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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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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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Defining area of influence for origin-destination dataset (where destination is port) using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Starting from an origin-destination dataset for a given country, where the origins are city (points) and the destination are ports (points), how can I identify the area of influence for each ...
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Convert Field Expression to ArcGIS Python Script Tool

I've created the following field calculation that I'd like to convert to a python script tool: def blocklow(a, b, c, d): mylist = [a, b, c, d] # create list from input range variables if mylist =...
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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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Is the result of "generalization" algorithm the same every time using it in ArcGIS?

I have a database with roads, and i update it oftenly. For another department we give them the same database but generalized so they can fit the forest to the roads. I wanted to know if you use ...
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How to Integrate rivers with forest in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have 2 type of inputs, Rivers and Forest. Rivers must not move at all (just freeze), only forest should be forced to attach to rivers within a tolerance of 10-20m. I want to integrate those layer ...
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Creating cartogram maps in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have followed the exact steps from http://www.gislounge.com/how-to-make-area-cartogram-maps-in-arcgis/ and downloaded from arcscripts.esri.com. After adding the cartogram tool into the toolbox and I ...
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"From PDF" toolset not available in 10.3

I'm running ArcMap 10.3 and there is no "From PDF" toolset available in my conversion tools list. Also, trying to use the ArcPy PDFToTIFF_conversion method fails. Specifically ArcMap is version 10.3....
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How to fill a field in a table using ModelBuilder ToolBox [closed]

How to fill a field (set a value) in a table using ModelBuilder ToolBox.
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Cutting a polygon out of another polygon with python [duplicate]

Licence: ArcEditor Version: ArcMap 10.0 i have some issues to separat my data with python. To illustrate the problem, i have simplifyed the data with figures. I want to cut the blue polygon out ...
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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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C# geoprocessing tool output file

I'm trying to use file output parameter in arcobjects geoprocessing tool which will be used as rest service on ArcGis server 10.1 IGPParameterEdit3 outParam = new GPParameterClass(); outParam....
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Interrupting ModelBuilder between two processes?

I am using a model builder to create a tool that uses a DEM to create contour lines. Then I want to select, on screen, one of the contour lines to use it as an input parameter for the clip tool to ...
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Finding model created using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I made a model in the ModelBuilder (arcgis 10.2) and saved it. Unfortunately, not some place where I can find it again. However, if I want to save a new model (save as..),the old model is there in ...
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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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Getting Python code for ArcToolbox call

Is it possible to get the exact Python code corresponding to a specific run of a tool in ArcToolbox? The reason I ask is that I want to replicate the function in a Tool in Python, and adapt it to my ...
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Getting Script Error from ArcToolbox? [duplicate]

This problem keeps occuring. Any function within the ArcToolbox gives this error message with different code. The message below comes from using the 'Hillshade' tool. I've updated my ArcGIS for ...
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How to print a list of Tools from their respective Toolboxes with arcpy?

I would like to print a list of Toolboxes as listed in my Python code, however I would also like to print the tools in that Toolbox under neath the Toolbox name like so; Analysis Tools(analysis) ...
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Data Interoperability Tools appear not to be licensed? [duplicate]

I am having problems with Data Interoperability tools in ArcMap 10.2,When i try to use a quick import or a quick export in Data Interoperability Tools , i can not , i click but i dont have any result. ...
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Tool making by using python [closed]

My problem is that i want to solve one equation by using these inputs. Equation is : (field*area)/total area where field= fields which are selected, Area= field of area, total area= total of area. ...
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Tool to delete all data from a shapefile

I am looking for a tool that deletes the data in the shapefile, and then copy and pastes all the features from a layer into the blank layer. We get updates to our layer from a separate organization, ...
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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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How to compare two feature classes on one field?

I have two feature classes: an old one and a new one that I want to compare. Both feature classes have the same field structure and have a reference field 'ID' whose values are the same, except in ...
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Can I use GPdataFile in modelbuilder so as to use a user uploaded shapefile as input to a ModelBuilder tool?

Considering that I have managed to upload a data file like a shapefile on a geoprocessing service. How can I handle it inside of ModelBuilder. For Example I would like to use the shapefile I have ...
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How to upload shapefile as input to geoprocessing service using javascript api

I need to pass a shapefile as input to my geoprocessing service so as to perform extra process with the features included in it? The geoprocessing service will be called from the clients web page ...
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How can I come up with the spatial variation of ndvi using arcgis 9.3.

I would like to come up with the spatial variation of NDVI of a certain area. I have the average NDVI from 1998 to 2014. I'm using Arcgis 9.3
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Geoprocessing Service on ArcGIS Server to Export File [closed]

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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The 3D polygon generated by skyline in arcgis has no Z value [closed]

I used the skyline tool to generate the skyline in a certain scenario, when the visible angle is less than 120°, the skyline is right, as the pic below: When the visible angle is bigger than 120, the ...
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Construct sql expression with python tool and pass it as argument to Select tool

I am trying to construct an sql expression using python and afterwards pass it as an input to the arc catalogue select tool. As shown in the following image I am passing a station_ID as a string to my ...
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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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arcpy.Intersect_analysis() returns empty result, but Intersect tool in ArcMap is succesful [closed]

I've got two large feature classes that I'm trying to perform an intersect on. Using the following python code, I get an empty output feature class: arcpy.Intersect_analysis(["Schools","Zips"], "...
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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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Z-value missing in attribute table of shapefile from ASCII 3D to Feature Class?

i'm trying to convert some *.xyz files into shapefiles but unfortunately it does't work out correctly! I use the tool "ASCII 3D to Feature Class" (ArcMap extension "3D Analyst") because I've read this ...
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Why are Export/Import Script, Edit, Debug greyed out from context menu of many tools in ArcToolbox?

Most of the options of Export/Import Script, Edit, Debug are greyed out on the ArcTools as shown below, did anyone have similar problem? Know why and what needs to be invoked? I'm using ArcGIS 10.2 ...
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Error 000725 importing Python (Arcpy) script into tool of standard toolbox? [duplicate]

I have created a Python script. When I run the script as a standalone by make this a hard set path instead of sys.argv1, the script really runs fine. When I import this script as a python tool box ...
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Get raster expression

In Arcmap I have made a new raster with ArcToolBox -> Spatial Analyst Tools -> Map Algebra -> raster calculator. Now, months later, I have forgotten the source formula expression. How can I display?...
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Parcel Map - How Many Acres of Feature X fall Within Each Parcel

Can someone recommend a good tool for ArcGIS that would help summarize how many acres of a polygon feature occur within each parcel in a separate layer. I have a layer containing a few hundred ...
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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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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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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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Meaning of red cross icon next to Geoprocessing tool/model?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. When I double-click on the toolbox command line, it is not working and appears as a red cross symbol in command tool icon. So please, what can I do?
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How to automate drawing a polyline from 2 intersecting datasets based on proximity?

I've been stuck on a situation recently where my company's data has to be integrated with another. Basically there are two point shapefiles comprising of >50000 points, and as shown in the image below,...
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Error in Creating Line from Points

I am trying to create coastline of an area by joining about 20,000 points using Data Management Tool "Points to Line" in ArcGIS 10.1. But it seems that the inbuilt algorithm is not recognizing the ...
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Is there a way to add Common Fields to multiple Feature Class's in ArcCatalog?

I've got a File Geodatabase that has many different feature class's. Now versus adding common fields one feature class at a time to the attribute table is there a toolbox or way to add a field to ...
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Is there a tool in arctoolbox for IDistanceOp.CostPathasPolyline?

Almost all the methods in IDistanceOp have a corresponding tool in the Distance Toolset Spatial Analyst Toolbox. However, I can't find anything in the toolbox for IDistanceOp.CostPathasPolyline. ...
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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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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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ArcMap crashes after using "geocode addresses" tool

I'm working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a project where I need to publish my own geoprocessing service in order to Geocode a table of addresses. I tried creating models in model builder then publishing them ...
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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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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 ...