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New data frames in ArcMap only allow ability to adjust size by grabbing corners, not with edges of polygon

Whenever I create a new data frame in ArcMap 10.8.1 I am able to adjust the extents of the data frame by the corners as well as the edges which is very useful for lining everything up in layout view. ...
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ArcMap 10.8.1: Clipping rasters by decimal degree instead of meters?

My raster is in WGS84 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) which uses linear meters. My data frame settings are set to display coordinates in decimal degrees (which are more useful to me in general), and ...
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Analysing distribution by category using ArcMap

I am a student and very new to GIS. I am using ArcMap. I have a dataset of samples taken from a pretty small area. Each sample has been assigned to a category (there are 24 different categories). Is ...
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Forcing label text into one line using ArcGIS Pro

I've encountered this problem where my labels are split between two or three lines, making them quite tall instead of wide. Is there a way to force them into one line? For instance, I have: 9. ...
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How to resolve the problem of multiple parallel streams and unmatched river flow in Stream Network?

I am working on sub-watersheds delineation of an area. The extracted streams do not match with the real world scenario. I have two issues; there are multiple streams lines which do not match with ...
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ArcGIS: Sort points from 2 different feature classes based on an ordered sequence [duplicate]

There is a series of 2 point feature classes that were merged and I want to generate a single continuous line feature class from each of them iteratively, with the points being connected by the ...
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Seeking ArcMap tool that shows the mean suitability score for areas

I am creating a suitability model for suitable locations for tree planting. The datasets I have are a DEM, temperature, aspect and the potential planting sites (around 20) that are polygons. I have ...
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Identifying clusters of development affecting forested area

I am looking to identify clusters of development polygons (areas that will undergo construction works that may be detrimental to biodiversity) that will affect forested areas. The development polygons ...
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Using DEM to orthorectify satellite images [duplicate]

How can I orthorectify satellite images through DEM (in any GIS software)? I am not getting any specific method for doing this. I have done in ENVI software but it requires RPC file but I am unable to ...
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ArcGIS clip raster with polygon - keep only cells that are fully within the polygon

I am trying to clip a raster with a polygon. The raster has a very coarse resolution of 10m (and must remain with that). I would like to keep only the raster cells that are fully within the polygon (...
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Extract Elevation data from DEM and add Z-Values to Polyline file

Is there an efficient way to add elevation data from a DEM Raster to a polyline shapefile? I am attempting to add elevation data to a city roads shapefile to map out flash flooding issues. The streets ...
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Attributes for points created by Intersect tool

Scenario: I am using ArcMap 10.3.1 to find the locations where an animal crosses a road from GPS data and the associated attributes such as X and Y (which I can calculate) and the date and time of ...
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How can I improve the accuracy of a DEM using surveyed points?

I have a DEM and many surveyed points in the area. The survey points have centimeter accuracy. The difference between the DEM to the actual height ranges from -20cm to +20cm. It is not a uniform ...
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Showing historic path of river using ArcMap [closed]

I am trying to create something similar to the image below for Molonglo River in the ACT using ArcMap with several TIF tiles I have mosaicked together but no luck thus far. Does anyone have any ...
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Spatially merging two netCDF raster layers into one layer while using ArcMap

I tried to merge two .nc-files into one within ArcMap. There is one file containing the specific values for North America and one containing the values for South America (see the image below). My ...
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Using EPSG 4326 in ArcMap

I have geocoded a series of addresses using ArcMap 10.5. The Geographic Coordinate System under the properties is: Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984 Datum: D_WGS_1984 Prime Meridian: ...
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Opening.gbdindexes, gbdtable, atx, and freelist files in ArcMap or ArcGIS Online [duplicate]

I was sent these files in a zip folder, but I am not sure how to open them in ArcMap or ArcGIS Online. Do I need to create a database or is it already there? [
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When drawing a polygon in QGIS, finding a point defined by two known distances

I'm looking for some tool or process that runs just like a tool present in Arcmap called 'Distance Distance'. For example, to draw a irregular polygon defining the first four points, I would like to ...
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Reproducing John Snow's application of Voronoi

I am designing a practical for food&health students who have never worked in GIS. I wanted to have them make a modern version of John Snow's second cholera outbreak map using today's tools. I have ...
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Select same point features from two different datasets

I am completing an update to an address database and have 76 point features that I would like to cross-reference with the old database to perform a quality check on. What would be the most efficient ...
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Using Field Calculator to put file name into field

I am using ArcGIS ModelBuilder. I want to use Field Calculator to put the file name into a field. I created a field using add field. But I don't know the function to call the file name. What I've ...
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Vertical Datum transformation for raster using ArcGIS Pro

I have a DEM raster file on WGS84 CRS and height referenced to ellipsoid on same datum. I want to convert that DEM to local CRS (horizontal & vertical) including the vertical datum transformation. ...
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Determining optimal tower placements that use line of sight in a valley in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently working on a project to determine the proper placement of towers that rely on line of sight to work in a large study area in a valley with 2 large sets of mountains on either side. I ...
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Composite locator doesn't find candidates but Locate tool finds address using locator inside defective composite locator

I’m trying to geocode intersections (using “&” as the connector) with a composite locator I made myself. The composite locator is not behaving how I would expect, and I cannot really find anything ...
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Opening shapefile in ArcGIS Desktop

I have the following files: file.cpg, file.dbf, file.prf, file.sbn, file.sbx, file.shp, file.shp.xml, file.shx How do I open this in ArcGIS Pro which is looking for a file with extension .aprx or ....
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Buffering bathymetry point datasets in ArcGIS Pro

I'm using ArcGIS Pro. I have two separate bathymetry datasets covering the same extent (mostly). The 5m dataset covers more of the nearshore area, whereas the 10m covers more of the deep ocean. One is ...
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Show inline substitution value as tool parameter

I am trying to name an output using inline variable substitution. I first use the calculate value utility to obtain the string I want (its name is Date in the model). I set this as a precondition so ...
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Object named could not be found

I am using ArcMap 10.8, and whenever I try to add vector or raster data I found this message: the object named could not be found I see this message with data stored on a UNC path Why do I get this ...
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White border around points in ArcMap

I get white borders around GeoServer point symbols in ArcMap which shouldn't be there. In QGIS the points look correct. The styling is very basic. Here I have added a red stroke, but it doesn't matter,...
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How to create suitability map from categorical raster and Euclidean distance raster in ArcMap [closed]

If I want to create a suitability model for site location based on soil drainage and proximity to water features, what tool would I use? As well, would there be a way to add in a third raster if I ...
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Can't read a shapefile in geopandas due to encoding

I'm working with ArGIS Desktop 10.5 and python 2.7, and just installed geopandas to try it out. However, when I tried to read a shapefile, I received an encoding error: import arcpy import geopandas ...
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Model works in ArcMap but in ArcGIS Pro gives ERROR 000229 failed to execute make feature layer

I am moving a simple ModelBuilder model from ArcMap(where it works fine) to ArcGIS Pro. It is to iterate through a selection of fields and then make a feature layer to use to select against. I keep ...
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Converting points to latitude and longitude values in R

I have a .tiff file with some coordinate data associated with temperatures that I need to convert into latitude and longitude, using R. I used the following code to read the original file: testlat<-...
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Map Turns Dull in Layout

Every time I Activate the map in the Layout in Pro 2.8, the map turns dull so I can't navigate it anymore. However, after Close Activation, the map looks normal again. Note that the map is not locked ...
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Implement plot purchases on fictional map [closed]

I have a high res fictional map (PNG) of a ancient city. How can implement it as a game where people buy plots on it? I have an image with Dimensions - 2000 x 2000. I Managed to use Maptiler and ...
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Show Selected Records fails to display in ArcMap

I have been using ArcMap for a while and I just started having this issue (maybe because of a new laptop?). When I select items by Attributes the bottom of the table will say 97 out of 2000 selected, ...
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Landsat 8 Cloud Masking using Pixel QA in ArcMap

I have a scene that has clouds and shadows which I would like to mask before I continue with my Classification. I am using LC08_L1TP_180073_20141224_20170416_01_T1 which has a pixel QA file. I ...
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Adding Le Pouce Grid coordinate system to ArcMap

I regularly deal with CAD files in this legacy coordinate system and I wanted to include it in ArcMap. I have the following data from the Control Network booklet from the Ministry of Housing and Lands ...
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Adding function to Helpers list in ArcGIS Pro Field Calculator

I'm using ArcGIS Pro 2.8 and would like to add a Function to the Helpers list in the Field Calculator. Is this possible?
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Convert labels to annotations is messing up the label format

Has anyone else experienced this before? For a few of the projects I've been working on (but not all, so this doesn't happen all the time) I have features that I want to label with these fairly large ...
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Modeling spatial relationships between two feature classes in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.8. I am working on a project that involves a polygon feature class that represents mean income and a polygon feature class that represents the parks within a city. I want to model ...
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ModelBuilder tool outputs not being added to map using ArcGIS Pro

When I create a tool using ModelBuilder and run it as a geoprocessing tool (not through ModelBuilder), the output isn't automatically added to my map, as is the case with a usual geoprocessing tool. I ...
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Locking Scale when Panning using ArcGIS Pro

Is it possible to lock the scale of a map in ArcGIS Pro 2.9? I'm manually editing a bunch of feature classes, so what I usually do is open the table, edit my field, then double click the next row ...
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Define Projection/setting coordinate system is not saved in ArcMap

I've downloaded a GMT grid from http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/cms/data-by-location/northwest-hawaiian-islands/submerged-banks/gardner-pinnacles/gardner-pinnacles-bathymetry/ which doesn't include ...
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Adjusting angles after drawing polygon in ArcMap

I need to adjust the angles of a polygon that I've drawn in the ArcMap environment. In fact, I've converted the polyline to polygon by using data management tools and features. Now I want to modify ...
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Making NetCDF feature layer in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.6. I have multiple netCDF files in a folder, where I try to iterate through them using the "Iterate Files" tool in the ModelBuilder. For each nc file, I simply want to ...
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Raster summation missing cells when adding two rasters?

I am trying to add a 250m resolution raster to a 10m resolution raster. Using Raster Calculator in QGIS many cells that overlap are not summed. Does this tool require overlap of the 10m cells with the ...
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Convert coordinates in ArcGIS

I am trying to convert the coordinates given below. These coordinates have been provided to me with the given information: 'All co-ordinates are in Metres, Based upon International Spheroid, European ...
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R arc.write error

I am getting the following error while writing an sf object dataframe to a GDB. The dataframe imported is a feature class from a GDB brought in via the sf package. After some data manipulation I am ...
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Calculating distance between polygon and line using ArcGIS Desktop

I’m trying to calculate the tax parcels distance closest to a transmission line. If the tax parcels distance to the transmission line is <2km, then I score 5. If 2-4km, score 4 If 4-6km, score 3 ...
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