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Seeking ArcGIS Desktop Tips and Tricks

A couple times a month, I check out the various tips and tricks CW posts on Stack Overflow and always learn something new. I went back and forth as to whether to pin this question to a specific ...
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How do you view multiple tables at the same time in ArcMap 10?

My original question was: How do you undock the tables in the ArcMap attribute window? because that's how I thought it should work in the new ArcGIS 10 docking environment. Either it isn't ...
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I want to edit corresponding postgresql data of a vector from openlayers- how to do it?

I want to edit the corresponding text/numeric data type columns of a vector through openlayres, when a user click/mouse over a vector. like, http://dev4.mapgears.com/bdga/bdgaWFS-T.html# any ...
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GIS Buzzwords Topic

What are the main buzzwords today in the GIS market? Let's place the meaning of these ones too, so beginners can enjoy the topic as well. Example: SDI "A spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is a ...
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Big IRowBuffer problem

I have a small software that connects to a database (SQLServer) reads a few values and transfers them to a SDE Oracle instance (11g). The problem is: I have over half million records that I need to ...
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Are there any good resources on WFS support in ArcGIS?

Are there any good resources on WFS support in ArcGIS? The only documents I found so far are these: How_to_work_with_WFS_using_ArcGIS_Desktop and Consommer des services/données WFS dans ArcGIS 9.2 ...
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What is the best method of visualizing a network on a map?

I have several hundred geo-referenced data points, and the relationships from that point, to other points. I'm trying to figure out the best way of visualizing this on an interactive map (possibly ...
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Visualize feature class with many relationship classes?

I have a feature class in a geodatabase that I want to review. It has many relationship classes - possibly a hundred or more. If I load the feature class into ArcMap and identify one of the features,...
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Using VBA in ArcMap field calculator?

I am trying to use ArcMap's Field Calculator to populate values in a column based on a value in another column. So, in pseudo-code: if [field1] = 'Foo' set [field2] = 'Bar' endif Something like ...
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Calculating elevation profile along line from a DEM?

Given a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) and a line (x1,y1) --> (x2,y2) (paired coordinates (x,y)), how can one calculate the elevation profile or cross-section projected on that line? I am looking for ...
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Converting ArcGIS topology rules file (*.rul) to *.txt, *.csv or *.xls for reviewing?

Has anyone converted ESRI's topology rules file (.rul) into another format? I built a complex topology rules set and would like to QC it in something easier to read and work with than ArcCatalog. ...
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Combining high resolution and generalized hillshade rasters to produce enhanced shaded relief?

I often add LiDAR data to a map along with a shaded relief. Most of the time I have to generalize the LiDAR DEM depending on the scale of the map. Still, there is often too much detail and mountain ...
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Is it possible to use MapObjects Java with ArcIMS 10?

Is it possible to use MapObjects Java with ArcIMS 10? We are starting to look at migrating our MOJava solution to run against ArcIMS 10, has anyone been successful in migrating to ArcIMS 10? Our ...
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Meaning of number after username in file geodatabase schema lock?

I'm using the ISchemaLock interface to return schemalock info on featureclasses in a file geodatabase: // If schemalock count is >=2, then we have a problem, something else has a lock on the FC ...
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Software for analyzing GPS tracklogs to extract human-readable placenames

I have a pile of GPX-formatted tracklogs for many countries where I've travelled over the years (the GPS-device has been continuously on and recording for most of the trips). I would now like to ...
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AddData tool stop working after Interoperability connection has been used?

Bug in ArcGIS Engine? Has anyone seen this behavior? We get an exception from our ArcGIS Engine test projects after we had been testing the Interoperability connection in ArcEditor. We had to enable ...
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Render vectors from OSM data in POSTGIS database

I'm a newbie when it comes to mapping application. I had successfully loaded my OpenstreetMap data in a Postgresql/PostGIS database. Now my problem is how to render the vector data (the POI's, ways, ...
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Geodjango insert statement: psycopg2.IntegrityError: violates check constraint

Why is the following INSERT statement throwing this error? INSERT INTO domes_place (placeid, structidx, oscode) VALUES ('10', '1', 'POINT(51.121282945772 1.3138398501222)'); psycopg2.IntegrityError: ...
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Error adding data to Geodjango database: parse error... within geometry

I'm trying to insert some values into a Geodjango database, but getting errors. This is the table: class Place(models.Model): placeid = models.IntegerField(primary_key=True) structidx = ...
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Troubleshoot editing features in feature dataset with ArcMap / ArcSDE Oracle

I am having trouble editing a feature class that is in a feature dataset. We have added just the single feature class as a layer in ArcMap and are using the "Start Editing" function on the Editing ...
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How do I make an icon with some text to popup when I hover over it and for it not to be slow?

I would like to make an icon on the screen and have hover popup text. Ideally the text will be black with a white background. Right now my icon is a bitmap created like this GraphicTrackerClass ...
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Mapnik Style Filter on River/Lakes Shapefile attributes (from Natural Earth Data)

As a followup to this question, I downloaded the vector data here: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-physical-vectors/ and I successfully created the rasterized water/land mask I wanted: ...
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Where is the pdf of the US Census data stored that contains all the codes?

I'm working with US census data and I can't locate the documentation that explains all of the codes (e.g. P01001 etc) that is used to describe the attribute tables in the shapefiles. I haven't been ...
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osm2pgrouting connection failed

I'm importing data from my OSM file to a postgresql database using osm2pgrouting. I followed everything in from here and it went smoothly, until I try using osm2pgrouting. This is what happens: root@...
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Load only one state from a MXD file in arcobjects

Right now I load "StreetMap North America.mxd" from ESRI Data Maps 10 for use with arcobjects / arcengine 10 in Visual Studio with C#. Since it's slow I am looking for a way to turn off all data ...
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What type of interpolation to visualize metal detection survey data?

I have about 500,000 points collected in a linear grid pattern over a 1 km2 area. The points were collected as part of a metal detection survey. Each point has X,Y and Coil Response mV (min -675.38 ...
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IElement added to IGraphicsContainer ignores zOrder

I display a balloon callout after casting a axMapControl.Map to a IActiveView and doing this: pGraphicsContainer = activeView as IGraphicsContainer; pGraphicsContainer.AddElement(pElement, zOrder); ...
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What is north-up projection?

How do I know what projection to use for north-up or 0 rotation? I have a gtiff (ND83-nf) that gives me the error when importing to Grass. Should I re-project or recreate the image with the rotation ...
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Quantum GIS and ECW images?

How might I enable Quantum GIS to read ECW imagery? At the moment I'm mostly concerned about this on Ubuntu 10.4 amd64, but I also use WinXP & Win7.
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Importing Leica total station .GSI file data into ArcGIS Desktop 9.x?

I have a total station data file (test.gsi) that was collected with a Leica 1200. How can I import the data to ArcGIS 9.x and plot points with the point name given by the total station observer. ...
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How to calculate orientation of line segments using open source GIS?

I'd like to calculate the orientation of line segments relative to north direction using open source tools. Which tools or functions would you recommend?
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Calculating polygon length and width using open source GIS?

How can I calculate the length and with of polygons using open source tools? By "polygon length" I mean the length of the longest line within the polygon (update: to be correct, I just need the ...
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How to write a script that will automatically draw lines from one point to multiple destination points? (ArcMap 9.3)

I need to create lines from an airport to numerous destination locations. The destinations change often, so drawing them manually becomes tedious. I want to create a script that will draw them ...
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How to convert GML to features in ArcObjects?

How to convert GML to features and features to GML i ArcObjects? We are building an application where we want to communicate with a service with GML but natively in our stand-alone application we ...
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Alternatives to Maplex Labeling Engine for ArcGIS Desktop?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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Installing PostGIS in Ubuntu

I will be installing PostGIS for my project using PostgreSQl (OSM) in Ubuntu 9.04. I had all the requirements prior to the installation (PostgreSQL, Proj4, GEOS). When I unzip the PostGIS tar, then './...
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Unwanted Italicization of Symbol Text (ArcMap 9.3.1)?

So I am running in to a problem that has got me stumped. I'm working on a road systems map, and there are a few symbols with text in the middle. The problem is that the text within the badge, triangle,...
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Is it possible to integrate CA SiteMinder with ArcGIS Server 10?

I am researching whether or not it is possible and/or desirable to integrate CA SiteMinder with ArcGIS Server 10 in order to restrict access to the various web service endpoints based for ...
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Is anyone using JSONP in Web mapping applications to get around the browser same origin policy?

Javascript based Web mapping apps that use ajax requests to get data from a server are limited by the Same Origin Policy to only request the data from a server in the same domain (subdomain and port). ...
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How do I resolve line outlines jutting into other lines in Mapnik/Cascadenik

We are designing a basemap, and I am trying to resolve a problem with outlines that comes up in roads. The idea is to have lighter colors roads, but they don't get pushed out far enough with our light ...
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Could not install Applications Manager (ArcGIS Server 10)

I try to install ArcGIS Server version 10. Everything worked fine with installing the GIS Services. The Server is running. I can create services and see them in ArcCatalog. But when I try to install ...
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Using openlayers to render UK National Grid maps

Is there a way I can use Openlayers with a 1 pixel = 1m/2m/4m OS Grid map at high resolutions (i.e. OS Street View), but switching to a Mercator projection when you zoom out (i.e. for Google Maps or ...
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Creating pop-up box if condition is true in table using ArcPy with ArcMap

I'm creating a script that will grab layout data from a table for the current Building Number of the current building my map series is on. It works fine, but I need it to pop up a window if multiple ...
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Find out if a point exists in an irregular shaped ILayer

Assuming I have an layer from a shapefile which is not shaped like a rectangle how would I determine if a point lies within this layer?
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How to hide map to print only the legend on a PageLayout?

If I'm printing a Pagelayout, is there any API for hiding the MapFrame or stop it from getting draw on the printout? I would like to only print the Legend on the paper.
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Unrestricted codec for creating raster files with interior pyramids files

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to mosaic a collection of images into a file format with performance similar to MrSID or ECW, but without the licensing restrictions that those formats come ...
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Geodatabase to PostGIS character encoding

Similar to another question I posted previously, I'm trying to import datasets from Esri geodatabases into a PostGIS database directly, and inside the data there are greek letters and symbols that are ...
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What are the main steps when building a balloon callout using ArcObjects in arcengine 10 in VS2010 with C#

I'm looking for a good BalloonCallout example / tutorial / sample. edit: Using C# with ArcEngine 10 edit #2: What are the main steps when building a balloon callout using ArcObjects in arcengine ...
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Ensure BaseDynamicLayer is always the most visible layer

If I add a shapefile to my map and then a dynamic custom layer inherited from a BaseDynamicLayer, then the shapefile is lower on the viewing stack then my custom layer, and it displays correctly. ...
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OpenLayers: Use scales instead of resolutions

Venturing around in the OpenLayers source code, it seems like everything related to zoom-levels is done using resolutions. Fair enough since this related directly to screen space. I would like ...

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