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How do you navigate the ArcObjects OMDS?

How does everyone get round navigating the different OMD's I can work with single interfaces no problem, but when i have to use multiple interfaces I struggle to get my head round go through different ...
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calculate average slope along a line

I have a slope layer and I want to calculate the average slope along a line. This line isn't necessarily straight (e.g its a route, I would like to be able to input geographic coordinates along that ...
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How to batch export layers to kml in Arcmap?

Is there a way to export layers to KML by altering the layer to KML tool to have more than one layer input?
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Select “interior” lines of a polygon-to-line layer

I have a polygon featureclass that has adjacent features. Using Arc10, I am turning those polygons into lines using the "Featureclass to Lines" tool. Now I would like to select ONLY THE INTERIOR ...
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Why do ArcToolbox tools give ActiveX error?

I work with ArcGIS 9.3. When I try to run any ArcToolbox tool I receive the message: Window Internet Explorer (Title of the Window) "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because ...
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How do I add a hyphen to the Field Calculator to merge 2 columns?

I am trying to build a field calculator expression to merge two columns into one. I am looking for the word that makes it a range. Example: I have 2 columns in elevation, From and To. I want to ...
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Fastest way to test if raster contains data within a polygonal area

I am writing a python script for a geoprocessing tool in arcmap. I have a polygon in WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) and a raster grid, raster1, in WGS 1984. I reproject the polygon to ...
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Uninstalled Chrome now arctoolbox won't work

I have a big problem - I installed google earth for a project and when I went to uninstall chrome that it forced onto my computer now Arctoolbox won't work at all. I can see the toolbox but whenever I ...
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ArcMap Draw Camera Range with ArcPy

i am working on some camera data. I have some points which consist of azimuth, angle, distance, and of course coordinate field attributes. In arcmap I want to draw shapes like this: The shape is ...
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Accessing graph in ArcMap document using ArcPy?

I am trying to access an existing graph in an ArcMap document with arcpy. I know how to create a new graph with arcpy, but I cannot seem to figure out how to access an existing graph in an ArcMap ...
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script for automating insert scale bar, text, north arrow

I've always wanted an automatic process for these tools instead of having to click insert again and again. It seems easy but I can't do it in modelbuilder and I can't seem to find anyone making a ...
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Using Gui tools and arcpy.mapping

For a project I want to create a little program that does simple things like export a map from the python command line, but also users are able to edit said map (without having to open arcmap) e.g ...
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A count of points within a set distance using updatecursor

I have a script that calculates the average distance between points. What I want is to rewrite it so I can input the point layer, input a distance, and the output field will tell me a count of the ...
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Qgis or ArcMap ,find later added data from two layers?

i have two layer which consist of 2010 and 2011 years poi. and in qgis i want to find which poi have been added new in 2011 data .. or can we get result from arcgis or any tool ... thnks
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Is there a better method to fix empty pixels after classification?

empty pixels occurs after classification - in arcmap you can use Generalization tools such as majority filter. However is there a script you could write to better fix it? for example - some of the ...
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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% ...