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 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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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. My question is: Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure ...
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Calculating elevation profile of a trail?

What would be the best way to calculate an elevation profile of a trail remotely (without using altimeter/gps tracking your steps)? For example, to do it in the most rudimentary way you might take a ...
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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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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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'Pausing' a Python script tool to allow the user to provide input before continuing

I am using ArcGIS. I have written a Python script that creates various surfaces including NDVI. After the script creates those surfaces, I would like the script to stop running while the user ...
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Create point geometry in a feature class with all the attributes prepopulated

So here is the problem. I have a text file with space delimited values. A standard text file with the headings separated by spaces and then on each next line values for these headings (columns) also ...
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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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Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Server 10.0 - %scratchworkspace%

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Key_concepts_for_geoprocessing_services/002v00000002000000/ I'm trying to have a new GP Service arcpy.AddMessage() the scratchworkspace ...
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Is it possible to get arcpy on 9.3* or Qgis? Or maybe some of the functions?

If this isn't possible what would be the closest equivalent open source? Could parts of the module be ported to work on 9.3 or QGIS? I'm not sure if this would infringe on the license porting for 9.3. ...
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ArcGIS flow accumulation

I am trying to run ArcGIS 10.1 flow accumulation on a 10000 x 10000 cell unsigned 8Bit integer flow model (but 80% of that is no data). The data has been through a "fill" procedure once. The only ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 Python GP script shape as input parameter

I am writing a geoprocessing script that will need to accept a shape as an input parameter. This shape will be obtained by a user drawing the shape in a web application. The web application will ...
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How to write binary ArcGRIDs outside of ArcGIS in linux?

I've been looking for a way to create\write binary formatted ArcGRID images in Linux without much luck. It seems the GDAL project only supports reading these files, but there is not write support. ...
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Copying/Pasting Information from Geoprocessing > Results > Messages

This seems so elementary, yet I am having difficulty locating the directions for copying and pasting the information in my analysis output to a word document for future reference. Specifically, I ...
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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 many polygons under a point (ArcGIS solution preferred)

Opposite of Point in Poly. How many polygons underneath a point. I have a point layer with many points. I have a polygon layer with many polygons. I need to add an attribute to the points that ...
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How To Determine Frequency Of Overlapping Polygons (Bounding-Boxes)

My starting point is a series of bounding box polygons, representing the extents of all the data sets in my inventory. I am trying to produce an output grid showing the frequency of coverage over the ...
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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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Large scale geoprocessing through ESRI REST interface?

A typical limitation of web based processing is that urls are limited to 2 thousand characters for a GET request. From my understanding of how the ESRI Javascript API works, JSONP is utilized to ...
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ArcGIS GeoProcessing Model - Store List of Altered Features in Database

I am trying to build a GeoProcessing model which will find any parcels that have had their geometry values changed and store the corresponding parcel numbers in a separate non-spatial table. I am ...
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Simplification Tolerance value field is missing from Simplify Polygon tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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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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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 run a custom Geoprocessing tool using no parameters?

I created a custom geoprocessing tool called "CreateCoverLayer". It has no input or output parameters. I have the following snippet of code, but get an error message due to the fact that the Execute ...
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Zoom to Shapefile attribute table row feature

I am working with the python code below in ArcGIS to zoom into a shapefile's attribute table row features without selected until the end of table one by one. I am trying to use this code but this one ...
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How do you convert raster to polygon while avoiding small polygons

I intend to convert a raster to several polygons, but I want to ignore too small polygons, and just keep larger polygon. How can I do that? Thanks in advance!
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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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Consuming an asynchronous Geoprocessing service in ESRI's Flex API

I have been trying to consuming my own asyncronous Geoprocessing service using ESRI's FLEX api, but i am either doing something dumb, or there is some trick involved in getting the results out. Since ...
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Open Source Interpolation Service?

We are seeking an open source solution for dynamic (on the fly) IDW or Kriging points interpolation. Basically we are looking for something similar to ArcGIS Spatial Analysis Service. ...
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Which parameter data type is used in the Integrate geoprocessing tool for ranking?

I'm trying to figure out which parameter data type is used in, for example, the Integrate geoprocessing tool. It looks like this: I'd like to use it in a geoprocessing tool I'm making, but can't ...
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nx_spatial does not read all shapefile features

I have a polyline shapefile for a road network. The roads are split at every intersection (node), e.g. if two roads intersect at one point, then they are split into four links(edges). So using the ...
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Polygon Neighbors not found in Proximity Toolset of ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I cannot find the Polygon Neighbors tool. I have searched for it as I usually do and I have also browsed the proximity toolset but it is not there. The other Tools, e.g. Buffer and Near are there and ...
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Create a single connected polygon from multiple polygons

I am trying to create a single continuous (neighborhood) polygon from many tax block parcels. The Multipart to Singlepart GP tool does not accomplish the task since I need the polygon to be complete; ...
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.net Geoprocessing object: 000816: The tool is invalid

I am currently trying to build an ESRI Addin that supports multiple versions of ArcGIS (10.0 & 10.1). The project targets .net framework 3.5 and is built in the ArcGIS 10 environment. The ...
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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 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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FME: Can I add multiple feature types to the SQL Server Spatial reader?

The title's it, really. With .TAB file reader, you can add multiple layers to the reader and use the 'merge feature type' check box with an '*' to read all the layers listed in the source files, ...
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v.dissolve to multipolygon

Using v.dissolve in GRASS, I'd like to get a multipolyon as a result. However, I end up with distinct polygons with the same 'dissolve value.' For example; lets assume I have two polygon features ...
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How can I debug a geoprocessing service on the server?

I've a geoprocessing script that I'm trying to get working. I've turned on Show Messages, so I can see how far in the script I've gotten before the submitted job fails, but it's not helping, as I'm ...
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ArcGIS NEAR returns -1

We are running an ArcGIS 10.0 geoprocessing script written in Python that (as part of many steps above & below) runs the NEAR command. Both the input and output datasets (shapefiles & ...
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Geoprocessing ArcGIS 10: Sending lat/long/elevation data to a geoprocessing service

I have a silverlight application that allows the user to select points to make a polyline. The polyline is densified per the users input (say every two feet). The new points are sent to an esri ...
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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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Workaround for Raster data input in ArcGIS Server Geoprocessing Service

UPDATE I have accomplished the Python script, but only tested in desktop environment, i.e. ArcMap. #Import ArcPy site package module import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Extent from ...
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ArcGIS - Geoprocessing creating temporary files (e.g. “g_g193”). What produces these and how can they be cleaned up?

I have a couple of ArcGIS extensions that are running a lot of geoprocessing models with a mix of ArcObjects. I've noticed that the some, as of yet unidentified, geoprocessing steps are creating ...
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Taudem Resources

As I frequently deal with hydrology, I've heard Taudem mentioned quite a few times. I'm finding all sorts of information, but much of it is dated for use with previous versions. In addition, the ...
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Redistribute linestring vertices to specified distance

I use a groundwater model program called GMS, and it has a very useful function "Redistribute vertices" (more info). I use this function all the time to both simplify and provide regular spacings ...
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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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ArcObjects Geoprocessing Failures

I am working on launching the GenerateNearTable using the ArcObjects Assembly method. I have the advanced license (10.1), so the tool is available. The code to launch geoprocessing is: Private ...
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Resample, ArcGIS: How do I avoid resample taking into acount NoData values?

I am trying to Resample a raster dataset to match the resolution of another dataset. I have fine resolution data on small islands (surrounded by NoData in the sea). When I re-sample the data to a ...
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Extract multi values to point error

I am trying to extract values from my rasters : slope, aspect, landcover etc. for my animals group locations. I used Spatial analyst>Extract multi values to points but when I look in my attribute ...