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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Editing attribute tables in ArcMap

I have a point shapefile with several fields. Among these fields is a comment field. I would like to be able to zoom into each point and add a comment into this field in real time without having to ...
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QGIS Attribution and Geometry Query Question

I am trying to use select by expression to query lines that contain certain attributes and that there geomerty touch. In other words are connected or neighbor each other. I tried a query such as ...
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QGIS updated polygon areas

I'm using QGIS 2.6 and regularly update a shapefile layer to indicate felling progress. However, if I edit the nodes of a polygon, save the layer out then look at the Attributes table the area shown ...
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Assigning an NTA code to a point feature class from a polygon feature class

I have a point feature class and a polygon feature class (NTA - Neighborhood Tabulation Areas). I want to assign each record in the point feature class an NTA that it falls into. Also, neither of ...
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Feature Attribute Count Script

Using an arcpy script how do I get the feature attribute count per feature class in a fileGDB? Ideally I would like to output to a spreadsheet, with the feature class name in one column and the ...
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How to easily change/edit existing field datatype in shapefiles? [closed]

I am editing attribute tables of multiple shapefiles for a future project. I need the field data types to be very specific and uniform among all the shapefiles. I am running into the problem that the ...
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How to plot certain values of a column in R?

Lets say we have a shapefile of cities with a column called category cities@data category A B A C A A B C How can i plot the A category only etc? Tried c<-cities$category[A] ...
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Change display text for hyperlink in attribute field in ArcMap?

I have an attribute field that I would like to be able to click the title of a document and it would open the document. But I do not want the field to display "C:/path/file1.pdf", I would just like it ...
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PyQgis - Adding attributes to a POSTGIS layer

After reading @underdark's answer to this question on creating a new vector layer and @Matthias Kuhn's to this one on field calculation, I wrote a script that allows me to calcultate the mean ...
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ArcGIS how to capture attribute data from another layer

I have an arc layer with points and another with lines. The points exist along the lines (as stations). Both layers have an attribute for LineName. How do I pass the specific line name data to the ...
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QGIS create a line graph with attributes value on a section through the map

I wonder if I can make cross sections of GIS data (other than height). An example: I have a shapefile of a city with building plots and attribute values of the plot size. I want to choose a random ...
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AutoCAD to GIS Standards for Easy Import

Trying to setup an AutoCAD Template that will be easy to import into Arc geodatabase. What is the best way to assign attribute data to cad features without using blocks? Is there a way I can setup a ...
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Compare Multiple attributes visually

I am working on a project in which I want to take point features( tweets) and compare them to the GDP per capita of countries. I would like to have my end result be such as the following: GDP Class ...
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Combine multiple records into one based on ID

I have a table that has the building width for each side and I want to combine them together in GIS. I have attached an example in which I have 4 rows for one building, and I want only one row per ...
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Double Entries/ Errors with Digitizing Polygons

I have a layer that has errors, i mean polygons have double entries (digitized twice), i can edit manually but there's a lot of attributes and it will take ages to clean the data. Is there any short ...
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Automatically changing the angle of a symbol in QGIS?

I am working with an iron age cemetery in QGIS. I marked every grave in a point layer with several columns; amongst others, burial rite (inhumation, cremation etc.). I inserted a second column for the ...
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Adding values from a text file to a gridded area on my map [duplicate]

I have a .txt file with comma seperated values. Each individual value corresponds to a cell in my grid. The first value in the .txt file corresponds to the cell in the first column and first row of my ...
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Adding data from a table to a grid in ArcGIS

I have a table with 720 rows and 156 columns. I have a grid with 720 rows and 156 columns. I would like to assign the values from the table to the corresponding values in the grid. I am a beginner to ...
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How to add an attribute with QGIS 2.8.1 Python console?

i would like to add an attribute with the python console: from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyQt4.QtGui import * layer = iface.addVectorLayer("C:/donnees_SIG/05.shp","nou","ogr") layer = ...
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How to split attributes using FME

I am trying to split an attribute into its component pieces with FME. Ex: 1707 WILLINGTON ST, PHILADELPHIA PA 19121 into: 1707 WILLINGTON ST, PHILADELPHIA, PA, and 19121 I am using the ...
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Is there a way to copy attributes from a point layer in an overlaying polygon layer? in arcGIS10

I'm working with an agricultural experimental setup of 450 areas. Each area is represented of a Polygon in ArcGIS and additional with a point Layer. I determined the specific ID for each point but I ...
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Checking if Terrain Model has pyramids or data sources using ArcPy/Python?

I asked this question in the ESRI forums and got nothing but a lesson on LAS point cloud classifications — not even remotely what I had asked. I’m hoping someone here can point me in the right ...
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Converting start/end easting/northings to a single point for visualisation

I have eastings and northings for the start and end of 5m sections of the UK railway network. I want to convert these points to a central point between the start and end so I can visualise the ...
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How to get all feature and attribute list from OpenStreetMap? [closed]

I want to get the list of all features their attribute list for my application from OpenStreetMap. Where can I get that?
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How to get arcpy to access attributes of a geometry?

As a novice python programmer I am struggling mightily with my code. What it is supposed to do is Buffer a bunch of points with four distances (100, 200, 300, 400meters) Calculate zonal sum for ...
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What is the strategy to add attributes to shapefile when the number of records are not the same?

I'm trying to add attributes (in excel format) to an existing shapefile using ArcGIS, but the number of records between the two are not the same; there are some records in one file but not in the ...
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Finding diameter of pipes on either side of valves using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS desktop 10.2 and I need to find the diameter of pipes which are either side of a particular valve. There are over 2000 of these valves on my map so I'll need some sort of tool. The ...
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joining attributes for .img files in erdas

I have numerous .img files of the same region and spatial resolution. In Imagine I would like to join all the attributes together into one .img that I may import into r for model predictions. Not ...
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Why does ArcMap show quantities for values that are not in attribute table?

I've joined a csv file of values (0-100) (created in Excel), with local authority boundaries for the UK in ArcMap 10.1. I want to display the percentage of these areas not receiving 3G mobile ...
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Generate Service Area Polygons with Field(s) Added

Does anyone know of a way to generate service area polygons which, when created, maintain a field from the feature class from which the polygons are generated? For example, if I am generating a ...
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How to remove a certain number of digits from the front or end of an attribute field?

Can I use the filed calculator in QGIS somehow to remove the first 4 numbers in all attribute fields in a column? Example 16011234 -> 1234 EDIT: Silly, I can just subtract with 16000000 in this ...
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Creating layers for each attribute value via Arcpy script

I'm having some trouble starting this script. Not sure how to start, as I have to create/output layers for each attribute value from a certain column named that has integers. They are all unique ...
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How to summarize a column in QGIS field calculator

I have data with a column containing a number value, and I want to divide the value of each feature by the total sum of all the values in the column (to get a percentage). So I would like to know if ...
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Removing duplicate data using FME

There are three roadkill data sets from three different institutions. We are sure that a combined data set will have duplicates. The three institutions will probably record their data differently: ...
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Copy attribute data from one polygon shapefile to a multiple point shapefile

I have two shape files: Polygons of parks in Africa. Each park (polygon) has a row of data regarding it's size, name, date of establishment etc. Random points in parks in Africa. Here, I generated ...
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Assigning values from one polygon to second polygon if located within first using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have two layers of polygons. I would like to know if there is a way to assign a value from a polygon in the first layer to any polygons from the second layer that fall within that polygon?
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QGIS Spatial Сross Join atrributes

I have a set of LineStrings (streets) And a set of rectangles (atlas pages extents) rectangles could overlap each-other. And now I want to create a legend for atlas like street1, pages: 1,2 ...
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QGIS equivalent to MapInfo Sum Attributes for selected vector objects?

I´m looking for QGIS equivalent to the basic MapInfo tool "Sum Attributes". I´ll explain what it does: For selected objects in a vector layer, a popup window shows basic statistics such as: - Sum ...
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Is it possible to have the attributes fields already filled from the previous object?

I need to create a lot of points with lots of attributes, but most of the fields are the same, so I don't want to edit all the fields all the time. Is there a "remember previous fields" function ...
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How to update a column in a layer with NULL currently to nearby value in QGIS?

Currently I have a layer with construction year attributes in it. Not all of these are filled out and I figure it is reasonable to update them with the construction year of the nearby elements as they ...
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Exporting layers from ArcGIS into PostGIS while preserving attributes such as color

I have managed to import/convert a KML into ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcMap) using the built-in conversion tools and now have a series of layers. Next, I export these layers to a PostGIS database using the ...
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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 ...