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“Select Features” tool returns error in ArcMap when using OLE DB connection feature layers

I have a spatial enabled OLE DB Provider corresponding to OGIS simple feature specification for OLE/COM revision 1.1 I can add spatial data as ArcMap layers successfully using this provider and by ...
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How to implement mouse down event when the user clicks on the map?

Newbie programming in C#.net. I have a very simple desktop application in in arcmap. I'm trying to get the coordinates when a user clicks a button on a toolbar and when click the map. The toolbar is ...
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Automating the “Add Data” tool to add 400+ geotiffs based on file extensions

I have a spreadsheet that lists the file extensions for 400+ geotiffs that I need to add to ArcMap 10. Is there a way to automate the "Add Data" function? Thanks!
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Is there a way to configure ArcMap to persist the HTML popup window size?

I'm specifically asking for when the "Display HTML formatting" is configured as "As a table of the visible fields.", but I think all options behave the same way. My users click the HTML Popup tool, ...
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How can I use ICommandBars interface to find my control on a custom toolbar in ArcMap

I have an ATL object (CMyCombo) which implements ICommand and IToolControl which contains a combobox on a toolbar.Its default interface is defined as __interface IMyCombo { ...
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Is there a projection issue with the NRC Canada Atlas hydrology data?

I have been using the Natural Resources Canada (NRC) data for various generalized maps but it is not until now when i overlaid higher resolution features obtained from the provincial government ...
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automated georeferencing

I am attempting to fully automate the process of georeferencing a load of .png files - i have xml file containing the co-ordinates - but how can i use them? Does anyone have any advice?
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DesignJet 800 36“ by 42” arcmap Print acrossed the whole paper

I'm trying to print a map using the whole size of paper... possible?
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Change the symbol scale in ArcMap legends

As you can see from the image below, my enormous scale for traffic pattern shadows the other objects in the legend. Are there ways to reduce the size of object portrayed in the scale?
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Where to create ArcGIS 10 Map Templates? [closed]

Sorry, I could not find the location: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.0\ArcMap\Templates Do I create it or there is a specific funtionality for the location? I would like to create different ...
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use VBA in a code to edit the attributes table

so i have a point shapefile. I made a button that finds the best fit line for selected points and calculates the azimuth of it (Zero degrees being the east) is there a way i can add something to the ...
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Blank extensions box in ArcMap 9.3

After a reinstall of ArcInfo 9.3 (which works fine for mapping etc), the box for all of my extensions is blank. I've checked, and they're all licensed in Desktop Administrator, but not showing at all ...
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I am struggling to convert .dwg to .shp, ideas?

Any ideas as to how can I convert dwg to shp? I tried Kosmo and gvSIG. gvSIG kind of worked but it seems like I lost information.. in addition everything was converted into lines, no polygons. I can ...
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How to change the datasource with python?

How do I change the datasource of all layers in a map document using arcpy and python
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I have several layers (polylines and polygons) that are of the same area but they don't overlap in ArcMap as they should, what do I do?

For my GIS project for my class, I have downloaded several vector layers from different websites (polyline of the continental divide, a boundary polygon of New Mexico, a rivers and water bodies layer ...
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Is it possible to create a custom Editor Object for Arcmap and tie it to a custom tool?

I have some spatial enabled tables tables in SQL Server 2008 and add them to ArcMap using custom layers(or a a spatial enabled OLE DB provider) successfully,but as you know,the editor toolbar of ...
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Is it possible to sync the extents of two open mxds?

I've never seen it, and it's not vital, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to sync the extents of two open mxds? I'm pulling an old ims service into one mxd, and have another mxd open that i ...
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Is there a function or tool that will add vertices to polylines where endpoints are snapped to edges? (ArcMap)

My friend and I are creating a walking network, and we have been having issues getting the routing to work. We just realized that the reason why our routes are messed up is because we snapped our ...
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What is the cause and solution of this ArcMap tint band drawing issue?

I installed ArcGIS 10 SP1 last week. My graphics card meets the spec and I'm up to date on drivers. I have a layer of parcels that are tint-banded in the MXD. At some scales, straight lines that ...
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How to create a copy of a feature class that is vertically and horizontally offset by a given distance?

I want to duplicate a polygon feature class and offset all of the polygons by about 10 feet in both the x and y directions. Is this possible to do using arcpy, or are there any geoprocessing tools ...
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Is there a tool or process that will automatically snap endpoints of polylines within a given proximity (ArcMap 9.3)?

A friend of mine created a network of polylines that were all supposed to be connected. However, he just realized that many of the endpoints of the lines aren't connected, but are very close. I told ...
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How can I speed up slow-loading, template-generated MXDs?

I have an ArcMap template (.mxt) file which causes .mxd documents created with it to take 5-10 minutes to load (if it ever loads). Even after stripping out all the data sources and tables, the issue ...
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How do I disable the Add Spatial Database Connection function in ArcGis?

Is it possible to remove/disable the Add Spatial Database Connection and Add OLE DB Connection functionality from ArcMap and ArcCatalog? Ideally the end user could hit the Add Data button, and the ...
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How to split a polygon into multiple equal-width polygons in ArcMap 10?

I am adding parking spaces into a parking lot, and I need them to be exactly the same shape and not overlap each other or have spaces between. In ArcMap 9.3, there was an editing task that allowed you ...
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How do I get the current Undo and Redo item in ArcMap Operation Stack?

I just posted this on ESRI forum and found this link so I am trying it here too: Research ArcGIS Resource Center document - How to work with the operation stack: ...
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How to reverse geocode with ArcMap?

What steps to I have to take in ArcMap (ArcEditor) to input a lat / long and return nearest address? I found the Reverse Geocode tool but I can't figure out what to put in the "Input Features" and ...
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Method to generate points in any projection

I am writing an application in ArcMap to generate a grid of points. These points have a very defined layout and I have worked out an algorithm that works great under a projected coordinate system. ...
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How to Save a Raster or Polygon to ArcMap Table of Contents in C#?

Just as the title says, I want to save the Raster to the table of contents. I have a Raster displaying on the ArcMap IDisplay, but I can't figure out how to save it to the Table of Contents in ...
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Merging Issues doubling up

I have two shapefiles with some of the parcels (surveying) overlapping each other. How do you get those overlapping parcels from doubling up? Is there a way you can have it dissolved or union etc... ...
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Where is the Angle Measure Tool in ArcMap 10?

I can't seem to find it.
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How to create floating-only window in ArcMap?

I'm looking for a way to create a floating window in ArcMap. To give an example just look at the window of the Identify tool. Floating means that it stays in front of the map document at all times ...
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how can i convert an excel table to a shapefile with correct scale in arcmap?

i know that there is already one similar question to this one but my problem is different and none of the provided answers did resolve my problem. i've an excel table with some rows and in each row ...
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script for automated line drawing procedure for set of start and end points

A colleague conducted a field survey and recorded the start and end points of the transects with a GPS. These points have been imported to ArcMap 9.3 as 2 point layers. Both layers have a "transect ...
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Stop ArcMap from probing missing data sources on launch

When migrating a map from one environment to another (say, from an existing client environment to our development environment) we're often given MXD documents that represent the map. These documents ...
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Comparing two Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LAS files?

I have two Lidar las files, one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, I want to compare how the Digital ...
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How do I open the Identify window in ArcMap?

My identify window no longer appears when I identify a feature in ArcMap.
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The Geometry is not M-Aware

When using the Erase geoprocessing tool from the Analyst Toolbox I get the following error "ERROR 999999: Error executing function. The geometry is not M-aware Failed to execute (Erase)." With small ...
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Dissolve not working in ArcGIS 10

The dissolve tool is not working for me when I use ArcGIS 10. It works perfectly when I use version 9.3. Any help?
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How can I import layer symbology from another layer programmaticaly with ArcObjects & VBA?

I would like to be able to develop a procedure that runs through all layers in the TOC and if the layer (name) exists in a specific folder where I am storing layer files with complex symbology I would ...
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Why are my additional Add-In folders disappearing?

I thought it just something I was doing. Then someone emailed me about about the same issue. Then I checked a user that I set up on ArcGIS 10 and his had been wiped. It doesn't happen right ...
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Implement 'Zoom To Selected Features' in VB.Net

Seems like this should be dead simple. I'm writing an add-in for ArcMap 10 in VB.Net. I need code that will reproduce the 'Selection --> Zoom To Selected Feature' menu option.
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'Select by attribute' using python in ArcMap 10

I need to select a feature using SQL before zooming to it in python. What I'm looking for are replacements for the commented lines in this code: import arcpy parcel_num = "123456" mxd = ...
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Convert .mxd with embedded VBA command button to ArcMap 10

I'm trying to convert an .mxd file from an older version to ArcMap 10. The old version had two simple VBA scripts attached to toolbar buttons. I am trying to convert this .mxd to ArcMap 10. For ...
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Change from layout view to data view using python? (ArcMap 10)

Is there a way to change from layout view to data view using python? I would prefer to do it using arcpy.
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How can I load VBA customizations stored in a “document-level custom template” into a Map Document created from a “Normal.mxt” template in ArcGIS 10?

I have all kinds of custom tools that are called from UI Controls stored in a document-level map document (my custom template). In earlier versions of ArcGIS these were stored in the global-level ...
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Can I “stack” labels in ArcMap (ArcView) without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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Assertion Error when attempting arcpy.mapping.AddLayer

Whenever I attempt to use AddLayer it gives me: Runtime error <type 'exceptions.AssertionError'> This is what I've been using: arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(MainDF, ...
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Does ArcMap have non-breaking space for labels? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a non-breaking space in ArcMap? I particularly need it for labels. &amp; gives me a & but &nbsp; doesn't work. Is there any way to make a non-breaking space? I'm ...
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How do you view multiple tables at the same time in ArcMap 10?

My original question was: How do you undock the tables in the ArcMap attribute window? because that's how I thought it should work in the new ArcGIS 10 docking environment. Either it isn't ...
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...