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How to quickly fill multiple gaps in a series of adjacent polygons

I've been given a "background" dataset which is designed to draw as the first layer in a complicated map. For some reason the data provider has previously erased this dataset with roads, parks, etc. ...
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Symbolizing multiple polygons as one by dropping internal boundaries?

Using ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop), is there a way to symbolize two features within the same feature class as one feature without editing the feature and merging them? For example, if I have a ...
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Statistics field in the dissolve tool not always accurate

When I run the Dissolve Tool using a Statistics Field (SUM being the statistic type) and proceed to check the SUM values for accuracy by comparing against the data in the original feature class, I ...
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Why Polygon to Raster Tool in ArcGIS10 doesn’t divide the resulting raster on cells?

I try to create raster composed of small (5x5 m) cells (pixels) from a polygon in ArcGIS-10. I created a polygon (as a single object), and use Feature to Raster Tool and Polygon to Raster tool (of ...
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How to create a summary statistics table with as many rows as iterated features? I only get one row

I have a feature layer of 25 buffers, which are the light blue circles you see. Let’s call each buffer a community. Many buffers overlap. Each buffer has a unique ID. I also have a feature layer of ...
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Adding information from excel into ArcGIS [on hold]

I am working in ArcGIS and have a excel sheet with data pertaining to properties. I want to add this data to a map in ArcGIS of which i have property boundaries as a shapefile? I have a common folio ...
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How to calculate the square root of a feature attribute?

I have a polygon shapefile with over 16k features. Each has an attribute (Double, Precision(10) Scale (2)) that I am trying to calculate the square root of, and store in new field. Is there a tool, ...
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How do ESRI and QGIS calculate scale values of geographic projections?

Does anyone know how (from which location) scale values are calculated in ESRI products and QGIS for geographic projections? The only thing I've noticed is that QGIS is changing scales when you pan ...
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Run ArcGIS 10.1 application on 10.2

I support a .NET application that has been compiled on a PC with ArcGIS 10.1 installed. The application comprises a user interface and an ArcGIS desktop extension, plus an installer assembly that is ...
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ArcMap reports that PostGIS polygon data is self-interescting

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase of data that I upload to PostGIS using FME. Seeing as I have to have the data in PostGIS for other purposes, it would be great to view the data in ArcMap straight from ...
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PROJ4 / PostGIS transformations between WGS84 and NAD83 transformations in Alaska

I'm trying to implement the recommended WGS84 - NAD83 transformation for Alaska using PostGIS. This post: Geographic Transformations in Alaska Between NAD83 and WGS84 indicates the proper ...
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How to copy non-spatial data from an Oracle database to a file geodatabase?

I have a model (shown below) that runs fine minus one small portion (outlined in red). I have tried various ways to remedy this but to no avail. The issue I'm having is this: The top portion of the ...
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Mapping Precipitation Data

I have downloaded daily precipitation data from Global Weather data website and want to create an annual precipitation map like this: The downloaded data is in TXT and CSV format. The area I am ...
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Tutorial for c# and ArcObjects?

I am new to the ArcGIS. Can any one please refer a beginners tutorial for this tool. Referred the help, but couldn't able to get the basics to kick start.
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ArgGis seems to snap but doesn't

We are building a project in ArgGis 10.2 were we create buildings using rectangles. Some of them need to be attached at one or more sides (they have common walls), so we would use snapping to snap ...
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ArcGIS for Server 10.2.1 cache scale greyed out in Service Editor and not all scales available in Manage Map Server Cache Tiles

I am using ArcInfo desktop 10.2.1, with an admin connection to ArcGIS for Server Standard 10.2.1 I have used the "Create Map Server Cache" tool in ArcToolbox to prepare all the underlying structure ...
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Filtering out a subpart of a polygon shape file

I have ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. I am working with a polygon shape file (having n rows) in ArcMap. The project demands splitting this file into two polygon shape files having n1 and n2 rows ...
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Tool (Simplify Polygon) parameter is not visible anymore

I am having a strange problem in ArcGIS Toolbox. I am trying to use the Simplify Polygon (Cartography) tool from ArcToolbox. When I open the tool, there is no possibility to input Simplification ...
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Simplification Tolerance value field is missing from Simplify Polygon tool of ArcGIS for Desktop?

Trying to run Simplify Polygon (Cartography -> Generalization) tool in ArcGIS 10.2 (ArcInfo License). I ran the tool successfully once, then tried again on a new polygon, but the simplification ...
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SLDs imported from ArcMap do not apply on Geoserver

I've exported shapefiles and SLDs from ArcGIS to deploy them on GeoServer. The client was using field names longer than 10 symbols so they got truncated. The field upon which the symbology is mainly ...
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Pinning ArcMap Table of Contents but not Attribute table window?

I have pinned by table of contents but I would like to view my attribute table as floating - i.e. I can make it much larger so I can view the data easily.
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Converting ERDAS (*.img) file into headerless binary file?

I am having trouble converting an ERDAS (*.img) file into a headerless binary file. I want to use those images in the TIMESAT program. I'm trying to do this in IDRISI 32 but there is an error ...
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Creating a layer in arcmap by dragging a table from an OracleDB

I am working on a project for a client, they gave us some data from their oracleDB, and when I connect to it in arc map I can just drag and drop the tables from the catalog window into arcmap and they ...
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How to make a loop to MakeNetCDF Table View?

I was trying to write a code to extract grid point data from the NetCDF file. I am able to view and save the table data extracted as follow #Import system modules import arcpy # Set local ...
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Using Python Add-In to delete/remove ArcMap layers that are turned off?

I have made a python addin button which removes layers that are turned off in an MXD. The strange thing is that I get different results depending on whether I run the python commands in the python ...
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Using Unique Values Symbology in ArcPy?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 and Server 10.1 on my machine Windows 7. I am newbie in python & running simple python script for UniqueValuesSymbology it running fine if I use mxd as ...
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Making 'persistent' ArcMap tool without creating Python add-in?

I want to make an addon that, while editing in ArcMap, will track where I pan and move the viewport. I have the pieces together, but I don't like debugging with the Python Add-In wizard, because I ...
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How to find the distance between start of line and start of raster with arcpy/python?

I'am creating a python script tool for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 to extract profiles. I’m using stack profile to extract values to a table but stack profile only outputs values where the line and raster ...
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Is there another way to acces the histogram in ArcGis 10

i need the histogram of the frequency to heights distribution like in the attached picture. Is there another toolkit to access this data? A screenshot is not suitable :) The attribute table is not ...
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Model Builder or a python script for pulling SDE data in a single GDB file

Would like to know if Model Builder or a Python Script would be better for pulling dozens of fc from ArcSDE into a single .gdb file ? The tool will need to be run on a regular basis.
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Selecting Features located in extruded surface using ArcScene?

I have a set of total station points that have elevation values for different soil Horizons across a 40x10 meter piece of land. I have created a TIN surface for each Soil Horizon and then used the ...
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How to save MakeNetCDFTableView output?

I was trying to extract the time-series data from the netcdf using grid points (lat/long) by MakeNetCDFTableView. I have more than 100 grid points and I want to extract the data from the netcdf file. ...
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Selecting features by location based on selected feature using ArcObjects?

I am very new to ArcGIS and ArcObjects. I am writing a code for a button that will detect a selected feature and then select other features based on the feature that I had selected please take a look ...
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How do I rename rasters in an mxd by using my csv?

I have the following data in a csv: RasterName First name Raster 1 Aaron Raster 1 Paul Raster 2 Bryan Raster 3 Cranston Raster 3 Vince I have added these ...
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ArcPy inconsistently accepts SQL queries for MakeFeatureLayer or SelectLayerByAttribute

I need to buffer a subset of features in a particular feature class. To do this, I am first creating a feature layer (using a SQL query to select only what I want), and then running Buffer. So my ...
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Better way to combine 2 rasters

I have two raster layers: One with 56 m resolution and the other has 30 m resolution. Usually, I just use the 'Combine' command in ArcGIS to combine them, getting a single value for each unique ...
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Does dissolving features improve geoprocessing efficiency?

I have a large set of line data (>140,000 features). Is there a processing advantage, in either time required or (more importantly) memory used: to running Dissolve on the data before running ...
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Splitting lines once at specified distance from each end?

This is related to an old problem of mine, regarding arrowheads on lines, which doesn't look very nice unless the line is very thin. It's even an ArcGIS idea with quite a lot of votes (although no ...
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Change projections depending on the zoom level

Is it possible in ArcGis (from a technology/performance/… point of view) to switch projections depending on the zoom level? For example, Is it possible when zooming at some extent to the poles, my ...
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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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Cant find Define Line Portion tool

I am following the procedure on this help page: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00390000002z000000 However when at step 3, I can't seem to find the Define Line Portion ...
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Merge ascii files in Arcmap

I have multiple .asc grid files, I need to merge these into one raster grid file. I would like to know the procedure to merge .asc files.
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Combining edits from multiple Geodatabases into a Master Geodatabase

Is there a way to automate combining edits from multiple, single project geodatabases into a master geodatabase based off the date the edits were made without creating duplicated of the same project ...
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How to increase raster extent by filling extent with no data using ArcGIS Desktop without Spatial Analyst?

I am using feature to raster to rasterize water polygons. It only makes a raster the extent of the features in the polygons, whereas I would like it to be the extent of another existing .tif image. ...
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Calculate Field in ModelBuilder gives General error executing calculator. ERROR 999999: Error executing function. Expected end of statement?

I am attempting to do zonal statistics for multiple images and I need to add an extra field that will have the name of each raster file in each row to the finally appended file. I have added a field ...
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Looping through subsets and spatial-join to single output

I have two feature class files, point file and polyline file and would like to spatially join pairs by looping/iterating based on a conditional IF statement. The resulting pairs would then be loaded ...
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Is there a way to force a featureclass to prevent the creation of non-simple shapes when using native geometry storage?

After spending a good chunk of the morning trying to figure out why a feature was displaying a circle when I was setting it as a rectangle polygon via SQL, I found the SDE_GEOMETRY table and some ...
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Spatial Join Attribution for Report Generation

I generated a grid index for a very large area of land in order to create a mapbook to keep track of some environmental sites for monitoring. I was able to generate the pages of maps without issue, ...
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Time not configuring correctly?

I'm trying to match data in a textfile that contains time, value, and fips code to the cntyidfp part of a map of US counties. However, even though I am able to match the two sets of data together, ...
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Combining multiple year yield data in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop and trying to find the simplest way to combine multiple year of crops yield data into one file and get the average yield. The files are point files from a yield ...