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ArcGIS Attribute Assistant method not working

I don't know how many of you are using Attribute Assistant for ArcGIS 10.1, hope many:) I have some difficulties with a couple of methods. Well, I got the INTERSECTING_EDGE, the GENERATE_ID, and a ...
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Retrieve data from FeatureClass

I have : FeatureClass (Structure) column (Type) column (OID) I am trying to get the (Type) for specific OID. I tried to use this code but it dose not work. IFeatureWorkspace featureWorkspace = ...
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Calculation of average point distances from one another within a polygon grid

I am working with processed LiDAR data of forested areas in ArcMap 10, with various area based statistics extracted for each 30x30m polygon grid-cell in a shapefile. There are approximately 20,000 of ...
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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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Cant edit this featureclass. Why?

I can successfully create this featureclass in the ArcGIS10 default geodatabase and add it to the project, but it can't be edited. I have tried to add a feature using ...
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Forcing long layer names to multiple lines based on specified legend width in ArcGIS Desktop?

Do to various limitations I almost always create static (graphic) legends but I do have the occasional map where impeccable cartography is secondary to functionality hence a dynamic legend is ...
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Questions on smooth lines on soil polygon?

In a couple of weeks I am going to do QA/QC on soil polygons and I'm wonder if there is a way for me to run a script or a tool box that allow me to find the jagged lines ? Alternative, my plan would ...
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script for automating insert scale bar, text, north arrow

I've always wanted an automatic process for these tools instead of having to click insert again and again. It seems easy but I can't do it in modelbuilder and I can't seem to find anyone making a ...
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Using Gui tools and arcpy.mapping

For a project I want to create a little program that does simple things like export a map from the python command line, but also users are able to edit said map (without having to open arcmap) e.g ...
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Qualifying field names in field calculator

I am trying to set up a quick model that: Takes a point feature layer of development projets (a table in an access database with xy coordinates), Spatially joins polygon neighborhood designations to ...
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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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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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How to get counts from a table to produce a heatmap?

I am trying to create a heat map of doctors per zip code based on zip code. I have a table with the doctors and their zip codes, some of them repeating because there is more than one doctor per zip ...
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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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What needs to be done to downgrade a ESRI addin from 10.1 to 10?

I have created an esri addin which targeted ArcGIS 10.1, however I need to have the addin to work on ArcGIS 10, what needs to be done within my solution to get it working? I have checked the ...
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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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Add and remove tools from ArcMap toolbar via C# Button and ArcObjects?

OK I updated the draft with some of the suggestions but am still having some issues. I am trying to create a custom button in arcmap that when pressed will edit a toolbars content. Doing things like ...
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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 ...