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GCS_WGS_1984 Map in Esri Javascript

I created a dynamic map service in Arcmap and published to my server. The spatial reference used: GCS_WGS_1984. I used the javascript without basemap to display in a html. I cannot do a ...
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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 convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ArcMap?

I write a program to decode the message from the GPS device to get the easting and northing , but I don't know how to convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ...
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How do i popup a context menu with custom command items in a Select tool OnMouseDown (Right Click) with VB .Net?

This should be simple... I am converting VBA customization to VB .NET in VS 2008 Express Edition. In VBA i have a custom selection tool. Aside from just selecting features, when OnMouseDown receives ...
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Displaying multiple sea level scenarios?

I'm trying to display a number of sea level scenarios to discuss landscape differences across time. I've created a CTM of the region now i need to display sea level at a number of reduced levels (e.g. ...
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Importing non-geocoded jpeg into active window of ArcMap Data frame?

Currently when we draw a new subdivision into our GIS, we snip a .jpeg of the platted subdivision and add it to ArcMap. The un-referenced jpeg is simply dropped out in the middle of nowhere and we ...
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Support for Foreground and Background geoprocessing in ArcMap tools?

If not all ArcGIS tools support both foreground and background Geoprocessing, then how can I tell whether a tool will run in the foreground or run in the background?
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Displaying X, Y coordinates on ArcGIS not working

I am trying to geocode some coordinates I have from my Excel sheet onto ArcGIS but everytime I do so, it doesn't show up on the screen. When I right click on the sheet layer to see where it went, it ...
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Failed to export all rows in attribute table in ArcMap to .dbf

I would like to export a large attribute table to .dbf format, which includes almost 5,000,000 rows. But the exported table only contains about half of the rows without showing any error message ...
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Arcmap ModelBuilder - If statement

I'm using the ModelBuilder inside ArcMap to execute a set of raster calculations. I need to execute a different calculations based on the pixel value (If the pixel value is less then 0 - execute ...
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Setting CopyFeatures_management output to newly created folder in Python script?

How do I set the output of the copyfeatures_management so that the shapefiles go into the new folder I created? Currently, they are being placed in my set workspace at the beginning of my code. ...
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Weird online basemap behavior

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.2 in a remote server and I have added the online "Imagery with Labels" base map to my map (first picture). When I turn it off the labels (and the light dashed line) remain ...
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Remove first seven characters from field string using Field Calculator

I wrote an expression/codeblock that removes the words "Nearby:" from the field value string if it has it. Codeblock: import string def splitme(s): if s[:7] == "Nearby:": aList = ...
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Calculate field in modelbuilder

If vb code is also possible I could give that a try aswell.
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Copy column from Excel to attribute table

Is there any way to copy a column from excel to an attribute table's column in ArcGIS?
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ArcMap 'in_memory' trouble?

Being new to ArcMap, and ArcPy I have a problem with a script including several geoprocessing functions. The number of functions inspired a search for a means to save outputs (subsequent inputs) to ...
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Re-Calculating Rows in File GDB Feature Classes

I run the script that I created below, but when it is completed and I check the FC tables, nothing has changed. The script iterates through each feature class of a database and then iterates through ...
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How to autofill output column in arcmap batch process menu?

Referring to the screenshot, I'd like to know how to fill the output column with unique values that either have the same name as the input files or otherwise have some unique value in each cell. If I ...
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Using SQL query with ArcPy?

I'm creating a tool that when you type in the city name it will select the city, zoom in and label it. I have the zoom and label working but can't figure out the SQL Query needed to select the city I ...
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Python script for calculating the area of a polygon

I am looking for a python code for this polygon. I need to calculate the area inside this polygon and I am new to programming. (Very new). Can anybody assist me with this? I have to use a python ...
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Counting number of Raster Cells satisfying a criteria within a Polygon

I have a USA raster dataset, which assigns to each cell a value from 0-100. I also happen to have a USA county shapefile. I simply want a count of the number of pixels/cells in the raster data with ...
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Specifying alternate symbology for print vs screen

Is there a way to specify an alternate symbology for print output in ArcMap (as opposed to what is currently on-screen? I am thinking along the lines of the functionality offered by CSS. For ...
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Collect last word from varied length string for filtering, auto labeling and column population? [closed]

I have been looking and reading for a few days about how to collect the last word from a varied length string. I have found lots of postings about how to collect/split the last word, but none of the ...
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Inserting JPEG or similar into ArcGIS map?

I am trying to upload an image (jpeg or similar) into a map. It can be on the layout view or data view. I am using ArcMap 10.1.
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how do you erase polygons that don't have a line intersection?

I am trying to erase any polygons that do not have a line intersection through them and am unsure of what tool to use using ArcMap 10.1
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Unable to Drag to rearrange layer drawing order in Table of Contents of ArcMap?

I'm new to working in ArcMap, but I seem to have a very small issue. I'm using ArcMap 10.2.2 on Windows 7 Ultimate and for some reason, I can't rearrange the layers I'm working with in the table of ...
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Find the length of a road inside a polygon and a buffer

I'm a bit new to ArcMap but know the basics. I have to find the lenght of roads(lines) innside my polgon and the buffer innside the polygon and the area the buffer is created around. have one layer ...
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feature store get NullReferenceException error

I am trying to update a field value according to the selected OBJECTID. But get System.NullReferenceException error. Don't know what's wrong with the code. My code is as follows: pActiveView ...
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Point markers with icon/picture symbols showing white area around them on ArcMap?

I'm trying to use some icons (pictures) but i haven't been successful yet. This is where i got the icons: http://mapicons.nicolasmollet.com/category/markers/offices/ I want to build a 1 meter by 2 ...
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Using insert and search cursors on same feature class to clone row?

I'm using the code below in order to attempt to clone a row in a feature class and add that same row to the same feature class after updating its metadata (Name, date_start, date_end, etc.) The ...
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How can I get a join for pre-existing fields?

I am joining some values from a table to a shapefile. The table and shapefile have the same column names and types, but when I join, Arcmap creates a new field, and I just want the join to write the ...
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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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Geoprocessing>Merge and arcpy.Merge_management() producing different results?

In ArcMap 10.2.1 I have three feature classes in geodatabase "MyGDB.gdb". Let's call the feature classes "A", "B", and "C" respectively. I am merging the feature classes using Geoprocess > merge. ...
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Digitizing from physical soil map

I need a shape (or raster) soil map of Burundi. I have a .jpg physical soil map of the region in high quality, which I have imported into ArcMAP and georeferenced to the correct projection. In stead ...
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DEM difference looks like a hillshade

I wanted to find the elevation difference between 2 DEMs. When I got the data, I had to georef one image and had to aggregated it too because their cell values do not match. I also tried to resample ...
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How to use both Parse Path and Calculate Value in model?

Am I doing this wrong? I need to create hillshades for a set of raster, but I want the hillshades to retain the raster's original name. I used parse path for that, however there are names that are ...
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Convert Labels to Annotation greyed out

This is probably easy, but haven't found a solution. Convert Labels to Annotation is greyed out on right clicking a feature in the TOC. I have no reference scales set. Thanks.
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Possible to Clip Imagery Services Layers from ArcGIS Online?

The new Landscape layers such as the various Soil type imagery services look like a great resource. Does anyone know if it possible to clip out small areas of the Landscape imagery service since I ...
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GCS_WGS_1984 and 900913. What is the difference?

I use WMS Service with mymapproxy/mapproxy.yaml : services: demo: kml: tms: wmts: wms: srs: ['EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:900913'] md: title: MapProxy OSM WMS Proxy abstract: This ...
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Looping on the Select_analysis tool

Im trying to perform a loop on the Select_Analysis tool in Arcgis. Code looks like this: inputfile = open("locality.txt", 'r') # locality.txt is a txt file of locality names loc_list = [] for line in ...
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How to view DGN file in ArcMap?

I have a DGN file made by Workshop Paint Pro and would like to view it in ArcMap 10 so that I can create a risk map. What are the procedures I need to follow?
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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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Is there any API in C# for Zooming selected feature?

I am new to ArcGIS and want to implement the Zoom to Selected Features functionality available in Selection menu option (Selection-> Zoom to Selected Features), using C# API. Is any API available in ...
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Batch Export feature attribute to ASCII in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have around 160 feature classes that I need to convert into ascii files. Spatial statistics tool ---> Utilities ---> Export feature attribute to ascii only allows converting one file at a time. Is ...
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How to use VBA in the field calculator, to copy the last 7 characters to a new field?

Im using ArcMap 9.3. Im looking for a VBA code to use in the field calculator to make a new field of the last 7 digits of a "pin" field. For example. my pin is 00-00-999-999 and i want it to ...
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Why does the File Geodatabase that I created not appear to any other users on the network?

I created a File Geodatabase to store files that I use in maps for my coworkers. The folder is in a location where all users should have access and permissions. Strangely enough, after I created the ...
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Can ArcMap automatically highlight object on map using 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 ArcMap autmatically highlight this object or do I need to create some "connection" ...
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Could not load file or assembly ESRI.ArcGIS.ADF.Local?

I just tried to register my extension for ArcGIS 10 in the 10.1 beta and it failed when I tried to register the dll: "Could not load file or assembly 'ESRI.ArcGIS.ADF.Local' Version=10.0.0.0." Do I ...
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Calculating length with Python and the PYTHON_9.3

(Please critic wholly if possible) If I have polyline data in NAD83 and I want to calculate geometry using the PYTHON_9.3 parameter from the arcgisscripting.create(9.3), I am getting mixed results. If ...
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Change color of shape in Layer File

I currently have a layer file - in this case one of the United States. This layer contains a shape for each state so if I were to open the TOC Control and expand the "United States" I would see ...