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How can I transform GCS_WGS_1984 to GCS_North_American_1983?

I need to convert a GCS_WGS_1984 data set to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_14N. What transformation should I use?
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Importing x y coordinates from spreadsheet in ArcGIS

I converted degree, min, sec to decimal coordinates. I made a simple spreadsheet with X and Y columns and one set of coordinates: x= -73.533678 and y = 41.05523 I added the data (File, add data, add ...
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Poor image quality of raster pyramid files in ArcGIS (no anti-aliasing)

There are several GeoTIFF files (size ~7000x7000 px) which I try to open in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I have already created raster pyramids for them (.ovr files) using geoprocessing tool but their quality ...
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Why do simplify polygon results differ between ArcGIS and PostGIS?

I am mainly interested in why and how the Simplify Polygons tool in ArcGIS handles the simplification process, including preventing and resolving topological errors better than the equivalent ...
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Converting from British National Grid (27700) to WGS84 (4326) to Web Mercator (102100)

I'm developing a web application that uses ESRI ArcGIS to display a map using JavaScript. We are holding all our data in MS SQL Server 2008 as Easting/Northing against the British National Grid. ...
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How to divide a single polyline feature into multiple features based on points located on it?

I have a shape file that contains the bus route information for a city. I want to do two things.. Merge all the existing rows so that just one feature represents all the routes... I have a Points ...
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Replacing Raster Values in Ras1 with Ras2

I have two rasters Ras1 and Ras2. I want to change the Ras1. In Ras1, there are few areas, lines, points I am interested having nodata cells and wrong data cells.(limited to interested areas only ...
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Simple Features and ArcGIS Domains

I am working with a number of detailed ArcGIS Geodatabases with domains used to enforce specific workflows, etc. This is all good and great, but I would like to move my data into either a ...
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I need help to find out more information about Topology Errors toolbox or Extension?

I need someone out there who can answer my question. I do not remember if I add this Topology Editor Extension or toolbox to my ArcMap. I would like to know more about this toolbox. Thanks. (Changed ...
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Connecting GPS to ArcGIS via USB

Is there a way to connect a GPS to ArcGIS via USB? At the moment the GPS extension only appears to support comm port connections. It would be good to know if a USB connection can be made, then perhaps ...
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How to create zip code areas from point data?

I have a point dataset which has zipcodes for a certain region. This zipcodes have been marked on the basis of lat log collected. So each zipcode is repeated as it would be useful to show the region ...
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Generic comparison for kriging in geoR and ArcGIS

I am going to do a project based on kriging. The targeted area would be as big as United States and my grid would be 10km*10km. I am wondering the differences of efficiencies for the methods ...
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ArcGIS 10 GeoTIFF Export

I'm not terribly familiar with ArcGIS in general, but I have a geodatabase (I think) containing a 3m DEM in ArcGis 9.3. I would like to have this 3m DEM in a GeoTIFF file so I can do some processing ...
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Split a Quad to 1:7,500 Question

Here I have 1:24,000k quads. I know how to use the word split toolbox. What I would like to split 24,000K to 1:7,500 or 6,000k. Is there a way around for me to do that ? For example,, if you have one ...
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ArcGIS : SpatialFilterClass to WFS filter

I want to translate a MapServer Query URL to a WFS GetFeature query. Then I try to serialize a SpatialFilterClass to WFS filter. any idea ?
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Creating DEM after converting mapinfo tab files to ARC GIS

How do I create DEM for contours after converting map-info tab files to ARC GIS and how do I convert toposheet tab file to ARC GIS.
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Creating an installer for an ArcGIS toolbar with Visual Studio 2005

I'm working on a small toolbar for ArcGIS 9.2, Windows XP, using Visual Studio .NET 2005. I followed Esri's instructions for creating an installer: ...
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Go to X,Y dialog box

If someone gave you a x,y coordinate numbers he/she got from. I put the numbers in the X,Y events on my ArcMap and they are in Meters numbers. We entered the number into the x,y dialog box. The ...
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Get Feature Symbol

I am using this code to get the symbol associated with a feature: IFeature feature = geoFeatureLayer.FeatureClass.GetFeature( geoFeatureLayer.FeatureClass.FeatureClassID ); ...
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Are there ARCIMS still around or phased out?

My understanding is there are few companies still using ARCIMS and am wondering if it is still alive or phased out ? THanks
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Why does field calculator expression sometimes return a binary value (0 or 1)?

I am running simple field calculator expressions and experiencing some of the silliest results I have ever seen. I am working on census data (living as a shape file) and trying to perform a simple ...
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How to get the “queried” value from attribute table and put it in a textbox?

I am new in VBA, I have a problem about querying an attribute table....: I have a table of a layer (wish.shp) with the fields: owner_ID, Value, Area. I made 3 textboxes in a userform, I input the ...
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Are there any issues to be aware of running ArcGIS on a Mac?

I'm considering upgrading the PC to a MacBook Pro and installing Parallels, and would like advice from other ArcGIS Desktop users who have done this. The performance aspects of VM-ware are considered ...
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How to use ET GeoWizard tools or Xtools Pro in ModelBuilder or Python to automate processing?

Is it possible to use ET GeoWizard or XTools Pro tools in automation of mapping in either in ModelBuilder or Python?
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Creating a snapshot in ArcMap of a layer to be use for legend?

I am trying to create a snapshot using FastStone Capture version 5.3 to be use for the legend because it is diffcult to match their color especially is you are using raster or transparent ? How do I ...
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Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules

Is it possible to have the python shell from either qgis or argis to load (import) both qgis.core and arcpy? I am developing a metadata creation tool and have completed the core functionality using ...
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How to integrate every single street into a network analysis?

This is my first question, but I solved problems before thanks to this great community! It is also my first time working with a network analysis (ArcMap 10) and there are some problems which haven't ...
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How do I create a thematic map in ArcGIS on a calculated field?

Is it possible to create a thematic map in ArcGIS on a calculated field, without changing the DBF file of the SHP file? I know I can do it in MapInfo, but have searched without much luck in ArcGIS.
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Multiple ring buffer with attributes

Building on ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?, I'd like to be able to create multiple ring buffers, while retaining (and possibly dissolving on) attribute values. How can this be done?
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turning multiple vector layers into one raster in arcgis 9.3.1

I want to make a raster out of the multitier view I have in ArcMap 9.3.1 . The layers in my ArcMap come from several datasets. I know there is a 'Feature to Raster' tool, but it converts one layer at ...
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How to calculate polygon area considering slopes?

I am looking for an accurate algorithm or a service to calculate surface area on earth where points are calculated on the basis of GPS Coordinates. I am using Google Map Api version 3 and are drawing ...
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IGPutilities in IGPFunctions

Quick question, in Esri's area calculation sample of IGPFunction implementation they use IGPUtilities but they don't release the instance. On the singletons page in SDK help they list GPUtilities as ...
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Looking for large GML files containing vector polygon data

I have few vector data files with 500 to 700 MB GML files. But I am looking for files larger than these preferably 1 GB, 2 GB. It would be helpful if somebody can provide some pointers regarding the ...
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Error when using .isalnum in ArcGIS fieldcalculator

ArcGIS keeps throwing an error when I use the following script in the field calculator, using Python: pre-logic script code: y= () if !fieldx!.isalnum(): y= 1 else: y= 0 Fieldy= y The ...
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IFeatureBuffer - performance considerations (ArcObjects)

I'm trying to optimize my code to make it faster. I have a loop that reads some string input and creates points with the help of IFeatureBuffer and IFeatureCursor. If I create the buffer inside tho ...
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SAP Integration in ESRI [closed]

I looking a way to integrate ESRI solutions with SAP solutions. I have seen APOS http://www.apos.com/ESRIGIS/ but don't have any experience with integration betweend ESRI and SAP. So then maybe ...
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How to set the Output Extent (Environment Setting)?

I'm a bit confused as I'm trying to figure out how to set my output extent before creating Thiessen Polygons in a loop of ~100 points shapefile. (ArcMAP 10.0 - Python) for i in range(3,51,1): ...
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OpenLayers call ArcGIS WFS: no feature returned

I spent a long time looking for an example using OpenLayers to call ArcGIS WFS, however, almost none is found... currently the code I wrote is based on the example of GeoServer, however, no feature is ...
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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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Converting KML to layer in ArcGIS 10 - nothing happens

I have converted many KML files to layer in ArcGIS many times before without any problem. I just did a conversion (Arc Toolbox>Conversion tools> KML to layer) and the file is showing up in the table ...
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Is it possible to import an autocad feature to a feature layer without exporting to .shp/.dwg

Does anyone know if it is possible to import a feature (point, line or polygon) drawn in Autocad directly to a feature layer in ArcMap, so in essence a "feature sucker", rather then exporting the ...
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ArcToolbox Create Replica tool advanced options

I am trying to create a two-way Replica of my SDE database to another SDE database in ArcGIS 10.0 If I use the Create Replica wizard from the 'Distributed Geodatabase' toolbar in ArcMap I am able to ...
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Problem in loading the legend of MapServer in ArcGIS

I have published a mapserver on my ArcGIS Server 9.3. I am developing a silverlight application using ArcGIS Silverlight API. Now I can load my map into my application and also the list of my layers ...
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Best practices to minimize error when buffering unprojected data

If I buffer hundreds of unprojected WGS84 points across the US by say, 3 miles, will I get accurate areas returned (3 x pi x r) for each of the circles created? I suspect not. If not, what would be ...
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Is there a way to delete definition querys of multiple layers in ArcMap 9.3.1?

I'm searching for a way to freeze/delete definition queries of several layers at once (instead of doing it manually by opening the properties of each layer). I'm working on a SDE 9.3.1 Geodatabase.
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ArcGIS - ICommandBars exception

Testing my VB.NET 2010 app in ArcMap an exception occurs when ICommandBars is instantiated. ' zoom to selected Dim mxApp As ESRI.ArcGIS.Framework.IApplication Dim numUID As UID = New ...
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Get all features in extent not working correctly in PageLayoutControl

I want to get all features in the current extent of my PageLayoutControl's ActiveView. I got it working for a MapControl as described here. With my PageLayoutControl it seems that I don't get the ...
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ArcSDE - Is there an automated way of releasing all layers locks?

We have an issue where users do not close ArcGIS and layers get locked, and sometimes this affects our nightly updates for some of the layers. I know you can individually remove a lock using the ...
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ArcGIS - How do I group corner-touching contiguous polygons?

Using ArcGIS 10, I have a Feature Class which I converted from a Raster (GRID) (Raster To Polygon Tool). There are approx. 180,000 polygons. The attribute table contains a [grid_code] field which ...
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gp.CreateFeatureClass(..) and gp.CopyFeatures(..) isn't copying all fields of feature class

How do I get the ArcGIS 9.3 geoprocessor to copy all of the fields of a feature class? Here is a description of what I'm trying to do: I am modifying an existing script created by a developer not on ...