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Create road speed limit segments with linear referencing

I have a route-feature class and a point feature class with speed limit signs. In ArcMap I am capable to reference the signs on the route with help of a reference field and using the locate features ...
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How to fix undershoots in data converted from Microstation using ArcMap 10.0?

I have converted data from Microstation to ArcGIS. The converted data has undershoots at intersections, so I tried to snap lines using Spatial Adjusment. I've added some control points but ArcMap ...
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How to convert existing lines to polygons with Arcobjects, preferably in C#?

Does anyone know how to convert existing line geometry to polygons with arcobjects as it works with the geoprocessing tool "feature to polygon"?
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ArcGIS opposite to pivot table

fellow GIS-ers :)! I've been trying to find a tool to do the opposite to what the "pivot table" tool does but I dont thin there is any tools for that. I have a raster data set derived from Landsat ...
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Where to find books or course materials to help prepare for Esri Technical Certification in ArcGIS Desktop and Developer?

Where I can find books or course materials to help prepare for Esri Technical Certification in ArcGIS Desktop and Developer?
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FeatureDataGrid and FeatureDataForm will not commit to database or input data

This is the second time that I have posted about this. In my previous question they told me I needed to enable the Feature Access capability. I did this and then it said I needed to have a Data Store ...
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How to use shortcuts in dockable windows?

I have developed a custom dockable window with textboxes, comboboxes and buttons for use in ArcMap. After the user clicks on a button in the dockable window a function is invoked. How can I invoke the ...
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What are the units of the calculated area from a raster in decimal degree

I'm trying to calculate area for a raster file which contains 2 layers (0 for unsuitable habitat and 1 for suitable). It's been calculated successfully but I don't know what is the unit of the ...
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Select / Deselect and Identify Features in QGIS

Sorry if this is all a bit 101, but I'm new to QGIS. I basically have a large Arc project that I can access in QGIS for reference, so will only really be using it to identify features. For example to ...
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Extract Z information from different vector layers in ArcMap 10.1

I have 2 different vector layers, Layer A detailing the area of different polygons and Layer B having similar size polygons with z values instead. I would need to combine Layer A with Layer B so that ...
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What are use cases of Esri's CityEngine?

I would like to know the use cases of Esri's CityEngine, and what distinguish this tool from the other standard GIS like ArcMap and QGIS? and in which fields could be used ?
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Copy, not export, a table from Arcmap

How can I copy a table, or selection of rows or columns in a table, from Arcmap without going through the pointy-clicky-typey exercise of Export table? The destination of said copy could be anything: ...
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How to ensure different colors for surrounding polygons in ArcGIS?

I can symbolize my polygon in ArcGIS by categories. I tried for every field. But unfortunately in few polygon it showing same color those are just beside of same color polygon. I have to categorized ...
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What is the preferable value for setting tolerance for selecting a feature

I know it's really a basic question. But I am really confused about this. For selecting a point feature by mouse click, we need to set a tolerance value to create the envelope. And here is the problem ...
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Converting Categories to shapefiles [duplicate]

I have created 2 Categories in a feature using classification.Now how do I convert them into new shapefiles?
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Raster as Attribute Field Error

I'm using Arc 10.1. I am creating a parcel inventory where I would like to have a photo of the property attached as an attribute and view-able with an HTML popup. I have a polygon feature class built ...
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Does Identify tool of ArcGIS for Desktop have Python script behind it?

Can anyone let me know the Python script for "Identify" tool in arcmap10. I need to create a customized script tool for that and add in a toolbar.. Pls help...
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Set unique values to different groups programmatically

I have a polyline feature layer. After doing some computation, I update a field of that layer and want to set unique color for different value of that field. We can do this from symbology using unique ...
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Calculate Field using Esri Python Addin

I am trying to select a polygon then it must automatically change (calculate) the status to "C". The tool seems to work in the background but nothing actually happens (the status is not updated). I ...
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How to create dynamic sub-menu in ArcMap?

I created a static menu contains 3 static items like in this link create menus, I want to add a sub-menu and get the menu's items from database like in this image: I already did the left part with ...
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Problems displaying joined attribute data through ArcGIS Server

I have an ArcSDE feature class in an ArcMap MXD which I have 'joined' to a view into an external SQL database table, that is connected via an OLE DB connection. In the MXD the join works perfectly; I ...
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Automate process of duplicating point features - ArcGIS 10.0

I need to learn a way in which I can normalize data and in the same process duplicate certain records of a point feature class. The issue is as follows. I am provided address data in the following ...
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ESRI ArcMap Add-in Config.esriaddinx

I'm in the process of converting an older ArcMap extension to an Add-In in C# and I am trying to best take advantage of the XML based configuration. Config.esriaddinx works great for the basic set up ...
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Where does the Style Manager store the files in and Why does the Style Manager does not show some edit color ramps?

Where are Color Ramp files saved? Every time I make edits, it does not show up on the Style Manager. Does it save it to the hard drive or in the Style Manager? I need more information. Thanks
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How to keep specified separation distance between features in printout from ArcMap?

Does anyone have a solution to select features using attribute values and print only the selection keeping a specified separation distance between the features in the printout in ArcMap.
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Printing large number of Points in ArcGIS

I have bathymetric data which have thousands of points ( exactly 71 K). Now when I try to print it in a large map size in ARCMAP 10.0 , the layout view freezes and the system is hung , possibly due ...
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how to calculate raster layer statistics using arcpy?

I'm trying to write a script that will, in part, calculate statistics for a raster layer in an Arcmap mxd, but when I run the script I get an "invalid parameter" error (Error 000840), saying that the ...
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Clipping Buffers

I have buffered a line shapefile where many lines are intersecting but not broken at intersections. I am trying to select each record in the buffer file and clip all intersecting polygons in the same ...
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What to set spatial reference to after projecting to GCS_WGS_1984

I have a shapefile containing some sort of vectors or polygonal chains. This file is in the GCS_CH1903 geographic coordinate system (it is not specified though... if I import it into ArcMap it says ...
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How to assign value to field of layer based on spatial query with another layer?

I want to assign a value to a field of a polygon layer based on the value of a field on another polygon layer, using a spatial query. My first polygon layer contains buildings and the second contains ...
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Tables within the Reclassify tool- what is it, where is it?

ArcMap 10.1 here. I have a raster set I'm looking to reclassify. The field I need to re-classify is currently a string of words like "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" and I'm going to set them to be 1 and 2. I ...
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Create a circle or ellipse from points

Sorry if this is basic. I have an excel sheet with lat/long in it and a field with a radius, in meters, included. I would like to create a circle or ellipse feature class around these points. ...
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Joining Excel with arcmap by model builder

I am trying to use the model builder tool in ArcMap 10. I would like to join an Excel file (xls) with a shp.file. The Excel file and the shapefile have one identical column with data but the ...
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How to retain Field Name / Alias on Export of Table?

Is there a way I can modify the Field Name or to make him keep the Alias when a table is exported? Or is there a way to keep the Alias instead of the Field Name, when exporting for example to .dbf ? ...
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Image Classification toolbar disabled in ArcMap 10.1

I'm trying to select an image from Image Classification toolbar but the dropdown arrow box is disabled. The 'Classification' dropdown box and all of its contents are also disabled. Any help would be ...
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Add Surface Information in 3d-analyst

One of our guys is using the "Functional Surface->Add Surface Information" feature in 3D-analyst tool in ArcMap 10.1 to add elevation data to an XY list. It's the only feature we're using from the ...
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How to set focus on ArcMap map window using arcobjects and c#.net

I have developed a custom dockable window with textboxes, comboboxes and a button for use in ArcMap. After the user clicks on the button in the dockable window a function is invoked. After the ...
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Performing a field calculation affects selectable layers in ArcGIS 10.1

In ArcMap 10.1 I have a table open for a layer that I have set as not selectable. Yet when I use the Field Calculator for a record(s) in that table, it automatically makes the associated layer a ...
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Mapping between two different agencies roadway shapefiles of Las Vegas in ArcGIS

I have two roadway shapefiles of Vegas. But they do not overlap. One of the file has a certain shift from its exact location. Can anyone help me how can I move the location so that they overlap ...
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Is it possible to solve Differential Equations in ArcMap and/or ERDAS Imagine?

I would like to know if it is possible to solve differential equations and run them directly in either ArcMap or ERDAS Imagine, similar to the raster calculator in ArcMap?
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ArcMap10 using Feature to Line to simplify dual carriageways

I need to clean a roadmap shapefile to replace all dual carriageways (DCs) with single lines. The Feature to Line tool nearly works, but is destroying some of the road links. My current workflow ...
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Problem deleting file GDB with model builder when it has features in it

I built a simple tool that creates 2 file GDBs for my work needs, and another to delete them after the job is done. When the GDBs are empty, the delete tool works fine. However, when there are ...
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ArcMap Geoprocessing Operation to create a layer with incorporated places and, separately, surrounding unincorporated portion of a county?

I am working with TIGER FILES, attempting to use the update (analysis) operation in ArcMap 10.1. The files I'm using are counties, and the incorporated (non-CDP) segment of the places file. I'm ...
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How do you calculate a column value based on the value of another column?

I am trying to select data based on whether it starts with certain characters and then update a field. For example if [Asbuilt] starts with "WL" then do something. Here are the two methods I have ...
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Calculate area within Python script in Arcmap

I am trying to calculate the area of a polygon within my Python script. I create a new polygon from merging two together, and I'd like to add the area of the resulting polygon to a field in the output ...
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Ok to measure and union a projected-on-the-fly shapefile in ArcMap?

I have a dataframe in arcMap 10.0.4 that is of Africa Albers Equal Area Conic PCS. I bring in a census shapefile of WGS 1984 CS and it is projected on the fly. I do 2 things: I use the calculate ...
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Convert polygons to a number of randomly located points based on polygon size

ArcMap 10.1 on a PC. Working with a large shapefile with ~50,000 poygons with a wide range of size from 1,000+m. to <1m. I would like to convert these polygons into points so I can do some analysis ...
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How to split multiple overlapping points in ArcMap 9.2? [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS (ArcMap with Info license) 9.2. I have many points that have the same XY coordinates. Is there any method to apply any sort of buffer by which they'll get desegregated at different ...
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Error running ArcHydro tools function in Arcmap

I am trying to run a function from ArcHydro tools in Arcmap 10.1; Sink evaluation. But before it can finish it returns an error message, that, frankly, I don't understand at all. It goes ...
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How to sequentially increment date field in ArcGIS

I have created a date field in my point shapefile. I want to input date their. I am able to do so. Now I want to create a sequential increment with 6 second interval from previous point to next point. ...