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How do I create a convex hull in ArcGIS Desktop?

I would like to be able to create a convex hull in ArcGIS Desktop 9.x, but I cannot find an appropriate tool. How does one go about creating one? I am interested in answers for all license levels: ...
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How far ESRI Technical Support goes?

Given the number of questions about basic/intermediary usage of ESRI products on this site and in a lot of other mail lists, I became curious to know why people don't ask them to the technical ...
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Polygons from Polylines in either ArcView or FOSS

I have 20,000 polylines in a .gdb that represent about 5,000 building footprints. Some of the building footprints have pretty substantial gaps (image below). I would like to snap the polylines closed ...
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AutoCAD to ArcView

I recently got a paper copy of the as-built plan for my institution (a botanical garden), which I assume was produced using AutoCAD. I've got a bunch of graduate students coming for a week in a couple ...
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Is there a way to clip an image with the basic ArcView package (9.3)?

Is there a way to trim a geo-referenced air photo to an irregularly shaped boundary? I tried the clip tool shown in my attachment, but it didn't work. It looks as though the output extent field ...
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Where can I get ArcView 1.0?

The version is correct 1.0. Not 10.0, 1.0. Will it run on Windows 7?
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What Avenue scripts/extensions do you still keep ArcView 3.x around for?

Alternatively, if you've completely moved on, which do you miss the most? Thanks and signed,     Not entirely idly curious. (As a side project, I'm looking into the effort ...
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Place image inside of Label

In ArcView, Can I add an image to a label. Assume I have the photograph path as an attribute.
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ArcGIS 10 Python script to search directories and subdirectories for intersects and clip them

I'm trying to develop a tool that queries our company's data stores for any data that intersects a feature. So when we acquire a new property we can run this tool and it will find all of the data we ...
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Slow Labeling in ArcMap 10 (ArcView License)

We recently updated most of our users to ArcGIS10. One of my users is having an issue with incredibly slow labeling in ArcMap. The shapefile geometry displays right away, but the labels take minutes ...
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How to select all dangling polyline features with Arcview license?

I have a city roads shp file and would like to identify (select) all the locations where a roads ends (in other words dangles). I am working in ArcView 10. I do not want to use a topological tool ...
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ArcGIS Desktop can't return concurrent license

We have one concurrent use ArcView license, managed by a license server box in the office. The server reports that one of our desktops has the license 'borrowed', but when looking at the Desktop Admin ...
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How can I convert KML files to shapefiles? (ArcView license)

I only have an ArcView 9.3 license at work. What's the best way to convert a large KML file to SHP format? I tried the DNRGarmin tool to import, but the file was too large for that particular program. ...
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Removing 0 values when labelling an integer field

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however I am a bit stuck on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have three fields which I would like to display in a stacked label i.e. on three lines. ...
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Merge an entire Geodatabase in ESRI ModelBuilder

How can I merge an entire Geodatabase in the ESRI (ArcView) ModelBuilder? I have several FeatureClasses created into the GDB and in the model I plan to merge them all. Right now I have imported all ...
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Is possible to use ArcView select and query data from Geoserver WFS?

I am looking at implementing a GIS solution using GeoServer. If I implement a GeoServer solution is possible using ArcView via WFS to select and query data? From the research I have done it looks ...
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How to Dock ArcMap's Table of Contents

Question.. I have ArcView 10.1 and am, without luck, searching for/how to "dock the TOC" on the L side of the screen. When I grab the TOC, I see the buttons light up with arrows for up/down, L/R ...
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How to convert from dgn to shp or dwg files?

I am a frequent recipient of microstation dgn files and don't like it because I don't have software to convert it to autocad. I do have ARCVIEW, but I can't edit the files. I have tried other open ...
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How can I move and resize features with an ArcView license?

this might be a silly question but I have a problem with moving features in ArcGis 10. I'm only using the ArcView license so the editing tool "representation" is deactivated. Is there an easy way to ...
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How does Jenks optimisation method assist in ESRI mapping?

Why would someone use the Jenks optimisation method in ESRI mapping? What would be easily located or discovered with this analysis?
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Distance between a line layer and several other line features (arcGIS 9.3 Arcview Licence)

I have a "Drain" line layer (with 150 lines) that I need to calculate the distance from lines to all objects within 120m. I've tried doing a spatial join and its great but I need more than just the ...
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Annotation in ArcView 3.2

I've been asked to take a parcel layer (shapefile) that contains house numbers and create an annotation layer so the house numbers are displayed in a separate annotation layer rather than a label to ...
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Trouble viewing MrSID in ArcView 3.3

I have been using 3.3 for some time and now I have Arcmap10 on the same computer. My problem is that I cannot pull up the Mr Sid files. 3.3 can't find them ,the id has the right info but no image of ...
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Is it possible to add leaders to point symbols if they overlap?

I've added symbols to one of my point shapefiles, but for several datapoints this has resulted in symbols stacked on top of each other because there are multiple sample types for one sample location ...
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How to write XML attributes from feature with ArcView license?

I need to generate xml of attribute data of a feature, but I have only Arcview license so, I can't use Export XML tool. What are my options? What is wrong with this code (after applying search ...
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model builder iteration

I am trying to develop a model in modelbuilder that will allow for a number of polygon shapefiles to be paired with each other. Say a group of 3 shapefiles (1,2,3) located in the same folder would be ...
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How do I get geodatabase automatically upated from edits in access database?

I have an Access database that I have joined to a file geodatabase. There is a numeric field in the database that the symbology graduated colors is based on, ie: 0-39=red, 40-60 is orange, etc. I am ...
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Setting ProductCode for python script (Citrix environment)

I have set up a python script in ArcToolbox for our users. However when running it with ArcView 10.0 licensing the script fails with: ERROR 000824: The tool is not licensed I think it's an ...
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Why is Arcview desktop giving me a greyed 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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Repository of ArcView 3.x Avenue commands/methods/general information?

The time has come for my great ArcGIS 10 skills to be put to the test... but we don't have readily available licenses for a lot of functionality that is exposed through ArcView 3.x's Avenue scripts. ...
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Point to Polyline

I have shot points that I am trying to convert from Points into a polyline for linear distance for each Tract in ArcView 10.1. What is the best way to do that? Aaron, shot points are Seismic shot ...
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Using data from Arcview on OpenLayers

I'm newbie on this. I got some GIS data on Arcview but I want to develop a Web based GIS, I've found that OpenLayers is pretty easy to me because I'm Javascript/jQuery developer, the issue is that I ...
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Cadastral Fabric 9.3

I am using ArcView without any extensions. Is there an alternate program out there which uses Cadastral Editing (Parcel Editing) or something similar? I downloaded the ArcEditor 10.0 trial version ...
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HP Plotter 1050c plus

I have an (1998 manual) old plotter HP PLotter 1050c Plus (only works on Windows XP)... It prints fine, but the Source/Receivers are not showing up on the map nor the legend. Everything else is ...
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Converting avl to sld or qml

Is there a simple way to convert a avl file into a sld or qml? Deegree does not work an my laptop (java problems) Or is there a way to open the original avl file in qgis? Thanks
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Create a Minimum Spanning Tree based on a street network (ArcView)

I hope you can help me with my network analyse problem (ArcGIS 10.0 SP2 - ArcView License) Background: I try to create a network of fiber optic cables to specific points along a street network. ...
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KML file saved from KMZ missing tabular data

I saved a KML file in Google Earth from this KMZ ... https://www.rampp-team.com/documents/pennsylvania/watershed/LowerSusquehanna/lancaster_pa/Lancaster_CSLF.zip . Upon opening the KML file in QGIS, ...
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align tool on Arcview 3.2 Window Seven missing

after following the necessary procedure to install arcview 3.2 on my windows seven... I activated all extensions on including the spatial tool, make it as default, then applied. But i still got an ...
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Segmentation Violation in ArcView 3.1 while performing UpdateLegend

I am loading a ".avl" legend file into ArcView 3.1 and I am plagued with a recurring Segmentation Violation Error when I execute the updatelegend command in the theme. It looks like the legend file ...
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How to get label text for each feature in vb.net in Arcview

I am trying to get text for the label that Arcview is going to place for each feature when the labeling is on, so that I can write it to a file. Since the labels may have complex operations involved, ...
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converting data from excel into shapefile help

I am using ArcView 10.0 and this was given to me via excel spreadsheet. The client asked to ID the damaged source points. First time needing to do this with excel. How do you convert this data from ...
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Exporting to 2D (Arcview 3.0 compatible) shapefile in QGIS?

I need to run my shapefiles through a web mapping application which is incompatible with 3D shapefiles. At present I run them through the FME Universal Translator in Mapinfo, which enables you to ...
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Life cycle of an AxControls - license missing in some point of the execution

DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far… Some knows the lifecycle of an AxControl (AxTOCControl) ? Why this question??? ok , lets put in this way.....I have a complex ...
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Testing if shapefiles intersect from a list using intersect: ArcGIS

I am new to programming and scripting in general, so please bear with me. I have generated a list of the location of all the shapefiles for my workplace. The files are all placed in folders, no ...
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How do you Convert a .sp1 file into a Shapefile

I was previously able to convert .sp1 files into shapefiles, but that was last February. I can only remember how to do some of it. How do you convert them into shapefiles ? These are preplot ...
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Mapwindow and XTools error: XSI is an undeclared namespace

I have tried MapWindow and XTools and have gotten this same error both times when trying to import a KML file into Shapefile format. Does anyone know how I can eliminate this error message? "There ...
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How do I edit an existing PMF file using ArcGIS Publisher?

I downloaded a trial version of ArcGIS Publisher and the second question on this page (http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcreader/common-questions) suggests that editing is possible in addition to ...
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How do I set the column type for a CSV file in ArcView? [duplicate]

I have a CSV file that I'm using to create a layer in ArcView 10. The first column contains a mix of numbers in the first few records, with strings further down. On import, ArcView casts the entire ...
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Create .avl file Table

i would like to create a table of the .avl file i use as my symbology layer but cant come up with a way to do it in arcmap 10. Any thoughts?
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Is there a tool that tells how many features there are within a set distance in ArcView?

I'm looking to create a raster, in ArcView, that represents how many features (either points or polygons) are within a certain distance from any given location within a study area. I know there must ...