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How do you create 9.3 version of a 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 GDB [GeoDataBase] in version 10. I can not find any other info. Any help on ...
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How to remove only donut holes from polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I have a trick for removing the donut holes, which is converting the polygon to line and then creating polygon out of the lines and in the end merging all of them. ...
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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 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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To Use or Not to Use Relationship Classes?

I am building a government database from a massive amount of data. Now I am following the standard approach of the ESRI Local Government Data Model, but modified to fits the needs and wants of a ...
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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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ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
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To what extent is SQL's language accessible via ArcGIS tools?

That question just sounds so redundant... At any rate, I have been asked to explore the uses of SQL in ArcGIS. We use an SDE DB for all server-side storage and DB managing/large-scale editing. ...
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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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How to create a button in Arcmap 10 to run a Python program?

I have a script that I want to run within ArcMap when a button in a toolbar is clicked, and so far I have only been able to make the script into a script tool. I need it to run as a command, not as a ...
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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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Are layer files compatible between arcgis 10 and 9.3?

If I save layer files in ArcGIS 10, can they be opened and modified in ArcGIS 9.3? Many thanks for your help.
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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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How can I apply the same change to multiple map documents?

I have several map documents (around 30) that reference all the same files and display them all the same way. I created them by setting one map how I wanted it, then using "save as" to create a new ...
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Difference between Heat Map and Hot Spot Analysis?

What is the difference between "Heat Map Analysis" and "Hot Spot Analysis"? Are we perhaps using hot spot analysis to get the required relations between features, and then using the results as an ...
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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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Creating a line (closest vertex to line)

I am working in reorganising our utility data. Two years ago, we have started collecting Private Service water line. We still have a lot of them to extract from old Record Drawings. I was ...
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Why Intersect gives ERROR 999999: Error executing function Invalid Topology [Too many lineseg endpoints]?

I am trying to run an Intersect process in arcgis 10 sp 3 with 2 file sets (aspect and slope) from up to a 1m DEM across an area of 65,000sq km. The aspect has 9,930,384 records and the slope has ...
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Trouble importing Feature Classes into Feature Datasets

I'm sure there must be a simple reason for this but I can't seem to be able to import a shp file or a feature class from another file or sde geodatabase into a Feature Dataset without getting an ...
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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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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 to Rotate Features in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcPy?

I have a series of polygons that I want to rotate. Each polygon has a rotate angle and an anchor point (xy coordinate) stored as field values. As it happens, all anchor points are on a vertex of ...
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Extract the area of a DEM above where 60% of the region lies?

I have a DEM of a mountainous region. I'd like to extract the areas of the DEM above which 60% of the total DEM area lies. So, essentially I'd like to extract the areas representing upper portions of ...
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How can I create profile cross-sections in ArcGIS 10?

Because the default 'Profile Graph' tool was not sufficient, I wrote a custom VBA script that creates scaled and exaggerated profile cross-sections in ArcGIS but I need more features: Visualize more ...
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Calculating all distances from single points to multiple polygons

I have two layers: a point layer defining properties (95 objects), and a polygon layer defining plots of land associated with the properties (211 objects). Each point relates to one or more polygons. ...
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Can I create, union and intersect 3D multipatch features using 3D Analyst extension (ArcGIS 10)?

I'm on ArcGIS 10. According to all the documentation I've read, 3D Analyst should be able to do what I am trying to get it to do, but I am running into problem after problem and I'm almost ready to ...
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Running ArcGIS 10.0 Under Virtualenv

I am working on a Python package that has a mixture of command line tools and ArcToolbox tools. For Python development it is really useful to use VirtualEnv, especially when working with installers. ...
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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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Poor image quality of raster pyramid files in ArcGIS Desktop (no anti-aliasing)?

There are several GeoTIFF files (size ~7000x7000 px) which I try to open in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I have already created raster pyramids for them (.ovr files) using geoprocessing tool but their quality ...
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With arcpy, how do I detect relationship classes in a file GDB (or can't I)?

I would like to be able to detect relationship classes in a file GDB. Because users of my script might have only an ArcView level license, they would not be able to manipulate the schema of a feature ...
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Will hundreds of attributes cause performance problems in an ArcGIS Server layer?

This relates to ArcGIS Server 10.0 SP1, with data served from a file geodatabase polygon featureclass. 1) For performance reasons, is it a bad idea to have a featureclass with hundreds of attributes? ...
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How to Batch export MXD to PDF files?

Nico Burgerhart made a fantastic script called "Batch export MXD to PDF" back in 2008. http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14872 Any ideas how to implement it in ArcGIS 10? Something ...
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Calculating Polygon Width in ArcGIS

Is there an easy to calculate the width of a polygon using ArcGIS 9.3.1 or 10? I found some scripts for 9.1 but they will not work. I can use width at widest point, narrowest point, or an average. ...
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Optimizing ArcGIS Desktop performance?

Does the MXD Defrag program still exist in ArcGIS 10? Additionally, what settings/options have you identified to help keep ArcGIS 10 running fast?
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How to determine if point is surrounded using raster processing?

I am attempting to improve a currently extremely cumbersome vector/python process for a natural hazard model. At the moment we have a lengthy script which generates distance/bearing lines from a given ...
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Difference between python window and toolbox

Are there differences in performance or other potentially critical area between running a python script in the python window versus running it from the toolbox in ArcGIS 10.0? I am asking in cases ...
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What are mystery green lines in Layout View produced during ArcObjects script execution?

Could any of ArcObjects guru tell me, what are these green lines on my Page Layout and what to do, or not to do, so they do not appear? See image attached. I do used ArcObjects from Python. My script ...
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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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Is it possible to use a Multipatch to implement IFeatureRenderer.Draw in a custom renderer

I have a custom renderer which need to render modified geometry. The input features are all coming in via the IFeatureCursor as polygon elements. (This is similar to this example, though I'm not ...
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rooftops solar potential - solar radiation

I'm trying to calculate the solar radiation for rooftops, but i have a big problem, i don't have LIDAR data. I need to give the buildings the information of the surface too (height). I've tried to do ...
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How to remove spikes in polygons with ArcGIS 10/Python?

In the picture below you can see a polygon layer, representing steep slopes, extracted from a TIN. The polygons have a lot of spikes in them. I would like to remove these spikes while the rest of the ...
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Automatically display related records for selected feature in tablewindow with ArcObjects

Is there a way through ArcObjects to automatically display the related table(s) for the selected feature in ArcMap in the attribute window (tablewindow) without the user having to click on it and ...