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Why does Erase give ERROR 999999 (Error executing function Invalid Topology Negative point valence)?

I am getting the following error when I try to erase a set of data from a file within a gdb. Any idea on what to do? I have done repair geometry multiple times on the input/erase datasets. I have 16GB ...
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Zoom to Feature hotkey in ArcMap Table View

In ArcMap 10 table view, is there a way to set up a hotkey that when a feature is selected, pressing say "z" is equivalent to right-click-->Zoom To? I would like to be able to highlight a record and ...
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Can I alter font size using label expression?

I have two label classes displaying dynamically over my parcel polygons. The owner info is the major label with larger font size and bellow it I am displaying some property type info in smaller font. ...
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GME use in ArcGIS 10

I have downloaded GME from spatialecology.com but I can not find a toolbar for it in ArcGIS 10. Should I be able to use GME within ArcGIS? If so, how do I add the extension. If not, how do I run GME? ...
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Disaggregating multiring polygon for editing, then recombining

BUMP? We have many rows of multi-ring polygons, displayed on a Flex front end. We need to be able to select a polygon (a row), split the rings for editing, edit them, then combine into one polygon ...
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Calculate neighborhood statistics for polygons?

I've been searching around for the answer to this (including here) and have yet to find it. I'm interested in finding out how to calculate a 'neighborhood sum' for vector, polygon data. I am aware ...
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ArcGIS - Geoprocessing creating temporary files (e.g. “g_g193”). What produces these and how can they be cleaned up?

I have a couple of ArcGIS extensions that are running a lot of geoprocessing models with a mix of ArcObjects. I've noticed that the some, as of yet unidentified, geoprocessing steps are creating ...
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Display full directory in ArcMap (10) recent file list in File Menu?

thought this would be a pretty basic question, but I haven't found anything here or on the ESRI forums on the topic. Is there any way to change the number of characters displayed for the file ...
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VB/Python script to populate a field with maximum value among other fields

I am using ArcGIS 10. I have a little experience with python but i feel that python in ArcGIS is slightly different. VB will work fine as well. Problem: I have n different columns called 'percent_1', ...
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How to sort entries in raster legend?

How do I reorder the Value field in a raster? There is no up or down button in it.
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Some labels are not displaying

I'm using arc 10 and trying to label line features. It labels 75% of the features normally, while others will not display any label. There is no obvious geographic or label correlation between the ...
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Install VBA on ArcGIS 10

What is the complete recipe for installing VBA for ArcGIS 10 Desktop? The Esri help topic on this is incomplete. From the number of threads I found troubleshooting this I'm not the only one ...
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Change the symbol for a single feature in ArcObjects?

Is it possible to change the symbol for a single feature in ArcObjects? If so how? I know it's possible to setup the map symbology for different field values of a feature class, but I'd like to ...
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Understand and use user provided file structure

I have at my disposal a folder with data provided to me by a person that knows nothing about GIS. I have the impression that its file structure was generated by some esri desktop product. I have only ...
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Select “interior” lines of a polygon-to-line layer

I have a polygon featureclass that has adjacent features. Using Arc10, I am turning those polygons into lines using the "Featureclass to Lines" tool. Now I would like to select ONLY THE INTERIOR ...
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How to I find the nearest line to a point?

I am new to building custom ArcObjects, and am looking for a custom python script for arcgis version 10 that will loop through a point shapefile to find the nearest line segment of a line shapefile ...
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How to automatically email interim results from model builder?

I want to get model builder to email me the results of processes at certain stages so that if there are issues I can remotely login and deal with them as I do with python scripts. I have a python ...
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Adding rows of data to a non-spatial table in ArcMap with a SDE SQL Server for Metadata purposes

I'm attempting to use several non-spatial tables to better organize the large set of feature classes I continually add to a SDE Geodatabase (SQL Server Express). So I have several tables setup and ...
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Can you change the add-in filename without changing the Visual Studio project name?

My solution has several projects in it, one of which is an Add-in project, and I'd like to keep the naming convention of all of the projects intact but change the filename of the generated .esriaddin ...
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Thiessen polygon input help

I am new to 10.0 and have never used the thiessen polygon tool -- i have a set of points and would like to create a thiessen polygon; what do i need to input (i.e. what type of input (.shp etc)?
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Is there a way to automatically increment the Version value in the Config.esriaddinx file?

I don't think there is an out-of-the-esri-box way to do this, but has anyone hacked up a way to change this value automatically for a build? Perhaps using a pre-build event command?
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Is there a way to retrieve the version of the ArcMap Addins currently loaded?

The Addin system doesn't seem to be perfect. When I update the Addin in the network share, the version number immediately gets updated in the ArcMap Addin Manager, even though the updated binaries ...
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Anyone using JAMB (Just Another Map Book) on ArcGIS10?

I wanted to experiment with JAMB for creating Plan and Profile figures that our company currently produces in AutoCAD. I'm having trouble installing JAMB on ArcGIS10, probably because it has not been ...
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How to disable ArcMap Addin combo boxes to not allow extra text next to them?

I am developing an Addin for ArcMap 10. There are two combo boxes that I use. On several of my users's computers, they get this extra text next to the combo box. It appears it is text from the ...
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Can I convert ESRI Grid (DEM) raster to USGS DEM?

There is a tool for DEM to Raster in ArcGIS but I need to convert my ArcGIS DEM rasters (mostly LiDAR) into USGS DEM. The idea is to import this DEM into Sketchup and create a "sandbox" TIN surface ...
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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 to Insert Feature into Feature Class (in Memory) ESRI

I'm looking for suggestions on how to insert a new feature instance into a feature class that is in memory -- assuming that I don't have access to the feature workspace. For example, the feature class ...
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How do I performance test ArcGIS 10.0 in a Citrix environment?

I have a project (ArcGIS 10.0) for a client that could potentially be deployed in a Citrix environment. It will contain a fairly complex Add-In that will, among other things, import data, allow them ...
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Is it possible to convert ArcGIS 10 styles to version 9.3?

I have a style file (*.style) generated in ArcGIS 10.0. And I need to use symbols from this file on machine with ArcGIS 9.3. Is there some way to convert style file from format 10.0 to 9.3?
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How to migrate an extension from ArcGIS 9.3.1 to 10?

I was given an ArcGIS 9.3.1 extension built in Visual Studio (VS) that needs to be updated to work in ArcGIS 10. When I open the VS project on my computer (that has ArcGIS 10 installed on it) I get a ...
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Creating symbology for multiple attributes within the same feature class in ArcMap 10

I'm struggling to find a way to take a single point feature class that has multiple attributes that I want as feature layers with unique symbology. Let's call these attributes Depth1 and Depth2. A ...
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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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Is there a performance penalty when using security-enabled services in ArcGIS Server?

I enabled security on our installation of ArcGIS Server last week, and modified an existing application of ours to use the service tokens to access the services. The application works with the new ...
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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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What is the best way to automate the importing of symbology into feature classes in ArcMap 10?

I'm importing several shp files with the same schema using the FeatureClassToGeodatabase tool in Arcpy and during the process I would also like to apply some standard symbology to the feature class. ...
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ArcGIS 10 Add-ins - How to adjust the size of an add-in toolbar?

I've built an add-in toolbar with two buttons. Works great, but I'd like to make the toolbar a little wider so that the user can see it's full caption. Is there a property I can adjust in the ...
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Create a definition query for groups of layers: Is it possible?

I have a large number of groups created, with each group having many layers. I have looked for a way to set a definition query for all the layers in each group but haven't found anything. Is it even ...
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Manage representions by updating rules with original data

In case your not familiar with representations. There is new since 9.2 a cartographic representation available. It allows for rules based on data fields to determine symbology. Admittedly it is very ...
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How can I control what is passed to the OnCreate() method when a command or tool is initialized? [closed]

In an ArcEngine application can I control what is passed to the OnCreate() method when a command or tool is initialized? (I am using a synchronization object because I have both a map and a ...
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Hotlink vector/raster files to open in current workspace in ArcGIS 10 similar to Mapinfo

I want to add datasets to ArcMap and place them in a particular group layer by simply clicking on hotlinked polygons in a shape file. The same process is easy in MapInfo and I want to implement the ...
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Exporting layer selection to a file GDB

I have over sixty layers in a map. These are all grouped by categories. I am trying to figure out the best way to export all the layers for a given selection to a file geodatabase and also maintain ...
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Why does this python function return a value of 0 in field calculator?

I am trying to calculate the percentage of a total which the median value makes. I have a column with the median column labelled (i.e. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th column is median), the columns of values and the ...
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How does cost allocation work?

Why, when I use the cost allocation function of Spatial Analyst, is space not allocated in all input source locations (as shown in image below)? In particular, the input raster has 18 spots while the ...
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How to match two feature classes with same geography and use part of the name of one to name the other

So I have a polygon feature classes with unique identifying names to them that I want to use to rename some other feature classes that are of the point feature type and have the same geography of one ...
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arcpy.sa.Viewshed with OFFSETA

This is using ArcGIS10 arcpy with spatial analyst. I need to call Viewshed, but with an observer height set. I have tried using a Z-aware point feature set, but that only throws an error. I am ...
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“Thresholding” for Stream Raster

Using ASTER DEM, I have created Flow Accumulation. However, to create stream order, I was asked to input flow accumultation and stream raster. But I cannot find how to get the stream raster. Some ...
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Automate Projection of multiple shp files using ArcPy

I have been trying to create a Python script that will convert all shape files within a folder from GCS WGS 84 to Web Mercator. Below is the code I have so far but what I'm struggling with is how to ...
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Easily find centre point of a raster in ArcMap 10 document?

If I have, say, a rectangular and georeferenced raster file loaded in an ArcMap 10 document (.tiff w/ associated tfw), how do I easily find its centre point and store that point in a points vector ...
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Can I export current map extent or a bookmark to polygon features using an existing tool?

Is there a out-of-the-box tool in ArcGIS 10 (Editor) that would allow me to easily create a polygon feature from the current map extent or to convert a bookmark to a polygon feature. I am not ...
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ArcGIS Server: “MapServer is not supported with the current license.”

I am at a complete loss... I have a Server 10.0 license on my machine but the following code fails: if (ESRI.ArcGIS.RuntimeManager.Bind(ESRI.ArcGIS.ProductCode.Server) == false) throw new ...