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use VBA in a code to edit the attributes table

so i have a point shapefile. I made a button that finds the best fit line for selected points and calculates the azimuth of it (Zero degrees being the east) is there a way i can add something to the ...
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How to register dll extension with RegAsm.exe on Windows 7 64bit ArcGIS 10 SP1?

I am having some issues with registering a dll: run DOS as Administrator CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\bin\" (where the ESRIRegAsm.exe is) I attempt to register the dll as follows: ...
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1answer
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Why is my XY Event Source layer only displaying at full extent?

My XY Event Source layer is only displaying at full extent and when I zoom in, the features disappear. If I select a feature in the attribute table, the feature is highlighted. When I see this for a ...
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1answer
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Blank extensions box in ArcMap 9.3

After a reinstall of ArcInfo 9.3 (which works fine for mapping etc), the box for all of my extensions is blank. I've checked, and they're all licensed in Desktop Administrator, but not showing at all ...
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2answers
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Using Google Maps as layer in ArcMap?

Can I use Google Maps as a layer in ArcMap? Is it possible?
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1answer
336 views

ArcEngine in WPF -> publish -> creates .msi install file -> installer fails

I am trying to install my custom ArcEngine application on another machine. I just uninstalled and reinstalled ArcGis Engine Runtime 10 and authorized it. "Unable to install or run the application. ...
6
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1answer
270 views

Does Arcpy work for Engine or Server the same as Desktop?

I am contemplating a project where there is not going to be access to ArcGIS Desktop and wondering if Engine and/or Server install ArcPy and Python? Is this possible? Does anyone have an example?
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Imagery Database/Metadata Store

I'm a Remote Sensing PhD student, and as such I have a large number of satellite images that I'm working with. I'm starting to fail to keep track of them all and I have a lot of metadata that I want ...
6
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5answers
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Effectively displaying a large amount of data on Google Maps APi

I have about 20 layers that I'd like to put on a Google maps API. I assume I'll need some form of a tile cache server and perhaps under mapserver or geoserver. These layers amount to about 400mb so ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to rearrange layers on the fly?

I'm involved in a project where one of the main features is that the users will have the ability to select wich layers will be available for him to view on the map, the layers then should be loaded ...
7
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5answers
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I am struggling to convert .dwg to .shp, ideas?

Any ideas as to how can I convert dwg to shp? I tried Kosmo and gvSIG. gvSIG kind of worked but it seems like I lost information.. in addition everything was converted into lines, no polygons. I can ...
3
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1answer
170 views

Initiate a pop-up before accessing a .net out-of-the-box web map

I need to create a pop-up that initiates as soon as a user clicks on a web map, or accesses the link from another location. The map is an ArcGIS Server out-of-the-box .net app. It's for a disclaimer ...
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1answer
426 views

Some related table fields not displaying in ArcPad 8

I have an issue that I have been struggling with and I'll try to explain without getting too confusing. I have an AXF that is displaying only some of the fields in a related table on the default ...
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8answers
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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8answers
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Most common unmet GIS need for businesses

What would you say is the most common unmet GIS need for businesses, as far as technology goes? I'm a programmer and I'm trying to think of a business idea. I like GIS, so I think I might want to do ...
5
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2answers
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Merge several DEM into one in ArcGIS 10

Is there any ArcGIS 10 tool to merge several DEM into a single one?
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5answers
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Using ArcGIS 10 on a virtual machine with OSX

I'm currently using ArcGIS 10 on a Windows 7 64 bit Macbook Pro (2.53 Ghz and 8GB of RAM) using VMWare. However, when I am using ArcGIS I find it quite slow even with Windows 7 (64-bit) optimized for ...
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2answers
462 views

GetLegendInfo SOAP call in ArcGIS Server 10

I am generating a legend for a Silverlight map using the GetLegendInfo method in the ArcGIS 10 SOAP Web Services. The array of MapServerLegendInfo objects that is returned does not contain annotation ...
7
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3answers
967 views

Retrieve polygon smallest MBR

I have a postgis table containing polygons. I want to transform my polygons to 4 points polygons : retrieve the smallest MBR. Here comes an illustration of what I want : My original polygon is ...
4
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3answers
1k views

How to automatically create 2D-point features from addresses in an SQL database

I currently have an SQL-Table which contains our buildings. I already added the table and now want to create features ( 2D-Points ) from that information. The biggest problem I have is that the ...
2
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3answers
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In an aggregated layers situation, how to perform a CQL query on one layer out of many?

I'm a newbie trying to filter things out in geoserver using CQL, hence the bar on top when displaying layers in geoserver. In that bar, where you are supposed to type in your CQL request, I'm actually ...
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2answers
240 views

How can i figure out what Geoprocessing Tool is selected in ArcMap? (ArcMap 10)

I am working on an arcobjects extension, that basically provides universal batch / task scheduling for the geoprocessing tools (similar to ERDAS's Batch/Scheduling System), the project is 99.9% ...
7
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1answer
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How do I get a country border data set into my geography column?

I have a PostGis database with a multipolygon geography (as opposed to geometry) column. I'd like to fill it with the country border data available from ...
7
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3answers
300 views

Establishing survey marks

We are currently getting some new survey marks established in the main town of our shire, we have been told that there are different orders based on accuracy: 1st, 2nd and 3rd both for horizontal and ...
4
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2answers
160 views

Purple anomaly on imagery

Can someone please tell me what this purple anomaly is on the imagery that we just received. The only thing I have done processing wise is to build the pyramids when they first came into ArcMap. Other ...
4
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2answers
328 views

Unique Character Generator Help

I am working on a script that will populate 3 letters into a field. I have to use letters due to field limitations and to make sure that I have enough combinations. I'm not really sure where I am ...
8
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1answer
2k views

How can I determine which service is associated with a particular ArcSOC.exe process and vice versa?

I've got a development arcgis server machine configured with multiple mapservices, gp services and SOE's. Sometimes an arcgissoc.exe process gets hung. There also seem to be too many SOC's running ...
5
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2answers
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How do I use GDAL to convert from an arbitrary projection/datum into Equirectangular/WGS84?

I've been trying to use GDAL to convert from an arbitrary projection/datum into Equirectangular (aka Plate Caree, aka Equidistant Cylindrical, aka Geographic, aka Lat/Long) with WGS84 datum. All of ...
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7answers
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Problem with Swiss coordinate system overlay in WMS

I have administrative boundaries data for communities in Switzerland from SwissTopo. Original data came in shape files with 'Bessel 1841 Hotine Oblique Mercator Azimuth Natural Origin' projection. ...
3
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3answers
310 views

Trouble getting metacarta to work with qgis?

I have a basic issue with getting qgis to accept the metacarta wms service and wonder if anyone can guide me. I add the "basic layers" to the map, but still can't see the tiles there when I go to the ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How to change the datasource with python?

How do I change the datasource of all layers in a map document using arcpy and python
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4answers
2k views

Looking for a pythonic way to calculate the length of a WKT linestring

I was quite unsatisfied with Calculating Length of Linestrings in WGS84 in Miles. It kept me wondering if there is a more convenient, Pythonic way to calculate the length of a WKT linestring according ...
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4answers
774 views

How do you manage existing GIS data and allow for integration with an Asset management system?

I am using ESRI based GIS software, Postgresql/PostGIS/ArcSDE DB and we have a Mincom Ellipse asset management system. Currently our all our spatial information regarding asset sites have been ...
3
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1answer
902 views

Configuring WMS from a MSSQL data source with MapGuide Open Source

I've having trouble configuring WMS out of MapGuide Open Source. Here's what I've done so far: Installed MapGuide Downloaded MapGuide Maestro Created a "feature" in Maestro that connects to ...
7
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2answers
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displaying feature info in a popup

Thanks to Nicklas' anwer to my previous question... I was able to "combine my shapefile and CSV data have made a lot of progress on my project. Now I want to display the attribute data in a popup ...
4
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2answers
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Is there an existing way to do linear referencing in ArcGIS JavaScript API 2.1?

First of all, let me specify that this is for the JavaScript API 2.1 or later only, not ADF/Google/Virtual Earth/Silverlight/Flex or any of the other extensions. We've been creating geometry from a ...
14
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7answers
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Where can I find China data?

I'm looking for good free online sources of vector data on China (shapefiles of cities, provinces, terrain etc). Would anyone be able to suggest where to look? Are there any open repositories of this ...
2
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1answer
778 views

What are the valid values for “band” in a GeoTiff file?

What are the valid values for "band" in a GeoTiff file? I've looked through the Geotiff Spec at http://www.remotesensing.org/geotiff/spec/geotiffhome.html and I am having trouble finding information ...
5
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2answers
352 views

Show loading icon with custom tool

I have a custom tool in vb.net for a web application, i'm using Asp.net, the class is in vb.net and the gis service is in Arcgis Server 9.3 sp1, the tool makes a selection of layers and takes a lot of ...
4
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2answers
519 views

FME - Is it possible to add custom command line input arguments to a workspace?

I have a workspace whose command line call is like so: fme.exe DwgImporter.fmw --SourceDataset_ACAD Z:\FME\Data\DWGs\*.dwg --DestDataset_MSSQL_ADO IHS_TPW ...
2
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2answers
632 views

Iterate through TOC elements in ArcGis Server 9.3

I'm developing website with a custom tool in ArcGis Server 9.3 using Visual Studio 2008 and the ADF components, the thing is that when I click on my custom tool it calls a class, this class needs to ...
5
votes
1answer
419 views

Why does the 3D Analyst 2D export renderer create anomalies?

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains a ...
2
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2answers
1k views

how trace polyline between two points?(Esri)

How i can draw a line between two points...e.g.: I have initial point and endpoint and i need trace a line between this points...how i can do that?
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3answers
199 views

How can I show only some classes of a layer in UMN-mapserver?

I visualize a shape-layer in the mapserver. Now I want to make some requests for only some classes of this layer. I want for example one request for only the water-classes and later for only the ...
5
votes
1answer
310 views

Postgres/postgis cursors

I have a road network with StreetName and min/max address ranges for each segment (ie- StreetName = 'Main St', Min = 100, Max = 199). I also have individual address points with similar information ...
4
votes
1answer
975 views

How to do stereographic projection conversion (w.r.t. changing point of projection)?

Given a stereographic point P1 projected from point P, and given another point Q, I would like to know how to transform P1's coordinates to that of a stereographic point Q1 projected from point Q. ...
8
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2answers
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How do you create 9.3 version of a geodatabase in ArcMap 10?

Under the What's new for geodatabases in ArcGIS 10 Esri talks about an optional parameter that allows you to create a 9.3 GDB [GeoDataBase] in version 10. I can not find any other info. Any help on ...
5
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4answers
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What is the modern equivalent to ArcInfo CLEAN?

What is the arcgis equivalent to the Arcinfo Workstation CLEAN command? Or perhaps better rephrased as, how does one clean topology without installing arcinfo workstation? Assume an arcinfo license ...
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6answers
6k views

List of useful Add-Ins for ArcGIS Desktop?

What are the best Add-Ins for ArcCatalog and ArcMap v10? XRay for ArcGIS 10 is very useful, what else is out there?
3
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2answers
577 views

Is there a way to update the attribute table of a feature class with a query?

I have a layer with multi-polygon feature classes for states and provinces. The shape area for some features classes is < 0 causing the label to be position in odd locations. It seems that the ...

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