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

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Create an X,Y latitude and longitude grid from an raster

I have a satellite image (LandSat 5), I want create a raster with X,Y coordinates, this is possible in Model Builder of ArcGis 10.0? or other option. I know that the option $$YMAP ($$XMAP) not work ...
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Create fishnet with row Iterator: fishnet extent does not update to reflect each row feature

I'm a writing about a geoprocess that I can do on an individual basis but for some confounding reason am unable to do with the row iterator in Model Builder. Given that I want to repeat the same ...
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Problem validating parent model with nested models in modelbuilder

I have a parent model with several nested models. I'm having trouble getting the parent model to validate. The issue is with sub model 4. The two screenshots are of the parent model and sub model ...
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Formula for Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) in ERDAS modelbuilder?

I am trying to derive Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI)from Landsat 5 TM data using ERDAS model builder.d I can't seem to get the output I want as it comes out blank. This is the formula I used 2.5 ...
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How to use expression to modify feature class name in ModelBuilder output?

I am using ModeBuilder to project many raster files from one coordinate system to another. I'd like the output file names to be different than the input. The file names currently end in "utm83" ...
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Remove buffers of overlapping buffers

I work with ArcMap 10.2 and would like to remove buffers of the overlapping buffers, but not all overlapping buffers. So for example: I would like to remove the buffer in the middle and remain the ...
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Why does ModelBuilder lose data sources when copy/pasting or renaming toolbox?

I have a modelbuilder with a parent model that contains several sub-models. The parent and sub-models are contained w/in the same toolbox. Everytime I copy&paste or rename the toolbox, the ...
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Has anyone seen this error in modelbuilder?

I have a model that runs thru a rather lengthy set of processes. The screenshot below shows an error(bottom left of screenshot) that pops up several times while the model is running. It seems to ...
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How to parse data from KML to shapefile with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

In ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.2 does there exist a method or routine for parsing data from a KML file and "print" this data in a shapefile or convert this data a to shapefile?
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Select point with highest value within a buffer

I work with ArcMap 10.2.1 and I created buffers around points. Some buffers contain many points and others just one. I would like to select one point for each buffer, but the points can represent ...
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Remove overlapping buffers

I have put a buffer around points from a point data set. But some buffers overlap each other. Now I would like to remove all the buffers (from the data set) which overlap another buffer. Does ...
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Model builder to call python script

So I'm looking to write a script that can be called by model builder. What I would like this script to do is to select three records from a feature class that have the highest field values ...
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How to schedule a model to run at a certain time?

I'm trying to schedule a model to run at a certain time and have found this ESRI Blog post which is providing a good start. What I can't figure out though is where in the importToolbox function I tell ...
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use raster properties output in attribut table via inline variable in model builder

I have a small model that should find the maximum value of a raster and use this number to fill a field in a shapefile. For some reason the variable of the rasters max value isn't accepted in the ...
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Select layer by attribute: return top 3 records

I have a feature class in a file geodatabase using ArcGIS 10.1. I want to create a model that selects the three features with the highest values in one field (Average Price). Basically I want my ...
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Is there a way to use the file dialog in Model Builder?

Is there a way to have the file dialog come up and let a user choose a file name and location for output? I have the table to Excel script as an geoprocessing tool in the Flex Viewer and would like ...
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Creating a drop down list in ModelBuilder

I have a model that exports GIS data to CAD. The model has two nested models, the first collects the data to be exported and the other exports it. The export to cad tool has a seed file parameter ...
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Multiple polygons and rasters for Zonal Statistics as table in ModelBuilder

I have a large number (>17,000) of raster image files that I am creating by iteration. I also have clipped out corresponding polygon files with identical names in a separate folder (maybe not ...
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ModelBuilder - use in line variable in expression

I have an in line variable of two fields (field1_field2) in modelbuilder. Using the make feature layer tool, I would like to make an expression that queries field2. Can an expression in the make ...
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Network trace using attribute as a stop/barrier - ModelBuilder

I have two point datasets, one to be used as the flags(starting point) that i'll call dataset A and one as the barriers(stop point) that i'll call dataset B, in the trace(downstream) tool. In each of ...
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How to define an output parameter in Python script exported from ModelBuilder

I have a modelbuilder parent model with two nested models in it that ouputs a dwg file. I exported the parent model to a python script which is shown below. In modelbuilder, the output dwg file is a ...
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If Then Modelbuilder, Project error

I have a model where I want to check the projection. If it is GCS_WGS_1984, I want it to go one path, and if it isn't, I want it to go another path. I created a "Check Coordinates of Input" script ...
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Precondition in Modelbuilder - use in next process

In modelbuilder I am trying to create a tool which will check the coordinate system of the input shapefile. If it is GCS_WGS_1984, then nothing happens. If it is not, then it will reproject it to ...
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Why am I getting 'Error 000732 Raster does not exist'?

I am trying to apply symbology to a raster layer via kernel density analysis. When I run the Python script below in ArcMap, I am get the error message below. I have searched and tried the common ...
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Set a Field as a Parameter for use in Calculate Field [closed]

Is there any way to specify a field as the parameter (user defined) for calculate field in modelbuilder? I have a model that will take a parameter (label) and another input, that is currently just a ...
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Is there a tool to track edits that were made?

Is there a tool/report that keeps track of what edits were made that I could run prior to or after reconciling my versions? This would help me to know if there are any changes I need to make to any ...
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What is a SQL Query to all values in a column with Select by Attribute in ArcGIS? [closed]

I would like to select all values for an attribute using select layer by attribute to use in model builder and hopefully save the expression for automation purposes. If I have an attribute named ...
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How do I query XY Event Layer in Model Builder?

I am trying to build a model to input table data, make xy event layer and then select features by an SQL expression and make that a shapefile. What tool should I use for the SQL expression to select ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 MakeTableView doesn't filter records

I'm running ArcGIS10.1 on Win7 64bit with Oracle 11g and I'm having trouble with database table connections in Oracle. In Modelbuilder I use the MakeTableView tool and apply a filter expression so ...
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ModelBuilder - Data dependencies within model

I have a "parent" model with two nested submodels. Submodel A creates a gdb & FC's. These FC's are output and exposed as model parameters to the input of Submodel B which exports them to CAD. ...
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Why and How does copying and pasting a “problem” model with errors in it into a new empty model fix the model (ArcGIS, ModelBuilder)

I often work with ModelBuilder and Models that have previously worked seem to become unstable or develop issues after lots of editing. They return error messages for parts of the model that did not ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder model works in Edit windows but not from the “open” window - do you have any experience or advice?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1, most recent service pack / patch, and on Windows 7 with 8GB RAM I always run Models from ArcCatalog I have a model that validates and runs from the "edit" window. When I run ...
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Creating flat end type polylineline buffer in model without ArcGIS advanced

I have a polyline split into many short segments and would like to create a flat end buffer for each individual segment (not "dissolve" them all into one feature). Is there any way to do this in an ...
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Iterating through z-values in ModelBuilder

I have a series of fields that I am trying to run the IDW tool against. I'm looking for a way iterate through the feature class, using a different field as the z value each time. This is my data: ...
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ModelBuilder error on validating when deleting not yet created gdb

I have a parent model with a submodel nested in it and tools outside the submodel but within the parent model that connect to the submodel. In the submodel, the first tool is "create geodatabase". In ...
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Can I create a Model in MapInfo, like in ArcGIS? (Modelbuilder)

I have some Forumlas I use quiet often. I want to create a Model like in ArcGIS with it(Drag&Drop put in some Parameters, and so forth), is that possible? Is there a GUI for that? Or is it only ...
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How to use both Parse Path and Calculate Value in model?

Am I doing this wrong? I need to create hillshades for a set of raster, but I want the hillshades to retain the raster's original name. I used parse path for that, however there are names that are ...
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Why does connect to Excel spreadsheet through ArcPy give ERROR 000582?

My ultimate goal is to automate kernel density analysis on xy data from a table. I am trying to learn Python but I am very new. I built a simple model to take table data and display xy data. When I ...
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Naming iterators in modelbuilder 10.1

I am using iterate raster in modelbuilder to create hillshade and slope simultaneously for many rasters within one folder. My problem is when I name the output files. Whenever I use, %Name%, the model ...
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Modelbuilder Parameters - cannot select input files when model dialogue box is open

I created a model in modelbuilder and set the inputs to be parameters. When I open the model and the tool dialogue box shows up, the input files that I wish to select are not shown. These inputs are ...
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ModelBuilder Branching & Conditions

I have a modelbuilder model setup that, in short, takes all selected features from ArcMap and exports it to a dwg. I need to add two things to this model which I'm not sure can be done in ...
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Python script not working after exporting it from ModelBuilder

trying to figure out why my script wont work (I should mention I'm still at an intro level). This is a script I exported from ArcGIS model builder which worked fine using that: # Import arcpy module ...
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Why does Kernel Density fail in model with ERROR 000865?

I am attempting to build a model using variables for automation. (see below) The problem I am having is when the model attempts to run the Kernel Density. It seems as if the Kernel Density will not ...
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Can input to ModelBuilder be selected features in ArcMap?

I want to find out if the manually selected features in ArcMap can be the input to a ModelBuilder tool. If not, is it possible to copy or export selected features in ArcMap using ModelBuilder? Once ...
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Model Builder Error populating attributes with Calculate Field

I would like to run a model that iterates over all feature classes in a feature dataset and uses the feature class name to populate an attribute field (see model below). However, when running the ...
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How does ModelBuilder compare with Vensim and Stella for environmental modeling? [closed]

Does anyone have any advice or has anyone experienced any limitations in ArcGIS software when trying to use model builder for any type of environmental phenomenon? I know that Vensim and Stella can be ...
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Model Builder: Enable / Disable parameters based on Conditions / Preconditions

I have been working with Model Builder and am having trouble placing a precondition on an input parameter. However, I may be going about it in the wrong way and may just need a Python script. My ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Cost Distance Calculations

I have a study area that is a polygon feature class, and am running the Cost Distance Tool on it in ModelBuilder. However, everytime I run the tool, it only calculates a cost distance and cost ...
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How to Complete ModelBuilder Process Quicker?

I've built a script tool in ArcGIS's ModelBuilder to collect parameters from the user and use them as arguments for another python script. The output of this script is a text file. The only GIS ...
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Why does the time taken for a process or tool to operate differ depending on changes made in a Model, downstream ? (ArcGIS, ModelBuilder)

Has anyone experienced this issue, do you have any advice to share? An example situation in a model, Model = Input is a feature class, a field is added, the field is calculated using calculate ...