My points are disappearing when I zoom in past 300,000 in ArcMap. I tried to repair geometry, but it doesn't fix anything?

I also checked the scale extents and those are turned off. I can export the points to a new shapefile/feature class, but I'd like to not have to do that.

I'm using 10.1 on Windows 7 x64.

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    Try building or deleting/building the spatial index. – mkennedy Mar 28 '14 at 15:56

I'm not sure how familiar you are with ArcMap, but do you have a scale range set on the feature? In the TOC right click on the feature and go to properties and view the General tab:

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But I'm assuming this is not the case.

In ArcMap, go to the Customize --> ArcMap Options --> Display Cache and clear the cache.

This ESRI Knowledge Base article says to delete and rebuild your spatial index:


  • Yeah, that was the first thing I checked. – MjonesGEO Mar 28 '14 at 15:31
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    I added a couple other suggestions. Deleting your display cache and ESRI recommends deleting and recreating the spatial index. Good luck. – ianbroad Mar 28 '14 at 16:02

I ended up exporting the file and starting over with a new shape. It seemed to work. It could have been the spatial index since I ended up starting over.

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