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Free / Open source GIS Education sources

I'm looking for free / open source GIS education sources for advanced GIS users. Specifically sources that cover programming, spatial analysis, modeling, spatial databases / data management. I use ...
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Printable Esri symbol sets, a.k.a. style references

Does anyone know of good printable documents of the as-shipped Esri symbol sets, also called Style References? The new with Arcgis 10 ability to search symbol sets is a great boon, but one can still ...
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Cannot Save Edits to File Geodatabase Replica in QGIS 2.2

When trying to edit a File Geodatabase Replica in QGIS 2.2, everything works as expected until the user saves their edits. When pressing save, all edits revert back to their original state with no ...
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Transform bookmarks to data driven pages in ArcGIS?

We have this large project in ArcGIS with 30 maps with different extents using Bookmarks to pan between these maps/pages. Now we would like to use Data driven pages instead. The question is, is it ...
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esri ArcGIS javascript api compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 and 8

I've developed a web map using esri arcgis javascript api version 3.8 and its not compatible with IE 7 or 8. I've advised the people who have reported this to update their version of IE but, if it ...
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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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Data security for GIS Data (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have ...
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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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Problem with long running services in ArcGIS Server 10.2

I published a lot services for geoprocessing. Most of them are the long running services. Those services manipulate data but user do not wait for the results. When I use REST Submit Job in the web ...
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Using ogr2ogr to download GeoJSON files from ArcGIS MapServer

I am trying to download as a GeoJSON file a line feature from a ArcGIS MapServer REST Service run by the National Park Service (link is here) so that I can open the data in QGIS. Using the guide ...
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Printing or Exporting Table on ArcGIS Online

I have a table that is filtered on my ArcGIS Online map. The data that is filtered is coming from a layer on my ArcGIS for Server. How would I print or export that filtered table? I thought it would ...
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UnicodeEncodeError when using arcpy.gp.TraceGeometricNetwork_management() [closed]

I am creating a python tool (run through ArcMap) which will eventually go through a feature class selected by a downstream trace and use the obtained values to do some function. I am trying to follow ...
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Do ArcGIS clients that direct-connect to postgresql/postgis databases override configuration settings?

I went in to modify some settings on a Postgresql database via the PGAdmin config editor and some of the settings don't have their default values and they are higher because they've been overridden ...
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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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Advice on using CityGML data and GIS

I'm looking for advice on how best to use the CityGML data-structure and GIS (preferably ArcGIS/QGIS). I've read through their website and wiki and saw a list of software here that can be used to view ...
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Modify CRS to match boundaries of shapefile

I have boundary data in WGS'84 lat/long and data in a custom generated CRS. The data in the generated CRS appears to be offset by a particular vector compared to WGS'84. I want to attempt to match the ...
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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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Get boundary of raster image as polygon in ArcGIS 10

I have a rectangular raster image in ArcGIS. My question is: how can I produce a polygon which is just the extent of the raster image? That is, I want to have a polygon layer with a single ...
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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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Reload Table Cache with Python & ArcGIS 10.1 [duplicate]

I am trying to create a button in arcmap that reloads the table cache. Exactly, like the existing button Table Options > Reload Cache. The button is inside when you open an attribute table. I would ...
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ArcGis Server 10 - GetFeatureInfo issue

I've got an OL 2.13 client where I use a hack on GetFeatureInfo to be able to get objects within a bounding box. I can't use WFS which would be the natural choice for this scenario, which forces me to ...
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How to merge two 'incompatible' polygon layers in ArcGIS?

I have two layers of polygons with administrative boundaries. Although they come from the same data provider, they seem to have small discrepancies and do not 'fit' each other. How could I merge ...
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Scanned Transparent Map Overlay

We have a flat file of 50 Geology maps that have a transparent overlay with faults and drill holes. I have them scanned and georeferenced as TIF images and they will be used in ArcGIS 10.0, 10.1 and ...
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How to provide automatic overview map, ArcGIS 10

This is a slightly badly phrased question I know, but I'm not really sure what to call this. My supervisor recently showed me a printed out map that he had produced with a high-resolution satellite ...
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ArcPad Jscript ThisEvent.Object, autofill form with multiple pages

I have a script that I'm trying to use to autofill the controls of an ArcPad form with controls on multiple pages. The 'autofill()' function is referenced in the form's onload event and I would like ...
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Model Builder - iterate through columns in a table

This seems like it should be a no-brainer, but I am unable to find any info on how to use model builder to run a certain spatial analysis function on each column in a table. Problem: I have a table ...
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How to use directional shading on boundaries for cartographic effect?

The attached screenshot of a National Geographic map shows some beautiful directional shading of boundaries. I'm trying to reproduce this sort of shading for a burn perimeter map, as I want to ...
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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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How to create an animation from raster data?

I have some NDVI and precipitation/temperature images at the monthly time step from Jan, 2005 to Dec, 2008. I need to create animation image to show the temporal change. How can I do this. Is it ...
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Extract Raster Value into Polygon Attribute

I have Raster Data for a State which has Elevation Data in its pixels. I also have Vector layer which has the 300 divisions of State. what I need is, I want to get the average elevation value of ...
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How to find nearest point for each point in current layer?

I have a point layer and want to know the distance of nearest point of current layer for each point in the layer. I found some tools in ArcToolbox about it , but they need two layers for input and ...
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How to dissolve overlapping polygons?

I have a query regarding the dissolving of polygon features in ArcGIS 9.3. I only have the bare-bones license and an extremely basic knowledge of VB. I have a large shapefile with around 4500 ...
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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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Is there an existing library for converting ArcGIS Features to Json?

Is there an existing library for converting ArcGIS IFeature types to and from Json/GeoJson?
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How to obtain overlapping semi-transparent circles effect?

I have been trying to obtain the following markers effect. How can I do the same in ArcGIS (or any free software)? This image is from a book.
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Large mosaic process failing - what are the options? software independent only focussed on result

I need to mosaic about 550Gb of tif imagery together and the software I have tried keeps failing. The area has been split into zones so that the smallest has approx 200 tiles. I have used the latest ...
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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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focal statistics with variable radius

is there an easy way to do focal statistics on a raster, with a variable radius for the neighbourhood to be searched? As in: that search radius would be stored in another raster? i tried something ...
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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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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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Free tool to convert .lpk to .shp file

I have a .lpk file from ESRI that I would like to convert to a shapefile. How can I do this, using only free software?
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How to convert a double field to a string?

I would like to convert a column in a spreadsheet from a double to a string so I can join the data with a shp file. What is the easiest way to do it?
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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 ...