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Legend won't print in color [closed]

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and my legend will not print in color. Please help. I have a layer with points and symbols that show up in color on the map but not in the legend, what should I do?
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drawing concentric circles in arcmap 10.1

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and I would like to know if there is a way to draw circles at a specific distance from a georeferenced coordinate. I have a property and I would like to know how far you can ...
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Clip polygon features with country boundary ArcGIS Desktop

I am trying to trim the edges of some polygons based on a country boundary. I have tried both clip and intersect, but neither seem to be doing what I want. Below is the image I am working with. When I ...
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ArcGIS WGS84 Web Mercator Vs. WGS84 UTM zone 15N: Very different distance dimensions

I am working in ArgGIS 10.1 with a field (raster layer in tif format) in which I have placed two points (.shp layer). I have two versions of both layers, resulting four layers: one tif+shp set in CRS ...
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Create gdb file from Sql-Server Views using ArcObject in .Net

I am able to Create blank .gdb file using arcObjects in .net. e.g for Create blank gdb file i have wrriten this code. public IWorkspace CreateFileGdbWorkspace() { IWorkspaceFactory ...
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Compressing multiple static layers to single layer to make web map loading faster?

In our web application there are many layers to be loaded, this cause the loading of map very slow. I am seeking a way to compress multiple static layers to a single layer to make the loading ...
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Using topology to connect nodes <100m apart only

I have a bunch of line segments, most of which have gaps that are 100m or less. What I'm trying to do is connect these gaps so I have a series of connected line segments BUT leave nodes that are over ...
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Smoothing raster map

I have a raster map of US Midwest which is very sparse, i.e. the pixels of interest are few enough to be almost invisble when viewed at a scale where all states of US Midwest are visible. I would like ...
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How to automatically generate least-cost paths between several polygons?

What is the fastest way to automatically generate least-cost paths (LCPs) between several polygons with ArcGIS ? I created a python program to do this by using the functions "CostDistance" and ...
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Drawing outline of points in ArcGIS for Desktop [closed]

Simple question, can Arc take a shapefile of points, calculate which ones are at the "edges" and draw a polygon or polyline around it. I know there are masks and bounding geometry and all of that, but ...
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How to show average walking distance to closest point in census tract in ArcMap?

Given a map layer of point locations, and a second map layer of census tract polygons for the same area, how would you create a map layer that shows the average walking distance to the closest point ...
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Defining areas for inclusion in polygon conversion using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop, I am trying to create a polygon shape(s) from a raster image. Is there a way to indicate areas I do not want included in the shape. Similar to a buffer I suppose, but ...
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Displaying dynamic text from layer other than index on Data Driven Pages?

For a map project I am working on with Data Driven Pages, I'd like to create a dynamic text using information from a different layer than my index layer. Is this possible? Any add ins or extensions ...
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Algorithm to implement for batch processing in ArcMAP modelbuilder [duplicate]

I have a directory with about 10 polygon shapefiles. I need ArcMAP to take all these shapefiles and union them all into one layer using the model builder. I know I need to use some sort of iterator, ...
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How to get around “name 'row' is not defined” error when row in question doesn't exist?

I am getting a "name 'row' is not defined" error when I run a particular piece of code (see below). This only happens when my input layer has one entry instead of two. So when the attribute query is ...
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Wrong line segments are being matched by Spatial Join in ArcPy?

I'm working on an analysis in which I want to compare 2 polyline-datasets. In one of the first steps, I use a spatial join to create a sub-dataset with only those line segments that have an exact ...
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Scaling Items in the Legend [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I inserted a legend however the items in the legend are too large because of the size i set them in the data view. How do i scale the items in the legend so they will be the ...
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Snapping with polgon drawing

I am drawing a polygon with the drawing function within ArcGIS 10.1. Is there a way to snap orthographically at 90 degrees while using the polygon draw command. I added a picture of what i would ...
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Census Data Intersection with Unique Boundaries

Basics: I have a country wide dataset of Census blocks, I need to find the population of unrelated boundaries that do not ALWAYS follow census blocks. I would like to use Select by Location-centroid ...
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WorldWind wms services show reversed coordinate in ArcGIS Desktop

I'm adding WorldWind wms services (http://data.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/wms?) to ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.2.2) but maps are misplaced, looks like they have reversed coordinates (as explained here: ...
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How to disassociate roughness from slope

How to measure topographic roughness irrespective of slope in ArcGIS? I have used many methods to generate roughness layers, including TRI, VRM (which is supposed to be less correlated with slope), ...
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How to calculate wait time on a one-lane road with two-way travel?

I want to know how to calculate the wait time on a single-track/one-lane road (only room for one car at a time) for one car waiting for another car to pass by. For example, two cars drive on the ...
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Get min-max values of a raster and populate two parameters with the values in tool validation script

I am customizing the script tool behaviour of a custom script and would like to get the min-max values from a raster self.params[0] and populate the next two parameters, self.params[1] and ...
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Package Layer (Data Management) tool reporting error 000814?

I want to package layers using the Package Layer (Data Management) tool but I always get error 000814 indicates invalid output file type (I try to add the .lpk extension also the same error). The ...
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Changing default IDE for editing Validation code in ArcToolbox?

Do you know a way that I can change the application that opens the validation scripts in ArcGIS 10.2? At the moment hitting Edit... opens up Notepad, which ain't that friendly an IDE.
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raster files are not exact in extent after clipping

My two layers (chlorophyll-a and Bathmetry) are not exact after I clip my rasters. My bathymetry data (1) is reporting up to 10 decimal places where as chlorophyll-a (2) is only 3 decimal places and ...
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ICESat/GLAS coordinate system conversion

I have to import ICESat GLAS14 product data into ArcGIS. I managed to export into an ASCII file the binary GLAS data using NGAT tool, but the coordinates system are in an uncommon format ...
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Convert polyline to presence absence raster in arcpy

I have a polyline that I am converting to a raster in arcpy. This is occuring within a loop and at each iteration I change the processing environment to a different area of interest. In this case it ...
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Merge classes using Reclassify in python

When I run the Reclassify tool from arcmap 10.1 and assign a 1 to each of the crop types it combines them into one class. However, when I try to recreate this in python it does not merge the crop ...
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Calculate the majority of one polygon in another (fishnet)

I am looking for a method to calculate the majority of one polygon file (a map of ecoregions) in a sampling grid (fishnet) in ArcGIS. The purpose is to assign each sampling grid (fishnet) to an ...
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Correlation between a raster and a point dataset

I have an interpolated surface (in raster form) with temperature values and I also have the measurements of temperature in certain locations that belong to the same region (with the raster). I want to ...
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Raster loaded in ArcMap 10.2.1 not showing decimal places for value

I have an IMG format raster that I am loading into ArcMap 10.2.1. The pixel type and depth, as reported by the Source tab in Layer Properties is 32-bit floating point. The values, as reported in the ...
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Using ModelBuilder, how to define directory while using a Python script?

I have a model (shown below) in which at the very end of it I run a Python script ('SumFieldInsertNew'). One issue I'm having is that I'm creating this model for an end-user that will have little to ...
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Export classified raster Class Values to DEM

I've classified an elevation raster into 4 classes. Is there a way to export these class values (0, 1, 2, 3) to a separate raster? I've tried exporting the raster to file, but this just gives the same ...
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trouble with code block execution in python script

I am trying to calculate values for a field in a python script, but keep getting an error that I don't understand: ExecuteError: ERROR 000539: Error running expression: Fron000000F1 Traceback (most ...
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Can ArcGIS ModelBuilder be exported to Python and run in QGIS?

Is it possible to construct a geoalgorithm on the ArcMap modelbuilder, export this entire algorithm to python syntax (without having ANY knowledge of python) and then import this algorithm to QGIS and ...
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Populate field with current time

I am trying to populate a field with the current time. Here is what I tried that did not work: Start editing Open Attribute Table Add Field -> Name: time Type: Date Right Click on Field Name ...
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Group adjacent polygons with similar (but not same) attributes

In ArcMap 10, I have a few dozen tiffs with cells that represent habitat area that has been burned. Each burned cell has a Julian date of the fire associated with it. I want to end up with polygons ...
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How to get Subtype name in Field using field calculator [duplicate]

I would like to get feature subtype name in another field using field calculator. Any one can advise to make this success? I am expecting ".Cal" file code using with Field calculator.
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Selecting maximum Value based on other field using ArcMap?

I have problems with a SQL query. The table looks like this, it is a point feature class both in postgres and file geodatabase, I am working in ArcMap. name: elev_p HEIGHT AREAid 100 1 200 1 ...
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Error issues when using Cut Fill operation in ArcGis 10.2

I wonder if someone is able to assist with an issue I have about a series of errors I get when using the cut/fill tool in spatial analyst, ArcGis 10.2? Someone posted a question sometime last year ...
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How does the deactivate function of an ArcGIS Python Add-in Tool work?

I have not been able to figure out how the deactivate function of a Python Add-in Tool works in ArcGIS. The help page that mentions the function, and that it 'causes the tool to no longer be the ...
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Iterating Intersect Between Dates for single and dual shapefiles of multiple polygons

I'm looking at day range overlap for an animal - to do this I'm looking to generate intersection polygons from the animal's range on day 1 to day 2, then day 2 to day 3 etc., from day 1 to the end of ...
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Expression to display Image in MapTips?

In ArcMap, is it possible to display an image by using a path in the attribute table to show an image in MapTips? Any Python or vbScript expression are welcome as long as it is MapTips which shows ...
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Spatial queries to find co-occurrences of POIs

Given a POI database containing different types of points, e.g. hospital and pharmacy, how can I select the locations where a hospital and a pharmacy are closer than a certain threshold (e.g. 1000m)? ...
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Making a map that can be easily resized or scaled

I've recently been dealing with a map requestor who wants maps resized at the very last minute -- from 8.5x11 to 22x34, or from large poster-sized to "something that can fit in a report" (those vague ...
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How to make a 3d visualisation of different peat layer to show the height of each layer?

I have bore hole point data that has about 5 to 7 types of peat layer and also has several depths. I also have digital elevation data of the area. I need to interpolate these layers separately, then ...
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Images exported from ArcGIS Online as File Geodatabase inaccessible to ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am a new user of ArcGIS Online. I have a system that includes features and images of the objects and I use Esri ArcGIS for Desktop to perform data collecting. Before exporting the whole database ...
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How to create animated timeline in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I can't find any options in ArcGIS timeslider to create a timeline like presented in this video. The video itself is a guide for creating time animation, but no information is given how to create such ...
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Unable to drag and drop current map elements into custom geoprocessing tool?

I know there mus be a simple solution to this but for some reason i cant figure it out. I have scripted an arcpy tool and the tool works fine in Arc10.2. The only problem is when I use the tool i ...