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Is there a function or tool that will add vertices to polylines where endpoints are snapped to edges? (ArcMap)

My friend and I are creating a walking network, and we have been having issues getting the routing to work. We just realized that the reason why our routes are messed up is because we snapped our ...
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What is the cause and solution of this ArcMap tint band drawing issue?

I installed ArcGIS 10 SP1 last week. My graphics card meets the spec and I'm up to date on drivers. I have a layer of parcels that are tint-banded in the MXD. At some scales, straight lines that ...
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How to create a copy of a feature class that is vertically and horizontally offset by a given distance?

I want to duplicate a polygon feature class and offset all of the polygons by about 10 feet in both the x and y directions. Is this possible to do using arcpy, or are there any geoprocessing tools ...
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Is there a tool or process that will automatically snap endpoints of polylines within a given proximity (ArcMap 9.3)?

A friend of mine created a network of polylines that were all supposed to be connected. However, he just realized that many of the endpoints of the lines aren't connected, but are very close. I told ...
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How can I speed up slow-loading, template-generated MXDs?

I have an ArcMap template (.mxt) file which causes .mxd documents created with it to take 5-10 minutes to load (if it ever loads). Even after stripping out all the data sources and tables, the issue ...
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How do I disable the Add Spatial Database Connection function in ArcGis?

Is it possible to remove/disable the Add Spatial Database Connection and Add OLE DB Connection functionality from ArcMap and ArcCatalog? Ideally the end user could hit the Add Data button, and the ...
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How to split a polygon into multiple equal-width polygons in ArcMap 10?

I am adding parking spaces into a parking lot, and I need them to be exactly the same shape and not overlap each other or have spaces between. In ArcMap 9.3, there was an editing task that allowed you ...
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How do I get the current Undo and Redo item in ArcMap Operation Stack?

I just posted this on ESRI forum and found this link so I am trying it here too: Research ArcGIS Resource Center document - How to work with the operation stack: ...
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How to reverse geocode with ArcMap?

What steps to I have to take in ArcMap (ArcEditor) to input a lat / long and return nearest address? I found the Reverse Geocode tool but I can't figure out what to put in the "Input Features" and ...
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Method to generate points in any projection

I am writing an application in ArcMap to generate a grid of points. These points have a very defined layout and I have worked out an algorithm that works great under a projected coordinate system. ...
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How to Save a Raster or Polygon to ArcMap Table of Contents in C#?

Just as the title says, I want to save the Raster to the table of contents. I have a Raster displaying on the ArcMap IDisplay, but I can't figure out how to save it to the Table of Contents in ...
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Merging Issues doubling up

I have two shapefiles with some of the parcels (surveying) overlapping each other. How do you get those overlapping parcels from doubling up? Is there a way you can have it dissolved or union etc... ...
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Where is the Angle Measure Tool in ArcMap 10?

I can't seem to find it.
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How to create floating-only window in ArcMap?

I'm looking for a way to create a floating window in ArcMap. To give an example just look at the window of the Identify tool. Floating means that it stays in front of the map document at all times ...
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how can i convert an excel table to a shapefile with correct scale in arcmap?

i know that there is already one similar question to this one but my problem is different and none of the provided answers did resolve my problem. i've an excel table with some rows and in each row ...
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script for automated line drawing procedure for set of start and end points

A colleague conducted a field survey and recorded the start and end points of the transects with a GPS. These points have been imported to ArcMap 9.3 as 2 point layers. Both layers have a "transect ...
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Stop ArcMap from probing missing data sources on launch

When migrating a map from one environment to another (say, from an existing client environment to our development environment) we're often given MXD documents that represent the map. These documents ...
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comparing two DEMs

i have two Lidar las files, one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, i wanted to compare how the Digital ...
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How do I open the Identify window in ArcMap?

My identify window no longer appears when I identify a feature in ArcMap.
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The Geometry is not M-Aware

When using the Erase geoprocessing tool from the Analyst Toolbox I get the following error "ERROR 999999: Error executing function. The geometry is not M-aware Failed to execute (Erase)." With small ...
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Dissolve not working in ArcGIS 10

The dissolve tool is not working for me when I use ArcGIS 10. It works perfectly when I use version 9.3. Any help?
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How can I import layer symbology from another layer programmaticaly with ArcObjects & VBA?

I would like to be able to develop a procedure that runs through all layers in the TOC and if the layer (name) exists in a specific folder where I am storing layer files with complex symbology I would ...
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Why are my additional Add-In folders disappearing?

I thought it just something I was doing. Then someone emailed me about about the same issue. Then I checked a user that I set up on ArcGIS 10 and his had been wiped. It doesn't happen right ...
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Implement 'Zoom To Selected Features' in VB.Net

Seems like this should be dead simple. I'm writing an add-in for ArcMap 10 in VB.Net. I need code that will reproduce the 'Selection --> Zoom To Selected Feature' menu option.
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'Select by attribute' using python in ArcMap 10

I need to select a feature using SQL before zooming to it in python. What I'm looking for are replacements for the commented lines in this code: import arcpy parcel_num = "123456" mxd = ...
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Convert .mxd with embedded VBA command button to ArcMap 10

I'm trying to convert an .mxd file from an older version to ArcMap 10. The old version had two simple VBA scripts attached to toolbar buttons. I am trying to convert this .mxd to ArcMap 10. For ...
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Change from layout view to data view using python? (ArcMap 10)

Is there a way to change from layout view to data view using python? I would prefer to do it using arcpy.
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How can I load VBA customizations stored in a “document-level custom template” into a Map Document created from a “Normal.mxt” template in ArcGIS 10?

I have all kinds of custom tools that are called from UI Controls stored in a document-level map document (my custom template). In earlier versions of ArcGIS these were stored in the global-level ...
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Can I “stack” labels in ArcMap (ArcView) without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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Assertion Error when attempting arcpy.mapping.AddLayer

Whenever I attempt to use AddLayer it gives me: Runtime error <type 'exceptions.AssertionError'> This is what I've been using: arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(MainDF, ...
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Does ArcMap have non-breaking space for labels? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a non-breaking space in ArcMap? I particularly need it for labels. &amp; gives me a & but &nbsp; doesn't work. Is there any way to make a non-breaking space? I'm ...
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How do you view multiple tables at the same time in ArcMap 10?

My original question was: How do you undock the tables in the ArcMap attribute window? because that's how I thought it should work in the new ArcGIS 10 docking environment. Either it isn't ...
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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Unwanted Italicization of Symbol Text (ArcMap 9.3.1)?

So I am running in to a problem that has got me stumped. I'm working on a road systems map, and there are a few symbols with text in the middle. The problem is that the text within the badge, ...
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How to create a pop-up box if a condition is true in a table? (ArcMap 10)

I'm creating a script that will grab layout data from a table for the current Building Number of the current building my map series is on. It works fine, but I need it to pop up a window if multiple ...
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realtime maps for coastal zone using arcmap10 with added layers

i would like to make the best mapping serices for clients for exact mapping layers for High tide line and low tide line ( which the data is being collected physically in x,y format) with this data ...
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How to prevent automatic new line when labeling point feature class?

I have a point feature class that I am labelling with the string "EXIT" for a majority of points, but some points will be longer, such as "EXIT into Pacific". I wrote a labeling script that will ...
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Arc node topology in ArcMap

I would like to implement an arc node topology in arcmap. Do you know how can i build node topology from line layer in ArcMap 9.3.1?
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How to change a text element's font size using python? (ArcMap 10)

I need my script to change the font size of a text element if the string is too long to fit in the title section of the map. I've looked into it using Arcpy, but haven't had any luck. Does anyone know ...
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Cannot spatially select from Oracle view based featurelayer in ArcMap

I'm hoping someone has seen this before and has a solution. I've exhausted all my ideas. I having problems with the selection and identify tool in ArcMap. I have a point feature class, zlevels, ...
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How to create a button in Arcmap 10 to run a Python program?

I have a script that I want to run within ArcMap when a button in a toolbar is clicked, and so far I have only been able to make the script into a script tool. I need it to run as a command, not as a ...
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How to disable and enable drawing in ArcMap 10 using Python?

The script that I'm writing repositions two data frames and sets their extents. When doing this, it redraws the entire Active View 4 times, slowing the script substantially. Pressing F9 or clicking ...
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Runaway memory usage with Event Layers in ArcGIS

I have an ArcEngine application, based off an MXD with an axMapControl. Several of the layers in the map are event layers built with XY data in a SQL table. It has routing info applied from a ...
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How do i popup a context menu with custom command items in a Select tool OnMouseDown (Right Click) with VB .Net?

This should be simple... I am converting VBA customization to VB .NET in VS 2008 Express Edition. In VBA i have a custom selection tool. Aside from just selecting features, when OnMouseDown receives ...
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Is there a way to “disperse markers” across multiple point layers?

I have a bunch of point layers which often have overlapping features. The disperse markers geoprocessing tool works within a layer but is there a way to do it across more than one layer, so none of ...
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How can I change the class of one pixel in a classified image?

I have a classified image (I did it in ERDAS) with six categories. There are some misclassified pixels (especially high-density urban category). Is there any way that I can choose one pixel and then ...
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How do I create forms using Geodatabase's related tables in ArcPad Studio 10?

I have a Geodatabase with a Points table and number of related tables. The reason for the related tables is because of the large number of fields. The relationships are reconginsed by ArcGIS and ...
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Measuring data load and redraw times in ArcMap

Rephrasing of the question slightly to address some issues. Is there are standard way of measuring load times for data, specifically sybolised data, within ArcMap? In particular, we're comparing ...
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Is it possible to use more than two control point links when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to georeference CAD to a building footprint in ArcMap 10 (although I've had this same problem in earlier versions). The problem is, it won't let me use more than two control point links, so ...
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Why i cannot see my globe service?

I want to explore it in ArcMap or in ArcExplorer but both cannot "see" it. For the other resources like map services everything is workikng well. I can add that the service is started and in a ...