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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Stream Link (Spatial Analyst)

I implement "stream link" algorithm with Hydrology Tools in ArcGIS. It generates unique values to sections of a raster linear network between intersections. Which method does it use? How does it work? ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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What is the definition of pt_spacing on Point File Information tool?

I can't find any definition for the outputs of Point File Information tool (3D analyst), specifically the pt_spacing field. Is this the average distance between points, or the average number of ...
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How to calculate average NDVI values for buffers in ArcGIS?

I would need to calculate an average NDVI value for each buffer among everal hundred buffer-areas. The buffer areas are built around observation points. I have all buffer areas in one .shp file and ...
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ArcMap Zonal Statistics not producing attribute table

I'm using the zonal statistics in spatial analyst ArcMap 10.2. The input zone is a feature (conterminous US states) and the raster (.tiff - signed integer) is biomass for the entire conterminous US. ...
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Finding maximum radius of circle within irregular polygon without using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

I have a problem which I think could be handled by using the toolset "zonal" / zonal geometry in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst toolbox. However, I do not have a license for Spatial Analyst, so I am ...
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Conversion problem with 'Feature to Raster': resulting Raster not visible in ArcMap

I want to convert a Shapefile consisting of numerous point-features that each represent a specific height in my DEM to GRID-format so that i can then analyze it with Spatial Analyst. Mysteriously, ...
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How do I fill gaps in a raster to zero value cells?

I am trying to add some forest elevations to a DEM using ArcView. I have converted a polygon feature class of a forest into a raster with the same resolution as my DEM. Then I reclassed the forest ...
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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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Need to run a Groundwater Analysis Based on Points to a Raster

The title sounds daunting, but this task really isn't. I have well samples over a decade in certain locations through an area. These samples contain a value of that element at that point in time. I ...
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Stitch Bathymetry and DEM data together in ArcMap

I have a question and I would appreciate it if anyone can help me. I have a DEM built from Lidar data and bathymetry survey points for a river which flows on the DEM surface. As you know, Lidar ...
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ArcGIS Solar Radiation tool says output global radiation raster empty?

I am using ArcGIS 10 with windows7 64 bit on core i7 processor I am working with ArcMap 10 solar radiation tool to create the area solar radiation map. Every time I run the tool it stops after some ...
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Elevation interpolation along a (sewer) line

Here's what I want to do. I have a vector sewer line feature class that contaings a field for the high invert elevation and one for the low invert elevation. I can turn them into a raster no problem ...
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Update Raster extent

How do you update raster's extent after you export the raster ? I forgot to enable the Date Frame rather than it's original Dataset ? Thanks.
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Question about ArcGIS vs. QGIS for kernel density estimations

It appears from the QGIS documentation that the Heatmap Plugin can generate a kernel density surface from a point map and make use of the attributes of the original points to influence this surface ...
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Fast editing in raster calculator — adding lots of images together

I need to add pictures together to make one raster. In one session there are about 150 - 200 images (named randomly - see syntax example) There are about 50 sessions (named randomly) Is there any ...