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Segment road network line shapefile into new equal length segments line shapefile

I would like to subdivide a road network for an entire state into segments of equal length. So, Highway X would be divided into 0.5 mile segments, with a record for each segment, and Highway Y would ...
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ArcFM vs ArcGIS for Water Utilities functionality

I'm trying to ascertain the difference between ArcFM (Water) and the functionality now available in ArcGIS for Water Utilities, given the templates and OOB 'stuff' ESRI have pushed forward in the last ...
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Using Python, Batch Project output won't drop in a feature dataset (ArcGIS 9.3 or 10)

When attempting to batch project in ArcGIS (using either arcpy or arcgisscripting), I cannot get my geoprocessing results to drop into the feature dataset that I specify. The results instead are ...
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How can you insert a table record without geometry into a feature?

I am working with ArcGIS and Python and trying to append table rows into a featureclass. You cannot use append and you cannot just make a tableview of the featureclass and then try to append it in. ...
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Calculating a projected distance

I am pretty new to this and I am not sure I understand all the concepts, so I might be using words wrongly or obviously not getting some details right. Here goes. We mean to do those calculations ...
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Editing tables using SQL in ArcMap

We've recently started working with ArcMap, having used MapInfo previously. I've created a shapefile in ArcCatalog and want to update some columns using SQL. In MapInfo I'd write the following command ...
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How to always enable an ArcGIS toolbar?

On ArcMap 9.3.1, is there a way to ensure that a toolbar is always enabled? In my case, I want the Standard toolbar (the one with new/open/save/print icons) to always be visible. I'd like the ...
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Consideration for a Good Silverlight based mapping application

I am starting to work on a Silverlight 4 based web mapping project using latest ArcGIS Server API. The application will involve multiple map services (for many themes) with selection, queries, and ...
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Any way to use a local background map in ArcGIS Mobile

My customer requirement is to support a MrSID image directly in ArcGIS Mobile. The details are sketchy but I think the intent is that they want a local background raster Map while the ...
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Raster aggregation in ArcGIS

I'd like to aggregate a raster from 1m to 6m in ArcGIS with a custom rule. For example, each cell value of aggregated raster = mean value of 5 highest cell values from 36 aggregated values. How do I ...
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Use python to add layers to TOC

I've been battling with adding layers to the TOC for some time now. I have managed to single layers added but need to loop through a folder and add all layers. Shapefiles I cannot get to add at all. ...
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How to display row and column indexes for an image in ArcGIS?

I have been struggling with how to find the row number and column number for particular points in any raster map. My raster details: columns and rows: 720 360 cell size (0.5, 0.5) How can I ...
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Can we direct connect to PostgresSQL without ArcSDE

I have postgreSQL installed on my machine.My machine already has ArcGIS 10. No Sde installed. Can we create geodatabase in PostgreSQL with out installing ArcSDE? Jay Cummins is right. I am intended ...
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ArcGIS for Android API Example/Tutorials

I know that the ArcGIS API for Android is still in beta (I've joined the beta program), but I was curious if anyone had produced or discovered any examples/tutorials/cookbooks for the API. The Help ...
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ArcMap Field Calculator syntax (again)

I'm trying to string together a field calculator script that will populate all the records of a field at once based upon values in a number of fields. I can't even get the first part of the command ...
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Is it impossible to measure Right of Way in ArcGIS?

I'm helping bring CAD people into ArcGIS so that everyone throughout the company is on the same page and there is one database for everything. Right now, one of the biggest hurdles is making sure all ...
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Has (ESRI) TIN been superseded by Terrain Dataset?

I've had version 10 for a few months but it wasn't until today that I really tested the 3D Analyst extension. (Other then visualizing data) I already noticed a lot of changes; a number of tools have ...
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How to get max value from 3 vector files?

I'd like to know how to the get max value from 3 vector files. Originally, the vector file are interpolated images. (First, point data are interpolated into surface data by IDW method and then ...
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How to transfer data and replica information from a file geodatabase to ArcSDE?

I've got an arcgis 10.1 file geodatabase that contains a number of featureclasses and a number of one-way child replicas. Is there any tool that I can use to transfer the data and replica information ...
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Problems creating TIN from British Columbia DEM data

Is anyone familiar with creating a TIN using ArcGIS9.3 and British Columbia DEM data (.GEN files)? I can't figure out how to get the breaklines to work during the creation of the TIN. Using ...
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Display map scale (like 1:20.000) next to ScaleBar

In my PageLayoutControl I add a ScaleBar. Additionaly I like to show the map scale/ratio (e.g. "1:20.000") next to it, but didn't find a way to achieve this with the ScaleBar. Am I missing something ...
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How to eliminate gaps in the ArcGIS union operation?

I have a layer that has nested polygons in them. I want to aggregate the polygons. I do this using the Union function. I use the "No Gaps" option when I perform the union. However, when I overlay ...
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Interpolation: irregular shape, merging DEM's

my problem is quite complex, though I hope that solution may be simple or at least possible. I do have .img DEM 0.5x0.5m. DEM consists of river bed, river valley and adjacent areas (it is strip of ...
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Perpendicular lines at start and end of a line

I have some lines. I want to draw perpendicular lines at the start and end of the lines, on both sides of the lines. Can somebody help me in Python? Also, what are the variable settings of the ...
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What geometric attributes do polygons possess, and how can these be used to filter features?

Given a polygon featureclass containing many polygons of different sizes and shapes, which geometric attributes (area, perimeter, etc) could be used to filter the polygons? It's probably best to ask ...
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Is it possible to access older Bing imagery in ArcGIS 10

I've been using the Bing basemaps in ArcGIS 10. I'm studying bird ecology and have been overlaying bird GPS locations on to Bing imagery to see where the birds go and what habitats they chose. The ...
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Can you permanently set the polygon/polyline segment length?

I'm trying to create a several hundred polygons in ArcGIS 10, each of which may have up to several hundred vertices. For consistency sake I would like each line segment in these polygons to be of a ...
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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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Testing ArcMAP 10.0

I want to test performance of Arc Desktop based applications. I tried GDBT but it not give me any information about request time etc. I tried also a Workflow Profiler, but this tool usually crash my ...
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ArcGIS 9.3 Geoprocessor - AttributeError: Object: Environment <workspace> not found

So, this could be the most puzzling python geoprocessor error I have ever dealt with... This problem is occurring in ArcGIS Server 9.3, Python 2.5.2 I am exposing a typical python script as a ...
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How to convert high precision dataset to low precision

A high precision dataset was loaded from a file geodatabase into arcsde 9.3.1. The dataload was achieved by copy/paste in ArcCatalog. A custom tool (arcobjects) that extracts from the dataset to a ...
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Drive time analysis using Network Analyst with ArcInfo 9.1

What is the most common SETTING for the Layer Properties when creating time-travel polygons? I am in the process of creating 4, 5, 6 minute polygons using Network Analyst. Every time I generate ...
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ArcGIS 10 Linux experience

We have ArcGIS 10 installed on a nice clean Linux box. We have developed scripts to run on the Windows desktop development machines, and modified them to run on Linux. Now, if we run the scripts on ...
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ArcGIS median value from a layer

I've been hunting around ArcGIS 9.3 and having no success at finding a tool/function that can give me the median (not the mean/avg) tabular value of a spatial database. For example, if I have a data ...
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Add raster paths to shapefile with python (ArcGIS)

I have a problem and maybe someone is able to help me or give me some hints how to start. Situation: I have a lot of raster and of every raster I have the center coordinate. Out of this coordinate I ...
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KML (KMZ) to layer including all attributes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert KML to shapefile without losing attributes? This question is here in many variations but though I went through it I still don't have any good solution how ...
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What are spatial and attribute indexes?

What is the difference between a spatial index and an attribute index. What are their purposes?
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ArcGIS coordinate system

I'm developing some software using ArcGIS API, but the question is rather theoretical, as I just came from Google Maps and have no idea where to start; everything seems to be different including the ...
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arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer in-memory layer still exists when subsequent step fails during testing

When I used arcgisscripting to create in-memory output layer with gp.makefeaturelayer, I would put it in a try/except block and delete the gp object in the except piece when the makefeaturelayer would ...
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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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resize image resolution from 1000 m to 250 m

I'm beginner of ARCGIS and RS. I have many problems with the procedure. One of them is I have NDVI images and Soil map. Both are at the different resolution: NDVI is 250 m. soil map is 1000 m. So I ...
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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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How to find wildcard string using Field Calculator script code?

I'm trying to find part of a text string in the CLASS_NAME field and return a text string to the Abrv_Name field using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10 via a Python parser. Here is what I have tried ...
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Conversion huge raster (50 000 000 cells) in to .xyz

I do have DEM approx. 40x5km with cell size 2x2m, which gives approx. 50 000 000 points. I need to export it to .xyz (1pt = 1 line in format x y z) file in order to use it in MIKE21. It seemed like ...
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How to produce a singlepart featureclass with unique IDs for each spatially non-connected polygon?

What is the best method to convert a singlepart shapefile (i.e. one record that contains several non-connected polygons) into a mutlipart shapefile? --EDIT For clarification the original question ...
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What's new (and useful) in ArcGIS

I've just got access to ArcGIS 10 through my university, and it seems to be far nicer than ArcGIS 9.3. I'm trying to find out what exactly has changed, but the ESRI pages on 'What's new in ArcGIS' ...
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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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hardcoding port number in Arcgis License Manager

In the Arc10 Q&A for the 2011 user conference it says a performance gain may be realized by hardcoding the license manager to port 27000, and then instructing the firewall and Windows Defender to ...
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ArcObjects - Create and Draw a Transparent Polygon

I'm trying to create a transparent Polygon in ArcMap; however, it's never transparent. Here's the code I have. // Create polygon IPolygon polygon = new PolygonClass(); // create & add ...
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Field Calculator syntax

I can't get the syntax correct for a fairly simple if statement. Right now it looks like this: dim Output as Integer If [HECTARES] >= 30 AND [HEIGHT] >= 17 AND [CROWN] >= 59 THEN Output = ...