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 sum up values of neighbouring polygons?

I hope that you can help me with the following problem: I have a vector (polygon) layer. I would like to add an attribute to the layer that - for every polygon - sums the values of a specific field of ...
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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 31,...
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seeking “Available Sky” implementations

I'm looking for implementations of an algorithm called "Available Sky". ArcGIS (Spatial Analyst or GRID) is preferred, but solutions in GDAL, SAGA GIS or others are perfectly acceptable. The ...
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arcpy overwrite files in a geodatabase file

I'm writing a python script, I've got an mxd and its workspace is a geodatabase file with all the files I need into. The problem I'm encountering in testing and writing code is that, despite of the ...
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Finding clusters of one set of points around another set of points from different layer?

I want to see if there is clustering of a certain type of buildings (x) around another type of buildings (y). The two point files are in different layers. I cannot figure out which tool I would ...
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Address Standardizer Options

Ok, so with ArcGIS 10, ESRI has depricated 'Address Standardizing' in the new locators, I know you can still use the 9.3.1 locators to do this; but I heavily suspect that after the 10.1 version we ...
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ArcGIS Python Tool - Importing Custom Script Into ToolValidator Class

I had posted a question last week about customizing a ToolValidator class and got some very good answers. In working with the proposed solutions, I have created a custom module that performs queries ...
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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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Preferred programming language and software for entire remote sensing workflow?

I have been involved in remote sensing for some years now during studies. I am wondering which combination of software and image processing modules would be most suitable for an entire process chain ...
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Can I collect Seismic data with an array of cell phones?

Suppose I have an array of cell phones, each having: an accelerometer a clock a GPS receiver Windows Phone 7 (WP7) How hard would it be to write a program so that synchronizes the phones to a ...
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Splitting feature class by unique values for an attribute/field in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I would like to split a single shapefile into multiple shapefiles by using unique values for one attribute/field to select features for each value out into a new feature class. I found ET Geowizard ...
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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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Does dissolving features improve geoprocessing efficiency?

I have a large set of line data (>140,000 features). Is there a processing advantage, in either time required or (more importantly) memory used: to running Dissolve on the data before running Buffer?...
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Device for Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data? [closed]

I am looking for a device that can track my location (lat,long) and speed all day long. Perhaps, I need GPS and accelerometer data bundled together. What I want to do is to log my daily activities. I ...
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How to integrate SAGA Python Modules into ArcGIS Desktop?

I have been having a look at SAGA (http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html) and it seems to have some nice tools for geoprocessing. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any luck bringing SAGA ...
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Exploding overlapping to new non-overlapping polygons?

Given multiple polygons that overlap in multiple ways, I would like to export from these features all polygons that don't overlap with others, iteratively. The product would be a number of features ...
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Using ESRI geoprocessing services from a non-ESRI client (Python)?

I'm thinking it should be possible to consume an ESRI Geoprocessing service from a python script without invoking ArcPy or needing an ESRI installation on the client machine. For example I create a ...
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In FME, is there a way to connect multiple input feature types from reader and route to single transformer?

In FME, is there a way to connect multiple readers to a single transformer? I'm using FME 2015 and want to clip a bunch of feature classes to a single feature, but can't seem to find an easy way to do ...
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Unusual results for geoprocessing speed tests

I have been observing unusual performance with a Python geoprocessing script. The (attached) script performs the following actions: Use a search cursor to look up UTM zone corresponding to polygon ...
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ArcGIS 10: Create an event linear layer from a point layer based on directionality

I have a point layer that reflects the speed limits and a line layer of the roads. The location of the speed sign indicates in which direction the speed limit applies. How can I make linear event ...
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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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Where is this raster offset being introduced in the QGIS processing toolbox?

I'm using the (awesome!) processing toolbox in QGIS 2.0 to reclassify some NoData values in a raster from -9999 to 0, but at some point in the process there's an offset of about 0.2 degrees being ...
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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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How to create spider diagrams (hub lines) in PostGIS?

I'm rather new to PostGIS but I have done a lot of reading. One thing that I have been searching for is a function that allows users to create a "spider diagram" (also called "desire lines" or "hub ...
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How to process large shapefiles faster in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have huge line and polygon shapefiles that I want to edit with some geoprocessing tasks (clip, buffer, erase,...). Altough my computer is not that slow, I am annoyed of waiting up to 15 hours for ...
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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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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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Distinction between Difference and Clip tools in QGIS?

What is the primary distinction between the Difference and Clip geoprocessing tools in QGIS?
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How to aggregate detached polygons?

Is there any open-source library to aggregate detached polygons? I know that there is a tool in ArcInfo, but it is commercial.
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Is there a way to Query what's “NOT THERE”?

If you have land tenure mapping, and you're only interested in the areas for which there are no polygons in a region, is there a way to query these areas out and create a shapefile from them. A ...
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How to use real GIS tools to make skewed area maps for infographics

I'm a junior GIS tech, trying to make a map as part of an infographic. I wanted to do one where the size of polygons varied with a particular numeric attribute. Something like this one, where each ...
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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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Process a raster with multiple geoprocessing tools in arcgis 10 using python - flow between processes

I'm writing a short python script that includes processing rasters with different geoprocessing tools in ArcGis 10, for example, the three processes below, is this best way to use multiple tools ...
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How to increase maximum memory usage cap for running Arc 10.1?

Not sure if this is strictly GIS related or perhaps belongs on StackOverflow...it is regarding ESRI ArcGIS 10.1, so I'm sticking it here. I'm looking for options to increase processing capacity, and ...
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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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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 to attribute polygon with names of polylines it contains?

I have a set of polyline shapefiles and a polygon shapefile. The task is to split the polylines by the polygon border and write the names of polyline objects located within the polygon to the ...
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Batch Georeferencing in ArcMap 10.2

I have about 50 pdf maps that I would like to batch georeference and/or georectify. I've saved one as a jpg and georeferenced it manually and would like to automate the rest which are in the same ...
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Reordering polygon shapefile permanently?

I've written a script which produces a polygon shapefile of the extents of all the thousands of rasters in our library. I want to organise the FID so that the files with the largest extents are on the ...
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Inside buffer with attributes in ArcGIS?

How can I create buffers for polygons that: a) lie only inside the polygon boundary, and b) know who their parent is? An example of where this is useful is First Nation Traditional Territories. ...
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Reduce processing time in Erase function using Arcpy in IDLE

I am processing 18,000 feature classes (saved in a file GDB), each with ~500 records (polygon features) in ocean areas, and I am running a script to remove area overlapping with the coast, using the ...
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Merging Issues doubling up

I have two shapefiles with some of the parcels (surveying) overlapping each other. How do you get those overlapping parcels from doubling up? Is there a way you can have it dissolved or union etc... ...
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Is there anyway to make GPModels with python scripts execute faster?

I do not know if anyone else has this problem but my GPModels that include simple python scripts seem to take way too long to execute. One example is a model I built which is a simple select feature ...
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Remote geoprocessing solutions?

I have a relatively old laptop (i5 8Gb) but it is fine for most of my GIS needs. Infrequently I would like to run processes which requires larger amounts of RAM (16G+) but I cannot justify forking out ...
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Hydrology toolbox versus Arc Hydro 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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How does the geoprocessing results window store the tasks?

Yesterday I was working in a single mxd all day, performing dozens of calculations and other analysis using multiple tools. A lot of it was trial and error, so when I found the correct combination I ...
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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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How do I generate code from ESRI GPServer wsdl?

I'm trying to use svcutil to generate code from this GPServer wsdl. So I run this command: svcutil GPServer.wsdl Which generates ESRI_Currents_World_GPServer.cs. The code has comments saying the ...
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What are pros and cons of forcing square pixels on reprojection?

I am using Erdas Imagine 2014 to reproject 4-band raster data from GRS 1980 NAD83 Lambert Conformal Conic (ft) to UTM GRS 1980 NAD83 North UTM Zone 11 (m). Unlike ArcGIS, Erdas provides the option to ...
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ArcGIS geoprocessor memory leak: what's the underlying cause and why is it so hard to fix?

blah238's very nice answer to this question reminded me of all the time I've spent over the past two years battling against the dreaded geoprocessor memory leak in ArcGIS Desktop. I only have ...