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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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selecting by attribute and specific value replace

I want to select all of the features by attribute where the attribue in myattrib is like... Selection "criteria H". That is not a problem. However then I need to replace (myattrib," H", "") except ...
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Is there a way to set rotation on inset maps to match data driven maps

I have been playing with the new map book functionality in ArcGIS 10 to re-create maps I have made in the past. The new Data Driven maps with page queries is a pretty powerful tool. Is there a way to ...
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Plot a EPSG:4326 KML File using Google Maps V3

I have a KML file that uses EPSG:4326. Is there any way to plot this onto a Google Map (v3) which uses Mercator? Here is the page I am working on The district data comes from one source and is ...
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How to dock the default ObjectInspector in a new parent container?

Into my object inspector fever, I noticed that the default Object Inspector object does not dock anymore. I only have a TabPage control and two tabs, one of those hosting the default inspector. (...
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Dynamic Display doesn't respect my annotations when my layers are in a BasemapLayer

I have 2 annotated layers which I load in a BaseMapLayerClass. When the map is static the annotations are visible. When I enable DynamicMap I lose all annotations. I would like a way to annotate ...
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OpenLayers: how to style WFS layer with SLD file?

I'm experimenting with a simple web mapping service build on PostGIS/GeoServer/OpenLayers stack on Win 2008 Server. I overlay vector layer from PostGIS using: var Index1v = new OpenLayers.Layer....
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Is there a RESTful way to cancel a GP Job?

I have an asynchronous gp service that I can successfully run and cancel from within Arcmap. Using fiddler I see that arcmap communicates with the GP service via SOAP. I'd like to cancel the job ...
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Simplest way to add built-in commands to an custom add-in

Currently in Config.esriaddinx I have <Button id="my_UniqueID" class="MyWrapperClass" caption="My Caption" image="Images\My_Image.png" ...> </Button> and then I implement ...
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How to decode Google's proprietary latLon format for China?

This Google Maps link returns train stations in Shanghai, China. By appending '&output=js' it returns it in JSON format. I'm trying to decode the format Google uses for lat/lon: latlng:{ lat:...
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How to use simplify()

i have my Vector Data saved in a PostgreSQL PostGIS enabled Database. The Data im displaying is very detailed, i want to simplify it through the simplify() method of Postgis. I duplicated one of my ...
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List of freely available GIS books [closed]

Do you know any free available books related to GIS ?
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Debugging ERROR 999999 in Raster to Polygon Scripting?

I am trying to make a script which selects every .png file in a folder beginning with the letters "LG". I then want the scipt create a shapefile, replacing the "LG" with "SH", and then i want the ...
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How do algorithms load pieces of maps?

If the user moves the mouse pointer to the top left corner of the screen, I want my software to auto-load the three tiles that are closest to the mouse pointer. My assumptions are that the smaller are ...
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What's an efficient way of detecting road junctions on a map?

I may receive maps from any source for my project, and for the C++ algorithm I'm making, it's imperative for the algorithm to know where road junctions (nodes where more than two road segments meet) ...
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Rubber sheeting in GRASS?

We are in the process of getting our property boundaries corrected and a side effect of this is that we need to move any assets that have been drawn relative to the property boundaries, so they are ...
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IObjectInspector and ClassExtensions

I have a little bit of dilema here. I have a hierachical collection of classExtensions that I very much would like to keep them as they are now: Timestamper (master concrete class Extension) 1.1) ...
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VB scripting in ArcGIS Field Calculator?

In my attribute tables field I am trying to get rid of the "&" in between names i.e. "John Adams & wife" and want it to say "John Adams and Wife" in all the attributes with "&". What is ...
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WARNING 000632: datum conflict when creating buffer in ArcGIS Desktop?

A buffer I created successfully executed, but I received the following message in ArcGIS Desktop 10: WARNING 000632: Datum conflict between map and output. How can I fix this?
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ARCGis LayerToKML Skips Feature Layers and Doesn't Process Layers in Group Layers

I am using ARCGis desktop and have written a quick conversion program to convert my layers to kml but I ran into some issues. It seems the only layers it can process correctly are group layers. ...
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Plotting KML files onto a Google Map

I would like to show a map on my website. I have 2 different kinds of KML files that need to be plotted. One defines region boundaries. The other points within those boundaries. The region boundaries ...
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How to specify which component of a file is imported when using a PluginDataSource?

In my application a plug-in datasource has been implemented to read specifically formatted files containing a mix of data types, including geometry in the form of polygons, lines, and points. Using ...
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Control the colors of a shapefile

I have a Shapefile with road data. Sometimes the roads are blue, sometimes they are green. I didn't used to mind, but now I'm tiling everything so I need to control the colors. I'm loading it with ...
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Can I add WMS layers to a MapGuide 6.5 map?

A bit of a long shot, but I recall a few years ago seeing a WMS 'connector' for MapGuide 6.5 that allowed you to add WMS layers to a MapGuide 6.5 map. I can't seem to find it anywhere now, and am ...
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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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Java, GIS knowledge…What next?

I know programming in Java and I am familiar with GIS concepts as well. I do GIS programming using javascript and PHP. I want to now do it using Java. How should I go about it? PLease let me know ...
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How to use Button with Behavior in Silverlight Legend?

I'm trying to use a button with behavior in the MapLayerTemplate of an Esri Silverlight SDK 2.1 legend. When I click the button and then drag on the map, the map pans instead of showing a selection ...
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Does a projection's WKT reflect the computer's locale?

This should be quick - we're trying to determine if there are problems parsing some WKT text because the system locale considers the decimal separator to be a comma instead of a period. Anyone know? ...
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esri pgdb in qgis

Using osgeo4w 1.5, when I go to add vector layer and select file type, navigate to my esri pgdb. I get a not a valid or recognized data source. If I use the database type I get a page that defaults ...
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What's long binary data?

I'm trying to turn data in a Microsoft Access file into an ArcGIS-10 layer. The table contains a column labeled "shape." Each line in this column reads "long binary data." What's that?
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Enlarge/roughen the Vector Size of Tiles

I'm currently running a GeoServer service and my task is to make the vectors rougher than they are right now. I really don't know where and how GeoServer processes the data from the database and how ...
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Standards for creating a RESTful Geocoding webservice

I am about to start defining a new API which will allow our clients to perform Geo Coding lookups. I would like to follow any standards there are out there. However looking at a few examples: The ...
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ArcSDE: connecting via LDAP Authentication

I was wondering if anyone has a sample connection string for SQLPlus using LDAP Authentication. I am also trying to specify in the connection string the database I wish to use. Thanks, CDB
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How do you create a legend for the bucket divisions in a fusion table map?

I am creating a map using Google fusion tables. I have divided the data into "buckets" using the Configure Map Styles window. Is there a way to add a legend to the map telling the readers what the ...
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Problem with setValue() function in ArcGIS 10

I'm trying to add data to an attribute table in ArcGIS 10 using the following code: def make_floor_no( shapefile ): "Makes header for number of Floors (FLO) and calculates value" fieldName = ...
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What is ArcGISCacheMgr.exe and why does it have a lock on my folder?

I've got a 10.0 gp service running on Windows Server 2008. The gp service writes to a folder on the server. The parent of this folder is shared. When it comes time to delete folders on the server, ...
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Coordinates format in ArcGis 9.3

Regarding to Jay suggestion i open a new topic. Do you know how i can set in arcgis 9.3 coordinates only with one locus after comma, i mean like that format: xx xx xx,x not like i have now xx xx xx,...
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Derive WGS84 Longitude & Latitude from British Northings & Eastings

I'm looking for a fairly simple way to append columns with WGS84 longitude and latitude to a table containing northings and eastings. The source data is Ordnance Survey's CodePoint Open, which I is ...
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Exporting table from ArcGIS Desktop to Excel file?

Is there a way to export a table with selected records to an Excel spreadsheet? I was trying to export just to .txt file but ArcGIS gives me an error message. An error occurred exporting the table ...
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Lat/Lon/Alt to spherical or cartesian coordinates

On my previous question, it was advised I convert lat/lon/altitude to spherical or Cartesian coordinates. I'm not working near the poles and it would be safe to assume a spherical earth. What would be ...
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Find the best path along raster

I've just posted a question to StackOverflow about the best way to go about finding the best path on the raster below (where whiter pixels are 'better'), but have realised that it might actually be ...
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Quick way to determine if facing a given lat/lon pair with a heading

I'm looking for a fast way, preferably without trigonometric operations (just multiply, divide, add, sqrt and subtract) to determine if a point is visible. E.g. say I am facing 0 degrees N, I am at 51....
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How to speed-up Dynamic Map services?

I am working on a ESRI Flex based application that will display data from a Dynamic Map Service. It need to be Dynamic, since the end user should have the option to turn on & off layers. This is ...
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how to download a file from geoserver gml from a url using javascript?

how to download a file from geoserver gml from a url using javascript? I'm doing a web application with javascript, but I could not download files from geoserver, the url given entry does not bring ...
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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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How to register dll extension with EsriRegAsm.exe?

I am having some issues with registering a dll: run DOS as Administrator CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\bin\" (where the ESRIRegAsm.exe is) I attempt to register the dll as follows: ...
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Why is my XY Event Source layer only displaying at full extent?

My XY Event Source layer is only displaying at full extent and when I zoom in, the features disappear. If I select a feature in the attribute table, the feature is highlighted. When I see this for a ...
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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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Using Google Maps as layer in ArcMap?

Can I use Google Maps as a layer in ArcMap? Is it possible?
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ArcEngine in WPF -> publish -> creates .msi install file -> installer fails

I am trying to install my custom ArcEngine application on another machine. I just uninstalled and reinstalled ArcGis Engine Runtime 10 and authorized it. "Unable to install or run the application. ...

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