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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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How to merge shapefiles with the same attributes?

Let's say, I have two shapefiles, a.shp and b.shp, containing point features with the follwing attribute tables: a - id att1 att2 ----------------- 1 1 1 2 2 2 b - id att1 ...
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How to remove Commas from field values in multiple files?

I'm working in QGIS, presenting data in ArcMap, and Arc is having trouble with the attribute tables. I have a "species" column which lists the species found in that area and have added commas "," in ...
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From CSV file (latitude and longitude fields) to point .shp

How i create a new point shapefile from CSV table? If i have a CSV file with a latitude and longitude fields, is there a method for to have in output a puntal shapefile?
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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 ...
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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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Updating and inserting a field within the same loop

I am working with an empty feature class where I am writing a script to create polylines within the featureclass and attach an associated text value with the polyline. I am using a for loop as noted ...
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fit a wrap column in the print composer QGIS 2.4

i have an attribute table in the map composer, and the field i want to see is quite long...so i wrap it. but the field width is not fitting this new length. how can i do that. is qgis prepared to do ...
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How to set feature coordinates to values in attribute table?

I have some shapefiles that were produced programatically, and everything came out okay EXCEPT that the geometry information was not written correctly. The coordinates for each feature are null. ...
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Append value(string) to multiple selected fields

In my attributes table I want to insert a new value to a few selected items, and keep the old data inside the field. The table contains multiple columns (street name, length... and public ...
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Filter query error in QGIS2.4 or 2.6

I get this error when undertaking in query in QGIS2.4 or QGIS2.6: An error occurred when executing the query. The data provider said: OGR[3] error 1: Unrecognised field name ...
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How to create attribute table for raster data?

I have raster dataset for rainfall but its not having attribute table. How can I create tabular data using the same raster file? How to join it back again to it? Software used is ArcMap 10.1.
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How can I do a batch edit of circle diameters using the attribute table in ArcGIS?

I need to edit the diameter of a bunch of circles to reflect their correct diameters, and I wondered if there was a way of drawing from the attribute table to make all the circles equal their correct ...
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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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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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How to add images in attribute table

I want to add photos in my attribute table. I have created a new field but I am not able to select "raster" in the field type. They only show "short integer", "long integer", "float", "double", "text" ...
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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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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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Attaching pictures to polygons in attribute table in batch using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I use ArcGIS and I want to attach a picture of each polygon as raster in attribute table and I have 1900 of polygons. Can somehow attach batch photos as raster that have same ID like polygons? It is ...
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Auto fill second column with predefined names depending on first column (QGIS)

I want to create a point layer. In the attribute table I want to have two columns. In the first column I want to type an abbreviation like A. Then I want the second column to be auto filled with ...
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Adding new field in ArcMap from data of existing field?

I want to create a new field with years data. There is an existing field with the timestamp YYYYMMDDHHMM but I just want the years from that field to the new field. That way I can display just the ...
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How to sum all values with the same ID in ArcGIS Desktop? [duplicate]

I did a one to many spatial join and ended up with an attribute table as follows: Lets say we have 5 different IDs that have numerical values in 500 rows. I need to sum the values for each ID, and end ...
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How to enter a date into the attribute table?

This may be something simple stupid but in QGIS 2.4 I have created a date column. How do I enter the date in correctly. Every time I type a date in, in whatever format it does not move that entered ...
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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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How to flip, or invert attribute tables with respect to row ID arcgis

I need to invert the fields of an attribute table relative to the row ID field. As a very simple example of what I need; if the row IDs of 1, 2, and 3 corresponded to identical values in another ...
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Unable to plot values for individual fields in my table using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm having problems adding tabular data to an ArcGIS project and need some help! Example of my table is below (please note that the fields have been edited since the capture was taken to remove any ...
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unable to plot the values for the individual fields in my table

I'm having problems adding tabular data to an ArcGIS project and need some help! Example of my table is below (please note that the fields have been edited since the capture was taken to remove any ...
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Disappearing attribute values

Using ArcMap 10.1, I’m editing values in a feature class which was sent to me from within my organization. I realized I had a problem when trying to change the symbology of this feature class- the ...
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Table equivalent to Dissolve for features in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a data table that I need to trim down, merging records which have the same value in an ID field and performing a couple math operations on various other fields (summing, averaging). The ...
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How to Calculate Cumulative Field Values in Arcmap

My problem is conceptually quite simple; In Arcmap 10.2, I wish to create a field which contains the cumulative values of another field in the same attribute table. For example, if the first three ...
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organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point

I would like to have hints on the best way to organize my dataset (I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license). I would like to build a points layer, each point being a weather station in the ...
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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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Interpolation with z-values taken from a related table

This is a follow-up question (organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point). I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license. My aim was to build a points layer, each point being ...
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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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Changing CSV layer attribute value from text to number in QGIS?

I read in a CSV file for linking to a .shp file. All the variables that are just numbers came in as text. How do I change the text variables to numeric in QGIS?
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Batch export to shapefile by attribute field in QGIS

I have a project in QGIS where I am creating a map of plants over a large area. I want to take the "Genus" field (of which there are 100 hundred values) and essentially create 100 shapefiles based on ...
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How to combine raster and attribute table in QGIS?

I have some rasters representing string categorical variables. Each raster contains integers, used to translate the categorical variables. I have also the .csv tables giving the meanings of the ...
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Join attributes of point and line layer by location (closest distance) in QGIS

My problem is the following: i have a line shp (target layer) and a point shp (join layer). the second one (point layer) holds an attribute which i want to join with a line layer based on closest ...
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vb.net arcobjects mapping different field values in attribute table

I need to mapping different field values in an attribute table. The attribute table as follows: For example, I want to get the "DrainName" value when "BQ no." = "22/22" and "Segment ID" = ...
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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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Creating New Layer After Sorting Attribute Table using QGIS?

I have been self-teaching myself some open source GIS. I downloaded QGIS and have been following this four part tutorial - ...
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Possible to set an attribute field to update automatically based on another field?

If I have 2 attribute columns and I wish to change certain values, is it possible for the second attribute column to automatically update its values based on an expression? Example: Age | Status 10 ...
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QGIS - is it possible to select the columns shown with “Identify features”?

In QGIS, I have created a join to an attribute table with some 60 entries. I am only interested in seeing 3 of the columns, specifically address data. I can see no way of excluding the unwanted ...
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Cannot toggle ''edit'' of shapefile in QuantumGIS 1.8

My problem is as follows: I imported a number of shapefiles from a .gpx-file from a gps-device. Each shapefile contains a number of waypoints. For the study I am doing, I need to give all of them ...
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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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Removing highlighting when selecting feature in Arcmap

Whenever I select a feature in an attribute table it gets highlighted which prevents me from seeing the symbology of that feature. I tried choosing No Color in the appearance option, but that results ...
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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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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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How to symbolize based on feature class and assign a unique value per point?

I am trying to produce a map in ArcGIS 10.1 that symbolizes by feature class but also assigns a unique number (as part of the symbol) to each location that will relate to a table embedded in the map ...
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Pinning ArcMap Table of Contents but not Attribute table window?

I have pinned by table of contents but I would like to view my attribute table as floating - i.e. I can make it much larger so I can view the data easily.