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Does ArcMap have a Pan To Layer command?

In an Attribute Table, I am able to choose Pan to Feature (rather than Zoom to Feature) to refocus the map without changing the zoom level. Is there a similar Pan to Layer option (and/or shortcut key) ...
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Problem with running Union Tool - Error Code 000229

I have been working through an ESRI Tutorial for GIS Analysis. One of the tasks is to Union two feature classes (Flood Areas and Land Use) which are both polygon feature classes. Each time I attempt ...
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Why are Character Marker Symbol Dialog not showing up in the Symbol Property Editor dialog?

I just installed ArcGIS 10.2.1 on a brand new machine and for some reason Character Marker Symbols are not loading into the Symbol Property Editor. Is anyone experiencing the same issue? Is there a ...
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Getting error Route without Measure from Make Route Event tool?

I'm using make a route event tool, i want to generate lines that have specific measurements. I made sure that the properties of the polylines were Polyline M as opposed to polyline, as well as my ...
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Progress bar percentage is increasing and decreasing, never finishing

I am trying to clip a raster by shapefile perimeter using the Clip tool. The percentage has been jumping between 0% and 100% for over an hour, back and forth, climbing to 100% then dropping down to ...
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Cannot obtain correct area values *With* correct projections

I'm trying to get the percentage of each U.S. county overlaying groundwater (data from the census and USGS respectively). They're both polygons. I have 1) correctly projected the data and the layer ...
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Point to polygon depending on attribute value [on hold]

I have point feature layer with FId as one of the attribute. I need to create polygon layer around the point with same FId. Suppose I have 5 points with FId 102 then it should form polygon around ...
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Loop with arcpy.ListFiles

I'm super new on here and have also not much experience with Python but I really like to learn to work with this language. I'm tying to write a script for this: I think I need a for loop instead ...
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How to use merge tool (editor tool) in ModelBuilder? [on hold]

I am facing some problem in ModelBuilder. i want to merge selected roads in same layer in ModelBuilder. can u explained how to do this... And 2nd one how to use Editor tools in ModelBuilder?
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Using ArcGIS Map 10.1 how does one calculate the amount of landcover lost if sea level was to rise to a 1m and 2m Contour Line

I'm relatively new to ArcGIS and stuck trying to understand how to calculate the amount of each land cover type lost if sea level was to rise to a 1m and 2m contour threshold. Essentially I have ...
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Flow direction generated for river is incorrect

I am trying to generate a hydrologic model and I can not really proceed on the next processes. I have this problem on generating flow direction. I have already executed fill sinks and the next is flow ...
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Adding special characters (e.g. $) to double value in Identify window?

I don't know what I want is possible in ArcMap? I have a field whose type is "Double". The value in it is accurate to 2 decimal places. When I use Identify to see the detail information of a feature, ...
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Counting building polygons in neighborhood polygons

I have two layers, one of them is neighborhood data and the other is the buildings in the city. I want to count the buildings in a neighborhood (by using borders) and add this value to the ...
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Availability of MXD file for OpenStreetMap data in Esri Geodatabase?

From what I understand, an ArcGIS mxd file contains the "styling" information on how to show data. I downloaded and imported OpenStreetMap data into my geodatabase. Now I need to show them. Is there ...
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polygon to raster - not all polygons rasterized

I have a building footprint shapefile (polygons) that I want to convert to a raster. I use the Polygon to Raster tool, and specify a cell size by importing from another raster (which is 24m x 30m). ...
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How to align edge of a polygon from one shape file with edge of polygon from another shape file

Initially I had a kml file of geographic regions. Each region is a single polygon. I have imported the kml file into ArcGIS as a shape file. Several of the sides of the regions are supposed to align ...
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ArcGIS Online and Sign In options are greyed out in ArcMap 10.2.2

I have just installed ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.2 on my Windows 7 machine. When I got ArcMap opened up I found the "ArcGIS Online ..." and "Sign in..." options were greyed out. Meanwhile in ArcCatalog ...
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What does Error 000885: Input Signature file does not have file extension indicate?

I can't run a Maximum Likelihood Classification because an Error 000885 says my input signature file does not have a file extension but it actually does as you can see in the picture. What am I ...
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Web Editing Versioned Enterprise GDB

I would like to implement a web editing environment where edits are posted to a version of a database (delta tables) not too default. The idea behind this is so that any edits made through a web app ...
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Township/Range polygon to Line labeling

I'd like to use a township range in my maps where the labels are right on the border of the polygon like the image attached. I've read that I can do this by converting a polygon to a line but I can't ...
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Can Voronoi/Thiessen polygons be created using ArcObjects without 3D Analyst license?

Has any body used ITinNodeCollection to generate Voronoi/Thiessen polygons. I have a point featureclass for which I want to create Voronoi/Thiessen polygons. Does this require 3d analyst license? I ...
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Update fields in feature class [duplicate]

I am working on ArcGIS 10.2.1. I have a feature class containing more than 4000 records and a table having approximately 1000 records. Both feature class and table have some common fields however, ...
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Updating a feature class

I am working on ArcGIS 10.2.1. I have a feature class containing more than 4000 records and a table having approximately 1000 records. Both feature class and table have some common fields however, ...
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Scratch workspace for ArcGIS Desktop: file name conflict for multiple users

I have installed ArcGIS Desktop on a server (it is not ArcGIS Server installation) where I want to give access to users to use toolbar (developed using Python-Addins) that I have developed. All ...
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Signing ESRI ArcGIS Add-In with a post-build event

I'm attempting to automate signing of an ESRI Add-In using a post build event in visual studio that triggers a batch file (which subsequently triggers ESRISignAddIn utility). Running the batch file ...
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Create a polygon shapefile from .dbf table

I am using arcgis 10.1 and have a table "dbf" containing information of polygons. This table has fields "OID" "SHAPE" "SHAPE.area" "SHAPE.LEN" there is a way or tool to convert this table as shp ...
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XY data --> NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers always fails?

In ArcGIS 10.2, I am importing XY (point) data from excel, and have been having trouble projecting it into the following Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_2011_California_Teale_Albers -- NAD ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Crashing when using field calculator

I keep getting a serious error message when I try to use the field calculator. I've joined a .csv to my SDE feature class and am trying to set one of the columns equal to one of the columns from the ...
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Calculating Centroids with Zonal Geometry in ArcGIS

I have a shapefile containing polygons. Each polygon is defined by its postal code. I want to calculate the centroid of each polygon using Zonal Geometry. Sadly, for some polygons there are no ...
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Comparing two Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LAS files?

I have two Lidar las files, one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, I want to compare how the Digital ...
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Assigning field value based on location without join

I'm interested in updating a field in geodatabase feature classes based on their location in relation to another feature class in the geodatabase, but without having to perform a join (and therefore ...
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Manually classifying graduated data outside of range in ArcGIS

I have two shapefiles representing grids with values that are symbolized with graduated colors, shown below: You can see that the two shapefiles encompass similar ranges of data, but assign ...
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interpreting the negative and positive values of profile curvature map in GIS

I would like to have help in interpreting the values returned by ArcGIS for profile curvature. By reading this Esri's webpage ...
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OSM Data Missing Name Field in ArcGIS

I downloaded and loaded osm data into ArcGis Catalog using OpenStreetMap plugin. But there's no field named "NAME" in the attribute table. And therefore I cannot display the name on the map. Did I ...
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Create symbology from multiple layers

I have four different polygons of soil data that encompass overlapping geographical areas. There is also some overlap of soil series, but each has a few unique ones: Polygon A has Series A, B, C ...
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Result Window in ArcGIS 10.1 is not Opening

I booted up ArcMap 10.1 today and found out the Results Window was not opening up. Background info: ArcMap is running through a virtualization program through at my company. Similar issue has ...
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Error 000865 when using arcpy.ASCIIToRaster_conversion

I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I always get the error 000865 when using arcpy.ASCIIToRaster_conversion. I'm new and do not have much Python experience right now – so sorry for that. >>> ...
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Reduce shapefile to outline

I have a shapefile consisting of 10 contiguous polygons. I want to reduce this to a single polygon encompassing the entire area of the existing 10. I don't need to retain data. I've googled but ...
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Write to FGDB in C++ code?

Anyone know the correct syntax for this? I'm a C++ beginner but experienced in GIS.. I'm guessing ofstream won't do it and am not sure what else to try. Never written to any sort of database in C++.
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How to convert ArcGIS .mxd file to QGIS .qgs file?

I recently tried to use QGIS and I wondered if you can convert a draft ArcGIS map (*.mxd file) into a QGIS project (*.qgs file). This would avoid thematize the entire project.
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How to compare polylines attribute from the same GRID cell in ArcGIS 10?

I need some help because I do not know how to model this issue: I have two polyline shapefiles. They have an attribute that I need to be compared. These are roads from different sources. So, I have ...
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Access CommandItems programmatically with ArcObjects in ArcGIS Engine application

I'd like to programmatically execute a command in my ArcGIS Engine application with ArcObjects. I know in Desktop I would do it like this: ESRI.ArcGIS.Framework.ICommandBars commandBars = ...
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How to snap dangling nodes with prescribed angle?

I have got a streets shape file, to snap the dangling nodes in ARCGIS. But, I have to snap only some nodes(of feature) with a prescribed angle (green node in the image, and the angle marked in ...
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Can ArcGIS handle missing values to create a contour map?

I am trying to create a contour map for a waterbody. It turns out that in several locations there is no data. I just don't want to use the missing values as zero in ArcGIS because it would create ...
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ArcGIS Toolbox, parameters for python script not as positional arguments

I have an ArcGIS Toolbox with a bunch of parameters. A python script is used to perform some raster operations, based on this parameters. I am using Python argparse in the script to get the ...
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Moving object of fixed dimension without distortion

I am trying to move a polygon object in a shapefile to a new location. I will perform an offset so that the process can be automated by shifting the object to a new geographic coordinate or moved by ...
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Type Error with ArcPy Update Cursor

filter = 'LinkID IS NOT NULL' cur1 = arcpy.UpdateCursor("ODDS_Links", filter) high_id = 0 for row1 in cur1: if high_id < row1.LinkID: high_id = row1.LinkID filter2 = 'LinkID IS NULL' cur2 ...
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raster overlap count

Would it be possible to simply detect and count overlaps between raster files, i.e. not polygons against rasters, using arcpy? By default I don't have the spatial analyst extension for ArcMap 10.1 but ...
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Recovering shape layer which was accidentally overwritten?

I duplicated a layer set, as it was more convenient (same style and attributes). It was working fine and both the original and new layers were showing. Then I open it up another day and the original ...
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cost surface generation

I would like to have guidance on how to generate a cost surface for the data I have. In essence, I got a 1x1 DEM for the territory under study (namely, an island) and I have also digitized the ...