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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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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 ...
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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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ArcGIS SP4 fails to open file geodatabases created with ogr2ogr

I've been using the new FileGDB support in gdal-1.9.0 to create file geodatabases that can be opened in ArcGIS. For example (I'm doing this all on one line, so I'm not certain this will run as ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 GP Service Cannot Download Result?

I have implement the ArcGIS JavaScript example just like the ESRI official example (clip and ship) .Everything was going right except the final step ,when the gp job have finish and my browser lead me ...
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How to determine flow amount along a stream using ArcGIS 9.2?

I have DEM with resolution 20m and also stream network map in shape format, isohyetal map in shape format. I have also historic numerical data for rainfall, runoff and temperature from 1970-2000 for ...
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Closing MeasureTool Window

I'm activating the built in ArcGIS measure tool using the following code: ControlsMapMeasureTool measureTool = new ControlsMapMeasureToolClass(); measureTool.OnCreate(_axMapControl.Object); // set ...
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How do I display null data in a choropleth?

I am working in ArcMap and I have created a choropleth map (using a "population" attribute) that is rendering things basically correct except that when the "population" attribute is null, representing ...
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Geometry storage type in geodatabase Oracle 9i with SDE 9.3.1

How do I identify what geometry storage type is being used with a specific geodatabase? Thanks.
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Performance of Picture Marker Vs Character Marker (font)

We have a point data type to symbolise. The feature classes can often contain more than 6000 points up to 20000. There are about 30 different symbol catergories to these points. My question is ...
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How can I import external bookmark (.dat) using ArcEngine

Does anyone know how to use arcObjects (specifically ArcEngine for me) to import a bookmark (saved as a .dat) that was created and saved externally using ArcMap? I have an ArcEngine application that ...
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Android ArcGIS Javascript 2.2

The website claims that touch gestures are supported for Android browsers. I'm running 2.2 and have not been able to get touch gestures to work. What can be done to enable it? This works for iPhone ...
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How can I secure my REST endpoint using a custom database and Basic Auth

I need to provide Google Earth users access to my REST endpoints. Currently there is a database that has the users and pwds as well as there roles. Roles determine what data in the website they can ...
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adding commas to number values in arc2earth generated kml balloons

I'm using Info Window Builder in Arc2Earth to generate some kml for a large dataset. I'm having some trouble formatting numeric values (pulled from the attribute table) to include commas (group ...
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Programmatic Configuration of ArcGIS Server data and layers?

Hey all, I'm trying to figure out how people in the ArcGIS Server world script configurations. In the GeoServer world we have the REST Config API, which lets you configure connections to a database ...
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Changing the attribute behind a legend without changing the symbology

I have a geology layer with a very large legend that was painstakingly created based on a geological code. I now have a new attribute which is a friendly description for each code and I would like ...
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Is it possible to set the output of a spatial etl tool in model builder?

I am using the interoperability extension and building spatial ETL tools, but I can't seem to specify the output location of the ETL tool so it's impossible to use this dynamically. Has anyone ...
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How can I timestamp an arcreader print?

I'm setting up an published arcreader file, and was searching for a way to add a date/time stamp to the printed map. Is there a way to add a dynamic text box to a published pmf file that will show ...
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Is Javascript/AJAX still supported in ArcGIS 10?

A colleague of mine claims that the ArcGIS Javascript web API is not supported for ArcGIS 10+. I searched their website but all the information seemed to indicate that it should still work. Any ...
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How to migrate an extension from ArcGIS 9.3.1 to 10?

I was given an ArcGIS 9.3.1 extension built in Visual Studio (VS) that needs to be updated to work in ArcGIS 10. When I open the VS project on my computer (that has ArcGIS 10 installed on it) I get a ...
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How to stop ArcGIS Python script printing warnings and other outputs to the console

I've written a Python script using arcgisscripting to do various processing steps on some data. I'm planning to run it from a stand-alone command-line window (ie. not within ArcGIS at all) and, as ...
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Why are the results from the same data different in ArcGIS vs MS Excel?

I have done some interpolation in Geostatistical Analyst in ArcGIS and I got the Standard Deviation (SD) a bit different from the SD that I calculated in Excel Spreadsheet. What algorithm does each ...
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Is there a no point symbology option in ArcGIS?

I'm sure it exists, but is there a way to set a point layer to have no symbology. This works best for cities as you just want to display the name, and not necesserily show the location. The way I do ...
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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. My question is: Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure ...
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Python in ArcGIS: How to use a variable as part of the output path

I´m trying to use a variable as part of the output path of a shutil command. Unfortunately I couldn´t work it out how to do it. Can anybody help? import arcpy import shutil Name = ...
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Data storage shared with co-worker [closed]

I would like to ask anyone out there who knows of a good free website that allows me to upload my gis data files to co-worker. Each project I am working on are quite large and would need to upload 1 ...
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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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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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How to create a copy of a feature class that is vertically and horizontally offset by a given distance?

I want to duplicate a polygon feature class and offset all of the polygons by about 10 feet in both the x and y directions. Is this possible to do using arcpy, or are there any geoprocessing tools ...
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How to distinguish an installation of ArcView from ArcEditor?

How would I tell an installation of ArcView from ArcEditor, if looking at only the installed files? Specifically, how do I distinguish ArcView 9.3 from ArcEditor 9.3 ArcView 10.0 from ArcEditor 10.0 ...
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How to access an ArcGIS 9.3 geodatabase from 9.2?

If I'm using ArcGIS 9.2 is it possible to access a feature class from a geodatabase that was created by ArcGIS 9.3? If not are there any other ways to access the data?
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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 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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Python find string with two decimal characters

I have two columns in a personal geodatabase table that I'm trying to add up (to a third field) using a python function in field calculator, however some of the string values are not real numbers. ...
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How to count and record the number of entities with the same name in the field calculator?

I have a question with ArcGIS 9.2. In an attribute table the column [name] includes the name of every place in this layer. Next to that (in columns [numbers]) there should be recorded how often a ...
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How to create the custom tool in ArcGIS desktop with using of python script from model bulder?

I created some model builder for some customization to reduce time in our routine process. I exported my model builder to python script by availability of export options. It doesn't work if i bring to ...