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Program to create EMF that conserves transparency

What open source tools allow for the creation of EMFs that conserve transparency in ArcMap? I tried VeryPDF and Any DWG to Image Converter, neither on actually gave me a vector file that provided ...
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ArcMap 10: How do I escape certain characters when labeling?

I am labeling certain Oil & Gas areas by Operator in ArcMap 10, using this expression: "" & [OPERATOR] & "" & vbNewline & "" & [UNIT_NAME] & "" The only problem is ...
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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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Python increasing the filesize of my .mxd

I have a geoprocessing script that runs the following.. arcpy.AddMessage("TEST...") Yes just one line of code. A blank .mxd starts at 391kb for me as I run my script and save the filesize ...
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Add AutoCAD .dwg annotation file to Arcmap using python (Same as +ADD Data button)

I would like to add an AutoCad .dwg file to Arcmap using python the same way that the +ADD Data button does. I can add an Annotation layer with python but only as a feature layer not as an annotation ...
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Running ArcPy script from ArcObjects?

the standard method requires to run ArcPy script in command line, i've struggled with it to run but without a result, i can import arcpy, set the workspace to the geodatabase path and describe the env ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python Field Calculator, Find/Replace Double Quotes

I'm trying to use the Field Calculator (ArcMap (10)) to strip out double quotes in an address field (I didn't put them in there, believe me). I've tried many incantations but am still unable to even ...
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How to view/edit attributed relationship data in Identify/Attributes dialog in ArcMap?

Is there any extension or standard option to view/edit attributed relationship records attributes using standard ArcMap attribute editor dialog? Same to question about identify dialog :) Thanks
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How to create text label of different scales?

I would like to create a different type of map in ArcMAp.I would like to present the frequency of some words. So the dimension of the word (maybe even the color) would symbolize its frequency. I ...
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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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Listing features in the order they were selected

This is an ArcObjects-specific version of this question: Create Array From Selected Features Based on the Order in Which They Were Selected Is there a way to get the selected FIDs of a feature layer, ...
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Update shapefile data source with wildcard using python

I am attempting to update a layer's data source in Arcmap using python for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "*", df): if lyr.name == "project_whl": ...
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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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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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Add CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python

I am trying to add an CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python. Question is how to add a Auto-CAD .dwg file to ArcMap using Python Normally comes in as CAD file within a Group layer with: ...
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Retrieve data from FeatureClass

I have : FeatureClass (Structure) column (Type) column (OID) I am trying to get the (Type) for specific OID. I tried to use this code but it dose not work. IFeatureWorkspace featureWorkspace = ...
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What event is fired when a feature is edited?

When the user draws a new feature (line, point, etc.) in ArcMap, there are null attributes. If the user enters values in these null fields what is the event that is fired? I want to control the ...
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OID for the last added feature

How can i get the Object ID for the last feature created ? i use m_editEvents_OnSketchFinished() event to run some code, but i can't get the OID of the most recent added feature.
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Ghosting and Map Functionality Loss in Map View C# Arcobjects

I'm writing a C# add-in and trying to implement a piece where a user can add points to a graphics layer on the map view. The points are drawing, however the map pane has serious ghosting issues and I ...
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Why does the File Geodatabase that I created not appear to any other users on the network?

I created a File Geodatabase to store files that I use in maps for my coworkers. The folder is in a location where all users should have access and permissions. Strangely enough, after I created the ...
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Select polygons contained inside a polygon and assign ID

I have a polygon feature class Base_FC, where each poly has a unique alphanumeric ID. My second polygon feature class Type_FC has the details for the various polygons which would fall inside Base_FC ...
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How to I create and Import marker symbols (or 'Style References') in ArcMap 10?

I work with many different federal lands all of which can be associated with iconic logos (think National Park Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, etc.). I'd like to create a 'Style Reference' ...
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How to count consecutive pixel values for a set of rasters?

All, I'm using ArcGIS 10 with Spatial Analyst. I have a set of rasters (8 in total) that only every contain a 1 or a 0 for each cell. Each raster represents a different years worth of data. For ...
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ArcGIS Export Selected Raster Graphics

I'm having a problem exporting raster graphics using ArcGIS 10. It seems simple enough, but for some reason I cannot get ArcMap to work with me. Here are my steps: Add a raster to ArcMap Open the ...
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How can I auto-increment output file-names in Toolbox ESRI ArcMap 10

I have a simple tool which outputs a file. I would like the filename to be a number which increments every time the tool is run. How would I go about implementing this using the toolbox in ESRI ...
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Symbology issue with feature class limited by domain

I added a field to a feature class in order to maintain symbology from the original KML file (this is a new question following up on this one). The new field is limited to three options by a domain. ...
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Dealing with tables in ArcMap

I had create a table and line feature class in ArcCatalog. i want to deal with those tables in ArcMap. Read Add Delete Update how could i do that?
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Transform multiple layers as one unit in ArcGIS 10?

The general/conceptual question: Is there a way to transform multiple layers together in ArcMap 10 (on Windows XP SP3) as one unit? More specifically: I have an ArcMap document with a georeferenced ...
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How do you symbolize a feature class layer in ArcMap 10 based on one attribute's value and then another attribute's value?

I currently have a point feature class that has a couple of attributes that I want to use to symbolize its layer. One of the attributes is called ExceedsTolerance, which either has "Y" or "N" for its ...
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Trouble with adding WFS layer in ArcMap

I add the following WFS address to ArcCatalog just fine and the different feature classes show up in ArcCatalog. However, when I attempt to drag or Add a feature into the TOC of ArcMap, it gives me a ...
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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 create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap?

Wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap? With text I can adjust the angle. Is this possible with a scale bar as well?
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Arcmap: subset A.shp based on B.shp, then partially update B.shp

Okay, so I have 2 shapefiles: US states outline file (very coarse/simple outlines) Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shorelines, Level F (much finer spatial resolution) I am ...
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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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Overlapping buffers - Doublecount points that fall within 2 or more buffers

I want to analyze crime around certain types of stores in a city. I made buffers around the stores and I need to a) select and extract crimes that occurred within those buffers, and b) join the two ...
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Cannot join feature layer with SQL Server table with query built in it in ArcMap

I need to join a feature layer with a SQL Server View with a common field in ArcMap. The View was successfully added to ArcMap as data table with some query built on it from Query Builder. When I ...
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Modify feature: moving or change the shape

When the user make some edit on features on ArcMap, the user can make some changes like moving the feature ,edit the attribute or change the shape. how could i know if the user move the feature or ...
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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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Clipping soil survey map service to feature class

I'm guessing this is not possible but is there any way to clip a Esri map service such as the Soil Survey Map for a another feature polygon? ...
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Transparency in ArcMap Graphic Elements

Is it possible to apply transparency to graphic elements in an ArcMap layout? I'm specifically refering to a neatline -- a box containing my legend, source info, scale bar, etc.
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How to prevent user from deleting a feature?

How can I prevent the user from deleting a feature? void m_editEvents_OnDeleteFeature(IObject obj) { // Code }
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Added PNG dissapears when I export/print map

Ive added a PNG image of a chart to my map and when i try to export as any image file or print the map the PNG image is not there. Im using arcmap 9.3. in layout view im adding image which ive tried ...
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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 get selected Features/Geometry from Windows Clipboard in ArcMap/C#?

I have a custom tool in ArcMap 10. The Workflow is the following: Select Features in a Layer with the "Select Features by Rectangle" tool Copy the Features to the Clipboard using STRG+c Select the ...
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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 label every point in a dynamic feature layer? [closed]

How do I label the feature layer in a ArcGIS map with the data associated with the feature layer? I want to place the label bottom right corner of the marker symbol in the feature layer(lat-long ...
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Listen to edit events

I recently started working on ArcMap. I want to make some changes to the edit tools. For example I want to prevent the user from using the sketch tool when the time is between 1pm and 2pm But I ...
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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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Analyzing Flow direction in Geometric Networks in ArcGIS

I have a task in ArcGIS which involves using Geometric Network and right now I am experimenting with Set Flow direction function from Utility Network Analyst toolbar in ArcMap. I've read section Flow ...
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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 ...