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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Need to export a feature class into multiple feature classes based on a field

I have a feature class with over 2000 features, and I need to make them all individual features based on a field. I know there has to be a way to do this, but I just can't figure it out! Any takers?
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Is there a way in the Google Maps API to perform a union?

I'm looking for a way to take the overlap area of multiple polygons and work with that result as a single entity, ideally all in the API.
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Sort a feature table by geographic location

Here's in interesting challenge: I need to embed a table in a map layout so that the records in the table are sorted according to their geographic position on the ground. For example, in a ...
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Make Buffer like Offset in Arcpy

I would like to make a buffer for a polyline and get as Output a Polygon with the same angles as the polyline, having not arcs, like in ordinary buffers. i tried the FLAT option in arcpy, but it's ...
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ArcInfo - How to extend batch of lines to another object

Is there any simple tool which allows to extend all lines in .shp to another .shp? To clarify, I do have river.shp and sections.shp on the river. I'd like to produce buffer from river, extend lines ...
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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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Problem with the where clause in ArcGIS when dealing with variables

I am writing a python script for ArcGIS. I have an input feature class which contains multiple pipelines which is saved as a variable InputPipeline. I would like to iterate through the pipelines and ...
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Postgres/postgis cursors

I have a road network with StreetName and min/max address ranges for each segment (ie- StreetName = 'Main St', Min = 100, Max = 199). I also have individual address points with similar information ...
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ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?

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. There ...
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How not to Copy Features when too many would be output?

This question has already been posed to the ArcGIS Geoprocessing forum but I have had no responses there. I have a 3.5 million polygon layer (cadastre) stored in Oracle via ArcSDE. I use a polygon ...
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Combined area of all features within features of another layer

I have a grid shapefile (basically, a half-degree grid of the world, where each cell has a unique id number), and a set of files with features. I want to record for each grid cell, all the areas ...
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Using Multiple ShapeFiles as a single address locator

Let's say I have 5 shapefiles, and I want to use them as a single address locator via the ILocator interface. What would you recommend? 1) Merge the shapefiles into a single shapefile then convert ...
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Watershed Delineation

I am trying to delineate just the catchment area of some lakes, and am wondering the correct way to do this. I already have a filled DEM, along with a flow direction and a flow accumulation raster. Is ...
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Updating a point's geometry based on geometry of another feature class

I'm looking to update the point geometry of lets say "oldFC" by obtaining the shape geometry of "newFC" and applying that to the "oldFC". I also want it to grab the value in the ID field in ...
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SelectLayerByLocation not Selecting

I have been trying for some time now to create a script to extract the polygons within an extent, but am unable to get the same result as when I use the user interface manual method. Maybe someone ...
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Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc

I thought the issue was only in ARCGIS but it seems that ERDAS does the same thing. I have my C with 1.7TB and my D with 10TB and my scratch set to d:\scratch but still ERDAS (and ESRI) fills my ...
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Efficiency of python script using SAGA and arcpy

=== SUMMARY === I have created a process to import a LAS point cloud, clip it, select the ground points and save the output as an XYZ.txt for clients to use. This uses a python based script (will ...
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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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Using arcpy what is the most efficient way of projecting a selection from a large data set?

I have a large data set X(x1-xn) from which I must select consecutively the attributes A(a1-an) from X.fieldsSRC or X.fieldDST and project the selections. I have a functioning arcpy script that does ...
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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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Does Google Earth Builder support server-side geoprocessing?

Is there a feature in Google Earth Builder that supports server-side geoprocessing? For example, say I upload two large geo datasets to Google's cloud: one with lots of points and another with lots ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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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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Points to Polygon

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 way to ...
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For every point, distance to nearest polygon of type X?

In ArcGIS how might one calculate as an attribute value the distance to the nearest polygon of type X? Say we have a point layer of wildlife observations and we want to know how far each of them is ...
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Which GIS best for this problem?

This problem is similar to retail presence optimization. I'd like to know which GIS's could help us do the following: Given a set of point locations, create a circle of radius n meters around each. ...
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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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How can I have ArcGIS not automatically add raster clip output from Python window to the current map

I have a collection of rasters that I'm writing code to automate clipping based on a user defined shapefile. I am currently doing this in the Python window using the following as the main processing ...
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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 convert result of dissolved buffer into individual polygons?

I am wondering if there is a way to easily split results of a disolved buffer into individual polygons? E.g in the screenshot below all of these buffers are one item, can I split them into individual ...
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Switching between background 64 bit processing and 32 (so I can use 3rd party ie XTools)

I often run scripts now with 64 bit background processing enabled but when I want to use certain tools like Xtools table to text I have to turn it off as these tools are 32 bit. Is there a way to ...
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Where can I find ArcGIS logs when I execute a python script using arcpy?

I'm executing a python script locally on my computer where ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 is installed (Windows 7). The script uses functions from the arcpy library installed with the ArcGIS Desktop to manage ...
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How to return text from GP service?

So I've got a website that I want to extend by letting people look up postal/zip codes for an address they enter. I've already got all the addresses (with their postal codes) for the city in an ...
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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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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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Is there a tool to compare ArcGIS Desktop configuration on two pieces of hardware?

I have two PCS with ostensibly the same configuration (i.e. both ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 SP5, both 4Gb RAM) yet when I load the same file geodatabase onto both and run the same large (400 element) model ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 publish geoprocessing tools

I have been trying to publish a geoprocessing tool to our new ArcGIS for Server 10.1 with SP1. I configured the serves to not to copy data to server when publishing services. The tool ran well and ...
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Why is the Frequency Tool in ArcGIS so Fast and Efficient?

Why is the Frequency tool in ArcGIS is so fast and efficient? Is it possible to make my own Frequency Tool with similar performance (in python)? I tried to do some based on python dictionary and ...
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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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Does Calculate Value (Model Only Tool) work correctly in tools run in Batch?

Am I correct that if my model has a model-only tool (Calculate Value), and then I run the model as a batched process, it will not run the Calculate Value expression? I wrote a model to upload, ...
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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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How to get point attribute from polygon layer?

I have two layer, one (A) has point features and the other (B) has polygons. I need to produce a new table with some (the ID) or all the fields from the A table and some (the area code) or all from ...
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ArcGIS License - ArcInfo level license set during python script execution vs via Desktop Administrator

We have an ArcInfo floating license available. Can I check out an ArcInfo level license via arcpy. Here, from the arcgis help, it says you can import a license level for stand-alone scripts. If a ...
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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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Unable to save selected layer by attribute for ArcGIS Geoprocessing

I am troubles using the SelectLayerByAttribute() function for arcgis geoprocessing. I have a layer and I want to select everything that matches on a particular attribute. I call MakeFeatureLayer() ...
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Moran's I z-score in ArcPy

I have a ArcPy script to calculate Moran's I several times (50 to be precise). However, I am not interested in the Moran's I value, what I need is the z-score returned by the tool. Even though the ...
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Truncate Table tool with geoprocessing service (ArcGIS 10.1)

A model I built with ModelBuilder works as expected in Desktop yet generates numerous error messages when published as a geoprocessing (GP) service in ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1. I've decided to start ...
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How to auto-add new values to unique values classification values range?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.1, ArcGIS Server 10.1 & SQL Server 2008 software. I am adding the query layer and directly publishing to ArcGIS Server and accessing the map in a JavaScript ...
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Incorporating SQL Statements in Model Builder

I have a point data set where each point has a unique operator associated with it. I'd like to select by attribute = operator name and generate a new shapefile for each operator containing only 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 ...