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Web-based map authoring with ArcGIS Server?

I'm embarking on a project in which users will author, save, and share their own maps over the web. We will provide them with a large number of feature classes, but users will effectively author their ...
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Select By Location in ArcGIS using C#

I am creating a tool which the user will select point or line features from the map and it will display their names in a list then after clicking on any of these features from the list, it will show ...
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Using Custom Functions in a Python Toolbox

I am trying to put together a python toolbox (Arc 10.1) and would like to use a defined function in my code. The function is: 'sys' is imported at the top of the file def listdirs(folder): ...
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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 ...
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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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arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements() takes longer in a tool than in ArcMap

Has anyone else noticed that accessing elements from arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements() through a tool script takes longer than within ArcMap? Whether using a specific name, wildcard or nothing, the ...
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Algorithm to determine if there are any landlocked polygons

Imagine that I have the need to determine landlocked countries. Is there a to do it automatically? Any known implementations? The target platform on this will be ESRI.
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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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How to extract coordinates & elevations of boundary cells of a DEM

I am using a 50mx50m grid irregular shaped DEM file.I have to work on the boundary conditions. How do i extract the cell locations ( in x,y coordinate ) along the boundary edge and consequently find ...
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Simplifying polygons made from binary rasters

I'm using MaxEnt to produce a species presence / absence raster layer. It works fine but I have to choose a cut off point for what constitutes presence or absence. As a result I end up with a lot of ...
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How to replace arcpy.CalculateField_management with an update cursor?

I'd like to replace this expression arcpy.CalculateField_management(bufferFile, "Shape_Area", "float('!shape.area@squaremeters!')", "PYTHON") with an arcpy.da.updatecursor. The reason for this is ...
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How to interpolate into polygons?

I need to interpolate values from points to polygons. I have a point shapefile and a shapefile of adjacent polygons. Some polygons get several points falling inside, some have nothing. I thought ...
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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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What parts of the ArcGIS 9.3 Geoprocessor Programming Model diagram are not relevant for ArcGIS 10?

The geoprocessor programming model was an excellent tool for python scripting using ArcGIS 9.3. There is still no equivalent diagram for ArcGIS 10 - although there is a request on the ArcGIS ideas ...
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How to let the user select a spatial reference using ArcObjects?

I need to build a tool where the user selects a coordinate system for a given CAD file. What is the easiest way to do this with ArcObjects? Obviously, I could populate a list with the hundreds of ...
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ArcGIS - IExtension.Startup() not launching

I have an ArcGIS 10 extension that will not launch .Startup() when ArcMap loads. I can get it to hit when I go to Customize->Extensions and un-check/re-check the extension name. Is there a setting ...
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Creating polygons from a one to many relationship of points

I have a set of polygons that are in a one to many relationship with points. The polygons are administrative boundaries and the points have information on companies and percentage of ownership . I ...
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What is a .mem file?

I’m running ArcServer 9.3.1 on a Windows Server 2008 virtual machine. I noticed the other day that my C:\ drive was almost full. I tracked the issue down to this location ...
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Calculate distance of points along a route

I am struggling with the calculation of the distance between points along a stream (points are located 0-20m away from the stream) in ArcGIS 10. The points are simple xy-data in UTM. I created a ...
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Problem with deleting file locks in ArcGIS 10

I did not realize that I should have been deleting cursors after accessing attribute tables until today. Up until now I never did this, but I've noticed that there are lots of file locks after my ...
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Updating a point's geometry based on geometry of another feature class

I'm looking to update the point geometry of lets say "oldFC" by obtaining the shape geometry of "newFC" and applying that to the "oldFC". I also want it to grab the value in the ID field in ...
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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How to combine data from overlapping polygons?

Here's what I'm working with: Shape file of the current 32 Congressional districts for all states Shape file of the tract boundaries for Texas A DBF format table of Hispanic counts and proportions ...
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What's the centerline of a peninsula?

Given a peninsula stretching north south and the two coast lines connecting in the south, I want to find out which is the place, or rather line, which is furthest away from both coastlines on the ...
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Importing attributes from Excel file into new Polygons

I have a constantly updated Excel file containing address information which I am currently copying into the attributes of new polygons which I am creating on a daily basis. I am currently doing this ...
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ArcGIS 10 Field Calculator doesn't notice selection/Attribute Table problem?

I just have an annoying problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is ...
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Using rpy2 in ArcGIS

I have a 3rd party python geoprocessing script that requires rpy2, and thus also r. What is the best way to get these working together? Using R with ArcGIS Desktop says the most useful option for ...
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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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Find crossing lines in ArcGIS

I have a network of lines (pipes) and I want to be able to show the difference between an intersecting line and a crossing line. I was wondering if there is a tool for generating points on all ...
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How can I create a universal ArcGIS 'Current tool' property?

I have a base tool class which handles 90% of my custom logic, but some tools need to set themselves as the current tool. The operations between ArcEngine's IToolbarControl and ArcDesktop's ...
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How do I render data quicker in Arcmap?

Is there a way around to speed up the data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would load up quicker and some other load slow. I am wondering if I could add the spatial ...
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How to sum an attribute of a feature in a network along a route? (ArcGIS Network Analyst)

In the walking network that a friend and I are creating, we want to calculate an overall safety rating for each route. Each segment of our walking network has a certain safety value. We have ...
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Stats on individual grid points nearest neighbours

First, thank you for this extremely useful and easy-to-access forum! I have shp of points where each point is the centroid of the individual cells of a 1*1km grid (~ 500 000 points). For each of ...
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How to Automate ArcGIS map production?

I am currently working with high volume ArcGIS (9.3.1 & 10) production of PDF files, part of the companies requirement is that a database (Access 2003) needs filling out with each map, this needs ...
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How can I increase performance on inserting features with polygon geometry?

I have a problem when inserting features with polygon feature class in FGDB. This is my code: ... initialising some fields (does not affect performance) m_featureBuffer.Shape = ...
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Advice on ideal server specifications

I am looking for your thoughts on ideal server specifications for a moderately sized habitat mapping project. My current server is about to reach its storage capacity, so I am researching buying a ...
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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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Zoom Commands as Mouse Gestures

Is it possible to use the zoom in, zoom out, and previous extent functions as mouse gestures in ArcMap? For example, say a user held down LShift then left click and dragged diagonally to the lower ...
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Need help calculating forest cover within a buffer when it overlaps with other buffers

I'm new to ArcGIS and having real trouble getting this done… Hopefully someone can help. Thanks in advance! I have a layer showing forest cover in a landscape. I'm trying to create a 5km buffer ...
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Memory leak in ArcGIS aggregate points/buffer/Addfield/cursor

I am starting to have concerns about the ability of ArcGIS 10 to fulfill a deliverable of mine. It got me to wondering what exactly else there is, that can perform similar functionality? ET ...
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Address locator not using modified .cls file

I have made a customization to the US Streets locator style for our application. We've changed "SR" to map to "STATE ROAD" instead of "HC" in the us_addr.cls file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS ...
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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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How to analyze census data and display on map (shape file) in ArcGIS

first time on this part of Stack Exchange world. I'm hoping you guys can give me an idea on how to start. I basically have all this shape files representing a country, states of that country or ...
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How to store route names of a stop belonging to multiple routes

I've been reading the ArcGIS help files on route analysis to gather more information on what attributes are stored with Stops. Maybe I've stared at the screen too long, but I cannot seem to understand ...
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Can QGIS handle .adf attribute data?

I have been using QGIS for about 4 months now and its been great to learn a new package. I have been trying to open a source raster (*.adf) files in QGIS. I can display the raster set itself, ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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ArcGIS Intersect using Geometry Service

I am using the intersect service from the ArcGIS Geometry service. referring : http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/sil....htm#Intersect I have modified it to make it work with polylines it works fine to ...
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Reset Object ID After Truncating Table In SQL Server

I am working on a program to export data from a view containing a geometry type in Sql Server 2008, to an ArcSDE table on another server which also stores data using the geometry type. The source ...
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GP Progress Dialog in ArcGIS10

I have an ArcGIS custom IGPFunction tool. I want to use the GP progress dialog not the progress bar at the bottom of the ArcGIS window as I don't want people to interact with the map whilst it's ...
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How to add pins (graphics) to ArcGIS map in wpf?

I have a wpf app with an ArcGIS map, I used the extent property to zoom and pan to Canada (the location I want) and added the pins (images) by adding a graphics layer, see code below. currently I'm ...