User experience (UX) is about how a person feels about using a product, system or service.

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Vertically docking Tools toolbar to left of map and right of TOC in ArcMap 10.x?

In general, I really like the docking environment in ArcGIS 10. As I was showing off ArcGIS 10 to some of my end-users, I couldn't get the toolbar docked to the left of the map and to the right of ...
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Showing Select By Location dialog window when it is open but behind other ArcMap windows?

My "Select By Location" dialog window keeps falling behind other windows(such as my table window) that I have on my second monitor. So far, the only way to fix it is to move the table window to the ...
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Specific renaming of elements in Attribute table failing until closing and reopen attribute table

Well the title tells it already. I have a column name and 100 objects. I have given them all a name. Now I mentioned that I have written some wrong of them. So I tried to correct them by double click ...
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Change default field properties for number format in ArcMap?

Anyone who has worked with numbers that have more than 14 digits has run into ArcMap's wonderful habit of converting any number of such length to e-notation. While changing this is a simple matter of ...
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Internet mapping UX design strategy: Separate desktop and mobile sites, or one site fits all?

I searched GIS.SE for "Desktop vs. Mobile" and didn't get anything helpful, so I guess I'll be the one to ask. Question: With respect to Internet mapping applications, is it better to have separate ...
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How to get the attribute list of a point that is clicked on the map

I would like to double click a point on map and directly getting to its attributes. I'm too lazy to go through the list auf 400 items, just to find it. Is there any way to do this?
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Is ArcGIS Desktop still affected by stacked toolbars bug (NIM003161) when opening MXD on multi-monitor configurations?

In ArcMap 9.3, we had issues with our toolbars always stacking up instead of remaining where they were placed. This was mainly an issue on dual monitor workstations and we would occasionally see the ...
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What are some good examples of geospatial UI's [closed]

I am interested in understanding and applying practical geo-spatial examples for some of the transportation data that I have. I have several geocodes that I will pull from the database, and display in ...
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Why is the performance speed between ArcGIS and QGIS so different?

Ok I am not a programmer but a prolific GIS user. I know that QGIS is written in C++ and ArcGIS in ??? but for most of my tasks lately I always try to use QGIS not only because it is free but due to ...
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Display Feedback “Stutters” When Moving Features

I have a custom tool for moving features that implements IDisplayFeedback and geometry-specific CoClasses to show the user where they are moving the feature. IMovePolygonFeedback polygonFeedback; ...
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WFS works only in IE browser. Any work around is available for this issue? [duplicate]

WFS works only in IE browser for me. Its not working in any other browser. I dont have much expertise in checking browser compatibility, could someone suggest me how to resolve this issue or Any work ...
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Decimal degree coordinates: how many decimal places to use for …? [duplicate]

When using coordinates in decimal degrees, how many decimal points actually make sense? For example, say one is producing a table of locations of base camps in a report, there's no point in ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10 Tips and Tricks

A couple times a month, I check out the various tips and tricks CW posts on StackOverflow and always learn something new. I went back and forth as to whether to pin this question to a specific ...
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How to buffer a point in a Python Add-In by ArcMap's selection tolerance?

In this answer to another Python add-in question I suggested supplying a search_distance to the SelectLayerByLocation function in order to allow points and lines to be selected by an intersecting ...
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Can you programmatically change the button image for a ESRI.ArcGIS.Desktop.AddIns.Button?

I'm new to the AddIn customization model in ArcGIS 10 and I'm trying to figure out how to change a button image for a button. I'm looking for the equivalent to the BaseCommand UpdateBitmap method and ...
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App using latitude and longitude, should decimal degrees be a separate selection from metric?

So silly question to some I suspect. I am coding a mobile app that displays coordinates in parts of the interface. We currently have an option to toggle between Imperial and Metric. But I am unsure if ...
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Missing layer tools

I just installed QGis 2.0.1 and wanted to move the layer tools that were located on the very left hand side by default. I tried to move them to the top, next to all the other tools. Now, they just ...
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How can I retrieve a list of the most used GIS software?

I would like to know how many user use a GIS software and compile a list of the most used GIS software. I thought to use the download counter of the sites but this is quite inaccurate how can I ...
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Alternative layperson-friendly names for 'Legend'?

I am making a mobile mapping app that has a button that displays a legend. Because my legend is initially hidden from view, it is really important the text I put in the button that displays the ...
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How to use shortcuts in dockable windows?

I have developed a custom dockable window with textboxes, comboboxes and buttons for use in ArcMap. After the user clicks on a button in the dockable window a function is invoked. How can I invoke the ...
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ArcObjects: Setting image of a command button to a partially transparent bitmap

In an ArcMap 10 add-in, I am attempting to create a toggle button of sorts whose image changes based on the button's state. This answer describes how to set an add-in button's image programmatically ...
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How to set focus on ArcMap map window using arcobjects and c#.net

I have developed a custom dockable window with textboxes, comboboxes and a button for use in ArcMap. After the user clicks on the button in the dockable window a function is invoked. After the ...
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Easting and Northing range in UTM

I'm working in the development of an user interface in which the user should be able to enter a UTM coordinate in the following format: I don't know much about these type of systems, but I ...
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How to find all ICommandItem instances of a custom button command in an ArcMap add-in?

I have an ArcMap 10.0 add-in in which I have a button that the user can place (using the Customize dialog in ArcMap) on any toolbar including user-created toolbars as well as standard ones or even 3rd ...
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What are some examples of interesting zoom slider customisations?

The default Claro zoom slider control is pretty boring. It's also hard to see on top of many basemaps: Are there any examples of some nice customisations I could use for inspiration?
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How to pan (rather than zoom) when using a 2-finger drag on a Mac

Using Mac OSX, dragging the trackpad with 2 fingers performs a scroll of the web page, equivalent to using the mouse wheel. However, if the cursor is located within an OpenLayers map, the 2-finger ...
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What is the more accepted practice for defining tolerance values?

The Context Due to restrictions, I have an application that requires line features to be selected if they are within a user defined tolerance from a points data set. I can not currently use any third ...
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Is there a way to decrease the auto-hide delay for dockable windows in ArcMap 10?

I'd like for my dockable windows to hide a little faster than they do now. Is this a user or application setting within ArcMap or ArcGIS? More details: I'm specifically interested in ArcMap, but if ...
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How do I restore the docking guides in ArcMap 10?

I lost my docking guides quite some time ago and I can't figure out how to get them back. Initially, I thought maybe it was an OS (Windows 7) configuration but my visual studio docking guides ...
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How do you view multiple tables at the same time in ArcMap 10?

My original question was: How do you undock the tables in the ArcMap attribute window? because that's how I thought it should work in the new ArcGIS 10 docking environment. Either it isn't ...