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supported file types with ArcGIS

In what format can a drawn polyline (in a custom-built software) be saved so as to be able to be converted to shapefiles or usable in ArcGIS?
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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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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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Trouble with Hot Spot Analysis (Getis-Ord Gi*) tool in ArcGIS

I am trying to locate areas with a high rate of accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians per car accident of any kind. I have a point file of accidents and a point file of all those with ...
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Spidertracks to GIS

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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Create points from lines

I used the Bearing Distance to Line command (Data Management) in arc to convert UTM coords (i.e. of a plot center), bearing and distance to the figure shown below. The end of each line represents a ...
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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 manipulate OpenStreetMap schema to be useful in ArcGIS applications?

I have a shapefile of OSM data. I plan to use the data for an ArcEngine application, and I was wondering if there are any existing solutions to getting the data's schema into your typical GIS format. ...
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Is there an out of the box Flexviewer set up for a Flex Mobile Project?

Question: Is there an out of the box Flexviewer set up for a Flex Mobile Project? Background: I could just create a Flex Mobile AIR Project from one the samples that ESRI supplies, but that would ...
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How to populate M values for an existing x,y,m route layer in ArcGIS 10?

Very surprised to not find this in docs, I swear this was easy in former versions... Whatever, here we go: Say you have a rivers layer of x,y,m polylines. Each feature is a named river. Each feature ...
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SImple model works, resulting script doesn't

The goal is to convert an XY layer (from Excel) into a feature class. The "MakeXY" portion works flawlessly, the arcpy.FeatureClassToFeatureClass_conversion portion inevitably returns a 999999 "Table ...
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how to create a dynamic attribute table column measuring distance from center of extent to points in layer?

We are developing a property look up tool for environmental hazards/chemical spills. In layout view we have a circular data extent with a graphic of a target house in the center and some proportional ...
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Numbering Watersheds

I am working with a watershed map, and I was wondering if there is a function or a way that I can get ArcMap to number the watersheds. For instance, if we have watershed X numbered as 0, I want the ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

Another service pack for ArcGIS 10.0 has recently been released. However, previous service pack releases have introduced problems and instability along with fixes. Have there been any reported bugs ...
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Modelbuilder - Feature Dataset Iterator

I had posted this on the ArcGIS forums, but thought I may get some further input here. Having issues acquiring the appropriate input and erase features during the iteration process. Please see ...
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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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Remove username and password from saved arcgis layer (.lyr) files?

How can one remove the saved username and password from arcgis layer (.lyr) files? A scripted solution preferred but even a point and click method will be welcome.
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Vector to Raster for Smoothing purposes

I have a vector file that represents transit scores by CT of a city. It shows harsh boundaries where one CT has great access to transit and right beside that CT is one that has extremely poor access. ...
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Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected?

Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected? That is, if I have selected some roads then I want only the road layer to be selected.
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How to fill Field Mappings parameter in script tool on updateParameters?

My goal is to get a list of fields choosen by an user from existing fields in feature class. I think that I can show all fields in Field Mappings dialog, an user deletes unwanted fields and I get a ...
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Colors standard in Arc GIS 10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color palette conventions Which standards are required in GIS about colors? for example Which kinds of colors we should use in GIS?
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Export and edit annotation featureclass using arcpy

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10. Any help, please.
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Creating a Raster Filter

I am looking to create a raster filter which reclassifies single or contiguous pixels less than, for example, 30 pixels (shown in white below) into another class (shown in black). The filter, ...
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Extract all the intersections from a polyline shapefile

I would like to extract all the intersections from a polyline shapefile and print their addresses as text using either ArcDesktop or Quantum GIS, is there a straightforward way to do this? My ...
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Change SQL Query of an Annotation Class in an existing Annotation Feature Class

I have an annotation feature class containing several annotation classes. There are SQL queries set on the annotation classes. They act as a definition query, determining which features are part of a ...
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How do I obtain the envelope of a data frame in Layout?

This is to expand on this question. How can i programatically obtain the corner coordinates (in page units) or the envelope of the data frame in layout view? I don't seem to be able to do this with ...
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Select by Attribute --Top 500 values selection in attribute table - ArcGis

Is there any way we can select top 500 values in attribute table? I tried by sorting area field ascending/descending... but I can't count big numbers to select. In microsoft excell we can do know, ...
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Trial Version ArcEditor 10.0 Maplex question

I have the Trial Version for ArcEditor 10.0 with the extensions. Using Maplex/Labeling Manager, after clicking Property, I go to "FITTING STRATEGY". all the lables (stack, overrun, reduce font size, ...
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Reset local memory in ArcMap 10

I often am unable to delete files due to a lock or need to reset the data frame coordinate system. Very often starting a new session of Arc will allow certain geoprocessing or data management tasks ...
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How can I transform layout page units to map units?

I am trying to build an add-in that will create a polygon from the current map extent. This is not a problem in Data View where I can easily get the envelope of an iMxDocument:iActiveView in data ...
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ArcGIS cached map service sometimes pausing

I have published an ArcGIS service based on a MXD I have generated the cached tiles on a shared NAS. When I access the Map Service with the build in js admin viewer ...
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How to create cross-sections in ArcGIS?

I have some problems to find the correct tools for a university project I am working on. Would be really nice if someone could help me to find the right tools. Is there the possibility if I have a ...
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offsetting symbology position in arcgis 10

My data of polylines has lots of attributes to be rendered with a symbology, I made it such that each attribute of interest would be a layer. I would like to display each of these layers at the same ...
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Counting and Storing Event Data Contained Within a Polygon (Using Python)

I have a fairly large project and I would like to automate some tasks using Python. Problem is, I don’t have any experience with Python for ArcGIS. And I rarely use ArcGIS until something big like ...
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Question on ArcGIS Online credits

I've been browsing the new ArcGIS Online credits policy, but I don't understand very much how much money this service would cost to my company. I've read two webpages: ...
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Update Arcpy version?

This is probably the answer to my previous question. The version of arcpy that I am using does not include GetNAClassNames naClasses = arcpy.na.GetNAClassNames(serviceAreaLayer) ...
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I want to georeference jpg map without having any digitizing data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to georeference jpg map without any digitizing data? I have only a jpg map but dont have any digital data for georeferencing that jpg.So is there any way for ...
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How can I apply stretch in ArcGIS 10 Image Analysis Window?

I need to apply stretch to ArcGIS 10.1 exported raster. The best way to accomplish this task: Image Analysis Window, because there are fine tools to equalize raster data. 1 - This is my IRS-P6 24m ...
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symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data

I have a lot of CAD blocks that I want to convert to symbol markers to use in ArcGIS 10. Everything I read says the emf is converted to vector data, but that does not seem to be the case. Procedure: ...
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List Elements or Datasets of a given Layer

I am sorry of this might sound like a noob question but I cannot find any answer from google. I used arcpy to do batch processing of Network Analyst - Make Service Area layer of thousand of stores. ...
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ArcGIS Server simple link with SQL Server database

I am using ArcGIS Server 10 to create Rich Internet Application with embeded Maps. Basicaly, I created an Optimized Map Service on ArcGIS Server, from an MXD file (produced with Arc Map). I have ...
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How to select polygon features that have their centers outside of another polygon feature class

Since I only have Incorporated area feature class, how can I select census blocks that are in unincorporated area? Or not within any incorporated areas? Thank you. John
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Make thematic map for each column in a table in ArcGIS

I have a table with header like LocationId, Jan, Feb, Mar,.....Dec I would like to make a graduated symbol map for all the locationIDs for each month, and make an output as a jpg/pdf file. What is ...
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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - new webserver

Just out of interest: ESRI seems to have a new embedded webserver in AGS 10.1, anyone know what technology they have used to build it? Also, is that the same webserver that the new ArcGIS Runtime ...
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ESRI Shapefile to ARCGIS Javascript JSON format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert SHP into GPX or JSON? We're in the proces of adding a new feature to our Web Application where we employ the use of ESRI's ArcGIS Javascript API alongside ...
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Is it possible to deploy on a ArcGIS 9.3.1 machine a component created with ArcGIS 10?

We are developping a C# ArcObjects Class extension assembly. Our development machine was recently updgraded to ArcGIS 10, but when we try to install the assembly on a 9.3.1 machine, we get an R0000 ...
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Using rpy2 in ArcGIS

I have a 3rd party python geoprocessing script that requires rpy2, and thus also r. What is the best way to get these working together? Using R with ArcGIS Desktop says the most useful option for ...
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Splitting loop links in ArcGIS

How do you automatically split all loop links in a table with line objects? A loop being one where first and last coordinate is the same. Should be split at 50%.
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Calculate Distance between a Polygon and a Point Along a Path

I am very new to ArcGis and am trying to figure out how to do this. Basically, this is what I am trying to do: I have a map of Canada and in it I have polygons representing areas (each about the ...
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Methods for optimizing multcore processing in ArcGIS

I am interested in learning methods to utilize the full extent of multicore processing power available on a desktop computer. Arc states that background geoprocessing allows the user to utilize ...