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Field calculatur in ArcMap 10: How to specify field row?

I'm new to arcmap, so I'm not entirely sure about terminology which is probably why I can't seem to find the answer to this seemingly trivial question. In the attribute table I want to be able to ...
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Which interpolation method is the most suitable for DEMs?

Which interpolation method is the best suitable for hill/valley areas and normal ground with undulations and rivers? When working with Aster 30mX30m DEMs, which method will give the most realistic ...
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SQL Spatial view using a Query Layer in ArcMap 10 is SLOW

We have a number of SQL Spatial views each made up of approximately 10 tables (so relatively complex views) and each including a table with a SQL Geometry column. A view could return up to 300-400 ...
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Why is ArcGIS crashing when I try to load .adf raster data?

I am pretty new to GIS, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I downloaded a bunch of land cover files from USGS seamless warehouse of Florida. Every time I try to 1) view the .adf file (which ...
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How to achieve more than basic labelling of Reference Grids (Graticules, Measured Grids) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm happy to be corrected, but at the moment I do not think it is possible to meet any of the following mapping requirements using either ArcMap or ArcPy: Label measured grids using a format like ...
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Tables in ArcMap 10.0 - are they layers or tableviews

Is a table in ArcMap a layer or a tableview. I want to be able to feed a table into an UpdateCursor via a toolbox script. If my table has a definition query on it how do I check for that with ...
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Cached map performance when view ArcGIS Server map services in ArcMap?

ArcGIS server cached map service that displays at the following scales: 1:20,000 1:10,000 1:5,000 1:1,000 Refresh takes 1 second when using the Javascript/silverlight viewer, but 4-7 seconds when ...
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How to alter transparency by spatial location

I'm trying to create a map that has a all layers within a subject area having 0% transparency (full opaque), while features outside that area (defined by a polygon shapefile) having a reduced ...
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C# version for ArcObjects 9.3

Can I use C# 4.0 with the target framework set to .NET 3.5 to develop an extension for ArcMap 9.3? Or does it have to be C# 3.0 or earlier?
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Cant edit this featureclass. Why?

I can successfully create this featureclass in the ArcGIS10 default geodatabase and add it to the project, but it can't be edited. I have tried to add a feature using ...
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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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How to create regular soil sampling grids?

I need to be able to set up a soil sampling grid at regular spacings of around 50 - 100 meters. Then export the points to a GPS so I can be guided to the points. I am new to GIS and have tried to do ...
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Can I have the “store relative pathnames to data sources” box checked as the default?

Is there a way to have the "store relative pathnames to data sources" box checked as the default rather than always having to go into the document properties and check the box? ArcMap 10.0.
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How do I zoom to the overall extent of two (or more) selected features from two layers?

I am creating an application where the user picks a value from a combo box, the application then selects that feature and then selects the corresponding features from a second layer, (both selections ...
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ArcMap: extracting overlapped buffers

I have a set of points in ArcMap which I create a buffer for each point. Then I use intersect to extract the overlapping buffers. The result is something like this: The lighter color are the ...
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Updating SDE point feature classes with SQL SERVER 2008 R2 [closed]

I am contacting you in hope that you can help me resolve an issue using SQL Server 2008 R2 to push updates to a SDE point feature class. We are using a C# app that uses ArcGIS Runtime to edit the ...
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how to save layers in combobox

I'd like to develop an app so that user introduce the layers in comboboxes ( layers are slope,aspect,elevation etc) then user use these layers for processing in another form(processing form) and dose ...
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select column in csv file in Python

I would like to study a range of data using the same technique in ArcMAP (it will take too much time to do it one by one ;) !). I've been just recently playing with ArcMAP and Python (which can help ...
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how to buffer a raster cell using Visual Basic ArcObjects in ArcMap [closed]

I am new in visual basic, I have a question about creating a buffer zone based on a raster layer. I have a raster layer named "Value_Raster", I have a textbox in the userform, I also create a tool ...
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Selecting by attribute and calculating field of new selection in ModelBuilder?

I have a polygon shapefile (with 4000 records in it) that I want to group into different regions by doing a "select by attribute". I need to do this about 164 times because of the different selection ...
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Forcing long layer names to multiple lines based on specified legend width in ArcGIS Desktop?

Do to various limitations I almost always create static (graphic) legends but I do have the occasional map where impeccable cartography is secondary to functionality hence a dynamic legend is ...
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Error while trying to view the attribute table

I have a shapefile which displays fine in ArcMap. When I view the attribute table I get the following error. However the same shapefile loads fine and can view its attribute table to in QGIS. Any ...
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How can I access the AddShapefile method in HookHelper?

I'm new to ArcEngine and ArcObjects. I'd like to develop an extension for ArcMap where I have to use IHookHelper instead of AxMapControl. I am looking for the AddShapefile method, which is available ...
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How to overlay Google Earth to Map Object? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to expose Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS server? i am developing a gis system using mapobjects , i have to prove that i can overlay the ...
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Do Data Driven Pages enable PDF merging without losing layers?

I'm setting up a mapbook with layered PDFs, what I have is the first map showing the extent of the grid (an overview map) with the rest of the maps showing each grid. It has been annoying to set up an ...
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Referring to NaN or ±∞ (special floating point values) in ArcMap definition queries?

I have by chance discovered how ArcMap displays special floating point values to the user. +∞ (positive infinity) is displayed as 1.#INF –∞ (negative infinity) would supposedly be displayed as ...
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Can I move selected features in ArcMap with arrow keys?

I would like to be able to move features by small (preferably predefined) increments using the keyboard arrow keys? Can this be done?
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I need help to find out more information about Topology Errors toolbox or Extension?

I need someone out there who can answer my question. I do not remember if I add this Topology Editor Extension or toolbox to my ArcMap. I would like to know more about this toolbox. Thanks. (Changed ...
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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 Desktop?

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 ...
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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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Data Source of layer changing after copy/paste in Table of Contents of ArcMap?

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 ...