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How do you organize your geodata?

A geodatabase doesn't provide much flexibility in organizing your data hierarchically. All feature sets live either at the top level of the database, or one level down in feature datasets. A feature ...
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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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ArcGIS Server 10.1 - new webserver

Just out of interest: ESRI seems to have a new embedded webserver in AGS 10.1, anyone know what technology they have used to build it? Also, is that the same webserver that the new ArcGIS Runtime ...
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ESRI Shapefile to ARCGIS Javascript JSON format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert SHP into GPX or JSON? We're in the proces of adding a new feature to our Web Application where we employ the use of ESRI's ArcGIS Javascript API alongside ...
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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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Writing In-memory IFeatureLayer to Shapefile using ArcObjects (Engine SDK)

I've been working on this for a little while now, and can not seem to get this thing working. I've managed to export a geodatabase feature class and shapefile to a shapefile, but what I'm struggling ...
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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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Generate a global view Image of where a Lat-Long location is

I would like to automatically generate an image which highlights a location from a global view. Here is an example of what I would like to achieve: I am debating using python utilities such as ...
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Will I now need to have a paid account to add tools/scripts into the new and improved ArcGIS online cloud? [closed]

I've uploaded a few scripts into the ESRI galleries (which were an update to the legacy ArcScripts) in the past and I just wanted to upload an updated addin someone has asked about... I might be ...
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How can I auto-increment output file-names in Toolbox ESRI ArcMap 10

I have a simple tool which outputs a file. I would like the filename to be a number which increments every time the tool is run. How would I go about implementing this using the toolbox in ESRI ...
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Is there a way to serve features of mixed transparency levels from an arcgis server service?

I'm using a dynamic map service layer that is shown in a semi transparent way overlaid on a tiled map service. There are a few polygon layers in the dynamic map service layer that cover the whole ...
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Using VBScript to label shapefile in ArcMap

If you're reading this for the first time, it might be best to focus on section beneath ANOTHER UPDATE. I'm a beginner with VBScript and I have a question about using an VBScript expression for a ...
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ArcGIS 9.3. How do I increase Picture Marker Symbol performance?

I have a layer with 400 point features that display a picture marker symbol on the map. We expect this number to increase a great deal. Unfortunately it's already noticeably slow. This is being ...
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ArcGIS REST server projection with OpenLayers

I'm adding an ArcGIS tile server to my openlayers tile server options via this javascript API. I have it displaying the map correctly, but it seems stretched out horizontally (I have a feeling the ...
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ESRI javascript API layer order

I have the below code which ensures a layer is valid before adding it to the map. mapConfig.Services is an array of service url's and loadMapService is a simple function which returns an ESRI layer. ...
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Order of rings in ESRI Sliverlight API query task

I have an problem with "Query Task" class of ESRI Sliverlight API 2.1 version. I am saving a polygon with 2 exclusions [Inner rings] (i.e. say exlcusion 'A' as 4 vertices and exclusion 'B' with 5 ...
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How do I copy the coded value for a field and not the raw value?

I am working with ArcGIS 10 and I have added a field in a feature class and am attempting to copy the text from another field's coded values, but the field calculator is simply copying the "code" text ...
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Hand drawn sketchy symbology styles for GIS software

Often times in planning projects, a hand drawn, sketchy look is desirable in order to convey the preliminary nature of a project. Is anyone aware of any utilities/plugins for desktop GIS software ...
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Where can I download arcGIS desktop 9.3.1?

I have a EDN subscription, but a just can't find where I can download ArcGIS 9.3.1 software (specifically the ArcGIS desktop and the SDK?
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esri google maps api - Create a single GPolyline from an array of features

I'm using the esri google maps extension api... I have a esri.arcgis.gmaps.FeatureSet() (of type esriPolyline) containing an array of features (esri.arcgis.gmaps.Feature()). Is there a simple way ...
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How to open or import .sdc files in QGIS?

I have some .SDC files i want to look at but i dont have arcview installed. is it possible? i couldnt even find a software that does sdc to shp conversion. any idea? i am using qgis 1.7.4 on both ...
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Bug in ControlMapMeasureTool? “Measure An Area” creates a duplicate dialog in ArcGIS Engine 10

When we add a measure tool to the AxToolbarControl through the properties dialog, we can change to measure lenght and area in the dialog that pops up. But when we add a ControlsMapMeasureTool through ...
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ArcMap 10 How to create a tool to use with a Vb.Net script?

I have a VB.net scrip that I would like to run from the toolbar. In VBA, you would create a buttton that would collect the xy coordinates and pass the variables to the script for running. I can't ...
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Arcpy ChangePrivileges_management not working

I was trying to revoke access for a user using Python script, but it does not seem to work. I mean the script runs successfully without any error, but does not what it's intended to... Here're the ...
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Why the GIS industry is always ruled by two options only, namely ESRI products and OSGeo projects?

I always wonder, why in GIS industry there are merely two major options available. Although there are many other proprietary software products for GIS, their market share is well below ESRI products ...
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is there any relationship between drawing graphics and IIS overloading

I'm running gis web application built on silverlight but when many users connect to the system the IIS reaches the full memory so could the reason be from many users draw graphics at the same time ,if ...
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Runaway memory usage with Event Layers in ArcGIS

I have an ArcEngine application, based off an MXD with an axMapControl. Several of the layers in the map are event layers built with XY data in a SQL table. It has routing info applied from a ...
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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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How to reproject shapefile using ogr2ogr

I have shapefile in EPSG:2834 and I want to reproject it into EPSG:4326. I am trying to use ogr2ogr in Windows; however, I get this failure output: C:\Users\Nik\Desktop\Logan_Lines>ogr2ogr -t_srs ...
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Duplicate source information from esri.tasks.PrintTask

We are trying out the PrintTask in ArcGIS Server 10.1 pre-release. When an Esri base map is enabled, we are getting source information in two places in the resulting .pdf. I can confirm that this ...
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Which interface can replace an IArcPadExtension?

I trying to migrate a code written for arcgis desktop and I have there a IArcPadExtension, but here ...
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How to: Conditional Symbology in ArcMap

I'm in charge of a database that contains property information. I would like to symbolize parcels of land that we have a 'written agreement' with the owner differently than parcels that we do not ...
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AxMapControl: How to set map extent in ArcObjects?

I have a stand-alone application written in C#. I want to be able to save and restore the current map view (extent) that the user sees. I assumed that it would be as simple as saving the active view's ...
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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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How can I implement ESRI REST API?

ESRI announced that they are releasing the ArcGIS REST API as open technology. I've got an ISP running Sql Server 2008 with IIS7. Does anyone know of a good walk through showing how I can write C# ...
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NA values in dbf when exporting shapefile from R with writeOGR?

I´m writing an esri shapefile from R (2.14.1) on windows, using writeOGR in the rgdal package, in the resulting dbf file, NA values in the spatialpointdataframe (in numeric columns) are not translated ...
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Token doesn't work when applied to map service - Silverlight

I am trying to implement a Silverlight Web Mapping application with ArcGIS server and I'm trying to use the Token authentication with active directory as the user/roles store. I have the service ...
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Are there any attempts to replace the shapefile?

Recently I've been spending a lot of time converting perfectly good field names like "Percent of citizens age 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher" into things like "edbchogtr" to meet the ...
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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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Converting from British National Grid (27700) to WGS84 (4326) to Web Mercator (102100)

I'm developing a web application that uses ESRI ArcGIS to display a map using JavaScript. We are holding all our data in MS SQL Server 2008 as Easting/Northing against the British National Grid. ...
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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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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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ArcMap - ODBC connection to SDE table shows an old version?

I use an ODBC connection to an SDE table to return a current list of features for reporting purposes. The connection is pointed at a Microsoft SQL SDE server and the connection info matches what I ...
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Converting distance between nautical miles and degrees

This is such a basic question that I'm kinda of embarassed. Here is the situation: We have a certain funcionality developed that: Will check for a tolerance value (this input is given by the user ...
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Developing tools for ArcMap 9.x and 10.x

I've been asked to start developing something for ArcGIS 10.x, but here is the problem: in my computer I already have the SDK and ArcMap 9.3.1 installed. That means that I need to uninstall it before ...
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ArcGIS intergration with OpenText eDocs DM

I work for a municipality and all of our internal documents are stored in a Document Management system, OpenText eDocs DM. I would like that in my internal Mapping Application (ArcGIS Server / ...
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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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Defining multiple projections inside a file gdb [error 000289 failed to alter spatial reference]

I am importing multiple shapefiles into a filegdb in ArcGIS 10, and using the following code to define the projection of the feature once imported, to the .prj of the original .shp file. Here is my ...
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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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Publish a Feature class on ArcDesktop with C#?

All, I have a feature class in ArcCatalog. I need to save the feature class to a Map and then publish the map to the Arcserver. All programatically and hopefully in C#. I can't seem to find any ...