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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) ...
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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 ...
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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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Geoprocessing service - empty memory after calling

I'm following this sample for ADF libraries ...
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ArcGIS Server -> Internet Service works well, Local Service fails

I have a web ADF application which connects to a map service (either via WMS or Internet Service using http). I'd like to use DCOM connections (faster as the documentation states), so I would like to ...
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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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arcGIS ADF - map disappear when I add graphic layers

I'm trying to add a graphic layer in a web ADF application with arcGIS for asp.net, but every time I add a graphic layer to the MapResourceManager, the map disappears! To better understand this: ...
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Browser support for ESRI ArcGIS JavaScript API (v2.4)

Can anyone give me information or a good pointer on browser version support in the ESRI ArcGIS JavaScript API v2.4? I can't find much in their documentation beyond changes in support for specific ...
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Implement IEditSketch interface for custom cad tools

I want to build cad tools which will be used in municipality applications on esri.Let me tell the question.The user wants to edit on the map and does it by using IEditSketch.But i want to write a ...
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How to create a Esri Context Menu on desktop development

How can i create a context menu on ESRI Arcgis Desktop.And after creating it,how can i use it while a base command is open and active.I use C# but i can understand visual basic. Thanks for your ...
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ESRI Desktop Zoom to the feature

i find a feature by using IFeatureClass.Search then i want to show the feature on the screen.How can i do that ? is there a zoom interface or else ?
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Using ESRI Python's Geoprocessor Via mod_python

I am working on a number of geoprocessing services to be accessed solely by web clients. The traditional method of encapsulating this type of stuff in toolboxes and then publishing the toolbox just ...
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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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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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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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Enumeration Problem with Eclipse and ArcGis 9.3

i'm recently using Python for my Processing work that I do with ArcGis 9.3. I figured out, that using Eclipse (with PyDev) could be helpfull for debugging purpose. The geoprocessor is starting as ...
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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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Make the acres or sq km field column display permanently?

I have an interseting question for you. When I have a polygon and I calcuate acres or square kilometers. I know how to do this but every time I bring the polygon to ArcMap. I had to go to their column ...
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How to get ArcMap reference without launching the application

I need to get hold of ArcMap properties in order to change the data source of the layers within it. I have developed a similar utility earlier utilizing ICommand, but I was curious if I could get ...
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Convert Arcgis Rest to OpenLayers Vector

i am working with openlayers and esri rest services... in my api due to esriGeometryPolygon for all city , rendering map is taking lots of time ..there for i dont take a good result.. first of all is ...
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arcpy.geometry __geo_interface__ and AsShape() function: loss of precision and holes

I'm serializing my arcpy geometries as geojson so that I can 'hydrate' them back as geometries later and I'm having 2 problems in the cycle.: PROBLEM 1: Precision R0 = ...
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IEditSketch and IEditSketch2

What is the difference between IEditSketch and IEditSketch2? Also why there are same interfaces with the same name only with a difference "2" at the end of the interface's name ?
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Where can I get a trial version of ArcGIS Publisher?

I would like to save my MXD files as PMFs. I don't have a license of ArcGIS, only the 60-day trial. Is there a similar trial for the Publisher? I understand that's the only way to save PMF files ...
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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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“ZoomToLayer” not working

I am trying to call ZoomToLayer from my custom code (shown below). ESRI.ArcGIS.esriSystem.UID pUID = new ESRI.ArcGIS.esriSystem.UID(); ICommandItem CmdItem; //pUID.Value = ...
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Throwing E_FAIL errors so edit operation is aborted

I need to abort an edit operation somewhere, determined by a certain condition. Heres the code I'm using: private const int E_FAIL = -2147467259; private void ...
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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 to increase developer productivity with ESRI technology

We are a small team of .NET developers. We have ample GIS experience, and none of us are new to software/database development or system administration. We have technical degrees and many years of ...
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How far ESRI Technical Support goes?

Given the number of questions about basic/intermediary usage of ESRI products on this site and in a lot of other mail lists, I became curious to know why people don't ask them to the technical ...
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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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Should the import of local spatial vector files in different formats be handled Server side?

I'm working on a Esri Silverlight Web API app and wondering the best way to handle the import of local spatial vector data files. Sometimes these will be your standard shape file but often these will ...
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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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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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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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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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esri draw graphic at a fixed screen coordinate

I am using ESRI silverlight. I have graphic objects on the screen and each graphic object has an attached silverlight label. What I want to do is to have each label shown at a fixed screen (pixel) ...
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IToolbar uncheck items - ArcGIS

I currently have an app with two menu bars. One being the AxToolbarControl in a UserControl and one in a separate menu bar containing in-house stuff. I currently have the issue where if I select ...
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Data naming convention - starting with a number

My company uses ArcGIS and has a project and data file naming standards in place and (for the most part) followed. Something that has always bothered me about he naming standards is that it mandates ...
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Corrupt shapefile. How to fix

I have a shapefile I was working on (ArcGIS 9.3) get corrupted somehow and it gives me the error "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records.". What I would want is to recover this ...
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Can you add dynamic text from a count of features in a layer with ArcGIS 10 ArcPy.mapping?

I am new to writing scripts, and I am trying to make a map series using ArcPy.mapping and data driven map pages. I would like to put some text on the map that updates for each map in the series ...
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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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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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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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ESRI ArcMap TextSymbol

I'm looking to do the following. Create a point on a map at a given coordinate (x,y) and then display text at that point. Right now I can create a shape file but nothing is displayed on the map. ...
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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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Using ArcGIS Online Base Maps without Esri Software?

Since the end of January 2011: "ArcGIS Online map services are available at no cost regardless of use." - http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/arcgisonline/standard-maps.html However, the ...
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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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ESRI HTTP where query

A friend and I are currently creating a pretty straight forward LINQ to ESRI library that sends HTTP queries to an ArcGIS MapServer and then parses the JSON response appropriately. Everything is ...
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Arc Objects and non-spatial table

I am a new Arc Objects user, with little ESRI experience. We are using VBA to create a spatial report on a Map Control using a mdb table. The mdb table contains a Lat and Long field, and this data is ...