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

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Repeat the same edit on several layers

For a project we have a master polygon layer which is the basis for a few "produced" layers. These produced layers may contain some of the original features and fields, and also additional ...
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Is it possible to import PDFs to ArcGIS and edit/work with their data? [duplicate]

I have a few pdf files. There are vector graphics in the maps. How can I use them to be visible and editable in ArcGIS? I want to see the attribute tables content, etc.
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How to enter metes and bounds descriptions in ArcMap with only a Basic license?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1 Basic without extensions. How can I convert a metes and bounds description such as below? For example, 47 degrees, is there a way you can convert the degrees ...
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GeoDa crashes when loading shapefiles

I'm trying to load around 6000 shapefiles (all the postcodes for a city) into GeoDa but it crashes everytime ("OpenGeoDa.exe has stopped working"). Their troubleshooting page details this problem but ...
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Keeping track of edited location in ArcGIS for Desktop?

With large datasets, how do you keep track of where you have edited across the map? For instance, I am editing a city's waterline and water valve data. I estimate using a 1:400 average zoom level. ...
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Snapping “Point to Line” Results to Correct Streets

Here is the problem I am facing. After geocoding some addresses, I used the "point to line" tool. Some long streets with minimal matching address points created long lines that intersect the road ...
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How to store the CHANGES to a map database

I'm looking into providing a map amendment service for a particular map series. The service will help map owners look into the changes made to the operational features of the map, after the map was ...
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Move Polygons with snap from edge to edge

I have such a basic question, but can't find any solution. I have some hundred rectangular Polygons and want to move them to other, already existing Polygons. The borders of these polygons should ...
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how to fix greyed out edit button

I created a QGIS map, which I was able to edit (right click on layer and select toggle edit, or use button in tool bar). Having returned to work on the plan, most layers now have this button greyed ...
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ArcGIS Autoincrement field for file geodatabase using domains

I have read this thread "Autoincrement field when New Feature added" which suggests a python script to autoincrement a field. Can anyone say if there is anyway to do this using domains or any other ...
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How to create a printable data sheet when using edit widget “value realtion” in QGIS 2.0?

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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Editing of vector layer programmatically with QGIS

I'm trying to edit vector layer using Python console and have couple of questions. Why this approach doesn't work and I have to use canvas.refresh? If I will use this code not in python console but in ...
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Without Proxy page can't use IE8 and IE9 for Editing and Buffer

The server where my editing application is hosted does not allow a proxy page because of outgoing calls restriction. This makes it difficult for IE8 and IE9 since using CORS is not an option as there ...
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How to randomly subset X% of selected points?

What methods are available in ArcGIS 10.2 to randomly subset a selection of points. For example, in the attached screenshot I am interested in keeping 20% of the selected points and deleting the ...
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How to activate a layer in QGIS layers legend

How can I activate a layer in qgis map legend automatically using python code . I am using qgis.utils.iface.setActiveLayer(self.theLayerToEdit) but the layer is still not checked in the maplegend. ...
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Change field attribute in one column based on Domain value from another field using Field Calculator

When I am editing a feature class, I want to automatically populate another field base on one column in the table. Here are the fields and data I am working with. Proj_Code, Proj_Name DA, Dawn Lake ...
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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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Documenting inability to Start Editing SQLite geodatabase layers in ArcMap?

I've recently started creating SQLite geodatabases using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop 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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How do I remove the orthoimage layer from the new USGS GeoPDF topo maps?

I would like to remove the orthoimage layer from a USGS Topo GeoPDF map. I have Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, but can't find a way to delete a layer. I've tried setting the layer to "Never export" then ...
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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 ...