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Transform multiple layers as one unit in ArcGIS 10?

The general/conceptual question: Is there a way to transform multiple layers together in ArcMap 10 (on Windows XP SP3) as one unit? More specifically: I have an ArcMap document with a georeferenced ...
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How do you symbolize a feature class layer in ArcMap 10 based on one attribute's value and then another attribute's value?

I currently have a point feature class that has a couple of attributes that I want to use to symbolize its layer. One of the attributes is called ExceedsTolerance, which either has "Y" or "N" for its ...
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Trouble with adding WFS layer in ArcMap

I add the following WFS address to ArcCatalog just fine and the different feature classes show up in ArcCatalog. However, when I attempt to drag or Add a feature into the TOC of ArcMap, it gives me a ...
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Why did my shapefile distance get smaller after changing the projection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Layers having the same coordinate system should overlap, but they don't. What's wrong? I'm working with a shapefile that has a geographic coordinate system and I ...
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How to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap?

Wondering if anyone out there knows how to create a vertical scale bar in ArcMap? With text I can adjust the angle. Is this possible with a scale bar as well?
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Arcmap: subset A.shp based on B.shp, then partially update B.shp

Okay, so I have 2 shapefiles: US states outline file (very coarse/simple outlines) Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shorelines, Level F (much finer spatial resolution) I am ...
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Using VBScript to label shapefile in ArcMap?

If you're reading this for the first time, it might be best to focus on section beneath ANOTHER UPDATE. I'm a beginner with VBScript and I have a question about using an VBScript expression for a ...
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Overlapping buffers - Doublecount points that fall within 2 or more buffers

I want to analyze crime around certain types of stores in a city. I made buffers around the stores and I need to a) select and extract crimes that occurred within those buffers, and b) join the two ...
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Cannot join feature layer with SQL Server table with query built in it in ArcMap

I need to join a feature layer with a SQL Server View with a common field in ArcMap. The View was successfully added to ArcMap as data table with some query built on it from Query Builder. When I ...
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Modify feature: moving or change the shape

When the user make some edit on features on ArcMap, the user can make some changes like moving the feature ,edit the attribute or change the shape. how could i know if the user move the feature or ...
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How to prevent the user from moving the feature?

I want to prevent the user from moving the feature in ArcMap when editing. I used OnChangeFeature event but it does not work. void m_editEvents_OnChangeFeature(IObject obj) { ...
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Clipping soil survey map service to feature class

I'm guessing this is not possible but is there any way to clip a Esri map service such as the Soil Survey Map for a another feature polygon? ...
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Transparency in ArcMap Graphic Elements

Is it possible to apply transparency to graphic elements in an ArcMap layout? I'm specifically refering to a neatline -- a box containing my legend, source info, scale bar, etc.
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How to prevent user from deleting a feature?

How can I prevent the user from deleting a feature? void m_editEvents_OnDeleteFeature(IObject obj) { // Code }
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Added PNG dissapears when I export/print map

Ive added a PNG image of a chart to my map and when i try to export as any image file or print the map the PNG image is not there. Im using arcmap 9.3. in layout view im adding image which ive tried ...
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Is it possible to use commands from ArcMap's main menu in Model Builder

Is it possible to use the functions from ArcMap's main menu (for example Add Data, Start Editing) in my model? I can not find a way to add any other functions except Toolboxes.
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How to get selected Features/Geometry from Windows Clipboard in ArcMap/C#?

I have a custom tool in ArcMap 10. The Workflow is the following: Select Features in a Layer with the "Select Features by Rectangle" tool Copy the Features to the Clipboard using STRG+c Select the ...
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How to cancel the edit session?

I want to prevent the user from starting an edit session under certain conditions. How can I do that? void m_editEvents_OnStartEditing() { // Code }
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How to label every point in a dynamic feature layer? [closed]

How do I label the feature layer in a ArcGIS map with the data associated with the feature layer? I want to place the label bottom right corner of the marker symbol in the feature layer(lat-long ...
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Listen to edit events

I recently started working on ArcMap. I want to make some changes to the edit tools. For example I want to prevent the user from using the sketch tool when the time is between 1pm and 2pm But I ...
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Python SQL connection causes crash in ArcMap

I have the following code which I have striped down to just included the part that is causing a crash in ArcMap. import pymssql # Connect to the Research db using Windows Integrated Authentication. ...
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Analyzing Flow direction in Geometric Networks in ArcGIS

I have a task in ArcGIS which involves using Geometric Network and right now I am experimenting with Set Flow direction function from Utility Network Analyst toolbar in ArcMap. I've read section Flow ...
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How to transpose the lat/lon coordinates of a shapefile?

I need X to be Y and Y to be X (switching lat/long) within the polygon shapefile. If it were a point shapefile I know I could simply reverse the lat/long or x/y parameter and import from a table. I'm ...
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How to Clear Selected Features in Arcmap using Python

I would like to Clear Any Selected Features using python since it causes an error if I run my tool and the user has a recorded selected. I need some thing here that runs ("CLEAR_SELECTION") first ...
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GeoServer + ArcMap

I need to setup GeoServer and access GeoTIFF images in the ArcMap. I have started with installing Geoserver and created a layer with GeoTIFF. Now, what are the next steps to publish the map(using WMS) ...
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Python: 'Select by Attribute' in ArcMap 10

I would like to get the search the field value 'SURFACE LOCATION%' in column 'RefName' in layer '*.dwg Annotation' This is what I have so far... # Find the Dataframe df = ...
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Python: Run script when opening an MXD in ArcGIS 10

This post is related to Run a Python Script when opening an MXD? I would like a python script to run every time a .mxd is opened. However, the link above uses VBA to do it, which ESRI suggests ...
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Can't add map service (map cache) to mxd

When trying to add a map service (in this case a map cache service) to an ArcMap project, I keep getting an error that says: Could not add specified data object to the map. Could not connect to the ...
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calculate building density in ArcMap

I have two questions related to calculate building density. I need to calculate the building density in a map which Data is in shape format. The buildings and the area are in two different layers. ...
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displaying combined data values in ArcMap

I got some data in an attributes table and I would like to know how I can combine them in order to get an unique value in the map. For instance, Attribute: Type Value: Street Those values I ...
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Copying coded value for field and not raw value?

I am working with ArcGIS 10 and I have added a field in a feature class and am attempting to copy the text from another field's coded values, but the field calculator is simply copying the "code" text ...
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ArcMap 9.3 Hangs on trying to save

I am having trouble with a machine running Arc GIS 9.3. When one tries to save an mxd, ArcMap stops responding and just hangs. I have even tried with an blank new mxd but the moment one clicks save it ...
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Creating a VB.net Dataset in Visual Studio 2010 from an SDE Geodatabase

I am building an ArcMap Addin that contains several Windows Forms with controls that need to be bound to a database. I am trying to decide whether or not to use a native SQL Server Database or an SDE ...
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Use Python to find the pathname of “Current” Arcmap

I am trying to find the path name of the current ArcMap document that the python script is currently running in. For Example: "F:\2012\1111\MyArcMap.mxd" I tired using sys.argv[0] as shown ...
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network related issues arising when running an arcpy script

Essentially I wrote an arcpy script that is within a toolbox that I ported over to a different machine to test out after the script worked locally. The script essentially utilizes the psycopg module ...
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Get polygons inside a polygon

I have developed a tool in arcobjects on Visual studio 2010, the tool works fine but once installed my ArcMap drawing the map (refreshing) and printing slows down.. I have used ITopologicalOperator ...
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Button that allows project search and zooms to site once executed

I am trying to create a button that will execute a Python script. I have limited Python experience. What we are trying to accomplish is to recreate these steps: Query on project Site and Radius ...
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Coordinate systems

Does the Coordinate system of a data frame in ArcMap have to match the coordinate system of at least one of the layers in the table of contents? I have found that if defined it will take on the ...
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How to Edit Reference Styles in ArcMap 10

Within the Symbol Selector > Referenced Styles How does one edit (rename, delete, etc.) the referenced styles? Clarification: I don't mean changing the look of the symbol using the "Edit Symbol" ...
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Exported ArcMap crashes ArcPad 10

I'm a computer scientist, and not really familiar with all the terms related to GIS, please forgive me. I have been given an ArcMap project that consists, what I believe are raster layers, aligned ...
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Calculate the distance between two contours

I have two contour polylines (single shapefile) and I would like to calculate the mean, min and max distances between the two lines. Is there a function in ArcMap 10 (ArcInfo license, incl. Spatial ...
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Shapefile to SVG with ArcMap (while retaining country attributes)

Does anybody know how to export the Natural Earth 1:110m shapefile to SVG with ArcMap while retaining the country attributes? From SVG I'm gonna try to convert it again over to RaphaelJS to achieve ...
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How to automate relative filepath when adding a new toolbox to the arcmap catalog?

So I'm creating an arcpy script for a custom toolbox and I want to make it so that a user can essentially utilize the script in that toolbox without having to change the source path (which I made ...
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How do I keep user from selecting a different tool when my custom tool is selected?

I am using VB.Net to write an add-in. I'd like to keep the tool that I created selected even when the user attempts to select a different tool, and only deselect when my tool is clicked on again.
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How do you construct a definition query to return only those features in the current month without hard coding the date?

I have a feature class containing a date field within a 9.3.1 File Geodatabase. There are "duplicate" features contained within this layer, one feature for each month over the past few months. ...
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How do I save edits from an ArcMap editing session using VB.Net?

I have figured out how to do a map save document, but I would also like to be able to save edits whether or not I am also saving the map document.
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How do I save an ArcMap map document using VB.Net?

I am trying to save the map document that is currently open. How do I write the code? I have tried many suggestions that I found using Google searches, but nothing works. Currently I have: Dim ...
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Open source software to merge large shape files

Some background: I have 2 polygon shape files with approximately 500,000 records each. The two files are identical in terms of field structure. Using ArcGIS 10.0 I can'nt merge these two files using ...
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ArcMap, Make Grids and Graticules Layer example

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. 1.)Start with empty map 2.) Set data ...
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Calculation of average point distances from one another within a polygon grid

I am working with processed LiDAR data of forested areas in ArcMap 10, with various area based statistics extracted for each 30x30m polygon grid-cell in a shapefile. There are approximately 20,000 of ...