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Copying coded value for field and not raw value?

I am working with ArcGIS 10 and I have added a field in a feature class and am attempting to copy the text from another field's coded values, but the field calculator is simply copying the "code" text ...
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ArcMap 9.3 Hangs on trying to save

I am having trouble with a machine running Arc GIS 9.3. When one tries to save an mxd, ArcMap stops responding and just hangs. I have even tried with an blank new mxd but the moment one clicks save it ...
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Creating a VB.net Dataset in Visual Studio 2010 from an SDE Geodatabase

I am building an ArcMap Addin that contains several Windows Forms with controls that need to be bound to a database. I am trying to decide whether or not to use a native SQL Server Database or an SDE ...
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Use Python to find the pathname of “Current” Arcmap

I am trying to find the path name of the current ArcMap document that the python script is currently running in. For Example: "F:\2012\1111\MyArcMap.mxd" I tired using sys.argv[0] as shown ...
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network related issues arising when running an arcpy script

Essentially I wrote an arcpy script that is within a toolbox that I ported over to a different machine to test out after the script worked locally. The script essentially utilizes the psycopg module ...
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Get polygons inside a polygon

I have developed a tool in arcobjects on Visual studio 2010, the tool works fine but once installed my ArcMap drawing the map (refreshing) and printing slows down.. I have used ITopologicalOperator ...
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Button that allows project search and zooms to site once executed

I am trying to create a button that will execute a Python script. I have limited Python experience. What we are trying to accomplish is to recreate these steps: Query on project Site and Radius ...
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Does Coordinate System of ArcMap data frame have to match at least one of its layers?

Does the Coordinate system of a data frame in ArcMap have to match the coordinate system of at least one of the layers in the table of contents? I have found that if defined it will take on the ...
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How to Edit Reference Styles in ArcMap 10

Within the Symbol Selector > Referenced Styles How does one edit (rename, delete, etc.) the referenced styles? Clarification: I don't mean changing the look of the symbol using the "Edit Symbol" ...
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Exported ArcMap crashes ArcPad 10

I'm a computer scientist, and not really familiar with all the terms related to GIS, please forgive me. I have been given an ArcMap project that consists, what I believe are raster layers, aligned ...
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Calculate the distance between two contours

I have two contour polylines (single shapefile) and I would like to calculate the mean, min and max distances between the two lines. Is there a function in ArcMap 10 (ArcInfo license, incl. Spatial ...
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Shapefile to SVG with ArcMap (while retaining country attributes)

Does anybody know how to export the Natural Earth 1:110m shapefile to SVG with ArcMap while retaining the country attributes? From SVG I'm gonna try to convert it again over to RaphaelJS to achieve ...
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How to automate relative filepath when adding a new toolbox to the arcmap catalog?

So I'm creating an arcpy script for a custom toolbox and I want to make it so that a user can essentially utilize the script in that toolbox without having to change the source path (which I made ...
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How do I keep user from selecting a different tool when my custom tool is selected?

I am using VB.Net to write an add-in. I'd like to keep the tool that I created selected even when the user attempts to select a different tool, and only deselect when my tool is clicked on again.
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How do you construct a definition query to return only those features in the current month without hard coding the date?

I have a feature class containing a date field within a 9.3.1 File Geodatabase. There are "duplicate" features contained within this layer, one feature for each month over the past few months. ...
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How do I save edits from an ArcMap editing session using VB.Net?

I have figured out how to do a map save document, but I would also like to be able to save edits whether or not I am also saving the map document.
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How do I save an ArcMap map document using VB.Net?

I am trying to save the map document that is currently open. How do I write the code? I have tried many suggestions that I found using Google searches, but nothing works. Currently I have: Dim ...
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Open source software to merge large shape files

Some background: I have 2 polygon shape files with approximately 500,000 records each. The two files are identical in terms of field structure. Using ArcGIS 10.0 I can'nt merge these two files using ...
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Using Make Grids and Graticules Layer in ArcMap?

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. Start with empty map Set data frame to ...
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Calculation of average point distances from one another within a polygon grid

I am working with processed LiDAR data of forested areas in ArcMap 10, with various area based statistics extracted for each 30x30m polygon grid-cell in a shapefile. There are approximately 20,000 of ...
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How to have different annotations for the same feature?

I've been given a dataset that has two different annotations set for a single feature which I can flip between. See below screenshot which allows me to set either a blue or red leader line for the ...
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Estimating cline width at multiple points along a trait gradient

In the map below I have 66 (green) points along the midpoint (0.5) for an allele frequency cline across the region (see map). I created the points by placing a point every 25 km along the 0.5 allele ...
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clip polygon with the extents of contour polylines

I have a polygon shape that represents the boundary of Fennoscandinavia and a polyline shapefile representing two contour intervals for a trait. I would like to create a new polygon representing the ...
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Displaying Modified and Size in Contents panel of ArcMap's Catalog Window?

In ArcCatalog 10.0 SP2 it is possible to display the Modified and Size column values, and to sort by them. However, in the Catalog window of ArcMap 10.0 SP2, it does not seem to be possible to do ...
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Keeping streaming on in ArcMap when switching editing tools?

I have this problem constantly, because I digitize for work. No one there has figured this out and I was wondering if someone can tell me how to do this, because I'm tired of constantly hitting F8 and ...
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Recalculating full extent of File Geodatabase feature class?

I have a featureclass in an Esri file geodatabase. When I edit the features using the editor in ArcMap, and I delete most of my features and keeping only the ones in the middle, the zoom to layer ...
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Why do I get an “Type 'IPoint' is not defined” error in VB.NET

I am writing an add-in for ArcMap 10. I am trying to do Dim clickedPoint as IPoint in VB.NET, but I get "Type 'IPoint' is not defined" error. Do I have to import a class or how do I make this work?
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Automating ArcMap with ArcObjects for unit testing?

I need to run unit tests against ArcMap extension which closely coupled with specific edit workspace and map state. When I try to initialize ArcMap 10 application with code like this: ESRI.ArcGIS....
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ESRI.style file not loading on citrix

We have a distributed ArcMap application on a citrix farm. We've come across a strange problem where the ESRI.style doesn't load. If you create a session, you can then go through the style manager ...
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How to make a group of polygons larger?

I need to edit the vertices of about 30 polygons in an equal way, how would I go about this? Alternatively is there some method to just increase the size of a group of polygons 200%?
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Executing ArcMap AddIn function when there is mouse click on map?

I am developing an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 where I need to execute code when there is a click on the map open. How do I do this? I am using VB in Visual Studio 2010. I also need to get the coordinates ...
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Many-to-Many relationship class table- automatically fill in?

Is there a way that the table of a many-to-many relationship class can automatically be filled in without me selecting the elements connected? So far I am using this method: http://support.esri.com/...
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Is there an arcpy boolean check for whether an EPSG or prj is supported by arcmap?

I'm writing a tool and essentially I found out that arcmap defaults an epsg to 0 if it sees that the projection is not supported against the predefined projections.
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Printing to PDF from ArcMap?

When clicking Print > Adobe PDF the filesize is nice and small but the legend gets messed up. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am aware of the Export > PDF and of the reduce DPI and Re-sampling ...
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How can I disable ArcMap warning prompt?

Whenever I'm attempting to perform Switch selection in ArcMap table I'm always presented with this friendly prompt: I'm fully aware of 'dangers' of this operation, and I think I could live without ...
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Records in related table do not appear when using the 'Related Tables' button in attribute table

ArcMap 10 - Geodatabase with related tables & relationship classes. I've written a script that parses data between two databases. When I go into the attribute table of the point feature class and ...
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Python Field Calculation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Iterative position within Field Calculator/Python I need to calculate a field for a data set that is grouped by county. At each change in county I need the column to start ...
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Parcel Fabric vs. Polygon feature class (for land parcel management)

I'm wondering if I should migrate my existing parcel polygons (stored as a feature class in a geodatabase) to a parcel fabric in ArcMap. What are the advantages of doing this? I work for a county so ...
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Other than the methods stated on the Desktop 10 Sharing Tools section, are there any other ways to distribute custom toolscripts?

Essentially I want to be able to distribute a custom script and it seems that I cannot create a .tbx file, so I looked into the other methods, but they are all only for Python modules it seems. What I ...
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How to force polygons to the bottom, without compromizing drawing speed?

I have a large polygon dataset and no time to rebuild it to regoranize the Object IDs. Many polygons are drawing above others, blocking their symbol (for example on one side of the polygon). I tried ...
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Making Map Document (*.mxd) Locked/Uneditable?

I am wondering if its possible to create a locked map document? I have a document that multiple users will be accessing and as a way of preventing them from making any accidental errors, am wondering ...
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Add feature layer to display with in a script tool for desktop mapping 'App'

The point of this question is to find a way to programatically change the map extent based on user input. My method involves creating a Feature Layer & Selection, but if you have another (...
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find and Calculate centroid within polygon either in ArcMap or in MapInfo

How can i calculate single/multiple centroid(point) within polygon either in Arcmap or in MapInfo. Both object(point, polygon) are in defferent layer. Pls suggest..... Thanks
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Running a web application within ArcMap

I'm interested in creating a component / plugin for ArcMap that works something like ArcGIS online. Ideally a small web app would boot up within a window in ArcMap which would be able to perform ...
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Finding suitable font size for map scale in ArcGIS Desktop?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10.
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GIS ANALYST + cadastral support

I have many points that were picked by handheld GPS and I want to fit them to their relevant cadastral plots automatically. The attribute information (plot number) for these points are exactly ...
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Creating bulk field aliases for several layers within same ArcSDE feature class using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I have an ArcMap with ~200 layers from the same sde feature class. After I finished adding all the layers it was brought to my attention that we need to add field alaises for the attribute table. ...
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Relative Path not working in ArcMap and ArcObjects

I'm using ArcMap 10.0 and Windows 7 64 bit. I'm trying to set a relative paths for my MXD file. My MXD is located at C:\workspace\rastertest.mxd and the data is located at C:\workstation\data\testdted....
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Focus ArcMap application Window VBA

How would you focus your ArcMAP application window using VBA? I have a script that runs and selects polygons and zooms to them, but I would like ArcMap to focus and come to the front at that point. ...
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Determine which points fall within a 3D polygon and export this subset to a flat file

I am working in ArcMap 10 and will have a 3D representation of a zone of transmission. I would like to determine which GPS points fall within this polygon and then export this subset out to a flat ...