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

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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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Piping output of Iterate Raster tool into Raster Calculator tool using ModelBuilder?

ArcGIS v10.1 ModelBuilder 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 last one through 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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Iterating through columns in table using ModelBuilder?

I am unable to find any info on how to use ModelBuilder to run a certain spatial analysis function on each column in a table. I have a table to sample locations and at each location there are a ...
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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 ...
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Using Collect Values Tool with Union in ModelBuilder?

I would like to feed a list of feature classes (only one polygon per feature class, but up to 150 feature classes) into the Union tool in ModelBuilder by using a Feature Class Iterator and the Collect ...
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Has anyone tried implementing Project Repair for customised ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools?

I'm currently testing a model with a large number of elements (about 400) which takes five input feature classes and three workspaces. When I test it against my test data locations I can open up the ...
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How to find differences between shapefiles?

Every month I have to QA/QC some streets data for an entire county (over 47,000 records). The first step is to compare the two files. Currently, I'm using a tool that was created in house via VBA ...
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How can I do edit-and-continue in ModelBuilder?

I'm constructing a model in ModelBuilder, and I ran into an error with one of my tools. I fixed the error and want to continue running my model from that step onward without having to repeat the ...
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How to Clear Parameters from Model Builder - ArcGIS

I'm attempting to clear out the parameters from my model so that the parameter locations don't show up in the tool when launched from ArcToolbox. ESRI's resource center has a couple of sentences ...
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If then statement in model builder for several features after a clip

I'm merging several databases and clipping out certain areas of interest. Sometimes there are no points that are clipped because there is nothing in the clip. I have each of the features output to a ...
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Skip errors in ModelBuilder?

is there a way to handle an error within the ArcGIS ModelBuilder? I have a model which iterates over hundreds of raster files. some of them may be corrupt. i`m looking for a way in which the ...
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Model builder - Nesting models to extract raster values to points

Hello! Hopefully a quick question. I have a simple model below that iterates through a folder full of rasters, taking each in turn to extract data values based on a single shapefile of Random point ...
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Iterated field create to continue after failure

I am not a very good programmer and do not claim to be an expert in arc. I am going to try to explain this problem as clearly as possible and any solutions that you guys may have would be helpful. I ...
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Can I import another model into my model in Modelbuilder?

I am new here and new to Modelbuilder. I have been trying to create a toolbox. I have managed to branch down the tool into simple models in Modelbuilder but in most cases I can not combine my models ...
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Create multiple shapefiles from one table

I've imported a table into ArcGIS which I'd like to split into multiple shapefiles. The splits would occur between groups of records separated by any of 3 columns. In other words, col1, col2, and col3 ...
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Is there a way to turn on labels with ModelBuilder?

I have a model that creates a feature class and adds it to the map. The properties of the feature class reference a layer file for the symbology. However, I can't seem to find a good way to pass the ...
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How to Create Drop Down List Variable with ModelBuilder?

I am building a model and am trying to create a variable (that will be turned into a parameter and then added as a field) that is a drop down list where only specific values can be chosen. Any help ...
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Running a new iteration for each column of a dataset in ArcGIS

I'm pretty new to Modelbuilding, having just been turned onto it about a week ago on here. So my problem is, I currently have a dataset of habitats that change through time (from Immature to Mature, ...
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Specifying pixel depth in ModelBuilder?

I have a simple model that calculates the NDVI from bands 3 and 4 of a raster dataset. The input bands are 8-bit unsigned, whereas the default output NDVI is signed 32 bit. How can I specify the ...
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How to decrypt/decompile old toolbox tbx-file in ArcGIS 10

I have inherited an arcgis 10 toolbox tbx file for a web application. Are there any way to open the fil in for example Model Builder to see its interiors?