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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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GIS ANALYST + cadastral support

I have many points that were picked by handheld GPS and I want to fit them to their relevant cadastral plots automatically. The attribute information (plot number) for these points are exactly ...
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Creating bulk field aliases for several layers within same ArcSDE feature class using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have an ArcMap with ~200 layers from the same sde feature class. After I finished adding all the layers it was brought to my attention that we need to add field alaises for the attribute table. ...
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Relative Path not working in ArcMap and ArcObjects

I'm using ArcMap 10.0 and Windows 7 64 bit. I'm trying to set a relative paths for my MXD file. My MXD is located c:\workspace\rastertest.mxd and the data is located at ...
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Determine which points fall within a 3D polygon and export this subset to a flat file

I am working in ArcMap 10 and will have a 3D representation of a zone of transmission. I would like to determine which GPS points fall within this polygon and then export this subset out to a flat ...
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How to: Conditional Symbology in ArcMap

I'm in charge of a database that contains property information. I would like to symbolize parcels of land that we have a 'written agreement' with the owner differently than parcels that we do not ...
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Making multiple separate selections from attributes

I am using ArcGIS 10 with ArcEditor license. I have a 10 year composite of month-to-month temperature values for 17 weather stations. That makes 120 months. I have to select each and every month ...
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Which interface can replace an IArcPadExtension?

I trying to migrate a code written for arcgis desktop and I have there a IArcPadExtension, but here ...
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Interpolation of 17 data points - temperature data

I have 17 location points here in Iceland: weatherstation points. It's a 10-year, month-to-month, composite of temperature values for each station which means 120 values for each station. 2040 values ...
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How to import matlab data into ArcMAP?

I'm creating regression lines using matlab from points having UTM geographic coordinates. I would like to import those regression lines into a map of the same area in ArcMAP. My question is what ...
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How can I update an MXD file programatically?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1. product line and MXD files. At our customer we have multiple environment (DEV, QAS, PROD) which should be more or less identical except they use different datbases and a few ...
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How can I extract raster values around points?

I'm using ArcMap 10. I have a point dataset and a .flt raster. For each point I want the sum of the raster values that lie within a certain radius of each point. i.e. I want to extract values within a ...
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ArcObjects - Listening for Map Click in ArcMap

I have a seemingly simple requirement that is causing me all types of headaches - listening for a map click event in ArcMap via ArcObjects. Simple as that, just tell me when the map is clicked (and ...
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ArcObjects: AfterItemDraw only fires for layers in the root of TOC

As I mentioned at the end of this answer the IActiveViewEvents.AfterItemDraw event (even with IViewManager.VerboseEvents enabled) only seems to fire for layers in the root of ArcMap's table of ...
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Why won't ArcMap 10 snap?

I'm really confused by this. ArcMap will seeminly randomly decide to not allow snapping when editing. Sometimes its only for certain features, sometimes for only parts of the same feature (e.g. one ...
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ArcGIS: Extracting data from large intersect dataset

I have a big dataset imported into ArcMap. For each point, I created a buffers of 200m. And I apply Intersect to all the buffers, resulting in a huge dataset of around 2183962 objects. Previously, I ...
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Recalculate Quantile Breakpoints in CalculateField_management loop?

I have a program that iteratively replaces a temp field where I choose a certain symbology (color ramp and quantile color break methodology) with a few other fields from a join. The program works in ...
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raster data expressed as percent

I downloaded NDVI greeness data from the USGS Integrated Vegetation Mapping Viewer. In the metadata it says that visual greenness values range from 0 to 100. My data is from the period ending 3/5/12 ...
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Demographic Info within 3 miles of longitude and latitude

I want to get demographic information within three or five miles of a location given its longitude and latitude. The demographic info I am looking for include number of people, age distribution, ...
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ArcObjects - Possible To Add Anything More Than Text To Balloon Callout?

With code I've scraped together from various posts on this site, I am able to display a simple balloon callout with text in a standard ArcMap session. Is it possible to add anything more than just ...
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ArcObjects: How to measure the draw time of a layer in ArcMap?

I'd like to quantitatively measure the display performance of mosaic datasets, image service layers, raster layers, feature layers, etc. in ArcMap 10. How can I measure the draw time of a particular ...
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DLL As Embedded Resource ArcMap Add-In? VB.NET

I tried using StackOverflow, but I don't think anyone can answer my question in context(ArcMap Addins). I am currently developing an add-in that needs to load a custom control DLL as a dependency. ...
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ArcObjects (ArcGIS for Desktop and C#): How to cast between the ArcMap COM UI and my custom .Net UserControl objects?

I'm creating a utility to run in ArcGIS for Desktop using ArcObjects (9.3.1 SDK) and C#.Net. My prototype involves a toolbar with two comboboxes and a tool. The first combo selects a layer in the TOC, ...
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Distance Calculation Output Does Not Identify Input Points

I'm using ArcMap 10 to do distance calculations between a large set of points, using the point distance calculator. The output table generated gives me distances correctly, but the output categories ...
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How to pass in a database created on the fly in code to Quick_Export in arcpy?

So I am trying to programmatically use quick_export through the arcpy package in an arcmap tool, and so I referenced the quick_export tool's dialog box that comes up when it is executing for the ...
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How can I convert SRTM data to DEM or DTED?

i am working on a project which is not commercial and i need some digital elevation data for visualization. in net i have found a link and i have downloaded .asc data from following link.. SRTM Data ...
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Creating a map cache without ArcServer?

Is there a way to create a tiled map cache without using ArcServer? I have aerial photography in .sid format that takes a while to load, whereas cached jpeg tiles will load much much faster. Any way I ...
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Open the IGxDialog in MS Access 2010 using VBA

I hope this is the right forum for this question. I have a program in MS Access that allows users to input varius aspects related to land treatments including the spatial information (point, line, or ...
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Viewing panoramic imagery in ArcGIS

Is there an ArcGIS extension or utility that will view 360 degree panoramic images? I've found utilities that are part of larger software packages for managing mobile scanning data, but all I'm after ...
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Raster Combine - ESRI Spatial Analyst

I am trying to combine a whole bunch of rasters with Esri Spatial Analyst. Seems to be doing what I want EXCEPT the calculated output is only the area where all 4 rasters overlap. I am a complete ...
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Dynamic Text for coordinate system

I would like to change the dynamic script for a coordinate system from "GDA 1994 MGA Zone 54" (Taken from a cut down version of the dynamic text>coordinate system) to "GDA 94 z54" How would I do ...
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Testing ArcMAP 10.0

I want to test performance of Arc Desktop based applications. I tried GDBT but it not give me any information about request time etc. I tried also a Workflow Profiler, but this tool usually crash my ...
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Is there an easier way to edit polygons in ArcMap?

I am updating woodlot polygons in ArcMap 10. Instead of editing individual verticies, is there a way to edit that is more like drawing part of a new shape (say if the woodlot has expanded only on one ...
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Field calculatur in ArcMap 10: How to specify field row?

I'm new to arcmap, so I'm not entirely sure about terminology which is probably why I can't seem to find the answer to this seemingly trivial question. In the attribute table I want to be able to ...
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Which interpolation method is the most suitable for DEMs?

Which interpolation method is the best suitable for hill/valley areas and normal ground with undulations and rivers? When working with Aster 30mX30m DEMs, which method will give the most realistic ...
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SQL Spatial view using a Query Layer in ArcMap 10 is SLOW

We have a number of SQL Spatial views each made up of approximately 10 tables (so relatively complex views) and each including a table with a SQL Geometry column. A view could return up to 300-400 ...
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Why is ArcGIS crashing when I try to load .adf raster data?

I am pretty new to GIS, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I downloaded a bunch of land cover files from USGS seamless warehouse of Florida. Every time I try to 1) view the .adf file (which ...
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How to achieve more than basic labelling of Reference Grids (Graticules, Measured Grids) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm happy to be corrected, but at the moment I do not think it is possible to meet any of the following mapping requirements using either ArcMap or ArcPy: Label measured grids using a format like ...
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Tables in ArcMap 10.0 - are they layers or tableviews

Is a table in ArcMap a layer or a tableview. I want to be able to feed a table into an UpdateCursor via a toolbox script. If my table has a definition query on it how do I check for that with ...
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Cached map performance when viewed in ArcMap

ArcGIS server cached map service that displays at the following scales: 1:20,000 1:10,000 1:5,000 1:1,000 Refresh takes 1 second when using the Javascript/silverlight viewer, but 4-7 seconds when ...
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How to alter transparency by spatial location

I'm trying to create a map that has a all layers within a subject area having 0% transparency (full opaque), while features outside that area (defined by a polygon shapefile) having a reduced ...
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C# version for ArcObjects 9.3

Can I use C# 4.0 with the target framework set to .NET 3.5 to develop an extension for ArcMap 9.3? Or does it have to be C# 3.0 or earlier?
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Cant edit this featureclass. Why?

I can successfully create this featureclass in the ArcGIS10 default geodatabase and add it to the project, but it can't be edited. I have tried to add a feature using ...
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MXD Performance - number of layers vs number of datasets

My mxd currently has 5 buildings layers accessing 5 different buildings datasets (one for each of 5 counties). Most often there would only be a single county's buildings in the current view, if that ...
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How to create regular soil sampling grids?

I need to be able to set up a soil sampling grid at regular spacings of around 50 - 100 meters. Then export the points to a GPS so I can be guided to the points. I am new to GIS and have tried to do ...
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Can I have the “store relative pathnames to data sources” box checked as the default?

Is there a way to have the "store relative pathnames to data sources" box checked as the default rather than always having to go into the document properties and check the box? ArcMap 10.0.
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How do I zoom to the overall extent of two (or more) selected features from two layers?

I am creating an application where the user picks a value from a combo box, the application then selects that feature and then selects the corresponding features from a second layer, (both selections ...
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ArcMap: extracting overlapped buffers

I have a set of points in ArcMap which I create a buffer for each point. Then I use intersect to extract the overlapping buffers. The result is something like this: The lighter color are the ...
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Updating SDE point feature classes with SQL SERVER 2008 R2 [closed]

I am contacting you in hope that you can help me resolve an issue using SQL Server 2008 R2 to push updates to a SDE point feature class. We are using a C# app that uses ArcGIS Runtime to edit the ...
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how to save layers in combobox

I'd like to develop an app so that user introduce the layers in comboboxes ( layers are slope,aspect,elevation etc) then user use these layers for processing in another form(processing form) and dose ...