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How to make an emf into a character marker symbol north arrow?

I have an emf that I would like to make into a North Arrow. How do I get the emf to be a Character Marker Symbol in ArcGIS 10?
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Saving Graphics to map using WPF, C# and ArcGIS for Server?

I have everything working just like I need it to, but when I add a new graphic to the map it does not save it. So I will add it, close the application, and when I reopen it the graphic is gone. I have ...
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Using primary keys with ArcSDE (Oracle)?

Is it possible, more advisable to assign a primary key to the OBJECTID column in a featureclass in SDE. I am using Oracle and some of my flat tables (junction tables) need to SEE a primary key in the ...
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How to create text label of different scales?

I would like to create a different type of map in ArcMAp.I would like to present the frequency of some words. So the dimension of the word (maybe even the color) would symbolize its frequency. I ...
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Establishing a MySQL connection in ArcGIS 10

Is it possible to create a connection to a MySQL database in ArcGIS 10?
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Listing features in the order they were selected

This is an ArcObjects-specific version of this question: Create Array From Selected Features Based on the Order in Which They Were Selected Is there a way to get the selected FIDs of a feature layer, ...
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XML workspace document import missing data

Ok, building on my last post on this topic, export/import from/to SDE. I export my SDE using export "XML Workspace Document..." and I'm using the Z File format because of the large size of the ...
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Controlling time slider using arcpy

I am trying to control the time slider object through my code in the python console. As given in couple of examples, the time property of a data frame could be controlled by Data frame time property. ...
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Converting *.xlsx datasheet with point feature data into POINT feature class using ArcPy?

I am trying to create a script tool to automate this process, eventually it will be used for batch processing but at the moment I can't even get test data to work. This is pretty basic at the moment, ...
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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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Cartographic technique for detailing a 'Focus Area'

I'm working on updating a planning document. Whoever was in charge of cartography last time around used a great technique to identify and showcase focus areas (where to focus money and effort for ...
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Getting the Field Alias from a layer, from within a Map document

I've got a very simple script, that loops through all the layers in a mxd and loops through the fields, and prints out the Alias Name for the field, but I am having some problems, it seems to be ...
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Use 'if' statement in ModelBuilder to stop model

I would like to use an if-else statement in my model (along the lines of this Esri blog). My model works fine (several intersects, dissolves, calculating fields, joins). However, I would like to add a ...
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Deleted features not synchronizing in one-way (ArcSDE to File Geodatabase) geodatabase replication?

I am testing three one way (ArcSDE 10 -> File Geodatabase) replicas. Each replica is derived from a layer created by selection by location from a citywide road dataset, so that each of the three ...
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Filtering dataset using SQL or Python in ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 SP4. I have a large dataset of sites that needs to be filtered down to a usable size. There is an attribute for the site_ID and another one for the site_type. There are ...
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Dissolved polygon shows 'ghost' of previous 'child' boundaries

I dissolved the polygons specifically to get a unified outline without any interior boundaries showing. Now I've got a partially broken interior line within the polygon. This is for cartographic ...
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Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY

I wanted to add a layer through the toolbox using arcpy. The below script works fine through the python console in ArcMap, but does not when executed through the toolbox. The layer flashes for a ...
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How to delete feature class features faster (ArcPy)

I have written this script that recurses through all feature classes in a given set of feature datasets and deletes all their features. It appears to do the job but it runs pretty slowly. Is there ...
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Snapping lines to points

I have a layer containing a vector 'Line 1', that originates at point 'A' on a second layer. I also have point 'B' on a third layer. I want to create 'Line 2' that has the same angle and length of '...
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Ghosting and Map Functionality Loss in Map View C# Arcobjects

I'm writing a C# add-in and trying to implement a piece where a user can add points to a graphics layer on the map view. The points are drawing, however the map pane has serious ghosting issues and I ...
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Resolving ArcSDE for Oracle 11g Layer not found (-20) error?

I am using ArcSDE for Oracle 11g, with Oracle spatial database. I use the sdelayer command ot register my feature class. Surprisingly I get this error of Layer not found(-20) error. The table does ...
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Select polygons contained inside a polygon and assign ID

I have a polygon feature class Base_FC, where each poly has a unique alphanumeric ID. My second polygon feature class Type_FC has the details for the various polygons which would fall inside Base_FC ...
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Error importing XML workspace document to file geodatabase

Ok so I have a large SDE geodatabase that I exported to an XML Workspace Document. I tried to importing it again into a file geodatabase to test if the export worked correctly and got the following ...
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In ArcPy, how can I save a clipped raster dataset to memory (not to file)?

I've been trying to clip a larger raster dataset by a polygon extent, where the resulting clipped raster dataset is saved in-memory. So far, my attempts produce vague errors. >>> arcpy....
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Geocoding table when more rows expected to be appended to table?

I'm starting on a project with ArcGIS 10 where I'll be doing quite a bit of geocoding addresses. I understand the basics of how to do that. But a frustration on an earlier similar project is that ...
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Variable stored as NoneType in Python with updateCursor

SOLVED: although the field was not nullable (no null values), a glitch created one in the heading field, so the variable was stored as a null value and thus the NoneType. I am using updateCursor to ...
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How to I create and Import marker symbols (or 'Style References') in ArcMap 10?

I work with many different federal lands all of which can be associated with iconic logos (think National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, etc.). I'd like to create a 'Style Reference' ...
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How to count consecutive pixel values for a set of rasters?

I'm using ArcGIS 10 with Spatial Analyst. I have a set of rasters (8 in total) that only every contain a 1 or a 0 for each cell. Each raster represents a different years worth of data. For arguments ...
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Finding the Default version in a large linage tree

I have a very large versioning linage tree. I am using the arcGIS 10.0 GDBT tool. How can I find the node with the default version?
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Including variable in where clause of arcpy.Select_analysis()?

I am trying to loop through a shapefile, selecting each feature in turn and copying it to a temporary shapefile to by included in a union analysis. I'm using a cursor to find the ID name for each ...
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Cannot check in related tables in ArcPad?

I'm using ArcPad Data Manager (ArcMap 10) to check in data in axf file. I can check in feature layers, but I can't check in related tables and the feature class parent of the related tables. I have ...
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Exporting Selected Raster Graphics using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm having a problem exporting raster graphics using ArcGIS 10. It seems simple enough, but for some reason I cannot get ArcMap to work with me. Here are my steps: Add a raster to ArcMap Open the ...
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How auto-increment output file-names in Python script?

I have a simple tool which outputs a file. I would like the filename to be a number which increments every time the tool is run. How would I go about implementing this using the toolbox in ArcMap 10?...
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Importing data with empty cells without GIS replacing the empty cell with 0

I am importing data from excel into ArcGIS 10. The data are columns of GPS data, associated date and time, and a unique point identifier. For some of the rows the GPS data is missing and so the Lat ...
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Importing data from excel and maintaining the time format

I am trying to import a file from Excel which is a GPS data set of consecutive points at 15minute intervals. When I import the file and save it as a shape file the time column is not read properly and ...
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How do I process xy data to be compatible with census block data (so I can include them in my GWR model)? (ArcGIS 10)

I'm pretty new to GIS, so apologies if my problem is rather simplistic I'm planning to do regression analysis (GWR) on several datasets, where all but one is based on census areas (UK OS lower level ...
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Python conditional on current and previous row

I need to calculate a new field with a python conditional where some values only occur if a sequence in a separate attribute field (X) occurs. For instance my data set looks like this. Y is the ...
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Packing Polygons within polygon

I have a Boolean raster. In the grey areas of the raster I would like to fit a given size polygon within a contiguous extent. Basically, I have an irregular polygon, and i would like to "fit" a ...
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Equivalent of Simple Data Loader in Modelbuilder

I have a model which processes a user specified polygon feature class InputFC, with the final result a dissolved (based on a user specified dissolve field D_FIELD) polygon feature class OutputFC. The ...
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How to identify feature vertices that are part of a donut hole in ArcGIS 10?

I´m exporting the coordinates of polygon vertices to a CSV-File using the "Feature Vertices to Points" and then the "Export feature attributes to ASCII" tools. Some of these polygons have holes (...
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How to change the styles (fonts, in particular) in a ArcToolbox tool UI?

I am attempting to change the font size in my ArcToolbox tool UI. I have scoured the ArcGIS 10.0 online help and found nothing on this topic. Googling it turned up the 9.1 version, which has been ...
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How do you symbolize a feature class layer in ArcMap 10 based on one attribute's value and then another attribute's value?

I currently have a point feature class that has a couple of attributes that I want to use to symbolize its layer. One of the attributes is called ExceedsTolerance, which either has "Y" or "N" for its ...
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Geoprocessing (error 99998) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error 1.Service Pack - have no Idea. I received the Arc10 Software with my study material.(I just installed it) Shp files (want to clip streets ...
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ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error

I’m new with Arc 10, and I'm struggling alot. When using Geoprocessing I’m getting the same error or message again and again. "ERROR 999998: Unexpected Error" I have checked all the settings I can ...
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Schema locking logistics on ArcSDE for SQL Server?

I have a set of feature classes that I want to be able to edit schema or what ever I want to do in the heat of the battle and I don't want to be stiffled by schema locks. I have a interpretable ...
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Coloring thousands of polygons so each is distinct from its neighbors?

I am using ArcGIS 10, and I have layers of the 2010 Census blocks, block groups, and tracts. There are thousands of polygons in these layers. I want to color them so that each is distinct from its ...
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Performing Network Analysis for Emergency Response using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project using Network Analyst to determine official emergency response zones for fire departments. The shape of each zone will be determined by the network (at least 1 department ...
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Printing semi-transparent elements using ArcObjects?

I highlight some features with a semi transparent color via an ILayerExtensionDraw. When I print the ActiveView of the PageLayoutControl with IPrintAndExport the highlightning is not on the printout. ...
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issues importing arcpy in Python IDLE

I would want to use arcpy in my python code. I am able to import it through the ARCGIS desktop python console. But I am not able to import it into Python IDLE. I get the following error Traceback (...
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How to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap?

Wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap? With text I can adjust the angle. Is this possible with a scale bar as well?