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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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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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Custom JSONDecoder for ID Task Result, ESRI Flex API

The problem: When the ESRI API decodes a response from the identify task, there is a few second lock in the Flash application which is due to the decoding of the results. I have used chunk parsing ...
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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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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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Is it possible to try the ESRI EDN without purchasing a license?

Albeit using QGIS for most of my GIS tasks, I still use ArcMAP for final map production. I am curious and would like to test out EDN. According to ESRI the annual subscription is $1,500. I'm not sure ...
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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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Couldn't load GLMapCore: findLibrary returned null

Im getting this Error when loading an ESRI map inside the Android Environment. This didn't happen with ESRI's .1 Alpha SDK, but it does happen with their 1.0.0 SDK. I know it has something to do with ...
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ESRI Silverlight API - KmlLayer with a Schema?

I have a KML file I'd like to load with the KmlLayer in my Silverlight application. The problem is that the markup seems more complicated than the class wants to handle. I have a element at the top ...
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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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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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Can ESRI's File Geodatabase API be Redistributed?

ESRI's file geodatabase API can now be used with GDAL/OGR - http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_filegdb.html however each individual seems to have to login to ESRI and download the API files individually. For ...
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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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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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ESRI - Polyline insertPoint issue (JS 2.5 API)

I am trying to basically draw a path on an esri map. with circles like so, but when I call Polyline.insertPoint it doesn't show the new segment: I keep adding points as time progresses. My ...
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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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How do I set a single output location for multiple files in ModelBuilder?

I have created a model in ModelBuilder. The first step is for the user to specify the location of the File Geodatabase that all the outputs will be saved in. What I want is for all the outputs (from ...
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Data Interoperability or FME ESRI Edition?

I've been debating keeping our Data Interoperability licence or going with the full FME ESRI Edition. I'm looking for advice. Thank you. D
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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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Convert an ESRI File GDB Table to Access 2007 ACCDB table programmatically

Does anyone know of a method to convert an ESRI File Geodatabase Table into Access 2007 Table programmatically. I have been trying using the PYODBC library and a series of insert statements but am ...
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Is there a good way to get a diff between an old and a new version of an SDE database?

Is there a tool or a process that can reveal changes made to the schema of an SDE database when comparing two versions of the same database hosted on different servers? I have an old database that ...
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ESRI - add graphics from a different spatialReference

I want to know if I'm approaching this incorrectly. We are attempting to create an esri-based map where we add graphics to a map thru the javascript API. The points that we're adding are lat/lng ...
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Using the arcpy.UpdateCursor to delete rows doesn't delete based on counter

I am trying to delete rows from a shapefile using arcpy.UpdateCursor. The first thing I did was get a unique list of values from the key field "PolyGUID", then I iterate that list doing a ...
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Log file for ArcGIS geoprocessing?

Whenever I run a geoprocess overnight, it seems my computer reboots. Does ArcGIS save some log file information? Where does it save it? For example, when I run a large dataset or image process I need ...
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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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Going round in Circles..Buffering/ArcObjects/VBA

I've just started learning VBA and Arcobjects, and at the moment just playing around tyring to do different things. What i am trying to do is Click on a tool, and allow the user to put a point ...
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Detect map scale from raster dataset

Let's suppose you have a raster dataset (in a folder or in a personal database). How can you detect what map scale it represents (assuming of course that all rasters have same dimensions/resolution)? ...
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Converting Microsoft Visio 2007 .vsd file to xml workspace document (without the macro)

I was just editing my geodatabase schema in Microsoft Visio and noticed that it is the new 2007 version, rather than 2003 which had a handy export tool, therefore I downloaded the ESRIExportToXML ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities?

Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities? I would rather not have to geo-reference a picture and digitize over it, there must be some data already out ...
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How do you navigate the ArcObjects OMDS?

How does everyone get round navigating the different OMD's I can work with single interfaces no problem, but when i have to use multiple interfaces I struggle to get my head round go through different ...
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How to I find the nearest line to a point?

I am new to building custom ArcObjects, and am looking for a custom python script for arcgis version 10 that will loop through a point shapefile to find the nearest line segment of a line shapefile ...
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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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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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What are nodes in ArcGIS and how do you create them?

I want to create a elevation profile of a cross section so a polyline on ArcGIS. I wanted to regularly space around 1000 points per 1700m long xsection and extract elevation data for each node/point ...
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ArcObjects: esriSRGeoTransformation enum for WGS_1984_Major_Auxiliary_Sphere_To_WGS_1984

There is geoTransformation named: WGS_1984_Major_Auxiliary_Sphere_To_WGS_1984 I know it exists because I can access it with Projection Tool in ArcToolbox. But for the life of me I cannot find it ...
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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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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 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 do I use the OverviewClass in ArcObjects?

I want to display an Overview map - I know how to do it using a separate PageLayout or MapControl - but I noticed ESRI has an OverviewClass - how do I make use of this with the AxMapControl?
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ArcObjects IFeatureConstruction::PlanarizeLinesFromCursor error

I wrote a little tool in ArcObjects/C# for planarizing a line feature class. I am using IFeatureConstruction::PlanarizeLinesFromCursor because I need to apply a query filter. Now, I figured out a bug: ...
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Get the names of currently visible rasters from a catalog

I have a simple win form app with a map control on it. The map has a layer (MADtedLayer) that was initialized from a catalog in a personal database (Access). The files displayed are DTED. I need to ...
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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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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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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 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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How to use the ISpatialFilter interface with ArcGIS 10.1?

From what I've heard till now: 1) ArcGIS from version 10.1 and forth will only support http connections: local connections will not be supported any longer. 2) The code ESRI.ArcGIS.Carto.IMapServer ...
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Intersection failing because of vertices of polygons

I've written some code to intersect features of one layer with another's, but one layer has polygons (the squares in the image) and the other has circles (not filled). The problem is that I'm using ...
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A random “Could not load cross-domain” message when loading Esri map

My application displays an Esri map, by accessing the Esri public sampleserver. I use Esri dojo API for this purpose. The Esri dojo I use is of version 1.6 and is locally installed (as a war) on my ...
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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 ...
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Moving graphics in Esri Flex Feature Layer

I have an ESRI Flex 2.3 FeatureLayer with some graphics in it. I am able to access the graphics geometry and parse the geometry as Esris MapPoint class for Flex Api. I am calling the update(x,y,srs) ...