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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 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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Line features into polygon features

Can any one tell me how to convert line features into polygon features in ArcGIS. I am using ArcGIS 10. I searched the arc toolbox for any tools for this conversion, but I couldn't find any. Please ...
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Security alert dialogbox when launching arctoolbox

Every time I launch arctoolbox from arccatalog, the following dialog box appears: Then, whatever I answer, it takes ages (~36s) before the box disappear and I can finally use arctoolbox. What could ...
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Why can't I find the TIN Management tool in 3D Analyst toolbox?

I am looking for the CREATE TIN tool in the 3D Analyst toolbox, but I can´t find it. Any ideas why I can't find it?
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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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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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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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Why do I get huge memory and CPU spikes setting up the geocode tool

I am running the geocode tool against a database table which contains values for address, city, state, zip. I am using an address locator that I downloaded locally http://gis.ats.ucla.edu/ Whenever ...
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Convert absolute file path to raster databaset [closed]

I wrote a simple python script that outputs an absolute path as string to a GeoTiff file. So this file can be treated as Raster. In a Model, the GeoTiff file is to be the input raster of a CopyRaster ...
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Why do some ArcToolbox tools have red x over them?

Why is it when you right-click to open some of the tools on the ArcToolbox, such as the TIN to Raster Tool for example, an image of a red x immediately appears over the tool icon? The tool dialog ...
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Detecting if process in model has successfully run in ModelBuilder?

I have a model designded in ModelBuilder to process raster datasets. It embraces a whole bunch of processes such as raster calcualtion, BlockStatistics and Kriging. I am wondering how I can put in ...
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“Invalid feature class type” for input feature while using “Locate Features Along Routes”

I am getting ERROR 000810 (Invalid feature class type) when I add my stream shapefile as an in_routes. That is really weird to me.
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Attribute error:'NoneType' object has no attribute

I tried to run a python script for getting the coordinate system of a feature/shapefile as follow >>> import arcpy >>> from arcpy import env >>> env.workspace="D:\...
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How to include checkbox or radio button in python script for arcgis tool? [duplicate]

I created an arcgis custom tool for converting an excel file to both kml and shapefile . Now I want to include radio button or checkbox to select according user interest for either kml or shapefile.
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How to get an idea to use ArcGIS tools in toolbox?

I want to see the definition of any tool in ArcGIS tool box and How to enable to see the procedure to use them and option to edit the tool?
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Toolbox from 10.0 causes an ArcGis 10.1 crash

I'm trying to open a toolbox prepared in ArcGis 10.0 in ArcGis 10.1 but it crashes the entire application. No error message is shown. Any ideas what might cause the problem? Or how to debug it?
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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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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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How to run a custom Geoprocessing tool using no parameters?

I created a custom geoprocessing tool called "CreateCoverLayer". It has no input or output parameters. I have the following snippet of code, but get an error message due to the fact that the Execute ...
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value field name after raster to polygon conversion

When I perform Raster to polygon conversion using tool, sometimes it creates a field named "GRIDCODE", sometimes the field name is "grid_code". Why does it create random name of a field?
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How to make selection tool with 3 variables which depend on each other (ModelBuilder)?

I try to create model to selection feature by attribute with 3 variables which depend on each other but i don't know how. for example: variables: kat_1, kat_2, kat_3 Kat_1{ gastronomy, education, ...
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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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Does Metadata for ArcGIS Python script tools in custom toolbox work?

I've created several python scripts and created tools from them. I have a custom toolbox that contains all of my tools. I add this toolbox to the ArcToolbox window in ArcCatalog. I want to create ...
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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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Is it not possible to transform a feature from one featuredataset into another with arcgis toolbox?

I am reprojecting datasets from the path1 to path2. The only difference is that the dataset is names differently and obviously has another coordinate system. path1 = Datenbankverbindungen\VEKTOR.sde\...
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How to create a spatial reference file

I am using python, arctoolbox and arcpy 10.0 I am running a script that is tied to an arctoolbox. The toolbox serves to enter in my parameters. I have a feature layer as an input. The feature layer ...
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Convert feature to raster, not just shape using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to convert a shapefile into a raster, but ArcGIS gives values only to outside cells, not inside´s, so I get a raster with a hole in the inside with the shape of the feature. How can I ...
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Arc ToolBox Display paramter inputs after user stops script

I am using arcpy 10.0, python and arctoolbox. I have a question regarding the parameters for the arc toolbox. In my script I have a function that does a check on an input file. The user is charged ...
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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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Arctoolbox and python

I am trying to use arctoolbox and python so that the user can enter in parameters. In my script I have the following lines _StationInterval = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) I just want the user to be ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 Geoprocessing service weirdly changed file path

I encountered a weird phenomenon on my ArcGIS Server 10.1. I have a geoprocessing tool that exports a mxd file to an image file on my local directory, say "c://map/dir/export/image.png" It worked ...
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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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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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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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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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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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arcpy.AddMessage and codepage problems

Some times in my tools I need to output Cyrillic text via arcpy.AddMessage function. Previously in 10.0 it was very easy. I had .py file of the tool saved in UTF8 codepage. This code wrote messages ...
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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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Prompting Dialog Box to Have User Enter Information without ArcGIS Engine?

Working with the ArcGIS family v10.1 on Windows 7. So, I have this vision for a GIS project that does the following: User opens up ArcGIS Explorer (ideally) or ArcMap (still fine), or I guess even ...
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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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Removing FID as an option from ArcGIS Tool Validation Parameters

I am currently building a script tool which requires the user to select a sorting field from a list (built using a dependency on the featureclass). This Element is working fine, but I would like to ...
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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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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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Why is toolbox of ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap not in ArcToolbox?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 and I tried to install ArcGIS Editor for OSM (version 2.0) on ArcGIS But I couldn't make my ArcToolbox list the tools that ArcGIS Editor for OSM should've installed. Any ideas ...
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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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How to add command developed with C# to ArcToolbox?

I have a command that I developed with c#. I want to add this command to the ArcToolbox. Is there any way to add such a command to ArcToolbox in ArcGIS Desktop programmatically ?
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Why does ArcMap edit session show different vertex count on feature than arcpy/ ArcToolbox

I am looking at features in an ArcSDE geodatabase via ArcMap. The feature shows to have four vertices by viewing the vertices in the map and by looking at the sketch properties. However if I run a ...
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Error when publishing Geoprocessing tool to ArcGIS Server

I've designed a model which compares some shapefiles to other shapefiles (I want to see if the files I get are the same as the files of my template). When I try to publish the toolbox (where the model ...
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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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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 ...