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overlay a county shapefiles for 2 different years [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: overlay county shapefiles for 2 different years 2 down vote favorite I have county-level shapefile for South Caroline in 1880 and one for 1940. I would like to overlay ...
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How to keep track of changes (version control) to MXD files?

I am trying to use ArcMap for the first time, so please bear with me and don't down vote the question. My superior at the work place has asked me to do some research about the life cycle of an .mxd ...
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calculate coastline at risk

I have an idea of what I want to do but I don't know yet what tools will bring me there. I have administrative boundaries in one layer and coastline in another layer. The coastline is categorized in ...
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Need to create an XAML GUI to reference a local map (not on the MapServer site) that I'm using in ArcMap

I know how to create an XAML GUI for a MapServer map . . . <esri:Map x:Name="MyMap" Extent="-120,20,-100,40" > <esri:Map.Layers> <esri:ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer ...
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Not able to create a geoprocessing package in ArcMap using my own Network Dataset and associated data

I went through the following two examples to get an idea of how to create a custom, local Routing Task . . . This is a walkthrough that takes you step by step through the creation of your first ...
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Is ArcMap 10.0 Query Layer passing invalid SQL to Oracle 11gR2?

In two different environments I'm having trouble using ArcMap 10.0 Query Layers to view SDO_GEOMETRY (point) data in Oracle 11.2. This suggests I'm doing something wrong... Points are in Oracle ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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Implementing Custom Selection Tool (Adding to current selection) with ArcObjects

I am trying to implement a custom selection tool in ArcMap 9.3.1 that is functionally similar to the default ArcMap selection tool with "Adding to current selection" enabled. ie. the user can click to ...
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How to use multiple attributes feature for symbology in ArcMap?

I am trying to make a map using US census data showing vacant housing to total housing on the same map. I came across the "multiple attributes" feature under the symbology tab and wondered if this ...
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Why does tool take longer to run when in Python script?

I have written a python script that does some euclidean allocation. For that I use arcpy.gp.EucAllocation_sa() method. Now, my python script takes 30-40% extra time than spatial analyst euclidean ...
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How to remove decimal places from currency formatting in ArcGIS?

For years I have put up with the 2 decimal places that ArcGIS adds to the "currency" formatting, but most of the time I do not want them and end up removing them in my exported map images. I cannot ...
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ArcGIS Attribute Assistant method not working

I don't know how many of you are using Attribute Assistant for ArcGIS 10.1, hope many:) I have some difficulties with a couple of methods. Well, I got the INTERSECTING_EDGE, the GENERATE_ID, and a ...
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IFeature.Store seems to bypass edit sessions and cannot be rolled back. Why?

I'm working with ArcObjects edit sessions for the first time and am having some trouble with it. The C# code I am about to discuss is part of an ArcMap 9.3 extension DLL. My problem is that calls to ...
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Spatial join drops values from fields in ArcCatalog

I'm running ArcEditor 10.0 SP5 with the Spatial Join patch installed. I am aware that spatial joins tend to fail on larger datasets, so I have two polygon feature classes with about 700 features ...
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How to identify image footprints of an aerial photograph

I need a tool that will take aerial images with Lat, Long, and Alt in their EXIF data and produce foot prints of the images. We need to verify that the images cover the photographed area with proper ...
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Dissolve column based on attribute in another column

I have 3 columns within a polygon layer I'm working with. Column 1 = Landowner, 3 different values Column 2 = Parcel, N different values Column 3 = Management type, 5 different values I would like ...
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Extraction of stream gradient for branched river networks

At the moment I am working on the extraction of stream gradients for a large basin, as a consequence, rivers are strongly branched.So far, I read through the relevant posts on this site, but so far I ...
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Displaying Interpolated surface [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Displaying/Accessing interpolated data I successfully carried out IDW interpolation procedure on rainfall data, using the spatial extent, same pixel size, and same pixel ...
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How to create a pop up attribute table for each crash located on a roadway segment in arcmap

I am trying to create a simple user interface that displays information for each crash located on the routes. I also need to display a graph along with that. I am a beginner in Python with no prior ...
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In ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer?

To build an offset of a linear feature in ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer? In terms of the resulting features and their linear differences from the source linear ...
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Adding kernel density output to map with ArcPy

I am trying to emulate the behavior of the Kernel Density tool from the ArcMap 10 GUI in a script; in other words, I want to calculate the density of a dataset, and add the visual result to a map. If ...
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How to repair topology of a shapefile?

I performed an object-based image analysis using ENVI EX, and each of the classified features were exported as a shapefile. I transferred those shapefiles into ArcMap 10, and tried to intersect them ...
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Writing Python script to give multiple buffers of different sizes in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to write a loop that will cause the output to be multiple buffer shapefiles. For example, I want a circle buffer of 50ft, 100ft, 150ft, etc. Can anyone help? I'm new to this and am trying ...
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What is the difference between Geoprocessing Map object vs. MapDocument object in Python

I have the following code: mxd["C1"] = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename)) mxd["C2"] = [arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename))] C1 creates a geoprocessing Map ...
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Can ArcMap display the individual dimensions of a polygon?

I'm working with parcel data to get the dimensions of each lot to correspond with known dimensions. Is there a way to display the individual lengths of each line comprising the perimeter of a ...
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How can I use Python to save several MXDs within the same script?

I have a program (720 lines of code) that runs multiple tasks on Arcmap .mxd files. Such as update layers, update text, add layers, etc. Within my program I have multiple "mxd.save()" instances. All ...
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How to create paths within a boundary?

I am looking to create movement paths of fish based on observed locations. Since I am looking at movements of fish within rivers and lakes, simply connecting the points to form a polyline will not ...
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Why does ArcMap edit session show different vertex count on feature than arcpy/ ArcToolbox

I am looking at features in an ArcSDE geodatabase via ArcMap. The feature shows to have four vertices by viewing the vertices in the map and by looking at the sketch properties. However if I run a ...
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How to create a generalized polygon layer from a raster?

I have a tiff file where I have extracted vegetation in a height interval from LIDAR. At the moment the picture is kind of blurry with no data cells between vegetated cells. I would like to create a ...
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Programatically take screenshot of map extent in ArcMap 9.3

Is it possible to programatically capture a screenshot of the current map extent (the map area with any active displayed layers) in ArcMap with the ArcObjects .NET SDK?
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How can I label edges of polygons?

How would I label polygon features, such as Counties, by its edge in ArcMap 10.1. This is similar to what one might find in a street atlas. For instance, have there are two counties (Lamb and ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Crashes when updating address locator

I keep getting a "ArcGIS has encountered a serious error and needs to close" crash dialogue box whenever I try to update an address locator imported from one server to another (updating the location ...
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Delete Custom Menu

How is it possible to delete a custom root menu developed in VS? I have gone through some walkthroughs and added an add-in that includes a button like so: <AddIn language="CLR" ...
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?
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How can I prevent label text from overlapping in ArcGIS 10.1?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1282990/Clipboard01%20%282%29.jpg ...
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How do I use python to batch process the reprojection of a group of shapefiles?

My client would like his shapefiles reprojected and I would like to get a script that can batch process all the files located in the same folder. I am new to Python and ArcPy but am very interested. ...
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How to Dock ArcMap's Table of Contents?

I have ArcView 10.1 and am, without luck, searching for/how to "dock the TOC" on the left hand side of the screen. When I grab the TOC, I see the buttons light up with arrows for up/down, ...
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How to calculate column average in Arcmap using VBA [closed]

I'm really new in gis and programming... So could anyone write VBA code for counting average. For example I have 3 columns which are named as JAN, FEB, MART...Each of them have 50 values in column. ...
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How do you create Revision Table in Arcmap for OSM contribution?

I have created the following detailed file for upload to OSM in ArcMap but don't know about creating a OSM Revision Table to be able to put the data into OSM. At 1:10,000 At 1:1000 The tool ...
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How do I convert many .dxf files to one gdb file?

I am using ArcView and ArcCatalog 9.2 with the Data Interoperability extension and I have 159 .dxf files that are comprised of 6 files; a dessin DAO, an annotation DAO, a multipatch DAO; a point DAO, ...
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Why are updates made in MXD by my tool not visible on some machines?

I've developed a tool that makes updates in many mxd files. When it runs in my machine, everything works fine, and I can open the mxd and see the updates made by the tool. When the tool runs in any ...
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How to deploy custom .dll commands in ArcMap 9.3.2?

In ArcMAp 9.3.2, I am trying to bring in an acreage calculator .dll buttom that I have used on previous versions. The .dll doesn't show up on the list of available custom addons. Is this a ...
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Is it possible to have a dynamic table in a data driven page environment?

I am creating a map series that has many polygons per sheet. There is annotation for the polygons however some polygons are very small with no annotation for them (annotation would completely hide a ...
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ArcGIS 10 Field Calculator doesn't notice selection/Attribute Table problem?

I just have an annoying problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is ...
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Unable to explode multipart polygon

I have a taxlot that is giving me troubles in a Union. When I try to run the union I get the tried and true ''Geometry is not M-Aware'' message. (there are no Polygon-M features). Based on readings ...
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calculate average commute time within 15 miles of city center

I am trying to figure out how to calculate the average commute time to work within 15 miles of the city center (and then map it in a form of continuous symbols (red to green gradient) with a legend, ...
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Refresh Currently Open ArcMap Attribute Table using ArcObjects

I have written an ArcMap Addin (ArcMap 10.0) that allows a user to perform a join between an in-memory table and a feature class (feature layer) added to the TOC. I want the attribute table of the ...
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What type of kernel density function does ArcMap use?

I know that there are several types of kernel density functions, such as uniform, cosine, Gaussian, etc. I was just wondering which one the "Kernel Density" functionality in ArcMap 10's Spatial ...
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Is there a simple way to create a new custom vector marker symbol for ArcMap?

I would like to create a set of custom marker symbols for environmental sampling locations. I need there to be "vector" marker symbols not picture symbols. I've tried picture marker symbols and there ...
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Split Polyline at Set Intervals

I have a polyline layer that has been joined to a table and I need to split it at certain distances along the line. The attribute table contains the distances at which I would like to split the ...