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Why is ArcGIS called that?

I know there was ArcInfo Workstation, and its earlier name of ARC/INFO which was used prior to the release of ArcGIS 8.0, but how did "Arc" come into the name? I suspect because of the arc which is ...
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The simplest way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products?

What it is the simplest and most straightforward way to uninstall any and all ArcGIS products more or less in one go that might be present on a Windows machine? perhaps scriptable? Add/Remove ...
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What does the adoption of Python by NVIDIA for GPGPU mean for GIS?

Today NVIDIA announced support for the Python language on its flavor of GPGPU (CUDA). Manifold GIS uses CUDA to enable some accelerated raster operations but it is not a programmable environment and ...
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Recommend topics to be included in a Computer Science for Geospatial Technologies course

I will be instructing a course at the local university titled Computer Science for Geospatial Technologies. This is an introductory course meant to introduce computer science concepts to geospatial ...
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GIS developer blogs … recommendations? [closed]

I'm looking for recommendations for GIS blogs ... specifically GIS developer blogs. I'm less interested in the geography than in how apps are put together. I'd like to keep up with ESRI ArcGIS as ...
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What is future of Silverlight with ArcGIS Platform?

At the September 2011 Build Conference, Microsoft said a lot about Windows 8 and the Future of JavaScript over Silverlight. No Plugins wanted!! JavaScript with html5 ftw! What is the future of ...
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Increasing developer productivity with ArcGIS platform?

We are a small team of .NET developers. We have ample GIS experience, and none of us are new to software/database development or system administration. We have technical degrees and many years of ...
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Is GIS industry always ruled by two options only, namely Esri products and OSGeo projects? [closed]

I always wonder, why in GIS industry there are merely two major options available. Although there are many other proprietary software products for GIS, their market share is well below ESRI products (...
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What is difference between FID and OID in ArcGIS platform?

What is the main difference between OID and FID in Esri software?
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Using ArcGIS in mixed version environment?

What are some best practices for ArcGIS 9.3 and 10.0 in the same shop? We have a couple of dozen users on 9.3. The bulk of our data is in file geodatabases and geotiffs, with a respectable splash of ...
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Storing and managing spatial data? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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How does Esri technical support work i.e. what kind of questions does it answer? [closed]

Given the number of questions about basic/intermediary usage of Esri products on this site and in a lot of other mail lists, I became curious to know why people don't ask them to the technical support....
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Is ArcGIS available on Ubuntu?

Is ESRI's ArcGIS platform of programs available on Ubuntu? I love open source and if I could I would love to try and migrate to this open source OS.
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Free / Open source GIS Education sources

I'm looking for free / open source GIS education sources for advanced GIS users. Specifically sources that cover programming, spatial analysis, modeling, spatial databases / data management. I use ...
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Future of spatial databases?

It may be a bit off-topic. I am eager to know the industry specific importance of Spatial Databases. Is Spatial Database a very important part of any GIS system? Or will we use other technologies to ...
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Format and value of Esri Technical Certification? [closed]

Starting mid-January you will be able to register for a series of Technical Certifications from Esri and I was interested in doing this, but have not been able to find out too much information about ...
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Which Esri software is needed to open MXD files?

I received a group of MXD, AHD, and XML files on a CD from a client. What is the least expensive Esri software that would be needed to view the information contained in the MXD files? I only ...
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How to stay productive and proactive at work? [closed]

I know this is technically seeking advice, but, to me, advice on the subject is considered an answer to the question. Therefore, I wouldn't consider this to be outside the bounds of this StackExchange....
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ArcIMS vs ArcGIS Server

having never used ArcIMS I am not able to answer the following question. "Why don´t we use ArcIMS anymore?" I have recently taken over a position which used to administer ArcIMS clients but now use ...
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Converting DEM into areas of “flatness”, with arbitrary fill/cut to area ratio? [closed]

I want to find areas of relative "flatness" in a DEM. How can I find flat areas? I want to find a neighbourhood of contiguous cells that have an elevation variance that is within a certain ...
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Difference between Feature Server and Map Server?

I have started to work with Esri maps. What is the difference between Feature Server and Map Server? (if possible with examples )
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Alternative to ArcGIS Desktop for software development? [closed]

I'm looking for a free and reasonably licensed alternative to ArcGIS Desktop (or maybe just ArcGIS Server). I'm quite new to GIS, so I'll state some of the things I want to be able to do and you can ...
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Using Google Earth Enterprise & ArcGIS platform together?

I have been fielded a few questions about Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) -which I don't know anything about, I'm having a time finding answers to the two following questions, which can probably be ...
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Is there an IRC channel for ArcGIS or for GIS itself?

Is there an IRC channel or chat where people can talk about GIS systems, or about ArcGIS?
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Difference between ArcObjects SDK for Java and ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java and ArcGIS Engine

What is the difference between ArcObjects SDK for Java and ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Java and ArcGIS Engine. I have ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 on my laptop. What do I need to create ArcGIS desktop applications ...
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Which GIS Software is Right for small manufacturing trends analysis?

I'm a graphic designer who has been tasked with choosing a mapping platform for the manufacturing company I work for. One of my colleagues began our project by using a trial version of ArcGIS to ...
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Simple data vs non simple data in ArcGIS

I want to enter some data in a feature class with ArcObjects. In my code I use EditSession for that, but in storing data an error returned that says I must use editsession. By researching I found that ...
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BigTIFF support in libraries? [closed]

What is the level of support for BigTIFF in image processing libraries? GDAL supports this functionality so long as you're building against libtiff4(beta), and I would assume most open source C ...
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Simple viewer for ArcGIS Projects?

I am a GIS analyst working for regional govt. I quite often have to create quite complicated interactive maps for non-gis users who need them for presentations. These non-GIS users then need to have ...
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What's new (and useful) in ArcGIS 10.0?

I've just got access to ArcGIS 10 through my university, and it seems to be far nicer than ArcGIS 9.3. I'm trying to find out what exactly has changed, but the ESRI pages on 'What's new in ArcGIS' ...
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Finding obsolete/dated scripts from retired arcscripts.esri.com? [closed]

How can I find scripts/tools/add-ins which are linked from any website and reference the retired http://arcscripts.esri.com/ site? I first try looking them up in the new site, https://codesharing....
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Are there any icons for GIS mapping? [duplicate]

I am trying to find alternative symbology for GIS maps and web apps I occasionally produce. Esri has done a great job collecting and categorizing thousands of symbols, markers, line and polygon styles....
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ESRI Web Application Developer Certification

Does anyone know if there are any sample questions available for the ESRI Web Application Developer Certification exam? ESRI has released 3 sample questions for this test: http://downloads2.esri.com/...
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Setting CQL_FILTER on WMS in ArcGIS?

Is it at all possible to use a CQL_FILTER on a WMS service in ArcGIS? Ideally we'd be able to programatically change the CQL_FILTER parameter in the WMS URL.
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Resources to integration with external web service at desktop level

I am using ESRI based GIS software, I looking a way to integrate ESRI solutions with external web service of other information system. For start I would like to join feature class to external tables ...
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What are technical skills that a GIS graduate should develop? [duplicate]

I am a GIS Analyst with one years experience and no idea where to begin with professional development. I'm competent with the ArcGIS platform, but I am not too familiar with its administration ...
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Utility Profiles — ArcGIS

I am currently working to convert our cities storm and sanitary sewers from 2D to 3D. Currently, we create profile views in CAD which means a lot of manual work anytime anything changes. We have a ...
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Cannot create route from one point to another ArcGIS Android

i've been trying very hard to create a route between two points(startPoint, endPoint). But i am getting the following error: Location "Location 1" in "Stops" is unlocated. Location "Location 2" in "...
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SAP Integration in Esri [closed]

I looking a way to integrate Esri solutions with SAP solutions. I have seen APOS http://www.apos.com/ESRIGIS/ but don't have any experience with integration betweend Esri and SAP. So then maybe ...
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What are differences between ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Publisher? [closed]

Can someone help me tell the different between ArcGIS online, ArcGIS server and ArcGIS publisher?
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Options for displaying 3D data using ESRI web APIs [duplicate]

I've been looking through the documentation of the various ESRI web APIs to see if there is any support for displaying 3D data, but haven't found anything useful. Is there any support for this - or do ...
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What product does “EDN ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced” key unlock?

I have a key to unlock something called "EDN ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced" I tried to unlock ArcEditor with the key - seemed like the obvious choice, but that didn't work. The key starts with first ...
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Develop 3D buildings with roof structure from raw data

I recently received a task to develop 3D buildings with roof structure. All I have now is satellite images and aerial photographs covering the entire urban area. After reading some previous methods, ...
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Crowdsourcing points by on-click to web map with moderation?

I want to build a really lightweight web map interface where a user can click anywhere on a map, create a point, type in a comment -- ideally all via Facebook, but I don't want to get ahead of myself -...
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How to connect SQL SSMS to ArcGIS file geodatabase

I've found this reference article talking about how to query a file geodatabase using SQL. http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#/...
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Is there an API to ArcGIS Online's My Content listing?

This question pertains to ArcGIS Online, aka ArcGIS.com, aka ArcGIS for Organizations. If I log into ArcGIS.com then choose My Content, I can choose > Layers > Features to see the feature layers ...
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Linking multiple map displays in Internet Map Server (IMS)?

Has anyone heard of any GIS Internet Map Server (IMS) capability program that will allow multiple displays of data to be geo linked. For example, when one pans on one view it will automatically ...
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Javascript syntax error on print map, only when feature count > 8000 (updated)

I am using arcgis jsapi v3.10, and esri/dijit/Print for my map printing. I am encountering an very weird bug where the browser return: SyntaxError: Unexpected token < at Object.b.fromJson (init....
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Resources to integrate ESRI gis to SAP ?

I heard to this term to integrate GIS with SAP.What does this actually mean? Where can i find resources to integrate GIS to SAP. I have no idea on where to start and to proceed further?
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Differences between Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS and Power BI? [closed]

We are looking for a possibilty to show some live statistics and calculation over geodata (the developement on some retail markets ) and want to see what is suitable. I have tried Power BI and have ...