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How to import text only out of a string field to a new field

I want to import data out of a string field in my shapefile to a new field for labeling. The string field contains river names and codes and I just want to display the text i.e river names
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ArcGIS and Citrix

We are currently running ArcGIS 10 in our company through Citrix as well as installs on user workstation. We always seem to have niggling problems with Citrix hence local installs. For example: ...
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Alternatives to IPersistVariant in ArcMap add-in's?

I have migrated an classic COM ArcMap Extension of mine to an add-in. I have tried the new persistence approach of add-in's but I cannot serialize my custom objects through the XMLSerializer. I get ...
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Merging Layers and assigning different values [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Merging Two or More Layers I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each ...
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supported file types with ArcGIS

In what format can a drawn polyline (in a custom-built software) be saved so as to be able to be converted to shapefiles or usable in ArcGIS?
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NoData values recognised in raster in ArcGIS but not following symbology rules

I have a GeoTIFF raster in ArcGIS, which can be downloaded from the following two links: http://www.rtwilson.com/downloads/MODIS_MOD04_16-06-2006_Subset.tfw ...
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Spidertracks to GIS

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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How to manipulate OpenStreetMap schema to be useful in ArcGIS applications?

I have a shapefile of OSM data. I plan to use the data for an ArcEngine application, and I was wondering if there are any existing solutions to getting the data's schema into your typical GIS format. ...
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how to create a dynamic attribute table column measuring distance from center of extent to points in layer?

We are developing a property look up tool for environmental hazards/chemical spills. In layout view we have a circular data extent with a graphic of a target house in the center and some proportional ...
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Numbering Watersheds

I am working with a watershed map, and I was wondering if there is a function or a way that I can get ArcMap to number the watersheds. For instance, if we have watershed X numbered as 0, I want the ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

Another service pack for ArcGIS 10.0 has recently been released. However, previous service pack releases have introduced problems and instability along with fixes. Have there been any reported bugs ...
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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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Vector to Raster for Smoothing purposes

I have a vector file that represents transit scores by CT of a city. It shows harsh boundaries where one CT has great access to transit and right beside that CT is one that has extremely poor access. ...
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Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected?

Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected? That is, if I have selected some roads then I want only the road layer to be selected.
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How to fill Field Mappings parameter in script tool on updateParameters?

My goal is to get a list of fields choosen by an user from existing fields in feature class. I think that I can show all fields in Field Mappings dialog, an user deletes unwanted fields and I get a ...
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Colors standard in Arc GIS 10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Color palette conventions Which standards are required in GIS about colors? for example Which kinds of colors we should use in GIS?
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Export and edit annotation featureclass using arcpy

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10. Any help, please.
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Creating a Raster Filter

I am looking to create a raster filter which reclassifies single or contiguous pixels less than, for example, 30 pixels (shown in white below) into another class (shown in black). The filter, ...
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Extract all the intersections from a polyline shapefile

I would like to extract all the intersections from a polyline shapefile and print their addresses as text using either ArcDesktop or Quantum GIS, is there a straightforward way to do this? My ...
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Change SQL Query of an Annotation Class in an existing Annotation Feature Class

I have an annotation feature class containing several annotation classes. There are SQL queries set on the annotation classes. They act as a definition query, determining which features are part of a ...
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How do I obtain the envelope of a data frame in Layout?

This is to expand on this question. How can i programatically obtain the corner coordinates (in page units) or the envelope of the data frame in layout view? I don't seem to be able to do this with ...
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Trial Version ArcEditor 10.0 Maplex question

I have the Trial Version for ArcEditor 10.0 with the extensions. Using Maplex/Labeling Manager, after clicking Property, I go to "FITTING STRATEGY". all the lables (stack, overrun, reduce font size, ...
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Reset local memory in ArcMap 10

I often am unable to delete files due to a lock or need to reset the data frame coordinate system. Very often starting a new session of Arc will allow certain geoprocessing or data management tasks ...
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ArcGIS cached map service sometimes pausing

I have published an ArcGIS service based on a MXD I have generated the cached tiles on a shared NAS. When I access the Map Service with the build in js admin viewer ...
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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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Counting and Storing Event Data Contained Within a Polygon (Using Python)

I have a fairly large project and I would like to automate some tasks using Python. Problem is, I don’t have any experience with Python for ArcGIS. And I rarely use ArcGIS until something big like ...
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Question on ArcGIS Online credits

I've been browsing the new ArcGIS Online credits policy, but I don't understand very much how much money this service would cost to my company. I've read two webpages: ...
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Update Arcpy version?

This is probably the answer to my previous question. The version of arcpy that I am using does not include GetNAClassNames naClasses = arcpy.na.GetNAClassNames(serviceAreaLayer) ...
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I want to georeference jpg map without having any digitizing data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to georeference jpg map without any digitizing data? I have only a jpg map but dont have any digital data for georeferencing that jpg.So is there any way for ...
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How can I apply stretch in ArcGIS 10 Image Analysis Window?

I need to apply stretch to ArcGIS 10.1 exported raster. The best way to accomplish this task: Image Analysis Window, because there are fine tools to equalize raster data. 1 - This is my IRS-P6 24m ...
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symbol created from emf still acts like a picture and blocks out surrounding vector data

I have a lot of CAD blocks that I want to convert to symbol markers to use in ArcGIS 10. Everything I read says the emf is converted to vector data, but that does not seem to be the case. Procedure: ...
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How to select polygon features that have their centers outside of another polygon feature class

Since I only have Incorporated area feature class, how can I select census blocks that are in unincorporated area? Or not within any incorporated areas? Thank you. John
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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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Splitting loop links in ArcGIS

How do you automatically split all loop links in a table with line objects? A loop being one where first and last coordinate is the same. Should be split at 50%.
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Methods for optimizing multcore processing in ArcGIS

I am interested in learning methods to utilize the full extent of multicore processing power available on a desktop computer. Arc states that background geoprocessing allows the user to utilize ...
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Geoprocessor Select By Location Using Features Instead of Layers

I have a simple spatial feature selection function that includes: public static void SelectByLocation(IFeatureClass sourceFC, ILayer selectLayer) { Geoprocessor GP = new ...
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Batch Sum Fields Script

I have created a python script that batch summarizes all string fields within a fc table based on the concatenation of two fields. The script loops through a list of the fields, however it stops ...
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How to calculate the bearing of a building (ArcGIS)

How is it possible to get the main bearing of buildings by floor plan? I want to have a building (by ID) and it's main bearing (e.g. E/90° or W/270°). The idea is to change the polygon-feature class ...
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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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How to convert bearing, distance, xy coordinate measurements to point shapefile?

I have a natural resources dataset where individual seedlings in canopy gaps were recorded from a center "legacy tree" within each canopy gap. Each sapling has the following measurements associated ...
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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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Ecological geospatial conundrum

I am looking for a different, more elegant solution to a spatial statistics problem. Raw data consists of an x-y coordinate for each individual tree (i.e. converted to a point .shp file). Although ...
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Experiences with ArcGIS Data Interoperability

In order to import/extract data from tons of DWG files, I'd like to know experiences with ArcGIS Data Interoperability, and its strong points versus FME or GeoKettle. Thank you very much.
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How to update geometry in ArcObjects?

I'm just starting with ArcObjects and I want to update coordinates of geometry vertices. Specifically, I want to swap X, Y coordinates for each vertex of polygons (which can be multipart and have ...
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Convert an .xlsx datasheet with point feature data into a POINT feature class

I am trying to create a script tool to automate this process, eventually it will be used for batch processing but at the moment I can't even get test data to work. This is pretty basic at the moment, ...
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Best Source for Consumer Data for direct contact [closed]

Parcel data is fairly easy to consume within a map; it gives you name and address information. Are there any map based contact information providers? Does anyone provide a service that is consumable ...
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Dicing large mosaics

What is the best way to take a large mosaiced raster dataset (e.g. from http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/) and tile it to USGS 3.75 minute quarter quad specs? The problem I am having is creating ...
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Conversion of ArcGIS data to ADRG data?

I have maps generated using ArcGIS (.tfw, .fig, .prj, .sbn, .shp and .dbf files). I need to convert them to ADRG format. Can ArcGIS do that? If so, how?
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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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arcgis10 filter dataset

Using ArcGIS 10 SP-4 I have a large dataset of sites that needs to be filtered down to a usable size. There is an attribute for the site_ID and another one for the site_type. There are duplicate ...