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Combining Two Adjacent Raster Datasets

I am trying to figure out how to combine two adjacent rasters into one raster using ArcMAP 9.3.1. The problem I am having is that there appears to be a gap in the data. I would like to be able to ...
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Get Country from GeoFeatureLayer

I'm currently using ArcGIS and I'm trying to create a basic application where I can click on a country and then get back information such as the shape, size, etc. I've looked at the code snippets and ...
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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 ...
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How to dynamically view Python script results in ArcMap?

I want to view the output of arcpy scripts (run in Python IDLE) in ArcMap. I tried refreshing the ArcMap data frame after I run the script. This does not work. Please advice me on this.
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Adding a boolean yes/no field in Arcgis

How does one add a field to an Arcgis feature class with a boolean data type? That is an attribute where the allowed value is only one of a pair such as 1/0, Yes/No, On/Off, Present/Not-present, etc. ...
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Multiple ring buffer with attributes

Building on ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?, I'd like to be able to create multiple ring buffers, while retaining (and possibly dissolving on) attribute values. How can this be done?
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How to run VB scripts in ArcGIS?

Some questions about VB scipts: Can I read and modify the code of a VB script? If the answer is yes, how can I do it? How can I run a VB script? Can I use it as a VBA code eg.using variables instead ...
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Road Symbol/Label issues

I am trying to control how many road symbols and how do I do that ? I have geodatabase that has Transportation and in it has a featureclass, "Major_Rds" and it also has three symbology for Interstate, ...
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How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the ...
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IGlobeGraphicsLayer not updating in separate thread (Threading Issue?)

I'm currently using ArcGlobe to create a Polygon on a globe. Using examples I've found through arcgis.com I can now allow the user to click on the globe and create a polygon on the map. This works ...
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How can I create a transparent marker/symbol in ARCGIS 10?

I am trying to do this by setting up the transparency of the layer, but the markers seem unaffected by this change. Any ideas?
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Purple anomaly on imagery

Can someone please tell me what this purple anomaly is on the imagery that we just received. The only thing I have done processing wise is to build the pyramids when they first came into ArcMap. Other ...
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How to change a text element's font size using python? (ArcMap 10)

I need my script to change the font size of a text element if the string is too long to fit in the title section of the map. I've looked into it using Arcpy, but haven't had any luck. Does anyone know ...
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Problem uninstalling License Manager

If i try to unnistall current version of License Manager (ver 9.3.1) i get the following message: This a problem because now i can't install the new version of License Manager for ArcGis 10. Do you ...
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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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Determine direction of rivers, which villages lie upstream and which downstream

I want to determine which villages lie upstream and which villages lie downstream big cities built on the side of rivers in Indonesia. I have the .shp file of villages and cities, the .shp file of all ...
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How to Clip a Vector File based on certain Raster Values?

I need to clip a vector file based on certain values of a raster (Slope > 2%). I can´t find a direct way to do it. Trying to vectorize the raster first didn´t work. Is there any tool (ArcGIS or ...
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Importing x y coordinates from spreadsheet in ArcGIS

I converted degree, min, sec to decimal coordinates. I made a simple spreadsheet with X and Y columns and one set of coordinates: x= -73.533678 and y = 41.05523 I added the data (File, add data, add ...
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Model Builder - unique name segment creation

Is it possible for us to give each output of a process a unique name segment (inline name). So for example I have a process that dissolves, then eliminates and buffers a single input file. I need to ...
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How to create a report from selected features in ArcMap

I am new to ArcGIS and I am trying to create an Add-In button which can figure out which polygons are selected and query the selected polygons to generate a report on the underlying metadata ...
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Controlling “Fill Properties” in ArcGIS, so that that symbols are visible in the legend

I use marker fill symbols in my legend in ArcView 10, in order to identify different habitats, and frequently have to increase the separation of the symbols in order to make the map more readable. ...
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How do I know if the DEM has z values?

How do I know if the DEM contains z-values ? By looking at the DEM's layer properties and it does not mention the z values. I then add it to the ArcScene and tried to find it..nothing... It only ...
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Calculate spacing of polylines along transects in ArcGIS

I have a shapefile with a number of roughly parallel lines in it, and I want to calculate the spacing between these lines using a number of transects across the map. How should I go about this? I ...
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How to automatically create 2D-point features from addresses in an SQL database

I currently have an SQL-Table which contains our buildings. I already added the table and now want to create features ( 2D-Points ) from that information. The biggest problem I have is that the ...
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How to set map rotation in ArcGIS Javascript API?

I've created a web map using the ArcGIS Javascript API, but I need my map to have a fixed rotation of 1.76. The street grid of the map doesn't totally align with the cardinal directions, so it looks ...
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Disable Panning in ArcGIS Silverlight Map

Is there a way to disable panning when using the ArcGIS Silverlight API? Other than enabling a Draw object.
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Connecting to WMS - problem

I have a problem connecting to my WMS service. In ArcMap i can connect but what i see is only blank page (cannot see the layers). In Qgis it also connects with service but when i choose add layers i ...
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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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Vector to Raster for Smoothing purposes

I have a vector file that represents transit scores by CT of a city. It shows harsh boundaries where one CT has great access to transit and right beside that CT is one that has extremely poor access. ...
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ArcGIS ModelBuilder: how to wait for Python script to complete

I have an Arcgis (10) model which has 2 process that need to be run sequentially. The 1st process is a python script that creates multiple rasters, but that output is not known to Model Builder, ...
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How to create zip code areas from point data?

I have a point dataset which has zipcodes for a certain region. This zipcodes have been marked on the basis of lat log collected. So each zipcode is repeated as it would be useful to show the region ...
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Why does field calculator expression sometimes return a binary value (0 or 1)?

I am running simple field calculator expressions and experiencing some of the silliest results I have ever seen. I am working on census data (living as a shape file) and trying to perform a simple ...
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How to enable MapTips in ArcGIS Engine? (ArcGIS 10)

My organization is working on a new version of our software using ArcGIS Engine. Previous versions of the software (running on ArcGIS Engine 9.3) displayed MapTips fine as long as they were enabled in ...
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Migrating from FME Server 2008 (with Spatial Direct) to FME Server 2011

I am about to migrate a web app from it's old architecture to new. Part of this is migrating the old FME Server 2008 (using a Spatial Direct service) instance to FME Server 2011. I understand it is ...
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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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Is there an interface that provides access to a property/method that shows whether a Layer is visible?

Repost--I deleted this yesterday when I discovered the answer and remembered this on meta. Had second thoughts this morning, since this might be useful to someone in the future. I'll let this go for ...
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Import Cad to ArcGis

I'm trying to import some CAD files from microstation (dgn) v7 to ArcGis 9.3.1 and i need to access the User Data Linkage from it but i have not the Data Interoperability License. Is there any ...
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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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How to update geometry in ArcObjects?

I'm just starting with ArcObjects and I want to update coordinates of geometry vertices. Specifically, I want to swap X, Y coordinates for each vertex of polygons (which can be multipart and have ...
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arcgis10 filter dataset

Using ArcGIS 10 SP-4 I have a large dataset of sites that needs to be filtered down to a usable size. There is an attribute for the site_ID and another one for the site_type. There are duplicate ...
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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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Sorting a table on multiple fields using ArcPy

I'm trying to sort a table based on three fields with ArcPy (which should be only one line of code), and I had a "tool is not license" error. I just saw that sorting with multiple fields as parameters ...
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Failure to Delete Vector File from Personal Geodatabase - ArcGIS 9.3

I have a personal geodatabase - based on an MS Access .mdb file - from which I cannot delete an old feature class. The tables relating to the feature class have been deleted from the .mdb, but the ...
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Append Point Shapefile Location by GPS'd text file

In my industry it is common to create preliminary design maps for point locations that have a unique identifier. Upon the actual construction on the design, points change location based on ...
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Visual Basic editor command icon is always disabled

I recently installed ArcGIS 9.3 in a PC with Windows 7.0. I opened an existing mxd file within which I developed some toolbars for a project. Each icon of a toolbar has behind it a VBA and ArcObjects ...
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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 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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Select points within 2 buffers

I have 2 huge files of points (hundreds of thousands of points). I need to determine a way to loop through all the points in one file and find all the points in the second file that are only a ...
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Determine when ArcGIS feature was created

In ArcCatalog I'm looking at a feature's table fields. The DATECREATED column is empty for all features. How can one determine when a specific feature was created?
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Correct network analysis settings needed for shortest route problem

Ok 1st sorry my English is not very good. What i want to ask is why the route analysis takes long path to reach the point when i click at solve button even though I can see a shorter path with my ...