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Split a Quad to 1:7,500 Question

Here I have 1:24,000k quads. I know how to use the word split toolbox. What I would like to split 24,000K to 1:7,500 or 6,000k. Is there a way around for me to do that ? For example,, if you have one ...
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Error creating IPoint (ArcGIS 10) - Invalid use of New keyword (VBA)

I have some code I wrote in 9.3 that (mostly) works in version 10. I have a UIToolControl that buffers a user-input point based on a mouse click - nearly identical to the sample. This used to work ...
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Creating polygons around extent of similar points using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've millions of points collected for lithology layer. They have used a coding for different types of rocks. I need to create a polygon around the extent of similar points. What is the easiest ...
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Relate first point and last point of polyline to point feature(s)

I am working on a small script using ArcMap10/arcpy to generate a upstream-downstream uniqueid for a polyline feature class using point id's that fall on the starting point and ending point of a line. ...
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Adding Button as Icon and Text to toolbar in ArcMap

How do you add a BaseCommand to a custom BaseToolbar as an icon and text. This is not an Add-In, it's the old way of doing buttons and toolbars even though it's version 10 of ArcMap. Cheers
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ArcMap 10 Commands

Is there an updated ArcMap Commands site for version 10? If so, where are they located? I could not find it here: ArcObjects SDK 10 Microsoft .NET Framework Thanks
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Finding script location… dynamically

Should be a simple question... but those can be the hardest. I have created a script that uses ESRI's arcpy site package and it functions properly in a stand-alone environment. I am now trying to ...
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Creating a snapshot in ArcMap of a layer to be use for legend?

I am trying to create a snapshot using FastStone Capture version 5.3 to be use for the legend because it is diffcult to match their color especially is you are using raster or transparent ? How do I ...
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Questions on smooth lines on soil polygon?

In a couple of weeks I am going to do QA/QC on soil polygons and I'm wonder if there is a way for me to run a script or a tool box that allow me to find the jagged lines ? Alternative, my plan would ...
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How can I apply symbology from two layers to one feature class with common features using ArcMap 10?

Say I have two layer files. Layer file 1 has symbology for feature types A, B & C. Layer file 2 has symbology for feature types B, C & D. In these two layer files, feature types B & C are ...
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How to integrate every single street into a network analysis?

This is my first question, but I solved problems before thanks to this great community! It is also my first time working with a network analysis (ArcMap 10) and there are some problems which haven't ...
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How can I use feature templates on layers with joins?

I find this particular feature of the ArcMap 10 framework quite annoying: When I define a join on any layer, templates cannot be added to the create features window. I have to remove all joins from ...
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Finding X, Y of nodes in feature layer

I have a map document in ArcMap and I want to find X and Y of my nodes in a special feature layer. I look through my access database and I just find the Shape Index table which has MinGX, MinGY, ...
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hyperlink in a package

I want to give a map that contains hyperlinks as a package of adobe or an exe file to someone who does not have access to arcmap. this package should have just some points and polygons that when he ...
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turning multiple vector layers into one raster in arcgis 9.3.1

I want to make a raster out of the multitier view I have in ArcMap 9.3.1 . The layers in my ArcMap come from several datasets. I know there is a 'Feature to Raster' tool, but it converts one layer at ...
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Select distinct values from a single column of an attribute table (or layer)

Is there a way to select distinct values from a column in ArcMap? I have the data in both GDB and SHP formats. I have searched for ways to select using SQL, QueryLayers, ModelBuilder and individual ...
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ArcMap 10.0 Python script tool - Have the script tool dialog box stay open past successful completion of script

Is there a way to have the script dialog box have the radio button that says "Close this dialog when completed successfully" unchecked for any user who runs the script tool? Is there configuration ...
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Coordinate grid display on a rotated map

I have a series of maps that require me to rotate my data frame within my layout screen (north "rarely" points up in these maps). I ONLY want to show east coordinates on the top/bottom and ONLY north ...
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Why does ArcGIS copy & paste layer in a TOC sometimes change the Data Source of the layer?

I run into this situation all the time; I often just copy layers and groups of layers in the TOC of one Map Document and paste then into the TOC of another Map Document. For the most part this ...
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Converting KML to layer in ArcGIS 10 - nothing happens

I have converted many KML files to layer in ArcGIS many times before without any problem. I just did a conversion (Arc Toolbox>Conversion tools> KML to layer) and the file is showing up in the table ...
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How to create a graphic point by xy value?

I have implemented this code to create point event layer by xy text file, however I'm wondering how to create a point graphic by xy value? This script draws point graphic by mouse down. When I ...
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Data Driven pages in ArcMap 10

I have used data driven pages in an old job, however when I try create them in this one, my exported PDF's are corrupt. They have just upgraded to arcmap 10 so I was thinking maybe it was some kind of ...
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Resolving Arcpy “GetObject not point” Error

I'm new to Python (v 2.6.5) and am trying to write an ArcMap (10) script that reads the vertex coordinates of a polygon shapefile which includes a small hole (doughnut polygon). I've been working ...
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How to extract latitude/longitude values for specific points from a shapefile?

I have obtained public crash data for the state of Minnesota. I would like to be able to programmatically extract the latitude/longitude of each crash using this data in combination with a series of ...
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How to create polygons from lines?

I am trying to create polygons from a line layer of lots and concessions (large blocks of land in rural areas). The lines are mainly grid style as they intersect mostly at right angles. I need to ...
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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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Georeferenced image goes “out of scale” upon reopening in ArcMap

We have several ArcGIS 10 map documents containing fully georeferenced images (projected UTM 16N). We also digitised them by tracing over features in the image into shapefiles. Everything seems to ...
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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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How can I, in a general way, rescale a raster in ArcGIS Model Builder

What I want to do is rescale a few rasters from whatever they are now (i.e., values between -99 and +1000 OR -256 - +256 OR 0 - 3.23) to a normalised value (i.e. values between 0 and 1). I would ...
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Guide for esriRasterOpCode

I'm building dynamic cartographic symbols to display inside ArcMap, but they are displaying "wrong". Is there a guide somewhere that will show what raster op code does? I mean, not only show, but ...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales?

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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making a mask with arcmap 10

I have a grid layer and a shapefile representing a closed boundary. I need to make a new grid as big as my current grid but with values equal 1 inside the closed boundary shapefile and -999 for grids ...
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How to change Symbology of Multiple Layers at once using ArcMap/ArcPy?

Is there a way to change symbology for multiple layers in ArcMap or ArcCatalog. I want to change the symbology of multiple layers at once.
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Optimal video cards for GIS programs

I recently purchased a Dell XPS-8300 (i7-2600|16 GB DDR3 RAM|64-bit Windows7) which I intend to use primarily for GIS programs. I bought a refurbished model because it was much cheaper and because I ...
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Permanently Change ArcMap's “Maximum Sample Size” Setting?

I've lately been working on feature classes with a huge number of polygons (e.g. all of the Census blocks within the Chicago metro area). I've been needing to symbolize them by quantities a fair ...
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How do I change the data source for all layers in an MXD?

I have an MXD. It connects to about 30 layers in one of our SDE databases. I want to change the SDE database they connect to. Is there a way to do this without having to right-click every layer and ...
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Projecting gps data to get length of resulting line shape in ArcMap 10.0

I have gps data in WGS84 geographic coordinates. I will use the gps data to build a line shape in ArcMap 10.0. The data falls in UTM 15N. To get most accurate length of line, should I project the ...
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Can ArcMap automatically highlight an object on the map its label?

I was wondering if there is a way to highlight a feature (e.g. line) only by selecting its label on the map. Can ESRI autmatically highlight this object or do I need to create some "connection" ...
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Is Hillshade option in ArcMap rubbish or is it me?

Here is a pretty pic of the raster I am using - with no effects applied - just the color ramp and historgram adjusted to show out all the relief - all be it in a very 2D way! I have a raster layer ...
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How do I open mxd backup file?

How do I open a mxdbk file ? My ArcMap frozen and save the mxdbk files. I would like to know how to open them up rather having to re-do the work. Thanks !
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Can you use active layer as input for dynamic text?

I'm wondering if you can lift the name of a layer in the ToC (within a group) and use it in dynamic text. Is there existing syntax to do this? Perhaps ... <dyn type="ToC" ...
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How to round a column in attribute table (ArcMap)

I want to use the Field Calculator in ArcMap to round an existing column to two decimals. Currently I have a column that is 6 decimal places long and would like to simply round it down to 2 decimals. ...
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Batch clip feature class to preserve area field

I have a large land cover map in a geodatabase, that I want to batch clip by defined catchments (about 63 polygons). The output files are named based on a field in the "clipper" (sys.argv[2]) called ...
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What does “Size/Width” stand for in the symbol selector?

Can anyone explain how to interpret a symbol size of 10 or let's say 100? What kind of units are these? I ask because recently I had to deal with a reference scale and I wasn't really able to explain ...
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Projecting data from WGS84 to NAD27 UTM BLM Foot ArcMap

When I use the NAD27 BLM 15N prj from the projected>>UTM>>north america>> in ArcMap 10.0 and go from WGS84 to that..using the NAD_27_To_WGS_84_1 transformation..my resulting shapefile doesn't line up ...
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Modifying a projection ArcMap 10.0 Arcpy

I have the need to project data from wgs84 to UTM 15N NAD1927 FOOT_US. I would like to have arcpy do this for me. I can project the data using one of ArcMaps predifined prj files in the Coordinates ...
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How can I add the frequency (count) of a point shape file on an animated map?

The problem is this: I have a crime (point) data on a map which is animated via time slider using a 1-week-period. I see all the points I added without a problem, I also added a dynamic text ...
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ArcMap 10 How to create a tool to use with a Vb.Net script?

I have a VB.net scrip that I would like to run from the toolbar. In VBA, you would create a buttton that would collect the xy coordinates and pass the variables to the script for running. I can't ...
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How much RAM can ArcMap use?

I am exporting 36"x48" label intensive maps as PDF. For urban areas, ArcMap 10 hangs or kicks back an error saying it could not complete the operation. I have a quad processor with 4 GB ram. I also ...
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How to create custom Identify tool for ArcMap 10 and ArcExplorer

I need to create an identify tool that will return text attributes arranged in a graphical form. The scenario is there are text attributes for signs and they need to be displayed just like they would ...