In ArcMap, the file that contains one map, its layout, and its associated layers, tables, charts, and reports.

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How to add layers to MXD programmatically on linux or windows without ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is it possible for me to programmatically create in linux centos 6.4 or a windows with only arcGIS Engine runtime (single use license without sdk)?
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How to add a Data Frame to mxd in a c# stand-alone application?

I am writing a stand-alone application in c# (using vs2010). I have ArcGis Desktop license. I only need to insert a new data frame in an mxd file and save this mxd. So: I create MxDocument coclass. ...
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Do Label Expressions Slow Down Drawing Speed?

Further to my earlier question about using different fonts on the same PC, I am wondering if label expressions would slow down drawing speed for a MXD? Here is my label expression: def FindLabel ( ...
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Programmitcally Change Text Font for all Labels on MXD

I'd like to know if there is a way to change the text font for all layers and all label classes within a layer on a MXD. I use a font not often found on all computers for created maps. I love the ...
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XML file created when .mxd is saved

I have ArcGIS 10.1 and Xtools 10.0, each time .mxd is saved there is a .xml file created. How do you prevent the creation of the .xml file with the same name as the .mxd? Where in the Xtools menu is ...
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How to get index number of list item using Python?

this gives me a list of all 55 layers in my mxd import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "Layer")[0] for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, ...
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Python - ArcMap: Fastest method to loop over Mxd's

I am attempting to find the fastest method for looping over multiple map documents while keeping memory resources down. I'm running this script outside of Arcmap 10. I have 5 map documents which are ...
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Why does the size of my MXD increase when I save it?

Why does the MXD size increase over time when you save it? Obviously you drop data in the map while doing work but then you delete it (temporary clipped shps, tiffs, excel/database). Is there a ...
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What makes a MXD file size larger and how to decrease its size?

I know that MXD contains information about layers, symbology and configuration of default tools. I have a few that are exceeding 50 MB and are starting to take a while to load up. What are some of ...
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Can QGIS projects be opened in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am about to start a project with a number of people for a nonprofit organization. I am wanting to create the files in QGIS, but some of the people that I am working with are city officials and might ...
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ArcPy method to determine ArcMap document version

Is there a way with ArcPy to identify the version of a Map Document (MXD). I am working on a solution to inventory our MXD's and would like to know if a document is 8.1, 9.2, 10.0, etc. I am ...
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Loading an extension-related mxd in ArcMap by double clicking it

I am currently working in a company offering GIS solutions, and using ArcGIS tools on a daily basis. One of their main products is an ArcMap extension, which I am assigned on to correct some remaining ...
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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Can you successfully migrate arcgis 10.0 mxd to 10.1 or are there steps to follow?

I have upgraded from 10.0 to arcgis 10.1. I am trying to open an 10.0 mxd file in 10.1 and it appears to have lost any additions I had made to the table plus its' x and y coordinates. Can you ...
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Where to find .mxd examples for ArcGIS 10

I'm beginner of ArcGIS . I'm trying to learn how to use ArcMap. I would like to find some example MXD files for ArcMap, but couldn't find anything googling. Does anyone have any idea where can i find ...
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Convert .mxd to .qgs, MXD2QGS fix?

I've had a look at the following thread about using MXD2QGS and so far I've figured out that this only works with version 10.0 and Python 2.6. I installed MXD2QGS on a machine with Arc10.0 and Python ...
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Change coordinate system in multiple MXDs ArcGIS 9.3 using Python

I have to loop through some folders which may contain *.mxd files and change their coordinate system. I already found this piece of Python which should do the trick for ArcGIS 10.x (from here): ...
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How to add Oracle database connection to AnalyzeforMSD script?

I use this script right now: import os, arcpy directory = r"C:\Project" for root, dirs, files in os.walk(directory): for myFile in files: fileExt = os.path.splitext(myFile)[1] if (fileExt ...
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How to access all mxd files in a folder?

I'm a beginner to Python and am trying to figure out how I can access several mxds in a folder. For example, when I want to use the AnalyzeforMSD function in ArcGIS: import arcpy mxd = ...
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How can I edit/create new Normal.mxt template in ArcGIS 10.1?

I used to work with .mxt templates often back in version 9 and 8 but things seems to have changed since then. I realized that my new documents are loading a style file I don't want to to be loaded ...
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Find and Replace data source script

The following script is supposed to find and replace all shapefiles in a mxd (that exist in the folder) to the new SDE data source. No errors when running the script however, when I open the MXD in ...
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Replace the data source for several layers in several mxds - from shapefiles to the ARCSDE data source [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently replace/update SDE server + service in each SDE Layer in an MXD First let me say I have probably read every link regarding changing DATA Sources on the ...
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Is it possible to convert ArcGIS .mxd to QGIS .qgs without having ArcGIS installed? [duplicate]

I was reading How to convert an .mxd file to a .qgs file?. It looks as though this only works with ArcGIS 10. I would like to do this, but am unable to install things on the computer that has ...
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How to programatically replace ArcGIS Online image with new imagery in mxd's?

I have many mxds that previously used ArcGIS Online Bing imagery. I want to replace those with newly purchased imagery. I know I need to use the arcpy.mapping.MapDocument module to do this though not ...
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Which Esri software is needed to open MXD files?

I received a group of MXD, AHD, and XML files on a CD from a client. What is the least expensive Esri software that would be needed to view the information contained in the MXD files? I only ...
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Update Service config file with ArcIms java connector

We are using arcims java connector to create, update, delete services. it works fine for create and delete. However when we try to update the config file of service (ie : mxd file) the new mxd file is ...
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Create ESRI ArcSDE Connection File (.sde) using Python/ArcPy at the ArcView license level?

Is there an alternative way to create ArcSDE connections in ArcGIS 10.0 using Python at the ArcView license level? I need to create 4 separate connection files for a MXD SDE data source re-point tool. ...
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How to keep track of changes (version control) to MXD files?

I am trying to use ArcMap for the first time, so please bear with me and don't down vote the question. My superior at the work place has asked me to do some research about the life cycle of an .mxd ...
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Is it possible to add an ArcMap map to a report in Access?

I am using Access to create printable maps where I can change parameters (border colors) on the fly... Currently, I am exporting the maps to JPEG then pulling them in. I would like to import MXD ...
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What is the difference between Geoprocessing Map object vs. MapDocument object in Python

I have the following code: mxd["C1"] = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename)) mxd["C2"] = [arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(os.path.join(fRoot, filename))] C1 creates a geoprocessing Map ...
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Change printer for a specific map document from Arcpy

Is it possible to change the printer for a particular map document from ArcPy? The mxd is saved with the default printer settings, and I know with the PrintMap() function one can specify the printer ...
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How can I use Python to save several MXDs within the same script?

I have a program (720 lines of code) that runs multiple tasks on Arcmap .mxd files. Such as update layers, update text, add layers, etc. Within my program I have multiple "mxd.save()" instances. All ...
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Difference between a *.lyr and layer directly added from *.gdb/sde to mxd?

What is the difference between a *.lyr and a layer directly added from *.gdb/sde to mxd? Doing it difference in mxd? Which is better?
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How to clip a Oracle query layer directly in a Python script?

I have a query layer directly running from ORACLE database in a MXD. I want to clip this layer with a layer being created in another MXD in a Python based tool. My question is to do this clip ...
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Why are updates made in MXD by my tool not visible on some machines?

I've developed a tool that makes updates in many mxd files. When it runs in my machine, everything works fine, and I can open the mxd and see the updates made by the tool. When the tool runs in any ...
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How to stop ArcGIS Desktop automatically creating mapped drives?

I have a MXD which I am using to make a PMF. I'm using ArcMap 10.1. I want my layers only to have UNC paths (starting with \\server...) as otherwise some users will get broken links if we have ...
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Store “template” mxds inside model

Since the ability to store mxds inside a file gdb is still just an idea, I've been mulling over my options for using a "template" mxd within a model. My model uses 4 different mxds, but currently it ...
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Why do I lose my printer settings when saving a copy of mxd from ArcPy?

Judging from the answer to this question, one cannot change the page size etc from ArcPy, so I set up my "template" mxds so my script can save a new copy of it, change data sources etc. This methods ...
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ArcObjects : How to change layers connection properties without losing joins

I'm using arcObjects 9.2.6 java librairies to change connection/path properties within a java prog. This prog aims to change path and connection properties for all layers of an mxd file. It works well ...
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Why are the special fonts in a .mxd-project not used/found?

I have a .mxd-project file from a customer which uses special fonts (TrueType). I installed these fonts in Windows but my application (mostly a MapControl) doesn't use these fonts for displaying. I ...
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Move .SHP from .MXD to gdb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move SHP to gdb with ArcView license? Let's cut it short, I have numerous mxd with layer coming from .SHP and various servers WMS that I need to move to a gdb. ...
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Labels missing after conversion from *.mxd to *.kml?

I've been trying to convert a map from .mxd to .kml for google earth. The map has municipalities labeled as well as train stations. When I save it and open it in Google Earth, only the train station ...
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How to convert ArcGIS .mxd file to QGIS .qgs file?

I recently tried to use QGIS and I wondered if you can convert a draft ArcGIS map (*.mxd file) into a QGIS project (*.qgs file). This would avoid thematize the entire project.
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Locked/Uneditable Map Document

I am wondering if its possible to create a locked map document? I have a document that multiple users will be accessing and as a way of preventing them from making any accidental errors, am wondering ...
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Generate MXD layer info report

I'd like to generate a report about MXD layers for a handful of MXDs. I want the report to display their name, workspace path and scale range settings. I can get the first two with ArcPy but I didn't ...
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error on mxd.save/saveACopy

I'm trying to use arcpy to save an .mxd and am having an issue. It doesn't matter if I use mxd.save or mxd.saveACopy I get the same error. I know it doesn't look like I am doing anything w/ it here, ...
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Shapefiles are not being added to MXD using ArcPy?

I want to add a shapefile to an mxd document using arcpy but it generates the following error when used by adding script in arctoolbox import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") ...
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Use ArcPy to rename MXD layers

I have a MXD with some layers that have parentheses in them. I'd like to rename them via script. Is this a valid approach? import re map = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") layers = ...
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Can ArcGIS Explorer open *.mxd files?

This is perhaps a silly question but can ArcGIS Explorer open a .mxd file? I can't seem to find a definite answer online and I can't download it until I know the answer.
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Can we read/write MXD Document using GeoTools

Is it possible we can read/write mxd document only using geotools.