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Mask Bridge with Road

Is there a tool to create mask between bridge line/point on road? The requirement to have gaps 0.2mm between road and bridge and the offset fill with white color. For now, I add a white line attach to ...
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Copying representation symbology from one ArcSDE version to another?

We are having problems with our representations when copying from an ArcGIS 9.3 database to a 10.0. Representation symbologies with dash patterns (dots, dotted lines etc.) are reset to default ...
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Converting WKB to WKT

how can i convert wkb to wkt form ... i stored coordinates in wkb but now can it will display to use in wkt form
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ESRI ArcMap 10.2 Display representation symbology desciption in legend

When a layer with Representations is turned on, how do you change the 'Description' in the Legend. The setting is normally under the symbology tab and it is not visible when Represenations are turned ...
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Can I use Representations (ArcGIS 10) to enclose a group of polygons with an outline without altering data?

ESRI describes representations as follows: A feature class representation is a property of a feature class that allows you to specify and store a series of rules that dictate the way the features ...
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Using multiple basemaps with masking/clipping?

Is there a way to limit a basemap to within a boundary in arcmap 10? I am working on a project within San Joaquin county in California. I want the areas surrounding the county to be displayed with a ...
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What is the advantage to using a representation vs a layer file?

I understand that the representation stores the symbology inside of the geodatabase. It creates it's own field for a RuleID. I made a layer file that had 'unique values and many fields' and chose ...
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How can I move and resize features with an ArcView license?

this might be a silly question but I have a problem with moving features in ArcGis 10. I'm only using the ArcView license so the editing tool "representation" is deactivated. Is there an easy way to ...
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Export ArcMap cartographic representation to a symbol?

Using Cartographic Representation (CR) I've created a nice feature symbol with a filled interior and sharp outline. It looks great on a map, on screen and printed. However I can't duplicate that ...
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Cartographic Representation: how to use different rule for different polygon?

I create a file geodatabase to hold a polygon of the land boundary. What I would like to set up the RULE to separate colors. I had to split the polygons into 2 separate polygons and change the ID to ...
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How to automatically set polygons borders to improve map readability when rendering thematic maps?

When mapping an value as a color to render a thematic map the objects borders can alter the map readability a lot. For example in this thematic map of the US counties with black borders: There are a ...
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How to best model GPS tracks for storage, visualization and analysis?

I am thinking about writing software to deal with GPS Tracks and Waypoints (mostly storing, displaying and calculating metrics such as speed, grade, and some simple statistics). I wonder what should ...
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Can Representations be used to Spatially Offset (Disperse) XY points for Web Mapping Application?

So I have a bit of an issue of points with the same x and y that I need to display separately from themselves. Here is some history of this issue: I have a database of incidents that happen over a ...
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Maps with charts of representative symbols

Please forgive an ignorant question that I should know the answer to, but how would the type of map symbology illustrated here be typically described? Specifically where symbology is used to ...
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Cartographic Representations Load Rather Than Feature Symbology [closed]

We use ArcSDE to allow multiple users (both in my office and elsewhere) to access feature classes that my office maintains. We also use cartographic representations for many of our feature classes. ...
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Representation of network flows

This is a sample transportation network flow I've done a year ago based on 26 zones. For a project I'm working on now, I need to represent the flows over 1,000 zones with directionality. Any ...
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Data loads with preset symbology in ArcMap

I have a set of points in a file gdb. When I load them in ArcMap or ArcCatalog, the data displays with unique value symbology based on a field rather than "single symbol". How do I get the data to ...
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Is there a way to represent multiple attributes of a single point feature with icons?

I always wandered if there's a way to represent using an array of various icons multiple attributes of a single layer containing point features. For example, think about a point feature with these ...
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Symbology levels are ignored in ArcGIS 10

I have a problem migrating from a ArgGIS 9.3 to a 10 geodatabase (both sde and file gdb). The symbology levels stored in the 9.3 database are not transferred. When migrated to ArcGIS 10.0, ...
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Show representation properties in object inspector in ArcMap 10

When you inspected a feature in the object inspector in ArcMap 9.x (opened by clicking the "Attributes" button in the editor toolbar), you were able to see the properties of ALL the features ...
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ArcMap - cartographic representation and labels

Cartographic representation in ArcMap is a nice way to temporary change geometry of features, so you can make adjustments just for map making. In my mapping project I need to move some point features ...
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Plot csv data on a map

My boundaries shape file has the following attributes; CODE, PROVINCE, AREA, SHAPE_LENG and SHAPE_AREA (note that there are no geo- coordinates). My data on the csv file has the following fields; ...
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How to represent overlapping lines in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have lots of lines (in one feature class) which share the same location but I want to represent them as lines that are next to each other because they have different properties (different OWNERS). ...
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How to replace corrupt representations stored in a geodatabase using symbology from layer file?

I have a lyr file with symbology that I want to store in the database. Symbolology is already stored in the geodatabase but the symbology levels has been corrupted migrating from 9.3 to 10. Thus, I ...
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Cartographic techniques for symbolizing routing data

Some common problems with displaying routes created from street data, such as bus routes, include: Routes may overlap themselves, such as when a route takes the same road in opposite directions ...
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Editing represetation question

I'm new with editing so I need help. I have several lines (one feature class) which share the same location (cables) but I want to represent them as lines that are next to each other because they have ...
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What kinds of line segments/edges require high accuracy in a true surface-of-the-ellipsoid representation?

I've been musing (and doing prototype coding) for a 'projection free' geographic codebase with your basic point, line & polygon primitives. Rather than dealing with all the sacrifices that come ...
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What is the best way to automate the importing of symbology into feature classes in ArcMap 10?

I'm importing several shp files with the same schema using the FeatureClassToGeodatabase tool in Arcpy and during the process I would also like to apply some standard symbology to the feature class. ...
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Manage representions by updating rules with original data

In case your not familiar with representations. There is new since 9.2 a cartographic representation available. It allows for rules based on data fields to determine symbology. Admittedly it is very ...
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Deleting multiple vertices at once?

I have a polygon feature class that I've converted to representations so that I can delete some vertices. I'm doing this to simply some of the shapes manually, but I'd like to speed this up by ...
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Is there a name for deformation-based maps?

I have already seen maps using deformation to visualize information. For example, this map shows temporal distance between some French cities when traveling by train: Is there a name for this kind ...
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Using a color override for representations

I'm looking for a way to automatically assign a color to a feature, mainly polylines. I want to do this by populating a field with a value so I can link it to a color. I believe this is possible ...
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Creating color table file in PCI Geomatica

What is the simplest way to create a stand-alone color-table file in PCI Geomatica (PCT or STR)? I have some classified imagery with values ranging between 0-255 and I would like a way to ...
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wkb/wkt according to OGC

how can i store my coordinates in wkb.. i want to know its implementation of wkb and wkt in db .. any one can please guide me.
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Custom, low-level representation of streets and traffic rules

I'm new to GIS, and I'm still trying to gain an understanding of what can be represented in the various GIS files. Very generally I know(/think) that you can represent points, that lines, polylines, ...
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Transportation representation Standard on roads

Is there a GIS standard to display transportation specific information in GIS databases. The information I'm interested in are: Road Directionality Center turning lanes Ramps / Bridges / Over or ...