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Changes in esri config in VS2010 has no effect

I've created a DockableWindow in my Add-In (vs 2010, c#, arcobjects 10 sp2) and the esri config was updated with the following: <DockableWindows> <DockableWindow ...
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How to persist a polygon to SQL Server database and vice versa?

How do I extract all the points from a Polygon drawn in ArcMAP and then persist that data into a SQLServer database table containing a geometry column and then when I've got the data persisted read ...
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How to batch a model created with “model builder” in arcmap 10?

I created a simple model that selects iteratively elements from a point dataset and calculates a cost distance raster for each of these points. It works fine when I run it for just one dataset, but ...
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Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc

I thought the issue was only in ARCGIS but it seems that ERDAS does the same thing. I have my C with 1.7TB and my D with 10TB and my scratch set to d:\scratch but still ERDAS (and ESRI) fills my ...
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Extract coordinates for series of georeferenced files in ArcGIS 10?

I have a series of 1900 spatially continuous images that are georeferenced. Each image is a tif file paired with a tfw file. These images are easily open and shown in ArcMap 10. However, I need a way ...
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Create TIN from Elevation Points in Python

I want create a TIN from point features with elevation using a python script. This is my script: import arcpy from arcpy import env import json as simplejson import urllib import sys,os ...
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Are special interpolation techniques required for weather data?

I've downloaded a series of weather observations from the local weather agency - it comprises around 1,000 points spread non-uniformly across Australia, with a greater density of points located near ...
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How to create distinct polygon zones from interpolated raster in ArcGIS

I would like to create smooth/distinct polygon zones from raster data that was interpolated from sparse point data. Is the only way to do this is to have a very small output cell size during the ...
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How to eliminate small features in a grid?

(Update) My final goal is to take some logged point data (1 point about every 20 ft or so there are over 15,000 points) and interpolate that point data. Then I would like to convert the interpolated ...
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Count number of unique raster pixels in polygon using ArcMap?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to generate a table of a count for each pixel value in each polygon. My main goal is to find out what pixel is most abundant in each polygon. I am using ArcMap ...
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How to pass the name of the highlighted layer (in the TOC) to a script?

A total noob here: Users here add a picture to a map using the 'add data' Their first task is to right-click the jpg in the Table of Contents, select 'properties', select 'symbology' and then ...
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Symbology or Styles

Anyone know where to find me some more symbology or styles that I can use for my ArcMap 9.3.1 ? I have lots of mxd files on my computer and how do I apply all of my symbology or styles turn on ? ...
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Interpretation of ArcGIS Kernel Density legend parameters

In ArcMap 9.3 I've used Kernel Density to map various incidents, but the resulting shapefile doesn't display any units of measurement. Is there a good, not-to-technical source that would explain in ...
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Arcmap 10 corner label measured grid

I am using the corner label feature in Arcmap 10. This allows you to set the "Numer of principal digits" and the "Number of base digits". What do these properties refer to?
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Time Slider in ArcMap 10 and Time Format Issues

I have an .xls file that contains Lat/Longs as well as a time stamp in this format: hh:mm:ss AM/PM When I create a feature class shapefile out of this .xls file, ArcMap reads it in and displays it ...
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Label legend interval with number of elements - ArcMap 10

I have made a series of choropleth maps in ArcMap 10. When I classify the interval the bottom of the dialogue tells how many elements are in the class. Is it possible to have this number ...
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How to increment the data frame time by one day in ArcMap 10?

I often use ArcMap 10 to display dynamic text using the dataFrame time. <dyn type="dataFrame" name="Layout" property="time" emptyStr="[off]"/> The above might display something like ...
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Is there a way of making a legend for your maps in ArcMap?

Finished all my analysis and would like to make a legend to display the data in the map I have
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Qualifying field names in field calculator

I am trying to set up a quick model that: Takes a point feature layer of development projets (a table in an access database with xy coordinates), Spatially joins polygon neighborhood designations to ...
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Deleting large numbers of fields in ArcGIS 10

It there a good strategy for deleting a few thousand fields from the attribute table of a shapefile in ArcGIS using either ArcMap or ArcCatalog? I know how to manually right-click and choose 'delete ...
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Auto delete surrounding objects from different layers

I'm quite new to GIS technology so pardon me if I make any mistakes or use the wrong terms here. So, I got a map, with point layer A, B, C. A is the main point layer. I would like to make something ...
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How do I make a grid inside a polygon without Error Message?

I have a county polygon and a grid containing 1M cells that I want to overlay inside of the polygon. I have tried using the clip feature to cut the grid in the shape of the polygon. I continually get ...
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How do I restore the docking guides in ArcMap 10?

I lost my docking guides quite some time ago and I can't figure out how to get them back. Initially, I thought maybe it was an OS (Windows 7) configuration but my visual studio docking guides ...
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How to copy attributes from one polygon layer to another?

I have a problem that I can't seem to get my head around. I have two polygon layers: Polygon A - is a subset of polygon B with the same fields and has identical polygons to Polygon B Polygon B - has ...
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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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In ArcMap, can polygon labels always be displayed in a fixed area of the screen?

If I'm inside an area, I want its properties to be displayed in a fixed area of the screen (top right, let's say).
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How to choose selectable layers in ArcMap 10?

Maybe I'm missing something, but I cannot figure out how to toggle selectable layers in ArcMap 10. In 9.3, I remember being able to choose from a list which layers I wanted to be able to select ...
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Measuring distance between points in ArcMap - what coordinate system to use?

This is a basic -newbie - question. I have some handwritten data points taken off a GPS - so I am assuming they are in WGS 84, and I want to load them in ArcMap 9.3, via excel, and measure the ...
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How do I insert new-line character into Addin Extension Description?

Apparently the text box in Esri's Extension manager doesn't wrap text (10.0 SP2). As a workaround, I'm trying to insert newline characters into the xml file, but haven't found anything that works. ...
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How do I create a map package with multiple page sizes within one Arc MXD?

Are there any alternatives to an extension like MapLogic?
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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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ArcMap Caching Character Problem

i have a basemap which was created with arcmap and i want to use it for my application with cached. in my viewport in arcmap there is no any Turkish character problem on it but when i cache my work it ...
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Can the Reporting Tool in ArcMap connect to Auxiliary data, like Excel tables?

Is it possible in ArcMap 10, using the reporting tool, to connect a report to non-spatial data, like from Excel or Access tables?
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What changes will be made to arcpy in ArcGIS 10.1? [closed]

I heard that two big changes to arcpy will be add-ins and new, faster cursors. Also, new features include "the ability to administer your enterprsie geodatabase (ArcSDE) using Python scripting" and ...
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Use existing property pages with new IFeatureRenderer

I am trying to override the drawing of a feature within a custom plugin data source. I believe this entails making a custom IFeatureRenderer. However, the "renderer" I'd like to design would be 99% ...
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Use buffer tool to draw different radii?

I am new to Arcmap-Arceditor 10 and could really use your help. I have been mapping ethanol plants (which utilize corn to produce ethanol) and corn production amounts in the counties of the USA. ...
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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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Need to convert points to polygons of a specific size, using the point as the center of the polygon

I have a large collection of aerial photos with no georeferencing other than the Lat/Long location of the camera. Georeferencing them invididually is not an option (too much time, too many photos, ...
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Annotation boxes not drawing correctly in ArcMap 10.0 SP2

I have about 400 annotation features in ArcMap 10. The style is a simple text box with an arrow. The annotation draws correctly when viewed up close on screen but the arrow detaches from the text ...
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How to create a checkbox parameter in a ArcGIS custom Python tool?

I am working on creating an ArcGIS tool from a Python script I am writing. I am wondering if it is possible to have a checkbox parameter. Basically what I want to do is have a parameter where the ...
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How to solve an “Error found when retrieving conflicts.” error in ArcMap?

I uncovered this error when testing ArcMap 10 SP2 for a customer: This occurs when the conflict is detected--ArcMap is attempting to show the conflicts window but fails. I get this error on all ...
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ArcPy Changing Spatial Database Connection

hi we have conveyed our some servers which has ArcGIS application and SDE on it to another server and its ip has changed. now when i want to open my .mxd file it tries to connect remote SDE with old ...
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ArcMap running scripts slower if you import Arcpy

I am finding ArcMap runs slower, if you have written a script, which imports arcpy. You may wish to write a script that can be operated in ArcMap, through the python window, or as a standalone ...
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Finding shortest path while avoiding polygon features

I'm developing an extension to ArcMap where I have a set of static, concave polygon features and I'm trying to find the shortest path between 2 points without crossing any of the polygons. Is there ...
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how to convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ArcMap?

I write a program to decode the message from the GPS device to get the easting and northing , but I don't know how to convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ...
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Editing non-nullable fields of ArcSDE layers in ArcMap

I'm using ArcSDE layer in my map project in ArcMap 10. Some of the fields of this layer allow null and some don't. I can't edit the non-nullable ones, neither programmatically (IField.Editable is ...
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Editing tables using SQL in ArcMap

We've recently started working with ArcMap, having used MapInfo previously. I've created a shapefile in ArcCatalog and want to update some columns using SQL. In MapInfo I'd write the following command ...
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ArcObjects: modifying feature field value

I'm developing an ArcMap extension and looking for a way to change feature attributes knowing its feature class and OID (and, presumably, everything else that there is in IFeature). All layers use ...
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How do I extract beginning/ending points for polyline shapes?

I need to extract the beginning/ending coordinates of every shape within a polyline shape file. It would be best to actually add them as values within the shape files .dbf (I can live without doing ...
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Wrong location with result of VBscripting

I run Model Builder program's VBSCRIPT The results I receive is like the original input coordinates but when I export to the arcmap the distance between results and origin map is about 5000Km.... ...