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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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accessing the output of a python script tool dialog ArcGIS 10.1

Hi I have a a fairly simple script tool dialog which has been setup to get 6 parameters from the user and return them as the tool output as a list. the aims is that the out put would then be used ...
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Using onRectangle for user input in ArcMap/ESRI addin

In an effort to try to add user input to my project, I'm developing an esri python addin to generate rectangles to my map. I'm on step one now, just exploring the addin functionality. I tried ...
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Access to python addin objects/variables in python window

Following up on this question: Can a Python script be executed from a .NET AddIn and also write its standard output and geoprocessor messages to the ArcMap Python Window? Is is possible to access ...
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wxpython frame run from ArcMap loses focus almost immediately after it's shown

I'm trying to prepare a Python add-in using "Python Add-In Wizard". I want my add-in to perform some geoprocessing but first it should take data from a user and there's already a problem. I'm ...
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Getting XY map coordinates on mouse clicks as input variables into a python script

This is my first time coding in python, so bear with me. I wrote a script to calculate an analytical solution to find the orientation of a plane based on three points. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. # Input ...
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How to find out which layer had a Selection made on it? [duplicate]

If the user makes a select using arcpy.SelectByAttribute() or arcpy.SelectByLocation() how do you find out which layer they made the select so you can use arcpy.SearchCursor(layer)?
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Is there an event handler for a Selection being made using ArcPy?

I want to be able to capture an arcpy.SelectByAttribute() or arcpy.SelectByLocation() event being triggered. There doesn't seem to be an extension that is able to handle this. Is there a way to do ...
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How do you get all the results from a Selection made by Attribute or Location using ArcPy?

Using arcpy I'm trying to get the results of a selection, or what is currently selected as a list. Basically I'm attempting to build an addin which on click will either perform an operation where I ...
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Building Arc add-ins without needing to restart Arc [duplicate]

One of the things that annoys me the most with trying to use the Arc add-in wizard is that I need to restart Arc every time I want to test something. This is especially annoying if I've got syntax ...
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Why does Fetch Python Plugins responded with only the installed ones?

I use QGIS 1.8. Whenever I demand to install plugins through Fetch Python Plugins it displays only those the already installed. I couldn't find for example; point sampling, group stats and photo2shape ...
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How to reference path to file that is in edit session from Python AddIn?

I am creating a Python addin button and I would like to reference the path to the layer that is currently in an edit session to the code in the addin button. This way users will be able to use the ...
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Pythonaddins SaveDialog filter

If you look in the ArcGIS 10.1 help, the Pythonaddins module SaveDialog shows the following: SaveDialog({title}, {name_text}, {starting_location}) But if you open the python window in ArcMap, you ...
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Assign spatial reference for 1000 different ECW raster datasets using 1000 different *.prj files through python programming or .net

I am having 2000 ECW raster datasets without spatial reference and also I have 2000 *.prj files in another folder. I know only the way as right click on raster datasets-->properties-->Spatial ...
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Synchronize Google Earth to ArcMap and vice versa

I found this old script that worked okay in 9.3, but since I've upgraded to 10.1 the VB code can't work. It basically allows you to quickly pan in Google Earth to find a feature, then you click on a ...
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Should Python Add-In installed in map which is packaged be part of *.mpk?

Using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1, I just created a map package (.mpk) from a map (.mxd) which had a Python Add-In (.esriaddin) installed. When I unpacked the .mpk the .esriaddin was neither ...
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How to control state of buttons in Python Add-In?

I have bunch of buttons to perform separate tasks within a Python Add-In. Buttons are greyed out and required to be enabled after initial tools run. In the following example, tool1 is turned off after ...
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Python Addin toolbar- Environment mask parameter not being recognised?

I've created a button on a python addin toolbar which uses the selected features from the selected layer in the TOC, creates a feature layer from that selection and uses that feature layer to set the ...
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Run Python child script using Python Add-In button class?

I have a Python script which I want to execute using Python Add-In button class. Right now, I am using following: class child(object): """Implementation for Toolbar_addin.button2 (Button)""" ...
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How to get an attribute of the selected feature and pass it into a URL?

As a total Novice with Python, I thought 2 weeks would be enough time to learn how to build some tools for our GIS... I was wrong and I'm running up on a deadline. I am attempting to get a value ...
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access attributes of one class for use in another class in python add-in

I want to get combobox attribute 'dem' and use it for further processing in class ExtentData. But I am not sure how to get attributes from one class to another for processing in pythonaddin. In ...
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Calculate Field using Esri Python Addin

I am trying to select a polygon then it must automatically change (calculate) the status to "C". The tool seems to work in the background but nothing actually happens (the status is not updated). I ...
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Python Addin Toolbar only works once

I am writing Python Addins for ArcGIS. I call a Python Toolbox, the Addin tool only works once in ArcCatalog when picked. If you pick it again nothing happens. import arcpy import pythonaddins import ...
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Filter ArcSDE layers of the TOC into a combobox

I've a list of layers of the current workspace in a combobox, but I want to list only the layers of the ArcSDE Connection, not the others I've in the TOC. How can I filter the name of this layers?
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Is it possible publishing a Python Add-in in a web service?

I'm trying to make a multiuser web service for editing an ArcSDE geodatabase. I wanted to know if I can to add my python add-in in Arcgis Server? And if the answer is yes, how can I publish it?
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How to access selected feature attributes using Python Add-in button?

I'm trying to extract the attributes of a selected feature in ArcMap using an add-in button, but I don't know how to refer to this selection in the script. Later I need to copy these attributes into ...
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How to refresh a Combobox Add-in in ArcGIS 10.1

I need to refresh the value in the combobox after an event from other tool in the same add-in (ARCGIS 10.1. Python). I've changed the value of the combobox with the code: combobox.value = val and I ...
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Best method to re-compile a Python Addin after editing script?

I have been developing a few python addins and I'm just wondering what is the best way to re-compile the addin anytime I edit the script. Currently, if I make an edit to the script, it seems like I ...
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Refresh combo box in add-in

I've got an add-in with a combo box and want to refresh the list in the combo box after an event in one of the other tools in the same add-in toolbar. Can I call the combo box somehow to refresh it ...
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Clip data and add layer to second dataframe using python Add-In

I want to clip a layer from data frame 1 and add it to the data frame 2 using the following script. But instead it just add all grids to current data frame 1 and don't update data frame 2. Please ...
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Reset python add-in

I have a toolbar which enables a second and third combobox when a selection is made on the previous. I would like to add a button to 'reset' the toolbar. Basically reload the toolbar to it's original ...
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Import functions in python Add-In logic script

I am running into an error. I have a set of functions which I want to import in the python Add-In script at the time of execution, but when I built Add-In with "import stats" line then tools are ...
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Code to open web browser crashes ArcMap when run from a Python add-in

I created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open a webpage after the map is clicked. It opens the page but then ArcGIS crashes. import arcpy import pythonaddins import webbrowser class ...
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How to buffer a point in a Python Add-In by ArcMap's selection tolerance?

In this answer to another Python add-in question I suggested supplying a search_distance to the SelectLayerByLocation function in order to allow points and lines to be selected by an intersecting ...
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Select and copy features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toobar to select features from an existing feature class and copy them across to another feature class. I need two tools, one for a point and one for a rectangle. ...
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definition query and mosaic dataset from gdb ArcMap 10.1 SP1

I have a Python AddIn Combobox to select a value from the drop-down list. This value changes the definition query of the layers in mxd. This works fine for "normal" feature classes, not for a mosaic ...
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How to declare folder name as global?

I have asked similar question at stackoverflow but posting here as well since it involves ArcGIS and python Add-In. Following code shows first step where i have to declare output folder as global so ...
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How to edit Python Add-In and get all changes to work?

I have created an Add-In using Python. However, when I edit the Python script for that Add-In and re-create the '.esriaddin' file, I don't get updated results when using that Add-In. Do I need to ...
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What percentage of ArcGIS users are using version 10.1 already?

I'm planning on building an add-in using ArcPy, but some of the functionality I need is only available in 10.1. I want to distribute this add-in and was wondering if making it 10.1 only would limit ...
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How to draw rectangle to clip layers using python addin in ArcGIS 10.1?

I want to clip rasters in data view using interactive rectangle (to define Area of Interest) and add them to current dataframe. Following is a piece of code which is not returning anything. Any ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Python AddIn Using Multiprocessing crashes ArcMap?

I would like to run a multiprocessing task from a python add-in tool. My issue is that the process keeps failing. Basically crashes ArcMap. Here is my basic code: def function(startOID, endOID, ...
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Python add-in won't buffer from output layer

I have a simple add-in script for Arcmap 10.1 to create a toolbar, select a layer from a drop down list of the current layers in the project, buffer that layer four-miles, then use the resulting ...
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Python Add in: Pass Selection from Combo Box into Definition Query

I am trying to pass the users selection into a definition query in an addin combo box python script. Basically, I have a feature class with a field called "SITE". I build a python list from that ...
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How to Select polygon feature in ArcMap and pass Selection into Python Addin?

I have a script that uses a arcpy's 'SelectByAttribute' syntax to choose a record in a polygon feature class. Following that, I do a 'SelectbyLocation' to select points from a feature class that lie ...
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How to integrate eclipse (PyDev) with Python Add-In development (ArcGIS 10.1)?

In ArcGIS 10.1, Python Add-Ins make various buttons, toolbars, extensions, etc, available to those already familiar with Python and OO in general. I am in the process of developing a Python Add-In and ...