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How to remove empty classes from legend in Arcgis

I have a classification image with only 12 classes. I'm preparing layout using this image. when I add legend into layout page, a lot of empty classes loaded together with these 12 classes. Totally 255 ...
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Clip data frame using “Outline of Selected graphic(s)”

I did a subtraction of a data frame in ArcGIS using the following steps. I prepared a layout in ArcGIS. There is a lot of empty space at the top of layout page. So I want to remove this space. I used ...
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How to prepare layout to print multiple images on a page using Arcgis?

I want to print multiple images on a layout page with legends. All image are the same size and same georeferencing. How should I prepare it? Thanks a lot
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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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Which ESRI software is need to open MXD files?

I received a group of MXD, AHD, and XML files on a CD from a client. What is the least expensive ESRI software that would be needed to view the information contained in these files? I only need to ...
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ArcGIS - How to remove additional symbols on single points?

I have problems with a point data layer in ArcGIS (9.3). An additional symbol has appeared on some of the points within the layer which were recently created and checked-in from ArcPad. This ...
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How to render features with different symbols depending on in memory data?

We are developing a complex ArcMap extension software which contains class extensions, a workspace extension and some ArcMap extensions. The purpose of the software is to link our existing management ...
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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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How to convert ArcMap *.shp to MapInfo *.tab file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file? I have files in ArcGIS format, I want to export some layers to Mapinfo files as tab file
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How to List field name aliases in ONE shapefile/layer using ArcPy?

I want to use arcpy/python to print out a list of all the field name aliases for a specified shapefile. So far I have been able to hack a script I found to list all the field name aliases associated ...
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The role of '#' in a python 'if':

I recently exported an ArcGIS model to python and was reviewing the script and am confused by the following line: if TRU_W_DatableFeatures == '#' or not TRU_W_DatableFeatures: I can't seem to find ...
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How to analyze census data and display on map (shape file) in ArcGIS

first time on this part of Stack Exchange world. I'm hoping you guys can give me an idea on how to start. I basically have all this shape files representing a country, states of that country or ...
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Field Calculator VB Script Codeblock IF statement syntax is wrong

I can't figure out why the syntax is wrong in Field Calculator ArcMap 10. The complete codeblock is Dim CapitalDia As Number Dim TwagDia As Number Dim X As Number CapitalDia = [New_Pipe_S] TwagDia ...
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How to improve the speed of Export to PDF?

I am working with the Fire Station Wall Map template in ArcGIS 10.1. My export to PDF is taking upwards of 30-45 minutes. Using the default PDF settings in the export menu. My map is 60" x 36" so ...
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Generate straight lines between river confluences

I have the shapefile containing polylines that represent the river. I need to draw generalized straight line approximations of stream lines. River lines have the following attributes: river_id is ...
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How to create feature dataset by pgAdmin(postgres) that can by use in sde conection?

How to create feature dateset in postgres(pgAdmin) that can by use in sde conection (arcgis)?
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Where can I find the freeware ST-Links PgMap?

I am trying to connect to a PostGIS database from ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 Some web-searching suggested that zigGIS would be useful. Unfortunately zigGIS has reached the end of life, and the author of ...
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Merge separate features into single feature in a shapefile programmatically

I have a shapefile in which some features shares same values for all the attributes. I can merge them manually by going into edit session and, selecting features to be merged, and then using merge ...
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How to create polyline of varying distance from origin point using azimuth?

I am looking for a Python script that does the following: Uses a point (from a point shapefile) as the origin. Creates about 3 km line from point Based on an azimuth provided in the original point ...
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Upgrading ArcGIS JSAPI 2.x to 3.x & getting different errors

I have few data in which ArcGIS Java Script version 2.6 and 2.8 is used & I am upgrading it to ver.3.0/3.1 and getting different errors like (Store error,Map display is blank etc.) I searched on ...
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How do I reach a layer inside a GroupLayer?

I am having problems in ArcObjects. I am struggling to get to the individual (feature-)layers inside a GroupLayer. Does anyone know how to do that ?
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How to Make a New Shapefile Based on Attributes of an Existing Shapefile?

In my last post I had an issue where I wanted to create multiple shapefiles based on only one attribute field (years). How to do it was answered in that post. I want to make that tool more dynamic so ...
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Data security for GIS Data (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have ...
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How to combine data from overlapping polygons?

Here's what I'm working with: Shape file of the current 32 Congressional districts for all states Shape file of the tract boundaries for Texas A DBF format table of Hispanic counts and proportions ...
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Creating new shapefile based on its attributes with python

I have a shapefile which has an attribute year. I used to generally copy and paste these features in the dataframe and then using the definition query just show polygons which were established before ...
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How to create a multimodal network?

How to add waterways and railroads without turn restrictions into the previously created street network dataset with turn restrictions, in order to create a multimodal network? For a university ...
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Geocortex using MS WF [closed]

I am going to be looking at the new Geocortex software soon, and wondered if anyone else was using it, what they think of it and if they had any online resources they could share. Thanks in advance
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Identifying Features With a Relationship Class

I have a feature class which represents points where vegetation clearing has occurred. I also have a table which has a list of vegetation species which were cleared at each location and the amount of ...
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How to create a centerline from polygon in Arcgis 10 [duplicate]

In Network Analyst, I want to create a center line from a road polygon layer of an area for shortest path creation. How do I do this in ArcGIS 10?
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How to align two rasters of exact same cell size, extent in ArcGIS 10?

I have two raster datasets. One is already georeferenced. The second one is not georeferenced but should have the exact same extent and cell size as the first one. It is supposed to exactly overlap ...
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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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Make selected polygon a different color without covering everything

Working in ArcGIS 9.3 I'm selecting polygons by attributes and trying to have the selection show up as a light yellow. I set the selection color to the light yellow and it's the 'lowest/last' layer ...
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How to Group By with Summarize on alphanumeric field in ArcGIS?

Is it possible to create from Summarize option, a new table with the COUNT of a string field and the code of municipalities, in my case, like that: +-------------------+--------------+ | ...
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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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How to display unique records in combo-box in ArcGIs Java Script API ver 3.0/3.1?

I am displaying almost 9000 records by four type (A,B,C & D) in which I am displaying records using combo-box. Each record is classified by "ctype" ( A or B or C or D) so I am putting this in ...
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Exporting Grid from R to use it in ArcGIS

i want to export a grid from R into format readable by ArcGIS. how can i do so? jones
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Should I use thread lock when implementing Enabled void in ArcGis Command?

I've noticed that that ArcGis Commands are activated asynchronously. So I supposed that there is a chance to corrupt memory without using thread locks when overriding Enabled void of custom ArcGis ...
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How to improve the precision of KML files on Google Maps?

I am adding kml file to the google maps (api v3). Now the problem is that on google earth and google maps the accuracy of my kml decreases to kilometers. I am designing constituency boundaries and i ...
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Simplest way to share map and data with ArcGIS 10.x and 9.x users

What is the simplest way to share a map and data with both ArcGIS 10.0 and 9.3 users, portably? This question could be rephrased as "Instead of waiting for Esri to (maybe) implement backwards ...
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FEMA LOMA Data Availability?

Does anybody know where there might be some good/current FEMA data? I am interested specifically in the LOMA data for Florida. I have found a WMS Service that is hosted by FEMA but I'm having trouble ...
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How can I reduce the size of my file geodatadase?

We're using file geodatabase for tax mapping. we save building photos and there are 6000 buildings. The size of this data 2GB. So loading the data takes a lot of time we are not unable to do work ...
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How to replace arcpy.CalculateField_management with an update cursor?

I'd like to replace this expression arcpy.CalculateField_management(bufferFile, "Shape_Area", "float('!shape.area@squaremeters!')", "PYTHON") with an arcpy.da.updatecursor. The reason for this is ...
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How to recategorize features in GRASS by geometry, like the ArcGIS Sort tool?

The ArcGIS Sort tool creates a new feature class with features sorted by geometry. For example, it can number features IDs from north to south, etc. Is there a way to renumber the cat field in a GRASS ...
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ArcGIS XML Import Failed - how to find out why it failed?

I am creating an ESRi XML Workspace document in some of my own C# code. The XML doc that is produced validates against the GdbExchange.xsd schema provided by ESRI. However, when I use ArcCatalog to ...
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Having trouble setting up Eclipse for ArcGIS 10.0 Java development

I'm trying to setup Eclipse for ArcGIS development. I've been reading for days and weeks through the documentation and through the forums here and elsewhere. It seems that no one has this same ...
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Exporting to KML

I'm attempting to export a series of points that cover the continental U.S. as well as some of it's territories to KML. When I export to KML and open it in Google Earth, the data loads in, what seems ...
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Georeference information stored in tfwx (from ArcGIS). Is it possible to see the georeference in QGIS?

I have georeferenced some images (ArcGIS -> Update Georeferencing) which creates a *.tfwx file with the new parameters for georeferencing. I renamed it to *.tfw but QGIS is not able to read the ...
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Distribute gridded data to corresponding subbasin boundaries

I have one ArcGIS shapefile of my river basin consisting of many subbasin. Another shapefile showing the location of gridded points over the whole basin (Its latitude and longitude are used as file ...
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How to make Field Value constant size(length) by appending zeros towards the end?

I have been racking my brain, but I can't seem to find a solution to appending my field values in my .dbf to correspond with the values of my feature's attribute table. All I need to do is to append ...
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How to create polygon from xy data?

I have huge number of x and y data . these are left longitude,right longitude,buttom latitude and up latitude. each row is an extent of a polygon.i'd like to create a polygon using these data without ...