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2011 ESRI DevSummit

This is probably more of a community wiki question. Who will be attending the ESRI Developer Summit next month in Palm Springs? Which sessions and/or new products look most interesting to you? ...
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how to convert personal geodatabase feature class to coverage using arcobjects

how to convert personal geodatabase fatureclass to coverage using arcobjects with vba pls provide me any documentation or samples.
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Change color of shape in Layer File

I currently have a layer file - in this case one of the United States. This layer contains a shape for each state so if I were to open the TOC Control and expand the "United States" I would see ...
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DrawPolygon problem in DrawDynamicLayer

I have a class that inherits from BaseDynamicLayer and I override the DrawDynamicLayer() method. Is there something special that needs to be done for a successful inDynamicDisplay.DrawPolygon(poly) ...
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Is it possible to create animated markers in ArcMap?

I remember reading somewhere last year that arcgis 10 would allow the creation of animated markers (alike animated .gifs) that could be either exported to pdfs or seen inside arcmap. Does such ...
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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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Where is the feature cache in ArcMap?

It seems that ArcMap keeps a cache for every layer which contains features data and every time wants to refresh layer or apply a change,uses tis cache.As I found,when ArcMap wants to draw a layer from ...
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How to draw into selection cache in ArcMap

I have a tool,something like Edit Tool in ArcMap,when I double click on mouse,and it selects a feature(polyline for example) and draw a sketch on it too,but if I change zoom,the sketch disapears ...
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Change from data --> layout view using arcpy? (ArcMap 10)

The opposite, from layout to data, was asked and answered, but I can't figure out how to switch to the layout view from data view using arcpy. Can it be done? Thanks.
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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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Modeling a GeoDatabase for whole world

My recent assignment is to model a multi-user geodatabase for the whole world using the ESRI platform. This geodatabase contains administrative layers and topographic layers. The schema is to be ...
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Back from ArcGIS 10 to 9.3- problem

Recently I have experienced a few problems with ArcGIS 10, so I switched back to 9.3, thinking that my live will be back to normal... and it is not. I am using at the time tool made by Venkatesh ...
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statistics by rectangle (raster image)

I have a shp file with some rectangles and I want to extract statistics within these areas from a raster image. I prefer ArcMap 9.3.
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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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Binding IActiveViewEvents::ItemReordered to method in my ATL class

May you help me please to know how I can wire this event to my method? I have an ATL class and I need to know when a layer added to map object so that I can update my list of layers in this class.My ...
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How do you publish map caches from ArcGIS Data and Maps for Server?

I haven't published ESRI-supplied data before, but I followed the instructions that came with the Data and Maps for ArcGIS Server 10. When I view the supplied MXD file for a map cache, it's just a ...
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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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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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calculate value using maximum value from different feature class

I'm trying to get the maximum numeric value from one feature class and use that value in an expression to calculate values of a different feature class. fc2.bldg_id = max(fc1.bldg_id)+1 Can this ...
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Format and value of Esri Technical Certification?

Starting mid-January you will be able to register for a series of Technical Certifications from Esri and I was interested in doing this, but have not been able to find out too much information about ...
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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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“Select Features” tool returns error in ArcMap when using OLE DB connection feature layers

I have a spatial enabled OLE DB Provider corresponding to OGIS simple feature specification for OLE/COM revision 1.1 I can add spatial data as ArcMap layers successfully using this provider and by ...
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Convert between ESRI Geometry and WKT

It seems like there is no means of converting an ArcObjects geometry to the Well-Known Text representation (and vice versa) in ArcGIS ArcObjects API. The only thing I was able to find is conversion to ...
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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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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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IObjectInspector and ClassExtensions

I have a little bit of dilema here. I have a hierachical collection of classExtensions that I very much would like to keep them as they are now: 1) Timestamper (master concrete class Extension) 1.1) ...
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How to use Button with Behavior in Silverlight Legend?

I'm trying to use a button with behavior in the MapLayerTemplate of an Esri Silverlight SDK 2.1 legend. When I click the button and then drag on the map, the map pans instead of showing a selection ...
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Can I use Google Maps as a layer in Arcmap?

Is it possible?
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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how trace polyline between two points?(Esri)

How i can draw a line between two points...e.g.: I have initial point and endpoint and i need trace a line between this points...how i can do that?
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How do I cluster XY point data? (ArcGIS 9.3)

I have a whole bunch of icons displaying on a map, I want these clustered together as was suggested to me for a different question here... ArcGIS 9.3. How do I increase Picture Marker Symbol ...
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WGS1984 polygon labels incorrectly located in web mercator projection

I have polygons for states/provinces (wgs1984). When I label these polygons in ArcGIS (web mercator) some of the labels occur in random locations. For example, texas might show up in southern canada, ...
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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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The Best books from ESRI

Which books from ESRI Press can you recommend? Anticipate your suggestion that i should give a specific topic I just want to know what can you recommend as you like the most (can be any topic- ...
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Setting Layer in the Georeferencing ToolBar in arcMap 10?

Does anyone out there knows how to set the layer in the georeferencing toolbar. There is no information in the object models. Using ICommandItem ic = ...
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How to add custom Feature attributes to ESRI Shapefile with Python?

I am seeking a way to take an existing ESRI Shapefile that has a Feature set of 200 countries. Each country Feature has an attribute of "NAME." My objective is to create a Python script that adds an ...
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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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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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How can I pass a WorkspaceName to another thread for opening?

My winforms app gets an IWorkspaceName from an IDatasetName via the GxObject selected in a GxDialog. I want to pass it across to a worker thread for opening. I know how to write multithreaded ...
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Hidden Features of ArcGIS [duplicate]

ArcGIS is one of the most popular software-packages available for GIS. What are the lesser-known but useful features of the ArcGIS? Which little/hidden tricks do you known that make your experience ...
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Remove ESRI logo from map with Silverlight API v2.1

Is there a way to remove the ESRI logo from the map display with the ESRI Silverlight API v2.1. This was possible in the 1.x version, but the old method no longer works. Thanks, Seth
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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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ESRI JSON Polygon Ring Orientation

I am having a hard time finding any detailed documentation defining ESRI's JSON specs. I am hoping someone can shed some light on the following two questions. Similar to the GeoJSON spec, the first ...
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How do you update the ArcMap 10 Statusbar from an AddIn?

I'm using this statement in an add in to update the first pane of the ArcMap statusbar: ArcMap.Application.StatusBar.set_Message(0, message); When the method is called, no exceptions are raised. In ...
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BigTIFF support in libraries?

What is the level of support for BigTIFF in image processing libraries? GDAL supports this functionality so long as you're building against libtiff4(beta), and I would assume most open source C ...
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Where can I get ArcView 1.0?

The version is correct 1.0. Not 10.0, 1.0. Will it run on Windows 7?
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Checkboxes turn off layers within a mapservice, and I want them to make the layers visible?

This webmap project I keep working accesses mutilple layers within a couple different mapservices. I would like to learn how I can load the layers without them drawing. I've recently incorporated ...
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Can GeoProcessor use credentials?

I've set up a web service that uses ESRI's REST API spec. This allows me to make requests using the (Silverlight)/WPF SDK. If I turn on windows authentication though, I get a 401 error when using ...
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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 ...