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How to find the intersection of three polygon layers in ArcGIS?

I have three data sets of San Francisco, TerraSAR-X, ALOS-PALSAR, Radarsat2. I have extracted KML files using Envi Sarscape. In order to find the intersection of these areas, I have converted ...
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Understanding why ArcSDE FeatureLayer is read only and FeatureTypes property is null?

I have a WPF FeatureLayer backed by an ArcSDE 10 feature class that I hope to use for editing. After the layer is done initializing its readOnly property is true, I think that this points to some ...
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Running C# code from Python tool for ArcMap?

It appears that the only way to copy individual rows of data while preserving GlobalIDs in code is by using C# or VB.NET. I need to run the C# code from the above link within a python tool, and I am ...
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Calculating “relative slope” per Mora-Vahrson method in ArcGIS

I'm a longtime lurker who finally decided to register on the forum (in no way driven by my need to have a certain question answered, of course...). I was contacted by a colleague asking for help ...
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Bringing Feature Selection To Top using ArcObjects?

I'm using IFeatureSelection.SelectFeatures() to select parcel polygons in my parcel layer. It works fine until I create a ClassBreaksRenderer to apply a color ramp based on a field in the feature. ...
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Searching many feature datasets for ArcSDE feature classes using field filters in ArcCatalog?

I have ~30 feature datasets and ~100 feature classes spread throughout the feature datasets. I would like to search for a feature class by name among the feature datasets. Also, I would like to ...
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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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Looking for an efficient way of digitizing building footprints using orthophotos and ArcGIS 10

In the past I've used PCI Geomatica to do something similar using the softwares classification functionality. Are there some tools/tricks in ArcGIS that will partially automate the process. I remember ...
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How can I calculate the average width of a polygon?

I'm interested in examining the average width of a polygon that represents the road surface. I also have the road centerline as a vector (which is sometimes not exactly in the center). In this example ...
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Extracting raster DEM elevations to vector attribute tables in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Displaying dynamic table in Data Driven Pages environment?

I am creating a map series that has many polygons per sheet. There is annotation for the polygons however some polygons are very small with no annotation for them (annotation would completely hide a ...
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Converting multipart polygon to singlepart in ArcObjects with C#? [duplicate]

I have a multipart feature and I need to convert it to a singlepart feature. Couldn't find any code sample. I wonder if i could get some help from you? I'm working with ArcGIS 10 and c#.
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Why doesn't the Field Calculator work in ArcGis 10?

When I try to calculate a field nothing happens. I have always been able to just select the field, open the field calculator and type = and the new number. This is frustrating because the other GIS ...
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ArcGIS 10 Python split string

I am trying to use Python to split a string field into three new fields at the separator " - ". The field is in the format "a - b - c". So I initially had this in the field calculator for newFieldA: ...
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ArcGIS Engine License Switch

Is it possible to change to a "higher-level" license after a license has already been checked out in ArcGIS Engine? Old posts in ESRI forums seem to indicate that this is not possible, but I'm ...
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ARC GIS 10 + Google Maps API

I am new to ArcGIS. Is it possible to create a website that uses Google Map API but imagery from the ArcGIS 10 REST service? Actually, I like the functionalities provided by the Google Map API like ...
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Geographic maps in ArcMap

I have OSM data in SHP format inside ArcMap 10. But in ArcMap they are stretched a lot East-West compared to what I see at www.openstreetmap.org. How can I change it in ArcMap? I am not looking for ...
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How to reclassify only a part of a raster but keep the rest unchanged (ArcGIS or R)

I'm trying to reclassify only a certain part of a raster...not the entire raster. Here's the problem. I have a LULC raster of the entire US. There are some issues with the raster that I want to ...
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GIS route creation from street names

I have a list of streets comprising 300+ routes. Each route (in text) lists 4-5 street names where the route should take place. I would like to create each route, that is, plot the street names and ...
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Python not appearing as option for parser in label expression dialog of ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I have ArcMap 10.0 and python is not appearing as a parser option in the label expression dialog box, only VBScript and JScript. Python is installed and the python window works fine. Any idea how I ...
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Are there ArcIMS instances still around or phased out? [closed]

My understanding is there are few companies still using ArcIMS and I am wondering if it is still alive or phased out?
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Layers with same coordinate system should align/overlap but do not?

I put 4 different layers into my ArcMap document, but only one of them will show up on the map! I should be seeing the other 3 layers as well. When I do a Zoom to layer, I can see one layer, but I ...
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Geometric Network for Electric Utilities? [closed]

I'm not expert in the use of geometric networks nor in Python scripting and I need help with the following problem. I'm using ArcGIS 10.0. I have defined a geometric network for an electric ...
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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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Date different in field calculator using python method

I would like to calculate date different between two fields of date format. The idea is to know if Field_1 is greater than Field_2. My calculate code is something like this: def date(f1,f2): if f1 ...
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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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Can “Getting to know ArcGIS Desktop” for version 9 be used as a tutorial for version 10?

I am a GIS basic/novice user. Our company has ArcGIS 10 desktop, and since it is multi-user license, I was allowed to install on my computer. I was given a copy of "Getting to know ArcGIS desktop" ...
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Exporting point shapefile from ArcGIS for Desktop to R?

I am having several problems in exporting my point shapefile from ArcGIS 10 to R. I tried to save the shapefile as a CSV, but R reads all in one row; somebody in another question answered to use ...
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Field-based hyperlinks in an ArcMap map package (.mpk)?

I have a point shapefile where each point has multiple hyperlink fields in its attribute table as per How to add multiple relative hyperlinks to single point in ArcGIS for Desktop with Basic level ...
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Perform Multiply (Times) function on several reclassified rasters using Python

I have several reclassified rasters (0 = snow cover, 1 = no snow) and I would like to use the multiply function on all rasters that have the same spatial extent. In ArcGIS 10 this function can be ...
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Data Frame Property options have changed

I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or ...
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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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How to change feature class and field aliases in bulk?

I have over a hundred FCs, each with 10 or 20 attributes to add or change the aliases for, two or more times a year. Needless to say, this is not something I'm going to grunt my way through. How can I ...
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Why is the Dissolve Tool not working?

I'm still having trouble with the dissolve tool and I've tried all of the solutions offered here including moving the process from the background and repairing the geography. I've also tried amending ...
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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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Create matrix measuring distance from each point to every other point along polylines

I'm working on a project involving ancient trade routes. I have two datasets: 1) -Nodes (around 1000): Every node has a nodeID, lon, and lat 2) -Arcs (several hundred): contains a record for each ...
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How arcMap tool run in async mode with arcpy?

I am using python in arcmap 10.0 to execute "Topo To Raster" tool. I am successful to execute this in blocking/sync mode. but I want to execute this tool with python in async mode. workspacePath = ...
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Reading shapefile directory in Python? [closed]

I am developing tool on ArcGIS ArcMap 10.0 with .NET and Python technology. In TOPOTORASTER tool , I give a line feature class. the line feature class path something like this: inputOne = ...
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Many-to-Many relationship class table- automatically fill in?

Is there a way that the table of a many-to-many relationship class can automatically be filled in without me selecting the elements connected? So far I am using this method: ...
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Label points at regular intervals using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with lines on roads represented by a large number of sequencial points. Since labeling all of them would make the points impossible to identify, I'd like to know if there is a way to label ...
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Is there a way to disable code autocomplete in the Python window in ArcGIS 10.0

Autocomplete slows down my workflow in the Python window, especially if I am remoted into a machine. Is there a way to disable this? Alternatively, a way to disable this and then invoke as needed ...
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Why is an extra field necessary when creating point shapefile from csv files in Python?

I have a Python script that creates a point shapefile from a csv file within a Python script. This script gives me a ValueError for the longitude field (LON) if there isn't an extra nonsensical field ...
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Find distances between points through a raster

I have a set of 79 points located overlaid on a raster that defines distance through coastal waters: each cell equals 100 metres, with NoData for coast and islands. I can use this raster to create ...
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Merge multiple feature datasets while maintaining shapefiles for respective point, line, and polygon files nested ArcGIS

I've been doing some digging and a few days of playing around with my data in ArcInfo but I haven't been able to find a solution to merging datasets, which consist of many different point, line, and ...
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How to save and reload legend settings using Python?

I know how to change settings of a legend individually by arcpy (like: Patch, Title, Items, Columns, Frame, Element Size&Position, etc.), but now I would like to use the exact legend settings ...
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ArcPy - Syntax Error when using reclassify tool

I have been writing a code to automate a variety of processes in Arc Toolbox. I have used a line to reclassify before but this time when using it I am coming up with a Parsing Error (SyntaxError). I ...
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Adding label in the group animation

Does anyone have experience on adding labels on the group animation in ArcMap 10? I have 10 raster layer in a group layer. I wish to show the raster layer name as a label during the animation. I ...
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how to open several MXD files at the same time ( within the same window )in Arcgis10

I have a simple question. How can I open several MXD files at the same time in Arcgis 10? Whenever I try to open the second MXD file Arcgis asks me to save the first MXD file and then it closes it ...
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Is there any place in which I can find a list of invalid database characters for ArcGIS 10?

Relating to my question about the split tool here, as suggested I ask a new question: is there any place with a list of invalid characters to use in a database in ArcGIS 10? edit: It is in relation ...