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Generating Attachment Match Table in Enterprise Geodatabase?

I've created a file geodatabase, imported a dataset, enabled attachments, generated an attachment match table and then added attachments. Everything worked perfectly and quickly. When I tried the ...
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Categorizing polygons instead of using default single symbol in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is there any way to change display polygon from single symbol (default setting) to categorize? So far, when I added a feature polygon into the table of contain, it will be displayed as only one ...
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Create a custom Identify analog

How can I check, if the point belongs to polygon? I want to create curstom identify tool with edit option. I use C# and ArcMap 10. My idea is to click on the polygon ( building/park/etc) in ArcMap and ...
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ArcGIS ArcMap average values in a single flowline

I am newbie in Arcmap. I need to get the average (Velocity) values of 1000 points on my long flowline. I tried to make parallel lines on each gridpoint using the "copy Parallel" function. But there ...
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Creating Shapefile from Excel Data

I have an Excel file with three columns, IncidentID, Latitude, and Longitude. Each row in the file corresponds to an incident and the location of the incident in units of decimal degrees. I also ...
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Is the error message “The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query” the result of a hardware limitation?

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.1. When I try to compute a union of two shapefiles, I get this message: "The Microsoft Jet database engine can not find the input table or query. Make sure it exists and its ...
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connect ArcGIS server with different instances of oracle database

Is it possible for a development team to have personal oracle database instances, for testing purposes, connected with the same GIS server? In other words I want every user to work with his own data, ...
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Exporting PDF with Hyperlinked Attributes from ArcMap

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 and would like to export a map to a pdf, preserving feature's attributes. I would like to be able to identify - let's say - point feature from the map on pdf, with it's ...
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arcmap layer export as shapefile, in the dbf file the time value is missing

In arcmap, I export a layer as shapefile. After that I find from the dbf file, the editor tracking date-time columns (created_date, last_edited_date) value only contain the date value, The time value ...
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How to get Network Analyst to find nearest facility on globe?

Currently, the nearest facility matrix results stay within the confines of the GCS84 projection, so the route from Los Angles to Japan travels EAST not WEST. How can I change the settings to permit it ...
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Arc error executing function Skyline with surface

Trying to get a skyline for a set of 3D points based on a DEM (LiDAR based raster), but get the catch all error 999999. The surface is optional and the function works when no surface is assigned. All ...
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How to create Map from jpeg in Arcgis 10

I'm pretty new to Arcgis software and going to create map. I have some points which should be shown on the map( there are temperatures of cites). So, I need to create a map in arcgis. I guess! What I ...
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Raster statistics

In ArcMap, I have a raster layer representing site locations. I derived elevations values for the sites from a DEM. Now want stats on distribution of elevation values at those sites. How can I do ...
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arcmap import dgn file with northern-eastern position system

I have a DGN file which includes road network information, but the DGN use northern-eastern position system. When I try to import the DGN file into arcmap, I get "Unknown Spatial Reference" warning. ...
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Trimble GPS data is not displaying in ArcMap attribute table

I am currently having difficulty trouble shooting a problem. While using a TRIMBLE GEOXH (GeoExplorer 2008 Series) I have the problem of missing data after exporting it to ArcMap from my GPS receiver. ...
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Making map by individual with neighborhood shapefile

I am working with a table* and a Shape file in Arcgis. In the table I have individuals living in a neighborhood and a series of characteristics, at the individual level, say weight and height for the ...
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Implementating Analytical Hierarchy Process with ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop?

I want to use the AHP in arcmap 10.2. I have tried using the arcscript available from http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=13764 Which was designed for Arcmap 9.2. I was able to get as far ...
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MXDs don't open by double-clicking outside ArcMap, but do open from within ArcMap?

If I try to open any MXD by double-clicking it from Windows Explorer or ArcCatalog, ArcMap fails to open. I can see in Task Manager that ArcGISFileHandler.exe briefly runs, then closes, but ...
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Looping through each specified layer and exporting PDF map showing shapefile and information taken from each attribute table?

I have been working on an automation script for the purpose of mass pdf exportmaps. I am required to export many pdf maps showing individual boundary files and client information. I believe the ...
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Assign points to another point layer's value

ArcMap 10.2 with extensions ArcScan and Spatial Analyst. I have two point layers (A and B). A has about 40 points and each point has a value (max. number of people it can hold). B has about 1000 ...
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ArcMap Symbology: Assign colors based on a column value in attribute table

I am very new to ArcMap and I am still learning the basics and terms. If I am not explaining things enough please ask me. This is what I am trying to do: I have a soils dataset and the Soil map units ...
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SQL 2012 code that spatially polyline fine (join file) to a point file (target) and provides Distance Field

I am currently working in ArcMap 10.2.2 but would like the SQL code to create the same output as that provided by the Spatial Join tool. Target feature = point, Join Feature = polyline, Option ...
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Using if/elif for passing null values to Python of label expression in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to pass the Null values in label expression in advance python section. I have this code and it's not working. Note that all my values in [TX_SECT] and [ABSTRACT] are numbers. def ...
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Remove non-intersecting rows from two polygon shapefiles

I am working on Arcmap 10.1. I have two polygon shapefiles: S1 and S2 S1 has 4 polygons (rows): P1, P2, P3, P4; S2 has 3 polygons (rows): Q1, Q2, Q3 From S2, I have to remove those polygons which do ...
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Add annotation feature class to mxd with arcpy

From what I have researched, I'm pretty sure the answer is NO, but I want to make sure no one has found a work-around. Annotation feature classes in personal geodatabases need to be added to mxds. ...
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Perform a group by query on geodatabase in ArcMap

I have a geodatabase called predictions.gdb and a feature class called output_gis_120_Project in that database. I imported this feature class as a layer in ArcMap. The attribute table with columns ...
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How to calculate/find abscissa and ordinate resolution values on ArcMap 10.1

I am filling out FGDC Metadata for a product. Abscissa and Ordinate resolution are required fields. They are not automatically populated on Arcmap 10.1 and I can't find a way to locate (or calculate) ...
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Combine drainage streams and watersheds [duplicate]

I have a question regarding ArcMap. Lets say I have a .shp with watersheds and a .shp with drainage lines. How can I combine both, so that I can display single watersheds and the length of their inner ...
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Combine Digimap Tiles

Is there a way to combine tiles of Digimap data in Arc? I have downloaded tiles over a large area and would like them to act as one layer/image rather than a number which are adjacent to one another. ...
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Merge KML layers into one

Using data exported from Google Earth I ma trying to plot restaurants over a large area. To collect all the data for the area I had to use several searches in Google Earth and these are shown when ...
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Why would Tools toolbar of ArcMap be partially frozen?

Whilst using ArcMap one of my students 'froze' bits of the Tools Toolbar e.g. Zoom In/Out and Go To XY. I couldn't figure out why. In the end we reloaded the last saved file and it was fine. Any ...
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Reducing elevation from DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am so curious how would I strip off elevation from the DEM. I don't know how I would explain it further but I have attached an image to clarify this. I wanted to eliminate the area shaded with ...
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Reclassify says Unique values cannot be obtained from raster, using values from dialog?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2. Whenever I reclassify a raster layer I get the following message:"Unique values cannot be obtained from raster, using values from dialog". This does not prevent be from ...
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Returning feature with maximum OBJECTID from Select By Attribute tool of ArcMap?

I want to get the maximum OBJECTID from a layer using "select by attribute" tool. But the result is not with the maximum OBJECTID. When I use "select by attribute" tool to get the maximum ...
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Proper font size for each paper size for reader to be able to read names?

I am working on a project that I need to figure it out how or what font size for each paper size. There are 10 of them and two of them are in the same paper size. There is data frame I have set aside ...
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Script fails when executed from toolbox but not in command window (MakeFeatureLayer)

I am able to run the below code in the Python command window in ArcMap 10.2.1 without issue. However, when I run this as a toolbox script, it fails at line 15: newLyr = ...
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Prompt ArcMap Add-in to save settings before closing ArcMap

I'm working on an ArcMap 10.2 add-in which runs as a C# WPF application. I've linked the add-in window as a child owned by the ArcMap window so it will close when ArcMap is closed (among other ...
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Migrating ArcView GIS *.apr to ArcMap application of ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

I have a lot of arcview .apr file. I need to open & edit in ArcMap 9.3, but the original project file is saved in .apr. I tried to use "import from arcview project". The project file can be open ...
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Visualizing where End Point Arc Segment will be Drawn with Polyline?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2 and I am trying to create some polyline features. I have no problem with creating polygon, but when I attempt to make an arc polyline it does not show me the angle at ...
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Can two files have the same coordinate system and still don't align /overlap? [duplicate]

I have two shape files, with the same coordinate system (File 1 and File 2). I have defined the Projection/Coordinate System of File 2 in ArcGIS using ArcToolbox using the Data Management ...
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Ungenerate command in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I am searching for the ungenerate command in argis10 desktop. I get to know that is available only for workstation. But i don't have workstation. Is there any way to use this command or any other way ...
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How do I statistically compare positions from two track datasets?

I have two datasets with positions that I need to compare. One would be the "observed" positions (someone took the GPS positions manually) and the other one was calculated using a software. To use ...
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How to create a buffer from a click on map on ARCMap

I'm searching a way to creating a buffer of a specified radius starting froma a click on the map.
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How do I drag item/file from ArcCatalog to custom UI form created with Toolbar Add-in?

I have created a button add-in in ArcMap that pops up custom UI/Form. I want to drag and drop file from ArcCatalog into the textbox on the Form. I am able to do so with windows explorer but not from ...
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Projecting Data with Transformations - Alignment Issue

Problem: I am having problems getting data to align properly with basemaps layers. The image below shows the difference between roads. The centerlines shapefile's coordinate system is ...
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Unable to edit PostgreSQL/PostGIS layers in ArcMap 10.2.2

I am connected to the database, have added a layer, started edit session, but I am unable to edit the attributeeo table of said layer. ArcMap tells me that it is not an editable layer. When ...
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How to get ASTER level 1B data to overlay correctly on google earth/ bing maps/ arcmap imagery basemap

I have recently purchased Two granules of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC. Upon importing this data into arcmap 10.2, the layers representing each band were specified as being projected in: ...
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How to use the Maplex abbreviation dictionary only if space is not available for the full label?

Maplex has a nice feature which can abbreviate labels based on a dictionary that you configure. eg, replace STREET with ST. However, it seems to be an all-or-nothing setting, with Maplex always ...
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vb.net arcmap add-in log4net log still follow the configuration before update

I met a strange thing in my log4net for vb.net arcmap add-in. At first, I follow the link http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/42276/How-to-Use-Log-Net-with-VB-NET-A-Simple-Step-By-St to write logs ...
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Is the filename of a shapefile the same as its Feature Class name?

This is a very basic question, but I'm not finding the answer on Google or here... I have a bundle of files I have to submit in an incredibly specific format. Our sub-consultants gave us a set of ...