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Is there any way to use open source tools to make sure that lines on a map dont overlap?

I am a generalist developer getting the hang of basic gis. I made this geojson map by clipping and converting different shapefiles. The problem is that the precincts of New Orleans extend into the ...
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How to activate edit tools

I have opened a project I worked on earlier on another machine, but the edit tools are not active, so i cant turn on editing to change a layer. What is the reason for them to be gray, and how can i ...
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Custom Tools not Saving in Toolbar on Startup/ Normal.mxt?

I am trying to save some tools that I have created into the default toolbar layout that is present when ArcMap 10.1 is launched. It is possible to change the arrangement of toolbars, add new ones and ...
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How to select and delete past freehand features in ArcMap?

I am editing an older map in Arcmap 10.1 and want to edit a freehand drawing someone made. I cannot "select" it or find the shapefile it was made under... Any advice? (i know how to make my own ...
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Is there a tool that allows the same functionality of extend/trim feature that was available in 9.3?

In ArcGIS 9.3 there was a tool called Extend/Trim Features that allowed you to select multiple segments and extend or trim them to a feature. In 10.1 that seems to have been moved to the Production ...
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How to build a query tool for spatialite data in QGIS?

I am trying to build some tool for a collegue of mine to query data from a spatialite database while clicking on vector features. My first guess is, that I could do this with an "action" I define for ...
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error "one or more ...
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“add feature” tool QGIS 2.0 - polygon fill blocks view of what I want to digitize

How can I change the settings on the vector "add feature" tool so the tool fill doesn't block my view of what I want to digitize? This problem popped up after I upgraded to QGIS 2.0 QGIS 2.0 ...
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Can ArcGIS ModelBuilder open Excel file for manual editing, then feed those edits back into model?

I have been tasked with creating a model using ArcGIS ModelBuilder, that initially runs a couple of geoprocessing tasks, before then joining an Excel table to the result of those geoprocesses. ...
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Save multiple selection sets in QGIS

I'm looking for a feature in QGIS but I am not sure if it exists. I don't know the name of such feature, but I call it multiple selection sets. It exists in TransCAD and I find it very useful. It ...
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Euclidean distance tool in ArcGIS refuses to calculate in meters

I have a shapefile with the several roads. I am using the Euclidean distance tool in ArcGIS to create different distance bands from the roads. However, despite being careful to ensure that all the ...
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Script tool does not create output variable

I have the following problem. I have created a python script, which output should be a list of values (res[i]=*something*). Now I would like to create a script in my toolbox so i could use it from ...
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How to debug Background Processing Error from ArcPy & Geoprocessing tools?

When I run a script in the background or Toolbox tools I will get a Background Processing Error. The script isn't the issue because it's happened several times today. When it does crash it will ...
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Looking for ArcPy tool for calculating statistics on field with summary field AND boolean fields

What I'm searching for is a tool that will sum a field by a secondary unique field AND booleans... Let's say I have 12 table each with 4mil records and the following fields: Donation_Amount ($ ...
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Tools/Script to reshape automaticaly topologic edges within a given distance in ArcGis 10?

I have a footprint feature class and a land use cluster feature class. I am looking for a method/tool/script that would allow me: to reshape two edges into one (topologically) to decide at which ...
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How do I select by location based on selected features with Python?

Is there a way with Python to do Select by Location with the Use selected feature option? I'm trying to automate a process and am running into barriers. I need to be able to select the 2 lines ...
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How can I hide a tool from command window under category

I have created a tool, a button and a dockable window under one project. To open/close the dockable window, button is used. For some specific work, by clicking some specific button from dockable ...
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Is it possible to have tool parameters appear only if clause met?

I'm writing an arcpy script for a tool that has a large number of parameters (around 10). About half of these are "dependent" (perhaps not in the technical sense of the term), as in [first ...
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Difficulty in running the script

I have developed a script tool for adding a layer in the current map document. It did not work.. The message is "Completed script addlayer...". But there were no layers added in the TOC. Another issue ...
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How to query and display layer using ArcGIS Python script tool? [closed]

I have database which contains point shapefiles and raster files for 3 species. My aim is to develop a script tool that should have a search tab to enter the species name. also, a check box to select ...
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Should Identify Tool be used in a Web application?

I was told having a Identify Tool is a bad practice in most web applications. Can anyone explain why or point me to a resource that explains why having a Identify Tool is considered bad design in a ...
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plot path of points

I have a sample of the address histories of households. ID ZIP1 ZIP2 ZIP3 01 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX 02 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX 03 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX 04 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX ... It's easy enough ...
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How can I easily detect gaps in a polyline using arcmap 10.0 (arcview license)?

I'm making routes by selecting links from a streets layer which I export as a new temporarely layer in arcmap 10. This layer which I call route_temp unfortunately can be very long and contain gaps, ...
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How can I manipulate the timestamps in a GPX file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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Identify Tool for JS API similar to the tool in ArcGIS Desktop?

As documented in my earlier questions, I am having trouble connecting multiple ArcGIS Server services to identifyTasks. Therefore, I'm wondering if there is a tool/process or if its possible to create ...
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ArcGis 10.0 SP5 - Drag & drop support vs tool parameter types

I got a custom Python-tool, and one of the parameters is a (multivalue) "File" type parameter, filtered on a given set of extensions. Also, I got users requesting drag and drop; dragging files from ...
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Dialogue window for ground to grid tool in arcmap 10

I am using ground to grid correction tool with some success but in the window I cannot see all the print. Is there a way to size the window? Does anyone know how to apply ground to grid correction ? ...
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How to enable GRASS-modules in QGIS?

I have the latest QuantumGIS-1.9.0-master from Github with python-modules support and full GRASS-integration (GRASS-4.6.3-RC2) on Linux. When opening the GRASS-tools plugin, it only displays six ...
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Removing FID as an option from ArcGIS Tool Validation Parameters

I am currently building a script tool which requires the user to select a sorting field from a list (built using a dependency on the featureclass). This Element is working fine, but I would like to ...
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Reclassifying a field in vector files in ArcGIS [duplicate]

ArcGIS has a reclassify tool that works with Raster files only. Is it possible to have the same functionality for a vector file? On the basis of one of the fields in a feature class, the tool ...
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Dissolve column based on attribute in another column

I have 3 columns within a polygon layer I'm working with. Column 1 = Landowner, 3 different values Column 2 = Parcel, N different values Column 3 = Management type, 5 different values I would like ...
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Substitute for SpatialJoin tool?

I have to write a script in Arcgis which I would like to use the SpatialJoin tool (arcpy) but I do not have the appropriate extension. It may be a tool (or example of scripts) for doing the same ...
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Make Feature Layer tool problems in Model Builder

I am having a slight problem with using the Make Feature Layer tool in model builder. Basically I have a file geodatabase of points. I am trying to make a model to pull out points according to a ...
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How to show script tool dialog from a button in ArcMap 9.3.1?

Thanks to Jason I was able to properly set up the parameters of a script tool. I would like to get the same dialog box from the script tool to appear when used from a button in ArcMap. I know how to ...
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Error when publishing Geoprocessing tool to ArcGIS Server

I've designed a model which compares some shapefiles to other shapefiles (I want to see if the files I get are the same as the files of my template). When I try to publish the toolbox (where the model ...
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How to get full path of layer selected in drop-down box for ArcGIS Python tool

I have a Python script-based tool in ArcGIS. One of the parameters for the tool is an input raster file, which I've set (using the properties of the tool within the toolbox) to be a Raster Layer. This ...
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Automated/geoprocesing tool to slice, clip, or cut polygons using polylines using ArcGIS Desktop?

Looking for a simpler method here. I am trying to split up / cut / slice existing polygons by using existing poly-lines. An example would be splitting a water body or land parcel at the point where a ...
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arcpy Tool works in debug mode but not in normal model

When I try to run the following simple script from arcmap it fails but when run using right--click debug and then F9 (debug) in python scripter it works fine. I don't understand why??? # Modified ...
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Calling a custom tool from Python script

I have a script based gp tool published on web (via Flex App). The script goes to many different mxds to write a report. Then I created another model to do some geoprocessing in a different toolbox ...
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How to access existing graphs in arcGIS 10

I am trying to access an existing graph in arcGIS version 10. The student workbook I am using was written for version 9.3. Version 10 does not have "tools" option in the toolbar. The instructions ...
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polygonize and raster tools [closed]

ok simplest question i have asked i think. but im a running QGIS 1.7.4 and there are no other tools in the dropdown menu other than raster calculator. I have seen in a lot of online demos tools below ...
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Why would an ArcGIS 10 Python custom tool fail without throwing a “failed to execute” or “completed script” message at the end?

I have written a custom tool in Python for ArcGIS that converts in batch SHP files to GML files. It processes one file at a time in a folder, file, or ZIP file and then moves on to the next. If the ...
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Tools for discovering spatial data defects

Spatial data often have defects that may include incomplete polygons, sleathers (non-uniform administrative boundaries), overlaps, having points that belong to more than one polygon, etc. I have a ...
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Why does a tool not call its constructor or OnActivate() method?

I'm working on an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 in .Net version 3.5. It was finely added in arcgis desktop 10.0 as addin tool and working finely. I added some code in the addin project and build that ...
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VBA to ActiveX tool

I have several scripts that I create UIcontronButton from, but I really want to create a dll from the scripts so I dont have to copy paste scripts on every computer. How do I create arcmap tool dll?
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Ordinary kriging tools available in ArcGIS?

I have been using Geosoft's Target to interpolate X, Y coordinates then use them to create grids using ordinary kriging. I am now working with ArcGIS which I am new to and can't seem to be able to ...
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Closing MeasureTool Window

I'm activating the built in ArcGIS measure tool using the following code: ControlsMapMeasureTool measureTool = new ControlsMapMeasureToolClass(); measureTool.OnCreate(_axMapControl.Object); // set ...
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Change Measure Tool units through ArcObjects

I'm activating the measure tool through code by using the ControlsMapMeasureToolClass. I want programmmatically to change the default length units of tool. How do do that?
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How to determine elevation drop along stream with ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to calculate(estimate) hydraulic head(elevation drop) along a single river stream in order to find potential site for small hydropower plant. I have a DEM with 20m resolution and raster and ...
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How to update the length property of a feature class field?

I have a feature class with a string field that I want to update the length from 10 to 25. Is there a way or a tool to update this property without having to create a new field and using field ...