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 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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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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PostGIS ST_Union Performance

I'm trying to execute a 'dissolve' operation in PostGIS using the ST_Union command. The input layer is admittedly quite large and complex. By 'large' I mean 57,771 features, with number of vertices ...
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What is the distinction between Difference and Clip in QGIS?

What is the primary distinction between the Difference and Clip geoprocessing tools in QGIS?
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Simulate (Mock) GPS Tracks

I have the following scenario: 1) I need to create GPX files for use in testing of a mobile device. 2) The tracks to be described within will span large distances over long time periods (i.e. it's ...
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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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Python Script to convert a mass of KMLs to a single fGDB

I have a mass of KML files, approx 350+ that I need in a single fGDB. I lifted a string of code from ESRI help to attempt to do this - I got it working to the point of creating all the individual ...
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Good practices for storing connection info while deploying geoprocessing tool on Server

I have a geoprocessing tool written in python. It will be deployed on ArcGIS for Server 10.1 as a GeoProcessing Service and it's processing workflow includes some manipulations with data in SDE ...
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How to split features?

I would like to split a shapefile in qgis according to how the polygons overlaps. Don't know how to though? See pic for explanation:
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Extracting Overlapping Parts of Single Polygon Layer using QGIS?

I have a single polygon layer with over 200 buffers with a lot of overlapping areas. I want to use QGIS to create a new layer representing the overlap. I've seen several questions that are similar, ...
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GDAL bindings problem with ArcMap 10.1 Python tool

I'm really getting mad with this. ArcGIS sometimes can be so just...irritating! Forgive me if this question is by any means duplicating this one or similar ones, but I really can't find my way out of ...
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Batch Converting ASCII into Feature Classes using shapefile lists [closed]

Problem. I have 413 ASCII files totalling 4 billion points, and my system cannot handle converting them to MULTIPOINT so that I can generate Terrains. Therefore I would like to create 12+ subsets of ...
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Erase features from feature classes based on record ID?

This is the challenge: I have two feature classes, which have the same number of polygon features, that when overlaid form concentric "rings." I need to erase the inner circle from the outer circle ...
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Large point to Polygon by buffer-join-buffer-dissolve issues

I have a few large datasets (about 10 million points) which I am buffering, then joining, dowgrading and finally buffering and dissolving. This is all in a model which works fine with sample smaller ...
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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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Automating capture of Extent from multiple mxds with multiple dataframes

I want to create a single shape file from multiple mxd's that have multiple frame sets with different extents in them. I have found/started a script to do this (attached) but can't figure out how to ...
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Using a different Python IDE/debugger for ArcGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I effectively debug arcpy Python scripts? I prefer to use PyScripter over IDLE as my IDE/debugger for writing GP scripts in Python. In ArcGIS, however, when I ...
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Binding Objects to List for ArcGIS Python Script Tool Parameter?

I am working on a python based script/tool. I would like to make use of drop down lists for several of the parameters. This is very easy to do if the lists are just plain old strings. Does anyone ...
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Is there a way to get the percentage of different landuse types upstream of a given point?

I'm a fairly novice GIS user and know just enough to get in trouble in a lot of cases. I am trying to look at the connection between several measured parameters at a few hundred stations along ...
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How to achieve equivalent to Dissolve from ArcGIS for Desktop using ST_Union?

I am trying to achieve an equivalent to the Dissolve tool from ArcGIS for Desktop using ST_Union from PostGIS but it seems I am not getting expected result. I have one table which has certain ...
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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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Geoprocessing tools fail though CRS same, prj-file ok, edit mode off, topology valid, etc

For my layers none of the QGIS geoproccesing tools (difference, intersection, etc. all give empty attribute tables) work, though I've checked for all (?) error sources (as in the title). Then I tried ...
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How to enable multithreaded processing in qgis 2.2

I have found multiple links that appear to say that this now exists in qgis 2.2, but it appears that it's only using one core to full capacity. This is running on Ubuntu 14.04 The current process is ...
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How do I fill gaps in a raster to zero value cells?

I am trying to add some forest elevations to a DEM using ArcView. I have converted a polygon feature class of a forest into a raster with the same resolution as my DEM. Then I reclassed the forest ...
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How to declare ArcSDE workspace for Geoprocessing tool in ArcGIS 10.1 using ArcObjects and c#?

What is the proper way to declare an ArcSDE workspace for Geoprocessing tools in c# .net? I am using ArcGIS 10.1 SDE (MS SQL) on SQL Server 2008. I want to write code so that every night the server ...
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Performing Geoprocessing SQL Queries in QGIS from a PostGIS Database

This may be a dumb question, but is there way to run a PostGIS geoprocessing SQL query in QGIS? Specifically, I am thinking of running SQLs such as ST_Union, ST_Split etc etc. I have tried the ...
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ArcServer 10.1 - Publishing C# Executable as a Geoprocessing Service

I am trying to publish an arcobjects C# executable as a gpservice. We did this in 10.0 by adding it to a toolbox and hitting publish. Using ArcCatalog in 10.1 you must first run the script before you ...
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How can I GROUP BY linear spatial clusters with PostGIS?

I have a series of points in a horizontal line, arranged into discrete spatial clusters by the underlying data pattern. Here's an example of what they look like: How can I use PostGIS to group them ...
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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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How to use Memory layers in QGIS plugin to store results of Geoprocessing tools

I'm building a plugin to perform Multi Criteria Analysis (yes another one...). As part of my workflow intersecting vectorlayers is needed. I use QgsOverlayAnalyzer.intersection (a pity union is not ...
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getResultImageLayer is not working

I am trying to obtain the shapefile output that I am receiving from the gpTool, which is hosted on the ArcServer, and placing it on the Map using, gp.getResultImageLayer(jobInfo.jobId,"final_shp", ...
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Not able to create a geoprocessing package in ArcMap using my own Network Dataset and associated data

I went through the following two examples to get an idea of how to create a custom, local Routing Task . . . This is a walkthrough that takes you step by step through the creation of your first ...
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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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Convert feature class to raster based on attribute field values

As part of a tool, I’m trying to convert a feature class to a raster based on attribute field values. I have accomplished this conversion using IRasterConvertHelper, but this is done without ...
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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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How to remove geoprocessing history in ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop?

I have grown dependent upon the awesome add-in called Clear Geoprocessing History. It does not appear to work with my upgrade to 10.2.2 Does someone know of a different route? Or perhaps how to ...
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Set a split policy/rule on a field without domain in ArcMap

Can you define a split policy or split rule on a field without a domain? When a domain is involved, you can set the default value of the field and chose a rule for when a feature is split or merged. ...
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ArcPy Empty Buffers

I have written an ArcPy script to process a DTM into a point feature class to be used in Landform classification and ranking. It successfully produces what I need most of the time. Randomly the ...
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Clipping buffers to census tracts

I have donut buffers generated to protect anonymity of household locations. They need to be clipped so that they are only inside the census tract that the original point was in. The code takes about 8 ...
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R Raster package: write NetCDF with time dimension

I am writing a rasterbrick with multiple layers to a netcdf file using the raster package in R: writeRaster(gridfile, "Data", "CDF", overwrite=TRUE, ...
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How to convert a String variable to a Raster datatype using Calculate Value

I have a GP service I would like to consume in a Flex application, but one of the input data types can be a raster. ArcGIS Server does not support a raster data type as an input parameter, but ...
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Problems Integrating Sub-Model into Master Model

I am attempting to integrate a iterative model into a master model to merge all of the outputs of the iterative model into one feature class. However, when I attempt to set the output of the sub-model ...
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Creating a GP script to update a table in SDE

I need to create a geoprocessing script to update a table on an SDE server, with some text input from the user. I thougth what I needed to do was create a toolbox with a python script associated with ...
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ArcGIS Can't get ResultImageLayer

I am unable to get a ResultImageLayer. I can get a GPFeatureRecordSetLayer using ResultData and add the feature geometries individually. I am using ArcServer 10.1 so it is not a pre-release problem. ...
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Running Model within ArcMap using VBA?

I would like to Run/execute a model within ArcMap 9.3.1 vba. I can run it in vba by exporting out the VBS script and importing it into vba, however I'm wondering if there is an easier way to just call ...
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Error adding row - sequence size must match size of row

I have this table with one row timestamp_pretty 3.1.2014 9:13 timestamp 1,38874E+12 msgid 3 targetType A mmsi 205533000 lat 53.4346 long ...
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How to split polygon features using an overlaid polygon layer in QGIS?

I have a polygon layer (pictured below) that I made by vectorizing a clip from the USDA Cropland Data Layer. The low resolution of the USDA layer causes fields that are separated by narrow roads to ...
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Adding shapefile names in message to progress window/dialog of ArcGIS for Desktop from ArcPy?

How do you use python in a ArcGIS 10.3 script to list/print the shapefiles with a message from the result of a geoprocessing tool in the progress window/dialog box. For example; abc.shp 1234.shp ...
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How to erase polygon from another in QGIS

I want to erase the pink polygon from the blue polygon. I've tried clip, difference, and symmetrical difference. Clip produces an empty polygon. Difference produces just another blue polygon.
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Copy Features tool run after Make XY Event Layer on CSV file fails to complete?

Using the Make XY Event Layer tool I converted a table to a layer. I am trying to convert the newly created layer to a feature class in my file geodatabase. I have been able to do this in ...