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Programmatically open an excel file when arcmap session is closed

I am looking to build a process where an excel file is opened once a user closes an arcmap session. here is my pseudocode. user makes map user closes map using Graphic User Interface 'X' button ...
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How to add a table from ArcGIS Online to ArcMap

When you're signed into ArcGIS Online within an ArcMap session, there is an option Add Data From ArcGIS Online: I have a service in ArcGIS Online which consists of 2 feature layers and 1 table: ...
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ESRI ArcMap 10.2 Display representation symbology desciption in legend

When a layer with Representations is turned on, how do you change the 'Description' in the Legend. The setting is normally under the symbology tab and it is not visible when Represenations are turned ...
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Round decimal number in ArcGIS10.1

How can I round the decimal number in a table in Arcmap: e.g. how can I set it to 2.60?
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How to transfer attributes to thousands of local points from ArcSDE feature class with millions of polygons?

I have a set of points and a huge feature class with topographic information (OS MasterMap for who knows it). I'm talking millions of polygons huge. I want to transfer attributes of the polygons to ...
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How to remove <VALUE> text from legend in layout view?

I'm producing a map in the layout view which I will eventually export as a jpeg. I've added a legend which includes 15 classes but when I insert a legend in layout view its including the word VALUE at ...
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Erase within a feature class - Planar enforcement

I´m using ArcGIS v10 ArcInfo. I´m working with a feature class that has 5 features which are waterdepths (1 to 5m). These features are overlapping each other. What I need, is that they are not ...
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ArcGIS Label Manager 10.2 takes 20-30 seconds to load

Why does label manager take 20-30 seconds to load? I am on 10.2 with a SSD and 24gb of RAM. Does anyone else have issue loading the label manager in ArcMap? Is there any way to speed this process ...
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Formatting Cells in ArcMap

I am trying to join tables together and need the PLSS to line up correctly. In my table with geometries I have "CO060020N0650W0SN330" in a field. I want to make a new column and make it say 2N65W33 ...
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Unknown coordinate system warning when programmatically adding layer

I have another interesting question for you. I have data with unknown coordinate system. When I add this data using a standard tool(File->Add Data) in ArcMap, a warning dialog appears. It looks like: ...
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ArcGIS: recode to different geography

What is the easiest way to recode data from one geography to another? For example, if I have population data for one set of polygons, and I'd like to deduce it for different polygons - a bit like a ...
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How to add an independent panel in the ArcMap layout view?

In ArcMap 9.3, I want to make a map in which I start from a wider location (for example, a country) and then, I give some zooms until one specific area. I have all the data I need: country ...
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How can I correct a .pgw file for a PNG image?

I have a PNG file and I need its .pgw file to be set with NAD 83 as the projection. I have created a .pgw file: 799 0 0 -799 -122.562 37.1946 However when I open the PNG in QGIS or ArcMap 10.2 it ...
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what would you recommend to improve spatial data availability and access in Ireland?

this is just a thinking type of question: what would you recommend to improve spatial data availability and access in Ireland?
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Is it possible to convert map tick into feature class easily?

I have to design a lot of map into the following layout for forest carbon inventory survey: --There will be a grid set in the map 30 second by 30 second (these are straight lines crossed) --There ...
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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 Export multiple selected features to PDFs with Python?

I have 77 polygons that mark areas of a satellite image that I want to export as separate PDFs. Each of the PDFs should contain just the polygon (and as much as the surroundings to fill out the data ...
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How to split multiple polygon layer into multiple layers by vertices parts?

I have a layer in Arcmap 10 that was brought over from Auto CAD (layer A). This layer has multiple polygon shapes. I need to split these shapes from layer A, and place them into their own layers. ...
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Custom Tools not Saving in Toolbar on Startup/ Normal.mxt?

I am trying to save some tools that I have created into the default toolbar layout that is present when ArcMap 10.1 is launched. It is possible to change the arrangement of toolbars, add new ones and ...
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Editing blank feature class in ArcMap

I'll try to describe my problem the best I can. I'm very new to ArcGIS. I have a jpeg showing an old map of NYC zones. I was able to georeference this image with a shapefile of NYC blocks. I wish to ...
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how to solve UnicodeDecodeError in arcpy?

I need to update datasource of Picture element of laout element of a mapdocument. but it is showing Unicode decode error. mxd= arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") for elm in ...
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Problem after buffer is created in arcobject.net?

I have arcmap10.1. and arcobject10.1 .net. I have created a single buffer successfully and it also display in axtoccontrol but the axmapcontrol display that buffer on upper side off all layer so ...
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Is it possible to learn ArcObjects without VB?

I have some text in arcmap active view and I need to Change the font face as the licence does not cover the font type. I am using python script for Automation but arcpy can not select the text ...
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Creating a tile server from non-map tiles for use in ArcMap

I have tiled top-down imagery that I want to overlay on aerial view maps in ArcMap. What are some ways to create a WMS or TMS from a custom set of tiles? (aka not using tiles from e.g. ...
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QGIS Widget for data entry. Many fields based off 1 combobox

I have used QGIS for a while now but have just started getting into creating widgets for data entry. I want to know if there is a way to create a widget that will auto populate 2 or 3 other columns ...
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Can someone explain me how to do the layout of routes in ArcMap?

Can someone explain me how to do the layout of routes in ArcMap? I have a shape of points with garbage containers and want to do the route of each truck but don't know how. I've tried with the network ...
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How to select lines which are 60% contained in polygon?

I have two layers : a line layer (red) and a polygon layer (green). I would like to select the lines which 60% are contained in the polygon. How can I do that? Until now, I used "select by ...
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How do I select specific colors within a raster to create polygons with in QGIS or ArcMap?

We have a few georeferenced zoning map rasters and would like to convert specific zones (colors) to polygons, sometimes multiple zones as different polygons. Our workflow has been in the past to ...
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How do I open images georeferenced in ArcMap in QGIS? (.aux.xml)

We have several ArcMap georeferenced images (raster datasets) that we are attempting to open in QGIS without any luck. These are not inside of a geodatabase and are not Arcinfo Binary Grid format or ...
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Is it possible to scale an ArcGIS feature in a multipatch feature class using Arcpy?

I've imported a number of features in Python using the following method: - Import3DFiles_3d Unfortunately they are all extremely large so I would like to scale them using arcpy. I have seen that ...
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Identify Route Locations not working in ArcMap

When I click Identify Route Locations on a polyline m in ArcMap (10.2.1) it's not brining up the box with the value/measurement. This was working fine about 5 minutes ago, I've tried restarting ArcMap ...
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How to connect ArcMap 10.0 query layer to a different port?

I have an instance where I have a server that has postgres 8.3 and postgres 9.2 on it. I have the 8.3 version on port 5432 and 9.2 on port 5433. I want to connect to the 9.2 instance, here is a ...
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Invert Clipping for Data Driven Pages

So I have a feature class : City Limits I have set it to have a fill of 50% gray. This places a gray shade over the entire city. I have a 'Map Page' polygon feature class called 'Map Page' which is ...
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Raster images at edge of data frame not displaying. How can I prevent then from disapearing?

I have a series of satellite images and as I pan or zoom, the images near the edges of the data frame the stop being displayed leaving small areas with no imagery. It is seems to occur when only ...
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Bentley Microstation in comparison to ESRI ArcMap : Filetypes and Capabilities

I'm curious if there is a side-by-side comparison of Bentley's Microstation v8i (Select series 3) with ESRI's ArcMap 10.1 showing capabilities and filetype acceptance. I have heard some conversations ...
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Unable to Import 3D Files with real-world position

The following link identifies a method of importing one or more 3D models into a multipatch feature class. http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00q900000097000000 Test Case I ...
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IColor reporting BGR rather than RGB

I've created a single point in ArcMap 10.1 SP1, and set it's color (SimpleMarkerSymbol) to Red = 16, Green = 0, and Blue = 255, or 1000FF in hex. I saved that as a layer package, and opened it back ...
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How to create good quality picture marker symbols with ArcMAP

I have created a nice clean symbol in Illustrator. After exporting to .emf format and appending to objects in ArcMap the symbol looks terrible (see Attatchment). Has anyone found a way to import good ...
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create diversity map of qualitative features, ArcMap

I am trying to create a map of forest type diversity with ArcMap. I have a polygon forest layer with the different forest types as attributes (e.g. 0815, 0862, 0813, ..., which stands for 'mixed ...
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Automaticallly select and replace all occurences of a font face

I have around 50 mxd file that is done some times earlier. The text font used in labeling was not licensed. Now I can Change the text in layout element. But it has also some text in map view too. But ...
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Can conversion of MapInfo WOR to ArcGIS MXD preserve styles and coordinate systems?

Is there any ways to migrate from MapInfo's data with WOR project file to ArcGIS MXD project file without leaving all styles and coordinate system? I know that I can convert from TAB files to SHP ...
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mapcontrol not reflected when i split polygon with polyline?

I have created a split tool which will create polyline and based on this line i want to divide that polygon into two separate polygons. i have write below code it will create left side and right side ...
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Set available orientation to toobar in ArcMap using ArcObjects

We are creating a very huge extension for ArcMap and in the process, we have created a lot of new custom toolbars. These toolbars contains both buttons and custom controls. These custom controls can ...
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How can I carry out a reliable coordinate transformation for point data?

I have ArcGIS 10.0 with ArcGIS Server (AGS) 10.0. Due to a known bug in the AGS geometry service we cannot carry out coordinate transformations with AGS 10.0. Our Internet client therefore does not ...
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ArcMap's Join and symbology

I'm still new into the GIS World, and here's what i'm trying to achieve , i have Yemen administrative shapfile with list of governments, and districts,i also have an excel file with a list of migrants ...
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Change the Name,Tooltip of builtin Commands

When I change the name of a builtin command using the following code, I get the error, "this method cannot run on builtin commands". ICommandItem BuiltinCMD = ...
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Iterating through z-values in ModelBuilder

I have a series of fields that I am trying to run the IDW tool against. I'm looking for a way iterate through the feature class, using a different field as the z value each time. This is my data: ...
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Equivalent functions in ArcMap compared to MapInfo: Objects > Combine

What is the equivalent of MapInfo's Objects > Combine in ArcMap? I have a polyline layer which is divided into 10m subsections, I want to combines these and find parts which are >50m combined. I have ...
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How to return absolute values using ArcMap field calculator?

I have a field of number ranging from -50 to 50. Is there a way using the ArcMap field calculator to populate a field with all of these standardised (positive numbers) so I have a range of 0 to 50 ...
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How to get the current map from a geoprocessing tool execute function?

I'm making a geoprocessing tool with the ArcObjects SDK Java 10.2. I need to modify labeling colors of a layer of the current map. Is it possible from the execute function to access the map currently ...