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Adding information about adjacent features to data using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working with ArcGIS 10.0. As a simple example let's say I have a map of the United States. I want to each row of the data which states have adjacent boundaries with that state - so that in the ...
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Checkout Spatial Analyst extention, ArcObjects code

Update After investigating more closely the CODE 2 sample below (at the end of this post), it does check out spatial analyst (sa) extension, however it does not reflect it in the Tools>Extensions ...
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Is it possible to get arcpy on 9.3* or Qgis? Or maybe some of the functions?

If this isn't possible what would be the closest equivalent open source? Could parts of the module be ported to work on 9.3 or QGIS? I'm not sure if this would infringe on the license porting for 9.3. ...
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Why does query table return more records than expected?

I need to join one feature class and one table. This is a one to multiple join, therefore, my only option seems to be by creating a query table. My problem is that the fields I want to join do not ...
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Two rasters created from the same polygon have different extents?

My problem is that i am trying to export some rasters to Rockworks so that i can create a sand layer from them. Rockworks requires the grid files i use to have the exact same XY co-ordinates. So i ...
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ArcMap TextSymbol in ArcObjects?

I'm looking to do the following. Create a point on a map at a given coordinate (x,y) and then display text at that point. Right now I can create a shape file but nothing is displayed on the map. ...
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Problem setting IActiveView extent

I'm having a problem when setting the IactivewViews extent. I have done it the same way on other places and it does work. In here, it just throws me a LoaderLockException. // OLD CODE ...
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Select points under polygons?

Dear all, I apologise if this is answered elsewhere, but I cant find it. I have a point layer and a polygon layer (created from the point layer using local convex hull isopleths). I would like to be ...
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Building WKB from geometry using ArcObjects?

I have some points in an array,stored by user click on the map in ArcMap,and I want to build a polyline and create a Well Known Binary sequence. I use IPointCollection interface to add this points to ...
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Run Macro automatically

I am involved on a project which is about Generating 2 maps via running macros in Arcmap 9.3. It works fine when user push the "run macro" button but now I want to call arcmap from a web page. It ...
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How to use ColorBrewer in ArcGIS 10?

I've been using ColorTool (based on supreme ColorBrewer) for most of my mapping needs in ArcMap. After migrating to ArcGIS 10 I discovered that it will no longer be a case. Are there any other ...
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How to use python to turn a .dbf into a shapefile

I have been scouring the internet trying to find a pythonic (sp?!) way to process this data.. Everyday we will recieve a load of data in .dbf format (hopefully) - we then need to save this data as a ...
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Combining two adjacent raster datasets

I am trying to figure out how to combine two adjacent rasters into one raster using ArcMap 9.3.1. The problem I am having is that there appears to be a gap in the data. I would like to be able to ...
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Labeling classes for small roads on large extent maps in ArcMap with SQL statement?

I have many small sub divisions that won't label nice, (lot of overlapping) unreadable. While using the bullet leader symbol. What would be the best statement that would place the labels in a ...
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How to use any ArcMap tool from a python script?

I'm trying to develop a tool that uses some of arcmap default tools like the Sketch Tool or Trace Tool. Is it possible? Let me explain a little more, I need to draw a feature, ask for user input, and ...
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Disabling/overriding internal arcmap commands with vba

I am creating a template for ArcGis JTX. This is a mxd file, with a vba onload event handler which removes some functionality from vanilla ArcMap. I'm stumped on one problem: double clicking on a ...
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Feature Cursor Count on mutiple layers

I would like to get a total count of multiple layer features (defined) within the ArcMap view extent. The code works fine with one layer but when I add a second or third layer with an "OR" operator I ...
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extension list on tools toolbars

I'm sorry because my english isn't very good, I hope you're able to understand it. I'm using arcgis 9.3 right now, but when i try the Tools dropdown, then extension, there are no extensions listed. Do ...
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How to Convert Code from VB to Python in Map Algebra?

I have a problem with Map Algebra in ArcMap 10 to convert some codes made by VB, so i need to convert it to python to work in arcmap 10 without problem. and can any one help me how do i deal with map ...
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Change color of shape in Layer File

I currently have a layer file - in this case one of the United States. This layer contains a shape for each state so if I were to open the TOC Control and expand the "United States" I would see ...
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Update, Insert Cursors don't work on Features that have annotation?

I've been working on a script to update my feature classes by grabbing new data from one feature class, and applying it to another feature class. It does this with several cursors, basically get ...
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ArcGIS metadata creation scripts

I maintain metadata as I always have....inconsistently and sporadically.. I know...booh to me. Anyways, I know python can pull all kinds of info out of mxd in V10. Has anybody come up with some ...
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Is it possible to create animated markers in ArcMap?

I remember reading somewhere last year that arcgis 10 would allow the creation of animated markers (alike animated .gifs) that could be either exported to pdfs or seen inside arcmap. Does such ...
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featureclass legend

Is there any way to specify a legend before I attribute a featureclass in ARCMAP 10? I have a featureclass layer that has many thousands of polygons, I have to go through and individually attribute ...
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ArcMAP Clear Cache - Function

Do any of you use the Clear Cache function much OR upped your cache from the default 100mb? We export PDFs from MXDs and it has been reported to us by a few that upping this number or clearing the ...
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Alternative to IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar

Does anyone know a good alternative to the IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar function? I want to do essentialy the same task, but outside the ArcGIS Server environment. For a given map scale, predefined ...
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Where is feature cache in ArcMap for ArcObjects to access?

It seems that ArcMap keeps a cache for every layer which contains features data and every time wants to refresh layer or apply a change, uses this cache. As I found, when ArcMap wants to draw a layer ...
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How to change the order of features in a shapefile?

I have a shapefile and I want to change the order of the features. Is that possible?
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Legend text wrapper (ArcGIS)

I'm interested in wrapping long legend text (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) so that the text does not exceed the layout extent. I would like to call the "GetFormattedString" Function within the ...
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How to draw into selection cache in ArcMap

I have a tool,something like Edit Tool in ArcMap,when I double click on mouse,and it selects a feature (polyline for example) and draw a sketch on it too,but if I change zoom,the sketch disapears ...
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Can a 9.3 MSD be created with ArcGIS 10?

I know that we can save to a 9.3 MXD document using ArcGIS 10. Is it possible to export to a 9.3 MSD (optimized map document) using ArcGIS 10?
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Open my GeoServer WMS in ArcMap

I set up GeoServer on one of my old laptops a few weeks ago with a connection to the internet over my home cable internet line (see: http://bit.ly/e9OUNP and http://bit.ly/hj1a6J) I'm slowly learning ...
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Understanding Coordinate System Transformation in ArcMap?

For the Data Frame Properties on a map in ArcMap, what is the difference between selecting a new coordinate system and using a Transformation?
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Multi-Colored Polygon in Thematic Map

I have to make a thematic map with an attribute table with duplicated features but different attributes. See below: FEATURE ATTRIBUTE ------------------- 1 bl 1 gr 2 gr 2 ...
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Creating fixed width polygons in ArcMap

I've been adding easements, which typically have a fixed width. Are there any existing tools or scripts that would allow me to define one edge and automatically create the other? The buffer tool is ...
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Concatenating Fields in ArcMap dynamically?

I added a field to an address layer in ArcMap 10 to concatenate separate address fields. I used the field calculator and a VB Script to accomplish this. So, for example, if the separate fields are ...
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Is there a way to turn off all labels in ArcMap without clicking on every layer?

I rarely bother with labels, but sometimes it would be nice to toggle them on/off. Something like the Pause Drawing button, except that it would only turn off labels (all labels in all layers...not ...
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How to export Bing Maps layers to Pdf with Arcmap - and get appropriate resolution?

I've got a GP service that creates a new mxd, adds Bing Layers to it, zooms to a particular extent, then exports a pdf. Sometimes (when the network is slow, I suspect) the resulting pdf has a mixture ...
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Does ArcMap 10 have a command line switch that is roughly equivalent to Visual Studio's /SafeMode?

Anytime I had an ArcMap 9.x related incident open with ESRI, they always had me do the usual steps of uninstalling extensions and tools, renaming the ESRI profile folder to ESRI_old, and renaming the ...
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Which part(s) of the ArcMap user interface uses the Rogue Wave Objective Grid(OG1200ASU.DLL)?

I'm trying to troubleshoot ArcMap 10 crashing when I reconcile a version and I think it is OG1200ASU.DLL causing the problem. I'm guessing it's the attribute table or the attribute inspector. ...
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How can I export a list of street names from a selection in ArcMap?

I am trying to get a list of street names and ranges for a specific area of my map. My intention is to make a street index of sorts from this data. I would like to export this data into excel if ...
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Combining Layers using ArcMap?

How do I combine two shapefiles into one shapefile? My GPS unit tells me this: (arcpad 8 juno) the map projection for *.shp does not match the current map projection If you could provide ...
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Select Features returns There was error executing query in ArcMap when using OLE DB connection?

I have a spatial enabled OLE DB Provider corresponding to OGIS simple feature specification for OLE/COM revision 1.1 I can add spatial data as ArcMap layers successfully using this provider and by ...
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How to implement mouse down event when the user clicks on the map?

Newbie programming in C#.net. I have a very simple desktop application in in arcmap. I'm trying to get the coordinates when a user clicks a button on a toolbar and when click the map. The toolbar is ...
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Automating the “Add Data” tool to add 400+ geotiffs based on file extensions

I have a spreadsheet that lists the file extensions for 400+ geotiffs that I need to add to ArcMap 10. Is there a way to automate the "Add Data" function? Thanks!
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Is there a way to configure ArcMap to persist the HTML popup window size?

I'm specifically asking for when the "Display HTML formatting" is configured as "As a table of the visible fields.", but I think all options behave the same way. My users click the HTML Popup tool, ...
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How can I use ICommandBars interface to find my control on a custom toolbar in ArcMap

I have an ATL object (CMyCombo) which implements ICommand and IToolControl which contains a combobox on a toolbar.Its default interface is defined as __interface IMyCombo { ...
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automated georeferencing

I am attempting to fully automate the process of georeferencing a load of .png files - i have xml file containing the co-ordinates - but how can i use them? Does anyone have any advice?
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DesignJet 800 36“ by 42” arcmap Print acrossed the whole paper

I'm trying to print a map using the whole size of paper... possible?
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Change the symbol scale in ArcMap legends

As you can see from the image below, my enormous scale for traffic pattern shadows the other objects in the legend. Are there ways to reduce the size of object portrayed in the scale?