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

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Does Calculate Value (Model Only Tool) work correctly in tools run in Batch?

Am I correct that if my model has a model-only tool (Calculate Value), and then I run the model as a batched process, it will not run the Calculate Value expression? I wrote a model to upload, ...
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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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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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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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Applying version control to ArcGIS Models

Version control is an indispensable tool for software development, allowing one to reliably and cleanly step back in time to the last time X did it's job exactly right, or to see what changed between ...
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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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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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How to Iterate through Bands of Raster using ArcGIS 10.1 ModelBuilder?

I have a large number of rasters with 3 bands (R,G,B). What I want to do is add all 3 bands of each raster together to end up with a single band image with the summed R,G,B values in each pixel but ...
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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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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 ...
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Batch Clip in ModelBuilder of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have multiple rasters and feature classes that I want to clip to a study area. I am pretty new to ModelBuilder. I know you can right click the clip tool to batch clip outside of ModelBuilder but ...
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Problem loading output layer QGIS

Every time I run operations with temporary file output from the graphical modeler, I get the following error message: Oooops! The following output layers could not be open CLIP: ...
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Using Value from Iterate Feature Selection to Calculate Field in ArcMap 10.1 ModelBuilder

I have two polygon feature classes, an alignment layer and a parcels layer. I am trying to use ModelBuilder to create a tool that will do the follow: iterate through groups in a single field of a ...
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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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How to separate raster bands in ModelBuilder?

I have a simple model that iterates through folders to collect imagery, mosaics them and clips the mosaic to a study area boundary. I need to produce an NDVI from the clipped 4-band mosaic ...
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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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Executing ModelBuilder using C# classes?

How can I execute ModelBuilder in ArcMap 10.1 using .NET 2013 C# classes?
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How to move / offset point locations using ModelBuilder or ArcPy

I have a number non-georeferenced CAD layers (see this question) that have text annotation features. I have created a model to convert the text to points, but after converting the annotation to a ...
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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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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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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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Why am I getting an ERROR 000728: Field *fieldname* does not exist within table even though field exists?

I do some script for a shapefile's table. And this script works for 2 fields and do not for other ones, because of: ERROR 000728: Field FID_158_01 does not exist within table But this field is ...
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Do you use a proven workflow to edit and document ArcGIS ModelBuilder models?

Do you have any reference to best practice examples , or can you share your expertise on how to keep track of edits to ModelBuilder models , track changes between model/tool versions and maintain ...
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How to prevent running part of a model when iterator is used?

My process is to run Buffer on two feature layers, intersect the buffers and then Clip intersected buffers with polygon object from Iterate Feature Selection iterator. Here's my model: The model runs ...
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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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Area precipitation using IDW

I'm having the following problem with IDW automation. I have a catchment and several gauging stations measuring daily precipitation amounts. I would like to interpolate the precipitation amounts from ...
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How to create a folder in HOME Folder with ModelBuilder in ArcGis 10?

I am just getting started with ModelBuilder and I would like to create a folder in the same folder where the respective mxd is located. The tool have to be usable in different projects, so setting ...
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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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Passing a variable from a script to ModelBuilder

I have a model that passes a variable to a python script. The script uses that variable to query some directories and return a list of paths. What I want to know is: how can I then use each of those ...
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ArcGIS modelbuilder: Iterate through Excel sheets?

I am trying to use modelbuilder (ArcGIS 10.1) to add XY data to ArcGIS, then export the events as Feature Classes. The data comes in one xlsx document with a large number of sheets, each with an X and ...
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Can ArcGIS ModelBuilder be exported to Python and run in QGIS?

Is it possible to construct a geoalgorithm on the ArcMap modelbuilder, export this entire algorithm to python syntax (without having ANY knowledge of python) and then import this algorithm to QGIS and ...
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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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Arcpy remove invalid character

I've built a model that takes the name of the Excel worksheet containing xy data, and uses that name as the name of the output shapefile. ( Worksheet "massachusetts_sightings" in an xlsx becomes ...
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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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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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Use Feature Class “Name” from Iterate Feature Classes to Calculate Field with Model Builder 10.1

My goal is to create shapefile that contains merged feature classes from a geodatabase. I would like for there to be a new field in the resulting shapefile that contains the name of the original ...
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Is it possible to open ModelBuilder SCREEN from .NET base command class?

I simply want to open the custom model's SCREEN (ModelBuilder) from .NET.
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How to SWITCH_SELECTION after Select Layer By Location in ModelBuilder?

I have to use Geoprocessing tools in ModelBuilder. My requirement is compare features in a Source personal geodatabase with those in a Target personal geodatabase and if the target personal ...
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Using only part of inline variable substitution string in ModelBuilder?

I am using an inline variable substiution to alter a field name. I do this within an iteration model in model builder. The inline variable is the name of the feature class which I use as my input for ...
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Does ModelBuilder have Iterate Field Values bug when model run without being in Edit mode?

I think I may have found a ModelBuilder bug. Would it be possible for someone to try and follow my procedure to see if they agree, and if so, to try and suggest a workaround that still uses ...
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Multivalue processing in the context of the modelbuilder

I am new to python so please bear with me. I have the following script that is supposed to get a multivalue parameter of several shapefiles as an input and then run the unionanalysis on all these ...
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How do I use 'model builder' in QGIS 2.2?

I am trying to learn how to use the 'model builder' in QGIS 2.2. I have used model builder in ArcGIS, but I don't understand how to do it in QGIS 2.2? What I want to do is to make buffers, clip ...
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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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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 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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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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Model with Iterate selected feature not working. What's my mistake?

I have a Shapefile with point features representing pour points. I need to delineate their watersheds individually, because many of them overlap. I'm using the following model to select a point from ...
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Populate cross street name at intersections

Just a follow up of an older post seen here: Python script/Model to populate cross street names at intersections I need to create a shapefile of Road segments with a "To_Road/s" and "From_Road/s" as ...
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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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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 ...