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Generating Canal on DEM using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to generate a canal going from point A to B with a given slope. The canal should be on the underlying DEM. Is there any way to do this with the tools in ArcGIS 10 or do I have to do it ...
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How to group tools within a Python toolbox in ArcMap 10.2

I have created a simple Python toolbox at work for use in ArcMap 10.2. It is used by multiple members of staff so I'm hoping to make it as simple to use as possible. It currently only contains two ...
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How to Dock ArcMap's Table of Contents?

I have ArcView 10.1 and am, without luck, searching for/how to "dock the TOC" on the left hand side of the screen. When I grab the TOC, I see the buttons light up with arrows for up/down, ...
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How to Partition Line into Segments using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I extracted the boundary between two states, resulting in a line segment. For example, the boundary between Georgia and North Carolina. Is there a way to further ...
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Is ArcFM or ArcMap leaking memory when switching between page templates?

Can anyone else reproduce the memory leak described below? Any insight into what may be causing the leak is appreciated. I have custom code that swaps between landscape and portrait templates and ...
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Avoiding schema lock cannot be acquired because of existing lock on File Geodatabase?

I am having a problem with a Schema Lock in ArcMap for Desktop Advanced 10.2. The license that I have is Concurrent use for two computers. On Computer 1, I created an MXD Map File and a File ...
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How to disable and enable drawing in ArcMap using Python?

The script that I'm writing repositions two data frames and sets their extents. When doing this, it redraws the entire Active View 4 times, slowing the script substantially. Pressing F9 or ...
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Change sde connection parameters with ArcPy

I know you can create a database connection with Arcpy using the CreateDatabaseConnection_management function. I am wondering if anyone knows a way in which to change the parameters of that file. ...
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Stitch Bathymetry and DEM data together in ArcMap

I have a question and I would appreciate it if anyone can help me. I have a DEM built from Lidar data and bathymetry survey points for a river which flows on the DEM surface. As you know, Lidar ...
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How to preserve the order of fields when exporting a table from ArcMap?

ArcMap allows you to re-order fields in an attribute table, by dragging+dropping either within the layer's > Properties > Fields tab, or within the Table window. However, the order of the fields ...
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arcmap buffer geoprocessing range error

When I tried to create a buffer layer around a polyline layer. But I got the error as follows: The input was outside a +-360 longitude range or outside +-90 latitude. The input is : ...
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Displaying representation symbology description in legend of ArcGIS for Desktop?

When a layer with Representations is turned on, how do you change the 'Description' in the Legend. The setting is normally under the symbology tab and it is not visible when Represenations are turned ...
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Navitel File Security

I worked for years to create a navigation map full of POIs... Is my file safe as .nm3 File? OR there is a way to edit it.+ If yes how can I make my file more secure.Thanks.
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How to clearly display a huge shapefile with many point features?

I have two vector shapefiles, each with 54,000 features. When it's zoomed in on a small region, I can clearly see the feature colors: but as I zoom out, this is what I get: Any suggestions on ...
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Select by Attribute within a specific area (using Select by Location?)

I have a map with four layers. Two of these layers cover an entire state, and the other two focus on the area I'm actually interested in within the state. I'm trying to Select by Attribute with one ...
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Unable to export data to ShapeFile in ArcGIS

I've imported an Excel sheet into my ArcGIS project but am unable to convert this to a ShapeFile. When I try, via export data, I get an error message saying either 'output name is not valid', whatever ...
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Why is ArcMap giving greyed out scale area?

Not sure why my scale area has turned grey and is not allowing me to zoom in or out?
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How to add data from a Google map as layer in ArcMap using C#?

A want use C# to write a tool: add data google map as a layer in ArcMap. I am using Arcgis 10.0. Can you help me. Thanks and regards.
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Create a New attribute table in ArcMap?

I am trying to create a new table of attributes for later purposes, in arcGIS but just an empty one, How can i do this? I also have it as an Excel format, but I don't know if there is any way to ...
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ArcMap Geoprocessing Operation to create a layer with incorporated places and, separately, surrounding unincorporated portion of a county?

I am working with TIGER FILES, attempting to use the update (analysis) operation in ArcMap 10.1. The files I'm using are counties, and the incorporated (non-CDP) segment of the places file. I'm ...
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Find the length of a road inside a polygon and a buffer

I'm a bit new to ArcMap but know the basics. I have to find the lenght of roads(lines) innside my polgon and the buffer innside the polygon and the area the buffer is created around. have one layer ...
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How to see whether a set of postcodes have a typical distribution to the whole postcode population of UK?

For my dissertation I have a dataset of postcodes of 9984 that I am converting to coordinates atm. I looking to find whether this dataset has a 'typical or 'atypical' spatial distribution compared ...
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Unable to edit map in ArcGIS

For some reason I am unable to edit my map in ArcGIS. When I click 'start editing' on the editor toolbar, I get the following error message: I've ensured that my field names in the Excel table ...
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feature store get NullReferenceException error

I am trying to update a field value according to the selected OBJECTID. But get System.NullReferenceException error. Don't know what's wrong with the code. My code is as follows: pActiveView ...
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How to delete last part of a string starting from the 1st non numeric character? [on hold]

I'm looking for a Python or VB statement to remove the last part of a string, starting where the 1st non Numeric character appears, using the Field Calculator in ArcMap 10. Here's an example of what ...
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Scale Bar Element moves when using Data Driven Pages?

I have made many mapbooks using data-driven pages. However I've encountered something strange and wanted to ask to see if anyone might know what's going on or has seen this before. I have a scale ...
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Stack sat images and run operation on all

I have about 300 MODIS satellite with different acqusition dates, covering the same area. I am not used to work with so many tiles at once so I ask for advice. I am working with ArcMap10.1 What I ...
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ArcMap Export PDF vs arcpy Export PDF scale differences

I'm experiencing differences from exporting features to PDF from within ArcMap and using a stand alone python program. Basically, I'm selecting a feature from a layer, zooming to the selected extent, ...
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Breaking connecting between features (Editor tool)

I snapped a series of lines to a point (The ? symbol on the picture). Now, I am trying to unsnap them so I can connect them to their respective line I just created. My question is simple. How do I ...
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How to Calculate the average value near a point

I am new to ArcGIS ArcMap. I want to calculate the average value of one point ( layer flowline ). This could be done using the value of the point and the values of the four neighbor points ( raster ), ...
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PageLayoutObject error when exporting to a TIFF using arcpy and Python

This is a repeat question that I replaced in Stack Overflow (i apologise as I didnt realise there was a GIS specific section!) - Repeat question I am having an issue when attempting to export to a ...
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Cleaning up overlapping polylines

I am working on creating a project boundary for a specific area. To do this I merged several data sets including roads,rivers & railroads (polylines) and lakes, civil townships & ...
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Arcmap Refresh Button

I am working with ArcMap and C#. In the bottom left hand corner, there is a menu where you can toggle between Data view and Layout View, a Pause button, and a refresh button. I have created an Add-in ...
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Merging Two or More Layers using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with three clipped layers that are shown in the TOC. I created these layers from a large watershed shape-file. However, each clipped layer includes the layer before it and only expands on ...
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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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Is there a way to associate a scale bar with a new, different data frame than the one used to create it?

If I remember correctly, in ArcView 3, after a scale bar had been created, you could change its properties so that it would show the scale for a different data frame than the one that was used to ...
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Batch enabling MapTips

In the layer properties of each layer there is an option "Show MapTips using the display expression" that is by default disabled and I would like to find out if there is a way to enable this option by ...
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Raster Calculator making incorrect calculations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to use raster calculator (ArcMap 10.2.2.3552) to apply a poisson generalized linear model to estimate species abundances based on elevation. The outputs don't make any sense to me, and I'm ...
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How to calculate percent income change?

I've imported a shapfile of the US and set a projection. I also added an Excel spreadsheet with income data from 1995-2010. I joined the income data with shapefile based on the state_name field. What ...
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How to find if ArcMap raised error during edit session?

I have a class extended IExtension and inside this class I catch OnCreate, OnDelete and OnChanged and OnStopEditing events of Editor object of ArcMap. However I need to know if ArcMap has raised any ...
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How can I increase ArcMap font size, I can barely read it!

I'm sure there is a simple answer out there, but how do I increase the font size in the ArcMap work windows? I am using Windows 8 on a Surface tablet. Thank you for saving my eyeballs!
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Can't change Data Frame display units in ArcMap 10

Last week, I went to View -> Data Frame Properties... -> General tab to change the data frame map display units from Decimal Degrees to Degrees Decimal Minutes. (the Map Units were still in Decimal ...
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How to perform relational queries against an ArcSDE geodatabase using the ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I have a geospatial database which contains both spatial and not-spatial tables I would like to publish my data on ArcGis for server and perform both simple and spatial queries. Also, foreign key ...
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.DWG to ArcMap displays nothing [closed]

I have a .DWG (CAD dataset file) that when I bring into ArcMap 10.1, it will not display anything. I've tried converting to a shapefile and importing to geodatabase and I am not able to progress from ...
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transparency in pie charts

I was able to make my pie charts in one mxd transparent, which I prefer, but I cannot replicate it. When I try to look it up it seems pie charts cant be made transparent. they are two different layers ...
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convert a *.jpg scanned from line paper map to vector data in arcgis

I want to digitize automatically old paper map that scanned to jpg . I know that it's possible to digitize it with arc-map but I can not remember how to do it.
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how to make a map [closed]

Can anyone help/teach me how to generate a map using ARCGIS 10? I’ll need to show all the buildings and podiums heights using different colors. Eg warmer colored buildings on map should have a higher ...
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How do updateParameters and updateMessages Interact in a Python Toolbox?

I have been developing a Python toolbox which consists of 6 parameters. I have received immense amounts of help on this through StackExchange through the following posts: How to Determine if a Layer ...
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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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arcobjects determine when attribute dialog window closed

In arcmap, I choose to "Display the attributes dialog before storing new features" in editor options for several layers. I intend to do further development upon user closing the attribute dialog ...