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help in field calculator

In Arcmap (10.1 version) I create a new field call "gender", and i want the content of "gender" will be changed according to others fields. For example, if a word(boy) is shown in a field call ...
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Legend question

I am trying to input acress right next to values in the Legend; however, I was not able to . See here Even though I know how to do the Legend Properties. See here Can you point me where can I point ...
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Interpolating lots of points with seemingly good spatial density

I'm using Arcmap 10 and I have scattered points (denser in an area). Each point represents a thickness value of a simulated avalanche deposit. I want to get a raster from this points which I will ...
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How to run multiple iterations of a model?

I am working with a model that is build in modelbuilder and I have to test with with over 150 different use cases. Is there a way I could upload a table with use cases as it attribute and then have ...
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What Z-factor to set in Curvature (spatial analyst)?

I'm making a slope curvature map, my DTM is 5*5 meters cells, in a meter grid projection. The elevation is in meters asl. When using the Curvature tool for different units of measure, the Z-factor has ...
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How to achieve the statusbar as the same effect with the arctoolbox‘s tool called in ArcMap add-in?

How to achieve the statusbar as the same effect with the arctoolbox‘s tool called in ArcMap add-in? i do not know how to use the progressbar as a result of my project involves in a large mount of ...
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How to Disable the add-in button when ArcMap is started?

Question 1:How to Disable the add-in button when the ArcMap started,then I use the SelectByRectangletool select features,then the button enabled! I am a fresh man about the add-in. Question 2:I made ...
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ArcMap vertex problem for Z-value

I have an Oracle Spatial dataset with z-coords. I can edit the dataset in ArcMap however the z-values are always rounded to the nearest integer. Why does ArcMap round the z-values?
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How to change feature color?

I have feature (polygon) was gotten by spatial query from the map. How to change its color? I used this code but it didn't work IMxDocument mxDocument = application.Document as IMxDocument; ...
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ArcMap Crashes because of increasing memory usage

Hi I have this code and I tried to delete all the layers it creates to enhance it's performance...However ArcMap crashes after about 200+ files. I am new to the subject but I checked the internet for ...
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How to create and re-use my own map template in Arcmap 10.1?

I am working on a project which requires 5 different analyses on the same data. I created five map documents (.mxd) and completed my analyses. Now, the problem is that I want to export my results in ...
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Why does DataGridView data not update for ArcMap add-in?

I have created a dockwindow(name:FrmWellConfig) with a datagridview(datagridview1) control in a new ArcMap add-in project. I then bind the data: ...
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Get the layers to show up again to the left

This is a probably a really basic question, but the list with all my layers disappeared in Arcmap. How can I get the list back again? Thank you.
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How to remove duplicate features with the same geometry in ArcMap?

Is it possible to uniquely identify each geometry in a feature layer? Essentially I have a polygon feature layer with many rows of data represented by the same geometry. I would like 1 row for each ...
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Comparing field values to update new field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am currently doing an analysis in ArcMap 10 using python. I have two shape layers, one is a point layer and the other one is a line layer. The point layer have attributes for point's unique ID, as ...
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How to publish from ArcMap to GeoServer (not using GeoCat) - GeoCat Alternative?

How can I publish a map from ArcMap 10 to OpenGeo's GeoServer without using GeoCat Bridge? Are there any alternative solutions to accomplishing this? Thanks!
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How to arcpy.Describe() a layer when script is run from outside of ArcMap?

The following code will work if I run it from the ArcMap Python dialog, or from a GP tool, but not from PyScripter IDE: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How to programatically identify the “Joined Field” in ArcMap?

Is it possible to programmatically identify the Join Field that is being used to Table Join two datasets together in ArcMap? I am currently using ArcGIS 10.0, SP5 and would prefer an ArcPy solution, ...
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ArcMap ArcPy - Place signs with no lat/lng on map

I'm new to ArcPy and ArcMap but I do have programming experience. What I am trying to accomplish is to take over 22,000 signs from a database and place them on a map in reference to a street layer ...
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ArcGIS 10 - Text background not showing up when exporting

I have highways labeled with the standard shield and route number on it. For my main data frame the labels come up correctly. I also have 4 inset maps where only the number will show up, not the ...
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Problem with multi-threading and geoprocessor tool in c#

What I am doing: I am trying to run a geoprocessor tool in a background thread other than UI thread. I am passing string path of arcObjects and creating that arcObject in my background thread. Then I ...
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Alignment/Projection issue when opening a shapefile in ArcMap that was created from DotSpatial code

I have a number of Polyline and Point features stored in a SQL Server 2012 database. I am using a website with C# and DotSpatial to create and export a shapefile of any one of these features ...
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ArcMap | Perform full outer join

Hey there, does anybody know how to perform a full outer join with ArcMap? Just to describe the problem a little bit more, lets say I got the following two tables: Table A Joinkey 1 2 3 Table B ...
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Tool to convert Mike Urban network (shapefiles) to EPAnet network

This might be a too localized question, but I hope I'm not the only one here doing pipe network analyses in Mike Urban. I have a model in Mike Urban, and the client wants it in EPAnet format (since ...
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ArcGIS - make linear regression across multiple raster layers

I have a series of 5 rasters which represent a value for 5 consecutive years. Is there a way to create a linear regression for each cell over the 5 layers and output the slope? The result would be a ...
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Identify polygon overlaps within single shapefile

Using either QGIS (1.9) or ArcInfo (9.3.1) I'm trying to identify unique overlaps of prehistoric building footprints from an archaeological site recorded within a single polygon shapefile. While the ...
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Why is ArcMap giving greyed out scale area?

Not sure why my scale area has turned grey and is not allowing me to zoom in or out?
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How do I specify an extent to my map without disabling zooming in?

I'm a bit new to GIS in general so apologies for the newbish question but in ArcGIS 10 I'm trying to get it so my map is only for my local city government (where all my data is) and a small ...
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How to import a simulation from ParaView to ArcMap?

I made a simulation and reworked the output with ParaView. I simulated an avalanche on a DEM and what I want to do is to compare the area of the simulated avalanche with that of the real avalanche. To ...
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How to label each gridsquare in MGRS grid individually using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to be able to generate an MGRS grid of arbitrary resolution (say, 1km or 100m) and have each grid square individually labeled with its full MGRS coordinate. This was easy enough to do with the ...
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Is there a way to close a geoprocessing operation when the dialog box has been hidden/pushed to the back of the window

Is there a way to close a geoprocessing operation when the dialog box has been hidden/pushed to the back of the windows? I ran a python process as VB Script and when the error message appeared I ...
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Hiding Map Elements Outside of Neatline in ArcMap

I have a map layout in ArcMap 10.1 that incorporates a neatline that is offset from the edges of the layout by about an inch on the inside. Certain elements of my map extend beyond the neatline and ...
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Can I export QGIS basemaps as raster in ArcGIS 10.0?

I'm mapping a National Park in Malawi using Quantum GIS as with the plugin I can get the images from G.Earth (I need to see the vegetation). Since my supervisor is using ArcGIS 10, do you know if ...
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IDW interpolation extent

I am trying to interpolate my soil data (metal concentration) using IDW in ArcMap10. My question is: is there a way to set the interpolation extent to include only the immediate area where the ...
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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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GCS_WGS_1984 Map in Esri Javascript

I created a dynamic map service in Arcmap and published to my server. The spatial reference used: GCS_WGS_1984. I used the javascript without basemap to display in a html. I cannot do a ...
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How to get any changes happened in the current SDE version?

How to get any change done on the map in the current version of sde. using arcObjects e.g. if i had a line on the map. and in the current sde version i changed the length of that line. how to get this ...
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Trying (+ failing) to use a Function in Field Calculator

I'm trying to populate a field using a function. When I run this in Pyscripter, it works fine: d = {} # Function # def find_dups(val): d[val] = d.setdefault(val, -1) + 1 return d[val] # ...
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interpolate point values to line

This might be a stupid question and I apologize if so. I have count data for different trails. They are points and I would like to make an average of those counts for each trail so that each trail has ...
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How do you create and use a SQL Server spatial view in ArcMap?

All, (using SQL Server 2012, ArcMap 10.1) I have created a SQL spatial statement to test out how a) the union function works, and b) how creating a view of this data will work with ArcGIS. a) the ...
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ArcMap AddIn Build Error when referencing external ActiveX Interface in VS2010

If the "Register for COM interop" is unchecked the projects builds without errors. But I have to reference external ActiveX Interface in my project so I have to have that check-box checked. I am ...
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ArcGIS JavaScript API filter raster dataset

I have around 1000 rasters (b&w tiffs) and most of them overlay each other. At this moment, I'm holding them in mosaic dataset and I want them to be displayed in my javascript webapp. I am able to ...
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What makes a MXD file size larger and how to decrease its size?

I know that MXD contains information about layers, symbology and configuration of default tools. I have a few that are exceeding 50 MB and are starting to take a while to load up. What are some of ...
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When I export shapefiles from ArcMap 10 there appears to be no xml file created?

When I create shapefiles in ArcMap, be it by selecting certain features from existing data or creating new polygons/points/lines, I look in My Computer and see a dbf prj sbn and sbx file. These ...
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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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What is the difference between ActiveView, FocusMap and PageLayout in ArcObjects?

I see that different starting points are used when interacting with ArcMap IMxDocument IMxDocument mxDocument = application.Document as IMxDocument; IActiveView activeView = ...
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How to view DGN file in ArcMap?

I have a DGN file made by Workshop Paint Pro and would like to view it in ArcMap 10 so that I can create a risk map. What are the procedures I need to follow?
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ArcObjects snipped to Select all Features currently visible on the ArcMap screen (ActiveView)

I guess I have to get the extent of the ActiveView and then use it to perform a spatial search. Is that the proper way to do it? Please share the code snipped if you have any. Thanks.
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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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How to wire ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Extension to a custom AddIn Button click event?

I am developing custom ArcMap toolbar with various AddIn tools, button and extension. I see the sample how to access the ActiveView events in the extension Initialize() method. private void ...