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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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How to hide “internal” polygon boundaries?

We've been scratching our heads over how to tackle this for some time, and are no more illuminated than when we started. I hope you can help. Our task is thus: how to draw a lake with a solid outer ...
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Unmanaged Raster Catalog Relative Paths?

Is it possible to store relative paths in an unmanaged raster catalog? What I want to do: C:\Folder\File.gdb UnmanagedRasterCatalog1 ..\..\Data\MyRaster\Raster.File C:\Data MyRaster ...
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arcpy spatial join input parameter problems [closed]

Using ArcGIS 10 SP4 with all extensions... I have a parent directory (J:\...\spatialjoin) containing two sub-directories of feature classes I want to spatially join. Directory 1 (target features) ...
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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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Projection Transformations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I measure area from geographic coordinates? I created my spatial tables in WGS-84 with SRID:4326, I want to transform them to UTM Projection to measure length ...
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How to combine corner-touching polygons into a single feature

I have created a polygon layer from rasters, and only have a single classification ID (and calculated acres) for each polygon. I would like to "dissolve" all touching features into larger, individual ...
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What does “Error when writing Schema: A unique destination featuretype name could not be generated for” mean?

I have a bunch of GML datasets which I need to import to Esri featureclasses. I am using the Data Interoperability extension for ArcGIS, which should support this. However when trying to import my ...
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how to automate changing polygon's shape while keeping its area the same and limiting deviation from orginal centroid? [closed]

I have a polygon that was digitized based upon visually interpreting underlying values of rasters/vectors that represent a natural environment (soil type, surface roughness, slope, elevation, ...
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Arcpy: replaceDataSource, cad_workspace

I am having trouble replacing the data source on CAD files using arcpy. Everything I have tried runs into this error: Runtime error type 'exceptions.ValueError' : Layer: Unexpected error Here is a ...
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Streamlining Python Code for Big Data

I have Python code which is designed to take point shapefiles through the following workflow: Merge points Integrate points, such that any points within 1 m of each other become one point Create ...
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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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FeatureLayer Scale Settings in ArcGIS Silverlight API

Is there a way to translating between resolution and scale in the ArcGIS Silverlight API? I am dynamically adding a Feature Layer to my map which should have a Min Scale value of 10,000. The feature ...
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Get all features in extent not working correctly in PageLayoutControl

I want to get all features in the current extent of my PageLayoutControl's ActiveView. I got it working for a MapControl as described here. With my PageLayoutControl it seems that I don't get the ...
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ArcGIS Routing on Android with Network Analyst module

I am currently developing an Android App for navigation purposes. It is based on the ArcGIS Android API. I have an ArcGIS server (with network analyst module) with all the needed data running. At the ...
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How to interprete ArcGIS kernel density units when a population parameter is specified? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to interpret GRASS v.kernel results? The attached image shows trees in a study area based on their actual height in the field. The trees are overlaying a raster ...
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How to change the symbology of the layer with python script in ArcGIS ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Symbology of layers from within ArcMap I need to write a script to change the symbology of the layer. I've read all the topics about symbology in ArcGIS-help and ...
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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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Where can I obtain 3D roadside features for UK?

I am doing some work on sight distances and I need a map or whatever of the UK that contains roadside features (road signs, trees etc) as well as the road features(road centreline etc) so i can ...
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Merging OD Cost Distance Matrix result (ArcGIS 10 Network Analyst)

I've created small python script that calculates OD matrix between certain locations, i.e. not between each origin and destination but for each origin I have a set of destinations that I want to ...
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How to select and update from multiple tables?

I have two feature classes which have common Valve ID #s. One table has multiple service connections with a unique number. I need to select all services linked to each valve and collect the ...
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How can I programmatically switch to a edittemplate in ArcMap10 like switching the editor target in ArcMap 9.3?

on ArcMap 9.3: IEditLayers pEditLayers; IFeatureLayer pFeatLayer; IMap pMap = ((IMxDocument)Application.Document).FocusMap; pEditLayers = (IEditLayers)Editor; pMap = Editor.Map; for (int i = 0; i ...
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arcgis server 10 tif mxd problem

i am using arcgis server 10. first i opened arcmap and added a.tif file. then i saved it using File -> Save As as a ArcMap Document (*.mxd) file, let's say b.mxd. Now i open arccatalog and ...
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Odd behavior with arcpy.mapping.PublishMSDToServer

When I publish an MSD to ArcGIS Server 10.0 manually in ArcCatalog (through right-click context menu) or through the web interface, the service is created properly. When I use ...
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Creation of 3d terrain from real data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3d terrain from data in postgres I am pretty new to spatial database and 3D data. I have a project where i have to create a 3d terrain from data being taken by me by a ...
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what is the corresponding projected coordinate system to WGS84? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Global DEM to Slope calculation I want to calculate the slope from my global DEM?the DEM has WGS84 projection(degrees).In order to correctly calculate the slope from ...
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Display Selected Features Attributes in User Form

I'm trying to convert my ArcGIS 9.3 code to ArcGIS 10 via Visual Basic 2008 Express; however, I'm having a couple issues. The goal is for a user to select a feature in ArcMap, click on this custom ...
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Problem in loading the legend of MapServer in ArcGIS

I have published a mapserver on my ArcGIS Server 9.3. I am developing a silverlight application using ArcGIS Silverlight API. Now I can load my map into my application and also the list of my layers ...
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How to project US States in Transverse Mercator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Layers having the same coordinate system should overlap, but they don’t. What’s wrong? I created two different MXDs, one for City of Tucson and another for US States. If ...
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Advice regarding set up of GIS/CAD directories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for managing geospatial data I'm seeking input on the most practical way to set up a directory system for AutoCAD and GIS projects. I want a basic folder ...
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Is there an image service from GOES available for ArcGIS?

I have an arcmap project using an arcims service from NOAA ENC (http://ocs-spatial.ncd.noaa.gov) but maybe the service is unavailable right now and I can't access to imagery... Is there an image ...
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getting scratch and current workspace ArcGIS10 using Java

I'm trying to get the scratch and current workspaces returned as path names (Strings) using java in ArcGIS10. however I can't seem to get anything returned. I'm guessing it's to do with accessing ...
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WMS in arcgis viewer for flex

These days i am trying to develop web map using FOSS software.I hava WMS in geoserver.But it does not viewing in arcgis viewer for flex.Pls give me XML code for it? This is my WMS. ...
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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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Cannot merge dbf tables (problem with lock files???) [closed]

I am new to Python and to this community as well, hope someone could help me. I am running script to extract and merge toghether the tables of some Raster. Each Attribute Table presents only one row ...
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Metadata for Bing Maps Aerial in ArcGIS

Is there a way to dynamically pull up metadata on the Bing Maps Aerial web mapping service in ArcGIS? I am working at a 1:245 scale across various locations in OR and CA and need to know if Bing's ...
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clipped data not going into the folder

I created a model in python that clips and converts different data sets into DWG based on the the grid number. I will like the DWG data (Output) to go into the folder I created as part of the ...
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Adding a boolean yes/no field in Arcgis

How does one add a field to an Arcgis feature class with a boolean data type? That is an attribute where the allowed value is only one of a pair such as 1/0, Yes/No, On/Off, Present/Not-present, etc. ...
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Spatial join -different in model builder and right-click join

I am trying to incorporate a simple spatial join in a model but the spatial join options in model builder are different from the right click-->join options. How can I do the join as in the image below ...
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Anyone built a custom GPFunction in ArcGIS10 and having closing issues?

I have a custom GP function in ArcGIS 10 written in C#. When the tool is run it takes ArcGIS about 5 minutes to close (as in the application closes but in Task manager ArcMap.exe and ArcSOCP.exe are ...
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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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ArcGIS : SpatialFilterClass to WFS filter

I want to translate a MapServer Query URL to a WFS GetFeature query. Then I try to serialize a SpatialFilterClass to WFS filter. any idea ?
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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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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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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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How can I create polygon of gaps/holes if I have several shapefiles

How can I create polygon of gaps/holes if I have several shapefiles. Do I really have to merge all layers, it it big amount of data (NEW YORK roadbed, buildings, water,parks etc) I have ET geowizards ...
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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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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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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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Subset Folder Contents ArcPy

I have about 1500 .txt files within a folder named 3410001ne => 3809962sw. I need to subset about 470 of these files to process with a Python script. Below is the section of code prior to my for ...