An application of ArcGIS for Desktop that is used to create, edit and manage models within its Geoprocessing Framework

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Create line from two points, two different feature class

I'm attempting to automate this in ModelBuilder in ArcMap. I have one feature class with one point (Start) and one feature class with multiple points (Destinations). I want to iterate through the ...
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How to join two fields after calculating?

I have been working with two layers and I am trying to join them and turn them into a raster data. The first layer is a watershed layer which I have assigned each shed a location from the center point ...
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FME: Identify a string within a field and populate another field with that same string

I have a shp which needs to be split according to attributes in a field. The problem is that the field contains other Characters and dates. For Example the Field is called "Landtype" and contains the ...
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Calculating the Centroid of polygon in modelbuilder (VBA to Python) [closed]

Got an easy one, that's got me stuck. I'm moving some models that were created in 9.3.1 to work in 10. Part of the model is calculating the X coordinate of a polygon to a specified field. The code ...
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Model not editable on a different PC

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 model builder on windows 8 to create create models for my processes. But when I open the model using Arc GIS 10.1 open model for editing with Arc GIS 10.1 running on Windows 7 ...
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How to calculate land cover inside the buffer zones?

In one Shape file I have created 1200 buffer zones Around coordinates. I created a field and calculated the buffer zones area in hectares. Then I clipped different landcover layers to the buffer ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Model cannot be transferred between Win7 and Win8 machines

We created a model (created in a file geodatabase) using Model Builder on a trial version of ArcGIS 10.1 (build 3035, License: Advanced). We are trying to ...
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How to perform in-line variable substitution for path in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am having difficulties in finding a way to use the input path and set is as the output path for a simple Copy Features tool. I use the substitution by the workspace but it outputs the results into ...
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Need help in ArcGIS Desktop: Automate the task

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 desktop on Windows 7 and I want to run few task automatically. Scenario: I have plane table from sql server contains lat,lon information. I have added that table in Arc Map ...
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Dividing polygon with another polygon? [closed]

I am working in ArcMap 10. I am trying to divide a polygon with another polygon. I don´t want to clip any part away, but only to divide the polygon? The polygons are stored in two different layers. ...
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Error while using raster calculator in model builder

I am trying to use the model builder for the RUSLE Model. Well this is how the model looks like: So in the raster calculator I have a formula which also involves the rasters generated in the model. ...
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How to make selection tool with 3 variables which depend on each other (ModelBuilder)?

I try to create model to selection feature by attribute with 3 variables which depend on each other but i don't know how. for example: variables: kat_1, kat_2, kat_3 Kat_1{ gastronomy, education, ...
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Why is it important to use feature layers in ModelBuilder?

I am trying to understand creation of a geoprocess with ModelBuilder, but I don't know why it's important to use feature layers instead of feature classes when creating a geoprocess with ModelBuilder. ...
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How to buffer increasing/decreasing population zones?

I will find out the difference in population between year 2000 and 2013. I have a feature class file with the population in year 2000 and 2013 that are connected to the municipal number and that is a ...
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Maintain 8-bit pixel depth in Raster Calculator [duplicate]

Would anyone know how to maintain 8-bit pixels when computing raster calculations in ArcMap? This is part of a model so I need to keep the image with the original 8 bit, do the calculations, convert ...
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How can I set the settings of an Address Locator within a Model or arcpy?

I am creating a model that processes a large road dataset, then creates an address locator from the roads. The Create Address Locator tool does not allow me to set options like Spelling Sensitivity or ...
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python script in modelbuilder: get field value and return boolean expressions

I have problems integrating a python script in a modelbuilder tool. I'm a absolute beginner with python. Maybe there's also an easier way to solve this problem in modelbuilder without using a python ...
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ModelBuilder: How to extract data by date, export to separate tables and interpolate tables to rasters

I've been using ArcGIS for a couple years, but when it comes to model builder I've only worked with very simple models. I'm hoping someone that is much smarter than myself can help me in building a ...
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Model Builder not completely honoring lyr file

I have created a series of map templates for one of our departments that each have an associated model. As part of the model I also created a lyr file for symbology and labeling (the subject parcel ...
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Joining Excel with arcmap by model builder

I am trying to use the model builder tool in ArcMap 10. I would like to join an Excel file (xls) with a shp.file. The Excel file and the shapefile have one identical column with data but the ...
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Join multiple shapes in a workspace based on a common field

I’m completely stucked!!! I’m working with meteorological data (wind) but I have to arrange the data for a program to be able to process it. I have text files, two per day (one with the wind direction ...
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How to create points at shortest euclidean distance to other points?

So, I have a lot of points, and I need to site three new points so they will be at the shortest euclidean distance between all of the other points. In other words, these three new points that I need ...
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Custom Model should be used with ArcMap or ArcCatalog?

I have one basic question , when you create custom model using model builder in ArcGIS. It should be used with ArcMap or ArcCatalog? Reason I am asking this question is I have created a model and I am ...
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How can I hide custom model from mytoolbox in ArcGIS

I am created model in ArcGIS using model builder and python script. To build main model I have created some submodel and script in the same toolbox. I just want to show main model in the toolbox and ...
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Problem deleting file GDB with model builder when it has features in it

I built a simple tool that creates 2 file GDBs for my work needs, and another to delete them after the job is done. When the GDBs are empty, the delete tool works fine. However, when there are ...
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When to use ModelBuilder over Python scripting and vice versa?

I am new to Python scripting in ArcGIS but not new to ModelBuilder. I would like to know the benefits of Python vs ModelBuilder. When should we write Python script for GIS automation rather than ...
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Why can't I use a Join in a model?

I'm trying to build a model using Model Builder in ArcGIS 10.1 that starts off by joining two shapefiles together based on a common field. I would like to make this open ended (not hardcoded) so I can ...
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How to clear in_memory workspace within ModelBuilder?

I have been using in_memory workspace within ArcGIS 10.1 ModelBuilder as part of a workflow to mosaic and clip raster datasets to study area bounds (Figure 1). The model runs fine the first round but ...
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How to import values from feature to variable list in ModelBuilder? [closed]

I'm trying to create a model to find POI by selection by atrribute. I have feature layer (POI with three fields Kat_1, Kat_2, Kat_3 ) and 3 parameters ( Variables: Kat_1,Kat_2,Kat_3). How do I ...
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Create multiple tables from distinct attribute category values using Model Builder

I've got a shapefile I would like to extract distinct values from an attribute field and have the output as tables based on those values. The shapefile is made of polygons representing parcels and ...
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How to write Process Dialog log information to text file in ArcGIS?

I have created a custom model. When this model is run, it shows a process dialog which has some log information. I want to write that log information into the text file for further analysis. Does ...
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ModelBuilder routine to remove spatially duplicate features

I'm attempting to build a ModelBuilder routine in ArcGIS 10.1 based off of an existing post on Stack Exchange. The response from 'Get Spatial' gave a great screen shot of a model that would run an ...
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How to Exclude Processes from Iteration in ModelBuilder?

Is it possible to break Iterate Raster after certain set of processes ? I have a list of Image files which I am processing using Iterate Rasters and performing aggregate and Extract Values to Points ...
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Are there any simple models for wildfire hazard mapping with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am interested in producing a simple fire hazard/severity map via ModelBuilder from commonly available datasets (e.g. DEM, NDVI, slope, aspect, land use/cover, etc). Are there any resources or ...
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How to create generic building footprints based on attribute information?

I'm trying to create a tool that generically creates building footprints on a given parcel according to certain attribute information of the parcel like building density, max. height, utilisation, ...
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Relative paths not working in model builder

I checked "Store relative path names" in my model, but ArcGIS seems to ignore the settings - the paths are always the same as on my computer. Plus, the "Store relative path names" unchecks ...
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ModelBuilder: How2 pipe output of Iterate Raster tool into Raster Calculator tool?

Re: ArcGIS v10.1 ModelBuilder Hello, THE PROBLEM: Using ModelBuilder and map algebra, I want to compute a ten year average grid from a stack of 10. The problem is that only 1 grid (%raster%), the ...
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How to identify a FRONT LAND?

I work at a town hall. I need to identify the front of the land. Here in my country we call it of "TESTADA" or "FRENTE DE LOTE". I did not find the exact term in English. THE FRONT OF A LAND is a ...
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Is it possible to set a tool as optional within ArcGIS Model Builder?

I have a model with two output files - one is useful always and the other only under certain circumstances. The first (always wanted) is a raster dataset, the other (optional) is a vector feature ...
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Why does ArcGIS model not recognize Z value column?

My ArcGIS model used to handle .XYZ files well, but now it fails to recognize Z-value column as such - it either recognise no field at all, or it offers some defaults such as "OID". Since the last ...
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Model Builder - iterate through columns in a table

This seems like it should be a no-brainer, but I am unable to find any info on how to use model builder to run a certain spatial analysis function on each column in a table. Problem: I have a table ...
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Sql syntax in Model builder

In ModelBuilder I am trying to perform the following query, using the select by attribute tool. I am having great difficulty with the sql syntax. What I am trying to do is Select Top 3 (Avg) Price, ...
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How to avoid field map change when altering file locations in a model (e.g. using feature class to feature class tool)?

I have a backed up file GDB which I have to use because the current one had some broken models in it. I got this backup delivered on my local D:\ drive and have to copy models from this GDB to a ...
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Mysterious Invalid Syntax in Field Calculation

I'm trying to calculate a field in Model Builder using the Calculate Field tool. I'm using the following code block and expression in the calculation, but am getting an "invalid syntax (, line 1)" ...
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How to create a new service area analysis?

I need to create and run a new service area analysis. I'll need to do an analysis of how far you are coming by car from one hospital in 30 min, 60 min and 90 min. Is there anyone who can help me with ...
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What causes ModelBuilder error occurred in script on this page MdDlgContent.htm?

I've been creating a model in Arc 10.0 for a few days now without problems. Then I added the Calculate Field Tool. I selected Make Variable --> From Parameter --> Expression. When I check off "Model ...
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How to run a new Service Area analysis

I will run a new service area analysis with Default Breaks at 30.60 and 90 minutes. I will try to do this in a run with ModelBuilder. Does anyone please help me out here. Also wonder how I select ...
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How to create iterative Select by Location, Summary Statistics tool using ModelBuilder?

I do a lot of proximity analysis using "select by location" and would like to cut down on the effort spent each time doing this! I have put together a model using ModelBuilder that: Iterates over ...
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Using the model builder in ArcGIS, how do I iterate through rasters in a model?

Right now I'm attempting to iterate through rasters collected in a file geodatabase, in a model that I've created using the model builder in ArcGIS. I don't have the ModelBuilder Toolbox, otherwise ...
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Summarize values per row using field calculator via Model Builder

I think my problem is easy to solve, but so far I couldn't find a solution. I have a Feature Dataset created with the Union tool in Model Builder and now try to sum up all values of one specific field ...