Editing is the process of modifying feature geometry, locations, and attributes of spatial data.

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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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Error: cannot acquire a lock when editing in ArcMap 10.1

We have a problem with a shapefile feature class. Periodically it will not save edits with an error message as the following: Cannot save edits; cannot acquire a lock Working in 10.1 with a ...
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Problem of linear records with zero shape length and no geometry in attribute table

I am working with a bicycle and pedestrian facility file geodatabase in ArcMap. I noticed a some of the records in the shapefiles/feature classes have a shape length of zero in the shape length ...
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Help with getting the coordinates of a point updated using ESRI JS API Editor

I've been working with ESRI's javascript API for about a week and finding that somethings click while other things are still a mystery to me. I've already created a simple web map that loads an ...
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Edit Sketch options for digitizing polygons

Trying my hand at building a methodology on QGIS as opposed to ESRI, and I'm having some issues with simple digitizing of irregular polygons. The edit sketch graphic that appears when adding a new ...
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How To Show Percentages By Coloring Polygons in QGIS?

I am trying to produce a map with QGIS that has counties shaded according to the percentage of people born in a US Region. For example, counties with a high percentage of people born in the South ...
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How to use UUID Generator in Qgis 2

I try to generate a UUID (edit widget) for a vector shapefile in qgis 2 but the field value is always NULL. Does the field requirea specific datatype? I used integer. In the manual I found the info ...
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How to fill a hole in a multi-polygon layer on QGIS 2?

I need to fill a hole in a multi-polygon layer on QGIS 2.0. I've set the snapping option for the layer as follows : mode: to vertex and segment tolerance 4 pixels avoid intersection "enabled" ...
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JS API - onDrawEnd firing twice

I have a simple editing application with the following code: startEditing : function(template) { var drawingTool = template.template.drawingTool; switch(drawingTool) { case ...
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ArcGIS Javascript - Editor API methods?

I was looking at the API for the ArcGIS Editor widget (esri.dijit.editing.Editor), and I couldn't find a list of methods that are on the widget. I've seen other examples online that call destroy(), ...
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How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?

working with GDAL/OGR library and studying these two slides about geometries and vector data in the OGR library: slide 1 slide 2 I found that a polygon can have an exterior ring and lots of ...
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ArcGIS Javascript Editor - showAttributesOnClick feature

I'm using the Editor dijit to add feature to my map. I was looking at one of the online samples, which mentions a "showAttributesOnClick" setting in the description. When I look at the code in that ...
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Edit shapefile using modelbuilder [closed]

I have got the folloving problem: I need to change some of the values of one attribute in my point shapefile. I want to do it in modelbuilder, but I dont know how. I have found a script which can do ...
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Difference between Custom Layer & plugin data source?

You can add custom data to ArcGIS Desktop in two different ways: Plug-in Data Sources Custom Layer What is the difference between these two? I'm looking at the possibility of creating an editable ...
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Limit what fields can be edited GeoExplorer OpenGeoSuite

I have an issue with limiting what fields can be edited by the user. If I link my layer to my PostGIS table, the user is able to edit all the fields for a specific point. -If I create a view I can ...
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Edit imported osm maps on GeoServer with iD or Potlatch 2

I have installed geoserver on Ubuntu and imported osm map data into it. Now I want to attach a map editor(iD or potlatch 2) to this suite to edit maps but I have not a clue. Any help or ...
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Online editing notification

Does anyone know if there is a way to track or get email notifications if someone has made changes to attributes via online mapping? Our services are hosted through Arcserver 10.1 and an SDE ...
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Spatial Precision for Editing in Multiple GIS Clients

I have something I'd like to discuss, I'll try to explain it first, why it's important, and I'll explain how ArcGIS handles the issue, which I think is a good way to handle it. Finally I'd like to ...
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Is Read Only nature of SQLite support in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 documented?

I've recently started creating SQLite geodatabases using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2 with both ST_GEOMETRY and SPATIALITE storage data types and was impressed by how easy this was to do. I then tried to ...
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Reshaping polygons while preserving area

I'm looking to manually skew the shapes of areal polygons, but need to ensure their areas are not altered. Is anyone aware of any GIS tools or programming workflows that exist for manually reshaping ...
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Why do edits made in attribute table not show in associated layer? QGIS 1.8.0

I have compiled a heat map layer to display over a background raster map. I discovered that the heat map layer was incorrectly positioned because I had made an error in the coordinate entry fields of ...
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How to remove shapefile polygon vertex marker points in QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a shapefile layer and drawn a polygon to show the boundary of a woodland. How can I edit the polygon to remove the crosses that denote the intersection of two points on the boundary?
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Comparing features in GIS interface with Google Maps/Bing Basemaps - Which Co-ordinate system to use?

I want to compare some Geographic features in my data with Google maps in ArcGIS platform using a third party application. But I prefer the output to be in Local UTM cordinates. What is the best ...
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Version editing for Postgresql 9.2.4 / postGIS 2

Background: I am "building" a GIS with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 / PostGIS 2 as the database and QGIS 1.8.0 as the geographic application. There will be multiple users accessing, editing and viewing the data ...
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How to work around “OGR-failure while deleting field 13. Invalid field index”?

this post might be related to this one: QGIS Field Calculator Results Removed When Saving Edits But there is no suitable answer for me It is not allowed to ask another time in the other post I ...
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SDE Versioned Data Editing Problem

ArcMap is telling our users that data from a certain feature dataset needs to be registered as versioned to edit. ArcCatalog is showing us that the feature dataset in the SDE is not registered as ...
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How to enter series of points along certain angle at regular distances in ArcMap?

I would like to enter a series of points along a certain angle in ArcMap. I have a UTM coordinate as a starting point, and from that I'd like to enter 10 points at a 120 degree bearing every 50 ...
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ArcScene does not update z value after edit

I measured a feature with x, y, z coordinates. It's the green point cloud below When I vied the points in Arscene, there was a known measurement error that I had fixed by adding 1.6 m to the Z ...
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How do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
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cutting and extending one polygon layer in function to the other layer boundaries

I'd like a methodology that can edit my vector layer, extending and cutting the features in the polygon layer "cap_agricola" within the boundary layer "sp_edr", I would like to solve this problem in ...
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ArcGis Trace Tool for QGis?

is there any tool in quantum gis that traces a line like the trace tool (Editor Toolbar) in arcgis? I want to draw a line and trace this line back so that i get the beginning and the end of the line ...
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How to split complex lines?

I want to edit some complex polylines, which I imported from my GPS. These polylines have many vertices and are selfintersecting many times. When I try to split these lines using the 'Split ...
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Where to store geodata to be layered over an OSM tile map?

I'm working on a project for which most data can come straight from OSM. But some data is not relevant to OSM and will need to be stored separately then layered over the top. Probably the tiles will ...
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Why can't I select any of the tools under “edit”?

Why can't I click any of the tools under "Edit?" I want to merge selected shapefile layers together, but all of the tools under "edit" are greyed out.
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How to manually edit point coordinates in QGIS?

Is there a tool for shapefiles or a QGIS plugin available, which will enable me to edit the coords of a point manually ? ("tool" -f1 "Tsunami Gauge"-move x1.abcdef -to x2.ghijkl) I do have ...
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Incremental “auto save” in ArcMap edit session

Is there any way to add automatic incremental saving to ArcMap 10.1 editing sessions? I found this script for 9.x but it doesn't seem to work with the newer versions. I'm looking for a script or add ...
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Creating 3D lines from 3D points

Can you tell me the procedure in ArcGIS 9.3 to create 3D lines which connect the 3D points using the elevation of the points. For example, if pointA has 20 elevation and pointB has 30, then the line ...
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How to check via Arcpy if ArcMap is currently in an edit session or not?

I've created a Python add-in button that helps speed up my coworkers workflow by copying one feature class attribute to another. It uses the arcpy.UpdateCursor function to update a row in the target ...
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How to hide/suppress and rename/alias fields when exporting to KML?

I have a feature class that needs to be exported to a KML file. I wonder if there is a way for me to export only some of the columns of the feature class's attribute table; some attributes are not ...
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Why are layers imported into a DB with Spatialite-Gui locked from editing?

I have a Spatialite DB which I have imported some shp files too using Spatialite-Gui. I have full read-write access to these layers via the Spatialite-Gui, however when I open these layers from QGIS I ...
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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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Field within a Field - Donut Parcel?

Firstly, apologies as I'm a newbie and have only been studying GIS for a few months. I am digitising field boundaries and have a field within a field, and am wondering what the best way of ...
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Why does new feature created not snap to existing feature vertices in ArcGIS 10?

I have created a polygon feature earlier then I wanted to create points on the polygon vertices but it won't snap on top of the vertex. I wanted to know the reason why it does not snap and is there ...
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How to delete isolated pixels in ArcGIS 10.1?

I want to know that it is possible or not to edit the raster pixel in ArcGIS. I want to delete isolated pixel and I want to delete some pixel by manually. please tell me how can i do it manually or ...
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problem creating and editing features at extent edges

I'm in the process of creating a polyline feature layer of tectonic plates. I'm working with WGS-84 reference system, which means the extent is +-180 in lon, and +-90 in lat. In order to create the ...
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Creating curves using the Parcel Editor tool in ArcGIS 10.1

We are migrating parcel editing environments from AutoCAD to ArcGIS and I'm having trouble creating curves within a Parcel Fabric that are not tangent to lines. For example, what would be some ...
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Create point geometry in a feature class with all the attributes prepopulated

So here is the problem. I have a text file with space delimited values. A standard text file with the headings separated by spaces and then on each next line values for these headings (columns) also ...
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Can I edit shapefile while using a definition query in QGIS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to edit shapes while using a "definition query" or "query builder" in QGIS? I'm trying to do this in the same way I used to in ArcGIS. Thanks!
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Create Vertex and add empty attributes to it

How can I create a vertex(and then a point feature on the vertex) on a polyline and give it some empty attributes(create fields), move an existing vertex, delete vertex? I am in ArcGIS environment and ...
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Create a circle or ellipse from points

Sorry if this is basic. I have an excel sheet with lat/long in it and a field with a radius, in meters, included. I would like to create a circle or ellipse feature class around these points. ...