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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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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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Identify polygon overlaps within single shapefile

Using either QGIS (1.9) or ArcInfo (9.3.1) I'm trying to identify unique overlaps of prehistoric building footprints from an archaeological site recorded within a single polygon shapefile. While the ...
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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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Which coordinate system and projection shall I use for georeferencing google map image in ArcGIS?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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How to Convert labels to DWG Cad file?

I have a new task where the client is asking for a .dwg file of layer labels. My first thought would be to create an annotation of the labels and then try and use the Export to CAD tool in ArcMap. ...
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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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How to Comment Out Definition Queries

I use Definition Queries a lot in my daily GIS life, but one of the many things I've found annoying about ArcMap is the inability to comment out Definition Queries. I'd like to have this option as ...
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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 ...
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BigInt data type in SQL Server mapped as Text in ArcMap

I have a table in a SQL Server 2008 database containing a BIGINT data column. When I tried to import it into ArcMap 10, it automatically converted as Text of 8 length. This caused the records that ...
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Automate export of ArcMap legends

I've been building legends for my javascript websites that use 9.3.1 services. I know there's the ESRI legend tool for older services but I don't feel that it does a good job of producing legend ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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Slow performance when selecting features

I am trying to use the following code to select the features that have the attribute values that I pass in. The performance is really slow when it comes to a lot of values e.g >16k values to match ...
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Symbolizing xyz data

I have hydrographic data in the form of an xyz file. I would like to display it in ArcMap. I need to symbolize the points based on their depth, shallow points one colour and deep points another. With ...
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How do I find location of minimum value within a buffer (around a point)

I have a digital elevation model (DEM) with a point location defined. I want to locate the lowest height values at a set distance from this point. I envisaged creating a buffer around the point ...
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How can I update an MXD file programatically?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1. product line and MXD files. At our customer we have multiple environment (DEV, QAS, PROD) which should be more or less identical except they use different datbases and a few ...
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Are special interpolation techniques required for weather data?

I've downloaded a series of weather observations from the local weather agency - it comprises around 1,000 points spread non-uniformly across Australia, with a greater density of points located near ...
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Symbolizing individual highway network segments in ArcMap

I have a highway layer that I need to style in ArcMap in such a way to differentiate between individual highway sections, ideally using no more than 6-7 distinct colors. Each highway is divided into ...
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editor tracking updated in attribute table, but not in sql server database

When I enable editor tracking and make modification on an object, I can find the edit user and edit time, but I cannot find the data updated in the sql server database. Is it because of the ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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Applying unique processing extent to each iteration of tool in ArcMAP Model Builder

I am trying to create an automated ArcMAP (10.1) tool that will read in a file (ASCII most likely) of maximum and minimum lat/long values along with some additional variables. The tool will iterate ...
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Deleting Large Number of Features

I have been having issues deleting large numbers of features (> 1,000,000) from a feature class in ArcMap. I can't seem to get higher than a few thousand before it freezes indefinitely, sometimes ...
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Is it possible to add to the map a layer containing results from a sql query

I'm developping an ArcMap Extension and I need to join an existing feature class with data from a sql query located on another DBMS. I already set up a Workspace with an OleDbWorkspaceFactory. I'm ...
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Symbolizing route data [duplicate]

I'm working on a project that routes various modes of transport to one location (a school) in Arc Map 10. I have about 400 routes, so there is a significant amount of overlap as they near the school. ...
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Is there a way to link ArcGIS to MS Access and use that DB?

I have an IT background but I am new to GIS. I recently recieved training using ARCMAP. I have about 5000 farmers that I need to put in a database and access the information using GIS. The vision is ...
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How do I add a hyphen to the Field Calculator to merge 2 columns?

I am trying to build a field calculator expression to merge two columns into one. I am looking for the word that makes it a range. Example: I have 2 columns in elevation, From and To. I want to ...
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Free software similar to ET GeoTools?

ers, At my prior position, we "often" had to capture Geology data from geo-referenced images. Yes ... sometimes a necessary evil, but it has been a while since my hardcore digitizing days. ...
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Where to find books or course materials to help prepare for Esri Technical Certification in ArcGIS Desktop and Developer?

Where I can find books or course materials to help prepare for Esri Technical Certification in ArcGIS Desktop and Developer?
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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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How to connect points with a polyline in ArcMap 10?

I have a layer containing a few hundred points representing a survey track. The points are laid out in chronological order in the corresponding attribute table. How can I have ArcMap 10 automatically ...
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How to process large shapefiles faster in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have huge line and polygon shapefiles that I want to edit with some geoprocessing tasks (clip, buffer, erase,...). Altough my computer is not that slow, I am annoyed of waiting up to 15 hours for ...
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Stream network doesn't match the reality?

I am trying to create flow accumulation grid in ArcMap using Arc Hydro. I have the DEM (25mX25m) and the stream network shapefile. I have done the following 1)Resampled the DEM to 5m; 2)Burnt the ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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How to remove decimal places from currency formatting in ArcGIS?

For years I have put up with the 2 decimal places that ArcGIS adds to the "currency" formatting, but most of the time I do not want them and end up removing them in my exported map images. I cannot ...
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ArcObjects - Create and Draw a Transparent Polygon

I'm trying to create a transparent Polygon in ArcMap; however, it's never transparent. Here's the code I have. // Create polygon IPolygon polygon = new PolygonClass(); // create & add ...
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Measuring data load and redraw times in ArcMap?

Rephrasing of the question slightly to address some issues. Is there are standard way of measuring load times for data, specifically sybolised data, within ArcMap? In particular, we're comparing ...
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How to convert all values in all fields of table to upper case using ArcPy & Python?

Does anyone know how to use the .upper() in a stand alone python script so it can be used to change all characters in a table into UPPER case? I don't want to use the field calculator since I have ...
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What is the difference between ActiveView, FocusMap and PageLayout in ArcObjects?

I see that different starting points are used when interacting with ArcMap IMxDocument IMxDocument mxDocument = application.Document as IMxDocument; IActiveView activeView = ...
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How to improve the cartographic design of graticules?

The attached image shows a conflict between the graticule and the state boundary on a map. I have not found a way to display user-defined lines of latitude, which would solve the 42 degree line ...
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Symbology of contour lines in ArcMap

I have contour lines with height values from 0 to 1030 (sorted by height 110, 115, 120, 125). Values with in-between number (like 5, 15, 115, 135...) should be grouped and colored with same color, and ...
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How to use python to turn a .dbf into a shapefile

I have been scouring the internet trying to find a pythonic (sp?!) way to process this data.. Everyday we will recieve a load of data in .dbf format (hopefully) - we then need to save this data as a ...