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Arc 10 Python .shp attributes - usings fields to populate other fields - if/then/else statement

Ive been looking for a solution and unable to find one so please help if able: I'm trying to avoid manually inputting Begin and End engineering station values already inputted into a seperate field. ...
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Grid labels in ArcGIS, overlapping issues

I do have 3 grids made by Grids menu in data frame properties. I do need them to display in certain layout and also to behave accordingly to couple of rules (overlapping issues), so I can automate my ...
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How to export Symbology from ArcGIS to Microstation or QGIS?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and trying to figure out how to export my symbols of elements in ArcGIS to CAD or QGis readable format. Problem is, that I can only export symbology to Style, or export map to ...
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Merging Two or More Layers

I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each clipped layer includes the layer before it and only expands on ...
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Cutting features in ArcGIS 10

What´s the easiest/smartest way of getting the opposite output of the clipping tool? I just need the area of feature A1 which is not covered by feature A2 in a new Layer/File. Now, I get the result by ...
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Making multiple separate selections from attributes

I am using ArcGIS 10 with ArcEditor license. I have a 10 year composite of month-to-month temperature values for 17 weather stations. That makes 120 months. I have to select each and every month ...
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Blank Environments Setting Dialogue Box

When I right-click inside a clear area of ArcToolbox and select Environments, the Environments Setting dialogue box is blank. The only items available are the buttons on the bottom to close, etc. I ...
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Labeling classes for small roads on large extent maps in arcmap with sql statement

I have many small sub divisions that won't label nice, (lot of overlapping) unreadable. While using the bullet leader symbol. What would be the best statement that would place the labels in a clear ...
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Code for Connecting to Folder/File to open a mxd document!

I have a dialog box written in ArcOBjects. I am programming the Map button on the dialog box. The user picks a type of station and county. The program goes to folder containing the mxds and opens the ...
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How to generate all possible routes between two points?

I have a network dataset in ArcGIS and I need to generate all possible (not only the shortest one) routes between two given points (A, B). Is it possible to do it with the Network Analyst? Or with any ...
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How to add command developed with C# to ArcToolbox

I have a command that develop with c# . I want to add this command to the arctoolbox . is there any way to add command to arctoolbox in arcgis programmatically ?
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ArcGIS/arcpy: Can a variable be set to reference an in_memory workspace object?

This is an offshoot question related to a question I posted earlier. I have the following arcpy code that inputs a Python list of polygon geometry objects to the Union_analysis tool, which then ...
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are there any methods can choose all field and make the SUM for each fields or I must do it one by one?

I will try to be more specific and really I need help In my personal geodatabase there are two layers:- one of them is small -- about 13 records/features. The other is about 118 records/features. ...
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How to hide “internal” polygon boundaries?

We've been scratching our heads over how to tackle this for some time, and are no more illuminated than when we started. I hope you can help. Our task is thus: how to draw a lake with a solid outer ...
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How can I use a neural network in GIS?

I'd like to learn how to use a neural network in GIS. I surfed in the internet to find good resources or a tutorial about this but I couldn't find any helpful resources. Are there any good references ...
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Create Centrelines from Road Polygons

I want to create center lines from road polygons. Is there any automated tools in Arcgis or any other GIS softwares. I am attaching the Screenshot of my vector file also.
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Methods for optimizing multcore processing in ArcGIS

I am interested in learning methods to utilize the full extent of multicore processing power available on a desktop computer. Arc states that background geoprocessing allows the user to utilize ...
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How to enable SEXTANTE toolbar in ArcGIS 10.1

I have just upgraded to ArcGIS 10.1 from version 10.0. I am trying to add the SEXTANTE tools to ArcToolbox. I have followed all the instructions from the SEXTANTE website. I have also tried the ...
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How to create a trade flow map in Arcgis or any free software

I am trying to represent trade flows on a world map where the size and direction of arrows indicate the exports/imports of a given country. This type of map is commonly found in magazines and ...
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QGIS vs ArcGIS (features)

I am learning to use QGIS and ArcGIS but I can not find the differences between them. What are the differences between the capabilities of QGIS and ArcGIS?
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Use arcgis with SQL Server 2008 as a backend

I'm wondering how best to use arcgis] and sql 2008 together. At the moment we run manual imports and exports between sql 2008 and arcgis 10 shape files. With sql 2008 having a geography data type I ...
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Open source Cloud GIS

I'm looking for an open source cloud GIS solution. Current situation: Up to 100gb of data stored in file geodatabases that is updated daily. Data is used to create maps as well as geoprocessing ...
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Performance - using multiple file geodatabases as opposed to one

I'm trying to decide the best way to organize my data for an ArcEngine application. I am particularly interested in map display and query speed. Currently I have all of my data separated into separate ...
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Speeding up my Python calculated field

I am new to Python and have started to create scripts for ArcGIS workflows. I am wondering how I can speed up my code to generate an "Hours" double numeric field from a timestamp field. I start with ...
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How can I define projections for multiple shape files in ArcMap 10 at once?

I have over 100 shape files that don't have .prj file and thus when I bring them into ArcMap they show the coordinate system as unknown. I know all of the shape files coordinate system is GCS WGS ...
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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 ...
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What is the best practice for data management? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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Using R with ArcGIS Desktop

In response to comments below, a re-phrasing of the question. I've used the integration of R with QGIS, and found it a very uesful tool. Having taken a look at the R toolbox extension for 9 and the ...
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Efficiently finding the 1st order neighbors of 200k polygons

For every one of the 208,781 Census block groups, I'd like to retrieve the FIPS IDs of all of its 1st order neighbors. I have all the TIGER boundaries downloaded and merged into a single 1GB ...
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Can I connect (& edit) to a postgresql database with arcgis without arcSDE?

After trying in vein to get spatialkit and zgis working with my postgresql database in arcgis 9.3 and 10 , I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with these products. My postgresql database has ...
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When to use which Shapefile attribute data type?

The ArcGis Desktop is not very helpful unless I am missing something. I am trying to figure out when to use (in the Data Type of SHAPEFILE PROPERTIES) - TEXT - SHORT-INTEG - LONG-INTEG - FLOAT AND ...
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How to implement ringmaps in ArcGIS?

In a recent article by Stewart and colleagues in IJHG I stumbled upon interesting technique of visualizing data using ringmpas. Some more information referenced in the article about this technique ...
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Using ArcGIS 10 on a virtual machine with OSX

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10 on a Windows 7 64 bit Macbook Pro (2.53 Ghz and 8GB of RAM) using VMWare. However, when I am using ArcGIS I find it quite slow even with Windows 7 (64-bit) optimized for ...
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File organization for sharing ArcGIS python code

What is the best organizational structure for sharing ArcGIS python code and geoprocessing tools? Or even, are sharing code and sharing tools separate questions? Esri has a Methods for distributing ...
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How do I add a shapefile in ArcGIS via Python?

I am trying to automate various tasks in ArcGIS Desktop (using ArcMap generally) with Python, and I keep needing a way to add a shape file to the current map. (And then do stuff to it, but that's ...
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Best place for (structured) ArcGIS tutorials

I've been through University for a Geography degree and am now working on a PhD in Remote Sensing. As part of my undergraduate degree I did a couple of GIS courses, but they concentrated mainly on the ...
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Are there any convenient sources of color palettes to use in ArcGIS software while producing maps?

Since it was asked in Beta and I want to know the answer, I post it here.
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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 to find the distance of a point along a polyline?

We need to find the distance of a series of point along a given polyline. We have a polyline dataset repsenting rivers in a catchment, broken up into river reaches (FID 1 through 35 for example). We ...
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Which is the correct projection in ArcGIS for EPSG:3857/900913?

I want to publish a mapservice in ArcGIS server, which will be overlayed on Google Maps or Bing Maps. For this, the Map Service needs to be in EPSG:3857/900913. The Google Maps projection is supposed ...
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Calculating Field based on name of shapefile

I have multiple shapefiles to which I have added a field called "gname1". For each shapefile, I want "gname1" to be set to the name of that particular shapefile, for every feature within the ...
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How to simulate moving vehicles?

I have a point layer (stored in SQL Server 2008) that is being served up by a map service in ArcGIS Server 10.1. I am consuming this service in a web client. Lets say the points are boats out at ...
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Is it a bad idea to hold references to ArcObjects inside business classes?

According to best practices is it a bad idea to cache features and geometries inside business objects? If it is bad, what is the alternative way? References to features may be replaced with their ...
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How to implement multivariate hex bins?

I have two point datasets that I am analyzing and I wanted to implement a multivariate hexbin approach for displaying this data. I have managed to cobble together an approach using QGIS SVG symbols ...
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Can shaded relief be “blended” with DEM colour ramp in ArcGIS to produce a more visually dramatic result?

Not being able to use true transparencies with ArcGIS colour ramps where only solid colours are allowed has me always wondering about how to improve the look of the surface in my maps without ...
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Google Earth Enterprise & ArcGIS - How do you use them together?

I have been fielded a few questions about Google Earth Enterprise--which I don't know anything about, I'm having a time finding answers to the two following questions, which can probably be summed up ...
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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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Moisture Interpretation from Landsat Images

I am working on a "land suitability for crop" project. Can anyone let me know how to get any type of information which can be related to moisture index of soil? I have Landsat 5 data with band 3 and ...
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Printing with the ArcGIS Javascript API?

Any examples of how to print a map using the JSAPI? All from the client?
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How to cope with imprecision in floating-point grids?

I have a floating point grid/raster and will want to make all values rounded to the nearest tenth. I have converted to integer (added 0.5 for rounding), but the final floating point output grid is ...