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How to find Clusters of N Points Within X Distance?

We have tried two methods of cluster analysis: Cluster and Outlier Hot Spot ... but neither meets our specification which has these 3 parameters: a Set of Point features N points within a ...
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Problem with deleting file locks in ArcGIS 10

I did not realize that I should have been deleting cursors after accessing attribute tables until today. Up until now I never did this, but I've noticed that there are lots of file locks after my ...
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Trouble creating a query table

I need to join one feature class and one table. This is a one to multiple join, therefore, my only option seems to be by creating a query table. My problem is that the fields I want to join do not ...
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Are there any efficient methods for processing ArcGIS-based database tables outside of the ArcEtc program library?

Let us say, for the sake of argument, that you are working with a table that is over 2 GB in size (so .dbf is automatically ruled out... right?). To even create such a document, ArcGIS requires that ...
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How can I effectively debug arcpy Python scripts?

I have written many Python scripts using arcpy in ArcGIS 10, and so far my only means of debugging is restricted to printing messages to the geoprocessing results window using arcpy.AddMessage(). Are ...
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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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Can GeoServer 2.0.2 access ArcSDE 10.0 databases?

It looks like ArcSDE 10.0 databases are not yet supported... At least documentation on the geoserver-2.0.2-arcsde-plugin doesn't appear to address it specifically, and I can't get it to work. Is ...
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Null values in plugin data source

How do you appropriately setup a plugin data source to allow for null values (in .NET - C# preferred)? I'm currently setting up a field using: field.Type_2 = esriFieldType.esriFieldTypeSingle; ...
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Change annotation font size on a IGeoFeatureLayer

I would like to change the font size for the annotations on an IGeoFeatureLayer. I tried to set it in the lpLabelEngine.Symbol.Font.Size below but the set doesn't persist. IGeoFeatureLayer ...
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Layer package duplication

I create a layer package from desktop 10 and the double click to decompress it on my machine (to see what the customer is going to see). I get the initial folder (same as my lpk file) and then another ...
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Watershed Delineation

I am trying to delineate just the catchment area of some lakes, and am wondering the correct way to do this. I already have a filled DEM, along with a flow direction and a flow accumulation raster. Is ...
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Creating a raster surface of overlaps from vector polygon shapefiles?

Basically what I'm trying to do (in ArcGIS 10) is to compare three vector files in order to create a 'comparison' raster layer. I tried using Data Comparison (under Data Management tools) but it ...
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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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How do you produce a output table containing distances between mineral grains at various azimuthal directions?

I am using ArcGIS 10, the newest version and I am a senior at Western Carolina University and working on my senior thesis and the data set in which I have are images of mineral thin sections all ...
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Problem accessing Defense Solutions objects when migrating from ArcGIS v9.3.1 to v10

I've got an ArcGIS Engine application that uses the IMADtedLayer interface to access VPF DTED catalog layers and adds them to a map. The code ran fine under v9.3.1. I just updated to v10, and now I ...
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How to use Select by Attributes query with semicolons?

I am trying to select multiple (50 or more) unique numeric records using ArcGIS 10's "Select by Attributes" using semicolons ';' after each record which it verifies as good to go. Please see screen ...
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ArcObjects: How to get the size of the formatted text part only of a TextElement whose text contains formatting tags?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.0 and Python 2.6.5. I have a string, say 'mMx', that I want to enter into a TextElement (in the data view). The lowercase letters are to be substituted with a graphical ...
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How to set a map's extent to the envelope in miles

I want to set extent of the map into envelope which sizes are defined by user in miles(kilometers, whatever human readable unit). How to make it? I wrote the following code: static void ...
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Three Dimensional Routing Input Location Errors and Questions, ArcGIS10

I am having a bit of a problem with my three dimensional route solving. I am creating an interior building network, and ideally would be routing from room to room. I created a line feature class, with ...
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Compressing map algebra outputs from ArcPy

When creating a raster map algebra output, is it possible to set its compression? I'm creating a model which generates many hundreds of rasters, and currently each is being stored without any ...
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How configure ArcGIS 10 Server for .NET at http://server/rootContext/ArcGIS rather than http://server/ArcGIS

We are developing a Flex application which will communicate with ArcGIS server via a reverse proxy. The reverse proxy configuration is such that the host and path portions are separate configurations. ...
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How to use ArcGisServer from Engine?

MapServerQuerySublayer (Version 10) does not seem to support setting a definition query, although according to documentation it should using ImapServerSublayer2.LayerDescription as IMapserverSublayer. ...
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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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Programmatically edit/update metadata in ArcGIS 10

Has anyone succeeded in programmatically updating metadata in ArcGIS 10? Considering using Python/arcpy but ArcObjects (C# or Python/comtypes) is also a possibility. I need to update both the FGDC ...
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user select fields to be deleted in a feature class

How do I make the script below accept parameter arguments correctly in ArcGIS 10? I added it to a toolbox as a script, created parameter called Fields to be Deleted: and type as Field, but when I ...
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How to export selected records to a .txt file

I am working on a project where I need to create a tool/method to export the attributes of selected features to a .txt file. I have point features containing addressing information, and the tool ...
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How to make 3D building models from lidar data?

I have Lidar data, ground points and first returns. I have processed it and have ready tiles from which I am trying to build 3D building models. So far I was able to just extrude the buildings in ...
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US One Address locator style missing city, state and zip code fields?

I am using the file: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Locators\US One Address.lot To do address resolution on a parcel / polygon layer. I'm trying to understand why the file doesn't contain ...
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Changing the attribute behind a legend without changing the symbology

I have a geology layer with a very large legend that was painstakingly created based on a geological code. I now have a new attribute which is a friendly description for each code and I would like ...
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How to configure partial word matching in AnswerWorks-Vantage Linguistics on ESRI Desktop and Server products?

ESRI, like many companies, has licensed iSEEK AnswerWorks from Vantage Linguistics for natural language search of the ArcGIS Help system. At ArcGIS 10, ESRI dropped the Microsoft Keyword indexing ...
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How to create a circle in arcpy

Suppose I have a dataset where each record has an x,y and r (the centroid and radius of a circle). How can I create a polygon feature class containing parametric circles? Sorry to those who have a ...
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Calculate spacing of polylines along transects in ArcGIS

I have a shapefile with a number of roughly parallel lines in it, and I want to calculate the spacing between these lines using a number of transects across the map. How should I go about this? I ...
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ArcGIS 10 Search Services

I am trying to learn more about the new ArcGIS Server Search that comes with ArcGIS 10. Does anyone know where I can find detailed instructions on how to implement and use this feature? ...
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Scriptable way to merge polylines that join in ArcGIS

I have a number of polylines (around 9000), a number of which have one or both ends touching another polyline. I would like to merge these ones together into one polyline - thus reducing the number of ...
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ArcObjects ITextSymbol.GetTextSize in Python revisited: usage with StartDrawing and FinishDrawing methods

I am using ArcGIS 10.0/ArcObjects and Python 2.6. I am trying to get the usage of the ITextSymbol.GetTextSize method correct. The syntax, as established in an earlier question, is: dblx, dbly = ...
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WMS Image Services Do Not Display

We recently upgraded to Image Server 10.0.1 and in the process our WMS Image Services quit displaying. The connection to them works in ArcCatalog, but it never displays. If I preview the service it ...
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Can you access ArcScan from a python script?

I'm using a python script with ArcPy in ArcGIS 10, and want to access some ArcScan functions. Is this possible? I can't see anything in the documentation about it, but I can't really find any very ...
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Connecting to folders in ArcGIS 10.0?

In ArcGIS 9.3.1 (and prior) whenever the user wants to add data to Arcmap from a specific folder (and not from the general drives, C:\ for example), He has to press "connect to folder" and map the ...
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Specifics of ESRI's use of FlexNet Publisher TrustedStorage at ArcGIS 10

So at ArcGIS 10, ESRI adopted Flexera's FlexNet Publisher Trusted Storage module for secure exchange of license file "fulfillment records" and transfer of product activations. Question what network ...
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Using ESRI.ArcGIS.DataManagementTools.RepairGeometry

I am trying to update some code from VB6 to VB.Net 2008 and have been generally successful. However, I came across an issue where, as it processes each polygon in the shapefile, it implements the ...
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Has anyone successfully used Generate Near Table to create a table of distances between all polygons in a layer?

I'm trying to find the shortest edge-to-edge distance between polygons in a layer. An example is a table of the distances from county to county in a state. I'm attempting to use the generate near ...
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Generating regular sample points in a polygon

Is there a way I can generate regularly distributed sample points within a polygon using ArcGIS 10? I originally used Hawth's Tools to do this in 9.3, however I don't think this is possible in 10. ...
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How can I display raised error messages to the user in the ArcGIS geoprocessing results window?

Question: Can print statemnts raised from a custom exception be displayed in the gp results window? Background: I modified a script that I found that takes two inputs from a user, finds the ...
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How to get rid of double labels on ArcGIS 10

I'm displaying several point shapefiles. I want them all labeled with the field "ident" which is a 3 digit number starting at 001. Two of the three shapefiles show the labels correctly but the 3rd ...
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Does ArcMap 10 have a command line switch that is roughly equivalent to Visual Studio's /SafeMode?

Anytime I had an ArcMap 9.x related incident open with ESRI, they always had me do the usual steps of uninstalling extensions and tools, renaming the ESRI profile folder to ESRI_old, and renaming the ...
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How can I create a transparent marker/symbol in ARCGIS 10?

I am trying to do this by setting up the transparency of the layer, but the markers seem unaffected by this change. Any ideas?
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Which part(s) of the ArcMap user interface uses the Rogue Wave Objective Grid(OG1200ASU.DLL)?

I'm trying to troubleshoot ArcMap 10 crashing when I reconcile a version and I think it is OG1200ASU.DLL causing the problem. I'm guessing it's the attribute table or the attribute inspector. ...
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Add a new group layer with python ArcGIS 10

Does anyone now how to add a group layer with python can I use arcpy.mapping.AddLayer but surely this is only for an actual layer as opposed to a group layer. so far I have this import arcpy mxd = ...
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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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Is there a way to read the columns in a shapefile / layer without converting it first to an MDB file?

My shapefile has a number of fields, like roadname, and street number. Is there a way to get at these without converting the shapefile first into a featureclass (mdb)? Sometimes the conversion is a ...