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Raster smoothing using ArcMap

I need to simulate a debris avalanche, but in my elevation raster the avalanche deposit is included so I'd need to take it off to simulate on a pre-avalanche-like surface. Unfortunately the only data ...
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What is the convergence threshold for ArcGIS Iso Cluster?

The ArcGIS tool Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification does not seem to have any documentation on the convergence threshold used in the tool. To compare, Erdas Imagine has all of the necessary ...
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Searching multiple geodatabases for feature classes and merging the results

I've got some Sea Level Rise data from NOAA (https://coast.noaa.gov/slrdata/) stored in 66 different geodatabases. Each geodatabase represents a state or district and contains a set of feature classes ...
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Adding raster value with specific equation using ArcMap

I am trying to develop a raster layer with the interference of streetlight in this example: As you can see there are multiple buffer rings around a point layer. I actually want to transform this ...
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ArcGIS project raster produces incorrect vertical coordinates

I have a DEM in UTM (meters) / NAVD88 (meters) and need to transform it to State Plane (feet) / NAVD88 (feet). Unfortunately, I do not have the raster calculator in ArcGIS, so I have to use Project ...
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Same LiDAR data but different results in ArcMap and eCognition

I have generated raster layers based on LiDAR Number of Returns in both ArcMap and eCognition but the results are quite different. I ArcMap I used LAS point to Statistics to Raster Tool, in the ...
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Preconditions not working on second iteration of ModelBuilder?

I'm working on a project where I have to iterate through geodatabases and handle some debug errors if they exist. For this I've created a ModelBuilder model, in ArcGIS 10.7. Essentially, what the ...
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Creating pseudo-heatmap based on time spent in AOI using ArcGIS Desktop

I wanted to see if there was a way to create a heatmap based on time spent in a certain AOI. What I mean by this is a layer you can toggle on/off that would go from clear to red as you spend more ...
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Creating individual routes from home to multiple destinations in ArcMap ModelBuilder with ArcGIS Network Analyst

I am trying to create individual routes from Homes to multiple Destinations. The unique ID is respondent in both the Homes and Destinations tables. I've created an iterative model in ModelBuilder ...
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Check for mxd write access with python addin

I'm looking for a way to check for writing access to an mxd upon the initiation of a python AddIn tool. My tool should only be enabled if the user has writing access to the mxd. I thought there was a ...
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Capturing ArcMap Drawing Errors inside of Python script

Is there any way to capture ArcMap Drawing Errors inside of a Python script? Through Python, I would like to iterate through each layer inside of an MXD, make the layer visible, refresh the table of ...
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How to "mosaic" rasters and keep attributes

I have numerous individual 10m Raster files (with both quantitative and qualitative data) for each state and need to combine them into a national dataset. However, when using a mosaic it seems that ...
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Measuring distance between discharge point, along river, until next intersection with another river?

i hope someone can answer me my simple question. I have two sets of data a river network --> line feature discharge points along those rivers --> Point Data The discharge points represent wastewater ...
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Relating tables in ModelBuilder of ArcMap

I am an intermediate user of ArcMap (version 10x), and the process that I do manually is: I relate the table of a feature class (representing parcels, cadastral division of a city) to another table ...
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Using the "System" database on Postgis -> ArcGIS

I've been evaluating ArcGIS at work as a possible sollution to working with some .kmv files coming from a supplier that seems to be incompatible with QGIS. QGIS thinks they are corrupt, I suspect due ...
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Survey123 get data off phone in outbox

I created a field survey with a ''field'' which was not long enough. This has resulted in me not being able to publish the data. I can however send it to my outbox. I created a new survey and fixed ...
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Identifying Source Date for Visible ESRI World Imagery in ArcMap

Using ArcMap 10.2.2 I want to identify the source data of the Esri Satellite Basemap 'World Imagery'. When using the identify tool you can select which layer of the World Imagery you want to identify -...
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Selecting lines between two points using ArcMap

I have two layers: One representing intersections in a city; and the other representing the road network. As shown below, I'd like the ability to select road segments provided two intersections. That ...
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Breaking up existing watershed polygons by flow to individual tributaries

I have an existing hydroshed dataset (HydroBASIN lev12 basins from the HydroSHED dataset) that I would like to split up further, so that each tributary has its own basin delineated (see below). I ...
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Raster to ASCII tool in ArcMap returning different max and min values

I am using Raster to ASCII conversion tool in ArcMap 10.7.1, and the issue is reproducible in 10.6.1, and 10.8.1. I have two raster files in TIFF format. When I used the tool for one raster the output ...
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Routing with set of points and barriers individually using ArcGIS Network Analyst

I need to run network analysis routing (to calculate distance) on pairs of points with barriers. I have 3 feature classes: Origins Destinations Barriers All 3 of which share a common unique ID ...
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"Zonal statistics" for two polygon layers using ArcMap

I have 2 polygon layers: one is a vector grid with attribute values for each "polygon cell" the other including administrative boundaries I would like to calculate the mean value of all ...
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When generating WMS service in ArcGIS random numbers are added to the layer name

I have an mxd file. Each time I share/publish a WMS service to the ArcGIS server as WMS, random numbers are added to the layer name. For example here is added number 8950 at the end of the <Name>...
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ArcGIS Pro SDK forcing process windows to be minimized?

I'm running a Process from my add-in, and even if I use P/Invoke to force the window to be open and in the foreground, the process windows that appear will be minimized. Weirdly enough, they are ...
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How to stop ArcGIS Pro report from inserting cover page?

I have a simple report I've designed in ArcGIS Pro that outputs a handful of fields in a table for each selected feature in a point layer (see image below). Everything works as expected with the table ...
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How to make the display of a satellite image the same across users?

I have a group of users counting objects in a satellite image. To keep viewing conditions the same I wish each user to have the same display (e.g., the same scale). To do this, I have asked users to ...
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Proj4 string missing datum information for SAGA outputs loaded into R

I've produced a set of topographic derivatives using both SAGA and ArcGIS. They are all in the same CRS. When I load them into R, however, the proj4 strings are different: >arcRaster class ...
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Classifying range of symbology classes

I want to create several dozen maps where all have a field with a range from 0 to 100. I need to classify these into symbology classes every 15 and make a legend out of this. However, the map I am ...
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Retaining subsecond time precision in date/time field in Geodatabase

I have a set of points (essentially tracks) with subsecond time precision, that would be useful to visualise/analyse. I have tried the "Convert Time Field" tool from string, float and double field ...
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Recreate a Local Custom Coordinate System from Survey Data in GIS?

I have a .DWG file of a series of survey points that has no associated projection file with it. The surveying group I received the data from states that the system they use is a local coordinate ...
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Using Spatial Join/Merge/Table View in ModelBuilder

I have developed a model that spatially joins a series of line segments to line and point segments using the "One to One", "Closest" function and creating a "distanceTo" ...
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Collector App Offline Syncing issue

We are using the Collector for ArcGIS app for numerous inspections. I've been tasked to manage the GIS portion of it. Some locations lack data service so the inspectors are using the offline mode. ...
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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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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 ...
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Using 3 different Esri BaseMaps on different pages in Data Driven Pages

I am using ArcMap 10.6. I'm trying to use 3 different basemaps, Imagery, transportation, and hydrology in my data driven pages. They are saved and added to the map document as Layer files (.lyr) I ...
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Calculating albedo using NAIP imagery?

I am attempting to calculate albedo using NAIP imagery 4 bands (visible-NIR). Zhao et al 2015 used quick bird imagery to calculate albedo using the following equation: Albedo = -1.694(band1(blue))+2....
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Creating vertical polygons in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to convert vertical line (cross-section) features to the polygon, but all regular ArcGIS tools (e.g. Feature to Polygon) that I applied can't convert vertical lines to vertical polygons. ...
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export an aerial image to .SID file and a .Tiff file

I am using arcmap 10.4.1 ( also have PRO 2.0 is this is an valid option) I have an aerial image that was broken down to small grids and need to export each grid to a .sid file and a .tiff file. I ...
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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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Service Area: Multiple network locations per facility

I am generating service areas using ArcMap's Ready-To-Use Services. I'm Using ArcMap 10.3. I am doing walking distance to train stations using 500m 1000m and 1500m. I manage to create the service ...
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Calculate Geometry function returns underestimated distances

I'm making a map of the Colorado Trail and obtained a set of waypoints taken down the entire trail. I projected the set of waypoints from WGS84 (unprojected) to NAD 83 UTM13N after adding to the data ...
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Creating ArcGIS Raster Catalog with date/time fields from directory of NITF images?

I have a directory of NITF files, each with the idatim (timestamp) field set. In the ArcMap properties, it shows up as "acquisition date" in the Key-Metadata table. I would like to be able ...
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Splitting 3D Spheres with 3D Walls (lines converted to 3D) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. I would like to split spheres (created from 3D buffers) in half using 3D fences/walls (lines converted to 3D). Both datasets are multipatches. The purpose of ...
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Measure building lean in ArcMap?

I was wondering if anyone is aware of any tools that are available to measure building lean in ortho images from within ArcMap. I am aware of calculations and processes that can be used to measure and ...
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Create fishnet of irregular polygon study area

I would like to create a fishnet (grid of 150x150m cells) for a study area (irregular shaped polygon). However, the Create Fishnet tool creates a fishnet representing the full extent of the study area ...
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Exporting map containing raster layer with vector field symbology ends up with partially rendered symbology from ArcMap?

After exporting a map in ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop) which contains several raster and vector layers including one raster layer resembling flow direction of ice, the output file (tried JPG, PNG ...
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Preventing flow accumulation in one watershed from traveling up tributaries into adjacent watersheds?

I am using TauDEM in ArcMap 10.3.1 to try and calculate flow accumulation and generate stream networks for HUC10 watersheds. I am using 3m DEMs acquired from the National Map. The HUC10 I am working ...
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Importing representations from Layer File?

I'm trying to incorporate representations as part of my data model. I have set up representation rule for my feature class, which is part of a feature dataset. The way I have the data categorized is ...
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Run kriging in ModelBuilder with various shapefiles

I need to run kriging in a model, using 5 different point shapefiles. I put as input %Name% to run the different shapefiles, but in Z value field I have an error, because it's different in each ...
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ArcGIS Split Raster tool results in black rasters

I have a rather large raster that I am trying to split into small tiles in PNG format to upload to Autodesk Infrastructure. I came across the Split Raster tool and thought it would do exactly what I ...
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