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How can I transfer annotations from ArcMap to MAPublisher?

I'm collaborating with a designer who's using Avenza MAPublisher, while I'm using ArcMap Basic. We're still figuring out where the handover between GIS and Illustrator will be. Can I create labels or ...
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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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How to add simple table of text (Excel) into layout and preserve formatting and clarity?

I am trying to put a simple table of text (excel) into my layout and preserve cell formatting including alignment, borders and text sharpness. I've tried many approaches but nothing so far is ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I access Trimble logged positions in ArcMap10?

We recently walked a fence perimeter with a Trimble Ranger, auto-logging positions at 5 second intervals in a generic point file. The exported file acknowledges over 800 points, but only displays the ...
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Is it possible to target an ArcMap add-in to an earlier version?

My development environment is Visual studio 2010 with ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 installed. I need my add-in to support 10.0 AND 10.1. Right now, if I try to install it on ArcMap 10.0, it fails. Is it ...
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Removing unwanted attributes from spatial join using ModelBuilder?

I am new to ArcGIS 10 and am currently building a model. This is a brief rundown of what I am doing at the moment. I have 2 shapefiles: one a polyline and the other is point data. I have joined ...
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Turn off field programmatically in ArcMap via VB.Net

I'm creating an addin button in Arcmap via VB.net that when clicked, runs the identify tool. But I want only selected fields to appear in the identify dialog. My idea is to hide the unnecessary fields ...
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How do I convert many .dxf files to one gdb file?

I am using ArcView and ArcCatalog 9.2 with the Data Interoperability extension and I have 159 .dxf files that are comprised of 6 files; a dessin DAO, an annotation DAO, a multipatch DAO; a point DAO, ...
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Arcpy - How do I specify the precision and scale of a new field?

I'm wanting to create a field with a maximum of 1 decimal place and then calculate a value into it: (I know that all my values are < 10) arcpy.AddField_management('C:/shapefile.shp', 'myField', ...
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ArcObjects Class Extension - core events not being fired by an editing tool

I think I've just hit a major limitation with how ArcMap (10) deals with class extensions on a Feature Class but I would first like to make sure I'm not missing something or seeing a bug. I have a ...
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How to persist a polygon to SQL Server database and vice versa?

How do I extract all the points from a Polygon drawn in ArcMAP and then persist that data into a SQLServer database table containing a geometry column and then when I've got the data persisted read ...
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What are the alternatives to ArcMap's Report Wizard?

I have a polygon layer which has lots of attributes, and I'd like to create a report template which summarises these attributes for individual polygons. That is, the user will select a polygon from ...
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ArcMap Natural Breaks Classification

I realize that ESRI is calling their implementation of Fisher-Jenks proprietary. Given the performance with mid-sized datasets, either a significant optimization or a sampling method are being ...
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Annoying little line in color ramp legends - how do I remove it?

This was never a problem with ArcGIS 9 but it appears that in 10.0 Esri has added small horizontal lines as the default when including color ramps in legends. I want to get rid of these annoying ...
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MXD Performance - number of layers vs number of datasets

My mxd currently has 5 buildings layers accessing 5 different buildings datasets (one for each of 5 counties). Most often there would only be a single county's buildings in the current view, if that ...
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ArcObjects: modifying feature field value

I'm developing an ArcMap extension and looking for a way to change feature attributes knowing its feature class and OID (and, presumably, everything else that there is in IFeature). All layers use ...
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Advanced python labeling in ArcMap - working with null values

I'm trying to label certain features using a specific field (osm_name_58_en). However, when this field is null, I want to label the feature with (som_english_32_name). If both are null then I want ...
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How to replace null field in generated ArcMap Report

I am creating a report from ArcMap and I would like for the null value fields to be replaced with either a blank or a 0 , but only in the generated report not in the actual attribute field. Is this ...
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How to divide polyline into 1-mile increments?

I have a river shapefile that I need to break up into 1-mile increments. The polyline is 53 miles in distance, so I should I have about 53 mile markers as a result. I have tried the Divide tool, ...
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Need help to convert 9.3 code for registering .dll to 10.1

This is my code to register my DLL (im using ArcMap 9.3) Private Sub regDLL(ByVal dllName As String) Dim asm As System.Reflection.Assembly = System.Reflection.Assembly.LoadFile(dllName) ...
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How do you symbolize a feature class layer in ArcMap 10 based on one attribute's value and then another attribute's value?

I currently have a point feature class that has a couple of attributes that I want to use to symbolize its layer. One of the attributes is called ExceedsTolerance, which either has "Y" or "N" for its ...
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How to make a group of polygons larger?

I need to edit the vertices of about 30 polygons in an equal way, how would I go about this? Alternatively is there some method to just increase the size of a group of polygons 200%?
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Arcmap: save all layers in Table of Contents to layer files

Using python, how can one save all layers in the Arcmap (v10) table of contents pane to layer files on disk?
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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Why do CMYK colours in ArcMap not match those in Adobe products?

I'm creating a map in ArcMap, based on a style guide which specifies colours in CMYK notation. So I've set the colours in ArcMap's color selector. The layer has no transparency set, and is the only ...
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ArcMap - Data Driven Pages: Group features where page name field is the same

I'm using DDP to show a series of farmland areas. Some of these have the same farmland area name but different attributes (based on land cover), so are two different features (by necessity). Is there ...
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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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Is there a way to control which ArcMap AddIn is loaded first?

I have a shared DLL that use across multiple ArcMap AddIns. It rarely changes, but recently I've had to modify it and I started getting MissingMethodExceptions whenever I made calls to classes in ...
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How to arcpy.Describe() a layer when script is run from outside of ArcMap?

The following code will work if I run it from the ArcMap Python dialog, or from a GP tool, but not from PyScripter IDE: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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How to Display the World Map in Projected Coordinate Systems

I am trying to create a simple presentation map and I download the global level country boundaries shapefile from http://www.diva-gis.org/Data. The layer coordinate system is in Geographic Coordinate ...
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Is it possible to modify the ArcObjects IProgressDialog2?

It turns out that the best way to run long tasks in ArcMap is to use the IProgressDialog2. The BackgroundWorker in combination with ArcObjects (STA Threads) is a mess. However, it seems that the only ...
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ArcGIS 10 Field Calculator doesn't notice selection/Attribute Table problem?

I just have an annoying problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is ...
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Refresh Currently Open ArcMap Attribute Table using ArcObjects

I have written an ArcMap Addin (ArcMap 10.0) that allows a user to perform a join between an in-memory table and a feature class (feature layer) added to the TOC. I want the attribute table of the ...
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Fastest way to test if raster contains data within a polygonal area

I am writing a python script for a geoprocessing tool in arcmap. I have a polygon in WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) and a raster grid, raster1, in WGS 1984. I reproject the polygon to ...
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ArcMap Draw Camera Range with ArcPy

i am working on some camera data. I have some points which consist of azimuth, angle, distance, and of course coordinate field attributes. In arcmap I want to draw shapes like this: The shape is ...
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Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc

I thought the issue was only in ARCGIS but it seems that ERDAS does the same thing. I have my C with 1.7TB and my D with 10TB and my scratch set to d:\scratch but still ERDAS (and ESRI) fills my ...
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How can I determine what fonts are used by an mxd?

A client has sent me an mxd and a file gdb. When I look at the symbols, they don't look good. I think they need to send me some fonts. Is there some way I can use arcmap to determine the name of ...
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Geometric Network - Listening to network feature connection changes in the IObjectClassEvents::OnChange event

I need to be able to tell when a particular type of feature, that participates in a geometric network, is having its geometry automatically modified due to the geometric network. What i mean is that ...
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How to Automate ArcGIS map production?

I am currently working with high volume ArcGIS (9.3.1 & 10) production of PDF files, part of the companies requirement is that a database (Access 2003) needs filling out with each map, this needs ...
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Adding kernel density output to map with ArcPy

I am trying to emulate the behavior of the Kernel Density tool from the ArcMap 10 GUI in a script; in other words, I want to calculate the density of a dataset, and add the visual result to a map. If ...