A map element that defines display properties for one or more layers in ArcMap.

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How do I copy and paste a dataframe in the table of contents in ArcMap?

I am new to ArcGis and I am currently taking a course. In one of the exercises Im supposed to copy a dataframe from the table of contents in ArcMap ( in data view) back into the table of contents so ...
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in R : get a SpatialPolygonDataFrame from gIntersection{rgeos] with sub-area as attribute?

I am using gIntersection (package rgeos) to intersect a polygon shapefile containing 20 buffers zones, with another polygon shapefile containing "ground occupation mode (GOM)" (an area divided in ...
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Limit the editing extent of a feature class by area in ArcMap

Using ArcMap (Advanced), if I have a dataframe set to British National Grid and I add a feature class to the map document that is also set to BNG, and I try to draw outside the extent of BNG I will ...
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Point overplotting on maps in R (e.g. with ggplot2) - how to push points to the side, mark original positions, combine close-by points …?

I've got a database containing languages, their longitudes and latitudes and a feature value (either category 1, category 2 or both - in the plot these are marked red, blue and green respectively). ...
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Why are some tools on Tools toolbar not working in ArcMap?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop, i've managed my map in the layout view, everything done, i was fine with the outcome, exported into a pdf file, then switched back to data view. Now i am ...
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Changing the projection transformation for a feature class after adding it to an mxd

Is there a way to select a different projection transformation after you've added a feature class to an mxd? I have a pretty complex mxd set up to use as a map service where the original data is in ...
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Getting index of active data frame in ArcPy?

I am a little surprised to see that there seems to be no way to get the index of the active data frame in ArcPy, or did I miss something? For example, what if you want to add a tool’s output to the ...
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Multiple dataframes causes ArcMap to stop working?

Is there a limit to the number of dataframes that can be used in ArcMap? There have been several instances in the past when working on a project that contains multiple dataframes (5+) and ArcMap has ...
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How to remove layers that are not in visible df extent

I am working on ArcMap 10.3 and I have a map with 50 layers in it. I am trying to check if layers are in a data frame. Unlike How to check if layers in a dataframe with Arcpy, I want to define the ...
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Script to batch export pdf causing incorrect inset map

I have written a python script to batch export several pdfs from a single mxd, switching layers on/off and naming the output pdf based on values supplied by the user in a csv file. We import the ...
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Adding layer to MXD from different SDE slows down ArcPy script

My python script looks at layers in an MXD, then does a couple of clip and measure operations and generates a PDF. It works accurately and quickly (0.5-3 seconds) when all the layers in the MXD are ...
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Mirror two data frames

Is it possible to link two data frames so that they mirror each other? I know I can set the extent of one data frame to that of another data frame, but then you can only pan/zoom in the parent frame. ...
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Generate dynamic XY coordinate labels for dataframe corners in ArcGIS layout

I need to label the four corners of a dataframe as shown in the image. Can this be done with dynamic text scripts?
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Data frame index

Can anyone know how to make index ,in arcpy, for a several data frame in one mxd? That question related to this question : Insert layer file to specific data frame
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QGIS print composer layout with several data frames: is it possible? [duplicate]

I have to create a several data frame print composer layout: is there a command or a plugin in QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak that allows to insert several data frame? I dont't know if QGIS can manage more than ...
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Remove layer file from MXDs with multiple data frames using ArcPy?

I have a bunch of mxd's and I want to remove layer file from them. Each mxd has 2 and more data frame. I don't know why it does not remove. I'm trying this code: import arcpy,os,sys,string import ...
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Clearing data frame projection of current mxd using ArcPy?

I am required to open a bunch (50 per week) of mxd's and 'Clear' the Coordinate system from the data-frame to make sure my students have all of their data projected in the same (correct) Coordinate ...
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add-in to open automatically "data frame properties

How can created an ArcMap Python add-in using ArcGIS 10.1 to open automatically data frame properties And change the background color of another?
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Convert shapefile with lists to data frame in R

I would like to ask some help for converting a shapefile to data frame. I downloaded data related to roads from Natural Earth. I imported the shapefile using shapefiles package like the following. ...
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How to remove columns in a spatial polygon data frame in R?

My spatial polygon data frame (spdf) contains too many columns (variables) and I want to remove most of the columns entirely. I know how to do this with a regular data frame in R, but I am unsure how ...
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How to create/export multiple maps in one layout using ArcMap?

I have an air pollution data that consists monthly mean values of 12 monitoring stations. I made interpolation and want to export the 12 different map in one layout with one legend. Since I am a ...
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Moving data frame to particular X.Y location using real world coordinates?

My mxd file has multiple dataframes. How do I move a given dataframe to a particular location within the main dataframe in the layout view to a particular x,y location given by user. The location x,y ...
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Return column number of min value in dataframe [closed]

So as a result of a bunch of preceding calculations I end up with a dataframe of varying numbers of rows and columns. I want to find the minimum value of the df and return the row and column index. ...
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Adding Geographic Coordinate System and Projected Coordinate System layers

So I have two layers that I am adding into ArcMap. I know for a fact that when you added the first layer with Projected Coordinated System, the 2nd layer, which has a geographic coordinate system ...
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when using arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames, python.exe crash

Has anybody had this problem? this drive me crazy. what is wrong with my code? import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"D:\Project\Project.mxd") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, ...
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AttributeError with unicode object with data frame in python script

I'm running a python script from arccatalog and it works, however, I am trying to add layers to an mxd and need to declare the data frame. I keep getting this error message. type ...
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Uniform Annotation Font Size in Multiple Data Frames

I'm making a map that has five inset maps that display a smaller map scale where point features are more dense. I have exported my labels to annotations in the geodatabase so that I could fit the ...
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Shorcut to apply selected shapefile projection to the data frame in arc gis

What is the shortcut to apply selected shapefile or the newly added data's projection to the data frame in arc gis, well not the traditional way of Dataframe--->Properties--->CS system "This could be ...
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The red box that refers to other dataframes will only show part of the box (only show over land but not water, see image)

the red box refers to other dataframes but it's only showing over land and not over the ocea, ie, the box is an incomplete square
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How to switch Map Units on Data Frame Properties back to Feet in ArcMap?

Using ArcView 10.1, I can not switch the Map (Units) nder Data Frame Properties to Feet. It is currently at Decimal Degrees. Display can switch. How do you switch it back to Feet?
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Clip data frame using Outline of Selected graphic(s) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I did a subtraction of a data frame in ArcGIS using the following steps. I prepared a layout in ArcGIS. There is a lot of empty space at the top of layout page. So I want to remove this space. I used ...