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How do I convert existing fields to lat and long using the Calculate Field tool?

I am trying to convert my X and Y fields from feet to lat and long. I can easily do this in Calculate Geometry from the attribute table, but I'm needing to use this in a model and Calculate Geometry ...
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Can you use OpenStreetMap tiles in ArcGIS 9.3.1?

I was hoping to use ESRI's ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap to view OpenStreetMap data in ArcMap, but my organization hasn't upgraded to version 10 yet. I also know about ArcBruTile, but I prefer not ...
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Dealing with empty feature classes in a ArcGIS 9.3.1 Python script

I have a script that goes over all the feature classes within a geodatabase (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) and copies them. The problem (as far as I can understand) is that when the script goes to a empty feature ...
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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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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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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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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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Select by Location in ArcGIS with numerous polygons?

Please help me with this question about "Select by Location". I'm currently using ArcGis 9.3.1 I have multiple "Selector" polygons. Ideally, I would like to select a points shapefile with "Select by ...
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How can I migrate my toolboxes and styles from ArcGIS 9.x to 10.x?

I am migrating from ArcGIS 9.3.1 to ArcGIS 10 SP4. I have several toolbox and style files that I want transfer to my new computer which is now running Windows 7. Can anyone tell me where I should put ...
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Looping based on a spreasheet using python (in ArcGIS 9.3)

Here's what I am trying to do: I want to move feature classes from one .gdb (OLD) to another (NEW), but only the feature classes that are present in an excel spreadsheet. read from excel spreasheet ...
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How do you merge small gaps into the larger surrounding polygon?

I have a layer which has small rectangular gaps, I need to merge the gaps into the larger polygon that surrounds it, has anyone got any idea of how to do this, I know i can fill in the gaps with a new ...
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How to create a series of points along a polyline

I have a series of polylines, these represent various linear landscape features (Roads, hedges,rivers). I need to convert these to a series of points equally spaced (so hedges a point every 2m, a ...
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Creating a new Feature Class (ArcCatalog)

I have ArcGIS 9.3 and when in ArcCatalog, when I R click to create a Feature Class (turn FC), it is greyed out. Do you need a particular license or ArcEditor/Info to have it? I went into the ...
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Why do ArcToolbox tools give ActiveX error?

I work with ArcGIS 9.3. When I try to run any ArcToolbox tool I receive the message: Window Internet Explorer (Title of the Window) "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because ...
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How to create a feature class in a file geodatabase in ArcGIS 9.3 with Python?

I'm not entirely sure if I am using the correct terminology, so I apologize in advance. What I am looking to do is create a file geodatabase and add a feature class directly into that file ...
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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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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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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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How can I create a constant slope DEM?

I wanted to create a DEM of constant slope say 1/3000. How can I proceed in ArcGIS 9.3? The area may be 1000m x 1000m or any other as per convenience.
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Extracting values of one point shapefile to another point shapefile

I have a set of points along a river-channel which contain attributes to of the right and left riparian classification respectively. These points almost follow the channel center-line, and have been ...
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Moving Versioned Data between different geodatabases

Can you please let me know how to migrate feature class which is registered as version and archiving is enabled on it From: Database Environment: ArcSDE 9.3, RHEL 5, Oracle 11.2.0.2 To Database ...
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Draw graphic on screen without requiring a double click to finish sketch

I am trying to get the user to draw a line(only 2 vertices) on the screen(just like the georeferencing link/spatial adjustment link). I got the below snippet from ESRI website which does give me a ...
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Assign Z-values of river stream segments

I have used Interpolate shape tool in 3D Analyst (ArcGIS 9.2) in order to obtain Z-values of each segment along the stream lines. As input features I use Riverstream.shp file and as raster surface ...
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Clipping MrSID files in ArcGIS Desktop?

Does anyone have experience subsetting/clipping a large NAIP imagery file in MrSID format? Some of the NAIP files we have are by county and they have really large file sizes. The files are from the ...
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Creating Python script to reconcile/post geodatabase versions?

I’m trying to set up a python script so that I can schedule our rec/post to run on a server. I’ve created a model with the Reconcile Version tool, with the option to Post checked on. I then export ...
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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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The mysteries of the ArcGIS Server Identity - can you help?

Just getting back into ArcGIS for .NET again after about 2 years of doing the training course. I have a question about the "Add ArcGIS Identity" that you choose in Visual Studio - it doesn't seem to ...
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Georeferenced TIF files, can TFW files be created from TFWX files? - (ArcGIS 9.3)

I have georeferenced some image TIF files in ArcGIS 9.3. Update Georeferencing creates a *.TFWX file. Renaming to *TFW file does not place the image in the correct spatial location for software ...
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How to solve jpeg2000, jp2. crash & errors on arcgis 9.3.1 windows 7 64-bit

I have several problems at work. One is that jpeg2000 crashes ArcMap but mostly ArcCatalog when trying to read them. This is only occurs on machines with Windows 7 64-bit (we don't have Windows 7 ...
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how to calculate the basin length - which point to which point and how in arcgis 9.3?

This is the area of my research.I have calculated area using area and perimeter using arcgis 9.3 for doing morphometric analysis of the area.but i dont know how to calculate the length of the basin ...
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From text data create a FeatureClass with table with python

I'm searching how the output of one program (text file with some writings, but also with data as numbers, dates, times, coordinates, all separated with commas) can be transformed to a Feature Dataset. ...
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Make feature layer based on date, problem in python

I have a script that runs, that takes the current date and puts into a variable, which is then used to calculate the date field for the Feature class. Further in the script, the updated data is loaded ...
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IFeature.set_Shape The coordinates or measures are out of bounds

I'm trying to add a point to my map, but something with the way I used shp2sde create caused me to have a incorrect spatial extent or something. So I'm getting "out of bounds" error. How do I go ...
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How to split a polygon into multiple small parts by grid

we delineated a river basin in shape file and generated a line-featured shapefile using Hawths tools. now our task is that we want to divide this basin into small polygons by gird in order to compute ...
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gp.CreateFeatureClass(..) and gp.CopyFeatures(..) isn't copying all fields of feature class

How do I get the ArcGIS 9.3 geoprocessor to copy all of the fields of a feature class? Here is a description of what I'm trying to do: I am modifying an existing script created by a developer not on ...
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Change Measure Tool units through ArcObjects

I'm activating the measure tool through code by using the ControlsMapMeasureToolClass. I want programmmatically to change the default length units of tool. How do do that?
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Need to clip raster based on field name in ArcGIS 9.3

Is there a way around for me to batch clip a raster using a field name to create output a raster layer ? Much like using Split tool but it is for a vector. How about that for the raster side ? Going ...
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ArcObjects IFeatureConstruction::PlanarizeLinesFromCursor error

I wrote a little tool in ArcObjects/C# for planarizing a line feature class. I am using IFeatureConstruction::PlanarizeLinesFromCursor because I need to apply a query filter. Now, I figured out a bug: ...
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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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How to create a tabular legend in ArcMap 9.3?

I want to create a legend in ArcMap 9.3 like the image below for a polygon layer. How can I do that? The values in the first column (Molid, Brad, etc.) and in the second row of legend (1-40, 41-90, ...
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How to display point features w.r.t field values of a polygon file in arcobjects?

I have a point & polygon shapefile. Point file has a field namely, Type: atm,hospital,school etc... Polygon file has a field Zone: Zn1, Zn2, Zn3. There will be two combo boxes which will populate ...
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How to avoid field map change when altering file locations in a model (e.g. using feature class to feature class tool)?

I have a backed up file GDB which I have to use because the current one had some broken models in it. I got this backup delivered on my local D:\ drive and have to copy models from this GDB to a ...
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Extracting points bordering shape extent

I'm using ArcGis 9.31. I have a set of points as elevation and in order to get a soft clip area for the TIN, I would like to extract only all the points bording the extent of this shape, or to get a ...
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Copy Parallel - Problem

Our data is of pipelines and nodes wherein for each feature there is a line and a point node as end points. So while copying parallel lines, we need to customize the OOTB tool so as to copy specific ...
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Why would Select By Location appear not to work properly after Multipart to Singlepart?

I am having issues using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 and the multipart to singlepart feature and then selecting by location. Basically, I am able to run the multipart to single part feature to split up some ...
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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS 9.3

I have downloaded Utah state shapefile in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N projection and also downloaded the MODIS image of the area (MOD09Q1) in .hdf format which has sinusoidal projection. the .hdf format ...
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ArcGIS Calling Wrong fme.exe When Python Script Converted To An ArcGIS Script Tool

I'm using this this bit of code to execute a FME Workbench file through a Python script ... import os os.system("fme.exe P:\\Mapping\\Scripts\\FME\\Easements_ROW_Extract_From_CAD.fmw") However, ...
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Dynamically Change Annotation Font Size According To Parcel Area

I'm looking for a solution to change annotation font size in an automated/dynamic way. The annotation data represents civic addresses and are displayed over a parcel fabric. What we would like to do ...
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Why does ArcMap connect to a Personal Geodatabase (PGDB) even when no feature classes (or tables?) are referenced in the MXD?

I have an odd question from a user in the same goverment that I work for. When he opens a .MXD-project in ArcMAP a Personal Geodatabase also opens that is not part of the project and does not have ...
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ArcGIS Server - host ArcGIS Services through fully-qualified domain name and servername

I’m in need of some direction… We currently host an ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 SP2 .NET on our Intranet. A situation has come up that requires me to have the ArcGIS server respond to both the servername and ...