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Proper disposal of layers

I have a group layer. Its purpose is to show feature layers over a base map. Those feature layers are logically grouped into categories and we provide the ability to add/remove whole categories ...
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arcpy: check for same record in cell above and below

After using the find duplicates in arcmap 10, I want to check if the feat sequence ("find duplicates" marks all records with the same attributes with the same number [in "feat_seq"] and creates a ...
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ArcGIS - ICommandBars exception

Testing my VB.NET 2010 app in ArcMap an exception occurs when ICommandBars is instantiated. ' zoom to selected Dim mxApp As ESRI.ArcGIS.Framework.IApplication Dim numUID As UID = New ...
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Get all features in extent not working correctly in PageLayoutControl

I want to get all features in the current extent of my PageLayoutControl's ActiveView. I got it working for a MapControl as described here. With my PageLayoutControl it seems that I don't get the ...
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How to export aerial imagery as layers in layered PDF?

I want to show aerial imagery as layers in my pdf, so people can turn them on and off (e.g historical images). However according to ESRI images become merged when exported as a layered pdf. What is ...
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Grouping corner-touching contiguous polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10, I have a Feature Class which I converted from a Raster (GRID) (Raster To Polygon Tool). There are approx. 180,000 polygons. The attribute table contains a [grid_code] field which ...
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How to delete multiple feature classes simultaneously?

I created a number of feature datasets to temporarily store the output of some ModelBuilder models. Each dataset contains several thousand feature classes, and the idea was that I could just delete ...
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How to package up a Python script for an end user to run

I have a Python script that I have made to some basic data management tasks. I want to package up a Python script in a nice user friendly way for an end user to run, they do not know how to run ...
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Convert Features to Graphics

I want to convert selected features to graphics and keep the featuere symbology. I was thinking I could just call the UID command below, however it seems to not be working? Dim pUID As New UID ...
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How to speed up batch watershed delineation?

Hi this is probably a longer-winded question than it needs to be, but please bear with me. I have a large number of pour points - approximately 250,000 for which I want to delineate the upstream ...
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making a mask with arcmap 10

I have a grid layer and a shapefile representing a closed boundary. I need to make a new grid as big as my current grid but with values equal 1 inside the closed boundary shapefile and -999 for grids ...
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How to send someone a file of a custom python script with all parameters for the popup interface already defined?

I have a python script in ArcGIS 10 that when clicked, has a popup for a user to choose parameters. I would like to send this file to someone else. While I could send them the python code and have ...
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Increased memory usage while zooming and dragging

I have a problem that deals with memory. When I run my GIS program, it uses 495K from my memory after 1 minute. And it continues to work with same value. But when I zoom in / zoom out / drag the ...
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How to remove numeric characters from alphanumeric value in field calculation?

I have a field containing alphanumeric values in the following format: A-AA00 Sometimes they are also A-AAA0 I need a Python script I can put in the field calculator in ArcMap 10 that will at ...
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Excel object does not display more than 19 fields in ArcMap 10

I have an A0 map. I want to put a table underneath it. I want to insert an Excel object as the table. When I do this, the size of the table is 19 fields/columns. I cannot increase this number of ...
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Is there an effective limit to the geoprocessing task Geocode Addresses?

The issue I face has the following background: We are geocoding an immense directory of records. It is something in excess of 100 million addresses. I have split the addresses up into as small a ...
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Do ArcGIS SpatialReference object factory codes correspond with EPSG numbers?

I've got a project where I'm reading in geometry objects from text files to put them in ArcSDE. These geometry objects have an associated EPSG code, and I'm looking for a way to ensure they're in the ...
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Can ArcGIS Desktop 9 and 10 co-exist peacefully on same computer?

We have a copy of Hawths tools that only work in ArcGIS 9.3, so I would like to keep it on my computer. However, most of the work we do in our lab is done with ArcGIS 10. Therefore, would it be OK to ...
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ArcGIS 10 Add-In Does not Work on Other computers

I developed a user form that allows user to edit feature attributes in visual basic 2008. vb.net. The add-in's that I built work great on my computer, but when I tried it on another, it crashes ...
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Counting number of points in a point shapefile - ArcGIS 10.0 / arcpy

I assumed this would be an easy thing to do. I'm loading a point shapefile into a map like this: layer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(file_name) Is there a way to get the number of points in the shapefile? ...
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Exception from HRESULT Error - Update Attributes

I have a form that allows users to update attribute information for selected features...but I'm recieving the error: "Exception from HRESULT: 0x80041051" when it tries to update the data. I'm using ...
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Repairing broken links for new paths of layers to shapefiles using ArcPy?

I have an .mxd with broken link layers and each layer has a different new path. I know the python script for repairing the broken links of the layers, but I want to put all the new paths of the layers ...
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How to 'burn' a stream network into a DEM layer in ArcGIS 10?

I am working on a DEM that in an area where there is little relief. I would like to 'burn' the river network into the DEM so I can calculate flow accumulation and flow length accurately. I am using ...
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Selecting polygons by number of sides

I'm using ArcGIS 10 to build some figures for a journal article. One is a figure of an unstructured finite element mesh of triangles spanning the western Atlantic Ocean. I exported this mesh from ...
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Reconcile Versioned Geodatabase with only DEFAULT version?

Follow up to this: Spatial Database Connection String I am trying to reconcile a versioned geodatabase that has only one version, DEFAULT. I am following the steps from the ESRI documentation: A ...
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ArcPy not running on standard console?

I know this is a newbie ArcPy question, but here is the deal: While I'm inside ArcMap 10, the Python window gives me all output correctly, like this: >>> arcpy.env.workspace = ...
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How to use ArcGIS functionality in Python without running ArcMap (e.g. separate editor/environment)

I'm trying to take the next step in programming ArcGIS with Python and see if its actually possible to run my script/code without having to load ArcMap and paste them into the Python window. I imagine ...
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ArcMap v10 - Polygon Layer - Keeping one polygon above another

I have a shapefile with polygons of differing colors. I am using a white hash pattern to represent partial ownership. In short - Polygon #1 is Green and Polygon #2 is a White Hash pattern. ...
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Remove Holes Existing Within a Single Polygon in ArcGIS 10

I have a shapefile that consists of a single polygon. I have gaps within the polygon that need to be eliminated. The resultant dataset shoulde be a single, solid polygon. I have tried implementing ...
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Is there an ArcGIS Symbol Library PDF for ArcGIS 10.x, an index for symbols/line weights?

ESRI has an old set of PDFs from 2004 showing all the symbols available in ArcGIS at the time and their names. I don't need it often but if I'm searching for a certain symbol and don't know its name ...
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Edit Attributes in User Form

I am trying to convert my old ArcGIS 9.3 (VBA) code to ArcGIS 10 using Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition. So far I have sucessfully created an pop-up window that displays the attributes of a selected ...
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How to open XML file in ArcGis 10?

I have a XML file that would like to use as a base layer in ArcGIS 10. What are the steps that I need to follow in order to open that file in ArcGIS 10? The XML file does not have coordinates. When ...
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Visual Studio 2010 templates for ArcGIS missing

It seems that I do not have ArcGIS templates in VS 2010 templates folder - \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\ProjectTemplates\CSharp\ and as a result ArcGIS ...
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ArcObjects SDK Server toolbox

Seems to be a recurring nightmare here, but it seems ESRI UK gave us a bum steer. You do not need to install ArcObjects .NET SDK (and, of course, the obligatory VS IDE), but you do need to have an ...
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Can you use active layer as input for dynamic text?

I'm wondering if you can lift the name of a layer in the ToC (within a group) and use it in dynamic text. Is there existing syntax to do this? Perhaps ... <dyn type="ToC" ...
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Display Selected Features Attributes in User Form

I'm trying to convert my ArcGIS 9.3 code to ArcGIS 10 via Visual Basic 2008 Express; however, I'm having a couple issues. The goal is for a user to select a feature in ArcMap, click on this custom ...
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Radius of Curvature Python/Arc, how access x,y coordinates

I have a polyline in ArcMap 10 and I am able to script the length of the line in Python using this bit of code: #Calculate Radius of Curvature #try: # Import system modules import sys, string, os, ...
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create a fishnet using lat/lon table text file

I have a text file with lat/lon table values and want to use this information to generate a fishnet using python. Any heads up would be deeply appreciative. Also please point to if this has been ...
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layer mask does not mask labels, only vector data

I am using ArcGIS 10. I made a layer mask (polygon) that blocks out everyting in a number of vector layers that is outside the area of interest (outside the boundary of two districts). I successfully ...
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Can I take an intersection for polygons WITH A COMMON ID?

I have a thiessan polygons for a bunch of cell towers, and need to cut them when they extend more than 12 miles from a cell tower. What I was thinking of doing is taking a buffer from each point, and ...
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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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What causes ArcPy RuntimeError: TextElementObject: Error in setting text?

I am trying to generate a map book with the following code that I downloaded but I keep getting an errror: *File "Y:\Planning\GIS Planning Analyst\projects\county_map_book\9_GenerateMapBook.py", ...
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Delete a line between two polygons so I have one polygon

I have two polygons that are coincident. I want to merge them in to one polygon and delete the line that is between the two polygons; the merge didn't do it; it kept the line in between them. How do ...
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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 ...
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How to import data from excel and associate it with individual shapes?

New user on ArcMap - Working with shapefiles... Question: the shapefile I am working on, a polygon is a plot of land, each plot of land has a history of owners. I am currently having to copy/paste ...
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Is it possible to create a Balloon Callout with a leader?

Is it possible to create a Balloon Callout with a leader? I am using the following code: public void DrawText( IActiveView view, BalloonParms balloonParms ) { ITextElement textElement = new ...
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(Professional) Label Positioning?

Just a general question here. I've implemented labeling in my code and solved a fair amount of problems that seemed insurmountable at first. Now that the labeling is working I have directed my ...
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How much RAM can ArcMap use?

I am exporting 36"x48" label intensive maps as PDF. For urban areas, ArcMap 10 hangs or kicks back an error saying it could not complete the operation. I have a quad processor with 4 GB ram. I also ...
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Buffer Selected Line Segments Using ArcGIS 10 or Python

I haven't quite found a solution for buffering selected line segments of a road network without extporting the selected line segments to a new file and then buffering. I want to avoid creating a ...
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Is there a way to get the map document name/path from a published map service?

I have several map services published to ArcGIS Server 10.0 SP2 and I have layer metadata files exported to HTML that I want to link to the layers in the map service. Currently the metadata HTML ...