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Is it possible, in QGIS, to create buffers with a set radius, but with individual values taken from the attribute table?

I am looking to create an output that consists of an 11KM buffer around a number of discrete points, where the buffer has a value defined by a column in the data sets attribute table. Is this ...
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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 add a sequence to the attribute table?

Is there a way to use the field calculator in QGIS to create a range of values in a count sequence with a specified input range? For example, if I wanted to have the values 1 to 5 repeated within my ...
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Adding simple table of text (Excel) into layout and preserving 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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Automatically update field value in one column based on change to another column in same table?

When editing I want to be able to change the attributes of one field and upon doing this allow for the automatic update of another field in the same attribute table. Essentially I have one layer ...
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Adding boolean yes/no field in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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How to select and change only certain (same)values in attributetable in QGIS

I have an attributetable. Spread all over it are numbers like -99999997. I want to replace them by zero (0). There a many columns in which there are such numbers. I have used the expression (an ...
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Finding duplicate records in field using ArcGIS for Desktop?

im looking for duplicate records in dbf files based upon the attribute called 'ID'. I have various dbf files from 500,000 records to 1.5 million and I know there are a host of duplicates. I would ...
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Sort a feature table by geographic location

Here's in interesting challenge: I need to embed a table in a map layout so that the records in the table are sorted according to their geographic position on the ground. For example, in a north-to-...
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Road Symbol/Label issues in ArcMap?

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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Is it possible to force uppercase in a geodatabase string field?

I have certain string fields in my geodatabase tables with which I would like to enforce an all-uppercase rule. These fields are ones that do not lend themselves to domains (such as address fields). ...
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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, Lat,...
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How to convert a column of numeric IDs to letters?

I'm working with qgis 1.8.0. I divided a map into 500 features (small rectangles), and now I have the doubt if there is any way to change the ID of the attributes from numbers to letters? When I did ...
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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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Calculating Percentiles in ArcMap?

I have a large polygon dataset (26,000) records with numerous attributes columns. I wish to calculate the percentile rank of each attribute. Say I have population_density in an attribute, is there a ...
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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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Calculation based on features in shapefile

I hope I get the terminilogy right! Correct me if I mess something up. I need to perform some calculations for a scoring system for different habitat types. The Problem is that I have two different ...
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Refresh Currently Open ArcMap Attribute Table using ArcObjects

I have written an ArcMap Addin (ArcMap 10.0) that allows a user to perform a join between an in-memory table and a feature class (feature layer) added to the TOC. I want the attribute table of the ...
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Accessing 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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Field Calculator does not notice selection? [closed]

I have a problem with the Field Calculator in ArcGIS 10. I selected specific points of a Shapefile I want to calculate, but FC is always calculating all fields. Unfortunately there is no checkbox in ...
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editor tracking updated in attribute table, but not in sql server database

When I enable editor tracking and make modification on an object, I can find the edit user and edit time, but I cannot find the data updated in the sql server database. Is it because of the versioning?...
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How to open QGIS attribute table in form view using Python?

I've got a plugin where I load some layers. After the last layer loaded, I show the attribute table. However, I would like to select the form view and not the table view (see image). How can I do ...
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How to store data from ArcGIS layer in SQL Server?

I'm new to ArcGIS and I want to know if I can store data from a layer to a SQL Server table and if we can do this, then how? I have already made a connection between ArcGIS and SQL Server.
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Is there an Attribute Table Feature limit?

I am copying a table with 11,000+ features but only about 700 show up on the QGIS attribute table. Is there a limit? how can I avoid this problem?
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Rapid digitizing of Point Data using ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Altering the order of attributes in a table [duplicate]

I have gone through a sequence of table joins. The resultant table should be with the attributes rearranged in more logical order. I cannot find this functionality within Arc GIS or any mention of it ...
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How to add shapefile name as attribute during merge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add field with filename when merging shapefiles with ogr2ogr? I have more 200 shapefiles with a unique name. I would like to merge all of these together and save the ...
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How do I say “use the value from the same row” in Field Calculator?

I have an attributetable with several columns. I want to change the values of column1 if they are NULL with the values of the same row in column5. case WHEN column1 is NULL THEN END How do I say "...
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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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Comparing table attributes in ArcGIS 10(ArcInfo)

I'd like to compare attributes of two point layers . the layers have some similar records and i try to find these . ArcGIS 10.1 has a tool to comparing attributes but i could'nt find any similar tools ...
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Sort a table by multiple columns in QGIS

In 2012 the answer was NO! How to sort by multiple fields at the same time? My data is in a SHP file, I want to sort by 3 fields. Has this changed in the last 4 years? == EDIT == A solution like ...
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How to Make Two Attributes Display Simultaneously on one Shape File

I am trying to make a map that displays both an incidence rate of a type of cancer and also display at the same time a percent of the population per state that has a certain vaccination. I've added ...
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How to create a consecutive alphanumeric column in a QGIS attribute table?

I am trying to create a column in the attribute table such that each cell lable is a prefix (M) follwed by a unique number ie M1, M2,.. etc
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How to delete multiple fields in an attribute table?

Is there a way to select multiple fields in an attribute table and delete them together in Arcmap without writing the script?
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Calculating file name with field calculator

Is it possible to calculate the file name in an attribute table? My shape file has a name like "cities.shp". In this shape file I want to have a attribute "cities").
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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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Can a new point automatically be populated with data from the containing polygon

I need some help to create a script. Imagine that I'm using 3 shapes: 1 point and 2 polygons. When I create a new point I want it to assume some attributes of the polygons in which that point is ...
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Editing the DBF for a shapefile is yielding totally different results in R and QGIS, but the attribute tables are identical

I'm having kind of a peculiar issue that I'm hoping someone can shed some light on. I'm actually creating my map in R, but I'm using QGIS as a tool to check my mapping process (R newb here). So let's ...
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How can I delete multiple field attribute values from an attribute table?

I have a Centerlines feature class to which I transferred attributes from an AddressPoints feature class, and now each centerline has the correct street name but also a street number which I don't ...
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Extract one GPS fix per day from data?

I am in the fortunate position of having 2 years worth of animal movement data. With such a large amount of data I would like to extract only one fix per day to make it easier to work with. Data = 14 ...
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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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How to rearrange the display order of attribute table fields?

Using QGIS 2.10.1, I open an attribute table. How do I rearrange the field display order? For example, a table's default display order (from left to right) is State, County, City. But I would like ...
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QGIS exporting attributes in a KML file

Here is what I am doing: Create a layer by uploading a shape file into QGIS Select Attributes of that file Export selected attributes with the "save only selected features" check box when I save the ...
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What is the most efficient way to search a geodatabase for NULL-like records?

The problem: I have a geodatabase with several datasets and many more feature classes within. The fields within the feature classes have been populated through joins with shapefiles and manual edits. ...
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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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Detecting duplicate attribute values in table using ArcPy without Advanced/ArcInfo level license?

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 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 file....
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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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How to add field in attribute table using ArcPy?

I have researched How to add attribute field to existing Shapefile via Python without ArcGIS? but could not implement it. Can give me examples of how to add field name in attribute table? I have ...