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Major bug in ArcGIS Zonal statistics?

Update: The bug has been fixed in the ArcGIS 10.4 release I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 to determine zonal statistics for a number of zones. If there is any NoData in the value raster, I want the zone ...
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Changing Field Name in ArcGIS for Desktop?

How can I change the field names (not the alias) in ArcGIS 10.2? I already found this page on ArcGIS support: "Renaming shapefile fields (Defense Mapping)" but there is is not "Defense Mapping" on ...
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Basic If/Then in Python Parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, and I've been looking through this site, and can't seem to figure out my answer yet. Very new to VBA and Python, but lots of years with ArcGIS. I know I can do ...
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Refreshing imported modules in ArcGIS Python Toolbox?

When using a python toolbox (.pyt) in ArcMap, I'll typically follow a pattern where the .pyt file itself is simply a wrapper to collect input arguments and define the tools themselves. Supporting ...
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Understanding min and max values with Mosaic to New Raster?

I have to combine several DEM rasters into one from this source: http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp, so I use Mosaic to New Raster tool. I set up the tool: I input the rasters (all ...
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Extracting number of vertices in each polygon?

I have ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 and my challenge is how to extract the of number vertices in each polygon for all features like this: I have many parcels in my feature class and I want to extract the ...
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Installing 64-bit geoprocessing of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to install 64-bit processing to ArcGIS 10.2, but the ESRI Patches and Service Packs website only has installations for Service pack 1 that goes with ArcGIS 10.1. One similar question on ...
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Is 64-bit background geoprocessing native to ArcGIS 10.2?

I cannot seem to find any documentation as to whether or not 64-bit background geoprocessing is native to ArcGIS 10.2. Or, is a separate download and install required as in 10.1? There were rumors ...
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How many layers are too many layers in ArcMap?

I work on ArcGIS using a Citrix virtual software connection at work. It is dreadfully slow at times, and without any changes to the MXDs I'm working on, one minute ArcMap can be operating at a ...
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Documenting inability to Start Editing SQLite geodatabase layers in ArcMap?

I've recently started creating SQLite geodatabases using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop with both ST_GEOMETRY and SPATIALITE storage data types and was impressed by how easy this was to do. I then tried to ...
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Setting Definition Query on ArcPy layer from shapefile?

I'm trying to determine options to set a layer definition query using ArcPy. I know that it is possible when using arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(). However, in this scenario I am loading in ...
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Displaying attributes upon their polygons within ArcMap legend?

Within my ArcMap project (10.2.2) I've got a polygon feature class showing soil types. They are styled using a representation and additionally show the number of the soil type from my attribute table. ...
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Needing ArcGIS Server to edit MS SQL Server database?

Here is what I have: ArcGIS Desktop Advanced (10.2) & MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Here is my problem: I need to be able to connect to the ms sql server and import, export, create, and edit spatial ...
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Generating multivalue choice list in ArcGIS using Tool Validation without using Frequency?

I'm trying to adapt a model and script combination found on ESRI's blog site titled 'Generating a multivalue choice list'. However, I've concluded that part of the validation used in the embedded ...
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Writing scripts that can call on both Arcpy and PyQGIS?

I have spent quite a bit of time looking for a clear answer this topic and have still been unable to really accomplish my goal of accessing PyQGIS in a stand alone script. Parts of answers have been ...
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Counting overlapping polygons from one Shapefile using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a shapefile with 16,400 polygons. Each polygon shows the expansion of a bird species for the whole world. Now I have to count the overlapping polygons. I tried it with union and dissolve (...
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Setting NoData for a multiband raster?

I have an RGB orthoimage that has black area instead of NoData, as pictured here: When I use the SetNull tool, it does remove the black area, however it then turns it into a grayscale orthoimage, ...
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Create area buffers that are limited by a coastline

I'm trying to use ArcGIS 10.2 to create a buffer of points based on a pre-defined area (e.g 400 sq km). Further to that, the buffers of some of the points are close to the coastline that requires the ...
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Dividing polygons into *n* number of groups of equal counts with ArcPy?

One of my tasks for work is to divide parcels into groups. These groups will be used by agents to talk to property owners. The goal is to make the agent's job easy by grouping parcels that are near ...
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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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Adding labels with symbols to legend in ArcMap?

I'm creating a map with ArcGIS Desktop v10.2.2, showing museums as points. The museums layer has no symbol and the labels are made of a circle filled with color with the ID inside, taken from the [ID] ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Query Layer on SQL Server performance

I'm using a Query Layer on SQL Server in ArcMap. The Query Layer executes instantly in in SQL Server but but takes so long to draw in ArcMap that the system appears unresponsive for about 10 minutes ...
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Run ArcGIS 10.1 application on 10.2

I support a .NET application that has been compiled on a PC with ArcGIS 10.1 installed. The application comprises a user interface and an ArcGIS desktop extension, plus an installer assembly that is ...
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Add Basemap grayed out in ArcMap?

Why can't I add a base map to my data frame in ArcMap? I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and the options under Add Data for Add Basemap and Add Data From ArcGIS Online are both disabled (grayed out)....
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One-to-many joins on a feature class to a table

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 with an Advanced license. I have used ArcMap for other basic analyses, but am fairly new to the program and have only basic coding skills, with no SQL experience outside of ...
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Batch Georeferencing in ArcMap/ArcPy?

I have about 50 pdf maps that I would like to batch georeference and/or georectify. I've saved one as a jpg and georeferenced it manually and would like to automate the rest which are in the same ...
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ArcGIS query specific character(s) in specific part of a field

Using ArcGIS 10.2.2, I have a string field in an SDE attribute table. I need help creating a query to select all records that have a zero in the 6th and 7th character of the field (i.e 1995-0023A). ...
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How to make Map Book of pages with same area shown but different layers turned on/off?

In ESRI a Map Book is best suited for a series of features that each get their own page. It allows you to pick a feature and generate a Map Book Page for each feature including any additional ...
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Dissolving shapefile but retain attribute fields using ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there any way to dissolve shapefile but keep attributes fields in the same time? This is how I want to retain fields: There are two fields I want to conserve in a shapefile. The first column is ...
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Altering label styles (font, color, size, etc.) using ArcPy?

I am trying to write a python macro for ArcGIS 10.2 that will automate the process of labeling points in a layer based on different types of apartments. For example, one style of apartments would ...
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Saving and re-applying symbology properties for classified raster in ArcMap?

I have a classified raster which has the desired symbology configured in ArcMap 10.2, and I want to apply this symbology to other similar rasters. So I use the Save option on the Symbology tab, ...
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Displaying raster Background Value as hollow for more than one set of RGB values using ArcMap?

I have two overlapping .ecw layers of the same area, though one is clipped in the middle, with a white edge. When I set the background value to 255,255,255, and define it as hollow, it only hollows ...
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Unusual results for geoprocessing speed tests

I have been observing unusual performance with a Python geoprocessing script. The (attached) script performs the following actions: Use a search cursor to look up UTM zone corresponding to polygon ...
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Changing to Historical version using ArcPy?

I am having an issue trying to change to a historical version on an SDE feature class using Python and arcpy.ChangeVersion_management. I am able to manually change the version to a specific date and ...
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Minimizing attribute tables in ArcMap?

Prior to ArcGIS 10.0, I worked on several attribute tables at once and I often minimized them. Now, the attribute tables have no icon to minimize them using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop on our Windows 7 ...
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Is it possible to replicate an SDE geodatabase including the archive tables?

I have a database in one location which I would like to replicate to another using one-way replication. In testing we haven't been able to replicate the archive tables, which is unfortunate because we ...
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Does dissolving features improve geoprocessing efficiency?

I have a large set of line data (>140,000 features). Is there a processing advantage, in either time required or (more importantly) memory used: to running Dissolve on the data before running Buffer? ...
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Auto-incrementing field in feature class using ArcGIS Desktop?

So I'm relatively new to ArcGIS and ArcCatalog. I have created a field name of PROJECTID in a feature class in a Personal Geodatabase. The data type is TEXT. This will be a ten digit ID. The first ...
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Filling NoData gaps in raster using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster with gaps in it. I want to fill these in with averages of surrounding cells using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop. I have tried "Focal Statistics" but it averages EVERY cell and not just the ...
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Performing “mostly within” selection using ArcMap?

I'm looking for a way to determine if a polyline is "mostly within" a polygon. Since mostly within is arbitrary, I would need be able to enter a percentage at its execution. I thought there might ...
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Computing dominant area in polygon using ArcGIS Desktop?

First, I have a shapefile consisting of square grids and each grid has an ID. Second, I have a shapefile consisting of different zones (with IDs). A grid ID in the first shapefile can contain many ...
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Summing attribute values for areas where multiple polgons overlap using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have one shapefile with many polygons (at least 100). Each polygon has a value. Almost all these polygons overlap with each other. I want to sum the values of the polygons in the overlappings depend ...
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How to update the Service Definition of a Feature service on ArcGIS Online (AGOL)?

Here's my workflow: create a file geodatabase containing lots of data create an MXD to display this data > File > Share As > Service within ArcMap publish to ArcGIS Online* the dataset and its ...
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How to access current job id from geoprocessing script running on esri server?

I want to programmatically access the current job id of a geoprocessing script running on ESRI 10.2. The script is what needs to know the job id, not the caller of the script. While searching, I ...
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Creating fishnet grid with specified rotation angle in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm working on this project and I need a grid with a certain rotation, at about 60 degrees, for example. Starting from that I need to make a block of 20mx50m, and the last thing is that inside each ...
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Best Practices for Tracking Feature Changes and Supporting Documentation

In my organization, it is very important that we have documentation from an authoritative source to support every feature that we add to our data and every edit that we make to each feature. Currently,...
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Making a grid with points that are staggered every 800 feet

I need to make a grid pattern with points that stagger to make a diamond pattern instead of the regular pattern that a fishnet grid makes. It is sometimes referred to a "staggered start". My points ...
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Find out point which falls between two parallel lines

I am facing one problem in ArcGIS. I work on a navigation database. In our database single lane streets are represented by a single Line, while a multi-lane street (street with divider in centre) is ...
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Using wildcard to Append multiple feature classes in ModelBuilder?

I have a folder of shapefiles and each one starts with a code. There are multiple shapefiles that start with each code, and I would like to create a model in ModelBuilder that will select the ...
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Tool that modifies number of vertices but not the feature itself

Do you know the reason, why some ArcGIS tools (like Clip and Intersect) modifies number of vertices, even if the feature is not modified itself? Like on the picture, I use Clip and Intersect on line ...