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Use existing property pages with new IFeatureRenderer

I am trying to override the drawing of a feature within a custom plugin data source. I believe this entails making a custom IFeatureRenderer. However, the "renderer" I'd like to design would be 99% ...
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Use buffer tool to draw different radii?

I am new to Arcmap-Arceditor 10 and could really use your help. I have been mapping ethanol plants (which utilize corn to produce ethanol) and corn production amounts in the counties of the USA. My ...
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Selecting additional features in ArcMap 10

I'm having trouble selecting features in ArcMap 10. I have a shapefile of points, and I am in editing mode. I want to drag a box to select some points, then drag a new box and have these points added ...
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Need to convert points to polygons of a specific size, using the point as the center of the polygon

I have a large collection of aerial photos with no georeferencing other than the Lat/Long location of the camera. Georeferencing them invididually is not an option (too much time, too many photos, ...
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Annotation boxes not drawing correctly in ArcMap 10.0 SP2

I have about 400 annotation features in ArcMap 10. The style is a simple text box with an arrow. The annotation draws correctly when viewed up close on screen but the arrow detaches from the text ...
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How to solve an “Error found when retrieving conflicts.” error in ArcMap?

I uncovered this error when testing ArcMap 10 SP2 for a customer: This occurs when the conflict is detected--ArcMap is attempting to show the conflicts window but fails. I get this error on all ...
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ArcPy Changing Spatial Database Connection

hi we have conveyed our some servers which has ArcGIS application and SDE on it to another server and its ip has changed. now when i want to open my .mxd file it tries to connect remote SDE with old ...
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ArcMap running scripts slower if you import Arcpy

I am finding ArcMap runs slower, if you have written a script, which imports arcpy. You may wish to write a script that can be operated in ArcMap, through the python window, or as a standalone ...
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Finding shortest path while avoiding polygon features

I'm developing an extension to ArcMap where I have a set of static, concave polygon features and I'm trying to find the shortest path between 2 points without crossing any of the polygons. Is there ...
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how to convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ArcMap?

I write a program to decode the message from the GPS device to get the easting and northing , but I don't know how to convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ArcMap....
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Editing non-nullable fields of ArcSDE layers in ArcMap

I'm using ArcSDE layer in my map project in ArcMap 10. Some of the fields of this layer allow null and some don't. I can't edit the non-nullable ones, neither programmatically (IField.Editable is ...
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Editing tables using SQL in ArcMap [duplicate]

We've recently started working with ArcMap, having used MapInfo previously. I've created a shapefile in ArcCatalog and want to update some columns using SQL. In MapInfo I'd write the following command ...
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ArcObjects: modifying feature field value

I'm developing an ArcMap extension and looking for a way to change feature attributes knowing its feature class and OID (and, presumably, everything else that there is in IFeature). All layers use ...
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How do I extract beginning/ending points for polyline shapes?

I need to extract the beginning/ending coordinates of every shape within a polyline shape file. It would be best to actually add them as values within the shape files .dbf (I can live without doing ...
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Zooming ArcMap to feature using ArcObjects?

I find a feature by using IFeatureClass.Search then I want to show the feature on the screen. How can I do that ? Is there a zoom interface or something else?
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Wrong location with result of VBscripting in ModelBuilder?

I run ModelBuilder program's VBScript. The results I receive is like the original input coordinates but when I export to the arcmap the distance between results and origin map is about 5000 km. How ...
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How to list ActiveView SelectionChanged event delegates in ArcObjects .NET?

I currently have an issue in an ArcObjects ArcMap add-in where my event handlers are seemingly-randomly being unhooked from the event I'm trying to catch. I've spent some time looking for a way to ...
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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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Add button to open URL in ArcMap 10

I want to be able to add a button into ArcGIS for my users, something like this: http://gis.utah.gov/code-visual-basic/vba-link-from-arcmap-to-google-maps Only, using VBA in ArcMap 10 now seems to ...
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CreateFeatureclass_management doesn't add a layer to the TOC of ArcMap10

I created a python script for a toolbox and I am wondering about the fact that CreateFeatureclass_management doesn't add the feature-class as layer in the actual dataframe. This does not happen in the ...
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In the Symbology Properties of an ArcGIS layer, why is the count sometimes not shown?

Sometimes the count column does populate for me, but most times it does not seem to. I haven't been able to figure out a rhyme or reason to it. There is no definition query or anything out of the ...
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Select points within a given distance from a selected point

What I want to do: In ArcMap, let the user select a point (not a point pre-enter) and enter a range (like a Message BOX can enter range) the point (pre-enter the data and XY) within range will be ...
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IExtension.Startup() not launching when ArcMap starts?

I have an ArcGIS 10 extension that will not launch .Startup() when ArcMap loads. I can get it to hit when I go to Customize->Extensions and un-check/re-check the extension name. Is there a setting ...
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Python metes and bounds automation in ArcMap

We are using the metes and bounds in old pipeline alignment sheets in an edit session in ArcMap to plug in the "direction/length" values to generate the line segments. Does anyone have any idea how I ...
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How to always enable an ArcGIS toolbar?

On ArcMap 9.3.1, is there a way to ensure that a toolbar is always enabled? In my case, I want the Standard toolbar (the one with new/open/save/print icons) to always be visible. I'd like the ...
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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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Map service appears in the web REST view but not in ArcMap?

I have an ArcSDE server serving some poly layers through a map service running on ArcGIS Server 10.0. The service appears to be working--I can navigate to it just fine in the REST view and I can see ...
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How can I determine what fonts are used by an mxd?

A client has sent me an mxd and a file gdb. When I look at the symbols, they don't look good. I think they need to send me some fonts. Is there some way I can use arcmap to determine the name of ...
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Adding shapefile causes ArcMap Drawing Errors (General function failure)

I am creating a map that is a hodgepodge of databases, stand alone shapefiles, and a couple image services. Everything seems to go as expected until I add a certain shapefile to the mix. Then all of ...
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Geometric Network - Listening to network feature connection changes in the IObjectClassEvents::OnChange event

I need to be able to tell when a particular type of feature, that participates in a geometric network, is having its geometry automatically modified due to the geometric network. What i mean is that ...
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Changing Names in TOC Doesn't Update Legend Properly

This is related to an ArcMap add-in I coded up this past week. I'm trying to rename a layer in ArcMap and have the legend refresh properly. The renaming part is working fine, however I cannot get the ...
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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 9.3....
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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 style/...
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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 ...