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Visualization of Geographical information on mobile devices

To complete my thesis i have to develop mobile GIS application which will test/handle some issue related to visualization presentation of geographical/spatial information on mobile devices. I will ...
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Want to be a GIS Developer [closed]

I want to be a GIS Developer. I know .net. Do I need to know COM also? Is COM outdated? Please tell me the way. Presently I am in Production.
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Unique Identifier for a POI

I'm collecting POIs data from several sources and plotting them on map, i'm having difficulties merging the POIs because some of them are redundant between the data sources i'm using. How can i assign ...
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Is there any experience using Computer Games to display GIS data?

besides being a GIS use I'm a big computer game fan. Games like Civilization, Minecraft, World at War and many others have a very powerfull engine to display huge maps in a beutifull way. I was ...
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How to detect MGRS/UTM zone?

I posted a similar question on StackOverflow, but I thought I'd check here as well. I am developing an open-source library for converting between coordinate systems, and I've run into a wall. I want ...
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Formal Training in Software Development

I am a GIS Programmer/Analyst in Vermont with formal training as an Environmental Scientist with GIS. I have found throughout my GIS career the need to learn programming skills. I currently work for ...
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How to safely replace ArcGIS SDE feature classes using transactions

I am using C#, ArcGIS Server 10, MS-SQL Server 2008, and I want to replace an ArcGIS SDE feature class inside of a transaction. After the deletion of the feature class, I have to create a new one with ...
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Suggestions for how to secure a custom ArcGIS extension using a license file or install key

I'm looking for a simple methodology for licensing custom ArcGIS extensions with an installation key or license file. When the user attempts to enable the extension I want to check that they have a ...
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Force ArcCatalog to refresh TreeView and View after programmatically creating a table

I'm programmatically creating a table in a geodatabase and am trying to force ArcCatalog to refresh the display to show the new table. I've tried the following which does not work: Dim gxApp As ...
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What's up with OpenJump?

OpenJump is a nice GIS, very functional, with many updates and has a beautiful rendering. But it's not very popular, and you don't see it around in discussions, in osgeo comunity, etc. And ...
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Basic Mapping Software

I have a desktop application for a client that needs to map a main subject location and around 5 "comparable" locations, within a range of 1-2 miles (often even less), from an aerial view, and zoom in ...
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Why is sometimes geometryType not returned in JSON from ArcGIS Server layer REST API?

Does someone know why the geometryType not always get returned from ArcGIS Server layers? According to the API documentation Layer / Table the geometryType is returned on layers: //properties ...
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Arc Objects and non-spatial table

I am a new Arc Objects user, with little ESRI experience. We are using VBA to create a spatial report on a Map Control using a mdb table. The mdb table contains a Lat and Long field, and this data is ...
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2011 ESRI DevSummit

This is probably more of a community wiki question. Who will be attending the ESRI Developer Summit next month in Palm Springs? Which sessions and/or new products look most interesting to you? ...
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Cannot get rid of lock on file geodatabase and feature class created in Python script

I have a python script, (for ArcGIS 10), that creates a new file geodatabase, creates a new feature class in that file geodatabase and then reads data from an SDE feature class to populate the new ...
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MFC Dialog Application using ESRI ArcEngine 10.0

I'm new to ESRI ArcObjects and I'm trying to create a basic MFC dialog application. I add the License and MapControl to the dialog resource. I compile and run the app, but I get the following runtime ...
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How to turn off tool tip for the Identify button?

When using the esriControls.ControlsMapIdentifyTool tool, the (i) button, whenever you click it, it says "Click on or drag a box over a feature and place on the map where you want to identify" in a ...
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How to Georeference 2.5D or Birds Eye View models or Buildings?

I am working on 2.5D mapping.So I don't know how to georeference Birds Eye Viewor 2.5D view buildings.If you did not understand then open http://www.youcity.com there you will find 2.5D buildings.If ...
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How to Georeference 3D model or 3D buildings?

I am working on 3D project so i have to do georeference to 3D buildings which are created by 3D designer.Anyone Knows the solution.Please send me.
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Force a new AddDataDialog to open at a defined directory path

Is there a way to force the AddDataDialog to open to a specific path? I created a tool that when clicked on a specific feature will open the Add Data dialog, but I need it to open starting at a ...
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JS relationshipQuery not returning multiple selected features

This is my first time posting a question here. I am working on a map application using ArcGIS Server 10 with Javascript API 2.1 and I am trying to figure out why I cannot return multiple selected ...
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How to overlay country map on google world map in openlayers?

Hi I am creating one map.So i want to overlay country map on google world map.I am trying with OpenLayers.Layer.wfs() function.but i am not getting perfect solution.If anybody knows the solution ...
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Persisted member in an application extension does not save to stream

I have an ArcMap extension in which I'm trying to persist a string value. When the document is saved, the public member m_LayerName in the application extension class is not being persisted. Either ...
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Wifi Positioning System (WPS) setup

I need to develop a shopping mall GIS. I have no idea to develop it. The shopping mall GIS should function like GPS (guides user to desire shops). Do I need to set up some GIS device at each corner of ...
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postgres command to save the line coordinates in openlayers

I am working on project that we create one map ant editing toolbar. Then by using that editing tool bar we can draw point, line, polygon on the map. Next we are converting the line, point, polygon ...
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Switching career from GIS Technician/Analyst to GIS Web Map Developer/Programmer?

I am a GIS Analyst at work that dabbles in python scripting in ArcGIS and the Google Maps JavaScript API V3. My professional goal is to either be in web mapping development or desktop/server GIS ...
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How to get started on a GIS Programming Career?

I am already working as GIS Consultant in UK. Being an engineering consultancy (not IT or GIS based) company there wasn't any need of GIS development in the organisation. But due to some recent ...
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How to register dll extension with RegAsm.exe on Windows 7 64bit ArcGIS 10 SP1?

I am having some issues with registering a dll: run DOS as Administrator CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\bin\" (where the ESRIRegAsm.exe is) I attempt to register the dll as follows: ...
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How can I programmatically add a new feature template to the “Create Feature dockable window”?

This is a new question but a continuation of this post: How can I programmatically display the "Create Features" dockable window in ArcMap 10? I like the new template system in ArcGIS 10 but for ...
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How can I programmatically display the “Create Features” dockable window in ArcMap 10?

When I start editing in ArcMap 10, by default the "Create Features" window is automatically opened and docked. Stopping the edit session hides this window. When I use the IEditor:StartEditing method ...
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How to set a definition query for an AGS layer?

Is it possible filter out some features using a definition query set from the client on a AGS layer? I've checked out the map server layer but it only supports find and identify. Also looked at WMS, ...
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Where can I find QGIS tutorials and resources?

After several recommendations, I thought I'd familiarize myself with the capabilities of QGIS. I downloaded the program, but apart from basic loading of data, I got lost (the help file wasn't much ...
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How can I disable and enable an ArcGIS 10 Add-In button?

Is there a way to enable / disable Add-In buttons / tools?
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ArcGIS 10 Add-In compile problem - Why are new edits to code igonred by ArcMap?

I've been compiling and debugging my Add-In (a toolbar with a few menus, custom commands, custom selection tool and a context shortcut menu) with no issues until suddenly the edits and changes I do in ...
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How can I determine whether a feature class is a 3D feature class (HasZ)?

I would like to be able to determine whether a feature class passed to a procedure is a 3D feature class (hasZ) or not. How can I do this in VB .Net & ArcObjects?
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GIS Development Trends

What do you think are the top current trends to watch in GIS Development? Which capabilities/tools do you think will be most in demand to both developers and end users in the future?
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How do I install ArcGIS Developer help in Visual Studio Express 2008?

I would like to install ArcGIS 10 Developer help in VS Express (2008) so that it works with the F1 key. Is it possible? How?
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Why is SymbologyControl missing symbols in XP?

I'm using the the code form SymbolForm.vb in this sample: Change layer rendering using the SymbologyControl It's working great on my developer machine with Windows 7, 64bit. But when I deploy the ...
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Are there any GIS component that can be used for developing GIS applications for Android phones? [duplicate]

I know that ESRI has ArcGIS APIs for Android what other options are there for me as developer, if I'm about to develop GIS applications for an Android phone?
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Why is iSpatialFilter in an “Add-in” crashing ArcMap on Partial or Full refresh?

I am building a tool in my Add-in that is partially based on a .Net sample and partially on my former VBA tool. (Both work) My problem is that I would like to be able to only select features from the ...
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When to store geometries using SQL-server geometry datatypes or ArcSDE?

With the release of SQL Server 2008 Microsoft added geometry data types. So geometries can now in an ESRI enviroment be either be stored using SQL-Server datatypes or ArcSDE datatypes. A colleague ...
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Is it possible to create add-ins with VS Express?

Last year, when version 10 was still beta, I contacted ESRI to recommend a migration path for VBA conversion. I was reassured that the free VS Express will be sufficient. Now in version 10 and with ...
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Where is the ArcGIS Snippet Finder?

I am just going through the "Building custom UI elements using add-ins" walkthrough. ArcGIS integrated development environment (IDE) is installed. No problems creating the ArcMap Add-on project until ...
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Are there any .Net opensource library for geometry operations?

Are there any opensource librarys for doing geometry operations (union, intersect, relation...) in .Net?
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How to let user only rearrange layers in a group layer?

We have a stand-alone application were we let the users add local shape and raster layers. We would like to add functionality so that the user can rearrange the added layers within a specific group ...
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How to create images from symbol in ArcObjects?

I'm trying to create images from symbols so that I can create a custom symbol dialog. Found this sample code on the ESRI forums and it workes great on almost all symbols. I'm having problems with a ...
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Implement 'Zoom To Selected Features' in VB.Net

Seems like this should be dead simple. I'm writing an add-in for ArcMap 10 in VB.Net. I need code that will reproduce the 'Selection --> Zoom To Selected Feature' menu option.
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How to work with .lyr files in ArcGIS Engine

I want to be able to load .lyr files created in ArcMap and ArcGIS Engine and save any updates in symbology in ArcGIS Engine back to the .lyr file. What APIs should I use the only method I found so ...
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How to prototype GIS workflows in Sketchflow?

I've started to use Microsoft Expression Blend and SketchFlow to visualize senarios in our line-of-business application prototypes. Right now I use the Sketch Style to do a Rectangle and write a text ...
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How to catch when scale is changed in ArcGIS?

We want to update a combobox so that it always shows the correct scale. If the user zooms-in, out or resizes the control hosting the map. What is the best event or events to catch and use in ArcGIS to ...