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How to preserve properties (like -p) in topojson conversion in Mapshaper?

I'm trying to use mapshaper.org to convert some geojson files to topojson, and I need the identifying properties to be preserved. Normally this would be done with the -p flag on the command line, but ...
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QGIS - choosing layers for geoprocessing tools

Am I right that if I want to choose layers for geoprocessing tools I always have to choose the shapefiles via the path directory? I can't drag and drop them from the layerwindwow on the left like in ...
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How to create (online / svg) map with rivers highlighted and without borders?

I want to create a world map on a website without administrative items such as borders, labels and without roads, only the continent outlines, but with big rivers visible (not like in Google Maps, ...
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Create a script/tool to run Crystal Reports after a Geoprocessing step? [closed]

We currently provide Crystal reports to our clients that order data requests. I have automated some of the process, but is there a way to incorporate a script/tool/model that would then take my ...
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Is it possible to make a geodatabase feature class invisible?

I am working on creating a report for a customer that requires using a couple tools in arcmap then export values to a dbf. They then have to run a crystal report that pulls data from Oracle in the ...
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Cut Tool or Process to mimic cutting in a “cookie cutter” like fashion

Say I have a sidewalk polygon, and on that segment of sidewalk I have 5 tree grates that I want to cut out of the sidewalk polygon. Is there a tool or an easy process that I could cut out one tree ...
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In QGIS 2.14.0 The measuring tool is set to Meters even after changing it to feet in settings

I need to measure some lengths in feet, in previous versions I could change the units in the drop down window and it would stay on feet now it reverts back to meters, if you take focus off the measure ...
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How to identify feature from multiple layers in QGIS?

I have recently migrated from ArcGIS to QGIS. Is there any way to identify a feature having multiple layers? I am currently working with about 400 shape files and need to know which is the one I'm ...
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How does “Mosaic to New Raster” tools works? How does it treat pixel values?

I'm working with arcGIS. I have mosaicked 8 rasters with values ranging from -408 to 180. The new mosaic shows pixel values ranging from 0 to 180.Then I compared cell by cell values from the original ...
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Illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers

I have a question about illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers. I have made a survey where I asked the participants which trail they used for hiking.There are a lot of trailoptions (...
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Developing find and replace script tool?

I'm being tasked for developing a script tool that can find ultimately needs to be able to find any string and replace it with another string in an attribute table. Below is what I have so far, and it ...
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QGIS 2.12 Lines to Polygons not work properly

In QGIS 2.12.3 I have a small shapefile with lines (as often occurs in parcel boundary datasets) of 2 vertices each, snapped to each other (no topology errors, no dangles, no intersections). But the "...
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Draw a polygon automatically around points, [duplicate]

Draw a polygon automatically around points, I am looking for a way to draw a polygon automatically around points that have similar value in one field of the attribute table. For example, in the ...
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Which tool for custom queries? [closed]

I'm new to the GIS world, and I'm trying to work out what tool I should start with in order to analyse some data and run custom spatial queries on it. I have a data set representing the recording of a ...
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Recommended utility for editing of GEOJSON files

I have a geojson file with the boundaries and some very basic statistics (population) for all the counties in US. States are enumerated (1,2,...), not named. I also have a csv file with a ...
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Area estimation using raster image

I have a map of trace gas (NO2) distribution over big cities and other anthropogenic objects. The purpose is to estimate the area of distribution. I attached the sample image to illustrate what I do. ...
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Weighted values for locations

I’m trying to produce a value for a handful of apartment locations. The values, ideally, will be based on the number of services within each apartment's 3 buffer rings. The services are point type ...
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Swipe tool in QGIS?

Is there any SWIPE tool in QGIS similar to what you have in ArcGIS.. What I am looking for is a tool to swap fast between two layers. I am comparing sidescan sonar mosaic against bathymetry for ...
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Free tool to make choropleth map with administrative borders

I have a numeric table for some administrative division like county, state, province, oblast. Is there a free tool that I can supply with my table and get a choropleth map?
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Eliminate Polygon Part tool doesn't eliminate part - a bug?

I'm using the Eliminate Polygon Part tool in ArcGIS to remove dry land surrounded by water (aka islands). Tool Inputs: Condition: AREA Area: 50,000 Square Feet Percentage: 0 Eliminate contained ...
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QGIS Tool Scripting Help with “Select by attribute”

** I've gone back and edited (shortened and focused) my own question QUESTION: Why am I getting the error message "The following layers were not correctly generated: Output", when writing a script ...
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Alternatives to QGIS difference tool

I have a very large shapefile of building polygons and a shapefile of the country they reside in (England). The building shapefile was built by merging 94 smaller shapefiles. Both files have the same ...
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Import self-written ArcView 3.2 extension to ArcMap 9.3 or higher [duplicate]

I've found an older self-written extension (.avx) for ArcView 3.2 from a retired co-worker. Unfortunatly I'm not a programmer, but I'd like to use this extension for ArcMap 9.3. or 10.x. Is there any ...
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Create an Identify Route Locations tool that converts M values

I have a data set with many maritime routes that I would like to see the m values (time) for. ArcGIS's Identify Route Locations tool works exactly as I want it to, however, the m value displayed is ...
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is the “configuration dialog” = “Processing” > “Options”

Is the the "configuration dialog" referenced to in help "Processing" > "Options" Note: The 'help' I am referring to is the online Documentation QGIS 2.2 » QGIS User Guide » QGIS processing framework »...
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Mouse Double Click Events

I would like to display a Message Box Dialog when the user activates the -esri selection tool- and double clicks anywhere on the map. or when they doubleclick any feature on the map please note that ...
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Why is Python AddIn toolbar showing all “Missing” tools/buttons?

I am horribly new to coding with python. I made a toolbar using the wizard and old bits of VBA code. I created a button to search by map number, a tool to calculate area from UI and a second tool ...
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add vb6 tool to arcmap 9.2 (on windows 7 64bit machine)

I have a vb6 project which develop a tool for use in arcmap several years ago. And I managed to add the tool in arcmap 9.2 (windows xp) by: In arcmap -> Customize -> Add from file -> choose the dll ...
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Split multipart shapefile into separate shapefiles [closed]

I have a multipart shapefile, which I would like to split into many individual shapefiles (by FID for example). Is there some way to do this in ArcGIS 10.x without using python?
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Why are some tools on Tools toolbar not working in ArcMap?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop, i've managed my map in the layout view, everything done, i was fine with the outcome, exported into a pdf file, then switched back to data view. Now i am ...
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How to configure “Same as Display” as processing extent by default in ModelBuilder?

I'm working on a very simple model for creating a path from a selected point to the closest polyline, in this model I used a Cost Distance and Cost Path tool for creating the more feasible track (...
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Is there a list of Open Source tool alternatives for ArcGIS tools? [duplicate]

Is there any place one can find a list of ArcGIS alternative or near-alternative tools found in (any of) the open source softwares? I am not looking for software but individual tools found in the ...
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Delete empty feature class in modelbuilder - “Calculate Value” Expression problems

I am trying to delete empty feature classes created in the process of intersecting layers with a set-up in modelbuilder. By using Calculate Value tool i have written a code that should do the trick. ...
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Help troubleshooting a USGS fetch tool

Goal: I am attempting to create a fetch (wind exposure) raster for a portion of the St. Lawrence River in order to look at habitat suitability for a number of fish species. Tool used: http://www....
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How to feed a raster map with values from other raster map

I would like to know if there is a tool able to "feed" a current raster map with the values from other raster map (so the values from the current raster map will be replaced by the ones from the other ...
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Calculating proximity Near tool with XY data in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to calculate the nearest distance from a set of lat/long coordinates to a database that contains a list of library addresses. I have managed to import the lat/long coordinates and exported ...
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MapInfo “Boundary Select”, “Sum Attributes”, and “Update Column by Spatial Query” in QGIS? [closed]

I´m a MapInfo user, I´ve gone over to QGIS and it´s got a lot going for it, except for some "missing" simple features from MapInfo I just can´t do without.... MapInfo Boundary Select - spatial query ...
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Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool does not add output map to display?

I'm trying to use Vector Ruggedness Measure (VRM) tool with ArcMap 10.2.2 an the tool runs somewhat smoothly, but the output raster won't show in the chosen folder. Tool creates slope and aspect ...
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How to auto-generate multiple maps with different features in QGIS?

Anyone can explain me how can i auto-generate multiple maps with different variablies using Atlas tool in QGIS? So i have only 1 layer which consists of 10+ features, and i want select some of that ...
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can't set up script tool parameters

I'm using arcgis 10.0. I red the ESRI doc to setting up script tools parameters, but I don't succeed at setting them up. My parameters before (without variable) #arcpy.env.workspace = r'Z:\...
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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. C:\user\...
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ArcMap tool for deleting polygon with C#

I need to create custom tool for ArcMap, which would let the user delete polygons by mouse clicks. I am pretty new in this thing, so how can I retrieve a selected polygon so I could delete it? Plus do ...
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Accept multiple input types in ArcGIS Script Tools UI

everyone! I'm working on a python script that calculates aggregations of ACS Variables (i.e. adding "Renters who spend more than 30% of Annual Income on Rent", "...40%...", "...50%...", etc.). The ...
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Where to find comprehensive descriptions of tools in QGIS, SAGA, Orfeo, etc. toolboxes? [closed]

There exists a large number of tools for QGIS (e.g. SAGA, GRASS, ORFEO etc.) - however none of these have sound description of the aim of the tool, the algorithm itself, differences to other similar ...
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Why does my clipped raster seem to be slightly moved?

I'm having some problems with clipping rasters. I started clipping my raster using extents, but I saw that the clipped raster is different from the original raster. I created a virtual raster to use ...
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Merge shapefiles to one tool not working?

When using the data management tool "Merge shapefiles to one" in QGIS why is it copying one of my shapefiles instead of merging the two together as it should?
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Creating feature class from area in one layer not covered by another layer using ArcGIS?

I am working on a project doing spatial analysis at a statewide level. I am looking at a form of transportation coverage in a state, and part of my analysis involves buffers and drive time polygons. I ...
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Finding coordinate pair at any given distance along calibrated route?

Goal: given a route as a set of ordered coordinates, measure the overall distance of the route and be able to access the coordinate pair at any given distance along the route. Application: I'm ...
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Merge to New Raster resulting a raster with cell value 0 to 255

I am using the mosaic to new raster tool to mosaic two rasters together, one 2-bit and one 4-bit, and the output raster has given all the previously nodata pixels the value 3. Some of the pixels in ...
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Using file directories from a table

I have a toolset that will be using a set of file directories as input (shapefiles, raster etc.).The table can be stored as CSV or DBF. Is there a way to read a specific cell (row,column) of the ...