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How to create an array of points in ArcMap? [duplicate]

I have a master point in following projection system: WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_45N WKID: 32645 Authority: EPSG Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.0 False_Northing: 0.0 Central_Meridian: ...
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Importing a .csv to ArcMap

I'm trying to import a .csv file to ArcMap which has more than one feature related to a single x, y coordinate. It doesn't seem to like it - can anyone help with the formatting? e.g. ID name x ...
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importing XYZ to arcmap

My colleague has several hundred xyz files (*.xyz) and wants to make a DEM to use it in ArcMap. Files have three columns witohut first lane (variable names). I suggested her: to add first line with ...
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How to add feature class to MXD with ArcPy (Python)? [duplicate]

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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How to run a ZTV (ZVI) on ESRI ArcGIS 10 for a 3m high object?

What tool in the spatial toolbox would you use to run a ZTV (ZVI)? or is there a better way of carrying this type of query out using Arc? Also what other information would I need to do this type of ...
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Can ArcMap basemaps be used in figures intended for publication?

I'm wondering if the 'imagery' basemap available in ArcMap 10 can be used as part of a figure in a scientific publication? If it can't are there any alternatives, using QGIS for example?
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How to get rectangle with two values in converting polygon to raster?

I have 112 vector polygon shapefiles. I want to convert every single one to raster layer but instead of getting layer with same shape as vector polygon, I want to get rectangle in which cells that ...
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map does not show up

I spent to much time working on a project, I saved it .. I'm sure now when I open it again .. arcmap does not display my map ..the layers there and everything else but the map's not displaying , It ...
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ArcMap - Symbolism Wildcard

This might be one of those slap your forehead so simple questions. In ArcMap, how can I use wildcards to aid with map symbology? For the example below, I have tried adding values such as "Field *" ...
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How to create fixed length (and width) buffer around a polyline in ArcMap 10?

Could someone please help me? I would need to create 100 buffers (500m x 1km) along a stream polylines. I know how to do it by using shortest distance but the buffers should follow the curves of the ...
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I Need to add other data to points in ArcMap 10.1 document

I'm a user (not producer) of ArcGIS documents in my work and I need some help asking experts with the following: I have some Microsoft Word documents and some pictures that describe characteristics ...
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Layout toolbar disabled/greyed out in ArcMap?

For some reason, when I removed and replaced toolbars in an .mxd document the Layout toolbar is greyed out. I've tried opening/closing the document and ArcMap, in addition to re-adding the toolbar ...
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get valules for all fields from selected features

The following code works for retrieving values within a particular field(Name1), but I want to retrieve mulitple fields. Am I to create multiple variables for each field? IMxDocument pMxDocument = ...
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How to access and send coordinates from third party application to the current running instance of ArcMap?

I'm quiet new to ArcObjects and I need some help. My main issue is that I have an external WPF application (a video player exactly), and from that application I want to perform the following actions ...
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How do I filter unique values using a definition query on a File Geodatabase?

Is there a way to filter unique values only from a column in ArcMap using definition query? i.e to use a Definition Query to filter out just those values which occur only once. In a Personal ...
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How to convert field values from lower case to upper case in ArcGIS 10.1?

Using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10.1, I am able convert the first letter in a value from lower case to upper case. How do you convert the entire value to upper case, though? I can't seem to ...
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How do I force the label to display above the lines

How do I force the label to stand out above the red lines to make the label more readable ? Here is the sample of the image
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Incremental “auto save” in ArcMap edit session

Is there any way to add automatic incremental saving to ArcMap 10.1 editing sessions? I found this script for 9.x but it doesn't seem to work with the newer versions. I'm looking for a script or add ...
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Can I import a kmz file directly from ArcMap 10 to Garmin GPS?

I currently import a kmz file created in ArcMap 9 (via a very convoluted process using Google Earth) to my Garmin Oregon GPS. I do this so that I can view an aerial photo with town tax parcel map info ...
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Preventing ArcMap layout view re-drawing every time label moved etc?

In the Layout View whenever I move graphics, or labels within it, ArcMap 10.1 redraws it. How do I turn that off to prevent it from re-drawing repeatedly?
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How to adjust online basemap to Arcmap

How can I adjust the online basemap imagery file to our existing ArcMap data. Below are steps I perform to add the basemap data. I Added basemap from "Add Data From GIS Online" in the file menu and ...
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Assigning vector data attributes from other adjacent data

I am supposed to do a presentation on how to do this, and I'm not exactly sure what it is asking. The question is: "how can you assign vector data attributes from other adjacent data?" I am in a ...
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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 identify parameters sent from ArcMap to geoprocessing service on ArcGIS Server?

I have a question regarding the use of ESRI geoprocessing services and maybe some of you can give me a hint for the following "problem"... I have set up a geoprocessing service which should solve a ...
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How to make Properties > Change Symbol > Symbol Selector > Edit Symbol dialog loading faster?

Is there any way to tweak ArcMap to make the loading of the Symbol Selector and Symbol Editor dialogs faster? I have a lot of symbols in my style files and I want to keep it that way since it is ...
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ESRI Linear Referencing and negative lengths

I have been asked this question regarding Linear Referencing (for Arcmap 10.1), but i do not have much experience with it so I am hoping someone out there can help. Essentially, I want to know how ...
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Finding suitable site for new powerplant using ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I'm an electrical engineering student taking GIS introductory course as an elective. i have learned the basics of Arcmap 10 like adding data, creating maps, editing shapefiles etc. Now, i'm ...
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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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Adding attachments to features

Does anyone have an elegant solution to adding/viewing attachments, like a table/photos for example from within ArcMap using only the ArcGIS basic license level? Or any suggestions? I'm looking for ...
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How to catch invalid expression errors in Python?

I have a script that creates a new feature using arcpy.GetParameterAsText, but I'm having trouble creating an error message for incorrect user input. The input for a parcel # should be something like ...
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How can I hide a tool from command window under category

I have created a tool, a button and a dockable window under one project. To open/close the dockable window, button is used. For some specific work, by clicking some specific button from dockable ...
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Polyline will not turn into a feature layer via MakeFeatureLayer_management (arcpy)

I've got a python script that is connecting a sequence of points to make lines (script is based on answers to my previous question). To attempt to make subsequent processing more efficient, I would ...
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Issue with address locator in ArcGIS 10.1

I am attempting to geocode a table of addresses for a client. I researched into how to create your own address locator and have two separate reference sources: one that has exact address information ...
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using the “freehand” construction tool

I am drawing hydro features with the freehand tool. Does anyone know how to delete vertices (i.e. back up) in ArcMap 10 while drawing with freehand in the construction tools? I was just curious if ...
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Feature to Line on feature selections with ArcPy

I'm trying to collapse parallel polylines (dual carriageways in a shapefile of roads) to single centrelines. I'm aware of cartography's dual lines to centerline tool, but I find Feature To Line (Data ...
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Can ArcMap do HTML pop up with a chart?

am using Arcmap 10.0 to create a map. Need to display a chart for my data when users click on the marker. Must I use plugin like google chart? Can I do it directly in Arcmap?
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Rounded Grid - Is it possible?

I was wondering if it's possible to make a layout, with rounded measured grids, in zoom maps. I'm using ArcMap and rounding the corners of data frame on layout mode to give a magnifying glass effect ...
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Breaking a continuous contour shapefile into smaller parts?

I created this contour shapefile and I need to break it into smaller parts so its better to manage. I also have a line shapefile of where I want the breaks. Is there a way to intersect and break them? ...
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drawing line from points [duplicate]

I have a series of XY coordinates. I want to use these points to draw a line in ARCMAP using arcobject10.1 using c#. I have saved this in a table inside geodatabase.Am i supposed to create a feature ...
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How to batch create filenames in ModelBuilder?

I am running a model in ModelBuilder. The input are raster files in *.tiff format and the output are *.asc format. I am using iterate raster and there will be 365 input and output files using ...
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Unable to execute ArcPy module outside of ArcGIS environment

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 (Arc Info license) and ArcGIS for Server 10.1 and automating few things on server level and getting interesting errors. I am overwriting map service through this ...
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ArcMap 10.1 convert layer to CAD - clipping only desired area to send out to DWG

Is there a way to covert a layer to DWG such that only the desired area of the layer is exported out to a DWG? My issue is that the layer (parcels) contains all parcels for an entire county, so it is ...
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Filled Polygons on the Edge of a Map - ArcMap 10.1

Today while making a map I encountered a problem with the fill from one of the displayed polygons flooding the whole map: Notice the upper right corner where the polygon appears hollow, it should ...
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Is it possible to create map packages for ArcMap version 10 using 10.1?

Is it possible to create a map package in an older version? Currently I am using 10.1 and the client uses 10.0. Can you create a map package for different versions? I see you can create layer ...
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Where to find .mxd examples for ArcGIS 10

I'm beginner of ArcGIS . I'm trying to learn how to use ArcMap. I would like to find some example MXD files for ArcMap, but couldn't find anything googling. Does anyone have any idea where can i find ...
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Assign value to raster cells within masked area [duplicate]

The answer I previously received for this question did not solve my problem...please keep in mind that I am a GIS beginner, and it's quite likely that I carried out the proposed solution (using ...
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Oceans Baseline Data

I am working on a volunteer project and we are in desperate need of a baseline layer. I have been unable to find it anywhere (there are plenty of shoreline and coastline layers out there) does anyone ...
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Point to point distance over specified distance

I need to calculate the distance between neighbouring points which conform to a staggered line. I have two point datasets, one being the baseline and another the monitor. The points typically reside ...
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Calculating Volume of Reservoir using python and ArcMap10? [duplicate]

I have a raster file with different water depth in each cell. I am using Aster DEM so my resolution of that file is 30m by 30m. Now I want to calculate the total volume in that area by multiplying ...
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Defining parameter descriptions for Python Toolbox help?

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 ...