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How to connect points with a polyline in ArcMap 10?

I have a layer containing a few hundred points representing a survey track. The points are laid out in chronological order in the corresponding attribute table. How can I have ArcMap 10 automatically ...
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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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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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Manually selecting colors for different polygons within layer in ArcMap?

There is a polygon layer with several polygons. They are displayed with some colour which can be changed simultaneously for all of them. Is there a way to manually select several polygons (without ...
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How do you import .sbx, .dbf, .prj, .idx, and .sbn files in to ArcMap

I tried to open bathymetry map to the ArcMap but I just can open .shp file but I could not open other files accompanied with shp file because of the file type. How do I import .dbf, .prj, .sbn, ,sbx, ...
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Using IF operator with Python parser of ArcGIS Field Calculator?

I want to assign numbers to a certain types of building and I need to use field calculator. I tried many different versions of this and I still cant find whats wrong. Could you tell me where do I ...
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How can I flatten a multi-band raster to a single-band raster in ArcMap 10.2?

I need to convert a multi-band PNG image into a single-band raster, for analysis and visualisation. How can I do this in ArcGIS 10.2?
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Extracting one band from three band raster in ArcMap?

I'm fairly new to ArcGIS and I get into trouble extracting a single band layer from a raster image .img in ArcMap that I want to use after in zonal statistics. So far, all help I found is to do the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do ArcMap style clip in QGIS

I would like to know if it's possible to do ArcMap style clip with QGIS. The operation I'd like to do is to clip overlapping polygon(s) in the same layer with the selected polygon. For example: I ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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arcmap - automatically change name of map

I would like to insert text place in arcmap with street name. For every I have to plot one map. I have hundreds of them in shp file and it would be great to avoid one by one manual typing street name. ...
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How can I be sure that line segments are joined at the same node?

I have received a single ArcGIS feature class which contains polyline segments. The segments appear to be joined together at their endpoints, but upon closer inspection they are not perfectly docked ...
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Finding the boundary polygon from a set of gridded points (no hole)

Let us consider a set of a 2-D points (longitude, latitude) each of which is centre of square grid (intersect point of the diagonals of the square). I try to make you understand what I want to do in ...
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Can I export a pdf that renders my layers differently at different zoom levels?

For example, say I have some streets I would like to show up, and streets are only set to appear at certain zoom level, well that layer does not get exported. There must be a way to do this for pdf, ...
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What does Error 000885: Input Signature file does not have file extension indicate?

I can't run a Maximum Likelihood Classification because an Error 000885 says my input signature file does not have a file extension but it actually does as you can see in the picture. What am I ...
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How do I know if I am running 64-bit background geoprocessing on ArcMap 10.2?

I'm running ArcMap 10.2 and just set up 'ArcGIS for Desktop Background Geoprocessing (64 bit)' and now I have both the ArcGIS10.2 folder and ArcGISx6410.2 folder inside my python folder. I have ...
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Is it possible to convert map tick into feature class easily?

I have to design a lot of map into the following layout for forest carbon inventory survey: --There will be a grid set in the map 30 second by 30 second (these are straight lines crossed) --There ...
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How to Calculate Field in joined table using ArcPy?

I have to calculate a field based on another field in a joined table, but an error occurs: "Parameters are not valid. ERROR 000728: Field !Table_A.field_A! does not exist within table" My code: ...
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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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Field Calculator VB Script Codeblock IF statement syntax is wrong?

I can't figure out why the syntax is wrong in Field Calculator ArcMap 10. The complete codeblock is Dim CapitalDia As Number Dim TwagDia As Number Dim X As Number CapitalDia = [New_Pipe_S] TwagDia =...
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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 window vs Toolbox script in ArcGIS for Desktop?

My question is similar to Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY . My script works in ArcMap python window but not as a script in toolbox. I am running ArcGIS 10.0 SP4. The script is given below,...
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gdal_merge to merge hundreds of png files

I need to merge about 760 png files into one and am looking at using gdal for this. This is related to the following question Getting a constant background color for transparency P:\2012\...
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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 lines....
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Parcel Fabric vs. Polygon feature class (for land parcel management)

I'm wondering if I should migrate my existing parcel polygons (stored as a feature class in a geodatabase) to a parcel fabric in ArcMap. What are the advantages of doing this? I work for a county so ...
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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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Is it possible to use more than two control point links when georeferencing CAD files in ArcMap?

I'm trying to georeference CAD to a building footprint in ArcMap 10 (although I've had this same problem in earlier versions). The problem is, it won't let me use more than two control point links, so ...
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ERROR 000539: Error running expression

I am trying to calculate my End_Streets field within two joined tables. I want to remove the redundant SECONDARYN value from the STREETS field. " & ".join(!IntersectAndEnds2.Streets!.split(" &...
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Using Not Equal to Wildcard in ArcMap Definition Query?

I'm attempting to use a definition query in order to display only a subset of data. I have a large CAD drawing that I have imported into my map. I do not need many of the lines from the .dwg file to ...
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Return Selection as string in ArcMap

I create a lot of county boundaries and was wondering if I could turn a column into a string so I can drop it into another statistical package. In this case SAS and R. For example, the CNTYPROPER ...
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Calculate average value for each row

The picture is an example, but the method would be the same at mine bigger dataset. So i have some parcels with each a ID value and some fields. such as field 1, field 2, field 3, fieldd 4,... with ...
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Cripplingly Slow Performance While Georeferencing in ArcMap 10.1

Just last night I started having an extremely frustrating problem with georeferencing, something that has been integral to my job for a few years now, and something I've never really had a problem ...
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Specify a field in attribute table with raster calculator

How can I specify the attribute field to use in the raster calculator of ArcMap 10.2? In 9.x, I used the dot notation. i.e. To use the "New_Value" field, I could do the following: [MyRaster]....