Geoprocessing is a GIS operation used to manipulate GIS data. If you are performing geoprocessing using ArcGIS then the tag Geoprocessing-framework is specific to that software and should be used instead.

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Can two polygon layers be merged in QGIS on a common id?

Can two polygon layers be merged in QGIS on the basis of a common id? Update: Ok , the dissolve tool works fine. But for instance lets say I have 10 polygons. 8 of them are together , so when ...
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What is the best way to extract the geometry of a road from OSM data?

What is the best way to extract the geometry of a road from OSM data? The goal is to display segments of highway that are closed due to weather. The weather data consists of positions (in KM measured ...
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How to convert GeoTIFF to grayscale and add gaussian blur?

I have a giant GeoTIFF I'd like to convert to grayscale and add a gaussian blur to. As far as I know, GDAL can strip two of the three color bands and call it grayscale, which might work, but is there ...
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Access Geoprocessing results in Flex Viewer (Enhanced) Search Widget

I have Robert Scheitlin's Enhanced Search Widget up and running successfully with my MapService using ArcGIS Server and Flex Viewer 2.3. I also have a geoprocessing service that returns a point layer ...
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Creating polygons around extent of similar points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've millions of points collected for lithology layer. They have used a coding for different types of rocks. I need to create a polygon around the extent of similar points. What is the easiest ...
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Relate first point and last point of polyline to point feature(s)

I am working on a small script using ArcMap10/arcpy to generate a upstream-downstream uniqueid for a polyline feature class using point id's that fall on the starting point and ending point of a line. ...
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ArcPy - Dataframe rotation - Getting a polyline length wise in the dataframe in layout view in ArcMap

EDITED: I'd like to rotate my dataframe until a polyline fits dataframe-width wise in the layout view of a .mxd. If the lines runs north/south I would like the dataframe rotated until the line is ...
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Why it is still not common to publish and use WPS?

I tried to find some online platform-independent GIS services that could be called by any programming language and doing various GIS operations - like intersection, data format conversion, ...
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How to use ET GeoWizard tools or Xtools Pro in ModelBuilder or Python to automate processing?

Is it possible to use ET GeoWizard or XTools Pro tools in automation of mapping in either in ModelBuilder or Python?
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GIS data - Geoprocessing Service to receive data

I would like to move 8 shapefiles from one intranet to another intranet via arcgisserver (or an other method). Creating a FTP site is not an option. I think I saw somewhere on how to send data to a ...
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IGPutilities in IGPFunctions

Quick question, in Esri's area calculation sample of IGPFunction implementation they use IGPUtilities but they don't release the instance. On the singletons page in SDK help they list GPUtilities as ...
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Is it possible to publish a geoprocessing services that uses a custom gptool on ArcGIS Server 10?

I have developed a custom GP tool in C# which does a bunch of processing on a given layer. It works great in ArcMap on all machines that I have deployed it to. I created a model which uses this tool ...
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Fields from a selected feature set are missing when gp.submitJob(..)--in Flex— pushes feature set to geoprocessing service (in Python)

I am extending existing query functionality that I have added to the ArcGIS Flex Viewer. I would like to extract the results from a query--which consists of a FeatureSet--into a .gdb. In order to do ...
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Best practices to minimize error when buffering unprojected data

If I buffer hundreds of unprojected WGS84 points across the US by say, 3 miles, will I get accurate areas returned (3 x pi x r) for each of the circles created? I suspect not. If not, what would be ...
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gp.CreateFeatureClass(..) and gp.CopyFeatures(..) isn't copying all fields of feature class

How do I get the ArcGIS 9.3 geoprocessor to copy all of the fields of a feature class? Here is a description of what I'm trying to do: I am modifying an existing script created by a developer not on ...
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Is there an effective limit to the geoprocessing task Geocode Addresses?

The issue I face has the following background: We are geocoding an immense directory of records. It is something in excess of 100 million addresses. I have split the addresses up into as small a ...
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Mirror of Michigan State University's Python geoprocessing course materials

Been learning geoprocessing with Python using MSU's GEOG 825 ( python geoprocessing ) course. Unfortunately the link is dead now. I know this is a long shot but does anybody have a copy of the ...
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How to cut a shape file?

I want to use a shape file of the Corine Land Cover. This covers all of Europe, but I am only interested in the area of Scandinavia. How can I cut this file using free software (preferably a ...
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Modifying a projection ArcMap 10.0 Arcpy

I have the need to project data from wgs84 to UTM 15N NAD1927 FOOT_US. I would like to have arcpy do this for me. I can project the data using one of ArcMaps predifined prj files in the Coordinates ...
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GP Progress Dialog in ArcGIS10

I have an ArcGIS custom IGPFunction tool. I want to use the GP progress dialog not the progress bar at the bottom of the ArcGIS window as I don't want people to interact with the map whilst it's ...
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Is it possible to use RPy/RPy2 in a Geoprocessing Script that is exposed as a GP Task on ArcGIS Server?

Is it possible to publish a Script tool that uses the RPy/RPy2 module (or more generally any Python-to-R link) to ArcGIS Server 10 SP2? If so, what specifically do I need to do, i.e. Install R on the ...
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ArcObjects 10 Java SDK

I am being tasked with converting a AGS georpocessing toolkit currently written in AO 10 C# SDK to AO 10 Java SDK. Are there any resources out there which show an end to end example of creating an ...
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Need help with Merge GeoProcess task in ArcEngine (C#)

Help! Having the hardest time getting the correct syntax when adding layers as gp parameters to call the Merge_management GeoProcessing Task. Below is just one of MANY, MANY ways I have tried with ...
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ArcGIS Geoprocessing Services - Don't work if 'Run python script in process' not checked

I have a standard geoprocessing toolbox that I am exposing as a geoprocessing service. The tools in this toolbox are plain 'ol python scripts. All of this is being done in ArcGIS 9.3.1. As a ...
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ArcGIS, clip issue when using a PGDB

When I clip PolylineMZ feature class inside a Personal Geodatabase it gives odd results for vertices. Vertices are horizontally shifted and do not corespond with original. When I do this in .shp, ...
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Examples which use map reduce to process GIS data

Have anyone a view examples how to use mapreduce effective with GIS data?
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Why is a Merge process via ArcObjects extremely slow?

In one of my arcobjects-based GIS tools I have a process which takes an array of shapefile paths and uses them as inputs with the ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagement.Merge tool. I run it via a Geoprocessor ...
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Opening geoprocessing tools causes ArcGIS to hang

I am getting the same problem as http://forums.arcgis.com/threads/19468-Opening-tools-causes-ArcMap-to-freeze-crash That is, when I open any geoprocessing tool in ArcCatalog (might happen in ArcMap ...
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Ocean flow models - predict the path of an object dropped in the ocean

This question is from a user who wants to calculate the predicted path of a bottle dropped from a ship. He has a spreadsheet of hundreds of these bottles and wishes to display the predicted vs actual ...
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ArcGIS 9.3 Geoprocessor - AttributeError: Object: Environment <workspace> not found

So, this could be the most puzzling python geoprocessor error I have ever dealt with... This problem is occurring in ArcGIS Server 9.3, Python 2.5.2 I am exposing a typical python script as a ...
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Get shape filename in attribute field using field calculator

I apologize for crossposting against the ESRI geoprocessing forum, but it seems like this one gets answers. I'd like to have a modified append tool (ArcToolbox) that takes multiple shapefiles with ...
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How to use ICalculator with a pre-expression in C#

Another wonderful predicament. I am trying to use an instance of ICalculator to update a field based on another field. Textbook stuff. Unfortunately, the example in the SDK for C# is a bit lacking. ...
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Schema Lock issue when using ITable.AddField via ArcObjects

During a process I am running, I sometimes need to create a field that is missing in an attribute table. Unfortunately, the program is complaining that the table I am adding the field to has a schema ...
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Clipping MrSID files in ArcGIS Desktop?

Does anyone have experience subsetting/clipping a large NAIP imagery file in MrSID format? Some of the NAIP files we have are by county and they have really large file sizes. The files are from the ...
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Log file for ArcGIS geoprocessing?

Whenever I run a geoprocess overnight, it seems my computer reboots. Does ArcGIS save some log file information? Where does it save it? For example, when I run a large dataset or image process I need ...
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Workaround for Raster data input in ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Service

UPDATE I have accomplished the Python script, but only tested in desktop environment, i.e. ArcMap. #Import ArcPy site package module import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Extent from ...
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How to determine on which side of a line a polygon feature falls?

I have parcel data intersecting line data. In the parcel data there are some parcels that don't intersect the line. How could I programmatically figure out if the non-intersecting parcel is on the ...
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Splitting data into geographic zones for multiprocessing

I have been looking at multiprocessing and tools like Find Duplicates in Big Data and they seem to simply split the data into sections based on rows/number of records. I am trying to do an intersect ...
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How to control which Fields are exported in ArcObjects? (via Field Mapping)

In ArcMap 10.x, if you use the Export Data command on a layer that has hidden/disabled fields, those fields will not be present in the created feature class/table. My question is simple: how do you ...
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Obtaining extent of each polygon in shapefile?

In arcgis 10 and python I want to get the extent (xmax, ymax, xmin, ymin) info of each of the polygons in a shape file. I can get the extent of the whole shape file using ...
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Getting ExecutionEngineException when using GetCount in loop

I've created a small ArcObjects app that searches for all matching files in a directory tree and returns the matched files with the number of rows in each file. When performing this loop on a small ...
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How to determine flow amount along a stream using ArcGIS 9.2?

I have DEM with resolution 20m and also stream network map in shape format, isohyetal map in shape format. I have also historic numerical data for rainfall, runoff and temperature from 1970-2000 for ...
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Nested “if” statements in ArcGIS Field Calculator

The solution in VB for the base process is @ "If then" VB Script code (or Python) equivalent to SQL's IN ('x','y',z') expression in ArcGIS Field Calculator question? ...
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ArcGIS Server Publishing Geoprocessing Service

I'm modeling this ESRI tutorial for creating geoprocessing service with ArcServer and I'm getting this error when trying to publish the service: Service was published but cannot be started due to: ...
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Why Intersect gives ERROR 999999: Error executing function Invalid Topology [Too many lineseg endpoints]?

I am trying to run an Intersect process in arcgis 10 sp 3 with 2 file sets (aspect and slope) from up to a 1m DEM across an area of 65,000sq km. The aspect has 9,930,384 records and the slope has ...
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Raster Calculator dynamic map algebra expression

Is it possible to dynamically construct a Map Algebra expression that is dependent on the output of another tool, either using model builder or arcpy? For example, say I have a model that performs a ...
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arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer in-memory layer still exists when subsequent step fails during testing

When I used arcgisscripting to create in-memory output layer with gp.makefeaturelayer, I would put it in a try/except block and delete the gp object in the except piece when the makefeaturelayer would ...
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ArcGIS - Geoprocessing creating temporary files (e.g. “g_g193”). What produces these and how can they be cleaned up?

I have a couple of ArcGIS extensions that are running a lot of geoprocessing models with a mix of ArcObjects. I've noticed that the some, as of yet unidentified, geoprocessing steps are creating ...
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ArcMap crashing in geoprocessing script with AreaSolarRadiation. Does a log file exist?

I am writing a greoprocessing script in python and running it in arcmap 10. The script works as expected until it gets to an area solar radiation calculation AreaSolarRadiation(input_dem, "", "400", ...
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Example of RasterData class in ArcGIS for Flex

How would I use the RasterData class in com.esri.tasks.supportClasses for ArcGIS API for Flex? I haven't found any documentation for it outside the API and that doesn't give much info either. Could I ...