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featureclass legend

Is there any way to specify a legend before I attribute a featureclass in ARCMAP 10? I have a featureclass layer that has many thousands of polygons, I have to go through and individually attribute ...
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ArcMAP Clear Cache - Function

Do any of you use the Clear Cache function much OR upped your cache from the default 100mb? We export PDFs from MXDs and it has been reported to us by a few that upping this number or clearing the ...
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Alternative to IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar

Does anyone know a good alternative to the IMapServer2.ExportScaleBar function? I want to do essentialy the same task, but outside the ArcGIS Server environment. For a given map scale, predefined ...
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Where is feature cache in ArcMap for ArcObjects to access?

It seems that ArcMap keeps a cache for every layer which contains features data and every time wants to refresh layer or apply a change, uses this cache. As I found, when ArcMap wants to draw a layer ...
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How to change the order of features in a shapefile?

I have a shapefile and I want to change the order of the features. Is that possible? I want to sort the features in the shapefile because I'm embedding this shapefile in a mobile app. The app will ...
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Legend text wrapper (ArcGIS)

I'm interested in wrapping long legend text (in ArcGIS 9.3.1) so that the text does not exceed the layout extent. I would like to call the GetFormattedString Function within the ...
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How to draw into selection cache in ArcMap

I have a tool,something like Edit Tool in ArcMap,when I double click on mouse,and it selects a feature (polyline for example) and draw a sketch on it too,but if I change zoom,the sketch disapears ...
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Can a 9.3 MSD be created with ArcGIS 10?

I know that we can save to a 9.3 MXD document using ArcGIS 10. Is it possible to export to a 9.3 MSD (optimized map document) using ArcGIS 10?
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Open my GeoServer WMS in ArcMap

I set up GeoServer on one of my old laptops a few weeks ago with a connection to the internet over my home cable internet line (see: http://bit.ly/e9OUNP and http://bit.ly/hj1a6J) I'm slowly learning ...
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Understanding Coordinate System Transformation in ArcMap?

For the Data Frame Properties on a map in ArcMap, what is the difference between selecting a new coordinate system and using a Transformation?
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Multi-Colored Polygon in Thematic Map

I have to make a thematic map with an attribute table with duplicated features but different attributes. See below: FEATURE ATTRIBUTE ------------------- 1 bl 1 gr 2 gr 2 ...
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Creating fixed width polygons in ArcMap

I've been adding easements, which typically have a fixed width. Are there any existing tools or scripts that would allow me to define one edge and automatically create the other? The buffer tool is ...
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Concatenating Fields in ArcMap dynamically?

I added a field to an address layer in ArcMap 10 to concatenate separate address fields. I used the field calculator and a VB Script to accomplish this. So, for example, if the separate fields are "...
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Is there a way to turn off all labels in ArcMap without clicking on every layer?

I rarely bother with labels, but sometimes it would be nice to toggle them on/off. Something like the Pause Drawing button, except that it would only turn off labels (all labels in all layers...not ...
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How to export Bing Maps layers to Pdf with Arcmap - and get appropriate resolution?

I've got a GP service that creates a new mxd, adds Bing Layers to it, zooms to a particular extent, then exports a pdf. Sometimes (when the network is slow, I suspect) the resulting pdf has a mixture ...
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Does ArcMap 10 have a command line switch that is roughly equivalent to Visual Studio's /SafeMode?

Anytime I had an ArcMap 9.x related incident open with ESRI, they always had me do the usual steps of uninstalling extensions and tools, renaming the ESRI profile folder to ESRI_old, and renaming the ...
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Which part(s) of the ArcMap user interface uses the Rogue Wave Objective Grid(OG1200ASU.DLL)?

I'm trying to troubleshoot ArcMap 10 crashing when I reconcile a version and I think it is OG1200ASU.DLL causing the problem. I'm guessing it's the attribute table or the attribute inspector. ...
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How can I export a list of street names from a selection in ArcMap?

I am trying to get a list of street names and ranges for a specific area of my map. My intention is to make a street index of sorts from this data. I would like to export this data into excel if ...
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Combining Layers using ArcMap?

How do I combine two shapefiles into one shapefile? My GPS unit tells me this: (arcpad 8 juno) the map projection for *.shp does not match the current map projection If you could provide more ...
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Select Features returns There was error executing query in ArcMap when using OLE DB connection?

I have a spatial enabled OLE DB Provider corresponding to OGIS simple feature specification for OLE/COM revision 1.1 I can add spatial data as ArcMap layers successfully using this provider and by ...
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How to implement mouse down event when the user clicks on the map?

Newbie programming in C#.net. I have a very simple desktop application in in arcmap. I'm trying to get the coordinates when a user clicks a button on a toolbar and when click the map. The toolbar is ...
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Automating Add Data tool to add 400+ geotiffs based on file extensions?

I have a spreadsheet that lists the file extensions for 400+ GeoTIFFs that I need to add to ArcMap 10. Is there a way to automate the "Add Data" function?
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Is there a way to configure ArcMap to persist the HTML popup window size?

I'm specifically asking for when the "Display HTML formatting" is configured as "As a table of the visible fields.", but I think all options behave the same way. My users click the HTML Popup tool, ...
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How can I use ICommandBars interface to find my control on a custom toolbar in ArcMap

I have an ATL object (CMyCombo) which implements ICommand and IToolControl which contains a combobox on a toolbar.Its default interface is defined as __interface IMyCombo { STDMETHOD(...
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Automated georeferencing in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am attempting to fully automate the process of georeferencing a load of .png files - i have xml file containing the co-ordinates - but how can i use them? Does anyone have any advice?
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DesignJet 800 36“ by 42” arcmap Print acrossed the whole paper

I'm trying to print a map using the whole size of paper... possible?
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Change the symbol scale in ArcMap legends

As you can see from the image below, my enormous scale for traffic pattern shadows the other objects in the legend. Are there ways to reduce the size of object portrayed in the scale?
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Where to create ArcGIS 10 Map Templates? [closed]

Sorry, I could not find the location: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.0\ArcMap\Templates Do I create it or there is a specific funtionality for the location? I would like to create different ...
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VBA code to edit and add azimuth values to attribute table

I have a point shapefile. I made a button that finds the best fit line for selected points and calculates the azimuth of it (zero degrees being the east). Is there a way I can add something to the ...
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Blank extensions box in ArcMap 9.3

After a reinstall of ArcInfo 9.3 (which works fine for mapping etc), the box for all of my extensions is blank. I've checked, and they're all licensed in Desktop Administrator, but not showing at all ...
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I am struggling to convert .dwg to .shp, ideas?

Any ideas as to how can I convert dwg to shp? I tried Kosmo and gvSIG. gvSIG kind of worked but it seems like I lost information.. in addition everything was converted into lines, no polygons. I can ...
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Creating custom Editor Object for ArcMap and tie it to custom tool?

I have some spatial enabled tables tables in SQL Server 2008 and add them to ArcMap using custom layers(or a a spatial enabled OLE DB provider) successfully,but as you know,the editor toolbar of ...
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Is it possible to sync the extents of two open mxds?

I've never seen it, and it's not vital, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to sync the extents of two open mxds? I'm pulling an old ims service into one mxd, and have another mxd open that i ...
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Is there a function or tool that will add vertices to polylines where endpoints are snapped to edges? (ArcMap)

My friend and I are creating a walking network, and we have been having issues getting the routing to work. We just realized that the reason why our routes are messed up is because we snapped our ...
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What is the cause and solution of this ArcMap tint band drawing issue?

I installed ArcGIS 10 SP1 last week. My graphics card meets the spec and I'm up to date on drivers. I have a layer of parcels that are tint-banded in the MXD. At some scales, straight lines that ...
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Tool or process to automatically snap endpoints of polylines within given proximity using ArcMap?

I created a network of polylines that were all supposed to be connected. However, I just realized that many of the endpoints of the lines aren't connected, but are very close. I think there should ...
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How can I speed up slow-loading, template-generated MXDs?

I have an ArcMap template (.mxt) file which causes .mxd documents created with it to take 5-10 minutes to load (if it ever loads). Even after stripping out all the data sources and tables, the issue ...
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How do I disable the Add Spatial Database Connection function in ArcGis?

Is it possible to remove/disable the Add Spatial Database Connection and Add OLE DB Connection functionality from ArcMap and ArcCatalog? Ideally the end user could hit the Add Data button, and the ...
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How to split a polygon into multiple equal-width polygons in ArcMap 10?

I am adding parking spaces into a parking lot, and I need them to be exactly the same shape and not overlap each other or have spaces between. In ArcMap 9.3, there was an editing task that allowed you ...
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How do I get the current Undo and Redo item in ArcMap Operation Stack?

I just posted this on ESRI forum and found this link so I am trying it here too: Research ArcGIS Resource Center document - How to work with the operation stack: http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/a.....
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How to reverse geocode with ArcMap?

What steps to I have to take in ArcMap (ArcEditor) to input a lat / long and return nearest address? I found the Reverse Geocode tool but I can't figure out what to put in the "Input Features" and "...
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Method to generate points in any projection

I am writing an application in ArcMap to generate a grid of points. These points have a very defined layout and I have worked out an algorithm that works great under a projected coordinate system. ...
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How to Save a Raster or Polygon to ArcMap Table of Contents in C#?

Just as the title says, I want to save the Raster to the table of contents. I have a Raster displaying on the ArcMap IDisplay, but I can't figure out how to save it to the Table of Contents in ArcMap....
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Merging Issues doubling up

I have two shapefiles with some of the parcels (surveying) overlapping each other. How do you get those overlapping parcels and prevent them from doubling up? Is there a way you can have it ...
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Where is Angle Measure Tool in ArcMap?

Where is the Angle Measure Tool in ArcMap 10? I can't seem to find it.
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Creating floating-only (non-dockable) window in ArcMap using ArcObjects?

I'm looking for a way to create a floating window in ArcMap. To give an example just look at the window of the Identify tool. Floating means that it stays in front of the map document at all times ...
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how can i convert an excel table to a shapefile with correct scale in arcmap?

i know that there is already one similar question to this one but my problem is different and none of the provided answers did resolve my problem. i've an excel table with some rows and in each row ...
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Stop ArcMap from probing missing data sources on launch

When migrating a map from one environment to another (say, from an existing client environment to our development environment) we're often given MXD documents that represent the map. These documents ...
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Comparing two Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from LAS files?

I have two LiDAR files (.las), one is original let's say with X points. And the other is copy of the first .las file but with Y points, where Y is less than X. Now, I want to compare the Digital ...
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Identify window not opening in ArcMap?

My identify window no longer appears when I identify a feature in ArcMap.