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ArcMap field calculator VBA question

I am trying to use ArcMap's Field Calculator to populate values in a column based on a value in another column. So, in pseudo-code: if [field1] = 'Foo' set [field2] = 'Bar' endif Something like ...
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ArcGIS topology rules file (.rul)

Has anyone converted ESRI's topology rules file (.rul) into another format? I built a complex topology rules set and would like to QC it in something easier to read and work with than ArcCatalog. A ...
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How do I combine high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time i have to generalize the LiDAR dem depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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Troubleshoot editing features in feature dataset with ArcMap / ArcSDE Oracle

I am having trouble editing a feature class that is in a feature dataset. We have added just the single feature class as a layer in ArcMap and are using the "Start Editing" function on the Editing ...
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What type of interpolation should I use to visualize metal detection survey data?

I have about 500,000 points collected in a linear grid pattern over a 1 km2 area. The points were collected as part of a metal detection survey. Each point has X,Y and Coil Response mV (min -675.38 ...
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How do I import Total Station Data (.gsi files) into ArcGIS?

I have a Total Station Data file (test.gsi) that was collected with a Leica 1200. How can I import the data to ArcGIS and plot points with the point name given by the totalstation observer. After ...
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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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Where can I download 1 arc-second elevation data for Canada other than Geobase?

Can someone suggest a source for Canadian elevation data better or equivalent to 1 arc-second? I have a good data source for Ontario but for other provinces folks often recommend Geobase which claims ...
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Plot files in ArcGIS

I wondered if you could share some of your experience with plot files in ArcGIS. I've been trying to make these, as I have a good expeirence with them from autoCAD (every drawing is exported to a PLT ...
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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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Is it possible to use Arcpy in ArcGIS 10 to zoom to a selected feature?

The answer to this may be a simple yes or no, but I'm hoping that someone is aware of a way to zoom to the extent of a selected feature using the ArcPy modules in ArcGIS 10.
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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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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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ArcGIS 10 on Linux

Will ArcGIS 10 work properly using wine or crossweaver?
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Installed Sharepoint 3 = Breaks ArcGIS Server

Want to do some testing with Sharepoint/MapIt. Took an existing machine with ArcGIS Server 10 on Windows Server 2008 on. Installed Sharepoint 3.0 SP2 on it with basic install/default options. Can ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 on Ubuntu or CentOS?

I know Solaris is on the way out with 10.1 I also know that v10 is only supported on 32bit flavours of RedHat & SUSE. What I do want to know, has anyone had any luck installing it on either ...
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No way to De-authorise ArcGIS Server? How to get license back?

At v10 of ArcGIS Server, from what I understand of the new license model, it is not possible to de-authorise ArcGIS Server (like you can with Desktop) Clients have visibility over their licences with ...
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How do I disable ArcGIS Server web adf calls when zooming with a mouse wheel?

When zooming using the mouse wheel on a web adf based map, every time the map wheel clicks, requests are sent to ArcGIS Server for maps etc. (as evident in Fiddler) Is there any way to harvest an ...
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unique value symbolize layers from a lookup table

I need to create a large number of Arcmap layer files (v9.3 or 10), perhaps a hundred, from lookup tables. I don't have to set the symbol patch itself, that can be random, but I do need the value and ...
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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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Inherited EditorServerCommandAction double posts returnMessage

I have a bunch of inherited EditorServerCommandActions in my WebADF solution and when ever I use the ReturnMessage inside EditorServerAction() it generates two javascript popups at the clientside. Is ...
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How do I cleanly uninstall ArcGIS 9.3.1 extensions after ArcGIS 9.3.1 is uninstalled?

I uninstalled ArcGIS 9.3.1 (server, desktop, engine), then installed ArcGIS10.0 (Server, Desktop, engine). When I tried to uninstall some arcmap extensions, I got error 1001 "unable to get installer ...
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Runaway memory usage with Event Layers in ArcGIS

I have an ArcEngine application, based off an MXD with an axMapControl. Several of the layers in the map are event layers built with XY data in a SQL table. It has routing info applied from a ...
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How do i popup a context menu with custom command items in a Select tool OnMouseDown (Right Click) with VB .Net?

This should be simple... I am converting VBA customization to VB .NET in VS 2008 Express Edition. In VBA i have a custom selection tool. Aside from just selecting features, when OnMouseDown receives ...
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Is there a way to “disperse markers” across multiple point layers?

I have a bunch of point layers which often have overlapping features. The disperse markers geoprocessing tool works within a layer but is there a way to do it across more than one layer, so none of ...
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Alternative for ArcGIS for software development

I'm looking for a free and reasonably licensed alternative to ArcGIS (or maybe just ArcGIS server). I'm quite new to GIS, so I'll state some of the things I want to be able to do and you can tell me ...
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How can I debug a DLL (ArcGIS tool) with VS 2008 Express?

As per ESRI's recommendation I begun the process of converting my existing VBA customization into VB .Net Express edition. I was surprised o realize that debuggin a DLL is not an option in the express ...
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Snap point to line in ArcGIS

I work in ArcGIS. I want create a network with a point feature and a line feature. And I need that my point feature being on the lines feature. So I should do Snap point to line. But do not know how ...
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How to unit test ArcObjects with Mocking

I'm a huge fan of unit testing, but still make use of a FGDB to grab features for running unit tests against when using the ArcObjects framework. Is anyone successfully using mocking against thinks ...
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How does ArcGIS compute the distance between two points with a non-equidistant projection?

This is a follow-up question to my previous one, Can you suggest some well-written introductory texts about coordinate system projections? Let's assume I'm working with the CH1903 map projection, ...
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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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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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Bulk field rename in file geodatabase

I have a file geodatabase with several hundred feature classes in it. Some feature classes have a field that got named incorrectly, and it got named "SCHEMA_FEATURECLASS_ENTITY" instead of just ...
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Symbology rotation

I am using arcgis 9.3, windows xp and want to know if it's possible to have symbology in my polygons not rotate with data frame when I switch between mapsheets in my map series? Any help would be ...
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Measuring data load and redraw times in ArcMap

Rephrasing of the question slightly to address some issues. Is there are standard way of measuring load times for data, specifically sybolised data, within ArcMap? In particular, we're comparing ...
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How can I export a sketchup Model to ArcGIS's Multipatch?

I have a very large model made in Google Sketchup v 7.1. I would like to export this to a Multipatch featureclass, so that I can view it in ArcScene, with other 3D data. I have tried several things, ...
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Can ArcHydro Tools be used on a network in an SDE enterprise geodatabase?

Most of the documentation for ArcHydro Tools discusses their use on data in ESRI's personal and file geodatabases. Is it possible to use ArcHydro Tools to set network flow direction on a networked ...
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What is the best way to visualize multiple large LIDAR tiles?

I want to load approximately 10 large LIDAR tiles for analysis. I have tried using ArcScene but it appears there is a limit on how much data ArcScene can handle at one time. Each tile is 65-90MB in ...
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How to calculate Raster Area per Polygon?

In ArcMap, I have a raster file that contains 6 classes of landcover and a shapefile that is the census data (OA boundaries and their population). I want the area of each class in each OA? For ...
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What are Limits on ArcScene and LiDAR?

I am trying to load anywhere from 5 to 10 LIDAR TINS into ArcScene. I am using ArcGIS Desktop Evaluation (student) 9.3.1. I just built a new computer with a AMD Phenom II X6 1090T six core processor, ...
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How to convert from ITM ref to GPS ref ?

How can I convert from ITM ref (Israel new map) to GPS ref and from GPS ref to ITM ref? I need any C# sample code or formula for this. For example: 32.086156,34.769239 = 178364,665948 Or : ...
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How do I load layer, shape or raster map files using the ESRI ArcGIS Silveright API?

Is there a way to use the silverlight API to load common maps formats off of my local machine?
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Is it possible to use more than two control point links when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to georeference CAD to a building footprint in ArcMap 10 (although I've had this same problem in earlier versions). The problem is, it won't let me use more than two control point links, so ...
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IFeatureCursor.NextFeature not releasing memory

I've got a non recycling cursor retrieving features into a List<IFeature>. When I populate the list, I can see my memory usage climbing up. When I discard my list (or it goes out of scope), ...
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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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CORS - HARN transformations - what is the most accurate method

This may not be an issue for many GIS-ers but has anyone else had experiences transforming from modern NAD83 (CORS) to HARN coordinates and vice versa? I realize the discrepancy might be something ...
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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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Why i cannot see my globe service?

I want to explore it in ArcMap or in ArcExplorer but both cannot "see" it. For the other resources like map services everything is workikng well. I can add that the service is started and in a ...
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Problems merging DEMs or other raster datasets? Clipping Raster dataset to vector line?

I have two DEMs that I am going create a hillshade from, and ultimately want one hillshade clipped to a county boundary. I am running into a couple problems, though. When I try to merge the two ...
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How to style OS VectorMap district data?

Following a question about ways to load OS VectorMap data, I have imported the data into ArcGIs, but now want to style it in a OS-map style. I have searched around, and found various bits of ...