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Is there a TOC control available for Esri's Silverlight/WPF SDK?

I've got a requirement calling for a TOC control on a Silverlight/WPF application. Does anyone know of a TOC control (analogous to the TOCControl in ArcEngine) that I can hook into Esri's Map ...
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Is there an interface that provides access to a property/method that shows whether a Layer is visible?

Repost--I deleted this yesterday when I discovered the answer and remembered this on meta. Had second thoughts this morning, since this might be useful to someone in the future. I'll let this go for ...
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The Geometry is not M-Aware

When using the Erase geoprocessing tool from the Analyst Toolbox I get the following error "ERROR 999999: Error executing function. The geometry is not M-aware Failed to execute (Erase)." With small ...
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Cannot use a SnapAgent alone?

I'm trying to use a standalone snap agent. Is that not possible? Here's some code: // instantiate these agents. _snapSupportAgent = new FeatureSnapClass(); ...
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Looking for good load testing tools to test my web GIS

I am looking for good load testing tools to test my web GIS which runs on Apache/ESRI AU's Dekho application (Flash based, so would require AMF support within the load testing tool). I am currently ...
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Converting ESRI Web Client JSON to Standard Feature Class With Python Geoprocessor

Is there a function exposed by ESRI's python geoprocessor that converts the JSON format used in the various web clients to a valid feature class. Clearly, the function exists because something is ...
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ESRI REST API clients?

So, if I implement the esri GeoServices REST API with a non-esri service, what clients can I use with it? We (GeoREST) were initially thinking that ArcGIS Explorer or other desktop clients would be ...
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Show progress i ArcGIS Engine 10 application

I would like to add a progress indicator to our ArcGIS Engine application. Like a progressbar in the statusbar to show when the MapControl is busy getting or drawing the map. I've been trying to find ...
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What versions of Dbase does shapefiles support and where can I find a specification of these formats?

I have been looking around like crazy, not finding any specification which versions of DBase shapefiles support (ESRI shapefiles). I found that GeoTools uses DBase III only, and Wikipedia says DBase ...
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What needs to be done to downgrade a ESRI addin from 10.1 to 10?

I have created an esri addin which targeted ArcGIS 10.1, however I need to have the addin to work on ArcGIS 10, what needs to be done within my solution to get it working? I have checked the ...
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Why doesn't the Field Calculator work in ArcGis 10?

When I try to calculate a field nothing happens. I have always been able to just select the field, open the field calculator and type = and the new number. This is frustrating because the other GIS ...
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slow to draw mapservices after access featureLayers within an ESRI Mapservice using Javaascript API

I am working on creating an online map using ESRI mapservices as a basemap and existing mapservices on our arcserver.. The problem I am running into is that the mapservices we have here are really ...
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ogr2ogr when importing from fgdb and use in python

I want import data from my GDB to PostGIS. It works fine on some datasets (all records -data- is imported or nothing is imported) from a gdb but just doesn't import others. I can't find any ...
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Type of event dispatched when the user double-clicks the map

I am currently working with a drawing tool for the ESRI Flex API, and every time I double-click the mouse a map service will perform a measurement and display the length of the line that I am drawing. ...
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arcpy.SearchCursor row.var

In arcpy.SearchCursor for row in rows I can return row.fieldname statically, but if fieldname is a variable, I don't know how to return the row.value of that variable dynamically. for example: ...
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What are the advantages either way between GML and ShapeFiles?

After a good start many months ago of getting into GIS through QGIS, I had to drop what I was doing and did not touch it for quite some time. I am now able to get back into it and have a need to load ...
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In a ESRI file geodatabase schema lock, what does the number after the username stand for?

I'm using the ISchemaLock interface to return schemalock info on featureclasses in a file geodatabase: // If schemalock count is >=2, then we have a problem, something else has a lock on the FC ...
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How to distinguish an installation of ArcView from ArcEditor?

How would I tell an installation of ArcView from ArcEditor, if looking at only the installed files? Specifically, how do I distinguish ArcView 9.3 from ArcEditor 9.3 ArcView 10.0 from ArcEditor 10.0 ...
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How do I convert GML to ESRI featureclasses?

I have a series of xml files containing gml tags such as : <gml:posList srsDimension="2">454780.3125 525867.9375 454762.0625 525994.5625 and I need to convert these into esri featureclasses. ...
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Transfering a lot of features from geodatabases

I'm having a problem where I need to export a large amount of content from 2 geodatabases of different nature (SDE -> File). I have three options: Spatial Select, a regular SQL select and the full ...
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How to measure minimum distance between objects in two layers using arcpy?

I am working on an alien species analysis looking at the spread of a species from the mainland to islands in an archipelago. I am doing the analysis using arcpy and I have succeeded in isolating risk ...
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Does anyone know when will ESRI re-introduce “answered thread, MVP, etc” features in the “new” forums?

There are a few simple features that made the "old" ESRI forums very useful. 1. Marking a post as answered 2. MVP point structure which Does anyone know when will ESRI re-introduce these features in ...
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Reading zipped ESRI BIL files with Python

I asked the question below on StackOverflow, but haven't received any feedback there yet: I have precipitation data from the PRISM Climate Group which are now offered in .bil format (ESRI BIL, I ...
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How to easily enter a point feature in ArcGIS? (arcmap10)

My job requires me to enter point features into ArcGIS 10 which correlate to underground RFID markers that mark underground telecom infrastructure. Right now, the workflow requires someone to go out, ...
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Arcpy: print to PDF with Vector shapefiles, text etc

I have a small python script which exports a set of data driven pages to PDF. This works fine, including appending each page to an 'all' pdf. My issue is that it creates rasters of each layer in the ...
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why is my findTask Not working correctly? can someone please look at my code and see if I have missed something?

My findTask is from the SAMPLE on ERSI's website http://help.arcgis.com/en/webapi/javascript/arcgis/help/jssamples/find_map_datagrid.html I have incorporated into the project I am working on. I've ...
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Where is ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Tasks.Utils.JSON documentation?

I'm using the WPF assemblies from the freely downloadable ESRI WPF/Silverlight 2.0 SDK. As I type in a "using" statement in visual studio, I can use intellisense to expand out into: using ...
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How can I debug a DLL (ArcGIS tool) with VS 2008 Express?

As per ESRI's recommendation I begun the process of converting my existing VBA customization into VB .Net Express edition. I was surprised o realize that debuggin a DLL is not an option in the express ...
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Can esri ipad app consume web mapping service?

Can the ESRI app for the iPad consume regular web mapping services, or do I need to publish services for this app as Mobile project services?
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Is Geoenrichment a trademarked Esri term?

I've recently seen the term "Geoenrichment" turning up on ArcGIS Online. Is this a term Esri invented, or are other organizations using this terminology? Are there other synonyms for Geoenrichment? ...
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What's the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points?

Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the difference between Viewshed and Observer Points? Thanks.
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ESRI/ArcGIS draw protractor

I am using ArcGIS maps and trying to follow JS API. I am trying to understand how can I add a protractor on the map which will help in angles while drawing polygons. I understand I could add a Feature ...
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ArcPy not running on standard console

I know this is a newbie ArcPy question, but here is the deal: While I'm inside ArcMap 10, the Python window gives me all output correctly, like this: >>> arcpy.env.workspace = ...
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Build ESRI addin with C++

Is it possible to build an ESRI addin (.esriaddin) using C++? I see templates for .NET and C# only but perhaps there is a manual method?
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How to listen for ESRI drawing events using ESRI drawing tools in ArcObjects?

I am trying to make use of the built-in ArcObjects drawing tools (ie ControlsNewCircleTool) - but I need to listen for the events so I can add the drawing graphics to the database in our application. ...
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How to read MapInfo .tab files in ArcPy?

I want to use arcpy (the ESRI install of python 2.65) to analyse tab files...can this be done directly or do I need to convert them to shp files...if so would it be possible to do something like ...
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Displaying HTML popups for feature service

This bit of information caught my eye today as I was reading about Feature Services in the ArcGIS Server .NET help: Feature services also support HTML pop-ups setup in ArcMap. HTML pop-ups are ...
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ESRI Web Application Developer Certification

Does anyone know if there are any sample questions available for the ESRI Web Application Developer Certification exam? Thanks, Seth *UPDATE* ESRI has released 3 sample questions for this test: ...
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how to grant permission in SDE geoDB,when layers are inside a geometric network

When I use sdetable command to grant pemission to a table that located in a SDE SQL server geodatabase it works properly,this table is a non-spatial table which is in geodatabase immediately,I mean ...
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Simplest way to add built-in commands to an custom add-in

Currently in Config.esriaddinx I have <Button id="my_UniqueID" class="MyWrapperClass" caption="My Caption" image="Images\My_Image.png" ...> </Button> and then I implement ...
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Calculating the distance between points and multiple lines

I have a point shapefile of about 100 points and a polyline shapefile of about 200 lines and I am interested in finding the distance between every point and each individual polyline. My polyline ...
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How to embed ESRI maps on my website

I've got a website where I'd like to insert maps with some placemarks (restaurants, points of interest, ...). I'm tired of Google Maps and like to use ESRI basemaps. Is it possible to do this? I'd ...
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Is there a circle tool for line features in ArcMap 10?

I want to draw a roundabout in a road map in ArcMap 10. Those buggers are usually perfectly round circles. How can I do this? I am struggling to find a good way to do this. It takes ages with the Line ...
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Is there any site which provide classified image download for soil,vegetation or water resources?

(its particularly for indian states,i need.....,but kindly quote if any other info you have) the raster data may also work for me in above aspects.
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Has anyone completed an ESRI Summer (Student) Internship

Taking a look into the ESRI Summer Internship program today, I was hoping to find a little more on this subject than what I have been able to find. I was actually hoping that perhaps there are some ...
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changing ArcGIS Viewer for Flex page title

perhaps I'm just missing the obvious. when working with the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex application is it possible to change to title page tab to something else e.g. sometitlepage.com or will the Internet ...
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Problem setting IActiveView extent

I'm having a problem when setting the IactivewViews extent. I have done it the same way on other places and it does work. In here, it just throws me a LoaderLockException. // OLD CODE ...
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How to dock the default ObjectInspector in a new parent container?

Into my object inspector fever, I noticed that the default Object Inspector object does not dock anymore. I only have a TabPage control and two tabs, one of those hosting the default inspector. ...
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Silverlight Map with ESRI Imagery

I have a map service which is using data from a local repository, viewed using the ESRI Silverlight API. I am dynamically adding a tiled map service for imagery from ESRI. The map service can be ...
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How does ESRI, and how should anyone, transform a coordinate that lies outside a grid transform (e.g. NADCON)?

As I understand it, a datum transform (e.g. urn:ogc:def:coordinateOperation:EPSG::1241) based on a grid interpolation method, e.g. NADCON, is undefined outside of the grid of points. Therefore the ...