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Why is an XML file with the same name being created when I save an MXD?

In the last couple of days, everytime I save an mxd file an xml file is created with an identical file name (obviously with .xml rather than .mxd at the end) in the same folder that I've saved the mxd ...
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Finding Two locations with a conditional search on DEM

I want to find two locations H difference in elevation between two locations on a DEM. Ex: point A and B are my output after search on DEM. conditions are (1)buffer R distance around point A and (2) ...
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ArcPy Changing Spatial Database Connection

hi we have conveyed our some servers which has ArcGIS application and SDE on it to another server and its ip has changed. now when i want to open my .mxd file it tries to connect remote SDE with old ...
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Two rasters created from the same polygon have different extents?

My problem is that i am trying to export some rasters to Rockworks so that i can create a sand layer from them. Rockworks requires the grid files i use to have the exact same XY co-ordinates. So i ...
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ESRI ArcMap TextSymbol

I'm looking to do the following. Create a point on a map at a given coordinate (x,y) and then display text at that point. Right now I can create a shape file but nothing is displayed on the map. ...
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Creating fixed width polygons in ArcMap

I've been adding easements, which typically have a fixed width. Are there any existing tools or scripts that would allow me to define one edge and automatically create the other? The buffer tool is ...
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ArcMap remove feature-class from feature-dataset

I am using ArcMap 10.0 (Editor). I have got a feature-dataset within a GDB with several feature-classes and an topology. I am unable to find a way to delete/remove a feature class from that ...
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Trouble renaming layers using arcpy

Running ArcMap 10.1 So, I have a bunch of layers that all have the same name. I'm trying to rename them so that they have names that actually mean something. Everything runs fine until it is time ...
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How to set the extent of a rotated data frame from a rotated rectangle using ArcObjects?

I use ArcObjects to produce a map document. I have a rotated rectangle that I want to be the exact extent of my data frame. So, I want to rotate the data frame with the same orientation than the ...
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How to create my own basemap in ArcGIS from JPEG files?

I have my own *.jpg tiles. How to create basemap from it and publish as service via ArcGIS for server? I was trying to find my issue in documentation, but I didn't have success. It seems very easy for ...
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Selecting percentage of points from multipoint layer (ArcGis)

I am currently working with las dataset of small area, and I want to run some quick analysis on this area. Since my PC is not the best, I am looking for tool like "extract 50% of multipoints to new ...
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Finding a point inside a polygon based on maximum value of a specific field

I have a Polygon Shapefile that represents US counties and a Point Shapefile that represents hospitals. The hospital attributes table includes fields like "Number of Beds", "Number of Patients" and ...
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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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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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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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Cannot read CSV-file from ArcMap

when trying to import a CSV from my hardtrive to my map-document using "add Data"-dialog I get the error "Selected element could not be added to map. Generic error" (or something similar, I am using ...
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Python script fails on stand alone but works in ArcMap as a toolbox

I have a fresh install of ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS for Desktop both 10.2, latest patches applied. The data is served in this application from a PostgresSQL enterprise geodatabase. The problem is that ...
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Dockable window close event

Is there an event that fires when a custom dockable window is closed in ArcMap? My dockable window uses the Add-in pattern and hosts a WPF user control. It opens via a command button which is nested ...
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Package Layer (Data Management) tool reporting error 000814?

I want to package layers using the Package Layer (Data Management) tool but I always get error 000814 indicates invalid output file type (I try to add the .lpk extension also the same error). The ...
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Entering value greater than Range Domain maximum?

I created a range domain in a file geodatabase. The type is short integer and ranges from 0 to 200. The domain was assigned to a new column I created. But I could still enter a value greater than 200 ...
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ArcGIS Online and Sign In options are greyed out in ArcMap 10.2.2

I have just installed ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.2 on my Windows 7 machine. When I got ArcMap opened up I found the "ArcGIS Online ..." and "Sign in..." options were greyed out. Meanwhile in ArcCatalog ...
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Changing field / alias names in a shapefile using ArcMap10.2

I have a query regarding changing field and alias names in a shapefile. ArcGIS info for 10.2 says: ...For example, you can do any of the following: Define an alias for a field name so the field ...
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ArcPy Feature To Line failing on 'large' datasets?

I knew that FeatureToLine had issues with large datasets and I have seen other questions revolving around the same error, but I am completely baffled by this. Basically, this function works perfectly ...
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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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How to export map in draft mode?

ArcMap 10.2. I want to export map in draft mode. Without layers. Only few rectangles displaying main part of map, legend, scale bars, north arrows, margins and guide lines. E.g. something like ...
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Can we access the ArcMap Image Analysis tools using Python?

Esri recently added a new Image Analysis window to ArcMap - it's found under > Windows in the main toolbar: The Image Analysis window's Processing section simplifies the experience of applying ...
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Unknown coordinate system warning when programmatically adding layer

I have another interesting question for you. I have data with unknown coordinate system. When I add this data using a standard tool(File->Add Data) in ArcMap, a warning dialog appears. It looks like: ...
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Is it possible to learn ArcObjects without VB?

I have some text in arcmap active view and I need to Change the font face as the licence does not cover the font type. I am using python script for Automation but arcpy can not select the text ...
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create diversity map of qualitative features, ArcMap

I am trying to create a map of forest type diversity with ArcMap. I have a polygon forest layer with the different forest types as attributes (e.g. 0815, 0862, 0813, ..., which stands for 'mixed ...
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ArcMap's Join and symbology

I'm still new into the GIS World, and here's what i'm trying to achieve , i have Yemen administrative shapfile with list of governments, and districts,i also have an excel file with a list of migrants ...
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Definition query that returns based on date in arcgis

I was wondering if anyone knew how to build a definition query in Arcmap 10.0 that returns only features that are f.e. only 7 days old. I have a SDE geodatabase with polygons, each with a ...
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Labeling only the latest feature

I need to label only the latest feature in a particular feature class. I actually would like to automate it, so that when I will add any new feature to this feature class, the label will automatically ...
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GeoDa crashes when loading shapefiles

I'm trying to load around 6000 shapefiles (all the postcodes for a city) into GeoDa but it crashes everytime ("OpenGeoDa.exe has stopped working"). Their troubleshooting page details this problem but ...
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Problem while inserting an object into ArcMap

I get this error, when I try to insert a pdf file into ArcMap Layout view. I have clicked on Insert - Object - create from file, browsed the geo pdf and pressed ok. I get this error: Failed to ...
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Polyline to points ordered in cumulative distance from starting point

I have a problem with converting a line to points, where the points are ordered as the cumulative distance from the start of the line. I originally had 3 individual lines which I merged to make 1 ...
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ArcGIS iteration naming

I'm trying to use the iteration function in ArcGIS model-builder. To avoid overwriting the output raster, I used %Name% inline variable. But the name of my files are getting bigger and bigger overtime ...
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ArcMap Model Builder Iterator to create selections

This is a sequel to my question about aggregating polygons in order to create neighborhoods. I want to automate the geoprocessing of the above task. When I use Model Builder's "Iterate Feature ...
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How to determine stream channel Reach locations?

I have a stream network and want to determine stream reach locations In attached figure, Reach 4 is at the junction of sub2 and sub5, and Reach 3 is at the junction of sub1 and sub4. Any suggestions ...
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Clustering polygons by sum of values

I would like to group polygons that (1) are contiguous and (2) when the combined values of field X >= Y. Specifically I am grouping zipcodes that are connected. a group is when 1 or more zipcodes ...
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How to create simple select script in ArcPy?

I am new to Python and want to create a script inside the ArcMap Python window. My current workspace is a series of rivers portrayed in the state of Ohio. I have a list of fish and the rivers (from my ...
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Adding FeatureLayer on a thread crashes ArcMap

I asked this question on the ESRI forums but got nothing so I thought I would try it here (hope that is consider ok). I am creating an extension for ArcMap 10.2 using Visual Studio 2012 C# WPF. ...
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Problem with running Python scripts in ArcMap [closed]

I'm having a problem to get my python scripts running in ArcMap. I keep getting this message no matter what script i use. Executing: Script1 Start Time: Thu Dec 05 15:37:50 2013 Running script ...
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Cleaning up overlapping polylines

I am working on creating a project boundary for a specific area. To do this I merged several data sets including roads,rivers & railroads (polylines) and lakes, civil townships & ...
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Raster clipping over 1300 km2 orthophotos

I have all of Denmark in 25 cm orthophotos added to my ArcMap (mosaic dataset). I've added a polygon of an area covering over 1300 km2. I've used the raster clip tool to clip the data into a new ...
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Arcmap point symbol/marker size, How it works

I am trying to figure out how the size of markers in arcgis works. I understand that a square marker set to 1 pt is 1 pt for specific scale. but when I import emf or font, How does the change size ...
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Waterman Projection in ArcMap

Anyone have any idea how to create (or where to find) the Waterman "Butterfly" projection in ArcMap?
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Can Geodatabase files from ArcMap be imported and used in Qgis?

I'm looking into Qgis and am doing some tests, but one thing I need to be able to do is use geodatabase files from ArcMap and ArcPad. Is that something that can be done and with relative ease? I ...
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Change label next to symbol in TOC

I'm trying to write a script to change the label next to the symbol in the TOC so it appears in the legend. Arcpy has a way to change the name of the layer, but I can't seem to find a way to change ...
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Arcmap fills up full image

I have an issue with arcmap. In the layout view and dataview it shows all buildings normal (it's a bit blurry, but it's only for a study not for presentation), but when I export it, all gaps between ...
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how to create a Heat-Map in ArcMap 10.1

Is there any tutorial about creating a heat-map in ArcMap 10.1?