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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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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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ESRI ArcMap Add-in Config.esriaddinx

I'm in the process of converting an older ArcMap extension to an Add-In in C# and I am trying to best take advantage of the XML based configuration. Config.esriaddinx works great for the basic set up ...
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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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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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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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How to add feature class to MXD with ArcPy (Python)?

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I am trying to add a feature class that I create to an MXD, so that I can join to it. This all needs to be done using Python. Is this possible?
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define parameter descriptions in ESRI Python Toolbox

I'm trying to create some Python Toolboxes for our ArcMap application (e.g. MyTool.pyt) I can see that the help text is defined with the classes self.description attribute. However, once I run the ...
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ArcObjects - Create and Draw a Transparent Polygon

I'm trying to create a transparent Polygon in ArcMap; however, it's never transparent. Here's the code I have. // Create polygon IPolygon polygon = new PolygonClass(); // create & add ...
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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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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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Why does query table return more records than expected?

I need to join one feature class and one table. This is a one to multiple join, therefore, my only option seems to be by creating a query table. My problem is that the fields I want to join do not ...
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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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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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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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Checking "connectedness'' of line shapefile in ArcMap

I inherited a line shapefile in ArcMap that is used to represent a road network. The problem is that the road network is pretty large and it is impossible for me to: a. Tell if the end of each line ...
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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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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 ...
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In ArcMap 10.0, how do you vertical dock the Tools toolbar to the left of the map and right of the TOC?

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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How to change/add keyboard shortcuts in Arcmap?

How can I change or add keyboard shortcuts in Arcmap? I have tried Customize --> Customize mode --> Commands --> Keyboard. However, this does not seem to actually work. I can add shortcuts and link ...
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How to sequentially increment date field in ArcGIS

I have created a date field in my point shapefile. I want to input date their. I am able to do so. Now I want to create a sequential increment with 6 second interval from previous point to next point. ...
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bing Basemap Missing

3/26/2014 - Since writing this question, a patch has been released. It can be found here: http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/160/metaid/2003 The bing ...
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Getting ArcMap to display rasters properly first time

This is a very basic question, but as I've self-taught most of my GIS skills this is still a gap in my knowledge. When I load a .tif raster into ArcMap, most of the time it requires re-exporting to ...
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Create polygon from page size

Is there an easy way to create a polygon that matches the data frame in my page layout? I'm trying to set up data driven pages and want to have it key off of polygons that frame the boundaries for ...
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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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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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How to sort a feature class and then calculate a sequential ID field?

I am in ArcMap and I want to sort the records based on a field and then do a Calculate Field with an auto-incrementing value with the sort in-place. Any ideas? It looks like I could get an update ...
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phong lighting scheme in arcmap?

I have seen a few DEM/hillshades in published journal articles that use a phong lighting scheme which gives surfaces a metallic luster. Does anyone know how/if this can be achieved in arcmap?
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Selecting maximum Value based on other field using ArcMap?

I have problems with a SQL query. The table looks like this, it is a point feature class both in postgres and file geodatabase, I am working in ArcMap. name: elev_p HEIGHT AREAid 100 1 200 1 ...
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How to create and re-use my own map template in Arcmap 10.1?

I am working on a project which requires 5 different analyses on the same data. I created five map documents (.mxd) and completed my analyses. Now, the problem is that I want to export my results in ...
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ArcGIS - make linear regression across multiple raster layers

I have a series of 5 rasters which represent a value for 5 consecutive years. Is there a way to create a linear regression for each cell over the 5 layers and output the slope? The result would be a ...