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Abort certain edit events

ArcMap 9.3.1 w/ ArcFM. Using C#. The goal is to be able to prevent certain edits based on specified biz rules. One option might seem to be looking at all operation edits in BeforeStopEditing and ...
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How to edit table in locked ESRI StreetMap data?

Preface: I'm newer to GIS, but know the basics of ArcMap. I'm using ArcMap 10.1 on a 64bit. I've been working with the new 2014 Release 3 of North America StreetMap Premium (TomTom) for ArcGIS, but ...
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How do I display hatching labels in a different route measure unit than my coordinate system?

I have a route that crosses several states from west to east which is in the USA_Contiguous_Lambert_Conformal_Conic coordinate system. The linear unit of this coordinate system is in meters. I would ...
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Apply Symbology to Layer not working outside of ModelBuilder?

I am running ArcGIS 10.2.2 Version 10.2.2.3552, using ArcMap. I am creating a python script and one of the things i need to do is apply symbology from layer to a shapefile in my mxd that is ...
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Difference between Feature and Geometry

This may be trivial question. I am new to GIS. Could any of you can brief me the difference between the feature and Geometry.
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Corrupt MXD Causes?

What would be a few common events that could cause an .mxd to become corrupt? I have a few docs that eventually crash on me and the best solution is to continuously use the MXD doctor to fix the MXD.
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Mosaic to New Raster: Problem with min and max values

I have to combine several DEM rasters into one from this source: http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/SELECTION/inputCoord.asp, so I use Mosaic to New Raster tool. I set up the tool: 1) I input the rasters (all ...
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ArcCatalog Registering a Feature Class into Geodatabase: Getting an Error

This is a SQL Server GeoDatabase. I have created a couple of tables using SSMS; then imported data to them. Then, inside ArcMAP, I created Layers and pointed their data to these tables via SDE. So now ...
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Calculate percentage of land cover within a buffer in meters, not decimal degrees

I am trying to calculated the percentage of land cover within a buffer area (3000m) around my coordinates. My output is in decimal degrees but I want it in meters or at least that I can calculate the ...
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Which arguments are incorrect when running ArcGIS example for arcpy.mapping.ListBookmarks and eporting to PDF arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF?

I want to use the bookmarks in ArcMap 10.2.2 and 10.3 MXDs to loop through the bookmarks, zoom to the extent of said bookmark and then export a PDF by renaming the PDF with the name of the bookmark. ...
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Don't display records with null values

I have shapefile with 4000+ points and I would like to display only records that have values greater than zero in a specific column. How do I stop ArcGIS from displaying all records including those ...
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Sum fields from ListFields - RuntimeError: A column was specified that does not exist?

Does anyone have a suggestion on how to otherwise solve the problem ... The need to automatically generate all the columns from the table, the calculation of the sum, the results are updated in the ...
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How to project WMS layers from GCS_WGS_1984 to UTM ED50 31N using ArcMap?

I'm using a WMS service to open different layers. Specifically I'm using this link: http://w24.bcn.cat/WMSBaseGuia/request.aspx I have the following problem. When I open these layers with Arcmap, ...
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User Input Parameters in ModelBuilder

I am using ModelBuilder successfully to iterate .txt files in a folder. These .txt files are full of spatial coordinates for points. This is part of a larger problem where I am analyzing historical ...
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White box problem

As I am trying to work on getting this problem done , I am using Mosaic Dataset for the whole state of New Mexico using our NAIP ...now the problem is that I could not get rid of the white "box". I ...
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calculate the population inside a buffer with census data

I have population data matched with polygons and a set of points that I have drawn buffers around. Assuming that the population within each geographical area, i.e. the polygons, is evenly distributed, ...
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Calculate area size within a buffer

I have a park polygons layer and a set of points which I gave a 1000m buffer. For each of them I had calculated the area size with calculate geometry. So with which tool could I calculate the size of ...
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ArcMap modelbuilder CalculateValue precondition not working

I am using ModelBuilder in ArcMap 10, this is my model: Cell Statistics shall be calculated for only those rasters dating in summer months (April - October), input raster name format is yYYYYmMM, ...
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How to make a density map from polygons/rasters (ArcGIS)

I would like to make a density map of grasslands. I have a vector layer of habitat classifications, I would like to a density map of grasslands within a specified radius. My thoughts are to: ...
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Can X-Ray for ArcCatalog handle attribute indexes?

I've been using the excellent ArcCatalog X-Ray for working with designing a geodatabase. Is there a way to create attribute indexes in X-Ray? The geodatabase XML schema does contain an element, but ...
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Raster to polygon with RGB composite using Arcgis

I am trying to convert an RGB composite to a shapefile to use with. The raster to polygon function returns with three shapefiles with "grid_code" of the value of each of these three channels. I am ...
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What is the best way to overhaul metadata to bring it up to ISO standards?

My company would like to perform a complete overhaul of their metadata. They would like to use the ISO standard. What is the best way to go about this? I have been researching and have done a lot of ...
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How to change encoding options for a shp file in ArcGIS

After creating a shp file with attributes containing Turkish characters like ş,ç,ü.., Upon exporting it as another shp file , shp file having problem on displaying those characters, Is there any way ...
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Conserving Labels during Export to CAD in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

I can export files to cad (i use ArcGIS 10.2), but the converted file does not involve labels,. Then i tried to use another option, right click to layer name in Table of Contents then click Convert ...
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Copy Features tool run after Make XY Event Layer on CSV file fails to complete?

Using the Make XY Event Layer tool I converted a table to a layer. I am trying to convert the newly created layer to a feature class in my file geodatabase. I have been able to do this in ...
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How to trigger a Python script from an ArcGIS Desktop “save” operation?

Similar to the question Run a Python Script when opening an MXD, I'm looking for a way to run a Python script that is triggered when the "Save" command/button is pressed. I've read the Creating a ...
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Export as Python script from ModelBuilder never completes?

The script below was exported from ModelBuilder and runs within ModelBuilder in about 7.5 seconds. However when I export it and try to run it as a standalone script in either PyScripter or the ...
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How To Use Ampersand (&) Symbol For a Label In Symbology 10.2?

I am using unique values to symbolize my data. I am changing the labels as needed so they are reflected in my table of contents. I want to label one category "Oil & Gas". However when I use the ...
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How do you project a single pointGeometry object with arcpy?

In an attempt to create a python add-in for ArcMap that will pass x and y coordinates to another application via a mouse click on the map, I have written the following code. I need the output ...
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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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Use Python in Field Calculator to increment up value

Please see screenshot for field calculator Python logic. I have no idea what I'm doing that's any different from this GISSE answer. The error I receive is ERROR 000989: Python Syntax Error (invalid ...
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How to convert a layer with a symbology using multiple attributes to a KML file using ArcGIS Desktop?

I could use some advice to convert a point feature layer with a symbology that uses multiple attributes (a color-scheme attributed to the percentage of positive malaria cases and a symbol size ...
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Understanding Python / ArcPy code? [on hold]

I am looking for a walk through of the Python code below to explain how it works in ArcGIS. #import modules import arcpy, os #set env arcpy.env.overwriteOutput = 1 ws = ...
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Digital Shoreline Analysis System (DSAS) [on hold]

How to install DSAS in ArcGIS 10.2? Because the site of USGS http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/DSAS/version4/index.html only bring a PDF.
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Is it possible to find the feature class name from a python label expression in ArcGIS?

Does anyone know how to find the path to a feature class within a label expression using ArcGIS? I don’t need to simply display the path. My overall goal is to create a python function to display ...
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How to draw polygon next to other polygon

if I have one polygon and I want to draw another one after 3 meters with specific area , how this is possible in arcmap ?
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How to separate shared watersheds?

I put a pourpoint at the end of a headwater stream, then another further downstream that is fed by that headwater stream plus two others. Obviously the pourpoint further downstream is going to share ...
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Calculating coverage of vector polygon over other polygons using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a shp file that contains a lidar footprint and I'm trying to figure out how much a county is covered by the lidar footprint. Two separate shape files. The attribute table for the county layer ...
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When using Data Driven Pages is it possible to tell if a feature is contained within the layout?

I'm using polygons to drive my DataDriven Pages in ArcMap Standard 10.2. I have a point feature that shares a common attribute with the driver polygon, and using the Page Definition, I am showing ...
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Saving Feature Class Symbology into a Layer or Object to apply to another Feature Class

I am creating a tool to automate a data standardization process. Part of this process is saving the feature class (variable "filename") as a layer file, projecting it into another coordinate system ...
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Installing Arc Hydro problems

there is a link here to the various versions ESRI has to download: http://downloads.esri.com/archydro/archydro/ But the help file isn't clear on how to get it working. When I run the latest version ...
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Errors using arcpy.CalculateField_management

EDIT: What I forgot to mention when I first had this question is that I was trying to do these calculations on a layer which had joins, BUT where the join was on data that was added from an Excel ...
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Raster display issue in ArcMap?

A client of ours is having trouble with some raster tiles in ArcMap. They gave me a sample, and I was able to get it looking right with the following workflow: All you have to do is go into each of ...
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Reduce raster resolution based on cell ratio

I have 2m impervious/non-impervious data. I would like to reduce the resolution to 30m and have the cell value for the 30m data be determined by the ratio or proportion of impervious / non-impervious ...
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Problem with conversion from raster to polyline (not a single curve)

I have raster file and I need to convert it to line. I used GIS tools Convert Raster to Polyline but the line segment is not straight and it is divided into no of segments, isn't it possible to get ...
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How to Edit Domain and Have Edit Show in Attributes Dropdown

I have created a previous domain with the same user login in ArcGIS 10.3. I wanted to add a coded value to this domain and, have the new addition show up on the drop-down options in the attributes ...
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Linear Reference initial datasets

I am trying to work with Linear Reference system as I found It in ArcGis website: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//003m00000002000000 But I'm losing something in the ...
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When I try to draw polygons why am I losing vertices?

When I try to draw polygons why am I losing vertices? I'm delineating stream terraces on some large DEMs but have clipped the data frame to an area of around 3 X 8 km. I want to be able to create ...
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How to Use Feature Class to Feature Class After Multiple Fields Added in ModelBuilder?

I have created a model that towards the end of the model adds two new fields. I want to use Feature Class to Feature Class after the fields have been added and calculated, this way I can take ...
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Single polygon shapefile to multiple polygon shapefiles [duplicate]

I created a single shapefile that contains multiple polygons by selection by location of the route I had and the ESRI USA counties polygon layer to give me the counties that were in the area I was ...