A characteristic of an object (person, thing, etc.). In the GIS field, it is used to refer to the non-spatial data associated with a location or geometry

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How to add a point to existing attribute record, rather than edit attributes of an existing point?

I'm using ArcGIS 10 to create point data. Normally I would start an edit session, select point as a construction tool, click where I want a point to be, and then go in and edit the attributes. Say I ...
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Compare values of two features by FME

Can you help me to compare fields in two tables? I have two tables, which contain ID and Measure fields. I need to take stroke by stroke values from field1(table1) and find all values in ...
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Copying attributes of one row to another row in polygon shapefile in ArcGIS?

I have a single polygon shape file in ArcMap with 25*25m grids, and I want to assign the attribute values of a single grid/polygon to another one close by i.e. copy attributes from a row to another ...
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Managing Very Large Vector File Geodatabases

I am currently looking for ways to more effectively work with an extremely large 10,000,000 (+) vector features contained in a file geodatabase. Its just very cumbersome to work with in ArcGIS (v ...
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Trouble calculating attribute values in pyqgis [closed]

I recently posted another question about calculating unique IDs for features using python and qgis here Calculating unique ID value for a field in QGIS using python. I am trying to use the same ...
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Trouble updating attributes of a layer based on another layer's attributes if features intersect in python, QGIS

I am trying to assign attributes from features in one layer that intersect features in another layer. When I run my code, I do not get an errors but it does not update the attribute field as I am ...
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How to store attribute values from a custom form into shape file?

I have created a custom form (for mapping bird species in the field with different attributes like species, type of observation, number of birds, date, ...) with some python logic. One important ...
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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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How to convert a layer with a symbology using multiple attributes to a KML file using ArcGIS Desktop?

I could use some advice to convert a point feature layer with a symbology that uses multiple attributes (a color-scheme attributed to the percentage of positive malaria cases and a symbol size ...
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ArcMap 10.1, the identify tool does not show feature attributes on a query layer on a PostgreSQL database. Why?

I'm developing an ArcGIS 10.1 desktop map editing application using ArcEngine and ArcObjects. I'm using a PostgreSQL database. After a direct database connection (using a query layer), I displayed the ...
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Using the QGIS Graphical Modeller how can I choose specific fields to make a join based on?

I wish to join one field from a shapefile to another shapefile within the QGIS graphical modeler. I am aware that there is a 'Join attributes table' algorithm but this joins all of the fields from the ...
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How to choose a derived attribute as a parameter in FME?

Is it possible to have an FME parameter read attributes from a feature class that has been defined in a previous attribute? So, in other words, I when selecting the Prompt and Run option, the user ...
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QGIS attributes disappeared when reopened shapefile

I'm a new QGIS user so sorry if this sounds lame. Working in QGIS, I've built a vector layer and added attributes. When I reopened the file this morning, the attributes won't show up in the ...
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QGIS multiple whitespace in attributes are removed after restart [closed]

Concerning this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28660079/firefox-is-ignoring-more-than-one-whitespace-in-svg-text-and-showing-them-smalle I have an issue with the saving of Strings with ...
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Dealing With ArcPad and Geodatabase Domains

I created a polygon feature class through a file geodatabase. In the geodatabase i created domains and gave them drop downs. When i go to create a feature class in editor in ArcGIS, in the attribute i ...
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Clean up attributes

I want to clean up the attribute table of a road shapefile for all the entries in the fields. For example: As seen below I have a road feature with a "Name", Name From and Name To in the attribute ...
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How to Bulk “Add Selected” Attributes to a Relationship Class ~ 40000 Records

I have 2 Feature Classes (FC's) and 1 Relationship class. FC1 and FC2 share a common field with almost 40,000 matching records. For each matching record (i.e. when the matching records from FC1 ...
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FID attribute for each circular buffer polygon

I have a point shapefile "Negative_vel". With the command Analysis tools-Proximity-Buffer and selecting 50m as a linear unit and dissolve type ALL I created a new .shp "Negative_vel_buffer50m". But ...
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Attribute table field default value not transfering to new edited features

Using ESRI ArcMap 10.0, in a versioned environment, we are in a geo-database and have a feature class with a default value populated in field properties. When we create a new feature using editing ...
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How to modify size of point data in 'select by location'?

In ArcGIS (10), when selecting by location, how can one change the size of the bright blue dot that highlights your selected point data? My actual dots are tiny (from symbology) but after performing ...
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Feature attributes won't update

I am trying to update feature attributes from a .NET application that I'm working on. I've cleaned the code down to the following example: string serviceUrl = ...
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Copying features to new location

I want to copy some features from one layer and paste them onto another layer with all their attributes, but in a different geographic location. Is this possible? These are very small features a very ...
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arcmap editor attribute window fill value programmatically

In my map I have a layer named PARCEL, when create new feature on this layer, the attribute window will open automatically. There are 2 attributes in this layer: PARCEL_ID and SUB_ID. Since the ...
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How to get the attribute list of a point that is clicked on the map

I would like to double click a point on map and directly getting to its attributes. I'm too lazy to go through the list auf 400 items, just to find it. Is there any way to do this?
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Specific renaming of elements in Attribute table failing until closing and reopen attribute table

Well the title tells it already. I have a column name and 100 objects. I have given them all a name. Now I mentioned that I have written some wrong of them. So I tried to correct them by double click ...
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Adding Eastings and Northings as attributes automatically to a point layer in QGIS

I have a point layer that I am adding to and am working in British National Grid. Two of the columns are Easting and Northing. When I add a new point I want these two columns to be filled out ...
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How to implement 3NF (third normal form) in ArcGIS attribute tables? [closed]

How can I implement 3NF (third normal form) in ArcGIS attribute tables? I have a field what have redundant values, and I need to run different functions for these redundant datas, so I need to place ...
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Display coded value domains instead of descriptions in attribute window

Is it possible to display coded value domains instead of descriptions in attribute window in ArcMap? I know this article shows how it can be done for the Attribute Table, but what about the ...
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QGIS Points are not retaining original attributes

I am trying to map birth and death locations for several hundred people in the US and Europe (for a total of 532 points in one layer). Twice now I have discovered that somewhere during this process ...
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oracle VectorLayer without geometry - How to get attributes?

I have a prolem to iterating over a oracle VectorLayer without geometry in QGIS 2.6. self.uri = QgsDataSourceURI() self.uri.setConnection("localhost", "port", "xe", "name", "password") ...
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ArcGIS Online is time/date stamping edits with GMT time, and not CST time. Is there a way to fix this?

We are currently using ArcGIS Online with ArcMap 10.0 . When someone edits a field in the Online Map it will time/date stamp the last edited attribute fields with the current date and time, currently ...
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Appending data from relate into single attribute table row using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a featureclass of cities and a separate table of city administrators and related contact info. What I need to do is consolidate all city administrator info into the attribute table of the ...
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Attribute Assistant for 10.0 does not have AutoNumber, is there a workaround for ArcMap 10.0

I work for a water utility division and we are using ArcMap 10.0 with attribute assistant. In attribute assistant 10.1 and up there is a value method called AutoNumber which will auto increment and ...
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Comparing floor and roof areas using QGIS?

I am pretty new in this GIS topic and I would really appreciate if someone can help me with this problem. I am doing a research for university that shall show the available roof area for ...
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How to replace null field in generated ArcMap Report

I am creating a report from ArcMap and I would like for the null value fields to be replaced with either a blank or a 0 , but only in the generated report not in the actual attribute field. Is this ...
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Add both string and automated numbers in series to attribute table using field calculator

I would like to fill a column in my attribute table with an string that ends in a numeric value. Example: Object001 Object002 Object003 I would like to automate the process of filling in the ...
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How to access ExtendedData/SimpleData from KMLfile using openlayers 2.x?

Is is possible to access SimpleData tag using Openlayers 2.x library? I have a KML file exported from QGis and it stores description data SimpleData tag "<>". i know that there is a way getting ...
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Update point shapefile attributes from polygon shapefile using QGIS

I have two shapefiles: one point and one polygon. The point shapefile have five attributes that describe the points. The polygon shapefile have one attribute: name of the polygon. I am a beginner to ...
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Getting attribute data from one dataset to another

In the image below you can see two shapefiles: NYC building footprints (outlined), and underneath a PLUTO shapefile rendered with a categorized blue gradient using the "Floor Number" column. The ...
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Multiple Labels from attribute column in QGIS

I was wondering if there is a way to have multiple labels from a joined attribute table in QGIS. I have two tables, a polygon table, and a table with words (codes). The codes table can be joined by a ...
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Creating polygon with attributes using ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I'm new of the use of arcGIS. I have xy data that descibe a polygon. But when I use the tool "point to line" I lost all attributes. There is a way to create a polygon with attributes. I try to explain ...
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Simple query not returning values

I have a super simple select by attribute query "Coefficient" = #, the #'s are 0, .2, .3, etc... to 1. The query will select some of the #s but not others. Example) when I query 0,1,.5 the attributes ...
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How to create dynamic maps based on updated attributes in SHP file

I am novice GIS'er. I can create maps and do basic transformation of the SHP file using QGIS. I also succesfully applied formatting based on attributes. I am able to add new attributes to SHP file in ...
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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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How to get the difference between two versions of a Shapefile?

I have two shapefiles that are the same in terms of the type of information they contain (same attribute fields). One is essentially an updated version of the other, so the newer version contains all ...
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PyQGIS: Speed up for adding features and attribute arrays?

Context: I'm writing a dynamic import tool for QGIS (2.2 to 2.5) with python. Datatype: Binary Datasets with environmental simulations from HPC which might contain millions of features and terabytes ...
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Access vector layers features

I have an openlayers vector layer with features added from a text file. I am now trying to access these features via their attributes (if layer.features.attributes.some_attribute equals to something ...
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How can I select features based on another feature attributes?

Here is my case: I have a layer of features (buildings from a city) that is populated with polygons. This polygons have attributes : street name and postal code In the project I have another layer of ...
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Build raster with multiple attributes based on 3 input rasters

I am trying to make a new raster based on three input rasters which have the same cell size and the grids align perfectly. I now want to construct a new raster, which for each cell, has three ...
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Is it posible to export an attribute to a separate shapefile? [duplicate]

Is it possible to export an attribute to a shapefile? I have generated several polygons with the ‘Strip Map Index Features’ tool. Unfortunately I have to export every polygon manually to a separate ...