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How to rename large amounts of spatial data?

I have approximately 1500 raster files following this format: m_3609922_nw_14_1_20100425 I need these subsetted to, for example: 3609922nw. What are appropriate methods to rename large numbers of ...
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Add Google Basemap to ArcGIS

I am looking for a way to add Google Earth imagery to ArcMap 10. Over a year ago, a GIS.SE member mentioned Arc2Earth was the only way to accomplish this (04/2011 thread). Another somewhat ...
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How to identify polygons with “flag” sliver errors

Working in ArcMap, I have come across errors in a polygon layer that I will call "flag slivers" (taken from similar language in parcels call "flag lots"). These sliver polygons (see image below) are ...
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How can I add the Spatial Analyst ArcToolBox?

I tried to add the Spatial Analyst ArcToolBox by right click and selecting 'Add Toolbox' but I cannot find in any folder the available toolboxes. They seem that they have disappered. I work with ...
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Can I “stack” labels in ArcMap (ArcView) without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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How to calculate distance between two points with esri.geometry?

The function http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/javascript/arcgis/jsapi/#namespace_geometry/esri.geometry.getLength should calculate distances between points. When I am trying to calculate distance ...
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How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?

I need to clip out a region of an arcgis image service that is larger than the export limit. I'm not trying to defeat copy protection or anything of that nature. The data is from a service belonging ...
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Create an ArcCatalog OLE DB Connection using Python

Is it possible to create an OLE DB connection (*.odc) to a database in ArcGIS 10 , but using Python instead of the ArcCatalog GUI wizard? I don't need to necessarily create a file on disk, just make ...
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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS 9.3

I have downloaded Utah state shapefile in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N projection and also downloaded the MODIS image of the area (MOD09Q1) in .hdf format which has sinusoidal projection. the .hdf format ...
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I need help with saving Graphics to the a map

I have everything working just like I need it to, but when I add a new graphic to the map it does not save it. So I will add it, close the application, and when I reopen it the graphic is gone. I have ...
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How to analyze differences between two shape files and put results into a new shape?

I have two polygon shape files of the same region from two different years (1985 and 1997) and I need to analyse the differences between the two shapes resulting in a third polygon shape file ...
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ArcGIS Raster Mosaic Dataset and GDAL VRT, when to use?

ArcGIS has a the Raster Mosaic Dataset, QGIS and friends have Virtual Raster Tables. A skim of the documentation reveals much similarity. They both create or enable an alternate representation of ...
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TMS tile layer in ESRI ArcGIS iOS API

Great that this forum exists now. I hope it will thrive. Let me start by saying I did ask this particular question on the official iPhone SDK forum as well. I have seen a working example of a ...
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Zooming in close with mixed cached and dynamic services in ArcGIS flex

I have an application that uses a cached world basemap overlaid with more local and specific data coming from a dynamic map service. It works well for performance, but some users need to see some very ...
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ArcGIS Desktop - Web Services Definitions

Aside from .LYR files, is there a file format (preferably open) for defining web service endpoints for Arc products? For example, if I publish a WMS feed, can I provide a downloadable resource for ...
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How to remove empty classes from legend in Arcgis

I have a classification image with only 12 classes. I'm preparing layout using this image. when I add legend into layout page, a lot of empty classes loaded together with these 12 classes. Totally 255 ...
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How to change Map Scale programmaticaly in C# WinForm Project

I have created form with axMapControl and comboBox with values of possible scales (e.g. 1:1 000 000, 1: 500 000, etc). How can I change current map scale programmaticaly by using value from ...
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create relationship class with stand alone python script

I have created a relationship class in arc catalog using the same arguments I'm using below, however if I try and create it using the script below I get: arcgisscripting.ExecuteError: ERROR ...
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NoData values recognised in raster in ArcGIS but not following symbology rules

I have a GeoTIFF raster in ArcGIS, which can be downloaded from the following two links: http://www.rtwilson.com/downloads/MODIS_MOD04_16-06-2006_Subset.tfw ...
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How to find and merge duplicate points?

I have two point shapefiles: Red and Blue. Each point shapefile has a z value which represents a radius (i.e. represented as buffers in the example). A duplicate point is defined as a point that ...
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ArcGIS incredibly slow when opening any toolbox tool

I've got a fresh install of ArcGIS 10.0, and whenever I try and open a tool from the toolbox (for example, Project Raster) it takes literally 5 minutes to open the dialog, and then at least 30 seconds ...
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Append to text file using ArcGIS and Python

I have wrote a small routine using Python for ArcGIS (9.3) that will get the count of 2 data layers, calc a percentage, and then write the text back to a text file (CSV) to create a sort of "report" ...
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WPF Runtime Arcgis - How to open MXD?

I would like to open MXD with ArcGIS Runtime WPF. There is no example about this. Anybody has a solution ? Thank you
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How to select features in ArcGIS based on their relation to other features within same layer?

I want to select all the features in my Waterlines layer that share a line segment with other features in the same layer. I've done a complicated search cursor iteration in python that takes a couple ...
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How to clip/export multiple selected vector layers in a map to extent of another raster/vector layer in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to clip/export selected vector layers (more than one) in a map to the extent of another raster/vector layer at a time?? in Arcgis or any other software. I am using Arcgis10. I am ...
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How to pass the name of the highlighted layer (in the TOC) to a script?

A total noob here: Users here add a picture to a map using the 'add data' Their first task is to right-click the jpg in the Table of Contents, select 'properties', select 'symbology' and then ...
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How to convert from ITM ref to GPS ref ?

How can I convert from ITM ref (Israel new map) to GPS ref and from GPS ref to ITM ref? I need any C# sample code or formula for this. For example: 32.086156,34.769239 = 178364,665948 Or : ...
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How to standardize raster output from 0 to 100 using raster algebra?

I am working on generating an integrated moisture index based on the following equation: IMI = (hill shade * 0.5) + (curvature * 0.15) + (flow accumulation * 0.35) Iverson et al. 1997 Another ...
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How to test whether two countries are adjacent?

I have an interesting question: Is there a dataset by which I can use to test whether two countries are adjacent? For example, if inputs are Mexico and U.S., they are adjacent; if inputs are England ...
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How to join number of point features into attribute of nearest line segment

I have point shapefile with lot of attributes, that represent road accidents and line shapefile with highways. What i want is to join attribute into line shapefile with value, that represent number of ...
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ArcGIS JS API: Merging Popups with Relationship Queries (with fiddle)

I am trying to merge two ArcGIS JS API examples: Feature Layer with Popup and Query Related Records. The idea I have in mind is clicking on a country feature, retrieve all related records from a ...
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How to implement field validation rules in ArcGis?

Not digging in deep, I've found that ArcGis offers validation of 2 basic constraints: field data type and if the value is required or not. Is there any way or AddIn to attach more complex validation ...
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Looking for open source Spatial file server that ArcGIS 10.1 will connect and work with?

I'm looking for an open source spatial file server to house and serve my GIS data. I'm currently using my Ubuntu Server as a ssh file server and have to download the data to the local computer, ...
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The simplest way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products?

What it is the simplest and most straightforward way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products more or less in one go that might be present on a Windows machine? perhaps scriptable? Add/Remove ...
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How to create an ant task to build ArcGIS for Flex Viewer?

Has anybody created ant task to build ArcGIS for Flex Viewer? I want to put ArcGIS Flex Viewer into our Continuous Integration system (Hudson). So far it's a very difficult task to do.
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Viewsheds and Observer Points in ArcGIS Spatial analyst

I am trying to understand the viewshed and observer points tool in spatial analyst. I want to show which areas of land can see a wind turbine, or put another way, from where can the wind turbine be ...
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How do I create a line between two points with a common field?

Does anyone know how I could create a line between two points that have a common code? For example: I have the start and end point of a pipe as a lat/long for a network of pipes, each with a ...
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ArcGIS NEAR returns -1

We are running an ArcGIS 10.0 geoprocessing script written in Python that (as part of many steps above & below) runs the NEAR command. Both the input and output datasets (shapefiles & ...
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how to add a query layer to a mxd in a python script

I want to add a query layer to an arcmap document so that whenever i have a db data update, it is reflected in my ma and I can update my service through python script. This is my script so far... ...
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How to convert high precision dataset to low precision

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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How do you convert a SOAP PolylineN from one namespace to another?

I'm doing a proof-of-concept to try to speed up a data service that accesses DB2 databases and a GeometryService on an ArcGIS server using the ADF and the SOAP API. I'm trying to speed up data access ...
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arcpy spatial join input parameter problems [closed]

Using ArcGIS 10 SP4 with all extensions... I have a parent directory (J:\...\spatialjoin) containing two sub-directories of feature classes I want to spatially join. Directory 1 (target features) ...
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Using String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID) in Select By Attributes against a File Geodatabase using ArcMap 10

I finally (albeit reluctantly) made the switch from a personal geodatabase (pGDB) to a file geodatabse (fGDB) not too long ago. The main reason it took so long to switch has to do with how Select by ...
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How to convert bearing, distance, xy coordinate measurements to point shapefile?

I have a natural resources dataset where individual seedlings in canopy gaps were recorded from a center "legacy tree" within each canopy gap. Each sapling has the following measurements associated ...
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cannot check in related tables in arcpad 10

I'm using ArcPad Data Manager (ArcMap 10) to check in data in axf file. I can check in feature layers, but I can't check in related tables and the feature class parent of the related tables. I have ...
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Drive Times issue with Rendering Graphics

I am trying to consume the Esri Drive times geoprocessing service within a Flex application, based around the v2.2 Flex API. I have seen the sample on how to do this. - However, mine is a bit more ...
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ESRI - add graphics from a different spatialReference

I want to know if I'm approaching this incorrectly. We are attempting to create an esri-based map where we add graphics to a map thru the javascript API. The points that we're adding are lat/lng ...
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Add point to center of polygon graphic in the Esri javascript api

I’m using the ESRI JavaScript API 3.3 to develop an application. I am selecting parcels and adding a graphic for the selected polygon. What I would like to do is add a point marker to the center of ...
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Make Buffer like Offset in Arcpy

I would like to make a buffer for a polyline and get as Output a Polygon with the same angles as the polyline, having not arcs, like in ordinary buffers. i tried the FLAT option in arcpy, but it's ...
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Snapping lines to points

I have a layer containing a vector 'Line 1', that originates at point 'A' on a second layer. I also have point 'B' on a third layer. I want to create 'Line 2' that has the same angle and length of ...