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How to disable and enable drawing in ArcMap using Python?

The script that I'm writing repositions two data frames and sets their extents. When doing this, it redraws the entire Active View 4 times, slowing the script substantially. Pressing F9 or ...
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How can I use a neural network in GIS?

I'd like to learn how to use a neural network in GIS. I surfed in the internet to find good resources or a tutorial about this but I couldn't find any helpful resources. Are there any good references ...
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Use python to add layers to TOC

I've been battling with adding layers to the TOC for some time now. I have managed to single layers added but need to loop through a folder and add all layers. Shapefiles I cannot get to add at all. ...
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Add Google Basemap to ArcGIS

I am looking for a way to add Google Earth imagery to ArcMap 10. Over a year ago, a GIS.SE member mentioned Arc2Earth was the only way to accomplish this (04/2011 thread). Another somewhat ...
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Exporting multiple featureclasses to shapefiles using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have many feature classes in a geodatabase and I need to save/export them into shapefiles. Any Ideas? Click on every single layer -> export is not a good option, due to the number of feature ...
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Data Source of layer changing after copy/paste in Table of Contents of ArcMap?

I run into this situation all the time; I often just copy layers and groups of layers in the TOC of one Map Document and paste then into the TOC of another Map Document. For the most part this ...
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How to release the lock on a gdb?

I have problems to release my gdb in ArcGIS10. My tool works with an local gdb, but I failed to release it after the process. In Ag9.3 I can release it simply by Marshal.ReleaseComObject(workspace), ...
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How to extract raster DEM elevations to vector attribute tables in ArcGIS 10?

I have an ArcMap 10 project with multiple layer groups. One layer is a raster DEM, another layer group is a bunch of vector shapefiles (including points, lines and polygons). The client wants all ...
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What is the best way of refreshing the view after drawing graphics?

I draw a polygon on button click to highlight a feature. Then I need to refresh the ActiveView to show the new polygon. This lines do work: ...
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What happens to feature class when importing to feature dataset?

I am creating a model that needs to ensure that all input datasets end up in the same coordinate system (among other things). I was originally going to batch project all of the datasets whether they ...
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How to use IRelationalOperator2 and GeometryBag

I want to use the IsNear method of IRelationalOperator2. The documentation says that GeometryBag supports the IRelationalOperator2 interface. But this just doesn't work and results in an exception ...
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What software to use as an all-around solution for mining GIS?

My employer wants me to look into constructing geology maps, modeling 3D subsurface geological formations, producing geological cross sections and other mining related products from various drill hole ...
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How to change the “W” (English) to “O”(French) on the North Arrow direction using ArcMAP 10.0?

How to change the "W" (English) to "O"(French) on the North Arrow direction using ArcMAP 10.0? I tried to convert the North Arrow sign to graphic but it didn't work.
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Smoothing raster features into polygon

I have raster data representing urbanized areas, which I'd like to trace and convert to a polygon. Using ArcMap's Raster to Polygon tool, I'm able to get something close to that. Unsimplified: ...
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Can concurrent processes be run in a single model?

In model builder (for Arc GIS 10) is it possible to run two or more geoprocessing operations concurrently? For example I have to run repair geometry on 2 files and then merge them. Currently it ...
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How can I digitize features on an Y,Z plane in ArcGIS?

How can I geo-reference and digitize features on a Y,Z plane of a vertical cross-section in ArcGIS? The surface coordinate system is NAD 83 UTM 15. This is a simplified version of the question found ...
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How to create a branch network from several input points to an unique outlet in minimizing the distances?

I am searching a way to "hydrologically" connect upstream points to a unique downstream outlet by creating an optimized stream network as pictured below... The cummulated lenght of the stream lines ...
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Large Scale Geocoding and Processing in ESRI

Ok, so I guess this kind of a informal query/survey about how big a datasets you are using in your ESRI worlds... I am building and maintaining a statewide dataset, where I have to process down to the ...
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How can I get weighted Flow Accumulation to deal with negative values? [duplicate]

here's one I haven't seen anywhere, to my surprise. I am trying to do something a little different with Flow Accumulation, which I would think has been attempted before, but it's stumping me for now. ...
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Splitting feature class by unique values for an attribute/field in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I would like to split a single shapefile into multiple shapefiles by using unique values for one attribute/field to select features for each value out into a new feature class. I found ET Geowizard ...
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Remove feature layer using ArcPy script?

I have an ArcPy based script where I'm trying to intersect two layers where one layer must have its centroid in the other layer. Since I need to know that one layer (feature_layer below) includes ...
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Table equivalent to Dissolve for features in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a data table that I need to trim down, merging records which have the same value in an ID field and performing a couple math operations on various other fields (summing, averaging). The ...
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Creating 9.3 version of geodatabase in ArcMap 10?

Under the What's new for geodatabases in ArcGIS 10 Esri talks about an optional parameter that allows you to create a 9.3 geodatabase in version 10. I cannot find any other info. Any help on how ...
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ERROR 000212: Cannot create XY event source Failed to execute (MakeXYEventLayer)?

I have a csv file that is 133mb in size and has over 1.3 million lines of data. Each line of data has its own lat/long and I was wondering what would be the best way to display those points based off ...
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Accessing attribute table within shapefile and replace values?

I would like to find a Python script that will access an attribute table within a shapefile and either update or replace records inside a field column. More specifically, I would like to use the ...
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Maximimum length of text fields in shapefile and geodatabase formats?

The maximum text string for a field in a geodatabase is 320 characters. The data I am importing has long character strings and it seems to be truncating when I convert into shapefile at the max ...
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How to export attribute tables to Excel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I export an attribute table in ArcGIS version 9.3.1 to Excel? We are running 10.0 and are trying to simply export an attribute table to Excel other than exporting ...
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How to use ColorBrewer in ArcGIS 10?

I've been using ColorTool (based on supreme ColorBrewer) for most of my mapping needs in ArcMap. After migrating to ArcGIS 10 I discovered that it will no longer be a case. Are there any other ...
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How to find the minimum edge to edge distance of polygons?

I have a a map of about 3000 polygons in ArcGIS 10. I'm looking to find the distance between each one of them. I know how to do it using the lat and long coordinates of the centroid, but I'm looking ...
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Converting Shape Polyline-M to Polyline using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have some pretty old software that I am forced to use (no option). It's old enough that it doesn't recognize shape files of type Polyline-M, it only recognizes shape files of Polyline. I have a ...
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How to use Select by Attributes query with semicolons?

I am trying to select multiple (50 or more) unique numeric records using ArcGIS 10's "Select by Attributes" using semicolons ';' after each record which it verifies as good to go. Please see screen ...
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python.multiprocessing and “FATAL ERROR (INFADI) MISSING DIRECTORY”

While trying to do multiprocessing with arcpy, I am occasionally running into this error: FATAL ERROR (INFADI) MISSING DIRECTORY I have no clue what is triggering this error, and it crashes the ...
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Upgrading guidelines for ArcGIS Desktop?

We have a copy of ArcGIS 10 that we are preparing to use to upgrade our existing ArcGIS 9.3 installation. Should I uninstall ArcGIS 9.3 first? Or do I install ArcGIS 10 over it? Are there any ...
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Is the ArcGIS 10 SP2 an improvement worth installing? How buggy is it? [closed]

I've downloaded the service pack but have not yet installed it. Today I stumbled over a post on the ESRI forums where problems with reference scale and labeling are discussed. Apparently, this is now ...
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How can I calculate the orientation of each side of a polygon in ArcGIS 10?

I want to examine the orientation of each line in a polygon so that I can calculate their solar exposure. Each polygon represents a building, and has an associated height. For the moment, I just want ...
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Is there a way to clip a raster using a vector polygon 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, but I don't have $2500. I tried exporting my ...
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Ways to change ArcMap 10 editing tool back to ArcMap 9.3 version

I'm trying to get used to using ArcGIS 10, but in the meantime I still need to actually get work done. I stumbled across a way to change the editor tool from its 10 version back to the 9.3 version ...
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Best way to delete selected mass amounts of old data from a polygon shapefile attribute table?

Dumb problem that for some reason is giving me trouble. I have a polygon shapefile that is loaded with old demographic data in its attribute file, I just received the new data today in xls format. ...
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ArcMap running scripts slower if you import Arcpy

I am finding ArcMap runs slower, if you have written a script, which imports arcpy. You may wish to write a script that can be operated in ArcMap, through the python window, or as a standalone ...
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How to convert Distance, Azimuth, Dip to XYZ?

I have an excel spreadsheet with header and survey drill data. Header data contains hole ID, and location coordinates, and the survey data contains related downhole survey with Distance, Azimuth and ...
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How to restrict portions of road network from the analysis in ArcGIS 10 Network Analyst?

I'm trying to sort out network analysis in ArcGIS 10. Toy example of finding shortest distance between two points looks something like that : Where squares are two locations, and the green line is ...
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In ArcGIS Is there a tool that will select a percentage (75%) of a whole group of points based on the distance from one separate point?

This is ArcGIS specific. I have 2 point shapefiles A and B, the first one (A) is a single point that contains a lat long, the second (B) is a multitude of points (over 12k) that each contain their ...
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Making Map Document (*.mxd) Locked/Uneditable?

I am wondering if its possible to create a locked map document? I have a document that multiple users will be accessing and as a way of preventing them from making any accidental errors, am wondering ...
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Identification of consecutive points within a specified buffer

I have a point file, hourly relocations of an animal, and I want to be able to place a buffer around each point and calculate the number of subsequent points which are within the buffer zone. I am ...
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How to get full path of layer selected in drop-down box for ArcGIS Python tool

I have a Python script-based tool in ArcGIS. One of the parameters for the tool is an input raster file, which I've set (using the properties of the tool within the toolbox) to be a Raster Layer. This ...
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Is there a fast way to copy large raster datasets between File Geodatabases?

Why does it take so long to copy a large raster dataset from one file geodatabase to another? I can copy the entire database in windows explorer in minutes but copying a single raster in ArcCatalog ...
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How can I find the median column in a database?

I have data on period of construction for dwellings in dissemination areas. I have transferred this data to my study areas and would like to determine the median period of construction for each study ...
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Problem with setValue() function in ArcGIS 10

I'm trying to add data to an attribute table in ArcGIS 10 using the following code: def make_floor_no( shapefile ): "Makes header for number of Floors (FLO) and calculates value" fieldName = ...
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Can custom map tiles be consumed via ArcObjects within my ArcGIS 10 Desktop AddIn?

Can I programmatically consume and render custom map tiles in ArcMap via our ArcGIS 10 Desktop AddIn? The AddIn is built using the ArcObjects SDK for C#/.NET and ArcGIS 10. Pulling and rendering map ...
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Migrating ArcPy scripts from ArcGIS 9.3 to 10?

What changes are needed to migrate scripts from the ArcGis 9.x environment/gp-object to the ArcGis 10/arcpy environment? Can anyone provide a good overview what the changes are? Can someone share ...