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What is the best way to visualize multiple large LIDAR tiles?

I want to load approximately 10 large LIDAR tiles for analysis. I have tried using ArcScene but it appears there is a limit on how much data ArcScene can handle at one time. Each tile is 65-90MB in ...
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What are Limits on ArcScene and LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LIDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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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 : ...
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How do I load layer, shape or raster map files using the ESRI ArcGIS Silveright API?

Is there a way to use the silverlight API to load common maps formats off of my local machine?
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Is it possible to use more than two control point links when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to georeference CAD to a building footprint in ArcMap 10 (although I've had this same problem in earlier versions). The problem is, it won't let me use more than two control point links, so ...
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IFeatureCursor.NextFeature not releasing memory

I've got a non recycling cursor retrieving features into a List<IFeature>. When I populate the list, I can see my memory usage climbing up. When I discard my list (or it goes out of scope), ...
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When a class in an ArcGIS extension should be an ArcGIS class

Visual Studio templates provided by the ArcGIS SDK offer a "ArcGIS Class" which is a simple C# class that has the attributes Guid, ClassInterface, and ProgId before the class declaration. While adding ...
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CORS - HARN transformations - what is the most accurate method

This may not be an issue for many GIS-ers but has anyone else had experiences transforming from modern NAD83 (CORS) to HARN coordinates and vice versa? I realize the discrepancy might be something ...
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Is it possible to have pages in mapbook link to different data frames on 1 layout page in ArcMap?

I am trying to create a map series of approximately 80 sheets, but I need to have 2 sheets per layout page. Basically, I need to know if there is a way to have the pages in the map series go to ...
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Why i cannot see my globe service?

I want to explore it in ArcMap or in ArcExplorer but both cannot "see" it. For the other resources like map services everything is workikng well. I can add that the service is started and in a ...
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Problems merging DEMs or other raster datasets? Clipping Raster dataset to vector line?

I have two DEMs that I am going create a hillshade from, and ultimately want one hillshade clipped to a county boundary. I am running into a couple problems, though. When I try to merge the two ...
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How to style OS VectorMap district data?

Following a question about ways to load OS VectorMap data, I have imported the data into ArcGIs, but now want to style it in a OS-map style. I have searched around, and found various bits of ...
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ArcGIS 10 Optimization?

Does the MXD Defrag program still exist in ArcGIS 10? Additionally, what settings/options have you identified to help keep ArcGIS 10 running fast?
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Multiple layouts in one ArcGIS project?

Is it possible to have multiple different map layouts (like the one accessed by clicking the little page icon at the bottom of the viewing panel) within one ArcGIS project? I often find myself ...
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Master Thesis- topic? [closed]

It comes the time for me to decide what will be the topic of my Master thesis. I want to write something related to GIS. Maybe you can give me some interested topics (My idea was to do a basic ...
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How to attribute lines with Ids of touching polygons?

I have two shapefiles: one contains streets of a city and one contains blocks (i.e. polygons bounded by the streets). I would like to have the streets attributed with the id of the left and right ...
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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?
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What is the ArcGIS answer to ArcInfo Regions?

Here's one for those who've been around the block a few times. ArcInfo Workstation from days of yore had an intelligent data model called Regions or Region sub coverages. With this model one could ...
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AddMessage issue

I wrote the following code as a wrapper around messages pushed durring the running of the script. Using Python IDLE this works fine, but in eclipse I get the following output: def ESRIP(gp,message): ...
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How to Display Coordinates of an Existing Point Layer in ArcMap

I have been asked to provide a list of coordinates for a point layer in our GIS. I am currently using a state plane coordinate system. How do I view/list this data. Below is the data request in ...
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APDM - error exporting database from Oracle

I have a farily large database on a slow network and I am using a thrid party tool to update data which calculates other fields and so on. I have a guid string with an empty box (weird glyph - seen ...
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How to merge two polylines in code?

We are currently working on a project where we have to merge sections (polylines) to a route, but the big question is how you do this. We have currently tried adding those two as segmentcollections ...
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TMS tile layer in ESRI ArcGIS iOS API

Great that this forum exists now. I hope it will thrive. Let me start by saying I did ask this particular question on the official iPhone SDK forum as well. I have seen a working example of a ...
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Where is the ArcGIS ServicePackFinder 9.3 utility found?

Where is the ArcGIS ServicePackFinder 9.3 utility found? I know it's for download, but no amount of trawling can find it.
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Implement ArcGIS Custom Features with C#?

Is it possible to implement custom features in .NET? If so, how? I suspect the issue is being able to do COM aggregation with .NET, but I can't find anything on that ... Does anyone know if it is ...
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How do I use python to access the attributes of features within the current extent? (ArcGIS 10)

The script I'm writing requires a specific attribute of the building polygon that the data frame extent is currently focused on. Is there a way to grab this data?
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Are there any training resources in SQL and Python as applied to GIS database management?

I've taken ESRI database courses, which have been helpful to my work. But I also need training in SQL and Python as applied to GIS database management. Any suggestions?
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Network Analysis Layer in ArcGIS Mobile Map Cache

Does anyone know how to extract a Network Analysis Layer into an ArcGIS Mobile Map Cache? Thanks, Seth
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How to build topology without an ArcEditor or ArcInfo license?

I have a huge dataset that I am capturing that was full of errors previously and I want to make sure that the new version is error free - which can be very time consuming with only an ArcView standard ...
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compound variables in model builder?

I'm trying to create a model wherein one of the parameters is a compound variable, that is made of multiple variables joined together. How can this be done? For Example: Create an insider buffer ...
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How do I access MPS Atlas from python in ArcGIS 10?

I'm having trouble finding documentation on accessing MPS Atlas features using python in ArcGIS 10. I need to be able to modify dataframe manager properties, swap map sheets, etc. Is it part of ...
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ArcGIS Mobile 10 Routing Solution

Does anyone know of an example of routing within ArcGIS Mobile 10 that uses GPS location to route to a destination? Thanks, Seth
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Arcmap: Create a projection to emphasize a given direction?

Suppose one had a dataset (centered on a given coordinate) of lines that were very close together in terms of longitude but also had important turns/bends far separated by latitude. In order to map ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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Data-type detection in ArcGIS table loading

When adding tables layers from Excel files, ArcGIS attempts to guess the data-types: Microsoft Excel does not enforce field types for values during data entry like standard databases do. ...
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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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Any idea how to resolve “ImportError: No module named arcgisscripting”

I am trying to run a ESRI python script from eclipse and get the following message: "ImportError: No module named arcgisscripting" I can run this in IDLE... any ideas?
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What are convenient uml tools to create geodatabase models?

I used to model databases with Microsoft Office Visio, then export the model to xml and import geodatabase schema to GDB with ArcGIS tools. Since Microsoft no longer support Visio export to xml, what ...
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IFieldChecker problem

I'm having some problems using IfieldChecker. I have this following code, which I'm trying to test permitted/not permitted fields, according to my workspace public IEnumerable<IFieldError> ...
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ArcObjects table views or sqlite3 in Python?

Given a larger csv (1000+ points) with attributes, I need to do both attrbute and spatial queries on the data. Would it be faster to read the points into an xy feature class, and do the spatial and ...
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Custom scalebar units in ArcMap

Is it possible to create a scalebar in ArcMap that shows distances in custom units? I understand how to do this manually, but it would be great if I could define a custom unit of measurement (let's ...
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How to stop ArcGIS Python script printing warnings and other outputs to the console

I've written a Python script using arcgisscripting to do various processing steps on some data. I'm planning to run it from a stand-alone command-line window (ie. not within ArcGIS at all) and, as ...
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How to get raster image as array in Python with ArcGIS

When starting to work with Python and ArcGIS 9.3, I assumed there would be a simple way to get a raster image into a Python array so that I can manipulate it before storing it back as another raster ...
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ArcGIS: Place all labels on a map non overlapped

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...
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Allow multiple users to share personal geodatabases safely?

We're using ArcGIS 9.3 but for reasons beyond the scope of this question we have to stick with personal geodatabases (MS Access .mdb's) and multiple users. How can we set this up so only a limited few ...
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Can ArcGIS and OSGeo4W share the same python install?

I don't like unnecessary duplication. Is it possible to install python only once and have both ArcGIS and OSGeo4W use it?
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IronPython + ArcObjects

Is it possible to access ArcObjects with IronPython?
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Are the ESRI .lyr and .mxd data format specs published?

Are the binary formats of .lyr and .mxd files published?
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The mysteries of the ArcGIS Server Identity - can you help?

Just getting back into ArcGIS for .NET again after about 2 years of doing the training course. I have a question about the "Add ArcGIS Identity" that you choose in Visual Studio - it doesn't seem to ...
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ITopologicalOperator and Z Values

I have 2 polygon featureclasses with Polygon ZM features. I am trying to do a ITopologicalOperator.Difference() on these feature classes but it errors saying that: Geometry cannot have Z values ...