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Making a Map with a Legend as a .pdf Without a White Background

I have a shapefile of United States counties. I also have an Excel file of the share of the black population in each county. I'd like to make a map of this using GIS. (Before you say that there are ...
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Round decimal number in ArcGIS10.1

How can I round the decimal number in a table in Arcmap: e.g. how can I set it to 2.60?
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ArcGIS 10.1 : Returning shape.area in my code block

I try to calculate a field using an 'if' statement in the field calculator. Here is my code : " #Expression MyField_2 = def Reclass(!MyField_1!) #Parser Python 9.3 #Code Block def ...
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Can ArcGIS Server be called ArcSDE? I'm confused about terminology

I'm confused about some ESRI terminology. If I have ArcGIS 10.1 Server installed and we use Enterprise geodatabases with versioning capabilities but we use direction connections does this have ...
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How to allow for multiple lines in legend?

How can I force the description text in my legend to occupy more than one line? This is basically the same question as Legend: Can I force long layer names to multiple lines based on a specified ...
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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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How to turn off layers in ArcMap via arcpy?

I'm working on a script in ArcMap 10.1 that takes a screenshot and I need to know how to extinguish (turn off) a layer in my table of contents.
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How to identify misaligned corners in PLSS sections

Sometimes PLSS section corners do not align How could I automate the detection of these corners and generate a new shapefile showing where this occurs? I have a shapefile of 147k section polygons ...
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How to generate wind direction raster using its U and V components in arcgis?

I have two raster layers representing the U and V components of a vector wind. I could generate the magnitude raster by applying (u*u+v*v) in Map Algebra in ArcGIS. Now I need to generate the ...
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Is there an alternative to the Integrate tool that will not change one of the inputs

I have two polygon layers, and would like to snap the outlines of one of them (colored poly's) to the other (grey) without changing the grey in anyway (so Integrate seems out). It should only snap if ...
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ArcPy Append Ignores Domains

I've been working with the append tool inside arcpy and discovered that, even though I have domains constraining the values of some of my columns, I never receive an error when the domains are ...
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Why does Field Calculator return 0 values when decimals are expected?

I realize I posed this question, and got answers, several days ago (see (Field calculator error)) , but none seem to really be working, and so am posing again. Below are two screenshots that show the ...
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Using Python to Calculate a field

I am trying to replace values in a single column using an else if statement, but I keep getting an Syntax error in line 2. I'm new to Python so it's probably an easy solution, but I haven't been able ...
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Import functions in python Add-In logic script

I am running into an error. I have a set of functions which I want to import in the python Add-In script at the time of execution, but when I built Add-In with "import stats" line then tools are ...
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Create Table (Data Management), Unable to Save to Feature Dataset

I'm trying to create a table in a feature dataset and get the error: Parameters are not valid. The code works when I write only to the gdb. Am I not allowed to write to a feature dataset or am I doing ...
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Creating .shp from .dbf in ArcMap?

How do I create a shapefile using the latitude and longitude information in my dBASE table? I am using ArcMap 10.1
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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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How to import excel point and line data into ArcGIS 10.1 as shapefile?

I have two separate excel documents that I'd like to import into ArcMap, but I don't exactly know how to create a shapefile. The two files are as follows: 1) Point data. This spreadsheet has a long ...
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File size limitation for shape file

I am going through File size limitation for shape file esri support article (this article applicable for ArcGIS 9.X version not for 10.X ) I know may be same article will applicable for 10.x version ...
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Create point geometry in a feature class with all the attributes prepopulated

So here is the problem. I have a text file with space delimited values. A standard text file with the headings separated by spaces and then on each next line values for these headings (columns) also ...
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How to calculate a value based on another field under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor and cursor.updateRow?

I am trying to do a calculations under arcpy.da.UpdateCursor. I want to calculate the values for the records that have FIPS=06037. I want to take the values from "kg" column and populate the new value ...
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Calculate field values using random integer derived from count of like features

I have a feature class which contains features classified by type. What I would like to do in my new field is generate a random number sequence for those like values using a count of the like values. ...
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Cripplingly Slow Performance While Georeferencing in ArcMap 10.1

Just last night I started having an extremely frustrating problem with georeferencing, something that has been integral to my job for a few years now, and something I've never really had a problem ...
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Clip a raster using a shapefile into multiple rasters?

I have a raster file representing a large area and a shapefile of 30 polygons representing watersheds. I would like to clip the raster with the shapefile to create 30 rasters representing each ...
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How to perform a Cost Path analysis in ArcGIS 10.1?

Is it possible to model the easiest pathway through a landscape between many points (rather than just two)? I want to carry out a cost-path analysis, I would like to display the easiest pathways ...
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ArcGIS flow accumulation

I am trying to run ArcGIS 10.1 flow accumulation on a 10000 x 10000 cell unsigned 8Bit integer flow model (but 80% of that is no data). The data has been through a "fill" procedure once. The only ...
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Why unable to edit ArcSDE from multiple computers on LAN using custom ArcGIS Engine application?

I cannot edit an ArcSDE database from multiple computers on a LAN network using a custom ArcGIS Engine application, I have tried both versioned and non-versioned feature classes, but they cannot be ...
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How to add an online basemap in ArcGIS 10 [closed]

How can I add an external online map in ArcMap by inserting the http address, to use as a basemap in order to georeference multiple aerial photos? Or is there a way to georeference these photos using ...
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Should Python Add-In installed in map which is packaged be part of *.mpk?

Using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 SP1, I just created a map package (.mpk) from a map (.mxd) which had a Python Add-In (.esriaddin) installed. When I unpacked the .mpk the .esriaddin was neither ...
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ModelBuilder routine to remove spatially duplicate features

I'm attempting to build a ModelBuilder routine in ArcGIS 10.1 based off of an existing post on Stack Exchange. The response from 'Get Spatial' gave a great screen shot of a model that would run an ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 Python GP script shape as input parameter

I am writing a geoprocessing script that will need to accept a shape as an input parameter. This shape will be obtained by a user drawing the shape in a web application. The web application will ...
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Is there a way to take an Extension License from another user in ArcMap/ArcCatalog?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 and need a specific extension that's activated on another user's machine. Is there a script or other tool available to re-claim this license?
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Can an Esri service pack be uninstalled at 10.1?

At v10, it was nice that you could roll back individual Service Packs. Ive just rolled forward to 10.1 SP1 on my dev machine (not a fresh install), but it would appear this option is not available ...
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How do I import specific fields from a shapefile?

Using arcpy, how do I import only select fields from a shapefile? Or, if I must import the entire shapefile, how do I delete certain fields after import?
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Draw Paths Automatically

I have the following data: The pink represents digitized hiking trails done on a different software that is completely inaccurate compared to raster images. They do however have attributes with the ...
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Performing Point Distance analysis using Basic level license of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcView Version 10.1 and I need to perform a point distance analysis like: What is the distance from A to B-Z, B to A-Z, C to A-Z, etc? What are the steps that I take to do this?
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Displaying adjacent polygon lines beside each other instead of overlapping

I would like to display adjacent polygons with the line work beside each other, not one on top of the other for that shared boundary. I do not want to edit the polygon boundaries - only want to ...
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Coded Value Domains in ArcMap

I am analyzing a database in ArcMap 10.1 and I wanted to know whether it is possible to trace what tables are linked to a particular Coded Value Domain? I am attempting to find a particular table. I ...
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Will killing ArcMap process while it's copying features corrupt the file geodatabase?

So..., I made the unfortunate decision to try and copy/paste 22,000+ address points into the same file geodatabase. It's taking soooooooo long.... So my question is, how much of a chance is there to ...
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How do I draw transparent polygons with ArcObjects?

How do I draw transparent polygons in ArcObjects? I mean is it possible to set alpha channel?
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How to Enable DriveTime (Minutes) in Network Analyst Service Area Creation?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 Network Analyst Extension to try and do a drive time analysis for fire station service areas. Using this tutorial I am going through step by step to make this happen, however, I ...
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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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creating a buffer in a raster layer

I've got a raster layer separated into 3 zones, representative of marine park zones. What i'm trying to do is make it so that where zone 1 is adjacent to zone 3, there is a "buffer" between them, of ...
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Detecting ring direction of a polygon using ArcPy

I am using ArcPy in ArcGIS 10.1 to process some geometry using the arcpy.da data access module. However I have run into a problem with complex Polygons that contain inner rings/holes. From the ...
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Want to dissolve adjacent polygons but no common edges

I have a bunch of parcel data, I want to join the polygons basing on the same owner name. Even they are not touched, I want merge them together, such a 100 feet tolerance. The purpose is to show the ...
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How to Export Raster with same classification colors seen in ArcMap?

I have a single band raster, but i like to export it with the same colors as in Arcmap. Any help please.
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Concatenate only when all fields to be concatenated have values

I have two fields that I want to concatenate. Field1 contains null values and Field2 has values for every record. I want to concatenate only when both fields have values. I tried using a function ...
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Using Select By Location to update field in feature class using ArcPy?

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...
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Exporting USGS contour line shapefile to DWG or DXF?

How do I assign the Z value based on the Elevation attribute using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? I've been messing with this for an hour or two now and every time the exported DWG has ZERO for z value for ...
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How to create a layer of directional/horizontal wells?

I have never needed to create a horizontal/directional shapefile (oil / gas well). What do you need besides the lat/long, basic well info? Direction/Length for the line? My question is - What goes ...