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ArcMap10: Symbology of Overlapping Polygons (Oil & Gas)

I am mapping an area where there are a lot of overlapping features because of certain Oil & Gas wells being drilled within the same geographic area, but to different depths and maintained by ...
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Merging Two or More Layers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each clipped layer includes the layer before it and only expands on ...
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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shape file that contains points. I want to do a reverse geocode and give these points an address. Can someone please help me?
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What is the method for finding the percentage of common cells among 2 or more DTMs for the same area?

I have a study area and 6 different DTMs for that area from different sources and I would like to know the percentage of pixels with the same value. I suppose I will have to extract some statistic and ...
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Labeling text with special characters in ArcMap?

I am trying to display some bird data in ArcMap in the format/notation that it is recorded in the field. The notation is made up of the one/two letter species code followed by a description of the ...
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arcpy.Exists not working within standalone script

I have the following code. I want to see if a layer name exists within a map document, not if the shapefile exists in the directory. If I copy paste into the python window within ArcMap works fine. ...
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Tabulate Area Errors

Having some issues with the tabulate area spatial analyst tool. Not sure why it's not working, but the output table is missing zones from the input feature class that defines them. I have a simple ...
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How to produce a better inset map?

Attached is an example of a generic inset map designed in ArcMap 10. For all the wonderful things that this software can accomplish, there has to be a more sophisticated way to produce better looking ...
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Add Google Basemap to ArcGIS

I am looking for a way to add Google Earth imagery to ArcMap 10. Over a year ago, a GIS.SE member mentioned Arc2Earth was the only way to accomplish this (04/2011 thread). Another somewhat ...
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Natural Earth: How to get the position of each country?

I've just split the 1:10m Natural Earth countries into individual JSON files which I plan to render and partially stitch back together using RaphaelJS. The 1:10m map is very big (10mb or so) so ...
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How can I mosaic images in ArcMap without it affecting the colour?

This is 4 images (NE, SE, NW, SW) sections of imagery. They have some overlap between them. Working with 1m 3-band orthoimagery. Different parts are sometime flown at different times/sources hence ...
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Trouble when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap

I've definitely got at least a couple of grey hairs while trying to convert some dwg. files to shapefiles. I've seen that this subject has been disscused a lot, but hope someone will have the ...
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Selecting MAX values within records with the same name

I'm working in ArcMap 9.3 and I've never dealt with that kind of queries... I need to Select the MAX value from column [A] for each set of records in the table which have the same value in column [B] ...
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BigInt data type in SQL Server mapped as Text in ArcMap

I have a table in a SQL Server 2008 database containing a BIGINT data column. When I tried to import it into ArcMap 10, it automatically converted as Text of 8 length. This caused the records that ...
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Creating a model to run a complex query

I'm just a rookie when it comes to creating models in ArcGIS. I have two shapefiles from which I need to calculate an AVG and a MAX erosion rate for individual properties. The two shapefiles are: ...
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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5

Another service pack for ArcGIS 10.0 has recently been released. However, previous service pack releases have introduced problems and instability along with fixes. Have there been any reported bugs ...
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Obtaining friendly names for ArcMap layer data types

Using ArcObjects, is there a way to programmatically obtain the "friendly name" for a layer's data type as seen in the ArcMap Source tab for layers in a map document? e.g.: File System Raster ...
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ArcMap changing toolbars

I have a set of Arcmap map templates, the toolbars within them at one time where fixed in position. Now for whatever reason, every time I or another open the template the ordering of the toolbars has ...
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Is it possible to access the Catalog window programmatically in ArcMap?

Specifically, I would like to get the selected object, similar to the way you do in ArcCatalog through IGxDialog.SelectedObject. Is there a way to do this? So far I can get the Catalog ...
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Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected?

Is there any way to select only the layer of which the features have been selected? That is, if I have selected some roads then I want only the road layer to be selected.
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Export and edit annotation featureclass using arcpy

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10. Any help, please.
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Polygons will not buffer in ArcMap and instead give WARNING 000117: Warning empty output generated?

I have been trying to buffer 15 polygons (-15m) in ArcMap. I did a batch buffer and 13 polygons worked fine, the other 2 have not buffered, an error occurs: WARNING 000117: Warning empty output ...
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Change SQL Query of an Annotation Class in an existing Annotation Feature Class

I have an annotation feature class containing several annotation classes. There are SQL queries set on the annotation classes. They act as a definition query, determining which features are part of a ...
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Reset local memory in ArcMap 10

I often am unable to delete files due to a lock or need to reset the data frame coordinate system. Very often starting a new session of Arc will allow certain geoprocessing or data management tasks ...
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Why does export to AI rasterize all my vector layers?

I have no raster layers in my map document and no transparencies. Yet the map is rasterized when exported to AI. (Map frame and coordinate grid are vector graphics but everything in the map itself is ...
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Does ArcMap/ArcPy support creation of textElements using Python?

From what I can tell python at ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 cannot create new textElements nor GraphicElements. Yet, 10.1 seems to support the ability to at least create a clone, of a existing GraphicElements, ...
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Arcmap Select by Attribute with Python

I would like the following to select (highlight) the "project" layer that intersects the grid, and then pull a record from the selected "Grid". I do not need to save the layer. Note: Running the ...
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ERROR Add Basemap using Arcmap10

When i have to use Bing Map Aerial, it will come NVIDIA error, then closed on main page. how to solve this problem? thanks to advance
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Counting and Storing Event Data Contained Within a Polygon (Using Python)

I have a fairly large project and I would like to automate some tasks using Python. Problem is, I don’t have any experience with Python for ArcGIS. And I rarely use ArcGIS until something big like ...
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How to prepare domain on multifeature using Arcmap?

I am using in Personal Geodatabase. I want to prepare more than one field domain setting.
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Arcpy - How do I specify the precision and scale of a new field?

I'm wanting to create a field with a maximum of 1 decimal place and then calculate a value into it: (I know that all my values are < 10) arcpy.AddField_management('C:/shapefile.shp', 'myField', ...
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Symbol Level in ArcGIS 9: 'Broken' look of symbols, how to resolve

I am using symbol levels in ArcMap to style roads so that I have a banded feel. My problem is that at intersections and sharp turns, the cartography gives a broken effect in the road. How can this be ...
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How to reproject vector datasets in ArcMap?

I want to change one Personal Geo-database projection to another. Kindly give me instructions to re-project vector data.
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Program to create EMF that conserves transparency

What open source tools allow for the creation of EMFs that conserve transparency in ArcMap? I tried VeryPDF and Any DWG to Image Converter, neither on actually gave me a vector file that provided ...
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ArcMap 10: How do I escape certain characters when labeling?

I am labeling certain Oil & Gas areas by Operator in ArcMap 10, using this expression: "" & [OPERATOR] & "" & vbNewline & "" & [UNIT_NAME] & "" The only problem is ...
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How to calculate forest area of a bitmap (jpeg) map?

I have a map of 1:50,000 scale map in .jpg format. Can i calculate the land area of forest,lakes etc from arcmap.Anybody can give me the step to do it? And I want to know what is the coordinate ...
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Python increasing the filesize of my .mxd

I have a geoprocessing script that runs the following.. arcpy.AddMessage("TEST...") Yes just one line of code. A blank .mxd starts at 391kb for me as I run my script and save the filesize ...
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Add AutoCAD .dwg annotation file to Arcmap using python (Same as +ADD Data button)

I would like to add an AutoCad .dwg file to Arcmap using python the same way that the +ADD Data button does. I can add an Annotation layer with python but only as a feature layer not as an annotation ...
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Running ArcPy script from ArcObjects?

the standard method requires to run ArcPy script in command line, i've struggled with it to run but without a result, i can import arcpy, set the workspace to the geodatabase path and describe the env ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python Field Calculator, Find/Replace Double Quotes

I'm trying to use the Field Calculator (ArcMap (10)) to strip out double quotes in an address field (I didn't put them in there, believe me). I've tried many incantations but am still unable to even ...
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How to view/edit attributed relationship data in Identify/Attributes dialog in ArcMap?

Is there any extension or standard option to view/edit attributed relationship records attributes using standard ArcMap attribute editor dialog? Same to question about identify dialog :) Thanks
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How to create text label of different scales?

I would like to create a different type of map in ArcMAp.I would like to present the frequency of some words. So the dimension of the word (maybe even the color) would symbolize its frequency. I ...
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Changing the name of layer using python

I am attempting to change the name of the layer. The following code changes the name of the layer but then removes the layer from the map, and I am not sure why. Note: I don't have any remove layer ...
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Listing features in the order they were selected

This is an ArcObjects-specific version of this question: Create Array From Selected Features Based on the Order in Which They Were Selected Is there a way to get the selected FIDs of a feature layer, ...
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Update shapefile data source with wildcard using python

I am attempting to update a layer's data source in Arcmap using python for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "*", df): if lyr.name == "project_whl": ...
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How to calculate exact area of a loaded jpg map in to arcmap?

I calculated the polygon area through arcmap.but i'm not sure that the area is not actual,may be scale is not right. so how to calculate the exact area of a jpg image?
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Add CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python

I am trying to add an CAD Drawing Dataset into ArcMap using Python. Question is how to add a Auto-CAD .dwg file to ArcMap using Python Normally comes in as CAD file within a Group layer with: ...
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Retrieve data from FeatureClass

I have : FeatureClass (Structure) column (Type) column (OID) I am trying to get the (Type) for specific OID. I tried to use this code but it dose not work. IFeatureWorkspace featureWorkspace = ...
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What event is fired when a feature is edited?

When the user draws a new feature (line, point, etc.) in ArcMap, there are null attributes. If the user enters values in these null fields what is the event that is fired? I want to control the ...
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OID for the last added feature

How can i get the Object ID for the last feature created ? i use m_editEvents_OnSketchFinished() event to run some code, but i can't get the OID of the most recent added feature.