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Is there a way to tell the geodatabase version using Python?

I want to find out if either a file or personal geodatabase is 9.3, 10.0, 10.1, etc Is there a way to do this using Python?
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How to create complex map symbology using AutoCad Map object classes?

I'm trying to find the best way to transfer maps form ArcGIS to AutoCad Map. In ArcGIS map model is separated from it's representation. View is created by applying symbology and representation rules ...
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Reconcile a Versioned Geodatabase with only the DEFAULT version

Follow up to this: Spatial Database Connection String I am trying to reconcile a versioned geodatabase that has only one version, DEFAULT. I am following the steps from the ESRI documentation: A ...
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What does “Error when writing Schema: A unique destination featuretype name could not be generated for” mean?

I have a bunch of GML datasets which I need to import to Esri featureclasses. I am using the Data Interoperability extension for ArcGIS, which should support this. However when trying to import my ...
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connecting to Postgresql

I am trying to connect to Postgresql database that I just installed on my server machine. As instructed by Esri I have download from postgres and installed psqlodbc. However, when I tried to add the ...
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Using ArcGIS 10 on a virtual machine with OSX

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10 on a Windows 7 64 bit Macbook Pro (2.53 Ghz and 8GB of RAM) using VMWare. However, when I am using ArcGIS I find it quite slow even with Windows 7 (64-bit) optimized for ...
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How to to print and save the map with tiled and dynamic layers in arcgis using javascript?

I want to print this map. Can anyone please suggest to me how to print and save the displaying pap in ArcGIS using JavaScript? <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" ...
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What are data visualization and analyses pros/cons of QGIS over ArcGIS?

Many of my colleagues use GIS on a very sporadic basis for simple data visualization and basic analysis (clipping, buffering, etc.) and I am hoping to transition these non-core GIS people to QGIS so ...
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how to automate changing polygon's shape while keeping its area the same and limiting deviation from orginal centroid? [closed]

I have a polygon that was digitized based upon visually interpreting underlying values of rasters/vectors that represent a natural environment (soil type, surface roughness, slope, elevation, ...
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How to create cross-sections in ArcGIS?

I have some problems to find the correct tools for a university project I am working on. Would be really nice if someone could help me to find the right tools. Is there the possibility if I have a ...
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How to programmatically add shapefile to data frame in Arcmap

I have a toolbox with python script which creates a shapefile from JSON txt file, but it does not show the generated shapefile in arcmap, i have to add it from the output location. What code shall I ...
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How to integrate SAGA Python Modules into ArcGIS Desktop?

I have been having a look at SAGA (http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html) and it seems to have some nice tools for geoprocessing. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any luck bringing SAGA ...
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how does a personal-gdb work from a MS Access perspective?

I am trying to get a better general understanding of how ArcGIS works with MS Access when using a personal geodatabase. If I create a new pgdb and then import a very simple shapefile and finally look ...
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Applying version control to ArcGIS Models

Version control is an indispensible tool for software development, allowing one to reliably and cleanly step back in time to the last time X did it's job exactly right, or to see what changed between ...
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Batch fix overlap errors

I have a feature class with about 250,000 contiguous polygons. ArcEditor turns up around 9,000 overlap errors when I validate the topology. I want to merge each of these errors into one of the ...
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How do I visualize a time and space sequence of events in ArcGIS?

I would like to visualize this scenario: I have 5 weather stations. I would like to present a sequence of rainfall events for them. For example, rain was starts at station 2 at 6:09 and then went to ...
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Changes in synchronized replica not shown in ArcMap or ArcCatalog without refreshing

I am synchronizing a one-way replica in ArcEditor using Python. I tried adding RefreshActiveView and RefreshCatalog to the code, but I still need to refresh the synchronized database to see the ...
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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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ArcGIS 10 — Polygon Centroid Options and Appropriateness (FeatureToPoint, Labels, etc)

I've found a couple of other Stack Exchange questions related to this, but just like the ArcGIS online help, they were not satisfying. For instance, How does ArcGIS calculate the "inside" ...
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ArcMap, Make Grids and Graticules Layer example

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. 1.)Start with empty map 2.) Set data ...
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Can I connect (& edit) to a postgresql database with arcgis without arcSDE?

After trying in vein to get spatialkit and zgis working with my postgresql database in arcgis 9.3 and 10 , I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with these products. My postgresql database has ...
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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 close multipart polyline gaps in ArcMap

I have a multiple multipart contour lines that originally came from CAD drawing. I converted these into a polyline shapefile in ArcGIS. The issue I have is with gap in each contour lines that are ...
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Arcpy: replaceDataSource, cad_workspace

I am having trouble replacing the data source on CAD files using arcpy. Everything I have tried runs into this error: Runtime error type 'exceptions.ValueError' : Layer: Unexpected error Here is a ...
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What does the adoption of Python by NVIDIA for GPGPU mean for GIS?

Today NVIDIA announced support for the Python language on its flavor of GPGPU (CUDA). Manifold GIS uses CUDA to enable some accelerated raster operations but it is not a programmable environment and ...
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Is there a way to code-complete arcpy scripts using an external editor?

I have been scripting in Python for ArcGIS 10, and so far I have just been using Notepad++. I like how the Python command line interface code-completes arcpy functionality for you, showing you your ...
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explode overlapping polygons to new non-overlapping features

Given multiple polygons that overlap in multiple ways, I would like to export from this feature all polygons that don't overlap with others iteratively. The product would be a number of features with ...
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How to convert from UTM Zone 36N Mercator to WGS 84 degrees of lat and long?

I have acquired many coordinates from a points I extracted from polygons. The points are in WGS 84 UTM Zone 36N, and I want to use them on Google Maps. I found out that they use different systems (I ...
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Delete feature from geographic database

How do I delete a selected feature from database when it is clicked on in the ArcGIS API for javascript?
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How to create a report of all feature classes in a geodatabase?

I am not getting any response from this script and no error displayed at all I am writing this script to help me display the feature classes in my geodatabase Here is my script import arcpy ...
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Is there any model builder in QGIS or other open source GIS?

Like the model builder in ArcGIS Desktop to run simultaneous geoprocessing tools, is there any model builder available in QGIS or an open source GIS software.
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What issues exist with using log4net as a logging framework for ArcGIS Desktop?

While updating some ArcObjects projects to ArcGIS 10, I realized that I don't have a comprehensive logging strategy. Sometimes it's log4net. Sometimes it's System Trace/Debug. Sometimes custom ...
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Looking for a fine U.S. Latitude and Longitude grid (0.25, 0.5 degree)

There is a global latitude and longitude grid data available at 1 degree resolution and higher (http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=f11bcdc5d484400fa926dcce68de3df7). Is anyone aware of a finer ...
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How can I utilize NumPy arrays to optimize big data geoprocessing?

I'm interested in learning how to utilize NumPy arrays to optimize geoprocessing. Much of my work involves "big data", where geoprocessing often takes days to accomplish certain tasks. Needless to ...
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How to Calculate Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS 10?

I was wondering if any of you happen to have any information on how to calculate the Utilization Distribution Overlap Index (UDOI) in ArcGIS 10? If I understand it correctly the UDOI takes two kernel ...
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How can I add the Spatial Analyst ArcToolBox?

I tried to add the Spatial Analyst ArcToolBox by right click and selecting 'Add Toolbox' but I cannot find in any folder the available toolboxes. They seem that they have disappered. I work with ...
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Scriptable way to merge polylines that join in ArcGIS

I have a number of polylines (around 9000), a number of which have one or both ends touching another polyline. I would like to merge these ones together into one polyline - thus reducing the number of ...
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How do I use polygons to apply a unique value to all raster cells within those polygons?

In ArcGIS 9.3, I have a raster file that I would like to "mask" with polygons, giving a single value to all the raster cells that overlap the polygons. How can I do this? Here's a screen shot, where ...
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For every point, distance to nearest polygon of type X?

In ArcGIS how might one calculate as an attribute value the distance to the nearest polygon of type X? Say we have a point layer of wildlife observations and we want to know how far each of them is ...
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Auto-update the map service & REST in ArcGIS server 10.1

I have one map service which is updating per day so I need to manually overwrite the service in ArcGIS 10.1 In previous versions 10.0 its very easy..just update the .mxd then REST will be auto ...
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How to merge two polylines in code?

We are currently working on a project where we have to merge sections (polylines) to a route, but the big question is how you do this. We have currently tried adding those two as segmentcollections ...
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How to generate all possible routes between two points?

I have a network dataset in ArcGIS and I need to generate all possible (not only the shortest one) routes between two given points (A, B). Is it possible to do it with the Network Analyst? Or with any ...
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ArcMap - cartographic representation and labels

Cartographic representation in ArcMap is a nice way to temporary change geometry of features, so you can make adjustments just for map making. In my mapping project I need to move some point features ...
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What is a simple binary raster storage format which ArcGIS can read?

I have a C++ program that manipulates raster digital elevation models. I have been using ArcGrid ASCII format for results. It is simple to code and gets the job done, but it necessitates a decimal ...
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Exporting a USGS contour line shapefile to DWG or DXF

how do i assign the Z value based on the Elevation attribute? Using ArcGIS 10.1? I've been messing with this for an hour or two now and every time the exported DWG has ZERO for z value for all lines. ...
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How to make a GIS inventory?

My office will be seeing a big change in its GIS section. This section has been operational since the 1980's and has a huge collection of GIS data (i.e., shapefiles, raster files, data, etc) but never ...
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Are there any rules of thumb for the neighborhood settings in Focal Statistics?

In ArcGIS 10, users can define the neighborhood in the Focal statistics tool. The moving window shape can be set to any of the following: Wedge, annulus, circle, rectangle, irregular, and weight. ...
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Are there any standards or common practices for performing a network analysis for emergency response?

I am working on a project using Network Analyst to determine official emergency response zones for fire departments. The shape of each zone will be determined by the network (at least 1 department ...
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GIS for Local Police Department

I'm trying to recruit local police departments into a new GIS certificate that I am teaching in Florence South Carolina. None of the Police departments have any experience with GIS, but they are all ...
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Print Map as Tiles in QGIS or using any software.?

i need to print a detailed map, on a street level zoom of Metro Manila. i figured to do this i need to download map tiles, but that will be a breach on map usage in OSM. then i found this website, ...