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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArcGIS Desktop enforcing Vertical Coordinate System properties for rasters?

In upgrading from ArcGIS 10.4.1 to 10.5.1 I've noticed that ArcMap seems to handle raster coordinate system info a little differently now. We have an older set of 10m NED elevation rasters on our ...
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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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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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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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Control geoprocessing results related to default data values calculated for null inputs

I am looking for information on Default data values for the different data types in ArcGIS. We are running a series of Overlay Route Events (Linear Referencing) tool operations. If any of the values ...
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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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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 ...
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Preventing ArcGIS Desktop from creating 64-bit rasters?

I've run into this issue recently wherein I run the Con tool on a 32-bit raster (TIFF format) to change some absurdly high/low values to 0 and I get a 64-bit raster (TIFF format) out the other side. ...
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Parcel Width by Line Segment Closest to Street

My end goal is to calculate parcel widths (polygons). I use ArcGIS 10.6 but can also use QGIS if a solution requires it. please note not all parcels are regular shapes, some are irregular I ...
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Why is Raster Calculator not honoring compression environment settings?

For some reason, the Raster Calculator isn't honoring any Raster Storage environments that I have set. Mainly, compression and pyramids. I am processing a large raster dataset through raster ...
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Completing dashed line shapefile feature that was created with ArcScan?

Using ArcScan to vectorize a raster floodplain boundary map, I have selected the area, run ArcScan in the area, to output a Shapefile of the line. ArcScan worked to create the line, and it is a dashed ...
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Calculating individual width between buildings using ArcMap?

I have a building footprint shapefile and I would like to calculate the individual width between each building (i.e., adjacent building and across the street). I have looked at solutions which use the ...
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When exporting, mask behind text becomes garbled (Data Driven Pages)

I am using Data Driven Pages with different rotations for a project. When I export to PDF or PNG, the mask behind the text moves and rotates. It does not seem to rotate in the direction of the data ...
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Calculating indices such as NDVI or NDSI on Landsat 8 imagery whose pixel type is 16 bit signed integer?

I am trying to calculate an NDSI (Normalized Difference Snow Index) using Landsat 8 OLI level 1 imagery atmospherically corrected in ERDAS ATCOR using raster calculator in ArcMap. NDSI is used to to ...
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Reprojecting raster file with unknown datum using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am new to GIS. I had a grib format data file and it's coordinate system shown below. I want to project it to WGS84, however, the datum of original file is unknown. I know I need to provide the datum ...
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Cost back link tool

I am trying to use cost path analysis to create a least cost path from ports around the UK to various offshore locations. To do this I have created a cost raster grid with values of 0 for land and 1 ...
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Inverse of Euclidean distance in ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS Desktop I am trying to do the reverse / inverse of a euclidean distance. For example, I am doing distance to roads analysis. The output from the distance raster shows roads as 0 and areas ...
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ArcMap 10.5 Desktop: Highway shield test symbols not respecting mask layer about it

How do I stop highway symbol markers from appearing above my mask layer? The actual highway layer is below the mask layer in the drawing order (so the actual highway line appears below the mask layer,...