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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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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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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 to set up an ArcMap Relate with a table from MS SQL Server 2012

This is my first time working with data directly from MS SQL Server 2012, and I'm unsure whether I can use it in a Relate in ArcMap. I have a table in MS SQL Server, which I brought into ArcMap via ...
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Checking "connectedness'' of line shapefile in ArcMap

I inherited a line shapefile in ArcMap that is used to represent a road network. The problem is that the road network is pretty large and it is impossible for me to: a. Tell if the end of each line ...
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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 determine if all points on a map are identical in arcpy?

My eventual goal is to automate kernel density calculations for a large corpus of point data; however, if all points are identical (for example, if there are 7 points all stacked on top of one another ...
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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 ...
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Delete layer from ArcMap using Python

Problem: I'm trying to loop through all my layers looking for layer named "CADAnnotation". If the layer exists then remove the layer from the mxd Notes: Running from Stand-Alone script (ie. NOT ...
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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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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How can I print a bunch of Arcmap mxd's all at once?

I have a folder with a dozen Arcmap compositions (.mxd files) I need to print. They're all ready to go, I don't need to do any editing. Do I really have to open up each one, wait to refresh, and press ...
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How to select lines which are 60% contained in polygon?

I have two layers : a line layer (red) and a polygon layer (green). I would like to select the lines which 60% are contained in the polygon. How can I do that? Until now, I used "select by ...
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How to add files within file geodatabase (*.gdb) folder into ArcMap?

I'm trying to use ArcMap to make a basemap and I currently have an unzipped folder full of files including .atx, .gbdindexes, .gdbtable, .gdbtablx, and .spx. I'm well aware that these files cannot be ...
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How can ArcGIS labels use a different expression if attribute is null?

I am using an expression to label features by concatenating two attributes in ArcMap. It works like this: <attribute_1>+" "+<attribute_2> Unfortunately when either attribute is Null the ...
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How to sequentially increment date field in ArcGIS

I have created a date field in my point shapefile. I want to input date their. I am able to do so. Now I want to create a sequential increment with 6 second interval from previous point to next point. ...
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ArcMap: Calculate Quarter using Date field

I am using ArcMap 10.0 and making a map where I symbolize on annual quarter (i.e. Q1 2013, Q2 2013, and so on by quarter through 2015). If a date field contains this: 01/15/2013, and I wanted to ...
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Query Layer with user-defined (dynamic) parameters in ArcGIS 10.1

I have prepared and published with ArcMap 10.1 to my ArcGIS Server a Query Layer to access some information in my database. My output map represents the European Union states and using annotations, ...
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Python console vs Toolbox script in ArcGIS

My question is similar to this post: Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY . My script works in ArcMap python console but not as a script in toolbox.I am running ArcGIS 10.0 SP4. The script is ...
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How to repair topology of a shapefile?

I performed an object-based image analysis using ENVI EX, and each of the classified features were exported as a shapefile. I transferred those shapefiles into ArcMap 10, and tried to intersect them ...
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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 ...
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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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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shape file that contains points. I want to do a reverse geocode and give these points an address. Can someone please help me?
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Is it possible to access the Catalog window programmatically in ArcMap?

Specifically, I would like to get the selected object, similar to the way you do in ArcCatalog through IGxDialog.SelectedObject. Is there a way to do this? So far I can get the Catalog ...
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Running ArcPy script from ArcObjects?

the standard method requires to run ArcPy script in command line, i've struggled with it to run but without a result, i can import arcpy, set the workspace to the geodatabase path and describe the env ...
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How to change Symbology of Multiple Layers at once?

Is there a way to change symbology for multiple layers in ArcMap or ArcCatalog. I want to change the symbology of multiple layers at once.
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How to sort a feature class and then calculate a sequential ID field?

I am in ArcMap and I want to sort the records based on a field and then do a Calculate Field with an auto-incrementing value with the sort in-place. Any ideas? It looks like I could get an update ...
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Extract coordinates for series of georeferenced files in ArcGIS 10?

I have a series of 1900 spatially continuous images that are georeferenced. Each image is a tif file paired with a tfw file. These images are easily open and shown in ArcMap 10. However, I need a way ...
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How to change a text element's font size using python? (ArcMap 10)

I need my script to change the font size of a text element if the string is too long to fit in the title section of the map. I've looked into it using Arcpy, but haven't had any luck. Does anyone know ...
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Raster Calculator making incorrect calculations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to use raster calculator (ArcMap 10.2.2.3552) to apply a poisson generalized linear model to estimate species abundances based on elevation. The outputs don't make any sense to me, and I'm ...
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How can I transfer annotations from ArcMap to MAPublisher?

I'm collaborating with a designer who's using Avenza MAPublisher, while I'm using ArcMap Basic. We're still figuring out where the handover between GIS and Illustrator will be. Can I create labels or ...
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How to transfer attributes to thousands of local points from ArcSDE feature class with millions of polygons?

I have a set of points and a huge feature class with topographic information (OS MasterMap for who knows it). I'm talking millions of polygons huge. I want to transfer attributes of the polygons to ...