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Delete Records in ArcGIS Pro with Identical Geometries based on OID with ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction Every week I put time towards answering questions on three main platforms; GIS StackExchange, Esri Communities, and Reddit. I go under the alias Clubdebambos on each of them. This week I helped g3odood on Reddit who was looking to remove duplicate records based on geometry, but needed to keep the records from the duplicate groups that had the …

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Polygon-Polygon Overlap Percentage in ArcGIS Pro with Pairwise Intersect and ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction A common task is to calculate the percentage overlap between a polygon feature class overlaying another polygon feature class. One general workflow is to use the (Pairwise) Intersect tool with the Join Attributes parameter set to Only feature IDs, add a field to store the percentage overlap attributes, join the underlay polygons to the output based on Feature IDs, and …

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Sequentially Increment Numbered Values in ArcGIS Pro with ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction Many years ago I came across the How to Create Sequential Numbers in a Field in ArcMap using Python in the Field Calculator from Esri Technical Support and I have used this as the basis for more complex numbering throughout the years for various different projects. Our workflow for this blog post will …

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Add Layer/Table Definition Query in ArcGIS Pro Based on Selection with ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction You have made a selection based on attributes or location in ArcGIS Pro (or via a script or tool) and you want to set a definition query that only shows the selected records. Let’s walk through making that tool in ArcGIS Pro with ArcPy ArcPy Training ArcGIS Pro Definition Query Masterclass with ArcPy & Python …

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Updating Single Symbology in ArcGIS Pro with Python CIM Access

Table of Contents Introduction The Cartographic Information Model (CIM) is a map content specification for cartographic descriptions of GIS datasets and Project components in ArcGIS Pro. Essentially, it is the JSON that represents specifications for maps, scenes, layouts, layers, symbols, and styles in ArcGIS Pro. The best way to view these JSON specification is to save …

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Split Line at Point (Data Management) on a Basic License with ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction This one re-uses plenty of lines of code from the Split Line at Vertices tool. The Split Line at Point (Data Management) geoprocessing tool is only available in ArcGIS Pro with an Advanced license. Here’s how you can use ArcPy to achieve a similar output (if not the exact same for this one!). …

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Feature Vertices to Points (Data Management) on a Basic License with ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction This was a fun and challenging one to do! The Feature Vertices to Points (Data Management) geoprocessing tool is only available in ArcGIS Pro with an Advanced license. Here’s how you can use ArcPy to achieve a similar output. Check out the Esri documentation for more information on the tool here. …

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Create Line from Point to Nearest Point on a Line in ArcGIS Pro with ArcPy

Table of Contents Introduction A common workflow is to create a line from each point in a point dataset to the nearest corresponding point on a linear dataset.   ArcPy Training: ArcPy for Data Management and Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Pro ArcPy for Data Management and Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Pro Leverage ArcPy for geospatial data management workflows …

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