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ArcGIS 10.1: Subtype/Domain Functionality

Is there any way to create more complex conditional domains in a table than a single subtype and associated domains? I would like to get the same functionality that more than one subtype in a single ...
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Getting upstream drainage area and what is difference between drainage area and basin area? [closed]

I have a Aster DEM, and from that I get the drainage network, and now I need to calculate the drainage area, but I don't know if the drainage area is equal to the basin area.
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Checking if two feature classes have same spatial reference using ArcPy

Using ArcPy, how do you check if two feature classes have the same spatial reference? Just checking if the two are equal doesn't work: >>> import arcpy >>> fc1 = r"C:\Users\e1b8\...
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Add features to non-public feature layer using REST API

I have a feature layer that I query from a python script using the ARCGIS REST API. I also call the Geoprocessing service to create buffers, etc. all using a token generated via my [portal_root]/...
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Reading shapefile of road segments into Python data structure to get begin and end point coordinates [duplicate]

How can I take a shapefile that has road segments and read it into a data structure in Python that I can use to get begin and end points with? For example x, y to x2, y2. It's not a large shapefile, ...
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Cell size in Mosaic to New Raster versus Resample cell size

I have several TIF 2 meter LIDAR DEM files (100+) that I am merging into a single raster and then creating 4m, 6m, 10m, and 30m DEM raster variants. I would normally just use the Mosaic to New ...
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Select and copy attributes features in ArcMap using Python add-in tool?

I'm trying to add a tool to an add-in toolbar to select features from an existing feature class and copy attributes to another feature class, from point to point. TopoHeight_Field_Name='Comment' def ...
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Calculating angle between polyline segments and assign this value to point?

I have a polyline feature with many segments (polyline split at vertices). I plan to record angle values to attribute table per each polyline segment and assign it to point features. I need to ...
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Failed to delete domain from database [closed]

I am trying to delete a domain I am using from ArcCatalog -> Feature Class Properties-> Subtypes-> Domains. But when I try to do that I get this error message: Failed to delete a domain from ...
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Making point move to right or left using ArcObjects?

I want to make a point and the point can move to the right or to the left. To make the point I can handle it , but I can already confused in the movement of the point. This code for draw point ...
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Troubleshooting why ArcGIS Model works on one PC but not another? [closed]

Do you have specific expertise you could share of examples where an ArcGIS Modelbuilder has worked on one PC but not on another? Are there any issues between different Windows versions? There is a ...
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Avoiding or dealing with "unable to save" errors in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

Do you have references to best practice, or examples where you have recovered Models or can you share your expertise on how to avoid the "Unable to save model" error within ModelBuilder using ArcGIS ...
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Bing basemap missing from ArcMap

The Bing basemap seems to have been recently removed from the "Add Basemap" dialogue in ArcMap. I'm using 10.1. I've also heard reports from a coworker that a Bing basemap layer was ...
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Deleting polygon defined area from raster layer in ArcGIS Desktop?

Which tool do I use in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop to exclude areas covered by vector polygon layers from a raster layer? I want to keep portions of the raster layers that exclude the portions covered ...
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Calculating distance while adjusting for obstacles in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a global grid of points in the ocean and need to calculate the distance to and identify the closest 10 polygons along the coastline for the entire world while also avoiding crossing land. For ...
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Fixing "spatial index grid size is invalid" without Recalculate button

I've got a python script that is connecting a squence of points to make lines, and putting them into a feature class (based on answers to my previous question). It works wonderfully on a small area ...
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How to merge multiple line feature into a single feature?

How to merge multiple line feature into a single feature? How can this be done in ArcMap? Can only be selected and combined. But how to merge automatically? It doesn't dissolve
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Creating Point Transects along line using ArcMap

I would like to create a point shapefile that will contain sampling points along, and perpendicular to either side of a track route that I have as a line feature in ArcMap 10.1. The points on the ...
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Extracting polygon from several feature classes in one process using ArcMap

I've built a polygon and used Clip (Analysis Tools) in order to extract information from several feature classes that intersect the polygon. Of course, I used the clip tool for each feature class. My ...
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Checking out points from File Geodatabase

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 with ArcPad 10.0. I am trying to learn how to use the check-out and check-in functionality with a file geodatabase. The database I'm has 13 feature classes in it, most of which ...
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Setting section of ModelBuilder model as optional but also as precondition to later steps

I have a model that runs a series of reclass calculations on a Feature Layer. I want to run several "summary statistics" tools in different locations to allow testing/ viewing of the results ...
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Creating TIN using ArcPy

I am attempting to creating a TIN using arcPy. When I try, I receive an error saying "The value is not a member of . Failed to execute (CreateTin)." Is there any solution to fix this? I am ...
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Offsetting points perpendicular to line using ArcMap

I'm trying to create offsetting points perpendicular from a line and have run into a roadblock in ArcMap 10.1. I have the ability to use the ET GeoWizards tool 'Points Along Polylines' but the tool ...
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Setting feature layer selection symbol using ArcGIS API for JavaScript

I'm trying to add functionality to select a group of parcels as laid out in this example, and display queried information for those parcels in a popup info window. I've got it displaying the queried ...
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Should slow refresh rate be expected while viewing 1000 points out of 100 million using ArcSDE/Oracle?

Is it normal to experience very slow refresh rate in ArcMap with 1000 points shown out of 100 million using ArcSDE/Oracle? I am testing a setup with ArcSDE/Oracle database to contain geographical data....
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Choosing coordinate system for calculating distance at nation scale [closed]

I want to use ArcMap 10.1 to calculate the straight (euclidean) distances from zip codes to their nearest city centers in about 300 U.S. metropolitan areas. I have two point shpfiles: one includes the ...
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Custom c# GP Tool ArcGIS Server 10.1 - build for 'Any CPU', x86, or 64bit? Does it matter?

I think I understand most explanations of these targets, but I get confused in the context of ArcGIS customizations like this because what we are compiling has to work in conjunction with ArcGIS, not ...
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Cleaning up overlapping polylines using ArcMap

I am working on creating a project boundary for a specific area. To do this I merged several data sets including roads,rivers & railroads (polylines) and lakes, civil townships & ...
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Recreating past landscapes on ArcMap [closed]

I am using ArcMap 10.1. I am trying to recreate the landscape as it may have been around 4000 BC. I have an idea about what tree species existed in particular regions of Scotland (by reading pollen ...
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Deleting edge pixels in raster using ArcMap

Does anyone know how to delete single edge pixels in a raster after a mask is completed? I could convert to polygon and back to raster, but I don't want to lose accuracy. I am using ArcMap.
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ArcServer 10.1- Get Original Document location (mxd) from published web service using python

I need to extract the document location of a published web service. Is there any way this can be accomplished in python? I know where the maps are sitting on the server, and i know the name of the ...
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Testing if ArcGIS Server is running correctly [closed]

I've recently installed ArcGIS Server 10.1, but I'm not sure if it installed correctly, or if the proper ports are open. Here is my reasoning and I may be off: When publishing a new service(i.e ...
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Using SQLite for multi-editors in ArcMap

I am wondering if it is possible to use a SQLite for multiple editors in ArcGIS Desktop? ArcMap 10.1 Small team, only five editors for now. Shared network drive Need a quick and solution due to ...
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Calculating surface elevation from DEM of pit and known volume with which it is being filled using ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.1. I have a DEM of a pit. I have a known volume of material that I want to put in the pit. I want to know what the elevation of the flat surface of this material will be once it ...
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Calculating incidence angle of polyline using ArcMap

How can I calculate the angle of each polyline in ArcMap?
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Can custom map tiles be properly rendered via ArcObjects within ArcMap AddIn?

Within ArcObjects for ArcGIS 10.1, we are attempting to render pre-generated map tiles as a basemap (group) layer. The tiles themselves are of the typical web mercator aux. spherical tiling scheme. ...
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ArcGIS Pro: Create polygons from outlines of unclosed lines

First a disclaimer: I have very little experience with ArcGIS, I usually use QGIS and only recently started using ArcGIS Pro. I have a River dataset from the Natural Earth Site, then made its ...
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Using Add Join while iterating feature classes in ModelBuilder?

I am building a model that will iterate through feature classes, run the check geometry tool on each, and then join the check geometry output table back to the original feature class. When the model ...
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Arcpy Parallel Processing Environment

I recently discovered the Parallel Processing environment setting in ArcGIS (this must be new to 10.1), however, there is no mention as to what tools are designed to utilize this environment setting. ...
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Assigning point IDs to respective start and end attributes of polyline using Arc Hydro with ArcMap

I have two shapefiles, Point and Polyline. I'm trying to populate my polyline layer with the point data ID (systemID) where the lines start to where they end; eg. create two columns (from and to). The ...
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Using special character (delta) in label text in ArcMap

I add a label text in ArcMap, but I would like that at the beginning of the text to show the symbol Delta as a Greek alphabet (Δ). I tried the unicode Python code (u+0394) but it didn't work. I would ...
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ArcPad Studio default values only show up in ArcPad when I make new points

I am using ArcPad to do a habitat inventory (default value= "N/A") and invasive species survey (default value= "Absent") on a grid of preset points (the points are a shapefile). The default values ...
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ERROR 000989 Issue with Python Script and Field Calculating distance between two long lat points

very new to scripting and I have been struggling with my script for a while. I'm not sure why it doesn't work in field calculator. I am trying to calculate a list of distance between two long lat ...
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Using GROUP BY clause in arcpy.da.UpdateCursor

I need to specify a "group by" clause for UpdateCursor arcpy.da. From here I found out that it's possible to do using an optional pair of SQL prefix and postfix. But there are no examples and I'm ...
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How to combine rows in attribute table using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have an attribute table with three columns "FID" "Shape" and "Class" All records have the same shape (polygon). Each record has its own FID. I have three classes, "A", "B", or "C". I have twenty ...
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Wrong object size after projecting spatial data from one coordinate system to another

I am having problems reprojecting items in ArcMap 10.1 from British National Grid To WGS84. (WKID: 27700 Authority: EPSG to WKID: 102100 Authority: ESRI) All Polygon Layers I project [I use Project (...
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Using ListFields in ArcPy with ArcMap

I am having trouble getting the List Fields function to work. I need to search through a number of shapefiles located in different folders to list the fieldnames so I can see what are common naming ...
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Hillshade tool in ArcMap returning terraced, pixelated image

I am applying Hillshade tool (ArcMap 10.1) to SRTM in Caucasus Mountains (border between Russia and Georgia). It gives me weird image with 'terraces' (see attachment). I reprojected SRTM from WGS-1984 ...
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Creating Random Points in ArcMap

I would like to create random points across my study area (which is a DEM raster) using the Feature Class> Create Random Points. However, I need to select/copy/move/delete these points and re-...
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Bringing layout into another drawing using ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.1. I set up a layout view (a titleblock) and would like to bring it into another mxd file. How do you do this? If you are familiar with Autocad this would be the equivalent ...

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