In ArcGIS, a collection of geographic features with the same geometry type (such as point, line, or polygon), the same attributes, and the same spatial reference.

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What is difference between map layer and spatial dataset (e.g. feature class, shapefile)?

What is the difference between feature class and feature layer? To me they seems very similar in concept.
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How to extract the number of vertices in each polygon?

I have ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 and my challenge is how to extract the of number vertices in each polygon for all features like this: I have many parcels in my feature class and I want to extract ...
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Why is it important to use feature layers in ModelBuilder?

I am trying to understand creation of a geoprocess with ModelBuilder, but I don't know why it's important to use feature layers instead of feature classes when creating a geoprocess with ModelBuilder. ...
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Best Practices for Tracking Feature Changes and Supporting Documentation

In my organization, it is very important that we have documentation from an authoritative source to support every feature that we add to our data and every edit that we make to each feature. ...
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Is it possible to localize ArcGIS Feature-Classes?

I wondered if it is possible to translate an arcgis feature-class into different languages? For example I want to translate the Fields of the class and then add the data for the defined languages. I ...
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What is the best practice for editing feature class?

I am working with some feature classes. I create those feature classes using my add-in. User can add/ delete features from these feature classes clicking on "add", "delete" buttons and selecting ...
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What is hierarchy (object model) of features in ArcGIS?

I'm new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. Would the ...
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Is the filename of a shapefile the same as its Feature Class name?

This is a very basic question, but I'm not finding the answer on Google or here... I have a bundle of files I have to submit in an incredibly specific format. Our sub-consultants gave us a set of ...
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How to export ArcGIS feature class to Waze?

I've got a geodatabase containing a local municipality road system. I'm looking for a way to export it into Waze in order to improve Waze existing road system. The only way I found so far is to edit ...
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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) feature classes within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature class through a for loop. I would ...
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How to create a geodatabase feature class using a geodatabase table schema with ArcPy?

Is there a way in ArcPy to create an empty polygon geodatabase feature class that will acquire the schema of a geodatabase table? I know that it's possible in ArcCatalog (New -> Feature Class and ...
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How to efficiently check for feature overlaps with Arcpy?

In an effort to reduce processing time, I am looking for ways to pre-process data within my script. I have ~18,000 featureclasses with ~500 features each (all simple circle polygons) from which I want ...
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How to make two feature layers congruent using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two feature layers (polyline/polygon) which should be congruent but there's an offset of about 220 meters. The Georeferencing tool only works with raster layers. How do I do the equivalent ...
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How to access the feature extent of a feature class using arcpy?

How can i access to feature extent of a feature class and change the extent using arcpy ?
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How to upload polygon data for appending to a geodatabase via a JS API web application

After a many hours of research, I am having a hard time determining the feasibility of an application I am trying to build. Basic proposed functionality is: user logs in, uploads polygon (either ...
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How to add XY coordinates (latitude/longitude) to a DEM raster in ArcGIS 10.1

I would like to add xy coordinates of about 10 sites to a raster. I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and my xy coordinates are on Access 2013 database - saved as .mdb. The steps I have taken so far: 1) In ...
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end execution of script and send email if schema has changed

I would like to append the data from one feature class to another after confirming that the schemas match in both feature classes. I can append the data from one FC to another by using this simple ...
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Is there a faster way to get unique values for a given FeatureClass in ArcObject?

I'm trying to count rows by unique values for a given FeatureClass. I'm using DataStatistics to get the unique values for a specific column for a given FeatureClass. This seems to be (very) slow with ...
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Remove duplicate feature based on Condition

I have a line dataset that was produced from ModelBuilder (not built by me) that involves splitting lines into individual segments using existing Point dataset in between as the split zone. However, ...
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Constructing file path within Python for Feature Class within Feature Dataset?

Based on my understanding of the ArcGIS path structure, a feature class inside a feature dataset inside a geodatabase can be accessed by the following: C:\Menu\Lunch.gdb\Sandwich\Cheese Where ...
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Create Feature Class From XY Table Using Python

I have some txt files that are basically attribute tables (object ID, latitude, longitude, area). In ArcMaps, I have been converting these files into feature classes and saving them in a geodatabase ...
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Adding descriptions to feature class in a geodatabase using arcpy

I am trying to populate the properties of a feature class in a geodatabase using arcpy. In the past I have been given geodatabases with features classes that already have their property descriptions ...
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How to get all the FeatureClasses from IWorkspace?

Well i create a Geodatabse in my SQL Server using ArcCatalog then i create 5 new FeatureClass, i want to get all the FeatureClasses in this GDB, this is my function to get all the FeatureClasses from ...
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How can I move and resize features with an ArcView license?

this might be a silly question but I have a problem with moving features in ArcGis 10. I'm only using the ArcView license so the editing tool "representation" is deactivated. Is there an easy way to ...
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Feature Class relate with table

I use ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I have a polygon Feature Class with municipalities. In a non-geographic table, I have these same municipalities, with an additional contract information. The ...
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Open Failed - Attribute Column Not Found

I'm running a PostgreSQL database on my local machine and have set up an connection to it from ArcMap 10.1. I can see all of my tables in the Catalog pane. There is one table that I cannot seem to ...
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Creating Feature Class in ArcPy gives RuntimeError?

I am new to Python. I am trying to create a new Feature Class within a long script but before I do so, I am running it separately to make sure I have the syntax correct. The code below mimics the ...
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ArcGIS 10.2.2: How to clip vector data from raster data?

I have two files: National land cover data (raster) HUC 8 (vector files of watersheds) Both are national scale but the HUC 8 takes up a larger geographic region than the raster set so I want ...
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For loop within SDE

I have a list of SDE connection files in a folder in my computer. I can use arcpy.listWorkspaces("*", "SDE") to find the workspaces. But I then want to dig deeper into each of the SDE files and list ...
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Automatically update feature class based on another feature class in same geodatabase

I work at headquarters and there are 3 regions. Each region is responsible for their data and headquarters is responsible for merging the data and creating a national coverage. All regions and ...
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Merging Feature Classes and keeping the metadata

Is there a way that while merging two feature classes we can keep the metadata? We are merging feature classes with templates so we can import specific fields into our data. Is there a way to keep ...
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Combining multiple feature classes into single feature class using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop? I would like to combine multiple feature classes (same geometry) into a single feature class. The catch is that all of the feature classes have identical fields ...
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Renaming a variable input to replace spaces with underscores to be used in an output's name

This may be easier than i am making it. Using Model Builder, I have a variable input "Name", which is set as a model parameter, used for a 'Select by Attribute' early in the model. I would like to ...
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Edit Copy Feature Class Output Name

I have created a model that allows the user to delete and edit certain fields in a feature class (Simple model for first time users of ArcGIS so they don't mess up data). The first step of the model ...
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Feature is a point or polygon

Im new to GIS and am just curious if there is an instance where a feature can be a point in one map and a polygon in another map and vice versa?
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Add a new field in a already created feature class

I have a feature class. On the basis of some calculation, I want to create a new field in that table and set value of that field. To do so, my algorithm is: void UpdateFeatureClass(IFeatureClass ...
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Feature Geometry/shape changed event in arcObjects

I have a feature class(polyline). there are 5 features in the feature class. I want to get notification when user changed property any of feature of feature class. How it can be achieved ? I am using ...
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Event layer to feature class - fastest method?

There are three methods to convert the output of a Make XY Event Layer to a Feature Class: Copy Features Feature to Point Feature Class to Feature Class Which one is the fastest method? I need to ...
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Rename feature classes in file geodatabase in bulk

I see may versions of this post but none quite get me to where I need to be. I have 50,000 features classes in a file geodb. They are a1_xxxxx_xx I need to rename them all to a6_xxxxx_xxx This is ...
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How to read feature class in file geodatabase using R?

I have a feature contained in a geodatabase that is larger than 2GB as an exported shapefile. I need to run an extract function in R to attribute the polygons with data from a raster file. Exporting ...
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How to get a feature class from a File Geodatabase in ArcObjects? (VB.NET)

I just started out with ArcObjects and I've been stuck on this for days. How do you open up a File GDB and read out a simple feature class? The snippet for retreiving a shapefile from a regular ...
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Losing Subtypes when exporting selected Feature Class Data

Trying to understand why I am losing my subtypes. Work flow: Loading a line feature class (FC) from a file Geodabase (FGDB) into the table of contents of a ArcMap version 10.2.2. Using "Select ...
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Feature Class to Feature Class Keeps Layer Name In Fields 10.2?

I have a model that makes a join, adds two fields, and calculates the fields, then uses Feature Class to Feature Class to create a new output. The new output is named "Permit." Once the output is ...
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Setting creation of feature dataset as precondition to iterative process using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

When using ArcGIS ModelBuilder, how do you set the creation of a feature dataset as a precondition to an iterative process, and not have it re-create the feature dataset each time through? This is ...
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'DEFeatureClass' vs. 'IFeatureClass'

I'm writing an ArcGIS 10.1 .pyt toolbox to accept a feature class as input (not a shapefile). Referencing ESRI's online guide to 'Geoprocessing Data Types of Parameters and Environments' [PDF ...
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Unable to change name of feature class using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am in ArcView 9.3. I have created a personal gdb and a Feature Class. I was able to change the name of the gdb, but why CAN'T I change the name for the Feature Class (FC)?
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Why my Feature Class created with the tool “create feature from XY table” is outside the Feature Dataset?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and I'm trying to create a Feature Class inside a Feature Dataset from a table opened through OLE-DB connection using the tool "Create Feature Class from XY Table". The output ...
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Putting features (IFeature) into ifeatureclass with ArcGIS Engine?

I am trying to get the selected features from axMapControl and put them in a new feature class. I can get the selected features but when i'm trying to put them in a IFeatureClass and then cast it as ...
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Python script outputs polygon feature class with no shape_area or shape_length and therefore doesn't show up in arcmap

I am trying to copy features a number of times based on a numeric field value. The code below works for points when the POINT type is chosen. However, when I switched the feature type to POLYGON it ...
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Determining date or time Feature Class was created in File Geodatabase?

I had a script running at the office over the last 5 days and tried to remote on unsuccessfully since the 3rd day. I got here and it appears there was a power outage. Is there a way to find out the ...