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Open-source software for managing terabytes of different formats of geospatial data?

I have a problem that I am sure many GIS Teams or Departments have which is how to find, keep track of and manage multiple different datasets from multiple sources. I have read the responses from a ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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Implementing Custom Selection Tool (Adding to current selection) with ArcObjects

I am trying to implement a custom selection tool in ArcMap 9.3.1 that is functionally similar to the default ArcMap selection tool with "Adding to current selection" enabled. ie. the user can click to ...
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'invalid parameters' on ArcGIS rest API used from Silverlight

I have an Silverlight application from which I'm trying to create new features to ArcGIS server. Every time I get error {\"error\":{\"code\":400,\"message\":\"Unable to complete ...
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drawing graphic layer on client side with arcgis

hello I'm usign ArcGIS JS api v. 2.8 and.. I've got some problems with drawing graphics point on client side. The problem is, when I draw points by first time by JS api everything is OK. But when ...
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How to Apply a Stretch to Multiple Rasters?

In ArcGIS 10.0, how can I apply a stretch, which I would normally do by selecting 2 standard deviations in the "Symbology" tab of Layer Properties, to 200 rasters simultaneously?
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How to use the multiple attributes feature in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to make a map using US census data showing vacant housing to total housing on the same map. I came across the "multiple attributes" feature under the symbology tab and wondered if this is ...
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Python adding grouplayer to muliple maps

I have the following code which is supposed to add a one group layer to each of the maps. In this case the group layer is always the same. Desired output: Map1 = 1 group layer added Map2 = 1 group ...
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Assign symbology to multiple layers in one operation?

Is it possible to assign the same symbol to multiple layers of the same geometry type within an ArcMap document in one operation? For example, I was hoping to: Select multiple layers in the TOC ...
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How to export 1.5 million records from File Geodatabase to Microsoft Access table

I have a table that I want to export from arcmap that has around 1.5 million records. I need to import it into access. Now every time I have tried to export it into a format that access will read, ...
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How to rename rasters in directory based on field value of their centroid feature class in ArcGis?

I have a lot of rasters named like r001.tif, r002.tif and so on. There is a point shapefile with centroids of these rasters and their real name in the attribute table. I'm looking for a way or some ...
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How to create multipart polygon if coordinates of each part are given? [closed]

How to create a multipart polygon if i am having the values of coordinates of each part. Thanks in advance.
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Maplex: try different fields

Let's say, a road has the name "William-Bill-Gates-Road". If the road is too short, the label can only be abbreviated by using a dictionary in Maplex. Is it possible to make Maplex try several label ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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Automating attribute completion of new polygons

Good Afternoon I am currently outlining property boundaries and then copying and pasting in the necessary attributes on a daily basis. I would like to speed up this process and remove the chance of ...
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Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?

I have searched for an answer to this but don't see anything relating to what I am trying to do. What I have are a series of Geographic Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Ellipsoid heights. What I ...
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using mod() with IF THEN field calculation

I am trying to use the field calculator to assign a "odd" or "even" value to a field of small integers. I usually do this with by selecting where: MOD([field],2) = 0 and then just calculating it ...
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Advice regarding set up of GIS/CAD directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for managing geospatial data I'm seeking input on the most practical way to set up a directory system for AutoCAD and GIS projects. I want a basic folder ...
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How to pan to a specific feature using arcpy?

I am attempting to use python and arcpy to automate the creation of some standardized maps I need to export for feature classes from various projects. I have a set of points and I need to export a ...
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Summarize polygon area using another polygon

I have a shapefile representing public/private lands in Montana. This is a multipart shapefile where I've simplified attributes so that #1==private and #0==public. Next I have a shapefile of ...
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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 clip multiple raster datasets with county polygons?

The example below shows three raster (i.e. in black) and a single county polygon feature class. How can I clip/extract by mask the rasters by their corresponding county polygons (i.e. Edwards, Clark, ...
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error running c# code

I'm new in programming . i'd like to write a simple code that can create offset from a polyline . i wrote the below code but when run the code i encounter to the error " Null reference exception was ...
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How do I format SQL queries for use in Arcpy?

I have to make an SQL query on a column having not adequat name "type_borne_id", I couldn't make SQL queries using arcpy.Select_analysis neither selectbyattribute, but when I use select_analysis ...
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How can I align two non-coincident equi-resolution raster grids?

I have two rasters: a digital elevation model (DEM) and a Landsat band. The grid resolution of both is 30 m, but the grids are not coincident (see image: the dark raster on top is the DEM; the light ...
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Creation point layer from linear layer with only ends of lines

I have ArcGIS 10 with ArcView licence and I need to make point layer from a linear layer, with only start and end points for each line. In ArcInfo I could use Feature Vertices To Points with ...
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Is there a publicly available instance of ArcGIS Server

Are there any publicly available instances of ArcGIS Server for learning? I have searched Amazon EC2 but I don't see any public instances available (unless you already have an ArcGIS Server license). ...
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Autocomplete against geocode.arcgis.com?

I have built a tool that allows my users to perform geocode requests against the World Geocoding Service provided from Esri. I would like to extend my tool to have an autocomplete feature, similar to ...
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Water Flow Analysis

If I know that 10,000+ gallons of water were going to be dropped at a single point how could I model where it would flow. I would prefer something that worked in ArcGIS and could create a layer. ...
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How can i use MapServer service using arcgis api for silverlight?

Is it possible to use a service published from MapServer using ArcGis api for Silverlight ? for exemple : <esri:FeatureLayer ID="Schools Without Attendance Areas" ...
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Update a field attribute in one column based on a change to another column in one table

When editing I want to be able to change the attributes of one field and upon doing this allow for the automatic update of another field in the same attribute table. Essentially I have one layer with ...
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Create polygon based on the spatial extent in arcgis

Is there anyway that I can input 1) The Coordinates System (projected is OK) 2) The boundingbox and create a rectangle polygon based on these?
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How to create random points outside polygons?

The tool Create Random Point is able to generate a certain number of points within polygons. I am wondering, given a bounding box, is there any way that I can generate random points outside those ...
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Reduce extent of raster processing

I need to reduce the processing extent of my raster by some sort of automatic procedure in python. Currently the borders of the dataset I've been using has anomalies (due to the classification of the ...
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How to simply label raster cells?

I think the title says everything but: I want to generate a small sample raster (eg. euclidean distance or cost distance) to explain the method of cost-distance analysis, and I'd like to label the ...
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Creating dynamic GIS charts in ArcGIS 10.1

I have generated a table which has road segments which get inundated during different flood events. I want to be able to add a pie chart to the map which shows that during each flood ARI (1y, 2y, 5y, ...
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What does the ArcGIS 3D Analyst parameter 'IsClosed3D' mean?

I am creating multipatches from existing geometries and finding it hard to work out why IsClosed3D shows some as closed while other apparently closed geometries are shown as not closed. I have worked ...
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USGS Topographic Map Online API

I am creating a website for a non-profit organization and would like to plot points on a map similar to this: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=931d892ac7a843d7ba29d085e0433465 I am currently ...
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Trouble finding YMin and YMax of a shapefile in ArcMap 10 and Arcpy

I want a python script that tells me the Xmin, Xmax, Ymin, and Ymax of a polygon. (I guess this is finding the extent of a polygon?) My current script gives me the correct the Xmin and Xmax, but it ...
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How can I increase performance on inserting features with polygon geometry?

I have a problem when inserting features with polygon feature class in FGDB. This is my code: ... initialising some fields (does not affect performance) m_featureBuffer.Shape = ...
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I made a Relationship Class(1-M). Its a street X our Address table. I can´t split the street. How to fix it?

I have a table "Addresses" and the Feature "streets". The feature "Streets" are lines. I need to do a relation with this table with this feature. What I do? I tried built a "relationship class". The ...
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Is it possible to access older Bing imagery in ArcGIS 10

I've been using the Bing basemaps in ArcGIS 10. I'm studying bird ecology and have been overlaying bird GPS locations on to Bing imagery to see where the birds go and what habitats they chose. The ...
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Python scripting for ArcPad Checkin

I can use ArcGIS Desktop model builder to leverage the ArcPad Check In Tool. When I run the model it executes successfully. When I export the model as python I get this code: import arcpy # Local ...
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Convert MapInfo - MapBasic Script into Python

I have a mapbasic script that divides an irregular polygon into smaller polygons of 1 hectare each. Would anyone help me to convert the following into an arcpy python script. ' This program ...
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How to bypass errors in arcpy for/while loop?

I have a handy script tool that loops through a workspace and renames and copies shapefiles to a feature dataset. However, if there is a corrupted shapefile somewhere in the workspace the script ...
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How to find the watershed for each outlet point and sum values within it?

I have the following files to work with: Stream network of a basin; Outlet points for each segment* of the network and Points which represent water withdrawals along of the stream, which are not ...
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Working with legend patches/symbology in ArcGIS

I am working with a legend in a map from ArcGIS 10.1. The map is used as a template and will be used many times to create different maps. The legend is used to show a soil type and its descriptor: ...
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Modelling Sea level rise scenarios for a Coastal county in ArcGIS

I am a graduate student @ Clemson University and am working on a GIS based project which is to model different sea level rise scenarios and estimate its impacts on a coastal county and to suggest ...
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How to automate FGDC metadata generation in ArcGIS?

Does anyone know of a tool or script to automate FGDC standard metadata for ArcGIS? I would like to be able to select multiple feature classes and fill company info., dates, etc.
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?