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An application under the ArcGIS Desktop suite that is used to manage and create spatial data and databases.

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How to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS with ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Has anyone used PostgreSQL with PostGIS successfully? I am a semi-experienced ArcGIS user and want to build out a database and connect it to ArcCatalog. I've scoured the internet for resources but ...
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Reordering fields (permanently) in file geodatabase using ArcGIS Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.0, is it possible to reorder the fields in a file geodatabase, and have the order persisted to the database? We considered exporting to XML, and writing a parser to change the field ...
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Removing spatially duplicate features using ModelBuilder?

I am creating a model to remove features which are duplicated within a polygon feature class. Most of the features are duplicated once, but about a quarter have up to three or four exact copies. I do ...
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How to get size of file geodatabase feature class on disk?

Is there a simple way to determine the amount of hard drive space a feature class takes up? I feel like I'm missing something simple, but I don't recall a method that does so. You would think that ...
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Search if field exists in feature class

I have a few dozen feature classes, one of which contains the field I am looking for. They are stored in several different file geodatabases. Is there a quick way of searching each feature class to ...
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Un-deleting folder accidentally deleted in ArcCatalog?

aka "dude where's my OOPS command?" I accidentally hit the DEL key with a folder selected in ArcCatalog, and it's apparently gone forever. There was no warning message shown, and it doesn't go into ...
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Unable to debug Esri Addin for ArcCatalog

It was a toss of a coin whether this question is a GIS.SE or StackOverflow question... I'm going with GIS.SE because the problem seems to lie with ArcCatalog. I have several addins that have been ...
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Search MXDs for feature class

I've inherited a large somewhat messy database and am attempting to clean it up a bit. Does anyone know if it is possible to search a database to see what arcGIS map documents use a feature class? I'd ...
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Why are steps out of order when running model in Batch? [duplicate]

I have an issue using an ArcMap model in batch mode. The purpose of my model is to obtain the result of an OD cost matrix from a selected network and a set of origins and destinations. My goal is to ...
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How to solve “Cannot create topology” in ArcCatalog?

I have a FileGeodatabase in ArcGIS 10.0 with a feature dataset and five feature classes (3 polygon shapes, 1 line shape, 1 point shape). I'm trying to create a topology to verify some vectors. ...
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Forcing Python Toolbox tool to break loop and do cleanup when user clicks Cancel?

I am writing a Python tool that perform heavy tasks in a loop. When the user clicks "Close" I want to break the loop, perform some cleanup, and then finish. Consider this example tool that counts ...
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog 10.1, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error one ...
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ArcCatalog won't close/exit normally, toolbars disappear instead or it crashes

I've had this problem since v10.2 of ArcGIS Desktop, I recently upgraded to 10.3 and it still exists. The problem is that ArcCatalog cannot be closed normally. If I try to close it using the Windows ...
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Unable to draw shape after shapefile merge

I have merged a bunch of shapefiles in ArcCatalog and get the "the selected file failed to draw...." error. Every thing has merged alright in the db. I'm new to GIS and could use some help. Each of ...
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Add-In button Click open ArcCatalog window with list of .sde files

I want code to open ArcCatalog window with list of .sde files.The below code always opens an ArcCatalog window with home location. I have to go to database connections from the window which finally ...