Tag Archives: ArcGIS 10

The Evolution of Query Layers

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Query layers were first introduced at the 10.0 release primarily to allow ArcMap to integrate data from databases that do not contain the system geodatabase repository tables. Think of query layers as a method for accessing database objects that are not … Continue reading

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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5 Released

Service Pack 5 for ArcGIS 10.0 has been released. Please visit the ArcGIS Resource Center Blog for more information about this release: ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 5.

This service pack is available for download via the ArcGIS Resource Center: ArcGIS 10.0 SP5 (Desktop, Engine, and Server)

For the best experience, please download this service pack at your earliest convenience.

Service packs for other products include:

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5 Minute Troubleshooting: Unable to Export Event Layer to Shapefile

As we all know there is no “magic” button in ArcGIS for Desktop that will fix all the issues that you are having.  In my time working in support, however, I have found that exporting data comes quite close and often returns magical results when working with corrupted data. Today we will be looking at using this method to resolve issues with an  X,Y Event Layer.

Have you ever had an event layer show up beautifully in your map, but when exporting it to a shapefile you ran into an issue? Some of these issues could be receiving an error (such as “the data you are exporting contains one or more blob field”), getting a blank attribute table, or finding that not all of your fields are coming through to the shapefile. The steps below work, in most instances, to help resolve this issue. These steps walk you through the process of exporting a table to a DBF, displaying that DBF as an event layer, and then exporting that event layer to a shapefile.

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Where did the ArcSDE Post Installation Wizard go at 10.1?

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You may have already noticed some of the changes at 10.0 with the upgrade process for ArcSDE geodatabase no longer using the Post Installation wizard. This was discussed in an earlier blog written on “The Evolution of the ArcSDE Geodatabase … Continue reading

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Using TINs Created with ArcGIS 10 in Previous Versions of ArcGIS

Have you opened your scene document to find a warning that the base surface for your 2D data cannot be found? The only thing different with this document is that it was saved as a previous version from ArcGIS 10.0 and you’re now opening it in ArcScene 9.3.1. Continue reading

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Imagery Not Displaying in Your Mosaic Dataset?

Mosaic Datasets are a great addition to ArcGIS 10. However, if your imagery is not displaying properly, it can be very frustrating. Three main reasons that your imagery may not be displaying are:

  1. You have not built overviews (See: Mosaic dataset: wireframe not image, huh?)
  2. You do not have access to your source rasters (the images used to build the mosaic dataset).
  3. You moved your overviews or source rasters to another location. Continue reading
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More Changes to Enhance Your Experience

As part of our ongoing effort to improve the search experience on the Esri Support website, we have made a few changes we hope you’ll find enhance your user-experience on the site.




  1. We have removed the option to include ArcGIS 10 content from the search, as all version 10 content will now be included by default.





  2. While searching for a term within the GIS Dictionary, the search results page will now return all results from that repository by default instead of users having to click “In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries…”. 





  3. We have also made some changes to the way we tag our content that will make it easier to find priority content. 


  4. Rating the article on the Technical Article feedback form is now optional.



Your feedback is very important to us, so if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please let us know by using the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page.


Check out what other changes we’ve made recently, and keep an eye out for even more changes coming soon.


Online Support Resources Team



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Easily clip an entire workspace for a specific study area

Imagine you’re the GIS Data Manager for New York City and receive a request for data from a consultant for Central Park. The data request included roads, streams, soils, buildings and other feature classes that are stored in the master geodatabase for the city. Instead of providing the entire geodatabase, you clip the data down to just the park boundary. Continue reading

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ArcGIS 10.0 Service Pack 2 Released

We are pleased to announce that Service Pack 2 for ArcGIS 10.0 is now available to download.


This release contains performance improvements, maintenance fixes and includes all updates delivered since ArcGIS 10.0. The English version is available today and other language-specific packs will be available soon.


We recommend that customers using ArcGIS products at version 10.0 or 10.0 SP1 download and install this service pack at their earliest convenience to ensure the highest-quality experience when working with the software.                      


If you have any questions or run into issues with the installation, please contact Esri Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, option 2, or visit the Support site. Users outside the United States should contact their local distributor for help.


ArcGIS 10 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Service Pack 2 Announcement
 



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