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How do I know if the DEM has z values?

How do I know if the DEM contains z-values ? By looking at the DEM's layer properties and it does not mention the z values. I then add it to the ArcScene and tried to find it..nothing... It only ...
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Calculate spacing of polylines along transects in ArcGIS

I have a shapefile with a number of roughly parallel lines in it, and I want to calculate the spacing between these lines using a number of transects across the map. How should I go about this? I ...
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How to automatically create 2D-point features from addresses in an SQL database

I currently have an SQL-Table which contains our buildings. I already added the table and now want to create features ( 2D-Points ) from that information. The biggest problem I have is that the ...
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How to set map rotation in ArcGIS Javascript API?

I've created a web map using the ArcGIS Javascript API, but I need my map to have a fixed rotation of 1.76. The street grid of the map doesn't totally align with the cardinal directions, so it looks ...
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Disable Panning in ArcGIS Silverlight Map

Is there a way to disable panning when using the ArcGIS Silverlight API? Other than enabling a Draw object.
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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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Custom scalebar units in ArcMap

Is it possible to create a scalebar in ArcMap that shows distances in custom units? I understand how to do this manually, but it would be great if I could define a custom unit of measurement (let's ...
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How to find isolated geometry/attributes in road network?

I have a road network with paved/unpaved status in attribute table. This road network don't must contain isolated paved geometry. There are any solutions find isolated geometry in GIS software ...
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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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ArcGIS ModelBuilder: how to wait for Python script to complete

I have an Arcgis (10) model which has 2 process that need to be run sequentially. The 1st process is a python script that creates multiple rasters, but that output is not known to Model Builder, ...
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How to create zip code areas from point data?

I have a point dataset which has zipcodes for a certain region. This zipcodes have been marked on the basis of lat log collected. So each zipcode is repeated as it would be useful to show the region ...
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Why does field calculator expression sometimes return a binary value (0 or 1)?

I am running simple field calculator expressions and experiencing some of the silliest results I have ever seen. I am working on census data (living as a shape file) and trying to perform a simple ...
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How to enable MapTips in ArcGIS Engine? (ArcGIS 10)

My organization is working on a new version of our software using ArcGIS Engine. Previous versions of the software (running on ArcGIS Engine 9.3) displayed MapTips fine as long as they were enabled in ...
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Migrating from FME Server 2008 (with Spatial Direct) to FME Server 2011

I am about to migrate a web app from it's old architecture to new. Part of this is migrating the old FME Server 2008 (using a Spatial Direct service) instance to FME Server 2011. I understand it is ...
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How do I correctly perform a spatial join between lines that travel along each other in ArcGIS

I have 2 layers, one representing streets, and one representing pipes. The pipe layer has a street field that I want it to be automatically filled (I want the pipe to show the street that it's on) I ...
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Is there an interface that provides access to a property/method that shows whether a Layer is visible?

Repost--I deleted this yesterday when I discovered the answer and remembered this on meta. Had second thoughts this morning, since this might be useful to someone in the future. I'll let this go for ...
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Import Cad to ArcGis

I'm trying to import some CAD files from microstation (dgn) v7 to ArcGis 9.3.1 and i need to access the User Data Linkage from it but i have not the Data Interoperability License. Is there any ...
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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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Feature-level authorisation in ArcGIS Server REST services

Is feature-level authorisation even remotely possible when accessing ArcGIS (10) via the REST APIs? From what I understand I can secure individual services but at most this gives me control over who ...
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How can I dismantle and reassemble a polyline by joining each point to its nearest neighboring point?

How can I reconfigure a PolylineMZ feature class in a way as shown in the image below? I have a feature class (PolylineMZ) which contains x-sections. Some x-sections (polylines) are badly constructed ...
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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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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 ...
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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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Sorting a table on multiple fields using ArcPy

I'm trying to sort a table based on three fields with ArcPy (which should be only one line of code), and I had a "tool is not license" error. I just saw that sorting with multiple fields as parameters ...
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Failure to Delete Vector File from Personal Geodatabase - ArcGIS 9.3

I have a personal geodatabase - based on an MS Access .mdb file - from which I cannot delete an old feature class. The tables relating to the feature class have been deleted from the .mdb, but the ...
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Append Point Shapefile Location by GPS'd text file

In my industry it is common to create preliminary design maps for point locations that have a unique identifier. Upon the actual construction on the design, points change location based on ...
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Visual Basic editor command icon is always disabled

I recently installed ArcGIS 9.3 in a PC with Windows 7.0. I opened an existing mxd file within which I developed some toolbars for a project. Each icon of a toolbar has behind it a VBA and ArcObjects ...
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Custom Distance Units in ArcGIS Desktop 10?

Is it possible to add custom distance units (ex. varas) to ArcGIS Desktop so that they can be used when inputting distances in Editor and COGO tools? I often work with deeds that reference distances ...
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How do I export symbology to ArcGIS Online?

We're planning to put up a bunch of our maps into ArcGIS Online and we'd like to create a streamlined process to do so, with as much automation (Python) as possible. This is our first test with a map ...
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Select points within 2 buffers

I have 2 huge files of points (hundreds of thousands of points). I need to determine a way to loop through all the points in one file and find all the points in the second file that are only a ...
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Determine when ArcGIS feature was created

In ArcCatalog I'm looking at a feature's table fields. The DATECREATED column is empty for all features. How can one determine when a specific feature was created?
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Correct network analysis settings needed for shortest route problem

Ok 1st sorry my English is not very good. What i want to ask is why the route analysis takes long path to reach the point when i click at solve button even though I can see a shorter path with my ...
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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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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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Spawning a process from ArcGIS ToolValidator

I attempted to spawn a separate process from the ArcGIS ToolValidator script. Unfortunately, it launches another instance of ArcCatalog. What is going on behind the scenes that causes ArcCatalog to ...
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Splitting data into geographic zones for multiprocessing

I have been looking at multiprocessing and tools like Find Duplicates in Big Data and they seem to simply split the data into sections based on rows/number of records. I am trying to do an intersect ...
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Migrating Feature Datasets from ArcSDE to postgis

I am currently planning the migration of a database from ArcSDE/ Arcmap to postgis / Qgis. The data is stored in raster catalogues and feature datasets. Is there an equivalent to feature datasets ...
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Text and circular background marker with ArcGIS Javascript API?

I see that it is possible to create a circular symbol (among other shapes) with SimpleMarkerSymbol. I also see that it is possible to create a text symbol with TextSymbol. Is it possible to combine ...
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Automate Select by Location

I have 2 shape files (A and B) each with thousands of polygons. I want to select polygons from A which intersect a specific polygon from B, and save the selected polygons from A as a new shapefile. I ...
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Is it possible to create color tables for floating point raster maps in GDAL?

I've got a script that dumps a floating point raster that I'd like to automatically color. Currently I load this raster in Arc or QGIS and manually create a color table every time I re-run my model. ...
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arcpy, “.lyr” file to shapefile or raster

i am using arcgis server 10 and python 2.6.5. i have created a "test.lyr" file, now i wanted to convert it either to shape file or raster file. i have created the "test.lyr" from "test0.tif" and ...
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Matching landbase data from different datasets

There is a layer containing all buildings from the electric landbase dataset. And a layer containing buildings from the gas landbase. The problem is, they are different and overlap each other. And I ...
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Architecture issue - ArcGIS Server sourcing data from FME?

I'm looking at potential architectures for a new project and the biggest unknown right now is how well ArcGIS Server can communicate with non-ESRI data sources for map services. There are a number of ...
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How to configure legend for ESRI Silverlight SDK 2.1

I can't get the simple Legend sample working with this florida mapservice. The names appear, but the tree doesn't get populated. Anyone see why this code shouldn't work? Here's my modified xaml: ...
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Create custom projection using either QGIS (or ArcGIS)?

I have searched for an answer to this but don't see anything relating to what I am trying to do. What I have are a series of Geographic Coordinates, Latitude, Longitude, Ellipsoid heights. What I ...
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USGS Topographic Map Online API

I am creating a website for a non-profit organization and would like to plot points on a map similar to this: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=931d892ac7a843d7ba29d085e0433465 I am currently ...
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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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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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Calculating the space a feature class will use in ArcSDE?

Is it possible to get a good estimate on how much space a feature class will take once loaded into ArcSDE from how big they are in a FGDB? I have some feature classes in a FGDB, where some are a few ...
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ArcGIS 10 Time series to kml

Hey all I am having trouble with the KML export. My time series will not work properly in google earth, it has time start in 0001 when it should start in the year 2001. My incidents time is coded ...