIS 10.1 tools to collect consecutive line segments having the same elevation value and appending/merging/generating one single line from them? Each resulting ...
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Getting “Failed to open tool” message when trying to run geoprocessing tool from C# code

I've been experimenting with the Military Aspects of Terrain Template, which has a toolbox associated with it. I've been using the following WPF Runtime code, which should open a tool in the ...
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Anyone have a link for IN-DEPTH ArcGIS Toolbox documentation

I am looking for in-depth links for docs on parameter datatypes for adding custom scripts to a custom toolbox. For example, a parameter data type "Extract Values". What does this do? What config ...
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How to make selection tool with 3 variables which depend on each other (ModelBuilder)?

I try to create model to selection feature by attribute with 3 variables which depend on each other but i don't know how. for example: variables: kat_1, kat_2, kat_3 Kat_1{ gastronomy, education, ...
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Using the ArcGIS Local Routing Tool . . geoprocessing in the runtime

When I create a model in ArcGIS using the Network Analyst Tools, I am able to create Locations and make the Route Layer and Solve. However, I need to be able to add barriers as well as locations, ...
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How to automate drawing a polyline from 2 intersecting datasets based on proximity?

I've been stuck on a situation recently where my company's data has to be integrated with another. Basically there are two point shapefiles comprising of >50000 points, and as shown in the image ...
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Why do I get huge memory and CPU spikes setting up the geocode tool

I am running the geocode tool against a database table which contains values for address, city, state, zip. I am using an address locator that I downloaded locally http://gis.ats.ucla.edu/ Whenever ...
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GeoTiff convert to PNG with transparency

I need to convert a GeoTIFF image to PNG format with "NoData" pixels in the original image being transparent in the output. Is there any tool particularly in ArcGIS ArcToolbox or GDAL for this ...
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Anyone built a custom GPFunction in ArcGIS10 and having closing issues?

I have a custom GP function in ArcGIS 10 written in C#. When the tool is run it takes ArcGIS about 5 minutes to close (as in the application closes but in Task manager ArcMap.exe and ArcSOCP.exe are ...
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Problems converting polygon to point [closed]

I'm trying to convert polygons to points with ArcGIS 10. My polygon layer has 2 attributes that I want to give to my point layer. I'm using the Feature to Point function from the Arctoolbox, but it ...
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“XY to Line” not converting all 58,000 records

I have a dbf (and xls) that contains ~58,000 records of latitude and longitude for both start and end points. I would like to connect each XY coordinate pair using the XY to Line tool found inside the ...