Spatial Analyst is a extension within ArcGIS that provides a range of spatial modeling and analysis tools.

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Multiprocessing issues with ArcPy

I am using ArcGIS 'watershed' routine in a script which makes use of multiprocessing. This works fine, but during execution I get the message: Unable to remove directory. Possible causes: 1- Not ...
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Assigning score to raster based on cell overlap with other raster and field value

I have a set of rasters that I've assigned scores to individually (scored based predominantly on values of other fields). The scoring scale is the same for all rasters, but the factors that determine ...
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Finding correlation between point location and raster value

I have what i thought was a very simple problem but i think i may have overthought it.... I have a population density raster and a point feature layer showing the locations of X (about 70 points). ...
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Can ArcGIS handle missing values to create a contour map?

I am trying to create a contour map for a waterbody. It turns out that in several locations there is no data. I just don't want to use the missing values as zero in ArcGIS because it would create ...
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creating a dem from contours

I have a large set of contours that I received broken down into several different subsets. I have merged most of the subsets together creating a larger set of contours in three different files. I have ...
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Filtering for slope using kernel size in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have problem in smoothing the slope derived from digital elevation model. I want to do filter for the slope <5 degree in 7 X 7 kernel size, 5-20 degree in 5X5 kernel and >20 degree slope in 3X3 ...
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Majority filter (minimum mapping unit) in ArcGIS Desktop with larger window size?

I want to run the majority filter in ArcGIS Desktop with a window size of 4 or 5 i.e. greater than the default 3. Is it possible, or is there some other command (or tool) which might help me achieve ...
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Count Number of Times 100 Feature Classes Overlap

This must have been asked before, but I can't find the exact answer and my attempts so far have not worked. Most of the overlap questions I see are for calculating the area of overlap for portions of ...
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Processing time using ArcGIS Hydrology toolbox tools in standalone Python script vs ArcCatalog?

My question is: what might cause the ArcGIS 9.3 Hydrology Toolbox Snap Pour Point and Watershed tools to run significantly slower in a Python script versus manually running the tools in ArcCatalog ...
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Why does CON statement give ERROR 010240: Could not save raster dataset to (value) with output format GRID?

I am receiving the following error when trying to run the following code: import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy.sa import * arcpy.CheckOutExtension = "Spatial" env.workspace = ...
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Topo To Raster executing but not creating the raster

I am using Topo to Raster by File (ArcGIS version 10.1) via arcpy on a large stream and point dataset. Arcpy runs fine and executes without issuing any error message, however it does not create the ...
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Calculating rate of spread of tree species

I'm fairly new to GIS and using ArcGIS for a palaeoecology project at university. I have created a map with isolines (all in the same layer using the contour tool) which represent time of arrival of a ...
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How can I come up with the spatial variation of ndvi using arcgis 9.3.

I would like to come up with the spatial variation of NDVI of a certain area. I have the average NDVI from 1998 to 2014. I'm using Arcgis 9.3
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Create .lyr file from a raster and add to display

I'm working with rasters, there are 3 folder (input, query, result). In the input folder are the basic rasters. The user can choose between these rasters, the code can collect the rasters into the ...
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Calculating NDVI using Landsat ETM+ band values

I have sample points (shape file converted from a .xls file which contains XY coordinates,nnx,nny and canopy density) and a landsat etm+ image. First I applied 'SpatialAnalyst Tools>Extraction ...
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ArcMap 10.1 - Tabulate Area tool “doubling up” for Overlapping Buffer Zones

This question is related to a previous question I asked: Raster Version of Spatial Join (one to many) I used the Tabulate Area tool to crosstabulate values between an overlapping "buffrast" raster ...
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Weighted Overlay - passing parameter as text error?

For some reason when hardcoding the save path for the wieghted raster just before runtime it works perfectly. Like such... arcpy.env.cellSize = "90" arcpy.env.workspace = r'G:\Xcel\Route ...
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How to make a new raster out of two other rasters [duplicate]

I have two raster images, one is the Corine Land Cover for the year 2000 and another one which is the anthropogenic effect on land. The first image reclassified in 9 categories: Artificial surfaces ...
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implement aspect in least cost path analysis to account for downhill and neutral ground movement [duplicate]

I am creating a least cost path model for large species that migrate over large distances across a rugged landscape (elk, deer, etc.) To calculate movement cost I am using a slope raster but I ...
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Round Raster to next higher or lower int

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I am searching for a solution to calculate a raster. The values are like: 0.2 0.6 5.3 i.e. How can I now get 0.2 as 0 and 0.6 to 1 and 5.3 to 5? In the end integer numbers. ...
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Field calculator (using ATAN)

How do I input the arc tan in the field calculator given the values of the fields to get the desired answer, I compare the answer of the manually computed arc tan value and the Atan Spatial Analyst ...
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How to populate an attribute table from an interpolation (grid)

I am a novice ARC10 GIS user, with a question on how to add data from a grid file to a shapefile based on an attribute and position. I have a shapefile with fish positions (x,y) and their ...
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Calculate amount of rainfall per grid

I have precipitation measurement data of some points. I calculate the spatial distribution of rainfall using thiessen polygon method with ArcGIS. This shows amount of total rainfall on polygons. How ...
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road density km/km2 calculation

I am trying to calculate the road density in my study landscape. I am using the spatial analyst, and the line density function. By default, the tool is setting a cell size of 3.6km*3.6km, and the ...
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Selecting different field in attribute table for kriging in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have created a shapefile with several columns of data in the attribute table but I can not select any of the columns for a kriging except the 4 required to display (lable, northing, easting, ...
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General steps to create watershed boundary

I am a very beginner of ArcGIS. I got this CD of GIS files of a city and intend to work on watershed management. There are different file names in different formats on CD. Like .shp, .shx, .dbf, ...
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Can 2D polygon be used as hard breakline for terrain?

I've been working with TINs for years and have only ever been satisfied when using 3D polylines for breaklines. I am currently transitioning to using terrains and after reading the documentation in ...
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How to use Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool from ArcScripts at latest version of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to use the Vector ruggedness measure (VRM) tool available from http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=15423. However, I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and these tools are made for 9.0, ...
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Conditional reclassification of a raster

I am attempting to do a conditional reclassification of an NLCD land-use raster. I specifically want to reclassify all developed areas (classifications 22,23,24) that are near a road (classification ...
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Looking for a more effcient process for retrieving information

Using ArcGIS Desktop Standard 10.2. Need to retrieve specific information from multiple (10+) feature classes that are adjacent to/overlap/ or in close proximity to specific areas of interest ...
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Creating forest patches from land cover layer?

I have a land cover layer from which I've extracted the tree canopy class and set all values that are not tree to NULL. I've also converted it to a vector and exploded it to make single part features. ...
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Working around slow processing times in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst functions?

I am batch processing a large amount of distance functions (~50,000) using ArcGIS 9.3. In this version, using spatial analyst functions, it seems to be the case that users cannot parallelize processes ...
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Reclassify on land cover raster won't work

I'm new to GIS so I apologize if this question is basic but I couldn't find my answer online. I'm trying to reclassify a land cover raster from the National Land Cover Database. I want to reclassify ...
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Merging two DEMs in different pixel bits?

I have 2 different Digital Elevation Modeling (DEM). One is the state DEM and has 30m and has 16 pixel bit. I have a couple of smaller DEM that has 30m but they have 32 pixel bit. I know how to merge ...
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Flow direction and catchment area polygons for utility water pipes

I'm working on a project where I need to show which direction the water would flow from a water pipe in case there is a pipe burst. I also need to show catchment polygons(area affected). This was ...
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Determining Euclidean Distance in Polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to ask about how to create an euclidean distance analysis from a polygon shapefile. I got a geology shapefile in which I want to create a "distance from geological boundary" analysis. ...
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Accessing Spatial Analysis in ArcGIS Online?

I have an ArcGIS Online Organization account but when I click the down arrow next to a layer I do not see the spatial analysis option. How do I get to the spatial analysis? I have watched Esris ...
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Calculating average NDVI

I would like to calculate average NDVI values. I have 3 values of NDVI: high:243 low:0 high:243 low:0 high:238 low:0 How can I use a a raster calculator to calculate the average valvue
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How to find local maximum using arcgis

I would like to find local maximum with the moving window 3x3 of a raster image but I don't know how to do this. Could you please suggest me the way to do this?
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Is there a Focal Statistics (spatial analyst) tool in ArcGIS equivalent in QGIS?

I'm attempting to use QGIS v2.0.1 to accomplish the same tasks that I can do using ArcMap v10.1 and I'm running into some trouble finding equivalent tools. In ArcMap I am using the Focal Statistics ...
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How to display the slopes that only facing west using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Here is what I am struggling with ... In ArcGIS for Desktop I have to Derive and symbolise areas considered susceptible to avalanche risk based on the following simple rules: areas with a slope ...
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Spatial Analysis - Calculate a cells elevation (height) above the nearest stream cell

I have searched for some ideas on how to formulate this analysis, but have come up short. I imagine there is a pretty straight forward answer; any help would be greatly appreciates. Data: DEM, ...
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Dealing with NoData in ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

When using Spatial Analyst I regularly have issues with NoData values cropping up in the data. Various tools appear to introduce NoData values regularly. These values then cause issues with ...
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How to calculate percentage of selected area from DEM?

I am working with elevation data and performed a local operation to convert it from meters to feet. I am interested in finding the area (expressed in percentage) that is above 4000 ft, but I have ...
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Creating new raster based on spatial extent and classes of one raster and average of another using ArcMap?

I have a raster that is split into classes and I wanted to make a new raster with this raster's spatial extent and classes but displaying the average values from a different raster. I am not really ...
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How to process GeoJSON data and create hive table for spatial analysis

I am using the ESRI-GIS tool for hadoop for analyzing json data generated through ESRI products like ArcGIS. But I wanted to analyze spatial data from a PostGIS table for which I made geojson ...
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How to perform a weighted overlay analysis with categorical classed data?

I have several land use layers (vector polygons) that all contain a field about land use in different classification systems and would like to combine them to a single classification. I would like to ...
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What type of interpolation to visualize metal detection survey data?

I have about 500,000 points collected in a linear grid pattern over a 1 km2 area. The points were collected as part of a metal detection survey. Each point has X,Y and Coil Response mV (min -675.38 ...
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How to Krige with expectation of 0

I am trying to Krige in ArcGIS from point samples of a chemical concentration. Towards the center, most of the points are larger, and on the periphery, all of the points are 0. The generated raster ...
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How to minimize output raster errors using topo to raster tool

TLDR:Is there a way to specify an angle of rotation for an interpolation output based on the angle of input lines? In our line of work, we often create straight line contours that represent a sloping ...