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How could I compare polygons with appropriate circle?

My problem is that I have a polygon shape file with 1034 records which are the Greek municipalities. My goal is to compare the shape of every record with the circle. In other words, I want to observe ...
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ArcMap Commands .NET code equivalent

What is the .NET code equivalent for this general ArcMap command syntax: Application.Document.CommandBars.Find(ArcID.Query_ClearSelection).Execute() I have been using this one below as a work ...
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How to refresh the ArcMap display using ArcPy?

Was trying to replicate a RePast Agent Analyst simulation using just Python and arcpy. The script was about urban expansion. The script just changes the values of a column in a shape file. ArcMap's ...
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Making acres or sq km field column display permanently in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a polygon and I calcuate acres or square kilometers. I know how to do this but every time I bring the polygon to ArcMap. I had to go to their column and set it up the numbers to display look ...
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Working with PNG images in Photoshop

I have a couple of .png images, they represent relief shadows, only black and white color In ArcCatalog Preview or in ArcMap, I see that image in example, but I when I open it in Adobe Photoshop, ...
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How to create sidebar help information for Python script tools of ArcGIS Desktop?

I have been creating custom tools (Python script tools) using Python with the ArcPy module. I can set up the tool successfully with parameters and all, but I cannot figure out how to create help ...
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Calculating length with Python and the PYTHON_9.3

(Please critic wholly if possible) If I have polyline data in NAD83 and I want to calculate geometry using the PYTHON_9.3 parameter from the arcgisscripting.create(9.3), I am getting mixed results. If ...
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Definition Query to Python script on Oracle 9i and ArcGIS 9.3.1

SUBTYPECD=1 AND SERIESNAME NOT LIKE '%-%' AND OPERATIONALSTATUS IS NULL OR SUBTYPECD=1 AND SERIESNAME NOT LIKE '%-%' AND OPERATIONALSTATUS = 976 The above is my def query in ArcMap against ArcSDE ...
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Does the 'FLEXLM_TIMEOUT' environment variable work with ArcGIS 10 Desktop?

In earlier versions of ArcGIS, you could create/set the FLEXLM_TIMEOUT to a higher value for slower connections. I'm currently trying to troubleshoot a system (one where I have minimal control) with ...
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How stable is WPF in Arcmap?

I'm tempted to propose porting some windows forms based arcmap tools to WPF. Before doing that though, I'd like to hear from others who have done something similar, and what sorts of issues were ...
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Georeferencing scanned map using ArcMap?

Using ArcMap 9.3, I want to georeference a scanned map of Sudan (Africa) as .jpg file format,coordinate points are marked on scanned map in 4 degree intervals. I am not familiar to georeferencing in ...
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ArcGIS (9.3) toolbars are missing. Where did they go?

I was going to georeference some images this morning. Turned on my "Georeferencing" toolbar and it was nowhere to be found. At first I thought I hadn't had enough coffee and it really was right in ...
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How to apply Mapnik style for OSM data in ArcMAP? [duplicate]

I am loading OpenStreetMap vector data into ArcMAP (using the Download and Symbolize OSM Data tool of ArcGIS Editor for OpenStreetMap 1.1). I'm sure there must be a simple way to apply the ...
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Seeking imagery for Mexico?

I am doing Rapid Watershed Assessment for my agency and I am responsible for the Southern New Mexico and northwest Texas. I have 2 NAIP added to my ArcMap already and using it with the "Add Image ...
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Quickly getting all symbols for feature layer with ArcObjects?

I have a FeatureLayer and I want to enumerate all the symbols used in it. Simple way - it is to call SymbolByFeature for each features. Something approximately likes: Dim l as IFeatureLayer Dim c as ...
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Relative hyperlink paths in ArcMap 10 Map Document Properties?

Is there a way to use relative paths (instead of absolute paths) in the "Hyperlink base" field in Map Document Properties for an ArcMap 10 map document? (I have "Store relative pathnames to data ...
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Can't change Data Frame display units in ArcMap 10

Last week, I went to View -> Data Frame Properties... -> General tab to change the data frame map display units from Decimal Degrees to Degrees Decimal Minutes. (the Map Units were still in Decimal ...
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ArcGIS 10 add-in: Bring dockable window to front

I have an ArcGIS 10 ArcMap add-in written in C# .NET 3.5 that implements an ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.DockableWindow (which also inherits from UserControl) and an ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Tool that ...
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How to determine if a polygon is self-intersecting using either ArcPad 8.0 or ArcMap 9.3.1?

I am try to automate a sync replica mxd a nightly basis. The issue I am running into is that in some the of the AXFs (that I get from the users and check-in) have polygons that are self-intersecting ...
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ArcMap 10 - Viewshed Analysis - Input Type

Hopefully someone can tell me if I am missing something here. I am hoping to built a TIN in ArcScene and run some view shed analysis on it, simple enough but I need to add building heights to the TIN, ...
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Rendering data quicker in ArcMap?

Is there a way to speed up rendering data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would render quicker and some other renders slow. I am wondering if I could add the ...
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Label *beside* polygons in ArcMap 10?

I try to add labels to polygons in ArcMap 10 based on a field in the corresponding attribute table. However, the labels always appear inside the polygon, and I can't find an option that lets me put ...
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Extracting coordinates of polygon vertices in ArcMap?

I've got about a dozen polygons in a feature class loaded in ArcMap 10, all in geographic WGS 1984. How do I easily obtain the coordinates associated with each vertex of each polygon in that feature ...
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ArcSDE database connection strings for ArcCatalog

Anyone know where the Database Connection strings are located in Program Files for ArcCatalog? I have all my Database Connection strings fixed and all my scripts use them. My computer went down and ...
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Converting point data into a weighted raster

I am completely re-writing my question as i think it was quite confusing before: I have a number of different points, each point has a -z value. I need to create some sort of raster or a series of ...
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getting the correct location data with user input

I have some code others have provided, which I modified in order to run a Python script in a toolbox in ArcMap which accepts user input for a starting point, distance, and angle to create a shapefile ...
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Which interfaces/classes do I use to access the highlighted rows in an ArcMap attribute table?

I've tried to use various interfaces to access SelectionSet of table windows/tables but all I get back is the selected records (cyan). I want the highlighted rows/features (yellow). I would like to ...
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ESRI ArcMap Add-in with app.settings not recognizing app.config changes

I have an ESRI Add-in developed for ArcMap which requires a configuration file. After spending a while trying to read config values from a single App.Config file (and always getting null) I believe ...
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Export list of coordinates in a points layer to spreadsheet?

This is similar to my previous question, but I would like to ask it for ArcGIS, instead of QGIS. If I am supposed to somehow merge the questions, please let me know. With an existing point feature ...
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How to create a polygon buffer from a line?

I have connected a series of points into a line in ArcMap 10 with the Points to Line tool in the ArcToolbox. The line is, of course, in its own layer, and I added a 5 meter buffer around the line. It ...
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How to connect points with a polyline in ArcMap 10?

I have a layer containing a few hundred points representing a survey track. The points are laid out in chronological order in the corresponding attribute table. How can I have ArcMap 10 automatically ...
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Calculate projected area of polygons with field calculator in ArcMap 10

I've got a polygon featurelayer in arcmap. The coordinate system of the featurelayer's featureclass is web mercator. The dataframe of the map uses an equal-area projected coordinate system. I've ...
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Free software similar to ET GeoTools?

ers, At my prior position, we "often" had to capture Geology data from geo-referenced images. Yes ... sometimes a necessary evil, but it has been a while since my hardcore digitizing days. ...
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Arcmap 10 Dot Net SDK Installation Issues

We have had Arcmap 10 installed on our machines for about a month now and all seems to be well. I ran into an issue yesterday when I tried to install the Developer SDK for .NET. An error message ...
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How to get turn angle, line orientation and line length in ArcMap 9.3.1?

I am mapping and analysing animal movements using arcgis 9.3.1 along with Hawthorne Beyer's GME, and am trying to utilise the correlated random walk commands, but in order to do this I need to find ...
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Walkthrough: Add-In Command Bars root menu

I am wanting to create a new ArcMap Add-In project with just a custom root menu. According to the walkthrough, I can access the Add-In Command Bars (which has the Menu element) by adding a new item to ...
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How can I symbolize a layer with graduated colors by a date/time field?

I've got a layer of polygons where each has a date associated with it. I want to color the polygons with graduated colors, but I want the colors to start with the newest polygons and fade to the ...
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Why is * .tlb not visible?

I've created a Visual Studio 08 Active X - MXCommands dll for a VBA button within ArcMap 9.3.1. I'm able to load and use the .tlb on my computer; however when I try it on my test computer the .tlb ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 — layout Data Frame Grid color inversion on export or print when other rasters are active

Having a problem with ArcMap 10.0 SP1 Data Frame Grid of graticule inverting color on export or when printing. Occuring on multiple classroom PCs all working with the same datasets. Exporting to ...
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Listening to ICommandBar or ICommand OnClick event?

I have an ArcMap extension and I'm listening to the IEditEvents. When the OnChangeFeature, OnCreateFeature or OnDeleteFeature event is called, I want to know if it came from the "merge(Editor_Merge)" ...
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Is there a way to view KML natively in ArcMap?

Answering this question: How do I import/export KML to ArcGIS Desktop? raised another one. There are loads of tools to import/export kml/kmz. Are there tools available for native viewing of KML in ...
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Sum of areas in all each polygon layer?

I've got several layers/feature classes in an ArcMap 10 project. Thanks to everyone's help, I'm able to get the areas for the polygons contained within each layer. By opening the attribute tables ...
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Cannot get areas for polygon layers in ArcMap 10

For an ArcGIS project opened in ArcMap 10, we have added polygon layers representing different geographical features. After all the polygons were created, we opened the attribute tables for those ...
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Calculating Flow Direction and Delineating Basins from Projected vs. Unprojected DEM Data

This is somewhat of a theoretical question stemming from some discussions with colleagues on the topic of implications with delineating basins with projected (e.g., Albers Equal Area) vs. unprojected ...
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How can I view the Certificate of a code-signed ESRI AddIn (*.esriAddIn) without ESRIRegAddIn.exe?

For users with ArcGIS 10 installed, it's easy to view the certificate for a signed AddIn since it is presented to you in the Confirm Add-In file installation window. Is there a way to view this ...
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Creating ArcMap context menu's

actually i am in need of some requirment regarding context menus. We created our own button in the context menu which will call a exe file whenever that option in selected in the context menu. The ...
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ArcObjects - Create and Draw a Transparent Polygon

I'm trying to create a transparent Polygon in ArcMap; however, it's never transparent. Here's the code I have. // Create polygon IPolygon polygon = new PolygonClass(); // create & add ...
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Displaying 3D subsoil models in ArcScene

I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on how to display a 3D subsoil model in arcscene? The data we will have will be exported from rockworks in point form - and then we need to convert it to - ...
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Loading texts with shapefile in ArcMap

I am currently trying to load different shapefiles in ArcObjects programmatically. Currently I can load lines, polylines, polygons and ellipses (even though that's just a fancy polygon as far as ...
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Symbology of contour lines in ArcMap

I have contour lines with height values from 0 to 1030 (sorted by height 110, 115, 120, 125). Values with in-between number (like 5, 15, 115, 135...) should be grouped and colored with same color, and ...