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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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Intermediate Data in Python Code

Is there a way to incorporate intermediate data (so that I do not have to select an output save location) in a python script that I turned into a tool? import arcpy, os from arcpy import env ...
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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 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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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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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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Is there Shape Metrics Toolbox or equivalent for ArcGIS 10?

I need to compute the geometric properties (e.g. contiguity index, dispersion index etc.) of a series of polygons and I would like to use the Shape Metrics Toolbox. I am using ArcGis 10 and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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 change Split Vector by Attribute to produce files with attribute values as file names?

Using: QGIS 2.0.1 I am trying to separate a large fauna point .shp file into many shapefiles based on each species' unique name attribute (i.e. by "SCI_NAME" field)??? I am currently using "Split ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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What are some of the OSX GIS tools

Most Opensource tools are cross platform; however, some GIS tools such as ArcGIS are platform specific (windows only). What are some of the GIS tools that are usable on the mac? EDIT Although thank ...
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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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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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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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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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Conversion to Raster issue in ArcGIS 9.3.1

Trying to convert a polygon to raster in ArcGIS gives me an error... I am wondering if there is another way around to do this? I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1. The error i am getting is number 9999 when I ...
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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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Temporal Analysis Tool: Seeking

I am looking for an alternative tool (proprietary or FOSS) that matches the functionality of Temporal Analyst for ArcGIS by DHI Software. The best I could get was the QGIS plugin Time Manager ...