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Questions tagged [data-management]

concerns the methodologies and processes for managaing geospatial data

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How do I find content in ArcGIS Online which is not in a folder

I have a lot of content on AGOL, most of it is divided into folders. However there are some datasets which are not in folders and only exist under All My Content. How do I find the datasets which are ...
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Adding Raster to Table of Content in ArcPy without losing information on General tab on layer properties?

I use the following python script to generate the layer file (.lyr) from raster in Geodatabase import arcpy raster = "Raster path in gdb" LYRpath = "C:...\layername.lyr" arcpy....
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Making XY Event Layer into Copy Feature layer using ArcPy?

I am taking a CSV file and importing it with the XY Event feature layer. I then am trying to use the Copy Feature tool to get "Object ID" assigned to each row in order to run an attribute query. My ...
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Shapefile, clip or project first when both are necessary

This is a question mostly out of curiosity, but I do it enough if there were a better choice I would stick with that. Using ArcMap 10.6, when a shapefile needs both clipped and projected is there an ...
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GUI for managing GeoPackage (and other geodata forms)?

I know that the browser in QGIS has quite a bit of capability for managing GeoPackages and other geodata, but I was wondering if there was a lightweight, standalone tool similar to ArcCatalog?
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Can you move a gdb from one folder to another and keep the files?

I've copied a .gdb folder from a main folder to another and all the files that were created using ArcMap weren't there in the copied folder. Why weren't these weren't moved as well? Shouldn't they ...
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Editor Tracking setting on a FGDB preventing data display in QGIS

I have a File Geodatabase containing a polyline feature class. I can drag this into QGIS (3.0.0) and view the data in a read-only format. This is fine, for the purposes of the majority of users of ...
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New Feature Layer isn't showing up in Geodatabase

I've been using the following script to add a new layer to a geodatabase. arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = True in_features = "lease_polygon_testing" out_layer= "lease_polygon_testing_Layer3" ...
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Raster NoData Value

So over the years working with elevation and image rasters in various formats I always kind of ignore the value of No Data. I usually just let the software/vendor/someone else decide on the value for ...
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Copying rasters which are intersecting with polygons using ArcPy?

I'm new to ArcPy and to Python in general. I have a huge raster dataset of all over the World (~1000 tiles .tif) and i'd like to automatically copy the tiles which are intersecting with 24 polygons (...
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Maintaining point data attributes when creating polylines?

I created a model in ModelBuilder to take a set GPS coordinates (containing latitude, longitude, timestamp, user_id) from different users, create a polyline feature class, and then split the polyline ...
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FME and WebDAV resources

FME is capable of reading and writing from and to a broad variety of data sources and formats, but is it somehow possible to read/write from/to a WebDAV resource with FME? A cloud storage solution ...
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Opensource Metadata management tool [duplicate]

I am looking for an opensource web based metadata management tool for geographic data. I have gone through a related question: Seeking Open Source ISO Metadata Editor? First of all it was asked six ...
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Storing large amount of geotiff? [closed]

I have about one million small geotiff files of a same region at different time. This should be a small amount of data, comparing to many other GIS applications. However, storing them as separate ...
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File Shortcuts For Datasets? [duplicate]

Each of my projects is a directory in which I have the following folders: Data/.. (contains .shp files, tables, and rasters in various formats) Maps/.. (contains .mxd files that depend on the files ...
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Splitting layer based on ID

I have a single layer of points I need to split into separate layers based on the unique ID. Below is an example of how the points are labeled. First digit is the feature number and after the decimal ...
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How to Split attribute tables into new records (Data Management)

(Arcgis user) I created a fgdb for inspections in the Esri Collector app. How can i create a export table of the feature that splits the fieldnames into seperated records related to fieldname Code? ...
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Possible data corruption when copying geodatabases to and from multiple hard drives

I hope to manage an ArcGIS Pro project and geodatabase between my personal laptop, external hard drive, and a shared office computer. For the current project, I am accessing files from one ...
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Geodatabase compression schedule

Is there a way to schedule a GDB on an SQL server to automatically compress once a day? As of right now I need to remember to open catalog and compress a Geodatabase manually everyday.
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Join Attributes by Location giving NULL values in Python Standalone Application

I’ve been working on a standalone Python application using the QGIS Processing Framework. For my application, I am supposed to determine average values of a field from a polygonal vector layer along ...
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Create Fishnet option

I'm using ArcGIS and closely following this tutorial http://economics.mit.edu/files/8945 to process data in ArcMap. My problem arises because in my software I can't find the Create Fishnet option in ...
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Count points within each buffer QGIS

What I am trying to accomplish is to find the number of points that intersect a created buffer. I.E. I have a layer called "Buildings", for each building I have fixed distance buffers (<400m). I ...
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Using SSURGO data without MS Access?

I'm building a GIS for a large-scale family farm. We don't have a lot of resources to devote to this, as it's a new part of the farming operation and therefore viewed with some reserved skepticism. ...
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Feature class error in Feature compare (Data Management) analysis

I have some troubles on performing a feature compare data analysis. I created a new feature layer with different point variables, see picture. The two different colored points are from two different ...
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How much of a large collection of files is spatial data?

We need to determine how much of the 6.5 TB used space on a shared network drive is geographic or spatial data. It's a squirrels nest, built up over 3 decades from hundreds of people (though by volume ...
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What is the format of these data files? CNT, LAB, PAL, etc

I was given data which is arranged in folders as shown in the following picture: I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I believe feature datasets in ArcGIS only exist in geodatabases. But the datasets are arranged ...
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What is the recommended way for team coordination in GIS (ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.) [closed]

I am preparing a team of around 18 GIS analysts to work on 12h/12h work cycle to attain 24h/day work rate. This means two 9-person teams, one for each period. All analysts will have access to various ...
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Creating random points in vectorized raster in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Im conducting an accraucy assessment of an NLCD map. First, I wanted to create a few points in each land cover category in Arc, convert it to kml format, then pull it into Google Earth to make sure ...
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Spatial decision support tools for spatial planning, licensing, and permitting, alternative to FlexiCadastre? [closed]

I'm tasked to design and develop an information management system, i.e. GIS-based spatial decision support system to guide, inform, evaluate, and monitor regulatory processes in spatial planning, ...
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netCDF import problem in QGIS (XY issue)

I working with a netCDF file related to precipitation over time in QGIS. When I import the file, QGIS reads the data indicating y-coordinate, instead of timestep, as the dynamic dimension to associate ...
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Best practise for managing shapefiles/symbology in QGIS

One aspect of GIS that wasn't covered in my training was the best way to manage shapefiles within a project. In my hypothetical example I have a shapefile with a number of attributes. I want to ...
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Can I change the pimary key for feature class comparisons with ArcPy

I'm using ArcPy to compare two feature classes from Esri file geodatabases using the Feature Compare (Data Management) tool. The script itself works very well. However it always uses the OBJECTID to ...
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ArcGIS Tool to Delete only Geodatabase content (feature classes, tables, etc)?

Situation: Need to add a Tool to my ModelBuider to Delete only the content from an Enterprise (SDE) Geodatabase (containing features classes, tables, relationship classes). Tool "Delete" (from ...
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Copy shapefile to SDE feature class using arcpy

Is it possible to copy shapefiles to SDE geodatabases using ArcPy? I have tried using Copy_management, but it says that it cannot copy between different workspaces. Is there a different function that ...
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Cannot find table in geodatabase

I was using the Make Query Table tool in ArcGIS. Once the tool finishes running, the result (a table whose name I specify) is automatically added to the Table of Contents and I can view the data ...
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Geospatial Projects Management System/Software for multiple concurrent Projects [closed]

I'm looking for a System/Software for managing multiple (20+) Academic Researches and Projects. Due to a large number of active projects lately, which many of consist of the same geographical ...
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CalculateField_management: Different results than in the field calculator

I`m using ArcMap 10.2.2 and Python 2.7.5 I´m tryig to calculate values with the CalculateField_management tool. my script: def mthree(mthre, mtwo): if mthre >= 1: return -3 if ...
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Collapse dual lines to centerline doesn't exist in ArcGIS Pro?

I have ArcGIS Pro build 3308 (Ver. 1.1) and wish to collapse two parallel lines into one, however it appears that this function no longer exists - I have also tried using python for this and received ...
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Preserve input attribute schema option NOT working when using Feature to Polygon in ArcGIS

I have successfully converted a polyline fc with 1,780 records into a polygon fc in ArcGIS 10.1, by using the tool: Feature To Polygon, but the output does not keep the attributes of the input fc (I ...
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Ignoring field types in Python list returned by arcpy.ListFields()?

I am generally just wondering if there is a nice and easy way in python to ignore all fields of a specifiy type (eg string) in a feature class. At the moment I am doing it with field_names = [f....
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Change field names automatically

I have an attribute table with over 2500 fields. About 2000 fields start with the name "All_txt_" (eg "All_txt_Watermelon"). Is there a way to remove this "All_txt_" from all the fieldnames ...
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From hundreds of shapefiles to PostGIS with some kind of directory/file structure

We have more than 700 shapefiles which we will import in a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. We want to use a single database to make joins on our tables without using foreign database wrapper. Our data ...
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Maintaining CAD drawings and Esri Geodatabase simultaneously?

I'm wondering if there is a best practice for maintaining both CAD and ESRI GDB sytems simultaneously? I work for my local municipality and as it is now the Eng Techs update reference drawings in CAD ...
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Windows' Offline Files for GIS projects?

I'm about to start yet another project which will consume and produce several to tens of GB of data. For efficiency, performance, and source code control* I want to do everything on the local machine. ...
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How to find number of synchronized records in ArcGIS10.2.2 (Data Management)

I want to find number of records synchronized while using arcpy.SynchronizeChanges_management tool. Right now, I'm getting only messages like process is Executing, Synchronize successfully completed......
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Is it possible to “re-buffer” river polygon dataset? [duplicate]

I've river polygon data representing the water quality. This polygon data were derived from polyline dataset according to a buffer distance in the attribute table. Unfortunately I don't have this line ...
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Merge shapefiles to one tool not working?

When using the data management tool "Merge shapefiles to one" in QGIS why is it copying one of my shapefiles instead of merging the two together as it should?
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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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Multiple vertices after editing giving wrong start and end x, y co-ordinates

I have a small problem which I have been fighting to solve but in vain. Initially I generated some polylines across the river at various locations. I found some of them are smaller in size and not ...
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How to Receive an Email after a script has run?

I'm working my way through my first attempt at scheduled tasks with modelbuilder and python. So far I have: Created a model that reconciles our SDE versions and then compresses the database. Exported ...