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Questions tagged [arcgis-10.3]

Use this tag when ArcGIS 10.3 is the version you are using from the ArcGIS platform.

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Fixing thousands of small overlapping polygons?

I'm using ArcMap 10.3. I have a layer of different land use types. I found out that many polygons overlap each other and as a result the same polygon have two different land use types. Using @...
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Will ArcGIS Pro have (better) ModelBuilder?

An earlier Q&A (What are Esri's new "ArcGIS for Professionals" and "ArcGIS Pro"?) provided some reassurance that ArcPy code would have re-use value with ArcGIS Pro: ...
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Calculating sequential numbers into sorted table using ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a way to calculate a sorted field with sequential numbers? I have seen Sorting feature class to calculate sequential ID field using ArcGIS Field Calculator? that outlines how to calculate ...
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Need to find strings that contain the same word twice

I have attribute data with owner names. I need to select data that contains the last name twice. For example, I may have an owner name that reads "BENNETT MCCARL & ARNETTE BENNETT". I would like ...
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Using Python 3.x in ArcGIS?

I've been reading the "Whats New in ArcGIS" for the ArcGIS 10.3 update and came across the Python and ArcPy portion. It states that: ArcGIS 10.3 has been upgraded to include Python 2.7.8. Now ...
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Using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Desktop on same machine?

I'm just trying out ArcGIS Pro for the first time and I had to change my PYTHONPATH to python34 ArcGIS Pro is now working without crashing every time I open the Analysis tab... However now when I try ...
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Select features interactively in ArcGIS WebAppBuilder Using a Widget

I am looking to build a seemingly simple tool into my WebAppBuilder Map. Some basics: Content is created in ArcGIS 10.3.1 Content is published to ArcGIS 10.3.1 Server as a Cached Service Map is ...
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How to Prevent Data Driven Pages From Hanging on Subsequent Export?

I am working in ArcMap 10.3.0 and exporting through Data Driven Pages (DDP). The DDP export works as expected the first time and for immediate subsequent exports, but if I use DDP to export again ...
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How to smooth adjacent polygons?

I want to smooth polygons which share a common boundary. How can I smooth them so that the shared boundaries stay shared? I'm using Arcgis 10.3
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Where is information on What's Coming in ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop?

Every year I need to make a case to my employer as to why it is essential we continue to pay maintenance. To justify this investment, I need to have some idea about what's coming so I began googling ...
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How to Use an ArcGIS Tile Package with Desktop

I did an ArcGIS Online training course a while back and learned a little bit more on Tile Packages. I followed the instructions, how-to-create-a-tile-package and created a tile package for some aerial ...
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Creating buffer only in specific direction using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to create a buffer for several polygons in a south-western orientation. As far as I know, this is not possible using the buffer tool (I use ArcGIS 10.3). I could do it manually but for ...
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ArcGIS Online won't connect from ArcMap or Catalog

I've had 10.3 installed now for about a month. At the beginning everything seemed to work fine but somewhere along the way my connection to ArcGIS Online went away and hasn't been back. The options ...
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Display full date-time, even when the time is 00:00:00

I have date fields in Oracle tables. When I view the data in the attribute window, the dates are displayed like this: 1/1/2017 1/2/2017 3:50:28 PM As demonstrated in #1, ArcMap doesn't show the ...
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ArcGIS Mouse Cursor Stuck in Auto Pan / Continuous Zoom mode

When using ArcGIS while in layout mode, after a variable period of time having an open ArcGIS project, the mouse cursor will get stuck in "Auto-Pan" mode. No matter which tool I select from the ...
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Getting layer IDs using ArcPy?

I am working in an ArcMap session, I've checked the option to get an ID for each of the layers in my document, so anyone has it. Now, what I need is a way to get these values within a python script (...
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What is the function of the ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.targets file?

I am currently upgrading from 10.2 to 10.3 and as expected there are always some issues with recompiling addins and upgrading the the visual studio version. There is now a known issue for which ...
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Change data source for multiple layers in ArcMap document?

I have a master copy of some data i'm working on on a remote server. Sometimes I make a copy on my local drive to speed up processing times, but data sources in my MXDs still point to the remote ...
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Converting NoData to 0 values in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster of landcover that I have reclassed and the different land cover classifications are now represented by numbers which correspond to fertilizer inputs. Using ArcGis 10.3, I am trying ...
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Querying Esri File Geodatabase?

What is the best way to look at and query data (e.g. group by) in a file geodatabase? I'm thinking something similar to opening up a Personal Geodatabase in Access, creating queries, adding columns, ...
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How to improve performance of nested search cursors?

I have three nested SearchCursors. It works correctly but with slow performance. There are some solutions to improve the searchcursor performance like dictionary but i don't know how to use it with ...
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Converting Map Coordinates to Layout Coordinates in rotated Dataframe?

I am trying to convert Map X and Y coordinates to corresponding Layout coordinates in a rotated dataframe. The code found in this answer to Convert point XY to page units XY using arcpy? works fine, ...
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Can multiprocessing with arcpy be run in a script tool?

I have been tinkering around with the multiprocessing module to resolve some processing of data in ArcMap 10.3. I have created a script which works fine if I run it in IDLE. I see all my cores max ...
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Identify which map services are locking feature class

I have a feature class in one of my enterprise geodatabases (10.3.1) that I would like to modify but it is locked by a number of ArcGIS Map Services. Is there a way to identify specifically which Map ...
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Publish cached map service using pre-existing cache folder

We use: ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise 10.3 / ...
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Measuring Angle of two Points from North in ArcGIS 10.3 C# SDK

What is the most reliable method to calculate angle of a line from north, defined by it’s from and to points? I used to use IMeasurementTool interface found in defense solutions namespace found in ...
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netCDF 4 file with relative time axis in arcpy

I'd like to process some netCDF 4 files with arcpy (ArcGIS 10.3.1). The original data comes from NCEP/NCAR project and contains wind vectors (uwnd/vwnd) for world-wide points (lon/lat) at certain time ...
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Feature/label visibility based on spatial relationship to index feature using data-driven pages

I'm creating a series of maps using ArcGIS data driven pages. I know how to display features that share an attribute with the index layer, but is it possible to display features (and similarly, labels)...
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Python toolbox works in ArcToolbox and in Python console, but not in ArcCatalog

I have a set of Python tools in a Python toolbox (.pyt). They are broken into multiple files and modules and have been functioning correctly, but now I'm seeing inconsistent behavior on multiple ...
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Selecting multiple attributes, greater and less than

I am trying to select by attributes from a polygon shapefile. I need to select areas with a temperature greater than 10 oC and lower than 15oC using gridcode but I can't seem to work out the correct ...
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How to identify overlapping polygons

My non-GIS coworkers are always baffled by the results of intersection queries, because they expect the result pictured below, but instead, they get every single feature being selected. Part of the ...
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Deleting polygons smaller than certain dimension using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've made a model in ModelBuilder in ArcMap 10.3, what it basically does is creating polygons over open areas such as farm-lands, grass-lands, marshes etc that has a low slope. My challenge is that I ...
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ArcMap sometimes ignores labeling expression

I'm using this python script as an expression for labeling in ArcMap: def FindLabel ( [volkorrekt] ): if [volkorrekt] >= '5': return "<FNT size = '20'>"+ str( [volkorrekt] )+"</FNT>...
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Choosing string from dropdown list rather than typing it into Python script tool?

As you can see, in the above picture, I need to input the county name to finish the parameter setup. Can I change the last part from inputting string to choosing an item from a dropdown list? For ...
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Finding data driven pages for ArcGIS Pro? [closed]

I am working on importing .mxd files into ArcGIS Pro 1.2. Everything appears to import smoothly except I lose my data driven pages. I read Pro 1.2 is supposed to support them. Yet, when I do a ...
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Unable to create .esriAddin; missing ESRI ArcGIS Add-in SDK components(s)?

What am I missing? I upgraded to ArcGIS 10.3 succesfully recompiled all other 20 or so addins after encountering a similar issue and renaming "ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns.11.targets" to "ESRI.ArcGIS.AddIns....
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Loading multiple shapefiles from +1000 subfolders

I have a WATERBODY shapefile for each region within each province in Canada. The region subfolders also contain many other features that I do not need. I am trying to upload and merge all the ...
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Is it possible to target an ArcMap add-in to an earlier version?

My development environment is Visual studio 2010 with ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 installed. I need my add-in to support 10.0 AND 10.1. Right now, if I try to install it on ArcMap 10.0, it fails. Is it ...
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How to track alignment changes?

I work for a small company that designs alignments using ArcGIS. (To give you an idea of company size, we have about 50 employees; I am the only full-time GIS person, although we have 4 ArcMap ...
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How to get connection info from an .ags connection file?

I am working on a Python script to manage ArcGIS Server services (publish new services, update existing services, delete old services, etc.) in batch across multiple environments (e.g. dev, test and ...
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Changing grid interval using ArcPy?

I work with ArcGIS 10.3 (Python 2.7.8) and I need to change the grid interval in 70 MXD's. I tried to find Python code that can do it. Currently, the interval in each MXD is 200 meters and I need to ...
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Extract By Mask gives different result (and WARNING 000622) in ArcPy than from tool dialog?

I'm using ArcMap 10.3.1 When I use the gp tool to extract by mask, I get the correct result with any area outside the mask set as NoData. When I do the same thing in a script, I end up with cells ...
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Finding SDE permissions on feature class using ArcPy?

I am writing an arcpy script where an SDE feature class is removed then recreated. I need to set permissions on the recreated feature class that match the permissions before it was removed. Is there ...
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Set transparency on an extent indicator in ArcMap

When creating an extent indicator in ArcMap 10.3, is it possible to set the transparency of the background colour of the extent indicator frame? I want the extent rectangle to have a colour fill, but ...
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Faster way to calculate slope between two points on DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm a forester, and I do lots of work with LiDAR derived DEM's. I'm looking for a quick-and-easy tool to calculate the slope between two points. The application for this would be drawing a proposed ...
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Applying Symbology From Layer to Include Label Properties, Feature Scale Range, etc

Using the Applying Symbology from Layer tool appears to not capture a layer's table of contents visibility, label properties, feature scale range, or label scale range. I have many feature classes ...
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Direct Connection from Postgres to ArcGIS results to two feature classes per table

I'm using ArcMap (10.3.1) to connect to Postgres (9.4.5), which has Postgis version 2.2.0 installed. Create/Enable Enterprise Geodatabase wasn't used in this database. It's just a connection to the ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.3.1, Web Adaptor and Windows Authentication

This is probably a long shot but here it is. We have ArcGIS Server 10.3.1 installed and a simple map service deployed on it. We are accessing the map service via custom javascript/html applications (...
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How to get fieldnames in a value table depending on the input value

I would like to add a parameter as value table with one of the fields being a value list. The value table consist of 3 columns, namely "table","field","description", whereas "field" is a value list. ...
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Python Labeling using dictionary not printing all values

I am labeling manhole inverts using python and ArcMap 10.3. When I use a dictionary to control the label order some manholes don't print all of the inverts while other manholes do. I can post field ...