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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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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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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 ...
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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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What are the implications of using .NET Generics to store ArcObjects?

I'm wondering what are the implications of using Generic types in .NET to store ArcObjects, such as ILayer, IField, etc. The compiler throws me a warning when using these kind of values public class ...
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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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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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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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Programmatically alter AliasName for fields defined in layer file (not underlying source)

Is there a way to alter the AliasName on a layer file only, and not the underlying shapefile or feature class? I have a few hundred layers that define joins between hundreds of tables with census data ...
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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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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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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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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) ...
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IDatasetContainer2 CreateDataset method fails after upgrading to ArcObjects 10 [closed]

I have a Network Analyst routine that worked for 9.3 and does not work with 10. I was closely following the example at: ...
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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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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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Custom Application throws HRESULT if the MXD/MXT has layers with data source missing

This is in continuation to my previous post regarding getting ArcMap reference without launching it. The idea of the application is to map layers (pointing currently to an unreachable server; ...
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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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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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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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Editing a shapefile in ESRI ArcMap (programmatically)?

Is this something that can be done? For instance if I created an overlay on a map and saved it as a shape file, I want to go and edit this (pre-existing file.) overlay...Either add points/remove ...
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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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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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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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Unable to cast COM object (IMapServer --> IMapServerObjects)

I have just deployed an AGS-based application to our web server. This app worked great in development, but after deployment to the server I get the following errror: Unable to cast COM object of type ...
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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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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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ArcSDE connection limit exceeded

We routinely exceed ArcSDE's connection limit, about once a week. Many of the "connections" are nothing but orphaned records in the SDE.PROCESS_INFORMATION table. Is there any way to clean up these ...
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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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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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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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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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Future of ArcGIS Mobile

I'm not sure we can get a straight answer from ESRI on this question at his point because there is so much uncertainty with Microsoft in this area right now but "What is the future of ArcGIS Mobile ...
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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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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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Arcgis: How to find polygons within a polygon?

I am new to GIS and ArcGIS. I have a problem I need to solve: I have a set of polygons, some of which enclose other polygons. They are lake polygons, and within lake polygons, are smaller island ...