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ArcGIS 9.3 conflict with newer Internet Explorer on Windows XP?

I have been told that ArcGIS 9.3 will not function on a Windows XP computer if its got Internet Explorer newer than version 6?! Is this true? Seems like a huge security hole if you can only have IE 6 ...
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Is there a way to Query what's “NOT THERE”?

If you have land tenure mapping, and you're only interested in the areas for which there are no polygons in a region, is there a way to query these areas out and create a shapefile from them. A ...
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Is there a way of making a legend for your maps in ArcMap?

Finished all my analysis and would like to make a legend to display the data in the map I have
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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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In an arcpy script, how do I convert ArcGIS date value to a string reading in mm/dd/yyyy format?

I am writing an arcpy tool script in ArcGIS 10.0. In a fGDB feature class, I have a Date type field. I gather that the values in the Date field are stored as long integer dates, but they display in ...
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Custom Distance Units in ArcGIS Desktop 10?

Is it possible to add custom distance units (ex. varas) to ArcGIS Desktop so that they can be used when inputting distances in Editor and COGO tools? I often work with deeds that reference distances ...
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How to convert a CAD 2D section into PolylineM(Z)?

Good morning, How do I convert a 2D section drawn in CAD into 3D polyline in ArcGIS. By 3D polyline I mean PolylineM(Z). I have 300 sections. Drafting it manually seems a bit laborious. Any Ideas? ...
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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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Geocoding through a language barrier

This is related to a previous question of mine. It has come to my attention that the streets file I use as my address locator in Canada uses French (or simply accented) characters for the names. ...
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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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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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How to join data in a spreadsheet to a shapefile ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i transfer data from a spreadsheet into a shapefile? I have data for Indices of Multiple Deprivation for the UK from this website: ...
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Why does a cache service need to load first when a dynamic service is involved?

I notice if you have 2 services 1 cached and 1 dynamic you have to load the cache first for it to display. Does anyone know why?
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Setting parameters in Script Tool using Python

I hate to bug you all with the same problem over and over again but I run into a new problem everytime I make a slight change to the code. All I did to the code below was to replace field names to ...
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What Geotransformation (NAD27 to WGS84) should I use for Gulf of Mexico?

I'm working with datasets that are spread out across the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico, stored in NAD 27. I've been told the polygons shown above were obtained from BOEMRE (formerly known as ...
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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 ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 and SQL Server 2008 R2 permissions and feature services

I have ArcGIS Server 10 with SP1 and SP2 on windows server 2008 and ArcSDE (from an edn liscense) installed on top of MS SQL Server 2008. When I make a spatial db connection in ArcCatalog (direct ...
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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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In ArcMap, can polygon labels always be displayed in a fixed area of the screen?

If I'm inside an area, I want its properties to be displayed in a fixed area of the screen (top right, let's say).
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How to choose selectable layers in ArcMap 10?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I cannot figure out how to toggle selectable layers in ArcMap 10. In 9.3, I remember being able to choose from a list which layers I wanted to be able to select ...
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Edit SDE table with ArcObjects - continued [closed]

Update So, I believe I'm getting closer to being able to edit my sde table, however now I'm getting stuck on this line: Dim updateCursor As ICursor = table2.Update(Nothing, True) With this ...
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Memory leak in ArcGIS aggregate points/buffer/Addfield/cursor

I am starting to have concerns about the ability of ArcGIS 10 to fulfill a deliverable of mine. It got me to wondering what exactly else there is, that can perform similar functionality? ET ...
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How to get All Paired Shortest Paths in ArcGIS network analysis at once

I have some difficulties on network analysis,I want to run shortest path algorithm, I don't know how to use ArcGIS to reveal the shortest route between the appointed points on the map, and if it's ...
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arcpy, “.lyr” file to shapefile or raster

i am using arcgis server 10 and python 2.6.5. i have created a "test.lyr" file, now i wanted to convert it either to shape file or raster file. i have created the "test.lyr" from "test0.tif" and ...
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Arcgis: How to find polygons within a polygon?

I am new to GIS and ArcGIS. I have a problem I need to solve: I have a set of polygons, some of which enclose other polygons. They are lake polygons, and within lake polygons, are smaller island ...
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bulk upload shp to postgis [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bulk load multiple shapefiles into PostGIS Is it possible to bulk upload shp files into postgis. Im currently playing around with postgis, qgis and geoserver (as a ...
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Does SHAPE_Length take into account elevation values?

Does the Shape_Length attribute take into account the elevation? For instance, if I have 3 points: A, B, and C A.X = 10 A.Y = 10 A.Z = 10 B.X = 10 B.Y = 10 B.Z = 50 C.X = 0 C.Y = 0 C.Z = 10 Then I ...
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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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ArcMap Caching Character Problem

i have a basemap which was created with arcmap and i want to use it for my application with cached. in my viewport in arcmap there is no any Turkish character problem on it but when i cache my work it ...
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ArcGIS Network Analyst tool for Android?

I am trying to include the Network Analyst tool into an Android application. I have published the tool on ArcGIS Server and I integrate its URL address to use it. On the same time, I import a ...
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Copying Symbology between layers with different numbers of features

I am working on copying a layers symbology to a number of other layers which have the same geometry, table structure etc, etc but not the same number of features. I have a state wide layer and I ...
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Efficient Network Neighbors?

I would like to identify the Kth order neighbors of an edge on a network, specifically the neighbors of a large set of streets. For example, I have a street that I'm interested in looking at, call ...
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What changes will be made to arcpy in ArcGIS 10.1? [closed]

I heard that two big changes to arcpy will be add-ins and new, faster cursors. Also, new features include "the ability to administer your enterprsie geodatabase (ArcSDE) using Python scripting" and ...
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Edit SDE table with ArcObjects

The link below provides a code snippet for editing an SDE table with ArcObjects. Are there any other or newer code examples out there of how to edit a SDE table by using ArcObjects? Edit SDE ...
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How to save a layer file with a relative path

In VBA, how do you save a layer file (.lyr) with a relative path? I have some code that loads a shapefile into ArcMap but I am unsure of how I go about using this shapefile to then save a layer file ...
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How do I correctly perform a spatial join between lines that travel along each other in ArcGIS

I have 2 layers, one representing streets, and one representing pipes. The pipe layer has a street field that I want it to be automatically filled (I want the pipe to show the street that it's on) I ...
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Geoprocessing service - empty memory after calling

I'm following this sample for ADF libraries ...
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ArcGIS Server -> Internet Service works well, Local Service fails

I have a web ADF application which connects to a map service (either via WMS or Internet Service using http). I'd like to use DCOM connections (faster as the documentation states), so I would like to ...
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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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arcGIS ADF - map disappear when I add graphic layers

I'm trying to add a graphic layer in a web ADF application with arcGIS for asp.net, but every time I add a graphic layer to the MapResourceManager, the map disappears! To better understand this: ...
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Improving Map service performance

I have a map service that has more than 60 data layers. For faster performance, I have separated the data with daily updates as a dynamic service. I still have a map service that base data (50+ ...
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Adding an ILayer to IMap in Arcgis Server 10

I wanted to add ILayer to IMap, i think it has been added but problem is that it does not display it on the website. I am running arcgis server 10, using visual web developer 2010 express edition ...
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How do I export symbology to ArcGIS Online?

We're planning to put up a bunch of our maps into ArcGIS Online and we'd like to create a streamlined process to do so, with as much automation (Python) as possible. This is our first test with a map ...
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Drive Times issue with Rendering Graphics

I am trying to consume the Esri Drive times geoprocessing service within a Flex application, based around the v2.2 Flex API. I have seen the sample on how to do this. - However, mine is a bit more ...
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A security exception occurred while trying to connect to the REST end point, Silverlight

I am getting this error while creating a basic Silverlight Application. Below is the error message. I have placed the clientaccesspolicy.xml file in the folder C:\Inetpub\wwwroot. I am not sure if ...
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Just view topology errors in ArcGIS

I have a basemap (parcels), which is to be used as target for several conflation tasks. This basemap MUST NOT be modified in any way. The basemap ist part of numerous topology rules. Each time ...
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Matching landbase data from different datasets

There is a layer containing all buildings from the electric landbase dataset. And a layer containing buildings from the gas landbase. The problem is, they are different and overlap each other. And I ...
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How do you add a WKT specified coordinate system to Arcgis?

I've got a WKT specified coordinate system, how do I add this to ArcGis?
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Coords not aligning

The two shp files are not aligning like they should (note the img). The layer and the two shps all have the same coords - NAD_1983_StatePlane_North_Dakota_North_FIPS_3301_Feet The surface shp came ...
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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 ...