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Using Mosaicking Images in Erdas software

Do you know any dissertation which has written about Mosaic briefly? I did the Mosaic for my Landsat images but i want to explain and write about but i do not know how and what shall i write about it ...
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Is there general Earth Projection in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm starting a new personal project and I need a little bit of helping on setting it up. First off I'm trying to determine the area of a rectangle that is 1 mile in width and the circumference of ...
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How to determine stream elevation points from SRTM raster with stream lines vector?

I should determine elevation points of some streams. I have SRTM raster and stream vectors. Which tools can solve this problem in ArcGIS 9.3? Anybody can write me a workflow how to do this task? ...
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How to get ArcObjects SDK for .NET?

Forgive my newbness, but how do I get the .NET ArcGIS SDK? I can't access any of the ArcGIS templates when I create a new project in Visual Studio. I'm using Visual Studio 2010, SP1 and ArcGIS 10.1. ...
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Centered label halos in ArcMap 10.1

When I use label features with halos in ArcMap, whether using the standard or Maplex labeling engine, the halos in the exported map (PDF) are always shifted vertically, so that instead of the halo ...
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Python Script to Create Table Using Data Driven Pages

I am trying to convert some python script to display a table (based on a dbf) of features located within a specific data driven page. So far, I have the script successfully able to refresh the map to ...
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Best way to use arcpy.GetParameterAsText() or arcpy.GetParameter() to pass a datetime.timedelta to a script?

I have a function that takes a datetime.timedelta as an argument in a script that I want to use in ModelBuilder. I don't see an option for that as a parameter type, so for now I have a solution that ...
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Street index to CSV/Excel file

Anyone know how to generate a street index for a map with accompnaying page numbers that are data driven? I am use the toolbox for creating the street index but exports to PDF however I need it to be ...
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Problem with Select By Location in ArcGIS 10.1 [on hold]

I've used Select by Location for years without issues and just used it earlier today without any problems. However, in the last hour or so I'm getting a pop up titled "Add List" and within it an ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS?

Our lab has about 10 projects in ArcGIS 9 (a couple are made in ArcGIS 10) that includes the following in each: A georeferenced (WGS1984 geographical projection) raster seafloor image, representing ...
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Excel/Google Docs > Plss Map [on hold]

Is there a way to map out PLSS (Public Land Survey System) TWP (township),RNG (range) and Section based off a field in google docs? I was thinking if you had your first column with the PLSS area in ...
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How to use DateDiff() Function across day transition in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I am trying to calculate the time difference between two fields using the DateDiff() function in minutes. I have successfully calculated the times that fall within the same day but I am having trouble ...
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Can't find the toolbar for sorting the table of contents in alphabetical order in Arcmap!

I am using ArcGIS Desctop 10.0 Service Pack3 and I'd like to sort the table of contents in alphabetical order but following Sorting the table of contents in alphabetical order I can't find the ...
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how do I reestablish all feature class references in mxd after their names change?

I have 200 shape files which have been named using an integer at the beginning of the name...i.e 01.03.shp 01.04.shp etc. They are all symbolized within an mxd document. I need to import these shapes ...
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Managing large number of catchments/watersheds

Does anyone know of an easy way to manage a large number (10,000's) of catchments/watersheds? I have defined a stream network and for each segment, I have a corresponding catchment (in a unique ...
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Error with Python Script tool for ArcGIS 10.2 [on hold]

I am trying to create an ArcGIS map tool that includes creating TINS and uses parameters. This tool works fine when taking the data from shapefiles, but when I use map layers, which is what I want it ...
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How to replace data source of annotation feature classes using ArcPy?

I want to batch replace paths in a series of .mxd files using Python. Many of the layers have moved and in some cases the name has changed or its dataset is different. I've written this code which ...
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Getting Default symbology in a feature class with subtypes

I was wondering if there was a way to get default symbology in a GDB feature class with subtypes? I don't want to create a layer file for each feature class. Is there a way to have the symbology ...
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How to populate fields for line segment with value from polygon to left and right of it?

I have a countywide roads dataset that is used by an emergency dispatch system. There are two fields, "Comm_RT" and "Comm_LT", that need to be populated by the name of the community polygon they ...
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How to generate polygons upto the edge of other polygons?

I am doing some work on a pipe network (blue lines) and I am trying to attribute the information about the street to the pipes. I have 2 polygon layers one of the blocks (green hatch) and one of ...
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How do I set the xydomain extent and merge point feature classes in a geodatabase

I am trying to select point feature classes in a feature dataset and merge them while setting the XYDomain using Python. If I do the merge manually and change the environment settings to use a ...
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Euclidean distance tool issue,not obtaining output

I'm trying to perform an exercise but I'm not having the output that I was supposed to have. Which says this Procedure: Open ArcMap and load the Spatial Analyst extension: Customize → Extensions → ...
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Inserted Images distorted on exported Map

I have a map set that has images on top of the map I have created in ArcMap, that I arranged in layout view. I have tried both PNG and Tiff images, to try to keep the resolution as high as possible ...
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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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Why do you use ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm new to GIS, having only dabbled with ArcGIS for Desktop for about 4 weeks in 2007. The business I am at wants to target writing complete solutions that involve GIS as it would benefit their ...
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How to build effective heat-maps?

Using ArcGIS, QuantumGIS, Grass, and/or GVSIG What are some of the tools and processes involved in building effective heat maps? What are the plugins involved? What are the major data requirements? ...
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How to limit number of decimal digits in ArcGIS to have exported file in CAD with same format?

I am supposed to have some numeric values in ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop with 3 decimals Digits and then convert them to Microstation or AutoCAD. I did this Setting using field calculator and 'round' ...
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Wind Farm Viewshed/ZTV

I've created an ArcGIS tool using ModelBuilder and Viewshed to create a wind farm ZTV and whilst each raster cell tells me whether there's visibility or not it doesn't tell me what the vertical angle ...
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How can I more efficiently select related records?

Below is the code I'm using to replicate the "related tables" button in ArcMap. In ArcMap that button selects features in one feature class or table based on the selection of features in another ...
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layer to KML conversion [on hold]

I am using arcgis 10.1 and my concern is to convert a layer to KML. The size of the layer that I would like to convert is of 7KB. For some reason it is being converted all the time with errors. Any ...
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What is causing sr.lock on tables after looping?

The following code puts an sr.lock on each table in my List. What’s causing my tables to lock up? I understand my script is reading or opening my tables temporarily to perform the ...
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Use VB to calculate an area of a shape

I'm using Arcmap 10.1, running python 2.7 on a Windows 8.1 machine. I have a script that uses the arcpy.CalculateField_management function to calculate the area of a shape, however, for some reason ...
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Create Random points

I have polygon with an attribute which has numbers populated in it. I would like to create random points for each of the polygon depending on the attribute. How could this be done ??
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How can i split/divide polygon into different region/area (Eg. country and states) using ArcMap

Hello, is there any way that i can divide the below image into different area? just like a googlemap, u can see the countries borders. I am using ArcMap 10.0 Many thanks.
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How can I make ArcGIS 10.2 overwrite folders instead of pasting a new/copy folder (with a (1) suffix?)

Just upgraded to 10.2 from 10.0 and I have always edited data on the C: drive then pasted this updated folder onto the "work" server. In 10.0 the folder is overwritten. In 10.2 the folder is copied ...
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How to change Curve Numbers for Measured Effects using HEC-GeoHMS?

Good afternoon everyone. I'm working on a theoretical project of a proposed watershed for a final project, and am using an extension (HEC-GeoHMS) which I've never used before. I'm dealing with some ...
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How to select features in layer using dataset statistics (stdev and mean) and ModelBuilder?

I am trying to solve following problem. I need to select features from the shapefile by attribute in Model builder. The attribute should be a statistics which you can calculate by the tool :"Summary ...
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How to count number of feature classes in geodatabase using ArcPy?

I would like to count the number of feature classes in a geodatabase. Some of the classes are in feature datasets as well. I have tried get count management, but that returns the number of rows in ...
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How to perform IDW interpolation and mean estimation on county level using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am absolutely new to GIS. I have imported a map with information in the counties of Germany. Additionally I have added a layer with information on SO2 concentration at various measuring stations in ...
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Raster vs. Raster Scatter Plot in ArcGIS

I created two raster datasets from the same world view 2 image. One dataset is NDVI, the other is a normalized surface water index (NDSWI). I would like to create a scatter plot for a pixel by pixel ...
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How to Convert Interpolated Map to Excel using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have interpolated some SO2 data using IDW and have calculated means on county level using Zonal Statistics. I would like to convert this data now into an excel file. I already got the hint, that I ...
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How to get Drainage Divide and Streams from DTM

Does anyone know how you can get a map like this attached, having the digital terrain model? I'm sorry, but I do not know what is the exact technical term in English for them. I hope you understand ...
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How to make traffic time contour map in ArcMap?

I want to make travel time contour map which shows the area people can go from an origin (e.g. downtown, airport) within certain time interval. I have a roadway linear shapefile with the information ...
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Interpolate Temperature Using DEM

I want to "co-interpolate" temperature with DEM. I have SRTM 90m aggregated to 1km and I want to "co-interpolate" my DEM with points with temperature data. How do I do this? I am using ArcGIS 10.
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Can I resume (continue) digitizing a polygon feature from any vertex?

When I digitize in ArcMap with a Wacom tablet and a pen I often accidentally double click and finish my sketch. More often then not the accidentally finished sketch crosses itself. I would like to ...
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Editor tracking on geometric network feture classes

Editor tracking is not working on my geometric netwotk feature classes.Although i enabled the editor tracking -dates and times are not recorded in layers while editing. Is it impossible ? or a ...
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How can a place a point symbol on the center of a polygon?

I'd like to symbolize polygons with a point at the centroid. Does anyone have suggestions how to accomplish this without creating a new shapefile? I'm using ArcGIS 10.0.
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How to add an ID based on attributes in ArcMap 10.1

Given are: a polygon shapefile/feature class (FC) containing municipal districts a point shapefile/FC containing locations of, lets say, trees. My goal is to append an unique value (1, 2, 3, ...) ...
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How to calculate custom fields in ArcGIS Reports?

I have a custom report in ArcGIS that summarizes my fields using basic descriptive statistics. For example, here is a summary field that calculates the maximum value in the group for a particular ...
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In QGIS are there similare construction tools to ArcGIS?

For a project we are using ArcGIS to reshape autogenerated features. For that we often use the construction tools polygon, rectangel, circle, etc in ArcGIS. The right angle is also an often used tool. ...