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Check out X-Ray, a nice set of tools for looking at structures (and differences) of MXDs and geodatabases. See links below. The tools were developed by the ESRI Local Government Data model group for working with the large municipal basemap datasets and mxds they work with but have been released for general use, and looks like is very useful add-in when ...


I believe the only reason for fields in US format is for the Address Locator Style in ArcGIS for Creating an Address Locator (for Geocoding) (without designing your own Canadian Address Locator)


As Vince pointed out in a comment - you could theoretically write code to clip a map/feature service. But that would probably be a lot of custom work. You wouldnt as much be extending the Clip and Ship tool as you'd be writing a custom extraction of JSON from map services. Generally the clip and ship work flow is comprised of 2 services: GP + Map. They both ...


Having written a shapefile reader for MapDotNet, I recommend following the dBase IV spec. Once you start opening files from many sources you will find odd discrepancies, for instance older versions of the PostGIS tools filled null numeric with *.


I would strongly recommend Maptitude as a geospatial software package to meet your spatial analysis needs. I have been a user of the software for about 3 years now, as the software is quite affordable compares to MapInfo and ESRI Business Analyst Online. The software is aimed at the business person who needs to do site selection work, demographic analysis, ...


I think you're right, Mapperz, about PSTLSTATE, PSTZIP5, and PSTZIP4 being there to create an address locator. I'll just add that I did some research and believe that INTSTATE is the country code, for example Canada is CA. I think the reason it's 5 characters in length is that you can get extensions like US-VI for the US Virgin Islands. Apparently it's the ...

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