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Why did my shapefile distance get smaller after changing the projection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Layers having the same coordinate system should overlap, but they don't. What's wrong? I'm working with a shapefile that has a geographic coordinate system and I ...
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How to prevent the user from moving the feature?

I want to prevent the user from moving the feature in ArcMap when editing. I used OnChangeFeature event but it does not work. void m_editEvents_OnChangeFeature(IObject obj) { ...
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Python SQL connection causes crash in ArcMap

I have the following code which I have striped down to just included the part that is causing a crash in ArcMap. import pymssql # Connect to the Research db using Windows Integrated Authentication. ...
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network related issues arising when running an arcpy script

Essentially I wrote an arcpy script that is within a toolbox that I ported over to a different machine to test out after the script worked locally. The script essentially utilizes the psycopg module ...
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Records in related table do not appear when using the 'Related Tables' button in attribute table

ArcMap 10 - Geodatabase with related tables & relationship classes. I've written a script that parses data between two databases. When I go into the attribute table of the point feature class and ...
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Running a web application within ArcMap

I'm interested in creating a component / plugin for ArcMap that works something like ArcGIS online. Ideally a small web app would boot up within a window in ArcMap which would be able to perform ...
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Determine which points fall within a 3D polygon and export this subset to a flat file

I am working in ArcMap 10 and will have a 3D representation of a zone of transmission. I would like to determine which GPS points fall within this polygon and then export this subset out to a flat ...
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Recalculate Quantile Breakpoints in CalculateField_management loop?

I have a program that iteratively replaces a temp field where I choose a certain symbology (color ramp and quantile color break methodology) with a few other fields from a join. The program works in ...
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raster data expressed as percent

I downloaded NDVI greeness data from the USGS Integrated Vegetation Mapping Viewer. In the metadata it says that visual greenness values range from 0 to 100. My data is from the period ending 3/5/12 ...
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ArcObjects - Possible To Add Anything More Than Text To Balloon Callout?

With code I've scraped together from various posts on this site, I am able to display a simple balloon callout with text in a standard ArcMap session. Is it possible to add anything more than just ...
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Updating SDE point feature classes with SQL SERVER 2008 R2 [closed]

I am contacting you in hope that you can help me resolve an issue using SQL Server 2008 R2 to push updates to a SDE point feature class. We are using a C# app that uses ArcGIS Runtime to edit the ...
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how to buffer a raster cell using Visual Basic ArcObjects in ArcMap [closed]

I am new in visual basic, I have a question about creating a buffer zone based on a raster layer. I have a raster layer named "Value_Raster", I have a textbox in the userform, I also create a tool ...
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Adding shapefile causes ArcMap Drawing Errors (General function failure)

I am creating a map that is a hodgepodge of databases, stand alone shapefiles, and a couple image services. Everything seems to go as expected until I add a certain shapefile to the mix. Then all of ...
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Arcmap 10 Dot Net SDK Installation Issues

We have had Arcmap 10 installed on our machines for about a month now and all seems to be well. I ran into an issue yesterday when I tried to install the Developer SDK for .NET. An error message ...
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Converting Categories to shapefiles [duplicate]

I have created 2 Categories in a feature using classification.Now how do I convert them into new shapefiles?
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How to label using just numbers from start of text field?

In ArcMAP 10.2, I am trying to format the labels on my map. If the label is 1402 Bowie Road But I want only to display numbers: 1402 What is the expression to create this?
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Does Identify tool of ArcGIS for Desktop have Python script behind it?

Can anyone let me know the Python script for "Identify" tool in arcmap10. I need to create a customized script tool for that and add in a toolbar.. Pls help...
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How to calculate forest area of a bitmap (jpeg) map?

I have a map of 1:50,000 scale map in .jpg format. Can i calculate the land area of forest,lakes etc from arcmap.Anybody can give me the step to do it? And I want to know what is the coordinate ...
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How to determine if a polygon is self-intersecting using either ArcPad 8.0 or ArcMap 9.3.1?

I am try to automate a sync replica mxd a nightly basis. The issue I am running into is that in some the of the AXFs (that I get from the users and check-in) have polygons that are self-intersecting ...
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Is ArcGIS Desktop-ArcMap 10 affected by the stacked toolbars bug (NIM003161) when opening an 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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Using VBScript to label shapefile in ArcMap

If you're reading this for the first time, it might be best to focus on section beneath ANOTHER UPDATE. I'm a beginner with VBScript and I have a question about using an VBScript expression for a ...
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How to get X,Y coordinates of all vertices from polygon in shapefile as Excel spreadsheet using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to extract data from a shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2. The data needed is all the vertices (x,y coordinates in geographic WGS 1984) that construct the polygon below. I need to get ...
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Import ASCII (X, Y, Value) to Feature Attribute in ArcGIS

The output from my landscaping modeling program is simply way too big to be rendered by Paraview. So I am wondering is there anyway that I can import it into ArcMap. The data is divided into several ...
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Hypothetical Cost Saving Question: Proprietary v Open Source

I am writing a paper for my GIS MSc and trying to justify a move for the EPA from proprietary GIS software to open source (QGIS). Can anyone hazard an educated guess as to how much ArcGIS would cost ...
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How to georeference a scanned map in ArcMap 9.3?

I want to georeference a scanned map of Sudan (Africa) as .jpg file format,coordinate points are marked on scanned map in 4 degree intervals. I am not familiar to georeferencing in ArcMap. So looking ...
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How to create a pop-up box if a condition is true in a table? (ArcMap 10)

I'm creating a script that will grab layout data from a table for the current Building Number of the current building my map series is on. It works fine, but I need it to pop up a window if multiple ...
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How to add shapefile as layer to map using Python and ArcPy?

I am working on an application and I am a beginner in Python :( I want to add a shapefile, the execution is successful and everything but no result appears on ArcMap, here is the code I use: import ...
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Idaho's southern border looks curved in ArcMap. How do I make Idaho look flat?

I have a polygon of Idaho's borders in ArcMap. The southern border of the state is slightly curved. I realize that the Earth is curved in reality, but I want Idaho to look flat. Is there a way to do ...
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Coordinate systems

Does the Coordinate system of a data frame in ArcMap have to match the coordinate system of at least one of the layers in the table of contents? I have found that if defined it will take on the ...
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Where to create ArcGIS 10 Map Templates? [closed]

Sorry, I could not find the location: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.0\ArcMap\Templates Do I create it or there is a specific funtionality for the location? I would like to create different ...
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Import CSV column into existing feature using arcpy

My goal is to take a CSV that contains 50 rows and one column and import the data into a feature class with over 3,000 rows using arcpy. I want to pick a random row from the CSV and then iterate ...
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Are British National Grid (BNG) 1km grid shapefiles displayed accurately in ArcMap?

I have downloaded the UK Ordinance Survey's 1km grids in shapefile format for ArcMap. If you need to download them to have a look first you can find them here look for link in the first Answer to the ...
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How to edit outline color when drawing quantities using graduated colors?

I've constructed a basic map of population density for a given group over an area, and I'm creating a keyframe to show the overall area with my extent indicator labelled. The problem is that the grey ...
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Paper Size and Symbol Size in ArcMap

I am new to ArcMap. I have an assignment to prepare map of each wards of a municipality. The data are point features. I need to print the map in different scales. like 1:2500, 1:5000 and also in ...
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Can I have two kinds of point geometry in a shapefile or I should create multipoint shapefiles?

Following my previous question, can I have a mixture of two kinds of geometry in a shapefile of type point. Just like I have about shapefiles of type polygon or I should always create a shapefile of ...
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Only Capability appearing is Feature Access

I was wanting to know if anyone could explain why the only capability showing when I try to publish an ArcGIS Service is Feature Access (Picture Below). I am needing to create a service that will ...
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Can *.ssf files from Trimble GPS be imported as features to display in ArcMap?

I have not come across *.ssf files before but I believe they are a Trimble GPS binary format. Someone has asked me if these files which he thinks have line/poly features can be imported for display ...
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Do I need an Add-in or a Stand-Alone Application for a custom form?

The type of application I want to build for ArcMap is to be run from inside of ArcMap and on a click of a button a custom form appears in front of User in which User enters certain parameters and then ...
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How do I open mxd backup file?

How do I open a mxdbk file ? My ArcMap frozen and save the mxdbk files. I would like to know how to open them up rather having to re-do the work. Thanks !
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Selecting additional features in ArcMap 10

I'm having trouble selecting features in ArcMap 10. I have a shapefile of points, and I am in editing mode. I want to drag a box to select some points, then drag a new box and have these points added ...
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Sum of areas in all each polygon layer?

I've got several layers/feature classes in an ArcMap 10 project. Thanks to everyone's help, I'm able to get the areas for the polygons contained within each layer. By opening the attribute tables ...
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How can a place a point symbol on the center of a polygon?

I'd like to symbolize polygons with a point at the centroid. Does anyone have suggestions how to accomplish this without creating a new shapefile? I'm using ArcGIS 10.0.
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selection by attributes with python

I have a problem concerning the selection by attribute with python on arcmap. I use this code: import arcpy from arcpy import env arcpy.env.workspace= "E:\cities" Mi=(r"E:\cities\rivers.shp") rows = ...
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Error exporting attribute table in ArcMap to Excel

I try to export an attribute (and dbf) table from ArcMap10 to txt file, but the program gives "An error occurred exporting the table" I checked all others types of exporting - all give the same, ...
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What does 8GK100K mean?

I have a lot of mosaic datasets: Zone8GK100k, Zone9GK100k, ... , Zone7GK25k, ... , Zone7Gk50K, ... , Zone7GK200K. As I know, 7GK, 8GK... are utm zone numbers. 1) What does 25K, 50k, 100k, 200k ...
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How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?

working with GDAL/OGR library and studying these two slides about geometries and vector data in the OGR library: slide 1 slide 2 I found that a polygon can have an exterior ring and lots of ...
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How to add custom icon in Arc Map 10.1?

I have created cell_tower icon in .emf format and inserted in Arc Map 10.1. I want to apply this icon as symbol to point layer. I am trying but I guess I am doing something wrong. Tried following ...
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String variable substitution in selection expression

I'm trying to put a variable into a string used to do a selection. At the moment it's like this... expression = "'No_Props' > 5 AND %s < 200 AND 'ST_Ori' >60" % metres_field ...
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ArcMap 10.1 Layout toolbar disabled/greyed out

For some reason, when I removed and replaced toolbars in an .mxd document the Layout toolbar is greyed out. I've tried opening/closing the document and ArcMap, in addition to readding the toolbar ...
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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 = ...