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How do I cluster XY point data? (ArcGIS 9.3)

I have a whole bunch of icons displaying on a map, I want these clustered together as was suggested to me for a different question here... ArcGIS 9.3. How do I increase Picture Marker Symbol ...
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ArcGIS: Generate Random polygons within a polygon

I have a generic polygon layer, would it be difficult to do subdivide the polygon into sub polygons provided they're all relative of the same area? Let's say divide a polygon into 10 or so sub ...
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ArcGIS 9.3. How do I increase Picture Marker Symbol performance?

I have a layer with 400 point features that display a picture marker symbol on the map. We expect this number to increase a great deal. Unfortunately it's already noticeably slow. This is being ...
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ArcGIS: Create a line layer from a point layer and csv data file

UPDATED DECEMBER 20 I have a Regular point layer and a csv file that has the same ids as the point layer. The csv file is organized as ID From To Weight -- ---- -- ------ 01 ...
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Making a layer read-only in arcgis 9.3.1

Is there a way to make a layer (a independent shapefile or a layer in a SDE gdb) read-only - so that people will be able to see it but not edit it? (I'm using 9.3.1)
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Interpolation for timeseries in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to calculate average rainfall value from a number of points using Inverse Weighted Distance tool in ArcGIS 9.3. My problem is that: each point has it own time series, therefore the ...
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Setting transparency in background colors of neatline fame?

Is there an easy way to set transparency levels in background colors of a neatline frame or any other frame for that matter in ArcGIS?
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Why is ArcGIS Desktop labeling wrong polygons?

I am working with a very large data set. When I label my polygons, the labels display like a highway of labels through the middle of my map. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3. I have tried to fix it with Maplex, ...
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Display labels for all point features in ArcGIS

I might be missing something silly, but is there a way to guarantee that each point label in my point layer gets displayed?
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What's the easiest way to move tile-based services?

We're still running ArcGIS 9.3.1 for a short while longer, and have been tiling more of our data, which is great until we have to deploy it. Deploying currently consists of transferring the entirety ...
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Setting defaults in the 'Select By Attribute' SQL editor

Is there a way to set default values in the 'Select By Attribute' SQL editor (the where clause) ? I want to set a permanent value that will appear every time I enter the 'Select by Attribute' window, ...
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Troubleshooting slow data access to shapefiles by ArcGIS Desktop?

We have just upgraded from ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 to 9.3.1 For a ~250MB .shp in 9.2 it took 1 minute to render, at 9.3.1 it now takes 50 minutes. The format has to stay as shapefile. The data is stored ...
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Viewing current users of map (mxd)?

Is anyone aware of a script or tool that would allow me to view what users have a paticular mxd open at one time? We are using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.
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How do I disable the Add Spatial Database Connection function in ArcGis?

Is it possible to remove/disable the Add Spatial Database Connection and Add OLE DB Connection functionality from ArcMap and ArcCatalog? Ideally the end user could hit the Add Data button, and the ...
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Producing multiple PDF plots of mapsheets specified by shapefile key from ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm looking for a product that will produce multiple pdf plots of mapsheets specified by a shapefile key (say, 11 x 17) from ArcGIS 9.3 using a single .mxd template, include and orient a common ...
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Viewing relationship classes ties for multiple features

I've been working with a complex ArcGIS 9.3.1 geodatabase with multiple feature classes (FC's) interconnected by many relationship classes. My question: supposing I have a FC with features a,b,c and ...
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How to select all parcels of a street? [ArcGIS Server]

I have an Arcgis Server Map Service with a Street layer and a Parcel layer, I need to get the info of each parcel of a street that is selected by the user, does anyone knows how to do that? I'm a ...
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Painting polygons in ASP.NET

I have this problem, I need to paint each polygon with a distinct color based on an atribute value using .NET, for example: Polygon value 1 10 2 10 3 5 4 5 5 1 ...
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Is there a way to decrease redraws in ARCGIS?

I'm using a huge database on arcgis desktop 9.3.1 and every time I do a pan/zoom I have to wait 0.5-1 minute for the whole database to redraw itself. Is there any way to decrease the amount of redraws ...
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How do I open the Identify window in ArcMap?

My identify window no longer appears when I identify a feature in ArcMap.
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How to convert a data frame grid to a shapefile?

I have a map layout set up in ArcMap 9.3.1 with an index grid on the data frame. What I would like to do is convert this index grid to a shapefile that includes the grid reference information. I've ...
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Converting xyz batch to ESRI grid format using XYZ2GRID 2.1 - batch problems

I am trying to use Min-Lang Huang's XYZ2GRID2.1-Batch program downloaded from ArcScripts and I keep getting the error C:\users\public...........xyz Error-Object required Does anyone know what the ...
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Accessing ArcGIS layers from separate thread using ArcGIS Engine?

I've got an ArcEngine application, referencing a MXD for it's data (and map display). I'm running a query against all layers, so can take quite some time. I would normally run the query in a ...
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ArcGIS: how to clear selection in Attributes Table with a keyboard shortcut?

ArcGIS: how to clear selection in Attributes Table with a keyboard shortcut? I'm getting tired of going to Options, Clear Selection; I work with Attribute Tables frequently. Thanks!
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ArcGIS: How to create a line with a specific length?

How can I create a line in ArcGIS 9.3 to a specific length? I click once to start the line where I want it, and then I want it to be, say 10 Meters in length...Similar to AutoCAD. How do I do this? ...
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Can I use python 2.6 with ArcGIS 9.3?

Is it possible to use Python 2.6 (or 2.7?) with ArcGIS 9.3? The official stance is no, not supported. There are a number of reports in the wild though that it can be done. How is this accomplished? ...
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Can you create new annotation feature classes with Python in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on a project that needs to create file geodatabases from scratch and I cannot find any information about how to make new feature classes as annotation with Python. Does anyone have any ...
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Using National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) county level crop data to estimate crop acreage in hydrologic regions?

National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) provides county level crop (Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, etc) data. I want to calculate crop acres on each subwatershed from the county based data. I'm ...
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Learning .NET for ArcGIS (mainly Desktop) use?

I have basic programming skills (I program simple vba python and lisp scripts and had gone through a java course a long time ago), but it seems to me (judging by ESRI publications) that there is no ...
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Creating duplicate features based on many-to-one conversion of related table?

I need to create duplicate features (in this case parcels), using a related table to populate ID fields. In essence, I need to use a related table of parcel owners to create duplicate parcels, each ...
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How to write a script that will automatically draw lines from one point to multiple destination points? (ArcMap 9.3)

I need to create lines from an airport to numerous destination locations. The destinations change often, so drawing them manually becomes tedious. I want to create a script that will draw them ...
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Why ModelBuilder cannot see Summary Statistics field?

I'm having some problems adapting a few models inherited by me from a colleague. Inside this model, we attempt to calculate Summary Statistics, but the model can't find the field that it needs to ...
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Plot files in ArcGIS

I wondered if you could share some of your experience with plot files in ArcGIS. I've been trying to make these, as I have a good expeirence with them from autoCAD (every drawing is exported to a PLT ...
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How does one build a Python script that exports to several output files?

I'm trying to build a Python Script that will receive one feature layer that will be clipped by several adjacent grid squares (each in a different shapefile) and output several shapefiles. Now, I've ...
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Uninstalling ArcGIS extensions from earlier version after ArcGIS upgraded?

I uninstalled ArcGIS 9.3.1 (server, desktop, engine), then installed ArcGIS10.0 (Server, Desktop, engine). When I tried to uninstall some arcmap extensions, I got error 1001 "unable to get installer ...
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How to disconnect all open GDB locks in ArcMap?

I am having trouble releasing GDB locks in ArcMap 9.3. Does anyone know a way to disconnect from all open GDB connections in ArcMap 9.3. I could close and re-open arcMap, but that seems to be a ...
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How to use Lists with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

The ArcGIS ModelBuilder is nice to work for when dealing with single input/outfiles. When I want to use the List option (As to, for example, Clip several layers using the same clip feature layer), I ...
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Are there any “highly customizable” GIS platforms?

I'm new to this site which I find useful and refreshing until now. And to my question ( WARNING: it's a bit long, so you can skip right to the question two paragraphs down). I was educated in GIS ...
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I want create a crystal report in gis with writing code

I am working in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and I try to write code for creating a crystal report and work with it in VBA, but I recieved an error when the program arrived at this line of code: Dim pProj As ...
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Bulk field rename in file geodatabase

I have a file geodatabase with several hundred feature classes in it. Some feature classes have a field that got named incorrectly, and it got named "SCHEMA_FEATURECLASS_ENTITY" instead of just ...
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Measuring data load and redraw times in ArcMap?

Rephrasing of the question slightly to address some issues. Is there are standard way of measuring load times for data, specifically sybolised data, within ArcMap? In particular, we're comparing ...
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What are Limits on ArcScene and TINs from LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LIDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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When a class in an ArcGIS extension should be an ArcGIS class

Visual Studio templates provided by the ArcGIS SDK offer a "ArcGIS Class" which is a simple C# class that has the attributes Guid, ClassInterface, and ProgId before the class declaration. While adding ...
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Server Object Extension doesn't work

I built a server object extension in C# and Visual Studio 2010, using the ESRI sample for the Spatial Query SOE as a starting point. (see the page on resources.esri.com) The SOE never displays a ...
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Multiple layouts in one ArcGIS project?

Is it possible to have multiple different map layouts (like the one accessed by clicking the little page icon at the bottom of the viewing panel) within one ArcGIS project? I often find myself ...
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Is it possible to Automate label settings with ArcMap 9.3.1

We have several users that are using ArcMap, and have asked me to create a fairly complicated label scheme. I have created several classes, each with different Expressions describing the labels. I ...
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How to grab user's mouse click (coordinates) in Javascript

I am just getting to grips with using ArcGIS Server 9.3.1. I am developing in .NET with a very basic Web app in C# - it has the standard ESRI web ADF ASP controls in the web page (Default.aspx) ...
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Has anyone discovered any compatibility issues between ArcGIS 10 clients editing older ArcSDE geodatabases (e.g 9.3.x)?

I’ve read the ESRI documentation here: http://goo.gl/UUSM (link to ESRI) and http://goo.gl/TsmV (link to ESRI) , so I know the documentation states that you can. And I’ve actually edited data (a ...
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Bad data beaking IRelationshipclass.GetObjectsRelatedToObjectSet

I have two workspaces - one a File GDB, the other SDE (SQL Server). Both workspaces contain the same data with the same relationship classes. When identifying features in ArcCatalog, the results ...
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Where is the ArcGIS ServicePackFinder 9.3 utility found?

Where is the ArcGIS ServicePackFinder 9.3 utility found? I know it's for download, but no amount of trawling can find it.