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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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Which interfaces/classes do I use to access the highlighted rows in an ArcMap attribute table?

I've tried to use various interfaces to access SelectionSet of table windows/tables but all I get back is the selected records (cyan). I want the highlighted rows/features (yellow). I would like to ...
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Proper font size for each paper size for reader to be able to read names?

I am working on a project that I need to figure it out how or what font size for each paper size. There are 10 of them and two of them are in the same paper size. There is data frame I have set aside ...
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How to add a table from ArcGIS Online to ArcMap

When you're signed into ArcGIS Online within an ArcMap session, there is an option Add Data From ArcGIS Online: I have a service in ArcGIS Online which consists of 2 feature layers and 1 table: ...
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Using onRectangle for user input in ArcMap/ESRI addin

In an effort to try to add user input to my project, I'm developing an esri python addin to generate rectangles to my map. I'm on step one now, just exploring the addin functionality. I tried ...
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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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Too many features selected with the ArcMap Select by Polygon tool

Here is my problem: First of all you have to know that I have ArcMap 10.1 SP1. My features are stored in Oracle 11g database in SDO_GEOMETRY format. I have imported a layer of accidents location in ...
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Customizing Identify Dialog in ArcMap

Any idea for customizing Identify Dialog in ArcMap.I want to use my control (for example a list view or a custom control) to show attributes of features in same native ArcMap Identify Dialog,mean ...
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Problems displaying joined attribute data through ArcGIS Server

I have an ArcSDE feature class in an ArcMap MXD which I have 'joined' to a view into an external SQL database table, that is connected via an OLE DB connection. In the MXD the join works perfectly; I ...
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How to create a smallest quadrilateral concave polygon around GPS points?

I have this GPS track in a metric grid (Symbology by elevation, if anyone wonders): I need to define it's general area - for registrations and permits, with just 4 points. Therefore, I assume that ...
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Add Doppler RADAR as a Layer in ArcMap

I am hoping for an answer here even though it's a long shot. My goal is to add a raster service into ArcMap that shows the Doppler RADAR information that is shown at the Weather Office website. I am ...
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How to use IDatabaseCompact.Compact() on an used IWorkspace, without permission denied

I am writting an ArcMap-AddIn with vb.net. I get an error when trying to compact my IWorkspace(mdb), the error is: COMException You tried to open a database, which was already opened by the ...
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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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Is there a recipe for large shape files to be used in an Android App?

I am very new to GIS and I am diving into cartography and mapping because of an Android App that I am currently developing. I want to display environmental data, more precisely noise pollution data on ...
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Export and edit annotation featureclass using arcpy

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10. Any help, please.
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Counting and Storing Event Data Contained Within a Polygon (Using Python)

I have a fairly large project and I would like to automate some tasks using Python. Problem is, I don’t have any experience with Python for ArcGIS. And I rarely use ArcGIS until something big like ...
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Arcmap: subset A.shp based on B.shp, then partially update B.shp

Okay, so I have 2 shapefiles: US states outline file (very coarse/simple outlines) Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shorelines, Level F (much finer spatial resolution) I am ...
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Interpolation of 17 data points - temperature data

I have 17 location points here in Iceland: weatherstation points. It's a 10-year, month-to-month, composite of temperature values for each station which means 120 values for each station. 2040 values ...
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DLL As Embedded Resource ArcMap Add-In? VB.NET

I tried using StackOverflow, but I don't think anyone can answer my question in context(ArcMap Addins). I am currently developing an add-in that needs to load a custom control DLL as a dependency. ...
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What does “Size/Width” stand for in the symbol selector?

Can anyone explain how to interpret a symbol size of 10 or let's say 100? What kind of units are these? I ask because recently I had to deal with a reference scale and I wasn't really able to explain ...
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Can ArcMap text formatting support mailto in text elements (ready for Export to PDF)?

I currently include an email address in a text element created using the Rectangle Text tool and its map gets exported to a PDF file. Is it possible to use ArcMap text formatting (or any other ...
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How do I disable the Add Spatial Database Connection function in ArcGis?

Is it possible to remove/disable the Add Spatial Database Connection and Add OLE DB Connection functionality from ArcMap and ArcCatalog? Ideally the end user could hit the Add Data button, and the ...
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Is there a way to modify an Excel sheet which is already open in ArcMap?

I have an excel sheet that is joined to a shapefile in ArcMap. I need to modify many elements of the table, but every time I need to close ArcMap in order to be able to do it. Is there any way to ...
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How to find closest point without crossing obstacles?

I have a set of points and I'd like to be able to find the nearest point from another layer. The problem is that I need to find the closest point without crossing an obstacle (such as a river, ...
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ArcMap MXD Broken

I have an MXD that I put a lot of time and work into for cartographic purposes which unexpectedly stopped working after a reboot, and I really, really don't want to have to recreate it again from ...
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How to create fixed length (and width) buffer around a polyline in ArcMap 10?

Could someone please help me? I would need to create 100 buffers (500m x 1km) along a stream polylines. I know how to do it by using shortest distance but the buffers should follow the curves of the ...
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Extract Z information from different vector layers in ArcMap 10.1

I have 2 different vector layers, Layer A detailing the area of different polygons and Layer B having similar size polygons with z values instead. I would need to combine Layer A with Layer B so that ...
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How to render features with different symbols depending on in memory data?

We are developing a complex ArcMap extension software which contains class extensions, a workspace extension and some ArcMap extensions. The purpose of the software is to link our existing management ...
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Is it possible to run an arcpy execute SQL method without connecting to any database or server?

I want to simply process a layer by writing a tool script in a toolbox without having to connect any database, so I think I may have to set up a workspace environment in ArcMap, but I'm not sure if I ...
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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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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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Select polygons contained inside a polygon and assign ID

I have a polygon feature class Base_FC, where each poly has a unique alphanumeric ID. My second polygon feature class Type_FC has the details for the various polygons which would fall inside Base_FC ...
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Symbology issue with feature class limited by domain

I added a field to a feature class in order to maintain symbology from the original KML file (this is a new question following up on this one). The new field is limited to three options by a domain. ...
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calculate building density in ArcMap

I have two questions related to calculate building density. I need to calculate the building density in a map which Data is in shape format. The buildings and the area are in two different layers. ...
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ArcMap, Make Grids and Graticules Layer example

I'm trying to use the Make Grids and Graticules Layer tool in ArcMap (have a ArcInfo license). I'm looking for a basic example like in North America. eg. 1.)Start with empty map 2.) Set data ...
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GIS ANALYST + cadastral support

I have many points that were picked by handheld GPS and I want to fit them to their relevant cadastral plots automatically. The attribute information (plot number) for these points are exactly ...
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Which interpolation method is the most suitable for DEMs?

Which interpolation method is the best suitable for hill/valley areas and normal ground with undulations and rivers? When working with Aster 30mX30m DEMs, which method will give the most realistic ...
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Projecting gps data to get length of resulting line shape in ArcMap 10.0

I have gps data in WGS84 geographic coordinates. I will use the gps data to build a line shape in ArcMap 10.0. The data falls in UTM 15N. To get most accurate length of line, should I project the ...
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Can you use active layer as input for dynamic text?

I'm wondering if you can lift the name of a layer in the ToC (within a group) and use it in dynamic text. Is there existing syntax to do this? Perhaps ... <dyn type="ToC" ...
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How to determine flow amount along a stream using ArcGIS 9.2?

I have DEM with resolution 20m and also stream network map in shape format, isohyetal map in shape format. I have also historic numerical data for rainfall, runoff and temperature from 1970-2000 for ...
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How do I display null data in a choropleth?

I am working in ArcMap and I have created a choropleth map (using a "population" attribute) that is rendering things basically correct except that when the "population" attribute is null, representing ...
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How do I create a map package with multiple page sizes within one Arc MXD?

Are there any alternatives to an extension like MapLogic?
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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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Changing the attribute behind a legend without changing the symbology

I have a geology layer with a very large legend that was painstakingly created based on a geological code. I now have a new attribute which is a friendly description for each code and I would like ...
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Can a 9.3 MSD be created with ArcGIS 10?

I know that we can save to a 9.3 MXD document using ArcGIS 10. Is it possible to export to a 9.3 MSD (optimized map document) using ArcGIS 10?
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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 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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Multimodal network v.s. single mode network [closed]

I created a multimodal network with rail, bus, and pedestrian network, and generated a 15 min service area (blue in the attached figure). I also created a single mode network with only pedestrian ...
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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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Data Frame Property options have changed

I have Googled and searched ESRI help files and experimented until I am blue, not to mention reloading ArcGIS Desktop10 for Repair and adding the SP5 to it. I no longer have the options of border or ...