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Using CAST function in ArcMap 10 with ArcSDE?

I would like to use the CAST function in the definition query property of a layer and/or in the label class sql query window. This was the most promising link that I've found, including the two links ...
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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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Update USGS maps services reference

I was accessing USGS map services at http://isse.cr.usgs.gov/ArcGIS/services/Combined/SDDS_Imagery/MapServer/WMSServer, through a program. This link no longer works. I found a redirect - that took me ...
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VBscript Regular Expression in ArcMap Field Calculator

I'm looking for a regex in VBscript that I can use on a ArcMap table. I know what it would look like in python: pat =r'[0-9]{3,4}' This filters all numeric characters from the string which have the ...
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Is the ArcMap style database format available somewhere?

The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import ...
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How to clean gap between two polygon?

I have a problem two layers, parcel and polygon, when I do create new building along side parcel it produces a gaps between parcel and building along the side, how can I clean this gab or how to avoid ...
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How to add automate values to attribute field?

I have parcel, Buildings layers, without any information attribute table, and i want to replace "NULL" values with numbers form 1 to 2000, in "Parcel ID", or "Building ID" field thank you.
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Do Different ArcGIS for Desktop License Levels Process Faster?

At my job, I have access to all three levels of ArcGIS licensing on my computer. My question is: Does the license you are using in ArcMap make a difference on the speed of ArcMap? I'm pretty sure ...
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From classified image to topology in ArcInfo

I have some coastal 4 band imagery that I have classified to designate land, water, and undetermined. I want to convert this to polygons with topology, and significantly simplify the polygons. If I ...
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Create polygon from page size

Is there an easy way to create a polygon that matches the data frame in my page layout? I'm trying to set up data driven pages and want to have it key off of polygons that frame the boundaries for ...
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ArcMap Find Tool Customization

I am looking to create a customized version of the find tool where the layer and field tools are pre-configured. Ideally I could add this to ArcMap 10.1 as a button for end users to who use same ...
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Find intersection points of two polyline features

I'm currently working with street intersections trying to find point(or points) where 2 given streets intersect(!disjoin). Streets are all Polyline features, and I have to work with 2 features at ...
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how to make a line from a set of gps points?

As a part of my research I need to create the trajectory of respondents according to the their collected GPS data (including X and Y). I am familiar with python programming, but I am a beginner in ...
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Where does ArcMap GUI get font size and docking guide positions from?

In the screenshot below, ArcMap 10.1 appears to be making some arbitrary choices about the font to use for: The Layers data frame name in the Table of Contents (larger font than expected) - NOW ...
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Flash more than one feature in arcmap using C#

How to flash many features at same time in ArcMap using C# coding? Currently I call this function in a loop, private void FlashFeature(IActiveView _activeView, IFeature _feature) { IActiveView ...
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How to use default identify tool in ArcMap from C#?

I made a custom "Find" tool(winform) which is called after specific button presed in ArcMap toolbar. In this new "Find" form I need to use identify for one or more selected items in DataGridRow. So ...
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overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years

I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay these two files so that they do the union and indicate the percentage of the land in 1880 that went ...
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Using database tables with bigint columns in ArcMap query layer

I am very new to GIS and am using the ArcMap 10 program. Currently, I am trying to set up a query layer from a remote database. I am able to connect to the database, but I am having trouble making ...
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How to Select polygon feature in ArcMap and pass Selection into Python Addin?

I have a script that uses a arcpy's 'SelectByAttribute' syntax to choose a record in a polygon feature class. Following that, I do a 'SelectbyLocation' to select points from a feature class that lie ...
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How to get all OIDs from a table?

I have table which i need to get all the OID's from it. I tried this code : List<int> OIDList = new List<int>(); IQueryFilter queryFilter = new QueryFilterClass(); queryFilter.SubFields = ...
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Why do I lose my printer settings when saving a copy of mxd from ArcPy?

Judging from the answer to this question, one cannot change the page size etc from ArcPy, so I set up my "template" mxds so my script can save a new copy of it, change data sources etc. This methods ...
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ArcObjects: How to insert data into a table?

I have a table in ArcCatalog named WorkOrderAss. This table contains 3 columns: (OBJECTID, FeatureName, Name). I want to insert data to this table from the code behind in C#. Any help would be ...
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Adding a new field to table in ArcCatalog

I have a command button in ArcMap, this command button working to add a new field to a specific table in ArcCatalog. e.g. i have a table contains many fields like ObjectID , FeatureName, ... i want ...
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Joining tables with merge rules in ArcGIS

I have two tables in ArcGIS that contain a mutual unique identifier, which the join will be based upon. However, table2 has multiple records of the unique identifier. There is another field in table2 ...
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export styles to ArcPad 10

i cannot export or add styles to Axf files, to style the Axf file in mobile device. Using the ArcPad Check out Tool from Python, i can save an AXF file without styles because i reference the feature ...
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Using definition queries for scenario testing in ArcMap

I want to be able to run multiple scenarios in a typical ArcMap workflow. This will include making edits to feature classes, such as removing features, adding new features, or changing feature values ...
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How to create a data package for arcgis 9.3 in arcgis 10?

I need to create a data package in ArcGIS 10 for a company that is using ArcGIS 9.3. Is there any way to downgrade the versions like GDBs. I'm grateful if someone has a solution for this and help me. ...
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Correcting gaps and overlapping polygon (parcels) geometry

I have come across a resource that we rely upon almost daily that is in terrible need of repair. It is not our own product and the supplier is generally not interested in fixing the problem. We are ...
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error in gp.execute intersect

i generate a tool to return values using area of polygons. but when i execute the tool, visual studio show an error :"Error HRESULT E_FAIL has been returned from a call to a COM component" in ...
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Delete layer from ArcMap using Python

Problem: I'm trying to loop through all my layers looking for layer named "CADAnnotation". If the layer exists then remove the layer from the mxd Notes: Running from Stand-Alone script (ie. NOT ...
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how to list table rows of a layer in a listbox?

I'm new in using c# and Arcengine . i would like to list table rows of a feature in a Listbox like select by attribute in ArcGIS such that when i click a button, table rows list in a listbox . i use ...
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ArcMap10: Symbology of Overlapping Polygons (Oil & Gas)

I am mapping an area where there are a lot of overlapping features because of certain Oil & Gas wells being drilled within the same geographic area, but to different depths and maintained by ...
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Merging Two or More Layers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each clipped layer includes the layer before it and only expands on ...
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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shape file that contains points. I want to do a reverse geocode and give these points an address. Can someone please help me?
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What is the method for finding the percentage of common cells among 2 or more DTMs for the same area?

I have a study area and 6 different DTMs for that area from different sources and I would like to know the percentage of pixels with the same value. I suppose I will have to extract some statistic and ...
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Labeling text with special characters in ArcMap?

I am trying to display some bird data in ArcMap in the format/notation that it is recorded in the field. The notation is made up of the one/two letter species code followed by a description of the ...
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arcpy.Exists not working within standalone script

I have the following code. I want to see if a layer name exists within a map document, not if the shapefile exists in the directory. If I copy paste into the python window within ArcMap works fine. ...
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Tabulate Area Errors

Having some issues with the tabulate area spatial analyst tool. Not sure why it's not working, but the output table is missing zones from the input feature class that defines them. I have a simple ...
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How to produce a better inset map?

Attached is an example of a generic inset map designed in ArcMap 10. For all the wonderful things that this software can accomplish, there has to be a more sophisticated way to produce better looking ...
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Add Google Basemap to ArcGIS

I am looking for a way to add Google Earth imagery to ArcMap 10. Over a year ago, a GIS.SE member mentioned Arc2Earth was the only way to accomplish this (04/2011 thread). Another somewhat ...
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Natural Earth: How to get the position of each country?

I've just split the 1:10m Natural Earth countries into individual JSON files which I plan to render and partially stitch back together using RaphaelJS. The 1:10m map is very big (10mb or so) so ...
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How can I mosaic images in ArcMap without it affecting the colour?

This is 4 images (NE, SE, NW, SW) sections of imagery. They have some overlap between them. Working with 1m 3-band orthoimagery. Different parts are sometime flown at different times/sources hence ...
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Trouble when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap

I've definitely got at least a couple of grey hairs while trying to convert some dwg. files to shapefiles. I've seen that this subject has been disscused a lot, but hope someone will have the ...
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Selecting MAX values within records with the same name

I'm working in ArcMap 9.3 and I've never dealt with that kind of queries... I need to Select the MAX value from column [A] for each set of records in the table which have the same value in column [B] ...
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BigInt data type in SQL Server mapped as Text in ArcMap

I have a table in a SQL Server 2008 database containing a BIGINT data column. When I tried to import it into ArcMap 10, it automatically converted as Text of 8 length. This caused the records that ...
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Creating a model to run a complex query

I'm just a rookie when it comes to creating models in ArcGIS. I have two shapefiles from which I need to calculate an AVG and a MAX erosion rate for individual properties. The two shapefiles are: ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

Another service pack for ArcGIS 10.0 has recently been released. However, previous service pack releases have introduced problems and instability along with fixes. Have there been any reported bugs ...
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Obtaining friendly names for ArcMap layer data types

Using ArcObjects, is there a way to programmatically obtain the "friendly name" for a layer's data type as seen in the ArcMap Source tab for layers in a map document? e.g.: File System Raster ...
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ArcMap changing toolbars

I have a set of Arcmap map templates, the toolbars within them at one time where fixed in position. Now for whatever reason, every time I or another open the template the ordering of the toolbars has ...
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Is it possible to access the Catalog window programmatically in ArcMap?

Specifically, I would like to get the selected object, similar to the way you do in ArcCatalog through IGxDialog.SelectedObject. Is there a way to do this? So far I can get the Catalog ...