A flow-chart like tool in ArcMap that allows users to visually build geoprocessing procedures.

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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 model builder

I'm currently playing with model builder. 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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Add arbitrary code to Arcgis model builder?

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to separate raster bands in model builder?

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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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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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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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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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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How to combine more iterations of a for loop to bands of a single raster?

My model consists of a for loop, where the original raster is hillshaded from different angles. I want to combine the resulting images to a single multiband image. What I already tried was to put the ...
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Can ArcGIS ModelBuilder open Excel file for manual editing, then feed those edits back into model?

I have been tasked with creating a model using ArcGIS ModelBuilder, that initially runs a couple of geoprocessing tasks, before then joining an Excel table to the result of those geoprocesses. ...
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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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How to split points by polygon?

I am looking for a way to split points by a county polygon feature class. The attached image shows two feature classes: one composed of points and the other a county polygon feature class. The split ...
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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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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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How to use wildcard to Append multiple feature classes in ModelBuilder?

I have a folder of shapefiles and each one starts with a code. There are multiple shapefiles that start with each code, and I would like to create a model in ModelBuilder that will select 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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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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ArcGIS median value from a layer

I've been hunting around ArcGIS 9.3 and having no success at finding a tool/function that can give me the median (not the mean/avg) tabular value of a spatial database. For example, if I have a data ...
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Automating a Python expression to calculate acres

I'm not new to GIS but very, very new to using Python and using scripts. I successfully use a Python expression !shape.area@acres! to update a field with acres in a feature class. What my users ...
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If statement in ModelBuilder to check if field exists

I'm trying to create the following in ModelBuilder: Set input feature class if field1 exists execute the processes in branch1 else add field1 execute the processes in branch2 ...
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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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Model Builder - How to calculate Field using part of filename

I am new to model builder and have not been able to figure how to use part of the FC name: For example the first FC in my GDB containing around 100 files is "A1005_GPS_Residence", and I need to ...
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Join Fields from Multiple Tables to One Table in Modelbuilder

I have 40 tables with about 2000 row with a shared ID that I want to merge into 1 table with 2000 rows. I only want to retain a distance field calculated within each table. The distance field is ...
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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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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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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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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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What factors would cause a Model to work on one PC but not on another PC (same ArcGIS v 10.1) (ModelBuilder)

Do you have specific expertise you could share of examples where an ArcGIS Modelbuilder has worked on one PC but not on another? Are there any issues between different Windows versions? There is a ...
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Using Append with wildcard runs too many times

I was having trouble creating a model in Model Builder which would: choose shapefiles based on a code in the file name; and append them into a specific feature class. I was able to fix this ...
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Model builder question regarding iterations (newbe : ( … )

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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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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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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calculate value using maximum value from different feature class

I'm trying to get the maximum numeric value from one feature class and use that value in an expression to calculate values of a different feature class. fc2.bldg_id = max(fc1.bldg_id)+1 Can this ...
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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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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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Model builder: select feature based on attribute, iterator?

This is the data I have: shapefile with polygons shapefile with line features What I eventually want: line features attributes joined to the polygons that they fall in. I need to clip each polygon ...
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arcpy Tool works in debug mode but not in normal model

When I try to run the following simple script from arcmap it fails but when run using right--click debug and then F9 (debug) in python scripter it works fine. I don't understand why??? # Modified ...
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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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Problems Integrating Sub-Model into Master Model

I am attempting to integrate a iterative model into a master model to merge all of the outputs of the iterative model into one feature class. However, when I attempt to set the output of the sub-model ...