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How to split a polygon into quadrants?

I have a Alberta province (Canada) section polygon shapefile in GCS_NAD83 with 255,000 polygons. I like to split each section into 4 equal quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE) The Alberta province has ...
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Poor image quality of raster pyramid files in ArcGIS (no anti-aliasing)

There are several GeoTIFF files (size ~7000x7000 px) which I try to open in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0. I have already created raster pyramids for them (.ovr files) using geoprocessing tool but their quality ...
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ArcSDE - Is there an automated way of releasing all layers locks?

We have an issue where users do not close ArcGIS and layers get locked, and sometimes this affects our nightly updates for some of the layers. I know you can individually remove a lock using the ...
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E_FAIL when calling ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IImageServer.Initialize()

I am using ArcGIS Engine and Developer Kit 10 on Windows 7. Specifically, I'm writing an ArcObjects console program using Visual C# Express 2008. I am attempting connect to an image server via a URL ...
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SQL Server Relationships in ArcSDE

I am running ArcSDE 10 with SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I am new to SDE and SQL Server, but I understand that SQL Server has the ability to create relationships between tables and maintain ...
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How “complex” should a JavaScript map become? When does a plugin make more sense?

Background: A client is looking to upgrade an ancient ArcIMS site, which is quite complex. It has a table of contents, the ability to change symbology on-the-fly, print the map, use spatial ...
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SELECT TOP query in ArcGIS

Is there a way to use a SELECT TOP (n) within ArcGIS desktop? Is appears that since the ArcGIS query builder is effectively building the SQL statement after the WHERE clause, that this may not be ...
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Symbolising One-to-many relationships

I have a polygon feature class which has various extent areas with a name which is unique I also have a table (in an FGDB) that has the extent names with a score value. But there can be many score ...
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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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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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How to remove long linear strips from polygons?

I have a polygon layer representing impervious land cover. This was taken from a land cover raster dataset. The impervious data represents all impervious surface that is not buildings or roads. I ...
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Need monthly weather means for future climates

I am trying to generate spatially downscaled (5-10 arcminutes) future climate maps indicating monthly mean min and max temp, and precip. Most people usually need to extrapolate monthly data into ...
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How to make custom, dynamically generated vector symbols in ArcGIS

I am putting together a map of GPS-enabled vehicles, and I am hoping to display them with custom point symbols that change appearance based on a few attributes (things like velocity, heading, and a ...
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Exporting ArcGIS plugin data source to Shape

I have implemented a plug-in data source for ArcGIS. In my case, the format read by the plug-in may contain point, line and polygon features within the same file. In my implementation the data file ...
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What are the pros and cons of forcing square pixels on reprojection?

I am using Erdas Imagine 2014 to reproject 4-band raster data from GRS 1980 NAD83 Lambert Conformal Conic (ft) to UTM GRS 1980 NAD83 North UTM Zone 11 (m). Unlike ArcGIS, Erdas provides the option to ...
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Can I use GRASS algorithms in Sextante under ArcGIS?

Sextante for ArcGIS comes with SAGA modules. I know that I can use GRASS algorithms in Sextante under gvSIG. But how can I use GRASS algorithms in Sextante under ArcGIS? I tried to look for any ...
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Permanently Change ArcMap's “Maximum Sample Size” Setting?

I've lately been working on feature classes with a huge number of polygons (e.g. all of the Census blocks within the Chicago metro area). I've been needing to symbolize them by quantities a fair ...
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How to work within ArcGIS image server export limits?

I need to clip out a region of an arcgis image service that is larger than the export limit. I'm not trying to defeat copy protection or anything of that nature. The data is from a service belonging ...
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Field Calculation - Python - If/Then over multiple data columns

I have some VB code saved that looks at two columns of data, and populates a third with the low value. Pre-logic Script Code: Dim output as double if [MIN_LEFT] < [MIN_RIGHT] Then output = ...
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Valid feature class, table names in ArcGIS

hi What are valid rules for name of feature class or table in ArcGIS. Is there any supporting document some body know which can explain all the limitation in ESRI platform. In ESRI support site i am ...
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Raster to Polygon Scripting Problems

I am trying to make a script which selects every .png file in a folder beginning with the letters "LG". I then want the scipt create a shapefile, replacing the "LG" with "SH", and then i want the ...
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How can I select vector features that overlay raster in arcpy?

I have two datasets: point feature class and raster (stored in file geodatabase). The spatial extent of the raster is smaller than the point dataset. Is there a way I could select (or create new, ...
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Running ARCgis 9.3.1 and 10.0 on the same machine

I have the full installation Media for 10 (9.3/SQL05 already loaded). And two editor licenses (one loaded and a new license file). What manner of wizardry is involved in getting around the conflict ...
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In an arcpy script, how do I convert ArcGIS date value to a string reading in mm/dd/yyyy format?

I am writing an arcpy tool script in ArcGIS 10.0. In a fGDB feature class, I have a Date type field. I gather that the values in the Date field are stored as long integer dates, but they display in ...
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Exporting polygon features to individual image pngs

I have a shapefile with a few thousand polygons, ArcGIS [9.3] (and even PostGIS). I would like to export each of those polygons into its own thumbnail image file without any real context. What is the ...
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Upgrade guidelines for ArcGIS 9 to 10?

We have a copy of ArcGIS 10 that we are preparing to use to upgrade our existing ArcGIS 9.3 installation. Should I uninstall ArcGIS 9.3 first? Or do I install ArcGIS 10 over it? Please let me know if ...
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Are there any issues going back-and-forth between Quantum GIS and ESRI software?

A very simple question. I have very simple work tasks at the office (digitizing) that I would like to be able to work on at home because we are exceptionally busy. I don't want to spend thousands of ...
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Finding shortest path while avoiding polygon features

I'm developing an extension to ArcMap where I have a set of static, concave polygon features and I'm trying to find the shortest path between 2 points without crossing any of the polygons. Is there ...
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projection tool as standalone script

How would I automate the define projection tool in arcmap so I can just enter my layer each time? I have it as a script in toolbox, but I am unsure how to set it so I can just input my layer as ...
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What is the hierarchy of features in ArcGIS? Is it different in other software?

first post - new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. ...
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Place image inside of Label

In ArcView, Can I add an image to a label. Assume I have the photograph path as an attribute.
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How to simply label raster cells?

I think the title says everything but: I want to generate a small sample raster (eg. euclidean distance or cost distance) to explain the method of cost-distance analysis, and I'd like to label the ...
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ArcGIS Export Selected Raster Graphics

I'm having a problem exporting raster graphics using ArcGIS 10. It seems simple enough, but for some reason I cannot get ArcMap to work with me. Here are my steps: Add a raster to ArcMap Open the ...
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Model Builder - import arcinfo licence when required by tool

Is it possible to check licences in/out as needed within modelbuilder? or will the following work -write a script to turn arcinfo licence on when the tool requires it and off once it's done? I need ...
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Zero filling attributes using python

Being the AML dinosaur that I am, I am just learning python and I need to convert a 2 digit numeric attribute in a table to a 2 digit zero-filled attribute in a script. Example 9 needs to be 09. Any ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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How do I select only those features, that are connected?

I have a polygon layer of water reservoirs and a polyline layer of canals. In my data, some canals are originating from reservoirs, and leading to other canals. On the other hand there are some ...
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Alternatives to ArcGIS Extensions using ArcObjects?

I was wondering if there are any projects based around using ArcObjects and external libraries to create open source alternatives to extensions in ArcGIS. For example 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst etc ...
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How can I transform GCS_North_American_1983 to GCS_WGS_1984?

I posted a thread today describing a shift in some of the NRC data (not all). Apparently, this shift has to do with conversion between Geographic coordinates, latitude and longitude and Transverse ...
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summing up over an area based on a distance related function

Through a field study, we learned that the density of a bird species in the forest was related to the distance to forest edge: ln(density) = 1.89*(distance to edge) + 0.34 Now, for any forest ...
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Find Duplicate Feature Classes in ESRI Geodatabase

I have inherited a SDE instance that has 1000+ feature classes within which are around 100 Feature Datasets. I have found through manual exploration that there are at least some Feature Classes that ...
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ArcGIS Python Tool Script Parameter - Binding Objects to a List Parameter

I am working on a python based script/tool. I would like to make use of drop down lists for several of the parameters. This is very easy to do if the lists are just plain old strings. Does anyone ...
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How to get table Name from IObjectClass

I'm using IRelationshipClass.DestinationClass to get an IObjectClass. From here, I want to be able to get the table name, but can only access the AliasName. Any ideas? UPDATE Aughhh, after ...
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Create multiple shapefiles from one table

I've imported a table into ArcGIS which I'd like to split into multiple shapefiles. The splits would occur between groups of records separated by any of 3 columns. In other words, col1, col2, and col3 ...
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How can I find out Persional GeoDatabase version?

I am working ArcMap software. How can I find out Personal Geodatabase Version? I have client file. But I want to find out which version they have to used. I am looking for your guidance
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Create features from ArcGIS Topology errors

I have imported field users shapefiles into an ESRI geodatabase so that I can create some topology rulesets that identifies the errors as needed. Unfortunately the field users do not have a license ...
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How to find the elevation differences between adjacent pixels in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to determine what the difference in elevation is between two adjacent pixels? I am using an SRTM DEM to map faults. I am using the vertical error (>16m) as a criterion for the ...
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How to do regression analysis between two variables using ArcGIS

I have a temperature image (interpolated from climatic point data) and NDVI data at the monthly interval. I need to do correlation analysis between temp and NDVI. Is it impossible to do this using ...
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ArcGIS 10 British National Grid Transformation

In ArcGIS 10 a new transformation has been added for converting between WGS84 and British National Grid. What is OSGB_1936_To_WGS_1984_NGA_7PAR? How should it be used when compared with the other ...
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Does Arcpy work for Engine or Server the same as Desktop?

I am contemplating a project where there is not going to be access to ArcGIS Desktop and wondering if Engine and/or Server install ArcPy and Python? Is this possible? Does anyone have an example?