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Calculating projected area of polygons with field calculator in ArcMap?

I've got a polygon featurelayer in ArcMap 10. 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 points,......
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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 ...
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Changing Button's Enable-State on ArcMap10-Start

How can the enable-state of a AddIn-Button be influenced on start of ArcMap? My button should be disabled on startup of ArcMap and than turned enabled when the Edit-session is started. In ArcGIS 9.3 ...
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Search for Multiple Polygons in ArcMap

Is there a way to do a search for features that occupy more than one polygon in ArcMap? I am working with a Parcel layer, and there are some cases where the parcels will take up multiple polygons (...
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phong lighting scheme in arcmap?

I have seen a few DEM/hillshades in published journal articles that use a phong lighting scheme which gives surfaces a metallic luster. Does anyone know how/if this can be achieved in arcmap?
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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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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?