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How to use any ArcMap tool from a python script?

I'm trying to develop a tool that uses some of arcmap default tools like the Sketch Tool or Trace Tool. Is it possible? Let me explain a little more, I need to draw a feature, ask for user input, and ...
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Disabling/overriding internal arcmap commands with vba

I am creating a template for ArcGis JTX. This is a mxd file, with a vba onload event handler which removes some functionality from vanilla ArcMap. I'm stumped on one problem: double clicking on a ...
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Feature Cursor Count on mutiple layers

I would like to get a total count of multiple layer features (defined) within the ArcMap view extent. The code works fine with one layer but when I add a second or third layer with an "OR" operator I ...
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How to update feature class by iterating through values with branching?

I'm really struggling with getting this to work. Basically, I want my script to get the "newID" value and use that as a look up value. If the "newID" is found in the OldID list then do one thing, ...
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Get points in point file to write into new field the census tract each is in (from another shapefile)

I have points that represent day care centers which have address and lat-long. I am using lat-long to display. Now I need to sort, count, etc. these points in conjunction with new census data. To be ...
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Listing all feature classes in File Geodatabase, including within feature datasets?

From python how can I build a list of all feature classes in a file geodatabase (*.gdb), including inside feature datasets? The standard example only lists feature classes at the top level of the ...
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Eliminating a column from a copied feature class via a fieldmap object in ArcGIS Python

The use case is exporting a feature class via a Python script (arcgisscripting v9.3x. Only a few of the columns are needed in the result feature class. I commonly use the fieldmappings/fieldmap ...
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How to add a Database Server in Catalog?

I have ArcSDE on an Oracle database and I want to add a database server connection to ArcCatalog, I've seen several sites but they don't say what I have to write down. Let me explain: From the tree ...
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How to dissolve overlapping polygons?

I have a query regarding the dissolving of polygon features in ArcGIS 9.3. I only have the bare-bones license and an extremely basic knowledge of VB. I have a large shapefile with around 4500 ...
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Downgrading from ArcGIS 10 to 9.3?

Recently I have experienced a few problems with ArcGIS 10, so I switched back to 9.3, thinking that my live will be back to normal ... and it is not. I am using at the time tool made by Venkatesh ...
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Is it possible to install 9.3 Desktop Administrator as a standalone program?

I have ArcServer 9.3 installed on a server that I use for running scheduled Python geoprocessing scripts. I have several running, and now I'm trying to schedule one to rec/post, delete and recreate ...
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Counting Events Per Polygon Feature

I would like to calculate the total number of events within each feature of a polygon using a dbf file and a polygon shapefile. Is there an easy way to automate this so I can then produce charts per ...
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ArcSDE - where to start?

As I long ago figured out that I need more complex query-asking abilities (other than the standard select provided by arcgis), and as I will someday have to admin a small scale SDE database that will ...
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statistics by rectangle (raster image)

I have a shp file with some rectangles and I want to extract statistics within these areas from a raster image. I prefer ArcMap 9.3.
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Create centreline from a polygon

I am working on a project to create a centerline from a polygon automatically. The user select a polygon and click a button, the centerline will create for him. I have tried the build-in function ...
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Draw lines from points

Please any body help me for creating lines from points in electric network for instance electric poles are there in point feature with "polename" field like "P01", "P02", "P03" etc. I need a tool that ...
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Modelling of rent prices - which interpolation method to use?

I have national dataset of ~1,4 million households. There I have information about rent, size (number of rooms and m2) and some additional characteristics of each household. I'd like to use this data ...
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Partially updating raster (DEM)?

How to update an .img DEM in ArcView 9.3? I do have DEM which need to be updated only if few parts. The area to be updated has been produced in separate DEM with Spline Interpolation with Barriers. ...
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Google Earth land features importing to ArcMAP

I'm wanting to import land features, such as lakes, reservoirs and other land-made features onto my ArcMAP. Is that possible as this is new with my client wanting this done. What needs to be done as ...
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ArcGIS Editor Toolbar

Does anyone know how to change the properties of a vertex to keep 3 places after the decimal place? My problem is when I go to draw a line and snap to a point, the properties of the line I am drawing ...
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Running Model within ArcMap using VBA?

I would like to Run/execute a model within ArcMap 9.3.1 vba. I can run it in vba by exporting out the VBS script and importing it into vba, however I'm wondering if there is an easier way to just call ...
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How to get a polyline from a polygon in ArcGis Server 9.3?

I'm want to get the lines of a polygon and then get the length of each line, I'm looking on how to do this, Can anyone show me some code? Does anyone have any pointers on how to do this? I'm using ...
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ArcGIS: In the Legend, show legend items that are only displayed on the map

Using ArcGIS, is there a way for the legend, to only show the subitems that are displayed on the map?
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Create data table in geodatabase

Using vb.net, my custom tool needs to create a data table in my geodatabase to store some information for later use. The user will be in ArcMap 9.3.1 with the geodatabase up and layers displayed. I ...
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ArcGIS: Maintaining the same layer styles over multiple data frames

Let's say you have a map with three or four data frames. In each data frame there is the same road layer. Is there a way to ensure that all the symbology/labeling/annotation is the same for that layer ...
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Placing label designs in the legend - Is it possible in ArcGIS 9.3.1?

I'm working in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and apart from "regular" slayers with symbology, I have a few layers which I do not show their symbol on the map, but only their label (for example: cities layer in which ...
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ArcGIS: Scalable labels in x direction only

I'm trying to label a road layer that is named in 2 different ways: XYZ String between 5 to 20 characters Is there a way using ArcGIS 9.3 to produce a scalable layer label only in the x ...
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raster not displaying below certain scale

i've clipped a raster in 20 smaller images and i can zoom in until 1:150 in the original raster but, in the smaller ones, when i go below 1:4000, the workspace goes blank. i'm working with arcgis 9.3 ...
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Python Question - how do I extract a part of a string

I'm building a tool in python and for that I have a question: I have a string such as "Denver.dwg Group Layer\Denver.dwg Annotation". How do I assign to a variable (for later print) only the first ...
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Metadata server and spatial server - a must? [closed]

I have been using ArcMap (only) for the past two years (read: newbie) in the oil and gas (upstream) industry. I currently have about 200 GB of files (shp, tif, grids, a few fgdb, all sitting in a ...
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Is there a web service from ArcGIS that allows updating versioned SDE with ArcPad AXF data?

Here is my situation, currently we have a number of employees updating a copy of a checked out axf database using ArcPad on mobile devices. Our current process is very time consuming since it ...
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Changing the default symbology field when adding DWG to ArcMap 9.3.1

When I add a dwg to ArcMap 9.3.1, the symbology is set, by default, to something the program calls "CAD unique entity values"(CAD Renderer?) - a combination of "Linetype", "Color" and "LineWt" fields. ...
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Can I use VB to search against an arcserver service in arcmap?

I've published a ArcServer service that is going to be consumed by out of the box, standard ArcGIS on the desktop. My question is, is it possible to write custom tools in VB to query layers from that ...
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Distance between a line layer and several other line features (arcGIS 9.3 Arcview Licence)

I have a "Drain" line layer (with 150 lines) that I need to calculate the distance from lines to all objects within 120m. I've tried doing a spatial join and its great but I need more than just the ...
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Has anyone successfully installed HAZUS MR4?

I am attempting to install HAZUS-MH MR4 (v1.4) on a Windows XP SP3 computer with ArcGIS 9.3 SP1 installed. The installation seems to be running fine up until it attempts to start services. Then it ...
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Editing with auxiliary features (lines, points etc.) in Arcgis 9.3.1 - How?

In order to digitize exact features in arcgis 9.3.1, our draftsman would like to use auxiliary features (lines and points mostly) that don't have to be saved later on. I told them the easiest way was ...
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clicking button in QueryAttributesTask by code

I need help, I have a website developed using Argis Server 9.3 and Visual Studio 2008. The map is inside the website via an iframe and it receives the input to be used in a custom query via ...
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Change the symbol scale in ArcMap legends

As you can see from the image below, my enormous scale for traffic pattern shadows the other objects in the legend. Are there ways to reduce the size of object portrayed in the scale?
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How do you make 3d features from survey point data in arcGIS 9.3?

I have survey point data brought into ArcGIS using Survey Analyst Extension. I have created my 2D shapefiles of the cross-sections, thalwegs, and roadways but I can not get it to populate the zfield ...
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how to configure an arcgis server service to enable multiple editing

I'm using ArcGIS Server 9.3.1, ArcSDE, VS.NET 2008 and I'm trying to enable a service to be edited multiple times, the service its going to be public and it will be used to report emergencies and ...
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Export table from ArcGis to Excel file

Is there a way to export a table with selected records to an Excel spreadsheet? I was trying to export just to .txt file but ArcGIS gives me an error message. The other problem I have is with ...
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Is it possible to rearrange layers on the fly?

I'm involved in a project where one of the main features is that the users will have the ability to select wich layers will be available for him to view on the map, the layers then should be loaded ...
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Consuming an asynchronous Geoprocessing service in ESRI's Flex API

I have been trying to consuming my own asyncronous Geoprocessing service using ESRI's FLEX api, but i am either doing something dumb, or there is some trick involved in getting the results out. Since ...
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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?