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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 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 ...
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How to create adjacency matrix of topology graph of arc map for shortest path?

I have created a topology graph of a polygon feature and I want to find the individual FIDS of the lines of the polygon. I want to construct an adjacency matrix to create the shortest path. How can I ...
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Extract many or clustered cells attributes around points

My question is similar to Extract raster values at points, but perhaps more complex. How to extract the attributes of clustered cells around a point/points? For example, I have many vegetation plots ...
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Select by Attributes Where Clause how to get current date?

I am trying to build a where clause for a select by attributes operation in ArcGIS. I have a feature class that has a date field that has dates in it. I wish to construct a where clause that selects ...
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What is the easiest way to measure a polyline using either QGIS or ArcGIS

I've collected a bunch of GPS polylines (WGS84). What is the easiest way to measure the length of these lines in KM?
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Simplify shapefile parcel layer

I have a very large shapefile with over a million parcels within it. The problem I am having is that the polygons representing each parcel are very jagged. What I am looking for is a simple and fast ...
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How to divide a single polyline feature into multiple features based on points located on it?

I have a shape file that contains the bus route information for a city. I want to do two things.. Merge all the existing rows so that just one feature represents all the routes... I have a Points ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 and Desktop 9.3 interoperability

I want to install ArcGIS Server 10 but our users only have ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1. So does ESRI support: a) Access/use AGS services from 10 in 9.3.1? b) Manage (create services etc) AGS 10 from ...
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FIELD CALCULATOR VB scripting

In my attribute tables field. I am trying to get rid of the "&" in between names i.e. "John Adams & wife" and want it to say "John Adams and Wife" in all the attributes with "&". What is ...
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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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Looking for good resources for batch files in relation to databases/geodatabases

I hesitated a bit before asking this, as it isn't necessarily a GIS specific question, though I'm using it to update geodatabases. I have found plenty of hits on a Google search, but frankly, many of ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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How to test whether two countries are adjacent?

I have an interesting question: Is there a dataset by which I can use to test whether two countries are adjacent? For example, if inputs are Mexico and U.S., they are adjacent; if inputs are England ...
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How to create network simulation / temporal models for videos?

I know of ArcGIS Tracking analyst and QGIS Time Manager. I have a transportation network with time based schedule for buses. I will create time aware shapefiles from this data. Is it possible to ...
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How to run an external exe in ArcGIS Python?

I need help with one question. I would like to run an external executable written in fortran which provides one of the inputs inside a python code. Is it possible to run that exe inside python script? ...
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Reclass for vector data in ArcGIS

I've got a vector dataset (in fact, OS MasterMap data) and I want to set the value of a certain field based on the value of another field. For example: Field1 Field2 Building 20 Grass ...
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Extensions Real World Examples

Hello I am an undergrad currently studying GIS. I'm working on a paper and I need real world examples of the ArcGIS Extensions. So basically how have people used them. I need to find articles online ...
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Assign symbology to multiple layers in one operation?

Is it possible to assign the same symbol to multiple layers of the same geometry type within an ArcMap document in one operation? For example, I was hoping to: Select multiple layers in the TOC ...
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Trouble finding YMin and YMax of a shapefile in ArcMap 10 and Arcpy

I want a python script that tells me the Xmin, Xmax, Ymin, and Ymax of a polygon. (I guess this is finding the extent of a polygon?) My current script gives me the correct the Xmin and Xmax, but it ...
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What's the difference between TOC and legend, _really_?

Like many folks here, I have played ESRI FlexViewer for quite a while. I couldn't help noticing there were still two widgets, one for TOC and the other for legend. It looks to me TOC is a layer tree ...
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Workflow in ArcGIS 10

Our agency has collabrated with six townships and one city for preparing an inventory of stormwater network. We are using ArcGIS 10 (2 ArcView licenses) and ArcPad 7.1 (stuck with it since our ...
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Download Dataset From ArcGIS REST Service

Looking at this information page for a dataset hosted on esri.com: http://fema-services2.esri.com/arcgis/rest/services/2012_Sandy/ImageCat_NLT/MapServer/layers Trying to figure out how I can get ...
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Why does a cache service need to load first when a dynamic service is involved?

I notice if you have 2 services 1 cached and 1 dynamic you have to load the cache first for it to display. Does anyone know why?
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How do I convert a text file with coordinates to database table in Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the Dbase.dbf format in Python?
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Connecting GPS to ArcGIS via USB

Is there a way to connect a GPS to ArcGIS via USB? At the moment the GPS extension only appears to support comm port connections. It would be good to know if a USB connection can be made, then perhaps ...
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Moving “last name” from last to first in the Attribute Table

How do you get e.g. "John D. Doe" to "Doe, John D." in the AT using VB Scripting without going individually going through each line? I am using ArcGIS 9.3. I should note that not all the names are ...
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ArcGIS, Calibrating routes, interpolation error

I know that copy a question is not exactly great way to ask on this forum, but my situation is exactly the same as this unresolved issue on the (closed) ESRI forum: I have a stream centreline ...
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How do you determine if feature is editable?

I am using the FocusMap.FeatureSelection to return all the currently selected features. I want to process only the currently editable features and leave the remainder alone. How can I quickly ...
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ArcGIS- load multiple raster files from list

Good morning, Today's question is: how to select and load multiple rasters from one folder in Arc? My situation is probably familiar to some of you. I do have 3 folders with houndreds of maps in it. ...
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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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FTP Connection with ArcGis 10.1

I keep some data to an FTP server. Can I conect with ArcMap 10.1 to use this data?
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Water Flow Analysis

If I know that 10,000+ gallons of water were going to be dropped at a single point how could I model where it would flow. I would prefer something that worked in ArcGIS and could create a layer. ...
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How to find the watershed for each outlet point and sum values within it?

I have the following files to work with: Stream network of a basin; Outlet points for each segment* of the network and Points which represent water withdrawals along of the stream, which are not ...
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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 ...