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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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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How to create Point Transects along line?

I would like to create a point shapefile that will contain sampling points along, and perpendicular to either side of a track route that I have as a line feature in ArcGIS 10.1. The points on the ...
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Is there a Free Aggregate Points tool out there for ArcGIS 10?

I need to do some Getis-Ord analysis but first I need to aggregate my points. I know of XToolsPro, but the aggregate points function is locked and you must purchase a license to use it. I am ...
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Cannot get rid of lock on file geodatabase and feature class created in Python script

I have a python script, (for ArcGIS 10), that creates a new file geodatabase, creates a new feature class in that file geodatabase and then reads data from an SDE feature class to populate the new ...
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ArcGIS: Create a line layer from a point layer and csv data file

UPDATED DECEMBER 20 I have a Regular point layer and a csv file that has the same ids as the point layer. The csv file is organized as ID From To Weight -- ---- -- ------ 01 ...
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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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Calculating elevation profile of a trail?

What would be the best way to calculate an elevation profile of a trail remotely (without using altimeter/gps tracking your steps)? For example, to do it in the most rudimentary way you might take a ...
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Making county-level shapefile from set of points at 30 x30 km spacing using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a data set in csv form, like: latitude, longitude, value -45, 45, 10 .... I would like to calculate county level means from these data, using either ArcGIS or R+grass. I have the ArcGIS USA ...
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Improving ArcGIS Results saving and manipulating

The ArcGIS Results Window is an incredibly useful way to keep track of what has been done in a particular map. I use it constantly as a means of documenting the essential parts of a project's ...
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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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Buffering with physical barrier using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I don't think it is possible, but I'm looking for a way to stop my buffer at a certain physical barrier. For example, I have point near a river and I'm creating a buffer around my point that is ...
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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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create polygons and fishnets of specific size and orientation and buffers

I want to study 6 areas in the field and in order to do so I want to divide each one of them into smaller areas/parts. What I would like to do is find an average square or rectangle area surface ...
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Polyline selection of features with angle turns up to a specified angle

I'm looking for an automated way to select line features that have specified angle between vertexes. That in order to check water mains layer -steel pipes can have only 45 or 90 degrees turns and I ...
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GRASS Geoprocessing in Python Script

I´m trying to get some GRASS geoprocessig tools running in a python script outside GRASS. I´m able to import grass.script, but I´m not able to get the tools running yet. Does anybody know what I´m ...
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How to create parameter windows for custom geoprocessing tools?

I would like to create a geoprocessing tool with a custom GUI for its input data. To put it in other words: imagine that your client works mainly with arcmap documents and he already has an arcpy ...
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Explode MULTILINESTRING into individual segments in PostGIS 1.5

I have a MULTILINESTRING in PostGIS consisting of several LINESTRING's. Consider each LINESTRING to have a set of POINT's P1, P2, ... PN forming the line segments L1, L2, ... LN-1 where ...
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Topology or out of memory errors with large dataset intersects and spatial joins in ArcGIS

I receive a topology error notification when intersecting a point dataset (with ~5 million points), with a polygon dataset created by buffering those points by a half mile. The goal is to create a ...
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Slow performing ArcGIS Near tool returns -1?

We are running an ArcGIS 10.0 geoprocessing script written in Python that (as part of many steps above & below) runs the Near tool. Both the input and output datasets (shapefiles & personal ...
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How to map a building to only one grid which contain more than half of its area using qgis?

I have a shapefile of a city map and I have created vector grid as polygons. After intersecting the two shapefiles, a building will map to all the grids it overlaps. However, if I just want it to ...
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Create a single connected polygon from multiple polygons

I am trying to create a single continuous (neighborhood) polygon from many tax block parcels. The Multipart to Singlepart GP tool does not accomplish the task since I need the polygon to be complete; ...
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How to batch clip to single-part shapefile using ArcGIS 9.3 and Python 2.5?

How do I clip a shapefile to a single-part shapefile using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and Python 2.5? Example: I have a set of lines (lines.shp) I am trying to clip to each record in a shapefile called Grids.shp ...
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Redistribute linestring vertices to specified distance

I use a groundwater model program called GMS, and it has a very useful function "Redistribute vertices" (more info). I use this function all the time to both simplify and provide regular spacings ...
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Large Dataset Buffer Help

Using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a large polygon feature class (130,000 records). I need to do an inside/outside buffer (+5 then -5 to fill in some gaps)... the process takes so long, I'm looking for a way ...
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Collapsing the multi-row output of a one-to-many spatial join to single-row (arcmap 10.1)

I'm working with TIGER data, looking at the relationships among incorporated places and counties. Not all places are completely contained by counties; some do span multiple counties. In the final ...
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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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Fixing Script Error Invalid Pointer from ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools?

I am just learning ArcGIS 10.2 and it was working well until I tried to use the Export to a Geodatabase (single) option for a dbs table I made. Since then, it seems I now get the same Script Error for ...
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Testing point in polygon overlay performance of Intersect, Spatial Join and Near in ArcGIS for Desktop?

In answers and comments to Select points within a polygon and update attributes I think it is being suggested that Spatial Join (Analysis) and/or Near (Analysis) may be faster than Intersect ...
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ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error

I’m new with Arc 10, and I'm struggling alot. When using Geoprocessing I’m getting the same error or message again and again. "ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error" I have checked all the settings I can ...
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Can variable be set to reference in_memory workspace object in ArcPy?

This is an offshoot question related to a question I posted earlier. I have the following arcpy code that inputs a Python list of polygon geometry objects to the Union_analysis tool, which then ...
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How to handle TIME in GIS?

Is there any way or any idea on how to handle Time attribute in GIS? For example, which are the ways to specify that an object is at a place at a given time interval and them it is in another place ...
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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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PostGIS: Select features that do NOT intersect

This seems to me like such a simple question (and it probably is) yet I cannot seem to find an example that gives me the answer. Using PostGIS, I just want to select points that fall outside of ...
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Split Lines at Intersection of Other Lines

I have two line layers (roads and contours in this example) and I would like to split the roads layer every time it crosses/intersects a feature on the contour layer. I can't seem to find a tool that ...
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How to import esri Personal Geodatabase (.mdb) to PostGIS on Linux

We have esri Personal Geodatabases that we need to import into PostGIS. Ultimately, we'd like to allow people to upload an MDB on a web server, and have it import the layers into PostGIS. On ...
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File organization for sharing ArcGIS python code

What is the best organizational structure for sharing ArcGIS python code and geoprocessing tools? Or even, are sharing code and sharing tools separate questions? Esri has a Methods for distributing ...
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PostGIS: Assign ID of point in layer A to closest point in Layer B

This should have been an obvious precursor (that I didn't ask) to my other question: PostGIS function to create spider diagrams? If I do not know the relationship between a point in layer A (stores) ...
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Maximizing the use of CPU

My script is intersecting lines with polygons. It's a long process since there are more than 3000 lines and more than 500000 polygons. I executed from PyScripter: # Import import arcpy import time # ...
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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 clip a single layer of overlapping polygons in QGIS

I have a single layer of polygons. Some of the polygons overlap. I wish to make a new layer of just the parts of the polygons that overlap. What is the best way to do this in QGIS seeing it's ...
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Batch shapefile merge, with adding and calculating field

I have over 60 shapefiles, all in their own folders. I'm looking to add a field titled "Name" and then populate it with the name of the shapefile. I want to be able to do this so that I can then ...
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How to use SEXTANTE in a script outside QGIS?

I´m trying to do some geoprocessing using the QGIS Sextante plugin outside of the QGIS application (and integrate it with different other libraries like arcpy, etc.). import sys, os from PyQt4.QtGui ...
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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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Is Clip (Data management) or Extract By Mask (Spatial Analyst) more efficient?

I'm trying to clip down an Orthophoto to a county boundary. I've been using the Extract By Mask Tool, but this process has been running for about 12 hours! It's gone through 2 cycles already, so I'm ...
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How can I get more verbose messages from a GP service?

When I run a tool I've published as a gp service, the only messages I get are these: esriJobMessageTypeInformative: Submitted. esriJobMessageTypeInformative: Executing... ...
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Merging and joining two line feature classes while maintaining attributes from both using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I created an event layer using the MAKE ROUTE EVENT LAYER tool based on anticipated scheduled events. The road layer which is the base layer is intact. What I would like to achieve is combine layer ...
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Interactive “For each … Do” loop?

What is the most direct and straightforward, hopefully interactive, method to conduct a For each item Do... loop, where the input list is a selection of polygons? A word about "interactive". I'm not ...
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Extracting elevation from a TIN file with a point shapefile overlay

I have a TIN file that was built off of contour polyline shapefile (I think). I have a point shapfile with a few points. How can I extract elevation of the TIN file where the points occur? I am ...
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nx_spatial does not read all shapefile features

I have a polyline shapefile for a road network. The roads are split at every intersection (node), e.g. if two roads intersect at one point, then they are split into four links(edges). So using the ...
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Looking for Python module to do lat lon calculations

I'm looking for a Python module that can provide some / all of the following services using latitude/longitude to define points: Distance between two points Point in polygon Distance along a ...