A specific software version of ArcGIS that was released in June 2008.

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Performance of ArcGISScripting and large spatial data sets

I am currently writing a python script using the arcgisscripting module to process a reasonably large data set (~10,000 records in total) normalised over a small number of tables, 8 in total. The ...
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When Versioning with ArcSDE can posted edits be cancelled or rejected?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and attempting to work with an SDE geodatabase (with one polygon feature class) that has already been registered as versioned. I'm new to versioning and am still trying to ...
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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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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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How do I create a convex hull in ArcGIS Desktop?

I would like to be able to create a convex hull in ArcGIS Desktop 9.x, but I cannot find an appropriate tool. How does one go about creating one? I am interested in answers for all license levels: ...
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Self intersections for polygons, how to solve?

I have a question about repairing a self intersecting polygon shapefile. I have a shapefile containing Polygons (ZM) which have self intersecting features. If I use the "repair geometry" tool, it ...
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Method to shade or overlay a raster map to reflect time of day and ambient light

I have a daytime raster of my study area. I have 20+ counters in the study area that count "stuff" with a timestamp. Using PyEphem I determined the type of ambient light for each collected data ...
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How to disconnect all open GDB connection in ArcMap 9.3

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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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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Can ArcGIS 9 and 10 coexist peacefully on same computer?

We have a copy of Hawths tools that only work in ArcGIS 9.3, so I would like to keep it on my computer. However, most of the work we do in our lab is done with ArcGIS 10. Therefore, would it be OK to ...
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Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server?

I am doing a (non commercial) project where the client doesn't have the budget for purchasing map data like that provided by TeleAtlas. They only need map data for a background map, and they'd like ...
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Log file for ArcGIS geoprocessing?

Whenever I run a geoprocess overnight, it seems my computer reboots. Does ArcGIS save some log file information? Where does it save it? For example, when I run a large dataset or image process I need ...
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Processing SQLite files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using qgis and grass for my work. I've produced a shapefile which is over 100mbs (s a result of some statistical analysis). If i convert it to sqlite format (spatially enabled) the data shrinks ...
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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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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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Large Scale Geocoding and Processing in ESRI

Ok, so I guess this kind of a informal query/survey about how big a datasets you are using in your ESRI worlds... I am building and maintaining a statewide dataset, where I have to process down to the ...
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How to implement MultiValue Parameter with Multiple Columns?

This might be a simple question, but I haven't been able to find a straightforward answer. I'm working on an ArcGIS (9.3) Python script. One of the inputs is a list of features. For each feature, 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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Using polygons to apply unique value to all raster cells within those polygons?

In ArcGIS 9.3, I have a raster file that I would like to "mask" with polygons, giving a single value to all the raster cells that overlap the polygons. How can I do this? Here's a screen shot, ...
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How to create TINs in ArcGIS from triangular elements

I am working with FEM models with triangular elements, and I'd like to view the results as TIN surfaces in ArcGIS (and in ArcScene). In my external source, I have nodes (with X,Y,Z coords) and ...
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creating a dem from contours

I have a large set of contours that I received broken down into several different subsets. I have merged most of the subsets together creating a larger set of contours in three different files. I have ...
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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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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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What is your workflow for designing “antique” maps?

I currently work with ArcGIS 9.3 and have decent competence with Adobe CS4-5 of Photoshop and Illustrator. I'm more than happy to branch out to other software. Essentially, I'd like to get really ...
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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 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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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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Migrate python scripts from 9.3 to Arcgis10

What changes are needed to migrate scripts from the ArcGis 9.x environment/gp-object to the ArcGis 10/arcpy environment? Can anyone provide a good overview what the changes are? Can someone share ...
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SQL expression for finding strings including letters in ArcGIS 9.3.1

I'm working on ArcGIS 9.3.1. I have a shapefile with a string field containing point names like these: 10 12 12/13 t/9 6577y 1234 12t9 124y67 u9 and so on (and yes, I know it looks like a colossal ...
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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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ArcSDE - Is there an automated way of releasing all layers locks?

We have an issue where users do not close ArcGIS and layers get locked, and sometimes this affects our nightly updates for some of the layers. I know you can individually remove a lock using the ...
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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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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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python.exe has stopped working

A python script was written about 18 months ago by a person who has now left. It produced the required outputs then. I've been asked to run it again but with different (finer resolution) data ...
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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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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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Exporting polygon features to individual image pngs

I have a shapefile with a few thousand polygons, ArcGIS [9.3] (and even PostGIS). I would like to export each of those polygons into its own thumbnail image file without any real context. What is the ...
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Upgrade guidelines for ArcGIS 9 to 10?

We have a copy of ArcGIS 10 that we are preparing to use to upgrade our existing ArcGIS 9.3 installation. Should I uninstall ArcGIS 9.3 first? Or do I install ArcGIS 10 over it? Please let me know if ...
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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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erase one line layer by another line layer

I keep on having this issue and I can't find the "perfect answer": First of all, I work in ArcGIS 9.3.1. I have 2 layers: roads1950, roads2000. I need to make a layer with roads which were ...
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Opening ArcGIS layer package in open source software?

It seems that ESRI introduced the layer package in ArcGIS 9.3.1. I have been provided with layer packages containing essential data, but do not have access to this software. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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How are Class Extensions associated with a Feature Class in ArcGIS v10?

In ArcGIS 9.x if a Feature Class is registered with a Class Extension the CLSID of the extension is recorded in a table in the sde schema called sde.GDB_OBJECTCLASSES (EXTCLSID field). However in ...
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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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Splitting lines automatically at specific distances using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a set of polylines which I need to split at varying distances from their starting points. In general, I'm looking for a something similar to the SPLIT function within the editor tool. There ...
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In a versioned geodatabase, what impact do delta tables and the state tree have on query performance?

We have a versioned arcsde geodatabase (arcgis 9.3.1 on oracle 10g) with a fairly complex data model that includes about 100 featureclasses and non spatial tables, a geometric network and many ...
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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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Error: can't display dash lines (broken lines) when zooming PageLayout

I am working with PageLayoutControl, its mapframe include elements: lines, texts. And I am getting an error when zooming: If I zoom the pagelayout to 100% ( smaller than 110%), it can display "Dash ...
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How to interpolate points along a line in Python for ArcGIS 9.3?

I am building a Python geoprocessing script for ArcGIS 9.3. In the script, I have a simple LINE feature class with one row, one line. How can I use a linear referencing system to interpolate a point ...
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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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Identify polygon overlaps within single shapefile

Using either QGIS (1.9) or ArcInfo (9.3.1) I'm trying to identify unique overlaps of prehistoric building footprints from an archaeological site recorded within a single polygon shapefile. While the ...