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Formatting tags doesn't seem to work?

I am trying to do a simple format of a text box in ArcMap. I went into the 'About Formating Text' and copied a tag to change color and when I apply the setting, the text doesn't change color and the ...
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What needs to be done to downgrade a ESRI addin from 10.1 to 10?

I have created an esri addin which targeted ArcGIS 10.1, however I need to have the addin to work on ArcGIS 10, what needs to be done within my solution to get it working? I have checked the ...
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How to generate Buildings ID numbers inside parcels

In order to decrease manual data entry, I would like to automate a task to generate numbers for all buildings inside a parcel starting with 1. For example, I have 4000 parcels and each parcel has ...
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How to export coordinates of selected nodes with ArcMap?

In ArcMap, I imported a .shp file with .dbf file. In the .dbf file, there is an attribute that denotes the node type. In ArcMap, by the menu "Selection > Select by Attributes", I chose the nodes that ...
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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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Displaying intersection from FME LineOnAreaOverlayer transformer in FMEViewer and ArcMap is different?

I have one very interesting issue which I do not know how to solve/understand. In FME I used the LineOnAreaOverlayer transformer to get new intersected lines, these some are inside and outside ...
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Python window vs Toolbox script in ArcGIS for Desktop?

My question is similar to Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY . My script works in ArcMap python window but not as a script in toolbox. I am running ArcGIS 10.0 SP4. The script is given below,...
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How to bulk change annotation locations?

I'm working with a large number of labels that I've converted to annotation (using ArcMap 10.1). All of them need to fit within the parcel borders that they correspond to. Is there a way to do it all ...
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Quickly changing outline color of polygon in ArcGIS Desktop without opening Symbol Selector?

In ArcGIS Desktop 10, I know it's possible to quick change the fill color of a polygon by right-clicking the symbol box of any layer and just pick a simple fill color. Is there a way to change the ...
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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 and ...
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Custom Layer Properties

I am coding a custom layer for ArcMap using C#. I want the eleven standard property pages to display for the layer (General, Source, Selection, ... , HTML Popup), when the user selects Properties from ...
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Selecting Point Features by Distance and Name

I have a multi point Townland file. I want to be able to remove duplicates within a radius of 3000 meters from each individual point?? I cannot simple remove duplicates as they are from various ...
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Sorting/unsorting fields displayed in Identify window of ArcMap?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1, and upon bringing in a feature class, the identify tool window shows the attributes in alphabetical order of the field headings. I didn't try to do this and haven't touched ...
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Why does ArcMap connect to a Personal Geodatabase (PGDB) even when no feature classes (or tables?) are referenced in the MXD?

I have an odd question from a user in the same goverment that I work for. When he opens a .MXD-project in ArcMAP a Personal Geodatabase also opens that is not part of the project and does not have ...
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How to identify “true arcs” in Arcmap?

This is really annoying: the only good way of creating circles in ArcMap is using true arc, (compound curves) but I need to convert those to vertex (densifying) because of a compatibility problem. I ...
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Convert like raster cell values to a polygon?

I have a population density raster and would like to create 5 polygons from the 5 natural break (jenks) classification ranges. 1 polygon for each classification range. I'm using ArcMap10 and have all ...
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Snapping line endpoints to a point feature class by adding a vertex

I have a line feature class whose endpoints should snap to the closest point in a points feature class. The problem is, I do not want the lines to move, but rather a vertex must be added to the ...
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Image pop-up fields

Is there any chance of getting a step-by-step for inserting an .jpg in a feature pop-up in ArcMAP 10.1? You're previous answer in the forum almost got me there but not quite. I'm a GIS student at San ...
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Making a Map with a Legend as a .pdf Without a White Background

I have a shapefile of United States counties. I also have an Excel file of the share of the black population in each county. I'd like to make a map of this using GIS. (Before you say that there are ...
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Using labels/attributes from arcMap to display information

I am wanting to take the labels/attributes that are used in arcMap and display them in an InfoWindow when the user clicks on the map point. I really have no idea where to start on this so any help ...
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How to set ArcMap 10 attribute dialog split orientation to horizontal by default

When you open ArcMap 10, and open the attribute window (editor toolbar), the attribute dialog is split vertically. You can press the toggle button to split the dialog horizontally. I always use it ...
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How to output ActiveView to JPEG image using ArcObjects?

I have an ArcGIS Desktop extension and I need to extract images from the map. How can I programmatically output the active view to a jpeg image?
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Add data from table into feature class

I have a feature class with mostly unpopulated fields (ArcMap Standard 10.1, in an SDE database, with attachments). I exported the attribute table as a .csv file so that a co-worker without access to ...
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How to symbolize vector features using RGB values stored in three fields? [duplicate]

I need to symbolize a vector layer in Arcmap based on RGB (or HSB - can do either) values found in fields in the attribute table. I'm working with up to 10 different datasets, each with over 100 ...
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Stack sat images and run operation on all

I have about 300 MODIS satellite with different acqusition dates, covering the same area. I am not used to work with so many tiles at once so I ask for advice. I am working with ArcMap10.1 What I ...
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How to improve positioning of images taken with GPS and Gyro info?

I'm sort of 'recreating' google street view with MIT right now. We have a car with a camera on top and we're driving at 10mph down a road. As we drive we're shooting pictures at 30fps and each photo ...
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Why is “Convert Graphics toe Features” grayed out in a dataframe that has georeferenced layers?

I have brought two graphics, a species range and a heatmap, into a dataframe and georeferenced them using control points. I rectified them and now I want to clip one with the other but I can't get ...
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gdal_merge to merge hundreds of png files

I need to merge about 760 png files into one and am looking at using gdal for this. This is related to the following question Getting a constant background color for transparency P:\2012\...
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How do I programmatically export a single Data Driven Page to JPEG?

I am trying to write a python script to export a individual pages to a jpeg. I am getting the error "PageLayoutObject: Error in SetDataDrivenPageID". Can anyone see where I am going wrong? import ...
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How to apply ArcGIS time slider on Multiple Data Frames at once?

Is there a way to use the Time Slider on multiple data frames simultaneously? Example: My Dataframe 1 shows precipitation values over an area and DataFrame 2 shows corresponding temperature.. I want ...
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Setting absolute label size ArcMap10

I have an architecture plan with elevation measurements. When I display the labels (Bullet Leader style), the automatic scaling moves the label on top of the background layers, obstructing them. I ...
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Adding simple table of text (Excel) into layout and preserving 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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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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Proper use of Modulus “%” operator in ArcMap [closed]

Objective: Gather pour points to define a specific-sized watershed. In this case, 1000 pixels. (for this thought exercise, watershed is to mean any point that flows through a pour point, regardless ...
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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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Hyperlinking multiple PDF's to multiple points

Hi I am kinda new to all of this and appreciate any help. (no critisicm please, questions welcomed) I would like to hyperlink a pdf to a point. Each point will have a link to a different pdf. So far ...
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Cannot select a feature using ArcObjects because coordinate systems differ

I'm using ArcMap 10 and Bing Maps Road as base map. Then we have our adding which is programmed using C#. What I'm trying to do is to select a feature (A) that intersects another feature (B, from a ...
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Recovering Latitude and Longitude from Albers to Compute Distance

I have a shapefile of U.S. counties in USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic. I want to do distance calculations. For example, distances from one county to another. I do not know how to interpret ...
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Obtaining coordinates when computing distance of a polygon to a line

I have a shapefile of a county. I am interested in computing its distance to a line, which I've been doing using Near. I want to know the coordinates on the line that produces the minimum distance. ...
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Distance of many polygons to a segmented line

I have a shapefile of U.S. counties. I also have a line segment. I want to compute the distance of each county to the line. I have also divided the line segment into 10 equal segments. I want to ...
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How to Partition Line into Segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I extracted the boundary between two states, resulting in a line segment. For example, the boundary between Georgia and North Carolina. Is there a way to further ...
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Compiling a list of units that border each other

I have a shapefile of U.S. counties. I am interested in compiling a list of those that border each other. In particular, I am interested in those that border each other but are in different states. ...
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Doing Math calculations within ArcMap Dynamic Text?

Is it posssible to perform any math on ESRI ArcMap dynamic text? For example I have the area of a SDE park layer's SHAPE.AREA, but it is in m2 because the layer is in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_17N. I want ...
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Extracting polygons along a border

I have a shapefile of United States counties. Suppose I am interested in all counties in Georgia that border North Carolina and all counties in North Carolina that border Georgia. And, in particular,...
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How do I make a user input array or list in python?

I don't know which one I need actually because I am relatively new to python. What my goal is to have a stand alone script to run multiple buffers based on user input. For example, I would like to ask ...
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Is there a recipe for large shape files to be used in an Android App?

I am very new to GIS and I am diving into cartography and mapping because of an Android App that I am currently developing. I want to display environmental data, more precisely noise pollution data on ...
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Drawing a Straight Line Between Two Polygons on a Map and Listing Which Polygons It Passes Through

I have a shapefile of United States counties. I have two counties that I would like to highlight. I would like to draw a straight line distance between them. By straight line, I mean, if you were ...
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How to draw a rectangle graphic element (given feature and extents in meters) with ArcObjects?

I am trying to render a rectangle graphics box onto the map, given the center location of an polygonal feature and the extent dimensions (length and width) in meters. The feature has the spatial ...
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Converting Map to graphics and annotations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

i want to export a map for later editing before print, so i thought about converting all the annotations and and graphics and save them in the .mxd map. when i export graphics after exporting labels ,...
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Problem with deploying addin

I have made a Button addin for ArcMap in Visual Studio 2010, but I don't know how to deploy it. I tried debugging it from ArcMap but nothing happens.