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Using ArcPy to zoom to selected feature?
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I've got a piece of code that works. I found it here on the ESRI website. Add it as a script to a model, then connect the output of a select by attribute tool to it. It does exactly what I want. ...

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Is there a no point symbology option in ArcGIS?
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Go to the Layer Properties dialog Symbology tab and click on the Symbol. On the Symbol Selector dialog click Properties. Then uncheck the symbol on the layers list at the left. Click ok until you ...

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DBF creation and manipulation without excel 2003
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I've used Open Office for working with dbf files.

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Using Join in model gives ERROR 000840?
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11 votes

To do a join in a model, you first need to convert the shapefiles to feature layers within the model. Use the Make Feature Layer tool in the Data Management Tools>Layers and Table Views toolbox on ...

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Creating line with specific length using ArcGIS Desktop?
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After you click to start the line, right click to open the edit tool's context menu. On this menu is a button named Length. Clicking this button opens a dialog that lets you set the length of the ...

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What GIS application can open and use .osm files?
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Quantum GIS from version 2.0 onward can display and also download .osm files. For earlier Quantum GIS versions, one of the OSM plugins should be what you need.

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Lightsquared GPS controversy: Where is the analysis?
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I found this report via Free Geography Tools. The GPS units test results shown here are near the end of the report.

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GIS - Beyond Earth
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Nasa WorldWind displays non-earth data for many planets.

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Seeking freely available GIS books?
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ESRI has a lot of technical papers and books specific to their software availible here. The documents are in pdf format and availible for download.

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How to Install ArcGIS 10.2
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8 votes

Instructions for installing ArcGIS 10.2 can be found on ESRI's ArcGIS Resources site.

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Restart ArcGIS Server Map Service From Command Line
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8 votes

I use the AGSSOM utility http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=16293. It is a command linetool that works with Arc10 on both Win7 and WInServer2008. You can start, stop, and view running ...

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How to Display Coordinates of an Existing Point Layer in ArcMap
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If you are using ArcGIS you can generate XY columns for the data using the Add XY Coordinates tool in ArcToolbox. Open ArcToolbox, then go to the Data Management Tools>Features toolbox. This will ...

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Where to find .mxd examples for ArcGIS 10
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The ESRI ArcGIS Resources page for Local Goverment has several sample maps that are available for download. The download includes the mxd and all associated data in a file geodatabase. I would say ...

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Arcmap: attach python script to a button?
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This works in VBA to run a Python script. Just call the subroutine with a button. Private Sub python_Click() Shell "C:\Python25\python.exe ""C:\rowcount.py" End Sub Hope this helps.

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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point?
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7 votes

You can use the priority and ranking tools on the Labeling toolbar to set your label draw weights. Another solution is to convert the labels to annotation and then manually move them to the best ...

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How to host ArcGIS 9.3, 10.0 & 10.1 licenses on same server?
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Your 10.1 license server can host cocurrent use licenses for all 10.x and 9.x products. We have a 10.1 license manager in production, our client environment is mix of 10 and 10.1 products. http://...

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Creating geodata service from version other than DEFAULT in ArcGIS for Server?
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When you publish any type of service, you publish from a specific database connection, which points to a specific version of the database. So, create a new database connection to the specific version ...

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Looking for a Table of Contents sample for the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API
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Is this what you are looking for? I found it by searching the Code Gallery page on the ArcGIS API for Javascript Resource Center.

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Geocoding using ArcGIS Desktop?
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In ArcGIS I believe a Composite Address Locator will do what you want. You first create a seperate address locator for each of your Admin levels, then set up a composite address locator using the ...

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How do I explain what GIS is in a business context
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From the ESRI website: http://www.esri.com/getting-started/executives/index.html "GIS provides critical tools for success and efficiency. As an executive, you are presented with a high volume of ...

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Field Calculator syntax?
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Try this under the Field Calculator advanced option. Dim Output as Integer If [HECTARES] >= 30 AND [HEIGHT] >= 17 AND [CROWN] >= 59 Then Output = 1 else Output = 0 end if I've gotten ...

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Stop ArcMap from probing missing data sources on launch
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One solution is to go to the map in ArcCatalog, right click on it in the tree view and choose the Set Data Sources button. This will open a dialog that lets you change the data source paths for the ...

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What's new (and useful) in ArcGIS 10.0?
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I recently took these online courses. They are free, and do a decent job of explaining some of the new features with hands on exercises. Using ArcMap in ArcGIS Desktop 10 Getting Started with GIS (...

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Changing the cursor on an ESRI map
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5 votes

You can use map.setMapCursor("url(custom.cur),auto") Here is the api reference

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Is it possible to insert note to remember the info of a project?
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5 votes

For Quantum GIS (QGIS) v 2.0 I would recommend the qNote plugin. It will create a dockable window in your project that you can use to save notes about a project. Go to Plugins>Manage and Install ...

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Is there a source for historical shapefiles and tiles?
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Here’s something for the US. The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) provides, free of charge, aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States ...

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Selecting points under polygons using ArcGIS Desktop?
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You can select the points that fall within a polygon by using the Select By Location tool. On the Main Menu toolbar, go to Selection>Select by Location. You'll want to select features from your point ...

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Join Issue with Attribute Table
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5 votes

The first thing I would try would be to open the Excel spreadsheet and clean out any text or cell formatting that are in it. If that does not work, export the Excel spreadsheet to a text file, then ...

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What kind of datasets are necessary for geomarketing applications?
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5 votes

Just a few off the top of my head street centerlines addresses points parcel polygons census demographic data existing business locations zoning polygons land use polygons

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Disable Panning in ArcGIS API for Silverlight map?
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4 votes

myMap.IsEnabled = true; According to this ESRI forum thread.

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