Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [arcgis-desktop]

Use this tag when ArcGIS Desktop is the product and architecture that you are using from the ArcGIS platform.

3
votes
1answer
22 views

LayerToKML output doesn't render on Google Earth

For the last few weeks I've been making .kmz files using LayerToKML_Conversion with no problem. They open in Google Earth perfectly. Today, they suddenly stopped rendering at all. When I click the ....
3
votes
3answers
69 views

Moving points closer to polyline using ModelBuilder?

I have a lot of points I need to move that are on the edge of the parcels closer to the centerline(road), not directly on top but about 5 feet away from the centerline. I know i can edit and move ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Why is my DEM so bright for some tiles?

I downloaded an SRTM DEM GeoTIFF file from Earth Explorer. It looks fine when previewing it on Earth Explorer (see picture) but when added in ArcGIS Pro the DEM looks too bright in some of its tiles.
1
vote
0answers
43 views

Shapefiles with same coordinate system do not match [duplicate]

I have a problem with ArcGIS. I'd like to project two layers in the same coordinate system (WGS84/Mercator; 3395) but these don't match. I have one map with sovereign states borders, drawn from ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Adding output to ArcPy script in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

In ArcGIS 10.5, I have the following script which grabs the files from a geodatabase and merges them into one layer: import arcpy # specify the path to the GDB with the asset files #make sure the ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Using an ArcGIS Model Builder iterator to merge all shapefiles into one layer? [duplicate]

I have a GeoDatabase with a handful of shapefiles. The contents are likely to change often, so I want to build a tool that allows me to merge all the shapefiles in the GDB into one layer. This is ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How to retain all attribute data when clip two shapefile?

I have two shapefiles, one is soil map and another one is paddock map. I want to label every paddocks with soil type, but I don't know how. I tried to use intersect , but it created more polygon like ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Multiple users overwrite each other's changes in One Drive shared file geodatabase

We are using file geodatabases along with Micorsoft teams one drive. The beauty of this is that users all have the need files on their C drives and it is super fast. When a user edits a file it ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Using schema.ini to define multiple CSV files for import in ArcGIS [closed]

I am attempting to use a single schema.ini file to define field types for multiple CSV files for importing/use in ArcGIS (I'm using ArcMap 10.2). My MWE schema.ini is this: [11_wa_2017_30_1200-1200....
2
votes
2answers
63 views

How to Extract Thalweg line from DEM using ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro

I would like to use a DEM to extract the thalweg line from a river. I have bathymetric data of the Saguenay River. As a final product I need my thalweg line as polyline. I'm using both ArcGIS 10.6 ...
1
vote
1answer
14 views

ArcGIS intersection between multiple layers and one mask?

I currently have a collection of assets of different data types (points, lines, and polygons). I'd like to find the intersection between each individual asset and the polygon mask. However, for ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Copy selected attributes from one table to another in ArcGIS

I have two SHP files, with different attribute tables. The first is my base data, and the second is for use to import into an external modelling software package. The base data contains a whole ...
3
votes
2answers
49 views

Creating contours based on polyline using ArcMap?

I would like to create a simple floodplain map. I have LiDAR data with 1 meter accuracy. I have clipped it to a small area of interest that my computer can handle processing the LiDAR. I want to ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Categories in Data Frame View?

I have a field that contains various category names, lets say A, B, C, etc... I want to be able to know which categories are in the current data frame view. How should I go about doing this? I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Seeing changes made in connected folder using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project in ArcGIS Desktop and I have a connected folder. In it are multiple files. If I change a file in the folder (add or delete) it seems that I need to close my project and then ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Points Plotted Without XY coordinates

I am currently trying to figure out how a set of points were plotted without full XY coordinates. I was given Y coordinates, but not X and there are points plotted on a map. I think these points were ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Using all processor cores when exporting map to TIFF using ArcGIS Desktop?

By default, ArcGIS Desktop uses only one processor core when you export a map. Esri help talks about the possibility of setting environment parameters for geoprocessing tools, but found nothing about ...
2
votes
1answer
17 views

Determining rotation of rectangle features for Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to generate a large number of plans using the Data Driven Pages in ArcGIS Desktop. I have created an index layer comprising a series of rectangle features that correspond to set scales ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Split by Attributes tool exporting to DBF files only? [duplicate]

I am using the "Split by Attributes" tool in ArcGIS 10.6 to go through a shapefile, and split it up into new files by an attribute value. The tool runs perfectly, however I notice it only exports to ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Finding vessel and wave's angle of attack using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am finding angle between ship's heading and component in wave (wave's angle of attack). Should it be the difference between mean wave direction and vessel's azimuth?
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Reverse direction of “Add Geometry Attributes” tool? [duplicate]

The ArcGIS Desktop tools Add XY Coordinates and Add Geometry Attributes read from [Shape] column and write the shape XY properties to new X and Y columns. I need to go the other direction, from X and ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Creating heatmap for spatial overlap of features (or buffers of features) across different layers using ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

I have several layers of features. For example: Layer1 -> set of polygon features Layer2 -> set of point features (with buffer around each feature) Layer3 -> set of polyline features (with ...
3
votes
2answers
124 views

Doing COUNTIFS equivalent in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I have an attribute table with location data for a series of individual animals. They are often found at the same locations, so I have created a column in my attribute table where I list the rock ID. ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

Can ArcGIS Operations Dashboard manage routine data collection at same geographic points?

I have started working an organisation that uses ArcGIS to manage its GIS data generally. They use a wide range of other software and methods to also manage collection of routine data, such as: ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Geoprocessing tools will not execute

When I try to execute geoprocessing tools (slope, viewshed...) I don't get any results. When I open the results window I see an hourglass icon like in the picture attached near the process. I'm using ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Permanently changing color of tool/output in ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have a pretty complex model in ModelBuilder, and I'd like to custom-color certain tools and outputs. I'm not so fond of the orange-green-blue scheme that is there by default. However, when I change ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Changing ArcMap Display Order of Elements in Same Layer File?

I have a bunch of polygons in a layer file and I want to reorder those polygons so one of them is "sent to back". I am using ArcMap 10.5.
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Transfering attributes from nearest feature using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have two layers, containing polygons (lots) and points (meters). I want to identify the closest polygon to the point, and then copy specific attributes from the polygon to the points. Is this ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

QGIS v. ArcMap Network Analysis Isochrones [closed]

I am looking at developing catchment areas based on a street-lines feature class against various bus stops to find an ideal catchment area which can then be converted and run in a simulation. The ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Editing multiple feature classes contained in feature dataset using ArcMap?

I have two feature classes contained inside a file geodatabase feature dataset. One is point and one is polygon. When I turn on editing mode for one of them, the other is editable as well. Assuming ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

ArcGIS Invalid Syntax on SQL query

Trying to set up a defintion query from a connected database table in ArcGIS. I am using this SQL (which runs properly in SQLDeveloper) but i keep on getting the error "The SQL expression has ...
2
votes
0answers
18 views

Creating symbols between connecting lines to represent line boundaries

I am trying to figure out a way to create markers as seen from the attached image where an angled line (in dark red) is created between the lines to represent a connecting stream. With the data I am ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

What is the complexity (big / little o) of the ArcGIS watershed delineation algorithm? [closed]

I'm curious about the complexity, in terms of Big or little O notation, of watershed delineation algorithms: Does the time required to perform a watershed delineation depend on the size of the input ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Is there a way to make multiple adjacencies explicit using the Polygon Neighbors tool?

I am analyzing a shapefile of precincts (polygons) in ArcMap 10.6.1 and used the Polygon Neighbors Tool to generate a table denoting the neighbor relationship between polygons. I am using the field ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Unable to set focus to the map from a dockable window

I have a dockable window with a single listview control on it. Selecting an item in the view will build a layer and add it to the map. At the point of the layer being added to the map, I need to set ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Editing DEM file

I'm currently working on a small town flood inundation mapping , the DEM file i am using for simulation contains a breakwater built after a recent flood event. My question is if it is possible to edit ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

How to assign binary value to points inside polygon

I have three different polygon layers with some polygons that overlap. I have points that fall both inside and outside of these polygons. I want to assign a value of 1 if a point falls inside any ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

What it means when choosing a “dpi” when exporting a PDF map in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to understand something when exporting map as PDF file in Esri's ArcGIS for Desktop. The ability to choose paper size. The ability to choose DPI. Thought that those are printer parameters....
3
votes
0answers
26 views

Raster statistics per latitude cross-section

I want a profile graph with biomass volume across a landscape's latitude. Im using ArcGis Pro 2.3.3. It's hard to explain so I'll provide a rough sketch of the desired result: The sketch shows a ...
2
votes
1answer
22 views

Giving Projection for more than one .png format at same time using ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to give a projection for multiple PNG files at the same time i.e. not one by one. Is there a tool for this or can we give a projection to that folder?
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Importing long text from Excel using ArcGIS Desktop always shows up as BLOB?

ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 I am trying to load long text (>255 characters) into my GIS data. The destination field (let's call it "Field Alpha") is a string field with a length of 2000 characters, in a ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Importing new layout to existing ArcMap file?

I am a new user of ArcMap and started with setting up data and I am now happy with the symbology styling I have set up. My data includes a mix of inhouse geodatabases, WMS feeds and shapefiles I ...
2
votes
2answers
45 views

Merge shapefiles with unequal field lengths

I have several shapefiles in ArcMap that I want to merge together into one shapefile so I don't have to keep juggling them all. However, I can't use the Merge geoprocessing tool because it gives me a ...
1
vote
2answers
52 views

Installing GDAL on an ArcGIS machine?

I have ArcGIS Pro (2.3.x) installed on my PC. I have python scripts which call ArcGIS toolbox models and runs them. Everything works fine. Today I installed GDAL and Python bindings for GDAL. I also ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Snapping to vertex plane while editing in ArcMap?

Occasionally when I edit a new polygon feature I want to finish one side of it exactly where it meets the plane of an existing vertex of another feature (in order to create a 90 degree angle to that ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Create transect lines over raster map [duplicate]

I have a raster map of the Shark River over the Everglades. Is there a way I can create random transect lines over the raster map with specific length and direction if possible in ArcGIS?
-1
votes
1answer
25 views

Auto incrementing start form the second row and every second row in ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

Subsequent to Auto incrementing every second row in ArcGIS Desktop? , how can i start the auto increment from the second field (i work with 150 fields) so the result will be:
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Auto incrementing every second row in ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I auto increment every second row (field type is short and I work with 150 fields) in ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1? I saw this code in https://support.esri.com/en/technical-article/000011137 rec=0 ...
2
votes
1answer
42 views

Ordering polygon neighbors in clockwise order using ArcMap?

In ArcMap, I am using the Polygon Neighbors tool to generate a list of each polygon's adjacent polygons, or 'neighbors.' Currently, ArcMap orders the polygons using each polygon's numeric ID. What I ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Interpreting results from GWR - intercepts

I am currently employing GWR to analyze the following relationship: average travel time of an area = distance of it from the city centre + income of an area Further to note, correlation between ...