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How to adjust online basemap to Arcmap

How can I adjust the online basemap imagery file to our existing ArcMap data. Below are steps I perform to add the basemap data. I Added basemap from "Add Data From GIS Online" in the file menu and ...
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Assigning vector data attributes from other adjacent data

I am supposed to do a presentation on how to do this, and I'm not exactly sure what it is asking. The question is: "how can you assign vector data attributes from other adjacent data?" I am in a ...
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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 make Properties > Change Symbol > Symbol Selector > Edit Symbol dialog loading faster?

Is there any way to tweak ArcMap to make the loading of the Symbol Selector and Symbol Editor dialogs faster? I have a lot of symbols in my style files and I want to keep it that way since it is ...
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ESRI Linear Referencing and negative lengths

I have been asked this question regarding Linear Referencing (for Arcmap 10.1), but i do not have much experience with it so I am hoping someone out there can help. Essentially, I want to know how ...
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Arcmap 10 project: Finding best site for a new powerplant

I'm an electrical engineering student taking GIS introductory course as an elective. i have learned the basics of Arcmap 10 like adding data, creating maps, editing shapefiles etc. Now, i'm required ...
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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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Adding attachments to features

Does anyone have an elegant solution to adding/viewing attachments, like a table/photos for example from within ArcMap using only the ArcGIS basic license level? Or any suggestions? I'm looking for ...
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How to catch invalid expression errors in Python?

I have a script that creates a new feature using arcpy.GetParameterAsText, but I'm having trouble creating an error message for incorrect user input. The input for a parcel # should be something like ...
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How can I hide a tool from command window under category

I have created a tool, a button and a dockable window under one project. To open/close the dockable window, button is used. For some specific work, by clicking some specific button from dockable ...
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Polyline will not turn into a feature layer via MakeFeatureLayer_management (arcpy)

I've got a python script that is connecting a sequence of points to make lines (script is based on answers to my previous question). To attempt to make subsequent processing more efficient, I would ...
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Issue with address locator in ArcGIS 10.1

I am attempting to geocode a table of addresses for a client. I researched into how to create your own address locator and have two separate reference sources: one that has exact address information ...
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using the “freehand” construction tool

I am drawing hydro features with the freehand tool. Does anyone know how to delete vertices (i.e. back up) in ArcMap 10 while drawing with freehand in the construction tools? I was just curious if ...
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Feature to Line on feature selections with ArcPy

I'm trying to collapse parallel polylines (dual carriageways in a shapefile of roads) to single centrelines. I'm aware of cartography's dual lines to centerline tool, but I find Feature To Line (Data ...
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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?
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Rounded Grid - Is it possible?

I was wondering if it's possible to make a layout, with rounded measured grids, in zoom maps. I'm using ArcMap and rounding the corners of data frame on layout mode to give a magnifying glass effect ...
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Breaking a continuous contour shapefile into smaller parts?

I created this contour shapefile and I need to break it into smaller parts so its better to manage. I also have a line shapefile of where I want the breaks. Is there a way to intersect and break them? ...
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drawing line from points [duplicate]

I have a series of XY coordinates. I want to use these points to draw a line in ARCMAP using arcobject10.1 using c#. I have saved this in a table inside geodatabase.Am i supposed to create a feature ...
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How to batch create filenames in ModelBuilder?

I am running a model in ModelBuilder. The input are raster files in *.tiff format and the output are *.asc format. I am using iterate raster and there will be 365 input and output files using ...
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Unable to execute ArcPy module outside of ArcGIS environment

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 (Arc Info license) and ArcGIS for Server 10.1 and automating few things on server level and getting interesting errors. I am overwriting map service through this ...
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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 ...
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Filled Polygons on the Edge of a Map - ArcMap 10.1

Today while making a map I encountered a problem with the fill from one of the displayed polygons flooding the whole map: Notice the upper right corner where the polygon appears hollow, it should ...
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Is it possible to create map packages for ArcMap version 10 using 10.1?

Is it possible to create a map package in an older version? Currently I am using 10.1 and the client uses 10.0. Can you create a map package for different versions? I see you can create layer ...
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Where to find .mxd examples for ArcGIS 10

I'm beginner of ArcGIS . I'm trying to learn how to use ArcMap. I would like to find some example MXD files for ArcMap, but couldn't find anything googling. Does anyone have any idea where can i find ...
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Assign value to raster cells within masked area [duplicate]

The answer I previously received for this question did not solve my problem...please keep in mind that I am a GIS beginner, and it's quite likely that I carried out the proposed solution (using ...
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Oceans Baseline Data

I am working on a volunteer project and we are in desperate need of a baseline layer. I have been unable to find it anywhere (there are plenty of shoreline and coastline layers out there) does anyone ...
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Point to point distance over specified distance

I need to calculate the distance between neighbouring points which conform to a staggered line. I have two point datasets, one being the baseline and another the monitor. The points typically reside ...
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Calculating Volume of Reservoir using python and ArcMap10? [duplicate]

I have a raster file with different water depth in each cell. I am using Aster DEM so my resolution of that file is 30m by 30m. Now I want to calculate the total volume in that area by multiplying ...
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define parameter descriptions in ESRI Python Toolbox

I'm trying to create some Python Toolboxes for our ArcMap application (e.g. MyTool.pyt) I can see that the help text is defined with the classes self.description attribute. However, once I run the ...
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How to Select by Attributes on features sharing common value?

I am attempting to 'select by attributes' a point feature with the lowest numeric value which shares a common value with other point features in another field. For example: I may have 3 point features ...
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Wrong object size after projecting spatial data from one coordinate system to another

I am having problems reprojecting items in ArcMap 10.1 from British National Grid To WGS84. (WKID: 27700 Authority: EPSG to WKID: 102100 Authority: ESRI) All Polygon Layers I project [I use Project ...
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Where is Object Loader found in ArcMap?

I've only used the Simple Loader in ArcCatalog. The documentation also mentions an Object Loader which resides in ArcMap. Where do I find this?
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Arcpy to copy a layer in the ArcMap TOC, rename the copy, and paste back to TOC?

I want to make a copy of a layer in the ArcMap TOC (passed to my script as a Feature Layer), assign the copy a new name, set a definition query on it, and then add the copied Feature Layer back into ...
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Dividing polygon with another polygon? [closed]

I am working in ArcMap 10. I am trying to divide a polygon with another polygon. I don´t want to clip any part away, but only to divide the polygon? The polygons are stored in two different layers. ...
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Get IWorkSpace from IGxObject

I am creating a tool that opens an IGxDialog which it's objects are filtered to show only workspaces, my question is how can I convert IGxObject to IWorkSpace or get the selected workspace without ...
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How to compare outputs of erosion from ArcSWAT and RUSLE from ArcGIS?

I calculated water erosion in ArcSWAT and I also calculated erosion by RUSLE http://35.8.121.139/rusle/ equation in ArcGIS. Now I need to compare these two (from ArcSWAT I used SYLD- assumed ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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ArcMap label expressions with Python

Having trouble here: I'm trying to use python to write selective label expressions. I have several concentrations and depending on its "_Ex" number I either want it labeled red, not red, or not ...
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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] ...
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EM (electromagnetic) map to AWC (available water holding capacity) map

How do you use an equation from a regression analysis from Microsoft Excel to create a new available water holding capacity (AWC) map from an electromagnetic (EM) map. They are both to be in raster ...
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Customizing Identify Dialog in ArcMap

Any idea for customizing Identify Dialog in ArcMap.I want to use my control (for example a list view or a custom control) to show attributes of features in same native ArcMap Identify Dialog,mean ...
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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 efficiently read and reclassify many rasters in R

I've been tasked to create a suitability analysis of wave conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. I have 2 thousand or so raster files that are about 8 MB each (2438 columns, 1749 rows, 1km cell size). ...
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How to delete isolated pixels in ArcGIS 10.1?

I want to know that it is possible or not to edit the raster pixel in ArcGIS. I want to delete isolated pixel and I want to delete some pixel by manually. please tell me how can i do it manually or ...
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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 ...
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ArcObjects 10/10.1 Get rid of Invalid layer symbol in TOC

I've written an add-in (VS2010, C#) that finds specific invalid feature layers in ArcMap and fixes them. After the layer is fixed, the red invalid symbol still appears in the TOC. An ...
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How to get hold of the Activated Event for the ArcMap window?

I am using ArcObjects 9.3 .NET. In my ArcMap dockable window, I have a single element host hosting a WPF user control (That's the only means of using WPF for ArcMap extensions as far as I know). ...
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How to assigning multiple values (for single field) to a polygon layer [duplicate]

I am using arcmap 10 to generate a dataset that represents apartment building stock within particular suburbs. I have point data for the apartment buildings, with fields for the number of dwellings ...
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Data Frame Property options have changed

I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or ...
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Create road speed limit segments with linear referencing

I have a route-feature class and a point feature class with speed limit signs. In ArcMap I am capable to reference the signs on the route with help of a reference field and using the locate features ...