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What map source/API/tools are recommended to create Web GIS/Mapping application utilising Microsoft technologies? [closed]

I'm researching about technologies (around Microsoft tech) to create mapping application and would like to have advice/suggestions. Brief requirement to build mapping application with Microsoft ...
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Create a script/tool to run Crystal Reports after a Geoprocessing step? [closed]

We currently provide Crystal reports to our clients that order data requests. I have automated some of the process, but is there a way to incorporate a script/tool/model that would then take my ...
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Is it possible to make a geodatabase feature class invisible?

I am working on creating a report for a customer that requires using a couple tools in arcmap then export values to a dbf. They then have to run a crystal report that pulls data from Oracle in the ...
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Cut Tool or Process to mimic cutting in a “cookie cutter” like fashion

Say I have a sidewalk polygon, and on that segment of sidewalk I have 5 tree grates that I want to cut out of the sidewalk polygon. Is there a tool or an easy process that I could cut out one tree ...
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error "one or more ...
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In QGIS 2.14.0 The measuring tool is set to Meters even after changing it to feet in settings

I need to measure some lengths in feet, in previous versions I could change the units in the drop down window and it would stay on feet now it reverts back to meters, if you take focus off the measure ...
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How to identify feature from multiple layers in QGIS?

I have recently migrated from ArcGIS to QGIS. Is there any way to identify a feature having multiple layers? I am currently working with about 400 shape files and need to know which is the one I'm ...
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How does “Mosaic to New Raster” tools works? How does it treat pixel values?

I'm working with arcGIS. I have mosaicked 8 rasters with values ranging from -408 to 180. The new mosaic shows pixel values ranging from 0 to 180.Then I compared cell by cell values from the original ...
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Illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers

I have a question about illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers. I have made a survey where I asked the participants which trail they used for hiking.There are a lot of trailoptions ...
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Developing find and replace script tool?

I'm being tasked for developing a script tool that can find ultimately needs to be able to find any string and replace it with another string in an attribute table. Below is what I have so far, and it ...
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Merge to New Raster resulting a raster with cell value 0 to 255

I am using the mosaic to new raster tool to mosaic two rasters together, one 2-bit and one 4-bit, and the output raster has given all the previously nodata pixels the value 3. Some of the pixels in ...
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Why are some tools on Tools toolbar not working in ArcMap?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop, i've managed my map in the layout view, everything done, i was fine with the outcome, exported into a pdf file, then switched back to data view. Now i am ...
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QGIS 2.12 Lines to Polygons not work properly

In QGIS 2.12.3 I have a small shapefile with lines (as often occurs in parcel boundary datasets) of 2 vertices each, snapped to each other (no topology errors, no dangles, no intersections). But the ...
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Draw a polygon automatically around points, [duplicate]

Draw a polygon automatically around points, I am looking for a way to draw a polygon automatically around points that have similar value in one field of the attribute table. For example, in the ...
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Which tool for custom queries? [closed]

I'm new to the GIS world, and I'm trying to work out what tool I should start with in order to analyse some data and run custom spatial queries on it. I have a data set representing the recording of a ...
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Recommended utility for editing of GEOJSON files

I have a geojson file with the boundaries and some very basic statistics (population) for all the counties in US. States are enumerated (1,2,...), not named. I also have a csv file with a ...
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Area estimation using raster image

I have a map of trace gas (NO2) distribution over big cities and other anthropogenic objects. The purpose is to estimate the area of distribution. I attached the sample image to illustrate what I do. ...
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How to build a query tool for spatialite data in QGIS?

I am trying to build some tool for a collegue of mine to query data from a spatialite database while clicking on vector features. My first guess is, that I could do this with an "action" I define for ...
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Closing MeasureTool Window

I'm activating the built in ArcGIS measure tool using the following code: ControlsMapMeasureTool measureTool = new ControlsMapMeasureToolClass(); measureTool.OnCreate(_axMapControl.Object); // set ...
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Merge shapefiles to one tool not working?

When using the data management tool "Merge shapefiles to one" in QGIS why is it copying one of my shapefiles instead of merging the two together as it should?
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Creating feature class from area in one layer not covered by another layer using ArcGIS?

I am working on a project doing spatial analysis at a statewide level. I am looking at a form of transportation coverage in a state, and part of my analysis involves buffers and drive time polygons. I ...
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Weighted values for locations

I’m trying to produce a value for a handful of apartment locations. The values, ideally, will be based on the number of services within each apartment's 3 buffer rings. The services are point type ...
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Swipe tool in QGIS?

Is there any SWIPE tool in QGIS similar to what you have in ArcGIS.. What I am looking for is a tool to swap fast between two layers. I am comparing sidescan sonar mosaic against bathymetry for ...
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Activating custom ITool from form without adding it to ArcMap AddIn toolbar?

I'm working on an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 that adds a toolbar to ArcMap. One command (OpenModelessDialogCommand) button on that toolbar opens a modeless WinForms dialog, from which a tool (MyTool) can ...
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QGIS Tool Scripting Help with “Select by attribute”

** I've gone back and edited (shortened and focused) my own question QUESTION: Why am I getting the error message "The following layers were not correctly generated: Output", when writing a script ...
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Eliminate Polygon Part tool doesn't eliminate part - a bug?

I'm using the Eliminate Polygon Part tool in ArcGIS to remove dry land surrounded by water (aka islands). Tool Inputs: Condition: AREA Area: 50,000 Square Feet Percentage: 0 Eliminate contained ...
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Free tool to make choropleth map with administrative borders

I have a numeric table for some administrative division like county, state, province, oblast. Is there a free tool that I can supply with my table and get a choropleth map?
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Alternatives to QGIS difference tool

I have a very large shapefile of building polygons and a shapefile of the country they reside in (England). The building shapefile was built by merging 94 smaller shapefiles. Both files have the same ...
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What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available?

I have a DEM that I would like to smooth or generalize to remove topographic extremes (chop off peaks and fill-in valleys). Ideally, I would also like to have control over the radius or level of ...
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What are some of the OSX GIS tools

Most Opensource tools are cross platform; however, some GIS tools such as ArcGIS are platform specific (windows only). What are some of the GIS tools that are usable on the mac? EDIT Although thank ...
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Generating regular sample points in a polygon

Is there a way I can generate regularly distributed sample points within a polygon using ArcGIS 10? I originally used Hawth's Tools to do this in 9.3, however I don't think this is possible in 10. ...
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Is there a way to configure ArcMap to persist the HTML popup window size?

I'm specifically asking for when the "Display HTML formatting" is configured as "As a table of the visible fields.", but I think all options behave the same way. My users click the HTML Popup tool, ...
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Automated/geoprocesing tool to slice, clip, or cut polygons using polylines using ArcGIS Desktop?

Looking for a simpler method here. I am trying to split up / cut / slice existing polygons by using existing poly-lines. An example would be splitting a water body or land parcel at the point where a ...
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Custom Tools not Saving in Toolbar on Startup/ Normal.mxt?

I am trying to save some tools that I have created into the default toolbar layout that is present when ArcMap 10.1 is launched. It is possible to change the arrangement of toolbars, add new ones and ...
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Import self-written ArcView 3.2 extension to ArcMap 9.3 or higher [duplicate]

I've found an older self-written extension (.avx) for ArcView 3.2 from a retired co-worker. Unfortunatly I'm not a programmer, but I'd like to use this extension for ArcMap 9.3. or 10.x. Is there any ...
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Mouse Double Click Events

I would like to display a Message Box Dialog when the user activates the -esri selection tool- and double clicks anywhere on the map. or when they doubleclick any feature on the map please note that ...
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MapInfo “Boundary Select”, “Sum Attributes”, and “Update Column by Spatial Query” in QGIS? [closed]

I´m a MapInfo user, I´ve gone over to QGIS and it´s got a lot going for it, except for some "missing" simple features from MapInfo I just can´t do without.... MapInfo Boundary Select - spatial query ...
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Create an Identify Route Locations tool that converts M values

I have a data set with many maritime routes that I would like to see the m values (time) for. ArcGIS's Identify Route Locations tool works exactly as I want it to, however, the m value displayed is ...
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“add feature” tool QGIS 2.0 - polygon fill blocks view of what I want to digitize

How can I change the settings on the vector "add feature" tool so the tool fill doesn't block my view of what I want to digitize? This problem popped up after I upgraded to QGIS 2.0 QGIS 2.0 ...
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How can I manipulate the timestamps in a GPX file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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is the “configuration dialog” = “Processing” > “Options”

Is the the "configuration dialog" referenced to in help "Processing" > "Options" Note: The 'help' I am referring to is the online Documentation QGIS 2.2 » QGIS User Guide » QGIS processing framework ...
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Why is Python AddIn toolbar showing all “Missing” tools/buttons?

I am horribly new to coding with python. I made a toolbar using the wizard and old bits of VBA code. I created a button to search by map number, a tool to calculate area from UI and a second tool ...
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add vb6 tool to arcmap 9.2 (on windows 7 64bit machine)

I have a vb6 project which develop a tool for use in arcmap several years ago. And I managed to add the tool in arcmap 9.2 (windows xp) by: In arcmap -> Customize -> Add from file -> choose the dll ...
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Split multipart shapefile into separate shapefiles [closed]

I have a multipart shapefile, which I would like to split into many individual shapefiles (by FID for example). Is there some way to do this in ArcGIS 10.x without using python?
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Identify Tool for JS API similar to the tool in ArcGIS Desktop?

As documented in my earlier questions, I am having trouble connecting multiple ArcGIS Server services to identifyTasks. Therefore, I'm wondering if there is a tool/process or if its possible to create ...
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Help troubleshooting a USGS fetch tool

Goal: I am attempting to create a fetch (wind exposure) raster for a portion of the St. Lawrence River in order to look at habitat suitability for a number of fish species. Tool used: ...
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Ordinary kriging tools available in ArcGIS?

I have been using Geosoft's Target to interpolate X, Y coordinates then use them to create grids using ordinary kriging. I am now working with ArcGIS which I am new to and can't seem to be able to ...
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How to configure “Same as Display” as processing extent by default in ModelBuilder?

I'm working on a very simple model for creating a path from a selected point to the closest polyline, in this model I used a Cost Distance and Cost Path tool for creating the more feasible track ...
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How to get full path of layer selected in drop-down box for ArcGIS Python tool

I have a Python script-based tool in ArcGIS. One of the parameters for the tool is an input raster file, which I've set (using the properties of the tool within the toolbox) to be a Raster Layer. This ...