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A user interface in ArcGIS used for accessing, organizing, and managing a collection of geoprocessing tools, models, and scripts.

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How to apply the four colors theorem in a polygon map in ArcGIS/ArcToolBox automatcally?

I need to apply the four colors theorem in a polygonal shape in a way that I do not need to choose manually each color to put in each region. I wish to knows if there is any extension, plug-in, script ...
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Re-ordering fields permanently using ArcGIS Make Query Table tool?

In the Answer to Reordering fields (permanently) in file geodatabase using ArcGIS Desktop? it was stated that the Make Query Table tool could be used to re-order fields in tables and feature classes ...
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Getting subbasin area of each specified river segment?

I have a DEM file of one district, and I have used those following tools in spatial analyst tools in ArcGIS 10.1 to get files related to the original DEM file: Fill Flow direction Flow accumulation ...
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Applying version control to ArcGIS ModelBuilder models?

Version control is an indispensable tool for software development, allowing one to reliably and cleanly step back in time to the last time X did it's job exactly right, or to see what changed between ...
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How to find nearest point for each point in current layer using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a point layer and want to know the distance of nearest point of current layer for each point in the layer. I found some tools in ArcToolbox about it , but they need two layers for input and ...
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Windows security warning (ActiveX) when clicking into fields in ArcToolbox tool?

I have been running ArcGIS 10.5 on my PC (Windows 10 Home) since December with no issues. This past week I have started to get ActiveX Security Warnings when I click into a parameter field in any ...
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Error 000735: Input Dataset or Feature Class: Value is required

I am a true novice when it comes to ArcGIS and computer programs like this one. Am taking a class and cannot get the Project function to work under the tool box. The path I used was ArcTool box --> ...
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Clipping raster using vector polygon in ArcGIS Desktop without having Spatial Analyst?

I have ArcView 10 and I'm trying to clip a DEM (TIFF) to a wilderness boundary (polygon). I know ArcView won't let me do this without Spatial Analyst which I do not have. I tried exporting my raster ...
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Creating generic tool with ModelBuilder in ArcGIS Desktop?

We are working on the creation of a tool with ModelBuilder in ArcGIS Desktop 10.1. We want to build a generic tool that can be launched from any computer. In order to do so, we have set the input ...
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Getting “Failed to open tool” message when trying to run geoprocessing tool from C# code

I've been experimenting with the Military Aspects of Terrain Template, which has a toolbox associated with it. I've been using the following WPF Runtime code, which should open a tool in the ...
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Installing NVS Vector Stream Tool with ArcGIS Desktop version later than 10.0?

I can't seem to get a response form NVS about their Vector Stream Tool add-on, but they did send me a fixed-up version that I have now been able to install. However, I cannot find any associated ...
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Tool (Simplify Polygon) parameter is not visible anymore

I am having a strange problem in ArcGIS Toolbox. I am trying to use the Simplify Polygon (Cartography) tool from ArcToolbox. When I open the tool, there is no possibility to input Simplification ...
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Can the field mapping be shortened in ArcToolbox tools?

I have converted a model to python in ArcGIS 10.3, and have found that the tool outputs a full and very very long field mapping. Is there a way to shorten this somehow? While I want all field names/...
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Unable to Provide Input for a MultiValue Parameter Script Tool

I have the following script: #Import ArcPy site package import arcpy from arcpy import env from arcpy import Raster from arcpy.sa import ZonalStatistics from arcpy.sa import CreateConstantRaster # ...
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Is it possible to open ModelBuilder SCREEN from .NET base command class?

I simply want to open the custom model's SCREEN (ModelBuilder) from .NET.
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Reading *.cdf files in ArcMap?

I received some geospatial data (on rainfall) in a "cdf" format. I have worked with "nc" files and uses the 'Make NetCDF Raster Layer' tool in ArcMap to read NetCDF files. However, I wasn't able ...
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How to Calculate fields for attribute table using ModelBuilder?

I am working with the ModelBuilder tool in ArcMap. I have created a simple model that takes the Strip Map Index Features as an input. I have added fields to the model to produce more fields in the ...
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Is there an R equivalent of NEAR in ESRI ArcGIS?

I have 54 points in one data set A I have 300+ data points in a dataset B. I wish to find the distance for each point in dataset-set B, to points in dataset A. Nearest Neighbor packages appear to ...
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GeoTiff convert to PNG with transparency?

I need to convert a GeoTIFF image to PNG format with "NoData" pixels in the original image being transparent in the output. Is there any tool particularly in ArcGIS ArcToolbox or GDAL for this ...
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Permanently add a python toolbox to ArcToolbox

I've written a python toolbox for my company containing several scripts to speed up various repetitive tasks. Each time we want to use it we have to open ArcToolbox, right click and select "Add ...
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Python - formatting path strings and checking if a path exists

I would like to use the following code to determine if a path exists. The path I would like to check is being passed to my code via parameter on a ArcMap 10.0 tool dialog box. The parameters data ...
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Using Select By Attribute and Select By Location simultaneously?

Is there an existing tool that would allow to select by attribute and location simultaneously (or near simultaneously) in ArcGIS 10.0+? Assume the data is stored in a file geodatabase, but could be ...
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How to convert raster data into regularly sampled points?

I am wondering if there's another way to convert raster data (ex: DEM) into regularly sampled points. I've used Raster to Point under ArcToolbox previously, but if the raster data is huge, that's a ...
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Appending or merging consecutive line segments (contours) as one single line of same elevation value?

Is there a way using python (ArcPy) or ArcGIS 10.1 tools to collect consecutive line segments having the same elevation value and appending/merging/generating one single line from them? Each ...
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Getting 2147483647 and -2147483647 as min and max output for point to raster, polygon to raster, and feature to raster tools

No matter which feature to raster tool I use (feature to raster, point to raster, or polygon to raster), I am getting a raster output whose min and max values are 2147483647 and -2147483647, ...
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Adding output parameter to Python script tool?

How do you add an output parameter in a python script in a toolbox?
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Problems converting polygon to point [closed]

I'm trying to convert polygons to points with ArcGIS 10. My polygon layer has 2 attributes that I want to give to my point layer. I'm using the Feature to Point function from the Arctoolbox, but it ...
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How to Load a Record Set Parameter in a tool dialog [closed]

I am trying to create a tool that allows a user to update a table row without starting an edit session. I have a script tool set up with a record set parameter and I use this set up to add new rows to ...
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Advantages of creating Python Toolbox over Custom Toolbox? [duplicate]

I enjoy making different geoprocessing tools to practice Python and to become more familiar with the arcpy modules. I've just been using a Custom Toolbox and then importing the Python script and ...
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Python window vs Toolbox script in ArcGIS for Desktop?

My question is similar to Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY . My script works in ArcMap python window but not as a script in toolbox. I am running ArcGIS 10.0 SP4. The script is given below,...
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How do I use variables inside a arcpy toolbox function? [closed]

I have a point file and I need to make a lot of buffers in specific increments but I can't figure out how to interate through a list inside the buffer function. Here is what I have: import arcpy ...
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Lock overlay on Custom Geoprocessing Tools

How do you get rid of the "lock" icon overlay on a custom geoprocessing tool in ArcToolbox? This seems to appear even with the ESRI Sample Projects.
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Moving an un-docked ArcToolbox from secondary screen to the main monitor

For ArcGIS 10.3.1 on MS Windows 7 (moving from multiple screens to a single screen) sometimes the ArcToolbox dialogue box remains on the non existent secondary screen. How do I move the un-docked ...
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Applying layer file not formating labels in ARCGIS 10

I'm applying layer files in ARCGIS 10 using the ApplySymbologyFromLayer_management command via a python script tool. The symbology part works fine but the lables are not formatting. It is my ...
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ActiveX control in conflict with ArcToolbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with ArcToolbox tools In arcgis 9.1 (in both OS, XP SP3 and 7 ultimate 64bit) when I open Arctoolbox appears a message that it is impossible to open eevry tools (but ...
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Use Get Field Value tool to calculate field?

I am running a summary statistic on a clip to get acre counts by area type. I want to then add a second field that has the acre count from the total area. A third field be added so that it shows as ...
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Icons in ArcToolbox window acting very strange?

I am running ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop and for some reason my icons in the ArcToolbox and in other windows are behaving very very strange. Sometimes no icon at all appears, other times the completely ...
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Geoprocessing tools are not opening?

When double clicked on tools of arctoolbox, no dialog box is opening, for the "buffer" or "intersect", or for any of the tools in the ArcToolBox. I faced the same problem in both ArcGIS version 10.5 ...