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Adjusting automatically angle before printing Strip Map from Data Driven Pages?

Is it possible using Data Driven Pages automatically adjusting angle to the print frame area before exporting to pdf? I have blocks (red marked, a3 format, 1:1000 scale) where each is in different ...
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How do you programmatically read the coordinate display format in ArcMap?

I'm looking for a property (or properties) that will give me the display units and the formatting. I assume I need IMap.DistanceUnits but I can't find the formatting. Is this exposed? I am also ...
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Is it possible to modify the ArcObjects IProgressDialog2?

It turns out that the best way to run long tasks in ArcMap is to use the IProgressDialog2. The BackgroundWorker in combination with ArcObjects (STA Threads) is a mess. However, it seems that the only ...
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How do you construct a definition query to return only those features in the current month without hard coding the date?

I have a feature class containing a date field within a 9.3.1 File Geodatabase. There are "duplicate" features contained within this layer, one feature for each month over the past few months. ...
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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 can I change the class of one pixel in a classified image?

I have a classified image (I did it in ERDAS) with six categories. There are some misclassified pixels (especially high-density urban category). Is there any way that I can choose one pixel and then ...
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Scale difference between WGS84 WebMercator and Lambert projection

There's something I don't understand: I have a map in ArcMap in Lambert RGF93 projection (conic projection system for France) at scale 1:10000 then I change the coordinate system to WGS84 WebMercator ...
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Feature/label visibility based on spatial relationship to index feature using data-driven pages

I'm creating a series of maps using ArcGIS data driven pages. I know how to display features that share an attribute with the index layer, but is it possible to display features (and similarly, labels)...
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Why do CMYK colours in ArcMap not match those in Adobe products?

I'm creating a map in ArcMap, based on a style guide which specifies colours in CMYK notation. So I've set the colours in ArcMap's color selector. The layer has no transparency set, and is the only ...
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How does the geoprocessing results window store the tasks?

Yesterday I was working in a single mxd all day, performing dozens of calculations and other analysis using multiple tools. A lot of it was trial and error, so when I found the correct combination I ...
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Creating ArcGIS add-ins for both 10.0 and 10.1

Has anyone tried to deploy the ArcMap add-in for both ArcGIS 10.0 and ArcGIS 10.1? There is a target version parameter in the add-in config XML file that needs to be specified. After upgrading the ...
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Coordinate grid display on a rotated map

I have a series of maps that require me to rotate my data frame within my layout screen (north "rarely" points up in these maps). I ONLY want to show east coordinates on the top/bottom and ONLY north ...
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Deleting collinear vertex / vertices using ArcGIS Desktop?

I’m looking for an ArcGIS tool or script that will delete all the collinear vertices in line features. I tried the Simplify Line tool and Generalize in the Advanced Toolbar. The tools sort of work, ...
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What events are fired when a feature is copy and pasted?

I am trying to detect when a feature has been copied and pasted. The OnCreateFeature event fires, but I cannot tell if the feature object was copy/pasted. Is there an event or other method to ...
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Reloading cache on open Attribute Table using ArcPy?

I used python to update a shapeFile through cursors. The Shapefile is updated, but there could be an open Attribute Table. Manually you can hit "reload cache" to update the Attribute Table and see ...
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Shortcut to copy current cursor coordinates in ArcMap

Is there a shortcut or an extension to ArcMap 10 that would allow me to quickly copy (to clipboard) the coordinates at the current map position/click? I could implement such a functionality easily ...
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Calculating average slope along line using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a slope layer and I want to calculate the average slope along a line. This line isn't necessarily straight (e.g its a route, I would like to be able to input geographic coordinates along that ...
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Is it possible to change spatial reference (and reproject) feature classes in-place, using ArcMap/GeoProcessing?

We have an Esri based system in production; a complicated data model with a large number of feature classes. We need to migrate the data to another spatial reference. The feature classes have class ...
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How to add a new Parcel inside Parcel Fabric from existing parcel features (ArcObjects)

I want to create a new parcel in a parcel fabric layer. I have the x, y coordinates for the parcels to be created. I searched around a lot and found really nothing that actually "CREATES" a parcel. ...
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Deleting Large Number of Features

I have been having issues deleting large numbers of features (> 1,000,000) from a feature class in ArcMap. I can't seem to get higher than a few thousand before it freezes indefinitely, sometimes ...
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Is ArcFM or ArcMap leaking memory when switching between page templates?

Can anyone else reproduce the memory leak described below? Any insight into what may be causing the leak is appreciated. I have custom code that swaps between landscape and portrait templates and ...
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How to improve positioning of images taken with GPS and Gyro info?

I'm sort of 'recreating' google street view with MIT right now. We have a car with a camera on top and we're driving at 10mph down a road. As we drive we're shooting pictures at 30fps and each photo ...
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Are special interpolation techniques required for weather data?

I've downloaded a series of weather observations from the local weather agency - it comprises around 1,000 points spread non-uniformly across Australia, with a greater density of points located near ...
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Setting Field in ArcMap Symbology Properties using ArcObjects?

I am programmatically rendering a feature layer in ArcMap but I can't set the Field property in the Symbology properties form. This results in the layer having the correct render/breaks/legend ...
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Customizing Create Features window in ArcMap?

Can I customize Create Features window in ArcMap? (whether by using ArcMap capabilities or by writing ArcMap-Addin) I've read about Creating custom ArcMap TOC views, is there something similar for ...
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Debugging ArcMap Add-In .Net 4.5 in Visual Studio 2013: Unable to start ArcMap.exe

I am developping an ArcMap 10.3 Add-In targeting .NET framework 4.5 on Visual Studio 2013. I used ESRI's wizard to build a simple button add-in and the projects debug properties are configured to ...
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Varying transparency of symbols within single layer in ArcMap

I have a polygon layer which I am drawing in ArcMap using a graduated color symbology: Is it possible to vary the transparency between the classes, so that the transparency tapers off with the color ...
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How to Clear Selected Features in Arcmap using Python

I would like to Clear Any Selected Features using python since it causes an error if I run my tool and the user has a recorded selected. I need some thing here that runs ("CLEAR_SELECTION") first ...
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Measuring draw time of layer in ArcMap?

I'd like to quantitatively measure the display performance of mosaic datasets, image service layers, raster layers, feature layers, etc. in ArcMap 10. How can I measure the draw time of a particular ...
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arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute not working with an integer saved in a variable

I have a long code written and this is the last little bit I need and for whichever reason it does not work. This is the simple code. k=2 arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("poligon", "...
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Same Raster but different min/max in ArcMAP and QGIS

since I am abandoning windows to stay only with Linux, I started learning how to use QGIS. So far so good. However, trying to reproduce a python script from Arcpy to PyQGIS I noticed something. When I ...
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Deleting polygon defined area from raster layer in ArcGIS Desktop?

Which tool do I use in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop to exclude areas covered by vector polygon layers from a raster layer? I want to keep portions of the raster layers that exclude the portions covered ...
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Using multiple attributes feature for symbology in ArcMap?

I am trying to make a map using US census data showing vacant housing to total housing on the same map. I came across the "multiple attributes" feature under the symbology tab and wondered if this ...
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Creating attribute table for raster data?

I have raster dataset for rainfall but it does not have an attribute table. How can I create tabular data using the same raster file and the join back again to it? Software used is ArcMap 10.1.
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Which ArcGIS Online basemap has the best performance in ArcMap?

My company plans to do demos of ArcMap Add-Ins for some of our clients and we want to make sure ArcMap is performing the best it can. One of the major performance concerns is the speed of the ...
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Disabling on-the-fly projecting in Arcmap?

Using Arcmap 10.4.1 I'd like to temporarily disable on-the-fly projecting, so as to be able to visually see the spatial offset between two vector layers with differing CRS and/or transformations. A ...
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Header row in Excel is not header row when imported into ArcMap?

I am importing an Excel table with X/Y coordinates to plot on a map (point data). The original Excel table has a header row as its top row..The row is 'frozen' in Excel. When I import the table and ...
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Using degree symbol in Label Expressions of ArcMap? [closed]

I am trying to use the labeling process to display latitude and longitudes for a set of data points. To make the labels appear formal, I wish to add the degree symbol (°) to the labels. My python ...
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Deleting polygons smaller than certain dimension using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've made a model in ModelBuilder in ArcMap 10.3, what it basically does is creating polygons over open areas such as farm-lands, grass-lands, marshes etc that has a low slope. My challenge is that I ...
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Enforcing unique values in field when editing in ArcMap?

I am working on a geodatabase. In some of my features, I would like to add a field, in which I will type the values on my own. On this field no duplicates must be allowed. In other words I want it to ...
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Is the filename of a shapefile the same as its Feature Class name?

This is a very basic question, but I'm not finding the answer on Google or here... I have a bundle of files I have to submit in an incredibly specific format. Our sub-consultants gave us a set of ...
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Remove slivers from merged polygons

I am creating a single polygon by merging different polygons in ArcMap. When I merge them, slivers are created. So I have to delete those slivers manually. I don't have a license for ArcInfo so tools ...
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Calculating Quarter (Q1, Q2, etc) using Date field in ArcMap Field Calculator?

I am using ArcMap 10.0 and making a map where I symbolize on annual quarter (i.e. Q1 2013, Q2 2013, and so on by quarter through 2015). If a date field contains this: 01/15/2013, and I wanted to ...
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Split a Polyline into small segments

I am writing an addin, which needs to split a polyline into a number of segments taking the number of segments as an input from user. How can I accomplish this?
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ArcObjects - Create and Draw a Transparent Polygon

I'm trying to create a transparent Polygon in ArcMap; however, it's never transparent. Here's the code I have. // Create polygon IPolygon polygon = new PolygonClass(); // create & add points,......
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Is there a shortcut for switching between drawing Lines and drawing Arcs in ArcMap?

I normally use AutoCAD for something like this. I am digitizing parking lots and have to press the buttons on the toolbar to switch between lines and arcs while drawing. Is there a shortcut that I ...
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Does arcpy.GetParameterAsText() have a data type?

import arcpy # Retrieve input parameters inX = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) inY = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) inDescription = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(2) incidentsFC = "C:/Data/Yakima/Incidents.shp" ...
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Refreshing ArcMap display using ArcPy?

Was trying to replicate a RePast Agent Analyst simulation using just Python and arcpy. The script was about urban expansion. The script just changes the values of a column in a shape file. ArcMap's ...
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Using ArcMap Field Calculator to set Row 1 (Column D)= Row2 (Column B)?

This is probably a fairly basic question but I have a long list of latitude and longitude values that represent telemetry points that will be the start point of the line. Before I convert them to ...
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How to delete last part of a string starting from the 1st non numeric character? [closed]

I'm looking for a Python or VB statement to remove the last part of a string, starting where the 1st non Numeric character appears, using the Field Calculator in ArcMap 10. Here's an example of what I'...

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