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How to update length property of feature class field in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a feature class with a string field that I want to update the length from 10 to 25. Is there a way or a tool to update this property without having to create a new field and using field ...
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Set of standard accessibility guidelines for online maps?

Recently I've been designing maps without navigation tools like the Zoom In/Out and Pan tools, or arrows to pan north, pan west, etc. Instead, most modern mapping APIs support the direct use of the ...
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NDVI image value

In order to get monthly NDVI image with max value from two 16 day-images, I used mosaick tool in ERDAS8.7 by choosing max function from "set overlap function" tool. But after doing this, when I see ...
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What other tools can complete this exercise besides ArcGIS Spatial Analyst?

excel spread sheet here The objective in the exercise is to determine how many public computers are available per person as a result of spatial distribution of libraries and people. Part 1: Grid of ...
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Online/offline tool for collection of coordinates for simulation purposes

Is there any good free online tool to collect coordinate positions given, say a trajectory; or a polygon. For example, retrieve all coordinates between two points, every 500 meters.
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Call tools from ArcToolBox in VBA form

I am now looking for a code in VBA that can call Tools from ArcToolBox(The little red box) I have find a Arcobject code(I thought it's can run under VBA) but it's don't work! I have to delete the ...
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Longitudinal Issues with NetCDF data

I am seeking advice on working with world data sets where the GCS has a positive range (0 degrees to 360 degrees). The data I am working with are NetCDF oceanographic data and have positive coordinate ...
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Open Source Map Composing Tool

Are there any open source tools which can be used for map composing, preferably GUI based. I use Quantum GIS sparingly but I am interested to know if there are others. The tool must be able to read ...
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What map source/API/tools are recommended to create Web GIS/Mapping application utilising Microsoft technologies? [closed]

I'm researching about technologies (around Microsoft tech) to create mapping application and would like to have advice/suggestions. Brief requirement to build mapping application with Microsoft ...
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What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available?

I have a DEM that I would like to smooth or generalize to remove topographic extremes (chop off peaks and fill-in valleys). Ideally, I would also like to have control over the radius or level of "...
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Temporal Analysis Tool: Seeking

I am looking for an alternative tool (proprietary or FOSS) that matches the functionality of Temporal Analyst for ArcGIS by DHI Software. The best I could get was the QGIS plugin Time Manager ...
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Identifying Coordinate System of Shapefile when Unknown?

I have a Shapefile but its coordinate system is Unknown, and there is no *.prj file. How can I identify it now?
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Activating custom ITool from form without adding it to ArcMap AddIn toolbar?

I'm working on an add-in for ArcMap 10.0 that adds a toolbar to ArcMap. One command (OpenModelessDialogCommand) button on that toolbar opens a modeless WinForms dialog, from which a tool (MyTool) can ...
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DIY easy and ~accurate small-scale landscape survey

Summary Is there any equipment that I can rent 'inexpensively' (less than $400) that would allow 1-2 people to accurately (+/- 6") capture the topography of hilly terrain of perhaps 250' on a side in ...
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Why doesn't the gml 3.1.1 schema validate with xmllint? [closed]

Running xmllint on the gml 3.1.1 schema fails, even though the release notes claim that this release was created to get the schema to validate using 'common tools'. There's questions about this on ...
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Distribute points respect to features using Quantum Gis

I want to know if there is any tool to make points with respect to selected features in a theme? Using: vector, investigating tools, regular points you can do it but not with respect to a selected ...
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ArcGIS Editor Toolbar

Does anyone know how to change the properties of a vertex to keep 3 places after the decimal place? My problem is when I go to draw a line and snap to a point, the properties of the line I am drawing ...
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Generating regular sample points in a polygon

Is there a way I can generate regularly distributed sample points within a polygon using ArcGIS 10? I originally used Hawth's Tools to do this in 9.3, however I don't think this is possible in 10. ...
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What are some of the OSX GIS tools

Most Opensource tools are cross platform; however, some GIS tools such as ArcGIS are platform specific (windows only). What are some of the GIS tools that are usable on the mac? EDIT Although thank ...
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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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Ways to change ArcMap 10 editing tool back to ArcMap 9.3 version

I'm trying to get used to using ArcGIS 10, but in the meantime I still need to actually get work done. I stumbled across a way to change the editor tool from its 10 version back to the 9.3 version (...
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Python for GIS on a thumb-drive

I'm looking at putting together a light Python install on a thumb drive that I can take to client offices and do some basic GIS processing. I'm thinking of installing the following: PyScripter Python ...
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Embedding dynamic maps into PDF files?

Working in consulting, I found that sending clients PDF file with my embedded maps is one of the best ways to achieve a wow-effect from them. The latest pdf file formats all support the layers ...
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Viewing current users of map (mxd)?

Is anyone aware of a script or tool that would allow me to view what users have a paticular mxd open at one time? We are using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1.
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How to return FeatureLayer from gp service(using custom function tool) (.NET)?

My basic problem is that I have a custom function tool HLZCalulation that I created. It takes in a string to a file gdb , opens it, does some calculations, and then returns a featurelayer with the ...
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Trouble accessing Sketchup Features to SKP Toolbar in ArcMap 9.3?

I am having trouble getting the Sketchup plugin to work in 9.3. I have installed plugin into the correct location, been able to locate the proper .dll, but when I add it, and scroll down to where it ...
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Tools for (semi) automated woodland tracing from satelite images

I'm trying to draw woodlands in OpenStreetMap, using Yahoo sattelite images. JOSM editor has some plugins that try to automate the process - you have to click inside the area and the plugin finds the ...
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Is GIS a tool or a science? [closed]

Is GIS a tool or a science? There's a lengthy and dense paper on the matter here. Could someone offer a more digestible summary?