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How to create a pop up attribute table for each crash located on a roadway segment in arcmap

I am trying to create a simple user interface that displays information for each crash located on the routes. I also need to display a graph along with that. I am a beginner in Python with no prior ...
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In ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer?

To build an offset of a linear feature in ArcMap, what is the difference between Copy Parallel and Buffer? In terms of the resulting features and their linear differences from the source linear ...
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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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Writing Python script to give multiple buffers of different sizes in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to write a loop that will cause the output to be multiple buffer shapefiles. For example, I want a circle buffer of 50ft, 100ft, 150ft, etc. Can anyone help? I'm new to this and am trying ...
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What is the difference between Geoprocessing Map object vs. MapDocument object in Python

I have the following code: mxd["C1"] = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename)) mxd["C2"] = [arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename))] C1 creates a geoprocessing Map ...
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Can ArcMap display the individual dimensions of a polygon?

I'm working with parcel data to get the dimensions of each lot to correspond with known dimensions. Is there a way to display the individual lengths of each line comprising the perimeter of a polygon?...
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How can I use Python to save several MXDs within the same script?

I have a program (720 lines of code) that runs multiple tasks on Arcmap .mxd files. Such as update layers, update text, add layers, etc. Within my program I have multiple "mxd.save()" instances. All ...
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How to create paths within a boundary?

I am looking to create movement paths of fish based on observed locations. Since I am looking at movements of fish within rivers and lakes, simply connecting the points to form a polyline will not ...
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Why does ArcMap edit session show different vertex count on feature than arcpy/ ArcToolbox

I am looking at features in an ArcSDE geodatabase via ArcMap. The feature shows to have four vertices by viewing the vertices in the map and by looking at the sketch properties. However if I run a ...
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How to create a generalized polygon layer from a raster?

I have a tiff file where I have extracted vegetation in a height interval from LIDAR. At the moment the picture is kind of blurry with no data cells between vegetated cells. I would like to create a ...
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Programatically take screenshot of map extent in ArcMap 9.3

Is it possible to programatically capture a screenshot of the current map extent (the map area with any active displayed layers) in ArcMap with the ArcObjects .NET SDK?
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How can I label edges of polygons?

How would I label polygon features, such as Counties, by its edge in ArcMap 10.1. This is similar to what one might find in a street atlas. For instance, have there are two counties (Lamb and Castro)...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Crashes when updating address locator

I keep getting a "ArcGIS has encountered a serious error and needs to close" crash dialogue box whenever I try to update an address locator imported from one server to another (updating the location ...
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Delete Custom Menu

How is it possible to delete a custom root menu developed in VS? I have gone through some walkthroughs and added an add-in that includes a button like so: <AddIn language="CLR" library="...
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?
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Preventing label text from overlapping in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: Placement is curved. [Try horizontal position first box ...
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How do I use python to batch process the reprojection of a group of shapefiles?

My client would like his shapefiles reprojected and I would like to get a script that can batch process all the files located in the same folder. I am new to Python and ArcPy but am very interested. ...
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How to Dock ArcMap's Table of Contents?

I have ArcView 10.1 and am, without luck, searching for/how to "dock the TOC" on the left hand side of the screen. When I grab the TOC, I see the buttons light up with arrows for up/down, left/...
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How to calculate column average in Arcmap using VBA [closed]

I'm really new in gis and programming... So could anyone write VBA code for counting average. For example I have 3 columns which are named as JAN, FEB, MART...Each of them have 50 values in column. ...
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How do you create Revision Table in Arcmap for OSM contribution?

I have created the following detailed file for upload to OSM in ArcMap but don't know about creating a OSM Revision Table to be able to put the data into OSM. At 1:10,000 At 1:1000 The tool ...
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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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Why are updates made in MXD by my tool not visible on some machines?

I've developed a tool that makes updates in many mxd files. When it runs in my machine, everything works fine, and I can open the mxd and see the updates made by the tool. When the tool runs in any ...
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How to deploy custom .dll commands in ArcMap 9.3.2?

In ArcMAp 9.3.2, I am trying to bring in an acreage calculator .dll buttom that I have used on previous versions. The .dll doesn't show up on the list of available custom addons. Is this a ...
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Displaying dynamic table in Data Driven Pages environment?

I am creating a map series that has many polygons per sheet. There is annotation for the polygons however some polygons are very small with no annotation for them (annotation would completely hide a ...
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Field Calculator does not notice selection? [closed]

I have a 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 no checkbox in ...
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Unable to explode multipart polygon

I have a taxlot that is giving me troubles in a Union. When I try to run the union I get the tried and true ''Geometry is not M-Aware'' message. (there are no Polygon-M features). Based on readings ...
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calculate average commute time within 15 miles of city center

I am trying to figure out how to calculate the average commute time to work within 15 miles of the city center (and then map it in a form of continuous symbols (red to green gradient) with a legend, ...
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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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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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What type of kernel density function does ArcMap use?

I know that there are several types of kernel density functions, such as uniform, cosine, Gaussian, etc. I was just wondering which one the "Kernel Density" functionality in ArcMap 10's Spatial ...
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Is there a simple way to create a new custom vector marker symbol for ArcMap?

I would like to create a set of custom marker symbols for environmental sampling locations. I need there to be "vector" marker symbols not picture symbols. I've tried picture marker symbols and there ...
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Split Polyline at Set Intervals

I have a polyline layer that has been joined to a table and I need to split it at certain distances along the line. The attribute table contains the distances at which I would like to split the lines....
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How to determine projection parameters when customizing a projection

I am trying to customize an Albers and a Hotine Oblique Mercator (HOM) projection to minimuze distortion in the region I am analyzing. The region extends from about 51 to 62 degrees latitude, covering ...
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Selecting proper polygon

Currently doing a final project for school on ARCMAP 10. I have a set of unsuitable and suitable buffers over a big area which is Quebec City, Canada. The final potential sites give me areas between ...
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AddLayer method does not add all bands of .tif image (3 bands total)

I am currently having trouble getting 3-band raster's to display correctly when I call the arcpy.mapping.AddLayer() method. It should be said that I am using a pre-existing mxd template to automate ...
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How to auto populate multiple fields in attribute table?

i have Feature Class Buildings, it has many fields like this(Region_id,Region_Name,Governorate_Name,Village_id,Village_Name,Building_id,Building_Hight,Building_Area,Floor_No,...
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How to collect shpfiles from “Iterate Feature Classes” into SINGLE input to “Intersect” tool?

Need to collect output files (Iterate Feature Classes) into single input to INTERSECT tool. Collect values isnt working (wrong data type)! Only precondition is available (see pic): http://img407....
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ArcGIS 10 querying Oracle 10g without SDE

I'm interested to see if anyone has successfully got this setup working, and if so how many sacrifices were required and to which deities. I am hoping to ultimately get ArcGIS Server 10 serving map ...
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Create a new Dataframe using Arcpy in 10.1

Does anyone know if there is a way to create a new empty dataframe in ArcMap 10.1 using Arcpy? Thanks
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Automated/geoprocesing tool to slice, clip, or cut polygons using polylines using ArcGIS Desktop?

Looking for a simpler method here. I am trying to split up / cut / slice existing polygons by using existing poly-lines. An example would be splitting a water body or land parcel at the point where a ...
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Using CAST function in ArcMap 10 with ArcSDE?

I would like to use the CAST function in the definition query property of a layer and/or in the label class sql query window. This was the most promising link that I've found, including the two links ...
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Do I need an Add-in or a Stand-Alone Application for a custom form?

The type of application I want to build for ArcMap is to be run from inside of ArcMap and on a click of a button a custom form appears in front of User in which User enters certain parameters and then ...
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VBscript Regular Expression in ArcMap Field Calculator

I'm looking for a regex in VBscript that I can use on a ArcMap table. I know what it would look like in python: pat =r'[0-9]{3,4}' This filters all numeric characters from the string which have the ...
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Is the ArcMap style database format available somewhere?

The *.style files are MS Access databases where each style type is a table. The table has one binary column where the actual style is written. Is this binary format available? I would like to import ...
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How to clean gap between two polygon?

I have a problem two layers, parcel and polygon, when I do create new building along side parcel it produces a gaps between parcel and building along the side, how can I clean this gab or how to avoid ...
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Adding automated values to attribute field?

I have parcel and buildings layers. In their attribute tables I want to replace "NULL" values with numbers from 1 to 2000, in "Parcel ID", or "Building ID" field. How can I do this in ArcGIS ...
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From classified image to topology in ArcInfo

I have some coastal 4 band imagery that I have classified to designate land, water, and undetermined. I want to convert this to polygons with topology, and significantly simplify the polygons. If I ...
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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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ArcMap Find Tool Customization

I am looking to create a customized version of the find tool where the layer and field tools are pre-configured. Ideally I could add this to ArcMap 10.1 as a button for end users to who use same ...
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Where does ArcMap GUI get font size and docking guide positions from?

In the screenshot below, ArcMap 10.1 appears to be making some arbitrary choices about the font to use for: The Layers data frame name in the Table of Contents (larger font than expected) The Main ...