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Questions tagged [arcgis-desktop]

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

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Extruding at angle in ArcScene?

Is it possible to extrude an an angle other than vertical in ArcScene? I am trying to visually display some mine adits that cut between two layers at an angle of 30 degrees.
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Data Driven Pages - Dynamic Legend Classifications - Change with data frame extent

I am creating choropleth maps for quantified data. Each DDP will focus on a new county, which is shown by using a clip of the data frame (by the county boundary). I want to define quantified legend ...
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Exporting to PDF from ArcMap, it seems large datasets do not get clipped to page boundary?

I am puzzled by something about ArcMap's export to PDF. I have a large contours layer being used on a map, much larger than the area shown in my neatline. When I export to PDF I get a huge file size ...
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Check for mxd write access with python addin

I'm looking for a way to check for write access to an mxd upon the initiation of a python addin tool. My tool should only be enabled if the user has write access to the mxd. I thought there was a way ...
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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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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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Fill not filling all sinks using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and ModelBuilder?

I am trying to make a model where I get a shapefile of conical hills in ArcMap 10.5.1. First I invert the DEM to get depressions. Then I used the fill tool and I set z-limits for each meter from 10 to ...
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Creating individual routes from home to multiple destinations in ModelBuilder?

I've searched and searched and cannot find a solution. I'm trying to create individual routes from Homes to multiple Destinations. The unique ID is respondent in both the Homes and Destinations tables....
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Numpy Array to ArcGIS GRID gives dimensional error with masked array

I have an 84x73 masked numpy array to load into ArcGIS (version 10.3.1, Windows 8.1). To overcome the fact that Masked Numpy arrays cannot be saved to .npy file as of yet, I am saving my array from ...
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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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Get counts in grid cell for multiple values

I have 500+ polygon shapefiles with nationwide coverage. Each shapefile has possible record values of 0-4. I want to get the value that intersects each grid centroid and then get a total count for ...
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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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LasDatasetToRaster does nothing to the Raster Layer

I have been trying to figure out how to clip and rasterize a LiDAR map file programmatically (Not through arcpy) I use C# but read many languages. So far I have been able to access and assign the LASD ...
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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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Dealing with Null Values in Destination Table After Editing with ArcGIS Relationship Class?

I have an ArcGIS geodatabase that contains one origin feature class linked to multiple standalone tables by Simple one-to-many Relationship Classes. The foreign keys in the destination tables are all ...
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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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Generate new geometric network from intersection between curent network and polygons in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have generated a stream network using the "Strea Reach and Watershed" tool from the TauDEM toolbox. Within the stream reach dataset there are fields that give an ID to the stream segment and ...
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Create Map Tile Package (tpk) progress? arcpy.CreateMapTilePackage_management

I'm using arcpy.CreateMapTilePackage_management to happily create a .tpk - all good. Trouble is this can take a matter of hours, or days for a large complex mxd, once arcpy....
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How to edit a service definition file (SD) so as to change the Data source (User in oracle)

I am using Oracle 11g ArcGIS 10.2 Considering I have an enterprise geodatabase and I am connected as user1/mypass@myIP/xe I create a map from my table "mylocations" I choose share as service-->...
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Get Unique Field Values Within Python Script Tool

Using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and Python. I have a script that currently counts the number of points (representing crimes) in each zip code area, and writes that value to a new column in the FC that contains ...
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Understanding Error network dataset has no edge elements It may be unbuilt?

I'm trying to alter an Integrated Transport Network (ITN) to remove all of the roads that are within a flood zone (a separate shapefile). The ITN Network Dataset I'm working with was created by ...
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Is there simple way to calculate radius of curvature along polyline?

I am digitizing a sinuous linear alignment (in this case a water pipe) and would like to get the radius of curvature of the various bends along the alignment. The main reason is that the minimum ...
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In ArcMap, when using Add Surface Information, why are all avg_slope values positive?

I've got a polyline shapefile and a LIDAR elevation dataset. I've successfully used Add Surface Information (from 3D Analyst) to calculate the average slope (avg_slope) of each line segment. The ...
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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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Creating polyline templates (polyline vs polyline ZM) for future network dataset?

I am about to request large amounts of polylines from a variety of sources (municipalities). The idea is to collect bike path data and build a regional bike network (I work for the region ...
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Why does compressed & zipped/unzipped file geodatabase give Open Failed Error opening feature class Cannot access secured data?

In ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, a colleague compressed a file geodatabase and then zipped it and sent it to me via email. I unzipped it and was unable to add any of the feature classes into my map ...
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How do you view the current spatial index grid size for a file geodatabase feature class?

I am receiving an "The spatial index grid size is invalid." error during a copy/paste of polygon features in ArcMap and I successfully corrected it with AddSpatialIndex. But in an effort to figure out ...
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Finding closest anticorrelated polygon or automate what is learned in semivariogram?

I am trying to do spatial autocorrelation of sorts based on a layer of polygons of mean rainfall data. I want to see how rainfall deviates from a certain point on the landscape. Essentially, I want to ...
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How to achieve the statusbar as the same effect with the arctoolbox‘s tool called in ArcMap add-in?

How to achieve the statusbar as the same effect with the arctoolbox‘s tool called in ArcMap add-in? i do not know how to use the progressbar as a result of my project involves in a large mount of ...
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Colour balancing SPOT5 ArcGIS Mosaic Dataset?

I'm working on a project using satellite imagery of a large braided river. I've been provide lots of SPOT5 images (that overlap). I've created a geodatabase, created a mosaic dataset, added the ...
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Performing Multicriteria Analysis Using Distance Along Road Network?

There is the possibility that I will be working on a project which will look at thousands of properties in a region and measure their accessibility to different services (schools, parks, hospitals, ...
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Is it possible to reverse the trend/values of a raster?

For example - if I have a raster DEM covering a stream with higher elevations in the west (up river) and lower elevations in the east (down river) is it possible to reverse this trend so that the east ...
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Editing Parcel Fabric in Versioned Geodatabase

We keep our parcel fabric in a SDE database with an intermediate staging version that multiple users post changes to from their own personal edit versions. We're able to edit the parcel fabric ...
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Topoengine Error?

By using closest facility in ArcMap, I found closest path between 78 points. Now, I am trying to split this route at intersection points by using feature to line management tool. However, I have a ...
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How can I see text on ArcGIS Pro?

I can't use my ArcGIS Pro software. The font color is white, when the background is white. How can I fix this?
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ArcGIS Python Add-In Extension - how to make it immediately functional after install?

I have a Python add-in that includes an extension class. The only purpose of this extension is for some buttons in the add-in to be automatically enabled/disabled depending on if there are relevant ...
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Projecting a PRISM raster from NAD1983 to Albers Equal Area PCS in ArcMap: Why does my raster change position and cell size?

I want to perform zonal statistics on PRISM precipitation rasters using watershed shapefiles as my input zone features. I'm operating under the precept that I should project all my data into the same ...
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Pan and Zoom via mouse not working in New Data Frame?

Inserted a new data frame for a small overview map in the corner of my display. Left click and selected properties, set the same coordinate system as the larger display, set the Extent Indicators to ...
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Exporting ArcGIS Metadata to HTML with thumbnail?

I’m trying to export metadata as a pdf using ArcMap v10.6.1, but am unable to export it with the thumbnail. The output has "Thumbnail is not available." (see screenshot below). Would you know how to ...
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ArcMap: compare overlapping partially transparent rasters using swipe tool?

I'd like two compare two rasters in ArcMap 10.4. I can do this using the Swipe tool on the Effects toolbar, however, this only allows me to interactively drag the top layer over the bottom one (top ...
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Removing white background from raster as well as cleaning up edges?

I am looking to remove white background from a tiff as well as cleaning up the edges. I have used display background values from the symbology tab as well as applying gamma stretch for edges.. I can ...
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How do Joins & Relates in layer file and Layer Properties work?

I'm using ArcMap 10.5. I set up symbology for a feature class based on joined attributes from a table in the same file geodatabase. I want to be able to apply the same set-up in different geodatabases ...
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Preventing labels from overlapping in ArcMap?

Im trying to prevent a mxd that has cluster of lables from overlapping these labels. What options do i need to select to ensure this? Labels have a prefered offset with a 500% Max offset. I have set ...
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Graduated color display of overlapping polygons in ArcMap

Is there a way to display overlapping polygons in a graduated color symbology based on the level of overlap within the same feature layer? For example, in one area of the map there are two polygons ...
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Accesibility - adding barriers

I am studying how the accesibility and mobility is affected by multiple factors such as traffic, extreme water events, etc. I am looking to add cost barriers, some of them should affect the speed ...
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Choosing bandwidth and scaling factor for Kernel Density Estimate in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have some points that represent animal locations over the course of a few months at the scale of ~20 sqkm. I am emulating the work of previous researchers in this field, but I'm having trouble ...
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Using field calculator on shapefile converted from DWG in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.3. A third party convert complex autocad drawing (dwg) to shapefile for us. I got from them a zip folder with 1 to 16 Shapefile (depending of the original dwg data), all ...