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 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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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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What parts of ArcGIS 9.3 Geoprocessor Programming Model diagram are not relevant for ArcGIS 10?

The geoprocessor programming model was an excellent tool for python scripting using ArcGIS 9.3. There is still no equivalent diagram for ArcGIS 10 - although there is a request on the ArcGIS ideas ...
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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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Adding new nodes in the middle of each líne of a Polygon

I am currently working on a Street Lighting Network. I have two layers in PostGIS ( PostGIS 2.1.3 and PostgreSQL 9.3.5): Manholes (56.000 Polygon) Pipes (Linestring) The manholes are perfect ...
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Is it possible to add python util scripts as shared libraries to esri geoprocessing toolbox?

We have GP tools in GP toolbox OurServices.tbx and some of them are written in Python. We access them via geoprocessing services. However some Python functions are just copy-pasted from one GP ...
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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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Creating feature from part of state boundary in shapefile of U.S. states?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I want to create a feature layer from it so that I can do a Near analysis with it. Suppose that I am interested in the Georgia boundary, but only the part of ...
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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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ArcPad Checkout from python command line

I have been developing a script to automate my ArcPad checkin/checkout processes. My problem is that I am having trouble getting arcpy to recognize the ArcPad tools from the command line. From the ...
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How to delete geoprocessing results in ArcGIS without closing mxd file?

I am trying to run a loop of a couple thousand maps in ArcGIS 10.1 but the program keeps crashing after printing about 100 maps at a time. I read here that I need to make sure my results in Results ...
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Split polylines at polygon boundaries in QGIS

I have a set of contour lines and a polygon set containing glaciers. Because I want the glaciers to have blue contours, I need to split the contour lines at the glacier boundaries. I can achieve this ...
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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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Is there a way to convert 3D polylines to 3D points in ArcGIS?

I need to convert a huge number of very dense (densified to 1m) 3D polylines to 3D points. I need each vertex along the line and no duplicates (two of the same XYZ coordinates) if possible. Is there ...
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How to check whether an optional FeatureSet parameter was set by the user in a geoprocessing script tool?

I have created a custom geoprocessing script tool which contains an optional FeatureSet parameter. When unpacking the parameters in the script, the FeatureSet is defined as a RecordSet object, even ...
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Cancel event in Python Gp tools with arcpy

In GP-tools written in C# (ArcObjects) we can listen for the Cancel-event and react on that. I wonder if there is anything similar in Python GP-tools applying arcpy. I googled that issue and the only ...
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Showing Progress Dialog in ArcGIS Desktop using ArcObjects?

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 10 window as I don't want people to interact with the map whilst it's ...
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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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Identifying a cluster of polygons based on attributes

I'm trying to identify a cluster of contiguous parcels that, when combined, add up to at least a given size and, when combined, have an assessed property value less than a given $ amount. I have a ...
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How to check spotheight in closed polyline contour data using ModelBuilder or ArcPy?

I'm new in using ModelBuilder or Python script. So, i have a set of contour data and a good contour data should contain a spotheight* in every closed polyline contour data. Is there any solution to ...
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How to divide a polyline by intersecting isochrones

I have two shapefiles, the first representing a path (a polyline with a single category), the second representing isochrons from the same origin (point 0) which intersect the above mentioned path. I ...
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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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using SPOT Messengers in a corporate environment

We're looking into using SPOT Messenger GPS devices in a corporate setting for our wilderness field staff. GlobalStar, who operates Spot, has a commercial XML data push service which will dump ...
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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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Determining area of county land mass without water features using ArcGIS Desktop?

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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Shapefile Naming conventions in ArcPy?

I have shapefile named `band-tailed_pigeon.shp which is fine and no problem on displaying or geoprocessing on Desktop but in ArcPy when I try to merge some layes to it I am getting this error ...
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Intersect Shapefiles using Shapely

What I'd like to try and do is intersect some point buffers with census tracts, maintain their ID's and the tracts attributes. I found a sample from ...
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Creating feature class from area in one layer not covered by another layer using ArcGIS?

I am working on a project doing spatial analysis at a statewide level. I am looking at a form of transportation coverage in a state, and part of my analysis involves buffers and drive time polygons. I ...
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How to Select “Inverse” of intersection of two polygon layers?

I'm wondering if there's a way to intersect two polygon layers, take the intersection, and remove that from one of the polygon layers, making a new layer out of whatever is left over? Basically, the ...
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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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Why is ICalculator.Calculate significantly slower than the CalculateField geoprocessing tool with SDE datasets?

I just discovered today that there are essentially two ways to calculate field values in ArcObjects: 1. Using ESRI.ArcGIS.GeodatabaseUI.ICalculator: ITable table = …; ICursor updateCursor = ...
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Ways to determine winding topographic characteristics of a river

Are there any methods and/or technical guides on how to classify the degree of winding of river bodies? I have the following polygon layer of roughly 100,000 water bodies and would like to write an ...
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How to calculate X and Y projected coordinate in batch processing

I have more than 1000 shape files (all are point features). They were initially in WGS 84. I projected them in UTM. Then through batch processing I added X, Y fields in each table. But all the X, Y ...
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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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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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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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Examples which use map reduce to process GIS data? [closed]

Have anyone have a few examples how to use mapreduce effective with GIS data?
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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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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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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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Simplification Tolerance value field is missing from Simplify Polygon tool of ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Trying to run Simplify Polygon (Cartography -> Generalization) tool in ArcGIS 10.2 (ArcInfo License). I ran the tool successfully once, then tried again on a new polygon, but the simplification ...
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How to efficiently check for feature overlaps with Arcpy?

In an effort to reduce processing time, I am looking for ways to pre-process data within my script. I have ~18,000 featureclasses with ~500 features each (all simple circle polygons) from which I want ...
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Custom c# GP Tool ArcGIS Server 10.1 - build for 'Any CPU', x86, or 64bit? Does it matter?

I think I understand most explanations of these targets, but I get confused in the context of ArcGIS customizations like this because what we are compiling has to work in conjunction with ArcGIS, not ...
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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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Publishing geoprocessing tools to ArcGIS for Server gives ERROR 001488?

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 ...