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Join leads to null value outside of edit session

I am using Arcmap 10.2 on Windows 7 I joined a shapefile with an Excel file, and the attributes are shown as until I start an edit session. Then, the values are as they should be. They match up by ...
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Migrating from GeoMedia to ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I have just started a new job and one of my first tasks is to swap my section from GeoMedia to ArcGIS for Desktop. Has anyone completed this task before? Are you able to share advise, strategic ...
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Changing field / alias names in a shapefile using ArcMap10.2

I have a query regarding changing field and alias names in a shapefile. ArcGIS info for 10.2 says: ...For example, you can do any of the following: Define an alias for a field name so the field ...
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Batch geocoding 1.5 million data points in SQL Server

I am currently attempting to batch geocode 1.5 million points that are stored in a sql database. The points are not very specific (ie only city, state points). I have used ArcGIS in the past but due ...
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ArcPy Feature To Line failing on 'large' datasets?

I knew that FeatureToLine had issues with large datasets and I have seen other questions revolving around the same error, but I am completely baffled by this. Basically, this function works perfectly ...
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Getting syntax error in Label Expression

I am receiving the SyntaxError: invalid syntax(string, line 26)(last line in this case) when I am trying to make this label expression for use in ArcMap. As far as I can see, everything looks right. I ...
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Is there a simple way to clip multiple layers and orthophotos?

(*disclaimer, I don't know any Python/scripting) Ok, so I have clipped several layers in the past using Arcmap 10.+, but I am having a hard time wrapping my head around how hard it can be at times. ...
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Updating file geo database table

I have an input csv file that I process using a python script and generate a new output csv file. I then, in the same python script use Table to Table (Conversion) in order to store the data from the ...
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How can I iterate Selection by Attributes?

I have a large data shapefile for the state of New York. Each shape has a code corresponding to each county, so I want to iterate "Selection by Attribute" for each code, create a layer from all the ...
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Customized tab does not show in ArcMap 10 Table of Contents after migration from 9.3?

I'm new to ArcGIS 10, and I have a huge block of code migrated from ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 to 10. Most of them work properly but some classes, which implement the "IContentsView" interface, don't show ...
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ArcObjects SQL Server Connection not recognizing instance

I am trying to make a connection to a SQL Server database with SdeWorkspaceFactory. This is from my Windows 7 x64 Desktop to a Network database. If I use this: SDEWorkspace = ...
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ArcMap - WMS service layers not drawing

I'm using ArcObjects .NET to load WMS 1.3.0 service layers from our ArcGIS server into ArcMap 10.2.2. The process of connecting to the server and adding layers works fine, however none of the layers ...
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In ArcMap, when using Add Surface Information, why are all avg_slope values positive?

I've got a polyline shapefile and a LIDAR elevation dataset. I've successfully used Add Surface Information (from 3D Analyst) to calculate the average slope (avg_slope) of each line segment. The ...
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Measuring area of Kernel Density plot?

Are there any tools or methods in ArcMap that can measure the area of each level of the kernel density output? Note this is just a kernel density plot (not a shape file or polygon). Kernel Density ...
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Why is the raster information No Data value set to -1.#IND?

I have a couple rasters that have been atmospherically corrected using the "landsat.toar" tool in Grass. When these rasters are output and I open up their properties in ArcCatalog, the NoData Value ...
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ssf to .shp conversion, field name changing from Pahtfinder data dictionary [duplicate]

When I convert the data with Pathfinder Office to shapefile. After opening the data in Arcmap, I can see that the field names changes. ArcMap is only keeping first 10 letters of the the field column ...
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Cropping or removing borders (not NoData) from multiple scanned and georeferenced maps (ArcMap or QGIS)

I have several hundred scanned maps in TIFF format, each correctly georeferenced and forming a large grid of images. The problem is that the border for each map is present - a white band, with a black ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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ArcObjects Event when ArcMap table of contents selection is changed

I have been trying to figure this out for almost a full working day and I just can't get it working. All I want to do is fire an event when the user clicks different layers in the arcmap table of ...
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Is there any way to see GlobalId field in identify (tool) window?

I installed ArcGIS desktop 10 recently and i noticed that identify tool doesn't show globalId field even I can use this field in select criteria.I guess there must be a way to see this field in ...
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Why does my text symbol change when .mxd is converted to pdf?

I copied a small bit of text from a word document into a label which had the ' ← ' symbol in it (2190, alt+x). Whenever I export the map to a pdf, the '←' symbol becomes a spiral. If I make the ...
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Arcmap and attribute table

I am wondering how you can save multiple data for one point feature in ArcMap? For example, I have a shape-file with point features, the data that needs to be included for each point feature consists ...
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How to measure sinuosity in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to quantify the sinuosity of a GPS track (shows a loop pattern) and cannot seem to find any way to do this. I need to be able to quantify sinuosity for the removal of some unwanted data. ...
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ArcMap 10.2 Sum Acreage for matching areas in another field; ultimately use ModelBuilder?

First off, what I'm attempting to accomplish is to sum the acreage of matching "WUNAME" and populate the "WU_Acre" I've tried to highlight the fields as shown and use the field calculator SUM(Acreage) ...
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Odd characters showing up in symbology view

I am trying to symbolize based on company name but there are weird Greek symbols showing up in my Symbology view of the actual field values. Has anyone ever had this problem? The weird symbols do not ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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Defining OID causes Query Layer on PostGIS to disappear from ArcMap?

I used query layer to load my layer from PostGIS and show it in ArcMap 10, I had two cases; if I defined the OID in the configuration of connection, there was no problem with the attribute table of ...
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How To Turn Off Map Drawing When Using Python in ArcMap?

I have a Python script that creates layers in ArcMap. The script works fine, but when a new layer is created a map is always automatically drawn, which makes the script take longer to process. I ...
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Counting unique occurrences during Spatial Join?

I have a point shapefile (points.shp) with fields [owner], [name], etc.. [owner] and [name] are both of type string. The owner contains a single string, the unique owner. Name contains a list of ...
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Trying to combine 29 zip code service areas into 10 or fewer service areas

I am tasked with coming up with 10 or fewer zip code service areas based on 29 pre-existing zip code service areas. The zip codes cover 5 counties and many service areas, obviously, overlap. The ...
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Iterating ArcGIS Network Analyst over multiple files using ModelBuilder?

I have 10+ files that I want to add to ArcMap then do some spatial analysis in an automated fashion. The files are in csv format which are located in one folder and named in order as ...
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How to handle list variable in a where clause

I am calling a list of names in from a text file and would like to use each of those to make new layers. I am running into an issue where I get "TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'list' objects" ...
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How to sum up all the single points in a state

I am new to using ArcMap. I have a list of locations with lat/long. I'm wondering if it is possible for ArcGIS to compute the sum of the locations by state and then shade in the state depending on the ...
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What to do in ModelBuilder after adding layers and dragging tool?

I'm trying to create a model that would Merge two layers and then do a Summarize to a common attribute/field between them. The process I'm doing is getting into the ModelBuilder then adding the 2 ...
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Density analysis producing extreme values?

I have point data of gas flares and I am trying to create a simple density raster of those flares. Results are either 0 or in the 100,000-1,000,000 range (when there's 5 to 40 or so points in each ...
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.tif and .tfw to GeoTIFF [duplicate]

I have a .tiff and a .tfw file that I want to change into a GeoTIFF. When I try to open the file in ArcMap and ENVI 5.0, it is successful. However, in Google Earth it is not. Is there anyway to ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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How to use Fields in the Field Calculator? [duplicate]

I'm using the Field Calculator in ArcMap and I need to create a unique ID for every storm drain in my county. An ID Should look something like this: 16-I-003 The first number is the municipal number ...
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How can I get the profile graph on ArcMap to display specific points?

I currently have 2 layers: 1) DEM of existing terrain 2) Polygon in vector format of future water retention basin I need to draw cross sections across this basin for eventual cut and fill calcs. I ...
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Where did my Create Features window go?

I closed the window and now I can't find it again. I've tried the Editor toolbar dropdown and Create Features is not even on there (at all, not even greyed out). Suggestions?
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Creating styles from scratch

I have been tasked to create a list of point symbols for the counties Watershed Improvement Program from scratch. They don't want modified icons from the programs database, but custom drawn. I already ...
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The create feature task could not be completed. the coordinates or measures are out of bounds

I'm trying to create a layer based on a feature class, in ArcMap (I've created a geodatabase from Arcatalog and linked it to PostgreSQL). The feature class that I've created is registered as ...
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How to find the coordinate system of an existing Map in arcGIS using VB.NET [closed]

I already have a georeferenced base map loaded in ArcMap. I want to find the spatial reference of this map and assign the same coordinate system to a polygon that I created. I can not get a start with ...
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Why does ArcMap not see *.jpeg files?

I want to georeference a *.jpeg object but I cannot even add the data to ArcMap which does not seem to see the files?
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Setting symbol descriptions of ArcMap layout legends from table?

ArcMap has the ability to show an extended description for each item in the symbol list. How can I populate that property from a table? The goal is to avoid having to edit each symbol one by one in ...
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Set datasource form world map.mxd

Noob question here: I've downloaded a data set from ESRI as part of EDN, and it contains world data in a folder such as this: C:\Download\ESRI\EDN Data\DataMapsArcGIS2013_1\world\World Map.mxd When ...
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Check for licensing level in ArcGIS 10.2.2

I am in process of migrating some legacy code from 10.0 to 10.2.2. As part of application, I need to make sure user is using ArcEditor (now called Standard) level license. Current logic looks at the ...
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Creating tile packages (.tpk files) in ArcGIS for Desktop using multiple cores?

It takes hours or days to create tile package files on my workstation, which has 4 cores, 32G ram and a SSD drive. I noticed only one core is in active use while it is working. Is there a way to ...
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3D Analyst Line of Sight: what am I doing wrong?

As a relatively new user to GIS trying out 3D Analyst tools, I'm trying to run a Line of Sight which is not working the way I'd expect. Note I'm running the tool straight from the toolbox, no python ...
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Lengths of lines within individual but overlapping buffers?

I have a set of points for which I have created a 12 mile buffer. Eventually, I would like to know how many kilometers of road exist within each buffer zone individually? The problem I see going ...