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ArcGIS Administrator Licenses

How can I find number of Licences in ArcGIS Administrator from arcobjects or any files?
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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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BigInt data type in SQL Server mapped as Text in ArcMap

I have a table in a SQL Server 2008 database containing a BIGINT data column. When I tried to import it into ArcMap 10, it automatically converted as Text of 8 length. This caused the records that ...
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How can I update an MXD file programatically?

I'm using ArcGIS 9.3.1. product line and MXD files. At our customer we have multiple environment (DEV, QAS, PROD) which should be more or less identical except they use different datbases and a few ...
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Automate export of ArcMap legends

I've been building legends for my javascript websites that use 9.3.1 services. I know there's the ESRI legend tool for older services but I don't feel that it does a good job of producing legend ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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How to fix label texts when exporting .mxd to pdf?

I have exported an .mxd to pdf but once I open the pdf, most of my text labels are mis-represented (altered in someway). This is the first time I've had this issue. - What I did when creating the map ...
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editor tracking updated in attribute table, but not in sql server database

When I enable editor tracking and make modification on an object, I can find the edit user and edit time, but I cannot find the data updated in the sql server database. Is it because of the ...
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Slow performance when selecting features

I am trying to use the following code to select the features that have the attribute values that I pass in. The performance is really slow when it comes to a lot of values e.g >16k values to match ...
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Symbolizing xyz data

I have hydrographic data in the form of an xyz file. I would like to display it in ArcMap. I need to symbolize the points based on their depth, shallow points one colour and deep points another. With ...
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How do I find location of minimum value within a buffer (around a point)

I have a digital elevation model (DEM) with a point location defined. I want to locate the lowest height values at a set distance from this point. I envisaged creating a buffer around the point ...
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Symbolizing individual highway network segments in ArcMap

I have a highway layer that I need to style in ArcMap in such a way to differentiate between individual highway sections, ideally using no more than 6-7 distinct colors. Each highway is divided into ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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Is it possible to add to the map a layer containing results from a sql query

I'm developping an ArcMap Extension and I need to join an existing feature class with data from a sql query located on another DBMS. I already set up a Workspace with an OleDbWorkspaceFactory. I'm ...
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Symbolizing route data [duplicate]

I'm working on a project that routes various modes of transport to one location (a school) in Arc Map 10. I have about 400 routes, so there is a significant amount of overlap as they near the school. ...
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ArcMap MXD into exe file?

Is there any way to make an ArcMap mxd doc into a simple exe file so that one who does not have ArcGIS can view my work?
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Where did my Create Features window go?

I closed the window and now I can't find it again. I've tried the Editor toolbar dropdown and Create Features is not even on there (at all, not even greyed out). Suggestions?
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How to process large shapefiles faster in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have huge line and polygon shapefiles that I want to edit with some geoprocessing tasks (clip, buffer, erase,...). Altough my computer is not that slow, I am annoyed of waiting up to 15 hours for ...
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Why can I not drag (re-order) layers within Table of Contents in ArcMap 10?

I added Raster data from a folder into ArcMap 10.1 and I cannot seem to drag any layer within the Table of Contents. Can someone help?
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Is there a way to link ArcGIS to MS Access and use that DB?

I have an IT background but I am new to GIS. I recently recieved training using ARCMAP. I have about 5000 farmers that I need to put in a database and access the information using GIS. The vision is ...
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Where to find books or course materials to help prepare for Esri Technical Certification in ArcGIS Desktop and Developer?

Where I can find books or course materials to help prepare for Esri Technical Certification in ArcGIS Desktop and Developer?
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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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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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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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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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How to convert all values in all fields of table to upper case using ArcPy & Python?

Does anyone know how to use the .upper() in a stand alone python script so it can be used to change all characters in a table into UPPER case? I don't want to use the field calculator since I have ...
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Stream network doesn't match the reality?

I am trying to create flow accumulation grid in ArcMap using Arc Hydro. I have the DEM (25mX25m) and the stream network shapefile. I have done the following 1)Resampled the DEM to 5m; 2)Burnt the ...
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How to programmatically work with featureclasses from multiple geodatabases?

I have produced a Python script which creates multiple buffers of specific (listed) featureclasses within a geodatabase. This is achieved by running each feature through a for loop. I would like to ...
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How to remove decimal places from currency formatting in ArcGIS?

For years I have put up with the 2 decimal places that ArcGIS adds to the "currency" formatting, but most of the time I do not want them and end up removing them in my exported map images. I cannot ...
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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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Measuring data load and redraw times in ArcMap?

Rephrasing of the question slightly to address some issues. Is there are standard way of measuring load times for data, specifically sybolised data, within ArcMap? In particular, we're comparing ...
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What is the difference between ActiveView, FocusMap and PageLayout in ArcObjects?

I see that different starting points are used when interacting with ArcMap IMxDocument IMxDocument mxDocument = application.Document as IMxDocument; IActiveView activeView = ...
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How to ensure different colors for surrounding polygons in ArcGIS?

I can symbolize my polygon in ArcGIS by categories. I tried for every field. But unfortunately in few polygon it showing same color those are just beside of same color polygon. I have to categorized ...
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How to assign IDs to villages which may have duplicate names?

I have more than 150 village points, each with a village name attribute village. The same village name may appear on multiple points. I want to assign individual IDs for each village name, say vill_A ...
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How to improve the cartographic design of graticules?

The attached image shows a conflict between the graticule and the state boundary on a map. I have not found a way to display user-defined lines of latitude, which would solve the 42 degree line ...
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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 ...
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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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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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script for automated line drawing procedure for set of start and end points

A colleague conducted a field survey and recorded the start and end points of the transects with a GPS. These points have been imported to ArcMap 9.3 as 2 point layers. Both layers have a "transect ...
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Why does Calculate Geometry give incorrect number of decimals for Longitude?

intermediate ArcMap user here. I'm trying to calculate the geometry for a shapefile such that I can add lat/long columns to my attribute table. While I have no trouble calculating the latitude, the ...
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How to create label with variable size in ArcMap?

I'd like to create a circle label in ArcMap in the middle of each Polygon feature in my map document to shows the value of a particular attribute associated with that feature (like number of available ...
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How to remove duplicate features with the same geometry in ArcMap?

Is it possible to uniquely identify each geometry in a feature layer? Essentially I have a polygon feature layer with many rows of data represented by the same geometry. I would like 1 row for each ...
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Split a Polyline into small segments

I am writing an addin, which needs to split a polyline into a number of segments taking the number of segments as an input from user. How can I accomplish this?
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ArcMap's “Join Field” tool takes so long when just “Joining” works instantly. Help?

I'm using ArcMap and I'm trying to write a script that automates a join and then does some reporting. I'm not very experienced with joins and I'm running into a problem. When I do a join manually ...
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Formatting tags doesn't seem to work?

I am trying to do a simple format of a text box in Arcmap. I went into the 'About Formating Text' and copied a tag to change color and when I apply the setting, the text doesn't change color and the ...
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How do I make a user input array or list in python?

I don't know which one I need actually because I am relatively new to python. What my goal is to have a stand alone script to run multiple buffers based on user input. For example, I would like to ask ...
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Selecting MAX values within records with the same name

I'm working in ArcMap 9.3 and I've never dealt with that kind of queries... I need to Select the MAX value from column [A] for each set of records in the table which have the same value in column [B] ...
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Why does export to AI rasterize all my vector layers?

I have no raster layers in my map document and no transparencies. Yet the map is rasterized when exported to AI. (Map frame and coordinate grid are vector graphics but everything in the map itself is ...
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ArcObjects: How to measure the draw time of a layer in ArcMap?

I'd like to quantitatively measure the display performance of mosaic datasets, image service layers, raster layers, feature layers, etc. in ArcMap 10. How can I measure the draw time of a particular ...
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Is there an easier way to edit polygons in ArcMap?

I am updating woodlot polygons in ArcMap 10. Instead of editing individual verticies, is there a way to edit that is more like drawing part of a new shape (say if the woodlot has expanded only on one ...