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Recalculating full extent of File Geodatabase feature class?

I have a featureclass in an Esri file geodatabase. When I edit the features using the editor in ArcMap, and I delete most of my features and keeping only the ones in the middle, the zoom to layer ...
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How to vary the transparency of symbols within a single layer in ArcMap?

I have a polygon layer which I am drawing in ArcMap using a graduated color symbology: Is it possible to vary the transparency between the classes, so that the transparency tapers off with the ...
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How to connect to PostGIS database from ArcMap?

How can I connect to a PostGIS database from ArcMap? Solutions for ArcGIS 9.3, 10.0 and later are acceptable. Ideally, I would like to be able to perform spatially enabled queries and receive the ...
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How to change the order of features in a shapefile?

I have a shapefile and I want to change the order of the features. Is that possible?
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Interpretation of ArcGIS Kernel Density legend parameters

In ArcMap 9.3 I've used Kernel Density to map various incidents, but the resulting shapefile doesn't display any units of measurement. Is there a good, not-to-technical source that would explain in ...
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Inserting newlines in Rectangle Text elements via ArcPy causes overlap?

I ran across an issue the other day when I tried to use ArcPython's mapping module to edit rectangle text elements with newlines (\n) in an ArcMap document. Here's what the output looked like: ...
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How to add automate values to attribute field?

I have parcel, Buildings layers, without any information attribute table, and i want to replace "NULL" values with numbers form 1 to 2000, in "Parcel ID", or "Building ID" field thank you.
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How to Partition Line into Segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I extracted the boundary between two states, resulting in a line segment. For example, the boundary between Georgia and North Carolina. Is there a way to further ...
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How to sort a feature class and then calculate a sequential ID field?

I am in ArcMap and I want to sort the records based on a field and then do a Calculate Field with an auto-incrementing value with the sort in-place. Any ideas? It looks like I could get an update ...
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Is it possible to have a dynamic table in a data driven page environment?

I am creating a map series that has many polygons per sheet. There is annotation for the polygons however some polygons are very small with no annotation for them (annotation would completely hide a ...
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Calculating Flow Direction and Delineating Basins from Projected vs. Unprojected DEM Data

This is somewhat of a theoretical question stemming from some discussions with colleagues on the topic of implications with delineating basins with projected (e.g., Albers Equal Area) vs. unprojected ...
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Extracting coordinates of polygon vertices in ArcMap?

I've got about a dozen polygons in a feature class loaded in ArcMap 10, all in geographic WGS 1984. How do I easily obtain the coordinates associated with each vertex of each polygon in that feature ...
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Automated/geoprocesing tool to slice, clip, or cut polygons using polylines using ArcGIS Desktop?

Looking for a simpler method here. I am trying to split up / cut / slice existing polygons by using existing poly-lines. An example would be splitting a water body or land parcel at the point where a ...
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How to add feature class to MXD with ArcPy (Python)? [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I am trying to add a feature class that I create to an MXD, so that I can join to it. This all needs to be done using Python. Is this possible?
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How to Convert labels to DWG Cad file?

I have a new task where the client is asking for a .dwg file of layer labels. My first thought would be to create an annotation of the labels and then try and use the Export to CAD tool in ArcMap. ...
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ESRI ArcMap Add-in with app.settings not recognizing app.config changes

I have an ESRI Add-in developed for ArcMap which requires a configuration file. After spending a while trying to read config values from a single App.Config file (and always getting null) I believe ...
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Comparing two Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LAS files?

I have two Lidar las files, one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, I want to compare how the Digital ...
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How to determine projection parameters when customizing a projection

I am trying to customize an Albers and a Hotine Oblique Mercator (HOM) projection to minimuze distortion in the region I am analyzing. The region extends from about 51 to 62 degrees latitude, covering ...
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Adding PDF (especially GeoPDF) to ArcMap as data?

I receive a lot of PDF maps (vector, image, with georeference and without) and I am having to convert them to an image file before I can add them to ArcMap and georeference. I can't see any obvious ...
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How to set up a 3D plane in ArcGIS?

I need to model a fault plane below the earth's surface and find distances from different points on the surface of the earth. I know the dimensions of the plane and its orientation but I can do that ...
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ArcGIS Attribute Subdomain?

Is there a way to create attribute subdomains in ArcGIS with clauses? For example, if I'm editing a line feature class of pipes, I create a domain for the pipe type to be either plastic or metal. I ...
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Producing building shadows?

How would you generate building shadows from building footprints? I have attribute values for the heights of buildings. So would preferably like to have the shadows' sizes vary based on that. The best ...
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ArcGIS - make linear regression across multiple raster layers

I have a series of 5 rasters which represent a value for 5 consecutive years. Is there a way to create a linear regression for each cell over the 5 layers and output the slope? The result would be a ...
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How to Calculate Field in joined table using ArcPy?

I have to calculate a field based on another field in a joined table, but an error occurs: "Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000728: Field !Table_A.field_A! does not exist within table" My code: ...
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Running ArcPy script from ArcObjects?

the standard method requires to run ArcPy script in command line, i've struggled with it to run but without a result, i can import arcpy, set the workspace to the geodatabase path and describe the env ...
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How to create polygons from lines?

I am trying to create polygons from a line layer of lots and concessions (large blocks of land in rural areas). The lines are mainly grid style as they intersect mostly at right angles. I need to ...
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Why do ArcToolbox tools give ActiveX error?

I work with ArcGIS 9.3. When I try to run any ArcToolbox tool I receive the message: Window Internet Explorer (Title of the Window) "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because ...
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Adding/updating field to polygon feature class that lists bordering (neighbor) polygons?

I have a dataset of zipcodes. I want to add a new field "NEIGHBORS" that includes bordering polygons in a comma delimited manner such as attached image:
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How to do Math within ArcMap Dynamic Text?

Is it posssible to perform any math on ESRI ArcMap dynamic text? For example I have the area of a SDE park layer's SHAPE.AREA, but it is in m2 because the layer is in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_17N. I want ...
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How to split a polygon into multiple equal-width polygons in ArcMap 10?

I am adding parking spaces into a parking lot, and I need them to be exactly the same shape and not overlap each other or have spaces between. In ArcMap 9.3, there was an editing task that allowed you ...
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Arcmap: attach python script to a button?

In ArcMap 9.x how can I attach a python script to a button?
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Is Hillshade option in ArcMap rubbish or is it me?

Here is a pretty pic of the raster I am using - with no effects applied - just the color ramp and historgram adjusted to show out all the relief - all be it in a very 2D way! I have a raster layer ...
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How much RAM can ArcMap use?

I am exporting 36"x48" label intensive maps as PDF. For urban areas, ArcMap 10 hangs or kicks back an error saying it could not complete the operation. I have a quad processor with 4 GB ram. I also ...
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Creating polygons around extent of similar points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've millions of points collected for lithology layer. They have used a coding for different types of rocks. I need to create a polygon around the extent of similar points. What is the easiest ...
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Use arcpy.mapping to list broken data layers?

I want to list all the broken links in all mxds in a server drive. But whenever I try I get an error come up. Can someone use a specific example, say the drive is D drive, how would I put it into ...
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Split Polyline at Set Intervals

I have a polyline layer that has been joined to a table and I need to split it at certain distances along the line. The attribute table contains the distances at which I would like to split the ...
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How can I symbolize a layer with graduated colors by a date/time field?

I've got a layer of polygons where each has a date associated with it. I want to color the polygons with graduated colors, but I want the colors to start with the newest polygons and fade to the ...
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Measuring area of raster classes?

Are there any tools or methods in ArcMap that can measure the area of each level of the kernel density output? Note this is just a kernel density plot (not a shape file or polygon). Kernel Density ...
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Can Compound Topographic Index (CTI) / Topographic Wetness Index (TWI) produce negative values?

I am calculating Topographic Wetness Index for a study area using SRTM DEM (90 and 30m). I've seen several versions of TWI (CTI). I have been using: TWI = ln(As +1 / tanB) where As = ...
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Arcpy - How do I specify the precision and scale of a new field?

I'm wanting to create a field with a maximum of 1 decimal place and then calculate a value into it: (I know that all my values are < 10) arcpy.AddField_management('C:/shapefile.shp', 'myField', ...
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Is ArcGIS Desktop still affected by stacked toolbars bug (NIM003161) when opening MXD on multi-monitor configurations?

In ArcMap 9.3, we had issues with our toolbars always stacking up instead of remaining where they were placed. This was mainly an issue on dual monitor workstations and we would occasionally see the ...
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Select by Attribute within a specific area (using Select by Location?)

I have a map with four layers. Two of these layers cover an entire state, and the other two focus on the area I'm actually interested in within the state. I'm trying to Select by Attribute with one ...
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How to change/add keyboard shortcuts in Arcmap?

How can I change or add keyboard shortcuts in Arcmap? I have tried Customize --> Customize mode --> Commands --> Keyboard. However, this does not seem to actually work. I can add shortcuts and link ...
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How to use multiple attributes feature for symbology in ArcMap?

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 ...
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How do I use python to batch process the reprojection of a group of shapefiles?

My client would like his shapefiles reprojected and I would like to get a script that can batch process all the files located in the same folder. I am new to Python and ArcPy but am very interested. ...
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Add feature layer to display with in a script tool for desktop mapping 'App'

The point of this question is to find a way to programatically change the map extent based on user input. My method involves creating a Feature Layer & Selection, but if you have another ...
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ArcMap many-to-many join

I'm working in ArcMap 10 and can move around in R, though am not an expert. I have a shp file and an xlsx file. The shp file is 20,221 rows and includes a field GID (grid ID) which is not unique ...
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Error running ArcHydro tools function in Arcmap

I am trying to run a function from ArcHydro tools in Arcmap 10.1; Sink evaluation. But before it can finish it returns an error message, that, frankly, I don't understand at all. It goes ...
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Select top 5 most items in a geodatabase

I'd like to know what is the best way to select the 5 most expensive items (in terms of actual monetary value) in my geodatabase where i have a price field. Prices are not necessarily ordered but can ...
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How to create symbol with size and color based on two variables in ArcMap?

In arcmap 10.2 i have a layer that has two attributes: depth and magnitude. Depth should be represented by color: deeper points being lighter and shallower being darker. Magnitude represented by ...