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Proper font size for each paper size for reader to be able to read names?

I am working on a project that I need to figure it out how or what font size for each paper size. There are 10 of them and two of them are in the same paper size. There is data frame I have set aside ...
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Script fails when executed from toolbox but not in command window (MakeFeatureLayer)

I am able to run the below code in the Python command window in ArcMap 10.2.1 without issue. However, when I run this as a toolbox script, it fails at line 15: newLyr = ...
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Prompt ArcMap Add-in to save settings before closing ArcMap

I'm working on an ArcMap 10.2 add-in which runs as a C# WPF application. I've linked the add-in window as a child owned by the ArcMap window so it will close when ArcMap is closed (among other ...
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Migrating ArcView GIS *.apr to ArcMap application of ArcGIS Desktop 9.3?

I have a lot of arcview .apr file. I need to open & edit in ArcMap 9.3, but the original project file is saved in .apr. I tried to use "import from arcview project". The project file can be open ...
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Visualizing where End Point Arc Segment will be Drawn with Polyline?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2 and I am trying to create some polyline features. I have no problem with creating polygon, but when I attempt to make an arc polyline it does not show me the angle at ...
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Can two files have the same coordinate system and still don't align /overlap? [duplicate]

I have two shape files, with the same coordinate system (File 1 and File 2). I have defined the Projection/Coordinate System of File 2 in ArcGIS using ArcToolbox using the Data Management ...
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Ungenerate command in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I am searching for the ungenerate command in argis10 desktop. I get to know that is available only for workstation. But i don't have workstation. Is there any way to use this command or any other way ...
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How do I statistically compare positions from two track datasets?

I have two datasets with positions that I need to compare. One would be the "observed" positions (someone took the GPS positions manually) and the other one was calculated using a software. To use ...
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How to create a buffer from a click on map on ARCMap

I'm searching a way to creating a buffer of a specified radius starting froma a click on the map.
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How do I drag item/file from ArcCatalog to custom UI form created with Toolbar Add-in?

I have created a button add-in in ArcMap that pops up custom UI/Form. I want to drag and drop file from ArcCatalog into the textbox on the Form. I am able to do so with windows explorer but not from ...
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Projecting Data with Transformations - Alignment Issue

Problem: I am having problems getting data to align properly with basemaps layers. The image below shows the difference between roads. The centerlines shapefile's coordinate system is ...
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Unable to edit PostgreSQL/PostGIS layers in ArcMap 10.2.2

I am connected to the database, have added a layer, started edit session, but I am unable to edit the attributeeo table of said layer. ArcMap tells me that it is not an editable layer. When ...
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How to get ASTER level 1B data to overlay correctly on google earth/ bing maps/ arcmap imagery basemap

I have recently purchased Two granules of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC. Upon importing this data into arcmap 10.2, the layers representing each band were specified as being projected in: ...
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How to use the Maplex abbreviation dictionary only if space is not available for the full label?

Maplex has a nice feature which can abbreviate labels based on a dictionary that you configure. eg, replace STREET with ST. However, it seems to be an all-or-nothing setting, with Maplex always ...
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vb.net arcmap add-in log4net log still follow the configuration before update

I met a strange thing in my log4net for vb.net arcmap add-in. At first, I follow the link http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/42276/How-to-Use-Log-Net-with-VB-NET-A-Simple-Step-By-St to write logs ...
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Is the filename of a shapefile the same as its Feature Class name?

This is a very basic question, but I'm not finding the answer on Google or here... I have a bundle of files I have to submit in an incredibly specific format. Our sub-consultants gave us a set of ...
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Join Field works in ArcMap but not in Python

I am trying to join a field of values found within a DBF to a multi-polyline shapefile. They share a common field name (filename) and the values found within each are identical. I was able to run Join ...
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Script for numbering roads based on Cardinal Direction

I am kind of new to python, and am attempting to write a script that will give me a unique identifier for roads based on the cardinal direction. Ultimatley, I would like to have a system set up such ...
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How to import and project ASTER 1B data into Arcmap?

I recently purchased a granule of ASTER 1B data from ERSDAC, when I import any of the associated rasters into ArcGIS, the image is displayed as being only 1m across, when the actual area represented ...
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vb.net arcobjects remove a buffer

I have a function which can select and zoom to a feature, at the same time I will create a buffer around the selected feature so that further more function provided only for the selected feature. The ...
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Why do CMYK colours in ArcMap not match those in Adobe products?

I'm creating a map in ArcMap, based on a style guide which specifies colours in CMYK notation. So I've set the colours in ArcMap's color selector. The layer has no transparency set, and is the only ...
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Recent Documents list in ArcMap is not being updated

On a colleague's machine, the list of Recent Documents isn't being populated when closing an MXD. she opens map1.mxd saves the document and closes ArcMap re-opens ArcMap map1.mxd isn't shown in ...
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Concatenating text and string in Field Calculator expression (python)

I'm trying to copy an attribute value from one field to another (sum of raster values), but I'm having issues in writing a functioning expression for a Calculate Field script. I'm adding a field ...
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Does ArcMap 10.2.1 no longer listen for DELETE key?

We've noticed that in ArcMap 9.3 we could select a feature on the map (while editing of course) and just press the delete key on the keyboard to delete the feature. ArcMap 10.2.1 does nothing when ...
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vb.net arcobjects determine whether arcmap is in editing session

I have a vb.net arcmap addin which provide a function to validate geodb topology. But there is a problem, when I am not in editing session and use the function, arcmap will crash. In this case I ...
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Measuring Continuous Distance of GPS track in ArcGIS Desktop

I am looking for a way to quickly measure the distance covered of GPS tracks of foraging Seabirds. A tool that could give accumulative distance of point to point from the long and lat coordinates ...
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How to calculate area of respective pixel?

I wants to create NDVI Map, In which it shows an area of respected pixel value lies in map.I have NDVI value within -0.6 to 0.7. Suppose,I wants to calculate area of 0.5 NDVI value with scale of ...
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Network Analyst does not analyses my own created roundabouts in geofabrik shp file

I am trying to digitized the shape file data (attached) that i downloaded from geofabrik, to new roads in my region. The network anaylst does not work beyond rounds abouts, that I create new ones. It ...
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How to Enabling the option to convert layer transparency to color transparency for ArcGIS Server?

i have a trouble for publishing map service with transparent color, but when i make analyze map document, there error "warnings",told me (Enabling the option to convert layer transparency to color ...
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Shrinked Travel Time Contour

I'm relatively new to service area analysis. I use ArcMap 10.2 I made the following travel time contour maps by performing service area analysis.I made the first one first. It looks good. Then I add ...
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Removing highlighting when selecting feature in Arcmap

Whenever I select a feature in an attribute table it gets highlighted which prevents me from seeing the symbology of that feature. I tried choosing No Color in the appearance option, but that results ...
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Export my map in various formats

I want to implement a sort of content negotiation so as to export my map in formats like pdf jpg etc. Is there any way to export my current map view (with all the enabled options so far) in various ...
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How can I transfer annotations from ArcMap to MAPublisher?

I'm collaborating with a designer who's using Avenza MAPublisher, while I'm using ArcMap Basic. We're still figuring out where the handover between GIS and Illustrator will be. Can I create labels or ...
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mapping and update data in database

We have two feature layers: layer A - drainage segment layer (along road outline) layer B - road centre line layer. In my SQL Server database I have a table storing the mapping information of ...
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Open large aerial image in ArcMap

Is it possible to open a large image (20 to 30 GB file size) in ArcMap? I wanted to know this in advance before doing a project in which I would use UAV to capture very high resolution images and ...
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Cannot read CSV-file from ArcMap

when trying to import a CSV from my hardtrive to my map-document using "add Data"-dialog I get the error "Selected element could not be added to map. Generic error" (or something similar, I am using ...
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Error Reporting Registry Location of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to stop ArcMap from error reporting during an Arcpy loop. The error report dialog stops my loop and I need for it to go away, permanently I found this link which references the registry ...
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Detecting Runtime Errors in Arcpy Loops [duplicate]

I am looping over a feature in Arcpy and doing several geoProcessing tasks on each feature/iteration. The loop runs pretty well but crashes on some of the features. I dont really know why but its ...
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Is it possible to create a data frame graphic using arcpy?

I'm interacting with an MXD using arcpy, and wish to create a graphic within a data frame - as with the Draw toolbar when working manually. The GraphicElement page says... The GraphicElement ...
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Use Display Expression for KML Popup, SHP to KML ArcGIS

In Arcmap I've created a complex label expression in the Display expression for my layer. I'd like to have that expression displayed when I convert the layer to .kmz file for display in Google Earth. ...
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How to convert Geographic wgs-84 to lambert (LCC_wgs 84 projection for a vector file?

I have one shape file with Geographic wgs-84 projection but i need to calculate geometry for that I tried to convert it into UTM projection system. As my data is of whole country so I can't give one ...
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Find overlapping polylines in same layer in ArcMap?

How can I find overlapping polyline features in a layer in ArcMap without writing any code? I have a PolyLine feature class in a personal geodatabase. It contains some features that overlap another ...
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Python script fails on stand alone but works in ArcMap as a toolbox

I have a fresh install of ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS for Desktop both 10.2, latest patches applied. The data is served in this application from a PostgresSQL enterprise geodatabase. The problem is that ...
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Symbolizing multiple polygons as one by dropping internal boundaries?

Using ArcMap (ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop), is there a way to symbolize two features within the same feature class as one feature without editing the feature and merging them? For example, if I have a ...
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Filtering out a subpart of a polygon shape file

I have ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. I am working with a polygon shape file (having n rows) in ArcMap. The project demands splitting this file into two polygon shape files having n1 and n2 rows ...
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How to quickly fill multiple gaps in a series of adjacent polygons

I've been given a "background" dataset which is designed to draw as the first layer in a complicated map. For some reason the data provider has previously erased this dataset with roads, parks, etc. ...
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Spatial Join Attribution for Report Generation

I generated a grid index for a very large area of land in order to create a mapbook to keep track of some environmental sites for monitoring. I was able to generate the pages of maps without issue, ...
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Flow accumulation raster loading in QGIS 2.4.0 with null values (but flow direction loading ok!)

I have been tasked with creating an open-source hydrology dataset for a community group. To do this I have exported the flow direction and flow accumulation rasters from ArcMap as TIFF files and then ...
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Creating an outline around groups of polygons

I am trying to find a tool or workflow for creating a type of minimum bounding polygon or envelope for complex land areas. (Not just a rectangle, but a simplified perimeter) Can anyone recommend a ...
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Dockable window close event

Is there an event that fires when a custom dockable window is closed in ArcMap? My dockable window uses the Add-in pattern and hosts a WPF user control. It opens via a command button which is nested ...