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ArcMap tool for deleting polygon with C#

I need to create custom tool for ArcMap, which would let the user delete polygons by mouse clicks. I am pretty new in this thing, so how can I retrieve a selected polygon so I could delete it? Plus do ...
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Why does my clipped raster seem to be slightly moved?

I'm having some problems with clipping rasters. I started clipping my raster using extents, but I saw that the clipped raster is different from the original raster. I created a virtual raster to use ...
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Merge shapefiles to one tool not working?

When using the data management tool "Merge shapefiles to one" in QGIS why is it copying one of my shapefiles instead of merging the two together as it should?
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Creating polygon feature class from area in one not covered by another using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project doing spatial analysis at a statewide level. I am looking at a form of transportation coverage in a state, and part of my analysis involves buffers and drive time polygons. I ...
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Finding coordinate pair at any given distance along calibrated route?

Goal: given a route as a set of ordered coordinates, measure the overall distance of the route and be able to access the coordinate pair at any given distance along the route. Application: I'm ...
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Merge to New Raster resulting a raster with cell value 0 to 255

I am using the mosaic to new raster tool to mosaic two rasters together, one 2-bit and one 4-bit, and the output raster has given all the previously nodata pixels the value 3. Some of the pixels in ...
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In QGIS are there similare construction tools to ArcGIS?

For a project we are using ArcGIS to reshape autogenerated features. For that we often use the construction tools polygon, rectangel, circle, etc in ArcGIS. The right angle is also an often used tool. ...
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Are there are shortcuts for exporting polygon vertex location as a table [duplicate]

Someone came to ask me how he can export the X and Y locations of vertices from his polygon shapefile to excel. So I told him to convert it to points, add columns, calculate geometry, and then export ...
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Road-construction (alignment) tools

Are there any tools available in any GIS environment for route alignment? To be specific, the tool should take a DEM and road-construction parameters -- distance and gradient, roadfill, drainage ...
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Is there any way to use open source tools to make sure that lines on a map don't overlap?

I am a generalist developer getting the hang of basic GIS. I made this GeoJSON map by clipping and converting different shapefiles. The problem is that the precincts of New Orleans extend into the ...
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Custom Tools not Saving in Toolbar on Startup/ Normal.mxt?

I am trying to save some tools that I have created into the default toolbar layout that is present when ArcMap 10.1 is launched. It is possible to change the arrangement of toolbars, add new ones and ...
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How to select and delete past freehand features in ArcMap?

I am editing an older map in ArcMap 10.1 and want to edit a freehand drawing someone made. I cannot "select" it or find the shapefile it was made under... Any advice? I know how to make my own ...
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Is there a tool that allows the same functionality of extend/trim feature that was available in 9.3?

In ArcGIS 9.3 there was a tool called Extend/Trim Features that allowed you to select multiple segments and extend or trim them to a feature. In 10.1 that seems to have been moved to the Production ...
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Building query tool for spatialite data in QGIS?

I am trying to build some tool for a collegue of mine to query data from a spatialite database while clicking on vector features. My first guess is, that I could do this with an "action" I define for ...
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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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“add feature” tool QGIS 2.0 - polygon fill blocks view of what I want to digitize

How can I change the settings on the vector "add feature" tool so the tool fill doesn't block my view of what I want to digitize? This problem popped up after I upgraded to QGIS 2.0 QGIS 2.0 Macbook ...
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Can ArcGIS ModelBuilder open Excel file for manual editing, then feed those edits back into model?

I have been tasked with creating a model using ArcGIS ModelBuilder, that initially runs a couple of geoprocessing tasks, before then joining an Excel table to the result of those geoprocesses. However,...
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Save multiple selection sets in QGIS

I'm looking for a feature in QGIS but I am not sure if it exists. I don't know the name of such feature, but I call it multiple selection sets. It exists in TransCAD and I find it very useful. It ...
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Euclidean distance tool in ArcGIS refuses to calculate in meters

I have a shapefile with the several roads. I am using the Euclidean distance tool in ArcGIS to create different distance bands from the roads. However, despite being careful to ensure that all the ...
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Looking for ArcPy tool for calculating statistics on field with summary field AND boolean fields

What I'm searching for is a tool that will sum a field by a secondary unique field AND booleans... Let's say I have 12 table each with 4mil records and the following fields: Donation_Amount ($ ...
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Tools/Script to reshape automaticaly topologic edges within a given distance in ArcGis 10?

I have a footprint feature class and a land use cluster feature class. I am looking for a method/tool/script that would allow me: to reshape two edges into one (topologically) to decide at which ...
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How can I hide a tool from command window under category

I have created a tool, a button and a dockable window under one project. To open/close the dockable window, button is used. For some specific work, by clicking some specific button from dockable ...
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Is it possible to have tool parameters appear only if clause met?

I'm writing an arcpy script for a tool that has a large number of parameters (around 10). About half of these are "dependent" (perhaps not in the technical sense of the term), as in [first parameter]...
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How to query and display layer using ArcGIS Python script tool? [closed]

I have database which contains point shapefiles and raster files for 3 species. My aim is to develop a script tool that should have a search tab to enter the species name. also, a check box to select ...
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Should Identify Tool be used in a Web application?

I was told having a Identify Tool is a bad practice in most web applications. Can anyone explain why or point me to a resource that explains why having a Identify Tool is considered bad design in a ...
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plot path of points

I have a sample of the address histories of households. ID ZIP1 ZIP2 ZIP3 01 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX 02 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX 03 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX 04 XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX ... It's easy enough ...
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How can I easily detect gaps in a polyline using arcmap 10.0 (arcview license)?

I'm making routes by selecting links from a streets layer which I export as a new temporarely layer in arcmap 10. This layer which I call route_temp unfortunately can be very long and contain gaps, ...
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How can I manipulate the timestamps in a GPX file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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Identify Tool for JS API similar to the tool in ArcGIS Desktop?

As documented in my earlier questions, I am having trouble connecting multiple ArcGIS Server services to identifyTasks. Therefore, I'm wondering if there is a tool/process or if its possible to create ...
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ArcGis 10.0 SP5 - Drag & drop support vs tool parameter types

I got a custom Python-tool, and one of the parameters is a (multivalue) "File" type parameter, filtered on a given set of extensions. Also, I got users requesting drag and drop; dragging files from ...
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Dialogue window for ground to grid tool in arcmap 10

I am using ground to grid correction tool with some success but in the window I cannot see all the print. Is there a way to size the window? Does anyone know how to apply ground to grid correction ? ...
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How to enable GRASS-modules in QGIS?

I have the latest QuantumGIS-1.9.0-master from Github with python-modules support and full GRASS-integration (GRASS-4.6.3-RC2) on Linux. When opening the GRASS-tools plugin, it only displays six ...
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Removing FID as an option from ArcGIS Tool Validation Parameters

I am currently building a script tool which requires the user to select a sorting field from a list (built using a dependency on the featureclass). This Element is working fine, but I would like to ...
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Reclassifying a field in vector files in ArcGIS [duplicate]

ArcGIS has a reclassify tool that works with Raster files only. Is it possible to have the same functionality for a vector file? On the basis of one of the fields in a feature class, the tool ...
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Dissolve column based on attribute in another column

I have 3 columns within a polygon layer I'm working with. Column 1 = Landowner, 3 different values Column 2 = Parcel, N different values Column 3 = Management type, 5 different values I would like ...
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Substitute for SpatialJoin tool?

I have to write a script in Arcgis which I would like to use the SpatialJoin tool (arcpy) but I do not have the appropriate extension. It may be a tool (or example of scripts) for doing the same ...
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Using Make Feature Layer tool in ModelBuilder?

I am having a slight problem with using the Make Feature Layer tool in ModelBuilder. Basically I have a file geodatabase of points. I am trying to make a model to pull out points according to a ...
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Error when publishing Geoprocessing tool to ArcGIS Server

I've designed a model which compares some shapefiles to other shapefiles (I want to see if the files I get are the same as the files of my template). When I try to publish the toolbox (where the model ...
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Automated/geoprocesing tool to slice, clip, or cut polygons using polylines using ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

Looking for a simpler method here. I am trying to split up / cut / slice existing polygons by using existing poly-lines. An example would be splitting a water body or land parcel at the point where a ...
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arcpy Tool works in debug mode but not in normal model

When I try to run the following simple script from arcmap it fails but when run using right--click debug and then F9 (debug) in python scripter it works fine. I don't understand why??? # Modified by: ...
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Calling a custom tool from Python script

I have a script based gp tool published on web (via Flex App). The script goes to many different mxds to write a report. Then I created another model to do some geoprocessing in a different toolbox ...
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How to access existing graphs in arcGIS 10

I am trying to access an existing graph in arcGIS version 10. The student workbook I am using was written for version 9.3. Version 10 does not have "tools" option in the toolbar. The instructions ...
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polygonize and raster tools [closed]

ok simplest question i have asked i think. but im a running QGIS 1.7.4 and there are no other tools in the dropdown menu other than raster calculator. I have seen in a lot of online demos tools below ...
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Why would an ArcGIS 10 Python custom tool fail without throwing a “failed to execute” or “completed script” message at the end?

I have written a custom tool in Python for ArcGIS that converts in batch SHP files to GML files. It processes one file at a time in a folder, file, or ZIP file and then moves on to the next. If the ...
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Tools for discovering spatial data defects

Spatial data often have defects that may include incomplete polygons, sleathers (non-uniform administrative boundaries), overlaps, having points that belong to more than one polygon, etc. I have a ...
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Why does a tool not call its constructor or OnActivate() method?

I'm working on an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 in .Net version 3.5. It was finely added in arcgis desktop 10.0 as addin tool and working finely. I added some code in the addin project and build that ...
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VBA to ActiveX tool

I have several scripts that I create UIcontronButton from, but I really want to create a dll from the scripts so I don't have to copy paste scripts on every computer. How do I create ArcMap tool dll?
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Ordinary kriging tools available in ArcGIS?

I have been using Geosoft's Target to interpolate X, Y coordinates then use them to create grids using ordinary kriging. I am now working with ArcGIS which I am new to and can't seem to be able to ...
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Closing MeasureTool Window

I'm activating the built in ArcGIS measure tool using the following code: ControlsMapMeasureTool measureTool = new ControlsMapMeasureToolClass(); measureTool.OnCreate(_axMapControl.Object); // set ...
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Change Measure Tool units through ArcObjects

I'm activating the measure tool through code by using the ControlsMapMeasureToolClass. I want programmmatically to change the default length units of tool. How do do that?