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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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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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How can I export raster data from Arcmap to an R *.grd file format?

I want to work with raster data in R, but I have problems exporting my raster dataset from ArcMap. By "export data"/GRID I get a file with an *.aux extension. What I need is *.grd. Can anybody help ...
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Finding two locations with H elevation difference on DEM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume of water in a basin with reference to incremental height of DAM I want to find two locations on a DEM with any specified H elevation difference. I want to see ...
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How to get multiple SLD files of the same shapefile?

I need to get multiple SLD files for the same shapefile. Geometry is polygons, and they need to be colored by one attribute column. What is the best solution? I'm working with ArcMap2SLD or ArcMap to ...
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Programmatically determine ArcGIS Layer(*.lyr) file version

I've been through IStorage, Microsoft Compound File Spec, ArcObjects deserialization etc. trying to detect the .lyr file version. Using ArcObjects, I can get at the Layer properties, data source, ...
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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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What is the simplest method to add GPX files into Arcmap?

What is the smoothest route, the easiest user experience, to add gpx files to Arcmap? (update) Basically, ideally, I'd like to interact with .gpx with the same facility as .shp, being able ...
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Determining flow amount along stream using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have DEM with resolution 20m and also stream network map in shape format, isohyetal map in shape format. I have also historic numerical data for rainfall, runoff and temperature from 1970-2000 for ...
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How to calculate a field in ArcGIS using Python?

I'm trying to calculate a field based on the values of others in the same layer in a calculation. I can't work out why its not working. I've even cut everything down to just be based on one field and ...
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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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update a field based on another field in python

I need to update a field based on another layers field. I could do this in arcmap manually by joining the two layers together and then using field calculator. Is there a way I can do it with a script? ...
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Splitting raster pixels by a polygon's edge?

I have a a polygon shapefile of different regions, and a raster grid of precip data. I want to take the polygon and add up all the raster precip data in each zone. I could use zonal statistics to do ...
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10.1 beta - register dll-s

I just tried to register my extension for ArcGIS 10 in the 10.1 beta and it failed when I tried to register the dll: "Could not load file or assembly 'ESRI.ArcGIS.ADF.Local' Version=10.0.0.0." Do I ...
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Dynamic defining of transformation type for ISpatialReferenceFactory.CreateGeoTransformation call

Suppose given a point (IPoint) in some coordinate system. Required to transform it to another coordinate system. If both of coordinate systems are predefined, we can use IGeometry2.ProjectEx with ...
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Shortcut to copy current cursor coordinates in ArcMap

Is there a shortcut or an extension to ArcMap 10 that would allow me to quickly copy (to clipboard) the coordinates at the current map position/click? I could implement such a functionality easily ...
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How to set right coordinate system?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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For ArcGIS tool can Illustration of Item Description be used as Thumbnail in Contents of Catalog window?

I've made a Python script tool using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 SP2 and have accessed its Item Description to Update its Illustration by browsing to a *.png file. The expected Illustration then appears in ...
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Volume of water in basin with reference to incremental height of DAM?

I have a DEM of my area. I did watershed analysis with Arc Hydro. I want to calculate "Volume of water in a basin with reference to incremental height of DAM" Is there any method, tool to give ...
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Displaying null data in choropleth using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working in ArcMap and I have created a choropleth map (using a "population" attribute) that is rendering things basically correct except that when the "population" attribute is null, representing ...
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How to determine elevation drop along stream with ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to calculate(estimate) hydraulic head(elevation drop) along a single river stream in order to find potential site for small hydropower plant. I have a DEM with 20m resolution and raster and ...
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GWR and OLS regression models

I'm somewhat confused about regression models. I decided to create a GWR model for a project using 35 polygons of health data. However I find now that my model has flaws and I cannot create a GWR ...
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Moving GPS Points with a VB script - Bearing works well but distance is wrong

I am using a script I found online created in 2003 by one of the commentators here. It is a great script and exactly what I have been looking for and I'm very glad to have found it. It simply takes ...
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Zoom to Feature hotkey in ArcMap Table View

In ArcMap 10 table view, is there a way to set up a hotkey that when a feature is selected, pressing say "z" is equivalent to right-click-->Zoom To? I would like to be able to highlight a record and ...
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Label Expressions to replace null values with text not in feature class

I need to label some hydrants (points) - some of these belong to the fire brigade and have a number assigned to them, some do not and thus do not have a number. I would like to write an expression ...
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Display full directory in ArcMap (10) recent file list in File Menu?

thought this would be a pretty basic question, but I haven't found anything here or on the ESRI forums on the topic. Is there any way to change the number of characters displayed for the file ...
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ArcMap crashing in geoprocessing script with AreaSolarRadiation. Does a log file exist?

I am writing a greoprocessing script in python and running it in arcmap 10. The script works as expected until it gets to an area solar radiation calculation AreaSolarRadiation(input_dem, "", "400", ...
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Can ArcMap text formatting support mailto in text elements (ready for Export to PDF)?

I currently include an email address in a text element created using the Rectangle Text tool and its map gets exported to a PDF file. Is it possible to use ArcMap text formatting (or any other ...
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calculate average slope along a line

I have a slope layer and I want to calculate the average slope along a line. This line isn't necessarily straight (e.g its a route, I would like to be able to input geographic coordinates along that ...
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How to batch export layers to KML in ArcMap?

Is there a way to batch export layers to KML from ArcMap (ArcGIS Desktop) by altering the layer to KML tool to have more than one layer input?
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Select “interior” lines of a polygon-to-line layer

I have a polygon featureclass that has adjacent features. Using Arc10, I am turning those polygons into lines using the "Featureclass to Lines" tool. Now I would like to select ONLY THE INTERIOR ...
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Why do ArcToolbox tools give ActiveX error?

I work with ArcGIS 9.3. When I try to run any ArcToolbox tool I receive the message: Window Internet Explorer (Title of the Window) "One or more ActiveX controls could not be displayed because ...
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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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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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Uninstalled Chrome now arctoolbox won't work

I have a big problem - I installed google earth for a project and when I went to uninstall chrome that it forced onto my computer now Arctoolbox won't work at all. I can see the toolbox but whenever I ...
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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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Accessing graph in ArcMap document using ArcPy?

I am trying to access an existing graph in an ArcMap document with arcpy. I know how to create a new graph with arcpy, but I cannot seem to figure out how to access an existing graph in an ArcMap ...
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script for automating insert scale bar, text, north arrow

I've always wanted an automatic process for these tools instead of having to click insert again and again. It seems easy but I can't do it in modelbuilder and I can't seem to find anyone making a ...
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Using Gui tools and arcpy.mapping

For a project I want to create a little program that does simple things like export a map from the python command line, but also users are able to edit said map (without having to open arcmap) e.g ...
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A count of points within a set distance using updatecursor

I have a script that calculates the average distance between points. What I want is to rewrite it so I can input the point layer, input a distance, and the output field will tell me a count of the ...
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Qgis or ArcMap ,find later added data from two layers?

i have two layer which consist of 2010 and 2011 years poi. and in qgis i want to find which poi have been added new in 2011 data .. or can we get result from arcgis or any tool ... thnks
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Is there a better method to fix empty pixels after classification?

empty pixels occurs after classification - in arcmap you can use Generalization tools such as majority filter. However is there a script you could write to better fix it? for example - some of the ...
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Changes in esri config in VS2010 has no effect

I've created a DockableWindow in my Add-In (vs 2010, c#, arcobjects 10 sp2) and the esri config was updated with the following: <DockableWindows> <DockableWindow ...
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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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How to batch a model created with “model builder” in arcmap 10? [duplicate]

I created a simple model that selects iteratively elements from a point dataset and calculates a cost distance raster for each of these points. It works fine when I run it for just one dataset, but ...
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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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Extract coordinates for series of georeferenced files in ArcGIS 10?

I have a series of 1900 spatially continuous images that are georeferenced. Each image is a tif file paired with a tfw file. These images are easily open and shown in ArcMap 10. However, I need a way ...
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Create TIN from Elevation Points in Python

I want create a TIN from point features with elevation using a python script. This is my script: import arcpy from arcpy import env import json as simplejson import urllib import sys,os ...
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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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How to create distinct polygon zones from interpolated raster in ArcGIS

I would like to create smooth/distinct polygon zones from raster data that was interpolated from sparse point data. Is the only way to do this is to have a very small output cell size during the ...