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Incorrect date displayed with Esri JavaScript API v.2.6

I am working on a site that is using version 2.6 of the Esri Javascript API. I have an info window that displays some date information, and the date is one day behind the date in the database. For ...
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How can I tell what licensing level my ESRI GIS server is from client tools?

From client tools, like ArcCatalog, is there a way to know if the GIS server I am connecting to is running under a workgroup or enterprise license? Also, is it possible to tell if the edition is ...
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In ESRI ArcMap, how do I refer to NaN or ±∞ (special floating point values) in definition queries?

I have by chance discovered how ESRI ArcMap displays special floating point values to the user. +∞ (positive infinity) is displayed as 1.#INF –∞ (negative infinity) would supposedly be displayed as ...
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Alternatives to ESRI Business Analyst

Does there exists any other software that can do store-level trade area analysis without much programming overhead? I am particularly interested in: Creating cutomer-derived trade areas that ...
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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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statistics by rectangle (raster image)

I have a shp file with some rectangles and I want to extract statistics within these areas from a raster image. I prefer ArcMap 9.3.
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Valid feature class, table names in ArcGIS

hi What are valid rules for name of feature class or table in ArcGIS. Is there any supporting document some body know which can explain all the limitation in ESRI platform. In ESRI support site i am ...
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Running ARCgis 9.3.1 and 10.0 on the same machine

I have the full installation Media for 10 (9.3/SQL05 already loaded). And two editor licenses (one loaded and a new license file). What manner of wizardry is involved in getting around the conflict ...
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9.2 to 9.3.1 Desktop - How to troubleshoot slow data access with shps?

We have just upgraded from ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 to 9.3.1 For a ~250MB .shp in 9.2 it took 1 minute to render, at 9.3.1 it now takes 50 minutes. The format has to stay as shapefile. The data is stored ...
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Remove ESRI logo from map with Silverlight API v2.1

Is there a way to remove the ESRI logo from the map display with the ESRI Silverlight API v2.1. This was possible in the 1.x version, but the old method no longer works. Thanks, Seth
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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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How to get table Name from IObjectClass

I'm using IRelationshipClass.DestinationClass to get an IObjectClass. From here, I want to be able to get the table name, but can only access the AliasName. Any ideas? UPDATE Aughhh, after ...
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Allow multiple users to share personal geodatabases safely?

We're using ArcGIS 9.3 but for reasons beyond the scope of this question we have to stick with personal geodatabases (MS Access .mdb's) and multiple users. How can we set this up so only a limited few ...
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How do I use my own basemap with Javascript API?

I'm trying to make a map using the Javascript API. I want to use my own basemap, but I can't find the most simple code to do this. I always see something like this: function init() { map = ...
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Using Python, Batch Project output won't drop in a feature dataset (ArcGIS 9.3 or 10)

When attempting to batch project in ArcGIS (using either arcpy or arcgisscripting), I cannot get my geoprocessing results to drop into the feature dataset that I specify. The results instead are ...
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How to always enable an ArcGIS toolbar?

On ArcMap 9.3.1, is there a way to ensure that a toolbar is always enabled? In my case, I want the Standard toolbar (the one with new/open/save/print icons) to always be visible. I'd like the ...
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Problems when trying to Undo edit operations in ArcGIS

I'm trying to programatically stop/abort/undo an edit operation inside a ArcSDE environment. My environment is currently Oracle, ArcSDE 9.3.1 and in our custom code (I inherited a large ugly portion ...
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ArcObjects C#: Create Random Points fails with ERROR 999999: Error executing function

I am having trouble running some ArcObjects C# code that calls create random points. I would not be doing this in ArcObjects, but I am suffering with the same issue using Arcpy as seen here: ...
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How do I deserialize GP Result Json?

The value part of a GP Result can be any type of GP object (or literal). Does anyone know of a general way to deserialize this, preferably with either WCF or Json.NET? I'd prefer not to have to ...
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BigTIFF support in libraries?

What is the level of support for BigTIFF in image processing libraries? GDAL supports this functionality so long as you're building against libtiff4(beta), and I would assume most open source C ...
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Points to Polygon

I've millions of points collected for lithology layer. They have used a coding for different types of rocks. I need to create a polygon around the extent of similar points. What is the easiest way to ...
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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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Work-around for slow processing times in ArcGIS 9.3 with Spatial Analyst functions

I am batch processing a large amount of distance functions (~50,000) using ArcGIS 9.3. In this version, using spatial analyst functions, it seems to be the case that users cannot parallelize processes ...
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Can I store an ArcObject inside a BLOB or XML field?

I'm having this crazy idea here...Is it possible to store an ESRI object inside a blob field inside a geodatabase? If not, perhaps a serialized XML representation? I'm thinking about storing ...
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How many service instances is optimal?

What is the best number of instances? When I increase the number of instances the services will run faster?
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Drag a Feature in ESRI, ArcObjects Engine (AxMapControl)

I'm trying to implement moving a point feature in a custom C# ArcGIS Engine application on an AxMapControl. I've already created a custom tool to do some other things. And I can track when the user is ...
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What does it mean to QI and how is it done?

I'm new to Esri's Arc* interfaces, and trying to figure out how to register an existing table using the ArcObjects API. The following question answers this to some extent: Is there any way to write a ...
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Where is the feature cache in ArcMap?

It seems that ArcMap keeps a cache for every layer which contains features data and every time wants to refresh layer or apply a change,uses tis cache.As I found,when ArcMap wants to draw a layer from ...
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ESRI GDB Support in GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8

How do you incorporate support for ESRI's fgdb format into GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8?
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How to keep track of changes (version control) to MXD files?

I am trying to use ArcMap for the first time, so please bear with me and don't down vote the question. My superior at the work place has asked me to do some research about the life cycle of an .mxd ...
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ArcObjects - Get units from ISpatialReference

How do I get the units (meter/feet) from an ISpatialReference object in ArcObjects?
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Web-based map authoring with ArcGIS Server?

I'm embarking on a project in which users will author, save, and share their own maps over the web. We will provide them with a large number of feature classes, but users will effectively author their ...
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Problems with lat long projection

Hi this seems like it should be an easy problem, but its been giving me a headache. I have a .xls spreadsheet with about 60,000 rows. Most of them have Latitude and Longitude. I simply want to ...
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How can I pass a WorkspaceName to another thread for opening?

My winforms app gets an IWorkspaceName from an IDatasetName via the GxObject selected in a GxDialog. I want to pass it across to a worker thread for opening. I know how to write multithreaded ...
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Is there a version of the ESRI ArcGIS Symbol Library PDF for ArcGIS 10, or some other cheat sheet for symbols/line weights?

ESRI has an old set of PDFs from 2004 showing all the symbols available in ArcGIS at the time and their names. I don't need it often but if I'm searching for a certain symbol and don't know its name ...
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How to let the user select a spatial reference using ArcObjects?

I need to build a tool where the user selects a coordinate system for a given CAD file. What is the easiest way to do this with ArcObjects? Obviously, I could populate a list with the hundreds of ...
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How do I install ArcGIS 10.1 and use my current Python 2.7.2 install?

I just did a clean OS install and installed ActivePython 2.7.2 I want to use this Python install for use with ArcGIS 10.1 I just installed ArcGIS 10.1 and it did a new Python install. What do I ...
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Is it possible to modify the ArcObjects IProgressDialog2?

It turns out that the best way to run long tasks in ArcMap is to use the IProgressDialog2. The BackgroundWorker in combination with ArcObjects (STA Threads) is a mess. However, it seems that the only ...
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What does the ArcGIS 3D Analyst parameter 'IsClosed3D' mean?

I am creating multipatches from existing geometries and finding it hard to work out why IsClosed3D shows some as closed while other apparently closed geometries are shown as not closed. I have worked ...
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Setting “REAL” work/scratch workspace in ESRI/ERDAS etc

I thought the issue was only in ARCGIS but it seems that ERDAS does the same thing. I have my C with 1.7TB and my D with 10TB and my scratch set to d:\scratch but still ERDAS (and ESRI) fills my ...
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Moveable ESRI / ArcGIS Identify Popup Window (Dojo)

I'm trying to get a popup window that identifies a location to be moveable. My code is similar to the API example: var popupOptions = { fillSymbol: new ...
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Converting Between Similar Classes in ArcObjects and WPF Runtime Libraries (C#)?

There seems to be an "impedance mismatch" (if I can borrow the term) between similar classes in ArcObjects and the WPF runtime libraries. For example, there is a ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Geometry.Polyline ...
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How to convert ESRI grid file to ASCII format, or otherwise import into matlab

I need to import a climate map downloaded from WorldClim into Matlab for manipulation with the mapshow command. I am comfortable reading in ASCII grid data into matlab, but this format is not ...
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Choosing web/mobile mapping API

We are building a spatial application targeted to laypeople which will involve viewing and editing vector geodata (currently just points, but linestrings and polygons in the future) with a raster ...
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How should I publish an arcgis toolbox via arcobjects (c#)?

I've been able to create map and image services by creating, adding, and starting configurations through an IServerObjectAdmin interface to a version 10.0 (sp4) ArcGIS server. Now, I'm shifting my ...
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Geodesic buffers for polygons

How can I create geodesic buffers around polygons? I'm on 9.3.1 ArcMap, but I need a programatic solution. IBUfferConstruction only does geodesic buffers for points. What are my options?
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ArcGIS 10 Add-ins - How to adjust the size of an add-in toolbar?

I've built an add-in toolbar with two buttons. Works great, but I'd like to make the toolbar a little wider so that the user can see it's full caption. Is there a property I can adjust in the ...
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Symbolizing individual highway network segments in ArcMap

I have a highway layer that I need to style in ArcMap in such a way to differentiate between individual highway sections, ideally using no more than 6-7 distinct colors. Each highway is divided into ...
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Can GeoProcessor use credentials?

I've set up a web service that uses ESRI's REST API spec. This allows me to make requests using the (Silverlight)/WPF SDK. If I turn on windows authentication though, I get a 401 error when using ...
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Is there a simple way to compute the UTM Zone from a lat/long point?

I am trying to convert a latlong point to UTM. To define UTM projection, I need to calculate zone for the point. I am trying to figure out the best way to do this. One way to do this would be use ...