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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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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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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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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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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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Running ArcGIS 10.0 Under Virtualenv

I am working on a Python package that has a mixture of command line tools and ArcToolbox tools. For Python development it is really useful to use VirtualEnv, especially when working with installers. ...
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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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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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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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What is the FME Equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?

I'm attempting to union 2 large featureclasses in ArcCatalog, QGIS, and FME. What is the transformer that would be equivalent to the ArcGIS Union tool?
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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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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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Reference a script/model from within the same Toolbox

in a script within a toolbox I'm trying to call a model in that same toolbox. Currently I have to hardwire the path. arcpy.ImportToolbox(r"[PATH]", "LLPGToolbox") arcpy.llpg_LLPGToolbox(inputFolder, ...
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How auto-increment output file-names in Python script?

I have a simple tool which outputs a file. I would like the filename to be a number which increments every time the tool is run. How would I go about implementing this using the toolbox in ArcMap 10?...
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Hydrology toolbox versus Arc Hydro toolbox?

I would like to do some watershed delineation research/development (at the County level) with our LIDAR generated DEM, after it is corrected, but am wondering what, if any, differences might result ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find in depth documentation on modifying arcgis stylesheets?

Where can I find in depth documentation on modifying arcgis stylesheets? I have found some of the basics here : Changing tool dialog appearance I want to change the height on one element, the only ...
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Problems creating TIN from British Columbia DEM data

Is anyone familiar with creating a TIN using ArcGIS9.3 and British Columbia DEM data (.GEN files)? I can't figure out how to get the breaklines to work during the creation of the TIN. Using ...
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ArcGIS 10: AddIn Extension loading toolbox issue

I have an extension class in an ArcMap addin project of which loads a custom toolbox into ArcToolbox when the user opens ArcMap or opens a previously created map. My toolbox gets added to ArcToolbox ...
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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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Is there any restriction on file size while using arcgis tool box or arcpy methods

I am working with ArcToolBox's tools and their python supports. I found there is some restriction on file size of shape files/feature classes etc. It makes me interested to know about is there any ...
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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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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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How can I add a custom toolbox to ArcMap, and see its script?

I'd like to add a custom toolbox to ArcMap, and also see the script it's written in. To do the latter, I'm trying to open it with my python editor, but it doesn't open it.
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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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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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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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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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Running ArcToolbox without ArcMap?

I am following the accepted answer for the question: Batch conversion of netCDF to Raster in ArcGIS using Python, obviously, to convert netcdfs. The code taken from the above answer (pasted below) ...
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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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Publishing geoprocessing tools to ArcGIS for Server gives ERROR 001488?

I have been trying to publish a geoprocessing tool to our new ArcGIS for Server 10.1 with SP1. I configured the serves to not to copy data to server when publishing services. The tool ran well and ...
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Changing default IDE for editing Validation code in ArcToolbox?

Do you know a way that I can change the application that opens the validation scripts in ArcGIS 10.2? At the moment hitting Edit... opens up Notepad, which ain't that friendly an IDE.
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Can't save result of “Extract Values to Points (Spatial Analyst)” inside the working feature dataset!

I have a file geodatabase in which I have a feature dataset. I have some feature classes inside the feature dataset. I wonder why when I attempt to save the result of Extract Values to Points (Spatial ...
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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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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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Merge to New Raster resulting a raster with cell value 0 to 255

I am using the mosaic to new raster tool to mosaic two rasters together, one 2-bit and one 4-bit, and the output raster has given all the previously nodata pixels the value 3. Some of the pixels in ...
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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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Remove duplicate feature based on Condition

I have a line dataset that was produced from ModelBuilder (not built by me) that involves splitting lines into individual segments using existing Point dataset in between as the split zone. However, ...
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Making 'persistent' ArcMap tool without creating Python add-in?

I want to make an addon that, while editing in ArcMap, will track where I pan and move the viewport. I have the pieces together, but I don't like debugging with the Python Add-In wizard, because I ...
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Raster Calculator Bug at start

I use ArcGIS 10.1 on a Windows XP. ArcGIS completely shuts down when I attempt to launch the "Raster Calculator" tool. Has this happened to someone else? Any ideas on how to solve this annoying issue? ...
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Geoprocessing Service on ArcGIS Server to Export File

ArcGIS Server / Geoprocessing Question I have a geoprocessing service that will perform a selection on a layer based on a provided expression. I would like to output the result as a csv file (or ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python script tool - Have the script tool dialog box stay open past successful completion of script

Is there a way to have the script dialog box have the radio button that says "Close this dialog when completed successfully" unchecked for any user who runs the script tool? Is there configuration ...
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“XY to Line” not converting all 58,000 records

I have a dbf (and xls) that contains ~58,000 records of latitude and longitude for both start and end points. I would like to connect each XY coordinate pair using the XY to Line tool found inside the ...
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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure that the drawing ...
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ArcToolbox 9.3 converted to ArcGIS 10 not working in ArcMap 9.3?

I added a custom toolbox created for 9.3.1 to a ArcGIS Desktop 10 ArcMap. Now it seemed to have disappeared. I can't add it to ArcMap 9.3.1. Is there a way to convert it back if that is even the ...
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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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Automating relative filepath when adding new toolbox to arcmap catalog?

I'm creating an arcpy script for a custom toolbox and I want to make it so that a user can essentially utilize the script in that toolbox without having to change the source path (which I made ...
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Removing functions from Python Toolbox Template?

I've been working on a new Python Toolbox, which is getting quite large, and am wondering what of the template can be trimmed off when not used. In the template there are functions like isLicensed, ...
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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/...