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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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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: ...
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Is it possible to convert graphics to features in ArcGIS 10 using arcpy?

Apologies if this is easy but I cannot seem to find the answer. Is there a way to convert a graphic to feature, i.e. use the "Convert Graphics to Feature" tool on the toolbar, within arcpy? I need to ...
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Finding parcel polygon features with frontage on multiple streets

The Department of Public Works would like to know how many properties in the city have a sidewalk at both the front and back. To get at this, I'm looking for a method to find parcels with frontage on ...
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Arcobjects: Zoom to first queried feature

I'm attempting to query a feature class for all features that meet a certain criterion (in this case, the Status field is NULL). However, I'm not getting very far into the attempted method before ...
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Why are my labels overlapping in ArcGIS 10?

Please excuse what may be a very newbie question. I'm not new to GIS, but just learning ArcGIS. I have been led to believe that the standard labeling engine doesn't allow any overlap: ...
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ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?

How can I create buffers for polygons that a) lie only inside the polygon boundary, and b) know who their parent is? An example of where this is useful is First Nation Traditional Territories. There ...
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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 to calculate the bearing of a building (ArcGIS)

How is it possible to get the main bearing of buildings by floor plan? I want to have a building (by ID) and it's main bearing (e.g. E/90° or W/270°). The idea is to change the polygon-feature class ...
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Segment road network line shapefile into new equal length segments line shapefile

I would like to subdivide a road network for an entire state into segments of equal length. So, Highway X would be divided into 0.5 mile segments, with a record for each segment, and Highway Y would ...
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ArcFM vs ArcGIS for Water Utilities functionality

I'm trying to ascertain the difference between ArcFM (Water) and the functionality now available in ArcGIS for Water Utilities, given the templates and OOB 'stuff' ESRI have pushed forward in the last ...
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How can you insert a table record without geometry into a feature?

I am working with ArcGIS and Python and trying to append table rows into a featureclass. You cannot use append and you cannot just make a tableview of the featureclass and then try to append it in. ...
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Editing tables using SQL in ArcMap

We've recently started working with ArcMap, having used MapInfo previously. I've created a shapefile in ArcCatalog and want to update some columns using SQL. In MapInfo I'd write the following command ...
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Consideration for a Good Silverlight based mapping application

I am starting to work on a Silverlight 4 based web mapping project using latest ArcGIS Server API. The application will involve multiple map services (for many themes) with selection, queries, and ...
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Any way to use a local background map in ArcGIS Mobile

My customer requirement is to support a MrSID image directly in ArcGIS Mobile. The details are sketchy but I think the intent is that they want a local background raster Map while the ...
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How to display row and column indexes for an image in ArcGIS?

I have been struggling with how to find the row number and column number for particular points in any raster map. My raster details: columns and rows: 720 360 cell size (0.5, 0.5) How can I ...
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Can we direct connect to PostgresSQL without ArcSDE

I have postgreSQL installed on my machine.My machine already has ArcGIS 10. No Sde installed. Can we create geodatabase in PostgreSQL with out installing ArcSDE? Jay Cummins is right. I am intended ...
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ArcGIS for Android API Example/Tutorials

I know that the ArcGIS API for Android is still in beta (I've joined the beta program), but I was curious if anyone had produced or discovered any examples/tutorials/cookbooks for the API. The Help ...
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ArcMap Field Calculator syntax (again)

I'm trying to string together a field calculator script that will populate all the records of a field at once based upon values in a number of fields. I can't even get the first part of the command ...
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Is it impossible to measure Right of Way in ArcGIS?

I'm helping bring CAD people into ArcGIS so that everyone throughout the company is on the same page and there is one database for everything. Right now, one of the biggest hurdles is making sure all ...
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Has (ESRI) TIN been superseded by Terrain Dataset?

I've had version 10 for a few months but it wasn't until today that I really tested the 3D Analyst extension. (Other then visualizing data) I already noticed a lot of changes; a number of tools have ...
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Using individual bands from a multi-band image in ArcGIS 10 raster calculator

I'm trying to use individual bands from a multi-band TM image (IMG file) within the raster calculator in ArcGIS 10 (SP2/3). I can add individual bands to my MXD, but raster calculator will only use ...
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Problems creating TIN from British Columbia DEM data

Is anyone familiar with creating a TIN using ArcGIS9.3 and British Columbia DEM data (.GEN files)? I can't figure out how to get the breaklines to work during the creation of the TIN. Using ...
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Display map scale (like 1:20.000) next to ScaleBar

In my PageLayoutControl I add a ScaleBar. Additionaly I like to show the map scale/ratio (e.g. "1:20.000") next to it, but didn't find a way to achieve this with the ScaleBar. Am I missing something ...
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How to eliminate gaps in the ArcGIS union operation?

I have a layer that has nested polygons in them. I want to aggregate the polygons. I do this using the Union function. I use the "No Gaps" option when I perform the union. However, when I overlay ...
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What geometric attributes do polygons possess, and how can these be used to filter features?

Given a polygon featureclass containing many polygons of different sizes and shapes, which geometric attributes (area, perimeter, etc) could be used to filter the polygons? It's probably best to ask ...
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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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Can you permanently set the polygon/polyline segment length?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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ArcGIS 10 — Polygon Centroid Options and Appropriateness (FeatureToPoint, Labels, etc)

I've found a couple of other Stack Exchange questions related to this, but just like the ArcGIS online help, they were not satisfying. For instance, How does ArcGIS calculate the "inside" ...
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Testing ArcMAP 10.0

I want to test performance of Arc Desktop based applications. I tried GDBT but it not give me any information about request time etc. I tried also a Workflow Profiler, but this tool usually crash my ...
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ArcGIS 9.3 Geoprocessor - AttributeError: Object: Environment <workspace> not found

So, this could be the most puzzling python geoprocessor error I have ever dealt with... This problem is occurring in ArcGIS Server 9.3, Python 2.5.2 I am exposing a typical python script as a ...
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How to convert high precision dataset to low precision

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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Drive time analysis using Network Analyst with ArcInfo 9.1

What is the most common SETTING for the Layer Properties when creating time-travel polygons? I am in the process of creating 4, 5, 6 minute polygons using Network Analyst. Every time I generate ...
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ArcGIS 10 Linux experience

We have ArcGIS 10 installed on a nice clean Linux box. We have developed scripts to run on the Windows desktop development machines, and modified them to run on Linux. Now, if we run the scripts on ...
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ArcGIS median value from a layer

I've been hunting around ArcGIS 9.3 and having no success at finding a tool/function that can give me the median (not the mean/avg) tabular value of a spatial database. For example, if I have a data ...
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KML (KMZ) to layer including all attributes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert KML to shapefile without losing attributes? This question is here in many variations but though I went through it I still don't have any good solution how ...
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What are spatial and attribute indexes?

What is the difference between a spatial index and an attribute index. What are their purposes?
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For every point, distance to nearest polygon of type X?

In ArcGIS how might one calculate as an attribute value the distance to the nearest polygon of type X? Say we have a point layer of wildlife observations and we want to know how far each of them is ...
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ArcGIS coordinate system

I'm developing some software using ArcGIS API, but the question is rather theoretical, as I just came from Google Maps and have no idea where to start; everything seems to be different including the ...
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resize image resolution from 1000 m to 250 m

I'm beginner of ARCGIS and RS. I have many problems with the procedure. One of them is I have NDVI images and Soil map. Both are at the different resolution: NDVI is 250 m. soil map is 1000 m. So I ...
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How to find wildcard string using Field Calculator script code?

I'm trying to find part of a text string in the CLASS_NAME field and return a text string to the Abrv_Name field using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10 via a Python parser. Here is what I have tried ...
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Python - Check for number of shapefiles in a directory

I want to test: to see whether or not ONE AND ONLY ONE shapefile (which will be based on a filename wildcard) exists in a directory. Add these shapefiles to a list Use this list variable as an ...
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Conversion huge raster (50 000 000 cells) in to .xyz

I do have DEM approx. 40x5km with cell size 2x2m, which gives approx. 50 000 000 points. I need to export it to .xyz (1pt = 1 line in format x y z) file in order to use it in MIKE21. It seemed like ...
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ArcMap field calculator VBA question

I am trying to use ArcMap's Field Calculator to populate values in a column based on a value in another column. So, in pseudo-code: if [field1] = 'Foo' set [field2] = 'Bar' endif Something like ...
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hardcoding port number in Arcgis License Manager

In the Arc10 Q&A for the 2011 user conference it says a performance gain may be realized by hardcoding the license manager to port 27000, and then instructing the firewall and Windows Defender to ...
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Field Calculator syntax

I can't get the syntax correct for a fairly simple if statement. Right now it looks like this: dim Output as Integer If [HECTARES] >= 30 AND [HEIGHT] >= 17 AND [CROWN] >= 59 THEN Output = ...
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Better “ESRI recommended” method other than Pythonscript for filling in patterns into attribute table column?

Attribute tables in ArcGIS are not nearly as easily editable in comparison to something like Excel. For example, you have sorted the table based on some column value, and now want to fill in the ...
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Change the image size in ARCGIS

I did interpolation operation on temperature and precipitation data. Output image size is 3300 (col) and 2550 (row). I have some NDVI images with size of 15456 (col) and 5074 (row). Generally, I want ...
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How can one execute an SQL script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10?

I am trying to transfer over row data from a table to columns in a shapefile table. There is a common "SA" variable between the two (i.e. the study area number) but there is more than one land use ...