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How to get layers created in a custom toolbox python script to add to the mxd

I'm trying to create a simple search tool so that my colleagues can easily query a database. My first version is like this. mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = ...
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Converting standalone script to ArcGIS tool?

I am currently trying to make my (working) standalone script into an ArcGIS tool so I'm not the only person in my office that can use it. It selects all the data within a specified location and ...
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An Error Has Occurred Running Scripts On This Page - Repairing issue with batch script?

If you've been using ArcGIS for a while, you will have most likely come across this error: The issue is linked to some sort of ActiveX plugin security setting in the 32 bit version of Internet ...
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What causes ModelBuilder error occurred in script on this page MdDlgContent.htm?

I've been creating a model in Arc 10.0 for a few days now without problems. Then I added the Calculate Field Tool. I selected Make Variable --> From Parameter --> Expression. When I check off "Model ...
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AttributeError with unicode object with data frame in python script

I'm running a python script from arccatalog and it works, however, I am trying to add layers to an mxd and need to declare the data frame. I keep getting this error message. type ...
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Cannot rename output file using standalone script for QGIS

I would like to rename all output files after my script has finished processing them by adding "(A)" after their file name (eg. Layer.shp -> Layer (A).shp). I received an answer from this post on the ...
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Script to export OD matrix line tables for individual point features

I have a network dataset and I would like to know the network distance (not Euclidean) from each feature point in a shapefile to each other point in another shapefile with the same number of points. ...
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Why does thumbnail on one MXD not update?"

I want to make modification on multi-mxd properties, I try Arcpy script with a loop like " for mxd in mxdList:" , but I always have same results, Thumbnails are not created... import arcpy,os ...
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QGIS gets stuck when running script to automatically refresh layer [closed]

I have a QGIS layer that represents a set of links and nodes to show the streets of a city and the traffic speeds on each street. I've been trying to write a script so that if I change the speeds in ...
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Renaming field using ArcPy?

What I need to do: rename a field name of a table/feature class copy all values to the new field So far I have done following code as @artwork21 suggests: import sys import traceback import arcpy ...
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Getting random values from geometryType() in a standalone PyQGIS script

I am asking this question based on the result I received from this earlier post. The following script only works if I set geometryType() == 3 as that is what is being printed out in the Python console ...
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Creating Branching Python Script, Based on Whether Feature Classes Exists or Not?

What I would like to do is create a script that checks the existence of a feature class and, depending whether it does or not does, skip to different process. This would need to be implemented in ...
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How to find duplicate values that ALL share the same attributes

I am using Arcgis Desktop 10.2. Using python script i am trying to resolve the following : I have 2 columns of data, one containing alphanumeric values, the other some strings like "-1", "-2", "-3" ...
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Why script works on my computer but not on another?

The script below works perfectly fine in my computer. But when running the script on another computer, I receive an error: Error: Algorithm not found The computer has similar specifications to ...
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Incremental “auto save” in ArcMap edit session

Is there any way to add automatic incremental saving to ArcMap 10.1 editing sessions? I found this script for 9.x but it doesn't seem to work with the newer versions. I'm looking for a script or add ...
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How to add fields to shapefile from standalone script?

When I run the following script via OSGEO4W64 Shell, I receive the following error when trying to run the qgis:fieldcalculator algorithm: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'mapCanvas' I read ...
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Is it possible to toggle draft mode in ArcGIS with Python?

I'm curious if it is possible to toggle on and off 'draft mode' in layout view in ArcGIS using python scripting. Does anyone have any ideas? Python is preferred, but if there is another solution in a ...
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How to show the attribute table of selected features using arcpy?

Is there a way to show the attribute table of selected features using arcpy? Maybe in the mapping module? I would like to be able to select some features and then have an Add-In button that ...
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How can I disable logs being created in standalone python script?

When I run the following script in QGIS 2.6.1, it produces a folder called 'processing', which contains a log, in the directory it reads files from. And since the script reads files from several ...
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How to get shapefile extent from standalone script?

I am trying to obtain the extent of a polygon in a shapefile. I am running a standalone script which will create a grid based on the extent of the polygon. I have tried 2 methods: one from the ...
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ArcPad get vbs script location

Within arcpad (edit form) I want to get the current location of the vbs script running. This simple vbs script outside of arcpad works fine. wscript.echo " " + Wscript.ScriptFullName However, when ...
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Cannot run standalone QGIS script

I've been trying, along with this post, to run a script in OSGeo4w Shell, outside of QGIS. But I get the following error: ImportError: No module named qgis.core I have also read the following ...
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Error after executing hex grid script in QGIS 2.6 for Mac

I hope some of you might help me in solving this problem: I'm trying to load a script with QGIS, hex grid from layers bound, with a population shape file (popp.shp in egis sample data folder). After ...
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Searching a table within PostGIS using PyQGIS script

Morning all, I am looking for some guidance in trying to set up a script that will search a PostGIS database using a wildcard and then open a certain file directory that will be in one of the fields. ...
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How to create a grid after merging shapefiles?

Follow up question to QGIS Model Builder Script - Possible to merge layers in a folder? I think I'm missing something very obvious here but can't seem to find it. After merging shapfiles in a folder, ...
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ArcGIS Conflation Tool Recommendation or Custom Script for Comparing Points

Can anyone recommend conflation tools for ArcGIS Desktop (10 or 10.1, paid or free) or a scripting outline / procedure (or just a script) to have a technician efficiently process the following rules? ...
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In ESRI ArcGIS, is there an equivalent to the RStudio Console Windows?

UPDATED I know ESRI provides scripting capacity, via the Python window, but I've had a hard time with it. Making the jump from the Field calculator to the Python window was too much to me. Trying to ...
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Unable to call GDAL functionalities from Python

I am trying to call GDAL functionalities from the following script I made in the past. import os, fnmatch from subprocess import call call("dir", shell=True) # define the variables inFolder= ...
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How to identify polygon/point shapefiles in python?

I have a script which performs various functions on shapefiles, most of which are polygon-based. However, some shapefiles are point-based and I have to specify where these files are by editing the ...
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Copy feature class to feature class in loop and a list of fields in modelbuilder

I have a several file geodatabase with seven features in it (polygon). I want to copy them to a new feature in a other empty file geodatabase (instead of deleting the fields...had same problems with ...
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Python syntax error from raster calculator in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am experiencing a problem with the raster calculator in the ModelBuilder under ArcMap 10. I need to combine two layers: a drainage map (issued from a series of previous operations on a DEM) and ...
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Legal description polygon mapping/creation with Arcpy

What I have: an excel file with the names of properties within an area that is part of the PLSS in which Township/Range, Section and Lot numbers are used. The file contains a legal description for ...
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How to get the layer name with a arcpy code

Using the FeatureToPoint tool I've having difficulty calling just the name for file without the extension or path. Here is the part of the script that I'm creating that Im stuck on. eg. ...
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How to query values from a list in Python?

I have a list like this... list = ['1','2','3','4'] how can I use arcpy.Select_analysis to select features that have the attributes in the list. qry = '"SECDIVNO" IN ' + str(tuple(list)) ...
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How to simulate moving vehicles?

I have a point layer (stored in SQL Server 2008) that is being served up by a map service in ArcGIS Server 10.1. I am consuming this service in a web client. Lets say the points are boats out at ...
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Removing “(optional)” from parameter description in Python script tool dialog?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 and create a script tool in toolbox for attribute search on a layer, all the searching criteria is not compulsory, and user can combine multiple search criteria. But in the ...
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Using if else statement in Python Parser of Field Calculator in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need help in writing the python script in the field calculator. I have three fields namely: CODE COMPLEX Map1 Map1 is an empty field that I want to populate. I have a number of conditions to cater ...
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how to loop grass command in python and put variable in output file

first day Grass programming with python scripting; first prob; simple I want to reclass the same raster several times; and save the file with the value loop variable at the end ... can not get it ...
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GIS related scripting [closed]

This might not be strictly GIS related, but here goes. I am looking for a script (DOS based) or application (Windows) that does the following: In a filesystem there are a collection of raster maps, ...
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GRASS scripting for producing multi-band raster

I am trying to loop the r.sun function within a Python script. Anyway, I seem not to understand how I can stack the raster maps each loop would produce into a single multi-band raster (preferably in ...
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Geoserver fails to start after installing scripting extension

I use Geoserver 2.6.0, it worked until I installed latest scripting extension. I followed installation instructions (http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/community/scripting/installation.html). ...
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Iterating an ArcGIS tool over multiple Fields with selection boxes

I have one shapefile that contains many fields and I'd like to write a simple script tool that allows me to run IDW for the fields I select. Is this possible? For example..... Input: 1 shapefile ...
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ArcGIS - where is the zip & unzip toolbox available for download?

ESRI mentions a zip & unzip toolbox available for download (http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisserver/9.3/java/index.htm#geoprocessing/python_2126079299.htm) Unfortunately the direct link provided is ...
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How to work with accentuated strings in Python scripts in ArcGIS Desktop Field Calculator?

` pre-logic: def myCalc(name,nameVal): if (name == nameVal): return 1 else: return 0 var_name= myCalc(!Epulettipus!,"Lakóépület") ` This doesn't work with accentuated strings. (But ...
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Writing Python script in Field Calculator in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm a programmer, I have programmed in C#, Java, but not with Python. And I'm not a geographic worker. How can I write a python script into Field Calculator to be able to check the other column value. ...
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Creating a raster based on a where clause

I am writing a script that deals with a raster that will need a subset of the raster outputted and the rest of the original raster needs to be "no data". To clarify, say, there is a raster and ...
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To count the number of grid cells in a polygon

Is there a way ArcGIS could count the number of 15 seconds interval grid cells within a polygon after digitizing that polygon. This should appear in a field in the attribute table.
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geoprocessing service via python toolbox script, local versus server paths

So I feel like I'm missing a very basic concept when it comes to publishing python toolbox scripts to a geoprocessing server. I've scoured the ArcGIS online help (not saying I've read everything, and ...
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Trying to generate a PDF for each feature in a feature class based on an attribute with Python.

I have a feature class of points that represent storm water inlets. I am trying to automate a process that does the following. finds all of the inlets that have a field called "Marker" populated ...
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Polygon from CSV ∂x-∂y values

I am trying to make a map of a property fenceline based on a survey which gives precise bearings and distances between landmarks. Following recommendations in this thread, I used a CSV file to turn ...