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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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Why does a z factor of 1 get turned into 0.999998 in my output

Just built a model that uses 3D Analyst - Surface Volume. I am trying to use a z factor of 1. Whenever I run the model my output table shows that a Z factor of 0.999998 was used instead of 1. I ...
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ArcObjects running in Addin slower?

I have created a class library which does some geoprocessing. The addin calls a class that is an async process. I have ensured the thread is STA and the arcobjects are thread safe (ie. not passed from ...
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Is IGraphicTracker leaking memory?

It seems that when geometries are removed from an IGraphicTracker instance, the geometries remain in memory until IAoInitialize.Shutdown() is called. I have tried removing the geometries by calling ...
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How to store Large Raster Images of Equipotential Surface Generation Using Monte Carlo Simulation?

I have a large (1GB+) raster that I am using as the base for the generation of an equipotential surface. This is to assess the accuracy of DEMs derived from another source. In situ observation is ...
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Display a NetCDF file in 3D

Does anyone know how to display a netCDF in a 3D Scene Map in ArcGIS 10.2? something like the pretty 3d graphics at the UC I've got hundreds of thousands of points/cells with values for a stretch of ...
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Concatenate features in one feature class by the unique ID

Is there a way to concatenate features in ArcGIS by using ArcPy, or field calculator, to produce the following output? I am aware of the concatenate tool that Esri created, however it doesn't keep ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Spatial Statistics: Distance to 3rd/4th/5th closest feature

We have an algorithm which requires us to produce a score based on the distance from any given cell in an output raster to a score calculated from the distances of the 3rd closest, 4th closest, and ...
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Tabulate Area ArcGIS

I am trying to work out the relationship between the 'processing cell size' and the result from Tabulate Areas. If one uses the same as the raster cell size, and this is the same for both rasters, the ...
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ArcGIS Kernel Density with polyline, search radius / bandwidth calculation

I'm conducting a density analysis of a series of polylines and I'm hung up on determining an appropriate search radius. The default calculation performed by arcgis is to take the shorter dimension ...
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Are there any free live traffic layers for ArcGIS 9.3 MXD out there?

I am looking for free live traffic layers for a ArcGIS 9.3 MXD. My searches haven't been that successful.
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How to detect temporal changes using ArcGIS?

I want to show urban sprawl in a city over ten year period. I took a MOOC on geospatial revolution, therein a link was shared to do such analysis. I just want to show the urban sprawl, nothing ...
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How long should a delete identical take on ArcGIS 10.1

I have a 3.25 GB feature class of polygons with a spatial index. I am using the delete identical tool comparing the shape and one other field which contains a text string of 9 characters. The tool ...
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Extracting flow accumulation to stream shapefile

I would like to create a shapefile that displays the flow accumulation for a given point in a stream channel. Is this possible? My client wants a map that shows the accumulated flow/catchment area ...
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How to change text legend orientation from right to left reading with arcpy

I working on mxd with ArcMap 10.2.2 . The default in legend properties-Layout is left to right reading (Marked with a red ellipse) : when it unmarked i get this legend: i want to know if there a ...
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Cost Path: multiple pairs of sources and destinations

I have seen many questions related to this problem but very few answers. I am very new to scripting and using ModelBuilder, but I am trying to calculate the cost path for 200 polygons with a single ...
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How do I check what type of mapsurround is on the map?

I want to have the program add a scalebar to the map, but only if there isn't one already on the map. The code below works for legends, but when I try to replace ILegend with IScalebar it doesn't ...
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An unhandled exception of type System.AccessViolationException

I am trying to upgrade a desktop extension from ArcGIS 10.0 to ArcGIS 10.2. I am getting this error: An unhandled exception of type 'System.AccessViolationException' occurred in GIS.Metadata.dll. ...
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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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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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Mask Bridge with Road

Is there a tool to create mask between bridge line/point on road? The requirement to have gaps 0.2mm between road and bridge and the offset fill with white color. For now, I add a white line attach to ...
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Is there a “Disperse Markers” tool for QGIS?

I am using ArcGIS, but either I would like to use QGIS and maybe want to switch completely later. A have a point overlapping problem, as a result of geocoding of addresses. I have not found any ...
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How to create cost surface for least cost water transport analysis?

I am working on a project to derive least cost pathways between sites by dug out canoe travel. Has anyone worked on a similar project or found a function like the Tobler hiking function that can be ...
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Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale?

I would like to retrieve the value of an annotation feature class reference scale using ArcPy (under ArcGIS 10.1). I cannot find where this property is stored (tried to access using the describe ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Network Analyst Creating Service Areas Beyond My Network

I am experiencing weird off shoots which are beyond my network when creating service areas using Network Analyst. The red circle in the picture below shows an example. I am currently using ArcGIS ...
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How to rotate and move polygons to different angles using ModelBuilder (or ArcPy)?

I have a few thousand polygons (all square) that I need to rotate to various angles that are in the attribute table, and then move so that each polygon gets moved 3/4 up from the original centroid, ...
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Determine 3 and 6 minute fire response times

I'm expecting to get an Excel file with data on previous fire and emergency response times. I was told it will have incident addresses and the response time for each incident (~ 12K incidents). I also ...
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Ways to measure similarities/congruence of tracks (point features) in ArcGIS

I have a sets of GPS coordinates recorded while tracking different cross country runners. What I would like to do is to compare how similar the tracks of the individual runners are. Is there a test ...
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Report Designer (ArcGIS 10.1) - Using Element Properties

I've finally got a table generated that will work for a street index and I'm attempting to use the ‘Create Report’ tool with ArcGIS 10.1 to generate what I need for a map. Essentially, I have it setup ...
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arcpy adding time to Raster Mosiac Footprint

I am trying to create a raster mosiac for use in animating data over time. The current workflow is: Create .gdb (arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management) Create Raster Mosaic ...
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Is there a tool for automated quality assurance for vector data captured on raster data?

I wonder whether is any tool(or script) in ArcGIS or QGIS which allows to make an automated quality assurance for vector data captured on raster data? vector data on binary raster:
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shortest distance between a raster and another raster

i am using arcgis 10.1 i want to calculate the shortest distance between a raster and another raster. i have a bathymetric raster and an underlying fault plane raster. for each bathy raster cell, i ...
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Advice on colour balancing a SPOT5 ArcGIS Mosaic Dataset

All, I'm working on a project using satellite imagery of a large braided river. I've been provide lots of SPOT5 images (that overlap). I've created a geodatabase, created a mosaic dataset, added the ...
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A problem with ArcGIS network analyst making paths and roads work together

Working in Arc GIS 10 .0 service pack 5, network analyst extension, Productivity Suite 2.1 service pack 7, on Windows 7. I am trying to get the Ordnance survey ITN urban paths layer to work with OS ...
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What is the convergence threshold for ArcGIS Iso Cluster?

The ArcGIS tool Iso Cluster Unsupervised Classification does not seem to have any documentation on the convergence threshold used in the tool. To compare, Erdas Imagine has all of the necessary ...
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Rasterization tools for vector datasets with styles

I have hundreds of Personal Geodatabases and I want to create one georeferenced TIFF for each one. Each PGDB has the same feature classes ('CotourLines', 'Hidrography', etc) for what I have some ...
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How to apply ArcGIS time slider on Multiple Data Frames at once?

Is there a way to use the Time Slider on multiple data frames simultaneously? Example: My Dataframe 1 shows precipitation values over an area and DataFrame 2 shows corresponding temperature.. I want ...
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Performing a Multicriteria Analysis Using Distance Along a Road Network

There is the possibility that I will be working on a project which will look at thousands of properties in a region and measure their accessibility to different services (schools, parks, hospitals, ...
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How to split Relationship Class privileges between different users while maintaining referential integrity?

I am using a relationship class to maintain a one-to-many relationship between material sites (under Engineering's purview) and the material sites' sample status and content (under Materials' ...
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Adding points to represent non-chosen locations

I am looking for a way to set up a discrete choice model in ArcGIS for foraging behavior of individuals, in a grid of 15 locations. To do that I need a point for every possible choice they could have ...
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How do I set relative paths for KMZs?

This is an Arc2Earth question - I'm converting a large vector dataset to a KML with regions. The resulting kmz works great on my computer but the files paths are all actual paths and not relative, so ...
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Alternative to IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar

Does anyone know a good alternative to the IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar function? I want to do essentialy the same task, but outside the ArcGIS Server environment. For a given map scale, predefined ...
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How to configure partial word matching in AnswerWorks-Vantage Linguistics on ESRI Desktop and Server products?

ESRI, like many companies, has licensed iSEEK AnswerWorks from Vantage Linguistics for natural language search of the ArcGIS Help system. At ArcGIS 10, ESRI dropped the Microsoft Keyword indexing ...
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Identifying certain polygon from overlapping set

To clean up a large shapefile, I am looking for a way to do the following: I have the ID of many polygons which need getting rid of stored in a list. These polygons are villages and a second ...
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Characterizing territory according to its relief using ArcGIS Desktop?

I want to characterize the territory according to its relief with ArcGis 10. I'm trying to define a wide territory by its relief, but I would like to do it in an automatic or semiautomatic form with ...
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Making map by individual with neighborhood shapefile

I am working with a table* and a Shape file in Arcgis. In the table I have individuals living in a neighborhood and a series of characteristics, at the individual level, say weight and height for the ...
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Comparing two kernel density rasters for areas of interest?

The background to my question is that I have unit sales for Product A aggregated by city. I also have unit sales for Category A aggregated by city. The goal is to compare areas where Product A ...
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Can I export the RGB values from an ArcGIS layer symbology?

I've got a point layer in ArcGIS that has 100 specific color codes based on the name of the store. I'm trying to export the RGB values for these colors (along with the name value it's tied to) so I ...