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

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Remove spatially duplicate features using ModelBuilder

I am creating a model to remove features which are duplicated within a polygon feature class. Most of the features are duplicated once, but about a quarter have up to three or four exact copies. I do ...
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Search if field exists in feature class

I have a few dozen feature classes, one of which contains the field I am looking for. They are stored in several different file geodatabases. Is there a quick way of searching each feature class to ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder: how to wait for Python script to complete

I have an Arcgis (10) model which has 2 process that need to be run sequentially. The 1st process is a python script that creates multiple rasters, but that output is not known to Model Builder, ...
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Is it possible to use commands from ArcMap's main menu in Model Builder

Is it possible to use the functions from ArcMap's main menu (for example Add Data, Start Editing) in my model? I can not find a way to add any other functions except Toolboxes.
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Exporting data from Collect Values output in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I'm currently playing with ModelBuilder. I've added a picture of the model I have at the moment. This model is currently iterating 6 shapefiles, so each of the 'output values' contain 6 figures in a ...
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Is there an export feature to shapefile with send to FTP model out there?

Is there a model already built for this simple process? Can ModelBuilder do this? Export feature to shapefile Delete fields Rename shapefile Post to FTP site Run this process every Friday It would ...
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Adding arbitrary code to ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

Is there any way to add arbitrary code snippets to an ArcGIS model? I envision something similar to the "show code block" the expression builder in advanced labelling or field calculator. For ...
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Batch model stores incorrect model parameter values

I am trying to batch process about ten files using a model I created. There are five model parameters, which I can fill in for the first feature class without a problem. However, when I try to fill in ...
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Multiple input tables for Add Field in ModelBuilder

My model requires field1 to be added to fc1 and fc2, and then calculated according to a Python expression calc1. field2 is then added to fc2, and calculated using calc1. How do I add the multiple ...
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Use output of Add Field as input for Calculate Field in ModelBuilder

I have created a simple model in ArcGIS 10 which, after some initial processing of a feature class, outputs outputfc and adds a field to it. Regardless of the feature class input (which the user ...
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Import and Plot MS Excel file in ArcGIS (v9.3) ModelBuilder

I am trying to create a tool using ArcGIS ModelBuilder (v9.3) that will allow me to import an Excel file, and output it as a shapefile in a coordinate system of my choice - or, if choosing the CRS is ...
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Adding VBA into a Python script generated by ModelBuilder

I have created a model that does a calculate field and have used VBA in the code block. But when I export it to Python, it doesn't work. Here is the VBA code: new_value = ...
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Selecting multiple variables by Attribute from different target layers

I have a model with species point data as a source layer and a number of different shapefiles as target layers. To start I run a search by location tool to determine where the source and target layers ...
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Modelbuilder: Needing to input multiple featureclasses into merge tool

So I have 490 point fc's in a single directory with uniform spatial features, field names/datatypes. I'm trying to figure out how to consecutively input the first seven fc's into the merge tool, ...
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Stop an arcgis model until all values are collected and then continue

This is similar to Modelbuilder - If precondition is false, continue iterating next input but I want the iterate tool to run to collect all the values and only then continue to the merge. Any ideas? ...
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model builder iteration

I am trying to develop a model in modelbuilder that will allow for a number of polygon shapefiles to be paired with each other. Say a group of 3 shapefiles (1,2,3) located in the same folder would be ...
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Choosing all fields to make SUM for each field [closed]

In my personal geodatabase there are two layers:- one of them is small -- about 13 records/features. The other is about 118 records/features. The relation class between the two layers is one to many ...
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Issue with branching model

I am having an issue with a branching model when the iteration tool is used. The test code/scripts/models are in Google docs or arcgis forums It runs and creates both versions of the process whereas ...
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Iterating in ModelBuilder?

Ultimate goal is to pull data from a Feature Class, group out the different types of Lease Status (field), run a dissolve and sum calculation on each new layer/FC then merge all new layers/FC's ...
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Do the Data Interoperability Tools need a Special Licence?

I am tring to add a function quick export from Data Interoperability Tools to a Model Builder in ArcGIS10.0 but I have an error called Error 000816: the tool is not valid. That is because I need a ...
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How to add Quick Export (Data Interoperability) to Model Builder in ArcGIS 10.0 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do the Data Interoperability Tools need a Special Licence? I am trying to create a model using Model Builder in ArcGIS 10.0 and I need the function Quick Export from ...
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Passing reclassification values to the Reclassify tool in Model Builder in ArcGIS 10

There is a set of point features that fall within polygon features, and I want these polygon features (after converting them to raster) reclassified based on how many point features fall in them. If ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10 ModelBuilder iterations

Hi all I have some home range estimates for fish that I made using the adehabitat pkg in R. However, a lot of them overlap land, so I need to subtract the area where they overlap with land ...
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How to Extract by Attribute Using ModelBuilder with User Input?

Using ModelBuilder, I want to create a tool that will let a user choose the value or values that will be used to extract a shapefile. I have a parcel layer with a "Parcel_Type" field. I want the user ...
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ArcGIS Iterate Files tool in Model Builder

I want to use a "simple" iterator to process all the text files in a directory using my model but model builder won't let me connect the file to the first step of the model. Once I run the Iterate ...
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How to update raster or feature layers being used by ArcGIS Server by a Model

I have a mxd file that contains a few raster and feature layers that was published by ArcGIS Server as a map service. Meanwhile, a model was created to update the contents of the raster and feature ...
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Large point to Polygon by buffer-join-buffer-dissolve issues

I have a few large datasets (about 10 million points) which I am buffering, then joining, dowgrading and finally buffering and dissolving. This is all in a model which works fine with sample smaller ...
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Spatial join -different in model builder and right-click join

I am trying to incorporate a simple spatial join in a model but the spatial join options in model builder are different from the right click-->join options. How can I do the join as in the image below ...
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Buffer point dataset based on compared value

I am creating polygons from the dissolved buffers of points and need to control the dissolve process. In the model the first stage is to assign high/med/blackspot using the following f2='ERROR' def ...
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How to select by attribute and calculate a field of new selection in modelbuilder

I have a polygon shapefile (with 4000 records in it) that I want to group into different regions by doing a "select by attribute". I need to do this about 164 times because of the different selection ...
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How to use ET GeoWizard tools or Xtools Pro in ModelBuilder or Python to automate processing?

Is it possible to use ET GeoWizard or XTools Pro tools in automation of mapping in either in ModelBuilder or Python?
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Extract data from QueryLayer to Shapefile

I have a QueryLayer that I need to export as a shape file. This was previously implemented as an ArcSDE feature class which we converted to a QueryLayer (running against SQLServer) in order to have ...
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How do I set a single output location for multiple files in ModelBuilder?

I have created a model in ModelBuilder. The first step is for the user to specify the location of the File Geodatabase that all the outputs will be saved in. What I want is for all the outputs (from ...
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Summing Attributes from a Related Table?

I have a line feature class representing road segments, with each road segment having a unique ID. This feature class has an attribute of average observed daily traffic counts. I have another table ...
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Using a value from "iterate feature selection' to calculate a field

I'm trying to streamline a model that identifies all zones that intersect each parcel in our Local Government Area (eg. Parcel x has Zone B1, B2 and E4). I am trying to make use of iterators in ...
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Batch Processing 400 MODIS HDF4 Files Using Several Tools In ArcGIS 10

This is my first post, I hope I don't screw it up. We have about 400 MODIS HDF4 files we are looking to batch process in the ArcGIS 10 or Python environment. The tools we are looking to use are ...
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Import ArcInfo licence when required by tool in ModelBuilder?

Is it possible to check licences in/out as needed within modelbuilder? or will the following work -write a script to turn arcinfo licence on when the tool requires it and off once it's done? I need ...
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Model Builder - unique name segment creation

Is it possible for us to give each output of a process a unique name segment (inline name). So for example I have a process that dissolves, then eliminates and buffers a single input file. I need to ...
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Reading multiple grid data with Python and ModelBuilder

How can I read grid data (3 or 5 sources of grids) like slope, soil, cover, etc.? My goal is to build a simulator based on multiple grid data for harvesting decisions.
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Can concurrent processes be run in a single model?

In model builder (for Arc GIS 10) is it possible to run two or more geoprocessing operations concurrently? For example I have to run repair geometry on 2 files and then merge them. Currently it ...
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Raster Calculator dynamic map algebra expression

Is it possible to dynamically construct a Map Algebra expression that is dependent on the output of another tool, either using model builder or arcpy? For example, say I have a model that performs a ...
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How to create the custom tool in ArcGIS desktop with using of python script from model bulder?

I created some model builder for some customization to reduce time in our routine process. I exported my model builder to python script by availability of export options. It doesn't work if i bring to ...
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How to automatically email interim results from model builder?

I want to get model builder to email me the results of processes at certain stages so that if there are issues I can remotely login and deal with them as I do with python scripts. I have a python ...
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Create a definition query for groups of layers: Is it possible?

I have a large number of groups created, with each group having many layers. I have looked for a way to set a definition query for all the layers in each group but haven't found anything. Is it even ...
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Nesting two iterators for cost distance calculation in ModelBuilder?

I am attempting to calculate cost distances iteratively for each point element in different datasets. I created a model that does the job for a single dataset but when I try to batch it I'm getting ...
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How to batch a model created with “model builder” in arcmap 10? [duplicate]

I created a simple model that selects iteratively elements from a point dataset and calculates a cost distance raster for each of these points. It works fine when I run it for just one dataset, but ...
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Is it any way to remove input features that don't have any record ? ( In Batch Mode)

Is it any way to remove input features that don't have any record ? ( In Batch Mode)
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Using If precondition is false, continue iterating next input in ModelBuilder?

I've built a model in modelbuilder but cannot find an answer to this problem. Please help if you can. Firstly I have an 'iterate feature class' tool drawing inputs out of a folder and then selecting ...
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'Iterate Field Values' for Multiple Fields in ModelBuilder

I have a model that iterates a process for each unique field value of [Type] field. The model aggregates polygons of a like Type, and at the end of the model a new field is created and populated with ...
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Using ArcGIS 10 ModelBuilder to perform In-line variable substitution for input data path?

Does anyone know how/if you can use in-line variable substitution for an input path name in ModelBuilder for ArcGIS 10? I used "get field value" to retrieve a code from one feature class, and I ...