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How to test if ArcGis server 10.1 is running correctly?

I've recently installed arcgis server 10.1, but I'm not sure if it installed correctly, or if the proper ports are open. Here is my reasoning and I may be off: 1) When publishing a new service(i.e ...
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Overlay Vector Layer on Raster Layer

How can I overlay a Vector Layer on a Raster Layer and assign NoData Values on the Raster where the Vector Layer does not cover the Raster Layer? (preferable with ArcGIS)
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ArcGIS Statistics tool problem

I have an excel file for average rainfall by month and I added that on ArcMap. while I tried to check the statistics the tool is passive for last 3 months and I checked the data on arcmap, they are ...
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Counting road intersections and blocks

I have a shp file that consists of the road system of Mexico City. I would like to count the number of road intersections (crossings) and blocks (which I would define as a segment starting from one ...
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Changing symbology/color in kml when exported from arcGIS/QGIS [closed]

I have marked some points and used symbology in ArcGIS/QGIS... when I export the file to kml, the color/symbology changes and only single color/symbol remains. Is there any possible way that the ...
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Mississippi Township Range Section

Does anyone know where I can get a full complete T/R/S for Amita County in MS? Geocomm shp files looks incomplete. The counties in Mississippi are not helpful. I ended up finding the TRS from ...
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How to create generic building footprints based on attribute information?

I'm trying to create a tool that generically creates building footprints on a given parcel according to certain attribute information of the parcel like building density, max. height, utilisation, ...
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Extent is zooming map to 0,0

When I use this code (from the example): ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.Envelope myEnvelope = new ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.Envelope(); myEnvelope.XMin = -130; myEnvelope.YMin ...
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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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ArcMap Arcpy scripts: How to handle user password input?

I'm currently trying to write a script that has a username & password input which then returns some data if the user has appropriate access. The script works just fine when I hardcode my own ...
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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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Convert feature to raster, not just the shape

First thanks for your Help I have been trying to find an answer on previous question but I could´t. I am trying to convert a shape file into a raster, but the ARCGIS gives values only to outside ...
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How to add image base tool control to a drop-down list in ArcGIS 9.3.1

I have to retrograde an ESRI add-in application from ArcGIS 10.1 to ArcGIS 9.3.1. My challenge is how in the drop down list can I add base tool control( will be shown as icons inside the drop down ...
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What does the adoption of Python by NVIDIA for GPGPU mean for GIS?

Today NVIDIA announced support for the Python language on its flavor of GPGPU (CUDA). Manifold GIS uses CUDA to enable some accelerated raster operations but it is not a programmable environment and ...
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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 do spatial adjustment of Line features by edge snapping in ArcGIS?

I have two polyline features of same area which are prepared based on two different raster imagery. Hence the two features are not exactly matched and has some shift. How can I adjust them to overlay ...
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How to correct the “Windows Activation Period has Expired” message on an Esri Amazon AMI?

I'm only getting this error with instances that were spun up with Esri AMIs. And I did find one post on the AWS forums (with no resolution) regarding this issue. Does anyone know what the ...
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ArcGIS Server Setting proxy.ashx for javascript api - Error 403

I am trying to set up the proxy for my web application because the request exceeds 2000 characters. I set up the proxy as described in ESRI site. When I run my application I get the error as shown ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS Server 10.0 to 10.1

Due to the new system architecture of arcgis for server 10.1 I am first writing here to ask if anyone has successfully migrated from AGS 10.0 to 10.1 and what problems were encountered. I am currently ...
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How to efficiently (programmatically) determine whether two datasets have / don't have identical content?

Given: a geodatabase A that contains 100 datasets named a1 .. a100 a geodatabase B that contains 100 datasets named b1 .. b100 I want to programmatically (*) determine for each dataset pair (ai, ...
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Relationship between attribute of vector data and raster variable in ArcGIS

I have a vector data of individual elements (buildings) with attributes (value, etc), and several raster grids with continuous variables. I would like to understand whether there is a relationship ...
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How to convert a shapefile polygon to raster in C#

Does anybody know a way to convert a polygon (vector) in a shapefile to raster data WITHOUT using ArcGIS Explorer Desktop? Is there a way to do this 'progmatically' in C# (WPF with ArcGIS runtime ...
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Has ESRI made any definitive announcements about 10.1 SP2? [closed]

My organization is awaiting SP2 before we can move our primary GIS team from 9.3.1 to 10.1. I have been testing 10.1 and have found a particularly bad bug that we've been told will be addressed in ...
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Grid registration issue converting from GeoTIFF to ARC ASCII Grid

I've got a 3 arc second digital terrain model represented as a 32-bit GeoTIFF that looks like this: $ gdal_info gom03_v1_0.tif Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF Files: gom03_v1_0.tif Size is 10200, 7800 ...
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How to obtain map service url from within Server Object Extension (.NET)

I'm having trouble figuring out how to obtain the full url to the map service a Server Object Extension is running on top of. I bascially want: IMapServer4 mapServer = ...
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Join feature classes from two ArcSDE geodatabases with same schema?

I am working with two ArcSDE geodatabases -- one for test, one for production. They both have the same schema. I recalculated an attribute in the test environment and wanted to push that to ...
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How can I get the map to repeat to fill the screen?

I'm programming my first ArcGIS application. I've created a simple map. When I zoom out to a world view, the map doesn't fill the width of the screen. Ideally I'd like it to repeat until the available ...
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Make a “Shaded Area Polygon” from HILLSHADE raster in ArcInfo 9.3

How am I suppose to extract the values ( Value<=100 ) from this HILLSHADE raster, and then make the extracted values as a VECTOR POLYGON (shapefile) ---I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 (ArcInfo with all ...
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Is it possible to Clip in ArcExplorer?

Is it possible to clip in Desktop Explorer? Or does anyone know of any Analysis Servers I can connect to to get it?
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how to make a join with sql server table

I have a question. I'd like to join .shp to table by using AddJoin_management. But I'd like to make join to sqlserver table (not to *.dbf). Is it possible to do? it should look something like this: ...
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How can I display multiple regions shapefiles on an iOS device

How can I display multiple shapefiles on an iOS device? My client is asking to display all the states in a different color, and again cities in a different color and all the fields in a different ...
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How to split zAware polyline by points programmatically with C#?

I'm trying to split a polyline by the boundaries of a polygon using IPolyCurve2.SplitAtPoints using C#. The polyline I'm trying to split is zAware and holds elevation values at a regular interval. ...
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Arcgis shape file and EPSG code

Why a shape file with CRS WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_22N en Arcgis has a differrent prj file than the EPSG:32622:WGS 84 / UTM zone 22N WKT ? Can I replace Arcgis .prj file with EPSG:32622 WKT ...
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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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Is there a way to increase the search radius of nearest neighbors for the Nibble tool?

I am working with a raster map vegetation types. I have about 20 types with unique raster code values that can be sorted into three classes: 1 - vegetation types I want to expand using the nibble ...
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Determining Pixel-by-pixel Catchments in ArcHydro

I used ArcHYDRO to prepare HydroDEM (5m) without sinks, Flow direction (FDR) raster, flow accumulation raster (FAC). As I understand FAC, value of pixel shows number of pixels that contribute to this ...
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Adding parameters to a category in a script tool

There is plenty of documentation on how to add parameters to a category in a python toolbox, (See the bottom of ...
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How do you explain what a .lyr file is?

My organization uses .lyr files consistently as a means for our users to view the data and build their mxds. It works great for our purposes, but we have run into an issue where we don't think the ...
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best practices for exception handling in ArcGIS .NET custom geoprocessing tools

I'm working on a set of C# GP tools for use both in Desktop and Server 10.1. The only soup-to-nuts treatment of writing geoprocessing tools in .NET appears to be Building a custom geoprocessing ...
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Cut a layer into many parts using a shapfile

I have a layer which is a map of a town, and a shapefile which shows the boundaries within that town. I wish to cut the layer up along each of the internal boundaries so that I end up with many ...
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Polygon to Raster is taking longer in script than in arcmap

I have a large dataset that I am working with. Basically I have a table with 900,000 records that I join to a geodatabase feature layer, then convert that to a raster. This process takes a total of ...
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Increase the speed limit by 35 percent

I have a network with a speed limit attributes. I want to increase the speed limit by 35 percent in order to run an analysis for an ambulance. Forexample, if the speed limit is 60, I will increase it ...
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ArcGIS 10 rasters/features in ArcGIS 9.3

I am tempted to go back to ArcGIS 9.3 from ArcGIS 10. For what I do, 9.3 is more efficent. Now...I know I cannot open ArcGIS 10 documents (maps, scenes) and layers in 9.3 unless saved as 9.3 file, ...
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Find out tight corners on roads

Problem: How can I pinpoint tight corners on a road dataset that might cause longer/larger vehicles difficulty in driving around. Assumptions: Ignore turns into junctions. Just interested in ...
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Select by attribute

In my shapefile, I have a bunch of features and one field is a integer numerical attribute. I'd like to select all of the features whose value is a multiple of another value. For instance, I have a ...
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How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
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How to build ArcGIS Flex Viewer app for remote server?

I'm trying to help a co-worker set up an ArcFlex Viewer app using the Application Builder. I'm a bit puzzled by the settings screen: It's asking for a web server base folder (local path) and a web ...
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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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How to automatically create all possible polyline routes connecting many point locations around a polygon obstruction?

Lets say I have 30 ports on the west of an island, and 30 on the east, and need to calculate all possible shipping distances between each and every port, with the routes having to steer around the ...
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Using select by location to update a field in a feature class

I am using Arc 10.1 and I am working on a script that takes a value from a field within one shape file and updates a field in another shape file based on its location. Basically I have smaller parcels ...