ArcMap is the main application of ArcGIS for Desktop and the tag for that (arcgis-desktop) should normally be used in preference

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
174 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
152 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

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: ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
119 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
143 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
448 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
72 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
107 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
215 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
114 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
912 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
90 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
162 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
333 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
260 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
677 views

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 & ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
158 views

Trimble RTK Data to ArcGIS

I wondering if there is a way I can take my field data collected on a Trimble R10 RTK GPS and import it into ArcMap for further processing, I have done some research and I know of Trimble GPS ...
2
votes
2answers
455 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
203 views

Waterman Projection in ArcMap

Anyone have any idea how to create (or where to find) the Waterman "Butterfly" projection in ArcMap?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
306 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
50 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

how to create a Heat-Map in ArcMap 10.1

Is there any tutorial about creating a heat-map in ArcMap 10.1?
2
votes
1answer
138 views

How to close the current mxd document through arcmap add-in

First, I open a mxd document named A in arcmap, then i use my add-in to generate another mxd document named B, then I use ArcMap.Application.OpenDocument(arcmapMapFileName); to open the ...
2
votes
1answer
406 views

Generating sequential numbering for duplicate values in a field sorted by ObjectID

I am trying to figure out a solution to an field calculation problem. What I'm trying to do is automatically (using either ArcPy or the Field Calculator) generate sequential numbers, beginning at 1, ...
2
votes
1answer
357 views

How to view/edit M-values of PointZ shapes ArcMap 9.3.1

I realize this is a very basic question, but however I can't find any basic Q&A on something so simple. I added three new points to a shapebatch in ArcMap. By default when I added them, it made ...
2
votes
1answer
671 views

Can ArcMap do HTML pop up with a chart?

am using Arcmap 10.0 to create a map. Need to display a chart for my data when users click on the marker. Must I use plugin like google chart? Can I do it directly in Arcmap?
2
votes
1answer
641 views

ArcMap 10.1 convert layer to CAD - clipping only desired area to send out to DWG

Is there a way to covert a layer to DWG such that only the desired area of the layer is exported out to a DWG? My issue is that the layer (parcels) contains all parcels for an entire county, so it is ...
2
votes
1answer
298 views

Search cursor stops selecting after two iterations

I have a script which selects an extent from a grid and exports the data frame. import os, arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument('CURRENT') df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd,"Layers")[0] ...
2
votes
1answer
554 views

Create raster distance around a single point feature class

Okay, so I'm relatively new to ArcMap and I'm trying to use the Fuzzy membership for suitability test. I have a single point feature class that I want to use for this analysis. I know that in order to ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

What are the units of the calculated area from a raster in decimal degree

I'm trying to calculate area for a raster file which contains 2 layers (0 for unsuitable habitat and 1 for suitable). It's been calculated successfully but I don't know what is the unit of the ...
2
votes
1answer
241 views

Calculate Field using Esri Python Addin

I am trying to select a polygon then it must automatically change (calculate) the status to "C". The tool seems to work in the background but nothing actually happens (the status is not updated). I ...
2
votes
1answer
173 views

how to calculate raster layer statistics using arcpy?

I'm trying to write a script that will, in part, calculate statistics for a raster layer in an Arcmap mxd, but when I run the script I get an "invalid parameter" error (Error 000840), saying that the ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Ok to measure and union a projected-on-the-fly shapefile in ArcMap?

I have a dataframe in arcMap 10.0.4 that is of Africa Albers Equal Area Conic PCS. I bring in a census shapefile of WGS 1984 CS and it is projected on the fly. I do 2 things: I use the calculate ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

How to calculate (summarize) atribute values of each point included in certain polygons?

in ArcMap 10.0 I have one point shapefile (some adress layer with number of citizens) and one polygon shapefile (geomorphological segmentation). I need to add up citizens who live in certain area. I ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Join feature classes from two ArcSDE geodatabases with same schema?

I am working with two ArcSDE geodatabases -- one for test, one for production. They both have the same schema. I recalculated an attribute in the test environment and wanted to push that to ...
2
votes
1answer
320 views

How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
2
votes
1answer
163 views

Making a subsurface TIN model

I had been very glad if any of you have time to help me. I am a student and currently writing a thesis. In this paper I will create a 3D model of a glacier, where I will show the internal structures ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

ArcGIS 9.3.1 User Privileges

I know that you can grant privileges for users using ArcCatalog for the whole Dataset as letting them select, update, delete and insert feature classes. But my question is how could I grant the ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

Displaying raster attributes on data driven pages

I have a feature class of 50 properties that are ranked. I have a photo for each property stored in a raster attribute column (in the feature class) called "Picture". I am trying to create a Dynamic ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

How to generate Report with Unicode Character. (Gujarati)

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and want to generate report using Report Designer. In Report header i use Label Control for display unicode character(Gujarati). but when i copied gujarati ...
2
votes
1answer
228 views

how to create a web app in java(spring framework) with automated service publishing to the ArcGIS server?

I am a newbie and my requirement is to create a web application in java. The app depicts the data like success, failures of my orgainsation's ventures at various Geo locations. The geo data is stored ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

How does the geoprocessing results window store the tasks?

Yesterday I was working in a single mxd all day, performing dozens of calculations and other analysis using multiple tools. A lot of it was trial and error, so when I found the correct combination I ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

Getting Error while exporting

I am making an addin to create subsets and export them to a new workspace. I have stepped through my program and getting error at this particular line while running the addin: ...