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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Geocoding in 64 bits - background geoprocessing

I have 10.1 SP1 installed plus the background geoprocessing patch for 64 bit geoprocessing. Im trying to geocode a large file, so wanted to take advantage of 64 bits processing. My Surprise when i try ...
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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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Clip for each feature

I want to clip a polyline feature class by a polygon feature class (buffers created from points). Several polygons overlap, so I want to get each polygon feature clipped with each polyline feature. ...
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Finding shortest cumulative route (i.e. best 'hub') between networked points

How do I find the shortest cumulative route (i.e. best 'hub') between networked points? I have a dataset where some but not all of the points in the network connect to each other, however it is ...
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Finding the common borders between polygons in the same shapefile

The question is essentially the same as here, except that I want to do it in qgis. Thus, is there a qgis function equivalent to the ArcMap intersect function that will take a polygon layer and output ...
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Updating MXD layer definitionQuery in arcpy is very slow

The code segment below has been extracted from a larger project. In short, I have an MXD which I want to generate multiple PDFs based on different criteria. The code below works. It loops through ...
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How to move points to another polygon based on attribute? [closed]

I have a point layer and a grid cell/fishnet layer. Each point falls within a grid cell. Now I want to move some of the points to another (the nearest) grid cell based on an attribute that exists in ...
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ModelBuilder Output Creates .lock file and Cannot Overwrite When Ran a Second Time

I am having trouble overwriting an output shapefile from ModelBuilder. The model works great when ran the first time, but I get an '000210 : Cannot create output .' error if I re-run the model. 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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Default error 400 GP clip and ship

I am running this script . I get a 400 error message. The message is the following: {"error":{"code":400,"message":"Unable to complete operation.","details":["Server environment property not found: ...
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scratch workspace in-line variable, up one level?

So I'm building a model to be published as a geoprocessing service, and I'm trying to use the 'Save to Layer File' tool to create a symobolized result of my raster output. I've set both current and ...
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Is there a decent algorithm in QGIS Process Modeller to create a grid?

I am using Process Modeller to automate merging several vector layers and then creating a grid to cover the extent of the merged layer. There are functions which already exist which are not listed in ...
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trying to add content to the middle of a string

I am trying to add content to the middle of a string by using MyStr = Mid([MyField], 1, 1) and I get an error. I've tried MyStr = Mid([_smallx], 63, 6) and MyStr = Mid(["_smallx"], 63, 6) The ...
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Euclidean distance tool issue,not obtaining output

I'm trying to perform an exercise but I'm not having the output that I was supposed to have. Which says this Procedure: Open ArcMap and load the Spatial Analyst extension: Customize → Extensions → ...
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Use VB to calculate an area of a shape

I'm using Arcmap 10.1, running python 2.7 on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a script that uses the arcpy.CalculateField_management function to calculate the area of a shape, however, for some reason ...
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Can I convert the sharp edges of a polygon easily to round edges?

I use the python module "shapely" to make Polygons (like below). Can I convert the sharp edges of a polygon easily to round edges? Such that when I have unified some polygons I could issue a command ...
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Why does Field Calculator say failure during processing, check geoprocessing results window for details? [duplicate]

I am using the Field Calculator and keep receiving the following error: 'There was a failure during processing, check the geoprocessing results window for details'. I am not very tech-savvy but I have ...
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Error:The type initializer for 'Oracle.DataAccess.Client.OracleConnection' threw an exception

I am developing custom geoprocessing tool (class-library project) on ArcGIS 10.2. This project uses Oracle.DatAccess from ODP.NET 1.0 . This is a simple tool which queries - oracle 10g database and ...
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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 ...
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How to Format Description when writing Help for Python script tool?

I try to format the description in script tool but I don't know how it works so i don't manage to add a line break for example. Does it works with HTML tags ? When editing my script the description ...
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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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How to intersect more than two layers? Is there a quick way?

We have three layers, income, obesity and fast food restaurants for England and we wanted to find districts where they all intercepted. So we did a combination of two layers at a time to find where ...
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Weighted Overlay - passing parameter as text error?

For some reason when hardcoding the save path for the wieghted raster just before runtime it works perfectly. Like such... arcpy.env.cellSize = "90" arcpy.env.workspace = r'G:\Xcel\Route ...
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Geoprocessing Tools on ArcGIS 10.2 and Visual Studio 2012 -issues

I am migrating one of the existing project (custom Geo-processing tool- class library project) source code which runs on ArcGIS 10 SP4 and Visual studio 2010. This is working fine. I am could run the ...
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ArcGIS Grouping Analysis Error

I am trying to run the Grouping Analysis tool from Esri's ArcGIS Spatial Statistics/Mapping Clusters toolbox. I have run the tool successfully on the same input layer using a different spatial ...
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ERROR 000819: Tool is not assigned While Running Spatial ETL Tool?

I have Created a spatial ETL tool to do small operations like adding an ID, updating different fields, etc. While running it from the Edit Session of Spatial ETL it runs well and good. ![enter image ...
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How to enable adding both feature classes / tables and layers from TOC to a script tool parameter input?

I have developed a script tool which will allow a user to specify input feature class or table and then will process it. Surprised I haven't noticed this before: I cannot find which data type my ...
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Running model in QGIS gives ERROR: Missing mandatory parameter?

I am trying to make a batch model to convert band 2 and band 1 MODIS 8 day composites into NDVI. The input files are in tif format, but I want the output to be saved in Idrisi .rst format. I am ...
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How to maintain Shape_Length field afer Spatial Join of Point to Polyline feature classes?

I need to get for each point the length of the line that joining to the point. How to maintain the "Shape_Length" field of polylines when I'm Spatially Joining point to lines feature classes ? When ...
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Field calculator error and Geoprocessing results window empty

I need to use the field caculator for a new field that I have just added but I keep getting the following error: The problem is that when I open the Geoprocessing Results window is just completly ...
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Invalid geometry message when using Difference tool

I am using the Vector \ Geoprocessing \ Difference tool to get the resulting area when taking a) current ground disturbance away from b) historic total ground disturbance to give c) what has been ...
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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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Any plans to change GP toolbox format (.tbx file) to text-based format?

Have you heard if esri has any plans to change GP toolbox format (.tbx file) to text-based format in future? The issue is that we can't track changes in binary tbx file using source control system. ...
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Generate rectangular polygons from an existing point dataset

I am working with ArcGIS 10.2 I have a point feature class, that looks like this and I want to generate polygon feature class from it , that is connecting the points like this what are the ...
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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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Arcpy Calculate Field Formatting Syntax

I am trying to field calculate a double field (PID) to a new string field (PIN). Using: qry = '"139-{}".format(!PID!)' arcpy.CalculateField_management(out, "PIN", qry, "PYTHON") Given a PID = ...
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Understanding arcpy log files in the scratchWorkspace

When I run a tool through arcpy, a file simply called 'log' with no extension is created in the scratchWorkspace. This is quite different to the history log files which are XML and I cannot find any ...
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Split Grid data into 4

I am using ArcGIS software I have a Feature Class layer that represent a Grid network, which consists of rectangles that covers all the areas. I want to use it to generate another feature class layer ...
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python dissolve by field error

I would like to dissolve a feature class by a field. When I run the code, I receive an error that says, "invalid topology [out of memory]" I have 16GB of RAM and terabytes available on the hard drive. ...
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How to divide streets layer into 2 mile segments. [duplicate]

I have a streets layer which I want to divide into 2 mile segments. I have searched and read enough for days but there is no information on how to do this. The split command allows you to select and ...
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How to get the current map from a geoprocessing tool execute function?

I'm making a geoprocessing tool with the ArcObjects SDK Java 10.2. I need to modify labeling colors of a layer of the current map. Is it possible from the execute function to access the map currently ...
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How to join CSV data to SHP without ArcGIS?

I'd like to create a chloropleth map displaying quantitative data for an upcoming event. Using TileMill, MapBox. I am having trouble joining my data to a .shp because the #'s correspond to COUNTY ...
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How to make a geo reference image using GeoTool based on a matrix mapped data?

My ultimate objective is to make a geo reference image and make it as a raster layer to overlay the image above my openlayers map. I have a set of geo coordinate data, and each coordinate is assigned ...
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Is it a good idea to use GRASS Algorithms for Geoprocessing in a Server Environment?

I´m designing a web-service to run in a server environment that will do some geoprocessing actions to datasets uploaded by users and send the results back. I´m programming in Python, and so far I´ve ...
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Why does ArcGIS 10 Buffer not provide accurate geodesic buffer?

I created a shapefile following these criteria as recommended for Performing Geodesic Buffering: The input feature class must be a point or multipoint dataset. (shapefile is a point) The input ...
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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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“Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component.” during using geoprocessor by VB.net

I am also get a error shows like "Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component." And the Exception snapshot shows the "stacktrace" is at ...
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How to fix spatial reference error on CopyFeatures ArcGIS tool?

When I run the CopyFeatures tool to copy features from an ArcSDE geodatabase to another empty ArcSDE geodatabase (no features, no tables), I get the following result: The error message is about the ...
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geoprocessing libraries for Google Maps [closed]

Are there any GeoProcessing libraries that I can use with Google Maps to get some more advanced features?
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Add hour and seconds to CartoDB/Torque animation

A while ago I made a CartoDB/Torque animation that displayed hours and minutes while playing. Sujay v. helped me out with the code here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/cartodb/xpxF4fSV7ZI ...