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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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How to Display the World Map in Projected Coordinate Systems

I am trying to create a simple presentation map and I download the global level country boundaries shapefile from http://www.diva-gis.org/Data. The layer coordinate system is in Geographic Coordinate ...
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Is it possible to modify the ArcObjects IProgressDialog2?

It turns out that the best way to run long tasks in ArcMap is to use the IProgressDialog2. The BackgroundWorker in combination with ArcObjects (STA Threads) is a mess. However, it seems that the only ...
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How to Automate ArcGIS map production?

I am currently working with high volume ArcGIS (9.3.1 & 10) production of PDF files, part of the companies requirement is that a database (Access 2003) needs filling out with each map, this needs ...
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Refresh Currently Open ArcMap Attribute Table using ArcObjects

I have written an ArcMap Addin (ArcMap 10.0) that allows a user to perform a join between an in-memory table and a feature class (feature layer) added to the TOC. I want the attribute table of the ...
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Fastest way to test if raster contains data within a polygonal area

I am writing a python script for a geoprocessing tool in arcmap. I have a polygon in WGS 1984 Web Mercator (Auxiliary Sphere) and a raster grid, raster1, in WGS 1984. I reproject the polygon to ...
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ArcMap Draw Camera Range with ArcPy

i am working on some camera data. I have some points which consist of azimuth, angle, distance, and of course coordinate field attributes. In arcmap I want to draw shapes like this: The shape is ...
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Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc

I thought the issue was only in ARCGIS but it seems that ERDAS does the same thing. I have my C with 1.7TB and my D with 10TB and my scratch set to d:\scratch but still ERDAS (and ESRI) fills my ...
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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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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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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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VBA code to edit and add azimuth values to attribute table

I have a point shapefile. I made a button that finds the best fit line for selected points and calculates the azimuth of it (zero degrees being the east). Is there a way I can add something to the ...
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Selecting joined features

My question is very simple. I have a point feature class with attributes joined to the attributes of another point feature class. I would like to, if I select a feature in the target feature class, ...
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Data Driven Pages with Movable Legend/Inset Map

I have created a script tool for ArcMap 10.3.1 that will move a legend around a data frame so as not to obscure a specified map layer when using data driven pages. However, I'm encountering an ...
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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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How to create new legend using ArcObjects?

I am trying to add simple legend to the map. I wrote some simple test code below to see what happens but it did not work. var map = activeView.FocusMap; IGraphicsContainer ...
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Using xml workspace to overwrite geodatabase in ArcGIS Server 10 with ArcSDE for SQL Server?

I want to transfer a geodatabase from my development server to my client's production server. We are using SQL Server, but in different versions. Hence I cannot use Backup/restore or detach/attach. ...
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How to apply ArcGIS time slider on Multiple Data Frames at once?

Is there a way to use the Time Slider on multiple data frames simultaneously? Example: My Dataframe 1 shows precipitation values over an area and DataFrame 2 shows corresponding temperature.. I want ...
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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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Field Calculator does not notice selection? [closed]

I have a problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is no checkbox in ...
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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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ArcMap layout view missing rulers and border

Sometimes, but not always, when I open an existing .mxd, the rulers and border (and shadow) are missing in layout view. All elements are there otherwise. When this happens, I am unable to export to ...
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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 versioning?...
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How can I get the profile graph on ArcMap to display specific points?

I currently have 2 layers: 1) DEM of existing terrain 2) Polygon in vector format of future water retention basin I need to draw cross sections across this basin for eventual cut and fill calcs. I ...
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Is there a way to close a geoprocessing operation when the dialog box has been hidden/pushed to the back of the window

Is there a way to close a geoprocessing operation when the dialog box has been hidden/pushed to the back of the windows? I ran a python process as VB Script and when the error message appeared I ...
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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 can I export data from a feature layer in ArcGis Server?

I'm using a public ArcGis server with some data I would like to export to shape or some other format. I know I can make a program (I'm a developer) that could query the server for all the features on ...
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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 and ...
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Why do I lose my printer settings when saving a copy of mxd from ArcPy?

Judging from the answer to this question, one cannot change the page size etc from ArcPy, so I set up my "template" mxds so my script can save a new copy of it, change data sources etc. This methods ...
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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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Buffer tool not surrounding complete shape in ArcMap [on hold]

I'm running a basic buffer tool on a polyline shapefile (teal line), to create a 50km buffer (beige) around it. However, ArcMap appears to only buffer part of the map (see image below). How can this ...
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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 convert field values from lower case to upper case in ArcGIS 10.1?

Using the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10.1, I am able convert the first letter in a value from lower case to upper case. How do you convert the entire value to upper case, though? I can't seem to ...
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Unable to drag (re-order) layers within Table of Contents in ArcMap?

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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How do you add file name to an attribute field?

Does anybody know how to add the shape file name to a field in the file's attribute table? I've found a description: 'You have to use inline variable in CalculateField like %Name% in expresssion ...
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Same Raster but different min/max in ArcMAP and QGIS

since I am abandoning windows to stay only with Linux, I started learning how to use QGIS. So far so good. However, trying to reproduce a python script from Arcpy to PyQGIS I noticed something. When I ...
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How to retain Field Name / Alias on Export of Table?

Is there a way I can modify the Field Name or to make him keep the Alias when a table is exported? Or is there a way to keep the Alias instead of the Field Name, when exporting for example to .dbf ? ...
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Adding hyphen in ArcGIS Field Calculator to merge two 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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Determining area of county land mass without water features using ArcGIS Desktop?

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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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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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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Assertion Error when attempting arcpy.mapping.AddLayer

Whenever I attempt to use AddLayer it gives me: Runtime error <type 'exceptions.AssertionError'> This is what I've been using: arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(MainDF, r"\\GEOGDATA\campusmapping\...
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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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Remove duplicated items in Arc attribute table?

I have imported a set of points into ARCmap using a kml file created in google earth. During this process, a number of the points were duplicated (see below). Is there a way to get rid of the ...
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How to delete multiple fields in an attribute table?

Is there a way to select multiple fields in an attribute table and delete them together in Arcmap without writing the script?