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Best book for learning ArcGIS functionality?

I was wondering what the best book(s) for learning how to use most of the ArcGIS functionality were that I could use in conjunction with books on the theory of GIS since even though I can understand ...
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Allow multiple users to share personal geodatabases safely?

We're using ArcGIS 9.3 but for reasons beyond the scope of this question we have to stick with personal geodatabases (MS Access .mdb's) and multiple users. How can we set this up so only a limited few ...
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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 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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Ternary Legends - how to represent in Arc

I've got a composite image built up from Red Green and Blue composite colours. Each channel represents the differing concentration of a different variable in each location - with 0 being the lowest ...
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Using ArcGIS to filter cells where 7 or 8 of the neighbors are different

I have land cover data that I would like to clean using some generalization tools. Majority filter does almost exactly what I want, but is missing one key option. Majority filter allows you to change ...
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How do we add a custom basemap in ArcGIS.Com that can be used in Javascript API?

It's possible to add a layer as a basemap in ArcGIS.com by checking the check box use as baselayer: But when I consume the map using: var mapDeferred = esri.arcgis.utils.createMap("<guid>", ...
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How do you programmatically read the coordinate display format in ArcMap?

I'm looking for a property (or properties) that will give me the display units and the formatting. I assume I need IMap.DistanceUnits but I can't find the formatting. Is this exposed? I am also ...
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Why does ArcGIS copy & paste layer in a TOC sometimes change the Data Source of the layer?

I run into this situation all the time; I often just copy layers and groups of layers in the TOC of one Map Document and paste then into the TOC of another Map Document. For the most part this ...
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How to get ArcGIS Templates in VS2010

I have a work computer which has ArcGIS desktop installed first and then VS2010 (just the way IT does it) and then templates are not available, anyone know what I need to do to see the templates? I ...
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Edit End Points in Polyline (Python/ArcMap10)

I am trying to make a polyline endpoint snapping tool in python. using a Search Cursor I read in the values to an array of line objects (which contain the feature id of the line, and two "EndPoint" ...
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E_FAIL when calling ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IImageServer.Initialize()

I am using ArcGIS Engine and Developer Kit 10 on Windows 7. Specifically, I'm writing an ArcObjects console program using Visual C# Express 2008. I am attempting connect to an image server via a URL ...
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SQL Server Relationships in ArcSDE

I am running ArcSDE 10 with SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I am new to SDE and SQL Server, but I understand that SQL Server has the ability to create relationships between tables and maintain ...
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How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial ...
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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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How to remove long linear strips from polygons?

I have a polygon layer representing impervious land cover. This was taken from a land cover raster dataset. The impervious data represents all impervious surface that is not buildings or roads. I ...
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Need monthly weather means for future climates

I am trying to generate spatially downscaled (5-10 arcminutes) future climate maps indicating monthly mean min and max temp, and precip. Most people usually need to extrapolate monthly data into ...
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How to make custom, dynamically generated vector symbols in ArcGIS

I am putting together a map of GPS-enabled vehicles, and I am hoping to display them with custom point symbols that change appearance based on a few attributes (things like velocity, heading, and a ...
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Exporting ArcGIS plugin data source to Shape

I have implemented a plug-in data source for ArcGIS. In my case, the format read by the plug-in may contain point, line and polygon features within the same file. In my implementation the data file ...
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Can I use GRASS algorithms in Sextante under ArcGIS?

Sextante for ArcGIS comes with SAGA modules. I know that I can use GRASS algorithms in Sextante under gvSIG. But how can I use GRASS algorithms in Sextante under ArcGIS? I tried to look for any ...
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Field Calculation - Python - If/Then over multiple data columns

I have some VB code saved that looks at two columns of data, and populates a third with the low value. Pre-logic Script Code: Dim output as double if [MIN_LEFT] < [MIN_RIGHT] Then output = ...
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Raster to Polygon Scripting Problems

I am trying to make a script which selects every .png file in a folder beginning with the letters "LG". I then want the scipt create a shapefile, replacing the "LG" with "SH", and then i want the ...
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How can I select vector features that overlay raster in arcpy?

I have two datasets: point feature class and raster (stored in file geodatabase). The spatial extent of the raster is smaller than the point dataset. Is there a way I could select (or create new, ...
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Running ARCgis 9.3.1 and 10.0 on the same machine

I have the full installation Media for 10 (9.3/SQL05 already loaded). And two editor licenses (one loaded and a new license file). What manner of wizardry is involved in getting around the conflict ...
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Upgrade guidelines for ArcGIS 9 to 10?

We have a copy of ArcGIS 10 that we are preparing to use to upgrade our existing ArcGIS 9.3 installation. Should I uninstall ArcGIS 9.3 first? Or do I install ArcGIS 10 over it? Please let me know if ...
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Are there any issues going back-and-forth between Quantum GIS and ESRI software?

A very simple question. I have very simple work tasks at the office (digitizing) that I would like to be able to work on at home because we are exceptionally busy. I don't want to spend thousands of ...
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Finding shortest path while avoiding polygon features

I'm developing an extension to ArcMap where I have a set of static, concave polygon features and I'm trying to find the shortest path between 2 points without crossing any of the polygons. Is there ...
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Place image inside of Label

In ArcView, Can I add an image to a label. Assume I have the photograph path as an attribute.
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projection tool as standalone script

How would I automate the define projection tool in arcmap so I can just enter my layer each time? I have it as a script in toolbox, but I am unsure how to set it so I can just input my layer as ...
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What is the hierarchy of features in ArcGIS? Is it different in other software?

first post - new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. ...
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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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ArcGIS Export Selected Raster Graphics

I'm having a problem exporting raster graphics using ArcGIS 10. It seems simple enough, but for some reason I cannot get ArcMap to work with me. Here are my steps: Add a raster to ArcMap Open the ...
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Zero filling attributes using python

Being the AML dinosaur that I am, I am just learning python and I need to convert a 2 digit numeric attribute in a table to a 2 digit zero-filled attribute in a script. Example 9 needs to be 09. Any ...
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How do I select only those features, that are connected?

I have a polygon layer of water reservoirs and a polyline layer of canals. In my data, some canals are originating from reservoirs, and leading to other canals. On the other hand there are some ...
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Alternatives to ArcGIS Extensions using ArcObjects?

I was wondering if there are any projects based around using ArcObjects and external libraries to create open source alternatives to extensions in ArcGIS. For example 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst etc ...
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How can I transform GCS_North_American_1983 to GCS_WGS_1984?

I posted a thread today describing a shift in some of the NRC data (not all). Apparently, this shift has to do with conversion between Geographic coordinates, latitude and longitude and Transverse ...
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How can I export a sketchup Model to ArcGIS's Multipatch?

I have a very large model made in Google Sketchup v 7.1. I would like to export this to a Multipatch featureclass, so that I can view it in ArcScene, with other 3D data. I have tried several things, ...
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summing up over an area based on a distance related function

Through a field study, we learned that the density of a bird species in the forest was related to the distance to forest edge: ln(density) = 1.89*(distance to edge) + 0.34 Now, for any forest ...
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Find Duplicate Feature Classes in ESRI Geodatabase

I have inherited a SDE instance that has 1000+ feature classes within which are around 100 Feature Datasets. I have found through manual exploration that there are at least some Feature Classes that ...
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How to do regression analysis between two variables using ArcGIS

I have a temperature image (interpolated from climatic point data) and NDVI data at the monthly interval. I need to do correlation analysis between temp and NDVI. Is it impossible to do this using ...
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How to get table Name from IObjectClass

I'm using IRelationshipClass.DestinationClass to get an IObjectClass. From here, I want to be able to get the table name, but can only access the AliasName. Any ideas? UPDATE Aughhh, after ...
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How to find the elevation differences between adjacent pixels in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to determine what the difference in elevation is between two adjacent pixels? I am using an SRTM DEM to map faults. I am using the vertical error (>16m) as a criterion for the ...
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ArcGIS 10 British National Grid Transformation

In ArcGIS 10 a new transformation has been added for converting between WGS84 and British National Grid. What is OSGB_1936_To_WGS_1984_NGA_7PAR? How should it be used when compared with the other ...
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Does Arcpy work for Engine or Server the same as Desktop?

I am contemplating a project where there is not going to be access to ArcGIS Desktop and wondering if Engine and/or Server install ArcPy and Python? Is this possible? Does anyone have an example?
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How to create floating-only window in ArcMap?

I'm looking for a way to create a floating window in ArcMap. To give an example just look at the window of the Identify tool. Floating means that it stays in front of the map document at all times ...
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Are there any simple models for wildfire hazard mapping with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

I am interested in producing a simple fire hazard/severity map via ModelBuilder from commonly available datasets (e.g. DEM, NDVI, slope, aspect, land use/cover, etc). Are there any resources or ...
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How to reclassify raster data by their sign?

I want to do the following: I have two data raster sets with different units and values. One results from measured metric data, the other from modelled grid values. What I want to compare is simply ...
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How to parse serial date in ArcGIS?

I have imported a shapefile that contains a serial date number that looks like this: 41256.260799. I would like to create a new field that shows only the hour and second like this: 06:33. I've tried ...
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How can I merge the attribute tables from feature classes into a single table, easily?

I have a large number (approx. 1,100) polygon feature classes. What I would like to do is to merge the attribute tables from each of these feature classes into a single table, in the simplest and ...
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What is the right way to automate ArcMap 10 with ArcObjects for unit testing?

I need to run unit tests against ArcMap extension which closely coupled with specific edit workspace and map state. When I try to initialize ArcMap application with code like this: ...