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Is there a difference in performance between Merge and Append in ArcGIS?

Often I find myself in a situation where I don't care whether or not my tool produces a new feature class, but I do care how long it takes to combine all of my large datasets. Does it take longer to ...
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Large dataset processing via cloud computing

I need to process a large dataset. Aside from processing locally on my computer, can I install, for instance, arcgis10 on a cloud service like amazon. I don't have esri server, only arcgis10. I'm ...
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Is there an effective limit to the geoprocessing task Geocode Addresses?

The issue I face has the following background: We are geocoding an immense directory of records. It is something in excess of 100 million addresses. I have split the addresses up into as small a ...
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XY to Line tool crashing

The problem I'm encountering is simple. I have a shape file of points (about 8 million). They have three XY pairs that I am attempting to create XY lines from for purposes of measuring distance. ...
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Are there any efficient methods for processing ArcGIS-based database tables outside of the ArcEtc program library?

Let us say, for the sake of argument, that you are working with a table that is over 2 GB in size (so .dbf is automatically ruled out... right?). To even create such a document, ArcGIS requires that ...