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Adding custom shapes to a new shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I drew a rectangular shape to designate a junction on a map and i would like to add that to a new shapefile. Could you please give me some ideas.
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Creating a New Shapefile from Joined Access Table

I'm dealing with a very large amount of polygons. Once I join the land use access table to the parcel shapefile, it takes forever for Arc to draw the polygons. I'm trying to select all residential ...
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How to create a circle vector layer with 12 sectors with Python and to save average value of underlying raster in each sector?

Hi I am writing a code with Python 2.7 using Arcpy 10.1 and I guess I am doing stuck with a silly problem that lies under my eyes. I have created a grid of points (with "Create fishnet" function) over ...
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How to convert a shapefile to a grid file

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to convert a polygon layer to a Grid file in ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2?
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Where are dynamic hyperlinks stored?

A while back (ArcGIS 10.0 times, or maybe even 9.3) a colleague of mine created a mxd with a few hundred manholes and attached dynamic hyperlinks to them (pointing to photos of them). (I know this ...
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Need to use xlsx data to clip a shapefile

I have an Excel table with just one column, with 1150 records, each of them a species name. I also have a shapefile with 24,000 records, each of them a species name and its geographic range. I need to ...
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Field format lost when exporting events layer to shapefile - long field type converted to double

I have a MS Access 2010 database with about 80 000 records in it. It is point data for animal locations. I would like to bring this into GIS and project the data into lambert conformal conic. I am ...
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Convert shapefiles in nested folder to geodatabase

I currently have approximately six hundred old .mxds, and all the data source links are broken due to an upgrade in the GIS computer. In the past, all the spatial data was stored as shapefiles in ...
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Merging multiple polygon shapefiles

I want to merge two polygon shapefiles in one without losing the attributes using ArcMap 10.1. To be exact I am creating a geological map and have some geologic formations in one shapefile and some ...
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Finding percent landcover types with points or polylines

I'm using ArcMap 10.1. I had an orthophoto of an old study site. I traced two polygon shapefiles from this photo- one of "fields" and one of "forest". I made a point shapefile of the sampling points, ...
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Converting GDB to shapefiles in ArcGIS

So I'm attempting to convert a GDB database into a shapefile. I found the help for ArcGIS 10.1 (my version) and it tells me 2.On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Mapping. But ...
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Copy single feature into another feature class

I do a lot of editing, in this case areas. Sometimes I add an area to one shapefile, only to realise a bit later that it should have been in another. Is there an easy way of copying only that ...
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By converting into a shp file points are reduced

I am new here, so sorry if I missed something, but when I try to converta data from an xls file into a shp file by export data, all the points I had before get reduced to only one?! I also want to ...
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How to read shapefile of road segments into Python data structure to get begin and end point coordinates? [duplicate]

How can I take a shape file that has road segments and read it into a data structure in python that I can use to get begin and end points with? For example x, y to x2, y2. It's not a large shape ...
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How can I clip this shapefile in Arcmap?

I'm trying to clip one shapefile with another in ArcMap 10.1, but every time I try I get an error saying "overlay not polygon". I'm pretty new to GIS - is clip the right tool to be using here? I've ...
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Error: cannot acquire a lock when editing in ArcMap 10.1

We have a problem with a shapefile feature class. Periodically it will not save edits with an error message as the following: Cannot save edits; cannot acquire a lock Working in 10.1 with a ...
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How to add X/Y data from Excel file (saved as CSV) on shapefile? [duplicate]

I need to add my X/Y coordinate data as points from my Excel I need help with adding points (using X/Y coordinates). Can anyone help? import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = ...
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Exporting XY data to .shp and I lose my points

I have coordinates (sampling points) as part of a larger excel file that I am trying to convert to a .shp file to overlay on a map. When I add them to Arc as XY data they display just fine, but when ...
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How to select specific filenames nested within several folders?

I have hundreds of shapefiles that are stored in separate folders, which are nested within several other folders. Among the shapefiles I only need the ones that are named 'POINT*.shp' How do I get ...
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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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How to perform Shapefile to Raster with ArcMap 10.1 while preserving resolution and values?

I am new to ArcMap and I would really appreciate some help. I want to create a new raster using a value in a column of a point shapefile. I have a point shapefile with points equally spaced and each ...
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How to get maximum value where two shapefiles overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm trying to merge 2 datasets (both shapefiles, but I can convert them to raster layers if necessary) where the values are compared, and whichever is higher becomes the new value for the layer. How ...
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Layers not lining up

I have three layers I need to try match up at the borders. This is not a projection problem, all layers are projected to Albers NAD83. The base layer (Green) is 30m DEM, with a US boundaries layer on ...
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Writing shapefile metadata (shp.xml) programmatically

I want to write the Metadata for a Shapefile, which are saved in the ".shp.xml"-File. I know, I can look at and write those Metadata with ArcCatalog, but I want to do this programmatically. Is this ...
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SAGA GIS ----> need to export shapefiles to SVG

I am trying to export three shapefiles to svg files but the problem I could not make these shapefiles polygon to black outlines to be export to svg files. How do I do that ? I tried to run that in ...
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How to convert shapefile to tpk using python(ArcGIS 10.1)?

I'd like to convert shapefile to tpk using Arcpy.I surf in ArcGIS 10.1 help but i couldn't find any desire reference to help me . How can i convert shapefile to tpk using arcpy ? which function i need ...
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Breaking a continuous contour shapefile into smaller parts?

I created this contour shapefile and I need to break it into smaller parts so its better to manage. I also have a line shapefile of where I want the breaks. Is there a way to intersect and break them? ...
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File size limitation for shape file

I am going through File size limitation for shape file esri support article (this article applicable for ArcGIS 9.X version not for 10.X ) I know may be same article will applicable for 10.x version ...
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ST-Links convert Feature Class to DB Table error

I'm using ArcMap with the ST-Links SpatialKit Conversion tool to convert a Feature Class to a DB Table. But I'm getting an error: ERROR: 42601: type modifier is not allowed for type "geometry". I ...
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Global Mapper - .SP1 conversion to Shapefile

Does anyone know how to convert an .SP1 file to an shapefile from Global Mapper to ArcView 10.1? The .SP1 is a GPX file.
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How to create a layer of directional/horizontal wells?

I have never needed to create a horizontal/directional shapefile (oil / gas well). What do you need besides the lat/long, basic well info? Direction/Length for the line? My question is - What goes ...
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How to convert contours and raster surface from Petrel to shapefiles and rasters that can display in ArcGIS?

We have Petrel which is used to produce a surface of a geological horizon below the earth's surface. In Petrel we have contours (vectors) and a raster image of the same area, also visualising ...
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Georeferencing a shapefile with ArcGIS 10.1

I have a shapefile with some polygons that I would like to superimpose to a raster image, but unfortunately they don't match perfectly due to the reference system the shp has been created with. So, I ...
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Open shape file in ArcGIS Runtime WPF SDK as Graphics/Feature layer

I googled and followed this tutorial http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=953a530ada30477d95cc69e788268bc9 and figured out how to import Shape files and Rasters into Runtime. However, it seems ...
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Converting a .jpg map into a shapefile

I have a .jpg map of a set of U.S. counties that were affected by a tornado. The map shades where the tornado passed through, resulting in some counties only partially experiencing the tornado. I ...
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Drawing a Straight Line Between Two Polygons on a Map and Listing Which Polygons It Passes Through

I have a shapefile of United States counties. I have two counties that I would like to highlight. I would like to draw a straight line distance between them. By straight line, I mean, if you were ...
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overlay a county shapefiles for 2 different years [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years 2 down vote favorite I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay ...
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overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years

I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay these two files so that they do the union and indicate the percentage of the land in 1880 that went ...