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Self terminating Python script in ArcMap?

I have tried sys.exit, but it doesn't seem to work in ArcMap 10. Anyone know how to do it?
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Redoing an ArcGIS Server post-install

I'd like to reconfigure an ArcGIS Server 10 Java implementation (single machine, Windows Server 2008 R2) and I plan to re-run the post-install. Complete: I do not need to save anything on the current ...
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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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How to style OS VectorMap district data?

Following a question about ways to load OS VectorMap data, I have imported the data into ArcGIS, but now want to style it in a OS-map style. I have searched around, and found various bits of ...
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Will there be a Python API for ArcGIS Server?

It seems like an obvious next step given the big push towards Python in ArcGIS Desktop at 10.0. Are there any limitations of Python compared to javascript, flex, etc that would prevent ESRI from ...
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Need help understanding why gdal projections aren't giving me what I expect?

When using gdaltranslate and gdalwarp I specify the following transfomation (in for GCP's and translate, out for warp) +proj=lcc +lat_1=40.03333333333333 +lat_2=38.73333333333333 +lat_0=38 +lon_0=-82....
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Identifying feature class permissions in Oracle ArcSDE

I created a new Feature Class, and I assigned some users SELECT privileges to that Feature Class. I want to look at the list of users that I have assigned privileges to, how do I do that? Updated ...
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How to re-project coordinates in a gml on-the-fly in Geoserver?

I am using Geoserver to get featureinfo, but sometimes I want to re-project the native SRS in the output gml. The request is a (WMS) "GetFeatureInfo" with INFO_FORMAT: application/vnd.ogc.gml. I am ...
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How to infinitely extend MapInfo grid layer?

We use a semitransparent grid layer (.mig file) to show 'hotspot' intensity in MapBasic (MapInfo. Because the grid is just a rectangle, this looks ugly. See for instance: . Now MapInfo allows grid ...
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How stable is MapWindow on a 64 bit machine

One of my favorite ArcGIS extensions (N_SPECT) is no longer going to be supportd under ArcGIS 10. It will be totally rewritten as a MapWindow plug-in, so I need to get up-to-speed with that in case a ...
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Is it possible to define a No SQL model for spatial data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way I can use a Key-Value store for geospatial data? I read somewhere about No SQL being a solution for large databases management, the kind that google uses for ...
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How to manually change from GPS (WGS84) to web based maps projection systems?

I have collected location point data and wish to display this on a web based map. It was collected using a Garmin Etrex GPS using the WGS84 datum. I wish to display the points using Ushahidi and have ...
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What is a GIS Professional? [closed]

What is a GIS Professional? Is it the same as GIS Developer or Analyst? It's just that the term has been used a lot and I'm not really sure what it means. Update: Voted to close the question as ...
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Is there a good guide out there for setting MapServer up on an existing windows apache server?

I have been interested in trying out MapServer and have no problem setting up a windows development box. Seems like all the MapServer implementations on Windows include Apache, php, mapserver, and a ...
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Optimizing ArcGIS Desktop performance using MXD Defrag?

Does the MXD Defrag program still exist in ArcGIS 10?
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Seeking tools for uploading GIS data to database?

I would like a nice graphical tool that allows me to take standard gis data such as shp files and kml files and upload them to a database such as PostGIS, MySql or Oracle. Are there any such tools?
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Creating geocoding/gazetteer web service?

I would like to write a geocoding web service for genealogy in Java. Because it is for genealogy, I don't need to go down to the street level. I only need to go down to the county. Looking at ...
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Great GIS, maps & cartography quotes [closed]

Programmers' list has been a pleasure to read. Stats' list is growing fast as well. So perhaps there is a place for separate one on this site? Please share your nuggets of wisdom / humour / ...
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Whats going on with Mapinfo these days?

I have not touched Mapinfo for a good 2-3 years. (Think it was 7.5 back then, around the time it got aquired by Pitney Bowes) I found it a great package, particularly with Vertical Mapper and ...
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Web GIS Development Skill Sets [closed]

What technologies and skill sets should one who wants to do web GIS development study/acquire? One skill/technology per answer please.
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When was Esri File Geodatabase API made available?

When was the Esri File Geodatabase API made available? This question was originally asked to try and determine when the File Geodatabase API would be made available.
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How to limit the number of items to enter metadata on when importing from GeoServer into GeoNetwork

We are a library looking at using GeoServer and GeoNetwork as the basis of a GIS repository/catalog. When we enter layers in GeoServer and then harvest using GeoNetwork, we end up with a large number ...
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Convert XY points to a line?

Someone mistakenly saved a GPS track as waypoints and then sent them along to me in a .csv file. They want a line back (shapefile). What's the simplest method to convert this to a line? Available ...
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Server Object Extension doesn't work

I built a server object extension in C# and Visual Studio 2010, using the ESRI sample for the Spatial Query SOE as a starting point. (see the page on resources.esri.com) The SOE never displays a ...
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How do I develop my GIS programming skills?

I would like to develop my GIS programming skills, where do I start? People say learn C++ or Python but where can I learn this in a geographic context? Tutorials or anything would be very helpful, as ...
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How do I access versioned spatial data in SDE with SQL queries?

We're running SDE and have several feature sets with versioning turned on. When I query those layers via ArcGIS Engine or ArcGIS Server, all expected features are returned. We have numerous non-GIS ...
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Multiple layouts in one ArcGIS project?

Is it possible to have multiple different map layouts (like the one accessed by clicking the little page icon at the bottom of the viewing panel) within one ArcGIS project? I often find myself ...
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Is it possible to Automate label settings with ArcMap 9.3.1

We have several users that are using ArcMap, and have asked me to create a fairly complicated label scheme. I have created several classes, each with different Expressions describing the labels. I ...
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Which tools and methods can be used to create isochrones?

I'd like to get an idea for what's involved in creating isochrones for a series of sites, with a reasonable degree of accuracy to the estimates. A general outline would be great, though my scenario ...
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How to grab user's mouse click (coordinates) in Javascript

I am just getting to grips with using ArcGIS Server 9.3.1. I am developing in .NET with a very basic Web app in C# - it has the standard ESRI web ADF ASP controls in the web page (Default.aspx) ...
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Best open source operating system for open source GIS?

I'm wanting to get into open source GIS, and it looks like PostGIS on Postgres is a good DBMS to go with, and there are plenty of posts on desktop editors. What I haven't come across (and forgive me ...
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How to convert a track of points into walking directions?

Imagine you have a list of points (latitude + longitude) you have previously recorded with a GPS receiver. Now, you need to convert it to a textual representation of the route you followed. Example: ...
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What kind of datasets are necessary for geomarketing applications?

If you would have to create a data base for geomarketing applications yourself, what kind of datasets would you purchase/collect? The first goal would be to find new store locations. Another would be ...
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What is a “mashup”?

GIS users mix spatial data layers from an early age of GI science. What is new in the concept of "mashup"? Is it something really new, or only a trendy word?
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How to attribute lines with IDs of touching polygons?

I have two shapefiles: one contains streets of a city and one contains blocks (i.e. polygons bounded by the streets). I would like to have the streets attributed with the IDs of the left and right ...
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Does ArcGIS for Desktop support SpatiaLite?

SpatiaLite is playing an increasing role in my organization. As it stood in 2012, using SpatiaLite alongside ArcGIS Desktop required an amount of importing and exporting of data that was not always ...
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flex/AIR based SLD generator?

Styling layers in GeoServer can be tedious to say the least. While Styler can relieve some of that tedium, it doesn't yet work in chrome. It can wreck existing styles if not carefully used and still ...
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How to emulate Google Maps driving directions using pgRouting?

Would like to emulate google maps' driving directions functionality but use pgRouting instead. google's data over the project area & scale is quite a bit off so we want to use our own transport ...
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How to reference vector based data to raster data that already has spatial reference in MAPublisher?

I have been able to load in raster data into MAPublisher and properly registered it, however I have been having trouble with a further step. I am trying to reference vector data that has no GCS or ...
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Live KML from PostGIS to Google Earth

Is there a way to bring data from a postGIS database into Google Earth to view live? I know of the asKml function in PostGIS, but I'm interested to know if anyone had managed to hook up a kml so that ...
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How to bring georeferenced raster data into MAPublisher?

What is the appropriate method to import a georeferenced raster image into MAPublisher? I have been able to import other forms of map data, and created map views and such for them, but I am now ...
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List of Virtual Globes

I kept a listing of virtual globes in 2005 and 2006, but it's now woefully out of date http://geography2.blogspot.com/2005/11/listing-of-virtual-globes.html. Today, the main four seem to be: Google ...
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Retrieving attribute's domain using ArcIMS ActiveX Connector?

I have an ArcIMS Image Service that's consuming data stored in an ArcSDE database (both v9.3.1). Many of the layers have attribute columns that use coded value domains defined in the SDE database, ...
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Looking for a fast, open-source raster cost-distance function to use in code

I've been scouring the internet for a fast, open-source cost-distance function that I can embed inside my code. The functionality should basically work like the ArcGIS implementation where I can ...
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Representing network flows? [closed]

For a project I'm working on, I need to represent network flows over 1,000 zones with directionality. Any suggestions on displaying the information in a nice and non overwhelming way? Any examples ...
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Using Creative Commons licenses for spatial data?

As more people and organizations are realizing the importance and benefits of publishing their data under an 'open' license, people are looking for the best license to apply. Creative Commons CC ...
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What are some web based clients for GeoServer?

There is a list of Web Clients for Geoserver on the Geoserver site (http://geoserver.org/display/GEOSDOC/Clients). Unfortunately, it is posted as no longer maintained. Does anyone have a current list ...
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OpenLayers filter: OGC (xml) or CQL?

While having not used filtering that much in OpenLayers, we are discussing which type of filtering we should use: The OGC XML filter or the more simple CQL filter? Are one of them more appropriate ...
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Ways to load OS VectorMap data

Us lucky fellows in the UK have been able to access public geodata from Ordance Survey under an open licence since April this year. Some of the datasets, including VectorMap, are broken into 100 ...
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How to convert line simple features to topological network?

using Gdal/ OGR is there a way to convert a shp, kml, or PostGIS line layer into a network of nodes and segments so it can be used in packages such as networkx?

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