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Is there any way to set polygon features fill color and outline programmatically?

By some process I am creating a polygon feature layer. Before adding the layer in the map, I want to set polygon's fill color to no color and set polygon's outline color and width. I am working with ...
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Quickly changing outline color of polygon in ArcGIS Desktop without opening Symbol Selector?

In ArcGIS Desktop 10, I know it's possible to quick change the fill color of a polygon by right-clicking the symbol box of any layer and just pick a simple fill color. Is there a way to change the ...
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Converting Map to graphics and annotations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

i want to export a map for later editing before print, so i thought about converting all the annotations and and graphics and save them in the .mxd map. when i export graphics after exporting labels ...
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Labeling text with special characters in ArcMap?

I am trying to display some bird data in ArcMap in the format/notation that it is recorded in the field. The notation is made up of the one/two letter species code followed by a description of the ...
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Changing the name of layer using python

I am attempting to change the name of the layer. The following code changes the name of the layer but then removes the layer from the map, and I am not sure why. Note: I don't have any remove layer ...
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How to calculate exact area of a loaded jpg map in to arcmap?

I calculated the polygon area through arcmap.but i'm not sure that the area is not actual,may be scale is not right. so how to calculate the exact area of a jpg image?
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Is it possible to use commands from ArcMap's main menu in Model Builder

Is it possible to use the functions from ArcMap's main menu (for example Add Data, Start Editing) in my model? I can not find a way to add any other functions except Toolboxes.
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How to cancel the edit session?

I want to prevent the user from starting an edit session under certain conditions. How can I do that? void m_editEvents_OnStartEditing() { // Code }
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How to transpose the lat/lon coordinates of a shapefile?

I need X to be Y and Y to be X (switching lat/long) within the polygon shapefile. If it were a point shapefile I know I could simply reverse the lat/long or x/y parameter and import from a table. I'm ...
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Python: Run script when opening an MXD in ArcGIS 10

This post is related to Run a Python Script when opening an MXD? I would like a python script to run every time a .mxd is opened. However, the link above uses VBA to do it, which ESRI suggests ...
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Dynamic Text for coordinate system

I would like to change the dynamic script for a coordinate system from "GDA 1994 MGA Zone 54" (Taken from a cut down version of the dynamic text>coordinate system) to "GDA 94 z54" How would I do ...
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How to set right coordinate system?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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Select “interior” lines of a polygon-to-line layer

I have a polygon featureclass that has adjacent features. Using Arc10, I am turning those polygons into lines using the "Featureclass to Lines" tool. Now I would like to select ONLY THE INTERIOR ...
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Definition Query to Python script on Oracle 9i and ArcGIS 9.3.1

SUBTYPECD=1 AND SERIESNAME NOT LIKE '%-%' AND OPERATIONALSTATUS IS NULL OR SUBTYPECD=1 AND SERIESNAME NOT LIKE '%-%' AND OPERATIONALSTATUS = 976 The above is my def query in ArcMap against ArcSDE ...
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Why is * .tlb not visible?

I've created a Visual Studio 08 Active X - MXCommands dll for a VBA button within ArcMap 9.3.1. I'm able to load and use the .tlb on my computer; however when I try it on my test computer the .tlb ...
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Listening to ICommandBar or ICommand OnClick event?

I have an ArcMap extension and I'm listening to the IEditEvents. When the OnChangeFeature, OnCreateFeature or OnDeleteFeature event is called, I want to know if it came from the "merge(Editor_Merge)" ...
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Run Macro automatically

I am involved on a project which is about Generating 2 maps via running macros in Arcmap 9.3. It works fine when user push the "run macro" button but now I want to call arcmap from a web page. It ...
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Automating the “Add Data” tool to add 400+ geotiffs based on file extensions

I have a spreadsheet that lists the file extensions for 400+ geotiffs that I need to add to ArcMap 10. Is there a way to automate the "Add Data" function? Thanks!
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How can I use ICommandBars interface to find my control on a custom toolbar in ArcMap

I have an ATL object (CMyCombo) which implements ICommand and IToolControl which contains a combobox on a toolbar.Its default interface is defined as __interface IMyCombo { ...
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I have several layers (polylines and polygons) that are of the same area but they don't overlap in ArcMap as they should, what do I do?

For my GIS project for my class, I have downloaded several vector layers from different websites (polyline of the continental divide, a boundary polygon of New Mexico, a rivers and water bodies layer ...
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Implement 'Zoom To Selected Features' in VB.Net

Seems like this should be dead simple. I'm writing an add-in for ArcMap 10 in VB.Net. I need code that will reproduce the 'Selection --> Zoom To Selected Feature' menu option.
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GIS server export

I'm changing to a new computer, but I have a lot of GIS Server set on my ArcMAP on my old PC. Is there a way to export those and import on my new computer? Is there any document telling me how to do ...
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Controlling layers displayed in data driven pages of ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I am trying to use data driven pages to show four different pages. All of these have the same extent, so the extent of the index layer is the same in each case. What I want to do is show different ...
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Rotation of polygon fill symbol using ArcGIS for Desktop?

In ArcMap (ArcGis 10.1) I'm trying to find a way to fill a polygon with a symbol in different orientations. Is it possible? Example: look at the red semicircles, I would like to do something like ...
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Arcgis SDK C#: Addin running code on arcmap startup

I know that the addins are 'lazy loading', but I want to initialize some variables on startup of arcmap. This would be loading user preference data for the workflow we have in place, updating the FC ...
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How to calculate RMSE of geographic coordinates?

I've been working on my project and I stumble upon how I can calculate the Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) of geographic coordinates. What I have is a derived coordinates from processing LiDAR data ...
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Clip Point Features to Polygons with Model Builder/ArcPy

Here is the context of my question: I have point features for about 2000 individual trees spread throughout 50 different tree districts. The tree districts are polygons in a polygon feature class and ...
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Are calculations in ArcMap performed using map units or display units?

When using ArcMap (10.1), say I perform an operation like a Polygon Volume calculation. Are the results in map units or display units (i.e., according to the Data Frame Properties > General tab)? ...
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Extract from raster by tightest rectangle mask without Nodata

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.2 and I have a raster that has Nodata around the edges. How can I extract the tightest rectangle from this raster that does not include Nodata? The screenshot may help ...
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Why ArcMap 10.2 crashes when running model?

I`m running a simple model in ArcMap 10.2, which makes my ArcMap crashing (closing and then an error message pops in saying that ArcMap has encountered a serious error, and there is an option to ...
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Display bar charts in ArcMap

I am trying to symbolize data as bar charts in ArcMap. I have a feature class with two sets of data, and I want the bar charts next to each other on the map. The problem I am having is that the map ...
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How to localize ArcMap?

I installed ArcGIS 10.2.2 on my laptop and try to localize the ArcMap component to my native language. I used programs like (Lingobit localizer and SDL passolo) to translate resource strings in the ...
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Export Geotif with transparent Background

i using Arcmap and i have a raster file, i need export this using a Geotiff file for use in Geoserver like a layer. My problem is, when i export the file always exist a color gray or white in the ...
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How to change font size in table of content

How can i change the font size of layers in the TOC manualy and also with arcpy ? The default is to small
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Creating a 5x5 poylgon in ArcGIS with a predetermined center with coordinates X, Y [duplicate]

I need to build a polygon (5x5 km) centered on a coordinate X,Y. I want to use this 5x5 square for an eventual clip. How should I proceed in ArcMap?
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Calculating sum of distances between multiple points in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.2. I have two layers- one is around 2,000 geolocated ballot boxes while the other is around a dozen geolocated facilities. I would like to calculate the total distance between ...
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MakeFeatureLayer_management wrong output

I have a huge database with Sightings from whales and dolphins from 1995 till today. So I want to sort the database with python. Till now I can make FeatureLayers for each year for ...
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How to export to PDF every parcel in layer, maybe with bookmarks?

how to create bookmarks in arc map, for example i have a shape file with parcels (300 parcels) and i want to export to PDF every parcels in a page. can i do this with bookmarks or how?
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Which Statistical Test to use?

I aim to determine whether there is a correlation between terrain variables (elevation, aspect and slope) and structural information acquired in forest survey. I have used ArcMap's extract multi ...
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How to remove the no data area (sea) from a raster in arcmap?

I have some difficulties removing the no data part from a Geotif SRTM . I need to remove all sea part. Im new in arcgis and, help is appreciated. Thanks There you go Sir This is the result i ...
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How to Calculate Cumulative Field Values in Arcmap

My problem is conceptually quite simple; In Arcmap 10.2, I wish to create a field which contains the cumulative values of another field in the same attribute table. For example, if the first three ...
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What is the recommended format to import tables from Excel to arc map with more than 65 536 rows? CSV?

What is the recommended format to import tables from Excel to Arc map with more than 65 536 rows? CSV?Txt?
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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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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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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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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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Shrinked Travel Time Contour

I'm relatively new to service area analysis. I use ArcMap 10.2 I made the following travel time contour maps by performing service area analysis.I made the first one first. It looks good. Then I add ...
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Is it possible to create a data frame graphic using arcpy?

I'm interacting with an MXD using arcpy, and wish to create a graphic within a data frame - as with the Draw toolbar when working manually. The GraphicElement page says... The GraphicElement ...
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raster overlap count

Would it be possible to simply detect and count overlaps between raster files, i.e. not polygons against rasters, using arcpy? By default I don't have the spatial analyst extension for ArcMap 10.1 but ...