Questions tagged [arcgis-10.0]

Use this tag when ArcGIS 10.0 is the version you are using from the ArcGIS platform.

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Using ArcGIS ModelBuilder to perform In-line variable substitution for input data path? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how/if you can use in-line variable substitution for an input path name in ModelBuilder for ArcGIS 10? I used "get field value" to retrieve a code from one feature class, and I ...
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Resequencing Legend Items using ArcPy?

I create various layers programmatically using ArcPy. I can adjust how the layers are sequenced using the arcpy.mapping.MoveLayer command. However, I want to have the legend reflect a different ...
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Select maximum number of points more than x meters apart

I have a dataset of ~15,000 points that are locations along ROV survey tracks where measurements were taken. These points can be less than 5 meters apart and the survey tracks often cross or can be ...
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How to Select “Inverse” of intersection of two polygon layers?

I'm wondering if there's a way to intersect two polygon layers, take the intersection, and remove that from one of the polygon layers, making a new layer out of whatever is left over? Basically, the ...
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What is the most efficient way to search a geodatabase for NULL-like records?

The problem: I have a geodatabase with several datasets and many more feature classes within. The fields within the feature classes have been populated through joins with shapefiles and manual edits. ...
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Add feature layer to display with in a script tool for desktop mapping 'App'

The point of this question is to find a way to programatically change the map extent based on user input. My method involves creating a Feature Layer & Selection, but if you have another (...
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Automatically emailing interim results from ModelBuilder?

I want to get ModelBuilder to email me the results of processes at certain stages so that if there are issues I can remotely login and deal with them as I do with python scripts. I have a python based ...
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Why is the Dissolve Tool not working?

I'm still having trouble with the dissolve tool and I've tried all of the solutions offered here including moving the process from the background and repairing the geography. I've also tried amending ...
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Reclassifying only part of raster keeping rest unchanged?

I'm trying to reclassify only a certain part of a raster...not the entire raster. Here's the problem. I have a LULC raster of the entire US. There are some issues with the raster that I want to fix,...
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Getting First and Last Point coordinates of Polyline with Field Calculator in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to get the First Point coordinates (x,y) and Final Point coordinates (x2,y2) from a polyline in ArcGIS 10 with the Field calculator. I've added 4 (double) fields like StartX,StartY,EndX ...
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ArcMap toolbars always stacking up instead of remaining where placed when opening MXD on multi-monitor configurations?

In ArcMap 9.3, we had issues with our toolbars always stacking up instead of remaining where they were placed. This was mainly an issue on dual monitor workstations and we would occasionally see the ...
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Does using RAM Disk improve ArcGIS Desktop performance appreciably?

I configured a RAM disk on a Virtual PC running ArcGIS Desktop 10 and set my HKCU\Software\ESRI\Output\TempPath to a directory on the RAM disk. It’s hard to perceive any sort improvement with that ...
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Measuring performance difference between Merge and Append in ArcGIS Desktop?

Often I find myself in a situation where I don't care whether or not my tool produces a new feature class, but I do care how long it takes to combine all of my large datasets. Does it take longer to ...
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Computing new attribute based on changes in another attribute using ArcGIS Desktop with Python?

I am attempting to classify a set of gps time-encoded point data into behaviors based on different attributes. I have created an attribute that is 0 for home and 1 for away based on location, and ...
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Label points at regular intervals using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with lines on roads represented by a large number of sequencial points. Since labeling all of them would make the points impossible to identify, I'd like to know if there is a way to label ...
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How to create a circle in arcpy

Suppose I have a dataset where each record has an x,y and r (the centroid and radius of a circle). How can I create a polygon feature class containing parametric circles? Sorry to those who have a ...
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Assigning Raster Value to Point Data

I have a large raster layer with wind speed values assigned to each cell. I also have point data that displays locations where wind farms have been constructed. I would like to add the raster values ...
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Counting NoData values in raster using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have created a raster in ArcGIS Desktop 10 with a large number of holes (NoData) in it. I want to fill the holes using something like the the following: rOut = arcpy.sa.Con(arcpy.sa.IsNull(...
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Reclassify raster values of 9999 to NoData, leaving all other values alone, in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster in ArcGIS which has a number of cells with the values 9999, showing that the data could not be generated for that cell. I want to convert all of these 9999 values to NoData, so that ...
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Superimpose grid on points, then aggregate points within each grid cell

I have a vector of presence/absence values (1,0) and a matrix of x,y coordinate data (projected) specifying the spatial position of each value (about 25,000 in total). I'd like to aggregate the point ...
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Automating alignment sheet band-data on map with ArcMap and ArcPy?

Anyone have some logic or code samples to automate creating band data for alignment/integrity pipeline sheets showing various point/polyline events along the pipe in configurable way or otherwise ...
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Using count points in polygon tool in ModelBuilder?

I have two layers: one point and one polygon grid layer. Trying to count the number of points in each grid polygon and have it become an attribute in the polygon layer. Currently using ArcGIS 10 with ...
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Displaying previous and current year with dynamic text?

Is there a way to display previous and current year with dynamic text? If so, what is the formatting? I'm using ArcMap 10.0
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Editing PostGIS data in ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

Quick question regarding editing PostGIS data in ArcMap 10.0. Far as I can tell, this can only be accomplished through third-party plugins like GISSquirrel or ST-Links. Does anyone know of an ...
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ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error

I’m new with Arc 10, and I'm struggling alot. When using Geoprocessing I’m getting the same error or message again and again. "ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error" I have checked all the settings I can ...
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Storing two kinds of point geometry in shapefile or creating multipoint shapefiles? [closed]

Following How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?, can I have a mixture of two kinds of geometry in a shapefile of type point. Just like I have about ...
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ArcObjects: Setting image of a command button to a partially transparent bitmap

In an ArcMap 10 add-in, I am attempting to create a toggle button of sorts whose image changes based on the button's state. This answer describes how to set an add-in button's image programmatically ...
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Changing field type with ArcPy?

What I need to do is change data type of a field of a table or feature class. If there are some data, then I need to transfer it, if its possible, if not possible then just set null for that data. I ...
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Why can't the breakpoint be “hit” when debugging an ArcGIS 10 Add-In?

Now and then I run into the following problem: I start debugging the Add-In and breakpoints are ignored. Almost seems like the communication between the IDE and the component is not working. My ...
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Coloring thousands of polygons so each is distinct from its neighbors?

I am using ArcGIS 10, and I have layers of the 2010 Census blocks, block groups, and tracts. There are thousands of polygons in these layers. I want to color them so that each is distinct from its ...
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Defining projections for multiple shapefiles in ArcMap?

I have over 100 shape files that don't have .prj file and thus when I bring them into ArcMap 10 they show the coordinate system as unknown. I know all of the shape files coordinate system is GCS WGS ...
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Using ArcGIS Desktop with SQL Server Spatial as backend?

I'm wondering how best to use ArcGIS Desktop and SQL Server 2008 together. At the moment we run manual imports and exports between sql 2008 and arcgis 10 shape files. With sql 2008 having a geography ...
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Selecting multiple values with Select by Attributes in ArcGIS Desktop?

Can anyone help me with selecting multiple values from the attribute table? I tried "Classes"='14'AND'07' but it doesn't work.
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Differences between Raster Dataset, Raster Catalog, and Raster Mosaic

I have about 40 scanned, colorful Geology maps that are GeoTiffs. I want to bring them into an Esri FileGeodatabase to lower their size, combine them as one and display them with a mostly transparent ...
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How do I use sys.exit(0) in an arcpy script to exit early without having an error message show up?

I have an arcpy tool script for ArcGIS 10.0 that has two major functional sections. The user can choose whether or not to run the second section. If the user chooses NOT to run the second section, I ...
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Difference between Heat Map and Hot Spot Analysis?

What is the difference between "Heat Map Analysis" and "Hot Spot Analysis"? Are we perhaps using hot spot analysis to get the required relations between features, and then using the results as an ...
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Creating line (closest vertex to line) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using ArcInfo 10 SP3. I am working in reorganising our utility data. Two years ago, we have started collecting Private Service water line. We still have a lot of them to extract from old ...
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Creating shapefile from current dataframe extents in layout view of ArcMap?

Where is the ArcGIS 10 tool for creating a shapefile from current dataframe extents in layout view? Have looked around and the closet thing i can find is Toolbox's Grid/Strip Map Index tools under ...
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How can I digitize features on an Y,Z plane in ArcGIS?

How can I geo-reference and digitize features on a Y,Z plane of a vertical cross-section in ArcGIS? The surface coordinate system is NAD 83 UTM 15. This is a simplified version of the question found ...
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Using ArcPy update cursor to replace <Null> value?

I have been combing the help associated with (None) values in arc, and have not been able to solve the following problem: I have a a field with mixed Null and integer values: 0 100 I would like ...
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Saving *.dbf as *.xls using Python?

I've been let loose in the workplace to learn python to do things in Arcmap 10. so, I am learning python as I go and trying to remember the programming I have done. Where I am in this project is ...
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Creating shapefile from lat/long values using ArcPy? [closed]

How can I create a shapefile using Python in ArcGIS 10? I have lat & long. From this I need Python code which will create a shapefile in ArcGIS Desktop 10.
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Calculating orientation of each side of polygon using ArcPy?

I want to examine the orientation of each line in a polygon so that I can calculate their solar exposure. Each polygon represents a building, and has an associated height. For the moment, I just want ...
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Poor image quality of raster pyramid files in ArcGIS Desktop (no anti-aliasing)?

There are several GeoTIFF files (size ~7000x7000 px) which I try to open in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I have already created raster pyramids for them (.ovr files) using geoprocessing tool but their quality ...
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Programmatically creating non-feature-linked, simple line callout annotation and setting anchor point? [closed]

Vitals: ArcGIS-ArcView 10.0, Python 2.6.5, PythonWin, comtypes I'll start with my main questions: How, using ArcObjects, do I go about creating non-feature-linked geodatabase annotation features ...
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Converting XYZ files (with regularly spaced xy) to ESRI GRID format?

Normally consultants (LiDAR survey) provide me with data to my specifications; already in ESRI GRID or ASCII GRID format. This way LiDAR data can be easily used with ArcGIS. This time I only have xyz ...
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Labels not appearing on any layer in ArcMap?

Not sure what the issue is, but I'm unable to get labels to display in ArcMap 10. The obvious things are accounted for (as far as I know). Labels are set in Properties, layers are checked to label in ...
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Calculating optimal routes while touching all available roads in ArcGIS network?

For preperation of the winter season we want to calculate the most optimal routes for sprinkling salt on the roads. The analysis knows the following criteria: vehicles start and stop at a single ...
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Finding minimum edge to edge distance of polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a a map of about 3000 polygons in ArcGIS 10. I'm looking to find the distance between each one of them. I know how to do it using the lat and long coordinates of the centroid, but I'm looking ...
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Find the intersection of two rasters

I have two raster images, Boolean classified (1 or 2). They overlap in given areas. I need a raster that is only the overlapping sections. Using Arcinfo 10. Answer can only use raster methods, no ...