Use this tag ONLY for questions concerning the ArcGIS platform AS A WHOLE. Normally use a product tag such as arcgis-desktop, arcgis-server, arcgis-online, arcgis-mobile or arcgis-runtime in conjunction with a version tag such as ArcGIS-10.2, arcgis-10.1, arcgis-10.0 or arcgis-9.3.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to find nearest point for each point in current layer?

I have a point layer and want to know the distance of nearest point of current layer for each point in the layer. I found some tools in ArcToolbox about it , but they need two layers for input and ...
7
votes
3answers
17k views

How to dissolve overlapping polygons?

I have a query regarding the dissolving of polygon features in ArcGIS 9.3. I only have the bare-bones license and an extremely basic knowledge of VB. I have a large shapefile with around 4500 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

ArcGIS incredibly slow when opening any toolbox tool

I've got a fresh install of ArcGIS 10.0, and whenever I try and open a tool from the toolbox (for example, Project Raster) it takes literally 5 minutes to open the dialog, and then at least 30 seconds ...
9
votes
6answers
3k views

Is there an existing library for converting ArcGIS Features to Json?

Is there an existing library for converting ArcGIS IFeature types to and from Json/GeoJson?
11
votes
7answers
3k views

How to obtain overlapping semi-transparent circles effect?

I have been trying to obtain the following markers effect. How can I do the same in ArcGIS (or any free software)? This image is from a book.
3
votes
4answers
921 views

Append to text file using ArcGIS and Python

I have wrote a small routine using Python for ArcGIS (9.3) that will get the count of 2 data layers, calc a percentage, and then write the text back to a text file (CSV) to create a sort of "report" ...
5
votes
1answer
991 views

Trouble with Hot Spot Analysis (Getis-Ord Gi*) tool in ArcGIS

I am trying to locate areas with a high rate of accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians per car accident of any kind. I have a point file of accidents and a point file of all those with ...
1
vote
3answers
381 views

WPF Runtime Arcgis - How to open MXD?

I would like to open MXD with ArcGIS Runtime WPF. There is no example about this. Anybody has a solution ? Thank you
13
votes
3answers
6k views

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?
2
votes
5answers
9k views

How to convert a double field to a string?

I would like to convert a column in a spreadsheet from a double to a string so I can join the data with a shp file. What is the easiest way to do it?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to select features in ArcGIS based on their relation to other features within same layer?

I want to select all the features in my Waterlines layer that share a line segment with other features in the same layer. I've done a complicated search cursor iteration in python that takes a couple ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to clip/export multiple selected vector layers in a map to extent of another raster/vector layer in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to clip/export selected vector layers (more than one) in a map to the extent of another raster/vector layer at a time?? in Arcgis or any other software. I am using Arcgis10. I am ...
8
votes
3answers
946 views

How to get full path of layer selected in drop-down box for ArcGIS Python tool

I have a Python script-based tool in ArcGIS. One of the parameters for the tool is an input raster file, which I've set (using the properties of the tool within the toolbox) to be a Raster Layer. This ...
2
votes
1answer
228 views

How to pass the name of the highlighted layer (in the TOC) to a script?

A total noob here: Users here add a picture to a map using the 'add data' Their first task is to right-click the jpg in the Table of Contents, select 'properties', select 'symbology' and then ...
11
votes
3answers
989 views

Are personal geodatabases better suited for quickly querying indexed attributes than file geodatabases?

I'm preparing data for an ArcEngine application that queries the data to search for an address. Sometimes we search just on the street name field, just on the house number field, or both. When using ...
1
vote
1answer
961 views

How to convert from ITM ref to GPS ref ?

How can I convert from ITM ref (Israel new map) to GPS ref and from GPS ref to ITM ref? I need any C# sample code or formula for this. For example: 32.086156,34.769239 = 178364,665948 Or : ...
7
votes
6answers
2k views

How to split a polygon into quadrants?

I have a Alberta province (Canada) section polygon shapefile in GCS_NAD83 with 255,000 polygons. I like to split each section into 4 equal quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE) The Alberta province has ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How to standardize raster output from 0 to 100 using raster algebra?

I am working on generating an integrated moisture index based on the following equation: IMI = (hill shade * 0.5) + (curvature * 0.15) + (flow accumulation * 0.35) Iverson et al. 1997 Another ...
4
votes
4answers
542 views

How to test whether two countries are adjacent?

I have an interesting question: Is there a dataset by which I can use to test whether two countries are adjacent? For example, if inputs are Mexico and U.S., they are adjacent; if inputs are England ...
4
votes
3answers
618 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
381 views

How to implement field validation rules in ArcGis?

Not digging in deep, I've found that ArcGis offers validation of 2 basic constraints: field data type and if the value is required or not. Is there any way or AddIn to attach more complex validation ...
1
vote
2answers
228 views

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, ...
14
votes
4answers
7k views

The simplest way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products?

What it is the simplest and most straightforward way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products more or less in one go that might be present on a Windows machine? perhaps scriptable? Add/Remove ...
15
votes
0answers
650 views

Hidden Features of ArcGIS [duplicate]

ArcGIS is one of the most popular software-packages available for GIS. What are the lesser-known but useful features of the ArcGIS? Which little/hidden tricks do you known that make your experience ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Data Driven Pages and exporting PDF using Python

I am able to zoom into map_index shapefile rows for a group of mxd documents in layoutview and export zoomed record as a PDF document at the same time. I tried to combine below codes to make the ...
1
vote
1answer
184 views

How to create an ant task to build ArcGIS for Flex Viewer?

Has anybody created ant task to build ArcGIS for Flex Viewer? I want to put ArcGIS Flex Viewer into our Continuous Integration system (Hudson). So far it's a very difficult task to do.
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Viewsheds and Observer Points in ArcGIS Spatial analyst

I am trying to understand the viewshed and observer points tool in spatial analyst. I want to show which areas of land can see a wind turbine, or put another way, from where can the wind turbine be ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
6k views

How do I create a line between two points with a common field?

Does anyone know how I could create a line between two points that have a common code? For example: I have the start and end point of a pipe as a lat/long for a network of pipes, each with a ...
3
votes
3answers
212 views

ArcGIS NEAR returns -1

We are running an ArcGIS 10.0 geoprocessing script written in Python that (as part of many steps above & below) runs the NEAR command. Both the input and output datasets (shapefiles & ...
2
votes
1answer
645 views

how to add a query layer to a mxd in a python script

I want to add a query layer to an arcmap document so that whenever i have a db data update, it is reflected in my ma and I can update my service through python script. This is my script so far... ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Arcpy Error in adding input field to field map

hi guys i m doing a script in Arcgis i m new to this, i have to append some field from a table to another, i did this script in python but i have a problem when it want make the Mapping field with a ...
6
votes
3answers
651 views

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 ...
8
votes
6answers
10k views

What is the use of Autocad Map 3D, if we have ArcGIS?

i am jaison. What is the actual use of autocad map 3d? It seems that arcgis has many tools for analysis. Is there any other advantage in using autocad map 3d? Waiting for your valuable ...
3
votes
1answer
204 views

How do you convert a SOAP PolylineN from one namespace to another?

I'm doing a proof-of-concept to try to speed up a data service that accesses DB2 databases and a GeometryService on an ArcGIS server using the ADF and the SOAP API. I'm trying to speed up data access ...
1
vote
0answers
752 views

arcpy spatial join input parameter problems [closed]

Using ArcGIS 10 SP4 with all extensions... I have a parent directory (J:\...\spatialjoin) containing two sub-directories of feature classes I want to spatially join. Directory 1 (target features) ...
3
votes
4answers
9k views

Using String Functions (LEFT, RIGHT, MID) in Select By Attributes against a File Geodatabase using ArcMap 10

I finally (albeit reluctantly) made the switch from a personal geodatabase (pGDB) to a file geodatabse (fGDB) not too long ago. The main reason it took so long to switch has to do with how Select by ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

How to convert bearing, distance, xy coordinate measurements to point shapefile?

I have a natural resources dataset where individual seedlings in canopy gaps were recorded from a center "legacy tree" within each canopy gap. Each sapling has the following measurements associated ...
3
votes
1answer
139 views

cannot check in related tables in arcpad 10

I'm using ArcPad Data Manager (ArcMap 10) to check in data in axf file. I can check in feature layers, but I can't check in related tables and the feature class parent of the related tables. I have ...
3
votes
6answers
363 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

ESRI - add graphics from a different spatialReference

I want to know if I'm approaching this incorrectly. We are attempting to create an esri-based map where we add graphics to a map thru the javascript API. The points that we're adding are lat/lng ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
481 views

Any experiences or “gotchas” integrating Whitebox GAT (free and open) with the ArcMap UI?

I wrote a number of ArcGIS VBA automations in grad school; however, they're fully dependent on the ESRI SpatialAnalyst extension, which is not only closed-source but expensive to the point of ...
5
votes
2answers
669 views

Make Buffer like Offset in Arcpy

I would like to make a buffer for a polyline and get as Output a Polygon with the same angles as the polyline, having not arcs, like in ordinary buffers. i tried the FLAT option in arcpy, but it's ...
2
votes
1answer
630 views

Snapping lines to points

I have a layer containing a vector 'Line 1', that originates at point 'A' on a second layer. I also have point 'B' on a third layer. I want to create 'Line 2' that has the same angle and length of ...
4
votes
1answer
824 views

Export and edit annotation featureclass using arcpy

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10. Any help, please.
5
votes
5answers
11k views

How to break a single polygon into multiple polys?

I created voronoi polygons after which I dissolved them on the basis of one attribute. Now there are cases where in for one single attribute "abc" I have3 polygons at different places with same object ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Reproduce raster with the same extent, and the same number of columns and rows

I have two raster A and B. A and B have the same grid size but different extent. How can I make A has the same number of columns and rows, as well as the spatial extent of B?
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Assign symbology to multiple layers in one operation?

Is it possible to assign the same symbol to multiple layers of the same geometry type within an ArcMap document in one operation? For example, I was hoping to: Select multiple layers in the TOC ...