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Why to use Add Attachments (Data Management) and not Hyperlink field?

Why should I use Add Attachments and not a hyperlinked field? What are the advantages in case of a lot of layers with a lot of attachments at the GDB? What are the best way to manage attachments for a ...
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Altering the order of attributes in a table [duplicate]

I have gone through a sequence of table joins. The resultant table should be with the attributes rearranged in more logical order. I cannot find this functionality within Arc GIS or any mention of it ...
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Problem in saving a file in a specific output folder

I have a very simple script that I'm testing. It has always been working so far, but now I'm running in an unexpected error. When I try to save my files in a folder different than the environment one, ...
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Measuring Distance from Point to Point Along a Path in ArcMap

I am looking at a village and want to find the distance from each house (point) to the pagoda (point). However, I want the distance to be measured along a path (which I digitized as a polyline) and ...
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Are there tools in ArcGIS for drawing compass bearings, and which projection should be used to create a map showing them?

I have a requirement to create a map (or multiple maps) showing four different locations with a bearing compass drawn around each one, oriented towards Grid North. I was told that each of the ...
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Why does adding DWG from AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 freeze ArcMap 10.1? [closed]

I use AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 and ArcMap 10.1. I am trying to add a .dwg file into ArcMap and no matter how I try (drag and drop from Catalog window, Add Data) ArcMap freezes and locks up. Any ...
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Additional Parameters for PrintTask?

Hi Guys I'm writing a custom GP tool for printing with 10.1. I need to pass some additional parameters into GP tool. I'm using printTask from jsapi and I couldn't add more parameters just by adding to ...
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Why does same image in two ArcGIS ArcMap configurations show different extent numbers?

I would like to get hear from you about the situation I am seeing here. What It got my eye was that when I download an ASTER from Reverb/ Echo from USGS website. At work, I load my ASTER file to my ...
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How to concatenate XY values in attribute table without messing up the numbers in ArcGIS 10.1?

Here's the procedure I use and the resulting problem I'm having. First I use the Add XY coordinates tool to add POINT_X and POINT_Y fields to the attribute table of a point layer. I then add a new ...
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How can I force ArcGIS to generate “color pallets” for display of GeoTiffs in the FAIMS Mobile App?

The FAIMS Mobile App 1 displays a black pane instead of a well rendered geotiff when I try to import files directly from ArcGIS 10.1 instead of processing them through gdal and grass. Running ...
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Calculating a field based on two other fields, if they exist [duplicate]

I'm using ModelBuilder to iterate through ~800 shapefiles to add and calculate a new field (I'll call it Field_A). Field_A needs to be populated by either Field_B or Field_C, whichever exists. Half of ...
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Enabling/Installing Portal for ArcGIS 10.1?

How can I install Portal for ArcGIS? I have installed ArcGIS for server 10.1 on linux. I read in ArcNews that Portal for ArcGIS is available with the ArcGIS 10.1 release. How can I enable it?
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Problem with converting rasters to arrays and adding them to main array, then converting to raster via NumPyArrayToRaster : output is NoData values

I have a process that aims to loop through a list of rasters (testing with only 3) covert each raster to an array, add the array to an existing 'template' array, then save the final array back to a ...
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Getting the name of the mxd using python

I have a python script which reads through all the mxd's in a folder and changes their properties from relative file paths to absolute file paths. I now want to add a bit to the script to change the ...
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Find Direction/Location of point in polygon using Python ArcGIS10.1

I have a point located inside a polygon, I want to determine its location or direction i.e. if it is in the northwest corner or southwest. I have the x,y of the point. Any idea on how to do this? I ...
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Problem importing annotation feature class into file geodatabase

While using ArcGIS 10.1, I had an issue importing annotation feature classes into a file geodatabase. Using Import Feature Class (Single) or Import Feature Class (Multiple) on an annotation feature ...
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Exporting XY data to .shp and I lose my points

I have coordinates (sampling points) as part of a larger excel file that I am trying to convert to a .shp file to overlay on a map. When I add them to Arc as XY data they display just fine, but when ...
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Draw middle ordinate perpendicular to chord, out to curve, with arcpy

I've been assigned to find the radius of road curves. My boss found this article describing a pretty straightforward method of doing so: find the start/end points of the curve; create a chord; ...
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Best ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer Caching technique

1) I have small portion of data from that I have to create ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer .I want to cache only that portion of the map where data is present rather than caching for the entire earth ...
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Error during reconcile: "The version could not be reconciled. Invalid network element id : Field is not editable

While reconciling a child version with the parent version, in a dataset containing Geometric network, the following error was noticed. Error during reconcile: "The version could not be reconciled. ...
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How to select specific filenames nested within several folders?

I have hundreds of shapefiles that are stored in separate folders, which are nested within several other folders. Among the shapefiles I only need the ones that are named 'POINT*.shp' How do I get ...
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Does arcpy have a method for accessing related records within a cursor?

I have a line feature class that represent sampling segments. I have a data table of field notes in the same Geodatabase that is connected to the feature class with a Relationship Class. Is there a ...
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How to export a mxd to a image with transparent background

I cannot get ArcMap 10.0 or 10.1 to "Export Map" to a png or gif with a transparent background -- no matter what I set the background and transparent colors to. Thus, I created the following script, ...
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Calculate coordinates of centroid in arcgis using python

I have polygon features and want to calculate coordinates of it's centroids in arcgis using python - all goes fine, but it gives me coordinates in meters and not in degrees as i want. Here is the ...
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How to perform Noise Pollution Mapping using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've been trying to do a noise pollution map, and I really don't know where to start with the information I have. The end result needs to be like in the link below. I've seen the question, How to ...
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Focal statistics to calculate saddle points from DEM

I have a conundrum with Focal Statistics and kernel files. I am been trying to identify saddle points in DEMs. I am attempting to rewrite this (thanks whuber) in a python script for 10.1. I have ...
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ArcGIS - Export Dialog Options missing

I've just unclicked the export map options (advanced options?) and can't get them back. I'd assumed you'd be given the choice of displaying them again, but they are nowhere to be seen. I now can't ...
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Failed to publish globe service on ArcGIS Server. Error 001369

I'm trying to publish a globe service on our ArcGIS Server and in ArcGlobe I get this error message "Failed to publish service." ---> Went to Results: [h=1]001369 : Failed to create the ...
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Possible to downgrade Postgresql and PostGIS versions and still be compatible with latest OpenGeo Suite?

I'm trying to connect ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 to PostGreSQL/PostGIS tables. I have PostGreSQL 9.2/PostGIS 2.0, which was installed with the latest OpenGeo suite. Unfortunately ArcGIS direct connections to ...
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How to collapse folder structure into single folder using ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I have a single folder, let's call it Folder1, which contains multiple folders; FolderA, FolderB, FolderC.....FolderZ. Folders A-Z each contain multiple file geodatabases. Folders A-Z do not contain ...
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Has anyone had any success using the Stack Profile tool in ArcGIS with a terrain dataset as a profile target?

Has anyone had any success using the Stack Profile tool in ArcGIS for Desktop [Advanced] with a terrain dataset as a profile target? I have successfully used this tool with a raster dataset as a ...
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Download OSM data using “ArcGis Editor for OSM”

My actions: 1) Add Basemap -> OpenStreetMap 2) zoom to area (in this area about 300 nodes) 3) OpenStreetMap Toolbox -> PostgreSQL Download, Extract and Symbolize Tools -> Download, Extract and ...
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A tool or way to Extend line by specified distance?

I have a purely aesthetic layer which has arrow symbols. Some aren't showing up right because the line is too small. I have selected maybe 50 records where I need to extend this line by a given number ...
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Display Table of contents of the map in ArcMap in the online published Map/Web map application

The following is the sample layer information of the map in ArcMap 10.1: How can I have the same Table of contents in the published map online or in web map application, so that user can ...
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How to eliminate small polygons using ModelBuilder to iterate through feature classes

I created four large polygon feature classes of surface slope classes from a grid of 6-foot cells covering half my county. In order to repair the geometry and eliminate small polygons I broke four ...
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How to count occurrences of one field grouped by values of another?

Is there a way of calculating the number of unique text strings in a field in ArcGIS 10.1? I have a number of repeated strings in this field, but would like to calculate the number of unique strings ...
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How to customize inputs in Iterate Feature Class - ModelBuilder 10.1

I am using the Iterate Feature Class tool in ModelBuilder to iterate through feature classes within a Geodatabase. I would like to add the capability to custom select which feature classes within a ...
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Read layer symbology class color with ArcPy

I am using ArcPy within ArcGIS 10.1 and attempting to read symbology from a *.lyr file created by a raster dataset within ArcMap. My goal is to be able read out the RGB (color) values assigned to the ...
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Use Feature Class “Name” from Iterate Feature Classes to Calculate Field with Model Builder 10.1

My goal is to create shapefile that contains merged feature classes from a geodatabase. I would like for there to be a new field in the resulting shapefile that contains the name of the original ...
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ERROR 001269 : Compressing the service definition failed.ArcGIS 10.1,Python 2.7

I am trying to publish an mxd using python script. I invoke this pyhton script from c# application, after creating the sddraft file, the system throws up this error "001269 : Compressing the service ...
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Flip over min/max values in a stretched symbology for raster data

In ArcMap 10.1, we can render a raster in a colour ramp (stretched) symbology to draw a raster layer based on each pixel value. However, the legend for the layer by default starts from the max value ...
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How to Import Metadata of feature classes with them into ArcSDE?

I have a database that has numerous feature classes of different types. None of these feature classes have metadata. I understand that when you import feature classes to a database, the metadata ...
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Too many features selected with the ArcMap Select by Polygon tool

Here is my problem: First of all you have to know that I have ArcMap 10.1 SP1. My features are stored in Oracle 11g database in SDO_GEOMETRY format. I have imported a layer of accidents location in ...
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Web-based thumbnail image in 'Item Description' for a Python toolbox [ArcGIS 10.1]

I'm using locally stored images as thumbnails in the Item Description for a python toolbox [ArcGIS 10.1]. I'd like to load the images from an online source so other users of the toolbox can still see ...
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How to convert all shapefiles in folder into KML using ArcPy?

I was trying to convert all the shp in a folder into kml. featureclasses = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in featureclasses: # Set Local Variables composite = 'COMPOSITE' pixels = ...
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Uploading Service Definition Failed

Can anyone give me direction as to possible reasons why when publishing certain map services I get the "Packaging Succeeded but Publishing Failed" error? When I expand the Geoprocessing Results ...
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ArcGIS Find and Replace attribute search error

I am editing a vector layer in ArcMap 10.1 in the attribute table the no data value for some of my fields is -1.7976931348623157e+308. I would like to replace that with 0. I attempted to use the Find ...
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Circular insets in ArcGIS

Looking for a way to add an AutoCad-type circular inset in ArcGIS 10.1. Have tried many different methods but the best we have been able to do is shown here using "insert picture" after various ...
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Is there a way to control which ArcMap AddIn is loaded first?

I have a shared DLL that use across multiple ArcMap AddIns. It rarely changes, but recently I've had to modify it and I started getting MissingMethodExceptions whenever I made calls to classes in ...
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Lidar data in ArcGIS 10.1

Problem: I have a set of LAS files that doesn't display in Arcmap. Details: I try to use LAS to tin in Arcmap to convert my LAS points to a TIN. However, when browsing to the folder with the files, ...