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How to determine elevation drop along stream with ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to calculate(estimate) hydraulic head(elevation drop) along a single river stream in order to find potential site for small hydropower plant. I have a DEM with 20m resolution and raster and ...
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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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Vertically docking Tools toolbar to left of map and right of TOC in ArcMap 10.x?

In general, I really like the docking environment in ArcGIS 10. As I was showing off ArcGIS 10 to some of my end-users, I couldn't get the toolbar docked to the left of the map and to the right of ...
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Where is Object Loader found in ArcMap?

I've only used the Simple Loader in ArcCatalog. The documentation also mentions an Object Loader which resides in ArcMap. Where do I find this?
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How to Comment Out Definition Queries

I use Definition Queries a lot in my daily GIS life, but one of the many things I've found annoying about ArcMap is the inability to comment out Definition Queries. I'd like to have this option as ...
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Why does tool take longer to run when in Python script?

I have written a python script that does some euclidean allocation. For that I use arcpy.gp.EucAllocation_sa() method. Now, my python script takes 30-40% extra time than spatial analyst euclidean ...
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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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How to Convert labels to DWG Cad file?

I have a new task where the client is asking for a .dwg file of layer labels. My first thought would be to create an annotation of the labels and then try and use the Export to CAD tool in ArcMap. ...
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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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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 export aerial imagery as layers in layered PDF?

I want to show aerial imagery as layers in my pdf, so people can turn them on and off (e.g historical images). However according to ESRI images become merged when exported as a layered pdf. What is ...
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Count number of unique raster pixels in polygon using ArcMap?

I have a polygon shapefile and I want to generate a table of a count for each pixel value in each polygon. My main goal is to find out what pixel is most abundant in each polygon. I am using ArcMap ...
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How could I compare polygons with appropriate circle?

My problem is that I have a polygon shape file with 1034 records which are the Greek municipalities. My goal is to compare the shape of every record with the circle. In other words, I want to observe ...
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ArcGIS 10 add-in: Bring dockable window to front

I have an ArcGIS 10 ArcMap add-in written in C# .NET 3.5 that implements an ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.DockableWindow (which also inherits from UserControl) and an ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Tool that ...
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Error 000725 message from output workspace when using Python (ArcPy) script tool?

I am having trouble running a script tool that I just created in Arc 10.1. The script runs fine in PythonWin, but when I create a script tool with it, the tool seems to not want to accept folders or ...
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Editing tables using SQL in ArcMap

We've recently started working with ArcMap, having used MapInfo previously. I've created a shapefile in ArcCatalog and want to update some columns using SQL. In MapInfo I'd write the following command ...
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How to always enable an ArcGIS toolbar?

On ArcMap 9.3.1, is there a way to ensure that a toolbar is always enabled? In my case, I want the Standard toolbar (the one with new/open/save/print icons) to always be visible. I'd like the ...
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Identify polygon overlaps within single shapefile

Using either QGIS (1.9) or ArcInfo (9.3.1) I'm trying to identify unique overlaps of prehistoric building footprints from an archaeological site recorded within a single polygon shapefile. While the ...
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How can I edit/create new Normal.mxt template in ArcGIS 10.1?

I used to work with .mxt templates often back in version 9 and 8 but things seems to have changed since then. I realized that my new documents are loading a style file I don't want to to be loaded ...
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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 to calculate a field in ArcGIS using Python?

I'm trying to calculate a field based on the values of others in the same layer in a calculation. I can't work out why its not working. I've even cut everything down to just be based on one field and ...
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Shortcut to copy current cursor coordinates in ArcMap

Is there a shortcut or an extension to ArcMap 10 that would allow me to quickly copy (to clipboard) the coordinates at the current map position/click? I could implement such a functionality easily ...
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Use existing property pages with new IFeatureRenderer

I am trying to override the drawing of a feature within a custom plugin data source. I believe this entails making a custom IFeatureRenderer. However, the "renderer" I'd like to design would be 99% ...
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Is ArcFM or ArcMap leaking memory when switching between page templates?

Can anyone else reproduce the memory leak described below? Any insight into what may be causing the leak is appreciated. I have custom code that swaps between landscape and portrait templates and ...
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calculate average slope along a line

I have a slope layer and I want to calculate the average slope along a line. This line isn't necessarily straight (e.g its a route, I would like to be able to input geographic coordinates along that ...
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Accessing graph in ArcMap document using ArcPy?

I am trying to access an existing graph in an ArcMap document with arcpy. I know how to create a new graph with arcpy, but I cannot seem to figure out how to access an existing graph in an ArcMap ...
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Are special interpolation techniques required for weather data?

I've downloaded a series of weather observations from the local weather agency - it comprises around 1,000 points spread non-uniformly across Australia, with a greater density of points located near ...
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Converting point data into a weighted raster

I am completely re-writing my question as i think it was quite confusing before: I have a number of different points, each point has a -z value. I need to create some sort of raster or a series of ...
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ArcGIS metadata creation scripts

I maintain metadata as I always have....inconsistently and sporadically.. I know...booh to me. Anyways, I know python can pull all kinds of info out of mxd in V10. Has anybody come up with some ...
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Select by location of doughnut hole polygon

I have vectorized the Corine Land class raster and want to select certain classes that are "inside" other classes. How can I select the polygons circled in blue? All the select by location options ...
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Testing ArcMAP 10.0

I want to test performance of Arc Desktop based applications. I tried GDBT but it not give me any information about request time etc. I tried also a Workflow Profiler, but this tool usually crash my ...
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Measuring distance between points in ArcMap - what coordinate system to use?

This is a basic -newbie - question. I have some handwritten data points taken off a GPS - so I am assuming they are in WGS 84, and I want to load them in ArcMap 9.3, via excel, and measure the ...
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How to apply Mapnik style for OSM data in ArcMAP? [duplicate]

I am loading OpenStreetMap vector data into ArcMAP (using the Download and Symbolize OSM Data tool of ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap 1.1). I'm sure there must be a simple way to apply the ...
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How to export Bing Maps layers to Pdf with Arcmap - and get appropriate resolution?

I've got a GP service that creates a new mxd, adds Bing Layers to it, zooms to a particular extent, then exports a pdf. Sometimes (when the network is slow, I suspect) the resulting pdf has a mixture ...
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Applying unique processing extent to each iteration of tool in ArcMAP Model Builder

I am trying to create an automated ArcMAP (10.1) tool that will read in a file (ASCII most likely) of maximum and minimum lat/long values along with some additional variables. The tool will iterate ...
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Deleting Large Number of Features

I have been having issues deleting large numbers of features (> 1,000,000) from a feature class in ArcMap. I can't seem to get higher than a few thousand before it freezes indefinitely, sometimes ...
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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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'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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Calculating Quarter (Q1, Q2, etc) using Date field in ArcMap Field Calculator?

I am using ArcMap 10.0 and making a map where I symbolize on annual quarter (i.e. Q1 2013, Q2 2013, and so on by quarter through 2015). If a date field contains this: 01/15/2013, and I wanted to ...
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How to use multiple attributes feature for symbology in ArcMap?

I am trying to make a map using US census data showing vacant housing to total housing on the same map. I came across the "multiple attributes" feature under the symbology tab and wondered if this ...
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Volume of water in basin with reference to incremental height of DAM?

I have a DEM of my area. I did watershed analysis with Arc Hydro. I want to calculate "Volume of water in a basin with reference to incremental height of DAM" Is there any method, tool to give ...
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How to use a search cursor on a joined table in ArcMap?

I'm struggling to get a search cursor to work on a joined table view. I've used search cursors before, but never on data that has been joined. Arcpy keeps saying that some of my joined fields don't ...
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Delete layer from ArcMap using Python

Problem: I'm trying to loop through all my layers looking for layer named "CADAnnotation". If the layer exists then remove the layer from the mxd Notes: Running from Stand-Alone script (ie. NOT ...
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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Interpretation of ArcGIS Kernel Density legend parameters

In ArcMap 9.3 I've used Kernel Density to map various incidents, but the resulting shapefile doesn't display any units of measurement. Is there a good, not-to-technical source that would explain in ...
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Automating labels with numbers

Is there a way to strip characters from a string using python? The string is varied in length... Examples of strings: Interstate 10 Auxiliary road 24 State highway 14 I am looking for just the ...
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How to remove Commas from field values in multiple files?

I'm working in QGIS, presenting data in ArcMap, and Arc is having trouble with the attribute tables. I have a "species" column which lists the species found in that area and have added commas "," in ...
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Can ArcMap display the individual dimensions of a polygon?

I'm working with parcel data to get the dimensions of each lot to correspond with known dimensions. Is there a way to display the individual lengths of each line comprising the perimeter of a ...
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Use arcpy.mapping to list broken data layers?

I want to list all the broken links in all mxds in a server drive. But whenever I try I get an error come up. Can someone use a specific example, say the drive is D drive, how would I put it into ...
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Where is the feature cache in ArcMap?

It seems that ArcMap keeps a cache for every layer which contains features data and every time wants to refresh layer or apply a change,uses tis cache.As I found,when ArcMap wants to draw a layer from ...