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What is the best way to change a data type in the ArcGIS attribute table?

What is the easiest way to change the data type in an attribute table in ArcGIS for multiple fields? Say if the fields have been exported as a string from Excel and I would like to use them as ...
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Adding a boolean yes/no field in Arcgis

How does one add a field to an Arcgis feature class with a boolean data type? That is an attribute where the allowed value is only one of a pair such as 1/0, Yes/No, On/Off, Present/Not-present, etc. ...
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Road Symbol/Label issues

I am trying to control how many road symbols and how do I do that ? I have geodatabase that has Transportation and in it has a featureclass, "Major_Rds" and it also has three symbology for Interstate, ...
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Most efficient method to join multiple fields in ArcGIS

I have as set of shapefiles with approximately 300000 polygons each, as well as corresponding point shapefiles and tables with approximately the same number of row (equal or less rows than the ...
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Does QGIS support internationalization?

Does QGIS support multiple languages? I have some shapefile with Arabic names in its attributes, and they appear as: ???? If I want to see the names in Arabic, do I need to purchase multi-language ...
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ArcMap tables - copying multiple horizontal cells between rows

I would like to be able to select a contiguous set of horizontal cells in a row, take a copy, then paste the values into another row at the same position in the same table. I do not want to copy all ...
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How to insert a quotation mark through the Field Calculator of attribute table of a Shapefile?

I have a shapefile of polylines with information of diameter. But the problem is that i didn't enter the inch sign(") with the values of diameter. What would be the solution that qutation mark would ...
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How to detect duplicate attribute values in a table using ArcPy

In ArcMap, the right-click Summarize option very quickly creates a frequency listing of the chosen field: Note that the count field shows the count of duplicate values. How can I access this ...
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How to add simple table of text (Excel) into layout and preserve formatting and clarity?

I am trying to put a simple table of text (excel) into my layout and preserve cell formatting including alignment, borders and text sharpness. I've tried many approaches but nothing so far is ...
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How to add field in attribute table by python

I have research on the question (How to add an attribute field to an existing Shapefile via Python) but could not implement it. If you can give me examples on how to add field name in attribute ...
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How do “join field” and “target field” work?

New user. This should be simple, but I can't figure out how to perform this basic join in QGIS. (It works in Cartographica.) My shapefile (IL_BNDY_County_Py) has two fields/columns in its attribute ...
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ArcGIS Attribute Assistant method not working

I don't know how many of you are using Attribute Assistant for ArcGIS 10.1, hope many:) I have some difficulties with a couple of methods. Well, I got the INTERSECTING_EDGE, the GENERATE_ID, and a ...
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How to get a list of attributes in FME when there are no records in table?

How to get a list of attributes in FME when there are no records in the table? I try use a PythonCaller but when there are no records, FME passes over this table. In PythonCaller I write: import ...
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Total of attribute field of point layer per polygon layer

I have a polygon shapefile of many lakes, I also have a point shapefile of locations on those lakes where fish were caught. The point shapefile contains the attributes: Fisherman_iD, Fish_Caught, ...
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convert a dbf into a raster image using python? work around for arcpy

ArcGIS' arcpy does not have a function to add a table to a layout. I was thinking that maybe taking that table (e.g. a dbf), there may be some python script command to turn it into a raster (e.g. do ...
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How to write values from arcpy statistical output to table?

The attached script is my stalled attempt to perform the following workflow: Create a table and create fields Loop through a folder of point shapefiles and perform average nearest neighbor analysis ...
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Feature Layer Attribute table to Datatable and make it editable

Hi Currently i'm using this to turn it into a data table featureCursor = layer.FeatureClass.Search(que, false); row = featureCursor.NextFeature(); if (row != ...
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Using QGIS to create a table of correspondence between two area layers

I have two area layers over a map of Australia, and I want to know if it's possible to use QGIS to create a table of correspondences between them. The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides ...
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Make table views in ModelBuilder with Iterator

I'm trying to use the model as shown in the image to get 300 tables for the 300 points in the input feature class. I can get 300 viewshed rasters but can only get the table of the last point. It ...
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Is there a way to modify an Excel sheet which is already open in ArcMap?

I have an excel sheet that is joined to a shapefile in ArcMap. I need to modify many elements of the table, but every time I need to close ArcMap in order to be able to do it. Is there any way to ...
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Join a table to a parcel layer and get duplicate parcels, reflecting individual leases

I have a table of 3,000+ lease files that I'm trying to join to our parcel layer. Each parcel has 4+ leases associated with it, and I need each to be represented by an actual polygon. When I do a ...
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Can I access a raster attribute table in QGIS?

I have some Python code that makes Raster Attribute Tables for GeoTiffs using GDAL. In ArcGIS I can see these attribute tables fine and they behave how I like (as classifications). But in QGIS the ...
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ArcGIS: Rapid digitizing of Point Data

I have several big maps with a lot of points that I have to digitize. All these Points have different Values (depth in Meter, double) and will be stored in 1 Shapefile. Is there a way to speed up my ...
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How to create a new Shapefile with the same attributes as an existing one?

It is quite a frequent occurrence that I want the data I'm about to add to a new shapefile, to have all the same attribute fields as one I created in a previous project. For example, I might have ...
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How to get values of each cell in raster attribute table?

How do I get the values of each cell in the raster attribute table. Usually the attribute table gives you the value and number of counts. But, in my case I want each cell listed and corresponding cell ...
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How to edit attribute tables using Python/ArcPy?

I am new to Python, so sorry for such a trivial question. There is a shapefile (let's call it Structures.shp) and the script I'm writing needs to update the value of only one record in only one field ...
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What FOSS GIS has the option to link attribute tables to rasters

In ArcGIS rasters can have attribute tables. What FOSS GIS offers a similar option?
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How to change position of columns in attribute table?

If I have an attribute table with columns A B C D, is it possible to move the columns to different positions, say, B C A D? When making a new column with the field calculator it would be useful to put ...
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Why can't I edit attribute table imported through 'text as layer'

I imported the coordinates from an Excel table. They show as single points as intended. Now I want to add columns to the attribute table, but I'm not able to edit it. I wanted to import the following ...
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How to color-code geology maps with given CMYK colors?

I'm trying to understand whether it is possible to corectly display colours in British Geological Survey maps. Our client has a licence to use the shapefiles but unfortunately BGS don't provide SDL ...
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Add multiple fields in attribute table

How do I add in multiple fields in the attribute table? In the attribute table I have crop types such as corn, cotton, sorghum....etc (as shown image below), in square meters. and I want to generate ...
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Creating a multiple bar graph in ArcMap

I would like to graph my data from a shapefile. The data I wish to display is the sum of the nominal data per each year that it occurred. I have enclosed a screenshot to illustrate my idea. There is ...
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Zoom to Feature hotkey in ArcMap Table View

In ArcMap 10 table view, is there a way to set up a hotkey that when a feature is selected, pressing say "z" is equivalent to right-click-->Zoom To? I would like to be able to highlight a record and ...
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Averaging XY data for locations in QGIS

I wanted to find out mean of the selected point using QGIS. I tried out selecting using attribute table but could not find an option for mean in field calculator. I have attached a screenshot with ...
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Not able to save edits to vector layer in QGIS

I have a vector layer with about 200 features. So far I have been able to add polygons to this layer just fine, now it is giving me trouble. When I draw the polygon and try to save edits, the polygon ...
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QGIS - Is it possible to increase Output Field Name?

When creating a new Column, the default value for the length of the name is 10. Using the Field Calculator via the Model Builder, I want to include the names of regional areas into the columns which ...
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How to Select by Attributes on features sharing common value?

I am attempting to 'select by attributes' a point feature with the lowest numeric value which shares a common value with other point features in another field. For example: I may have 3 point features ...
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how to delete a row in grid attribute table of a raster?

How can I delete a row in a raster file table? The raster format is GRID I get this error "grid attribute table is blocked from deletion". It seems absurd that I am not able to manipulate my own ...
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Is there a way to shift data in an attribute table so that all attributes are moved to a different coordinate?

I have several shapefiles where the attribute table is composed of timestamped data that is appended to the coordinates. Because of the nature of my data, I need to apply a time lag so that the data ...
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Calculating distances from points to the centre of cells

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 (using older version because I need the Qmarxan plugin which is not available for 2.4.0). I have a study area that has a vector laying of "planning units", or cells over the top ...
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ArcGIS Removing values from a shapefile with Python

I've got a monster shapefile with lots of duplicate records, however each duplicate record has an accuracy rating. I want to remove all duplicate records with a lower accuracy rating. This would be ...
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How to preserve the order of fields when exporting a table from ArcMap?

ArcMap allows you to re-order fields in an attribute table, by dragging+dropping either within the layer's > Properties > Fields tab, or within the Table window. However, the order of the fields ...
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loss of attribute data when copying between layers

I am trying to copy points from one layer to another in QGIS 2.2 The problem I get is that all the attribute data from the copied points is missing when copied onto the new layer, the columns show ...
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Using the Field Calculator in a Domain field

I have a coded domain field with 10 dropdown options. Possible choices include integers and text. I need to change a selection of 250 features (which have differing values) to the same value. This ...
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ArcGIS 10.1: Subtype/Domain Functionality

Is there any way to create more complex conditional domains in a table than a single subtype and associated domains? I would like to get the same functionality that more than one subtype in a single ...
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Convert KML to an Attribute table

So I was wondering if it's possible to convert the KML files to an CSV attribute table (of those geometric features). So I've found this code that converts the KML to CSV, but really just prints the ...
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How to show attribute table of object when user clicks on it?

sorry if I'm asking stupid questions but I really spent days trying to figure out how to add functionality to my map so that when user clicks on some map object he gets the attribute table on the side ...
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Why does the attribute Table not maintain input data?

for a longer time I have a problem with the attribute table. I create the polygons on the map, I fill up the table with attributes. Then, if I click "save", all the data from the table are being ...
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Export Raster Attribute Table using Open Source software

I've got 120 or so geotiff files that I'd like to build and export the raster attribute table to something a little more friendly (e.g. csv). I'm curious if there is an open source way to do this. ...
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Startup python script to re-join layers

In QGIS 2.2, there is a bug which involves using the JOINS properties on a vector layer (that is already being joined with several other vector layers) whereby the attributes are not fully loaded. ...