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How do I set custom spatial reference/coordinate sys to my shapefile

I have a python code which converts JSON text file to a shapefile. I have to set coordinate system to this shapefile created. I do not want to access the .prj file from my computer as this code will ...
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How to serve raster mosaic to AutoCad Map 3D?

We are looking for a way to serve all the raster datasets we've collected over the years as a mosaic we have built in ArcGIS so that the AutoCAD department can simply import the mosaic and it will ...
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Is it possible to use commands from ArcMap's main menu in Model Builder

Is it possible to use the functions from ArcMap's main menu (for example Add Data, Start Editing) in my model? I can not find a way to add any other functions except Toolboxes.
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Query against FeatureClass for a layer

This is some code that I am using to try to get a working IFeatureLayer from a subset of data from a database table. The fourth line containing "fcWkspc.OpenFeatureQuery" throws and error complaining ...
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Convert cursor output to list of geometries

I want to convert all the geometries returned by search cursor to a list. import math import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"C:\GIS Data\GIS data_for Maeenul vai" desc = ...
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Calculating shape perimeter/area per zone in ArcGis 10

How can I calculate geometrical features of polygon (perimeter and area) per zone (similar to zonal stats for rasters)? I have a square fishnet (approx 20x35, 1 square kilometer each) and I need to ...
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ArcGis - batch frequency of point groups to single table?

I'm kind of new in the GIS world but have been finding my way around in forums and help places up to now. Still, there's one task I need to perform that I cannot get my head around it or even find ...
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Draw graphic on screen without requiring a double click to finish sketch

I am trying to get the user to draw a line(only 2 vertices) on the screen(just like the georeferencing link/spatial adjustment link). I got the below snippet from ESRI website which does give me a ...
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Clip raster to multi raster

I have a raster aerial photo. I have county wide parcel data. I want to clip/screen shot the raster at each individual parcel. Think of this application - a post card with an image of your house ...
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How to programmatically add shapefile to data frame in Arcmap

I have a toolbox with python script which creates a shapefile from JSON txt file, but it does not show the generated shapefile in arcmap, i have to add it from the output location. What code shall I ...
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QGIS adding or removing values in the style tab (layer properties)

I'm new to QGIS and have recently been testing the software as my org plan to migrate from ArcGIS to QGIS in the near future. I often use the 'Add values', 'Remove values' and the group values ...
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Can I display cloudmade tiles in arcmap 9 or arcmap 10?

I have created a number of cloudmade maps which I use in my opensource webstack using openlayers. I have been asked if the cloudmade maps could also be shown in ArcMap, but have not seen any way to ...
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Snap Polygon vertices to Point features

I have a set of polygons drawn using an inaccurate GPS PDA. these polygons are sharing nodes. after post-processing GPS data to get accurate coordinates i have a set of all the nodes, then i have to ...
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Repairing disconnected layers with selection sets

Has anyone had any success of repairing disconnected layers that have selection sets that have their data sources broken in ArcGIS? Is there a way to detect this through code and then re-create that ...
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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 ...
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How to update new field from existing field?

I need to update my new field/column (Property Type) with either "detached", "semi", or "terrace" depending on an existing column (Property Count). So... where the count = 1 I need to populate ...
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How do I convert a text file with coordinates to database table in Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the Dbase.dbf format in Python?
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Cloud and Snow Differentiation

I am doing unsupervised classification of a mountaneous terrain and I have used 500 classes to classify the land use. In my result, cloud and the snow are categorized in the same class. How do I ...
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Why are the results from the same data different in ArcGIS vs MS Excel?

I have done some interpolation in Geostatistical Analyst in ArcGIS and I got the Standard Deviation (SD) a bit different from the SD that I calculated in Excel Spreadsheet. What algorithm does each ...
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Problems with registration modules in ArcMap (ArcGIS 9.3)

I’m programming a module for ArcMap (ArcGIS 9.3) in Visual Basic (Visual studio 2005) realizing ITool interface. My task is to link it to ArcMap to reflect an icon on the Tools toolbar. The problem is ...
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Deployment options of arcgis desktop add-in

I made an addin for arcmap and want to deploy it using setup file. By double clicking the setup file anyone can install it in his machine and through installation it will check all dependencies and ...
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Handling XML from within ArcGIS

In my company, there is a web service that serves geographic data stored in a remote dababase through an URL. This service makes queries to the database and encodes the required data in XML format. ...
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Convert classified raster map back into vector classes

I have this map (have whole country, this is just a sample, original map also contains color symbology for the value classes) and need to attach the values from it to points. I have no problem to ...
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Using Python in Arcmap to partition strings [closed]

I have a title "Text that remains Proposed Thing to replace" var_a = New Text I want the output to be "Text that remains Proposed New text" Currently outputs this "(u'Text that ...
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Coordinate systems

Does the Coordinate system of a data frame in ArcMap have to match the coordinate system of at least one of the layers in the table of contents? I have found that if defined it will take on the ...
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Create custom locator file - what license level of ArcDesktop do I need?

I would like to create custom locators in ArcDesktop to circumvent this problem: Why doesn't US One Address locator style have city, state or zip code fields? So I am going to buy a copy of ...
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ArcGIS GUI Batch Commands: How to set directory?

I have a question which has been bothering me for ages. When I do a batch command in ArcGIS e.g. Projection transformation the batch dialog has a field for the "new file name". The default Directory ...
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Labeling points on ArcGIS 9.3

I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points. Using ArcGIS 9.3. now i need to label all of them numerically, is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the attrubute table ...
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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 ...
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Python Widget Wrapper ArcGIS Viewer for Flex

I'd like to create a flex wrapper for python code run locally (utilizing arcgis data and outputting data that can be displayed on the flexviewer). I'd like to use gdal or pyproj modules to process ...
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Topology or out of memory errors with large dataset intersects and spatial joins in ArcGIS

I receive a topology error notification when intersecting a point dataset (with ~5 million points), with a polygon dataset created by buffering those points by a half mile. The goal is to create a ...
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Search By Location

Using Arcmap 9.3 I was curious if anybody has a script or vba tool that will select items from a layer that are not within a selected polygon or not touching the selected polygon. Thanks for your ...
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ArcMap, Make Grids and Graticules Layer example

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. 1.)Start with empty map 2.) Set data ...
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Deleting feature classes in filegeodatabase issue

I have filegeodatabase with 20 featureclasses and need to delete few of them, but option DELETE in AcrCatalog if I select this fc, and click right mouse is disabled for the most of fcs in fgdb. Why is ...
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gps point closer to the boundary of the polygon

I would like to capture the gps points which are closer the polygon boundary (inside), not point in polygon. I have arcgis arcinfo v9.3. i can do with inner buffer of the polygon and ...
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ArcGIS SP4 fails to open file geodatabases created with ogr2ogr

I've been using the new FileGDB support in gdal-1.9.0 to create file geodatabases that can be opened in ArcGIS. For example (I'm doing this all on one line, so I'm not certain this will run as ...
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ArcGIS Python Script Tool Validation: Control Overwrite Behavior

I'm creating a script tool to read the USGS earthquake GeoRSS feeds. It works fine as a script with hardcoded values. The script also works fine as a tool for creating a new feature class for a given ...
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How do I keep streaming on in ArcMap when switching tools?

I have this problem constantly, because I digitize for work. No one there has figured this out and I was wondering if someone can tell me how to do this, because I'm tired of constantly hitting F8 and ...
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ArcSDE for ArcGIS Desktop

I have ArcGIS desktop (info) license. I want to know if I can configure SDE, where in I can work with versioning of geodatabases.
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How to calculate the distance between two point on the map using ITM coords?

good morning, would appriciate any help on how to calculate calculate the distance between two point on the map using ITM coords? i have a map with items on it all with ITM coords and i need to ...
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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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What is the code to execute a function when there is a mouse click on the map?

I am developing an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 where I need to execute code when there is a click on the map open. How do I do this? I am using VB in Visual Studio 2010. I also need to get the coordinates ...
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Create a polyline buffer with Arcpy

I'm trying to write a python script with ArcPy that draws arcs and I've achieved something with creating a buffer and then clipping it with a bounding box so I only keep the length I need (I thought ...
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Changing the scale (generalisation) in ArcGIS 10

I have 2 polygon layers, accordingly 1:10 000 and 1:500 000. I want to generalize the first layer from 1:10 000 to 1:500 000. I tried using Simplify polygon tool, and since these scales relate to ...
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How can I create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase based on the schema of an SDE feature class?

I have 150+ feature classes in SDE for which I need to create an empty feature class in a file geodatabase. For these feature classes I need to import the attributes and the name of the feature class ...
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Using arcpy what is the most efficient way of projecting a selection from a large data set?

I have a large data set X(x1-xn) from which I must select consecutively the attributes A(a1-an) from X.fieldsSRC or X.fieldDST and project the selections. I have a functioning arcpy script that does ...
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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) ...
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How to combine lines from different sources reperesenting the same road network but with slightly different geometry?

Here is my problem: I have got two layers of polylines which represent the same road network but they are from different sources and have different geometry. The two layers are mostly the same tracks ...
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Printing to PDF in Arcmap

When clicking Print > Adobe PDF the filesize is nice and small but the legend gets messed up. Does anyone know how to fix this. Note: I am aware of the Export > PDF and of the reduce DPI and ...
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Run a ArcMap (10.0) Addin Button with VBA from a MS-Access form

I need a way to execute an ArcGis-Addin (vb.net) from a MS-Access database form (VBA). The problem is that there is no ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.Addin reference in VBA and the "pItem.Execute" method with ...