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How to create transparent text?

I am trying to insert a watermark into a map using ArcGIS. As you can see from the screenshot, I have the text in place, although I need to make the text transparent (e.g. 50% transparency). I used ...
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What is the difference between FID and OID

What is the main difference between OID and FID in ESRI software?
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Feature class with attribute pick lists for values, without a Coded Value Domain?

I have a feature class with a fields I'd like to restrict to certain values. I'm aware of coded-value-domains, where I can have lookup table that translates the real-code-recorded-in-table into a ...
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Applying version control to ArcGIS Models

Version control is an indispensable tool for software development, allowing one to reliably and cleanly step back in time to the last time X did it's job exactly right, or to see what changed between ...
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How to find Q in m3/sec from a raster having Q in mm for hydro power calculation

I am having a raster file with runoff depth Q in mm which was obtained from SCS method. I want to calculate hydro power potential at any location on my DEM. In the formula Q is in m3/s but we are ...
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ArcGIS - Create a join based on multiple fields

I have two feature classes in a File Geodatabase that I would like to join based on multiple fields. I've searched this site and Google and all I have come up with was to use the Make Query Table ...
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Using ogr2ogr to download GeoJSON files from ArcGIS MapServer

I am trying to download as a GeoJSON file a line feature from a ArcGIS MapServer REST Service run by the National Park Service (link is here) so that I can open the data in QGIS. Using the guide ...
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How Do You Remove No Data From A Raster (.sid)?

I have an Image.sid that has a white border which is No Data. I've tried using Clip Raster Tool with no success. I've also changed the symbology value for No Data to be transparent. I'd like to ...
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How to create a transparent box in the map layout?

Is there a way to create a transparent box in the ArcGIS layout view similar to the one in the screenshot? I have tried without success adding a transparent box by inserting a neatline, adding a new ...
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How to export multiple featureclasses to shapefiles?

I have plenty features in a geodatabase. I need to save/export them into shapefiles, because my mate works with Manifold, which is not able to read geodatabases. Any Ideas? Click on every single layer ...
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How to cartographically represent water flow?

I am modelling water flow on steep slopes for an erosion study. You can see from the screenshot the results from the ArcGIS-based flow analysis. To produce these flow lines, I generated a ...
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How to rename large amounts of spatial data?

I have approximately 1500 raster files following this format: m_3609922_nw_14_1_20100425 I need these subsetted to, for example: 3609922nw. What are appropriate methods to rename large numbers of ...
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Change annotation symbol properties in bulk

How can a person change annotation properties in bulk? For example: take the 4500 records in "Waterbody text" annotation feature class and change all occurrences of "Times New Roman", "Cyan" to ...
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How to preserve the original direction of NHD segments when creating a route using the gp.CreateRoutes_lr tool?

I am trying to figure out how to preserve the original line direction of NHD High Resolution data that I am selecting out and creating a route with. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1 and this is a python script. ...
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How to convert polygon singleparts to multipart?

I am interested in converting a polygon featureclass created via Create Fishnet (Data Management) from singleparts to multipart. QGIS has a very handy tool called singleparts to multipart that does ...
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Spatially join polygons (target) to polylines (join) on longest intersecting polyline

I am curious if I can, without having to write a python or an ArcObjects script, create a spatial join that will result in a polygon feature class containing the attributes of the LONGEST intersecting ...
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How to calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis?

Does anyone know how to calculate Topographic Ruggedness Index in Arcgis without access to command line arcinfo workstation? "The topographic ruggedness index (TRI) is a measurement developed by ...
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How do I figure out if there are clusters of one set of points around another set of points from a different layer?

I want to see if there is clustering of a certain type of buildings (x) around another type of buildings (y). The two point files are in different layers. I cannot figure out which tool I would use to ...
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How to query all records (>1000) and export to csv?

I posted in arcgis forum but never got any answer. Can anyone tell me how to solve this? Assume you have a vehicle tracking records from Oct.1 to Dec. 31 with wind speed information. All data is ...
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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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Why do simple joins on small datasets slow down ArcMap so badly?

ArcGIS 9.3.1, ArcInfo. I have some small file geodatabase and SDE featureclasses (few thousand records each, 50 columns) that I am doing attribute joins on. After the joins, drawing of the map is ...
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How to populate M values for an existing x,y,m route layer in ArcGIS 10?

Very surprised to not find this in docs, I swear this was easy in former versions... Whatever, here we go: Say you have a rivers layer of x,y,m polylines. Each feature is a named river. Each feature ...
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Hotspot Analysis: Low Values showing as hotspots

Im running hotspot analysis on point data, attempting to examine pollution emissions. I ran spatial autocorrelation first in order to determine the default distance threshold to use in the fixed ...
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How can I align two non-coincident equi-resolution raster grids?

I have two rasters: a digital elevation model (DEM) and a Landsat band. The grid resolution of both is 30 m, but the grids are not coincident (see image: the dark raster on top is the DEM; the light ...
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The coordinates measure are out of bounds in Android route task

I am a beginner in ArcGIS and I was following this tutorial. I am trying to find a route between two points. I created a sample application, in which first, i get the two points on map single tap as ...
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Convert DEM to STL (3D Printer Format)

I have a DEM in ArcGIS 10.1 that I would like to get into STL format for a 3D printer. Does anyone know some software that will allow me to make this conversion? I have to use the STL format because ...
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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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ArcGIS: How to create a line with a specific length?

How can I create a line in ArcGIS 9.3 to a specific length? I click once to start the line where I want it, and then I want it to be, say 10 Meters in length...Similar to AutoCAD. How do I do this? ...
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How to access raster NoData value?

I am trying to programmatically access the NoData value in a raster dataset as shown in the screenshot. Two tools that come to mind to describe raster properties do not seem to be able to describe ...
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How do you add file name to an attribute field?

Does anybody know how to add the shape file name to a field in the file's attribute table? I've found a description: 'You have to use inline variable in CalculateField like %Name% in expresssion ...
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Interpolation for timeseries in ArcGIS

I'm trying to calculate average rainfall value from a number of points using Inverse Weighted Distance tool in ArcGIS 9.3. My problem is that: each point has it own time series, therefore the ...
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ArcGIS Feature Service - Return a Single Row / Record

Is it possible to get just one row/record returned from a feature service query -- similar to the TOP, ROWNUM and LIMIT in database queries? Of course, OBJECTID "1" is not guaranteed. Is there a trick ...
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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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Converting KML to layer in ArcGIS 10 - nothing happens

I have converted many KML files to layer in ArcGIS many times before without any problem. I just did a conversion (Arc Toolbox>Conversion tools> KML to layer) and the file is showing up in the table ...
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What are the pros and cons of forcing square pixels on reprojection?

I am using Erdas Imagine 2014 to reproject 4-band raster data from GRS 1980 NAD83 Lambert Conformal Conic (ft) to UTM GRS 1980 NAD83 North UTM Zone 11 (m). Unlike ArcGIS, Erdas provides the option to ...
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Multiple layouts in one ArcGIS project?

Is it possible to have multiple different map layouts (like the one accessed by clicking the little page icon at the bottom of the viewing panel) within one ArcGIS project? I often find myself ...
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How to publish maps to web with no programming required?

I am new to GIS web development. I do not have any programming background and I want all the maps that I design in GIS (shapefiles, using ArcGIS 9.3) to be published on the web. Please tell me the ...
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Can you create feature classes with the same name in different feature dataset

I've searched but can't seem to find any info on this which is surprising as this should be an easy one to answer. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3 and trying to create a feature class called 'cadastre' in ...
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ArcGIS JS API: Convert ESRI Date Type into String

I am following this ESRI tutorial to display information from a related table for the selected features. The example in itself for my project works fine, however, my data include two Date fields and ...
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How to create polygon feature class from UTM coordinates?

I am working to create a polygon from UTM coordinates. The script I am using fails with a "must be a sequence, not float" error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "F:/sample/clipTiles.py", ...
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insert cursor “Row contains a bad value”

I'm having a problem copying data from a shapefile to a feature class using an insert cursor. Here is the part that is causing trouble: newRows = arcpy.InsertCursor(Target) sourceRows = ...
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How do I turn off labels that have null values?

How do I turn off labels that have null values? I am using a leader with this label but I want it turned off if the values are null
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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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Add label/text to esri.symbol.PictureMarkerSymbol

How can I add label or text on the ESRI's PictureMarkerSymbol (Javascript API)? I could use any other marker as well that support labels. Thanks!!
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Add Google Basemap to ArcGIS

I am looking for a way to add Google Earth imagery to ArcMap 10. Over a year ago, a GIS.SE member mentioned Arc2Earth was the only way to accomplish this (04/2011 thread). Another somewhat ...
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How to automatically export multiple maps with quantile symbology?

I am a relatively new ArcGIS user and I have a question about automating a tedious join/symbology classification/export operation. I have a very simple shapefile to which I join a bunch of fields. I ...
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How to identify polygons with “flag” sliver errors

Working in ArcMap, I have come across errors in a polygon layer that I will call "flag slivers" (taken from similar language in parcels call "flag lots"). These sliver polygons (see image below) are ...
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How to insert a quotation mark through the Field Calculator of attribute table of a Shapefile?

I have a shapefile of polylines with information of diameter. But the problem is that i didn't enter the inch sign(") with the values of diameter. What would be the solution that qutation mark would ...
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How to use the multiple attributes feature in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to make a map using US census data showing vacant housing to total housing on the same map. I came across the "multiple attributes" feature under the symbology tab and wondered if this is ...