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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 add files within file geodatabase (*.gdb) folder into ArcMap?

I'm trying to use ArcMap to make a basemap and I currently have an unzipped folder full of files including .atx, .gbdindexes, .gdbtable, .gdbtablx, and .spx. I'm well aware that these files cannot be ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Measuring area of raster classes?

Are there any tools or methods in ArcMap that can measure the area of each level of the kernel density output? Note this is just a kernel density plot (not a shape file or polygon). Kernel Density ...
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Issue on Generating Points Shapefile From An Excel File with X Y Values

Using ArcGIS 10.2, I have an Excel file (Please review attached zipped Excel file) from which I am able to Generate Points by using the "Add XY Data". The points are generated on the map (using ...
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What to set spatial reference to after projecting to GCS_WGS_1984

I have a shapefile containing some sort of vectors or polygonal chains. This file is in the GCS_CH1903 geographic coordinate system (it is not specified though... if I import it into ArcMap it says ...
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Python console vs Toolbox script in ArcGIS

My question is similar to this post: Adding Layer in current session using ARCPY . My script works in ArcMap python console but not as a script in toolbox.I am running ArcGIS 10.0 SP4. The script is ...
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Programatically take screenshot of map extent in ArcMap 9.3

Is it possible to programatically capture a screenshot of the current map extent (the map area with any active displayed layers) in ArcMap with the ArcObjects .NET SDK?
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Flash more than one feature in ArcMap using ArcObjects and C#?

How to flash many features at same time in ArcMap using C# coding? Currently I call this function in a loop, private void FlashFeature(IActiveView _activeView, IFeature _feature) { IActiveView ...
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Address or reverse geocode a point shapefile

I have a shape file that contains points. I want to do a reverse geocode and give these points an address. Can someone please help me?
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Is it possible to access the Catalog window programmatically in ArcMap?

Specifically, I would like to get the selected object, similar to the way you do in ArcCatalog through IGxDialog.SelectedObject. Is there a way to do this? So far I can get the Catalog ...
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Running ArcPy script from ArcObjects?

the standard method requires to run ArcPy script in command line, i've struggled with it to run but without a result, i can import arcpy, set the workspace to the geodatabase path and describe the env ...
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Transparency in ArcMap Graphic Elements

Is it possible to apply transparency to graphic elements in an ArcMap layout? I'm specifically refering to a neatline -- a box containing my legend, source info, scale bar, etc.
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Extract coordinates for series of georeferenced files in ArcGIS 10?

I have a series of 1900 spatially continuous images that are georeferenced. Each image is a tif file paired with a tfw file. These images are easily open and shown in ArcMap 10. However, I need a way ...
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How to change the number of decimal digits in arcmap in symbology

I'm using ArcMap 10.3. In symbology, there are 6 decimal digits for the different classes of the variable I'm presenting. I'd like to show only 3 decimal digits. I can edit the label and change the ...
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How to link data to a polygon ArcMap 10.3

I have a map with different polygons (118). Each of this polygons represent diferent vegetation types. For each of those polygons I have data of which species there is and how abundant they are (the ...
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Raster Calculator Iteration

I have a large number of rasters and I want to add 1 to each of them (e.g. each raster's values currently range from 0 to 1, and I want to make them range from 1 to 2). I believe modelbuilder, using ...
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How to Parse Unique Address Data

I'm trying to parse some funky address data into separate fields either using ArcMap's Field Calculator or a Python Script. Currently, my address data including street number, street name, and ...
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Stitching Bathymetry and DEM data together in ArcMap?

I have a DEM built from Lidar data and bathymetry survey points for a river which flows on the DEM surface. My understanding is that Lidar data is not able to capture bathymetry under the river ...
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How to transfer attributes to thousands of local points from ArcSDE feature class with millions of polygons?

I have a set of points and a huge feature class with topographic information (OS MasterMap for who knows it). I'm talking millions of polygons huge. I want to transfer attributes of the polygons to ...
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Alternatives to Business Analyst, AnySite/MapInfo, and Sites To Do Business?

This is a very general question and I hope it is ok. I've been "Googling" and can't find much. I work at a shop that currently uses MapInfo + AnySite to do real estate site analysis. I generate ...
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Is it possible to create map packages for ArcMap version 10 using 10.1?

Is it possible to create a map package in an older version? Currently I am using 10.1 and the client uses 10.0. Can you create a map package for different versions? I see you can create layer ...
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Automate process of duplicating point features - ArcGIS 10.0

I need to learn a way in which I can normalize data and in the same process duplicate certain records of a point feature class. The issue is as follows. I am provided address data in the following ...
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How to set focus on ArcMap map window using arcobjects and c#.net

I have developed a custom dockable window with textboxes, comboboxes and a button for use in ArcMap. After the user clicks on the button in the dockable window a function is invoked. After the ...
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ArcMap tables - copying multiple horizontal cells between rows

I would like to be able to select a contiguous set of horizontal cells in a row, take a copy, then paste the values into another row at the same position in the same table. I do not want to copy all ...
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how does arcmap calculate scalebar inside a WGS84 layout?

ArcMap lets you put a scalebar inside a layout referncing a WGS84 data frame. How is the scale calculated? Is it a "mean" scale? And, in case it's right, what "mean" scale could mean?
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How to clean gap between two polygon?

I have a problem two layers, parcel and polygon, when I do create new building along side parcel it produces a gaps between parcel and building along the side, how can I clean this gab or how to avoid ...
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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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Rendering data quicker in ArcMap?

Is there a way to speed up rendering data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would render quicker and some other renders slow. I am wondering if I could add the ...
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Multi-Colored Polygon in Thematic Map

I have to make a thematic map with an attribute table with duplicated features but different attributes. See below: FEATURE ATTRIBUTE ------------------- 1 bl 1 gr 2 gr 2 ...