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MapInfo “Boundary Select”, “Sum Attributes”, and “Update Column by Spatial Query” in QGIS? [on hold]

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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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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“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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How to add Radio Buttons to Python Script tool dialog?

I have 3 Point shapefiles for 3 species that contains the accession points of each. The user needs to specify only one species at a time. I need to write a script tool for adding the selected Point ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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Embedding dynamic maps into PDF files?

Working in consulting, I found that sending clients PDF file with my embedded maps is one of the best ways to achieve a wow-effect from them. The latest pdf file formats all support the layers ...
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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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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 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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Is there a way to configure ArcMap to persist the HTML popup window size?

I'm specifically asking for when the "Display HTML formatting" is configured as "As a table of the visible fields.", but I think all options behave the same way. My users click the HTML Popup tool, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 = ...
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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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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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Set default values for value table in Python Toolbox tool

I created a Python Toolbox tool to reorder fields and create a new feature class with the reordered fields. The tool works nicely and I am able to use a value table to let the user arrange the fields ...
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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. ...
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How to create a feature class from the 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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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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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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Generating regular sample points in a polygon

Is there a way I can generate regularly distributed sample points within a polygon using ArcGIS 10? I originally used Hawth's Tools to do this in 9.3, however I don't think this is possible in 10. ...
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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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Viewing current users of map (mxd)?

Is anyone aware of a script or tool that would allow me to view what users have a paticular mxd open at one time? We are using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.
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What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available?

I have a DEM that I would like to smooth or generalize to remove topographic extremes (chop off peaks and fill-in valleys). Ideally, I would also like to have control over the radius or level of ...
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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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Mosaic To New Raster Changes Pixel Values

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 ...
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How do I activate a custom ITool from a form without having to add it to a toolbar? (ArcGIS 10 add-in development)

I'm working on an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 that adds a toolbar to ArcMap. One command (OpenModelessDialogCommand) button on that toolbar opens a modeless WinForms dialog, from which a tool (MyTool) can ...
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In QGIS are there similare construction tools to ArcGIS?

For a project we are using ArcGIS to reshape autogenerated features. For that we often use the construction tools polygon, rectangel, circle, etc in ArcGIS. The right angle is also an often used tool. ...
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Road-construction (alignment) tools

Are there any tools available in any GIS environment for route alignment? To be specific, the tool should take a DEM and road-construction parameters -- distance and gradient, roadfill, drainage ...
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Are there are shortcuts for exporting polygon vertex location as a table [duplicate]

Someone came to ask me how he can export the X and Y locations of vertices from his polygon shapefile to excel. So I told him to convert it to points, add columns, calculate geometry, and then export ...