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How can I find the farthest point from a set of existing points?

I have a set of points as a shapefile and I want to find (the coordinates) of a new point which will have the longest possible distance from each of the existing points. Is that possible? If yes, is ...
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How can I create weighted Thiessen polygons?

I have a point shape file and I create Thiessen (Voronoi) polygons programmatically using this scripting syntax: CreateThiessenPolygons_analysis (in_features, out_feature_class, fields_to_copy) ...
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Does SHAPE_Length take into account elevation values?

Does the Shape_Length attribute take into account the elevation? For instance, if I have 3 points: A, B, and C A.X = 10 A.Y = 10 A.Z = 10 B.X = 10 B.Y = 10 B.Z = 50 C.X = 0 C.Y = 0 C.Z = 10 Then I ...
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Connecting line features and determining the length of the longest line

I have a line feature (see image) representing a river that I created using the Stream_to_Feature tool. The attribute table contains several records representing different lines - the problem is the ...
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Deriving separate polylines from coded points using ArcObjects (Figure inside)

I have a single point featureclass that represents the left and right sides of a landform (the points are coded as either 'right' or 'left'). Visually I can pick out and digitize two lines along these ...
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Spatial Query works while stepping through debugger but not otherwise

ORIGINAL POST: I'm not actually sure whether this is a VB.net problem or an ESRI problem...but given the number of really odd ESRI quirks I've encountered, my money's on the latter... I have a piece ...
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Migrate in a new programming GIS language

The last five years I have been working with VBA and ArcObjects for developing a specific application within ArcGIS. That project that began around 2008-2009 carried out with VBA and ArcObjects which ...
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Selecting the MAX value from a feature using ArcObjects?

I have a feature (point) with a field called 'Sequence'. The values in this column range from 1 to n. I can use IQueryFilter to get the first value, 1. Dim pQry As IQueryFilter = ...
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Why esriSpatialRelTouches relation does not work?

I have two feature layers. The first one is just a polygon and the other one consists of a series of polygons which are enclosed by the first one. Thus, some polygons of the second feature layer touch ...
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How to programmatically clear all layers from data frame?

I'm trying to create a button using VB.NET and ArcGIS 10 to clear the layers of my data frame. I know how to add layers, but I don't have any idea on how to delete/clear them. Any suggestions? ...
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Turn off field programmatically in ArcMap via VB.Net

I'm creating an addin button in Arcmap via VB.net that when clicked, runs the identify tool. But I want only selected fields to appear in the identify dialog. My idea is to hide the unnecessary fields ...
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Remove Shapefile lock

I have an ArcObject Dissolve procedure that creates a shp in a directory. This dissolved layer is a temp layer and is not added into ArcMap. I would like to delete it when the user clicks a button ...
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Refresh Currently Open ArcMap Attribute Table using ArcObjects

I have written an ArcMap Addin (ArcMap 10.0) that allows a user to perform a join between an in-memory table and a feature class (feature layer) added to the TOC. I want the attribute table of the ...
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Exploring ArcObjects through C# or VB from Python background

While I understand that this may be off topic to an extent, I am in a bit of a bind and could use some help directing my thought process and research. I have little programming background aside ...
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How to number polygons according to their spatial relationships?

I have, for example, this layer in postgresql (polygons): table : poly (objectid: integer, num: integer, shape: geometry) I want to enumerate the polygons from left to right and top to bottom ...
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Sum the values of a single raster and output the value as a number?

I have a floating point raster and have applied a conditional to it in order to only extract the positive values, so there are 'no data' "holes" in the raster. I simply need to sum the values from ...
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Is IPolygon2.QueryExteriorRingsEx Method not working in ArcGIS version 10.1 SP1?

I am updating my addins from 10.0 to 10.1 and my code is crashing on the IPolygon2.QueryExteriorRingsEx Method. I understand there is something strange going on with this method because Developer ...
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How do I change the targeted .NET 4.0 Framework to version 3.5 in an existing VS 2010 EXPRESS project?

I am upgrading from ArcGIS desktop 10.0 to 10.1 and I have a bunch of addins developed in VS 2008 Express using ArcObjects 10.0. I would like to upgrade everything to 10.1 using VS 2010 Express. I ...
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Problem creating a point IFeatureClass

I'm trying to create a point IFeatureClass, but my code doesn't work. Public Function CreatePointFeatureClass(ByVal featureClassName As String, _ ByVal ...
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Visual Basic editor command icon is always disabled

I recently installed ArcGIS 9.3 in a PC with Windows 7.0. I opened an existing mxd file within which I developed some toolbars for a project. Each icon of a toolbar has behind it a VBA and ArcObjects ...
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How to use IDatabaseCompact.Compact() on an used IWorkspace, without permission denied

I am writting an ArcMap-AddIn with vb.net. I get an error when trying to compact my IWorkspace(mdb), the error is: COMException You tried to open a database, which was already opened by the ...
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DLL As Embedded Resource ArcMap Add-In? VB.NET

I tried using StackOverflow, but I don't think anyone can answer my question in context(ArcMap Addins). I am currently developing an add-in that needs to load a custom control DLL as a dependency. ...
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Filtering a raster by pixel cluster size in ArcGIS?

I have a raster image representing islands in a river (see image) created using the following process: 1) Clip a water surface DEM and watershed DEM by a bounding polygon (waters' edge). 2) Subtract ...
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Creating a VB.net Dataset in Visual Studio 2010 from an SDE Geodatabase

I am building an ArcMap Addin that contains several Windows Forms with controls that need to be bound to a database. I am trying to decide whether or not to use a native SQL Server Database or an SDE ...
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Enable Add-In Button if One Feature is Selected from Specific Layer

I am trying to enable an add-in button on my toolbar if only one feature is selected from a specifc Layer. For example, when ArMap loads, the button should be disabled. If the user selects one feature ...
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How can I get the coordinates of a grid cell?

How can I get the real coordinates (i.e. X and Y) of a given grid cell when I know its row and column position? Thanks Demetris
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ArcObjects VB.Net - Editing in Geodatabase

Greetings, I have a script in VB.Net for grabbing values from one feature and assigning them to another. It works fine on shapefiles, but upon importing the same shapefiles into a file geodatabase, I ...
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How to loop through an array of point features?

I have a set of point features and I wish to find the points that have common coordinates. Now I changed the code as shwon bewlo by using the IPoint and the compare method through a function. I have 2 ...
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Is extrusion of a line (which is curved) into a plane at a certain angle possible in ArcGIS?

I have a polyline shape file which is a fault trace on earth's surface. I want to extrude this into a 3-D plane at a certain angle (which is dip angle of the fault). However, the extruded plane ...
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ArcObjects Geoprocessing Failures

I am working on launching the GenerateNearTable using the ArcObjects Assembly method. I have the advanced license (10.1), so the tool is available. The code to launch geoprocessing is: Private ...
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Counting distinct values in a field of a table stored in pgdb

I need to calculate total count of distinct values of a field . That field contains many duplicate values also. The table which contains that field is stored in pgdb. I want things done in vb .net. ...
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The field cannot be deleted because it is being used as a relationship key.

I want to delete some fields of featureclasses, but when I run the code FeatureClass.DeleteField(Field) it works well for some featureclasses but after some time it gives an error such as: The ...
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ArcGIS 10 Addin - Code Doesn't Execute on Another Computer

I've created an ArcGIS 10 Addin that consists of a toolbar containing one button and one tool. The button opens a form, and the tool is disabled until the user enters some information on the form. ...
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ArcObjects 9.2 SDK: How to intersect two SelectionSets (in-memory pointers) and return a FeatureClass?

[Update] Since posting this question, I've come to the conclusion I'm not fighting flaws in the BasicGeoprocessor object, but more likely having issues with poor object lifecycle management on my ...
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Unable to create temporary GeoDatasets in g_g_g folders

I am converting a VBA macro that was written for ArcGIS 9.3 to a VB.NET project using the ArcGIS 10.0 .NET SDK. I am getting the following error whenever the code tries to create a temporary ...
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Add-in; Failure to get code to execute when toolbar button pressed

I had written several VBA routines for ArcGIS up through v9.3 and have since upgraded to 10. Since VBA will be a thing of the past in the next version, I downloaded and installed VB Express 2008 and ...
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How do I check what type of mapsurround is on the map?

I want to have the program add a scalebar to the map, but only if there isn't one already on the map. The code below works for legends, but when I try to replace ILegend with IScalebar it doesn't ...
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ArcMap add-in (vb.net) datagridview will crash map when right click on the title part

I find the problem accidentally. In my ArcMap add-in, there is a search function which allows the user to search the geodb based on the value of a field. It works fine but today when I right click the ...
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Repairing disconnected layers with selection sets

Has anyone had any success of repairing disconnected layers that have selection sets that have their data sources broken in ArcGIS? Is there a way to detect this through code and then re-create that ...
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How to get radiobutton checked after pop-out window?

I am trying to migrate my program from ArcMap 10 VBA to ArcObjects VB.net add-in in Visual studio express 2008. I write a ArcGIS addin component tool to draw a geometry, perform a spatial query and ...
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Why do I get an “Type 'IPoint' is not defined” error in VB.NET

I am writing an add-in for ArcMap 10. I am trying to do Dim clickedPoint as IPoint in VB.NET, but I get "Type 'IPoint' is not defined" error. Do I have to import a class or how do I make this work?
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ArcObjects: Getting the properties of a layer that has lost its data source (VB.NET)

When you save an ArcGIS map document (MXD) and then change the data source of a layer in the MXD, you can no longer see the layer in the MXD and you must redefine its data source. But suppose you ...
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vb.net arcobjects determine whether arcmap is in editing session

I have a vb.net arcmap addin which provide a function to validate geodb topology. But there is a problem, when I am not in editing session and use the function, arcmap will crash. In this case I ...
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ArcGIS Geoprocessing and 32/64 bit architecture Issue

I am coding a VB.net console application using ArcObjects to call ArcGIS 10.1 geoprocessing tools. I have several geoprocessing calls that actually work, but that pop up an irritating message box when ...
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Update attributes during edit session using ArcObjects

I have made an attempt to create an ArcObjects addin to help with some workflows here in the office. I apologize in advance if I have something fundamentally wrong with the code. This is my first ...
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Problem Initializing License for ArcEngine application

I have written an ArcEngine application using vb.net and Visual Studio 2010. When I initially started the code, I indicated an ArcInfo license was available during the project setup. This worked ...
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Programmatically calculating the length of all polyline features in a featureclass

I've come across this issue a few times and have not yet found an agreed upon solution on any forum. Simply put, I have a featureclass containing many polyline features. I would like to calculate the ...
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ArcMap Geoprocessing vba code/tool - smooth polygon

I would like to execute the smoothpolygon tool within ArcMap vba and I'm having some trouble defining the parameters syntax for the tool. I'm getting this error below: ERROR 000622: Failed to execute ...
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Arcmap VB.NET export map to SHP error

I want to export a query to a Shapefile. If the query is empty I get an error and it will not export. How can I do nothing if the query is empty and export next query in the list? Sample if I ...
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vb.net arcobjects spatial query get fields value of desired layer only

Currently I am using ArcObjects (10.2.1) in vb.net (vs 2012). What I intent to develop is a spatial query tool. There are 2 steps in the function: (1) Use "Select Features" tool in ArcMap to select ...